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20 February 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.  New participants, edgy topics. Come and have your say!

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


Adventure House Auctions presents a 40 page full color magazine highlighting the best of this upcoming auction of WEIRD TALES. 
Un-retouched images of several hundred magazines really giving the true flavor of this remarkable collection.
 

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House




AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Chuck Dixon, Michael T. Gilbert, Timothy Truman, Michael H. Price (writers), Gary Kwapisz, Graham Nolan, Ron Randall, Dan Spiegle, Larry Elmore, Michael T. Gilbert, Stan Woch, John K. Snyder III (artists), Timothy Truman (cover)

Collecting the Eclipse Comics series issues #26–34, the one-shots Air Maiden's Special, Airboy and Mr. Monster, and Airboy Meets the Prowler, plus all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99 






Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES CONSULTING DETECTIVE VOLUME 7

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting.”

A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysterious confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.

“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”

In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.

Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!

The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.

Available now at Amazon.com in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


ALIENS - New feature film in the works!

Neill Blomkamp’s next movie will be an Aliens film for 20th Century Fox. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free will produce the film, which Blomkamp will direct. He will develop a script that is set after the Prometheus 2 story. Scott is also set to direct and produce the Prometheus sequel.

There is no script for Prometheus 2 or the new Aliens film as of the present date.



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2
by Tom Mount

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…

They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…

Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life.

They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting final three stories: “Bait for the Lobo Pack,” “Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse” and “Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure.”

385 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem,
Clint Morgan, Clive Trent, Jerome Severs Perry,
Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
by H. Bedford-Jones


Written in celebration of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting, fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State.

As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and paint those fighting Texians as they were, and strip away the trappings of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.” Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Kid Calvert: The Complete Series
by Clint Douglas and Phil Richards
Introduction by Will Murray


The forgotten Hero pulp!

Created to compliment fellow Ace Publications hero characters such as Secret Agent “X,” Captain Hazzard, and The Griffon,
Kid Calvert has remained forgotten, undiscovered by pulp scholars for 80 years.

Now—for the first time—Will Murray reintroduces the character who just may have been intended to be Ace’s flagship property.

This volume collects all five Kid Calvert yarns, along with historical notes by Murray himself.

See for yourself why Ace thought so much of the Kid!

317 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Treasure Seekers
by H. Bedford-Jones


Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure.

Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest"
The pulps' greatest superman returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men, whose only connection is their last name, Smith! What is the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror"? Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-175-2 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 82 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151763.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!

THE SHADOW Volume 95: "The Chinese Tapestry" & "The Jade Dragon"
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age classic from the first issue of SHADOW COMICS! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-176-6  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 95 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151764.


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!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"

Big Book of Bronze #7 Wants You!

The Big Book of Bronze #6 was well received by all of you!  The holidays and craziness of the new  year are over.  The groundwork on  the Big Book of Bronze #7 has been completed with a rear cover thankfully by  Julian Puga and the front cover thankfully again by Tim Faurote.  But the BBoB7 as always, is about the  projects and information the fans of bronze are working on. 

It is time again to ask the writers and artists among us to step  forward and contribute.  The BBoB is  composed of fanzine articles packed into a fantastic looking book.  Along with the Bronze Gazette by Howard  Wright, the BBoB aspires to document the knowledge we as Doc Savage fans  possess.  As we grow older it  becomes even more important that the facts and dates and observations we have  made be written down for future fans of bronze.   If you are an artist or have only created one drawing related to  Doc Savage, the Big Book of Bronze would love to publish it so that fellow Doc  fans may appreciate your work.  Any  commissioned work from an artist, that you would like to share with other fans  can also be submitted it you have the rights to the  piece.

All writers and artists who have participated before are ask to  contribute again!  New writers and  artists who have harbored an idea are ask to contribute to this year’s Big Book  of Bronze.

While  the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet, now is the perfect time to write your  article or scan your art. 

The  deadline is July 30th but please don't procrastinate.  Please write it now and send to JRyanDS@aol.com

Join other great fans of bronze in  contributing to the 2015 installment of the Big Book of  Bronze!




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 6
Stories from the October 15, 1941 issue of ADVENTURE
Now available!

Six exciting stories from the October 15, 1935 issue of ADVENTURE magazine!

Pulp magazines were the popular entertainment of their era and reflected the pop culture of the time. One of the earliest and most enduring of the pulps was ADVENTURE.

Stories range from classics to period curiosities, from mysteries to Westerns, to sports stories—and they may not always reflect modern ideas of political correctness. However, it is always a joy to "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and immerse yourself in the popular culture of a bygone era.

CROSS FIRE by Robert E. Pinkerton
The cowboy, armed with a .32 and dusty from his long ride across the Malpaso wasteland, sat down and rolled a cigarette. It didn’t matter that he was barely ten years old. He had to rescue Leach Lewis from Singer Randall’s bunch!

FLIGHT LEADER by Bourke Lee
When a rookie pilot gets assigned to K Flight, a nighttime bombing unit, his dreams of glory as a fighter pilot are dashed. But it won’t take long for the eighteen-year-old to discover what it means to be a flight leader.

NOBODY’S HORSES by S. Omar Barker

Sid Nelson doesn’t think much of the government to round-up and slaughter wild horses from public grazing land. Can a lone cowboy save the wildies?

THE SPIDER by Major George Fielding Eliot

Their weapons were shovels, their foe unseen, as these clay-smeared underground soldiers battled time and a mysterious killer to save a regiment in France.

BROTHER OF LIONS by Wynant Davis Hubbard

Lions swarmed all over Ibamba ranch. They had killed the last owner. Here’s the story of an American who went to fight them.

SURPRISE ATTACK by Perry Adams

In the mountains of India a Cockney and a Sikh find that a fight with fists makes enemies and a fight with bullets makes friends.


Trade paperback
164 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 7
Stories from the February 1942 Super Science Stories
Now available!

Six imaginative stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!

SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”

CROSS OF MERCRUX by Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!

SPACESHIP FROM KORL by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”

CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT by Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!

ATRAKIN AND THE MAN by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!

THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH by James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!

THE HUNTED ONES by John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”


Trade paperback
182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.




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

Throwback Thursday: H. Bedford-Jones and THE WILDERNESS TRAIL - New!
Birthday Boy: Sax Rohmer - New!
Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG
Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Captain Midnight's on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky's most secret compound.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

After learning the origin of the mysterious masked man from the past known as the Mark, Captain Midnight may finally have an ally who understands the Archon's twisted beginnings--and might be able to defeat this ü
bervillain! And they're not alone! A united force of superheroes joins the fray to defeat the Archon. The last great hope has arrived!

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 27.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150030.






CONAN THE AVENGER #11 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

An old ally becomes a new enemy, and an evil sorcerer stands in Conan's way! Can Conan acquire the legendary treasure he's risked everything to find and live to tell the tale?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Coming in May!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Xuthal, the city of eternal dreamers, is enthralled by the powerful black lotus plant's mystical properties. When Conan and Natala learn the truth behind the sleeping citizens, can they escape or will they be doomed to share the city's fate?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 27.


CONAN THE AVENGER #14 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150077.




CONAN / RED SONJA HC  - Coming in July!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), Dave Stewart (Color), Randy Green (Pencils), and Rick Ketchan (Inks)

Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-4 of the crossover! In a tale spanning three 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 new age in Hyborian warfare!

Full color, 96 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 29.

CONAN / RED SONJA HC is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150078.






CONAN / RED SONJA - RED SONJA / CONAN series coming in June!

Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics will follow up their Conan / Red Sonja crossover series with a new one, Red Sonja / Conan by writer Victor Gischler. The first issue of the series will feature covers by Alex Ross, Ed Benes and Robert Castro.

In Red Sonja / Conan, the crimson-tressed warrior and Hyborian berserker are reunited during an impromptu tournament of arms, a festive occasion that unexpectedly gives way to supernatural menace. The famous fantasy pair — known for their camraderie in battle, the fiery tension of an unspoken passion, and the occasional rivalry towards each other as respected peers — must unite to face a horde of demons set loose upon the land.  While the events of Red Sonja / Conan take place one year after the continuity established in the Conan / Red Sonja series of early 2015, the script has been carefully constructed to appeal to returning fans and newcomers alike.

Gischler has written adventures of Robert E. Howard barbarian warrior for Dark Horse in a miniseries called Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast. He’s also worked with Dynamite twice before, with an acclaimed run on The Shadow and its spin-off series, Noir. Gischler’s has also tried his hand with Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse (Spike and Angel & Faith), as well as Marvel’s The Punisher, Deadpool, and X-Men.

The new Red Sonja / Conan miniseries is slated for release beginning in Summer 2015.  The current Conan / Red Sonja series, co-written by Gail Simone and Jim Zub, and featuring artwork by Dan Panosian, is available for purchase in stores now from Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.





CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator)

Hardcover, Full Color, $24.99


CTHULHU LIVES!
An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Now available!

At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft’s greatest creation becomes restless...

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft’s work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe – a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.

The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you’ll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.

The truth is indeed out there – and it hungers.

Paperback: $10.99US, £8.99UK, eBook: $3.99 US, £2.99 UK



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 - Coming in May!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!


Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit--a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award–winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire! Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, and Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Full color, 48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 20.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150029.





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

Forgotten Books: THREE-BLADED DOOM by Robert E. Howard (1977)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING DETECTIVE - New!
Forgotten Books: RED TRAILS by Hugh Pendexter
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 10, 11, & 12 (1942-43)
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




DJANGO / ZORRO #4 (of 6)  - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Diego de la Vega and his bodyguard, Django Freeman, get a firsthand look at the brutal tyranny wielded by the Archduke of Arizona in his drive to construct a railroad line across the length of his realm.  Django is still trying to reconcile his first sighting of the masked and mysterious avenger known as El Zorro.  Could this strange, black-clad apparition really be the proper and elderly gentleman who has hired him as a bodyguard?  Quentin Tarantino and script-writer Matt Wagner continue the excitement along with artist Esteve Pols in this one-of-kind mini-series, the official sequel to the movie, DJANGO UNCHAINED.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale February 11





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

The epic pairing of these legendary heroes reaches its smashing conclusion in an extra-long, nail-biting finale. The action boils over this issue as both Django and Zorro battle to defeat the powerful Archduke of Arizona and shatter his sinister hold over the indigenous Yaqui people. Django finds he can no longer sit still as he sees an entirely different race enslaved under the yoke of a cruel master. And Diego de la Vega must deal with stunning heartache and loss even as he pushes ahead in his never-ending quest for justice. 30 pulse-pounding pages of story and art provide a rousing finish to this spectacular and ground-breaking series—the first official sequel to a film by Quentin Tarantino. Scripted by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner and featuring art by Esteve Pols and colors by Brennan Wagner.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale May 27

DJANGO/ZORRO #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151217
(Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151218 (Francavilla cover).



Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

William Patrick Murray (Will Murray) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray] has been added to the list of notables who will definitely be at Dum-Dum 2015. 
He will serve on the “Tarzan’s Many Genres” panel on Friday, August 21st.

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM
 


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in September!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)

A graphic novel adaptation of ERB's AT THE EARTH'S CORE.

