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17 October 2014

Adventure House
Phantom Detective - 10/44
Now available!

"Mansions of Despair" by Robert Wallace
"Upon the identity of an unknown man who claims to be Don Mallory, pioneer screen idol, hangs the fate of many marked for murder—and it's up to the Phantom Detective to unearth the startlign truth!  A voice from the grave calls the world's greates slueth into this baffling mystery case."
 
"Crime Wave" by Murray Leinster
"Strictly Agin the Law" by Benton Braden
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 78 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Startling Stories - 01/43
Now available!

"World Beyond the Sky" by Robert Moore Williams
"Cast into the mysterious realm of an outer universe, Don Strong and his valiant band come to grips with a utopian paradise befouled by the mad ambition of a ruthless tyrant!"
 
"Forgotten Past" by William Morrison
"The Green Torture" by A. Rowley Hilliard
"The Man Who Was King" by Nathaniel Nitkin
"The Gladiators" by Walt Dennis & Ernest Tucker

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Scotland Yard - 08/31
Now available!
"Kidnapped!" by Foreign Correspondent
"Dead Men Don't Fly" by Crack Reporter
"Framed!" by Newspaperman
"Diamond Death" by C.I.D. Official
"Red Mantle" by Consular Agent
"Blood of Buddha" by Far East Traveler
"Sky Scoop" by Fellows Neswspaperman

Cover Artist: William Reusswig
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands
that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career.
For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster?
Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men?
Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks from of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….


ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!

 
When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled.
The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage!
 
No sooner does the Man of Bronze reach the nation’s capitol than an even more bizarre phenomenon manifests.
A long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to plunge his royal sword into the vitals
of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished modern ruler!
 
From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle
while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!

ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!






Airship 27 Productions
THE PURPLE SCAR
Horror has a new face!

Now available!
Airship 27 Productions locks all the doors and dims the lights as it prepares a deliciously twisted Halloween reading treat for pulp fans everywhere reviving a truly bizarre character. From the pages of the classic pulps comes the most frightening avenger of them all, the Purple Scar! 

The handsome, debonair Dr. Miles Murdoch was a world famous plastic surgeon.  His life was the stuff of dreams until it all turned into a heart-wrenching nightmare.   Murdoch’s brother, a dedicated police officer, is brutally gunned down while on patrol.  Before dumping his body into the river, his murderers pour acid over his face as a final act of contempt.  When the body washes ashore days later, Officer Murdoch’s face is beyond recognition, a scarred, purple visage unlike any horror ever imagined.

It is the sight of this death grimace that transforms Miles Murdoch into an avenging angel.  Vowing to bring justice to those responsible, the skilled surgeon molds a pliable rubber mask from that repulsive, mutilated face; a mask he dons to become the Purple Scar, the scourge of crooks and villains everywhere.  He has become the physical embodiment of their worst fears brought to fiendish life.

“The first time I learned of this character, I was bowled over by the horror aspects,” confesses Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “There have been other grim pulp avenger, but none of them can hold a candle to the Purple Scar.  This guy is just outright scary as hell.  Which is just the slant we wanted our writers to take.”

Airship 27 now presents four brand new adventures of the creepiest pulp hero of them all, the Purple Scar!  Jim Beard, Jonathan Fisher, Gary Lovisi and Gene Moyers have all stirred the witches cauldron deep to brew up a quartet of frightening mayhem as only the Purple Scar can deliver.  Add the beautifully grotesque art style of Richard Serrao, Shannon Hall’s amazing cover coloring and Rob Davis’s spooky design motif and you have a new kind of pulp thriller unlike anything ever seen.

Beware the shadows and dark alleys, the black cats and dancing skeletons as Airship 27 whips up a real Trick or Treat pulp chiller.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition)
 by Theodore Roscoe;  Introduction by Gerd Pircher

 
Limited hardcover edition of 25 copies.
Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
 
One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all!

Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

 
Contains the following stories: 
“Better Than Bullets”
 “The Dance of the Seven Veils”
 “An Eye for an Eye”
 “The Death Watch”
 “The Bearded Slayer”
 “The Mutineer”
 “Toughest in the Legion”
 “Monsieur Murder”
 “The Spy With the Bald Head”
 “The Ears of Donkey Daudette”
 “The Devil Who Played God”
 “Jacques the Giantess Killer”
 “The Kid and the Cutthroats”
 “Red-Headed Dancing Girl”
 “Monkey See, Monkey Do”
 “The Man Who Lost His Head”
 “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh”
 “The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste”
 “Snake-Head”
 “The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday”
 “Corday and the Seven League Boots”
 
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 in
380 pages /  $75 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Cyrano by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in The King’s Passport, a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….
 

$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
/ $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1

 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming November 6!
 Pre-order price is $95 until November 6 after which it jumps to the retail price of $125.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
 Anthony Tollin Guest of Honor appearance!

For anyone in the Twin Cities area, Anthony Tollin is the Guest of Honor this weekend (October 17-19) at ARCANA: A CONVENTION OF THE DARK FANTASTIC being held at the Best Western Hotel, Bandara Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. He will also be doing an ARCANA preview night signing/reception Thursday 6:30-7:45 at Greg Ketter's DREAMHAVEN BOOKS (2301 38th Street East in Minneapolis. Anthony is very honored to be GOH at this convention whose previous Guests of Honor during its 40-plus year history have included Robert Bloch, Dennis Etchison, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Gahan Wilson. More information can be found at the link below.  


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!
THE SHADOW Volume 92: "Murder House" and "Death in the Crystal"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the peace and quiet of a countryside give way to criminal warfare as The Shadow stalks the hidden mastermind of the "Murder House." Then, in "Death in the Crystal," Margo Lane's visit to the Tibetan fakir Mahatma Xanadu sets The Shadow on the trail of strange crime that leads to a criminal mastermind discovering The Shadow's secret identity as Lamont Cranston. BONUS: a classic Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-168-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 4: Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Chuck Miller is my special guest.  He is the award winning author of the Black Centipede stories (Pro-se Publications) and has contributed to several New Pulp anthologies.  His new book "The Bay Phantom-Confederacy of Devils" has just been published by Airship 27.  Come on and hang with us!

Episode 3: Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Gate - Now online!

Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril - New!
One Shot, One Story: Clark Ashton Smith
Vintage Treasures: The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Collecting Lovecraft, Part II

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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on January 28



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 29: THE SHAPE IN THE SHADOW AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in March!

To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian's strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics' origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #224–#232.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 224 pages, $19.99, On sale March 11




The Cimmerian Press: A LOOK BEHIND THE DERLETH MYTHOS: ORIGINS OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS - Now available!

An instant classic when first released, John D. Haefele’s critically acclaimed account of the birth of the Cthulhu Mythos is now back in a completely revised trade paperback edition overflowing with fascinating new insights and discoveries.

In 1939, the prolific Wisconsin writer August Derleth launched Arkham House, one of the most influential small presses in the history of publishing. Its mission: to preserve in the permanence of hardcovers the writings of Derleth's late friend, the legendary horror fantasist Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). During three decades of editing and storytelling, Derleth became the major player in the explosive growth of the “Cthulhu Mythos” into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Does the Cthulhu Mythos owe its existence to the Lovecraft Mythos -- or is the parallel fictional world of the Derleth Mythos even more influential? Comparatively shallow works such as S. T. Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos are filled with misconceptions and tell only a small part of this hotly controversial story. Now join Haefele as he digs far deeper, unearthing important layers of the saga neglected by past scholars. A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos answers numerous questions with fresh evidence and thunderous revelations, covering in unprecedented detail everything from the notorious Black Magic Quote to Derleth’s infamous “posthumous collaborations” with Lovecraft.

One of the most striking books of criticism ever written on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos is a riveting chronicle no fan of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep should miss!


Paperback: 510 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $19.99
Amazon Price: $18.01


Thanks to Don Herron for the tip!

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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 28




CONAN / RED SONJA #1 - Coming in January!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover!
In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!


