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Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Winter 1953
Now available! 

The Staring Killer - Robert Wallace
"The murderer had his eyes on Muriel Havens for a date with death—but he didn't know Van Loan would come along to chaperone the party!  A baffling waterfront crime mystery."
 
"Better off Dead" by Katherine Vail
"Homicide" by Carroll John Daly
"A Lethal Bit of Heaven" by Gene Austin
"The Man Who Killed A Hundred Men" by Thomas Thursday
"A Hand for Murder" by Morris Cooper

 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Black Book Detective Magazine - 11/34
Now available! 
Design for Death
 
"The World Series Murder" by George A. Starbird
"Fallen Angel" by Richard E. Conan
"Bridesmaid of Death" by H.M. Appel
"With Inspector's Honors" by Lurton Blassingame
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Far East Adventure Stories - 12/31
Now available! 

Wings Along the Amur
 
"Wings Along the Amur" by Ace Williams
"On the Road From Mandalay" by A. Kinney Griffith
"The Laughing Jackass" by Chester L .Saxby
"The Phantom Killer" by Leslie T. White
"The Bushrangers of Australia" by Wallace R. Bamber
"Up River From Sandakan" by Geoffrey Vace
"Coconuts and Cannibals" by A. Hyatt Verrill
"Nocturne" by Sgt. Herbert E. Smith
"The Fourth Man" by T. Chambers Atkinson
"The Midnight Horde" [Part 3] by Hugh B. Cave
 
Cover Artist: George E. Harris


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



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

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


Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!



Adventures in Bronze
Now available!

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

Softcover edition - $24.95

Hardcover edition - Coming soon!






Altus Press
Coming soon!  

Will Murray has announced that he is writing an authorized Tarzan novel for Altus Press.
A sequel to Tarzan the Terrible, but set during WWII, its working title is Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don.
Joe DeVito's wraparound cover will be unveiled soon.





Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

 
316 pages / $12.96 softcover / $6.99 ebook

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Altus Press
Now available!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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

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

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Altus Press
Now available!

Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
by Arthur D. Howden Smith
 Introduction by Sai Shankar


The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend.
Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East,
the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
 
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine,
Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world.
Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
 
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps
ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pre-order and pledge your support!

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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






Andy McDermott: The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Arriving in bookstores September 30!

In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard. When Nina Wilde, head of the International Heritage Agency (IHA), and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, arrive to investigate, they are told a chilling story: A scholar has discovered that the stone may be one of two keys to finding the mythological site of Valhalla, where the Vikings predicted the world’s final battle would begin. The second stone lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they’re hit with a shocking surprise.
 
 Covert agents from around the world, including a ruthless mole in the IHA, are drawn into a lethal game, . Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie’s past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world . . . and one that could destroy it.


Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Dell

List Price: $9.99


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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

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


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





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito
Will and Joe discuss the new volume in "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series:  The Ice Genius!  Written by Will Murray, based on an idea from Lester Dent, with a rollicking cover by Joe De Vito. 
We discuss the new novel, up coming volumes in the series, new pulp projects and more!



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #1
Detective Fiction Weekly August 19,1939

Now available!


Six exciting stories from the August 19, 1939 issue of DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY magazine!
Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction


Launched in September 1924 by Frank A. Munsey, FLYNN’S was one of the most popular and longest running of all the detective pulps. It ran for more than 900 issues and 28 years under a variety of titles. It published stories by the likes of Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner, among others. In June of 1928 it was renamed DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and ran 14 years under that title, making this its most popular incarnation. While BLACK MASK MAGAZINE is considered the best of the mystery pulps, the 1929 O. Henry Memorial Awards listed 69 DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY stories as “notable,” far outpacing the closest competitor’s 21 mentions.

The Magic of Kadjawo By William Brandon
It took black magic to pierce the haunting mystery of the Lunpo, jewel of doom.

Summer’s Ending By H. G. Winter
An old house, secluded in the backwoods of Vermont, a missing woman, and a dead man’s brother… This can’t end well.

Death Can’t Wait By Frederick C. Painton
Into the grim world of broken men came a slightly tarnished angel in ermine, to sow thousand-dollar bills—and death.

Corn Whiskey Murders By Wyatt Blassingame
“Welcome to Sanctity Key, mister. Hell’s on a rampage and murder’s been done, but maybe we can fetch you a snort anyhow!” It goes to prove that the cup that cheers can be the potion that poisons.

I’ll Get Him, Boss By H. H. Stinson
“He’s a racketeer, a political boss, a gambling king—but he’s always been a right guy to me, and that’s good enough for my dough.” That statement sums up Mac’s feelings and explains his willingness to do anything, literally anything, his boss asks.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Box By Joseph Fulling Fishman
Now you see it; now you don’t! It’s black magic, brother, and it’s — blackmail!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 166 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99
The BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER is not a magazine reproduction.
iPulpFiction.com is out to preserve the literary legacy of an entire class of American literature.
We have created newly edited story manuscripts with restored covers and story headers based upon the original black and white artwork.
Most of these stories have not been in print since their first publication.




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #2
Strange Detective Mysteries May - June 1939 

Now available!


Six thrilling stories from the May/June 1939 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES magazine!
Presented by Black Magazine  and iPulpFiction


It is quite surprising how many very accomplished authors contributed to Strange Detective Mysteries, and the other weird menace pulps. Of course, there was Hugh B. Cave who specialized in horror, but there was also Bruno Fischer, a regular BlackMask contributor and novelist who wrote as Russell Gray. There was also Prentice Winchell, a very prolific writer who wrote for Black Mask as Stewart Sterling, where he invented the special forces police procedural. Accomplished writers like Sterling, Cave, Fischer, and Schachner wrote brilliant hard-boiled horror tales, a specialty invented in Strange Detective Mysteries.

The Crystal Doll Killings by Hugh B. Cave
Twice on the merry holiday ski train, bizarre and ghastly death left a heap of broken crystals in place of vibrant living flesh, a warning of the horror that lay ahead—on the excursion to Satan’s ice-locked hideaway!

School for Slaughter by Edith and Ejler Jacobson
Fifty miles south of the Sing Sing death chamber, a grieving immigrant mother broke free from the clutching pall of fear that gripped New York’s Upper East Side… She talked—and died in a horrible welter of exploding flesh—as Michael December, ace private detective, signed up for a post-graduate course in the School for Slaughter!

The Corpse Clinic by Nat Schachner
Six hours after death, two judges sat on their benches to pronounce sentence on their murderers… Then they died again. Jerry Sloan knew he could solve these eerie, unearthly crimes, and cut short the slaughter list—if he could bait the invisible killer into striking at himself!

Satan’s Jigsaw Factory by Russell Grey
Willingly, three wealthy debutantes offered their gorgeous young bodies to the ripping blade of the scalpel killer… And Ethan Burr, practitioner of death, asked only for an invitation to join their last parade—to the charnel house of girls who would never walk again!

The Great, Grey Hounds of Death by Chan Corbett
Death’s starving pack raced under the Florida moon on the devil’s dog track… and human rabbits baited their fearsome feast-night run!

Tomb for the Living Dead by Leon Byrne
How could Steve Bennett know he was passing a death sentence on that naked fugitive he sent back inside the soundproof sanitarium walls?


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 188 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99

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



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

Now available!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Amazon  CreateSpace   Black Mask Magazine  iPulpFiction.com


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

Now available!


Presented by BlackMaskMagazine.com and iPulpFiction.com

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Amazon  CreateSpace   Black Mask Magazine  iPulpFiction.com



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

Now available!


Presented by BlackMaskMagazine.com and iPulpFiction.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Amazon  CreateSpace   Black Mask Magazine  iPulpFiction.com



Bold Venture Press
"World Manhunters Volume 1 Number 1"

Available October 1!