Regular Edition: $14.99
Limited Edition:  $49.99



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOLUME 3 - Coming in October!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strips from September 1935 through May 1937!
This giant-size third volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

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

List Price: $125.00




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Smugglers of Death" from the June 1, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Not All Luck" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIES, September 10, 1940
Featuring: Red Harris
It Wasn't All Luck - Some of It Was the Cold Nerve of a Fool Kid.
"Sweet Murder" by Joe Archibald from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Detective Martin Proves He's the "Smartest Man in the Department" When He Leaves a Clue to His Killer That Only His Sidekick Terry Shane Can Figure Out!
"Who Sups With the Devil" by S. M. Tenneshaw from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
The Devil granted a thousand years of life to George Bollata - ten centuries of hell, that is . . .


FLASH GORDON OMNIBUS - Coming in May!
by Jeff Parker (Author), Ben Acker (Author), Ben Blacker (Author), Chris Eliopoulos (Author, Artist), Nate Cosby (Author), Elliott Kalan (Author), Dan McCoy (Author), Stuart Wellington (Author), Evan Shaner (Artist), Sandy Jarrell (Artist), Richard Case (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist), Roberto Castro (Artist)

Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet Mongo, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against the iron-fisted tyrant Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving whole worlds? Will his less-rambunctious allies, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, force a lasting peace with such savage races as the Beast-Men of Arboria and Hawkmen of Sky City? Or will the universe fall to Ming The full-throttle, complete Flash Gordon saga is collected here, featuring epic space action from the wildly talented creative team of Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman) and Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman).

This out-of-sight Omnibus edition also includes bonus stories from faraway Mongo, as well as a comprehensive cover gallery!

Collects the complete 8-issue Flash Gordon comic book series, plus the Flash Gordon 2014 Holiday Special and Flash Gordon 2014 Annual.


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full color, 294 pages, $29.99, On sale May 13

FLASH GORDON ONMIBUS is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151224.




Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Snow Globe - Coming in July!

The Death Dealer is widely considered one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time. With his menacing stare and bloodied weapon, he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen.

Frank Frazetta’s powerful painting is timelessly captured in this finely detailed sculpture. The brutality of the scattered bones is continued throughout the base to portray the wicked battlefield in which the Death Dealer exists. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter. With the sculpted base, this snow globe stands at 6.5” inches high. Beautifully packaged in a full-color collector’s box.


6.5” tall, $119.99, On sale July 22

Quantities Limited. Allocations may occur.

FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER SNOW GLOBE is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150114.




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

Available for pre-order until February 21!

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.




ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.

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

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


As with previous "Kickstarter" titles released by The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen. 


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Muhlenberg Library has been booked for the remainder of the year, all on the third Saturday except where it conflicts with a pulp show, then it's the fourth Saturday.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Kevin Smith  (Author), Phil Hester  (Author), Jonathan Lau (Artist)

A daring new vision of the iconic pulp hero Green Hornet by trailblazing filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy)! When a mysterious figure brutally and publicly murders his father, frivolous playboy Britt Reid Jr. inherits the legacy and mantle of Century City's greatest protector! Aided by his father's longtime ally, Kato, and an all-new, high-kicking female sidekick, the Hornet takes to the streets on a mission of justice.

Presenting, for the first time ever, the complete comic book adaptation of Smith's unproduced Green Hornet screenplay, plus an explosive bonus storyline of the reimagined Green Hornet and Kato, courtesy of Phil Hester and series artist Jonathan Lau. High-octane action, drama, and humor, as only Kevin Smith can deliver!


Trade paperback, Full color, 336 pages, $29.99



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

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, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

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

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #49 - Coming in May!

In this Issue of Illustration, we feature the lurid and spectacular art of John Newton Howitt, best known for his terrifying covers for Horror Stories pulps in the 1930s, as well as for his superhero pulp covers for The Spider and Operator #5. Our story features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Our second major feature concerns the work of the legendary illustrator Gustave Doré. While generally known for his black and white art, our story features many reproductions of his less often seen color paintings. Our final story is a new column by David Saunders — each issue will showcase an obscure artist from the history of the pulps, drawn from the extensive archives of his website, www.PulpArtists.com. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #49 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151784.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BAT-MEN OF MARS
by Wood Jackson


Our interplanetary explorers from the Earth are coming to grips with a strange civilization on Mars. Pitting their strength and ingenuity against the terrible super-strength of another race, they show through page after page of this swift-moving tale that when interplanetary travel comes we must be prepared to meet it, no matter how strange or mysterious.

Written by Wood Jackson, this story was published as a three-part serial beginning in the final issue of AIR WONDER STORIES in May 1930, and concluding in WONDER STORIES for June and July 1930, published by Hugo Gernsback through his Stellar Publishing Corporation.

Paperback:
5 x 8 inch
210 pages
ISBN 978-1507869857

Imprint: Fiction House Press

$12.95

    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press

 
 
JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy's triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord's safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter's arch-enemy is finally revealed! Superstar writer Ron Marz and rising-star artist Abhishek Malsuni continue their acclaimed, official run!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale February 11








JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7  - Coming in May!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris have survived the invasion of Mars, but rest and relaxation are not in their future. Marooned in the crumbling remains of an ancient city, John and Dejah are beset by mysterious enemies. When John is struck down, it falls to Dejah to protect her beloved, and find some way to escape the certain death that stalks them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151225
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151226 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151227 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151228 (Subscription variant cover).







JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #1 - Coming in June!

Mark Waid is taking on Richard Henry Benson for Dynamite, expanding the publishers pulp universe that includes Conde Nast’s The Shadow and Doc Savage. Waid will be joined by artist Ronilson Freire on Justice Inc: The Avenger starting in June.

The Avenger originally debuted in September 1939 as the lead character in The Avenger magazine, published by Street and Smith Publications. Writer Paul Ernst is credited with creating many of the earliest Avenger tales (published under the house writer pseudonym “Kenneth Robeson”), blending the qualities of contemporary pulp heroes. The Avenger appeared in numerous prose novels, radio programs, and comic books throughout the decades, most recently in Dynamite’s 2014 revival of the Justice, Inc. series written by Michael Uslan and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano.

In Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1, Waid and Freire continue the adventures of Richard Henry Benson, a victim of a criminal attack that left his facial features forever deadened, gray in color and incapable of showing genuine emotion. And yet, the harsh stroke of fate gave him the ability to mold his face to match the appearance of anyone… a skill he could employ as the ultimate master of disguise. Driven to mete out retribution against those who would prey on the innocent, The Avenger finds himself on a collision course with a villain even more secretive, brutal, and unrelenting than himself: an Invisible Man.

For Mark Waid, this is a childhood dream come true:

“Moreso than The Shadow, moreso than Doc Savage, the Avenger has always, always been my favorite pulp hero, and I’ve been aching to write this story since I was eleven years old. What a blast! Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream — I’ve been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? There’s so much here to unpack.”

The first issue will feature variant editions by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Marc Laming (All-New Invaders), and Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man). Justice Inc.: The Avenger #1 will be solicited in the April 2015 Previews catalog and will be slated for release in June.












JUSTICE INC. VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in May!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano (Cover) Alex Ross

A historic crossover seventy-five years in the making! The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger, the three iconic crime-fighters first introduced in the pulp magazines of Street & Smith Publications, come together for the first time ever to avert global catastrophe!

Out of tragedy, a hero is born... and an alliance formed! When an airliner carrying industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family disappears, it's the first strike in a secret cabal's master plan for world conquest. As genius adventurer Doc Savage and brutal vigilante The Shadow attempt to avert disaster with their science and bullets, Benson rises from the ashes with a fearsome new identity: The Avenger. Can three men of contrasting ideology and methodology cast aside their inherent differences and band together to conquer the overwhelming threat of the Voodoo Master and his mysterious allies?

Trade paperback,
7x10, Full Color, 184 pages, $19.99, On sale May 13

JUSTICE INC. VOLUME 1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151225
(Benes cover).



THE KING IN YELLOW GN - Coming in May! 
(Writer) Robert W. Chambers, I.N.J. Culbard (Art/Cover) I. N. J. Culbard

The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers's classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It's a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic-novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make readers laugh and cry and tremble with fright.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.95


THE KING IN YELLOW is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151512.




KING: PRINCE VALIANT #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“I’ll dare ANY adventure!” Welcome to the KING, full of BRAWLING KNIGHTS and ARTHURIAN ADVERSARIES and MYSTICAL MEDDLING and COURAGEOUS CHIVALRY and SERPENTINE SORCERY and WITHERING VALOR and TIME-SHIFTING ADVENTURERS and CATASTROPHIC CONFIDENCE! BRAVE THE BATTLES courtesy of NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS (Spider-Man) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #3 (OF 4) - Coming in May! 
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joyce Chin

Now in hot pursuit of the slavers, Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide run into a surprise winter storm just as they find the enemy! With foul weather in the mountains, it may not be bullet or blade that ends their lives but nature itself!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151236.





Lone Star Fury [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
James Reasoner writing as Jackson Cole

A plea for help from a woman he thought was dead brings Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield to the ghost town of Palminter. What he finds waiting for him is a storm of outlaw bullets—and an even deeper mystery that leads him to a mansion on top of a sinister mesa overlooking the Rio Grande. To survive, the legendary Lone Wolf will need his keen wits—and all his deadly gun skill!

Bestselling author James Reasoner brings his masterful storytelling talent to the iconic Western character Jim Hatfield, star of the long-running pulp magazine TEXAS RANGERS.

"Lone Star Fury" is a 7000 word novelette originally published in CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES nearly twenty years ago and now available again from Rough Edges Press.

Kindle Price:  $0.99 




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

Now available and highly recommended!


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


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




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

The influence of the fiendish Red Death spans history. In the 30s, she stood against the Shadow, the Green Hornet, and Black Terror. In the 70s, the Red Death resurfaced to challenge two surprising heroes — the new Black Sparrow and Miss Fury!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale May 6

MASKS 2 #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR15
1187 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151188 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151189 (Subscription variant cover).





Mike Chomko -  January 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books for January thru March 2015

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/



Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh

Coming in May!

The first new Avenger novel in 40 years!
The crime fighter with the moldable face…the avatar of vengeance…the combination of the Shadow and Doc Savage …is back!

His name is Sun Koh. He claims to be the last survivor of Atlantis, and he may be the most dangerous man alive. A physical and mental superman with the resources of Nazi Germany at his fingertips, Sun Koh plans to recover an ancient power that could doom millions, and win the war for the Third Reich. Only Richard Benson and the members of Justice, Inc. oppose him, but this time, even the Avenger may have met his match.

This novel is a continuation of the original novel “River of Ice”.

The Avenger: The Sun King novel
Author: Matthew Baugh
Cover: Mike Perry
6”x9”, squarebound, softcover, 160 pages, $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-91-6(51099)

The Avenger: The Sun King Hardcover
Previews Exclusive
6” x 9”, squarebound, Hardcover, $21.99

THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR15
1421 (softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151422 (hardcover).


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

Nemesis - New!
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master


PS Publishing
H. P. Lovecraft: Weird Poems
Coming soon!