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





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

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


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







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

Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW OF THE TOMAHAWK by Hugh Pendexter  - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935)  - New!
THE ICE GENIUS - An All-New WILD Adventure of Doc Savage by Will Murray  - New!
Forgotten Books: TWISTED TRAILS (The Santa Dolores Stage) by W.C. Tuttle (1934)
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 25, 26 & 27 (1928)
Forgotten Books: THE TAG MURDERS by Carroll John Daly (1930)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)

Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG's Judy of the Jungle (1948)
On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993)


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

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot premieres October 18!
 

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
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 







E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Yellow Band" from the August 15, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"The Curse of Ra" by H. B. Hickey from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
Down through the ages came a terrible curse - and with it the strange symbol of Ibis . . .
"Medicine Man of Milldew" by Joe Archibald from THRILLING RANCH STORIES, January, 1947
Featuring: Hattie Pringle
Hattie Pringle brews a love potion out of weeds when Dr. Nostradamus T. Dillick, botanist, repays a debt!
"Whip Scorpion" by Chuck Martin from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1948
When Prospector Jud Thorpe met his enemies in a showdown, he lashed out with all the deadly fury of a - Whip Scorpion


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
GUNS OF NOVEMBER by Jack Tunney

November, 1963...Sent to Dallas by Attorney General Robert Kennedy to investigate the disappearance of a boxer connected to a major Civil Rights violation, FBI Special Agent Jim Gregory finds himself desperately trading punches with those plotting to change the course of history.

Kidnapped, beaten, tied up, and blindfolded, young boxer Jimmy Lee Williams knows his situation is dire. Nicknamed Guns for the relentless firing power of his fists, Williams isn’t going to go down without a fight. However, this is no typical 15-rounder...and the clock is ticking toward disaster.


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Stein - Coming in March!

One of the most iconic images of the fantasy genre is Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. Death Dealer has long been regarded as one of Frazetta's most powerful and brilliant pieces. This menacing warrior is represented in brilliant color and fine detail on this 22-oz. white stein. This stein comes in a full-color box and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

22-oz. white stein, $19.99, On sale March 11



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
Now available, pre-orders shipping this week!
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!

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


 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!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8
Now available in the U.K.
Coming to comic shops in November!


Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

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






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE MAN WHO STOPPED AT NOTHING
by Paul W. Fairman, Richard Magruder, Adam Chase, Dick Purcell

"The Man Who Stopped At Nothing", "And All the Girls Were Nude", "The Exquisite Nudes", and "The Girl in Tube 14".



 
JUSTICE, INC. #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 22! 
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf

Richard Henry Benson lives... or does he? Lines blur now between living and dead, between revenge and redemption, between law and justice, as three vastly different powerful heroes are forced to work together to face the explosive, dark alliance between one of The Shadow's most deadly foes, the Voodoo Master, and one of the greatest super-villains in pulp history. When Doc Savage's fortress is suddenly invaded by the Voodoo Master's entranced hordes bearing the destructive weapons of his mysterious evil partner, the Avenger is forced into action for the first time ever in a baptism of fire with zero room for error!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

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





LADY ZORRO #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 22! 
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

It's war. In the smoking ruins of what was a thriving Spanish village only a few days before, the Spanish patriots and Chumash warriors prepare to fight a well-trained, well-equipped army of German mercenaries.  As the battle begins, Lady Zorro and Hugo gallop off on a last-ditch effort to avert the full-on massacre of the defenders. But the evil German general sees through Lady Zorro's plan, and has a bullet for all her troubles. This is the end for Alta California as we know it... and Lady Zorro.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale October 22  








Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes - New!
The Green Hornet: The Lost 1937 Radio Broadcasts
The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin



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

The Black Claw
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
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!

The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard
The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes


Pulp Den - Now online!

Fight Card - The Guns of November - New!
Palm Beach Nasty - New!
Little Bit - New!
Mark of The Black Claw
The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove

         Pulp Den  

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

Jim Anthony, Super-Detective, Vol. 4 - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 10′

Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ (#38-40)
The new Green Lama stories
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Doc, Doc, goose
- New!
Doc Con XVII begins Friday - New!
3 pulp questions: Art Sippo
The shadow over Lovecraft
‘Art’s Reviews’ debuts
Remembering the original pulpsters



Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now accepting pre-orders!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

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





ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #10 - Coming in March!
Alex de Campi (Writer), John Ostrander (Writer), Ron Marz (Writer), Doug Moench (Writer), John Bolton (Art), Richard Clark (Art), Marc Laming (Art), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

This issue is packed from cover to cover with stories by some of comics' greatest creators. Ron Marz teams up with Richard Clark to tell a thrilling tale of human sacrifice and swift justice starring Solomon Kane. Alex de Campi and Marc Laming adapt Howard's famed fable "The Dark Man," and John Ostrander pens a brand-new story starring the Cimmerian swordsman Conan! Plus we reprint the timeless Kull tale "Demon in a Silvered Glass" by Doug Moench and John Bolton!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99, On sale March 25



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!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Messenger of Death - New!
Isle of Gold - New!
Death Rides the Skyway
Garden of Death
Vanished Treasure

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.

Miriam Allen deFord (1888-1975) - New!
Fortean Writers in Weird Tales - New!
Rod Serling and Weird Tales - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) - New!
Belle Goldschlager (1902-1988) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Anthony Angarola (1893-1929) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 2 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 1
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 2  
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 1
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales-Introduction

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


A drug lord murders young Jane Hayes when she attempts to force her way into his organization. Unbeknownst to him, she had called her girlfriend, thinking they would soon be in the money. When Peggy comes to town asking questions, they want her dead also. But her path has crossed that of a mysterious man in black – a man hunting the drug runners – a man with twin automatics, and a challenging laugh promising death… The Black Ghost!

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Nothing new at posting time


Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says




 

10 October 2014

Adventure House
High Adventure #138: Battle Stories Special Issue
Now available!

NOTE: This issue should have been released in September.
 Although it's release here October, the issue is still dated September. 
Adventure House will be back on track with the November issue.


When Gunmen Turn Soldiers - Arthur Guy Empey
"A complete story of rival gangsters in France."
The Ace of Alibis - Raoul Whitfield
"A gripping yarn of an ace, an alibi and action!"
and more.

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Andrew Benson




Airship 27 Productions
THE BAY PHANTOM
A Confederacy of Devils

Now available!

Airship 27 Production announces the release Chuck Miller’s newest pulp thriller, The Bay Phantom – Confederacy of Devils. 

Mobile Alabama in the early 1920s is a hot-house of history, tradition, political corruption and racial bigotry.  Amidst this landscape of both grandeur and depravity arises a new avenger to battle the forces of evil and injustice.  He is the mysterious Bay Phantom, a dark clad warrior willing to mete out justice with his blazing .45s.  But beneath this flamboyant mask is the often inept, naïve Joseph Perrone, heir to a commercial fisheries empire. 

Perrone’s one amazing asset is his partner, the beautiful Mirabelle Darcy, a young black woman with the ninth highest I.Q. in the world.  An engineering genius, it is Mirabelle who provides Perrone with the guidance to see him through the deadly and macabre challenges that await them.  A secret Crime Lord is attempting to take over the city and has unleashed a blood-thirsty Werewolf and a bizarre assassin known as the Black Embalmer to carry out his insidious plans.

Now it is up to Mirabelle and the Bay Phantom to save their city with the help of an Austrian doctor named Sigmund Freud.  And that’s only the beginning!

“Chuck Miller possesses one of the most unique literary voices in New Pulp today,” declaires Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “I defy anyone to show me something he has written that is not original, quirky and just plain weird in a totally fun kind of way.”

Miller was born in Ohio, lived in Alabama for many years, and now resides in Norman, Oklahoma. His interests include monster movies, comic books, music and writing. He holds a BA in creative writing from the University of South Alabama.  Miller received the BEST NEW WRITER OF 2011 Award from Pulp Ark. His first novel, the critically acclaimed "Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede" was published in 2011. He is currently working on a new Sherlock Holmes novel for Airship 27.

Art for The Bay Phantom – Confederacy was provided by Zachary Brunner, both moody interior illustrations and the stunning painted cover.  The book was designed by Art Director Rob Davis.

Says bestselling adventure fantasy author, Charles Saunders, “Move over Shadow – there’s a new cloak on the block.”