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

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


128 pages for $14.95

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



Bold Venture Press


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

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


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

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

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


The Burroughs Bulletin #89 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"The Girl From Hollywood: Breaking Out of the Pulps" by Charles A. Madison

"ERBracketology - Part III: The Beasts of ERB" by Patrick M. Premo
Art Gallery: The Girl From Hollywood by Thomas Yeates
Bibliographer's Banter: "Cassia County, Idaho: The Foundation Years" by Henry G. Franke III
"Secrets from Pocatello: 2011 Dum Dum Exploratory Trip, Part 2" by Joan M. Bledig


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

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


Centipede Press
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!
A MOUNTAIN WALKED
Edited by S.T. Joshi


A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan, Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott.

The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too.

The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.       

Note: This title will be shipping mid to late August, 2014.

Edition information
• Limited to 500 copies, each signed by over 20 contributors.
• New stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Patrick McGrath, Gemma Files, Michael Shea, and many others.
• New artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, and Thomas Ott.
• Oversize format, full cloth binding, ribbon marker.
• Cloth slipcase.

Pricing
Cloth: $125



COMIC STRIPS, THE PULPS, COMIC BOOKS, AND HARRY DONENFELD - Now online!

The origin of the Pulps (so called for the cheap paper they were printed on) date back to the 19th century. In 1860 dime novels arose as spin-offs to adventure stories published in the weekly papers, and were read in great numbers by soldiers of the Union Army during the Civil War. Frank Munsey’s “cheap fiction weekly for boys and girls,” The Golden Argosy, debuted in December of 1882, and this development marked the beginnings of pulp literature as we know it. By the 1920s and 1930s, the pulps were phenomenally popular; they began their decline in the late 1930s, supplanted in part by the rise of the comic book. The pulps, as a genre, were to last until 1955.

Read the rest at the link below.


Conan 3 feature film - Shooting Locations Scouted In Spain!  

Conan 3 is finally going ahead, the true sequel to the original movies. 
Although it has been delayed until 2016, things are moving forward as Fredrick Malmberg, producer of The Legend Of Conan, will scout shooting locations this week in Spain.
 
Fredrick Malmberg, the producer of the movie, says that the movie should start production in early 2015 for a 2016 release.
“We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters. But we don’t think it will take long. We’ll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday and then we’ll take it to the studio and if they’re happy, we can hopefully start (production) in the Spring (2015).”

The idea is to have Arnold shoot The Legend of Conan after he finishes up with other commitments, such as the new Terminator movie.



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

On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made - New!
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993) - New!
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE, PRIVATE EYE in "Finger Man" - New!
Forgotten Stories: RIDDLE IN THE RAIN by Robert Leslie Bellem (1943)
Pulp Gallery: G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES (1933-34)
SHADOW COMICS 37, 38 & 39 (1944)
Forgotten Books: DEATH AT SEA by Richard Sale


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

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


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

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


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


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






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

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

"Play Hockey, Jerk!" by Johnny Lawson from COMPLETE SPORTS, February, 1952
He'd never lift another hockey stick if he didn't go out there and punch that puck into the cage tonight. . . . .
"Doc Swap's Psychology" by Ben Frankfrom TEXAS RANGERS, January, 1948
Featuring: Doc Swap
When Sheriff MacLoyd returns from the East a changed man, it's up to the tradin' hombre to take plumb drastic steps!
"Nellie's Nightmare Takes a Heat" by Capt. Pat Patterson from SKY FIGHTERS, Spring, 1948
The crew of a Flying Fort can take a run of bad breaks as long as they still have the nerve to go in low - and keep going!



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

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

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


 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE TERROR OUT OF SPACE & PLANET OF DREAD
Two Complete Novels in One Book

THE TERROR OUT OF SPACE by Dwight V. Swain
Somewhere in the void was a planet with a new element that could transform men into super-men. It was Boone’s job to find that world—if he survived the Terror Out of Space!

PLANET OF DREAD by Dwight V. Swain
Surrounded by its many suns, Lysor scorned Federation rule and plotted the destruction of our galaxy. So Craig Nesom came in a starship to this — Planet of Dread.

Trade Paperback, 216 pages
 $12.95



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

THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
Doc Savage Digest
The Black Stiletto
The Rocket Girl


PS Publishing
PRE-CODE CLASSICS: STRANGE WORLDS VOLUME 2 HC
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 1!
(Writer) Harry Lazarus & Various (Art) Gene Fawcette & Various

PS's second volume of Avon's much loved Strange Worlds anthology series which includes revered one-shots Out of this World (1950), An Earthman on Venus (1951), and Flying Saucers (1952). Like its predecessor, this gorgeously produced book features artwork by such top talents as Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Alvin C. Hollingsworth and Charles Sultan.

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



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

October 03 through December 26!

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

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

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon

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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

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

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



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


PULPDOM - Now online!

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 Crazy - Now online!

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



Pulp Den - Now online!

Autumn, All The Cats Return - New!
Stars & Stripes - The Black Stiletto #3 - New!
The Book Cave Final Episode
Eleven Days Thriller
Fight Card

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Archive Reaches 300 Issues

With the addition of 10 new issues of Adventure (Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite pulp) from 1911-25, the digital archive of the Pulp Magazines Project has reached 300 individual issues.

As of Sept. 2014, the archive includes 85 titles from over two dozen publishers, with its special features on Comic Books & Pulp Publishers; Snappy, Spicy, and Girlie Pulps; and Pulp, Slick, & Book-Paper Magazines. In these latest issues of Adventure, “America’s No. 1 Pulp“, we have novels and short stories by John Buchan (Jun. 1911), W.C. Tuttle (Aug. 1916), Edgar Wallace (Apr. 3, 1918), Hugh Pendexter (Jul. 18, 1918), Charles Beadle (Aug. 3, 1918), Talbot Mundy (Aug. 18, 1918), Arthur O. Friel (Dec. 3, 1919), H. Bedford-Jones (Aug. 10, 1925), and many more.




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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Duende’ - New!
Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban
- New!
Some other pulp chronologies
The fantastical tales of A. Merritt
Pulp comics: The Archie Shadow
The pulp biographies of Philip José Farmer
Pulp Comics: Justice Inc.
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Barry Reese
- New!
Bits of pulp: podcasts, pulps, Paul - New!
Bits of pulp: Sex, cthulhu, and a death
The pop culture archaeologist
3 pulp questions: Barry Traylor
3 pulp questions: Jay Ryan
Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #58
The Domino Lady Audiobook

by Lars Anderson
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Back in 1936, an obscure New Orleans pulp writer named Lars Anderson created a remarkable character for an even more obscure girlie magazine, Saucy Romantic Adventures. She is the slinky sleuth celebrated today as one of the rare pioneering pulp heroines of the Great Depression, the Domino Lady!
Clad in a shimmering evening gown, a black domino mask offsetting her golden blonde hair, daring socialite Ellen Patrick takes the trail to crime, motivated by the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick. Since the Hollywood beauty suspects that a powerful state political machine was responsible for her father’s assassination, she targets high-society crime exclusively, hoping to bag a big shot. In the tradition of pulp heroes of that era, she left behind her calling card, which read Compliments of the Domino Lady. That famous masked protector of Old California, Zorro, would have recognized her M. O. instantly.

Ellen packed an automatic, a hypodermic loaded with knockout serum, and her feminine wiles as she plunges into the social webs of extortion and murder, often teaming up with up-and-coming private investigator Roge McKane, more frequently tangling with suave big-game hunter turned blackmailer, Rob Wyatt, who is her recurring Nemesis. Or is it the other way around?

The self-described “young avenger” appeared in every issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures until it folded with the October, 1936 issue, popping up in Hollywood, San Francisco, and on the high seas, in her pursuit of swift justice. A month later, glorified by a stunning Norman Saunders cover, she made her final bow in “The Domino Lady Double,” for the November, 1936 Mystery Adventure Magazine, where she matches wits with an equally gorgeous impostor.