 Stephen Jones has put together the definitive volume of HPL's poetry complete with more wonderful Pete Von Sholly artwork.
The draft cover is shown below. The book is scheduled for launch at Providence's NecronomiCon in August.



PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #6 - New!
A look at ARGOSY during 1941
"EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY 1941" by Mike Taylor


PulpdomOnline #5
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.




PULP FACTORY AWARDS

For the first time, the voting this year is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! 
Simply fill out the ballot below and return it to Andrew Salmon (
andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com
). 

BEST PULP NOVEL:
The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)


BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY:
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP SHORT STORY:
"Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
"The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
"Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
"The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
"The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP COVER:
Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS:

Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)



Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.



Escape the cold weather by attending the Pulp AdventureCon in Fort Lauderdale.

In two weeks, we crack a bottle of champagne on the maiden voyage of Pulp Adventurecon in Florida!

If you're in Broward County on vacation, make plans to swing by the Universal Palms Hotel -- or tell a Florida-based pulp-collecting pal.

Such longtime pulp stalwarts as David Alexander, Heartwood Auctions, Jeffrey Shanks, Scott Hartshorn, and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will set up shop in the vendor room.

CJ's Comics & Collectibles, located in Fort Lauderdale, will also set up with a selection of Golden Age comics, magazines, and pulpy-items.

Our friend and guest J. David Spurlock will be on-hand, with a wide selection of titles from Vanguard Productions -- including The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, which is garnering rave reviews from pulp fans and art historians alike.

 For more information, visit www.pulpadventure.com.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

French Pulp Fiction with Jean-Marc Lofficier - New!
The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Man In Purple - New!
The Avenger of Olympus - New!
Triple Detective #4 - New!
Alias The Whirlwind - New!
Viper
Tom's Interview
Heroes of Ancient Greece
The Emperor's Gambit

         Pulp Den  

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

Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine - New!
Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Hellboy - New!
Techno-thrillers of James Rollins - New!
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s ‘Justice Inc.’
‘The Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 2′
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

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

Pulp 2.0 Press
The Twilight Avenger
by John Wooley & Terry Tidwell

Now available!

When brilliant graduate student and football star, REECE CHAMBERS loses his fiancee’ to gangsters ruled by the mysterious CENTIPEDE, he uses science to create an avenging alter-ego… THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!

Armed with a gas gun, a blinding light, and the burning passion of vengeance, The Twilight Avenger joins forces with plucky reporter, JOAN CASEY and scientist DR. MILTON HERTH to take on machine-gunning gangsters, masked masterminds, and devilish dames. This exclusive PULP 2.0 edition restores the entire origin serial into a collectible graphic novel format. Thrill to the 1930′s nail-biting adventures of the masked mystery man who strikes terror into the hearts of criminals throughout the oil-soaked badlands!

FEATURES:
THE COMPLETE FIRST TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!
AN EXCLUSIVE TWILIGHT AVENGER PULP TALE “THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD!”
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN PRINT!
THE TWILIGHT AVENGER CASTING CALL!
TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL LOBBY CARDS!


Page Count: 118
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6.69″ x 9.61″
Language: English
Color: Black and White with Bleed




RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #5 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

The confrontation between the rejuvenated, goddess-infused Red Sonja and the merciless Sutekh, the half-human son of the serpent-god Set, is finally at hand! The battle lines have been drawn outside the walls of Zingara’s capital city, and the fate of the Hyborian Age hangs in the balance. But could Scáthach — the divine Queen of Swords — be an even greater threat to mankind than Sutekh’s legions of ghouls and demon beasts?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #5 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151254 (Anacleto cover)
.
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151255 (Geovani cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151256 (subscription variant).





Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!

Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.


While all the usual activities at Howard Days remain in place, we thought you might like a peek at this year’s panel schedule. This is going to be another good one, so start making plans to come on down to Texas and enjoy some great Howardian Fellowship!

REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.
 
Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.





Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to ship in late March!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 4, the final volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the collected Kid Allison stories and measures in at 347 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 Mark Finn. The book is expected to ship in late-March 2015.

Price and Numbering
The price for volume 4 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. (How to become a member? See here.)

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).
Shipping (rates updated as of 02/20/15)
If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $4
Domestic via USPS Priority: $10
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $50
Europe via Global Priority: $44
UK via Global Priority: $52

If ordering all four books in one package, include the following shipping cost:
Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $43
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $62


Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering
If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents:

Intro: “A Boy and His Dog” by Mark Finn
Kid Allison:
The Man with the Mystery Mitts
Kid Galahad
College Socks
The Wild Cat and the Star
Fighting Nerves (Kid Allison version)
Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory:
The House of Peril
One Shanghai Night
The Tomb of the Dragon
Other Tales:
The Sign of the Snake
The Fighting Fury
Fighting Nerves (Jim O’Donnel version)
Fists of the Desert
Fists of the Revolution
Miscellanea:
The Jinx
Fistic Psychology
The Drawing Card
Untitled fragment (“Huh,” I was so . . .)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Allison version)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Clarney version)
One Shanghai Night – synopsis
Untitled notes (Knute Hansen)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 4), by Patrice Louinet


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 9 HC - Coming in May!
(Art) George Tuska & Various

Hey, PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey 'out of this furshlugginer world' with the ninth volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #36-41, May 1945 to March 1946.


Hardcover, 7x10, 320 pages, Full Color, $59.99


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 9 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR15000
.






THE SAINT: THE COMPLETE SERIES  - Coming May 26!
Featuring Roger Moore as The Saint

The Saint - The Complete Series 33-DVD set will come with extras such as Introductions on Select Episodes, Audio Commentary on Select Episodes, and an Interview with Sir Roger Moore.

Price is $199.98 SRP, but you can pre-order it from either Amazon.com or from the Shout! Factory online store (see links below) at a discount.
If you pre-order it from the Shout! store, they will ship it 4 weeks early.


When sinners strike, call on THE SAINT!

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint- The Complete Series.

Starring the perfectly-cast Roger Moore as Simon Templar, The Saint was a benchmark in the lifespan of the character, and a stepping stone to Moore taking on the role of an even more well-known man of action later in his career. Featuring thrilling acts of derring-do, beautiful places (and people), and a sly wit, this complete set of all 118 episodes of The Saint are a heavenly addition to your collection.

With guest star appearances by Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), Donald Sutherland (The Dirty Dozen), Edward Woodward (TV's "The Equalizer"), a bevy of Bondian beauties (Goldfinger's Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, as well as Lois "Miss Moneypenny" Maxwell), and many more.

Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, it's time to say "Halo!" to The Saint.

Bonus Features
Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director


DISCS: 33
RUN-TIME: 5,660 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1
COLOR: Color/Black & White
LANGUAGE: English
REGION 1
RATING: NR
PRODUCTION DATE: 1962-1969
CLOSED-CAPTION: No
SUBTITLES: None



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS TPB
Coming in May!

(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres (Cover) Chris Samnee

The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines. Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I. How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane? A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?

The Shadow Knows! Collects the complete ten-issue storyline (#1-10) from The Shadow: Year One, including a pin-up gallery of over 50 comic book covers (by top-tier artistic talent including Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and Wilfredo Torres), plus the complete script to the first chapter. Every copy comes signed by Matt Wagner, Shadow writer extraordinaire and acclaimed writer/artist of Grendel and Mage!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale May 6

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE OMNIBUS TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151259
.



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Black Master - New!
Mother Goose Murders
Death Stalks the U.N.
The Plot Master
The Crime Cult
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

The improbable has become the impossible! With magician Harry Houdini arrested after a blood bath that has left his wife at the edge of death, detective Sherlock Holmes must overcome his suspicions — and his demons — to free Houdini and overcome a powerful enemy that commands the unholy powers of the spirits.

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





SWORDS OF SORROW #1 (OF 6) - Coming in May!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: J. Scott Campbell; B: Jenny Frison; C: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more!

Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don't miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!


SWORDS OF SORROW #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151171 (Campbell cover)
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The Diamond Item Code is MAR151172 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151173 (Lupacchino cover).





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

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights

THAT IS NOT DEAD
Edited by Darrell Schweitzer

Now available!


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Darrell Schweitzer
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
INTRODUCTION Darrell Schweitzer
PAGES 240
ISBN  978-1-848638-57-0

SYNOPSIS
The Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog Sothoth, and the rest, so vividly described by H. P. Lovecraft, have lurked in the dim places of the Earth since the beginning of time. That is not dead, wrote the mad poet Abdul Alhazred, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

You may reasonably wonder, then, why no one seemed to notice prior to the events in the Lovecraft stories. Was Cthulhu merely dreaming in sunken R’lyeh all this time, or did the dreams he sent out to mankind subtly influence, or pervert, human history? Were the outbreak of the Dunwich Horror and the resurrection of Charles Dexter Ward’s ancestor Joseph Curwen, both of which occurred in the 1920s, unique events, or have similarly dreadful things happened before? What were the Mi-Go of Yuggoth doing in the centuries before they were discovered in the Vermont hills by Henry Wentworth Akeley, as told in “The Whisperer in Darkness”?

This book proposes that such horrific events did occur down the centuries. They just have not been adequately chronicled until now. Esther Friesner proposes a unique explanation to the explosion of the island of Thera in the 2nd millennium B.C., which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “big bang.” Keith Taylor illuminates what was up till now merely a sinister allusion, of how Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos appeared as a man in Egypt in the days of the pharaohs. Jay Lake and John Langan tell of very different encounters between ancient Romans and forces vaster and more ancient than any of the world’s empires. Darrell Schweitzer tells how survivors of the disastrous Peasants’ Crusade made an even more hideous pilgrimage to the Plateau of Leng. Don Webb reveals the very circumstances under which the English scholar John Dee translated the dreaded Necronomicon into English in the early 17th century. S. T. Joshi, John R. Fultz, Harry Turtledove, Richard Lupoff, Will Murray. W.H. Pugmire, and Lois Gresh all explore the subtle and insidious ways Lovecraft’s cosmic monsters have touched the lives of all of us. If our species still survives, it may be by sheer chance, and not for long, for the horrors are still there, still waiting for the day when the stars are right and they shall return to reclaim the Earth.


CONTENTS
Introduction: Horror of the Carnivàle by Darrell Schweitzer
Egypt, 1200 BC: Herald of Chaos by Keith Taylor
Mesopotamia, second millennium BC: What a Girl Needs by Esther Friesner
Judaea, second century AD: The Horn of the World’s Ending by John Langan
Central Asia, second century AD: Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World by Jay Lake
Palestine, Asia Minor, and Central Asia; late eleventh and mid twelfth centuries AD: Come, Follow Me by Darrell Schweitzer
England, 1605: Ophiuchus by Don Webb
Russia, late seventeenth century: Of Queens and Pawns by Lois H. Gresh
Mexico, 1753: Smoking Mirror by Will Murray
France, 1762: Incident at Ferney by S. T. Joshi
Arizona Territory, 1781: Anno Domini Azathoth by John R. Fultz
Massachusetts, USA, early twentieth century. Italy, early nineteenth century: Slowness by Don Webb
Massachusetts, USA, and Spain, late nineteenth century: The Salamanca Encounter by Richard A. Lupoff
Seattle, Washington, USA, 1889: Old Time Entombed by W. H. Pugmire
England, twenty-first century and the Middle Ages: Nine Drowned Churches by Harry Turtledove


£25.00


ZORRO OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Matt Wagner (Author, Artist), Francesco Francavilla (Artist), Cezar Razek (Artist)

Collected for the first time ever in its entirety is the critically-acclaimed Zorro series by Eisner-Award-Winner Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman: Faces), including The Fox's very own origin story, based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende. At last, find out how and why Don Diego de la Vega chose to don the black mask and sombrero and make his very first infamous mark of the "Z"! Meanwhile, love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success? Then, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates as the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego, Diego! - With art by Eisner-Award-Winner Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie) and Cesar Rezak (Battlestar Galactica).