Now available in hard copy…


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1

 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
 by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.
 
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Amazing Stories Classics
Seeds of Life: A Novel of Evolution's Fires

Now available!

"A superb tale that every lover of science fiction will want to have around. Completely off-trail science fiction—and highly recommended therefore." -Galaxy Science Fiction

This amazingly prophetic 1931 novel, which some say inspired Flowers for Algernon (on which the film Charlie was based), is easily the best novel Hugo Gernsback ever published in Amazing Stories. It features characters so mature their like would not be seen again until the post-war sf of the 1950s, and a theme that, in its rise and fall, prefigures that of "Flowers for Algernon" and carries it to a level of operatic tragedy not to be equaled until Bester's The Demolished Man. Seeds of Life, in short, is the story of Neils Bork, an alcoholic and failure raised to supernal heights of scientific genius and altruism by a scientific accident. And it is the story of what became of his golden dream of free, limitless energy for all, and of the marriage he thought would be crowned with glorious offspring.

"In the unbelievably short period of six years, from 1924 to 1930, John Taine (Professor Eric Temple Bell of California Institute of Technology) drove himself to a unique .position in the science fiction world through the outrageously daring flights of the imagination which are the Taine trademark. Seeds of Life is top-notch Taine. The theme is biological—the sources of life, and of the forces which mold life. An accident remakes the blundering technician, Neils Bork, into the mutant superman, Miguel De Soto, and at the same time sets in motion other processes which attract the attention of Bork's employer, Andrew Crane, and the very competent Dr. Brown. The author keeps several mysteries at the boiling point—what has happened to Bork, to the black widow spider, to Bertha the hen; what is "De Soto's" plot against the mankind he considers degraded and degrading; what, above all, is the theory of evolution and devolution around which the whole book is built?"
 
Analog Science Fiction Amazing Stories Classics is proud to bring this landmark work from the pages of the Amazing Stories Quarterly Oct 1931—with all of its original Frank R. Paul magazine illustrations—back before the reading public.


Paperback: 238 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
List Price: $9.99
Amazon price: $8.99
Kindle price: $1.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming November 6!
 Pre-order price is $95 until November 6 after which it jumps to the retail price of $125.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE #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]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

ARH Studios
Frazetta Huntress
Coming in 2015!
                           
 
 Scale: 1/4th Polystone Statue
 
Sculpted by: Tony Cipriano
 
Painted by: Arahom Radjah
 
                              Product Size: TBD                                  
 
Release Date: 2nd Quarter 2015








Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 3: Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Rick discusses the legacy of H. P. Lovecraft.  We see his relationship to the Victorian horror literature that preceded him and to modern horror.  There are also recommendations for further reading.

Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Gate - Now online!

Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril - New!
One Shot, One Story: Clark Ashton Smith - New!
Vintage Treasures: The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Collecting Lovecraft, Part II - New!
Meet The Mad Mummy
Beautiful Women, Alien Landscapes, and Santa Claus: An Ed Emshwiller Gallery
New Treasures: The Casebook of Sexton Blake, edited by David Stuart Davies

Future Treasures: The Madness of Cthulhu, edited by S.T. Joshi

The Cimmerian Press: A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos - Now available!

An instant classic when first released, John D. Haefele’s critically acclaimed account of the birth of the Cthulhu Mythos is now back in a completely revised trade paperback edition overflowing with fascinating new insights and discoveries.

In 1939, the prolific Wisconsin writer August Derleth launched Arkham House, one of the most influential small presses in the history of publishing. Its mission: to preserve in the permanence of hardcovers the writings of Derleth's late friend, the legendary horror fantasist Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). During three decades of editing and storytelling, Derleth became the major player in the explosive growth of the “Cthulhu Mythos” into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Does the Cthulhu Mythos owe its existence to the Lovecraft Mythos -- or is the parallel fictional world of the Derleth Mythos even more influential? Comparatively shallow works such as S. T. Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos are filled with misconceptions and tell only a small part of this hotly controversial story. Now join Haefele as he digs far deeper, unearthing important layers of the saga neglected by past scholars. A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos answers numerous questions with fresh evidence and thunderous revelations, covering in unprecedented detail everything from the notorious Black Magic Quote to Derleth’s infamous “posthumous collaborations” with Lovecraft.

One of the most striking books of criticism ever written on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos is a riveting chronicle no fan of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep should miss!


Paperback: 510 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $19.99
Amazon Price: $18.01


Thanks to Don Herron for the tip!

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

Forgotten Books: TWISTED TRAILS (The Santa Dolores Stage) by W.C. Tuttle (1934)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 25, 26 & 27 (1928) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE TAG MURDERS by Carroll John Daly (1930)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)

Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG's Judy of the Jungle (1948)
On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993)


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!






Doc Savage Feature Film - Director Shane Black wants Chris Hemsworth to star!

Shane Black is actively developing Doc Savage, the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. He recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role, but it’s unclear when that project would shoot since it’s still grappling with budgetary issues. Sony, however, does consider Savage one of its priorities.


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!

"Death of a Dead Man" by Wayland Rice from THRILLING DETECTIVE, September, 1945
Tyro Attorney Clint Byron Finds a Picture of Guilt to Fit into a Sinister Murder Frame.
"Cinders" by Henry Leverage from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 9, 1919
When the Aghadoe left Southampton waters for the first leg of her passage to New York she carried one thousand three hundred and twenty one American troops. The Aghadoe was a thirty-five-hundred ton, schooner rigged steam transport
that had been drawn at the beginning of the war from the South American passenger routes. The business of ferrying back to the United States the members of the splendid expedition was under full sway.
"Crime Axis" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, April, 1939
Ex-G-Man Dunning Finds Death and Intrigue Weaving a Dangerous Web in the Nation's Capitol!


First Seas and Other Tales - Now available!
By Frank Schildiner

A sea captain fights an ancient evil, a rockabilly musician battles a scorpion the size of a Cadillac, a gangster takes on the spawn of Cthulhu, a French comic wizard takes on evils in the modern world. These are just a few of the thrills and chills you will get in First Seas and Other Tales. Amazon bestselling author Frank Schildiner’s collection of pulp tales breaks into new ground for this growing genre, telling tales of noble knights in the time of King Henry IV, a Roman nobleman fighting the demons and even a hero from France’s legendary Hexagon Comics Universe taking on terrible monsters who seek to destroy the Earth. Giant scorpions, evil demons, and a bored bureaucrat dealing with fake witches and vampires from Alabama are just a few of the chills and thrills in Frank Schildiner’s First Seas and Other Tales! From Pro Se Productions.

Paperback: 134 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches

List price: $9.00
Amazon price: $8.10



FLASH GORDON #6 - Arriving in comic shops October 15!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

Smile, you’re saving the universe! Flash Gordon and Dale Arden and Professor Zarkov are taking apart Ming The Merciless’ empire piece-by-piece, and having a ball doing it…if only Ming wasn’t thinking 25 steps ahead… Come aboard for the grandest adventure of 2014, courtesy of JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 17  





Future Tense: The Golden Age Volume 5 - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

WHO IS MAJOR FUTURE? Like many other heroes of the Auric Universe, Major Future seemed to come from nowhere. In his case, it was more true than in others’. In 1943, a man with superhuman powers that included strength, agility and the ability to see radio waves, found himself in Los Angeles. How he got there and why he had these special abilities, he did not know. Impelled by some inner drive to help others, he took the name “Major Future” and became a superhero. Future Tense tells the full origin of the hero known as Major Future.

Paperback: 234 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
List price: $14.00



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
 
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


 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!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8
Now available in the U.K.
Coming to comic shops in November!


Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

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






James Bond - Dynamite to publish new comics!

Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of English language comic books and graphic novels, is proud to announce their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming's published works, including his fourteen James Bond books.

Under their agreement, negotiated by Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007, Fleming's iconic secret agent will re-live the exploits that have thrilled and captivated fans for over half a century in fresh visual adaptations of the classic Bond stories.