The Domino Lady faded from the pulp scene, but was not forgotten. Fondly remembered by fans of the genre, she has been revived in new stories for a new century. And how she appears in her first audiobook.

Nick Santa Maria strains his masculine vocal chords to bring the saucy superheroine to life. 5 hours - Only $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #59
The Best of Argosy #4 Audiobook

Selected by Robert Weinberg
The Sapphire Death
by George F. Worts writing as Loring Brent
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Argosy magazine was arguably the greatest all-fiction pulp title ever. It serialized some of the top fantastic and adventure fiction ever committed to paper during its long and glorious run. The Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the superlative fantasies of A. Merritt went on to become enduring classics. As did C . S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower novels.


One of the top serials to grace the pages of this mighty magazine was Loring Brent’s superb The Sapphire Death. Its hero, Peter Moore, also known as Peter the Brazen, had first appeared in its pages back in 1918, and was revived in 1930 for a new series of stories. His two-fisted exploits in the Far East became among the most popular tales of Argosy’s 1930s era.

Peter the Brazen first encountered the mysterious Mr. Lu, the Man with the Jade Brain, in the short story of that same title. Further battles followed, as in “Cave of the Blue Scorpion,” and its sequel, Sting of the Blue Scorpion. Together, those last two tales comprised our first Best of Argosy audiobook release last year. You demanded more, so Robert Weinberg decided to hit you between the eyes with one of his favorite serials––which is by no means a minority opinion among pulp fiction aficionados.

In The Sapphire Death, Peter the Brazen is thrust by a powerful urge for revenge into a final showdown with his diabolical arch-foe and, knowing that it will be the battle of his life, undergoes a regimen of physical and mental training calculated to transform him from the Man of Bronze into the Man of Chromium. Yes, Peter the Brazen becomes a superman, fully prepared to destroy the Man with the Jade Brain.

One wonders if author George F. Worts––to give his real name––had noticed the adventures of Doc Savage, the other Man of Bronze, a superman who had been raised from the cradle to battle wrongdoers and who came along early in 1933, and decided to outdo Doc by transmuting Peter the Brazen into a hero of brighter metal than bronze. If so, the The Sapphire Death is his answer to Lester Dent.

This novel was serialized from June 10 to July 15, 1933, and stands as an epic achievement in heroic pulp adventure fiction. A tremendous read, but which strangely never appeared in hardcover form during the author’s lifetime. We’re proud to present it here as an absorbing audiobook that will keep you enthralled from start to finish. If you don’t love his story, you don’t love pulp! Bob Weinberg says so!

Read by Milton Bagby. 7 hours - Only $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Domino Lady
Clad in a shimmering evening gown, a black domino mask offsetting her golden blonde hair, daring socialite Ellen Patrick takes the trail to crime, motivated by the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick. Since the Hollywood beauty suspects that a powerful state political machine was responsible for her father’s assassination, she targets high-society crime exclusively, hoping to bag a big shot. In the tradition of pulp heroes of that era, she left behind her calling card, which read Compliments of the Domino Lady. That famous masked protector of California, Zorro, would have recognized her M. O. instantly.
 
Ellen packed an automatic, a hypodermic loaded with knockout serum, and her feminine wiles as she plunges into the social webs of extortion and murder, often teaming up with up-and-coming private investigator Roge McKane, more frequently tangling with suave big-game hunter turned blackmailer, Rob Wyatt, who is her recurring Nemesis. Or is it the other way around?
 
The self-described “young avenger” appeared in every issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures until it folded with the October, 1936 issue, popping up in Hollywood, San Francisco, and on the high seas, in her pursuit of swift justice. A month later, glorified by a stunning Norman Saunders cover, she made her final bow in “The Domino Lady Double,” for the November, 1936 Mystery Adventure Magazine, where she matches wits with an equally gorgeous impostor. $2.99.


The Best of Argosy #4 Selected by Robert Weinberg: The Sapphire Death
Only three candidates for Mr. Lu’s priesthood had survived the tests; and one of these was Peter Moore, better known to the Orient as Peter the Brazen. It would take a superman to conquer the Blue Scorpion — and Peter the Brazen, secret avenger, trained to become that superman. Torn from the pages of the first and foremost pulp magazine, the fabled Argosy, and chosen from among thousands of stories by premier pulp authority, Robert Weinberg!
Argosy magazine was the first and most influential pulp magazine of the 20th century. At its height, it was published each and every week, and contained a veritable cornucopia of fabulous fiction in all genres. Detective and mystery stories. Westerns. Love stories. Sports. Even science-fiction and fantasy filled its pages. Esteemed writers ranging from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Erle Stanley Gardner graced its beloved pages.

Now Radio Archives is delving into the pages of this celebrated magazine in an effort to present some of the best feature fiction Argosy presented during its near-century of publication. Overseeing this production is one of the great scholars of the pulp era, novelist Robert Weinberg. “Radio Archives is issuing the best of the pulps in audio and eBook format,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with them, bringing back some of the greatest action fiction ever published for modern fans!” $2.99.


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

Dime Mystery Book Magazine: "Bride's House Horror" by Beldon Duff
Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular of the shudder pulps. It began in 1932 under the title Dime Mystery Book Magazine. Dime Mystery Book Magazine made its debut in December of that year, offering readers "a $2.00 mystery book for only ten cents!" After eight issues the title was changed to Dime Mystery Magazine, a title it kept until the end of 1949. In late 1933, weird menace began to creep into the series, and it is today best remembered for that type of story. But for the first few issues, the magazines each featured a single novel-length story that were more standard murder mysteries, albeit a bit more grisly. The editors claimed these to be "The best detective fiction your money can buy!" This eBook contains a classic story from the pages of Dime Mystery Book Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
The Pecos Kid Western #4: Tamers of the Deadfall Towns
The Western was coming of age in 1950. It was no longer strictly a ride-’em-cowboy treatise with a shoot-out per page and a carcass per paragraph. It was becoming a realistic, living story of the true drama of frontier America... a credible, vital, true-to-life re-creation of the past, told in terms of the fight for human decency against insurmountable odds in a savage environment. The Pecos Kid was born from Popular Publications in the July 1950 magazine, and was hardly a regulation Western character. Dramatic clashes did not always break forth in gunfire, but resulted rather in human conflicts that split families up into warring factions, pitted cousin against cousin. Of course, these Western stories still had their sweeping movement, their dramatic impact, their stirring conflicts, and a helping of good lively, he-man brawls. The lusty, hell-for-leather characters of the Old West were still present, with their tough, vigorous ways and their crisp, salty talk. After five issues under its own title, The Pecos Kid Western merged with 10 Story Western Magazine in mid-1951. The Pecos Kid series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.








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

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


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





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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Grendel vs. The Shadow: Chapter One!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 71, which is filled with gushing praise for the first issue of Matt Wagner's Grendel vs. The Shadow. Plus: listener feedback!

 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
  
THE SHADOW
THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM 1930 -1954
Now available in a Kindle edition!

(Writer) Martin Grams Jr (Art) Edd Cartier (Cover) George Rozen


The Shadow — for the consideration of those who never heard a radio broadcast or read a pulp magazine — was a supernatural sleuth with a sepulchral chuckle. A detective whose success in tracking down criminals became a popular long-running radio program from 1937 to 1954, after beginning a number of years before as a ghost-like voice introducing a bone-chilling murder play that concluded with a sinister laugh.

The Shadow was originally the voice of conscience and it was through the fear he aroused in the minds of criminals that they exposed their own villainy or destroyed themselves. Never committing cold-blooded murder for the sake of justice, The Shadow suffered a harrowing existence of close calls and death-defying challenges. His exploits were many; a career paced by chase and gunplay. Werewolves, vampires, psychotic murderers, gangsters, mad scientists — he battled them all. Looking back on the program today, it is hard to decipher which was more fun — The Shadow’s methods at plaguing a guilty conscience or the variety of horrors and villains he fought against.