Trade paperback, Full color, 544 pages, $29.99









13 February 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

Adventure House
A Complete Weird Tales Run
Coming after the Windy City Show!

Imagine a complete run of Weird Tales at your fingertips.  Now imagine that a majority are stored in museum quality trey cases.  Now imagine it's your chance to bid on these beauties!  Once we get each issue graded and an image readied, we will schedule this for auction.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  You can check out a preview of the auction on our auction site.  Some highlights are listed below.

CLICK HERE or on the image at the right to see a quick 2 minute movie overview.

Pre-order your 40 page full color magazine highlighting this remarkable run of WEIRD TALES. 

02/28 - VG - Lovecraft, Howard, Cummings
08/28 - VG - Howard [Red Shadows], Tennessee Williams
08/29 - FN - Howard, Hamilton, Derleth
06/30 - VG - Howard [The Moon of Skulls]
03/32 - VG-FN - Howard, Clark Ashton Smith
12/32 - FN-VF - Howard [The Phoenix on the Sword]
10/33 - VG-FN - Howard, [Infamous Bat Woman Cover]
01/35 - VF - Clark Ashton Smith, Bloch
12/35 - FN-VF - Howard [The Hour of the Dragon]

Plenty more...just grab a look.


Adventure House

   
Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


Adventure House Auctions presents a 40 page full color magazine highlighting the best of this upcoming auction of WEIRD TALES. 
Un-retouched images of several hundred magazines really giving the true flavor of this remarkable collection. 

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House




Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 – THE PODCAST!

First podcast is now online!

The crew of Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the start of a brand new hour long podcast devoted to the world of New Pulp Fiction. It is titled, “ZONE 4 presents AIRSHIP 27,” as the show will be part of the Zone 4 family of podcast currently sponsored by the Comic Related website.

Brant Fowler, the creator/engineer/host of the long running Zone 4 made the announcement in a special segment just released.  The new pulp-related hour long show will be hosted by the creative team behind the popular new pulp publisher, Managing Editor Ron Fortier and Art Director Rob Davis.  No stranger to podcasts, Fortier has been a regular host on Zone 4 for the past two years and a semi-regular on PULPED, created and produced by Tommy Hancock.

“This just seemed like the next step for us,” Fortier admitted happily.  “When Brant brought up the idea, both of us jumped at the chance.  Rob and I want to make the once a month show an informal, fun place to share current news on what is happening in the world of New Pulp Fiction.  So, although the program will bear our company name, rest assured we’ll be discussing what is happening, going on and coming out from all the new pulp publishers out there.”  Davis has even suggested the possibility of having him on from time to time.

The show will post the second week of each month and be available via the Comic Related website and on I-tunes; links to each episode will also appear on the company’s Facebook Page.  Adds Fortier, “One of the things we’ve love to do with the show is use is as a platform to answer questions from our many fans out there; the Loyal Airmen who support and buy our books.  All people have to do is send their questions to either myself and Rob and we’ll make it special part each show to answer them.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 79: "Devils of the Deep" & "Five Fathoms Dead"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in thrilling maritime mysteries by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, with a million-dollar bounty on his head, Doc Savage hunts for the "Devils of the Deep" after international ships are seized by a mysterious "sea monster." Then, modern-day piracy is suspected when the Navy's newest submarines disappear in "Five Fathoms Dead" ... but where is the Man of Bronze? BONUS: Nick Carter investigates a murder committed on the set of his radio series in an illustrated adventure by Bruce Elliott and Bob Powell. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-163-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2: THE ORIGINS COLLECTION
The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Then, "The Living Shadow" recruits Harry Vincent into his secret crimefighting organization in his first published adventure, and first assumes the identity of Lamont Cranston to investigate serial murders in "The Eyes of The Shadow," the groundbreaking novel that introduced the Dark Avenger's world-famous alter ego and the enigmatic Burbank! Then, the Knight of Darkness investigates a counterfeiting ring in "The Shadow Laughs," the novel that introduced the real Lamont Cranston! PLUS The Shadow battles merciless foes who wield the night itself as a weapon in "The Black Hush," attempts to stop "The Money Master" before his financial machinations destroy the global economy and proves a young man's innocence in "Voice of Death." Plus the original color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, George Rozen and Graves Gladney, interior illustrations by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, and historical commentary by Walter B. Gibson, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. BONUS: Four exclusive art prints by Jerome and George Rozen! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-165-3 Softcover, 7x10, 564 pages, B&W, $44.95

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 May!

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

THE SHADOW Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  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 May!

THE SPIDER Volume 7: "The Flame Master" & "Overlord of the Damned"
The pulp's most murderous crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page. Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to end mass slaughter and save his beloved city from "The Flame Master." Then, with Nita held hostage and Commissioner Kirkpatrick enslaved by a criminal mastermind, The Spider wages his lone war against the acid-spraying "Overlord of the Damned." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-179-0 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!

Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Tom and Ginger discuss tom's recently published books:
Pangea: Eden's Planet  - The first mission to Mars is waylaid by a worm hole and ends up on the prehistoric Earth surrounded by monsters from the permian period.  Will they survive?
Cold War Heroes - Fictionalized memoirs of Tom's expereinces as a US Army MP in France in the 1960s.  Follw these all-American boys as they confront crime, the Black Market, Communist spies and much more!
Pangea: Eden's Planet
Cold War Heroes

Past episodes:
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.

Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"

Big Book of Bronze #7 Wants You!

The Big Book of Bronze #6 was well received by all of you!  The holidays and craziness of the new  year are over.  The groundwork on  the Big Book of Bronze #7 has been completed with a rear cover thankfully by  Julian Puga and the front cover thankfully again by Tim Faurote.  But the BBoB7 as always, is about the  projects and information the fans of bronze are working on. 

It is time again to ask the writers and artists among us to step  forward and contribute.  The BBoB is  composed of fanzine articles packed into a fantastic looking book.  Along with the Bronze Gazette by Howard  Wright, the BBoB aspires to document the knowledge we as Doc Savage fans  possess.  As we grow older it  becomes even more important that the facts and dates and observations we have  made be written down for future fans of bronze.   If you are an artist or have only created one drawing related to  Doc Savage, the Big Book of Bronze would love to publish it so that fellow Doc  fans may appreciate your work.  Any  commissioned work from an artist, that you would like to share with other fans  can also be submitted it you have the rights to the  piece.

All writers and artists who have participated before are ask to  contribute again!  New writers and  artists who have harbored an idea are ask to contribute to this year’s Big Book  of Bronze.

While  the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet, now is the perfect time to write your  article or scan your art. 

The  deadline is July 30th but please don't procrastinate.  Please write it now and send to JRyanDS@aol.com

Join other great fans of bronze in  contributing to the 2015 installment of the Big Book of  Bronze!




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 6
Stories from the October 15, 1941 issue of ADVENTURE
Now available!

Six exciting stories from the October 15, 1935 issue of ADVENTURE magazine!

Pulp magazines were the popular entertainment of their era and reflected the pop culture of the time. One of the earliest and most enduring of the pulps was ADVENTURE.

Stories range from classics to period curiosities, from mysteries to Westerns, to sports stories—and they may not always reflect modern ideas of political correctness. However, it is always a joy to "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and immerse yourself in the popular culture of a bygone era.

CROSS FIRE by Robert E. Pinkerton
The cowboy, armed with a .32 and dusty from his long ride across the Malpaso wasteland, sat down and rolled a cigarette. It didn’t matter that he was barely ten years old. He had to rescue Leach Lewis from Singer Randall’s bunch!

FLIGHT LEADER by Bourke Lee
When a rookie pilot gets assigned to K Flight, a nighttime bombing unit, his dreams of glory as a fighter pilot are dashed. But it won’t take long for the eighteen-year-old to discover what it means to be a flight leader.

NOBODY’S HORSES by S. Omar Barker

Sid Nelson doesn’t think much of the government to round-up and slaughter wild horses from public grazing land. Can a lone cowboy save the wildies?

THE SPIDER by Major George Fielding Eliot

Their weapons were shovels, their foe unseen, as these clay-smeared underground soldiers battled time and a mysterious killer to save a regiment in France.

BROTHER OF LIONS by Wynant Davis Hubbard

Lions swarmed all over Ibamba ranch. They had killed the last owner. Here’s the story of an American who went to fight them.

SURPRISE ATTACK by Perry Adams

In the mountains of India a Cockney and a Sikh find that a fight with fists makes enemies and a fight with bullets makes friends.


Trade paperback
164 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 7
Stories from the February 1942 Super Science Stories
Now available!

Six imaginative stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!

SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”

CROSS OF MERCRUX by Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!

SPACESHIP FROM KORL by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”

CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT by Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!

ATRAKIN AND THE MAN by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!

THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH by James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!

THE HUNTED ONES by John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”


Trade paperback
182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.




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

Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG - New!
Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley
Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon
Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #16
Now available!


Featuring the works of Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, and L. H. Hayum.

Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own!

"Thubway Tham's Four Queens" by Johnston McCulley -- Detective Craddock has his suspicions, but the notorious pickpocket known as Thubway Tham considered himself a guest of honor at a high-stakes poker game.

"The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch -- He awaited his destiny, watching the stars for a sign from afar ...

"63,571" by L. L. Hayum -- She was slaving over a hot griddle when someone offered her a ride in a fancy new car. Why not?

Original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts. Classic cover by Norman Saunders, courtesy of the artist's estate.


130 pages, $12.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

After learning the origin of the mysterious masked man from the past known as the Mark, Captain Midnight may finally have an ally who understands the Archon's twisted beginnings--and might be able to defeat this ü
bervillain! And they're not alone! A united force of superheroes joins the fray to defeat the Archon. The last great hope has arrived!

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 27.








CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Coming in May!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Xuthal, the city of eternal dreamers, is enthralled by the powerful black lotus plant's mystical properties. When Conan and Natala learn the truth behind the sleeping citizens, can they escape or will they be doomed to share the city's fate?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 27.






CONAN / RED SONJA HC  - Coming in July!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), Dave Stewart (Color), Randy Green (Pencils), and Rick Ketchan (Inks)

Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-4 of the crossover! In a tale spanning three 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 new age in Hyborian warfare!

Full color, 96 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 29.







CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator)

Hardcover, Full Color, $24.99


CTHULHU LIVES!
An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Now available!

At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft’s greatest creation becomes restless...

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft’s work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe – a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.

The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you’ll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.

The truth is indeed out there – and it hungers.