Moreover, Dynamite plans to create a series of brand new adventures unveiling the defining - and largely undocumented - early years of Bond's career. These new stories will draw inspiration from the Fleming canon to explore Bond's ?origins': his raw early years before he gambled with his life in the first novel, Casino Royale (1953). Some other familiar faces from the expansive 007 mythos will also make appearances in this series - criminal masterminds, hired henchmen, glamorous Bond Girls, and secret service allies - alongside all-new characters.

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications, says, "It's over sixty years since the publication of Casino Royale, and now more than ever it's an exciting time to be a Bond fan. We're thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming's novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as newspaper comic strips in the late fifties. Dynamite are the perfect partners to take on the challenge of continuing this legacy, and we are very much looking forward to working with them."
"In the journey of discovering new readers for Ian Fleming's classic Bond stories, we are delighted to be partnering with Dynamite in exploring different ways to broaden the audience. Visually and literally, James Bond will have a new face," says Jonny Geller, Joint CEO of Curtis Brown.

"Ian Fleming's James Bond is one the best-known characters in the world, yet we know very little of his background and beginnings," says Editor Mike Lake. "The Bond villains are some of the most memorable figures in popular culture. Where did they come from... and in some cases, where did they go?"

"James Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world. His author and creator, Ian Fleming, was not only in touch with popular culture in his time, but also saw ahead of his time, and his written work will outlive us all," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment.  "The character, the structure, and the source material is so strong. The original prose storytelling serves as the basis for one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation.  By doing so, it allows the character to be an ever-progressive pop culture phenomenon, one that energizes existing fans and engages new fans, thus helping to ensure that Bond's relevance and importance will live on forever.  The high-octane action, the charm, the unquestionable allure of this man of action - it all stems from Ian Fleming.  We're excited to build upon the author's source material with new canonical stories, and honored at Dynamite to be a small part of his legacy, to be able to bring new stories to fans around the world."

Ian Fleming's World War II service as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in London granted him a wealth of experience in the world of espionage, on which he drew when writing his novels.  Fleming published fourteen James Bond titles and lived to witness their enormous success in print and on film.  His cultural legacy has thrived for over fifty years, as millions of readers worldwide continue to discover and enjoy his work. Dynamite plans to launch its first James Bond comic books in 2015, soliciting periodical issues in Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Digital editions will be available simultaneously through such platforms as Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.  Original graphic novels and collections will be released through the comic book specialty market, digital platforms, and numerous book market channels including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Science Fiction Classics
Our first issue reprints all of the fiction stories from the June 1926 issue of Amazing Stories.

Contents
OFF ON A COMET by Jules Verne
THE NEW ACCELERATOR by H. G. Wells
THE MAN FROM THE ATOM by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
THE THING FROM -- "OUTSIDE" by George Allen England
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE EARTH by Austin Hall
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR by Edgar Allan Poe

8.5 x 11 inch, 96 pages, $9.95



J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy - Coming Fall/Winter 2014!

The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th–century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the post far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics.

The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

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





Lost In Space - Series reboot in the works at Legendary TV! 

Legendary TV has put in development Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic.



The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One) - Now available!
by S.T. Joshi (Editor)


Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

Paperback: 400 pages
List Price: $15.95


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series DVD - Now on sale for $85.79!

It was the height of the Cold War, a time when most Americans had only the vaguest understanding of international espionage. Then, in 1964, the televised spy genre exploded on the screen in the U.S. and around the world when the groundbreaking series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. pulled the covers off of the spy game in what became must-watch television for the next four years on NBC. Here is The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series, beautifully packaged in a 60's style high tech attach‚ case, complete with all episodes along with hours of viewing extras.

Sale Price:$85.79

Regular price: $199.92



Mark of the Black Claw [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
By Douglas D. Hawk

Mark of the Black Claw is a tale of mystery, adventure and intrigue.

In the dark days following Pearl Harbor, a masked vigilante emerges as a protector of the city. The mysterious guardian takes on saboteurs, black marketers, gangsters, thugs and others attempting to damage the country as it negotiates the uncharted waters of World War II. Caught in the Black Claw’s web of intrigue is reporter Victoria Kirkwood, covering the vigilante’s exploits, and Police Lieutenant Shane Chandler, determined to capture the rogue agent.




Amazon.com  Raptor Mountain Publishing


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

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

  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher



Moonstone Books
The GREEN LAMA: Unbound novel

  Coming in February!

Author: Adam Lance Garcia
Cover: Mike Fyles

The stars have aligned and the sunken city is rising. Kendell Foster Crossen’s the Green Lama returns in this fully authorized novel by Adam Lance Garcia. Racing across the world to rescue his beloved Jean Farrell, the Green Lama faces off against Nazis and demons from the deep, only to discover the terrifying truth behind his powers and his connection to the ancient evil known as Cthulhu. A unique blend of horror and adventure, the GREEN LAMA: UNBOUND is a tour-de-force that redefines the classic hero and sets the stage for an astonishing new chapter in the Green Lama Legacy.

280 pages, sc, 6” x 9”, $12.99




Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS. - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN –  Frank Robinson, 1926-2014 by Walker Martin

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What To Do With Our Collections As We Get Older by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –  WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann



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

The Black Claw - New!
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
Doc Savage Digest
The Black Stiletto
The Rocket Girl
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!

Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard - New!
The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes
The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave 
Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Mark of The Black Claw - New!
The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove - New!
The Ice Genius - New!
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
Autumn, All The Cats Return 
Stars & Stripes - The Black Stiletto #3

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 10′
- New!
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ (#38-40)
The new Green Lama stories
Fanzine focus: ‘Duende’
Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban

Some other pulp chronologies
The fantastical tales of A. Merritt

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Art Sippo
- New!
The shadow over Lovecraft - New!
‘Art’s Reviews’ debuts
Remembering the original pulpsters
3 pulp questions: Barry Reese
Bits of pulp: podcasts, pulps, Paul
Bits of pulp: Sex, cthulhu, and a death
The pop culture archaeologist


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #60
The Spider #12 Audiobook
Reign of the Silver Terror

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

Now available!

For ten grim years, The Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.

Page was a master of the dramatic. In his earliest Spider novels he seemed determined to outdo all that came before.

With Reign of the Silver Terror, first published in the September, 1934 issue of The Spider, Page goes all out. Relocating the action to Washington D.C., he plunges Richard Wentworth into a maelstrom of political foment.The Silver King and his deadly assassins are out to overthrow the government of the United States, building a new empire upon a monetary foundation of the precious metal.

From the first chapter, where the Spider rescues a number of U.S. senators from being scalded alive by molten silver, to a bizarre and even unbelievable climax on the Senate floor where a dead man pops up from his own coffin to point out his killer, this is one of the great over-the-top Spider novels.

That’s not all. During the course of the story’s events, Nita van Sloan crosses the line from being merely Wentworth’s dutiful fiance to becoming complicit with the Spider’s crimes when she makes her first kill!

Narrated by Nick Santa Maria, Reign of the Silver Terror is a Spider story not to be missed! This audiobook also introduces Emile C. Tepperman’s Ed Race, the Masked Marksman, in “Amateur Night––For Killers,” read by Alan Taylor. Arthur Leo Zagat’s “Doc Turner Makes Death Medicine” rounds out the lineup, read by Roy Worley. 6 hours - Only $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 6
Now available!

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


Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.
 
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter that one thinks of at the mention of “lost worlds”, which filled the pages of pulp magazines, and later, movie serials. He was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
Intended for a general audience, and not just children, this series’ storylines are richer than the usual juvenile radio fare. The show had a large adult audience as well as children due to its maturity. Each exciting fifteen minutes episode opened with a section of the William Tell overture.
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1939 and 1940, including the conclusion of “Stacey” (#201-213) and the beginning of “In Quest of Peter Stone” (#214-240), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. 10 hours - Only $14.99 Download / $29.98 Audio CDs.



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
Maker of Shadows Audiobook by Jack Mann

Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Robert Weinberg

Now available!

Jack Mann, the author of Maker of Shadows and seven other novels starring Gregory George Gordon Green, known to most as “Gees” was actually a pseudonym for E. Charles Vivian, a well-known British author of supernatural, western, and detective novels. Making the Vivian pen-name even more interesting was the fact that it too was a pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, who wrote books, many about series characters, under numerous pen-names.