The program left an impression on adults who enjoyed reading the pulp magazines and on young children who listened to the chillers. Radio station KQW in San Jose, California, created its own radio advertisement to promote the station one depicting two children at play remarking, “I don’t want to be Napoleon any more I want to be The Shadow.” The Shadow was inspiration to many, famous or fan. In his autobiography, Isaac Asimov fondly recounted filching the exciting yarns of The Shadow pulps from his sleeping father and replacing the magazine before he woke. Dick Ayers, creator of the Ghost Rider for the comics, admitted there was a blending of enthusiasm in his interpretations of the Ghost Rider’s speech, influenced not by the pulp magazines, but by having been an avid fan of the radio program. Scriptwriters for the radio program later recycled their Shadow plots for novels and short stories — Alfred Bester recycled one of his Shadow plots into the 1952 novel The Demolished Man, which won him a Hugo Award in 1953.

This 840 page book documents the entire history of the long-running radio program, with rare never-before-seen photos, interviews with cast and crew, and a carefully organized presentation of the facts. Through extensive research of original radio scripts, newspapers on microfilm and various archives across the country, this book is sure to please both casual and devoted fans of The Shadow. An extensive episode guide with plot summaries and an index enhance the book’s appeal.


Kindle Price:  $29.95



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Blur - New!
Partners of Peril - New!
Gems of Jeopardy
The Creeping Death
Six Men of Evil

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 (OF 5) - Arriving in comicshops October 1!
(Writer) Anthony del Sol, Conor McCreery (Art) Carlos Furuzono
(Covers) John Cassaday, Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley


The world’s most famous detective meets the world’s most famous magician... and death ensues! Famed detective Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and killing anyone who gets in his way. A new five-issue series by Anthony Del Sol and Conor McCreery, the Harvey Award-nominated creators of Kill Shakespeare.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 1




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.

Calculatus Eliminatus - New!
A Future Without Hope - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Sixteen - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Fifteen
A Survey of Monsters-Part Fourteen
A Survey of Monsters-Part Thirteen
A Survey of Monsters-Part Twelve


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sapper’s Bulldog Drummond, Part Six – The Female of the Species

Sapper’s The Female of the Species (1928) is quite likely the best book in the long-running Bulldog Drummond thriller series. Its one failing comes late in the narrative and spoils it as assuredly as Mickey Rooney’s bucktoothed yellow-face performance as Mr. Yunioshi sours Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) for modern audiences. As a devoted fan of both Blake Edwards and Sapper, I do my best to make exceptions for both artists’ failings, particularly when they were acceptable in the times they lived in.

Read the rest at the links below.



William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Meet The Mad Mummy

I was first introduced to Mike Vosburg’s work through my love of Sax Rohmer. His wonderful artwork graced Master of Villainy, the 1972 biography of Rohmer by the author’s widow and Cay Van Ash. Later, I would discover Mike’s artwork also appeared in The Rohmer Review fanzine.

Read the rest at the links below.





 
19 September 2014

Adventure House Auction Highlights

BLUE BOOK SPECIAL AUCTION!
THE BLUE BOOK COLLECTION has a total of 299 ISSUES, which represents MORE THAN HALF of the 596 issues published from 1905-1955. Of the 299 issues published during the magazine's prime literary period (1930-1954), the collection represents a massive 85% of the run. The collection includes:

1906-1919: 12
1920-1929: 32
1930-1939: 90
1940-1949: 117
1950-1954: 48

Additionally, the collection includes 25 highly collectible and sought-after EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS issues featuring TARZAN, JOHN CARTER OF MARS, and TANAR OF PELLUCIDAR, a stellar and increasingly valuable Collection within a Collection—and featuring many Tarzan covers. Other collectible and distinguished authors represented in the collection include Max Brand, Robert Heinlein, Sax Rohmer, John D. MacDonald, Luke Short, William P. McGivern, Dornford Yates, Philip Wylie, MacKinley Kantor, Liam O’Flaherty, Gelett Burgess, Eustace Cockrell, William Lindsay Gresham, Irvin S. Cobb, Albert Payson Terhune, Edison Marshall, Earl Derr Biggers, Ivan Sanderson, Booth Tarkington, Will Oursler, Georges Simenon, Zane Gray, and Agatha Christie--with a significant group of very early mysteries.


The BLUE BOOK COLLECTION is essentially a one-owner run purchased from a dedicated collector's estate more than 30 years ago. With the idea of preservation in mind, he was inclined to tape the spines of his collection, which is reflected in the detailing below. The good news is that, while much of the tape has since dried and dropped off, the books themselves are probably in better condition than they would have been otherwise (most have complete spines). Many of the BLUE BOOKs appear never to have been opened and are in Fine condition, except for the tape (which actually protected their integrity) or the tape residue (light staining on the spine and the front and back cover overlap). Either aspect, however, has little importance in the context of LIBRARY REFERENCE MATERIAL. Of key consideration is that the collection spans almost the entire run and is near complete in its most important years, which represent a superb and compelling literary cross section of prime Americana, perhaps like no other magazine published during the period.

ROBERT E. HOWARD LETTER

A 1933 submittal letter from Robert E. Howard to Charles Hornig, editor of The Fantasy Fan, for his story "The Frost King's Daughter" which was renamed "Gods of the North" for publication. It has a very bright full Howard signature in pencil and has been framed with archival quality material and includes a certificate of authenticity. An exceedingly rare find. This story should be be confused with the Conan tale of "The Frost Giant's Daughter," which was refused for publication by Farnsworth Wright. The character was renamed Amra [A Conan nickname] of Akbitana and saw print in an almost impossible to find "The Fantasy Fan." Most of Robert E. Howard signatures are in pencil and in most cases are simply signed REH. This even rarer signature is complete and bold.




RANCH ROMANCES SPECIAL AUCTION!
THE RANCH ROMANCES COLLECTION has a total of 274 ISSUES, which represents ABOUT A THIRD of the 860 issues published from September 1924 through November 1971. Here's your opportunity to get an instant RANCH ROMANCES run. The collection includes:

1930-1939: 34
1940-1949: 83
1950-1959: 139
1960-1969: 15
1970-1971: 3
Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Winter 1953
Now available! 

The Staring Killer - Robert Wallace
"The murderer had his eyes on Muriel Havens for a date with death—but he didn't know Van Loan would come along to chaperone the party!  A baffling waterfront crime mystery."
 
"Better off Dead" by Katherine Vail
"Homicide" by Carroll John Daly
"A Lethal Bit of Heaven" by Gene Austin
"The Man Who Killed A Hundred Men" by Thomas Thursday
"A Hand for Murder" by Morris Cooper

 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Black Book Detective Magazine - 11/34
Now available! 
Design for Death
 
"The World Series Murder" by George A. Starbird
"Fallen Angel" by Richard E. Conan
"Bridesmaid of Death" by H.M. Appel
"With Inspector's Honors" by Lurton Blassingame
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Far East Adventure Stories - 12/31
Now available! 

Wings Along the Amur
 
"Wings Along the Amur" by Ace Williams
"On the Road From Mandalay" by A. Kinney Griffith
"The Laughing Jackass" by Chester L .Saxby
"The Phantom Killer" by Leslie T. White
"The Bushrangers of Australia" by Wallace R. Bamber
"Up River From Sandakan" by Geoffrey Vace
"Coconuts and Cannibals" by A. Hyatt Verrill
"Nocturne" by Sgt. Herbert E. Smith
"The Fourth Man" by T. Chambers Atkinson
"The Midnight Horde" [Part 3] by Hugh B. Cave
 
Cover Artist: George E. Harris


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95






Altus Press
Coming soon!