Paperback: $10.99US, £8.99UK, eBook: $3.99 US, £2.99 UK



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10   - Coming in May!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit--a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award–winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire! Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, and Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Full color, 48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 20.






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

Forgotten Books: RED TRAILS by Hugh Pendexter - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 10, 11, & 12 (1942-43) - New!
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE - New!
Forgotten Books: THE LINKS -and- "The Murdered Mummy" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Comic Gallery: Johnny Craig on CRIME PATROL (1949-50)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1935)
Comic Gallery: AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES (1948)


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015
Updated program schedule! 


Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be into Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)



Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members to be determined.(Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)



Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s influence on modern Sci-Fi Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin; Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
    (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now


Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room.  Presenters and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet as an insert. 
Dum Dum Notables
1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker) (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs (Danton Burroughs’ widow)
3) Llana Jane Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter)
4) Dejah Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter)
5) Joe DeVito (http://www.jdevito.com/)
6) Scott Tracy Griffin (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
7) Michael R. Hudson (http://www.reelartstudios.com/ & http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/)
8) Diana Leto (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
9) Nancy Miller (Denny Miller’s widow)  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller
10) Jim Sullos (President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)
11) Cathy Mann Wilbanks (Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)

 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holems on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in September!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)


Regular Edition: $14.99
Limited Edition:  $49.99


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOLUME 3 - Coming in October!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strips from September 1935 through May 1937!
This giant-size third volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

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

List Price: $125.00




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!

"On the Billboards" by Miles Overholt from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 1, 1918
Pretty nearly every girl in the world, I guess, has wrapped up her name and sent it out in a package of prunes, or woolen socks, or something, asking the boys of the land to write to her. And a lot of otherwise disengaged boys have responded, too. Don't the divorce courts prove it?
"No Hero Is Mr. Munn" by William Degenhard from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1950
When a bookkeeper sees murder done, a killer's likely to find that his accounts are payable!
"Satan Hogs the Camera" by Emil Petaja from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
Jack Kelley doubled for the hero in Hollywood film fights. But when he undertook to stand in for the star in a real life-and-death scene, Kelley needed more than acting talent. For instead of cold celluloid, that outside drama was being shot in hot lead.


FLASH GORDON OMNIBUS - Coming in May!
by Jeff Parker (Author), Ben Acker (Author), Ben Blacker (Author), Chris Eliopoulos (Author, Artist), Nate Cosby (Author), Elliott Kalan (Author), Dan McCoy (Author), Stuart Wellington (Author), Evan Shaner (Artist), Sandy Jarrell (Artist), Richard Case (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist), Roberto Castro (Artist)

Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet Mongo, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against the iron-fisted tyrant Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving whole worlds? Will his less-rambunctious allies, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, force a lasting peace with such savage races as the Beast-Men of Arboria and Hawkmen of Sky City? Or will the universe fall to Ming The full-throttle, complete Flash Gordon saga is collected here, featuring epic space action from the wildly talented creative team of Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman) and Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman).

This out-of-sight Omnibus edition also includes bonus stories from faraway Mongo, as well as a comprehensive cover gallery!

Collects the complete 8-issue Flash Gordon comic book series, plus the Flash Gordon 2014 Holiday Special and Flash Gordon 2014 Annual.


Trade paperback, Full color, 272 pages, $29.99



Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Snow Globe - Coming in July!

The Death Dealer is widely considered one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time. With his menacing stare and bloodied weapon, he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen.

Frank Frazetta’s powerful painting is timelessly captured in this finely detailed sculpture. The brutality of the scattered bones is continued throughout the base to portray the wicked battlefield in which the Death Dealer exists. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter. With the sculpted base, this snow globe stands at 6.5” inches high. Beautifully packaged in a full-color collector’s box.


6.5” tall, $119.99, On sale July 22



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

Available for pre-order until February 21!

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.




ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.

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

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


As with previous "Kickstarter" titles released by The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen. 


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Kevin Smith  (Author), Phil Hester  (Author), Jonathan Lau (Artist)

A daring new vision of the iconic pulp hero Green Hornet by trailblazing filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy)! When a mysterious figure brutally and publicly murders his father, frivolous playboy Britt Reid Jr. inherits the legacy and mantle of Century City's greatest protector! Aided by his father's longtime ally, Kato, and an all-new, high-kicking female sidekick, the Hornet takes to the streets on a mission of justice.

Presenting, for the first time ever, the complete comic book adaptation of Smith's unproduced Green Hornet screenplay, plus an explosive bonus storyline of the reimagined Green Hornet and Kato, courtesy of Phil Hester and series artist Jonathan Lau. High-octane action, drama, and humor, as only Kevin Smith can deliver!


Trade paperback, Full color, 336 pages, $29.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, May 1936

Contents:
PUPPET PRINCESS by Lew Merrill
MOUNTAINEERS ARE TOUGH by Mort Lansing
THE BONES OF PIZARRO by Kenneth A. Nelson
PISTOLEER'S PARADISE by Clow Mand
DEATH'S PUPPET by Ken Cooper
DIANA DAW by Clayton Maxwell
IN DEBT TO THE DEVIL by Robert Leslie Bellem
TRIANGLE BY ARRANGEMENT by E. Hoffman Price
TERROR ISLAND by Tay Philips

Pulp Sized Magazine, 130 pages, $14.95


COMET, December 1940

The first issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
LORD OF THE SILENT DEATH by Robert Moore Williams
THE OVERSIGHT-- by Miles J. Breuer
BRATTON'S IDEA by Manly Wade Wellman
THE ULTIMATE IMAGE by P. Schuyler Miller
TICKETS TO PARADISE by D. L. James
EQUATION FOR TIME by R. R. Winterbotham
MOMUS' MOON by Eando Binder
PRIMAL CITY by Clark Ashton Smith
EYES THAT WATCH by Raymond Z. Gallun
IN THE EARTH'S SHADOW by John L. Chapman


Pulp Sized Magazine, 130 pages, $14.95
COMET, January 1941

The second issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
THE LIGHTNING'S COURSE by John Victor Peterson
THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE by Frank Edward Arnold
THE WAY BACK by Sam Moscowitz
AND RETURN by Eando Binder
MESSAGE FROM VENUS by R. R. Winterbotham
LUNAR STATION by Harl Vincent
THE VIBRATION WASPS by Frank Belknap Long
YESTERDAY'S REVENGE by H. L. Nichols

Pulp Sized Magazine, 132 pages, $14.95

COMET, March 1941

The third issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
THE IMMORTAL by Ross Rocklynne
THE STAR OF DREAMS by Jack Williamson
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REGULATOR by Arthur Cooke
DARK REALITY by Robert Moore Williams
HEADHUNTERS OF NUAMERICA by Stanton A. Coblentz
HEALING RAYS IN SPACE by J. Harvey Haggard
LIE ON THE BEAM by John Victor Peterson
COSMIC TRAGEDY by Thomas S. Gardiner
THE PLANET OF ILLUSION by Millard V. Gordon


Pulp Sized Magazine, 132 pages, $14.95









Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

RED NAILS by Robert E. Howard
 

One of the strangest stories ever written--the tale of a barbarian adventurer, a woman pirate, and a weird roofed city inhabited by the most peculiar race of men ever spawned!

VALERIA, a woman pirate forced to join a mercenary army, killed an officer and fled into the wilderness. CONAN, a Cimmerian, followed her, and caught up with her in a forest after a long pursuit.

And that was just the beginning of this great yarn.

This book contains the original text as it first appeared in Weird Tales pulp magazine as well as all of the original illustrations which accompanied this serial. This was the last Conan story written by Robert E. Howard and was published posthumously.

Hardcover with dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
144 pages
ISBN 978-1312860254
$34.95

Hardcover with casewrap cover:
8.25 x 10.5 inch
144 pages
$24.95

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
144 pages
ISBN 978-1507698587
Imprint: Fiction House Press

$12.95

    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press


James Bond:SPECTRE - First Video from Bond 24 Released!

Daniel Craig is back as superspy James Bond in Spectre with the first pic of 007 in action just released along with early behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot in Austria.

Work on the Sam Mendes-directed 24th James Bond movie has been underway since December 2014 and now the production’s YouTube channel has released the first behind-the-scenes video and the first still shot from the set of Spectre.

The cast of the upcoming project also includes returning Skyfall stars Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Ralph Fiennes, as well as Bond newcomers Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Monica  Bellucci.

Sam Mendes is once again directing, with Skyfall writers John Logan, Neil Purvis and Rob Wade also returning.


The location depicted in the video is the Austrian Alps. The film also has stops planned for London, Rome, Mexico City, and Tangier

Spectre is due in theaters November 6, 2015.


 
KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“It’s time to put on a SHOW!" Welcome to the KING, full of IMPOSSIBLE TRICKERY and DEMONIC DESTRUCTION and HEARTBREAKING VILLAINY and WITCH DOCTORING and GLOBAL CATASTROPHE and SMIRKING SLEIGHT-OF-HAND and DAPPER DETERMINATION! Witness MAGICAL MYSTERY by Eisner-Award Winner ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor the Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Marvel Zombies) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

The thrilling conclusion to Lone Ranger: Vindicated has it all including a Wild West Carnival, but the end comes at a cost as the Ranger and Tonto square off with the killers responsible for stealing the town's money and murdering it's most prominent citizens.Its a showdown not to be missed in the bloody town of Red River.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Lone Star Fury [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
James Reasoner writing as Jackson Cole

A plea for help from a woman he thought was dead brings Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield to the ghost town of Palminter. What he finds waiting for him is a storm of outlaw bullets—and an even deeper mystery that leads him to a mansion on top of a sinister mesa overlooking the Rio Grande. To survive, the legendary Lone Wolf will need his keen wits—and all his deadly gun skill!

Bestselling author James Reasoner brings his masterful storytelling talent to the iconic Western character Jim Hatfield, star of the long-running pulp magazine TEXAS RANGERS.

"Lone Star Fury" is a 7000 word novelette originally published in CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES nearly twenty years ago and now available again from Rough Edges Press.

Kindle Price:  $0.99 




THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Trailer #1 - Now online!

It's time for the Cold War to heat up once again as the first trailer for Guy Ritchie's big-screen reboot of 1960s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. shows spies from both sides of the Iron Curtain coming together for the good of mankind.

Henry Cavill takes on the role of Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent forced by circumstances to team with his opposite number in the KGB, Ilya Kuryakin — played by Armie Hammer — with Hugh Grant, Jared Harris and Elizabeth Debicki filling out the cast.

In addition to directing, Ritchie co-wrote the screenplay for the franchise revival with producer Lionel Wigram.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will be released on Aug. 14, 2015.



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

Now available and highly recommended!


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


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




Mike Chomko -  January 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books for January thru March 2015

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/



Moonstone Books
DOC SAVAGE: THE FRIGHTENED FISH
by Will Murray
Arriving in comic shops February 18!
Previews Exclusive!
Never published in hardcover before, and the paperback has been out of print for over 20 years!