 
Born in 1882, Cannell died in 1947. At the time, he had written over 80 books, ranging from westerns (as by “Barry Lynd”) to lost race adventures The City of Wonder, Fields of Sleep. His Gees’s novels were so popular that several of them published in hardcover in England were later serialized in Argosy magazine. Maker of Shadows was so highly regarded that it was illustrated by Virgil Finlay, considered the top pulp artist of the time.
 
As a young man, Cannell served as a British soldier in the Boer War. Afterwards, he worked for several years as a reporter for The Daily Telegraph newspaper. Deciding to become a novelist, Cannell switched to writing fiction in 1907.
 
Discovering a talent for editing, Vivian worked for the British fiction magazine, The Novel Magazine while continuing to turn out novels. Later, working for publisher Walter Hutchinson, he acted as editor for Hutchinson’s Adventure-Story Magazine and Hutchinson’s Mystery-Story Magazine. For those publications, Vivian used a stable of British authors. Plus, he reprinted work from such USA pulp publications as Adventure and Weird Tales.
 
The “Gees” series were Vivian’s most popular novels. The stories featured a young, somewhat naïve, British detective Gregory George Gordeon Green, known as “Gees” and delve into his various cases, most of which involve the supernatural. In this story, Gees is recruited by Margaret Aylener, the head of a major Scottish family. Margaret has been battling most of her life against Gamel Macmorn, supposedly the descendent of foreign invaders who enslaved and murdered the Scots. No one in the area knows how old Macmorn really is, as he seemingly possesses the power to regenerate himself at certain times after which he returns to his home as “his son.”
 
Gees battles Macmorn and his ancient Druidic magic in a duel for the soul of Margaret Aylener’s daughter, Helen. The evil Macmorn is not known as Maker of Shadows for nothing, and Gees find out just how true that menacing title really is. But Gees commands powers of his own… Read by Milton Bagby. 8 hours - Only $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs




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

The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

Maker of Shadows by Jack Mann
Jack Mann, the author of Maker of Shadows and seven other novels starring Gregory George Gordon Green, known to most as “Gees” was actually a pseudonym for E. Charles Vivian, a well-known British author of supernatural, western, and detective novels. Making the Vivian pen-name even more interesting was the fact that it too was a pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, who wrote books, many about series characters, under numerous pen-names.
 
The “Gees” series were Vivian’s most popular novels. The stories featured a young, somewhat naïve, British detective Gregory George Gordeon Green, known as “Gees” and delve into his various cases, most of which involve the supernatural. In this story, Gees is recruited by Margaret Aylener, the head of a major Scottish family. Margaret has been battling most of her life against Gamel Macmorn, supposedly the descendent of foreign invaders who enslaved and murdered the Scots. No one in the area knows how old Macmorn really is, as he seemingly possesses the power to regenerate himself at certain times after which he returns to his home as “his son.”
 
Gees battles Macmorn and his ancient Druidic magic in a duel for the soul of Margaret Aylener’s daughter, Helen. The evil Macmorn is not known as Maker of Shadows for nothing, and Gees find out just how true that menacing title really is. But Gees commands powers of his own… This exciting book has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and are of highest quality. $2.99.

  
Operator 5 #38: The Siege that Brought the Black Death
The Purple Invasion story #13 of 13. What has become known as the “War in Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amaz ing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine. $2.99.

Horror Stories Paul Ernst and Donald Dale
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This eBook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Paul Ernst and Donald Dale, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #30: The Blue Cyclone
Black Invaders establish secret base in the Rocky Mountains!... American H.Q. heard this news in surprise — and dread. Despite our vigilance, the enemy had penetrated our Border, were hidden in our very midst. What was their plan? How would they strike? The nation’s safety depended on learning these answers in time — and Dusty Ayres and his buddies took the job, pitting their wings against the war’s newest death weapon — the Blue Cyclone! This is the eleventh issue in the Dusty Ayres series. These are science-fiction stories of a near-future war that has ravaged America. The Black Invaders, led by an Asian warlord known as "Fire-Eyes", are bent upon world domination, have conquered all of Europe and are now on the American continent. Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These amazing stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.. $2.99.
 
Fighting Aces #10: High, Wide And Hellbound
Two lone eagles had to stand off an army — Lon Callman who had winged across half the world for his revenge, and Rossiter, the man he had sworn to kill! Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.








RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 15!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

The mystery behind the Black Tower comes to a head!  As the fortress finally opens its doors, what emerges is something so shocking — so unlike anything Red Sonja has ever faced before — that it will change her world forever! Could the enigmatic Tower's secrets finally signal the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword?

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







Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now accepting pre-orders!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

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 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!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death Rides the Skyway - New!
Garden of Death
Vanished Treasure
The Blur
Partners of Peril
SOFT NUDES FOR THE DEVIL'S BUTCHER - Arriving in comic shops October 15!

Soft Nudes For The Devil's Butcher is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. "Features" includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as rape in Soviet prisons, Hitler's secret sex life, prostitution, the persecution of witches, and other aberrations; and "Fiction" collects vivid examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, Nazi horror, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

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


Deicide Press  Amazon.com

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.

They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 1 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Emerson Hough (1857-1923) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 2   - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 1 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales-Introduction - New!
Red Robes and Cultists - New!
A Monster for the Twenty-First Century - New!
We Walk with Zombies
Entropy and Energy
The First Totalitarian-We
The First Totalitarian-The Grand Inquisitor

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


A drug lord murders young Jane Hayes when she attempts to force her way into his organization. Unbeknownst to him, she had called her girlfriend, thinking they would soon be in the money. When Peggy comes to town asking questions, they want her dead also. But her path has crossed that of a mysterious man in black – a man hunting the drug runners – a man with twin automatics, and a challenging laugh promising death… The Black Ghost!

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril

The centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu character is a topic I have covered both for the anniversary of the Devil Doctor’s first appearance in the story, “The Zayat Kiss” in 1912 and the publication of the first novel (really a fix-up of stories), The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu in 1913.

Read the rest at the links below.





 
 
 
03 October 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

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
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

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

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


Adventure House
High Adventure #138: Battle Stories Special Issue
Now available!

NOTE: This issue should have been released in September.
 Although it's release here October, the issue is still dated September. 
Adventure House will be back on track with the November issue.


When Gunmen Turn Soldiers - Arthur Guy Empey
"A complete story of rival gangsters in France."
The Ace of Alibis - Raoul Whitfield
"A gripping yarn of an ace, an alibi and action!"
and more.

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Andrew Benson




Adventures in Bronze
Now available!
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands
that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career.
For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster?
Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men?
Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks from of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….


Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!



Adventures in Bronze
Now available!

 
When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled.
The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage!
 
No sooner does the Man of Bronze reach the nation’s capitol than an even more bizarre phenomenon manifests.
A long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to plunge his royal sword into the vitals
of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished modern ruler!
 
From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle
while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!

Softcover edition - $24.95

Hardcover edition - Coming soon!







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

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



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


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

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





Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




Airship 27 Productions
JUNGLE TALES VOLUME 2
THE JUNGLE LORD RETURNS!
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions happily announce the release of its 19th title of the year, JUNGLE TALES Vol II featuring Ki-Gor Jungle Lord.

The deep in the heart of the Congo is a jungle wilderness filled with exotic beauty and danger.  This is the world of Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, his beautiful mate, Helene and their allies; Tempu George the transplanted American turned Massai warrior and K’Geeso, the daring pygmy chieftain.  Here are three brand new adventures featuring these beloved characters from one of pulpdom’s most popular series.

Writer John Rose offers up a trilogy of original tales; a long novella and two shorts.  In these Ki-Gor and his friends discover a hidden world, battle Nazi agents and run afoul of greedy treasure hunters.  This is classic pulp jungle action reliving the days when Africa was still a vast, uncharted continent and only the bravest of the brave dared to venture within its lost and hidden realms.

“If any pulp jungle hero ever came close to mirroring the success of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan, it had to be Ki-Gor,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “His stories were some of the best written of the time and are still fondly remembered and collected by pulp fans today.  It is a real joy for us to be able to continue his exploits in this series of all new stories.”