Will Murray has announced that he is writing an authorized Tarzan novel for Altus Press.
A sequel to Tarzan the Terrible, but set during WWII, its working title is Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don.
Joe DeVito's wraparound cover will be unveiled soon.





Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

 
316 pages / $12.96 softcover / $6.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
by Arthur D. Howden Smith
 Introduction by Sai Shankar


The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend.
Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East,
the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
 
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine,
Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world.
Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
 
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps
ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Coming later this month!

The Ice Genius

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pre-order and pledge your support!

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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






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

THE SHADOW VOLUME 90 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141853.


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

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


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

THE WHISPERER VOLUME 7 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141854.


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 December!

 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? 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
Coming in December!
 
THE SHADOW Volume 91: "The Red Menace" and "The Black Circle"
The Shadow proves that "crime does not pay" in two rare mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" from the first and final years of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE. First, secrets from the Dark Avenger's wartime activities behind Russian lines are revisited as The Shadow confronts "The Red Menace" of a masked revolutionary whose political machinations threaten the Free World. Then, "The Black Circle" is the secret token behind society robberies directed by The Voice in the penultimate Shadow pulp novel! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-164-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 December!
 
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
$44.95 plus postage
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Coming soon!

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



THE AVENGER SPECIAL #1 - Coming in December!
Writer:
Mark Rahner, Art: Edu Menna, Cover: Robert Hack


1939: Ordinary, law-abiding citizens are turning into shambling maniacs who attack and eat their victims. As The Avenger and his Justice Inc. crew investigate, a new client comes to the man with the dead face and icy eyes for help: a young singer named Billie Holiday, who’s received death threats before her appearance on a new invention called “television.” Pulp-era thrills and horror from writer Mark Rahner (The Twilight Zone, Army of Darkness/Reanimator).


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale December 17

THE AVENGER SPECIAL #1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141336.





Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #1
Detective Fiction Weekly August 19,1939

Now available!


Six exciting stories from the August 19, 1939 issue of DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY magazine!
Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction


Launched in September 1924 by Frank A. Munsey, FLYNN’S was one of the most popular and longest running of all the detective pulps. It ran for more than 900 issues and 28 years under a variety of titles. It published stories by the likes of Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner, among others. In June of 1928 it was renamed DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and ran 14 years under that title, making this its most popular incarnation. While BLACK MASK MAGAZINE is considered the best of the mystery pulps, the 1929 O. Henry Memorial Awards listed 69 DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY stories as “notable,” far outpacing the closest competitor’s 21 mentions.

The Magic of Kadjawo By William Brandon
It took black magic to pierce the haunting mystery of the Lunpo, jewel of doom.

Summer’s Ending By H. G. Winter
An old house, secluded in the backwoods of Vermont, a missing woman, and a dead man’s brother… This can’t end well.

Death Can’t Wait By Frederick C. Painton
Into the grim world of broken men came a slightly tarnished angel in ermine, to sow thousand-dollar bills—and death.

Corn Whiskey Murders By Wyatt Blassingame
“Welcome to Sanctity Key, mister. Hell’s on a rampage and murder’s been done, but maybe we can fetch you a snort anyhow!” It goes to prove that the cup that cheers can be the potion that poisons.

I’ll Get Him, Boss By H. H. Stinson
“He’s a racketeer, a political boss, a gambling king—but he’s always been a right guy to me, and that’s good enough for my dough.” That statement sums up Mac’s feelings and explains his willingness to do anything, literally anything, his boss asks.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Box By Joseph Fulling Fishman
Now you see it; now you don’t! It’s black magic, brother, and it’s — blackmail!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 166 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99
The BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER is not a magazine reproduction.
iPulpFiction.com is out to preserve the literary legacy of an entire class of American literature.
We have created newly edited story manuscripts with restored covers and story headers based upon the original black and white artwork.
Most of these stories have not been in print since their first publication.




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #2
Strange Detective Mysteries May - June 1939 

Now available!


Six thrilling stories from the May/June 1939 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES magazine!
Presented by Black Magazine  and iPulpFiction


It is quite surprising how many very accomplished authors contributed to Strange Detective Mysteries, and the other weird menace pulps. Of course, there was Hugh B. Cave who specialized in horror, but there was also Bruno Fischer, a regular BlackMask contributor and novelist who wrote as Russell Gray. There was also Prentice Winchell, a very prolific writer who wrote for Black Mask as Stewart Sterling, where he invented the special forces police procedural. Accomplished writers like Sterling, Cave, Fischer, and Schachner wrote brilliant hard-boiled horror tales, a specialty invented in Strange Detective Mysteries.

The Crystal Doll Killings by Hugh B. Cave
Twice on the merry holiday ski train, bizarre and ghastly death left a heap of broken crystals in place of vibrant living flesh, a warning of the horror that lay ahead—on the excursion to Satan’s ice-locked hideaway!

School for Slaughter by Edith and Ejler Jacobson
Fifty miles south of the Sing Sing death chamber, a grieving immigrant mother broke free from the clutching pall of fear that gripped New York’s Upper East Side… She talked—and died in a horrible welter of exploding flesh—as Michael December, ace private detective, signed up for a post-graduate course in the School for Slaughter!

The Corpse Clinic by Nat Schachner
Six hours after death, two judges sat on their benches to pronounce sentence on their murderers… Then they died again. Jerry Sloan knew he could solve these eerie, unearthly crimes, and cut short the slaughter list—if he could bait the invisible killer into striking at himself!

Satan’s Jigsaw Factory by Russell Grey
Willingly, three wealthy debutantes offered their gorgeous young bodies to the ripping blade of the scalpel killer… And Ethan Burr, practitioner of death, asked only for an invitation to join their last parade—to the charnel house of girls who would never walk again!

The Great, Grey Hounds of Death by Chan Corbett
Death’s starving pack raced under the Florida moon on the devil’s dog track… and human rabbits baited their fearsome feast-night run!

Tomb for the Living Dead by Leon Byrne
How could Steve Bennett know he was passing a death sentence on that naked fugitive he sent back inside the soundproof sanitarium walls?


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 188 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
List price: $7.99

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



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

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

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #15

Coming in November!

PULP ADVENTURES returns in November 2014!
Here is a sneak preview of the cover by the great Norman Saunders, used with permission of the artist's estate!





The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 300: The end!
This is the last episode of the Book Cave. Bruce Rosenberger, Tom and Ginger Johnson join Ric and Art for their last show.

Episode 299: Jonny Depp as Tonto
Episode 298: Airship 27
Episode 297: Gary Phillips
Episode 296: Micah Harris
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo


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

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


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

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

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


The Burroughs Bulletin #89 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"The Girl From Hollywood: Breaking Out of the Pulps" by Charles A. Madison

"ERBracketology - Part III: The Beasts of ERB" by Patrick M. Premo
Art Gallery: The Girl From Hollywood by Thomas Yeates
Bibliographer's Banter: "Cassia County, Idaho: The Foundation Years" by Henry G. Franke III
"Secrets from Pocatello: 2011 Dum Dum Exploratory Trip, Part 2" by Joan M. Bledig


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

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


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #15 - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Victor Ibáñez (Cover)

The tech-obsessed madman Tempus has set fire to Captain Midnight’s local community and captured the hero, and now he’s about to pick his brain . . . literally! As the buildings burn and the buzz saw roars, can Captain Midnight save the day and mend his mind by being the hero and the man the people need?



Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99



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


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


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

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #18 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140059.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 3: FOR A BETTER TOMORROW TP  - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Since he traveled seventy years into the future, Captain Midnight has been attacked by supervillains, Nazis, and assassins. Tired of being on the defensive, he's taking the fight to his enemies. But since his return, he hasn't slowed down, and it's about to catch up with him. He's a man on a mission, but will he be able to handle the truth? Volume 3 collects issues #8-#11 of the ongoing superhero epic!