This tale takes place near the end of Doc Savage's amazing career. The tone of the story and the characterization of the characters are consistent with the later work of Lester Dent. In "The Frightened Fish", working from story notes by Lester Dent, Will Murray presents us with a story of the early Cold War, and a sequel to Lester?s 1948 masterpiece, The Red Spider, in which a more mature and emotionally sophisticated Man of Bronze tackles an international threat which resonates with today's ecologically-challenged headlines. Characters from his past reappear, and Doc Savage is tested in ways never before imagined. In the fifteen year span of Doc's career, he grew as an individual. Everyone changes and grows over time and so did Doc Savage. The plot in "The Frightened Fish" deals with no less that the possible start of World War III!

An amazing villain returns to again warp the course of history! D oc pulls the Helldiver out of mothballs for a trip across the Pacific to occupied Japan! This edition has a new introduction by the author as well!
 

Author: Will Murray
Cover: Doug Klauba
Hardcover, 6" x 9", 160 pages, $19.99



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


The Emperor - New!
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving

PS Publishing
H. P. Lovecraft: Weird Poems
Coming soon!


 Stephen Jones has put together the definitive volume of HPL's poetry complete with more wonderful Pete Von Sholly artwork.
The draft cover is shown below. The book is scheduled for launch at Providence's NecronomiCon in August.



PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #6 - New!
A look at ARGOSY during 1941
"EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY 1941" by Mike Taylor


PulpdomOnline #5
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.




PULP FACTORY AWARDS

For the first time, the voting this year is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! 
Simply fill out the ballot below and return it to Andrew Salmon (
andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com
). 

BEST PULP NOVEL:
The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)


BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY:
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP SHORT STORY:
"Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
"The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
"Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
"The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
"The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP COVER:
Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS:

Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest 2015 Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 13

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — dealers’ room set-up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — early registration
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM — dealers’ room open for early-bird shopping

Programming
8:00 PM — Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, pulp author and the creator of DC Comics (Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson)
8:40 PM — Thrilling Detectives (John Wooley and John Locke)
9:20 PM — 75 Years of Street & Smith Comics (Anthony Tollin, Tony Isabella, and Will Murray)
10:05 PM — Saddle Up! A Look at the Western Heroes of the Thrilling Group (Ed Hulse)
10:50 PM — Pulpcraft: a counterintelligence and espionage guide to the pulp adventures of The Shadow (Tim King)
11:00PM — OUT OF MIND and PICKMAN’S MODEL (Lovecraft at the movies)

Friday, August 14

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — early registration and dealers’ room set-up
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — The Pulp Magazine Project (Nathan Madison and Patrick Belk)
7:05 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2015 (Convention chairman Jack Cullers)
7:10 PM — Play Ball: A look at the sports pulps (Michelle Nolan)
7:45 PM — Leo Margulies: The Little Giant of the Pulps (Ed Hulse, Will Murray and Philip M. Sherman)
8:40 PM — Our Guest of Honor (horror writer Chet Williamson)
9:25 PM — FarmerCon X presentation (to be determined)
10:00 PM — The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos (John Haefele, Don Herron, Tom Krabacher, Rick Lai, and Nathan Madison)
10:50 PM — Thrilling Heroes of Standards Pulps and Comics (Matt Moring, Michelle Nolan, and Garyn Roberts)
11:30 pm — THE CALL OF CTHULHU and COOL AIR (Lovecraft at the movies)

Saturday, August 15

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — The Heirs of WEIRD TALES (Ron Fortier, et al)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — New Fictioneer reading (to be determined)
5:00 PM — PulpFest 2015 Group Meal at Buca di Beppo (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:10 PM — PulpFest 2015 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:40 PM — 2015 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Randy Cox)
7:55 PM — Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine” (Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Tom Krabacher, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts)
8:45 pm — Rudolph Belarski, Pulp Artist (David Saunders)
9:30 pm — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison and Joseph Saine)
11:30 pm — THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS (Lovecraft at the Movies)

Sunday, August 16

Dealer’s Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — dealers’ room open to all while dealers pack up (buying opportunities may be limited)
 Please note that this is a preliminary schedule, subject to change.

For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.


Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.



Escape the cold weather by attending the Pulp AdventureCon in Fort Lauderdale.

In two weeks, we crack a bottle of champagne on the maiden voyage of Pulp Adventurecon in Florida!

If you're in Broward County on vacation, make plans to swing by the Universal Palms Hotel -- or tell a Florida-based pulp-collecting pal.

Such longtime pulp stalwarts as David Alexander, Heartwood Auctions, Jeffrey Shanks, Scott Hartshorn, and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will set up shop in the vendor room.

CJ's Comics & Collectibles, located in Fort Lauderdale, will also set up with a selection of Golden Age comics, magazines, and pulpy-items.

Our friend and guest J. David Spurlock will be on-hand, with a wide selection of titles from Vanguard Productions -- including The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, which is garnering rave reviews from pulp fans and art historians alike.

 For more information, visit www.pulpadventure.com.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Viper - New!
Tom's Interview - New!
Heroes of Ancient Greece - New!
The Emperor's Gambit - New!
Pangaea: Eden's Planet Review - New!
Fading Shadows Releases & More
The Green Ghost

         Pulp Den  

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

Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Dynamite’s ‘Justice Inc.’ - New!
‘The Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 2′ - New!
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 11: Force Majeure’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

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

Pulp 2.0 Press
The Twilight Avenger
by John Wooley & Terry Tidwell

Now available!

When brilliant graduate student and football star, REECE CHAMBERS loses his fiancee’ to gangsters ruled by the mysterious CENTIPEDE, he uses science to create an avenging alter-ego… THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!

Armed with a gas gun, a blinding light, and the burning passion of vengeance, The Twilight Avenger joins forces with plucky reporter, JOAN CASEY and scientist DR. MILTON HERTH to take on machine-gunning gangsters, masked masterminds, and devilish dames. This exclusive PULP 2.0 edition restores the entire origin serial into a collectible graphic novel format. Thrill to the 1930′s nail-biting adventures of the masked mystery man who strikes terror into the hearts of criminals throughout the oil-soaked badlands!

FEATURES:
THE COMPLETE FIRST TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!
AN EXCLUSIVE TWILIGHT AVENGER PULP TALE “THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD!”
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN PRINT!
THE TWILIGHT AVENGER CASTING CALL!
TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL LOBBY CARDS!


Page Count: 118
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6.69″ x 9.61″
Language: English
Color: Black and White with Bleed



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #72
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2 Audiobook
Crimson Doom by Robert Sidney Bowen

Read by Alan Taylor. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!


Out of Asia had come a new threat to civilization––Fire-Eyes! A mysterious tyrant, absolute commander of the air, land and sea forces a trembling world called the Black Invaders, he called himself the Emperor of the World. And Fire-Eyes had earned that terrible title.

The first to fall had been the Asian continent itself. Europe crumbled next before the onslaught of the merciless Black Invaders. Now they had seized control of Canada, and were poised to strike south––south into the heart of the United States of America!

Against Fire-Eyes and his chief pilot, the Black Hawk, stood the men of the United States Air Force. And none was more capable than Captain Dusty Ayres and his resourceful wingmen, Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton. Flying planes more advanced than anything in the sky, the men of High Speed Group #7 were the flashing tip of the spear against the encroaching Black legions.

This was the premise of Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds, Popular Publications’ short-lived foray into futuristic air-war. The prolific Robert Sydney Bowen told the story of the Second World War as he envisioned it in the years 1934 and ’35. A practitioner of the “Yammering Guns” school of pulp aviation fiction, Bowen created the series in response to Robert J. Hogan’s immensely successful G-8 and His Battle Aces, but set his stories a decade into the future instead in retelling the sky skirmishes of World War I.

The result was a twelve-part saga in which every issue told another stand-alone installment of Dusty Ayres’ ferocious fight against the Black Invaders of Fire-Eyes. And for the back of the magazine, Bowen penned additional short stories depicting other theaters of conflict in this desperate last-ditch effort to preserve America and human civilization from the remorseless enemy.

In the second stirring installment, Crimson Doom, Dusty is once more pitted against the seemingly unkillable enemy pilot known as the Black Hawk, as the son of the President of the United States is taken hostage in a cruel effort to break the will of the U.S.A. But the forces of Fire-Eyes reckoned without the skill and daring of Dusty Ayres, who takes to the sky to rescue this all-important pawn, and hurl back the encroaching armies of the Black Invaders.

Crimson Doom is read by Alan Taylor, along with three extra stories of Battle Birds versus Black Invaders, “The Floating Phantom”, “The Silver Caterpillar” and “The Death Bomber.”

6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #73
Thibaut Corday of the Foreign Legion #1 Audiobook
The Death Watch by Theodore Roscoe

Read by Roy Worley. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

“Be there a man with soul so dead that it didn’t tingle a trifle when his ears heard mention of the Foreign Legion of France! La Legion Etrangere! The Hell Battalion! The Army of the Damned! The Stepsons of Madam Republic! The sun-bitten, war-smitten corps that has carried the Tricolor from Casablanca to Hanoi, Dahomey to Somaliland, the English Channel to Madagascar. The outfit known to French regulars as ‘cavalry on foot’ because it can march so fast and far. The Legion!”
—Theodore Roscoe



Stories of the French Foreign Legion were a staple of the great pulp magazines of the 20th Century. The ingredients of high adventure were embedded in the unique situation of fighting men from all around the world, fleeing from the law, broken hearts or other nameless tragedies, banded together in exotic foreign lands in service to French national interests. In an earlier era, these infamous soldiers of misfortune were a symbol of romantic glory.

P. C. Wren’s oft-filmed Beau Geste was the most celebrated French Foreign Legion novel ever penned, but when it came to short stories and novelettes, Theodore Roscoe was the prince of the genre. His battle-seasoned Legionnaire, Old Thibaut Corday, has also stood the test of time, thanks to the author’s immensely imaginative storytelling skills––and the fact that he wrote about people and places he knew because he visited them.

The series ran in the pages of Argosy between 1929-39. Corday is a retired fighting man dwelling in Algiers, who spins tales of his soldiering days for any who will listen. Dubbed the “Bearded Scheherazade of the Legion,” Corday recounts, not dusty yarns of outpost forts in distant deserts, but strange stories that defy rational explanation. Defy––not for deny. For no matter how wild the tale, no matter how much the canny old Legionnaire seems to be stretching the truth, there is always a satisfying solution.

For what we hope to be the first of many audiobooks centering about this colorful character, we present Thibaut Corday’s debut story, “Better Than Bullets,” as well as “The Dance of the Seven Veils,” “An Eye for an Eye,” and the absorbing novelette, “The Death March.” They comprise a stirring introduction to this immortal character and his fellow soldiers of misfortune, Yankee Bill the Elephant and Christianity Jensen the Dane. If you think the exploits of the French Foreign Legion is old stuff, Theodore Roscoe will show you how great tales are told––if you will only lend an ear to Old Thibaut Corday as he weaves yet another eye-popping yarn of his youth....

Thibaut Corday is the perfect protagonist for audiobooks! Read with appropriate aplomb by Roy Worley.

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
  Now available!

 
"Paul Wilson and Tracy Carbone have penned a winner. The suspense is razor sharp and the characters masterfully drawn. Paul Wilson is at the top of the game, and Tracy Carbone is a welcome addition to the genre. You'll love The Proteus Cure." – Michael Palmer, NY Times best selling author of Political Suicide


In medical ethics, the line between right and wrong is often blurred. Who is to decide what is for the good of humanity?