The cover, which spotlights Ki-Gor and Helene, is by Andy Fish with Clayton Hinkle providing twelve black and white interior illustrations.  All wrapped together by Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis.

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Now available!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
 by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.
 
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

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Altus Press
Now available!

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel
 by Frederick Nebel
 Introduction by Rob Preston
 
Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the tenth volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.

 
Contains the following stories: 
“The Breaks of the Game”
 “Grain to Grain”
 “Dumb Luck”
 “China Silk”
 “Hounds of Darkness”
 “A Man With Sand”
 “Emeralds of Shade”
 “A Grudge is a Grudge”
 “With Benefit of Law”
 “The Penalty of the Code”
 “A Gun in the Dark”
 “Hell to Pay”
 “Street Wolf”
 “The Kill”
 “The Spot and the Lady”
 “It’s the Live Ones That Talk”
 
 $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!

Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring
  by Stephen Payne


Arsonists in silver-white garments, animate snowmen, reduce innocent victims and private property alike to blackened husks. Then armed with strange pistols, the killers murder a number of crooked industrialists and dope lords. Only then can the arsonists' chief, the fiendish Resurrectionist, raise the gunshot victims from the grave! But new life isn't so great, since all of the formerly deceased are now wild-eyed, twitching addicts, slaves to a mysterious “sugar”!
 
Can the Resurrectionist really build his criminal cult by raising the dead and summoning the Wrath of God on his enemies? Or is his actual goal something more personal: the real identity of the Man of a Thousand Faces?
 
To answer these questions, the brilliant detective and his courageous assistants, a known criminal among them, must confront an old enemy. He will force the Secret Agent to face his own shadowy past and to admit that even he might finally have run out of disguises–and surprises….

 
316 pages / $12.96 softcover / $6.99 ebook

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Amazing Stories Classics
Seeds of Life: A Novel of Evolution's Fires
Now available!

"A superb tale that every lover of science fiction will want to have around. Completely off-trail science fiction—and highly recommended therefore." -Galaxy Science Fiction

This amazingly prophetic 1931 novel, which some say inspired Flowers for Algernon (on which the film Charlie was based), is easily the best novel Hugo Gernsback ever published in Amazing Stories. It features characters so mature their like would not be seen again until the post-war sf of the 1950s, and a theme that, in its rise and fall, prefigures that of "Flowers for Algernon" and carries it to a level of operatic tragedy not to be equaled until Bester's The Demolished Man. Seeds of Life, in short, is the story of Neils Bork, an alcoholic and failure raised to supernal heights of scientific genius and altruism by a scientific accident. And it is the story of what became of his golden dream of free, limitless energy for all, and of the marriage he thought would be crowned with glorious offspring.

"In the unbelievably short period of six years, from 1924 to 1930, John Taine (Professor Eric Temple Bell of California Institute of Technology) drove himself to a unique .position in the science fiction world through the outrageously daring flights of the imagination which are the Taine trademark. Seeds of Life is top-notch Taine. The theme is biological—the sources of life, and of the forces which mold life. An accident remakes the blundering technician, Neils Bork, into the mutant superman, Miguel De Soto, and at the same time sets in motion other processes which attract the attention of Bork's employer, Andrew Crane, and the very competent Dr. Brown. The author keeps several mysteries at the boiling point—what has happened to Bork, to the black widow spider, to Bertha the hen; what is "De Soto's" plot against the mankind he considers degraded and degrading; what, above all, is the theory of evolution and devolution around which the whole book is built?"
 
Analog Science Fiction Amazing Stories Classics is proud to bring this landmark work from the pages of the Amazing Stories Quarterly Oct 1931—with all of its original Frank R. Paul magazine illustrations—back before the reading public.


Paperback: 238 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
List Price: $9.99
Amazon price: $8.99
Kindle price: $1.99




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

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

Coming this November 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) - Now available!

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 #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
Now available!

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]
(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
Now available!

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
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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Jeff Deisher talks about his new cold war spy thriller, Chinese Puzzle.  It is written under the nom de plume John Francis and in the style of Ian Fleming. It is reminiscent of the adventures of James Bond but with Jeff's own special flare.  Special agent John Sterling investigates the simultaneous assassinations of several western intelligence agents in the Far East during the Korean War.  Are the Communist Chinese responsible?  Are they deliberately trying to provoke World War III?

Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE REVOLT OF THE MACHINES
Eight scientific romances by Michel Epuy, Emile Goudeau, X. Nagrien, Gaston de Pawlowski,
Jules Perrin, Edouard Rod, Jules Sageret & Louis Valona
adapted by Brian Stableford

The Machine, still blowing indefatigably, abruptly turned its course northwards. When it passed by, at its strident cry, everything was suddenly destroyed, as if an evil wind, a cy-clone of devastation, a frightful volcano, had agitated there.

The Revolt of the Machines translated and annotated by renowned science fiction writer and scholar Brian Stableford, features eight stories written between 1865 and 1918, providing a cross-section of the early development of what the editor of the 19th century magazine La Science Ilustrée, Louis Figuier, called roman scientifique [scientific fiction].

Expanding upon the scientific speculations of the day, the stories in this volume often adopt philosophical or moral tones when conceptualizing the consequences of the discovery of anti-gravity; the breakthrough finding that life is possible after death; the mass suicide of technology; a cautionary tale of the dangers of telepathy; humans being dominated by a sub-species; a man who gets lost in history; and the exploration of Earth's newest moon, the wandering planetoid Anthea.

In every case, these scientific romances use scientific conjecture to tackle the eternal theme of what it means to be human.

            
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 340 pages 

The Final War
by Barillet-Lagargousse
adapted by Brian Stableford


"Let my will be accomplished on Earth!. I want, from this day forward, over the entire surface of the globe, armies to be dissolved and fortresses razed!"

Barillet-Lagargousse's The Final War (1885), takes the European arms race of the late 19th century to its logical end: a terrifying deadlock due to the political and social paralysis caused by weapons sufficiently powerful to be seemingly unbeatable.

Based on a then-new idea, The Final War is the first elaborate extrapolation of the strangely modern notion is that peace can only be achieved through ultimate war, and the first novel to flesh it out with abundant detail.

Also included in this volume is Maurice Loir's Naval Battles of the Future (1895), which takes the form of a series of journal entries by a perceptive and philosophical naval officer aboard a French vessel engaged in dreadnought warfare in the Mediterranean. It is a sobering reflection on patriotism, solidarity, and ambition, and a reminder of the human element in war-future, final, or otherwise.
            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages 

THE WRATH OF MADAME ATOMOS
by Michel & Sylvie Stéphan
adapted by Michael Shreve
based on the character created by André Caroff

"You'll see everything from the inside, Mr. Beffort. You'll be able to watch the destruction of the United States from inside Madame Atomos' very own quarters..."

Contents:
- Madame Atomos Sows the Whirlwind [Mme Atomos Sème la Tempête] (2013)
- Madame Atomos Bets on Death [Mme Atomos Parie sur la Mort] (2014)

In this tenth volume, the first in a series of new adventures taking place in the 1970s, Madame Atomos sets Los Angeles ablaze with new riots and threatens Las Vegas with nuclear annihilation...


            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 320 pages 





The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - Coming October 21!

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more.


Trade Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage

List Price: $25.00

Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #3
Fifteen Western Tales December, 1950

Now available!


Nine thrilling tales of yesteryear from the December, 1959 issue of FIFTEEN WESTERN TALES magazine!
Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction

FIFTEEN WESTERN TALES was a late invention by Popular Publications editors. It first appeared in 1941, twenty years after the early western pulps started to emerge. It was published every other month until 1946 when it went monthly. That means that it had a slow time picking up a strong audience during World War II. By 1946, however, FIFTEEN WESTERN TALES started to hit its stride, and it appeared monthly on a regular basis until 1951 when most of the pulps were dead or dying. Unlike most pulp genres, especially the detective pulps which died out by 1953 or so, Westerns, especially romance westerns, survived into the 1950s and longer.