112 pages, $14.99





CHINESE PUZZLE - Now available!
By John Francis

WHAT IS THE CHINESE PUZZLE?

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


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

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

List Price: $15.00


THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 10: THE WARLORD OF KOTH AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in February!
Don Kraar (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), Tony de Zuniga (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Fraja Bator (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

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


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

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 10 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140129.




CONAN THE AVENGER #6 - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

The hunt for the witch that stalks the city’s shadows comes to its climactic conclusion as Conan and his ally Agara do everything in their power to find out the truth! When this day is done, the capital of Kush will never be the same!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50



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

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


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

CONAN THE AVENGER #9 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140127.




CONAN THE BARBARIAN RETRO 8-INCH ACTION FIGURES
Coming to comic shops in December!

Based on the legendary work of Robert E. Howard, Figures Toy Company's Conan the Barbarian 8-Inch Action Figures evoke the spirit and adventure of Howard's classic characters. Conan the Barbarian is an exact replica of the original action figure that was released by Mego, while the other two — Puritan swordsman extraordinaire Solomon Kane and rival barbarian Kull the Conquerer — are Figures Toy Company originals. Each figure includes an authentic cloth outfit and accessories.  Each figure comes in resealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging the figure.

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


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

CONAN THE BARBARIAN RETRO 8-INCH ACTION FIGURES are solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
Contact your local comic shop for pricing as these are sold to retailers in case lots only.







CONAN VOLUME 16: THE SONG OF BÊLIT TP - Coming in February!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Leandro Fernández (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

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

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

CONAN VOLUME 16 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140128.



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

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


DJANGO / ZORRO #2 (of 6)  - Coming in December! 
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman.

In anticipation of the Transcontinental Railroad, Archduke of Arizona G¸rko Langdon has enslaved the natives for labor on a state-wide railway, while he waits for the United States to honor his claim as sovereign of the territory, per the Treaty of Hidalgo-Guadalupe. Learning of the archduke's injustice to the people of Arizona, Don Diego de la Vega enlists the bounty hunter Django as his personal bodyguard as he sets off to undo Langdon's schemes. All too familiar with the cruelties of slavery, Django is eager to assist Diego on this mission, though it is more political than the gunslinger prefers... even so, there seems to be more to the old fox than his fussy millionaire persona lets on.


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

DJANGO/ZORRO #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141344 (Jae Lee cover).

The Diamond Item Code is OCT141345 (Frankavilla cover, shown).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141346 (Hardman cover).



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

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


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

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


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


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






DOC SAVAGE ADVENTURE MAGAZINE - Now online!

A pitch was made to Dynamite Entertainment for an ALL-AGES comic-book series:  DOC SAVAGE ADVENTURE MAGAZINE.
After four months with "no reply", it is assumed that Dynamite is not interested.
So, the author has now posted the pages on the internet to share with the public.

Check it out at the link below.


DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1 - Coming in December!
Writer:
David Walker, Art: Kewber Baal, Cover: Robert Hack

Known as the cousin of world famous adventurer Doc Savage, Pat Savage wants nothing more than to prove she has what is takes to be a hero. What starts out as a thankless job as a babysitter, soon turns into an epic life-and-death struggle that finds Pat squaring off against sinister forces. It’s a double-size tale of two-fisted action starring the first lady of pulp adventure, Pat Savage, Woman of Bronze.

Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale December 17

DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141350.




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

"Coffin of Life and Death" by Robert Wade from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
Living on Mars was easy, but dying was a different matter because the dead often came back from the grave alive - due to a peculiar type of coffin.
"Aroma Scandal" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, September, 1934
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
An heiress is kidnaped. Snooty and Scoop, the dizziest news hawks who ever tipped the scales of justice, take the scent. For the heiress uses the very exclusive Dewdrops of Delight perfume. Snooty and Scoop are dizzy to start with, but one whiff of Dewdrops makes them worse. And they tangle up the limbs of the law.
"Hoss Race" by Hapsburg Liebe from MASKED RIDER WESTERN, July, 1942
Story of a horse race between two enemies. The last laugh is always the best one!


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
Teel James Glenn writing as Jack Tunney

Can a poor Texan pulp writer survive the bareknuckle brutality of New York? Robert E. ‘Bob’ Howard is forced to find out when he stumbles upon an impromptu match in an alley on his first day in the Big Apple. From there, it is a trip to the circus and a confrontation with a gambling overlord climaxing in a bloody fight to the finish in a squared circle of death…all before landing on the shores of old Ireland, where he will face a strange and ancient danger in a very different circle of bare knuckle justice.

Two fisted tales straight from the days of the pulp excitement, served with a side order of ‘what might have been’ fantasy, as Robert E. Howard – the writer who gave us Conan and Solomon Kane – lives his adventures himself.

Pulp Award winning author Teel James Glenn writing as Jack Tunney takes the readers back to a time that never was for adventures that should have been!


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPECIAL - Coming in December!
Writers:
Elliott Kalan, Dan Mccoy, Stuart Wellington, Art: To be announced, Covers: Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire, Ken Haeser

Deck the galactic halls! You’re getting three titanic tales for the price of one, by the triple-team of Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington from The Daily Show and the hit podcast, The Flop House! Flash and Zarkov head back to Arboria to teach their alien friends about Christmas, only to find that Arboria...already knows what Christmas is? Then a tale on Earth, featuring an abandoned Beast-Man helped by a Jewish family during Hanukkah! And finally, Dale Arden rings in the New Year on the violent and horrifically frigid Frigia!


Full Color, 40 pages, $5.99, On sale December 3

FLASH GORDON #8 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141351.





Frank Frazetta
Coming in December!


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

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Playing Cards
Each deck includes 52 cards plus 2 jokers
$4.99
On sale December 17

FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER PLAYING CARDS is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140163.


Frank Frazetta Warrior Coaster Set
Reproduced on high-quality 4” x 4” coasters, packaged in a sturdy full-color box
$9.99
On sale December 17

FRANK FRAZETTA WARRIOR COASTER SET is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT140162.



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

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

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

GROO VS. CONAN #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (Color)

As a brain-damaged Sergio Aragonés wanders the streets, the indomitable barbarian Conan crosses paths—and swords!—with the insufferable birdbrain Groo. Has the warrior that vanquished a thousand wizards met his match? Does Groo even know the meaning of the word defeat? Knowing him, probably not!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 7: 1946-1947 HC - Coming in December! 
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom dailies continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. Volume Seven presents four complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "Princess Valerie," "Queen Asta of Trondelay," "Mister Hog," and "Romance of the Vesta Pirates." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

Hardcover, 304 pages, Partial Color, $60.00, On sale December 17


THE PHANTOM #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141514.





Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #3 - Coming in December! 
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

The saga of the original Ghost Who Walks continues with issue #3 of this 6 part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto. En route to the ancient fabled city of Gold with Diana and his new allies the Phantom's plane is hit and damaged throwing him out to certain death at the hands of a Singh Pirate. Will he survive to stop the Singh! You'll have to read this issue to find out!

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


THE PHANTOM #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141513.




H. P. LOVECRAFT'S COLLECTED FICTION: A VARIORUM EDITION
Coming in November!

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

Edited by S. T. Joshi
Draft cover artwork shown for illustration only
Final cover artwork forthcoming
ISBN 978-1-61498-108-4
1600 pages (three volumes)
Individual volumes not sold separately
Limited edition: 500 sets only
November 2014
Discount price: $162


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

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

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



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


 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Jim Hatfield TEXAS RANGERS #1
When the Lone Wolf Lawman rides to Gillespie County to side defrauded owners of contested rangeland, he pits himself against vicious land sharks and scheming killers!