Changing the world. One person at a time…

That is the mission statement of Tethys Hospital, run by Dr. Bill Gilchrist and his deformed sister, Abra. VG723, their revolutionary stem-cell-based therapy, appears to be capable of doing just that for the cancer patients who come to Tethys. VG723 is often their last hope. But if they match the protocol, they're virtually guaranteed a cure.

Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying. As the body count grows, Sheila finds her own life in danger. She comes to suspect there might be a literal meaning behind the Tethys motto – but can she learn the truth in time to save herself and millions of others?
 
Read by Nick Santa Maria with hard-driving intensity.
 
"Wilson is one of the masters of the medical thriller." – Larry King
 
11 hours - $21.99 Download / $43.98 Audio CDs




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

Battle Birds #54: The Last Dogfight
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #18: The Midnight Ace
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Fighting Aces #12: Aces Can't Go Home
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Sports Novels: "Backcourt Badman" by Ray P. Shotwell
Sports thrills, ripped from the burning pages of one of the all-time great sports magazines of the 1930s, Sports Novels! Magazines containing sports fiction were one of the staples of the pulp magazines, becoming popular in the early 1920s and by the mid-1930s there were over two dozen titles on the newsstands. In early 1937, Popular Publications decided to enter the lucrative field of the sports fiction magazines. The April-May 1937 issue of Sports Novels hit the newsstands in late March, featuring an eye-catching baseball cover. For the next fifteen years, each issue featured stories of football, boxing, baseball, hockey, track, basketball, tennis and hockey. Nearly every sport imaginable was represented in the long-running magazine. It continued publishing for a total of eighty-five issues until the April 1952 issue, when pulp magazines were in their waning days. Vintage Sports Novels are now being reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.


Seven Horror Stories 99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many tales selected from the pages of Horror Stories. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks. Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Book 1       Book 2      Book 3      Book 4      Book 5      Book 6    Book 7


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







RED SONJA #100 - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, Eric Trautmann, Michael Avon Oeming
(Artists) Sergio Davila, Pablo Marcos, Dave Acosta, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga
(Covers) Ed Benes, Robert Hack, Andrew Pepoy, Ken Haeser


Who knows how to celebrate ten years of Dynamite publishing better than the She-Devil with a Sword herself, RED SONJA? And she’s invited some serious barbarian bards to help! Past and present Sonja scribes GAIL SIMONE (current monthly writer), LUKE LIEBERMAN (the man behind Queen Sonja), MIKE OEMING (the first scribe of Red Sonja’s tenure at Dynamite), ERIC TRAUTMANN (who swept Sonja across the many Hyborian kingdoms), and ROY THOMAS (the man who started it all) pair up with beloved artists for this phenomenal five-story, supersized anthology, celebrating Red Sonja and her many roles and sojourns throughout the Hyborian Age!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 18




Robert E. Howard's CONAN - Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of - Coming in August!

Modiphius Entertainment announces the definitive sword & sorcery roleplaying game, planned for launch August 2015
 
KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of....
 
Modiphius is proud to announce a licensing deal with Conan Properties to publish Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of. This is CONAN roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age! We plan to bring the game right back to its roots, focusing on the original stories by Robert E. Howard.
 
Modiphius has scored a leading team of Hyborian Age scribes to chronicle these adventures including Timothy Brown (designer of the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons & Dragons), award-winning Robert E. Howard scholar and essayist Jeffrey Shanks (Conan Meets the Academy, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies, Zombies from the Pulps!), Jason Durall (Basic Roleplaying, Serenity, The Laundry), Chris Lites (Paizo, Savage Worlds, Omni, Slate), and many more to be announced.
 
Players and GM’s alike will feel the might of the 2d20 game system, the cinematic roleplaying rules devised by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire) for Mutant Chronicles, and sharpened up for intense sword and sorcery action. The 2d20 system lets players experience the true pulp adventure of the CONAN stories.
 
Howard expert Jeffrey Shanks will approve all content, ensuring it remains true to the spirit of the source material and brings the Hyborian Age to life. World-famous CONAN artist Sanjulian (Conan Ace Paperbacks, Vampirella, Eerie, Creepy) has been commissioned, as well as Carl Critchlow (Batman/Judge Dredd, Anderson: Psi Division). Joining them are other CONAN greats such as Mark Schultz (The Coming of Conan, Xenozoic Tales, Prince Valiant), Tim Truman (Dark Horse Conan, Grimjack, Jonah Hex), Phroilan Gardner (Age of Conan, World of Warcraft), Alex Horley (Blizzard, Heavy Metal, Magic: The Gathering) and many more.
 
Modiphius is working with other Conan Properties licensing partners including Monolith Board Games, creator of the hit CONAN boardgame which has surpassed $2 million on Kickstarter, and Funcom, creator of the long-running, free-to-play, MMO Age of Conan. Modiphius plans some select supplements including missions designed for the Monolith boardgame, as well as floorplan tile sets allowing you to use Conan miniatures in your roleplaying adventures!
 
Modiphius is already working on the roleplaying corebook for Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of to be released this Fall. A Kickstarter is planned for the summer to fund a larger range of roleplaying supplements, campaigns, and accessories to follow the core book.
 
Ho, Dog Brothers! (and Sisters) Don your mail, hone your blade, and pray to whatever fickle gods might listen. Harken to the sound of clanging steel, cries of battle, and death curses spat from bloody, frothing lips!

Tread the jeweled thrones of the earth at www.modiphius.com/conan or die in towers of spider-haunted mystery. Crom cares not!




Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Pre-orders coming soon....!












The Saint: The Complete Series - Coming May 26!
Featuring Roger Moore as The Saint

The Saint - The Complete Series 33-DVD set will come with extras such as Introductions on Select Episodes, Audio Commentary on Select Episodes, and an Interview with Sir Roger Moore.

Price is $199.98 SRP, but you can pre-order it from either Amazon.com or from the Shout! Factory online store (see links below) at a discount.
If you pre-order it from the Shout! store, they will ship it 4 weeks early.


When sinners strike, call on THE SAINT!

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint- The Complete Series.

Starring the perfectly-cast Roger Moore as Simon Templar, The Saint was a benchmark in the lifespan of the character, and a stepping stone to Moore taking on the role of an even more well-known man of action later in his career. Featuring thrilling acts of derring-do, beautiful places (and people), and a sly wit, this complete set of all 118 episodes of The Saint are a heavenly addition to your collection.

With guest star appearances by Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), Donald Sutherland (The Dirty Dozen), Edward Woodward (TV's "The Equalizer"), a bevy of Bondian beauties (Goldfinger's Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, as well as Lois "Miss Moneypenny" Maxwell), and many more.

Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, it's time to say "Halo!" to The Saint.

Bonus Features
Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director


DISCS: 33
RUN-TIME: 5,660 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1
COLOR: Color/Black & White
LANGUAGE: English
REGION 1
RATING: NR
PRODUCTION DATE: 1962-1969
CLOSED-CAPTION: No
SUBTITLES: None



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Mother Goose Murders - New!
Death Stalks the U.N. - New!
The Plot Master
The Crime Cult
The Ghost Makers
The Broken Napoleons

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS HC
DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BY MATT WAGNER
Arriving in comic shops February 18!

(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres (Cover) Chris Samnee

The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines. Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I. How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane? A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?

The Shadow Knows! Collects the complete ten-issue storyline (#1-10) from The Shadow: Year One, including a pin-up gallery of over 50 comic book covers (by top-tier artistic talent including Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and Wilfredo Torres), plus the complete script to the first chapter. Every copy comes signed by Matt Wagner, Shadow writer extraordinaire and acclaimed writer/artist of Grendel and Mage!


Hardcover, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $39.99




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

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights
Lee Brown Coye and The Blair Witch Project
Weird Tales Books

ZORRO OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Matt Wagner (Author, Artist), Francesco Francavilla (Artist), Cezar Razek (Artist)

Collected for the first time ever in its entirety is the critically-acclaimed Zorro series by Eisner-Award-Winner Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman: Faces), including The Fox's very own origin story, based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende. At last, find out how and why Don Diego de la Vega chose to don the black mask and sombrero and make his very first infamous mark of the "Z"! Meanwhile, love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success? Then, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates as the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego, Diego! - With art by Eisner-Award-Winner Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie) and Cesar Rezak (Battlestar Galactica).

Trade paperback, Full color, 544 pages, $29.99









06 February 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
JUPITER ASCENDING
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
March 6, 2015   
CHAPPIE
April 10, 2015
EX MACHINA
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
May 22, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
TOMORROWLAND
June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

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

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE


May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 11, 2016
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2


March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.


Adventure House
Now Open for Bidding!

Auction #46 - Lots of great Pulps

Adventure House Auction #46 now open.
Why not start out with a bang.  A new year...a new auction...filled with some of the best books we could find.

PLANET STORIES W/49 - VG-FN
DAN TURNER HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE - Reprint - FN
CAPTAIN COMBAT 08/40 - G
BILL BARNES AIR ADVENTURER 09/34 - VG
BATTLE STORIES 02/32 - G-VG
SHADOW ANNUAL 1947 - FA-G
POPULAR MAGAZINE 12/07/28 - VG
SKY BIRDS 10/31 - VG
PLANET STORIES 11/50 - FN
CONFLICT SUMMER/33 - G-VG
DARE-DEVIL ACES 03/34 - VG
DANGER TRAIL 10/27 - G-VG
FAR EAST ADVENTURE STORIES 01/31 - VG
ADVENTURE NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES 07/37 - VG-FN
HERITAGE OF THE FLAMING GOD 05/99 - VF
THE LAND OF FROUD 09/77 - VF
ASTOUNDING STORIES [S&S Run of 69 issues]
TROPICAL ADVENTURES 05/28 - VG

These which total 211 lots of fine quality material.  Most in VG and better condition. 



Adventure House
 

Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!




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

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




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

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


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




Altus Press
Coming soon!  

Secret Agent "X": The Complete Series, Volume 7
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Introduction by Tom Johnson


For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts:
"The Doom Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain."
This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!
 

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

THE SHADOW Volume 93: "Brothers of Doom" & "The Three Brothers"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Knight of Darkness returns in two searing mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness and his agents meet the challenge of an evil foursome who have made a deadly compact as "Brothers of Doom" Then, The Shadow investigates "The Three Brothers" to discover which is the evil mastermind behind a series of enigmatic murders! BONUS: The illustrated origin of "Iron Munro, the Astounding Man" by Otto Binder and E. C. Stoner from the rare first issue of SHADOW COMICS! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-170-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Premier writer Derrick Ferguson comes on the show to talk about his adventure hero Dillon and lots of other things!  He lets usknow what is coming and gives some exclusive revelations.  Join us for a rollicking interview!


Past episodes:
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"
Michael Vance - "Young Nemo and the Black Knights"
Jay Ryan - The Big Book of Bronze 6
I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!


At the Earth's Core [Blu-ray] - Now available!