TIN STAR By George C. Appell
With hell at his back he rode his last law-hungry trail—the killer sheriff of Tom Daw County whose own posse answered the challenge of his flaming sixes: “Ride with me—and die!”

DIAMONDBACK By Kenneth L. Sinclair
“Stick a badge on a skunk, Kid, and he’s a lawdog for all the smell… That’s somethin’ you wanta learn—if you don’t hanker to grow up in boothill!”

KILLER’S REST By George Kilrain
“Welcome to Eagle Rest, killer. The three R’s we teach are runnin’, rutin’ an’ a rope—and if you pass the course, why, school lets out to watch you die!”

BULLET BRAG By W. P. Brothers
“I’ve never lost a man,” Jim Fleming boasted—and backed his brag with lightning sixes even when the man he hunted was—himself!

WAY OF THE GUNBORN By T. C McClary
They still called him the Lobo Kid, and he still had a lobo’s pride that brought him—snarling and hated—back to one last kill!

BEYOND BOOTHILL By
Philip Ketchum Chuck Martin hated Frank Holt almost as much as he hated killing him—till he found in that flame-torn night that his sixes had bought Frank a life—

DEVIL’S DRIVE By C. William Harrison
“You ain’t gonna cheat us out of our chance to make you a hero, mister—not if we have to kill you first!”

TRIGGER TIME By Kenneth Fowler
“Shoot, crawl or die, mister, you still won’t sell your life cheap— for this killing is paid for—in twenty years of hell!”

GUNS OF DISHONOR By William Heuman
Some men lose their lives when the guns begin to roar—while others find their souls!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99

The BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER is not a magazine reproduction.
iPulpFiction.com is out to preserve the literary legacy of an entire class of American literature.
We have created newly edited story manuscripts with restored covers and story headers based upon the original black and white artwork.
Most of these stories have not been in print since their first publication.

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Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #4
Strange Detective Mysteries May - June 1939 

Now available!


Presented by BlackMaskMagazine.com and iPulpFiction.com

ASTONISHING STORIES was published by Popular Publications between 1940 and 1943. It was published under Popular's Fictioneers imprint Early issues were filled with stories from a group of young science fiction fans and aspiring writers who called themselves the Futurians. In its short run, ASTONISHING STORIES published works by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and Leigh Brackett who would be among the elite of science fiction writers. THE PROFESSOR SPLITS by J. Harvey Haggard Professor Hickey had a secret wife whom he feared, and an invention that he didn’t—until the day he accidentally started them both going!

HE WASN’T THERE! by Hugh Raymond
The little man offered ten years of time-travel for ten cents, but Winant only took two. Two, he found, were plenty!

THE PET NEBULA by Alfred Bester
Meet Robert Harris, the man who slept five weeks to hatch a cubical crystal egg from the Pleiades.

THE KING’S EYE by James MacCreigh
The old Venusian tribal king had an immense hatred and distrust for Earthmen — and two marooned explorers found the rest of his tribe even worse!

MAGNUS’ DISINTEGRATOR By Ray Cummings
John Magnus was a conscientious man. Even the act of leaving the world, he thought, should serve some altruistic purpose.

COSMIC DERELICT By Neil R. Jones
Professor Jameson and his immortal band of robot-bodied Zoromes find a derelict space ship—and in it the deadliest, mind-destroying danger of their careers!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 130 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99

The BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER is not a magazine reproduction.
iPulpFiction.com is out to preserve the literary legacy of an entire class of American literature.
We have created newly edited story manuscripts with restored covers and story headers based upon the original black and white artwork.
Most of these stories have not been in print since their first publication.

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Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #5
Terror Tales September, 1934

Now available!


Presented by BlackMaskMagazine.com and iPulpFiction.com

TERROR TALES was a long-running American pulp magazine of the horror comics and weird menace genres. It was originally published by Popular Publications. The first issue was published in September 1934. One of the seminal horror pulp, it was joined shortly afterwards (1935) with its sister imprint, HORROR STORIES, also from the same publisher. TERROR TALES followed many of the conventions of the horror comic genres, such as the use of scantily-clad damsel in distress covers and interior art. Although hit hard by the Senate comic book hearings and the Comics Code Authority, TERROR TALES would recover and continue to be published decades later.

HOUSE OF LIVING DEATH by Arthur Leo Zagat
Have you ever asked yourself the grim question: “Am I going mad?” Harold Armour, deserted by his friends and forgotten by society, fought that ghastly conjecture through long nights and days of panicked, mounting terror—while nightmare horrors came to life and evil, mindless creatures lived forever with him in the dark house where fear dwelt always. . A masterfully told tale of dark, impenetrable mystery and black passions, written against an eerie background that will thrill and shock you!

BLOOD MAGIC By G. T. Fleming-Roberts
All day and far into each night her ancient fingers worked busily over, tiny, needle-wounded figures—while fear spread swiftly through that desolate countryside and her neighbors died one by one!

DEAD MAN’S BRIDE by Wyatt Blassingame The boy and the girl were passionately in love. The undead who menaced their happiness should long before have abandoned all fleshly fancies. Yet Eve Wingard, vibrant with life, was needed in that shadowed realm where the dead walk always.

A NIGHT IN CAMBERWELL by John Flanders
A grimly realistic little tale of one dark night’s adventure that you will not soon forget…

HANDS BEYOND THE GRAVE By Henry Treat Sperry
A plain tale, simply told, by a man who lived two lives — and suffered much in both!

TERROR ISLAND Huge B. Cave
It was rather a grim gathering to begin with…. Before the first night of their strange reunion was over, the affair had become a nightmare of shrieking fear and ugly, bestial passion.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 206 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $8.99

The BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER is not a magazine reproduction.
iPulpFiction.com is out to preserve the literary legacy of an entire class of American literature.
We have created newly edited story manuscripts with restored covers and story headers based upon the original black and white artwork.
Most of these stories have not been in print since their first publication.

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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.




Bold Venture Press
"World Manhunters Volume 1 Number 1"

Now available!

Bold Venture Press is pleased to present this unusual pulp magazine title.
 In the lead story by Arthur B. Reeve, super-sleuth Craig Kennedy fights racketeers, and searches for a missing girl, when Prohibition destroys the Underworld's revenue stream.
What diabolical plans do the gansters have for the future ... and for a tender young dame hiding in the shadows?
Plus, several other stories and true-crime features.

Presented in facsimile format as it originally appeared in the January 1934, Volume One Number One edition.


128 pages for $14.95

Click on the link above or below for more information and to place your order.

The Cimmerian Press: A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos - Now available!

An instant classic when first released, John D. Haefele’s critically acclaimed account of the birth of the Cthulhu Mythos is now back in a completely revised trade paperback edition overflowing with fascinating new insights and discoveries.

In 1939, the prolific Wisconsin writer August Derleth launched Arkham House, one of the most influential small presses in the history of publishing. Its mission: to preserve in the permanence of hardcovers the writings of Derleth's late friend, the legendary horror fantasist Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). During three decades of editing and storytelling, Derleth became the major player in the explosive growth of the “Cthulhu Mythos” into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Does the Cthulhu Mythos owe its existence to the Lovecraft Mythos -- or is the parallel fictional world of the Derleth Mythos even more influential? Comparatively shallow works such as S. T. Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos are filled with misconceptions and tell only a small part of this hotly controversial story. Now join Haefele as he digs far deeper, unearthing important layers of the saga neglected by past scholars. A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos answers numerous questions with fresh evidence and thunderous revelations, covering in unprecedented detail everything from the notorious Black Magic Quote to Derleth’s infamous “posthumous collaborations” with Lovecraft.

One of the most striking books of criticism ever written on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos is a riveting chronicle no fan of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep should miss!


Paperback: 510 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $19.99
Amazon Price: $18.01


Thanks to Don Herron for the tip!


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: THE TAG MURDERS by Carroll John Daly (1930) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
- New!
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG's Judy of the Jungle (1948) - New!
On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993)


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 Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot premieres in this month!
 