158 pages
6 x 9 inches softcover
$12.95
ISBN 978-0692282878




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #2 (of 6) - Coming in December!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino; Abhishek Malsuni.

Alien invaders are on the verge of conquering all Barsoom. Only one man stands between them and the planet's annihilation: John Carter, Warlord of Mars. But John is marooned deep in the Martian wastes, confronted by a savage white ape. Even if he survives, how will he return to the side of his beloved Dejah Thoris in time to save his adopted world? Ron Marz finally tackles the series he's always wanted to write, teaming with rising artistic star Abhishek Malsuni for the best Barsoom ever!


Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale December 10

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141357 (Benes cover).

The Diamond Item Code is OCT141358 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141359 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141360 (Subscription variant cover).







JUSTICE, INC. #2 (of 6)  - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf

A rift in Time brings the Doc Savage of today face-to-face with the Doc Savage of 1939! Even Einstein is not certain of the consequences! Just then, The Voodoo Master strikes, laying a death-trap for his nemesis, The Shadow, while another powerful evil force lurks in the darkness and poised to strike next. Meanwhile, wealthy industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family are aboard a plane headed for Nepal to witness Doc Savage's latest scientific breakthrough, co-funded by Benson. But the airliner is instead destined for the very heart of tragedy. What are the secrets linking The Shadow and Doc Savage to the birth of The Avenger? What allows three men of mystery and power to shed their very different ideological shells and deal with each other on a deeper human level? In this tale, a shaky bond is forged among not just Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, but among "Clark, Kent and Richard." It's the revealing Chapter Two of six in the saga of "JUSTICE, INC."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







JUSTICE, INC. #5 (of 6) - Coming in December!
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross; Francesco Francavilla; Gabriel Hardman; Ardian Syaf.

When Doc Savage's Fortress is blown to bits by the combined brain-trust of The Voodoo Master and our all-powerful mystery villain, the battleground for the soul of mankind moves to New York City where the agents of The Shadow and Doc's team are nowhere to be found! As Doc battles a dark menace over the skies of New York, The Shadow confronts The Voodoo Master in Coney Island's House of Horrors. Stalemated, it's up to Richard Henry Benson, the world's newest Avenger, to learn how to manipulate his frozen, zombie-like face and mold it into masterful disguises, to stop them from controlling Time, itself, to solve the mystery of his wife and daughter's disappearance, and to do what he is now cruelly fated to do -- Avenge!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on December 17 

JUSTICE, INC. #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141364 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141365 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141366 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141367 (Syaf cover).









Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

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

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #2 (OF 4) - Coming in December! 
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

In the second chapter of Vindicated, the Lone Ranger and Tonto cross paths with criminals and cutthroats as they rescue damsel in distress, Fiona Doyle who instantly capture's the Ranger's heart. Meanwhile Tonto encounters some men who will stop at nothing to get their revenge.


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


LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141371.




LONE RANGER VOLUME 8: THE LONG ROAD HOME TP - Coming in December! 
(Writer) Ande Parks (Art) Esteve Polls (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

The legend of the Lone Ranger and Tonto lives on, in two-fisted tales from the Old West! Thrill to the famous masked man's adventures as he avenges the cold-blooded murder of Abilene marshal Tom "Bear River" Smith, rescues a stranded wagon and its precious cargo from a deadly Colorado blizzard, saves an elderly rainmaker from a lynch mob during a season of drought, pursues a high-strung outlaw after a botched bank heist, foils the train robbery by a war-obsessed Chiricahua renegade, and averts the starvation of an Arapaho tribe after pleasure-seekers hunt their only food source — the American buffalo — to near extinction. Also, Tonto takes center stage in a origin story that proves that a rider is only as good as his horse, as his escape from Fort Garland leads to a fateful first encounter with his trusty stead, Scout.

Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale December 24



LONE RANGER VOLUME 8: THE LONG ROAD HOME is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141373.







Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

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


Moonstone Books
 
Arriving in comic shops September 24!

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

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


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


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


Moonstone Books
DOC SAVAGE: THE FRIGHTENED FISH
by Will Murray

Coming in January!

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

On sale January 7

DOC SAVAGE: THE FRIGHTENED FISH  is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141549.


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

THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE - New!
Doc Savage Digest - New!
The Black Stiletto
The Rocket Girl
Denver Doll
Bai Jiang
Jeremiah Cotton
The Protectors



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

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


PS Publishing
PRE-CODE CLASSICS: STRANGE WORLDS VOLUME 2 HC
Now available!
(Writer) Harry Lazarus & Various (Art) Gene Fawcette & Various

PS's second volume of Avon's much loved Strange Worlds anthology series which includes revered one-shots Out of this World (1950), An Earthman on Venus (1951), and Flying Saucers (1952). Like its predecessor, this gorgeously produced book features artwork by such top talents as Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Alvin C. Hollingsworth and Charles Sultan.

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



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

October 03 through December 26!

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

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

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon

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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

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

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



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


PULPDOM - Now online!

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 Crazy - Now online!

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



Pulp Den - Now online!

The Book Cave Final Episode - New!
Eleven Days Thriller - New!
Fight Card - New!
Deceitful Truths - New!
Apocalypsis: Season One
The Bronze Gazette #71
The Rocket Girl's Tale
Six Weeks In The Moon
Black & White

         Pulp Den  

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

Interview with Gordon D. Shirreffs, Western writer
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 12 new issues to its full-text digital archive, representing 5 major pulp magazine titles published by the Frank A. Munsey Co. (NY) between 1913 and 1940.
 
They include flagship titles Argosy (Mar. 27, 1920; feat. Ray Cummings, “The Right Thing”); The All-Story (Dec. 1913; feat. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warlord of Mars, Pt. 1/4); and Argosy All-Story Weekly (Dec. 1, Dec. 8, & Dec. 15, 1923; and Sept. 15, 1928)—in addition to Railroad Stories (May 1934; Feb. & Apr. 1935; and Apr. 1936); and the sf reprint magazine, Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Jan. & Feb. 1940).



RED SONJA #12 - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: 
Joyce Chin

The wild and untamed climax to Sonja’s epic journey to collect the six most gifted individuals of her age… but will she give them over to the sadistic emperor, as she promised?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 25




RED SONJA #18 - Coming in December!
Written by Gail Simone, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Jenny Frison; Adriana Melo.

Gail Simone concludes her run on Red Sonja with the most heart-wrenching event in the life of our heroine! Face-to-face with the man she hates and distrusts most in the world, Red Sonja hears ñ for the first time ever ñ his side of the story. The last survivor of the craven murderers who wiped out her tribe finally comes clean at the end of Sonja's blade. But then... something wholly shocking and unexpected happens. Nothing will prepare you for what's to come, as Sonja's infamous blood rage comes to a boil!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 24

RED SONJA #18 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141377 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141378 (Melo cover, shown).




RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #4 - Coming in December!
Written by Frank Tieri, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Amanda Conner.

Final issue! The pulse pounding finale to the biggest Red Sonja event of the year! But after last issue's shocking ending -- where can our story go from here? What will happen to Red Sonja as the Black Tower reveals all its secrets and the true force behind it is revealed? Find out in our startling conclusion!


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

RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141382.




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

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


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





ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #9  - Arriving in comic shops September 24!
Paul Tobin (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Roy Thomas (Writer), Alberto Alburquerque (Art), John Buscema (Art), Alfredo Alcala (Art), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)

The hard-hitting anthology is back with more tales from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! While adventurers Conrad and Kirowan confront a demonic invader in London, pioneer Breckinridge Elkins bumbles across the American frontier . . . and of course, Conan treads the plains of Hyboria!

80 pages, $7.99





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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Grendel vs. The Shadow: Chapter One!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 71, which is filled with gushing praise for the first issue of Matt Wagner's Grendel vs. The Shadow. Plus: listener feedback!