They're in it Deep now! Murderous monsters, scantily clad prehistoric playmates and telepathic pterodactyls inhabit the center of our world in this colorful fantasy-adventure about a manned "drill-craft" boring its way to the center of the Earth! Starring sci-fi superstars Doug McClure (The Land That Time Forgot), Peter Cushing (Nothing But the Night) and Caroline Munro (Maniac), this subterranean chiller is the most endearingly whimsical entertainment on - or under - the planet's surface! There's more than lava at the Earth's core. There's also Pellucidar: an underground empire where gargantuan pterodactyls torture and enslave all humanoids - including the lovely Dia (Munro). But all that could change when a surface-dwelling scientist (Cushing) and an American businessman (McClure) drive their powerful "Iron Mole" straight into Pellucidar... stirring up a great deal more than dirt, rocks and lava! Wonderfully directed by sci-fi specialist, Kevin Connor (The People That Time Forgot).

Actors: Doug McClure
Directors: Kevin Connor
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Kino Lorber
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2015
Run Time: 89 minutes




Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE PHILOSOPHICAL VOYAGER
IN A LAND UNKNOWN TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH

by Monsieur de Listonai
adapted by Brian Stableford

              
This elaborate French utopia, written by Monsieur de Listonai (pseudonym of Daniel Jost Villeneuve) and published in 1761, describes the journey of an inhabitant of the Earth to the hidden face of the Moon which is reached via a flying space galley, complete with pilot, navigator and crew. There, he meets the Selenite Arzame who takes him to the fortified city of Selenopolis, a perfect square built according to symmetry and universal philosophical principles, whose citizens always behave with intelligent discernment and view the universe in ways that are radically different than those expressed by the people of Earth.

The Philosophical Voyager is the most spectacular early attempt to put narrative flesh on the idea of progress as it was understood in the Enlightenment Era, and it remained the boldest and most wide-reaching work of its kind for at least half a century.


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 356 pages 

Balzac's Cane
by Delphine de Girardin
adapted by Brian Stableford

            
Delphine de Girardin (1804-1855) was the daughter of famous writer and playwright Sophie Gay (1776-1852). She began writing at an early age, publishing two books of poems in 1824 and 1824, and a popular collection of children's stories in 1833. She later married writer-journalist Emile de Girardin (1802-1881) and became an important figure in the Romantic Movement.

This book collects two of her best Romantic fantasies: The Lorgnon (1831), about a pair of glasses that enables their wearer to read thoughts, and Balzac's Cane (1836), in which the famous author allows a young man down on is luck to borrow the eponymous object, which confers upon its owner the gift of invisibility.

These two stories remain highly readable today, all the more so if one can discover them with an awareness of their ground-breaking qualities.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 324 pages 

THE CLONE REBELLION
by P.J. Hérault
adapted by Michael Shreve

For centuries, the Great Federation of Sirius has been at war with the Vegian Confederacy. However, the millions of soldiers dying on the stellar battlefields are not men, but armies of clones genetically engineered to be starship troopers. One day, one of them, Coordinator Jivane Perich, becomes aware of this monstrous injustice and, on the eve of the most formidable battle of this forever war, decides to lead a Clone Rebellion...

P.J. Hérault is a grandmaster of French science fiction who has been favorably compared by genre scholars and critics to such figures as Robert Heinlein, David Weber and Peter F. Hamilton. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Cyrano life achievement award.

If there is a common thread in Hérault's works, it is the futility of armed conflict and their author's deep aversion to violence. Ironically, while many of his heroes are former military, they never hesitate to take the measures necessary to survive and achieve peace and justice, as is the case with The Clone Rebellion, published in 2005.

      
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 364 pages 



Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


THE TREASON TRUST
The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories by Arthur B. Reeve

 
With an introduction by J. Randolph Cox.
 
Before CSI, there was Craig Kennedy, the most famous "scientific detective" of all time.
 
Follow Kennedy, known as "the American Sherlock Holmes," as he unravels a web of dope, kidnapping and white slavery in "The Abduction Club," deciphers the case of "The Stolen War Secret," and battles espionage, duplicity and treachery while helping to protect the American home front in "The Treason Trust," "The Film Murder," "The Star-Shell" and "The Love Game."
 
Extremely popular when written, this is the first book appearance of these novellas and short stories in their original form since their initial publications.


Trade paperback / 260 pages / Price: $14.95 US

WOMEN ARE THAT WAY by David H. Keller, MD
 
With an introduction by Gene Christie.
 
Descend into a world of depravity and glimpse into the most bizarre tales imaginable, showcasing Keller as a master of psychological horror.
 • Who would kidnap thirty-three pathetic microcephalons-and for what perverse goal?
 • Is the ancient axe truly cursed? Will its new owner be forced to re-enact a tragic past?
 • What strange magic allows the beautiful showgirl to maintain her youth and beauty for decades for a lustful audience?
 • Why did Johnson falsely report to police that he had brutally murdered his spouse?
 • What final inconvenience did the ungrateful husband cause for his domineering wife?


Trade paperback / 167 pages / Price: $14.95 US




Black Dog Books
Post Holiday Sale 2014!
For a limited time we have bundled together many of our most popular titles into Sale Packs for the holiday season.


Take advantage of the unbelievable prices, ranging from 25 to 40% off!

PICK 2, YOUR CHOICE
Pick any two titles normally priced at $19.95 each and pay only $30. A savings of 25%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

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

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

Red Trails and The Shadow of the Tomahawk.
Normally retailing for $30, this two-pack is specially priced at $20.
Sax Rohmer Mysteries 3-Pack
The Voice of Kali, The Leopard Couch and The Green Spider—including multiple stories
never before available in the US!
Normally priced at $59 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $40. A savings of more than 30%! 
Singapore Sammy by George Worts 2-pack!
Singapore Sammy gives readers a thrill in these two collections of his roaring adventures,
South of Sulu and The Python Pit.
Normally retailing for $40, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
The Best of Adventure 2-Pack
Volume 1 and Volume 2-Our popular anthology series of works from the early years of Adventure magazine. Due to popular demand this sale is being offered again. Normally priced at $70 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $44.95. A savings of almost 40%!
Spicy Western 3-Pack
Lust of the Lawless, Trail of the Snake and Nomad's Trail.
Normally priced at $37 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $27.
Creeping Terror 4-Pack
The Man from Hell, The People of the Pit, The Surgeon of Souls and Demons of the Night. Collections guaranteed to unnerve you.
Normally priced at $68 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $50.
G-Men Galore 2-Pack
Shock Troops of Justice and Bring 'Em Back Dead.
Normally priced at $50 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Fly the Killer Skies 2-Pack
Wings of War—The Adventure of the Lone Eagle by F.E. Rechnitzer and The Skull Squadron by Lester Dent.
Normally priced at $45 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Early Science Fiction 2-Pack
The Man Who Found Zero and The Space Annihilator.
Normally priced at $33 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $24.50.
Bedford-Jones 2-Pack
Two of our best-selling titles—The Golden Goshawk and The Master of Dragons.
Normally priced at $20 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $15.

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

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

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

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









Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Sampler
 Now available!

The majority of people who visit this site are already familiar with Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the flagship publication of Murania Press. A good many are subscribers; some have been supporting the magazine since it was launched in 2002. But my little corner of cyberspace also receives a fair number of visitors who, while having a genuine interest in the subjects BnT covers, have never seen an issue. These include, for example, fans of vintage movies, who have purchased such Murania Press books as Cliffhanger Classics, Western Movie Roundup, and Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders. Occasionally, when selling my wares at shows that cater to film buffs, those folks will casually flip through an issue and say, “Well, this looks interesting. I’ll have to try one some time.”
 
It’s primarily for such people that I’ve just put together The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Sampler, which reprints material from issues 24 through 29 as it originally appeared in the magazine’s pages. I could have produced a third volume of The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, but the first two don’t accurately represent BnT in that they are smaller in size, with reset type and only a tiny sampling of the illustrations that grace each number. Quite frankly, I’m trying to appeal to potential subscribers and believe I’ll have better luck with a compilation replicating the actual pages of popular articles from the recent past.
 
I’ve deliberately chosen for the Sampler a number of articles whose subjects are such readily familiar characters as Zorro, Tarzan, The Shadow, Hopalong Cassidy, and The Green Hornet. Those pieces — some of BnT’s best, in my opinion — should prove attractive to readers who might be less enthusiastic about, say, my 22,000-word survey of The Popular Magazine, which is also reprinted in the Sampler. And I’m betting some folks who purchase issues sporadically will be delighted to buy for $19.95 (postage included) a jumbo-sized BnT containing the best material from six back issues that cost $11.95 each.
 
If you’re among those who’ve thought about trying BnT for a long time without ever “pulling the trigger,” take a chance on the Sampler and see what you’ve been missing. I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln - New!
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford - New!
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley - New!
Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon
Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer
Viva THRILLING WONDER STORIES!
Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob!
Windy City 2015 Film Program


Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #16
Now available!


Featuring the works of Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, and L. H. Hayum.

Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own!

"Thubway Tham's Four Queens" by Johnston McCulley -- Detective Craddock has his suspicions, but the notorious pickpocket known as Thubway Tham considered himself a guest of honor at a high-stakes poker game.

"The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch -- He awaited his destiny, watching the stars for a sign from afar ...

"63,571" by L. L. Hayum -- She was slaving over a hot griddle when someone offered her a ride in a fancy new car. Why not?

Original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts. Classic cover by Norman Saunders, courtesy of the artist's estate.


130 pages, $12.95




CONAN / RED SONJA #2 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 11!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Conan and Red Sonja unite to stop a sorcerer-priest from creating a new age in Hyborian warfare! Exposed to a deadly toxin, barbarian and she-devil race against time to save themselves!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 11





CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



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

Forgotten Books: THE LINKS -and- "The Murdered Mummy" by Robert Leslie Bellem - New!
Comic Gallery: Johnny Craig on CRIME PATROL (1949-50) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1935) - New!
Comic Gallery: AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES (1948) - New!
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on THRILLING ADVENTURES (1936)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1938)
SHADOW COMICS 46, 47 & 48 (1945)  
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on ACES (1931)  


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




DOC SAVAGE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops February 11!

Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze - raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, a true Renaissance Man of the Atomic Age! Accompanied by a hand-picked team of highly-specialized men and women, Clark Savage, Jr. travels the world, using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and advance human civilization. But is the world ready to be saved? Developing treatments to prolong human life by decades, medically altering the behavior of criminals, and building a synchronized network to link all humanity... these are the advancements that Doc Savage's grand vision promises for Earth. And so, too, are they the targets of megalomaniacs, cultists, and power brokers the whole world over!

The legendary man of action is back, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment's massive Doc Savage Omnibus, a complete collection of the eight-issue maxi-series by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Masks) and Bilquis Evely (The Shadow).

As a bonus, the omnibus includes a world-trotting solo adventure of Doc Savage against the subversive Science Society, originally presented in the Doc Savage 2014 Annual by Shannon Eric Denton (Graveslinger) and Roberto Castro (Spider-Man), as well as a cover gallery featuring the talents of Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers).


Trade paperback, 240 pages, $29.99, On sale February 11




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo.(free)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
75 East Main Street (weather permitting)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan”
[by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting

Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)

9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker
[by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members to be  determined.(Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting

Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB*s influence on modern Sci-Fi
                 Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin;
                 Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni]
(Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now

Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holems on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


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"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
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