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
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 







Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
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E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The League of Death" from the June 1, 1941 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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


"Justice Borrows Bullets" by Roger Torrey from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
The tragic, cowardly finish of his pal's career, and the spirit of a small boy who might some day meet a like fate, lashed Special Agent John Archer on to follow a microscope hunch that could earn him a fool's name or death - or both.
"The Phantom Avenger" by David M. Norman from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1943
Detective Lee Shannon never had much trouble in dealing with killers he could see. But he had to learn a new kind of sleuthing when he locked horns with . . .
"Murder After the Fact" by E. C. Marshall from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, September, 1945
Detective Tupps always insisted that the days of criminal brilliance were dead. Yet for a time it looked as if he had run into the murderous exception that proved the rule.


Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

August 2014 - 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.
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.


First Seas and Other Tales - Now available!
By Frank Schildiner

A sea captain fights an ancient evil, a rockabilly musician battles a scorpion the size of a Cadillac, a gangster takes on the spawn of Cthulhu, a French comic wizard takes on evils in the modern world. These are just a few of the thrills and chills you will get in First Seas and Other Tales. Amazon bestselling author Frank Schildiner’s collection of pulp tales breaks into new ground for this growing genre, telling tales of noble knights in the time of King Henry IV, a Roman nobleman fighting the demons and even a hero from France’s legendary Hexagon Comics Universe taking on terrible monsters who seek to destroy the Earth. Giant scorpions, evil demons, and a bored bureaucrat dealing with fake witches and vampires from Alabama are just a few of the chills and thrills in Frank Schildiner’s First Seas and Other Tales! From Pro Se Productions.

Paperback: 134 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches

List price: $9.00
Amazon price: $8.10



Future Tense: The Golden Age Volume 5 - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

WHO IS MAJOR FUTURE? Like many other heroes of the Auric Universe, Major Future seemed to come from nowhere. In his case, it was more true than in others’. In 1943, a man with superhuman powers that included strength, agility and the ability to see radio waves, found himself in Los Angeles. How he got there and why he had these special abilities, he did not know. Impelled by some inner drive to help others, he took the name “Major Future” and became a superhero. Future Tense tells the full origin of the hero known as Major Future.

Paperback: 234 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
List price: $14.00




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 - October 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 #109 from October 1942 - $35 TERROR TALES #45 from March 1940 WEIRD TALES #129 from September 1934 - $35
Featuring Robert E. Howard
   
   
    


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)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 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
#45 March 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
#129 September 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!

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


  GRENDEL VERSUS THE SHADOW #2
By Matt Wagner & Brennan Wagner
Arriving in comic book shops October 8!

The excitement continues as Eisner Award–winning creator Matt Wagner spins a tale from the Golden Age of pulp adventures. The era’s most iconic crime fighter and Master of Darkness, the Shadow, faces a foe who may prove to be his match . . . and more: the masked and mysterious menace known only as Grendel!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99




 
 

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

BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller, Cover art by Glen Orbik - Now available!
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.

November 2014

EASY DEATH by Daniel Boyd, Cover art by Glen Orbik

It takes guts and good luck to pull off an armored car robbery, and Walter and Eddie have both. But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit, and a double-crossing gambler and a sadistic park ranger threatening to turn this white Christmas blood red...

"Daniel Boyd" is the pseudonym of a veteran police officer who served for nearly thirty years in a department in central Ohio, including four years as Chief of Police. EASY DEATH is his first crime novel. His only previous novel, ‘NADA, was nominated for the Spur Award by the Western Writers of America.

First publication ever!
Hard Case Crime’s first Christmas novel

January 2015

QUARRY'S CHOICE by Max Allan Collins, Cover art by Robert McGinnis


Quarry is a pro in the murder business. When the man he works for becomes a target himself, Quarry is sent South to remove a traitor in the ranks. But in this wide-open city—with sin everywhere, and betrayal around every corner—Quarry must make the most dangerous choice of his deadly career: who to kill?

First publication ever!
By the award-winning author of ROAD TO PERDITION
Quarry is in development to become a TV series

April 2015

THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, Cover art by Glen Orbik

In 1953, Gore Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under fake names: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was.

Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.

One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil—written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from that region today.

First publication in 60 years, and first ever under the author’s real name!
The author of LINCOLN, BURR, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and other classics, Gore Vidal is one of the most acclaimed American authors of the past century





 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!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


James Bond
Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel inspired by original unseen Ian Fleming material!


Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., The Ian Fleming Estate, the Orion Publishing Group, and HarperCollins US and Canada announced that international bestselling and award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz is at work on an official new James Bond novel. Currently dubbed Project One, the novel is due for worldwide release on 8th September 2015.

The new book by Horowitz – a lifelong fan of Ian Fleming – will be set in the 1950s and will be unique among the modern James Bond novels, in that a section will contain previously unseen material written by Fleming to which Horowitz has had exclusive access.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Jim Hatfield TEXAS RANGERS #2
When a vicious schemer enslaves the wheat growers of the Panhandle Country in order to further his dream of empire, the Lone Wolf Lawman roars into swift action with avenging guns!
Follow Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield as he pits himself against an evil owlhoot pack!

160 pages
Trade Paperback isbn 978-0692282861
Imprint: Hangman's House
$12.95



Mike Chomko -  September 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's September newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

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

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



Mystery at Movie Ranch (Hollywood Cowboy Detectives) -  Now available!

Disillusioned crime reporter, Sean "Curly" Woods, turned public relations flack for Mascot, the lowest of B-movie studios, is sent to keep hot-headed cowboy star Ken Maynard, now filming the 12-chapter movie serial, Mystery Mountain, out of trouble and out of the headlines. Soon the pair become convinced that the production is being sabotaged and attempt to uncover who's behind it and why. Curly and Maynard's investigation brings them into contact with gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano, the ill-fated Thelma Todd, fanatic Nazi supporters, rabid Klansmen, a shadowy figure known only as the Viper, and a sadistic physician with a taste for torture. And it leads to a succession of attempts on their lives, beginning with the crosshairs of a professional assassin's rifle, followed by a murderous barroom brawl, and an attack by a single-winged experimental flying machine of German design.

As the scale of the plot behind the sabotage of Mystery Mountain becomes clear, the pair realize it represents nothing less than a threat to the existence of the United States. To thwart it, Curly and Maynard will need all the help they can get, including Maynard's friend, former cowhand and fellow star Hoot Gibson, a feisty stuntwoman, a shady ex-silent-film Valentino impersonator, and, with Thelma Todd as go-between, an unholy alliance of Lucky Luciano and the mob with J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, who join forces against a common enemy. Horsemanship, gun fights, aerial battles, undercover reconnaissance, even a modern cavalry charge lie ahead. Can the outmoded Code of the West stand up against modern blitzkrieg warfare and the philosophy of the Master Race?

You will find all the spectacular, non-stop action of old-fashioned B-movies, pulp magazines and comic books in Mystery at Movie Ranch, side-by-side with looks at serious issues as politics, corruption, racism, sexism, loyalty, ethics, and even the economics of low-budget filmmaking at the height of the Great Depression. You won't be able to put it down until the final game is played and the identity of the master manipulator behind everything is revealed.


Paperback: 164 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

List price: $8.99
Amazon price: $8.54

Kindle price: $1.99


THE NEW ANNOTATED H.P. LOVECRAFT HC -  Now available!
(Writer) Leslie S. Klinger & Various

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


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

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





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

Murder Town - New!
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet - New!
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
Doc Savage Digest
The Black Stiletto
The Rocket Girl
Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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


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


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!

The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy - New!
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes - New!
The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave 
Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer
Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Birthday – Free eBooks and Audio Books

Pulp Den - Now online!

Murder Town - New!
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet - New!
Autumn, All The Cats Return 
Stars & Stripes - The Black Stiletto #3
The Book Cave Final Episode
Eleven Days Thriller


         Pulp Den  

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

Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ (#38-40) - New!
The new Green Lama stories - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Duende’
Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban

Some other pulp chronologies
The fantastical tales of A. Merritt

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘Art’s Reviews’ debuts
- New!
Remembering the original pulpsters - New!
3 pulp questions: Barry Reese
Bits of pulp: podcasts, pulps, Paul
Bits of pulp: Sex, cthulhu, and a death
The pop culture archaeologist

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