 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
  
THE SHADOW NOW TP - Coming in December!
Written by David Liss, art by Colton Worley, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Having spent decades in the east to rejuvenate himself, the greatest pulp hero of them all, The Shadow, returns to New York in modern times. Lamont Cranston seeks to resume his old life, and his heroic alter-ego is ready to stand once more as an enemy to evil. But while he slept, his foes have remained vigilant, and the most dangerous man that The Shadow has ever faced prepares to rise once more... with his wicked progeny by his side! It's the shocking beginning to a new era for the Shadow!

Trade paperback, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale December 24



THE SHADOW NOW TRADE PAPERBACK is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141384.




THE SHADOW ONE-SHOT 2014  - Coming in December!
Written by Michael Moreci, art by Anthony Marques, cover by Robert Hack.

Faced with a world without The Shadow, his agents must step up and take down a crime syndicate that is crippling the city! From the mean streets to the mountains of China, the agents run a counter operation to break up this menace and uncover its mysterious leader. Margo, Jericho, Cliff, and more unite to stem the bitter fruit of crime!

Full color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale December 17



THE SHADOW ONE SHOT is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141385.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Gems of Jeopardy - New!
The Creeping Death - New!
Six Men of Evil
Murder Trail
Voice of Death
Five Keys to Crime

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #3 (OF 5) - Coming in December!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

Detective Sherlock Holmes' and magician Harry Houdini's refusal to investigate the attacks on Houdini's shows together leads to a horrific attack on a loved one and puts Holmes and Houdini face to face with a deadly force that defies death...


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

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT141386.



Skull Island feature film - Coming November 2016!

Legendary Pictures King Kong origin film Skull Island has signed Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) to star in the Max Borenstein-scripted picture. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world, which was the most electrifying parts of Peter Jackson’s King Kong done for Universal several years ago. Universal Pictures will release on November 4, 2016.


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

WINNER OF THE 2014 EISNER AWARD!

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





TARZAN RETRO 8-INCH ACTION FIGURES
Coming to comic shops in December!

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan is one of literature's most recognized characters — the heir of British aristrocracy, lost as a child in Africa, and raised by nature to be Lord of the Jungle. Figures Toy Company's Tarzan 8" Action Figures recreate Burroughs' characters in a retro style. Tarzan is an exact copy of the figure released by Mego, while the other three — Jane, Korak, and Meriem — are Figures Toy Company originals. Each figure comes with an authentic cloth outfit and accessories. Comes in resealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging the figure.

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


Tarzan Retro 8 Inch Action Figures Series 1:
Tarzan - Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Jane - Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Korak - Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Meriem - Suggested Retail Price: $24.99

TARZAN RETRO 8-INCH ACTION FIGURES are solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 24).
Contact your local comic shop for pricing as these are sold to retailers in case lots only.


 


 



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

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


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Nothing new posted at press time.



Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says




 
12 September 2014

2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

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



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $11.99



Alchemy Press
NICK NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATES by Adrian Cole
Now available!

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

Alchemy Press    


Altus Press
Now available!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
by Arthur D. Howden Smith
 Introduction by Sai Shankar


The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend.
Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East,
the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
 
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine,
Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world.
Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
 
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps
ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Coming later this month!

The Ice Genius





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pre-order and pledge your support!

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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






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

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

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

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


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

ARH Studios
Tarzan Cry  Polystone Statue
Coming in 2015!


Scale: 1/4th Polystone Statue

Sculpted by: John Cleary

Painted by: Arahom Radjah

Product Size: 23”H x 12”W x 11”D  

Limited Edition: 100        

Expected to Ship: 2nd Quarter 2015

List Price: $295


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





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Coming September 18!

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



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

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

Paperback: 372 pages
$19.95






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

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

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

Episode 298: Airship 27
Episode 297: Gary Phillips
Episode 296: Micah Harris
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014


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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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

CHINESE PUZZLE - Now available!
By John Francis

WHAT IS THE CHINESE PUZZLE?

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


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

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

List Price: $15.00


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

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


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



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

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


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

Conan Volume 16: The Song of Bêlit TP - Coming in February!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Leandro Fernández (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

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

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


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

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


Denny Miller (1934–2014)

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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






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

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

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

6" x 9", 400 pages

3 installment paymests of $39 each.




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

 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González premieres September 13!
 

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

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



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

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

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


Frank Frazetta
Coming in December!


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

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

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




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 - New!
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

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

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

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  September 13, 2014!

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

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




 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

Dan Fowler: SCHOOL FOR MURDER

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

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




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

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

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

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

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






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


Major celebrity announcement!

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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



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

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



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

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


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

October 03 through December 26!

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

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

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon

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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

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

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



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

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



Pulp Den - Now online!

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

         Pulp Den  

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

Interview with Gordon D. Shirreffs, Western writer
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

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

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

PulpFest 2014 wrap-up


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

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

Now available!



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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

The Spider #100: Death and The Spider
“When Death walks the earth like a man,” said Mar-lar-delan, ancient lama of Tibet, to Richard Wentworth, “you, my son — will die!” And truly, the forces of evil combined to overwhelm society — led by a man called... Death!... while the Spider, already declared to be a corpse, sought to prove that only the dying could defeat the King of the Dead! Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.. $2.99.

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

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







Robert Chambers THE KING IN YELLOW - Coming Spring 2015!

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



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

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


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





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

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

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





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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Justice, Inc. begins!

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


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

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

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


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

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The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

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

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

WINNER OF THE 2014 EISNER AWARD!

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





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

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


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

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

Read the rest at the links below.









 
05 September 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

September 26, 2014
THE EQUALIZER
October 17, 2014
DRACULA UNTOLD
November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
June 12, 2015
June 19, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 14, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

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

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

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
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2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

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



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $6.99

2015 Vintage SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

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

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


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

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

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

Price: $14.95


2015 Vintage Westerns Calendar - Now available!

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

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

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop Westerns Calendar - Now available!

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

Price: $14.95


Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

Airman’s Code - New!

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





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

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



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


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

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





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

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


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




Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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






Andy McDermott: The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Coming September 30!

In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard. When Nina Wilde, head of the International Heritage Agency (IHA), and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, arrive to investigate, they are told a chilling story: A scholar has discovered that the stone may be one of two keys to finding the mythological site of Valhalla, where the Vikings predicted the world’s final battle would begin. The second stone lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they’re hit with a shocking surprise.
 
 Covert agents from around the world, including a ruthless mole in the IHA, are drawn into a lethal game, . Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie’s past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world . . . and one that could destroy it.


Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Dell

List Price: $9.99


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


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

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
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Bat Wing / Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer - Now available!

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

Paperback: 372 pages
$19.95





Black Coat Press
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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





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

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

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

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


Trade Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage

List Price: $25.00

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


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

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


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



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

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

102 pages, 8x10, paperback
Price: $12.50

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

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

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

Episode 297: Gary Phillips
Episode 296: Micah Harris
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Now available!
With Russell Blake

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

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


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


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming October 28!
With Dirk Cussler

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95


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

Forgotten Books: DEATH AT SEA by Richard Sale - New!
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1940-41) - New!
Comic Gallery: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1941)
Pulp Gallery: BAUMHOFER does DIME MYSTERY (1935)
Forgotten Books: CRY AT DUSK by Lester Dent (1952)
WEIRD TALES 43, 44 & 45 (1927)
Comic Gallery: Wally Wood on STRANGE WORLDS
Comic Gallery: Norman Saunders on WESTERN HERO (1949)
Pulp Gallery: H.J. Ward on ARGOSY (1941-42)



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

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


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

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


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


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






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

 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González premieres September 13!
 

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

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



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

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

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

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


Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine


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

Before Jones before Bond, There was The Falcon!

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

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

EVIL RESURRECTED

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

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

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


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






  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder