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2015 Pulp Shows

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

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #142
 Gangster Special Issue

 
"The Law of the Outlawed" by Anatole Feldman
"The Underworld, a realm of racketeers and gangsters with a code and law of its own.  Justice!  To these outlaws, court justice is truly blind and only the flash of a rod will quiet the vengeance that troubles a fiery conscience."

"Sky Loot" by Tyne Van Tyne
"Forgery—Kidnapping—Murder—Plot and counter plot mark the development of The Sky-Gangsters' quest for diamonds and gold."

and other stories from UNDERWORLD MAGAZINE


 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 10/36

"Empire of Terror" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom pits mind and muscle against a powerful gang of masked despots who are the perpetrators of a violent campaign of terror and crime."

"The Fly in Their Ointment" by Charles Green
"G Fear" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Dollars, Dicks and Deathy" by S.J. Bailey
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 09/38  

"F.B.I. Justice" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Dan Fowler accepts the grim challenge of a death broker who defies all the forces of law—and thunders into action!  Follow the Ace of the F.B.I. as he strives to bring a nationwide organization of super-criminals to justice."

"Stamps of Doom" by Frank Gruber
"Killer Crop" by John L. Benton
"Famous Cases of J. Edgar Hoover" by Jack Kofoed


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail - 05/28
 
"Jungle Hate" by L.P.B. Armit
"The Rat of Cayenne" by Gordon MacCreagh
"Hayden and the Convoy" by H. Hesketh Pritchard
"The Blank File" by Lee Robinson
"Black Scorpion" by Arthur J. Burks
"Charles and the General" by W. Kobold Knight
"The Affair on Manoa" by Albert Wetjen
"Modern Methods" by Bertram Williams
"The Gate of Jade" [A serial] by H. Bedford-Jones
 
Cover Artist: J. Allan Maxwell


 7x10, 154 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Podcast: #4: Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire RPG - Now online!

Zone 4 Presents another episode of the brand new podcast focusing on the world of Pulp as Zone 4’s own Captain Ron Fortier, and Chief Engineer Rob Davis come together in the debut of this brand new podcast to discuss all things New Pulp, and the latest offerings from Airship 27 Productions!
 
Strap yourselves in for a trip through the skies as Ron and Rob take you on a journey through the classics and new classics in this Zone 4 spinoff podcast. The guys talk the latest Airship 27 updates, conventions, Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire RPG, Moonstone, and more!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in August!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest" - JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. BONUS: The final installment of "Bill Barnes vs. the Yellowjackets" from the super-rare SHADOW COMICS #2. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-184-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE  is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151744.


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
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 to comic shops in August!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 98 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151745.


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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher


Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Bear Alley Books
Now Available!


One of the stars of the 1950s pirate era of comic publishing, Norman Light's 'Captain Future' was the star of the comic Spaceman, which Light published in 1953-54. One of the most successful titles from the minor publishers of the era, it ran for 15 issues before disappearing. But 'Captain Future' lived on, briefly, in reprints, after the rights to the strips were picked up by former Hank Janson publisher Reg Carter.
 
Now, over sixty years after their original appearance, Bear Alley Books had gathered this action-packed series of pulp sf strips together for the first time. In a packed 200-page volume, all of Captain Future's comic strips are reprinted and, as a bonus back-up, we include three short stories by Tom Wade (a prolific writer for the infamous John Spencer quartet of sf magazines under multiple pseudonyms) featuring the Space Patrol. The Buccaneers of Space are introduced in a revealing special feature about the history of the Spaceman comic, its lead characters and the creative force behind them: Norman Light.
 
If you like your spaceships to soar, your galaxies to collide and your BEMs to be bestial, this is the thrill-filled collection for you.






BEYOND MARS HC - Coming in late August!
Jack Williamson (Writer) • Lee Elias (Art & Cover)

Written by renowned science fiction author Jack Williamson and superbly drawn by Lee Elias, Beyond Mars is one of the rarest Sunday strips — it only appeared in a single newspaper, The New York Sunday News.

This oversized book presents the complete series—all 161 strips from 1952 to 1955—in their original color!


Oversized 9.25" x 12" full color hardcover, 160 pages, $49.99

BEYOND MARS is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150485.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now Underway!
2015 Memorial Day Sale thru 12:01 AM Tuesday May 26!


"Our last two Memorial Day sales were quite successful, so we've decided to try a third for this year. If you've been holding back on buying our recent releases, here's your chance to pick them up at a discounted rate: Between now and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 25th, all Murania Press titles are available at 20 percent off cover price, with shipping included for purchasers in the United States.

"If, for example, you're interested in the triple-sized Blood 'n' Thunder 2014-15 Special Edition (pictured below), you can pick it up this weekend for $23.95 instead of the usual $29.95. J. Allan Dunn's The Island, Volume Five in our Classic Pulp Reprints series, can be had for $15.95 as opposed to $19.95.

"Did you miss out on the award-nominated Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, the first of our two volumes on silent-era movie serials? That, too, is temporarily available at $23.95, down from $29.95. Ditto for the best-selling book in our catalog, The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. And if you've missed recent back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder itself, you can grab them for $10.00 each, postage included, rather than $12.50."

Murania's Ed Hulse stresses that the free shipping extends to domestic U.S. customers only. "We pay considerably more for books shipped internationally (including to Canada and Mexico) and, regrettably, must pass along those additional costs. Our average charge for sending a single item to foreign buyers is $6.99, but the good news is that the increase in shipping does not go up dramatically for multiple books. So by purchasing two or three at a time during one of our sales, international customers will find their postage fees largely absorbed by saving 20 percent off each item. If you're buying from another country, please first send us an e-mail letting us know which books you want. After calculating the cost of shipping we'll get back to you with a Paypal invoice for the total amount."

At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th, all Murania Press books will revert to their cover price.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Underway: 2015 Memorial Day Sale! - New!
May 19: A 2nd Tarzan-Related Birthday - New!
Birthday Boy: Tarzan of the Movies! (Well, ONE of them, anyway.) - New!
Updated: Collectibles Section
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

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

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99







CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH -- REIGN OF THE ARCHON TP - Coming in October!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Art), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Art/Cover)

Captain Midnight faces the greatest threat this world has ever known . . . the Archon. But who is he, and what does he want? Midnight must rely on the unlikeliest of allies to acquire the knowledge necessary to fight this ageless malefactor. The time-displaced genius will need to reach down deep to confront this new world horror and become the greatest hero the world has ever seen. Collects Captain Midnight #20-24.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on October 21.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150010.




Celaeno Press
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Now available!

Antarctica… a frozen wasteland of penguins, blinding ice and snow, and blizzards to kill the unprepared in minutes. But it is an ancient land, with ancient secrets, mysteries that humanity is only beginning to glimpse. HP Lovecraft introduced the world to the terrifying reality of this lonely continent in his famous novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and now a new team of intrepid authors follows in his footsteps.

New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.

Cover and interior art by Steven C. Gilberts.


Table of Contents
Robert M. Price Introduction
Glynn Barrass “The City at the Two Magnetic Poles”
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. “The Second Wave of Fear”
Pierre V. Comtois “Second Death”
Pete Rawlik “Beneath the Mountains of Madness”
Ken Asamatsu “The Continent of Madness”
Laurence J. Cornford “Gedney”
C. J. Henderson “The Pleasure in Madness”
Brian M. Sammons “A Biting Cold”
Cody Goodfellow “Garden of the Gods”
Stephen Mark Rainey “The Danforth Project”
Edward Morris “Tekeli-Li!”
Will Murray “Static”
John Martin Leahy “In Amundsen’s Tent”




CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

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

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #17 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan's out for blood in a desert oasis as he stalks the bandits responsible for the slaughter of a trading caravan -- and the man he believes to be their accomplice, the sinister Kerim Shah. But is the Cimmerian on the right trail, or is there something more mysterious afoot?

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


CONAN THE AVENGER #17 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150056.




CROSS EXAMINATIONS: CRIME IN COLUMBUS (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

Private Investigator Eliot Cross faces heartache, headache, backache, and a royal pain in the neck in these rollicking noir stores from the heart of the Heartland.
Cross Examinations, Inc. established in 1988

CROSS EXAMINATIONS sets the stage for an exciting new novel that will join pop-culture author, John Hegenberger’s soon-to-be-published Tripleye trilogy and his upcoming Stan Wade, L.A.P.I. series.

Never before published,

Kindle Price:    $2.99



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

Forgotten Books: LADY IN PERIL by Lester Dent (1959) - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1943)   - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 1) - New!
Pulp Gallery: G-MEN DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG on Wonder Comics (1947-48)
Overlooked Films: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962)



Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update: Rose Room Presentations  

Friday, August 21st
10:00am: Mark Ellis (aka James Axler): Author, King Solomon’s Mines Graphic Novel
11:00am: Alexander Simmons: Author, Tarzan Sunday Newspaper Strip; Archie
1:00pm: Diana Leto: Artist, Cave Girl comic strip; My Little Pony;& Sesame Workshop and Michael R. Hudson: Publisher, Jungle Tales of Tarzan
2:00pm: Diana Leto’s Comic Con workshop for kids
 
Saturday, August 22nd
9:00am, William Patrick (Will) Murray:  Author, Doc Savage; and Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don
10:00am, Joe DeVito: The creation of his Centennial Tarzan statue and his painting for Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, by William Patrick (Will) Murray



Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 HC - Coming in October!
George A. Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper -- expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.

108 pages, $125, in stores on October 28.


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150091.





EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS', THE MASTER OF PULP STORYTELLING - Now available!

An anthology of scholarly and fannish essays and articles about the King of the Pulps: Edgar Rice Burroughs --- the writer who kick-started modern science fiction.

 Few, if any, authors of science fiction writing since the publication of A PRINCESS OF MARS can say that they were not influenced, to a greater or lesser degree, by the pulp adventure and science-fiction storyteller, Edgar Rice Burroughs. A seminal work, that 1912 novel started the ever popular Planetary Romance genre and the first ever science-fiction series, running for ten books between 1912 and 1948. Burroughs also created Tarzan of the Apes, perhaps the first action hero in mainstream literature and certainly the first in the movies.

His popularity with the general public was assured with the 1914 hard cover publication of his first Tarzan novel. However, only since the 1980s have critics in journalism and academia began to recognize the impact of his work on fantastic literature in general. Today his literary future and reputation are secure.

The contributors to this anthology include critics, scholars and fans of this most popular of all pulp storytellers: Patrick H. Adkins, David Critchfield, J. G. Huckenpöhler, Charles A. Madison, John Flint Roy, Suzannah Rowntree, Abraham Sherman, Den Valdron, John C. Wright, and Robert B. Zeuschner. Together their essays and articles survey the impact and influence of American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs on science fiction writing and film, and in the process affirming both his reputation and his continued popularity with collectors and the general reading public.


Paperback: 204 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Paperback: $9.99
Kindle: $4.99


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Gypsy Vengeance" from the August 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Diamond Dilemma" by Chick Coombs from COMPLETE SPORTS, January, 1950
He'd go out on that mound, and he'd burn everything he had across that plate, and nine innings later they'd call him baseball perfection or a diamond flop!
"Blood and Spice" by O. B. Myers from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1948

You Never Can Tell What's Under an Unturned Stone!
"Tested Wings" by Daniel Prescott from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October), 1946
It was a new plane, but bald-headed mechanic Casey could fly it - as he proved when there was a sudden emergency!


Fantom Press
Signed edition now available for pre-order!


The pre-order page for the signed edition of the Avenger: The Sun King novel is now up on the Fantom Press website.
This is a shared exclusive volume with Moonstone Books, who are producing it with Fantom Press. 
The complete edition will be 100 copies total and Fantom Press will have access to half the run, so it's pretty much a guaranteed sell out at least from our end.


THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh

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

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

This novel is a continuation of the original novel “River of Ice”.
Written by Matthew Baugh
Cover and signature page by Mike Perry
6 x 9 square bound hardcover, 160 pages

This edition is limited to 100 copies and contains a tipped in signature page signed by Matthew Baugh and Mike Perry.
$29.99 plus shipping
$5.00 US, $13.00 Canadian, $17.00 international







Frank Frazetta's Iconic Death Dealer Coin - Now available!  

The greatest name in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art introduces the Limited Edition 2015 Frazetta Museum Coin Series. Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer is now and forever emblazoned on flawless, mirror-finish chunks of solid .999 fine investment-grade silver and .9999 fine gold!

For more than half a century, the iconic art of Frank Frazetta inspired countless artists and shaped the face of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre as we know it. Now, join us as Frank's world comes to life in 2015: The Year of Frazetta.

To kick off what is certain to be an exciting year for our family, the Frazetta Museum introduces a Limited Edition series of Gold & Silver commemorative collector's coins, ensuring the legendary images forged from Frank's imagination live on for thousands of years, emblazoned forever in precious gold and silver. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the Frazetta Museum legacy!

The 2015 Limited Edition Frazetta Museum series pays tribute to Frank & Ellie's dream, imagined, designed, and painstakingly constructed under the steadfast watch of Frank and his son, Frank Jr in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Today, Frank Jr and his team at the Frazetta Museum are charged with preserving Frazetta's legacy and providing an inspiring environment for aspiring artists, who can visit the museum, learn and create merely steps away from where the Master brought his imagination to life in oil, watercolor, ink and on anything that crossed his path!. The proof's reverse features a bust of the Museum's facade, hand-carved by renowned Italian sculptor Luigi Badia, a student of the Frazetta school.

The obverse of the Limited Edition Proof features Frazetta's iconic masterpiece, Death Dealer. Luigi's old world craftsmanship and attention to detail is so impeccable that a magnifying glass is required to catch every minute feature. The background's flawless mirror finish draws you directly into the scene with Death Dealer himself.

Each mint-condition, mirror-finish collector's grade Proof is hand-fed and manually struck up to 5 times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features extreme 3d relief, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to Death Dealer and the Frazetta Museum as they seem to pop off the coin's surface.

Each minted proof is then handled with satin gloves and encapsulated in a clear plastic air-tite case designed for long-term preservation. Each medallion is placed in a velvet box, and includes a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Limited Edition Frazetta Museum Proof is guaranteed to contain the medallion's indicated weight and purity of .999 fine silver or .9999 fine gold, ensuring the medallion's lasting value for generations to come. Mintage of each medallion is limited to 2015 proofs, with a strict limit of five (5) proofs per collector, and only available direct from the Frazetta Museum while supplies last. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Frazetta Museum history!


Frazetta Museum 1 oz Silver Proof - $139.00
Frazetta Museum 5 oz Silver Proof - $349.00
Frazetta Museum 1/10oz Gold Proof - $299.00
Frazetta Museum 1/2 oz Silver Proof - $79.00




Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES

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

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

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

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

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

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




 


Glen Orbik: 1963 - May 11, 2015

Glen Orbik, an artist known for his dames-and-guns pulp novel art and no shortage of painted comic-book covers, died last week of cancer. He was in his early 50s. Orbik’s most notable creations were done for Hard Case Crime, an imprint founded in 2004 that reprinted classic crime paperbacks and published new works by established authors.

Orbik also painted covers for Marvel and DC comics, as well as science fiction and adventure novels. He was also an esteemed art instructor.



The Golden Age - Now online!

Robert McGinnis
- New!
Dave Stevens
Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
Stolen Sweets


GRAVEDIGGER #2 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

On the run from the mob and the police, "Gravedigger" McCrae finds temporary respite with a lovely, wealthy playgirl. But it doesn't take long for his pursuers to catch up with him, and then it's no longer a matter of outrunning them, but escape from certain death. Can Digger outwit his adversaries in the savage conclusion to "The Predators?"


GRAVEDIGGER #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150869.




Hermes Press:  JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES VOLUME 4: 1949-1951 HC - Coming in September!
Writer/Artist: Frank Robbins

Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, returns with Volume Four of the series!  Continues the adventures of Johnny Hazard picking up the storyline where Volume Three left off.  See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips ever to grace newspapers. Reproduced entirely from original King Features press proofs covering daily strips from 1949-1951.

Hardcover, 10x7, 304 pages, Partial Color, $50.00


JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES VOLUME 4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151383.





Hermes Press:  THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 9: 1949-1950 HC - Coming in September!
Writer: Lee Falk;  Art / Cover: Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best-selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the "Fathers and Sons" storyline. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" concluding on May 6, 1950 the continuities ran together, so that is how Hermes Press is presenting them!  The Sundays are being produced directly from the black-and-white King Features press proofs. Included in this volume are three complete continuities (including the Sundays in their black-and-white versions), reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "Fathers and Sons," "The Flirtatious Princess" and "The Thuggees."

Hardcover, 12x9, 240 pages, Partial Color, $50.00


THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 9 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151384.



Hyborian Age Facsimile Edition
 
Will debut at Howard Days (June 12-13) and be available to order after that!

Skelos Press is proud to present a facsimile edition of one of the rarest and most valuable of all Conan and Robert E. Howard publications - the legendary 1938 chapbook The Hyborian Age published by LANY Cooperative.

Originally compiled by Forrest J. Ackerman, Donald Wollheim, and several other notable fans of the time, this booklet contains the first full publication of Howard's world-building essay "The Hyborian Age," along with the first published map of Conan's world. It also includes the first appearance of the famous essay "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark, as well as an introductory letter from H. P. Lovecraft. This modern facsimile edition includes a new introductory essay by Howard expert and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks discussing the history of this publication and the back-story behind "The Hyborian Age."
  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Skelos Press
  • First Trade Editon edition (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069244758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692447581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • $11.95



IT'S A MANS WORLD: MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES, THE POSTWAR PULPS REVISED EDITION  - Coming in August!

It's a Man's World was first released in 2003. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War. The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.

Softcover, 9x12, 320 pages, Full Color, $34.95


IT'S A MANS WORLD REVISED EDITION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151743.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, June 1941

Contents:
ONSLAUGHT OF THE DRUID GIRLS by Ray Cummings
WANDERER OF LITTLE LAND by Eando Binder
THE MAN WHO BOUGHT MARS by Polton Cross
AMAZONS OF A WEIRD CREATION by Jep Powell
SIDNEY, THE SCREWLOOSE ROBOT by William P. McGivern
BILL OF RIGHTS, 5000 A.D. by John York Cabot


Pulp Sized Magazine: 148 pages
$12.95

 
 
 
JOE KUBERT'S THE RETURN OF TARZAN ARTIST'S EDITION HC - Coming in October!
Joe Kubert (Writer & Art & Cover)


The second volume of Joe Kubert's acclaimed Tarzan series is collected in IDW Publishing's award-winning format. Collecting issues #214, 217 - 223, this beautiful tome features three stand alone adventures, as well as the epic saga detailing The Return of Tarzan! Each and every story page has been scanned from Joe Kubert's original art, and all but two of his covers (but we're tenacious, we keep looking until the very last minute!).

Hardcover, B&W,168 pages, 12" x 17", SRP: $100

JOE KUBERT'S THE RETURN OF TARZAN ARTIST'S EDITION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150406
.



JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #10  - Coming in August!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Abhishek Malsuni, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

It ain't easy being green! With John Carter and Dejah Thoris lost somewhere in the Martian wastes, Thark chieftain Tars Tarkas takes it upon himself to search for his missing friends. Accompanied by the most fearsome of sidekicks in Woola, the shocking threat Tars uncovers in the desert sands is beyond even his warrior skills. Mighty Martian action in the tradition of creator Edgar Rice Burroughs!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 26.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #10 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151227
(Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1228 (Malsuni cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1229 (Luppacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1239 (Subscription cover).

 


Sears Cover
Not Available at this time.
 


Malsuni Cover
Not Available at this time.
 


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #3  - Coming in August!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The secret of the Invisible Death is revealed–but not before it claims one of Benson’s own teammates in a tragedy that will tear Justice, Inc. asunder! To his horror, the Avenger realizes he may not be New York’s only master of disguise!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151234.






KING: PRINCE VALIANT #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
WriterNate Cosbyr
Art:
Ron Salas
Cover: Chip Zdarsky

UTTER DEFEAT! The stubborn and fearless PRINCE VALIANT dares to face the GREATEST FOE, who has never been (and never will be) defeated…and Val loses. Then, and only then, does Valiant begin to understand the epic quest he is about to undertake. Gird you loins for transcendent adventure by NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





KING: THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Art: Brent Schoonover
Cover: Jonathan Lau

The Phantom x 2! The new Walker heir has (begrudgingly) accepted the purple, just in time for final showdown with Singh and his entire organization! There will be lots. And lots. And lots and lots and LOTS of bad guys with skill ring scars on their faces.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


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





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today

Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015


The Man from U.N.C.L.E: Season 1 DVD - Coming August 4!
Robert Vaughn (Actor), David McCallum (Actor)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has captured the hearts of its viewers since its premiere in 1964. This critically-acclaimed spoof television series featuring Leo G. Carroll, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy was the first successful spy show on American television, and one of the first series to become an international phenomenon. Prior to the theatrical release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in August 2015, fans can now relive their favorite moments as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season on DVD August 4, 2015. This digitally enhanced series, also nominated for 7 Emmy Awards over its successful 4 season run, includes 29 one-hour long episodes of priceless entertainment and over 100 minutes of enhanced content.

In this hit spoof of the spy genre, actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play the roles of top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who use their charm, wit, and a never-ending assortment of gadgets to defend the world from evil, chaos and bad taste. The successful series also stars Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly and features guest stars such as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek, Kurt Russell, Ricardo Montalban, and longtime comedy favorite Ken Murray. From trying to save the world from fear gas, to trying to save themselves from a pack of bloodthirsty cheetahs, these serious spies bring the suspense and fun to life. You may even forget it's in black and white!

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season is the first successful spy series of its kind, and we are proud to bring it back to viewers to experience all the action" said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The episodes have been digitally remastered, and will allow audiences young and old to relive this phenomenon before the theatrical release!"




MARK SCHULTZ: STORMS AT SEA: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC - Coming in August!
(W/A/CA) Mark Schultz

“History as you think you understand it does not exist, Griff. The world you think you know is actually a construct fashioned from the fears of the human race.” A scientist working to develop a new source of limitless energy is dead, and the man who was hired to protect him needs to know why. The dead man’s niece and a mysterious manuscript from his laboratory safe may hold all the answers, or they may lead down an endless rabbit hole ending in madness and cataclysm. Storms at Sea is Mark Schultz’s new illustrated novella that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. The story is told through 31 pages of prose and 31 full-page illustrations.

Hardcover, 11x8, 80 pages, Full Color, $24.95


MARK SCHULTZ: STORMS AT SEA is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151349.




MASKS 2 #5 (OF 8)  - Coming in August!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

The Red Death has sprung a dangerous trap, scattering our masked heroes through time. From the prehistoric era to the post-apocalyptic future, the Shadow, Green Hornet, Peter Cannon, Miss Fury, and others face dinosaurs, murderous masqueraders, and mutants! Along the way, they uncover the terrible truth about the Red Death.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

MASKS 2 #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151238 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151239 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151240 (Subscription variant cover).


   



Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR - Restored Edition!
Coming in August!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.

This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!

Due out in the Summer of 2015, be sure to preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover, signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

While the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.



Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Coming in August!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Hadon, King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

The books are due out in the Summer of 2015, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


Click here to preorder your copy of Hadon, King of Opar.


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Hardcover edition coming in August!


On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!

To be published in August 2015, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders, so make sure to order by July 1st!


US$ 25.00
5.5×8.5 hc, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

And you can order EXILES OF KHO with HADON, KING OF OPAR and save money!

Buy the paperback of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $35 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy the hardcover of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $45 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy all three together for $55 (+shipping) – save $10!
And with all package deals you will save even more money because of the combined shipping costs.




Meteor House
Airship Hunters
by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock
Coming in August!

Meteor House is extremely pleased to announce the publication of a brand new novel by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock!

Does Airship Hunters get to the bottom of the nearly forgotten mystery of 19th-century UFOs?

It is 1897 and the skies are haunted by mysterious airships and unfathomable secrets.

Tasked with hunting down these strange vehicles of the air and determining their origin and intent, two U.S. government agents toil under unusual conditions to supply their shadowy superiors with information. But that information proves to be as elusive as the airships themselves.

Ride with Agents Valiantine and Cabot across the Midwest as they encounter reports of strange lights, phantom soldiers, unreliable witnesses, and the ultimate source of their airborne prey.

They are the Airship Hunters, and they cannot be waylaid from their path to uncover the greatest mystery of them all.

As with Meteor House’s original novellas, Airship Hunters will be published as a Signed Limited Edition trade paperback. And just like with our novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015.

As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


US $18 tpb
5.5×8.5, 220 pages



Moonstone Books
JUDGMENT: DOMINO LADY PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) C. J. Henderson & Various (Cover) Dennis Calero

Coming in August!

Three novellas in one! Judgment is Moonstone’s latest pulp justice-dealer! Created by the late pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider), Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is waiting for you! With his wits, his twin 45’s, and his will of iron, he literally goes to hell and back in this one, folks. Plus a brand new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story!

Softcover, 6x9, 160 pages, B&W, $10.95

JUDGEMENT is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151429.





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

The Phantom Detectives - New!
Vic Challenger
Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis



Piranha (The Oregon Files) - Arriving in bookstores May 26!
by Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
 
 In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.

 During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

Series: The Oregon Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey - New!
Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey
The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dyed To Death - New!
Pickup At Union Station - New!
Rock Garden - New!
TALES OF MASKS & MAYHEM & PULP ECHOES - New!
JUR NOVELS - New!
The Eye Stone
Dime Crimes #34
         Pulp Den  

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

Charles Agnew McLean - Editor of the Popular Magazine - New!
Notable artists of Adventure
Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information
Top Artists of Adventure
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ #15 - New!
Pellucidar: ERB’s hollow earth - New!
Douglas Preston’s solo work
Man-Ape: Two by Arthur J. Burks
Meet Jack Reacher
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #81
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#6 Master of Broken Men - September 1934
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
 
 
Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man army. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer during times of severe trial.
 
Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened to remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
 
From the pages of Operator #5 magazine, September, 1934, comes Master of Broken Men!
 
A woman screamed once... and a thousand guests in that great Washington ballroom stood frozen with terror as the blood-mad horde of naked savages turned the place into a reeking charnel house. But that was only the beginning... America’s greatest industrial and political leaders become, over-night, gibbering maniacs, while a fear-frenzied, despairing nation revolts against a crumbling, dying government! How can Operator #5, alone, hope to prevail against this dread Master of Broken Men?
 
They called this new threat to America’s freedom, the Man Breaker. Was he an agent of a foreign power, or a traitor burrowing through the national bowels like a termite of silent but relentless destruction? Did it matter when the country’s most prominent leaders fell before his cruel tortures like spineless rag dolls? As savage riots spring up across the benighted land, Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5, takes up his pistol and rapier and undertakes a desperate manhunt for the mastermind before the nation plunges into a new Dark Age of Doom.
 
Into this uncontrollable political crisis plunges Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit—and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
Master of Broken Men is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




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

Dare-Devil Aces #71: The Hornets From Hell
They flew hard, they fought hard, and they stacked the Dice of Death — and there’s a thrill along the skyways as you fly with The Hornets From Hell! 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.

G-8 and His Battle Aces #47: Vengeance Of The Vikings
Black night hung over Paris, concealing the Death in the sky, and concealing from all men but the Master Spy, the horrible fate that awaited them! Out of the dark ages of history, through a thousand tortured years, comes the Vengeance of the Vikings on the screaming wings of Doom! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.





Radio Spirits

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back!
It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.



With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!

Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49


Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95





Ramble House
Now available!

 
CITY OF THE TIGER
 More Selected Stories from Science Fantasy
 Chosen by Damien Broderick and John Boston

 
Here are eight vivid stories from the great British magazine Science Fantasy. This anthology, following The Daymakers, is another exciting half-century tribute to that magazine's memory.
Science Fantasy presented writers who would remake both science fiction and fantasy, and the strange new magical hybrid, "science fantasy": Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Ken Bulmer, Mike Moorcock, Thomas Burnett Swann, and others less familiar today.

These stories, and more, are presented by award-winning Australian writer Damien Broderick, and American lawyer and critic John Boston.
 
Jonathan Burke, "The Adjusters" (Science Fantasy #13, Apr 1955)
Martin Jordan, "Sheamus" (Science Fantasy #14, Jun 1955)
John Brunner, "City of the Tiger" (Science Fantasy #32, Dec 1958)
Kenneth Bulmer, "Castle of Vengeance" (Science Fantasy #37, Nov 1959)
John Kippax (John Charles Hynam 1915-1974), "Destiny Incorporated" (Science Fantasy #30, Aug 1958)
J.G. Ballard, "The Watch-Towers" (Science Fantasy #53, Jun 1962)
Thomas Burnett Swann, "The Sudden Wings" (Science Fantasy #55, Oct 1962)
Philip E. High, "Dead End" (Science Fantasy #56, Dec 1962)

  
Available Editions

 $6    E-book edition (mobi or epub)
$18  Trade Paperback


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA #16 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Cat Staggs


From the acclaimed creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni, the final chapter in the epic "Forgiving of Monsters" saga finds the She-Devil with a Sword besieged from every side.  A parasitic infestation, an intensely personal grudge, an imperiled Astronomer, and an entire kingdom on the verge of homicidal fury have all led to a showdown so bloody and explosive, it surely lives up to — or even exceeds — the Red Sonja series' reputation of swords-and-sorcery excellence!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






RED SONJA / CONAN #1 (of 4) - Coming in August!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale August 5.

RED SONJA / CONAN #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151204 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151205 (Benes cover).







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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

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

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

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

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

 

SATURDAY June 13

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

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

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


Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available for pre-order!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


Rough Edges Press Anthologies - Call for Submissions! 

From editor James Reasoner:

Rough Edges Press will be publishing an anthology of new Weird Menace stories inspired by the "Shudder Pulps" such as DIME MYSTERY, TERROR TALES, HORROR STORIES, and SPICY MYSTERY. This anthology is still open for submissions. Some excellent stories are on hand, creepy tales from some of today's finest authors, but more are needed!

If you're a fan of those pulpst: Old dark houses. Sinister scientists. Grotesque henchmen. Death cults. Beautiful women who run screaming into the night. Stalwart heroes who are, at times, not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they manage to emerge triumphant in the end anyway (sometimes due as much to luck as anything else). Supernatural-seeming threats should wind up having logical (if far-fetched at times) explanations, although a hint of the unexplained in the story's resolution is fine, too. Stories need to have plenty of action and a headlong pace to go with a strong sense of menace and dread. Stories should be between 7500 and 10,000 words, although if they go a little longer than that it won't be a problem. Stories should be set during the 1930s or '40s, but don't go overboard with period detail, just enough to capture the feeling of the era. The boundaries on language, violence, and sex are a little looser than those of the pulp editors, but nothing too graphic. Obviously, yarns like this can be a little tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but play it straight for the most part. If you've already started a story, or have a great idea for one, editor James Reasoner wants to see it!


Submissions should be emailed as attached Word documents to james53@flash.net.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

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



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 19 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Tony DeZuniga (Inks), and Joe Jusko (Cover)

While Conan fights to survive in a hostile kingdom, far away a similar dire circumstance is faced by an adventurer whose fate will determine Conan’s very existence. But this land is not of the Hyborian Age—it is 1920s Mexico, and the adventurer is writer Robert E. Howard! Collects stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #192–#201.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, B&W, 504 pages, $19.99






THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 TP - Coming in October!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), E. R. Cruz (Inks), and George Pratt (Cover)

Inheriting the captaincy of a Barachan pirate ship, Conan and his crew are captured and imprisoned in a Kushite dungeon, with no seeming avenue of escape. That is, until Conan makes a pact with a mysterious prisoner -- Imhotep, the Ravager of Worlds, one of Conan's deadliest enemies! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #202-212.

592 pages, $19.99, in stores on October 21.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN150057.




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Shipping May 25!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.




THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #1  - Coming in August!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE- $1.00!

A ruthless cabal of magicians is searching for the secret to the Last Illusion, and they'll stop at nothing to achieve their goals. But the person who knew the most about the mysterious rite is dead, and he shared his secret with one man -- the Shadow! Now, the Shadow faces some of his strangest foes as he engages in a deadly game where he might be the hunter... or the hunted.


Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00, On sale August 5.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151203.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Fate Joss
- New!
Guardian of Death
Murder Town
Death Diamonds
Hidden Death


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON HC - Coming in October!
Sylvain Cordurié (Writer) and Laci (Art/Cover)

Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson. During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!

96 pages, $17.99, in stores on October 7.


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN150031.




SWORDS OF SORROW #4 (OF 6) - Coming in August!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Sergio Davila
Cover: Tula Lotay


DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

The wildest Dynamite crossover epic ever told continues at whole cities are smashed together in the prelude to inter-dimensional war! It's Martians versus Monsters versus Barbarians and more, with the women of Chaos on the wrong side of Good Vs. Evil...plus, where are Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris in their worlds' time of need? Guest stars galore in this massive tale of battle, blades and bikinis!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 12.

SWORDS OF SORROW #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151210 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151211 (Lupacchino cover).




SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #2 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

As the jungle descends into a lethal winter, Red Sonja and Jungle Girl have finally cornered the vicious Mistress Hel and -- oh, whoops, wait, it's the other way around. Monsters, magic, a dreamboat in distress - and a velociraptor chariot race? Time is running out for Sonja and Jana to restore to island before all is lost!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 26.

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151217.




SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #3 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The streets of London are no place for a woman all on her own. They are, however just fine for a woman wielding a Sword. Dejah Thoris is used to London's dirt, and its rain, but she is growing tired of its people. She and Irene Adler must surely band together to find the Banth and get Thoris back to Barsoom, but to do that, one of them would first have to back down...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151216.




SWORDS OF SORROW:PANTHA / JANE PORTER SPECIAL - Coming in August!
(Writer) Emma Beeby (Art) Rod Rodolfo (Cover) Mirka Andolfo

Ancient Egyptian demon hunter and shape shifter, Pantha, is thrown across a Rift into the early twentieth century London, straight into the path of Jane Porter, American explorer, aviatrix and new wife to Tarzan. Pantha hasn’t come alone, however, as London is plunged into chaos by the appearance of a Great Pyramid in the sky… and what it contains. Up against gods, monsters, Purgatori, and each other, the pair need all the help that ancient magic and modern aviation can supply to stop London from turning into a new hell on earth. Writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd, Doctor Who) and artist Rod Rodolfo (Battlestar Galactica, John Carter: Warlord of Mars) reimagine these two characters - complete with all new costumes - in this turn-of-the-century pulp-action one-shot adventure.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale August 26.

SWORDS OF SORROW: PANTHA / JANE PORTER SPECIAL is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151215.




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. Merritt Art Gallery-The Conquest of the Moon Pool - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Moon Pool - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The People of the Pit - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-Through the Dragon Glass - New!
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part Two
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part One
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Sunfire
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Serapion
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Three
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part One

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK TM: 22 Classic Crimes! Kindle Edition - Now available!
by Johnston McCulley (Author)

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK™ presents 22 classic tales by Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro) featuring his series antihero, a pickpocket named Thubway.





Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!







15 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

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




ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE June 2015 - Now available!

A criminal act is never an isolated event: There are always consequences. Victims want vengeance; detectives want truth; citizens want justice.

In Marianne Wilski Strong’s “The Breaker,” an old coal processing plant is haunted—a consequence of the exploitative treatment of its workers, including children. In Brian Tobin’s “Entwined,” a moment’s distraction leads to the death of a professor, a man who touched many lives. A history of brutality entangles young lovers and parents alike in William Dylan Powell’s dark family drama “Sewing on Sunday.” And Elizabeth Zelvin’s nuanced “The Man in the Dick Tracy Hat,” set in the Cold War fifties, examines the results of a decision to become a traitor of sorts.

In other stories, Key West P.I. Megan Trevor boards a dowdy gambling cruise to find out where the money is leaking out in John C. Boland’s “Her Father’s Daughter.”

Bob Tippee brings us a tale of the corporate snares that await the young and ambitious in “The PLT.”

And for our Mystery Classic this month, Evan Lewis introduces us to a hardworking journalist from another era in Richard Sale’s “Flash!”


Featuring classic pulp reprint "Flash!" by Richard Sale from the May 29, 1937 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring reporter Daffy Dill.



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Black Dog Books
In the works!


Sky pirates! Lost treasure! Extortion and more!

The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas of Indo-China.

Included are:
Skyrocket Scott
Wolves of the Wind
Boomerang Barnes
Sky Spoilers
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.





Black Dog Books
In the works!


Now the complete cases of Bill Carter are assembled into one handsome volume.
Twenty rapid-paced mysteries including "The Butterfly Clue," "The Redhead Kills,"  and "Death Plays Knock-knock"
plus seventeen more are solved by the esteemed investigator.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Updated: Collectibles Section
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH -- REIGN OF THE ARCHON TP - Coming in October!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Art), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Art/Cover)

Captain Midnight faces the greatest threat this world has ever known . . . the Archon. But who is he, and what does he want? Midnight must rely on the unlikeliest of allies to acquire the knowledge necessary to fight this ageless malefactor. The time-displaced genius will need to reach down deep to confront this new world horror and become the greatest hero the world has ever seen. Collects Captain Midnight #20-24.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on October 21.




CONAN THE AVENGER #17 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan's out for blood in a desert oasis as he stalks the bandits responsible for the slaughter of a trading caravan -- and the man he believes to be their accomplice, the sinister Kerim Shah. But is the Cimmerian on the right trail, or is there something more mysterious afoot?

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




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!


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

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



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

Pulp Gallery: G-MEN DETECTIVE - New!
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG on Wonder Comics (1947-48) - New!
Overlooked Films: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962) - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: RACE WILLIAMS in "Body, Body--Who's Got the Body?" by Carroll John Daly  
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1936-37)



DJANGO / ZORRO #7 (of 7)  - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

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

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





Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update:

Dum Dum 2015 Panels & Panelists  

Tarzan Panel, Friday, August 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm:
Moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration")
William Patrick Murray (author, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don")
Joe DeVito (artist, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don")
Alexander Simmons (writer, "Tarzan" Sunday newspaper strip)
Michael R. Hudson (publisher, "Jungle Tales of Tarzan")  


Edgar Rice Burroughs Panel, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:15 am:
Moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration")
Diana Leto (artist, "The Cave Girl" comic strip)
Jake "Buddy" Saunders (author, "The Martian Legion")
Thomas Yeates (artist, "The Once and Future Tarzan")
Mark Ellis (author, "King Solomon's Mines" graphic novel)



Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 HC - Coming in October!
George A. Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper -- expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.

108 pages, $125, in stores on October 28.





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Gypsy Vengeance" from the August 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"The Short-Wave Superman" by Robert Leslie Bellem from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1941
Metal squeezed like putty in Brad Brandon's fingers. How had he acquired such might?
"Tourist Scamps" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, October, 1941
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper and Scoop Binney, those two nitwit newshawks, come to New York for a vacation - and to do some research in rigor mortis.
"Stuckup Stickup" by Hapsburg Liebe from EXCITING WESTERN, Fall (September), 1942
Burn Allison Didn't Count on Range Luck When He Set Out To Win Himself a Job!


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHTING ALASKA by Jack Tunney

1900 Alaska…Gold, greed, and gamblers – a dangerous combination in a gold rush boomtown. Itinerant boxer Jean St. Vrain has a lifetime of rootless wandering behind him and ten years of knuckle-busting boxing, bar bouncing, and disillusionment. He wants to call quits to the fight game, but he needs a way out. Joining a mob of desperate men heading for the Alaskan gold fields, Jean is caught between crooked judges, crooked businessmen, a soiled dove, and infamous gunman Wyatt Earp and his cronies. With his future looking as harsh as the Alaskan landscape, Jean has one chance left – fight again.

Written by Duane Spurlock

Kindle Price:  $2.99 


The Forgotten Room – Now available!
by Lincoln Child


Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.

One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday

List Price: $26.00

Frank Frazetta's Iconic Death Dealer Coin - Now available!  

The greatest name in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art introduces the Limited Edition 2015 Frazetta Museum Coin Series. Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer is now and forever emblazoned on flawless, mirror-finish chunks of solid .999 fine investment-grade silver and .9999 fine gold!

For more than half a century, the iconic art of Frank Frazetta inspired countless artists and shaped the face of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre as we know it. Now, join us as Frank's world comes to life in 2015: The Year of Frazetta.

To kick off what is certain to be an exciting year for our family, the Frazetta Museum introduces a Limited Edition series of Gold & Silver commemorative collector's coins, ensuring the legendary images forged from Frank's imagination live on for thousands of years, emblazoned forever in precious gold and silver. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the Frazetta Museum legacy!

The 2015 Limited Edition Frazetta Museum series pays tribute to Frank & Ellie's dream, imagined, designed, and painstakingly constructed under the steadfast watch of Frank and his son, Frank Jr in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Today, Frank Jr and his team at the Frazetta Museum are charged with preserving Frazetta's legacy and providing an inspiring environment for aspiring artists, who can visit the museum, learn and create merely steps away from where the Master brought his imagination to life in oil, watercolor, ink and on anything that crossed his path!. The proof's reverse features a bust of the Museum's facade, hand-carved by renowned Italian sculptor Luigi Badia, a student of the Frazetta school.

The obverse of the Limited Edition Proof features Frazetta's iconic masterpiece, Death Dealer. Luigi's old world craftsmanship and attention to detail is so impeccable that a magnifying glass is required to catch every minute feature. The background's flawless mirror finish draws you directly into the scene with Death Dealer himself.

Each mint-condition, mirror-finish collector's grade Proof is hand-fed and manually struck up to 5 times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features extreme 3d relief, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to Death Dealer and the Frazetta Museum as they seem to pop off the coin's surface.

Each minted proof is then handled with satin gloves and encapsulated in a clear plastic air-tite case designed for long-term preservation. Each medallion is placed in a velvet box, and includes a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Limited Edition Frazetta Museum Proof is guaranteed to contain the medallion's indicated weight and purity of .999 fine silver or .9999 fine gold, ensuring the medallion's lasting value for generations to come. Mintage of each medallion is limited to 2015 proofs, with a strict limit of five (5) proofs per collector, and only available direct from the Frazetta Museum while supplies last. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Frazetta Museum history!


Frazetta Museum 1 oz Silver Proof - $139.00
Frazetta Museum 5 oz Silver Proof - $349.00
Frazetta Museum 1/10oz Gold Proof - $299.00
Frazetta Museum 1/2 oz Silver Proof - $79.00




Girasol Collectables
Now available!
Pre-orders are now being mailed! 


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES

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

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

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

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

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

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




 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Robert McGinnis
- New!
Dave Stevens - New!
Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
Stolen Sweets


GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW HC - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Matt Wagner (Writer/Artist/Cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

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

Hardcover, Full Color, 7″ x 10″, 160 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES May 1941

Contents:
LAND OF THE SHADOW DRAGONS by Eando Binder
THREE EYES IN THE DARK by Don Wilcox
THE MASTERFUL MIND OF MORTIMER MEEK by William P. McGivern
MOONS OF DEATH by David V. Reed
THE MAN WHO MURDERED HIMSELF by Duncan Farnsworth
THE MACHINE FROM THE PAST by James Norman
MR DUFFY'S OTHER LIFE by Arthur T. Harris


Pulp Sized Magazine: 148 pages
$12.95


 
 
King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


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





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today
- New!
Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015
Bonnett’s: A Store for Magazine Lovers
Reports on Windy City Convention are Coming In. Here’s a Link to a Good One.
Listen to the LOVE STORY MAGAZINE RADIO PROGRAM – “Two Diamond Bracelets”


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR - Restored Edition!
Coming in August!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.

This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!

Due out in the Summer of 2015, be sure to preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover, signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

While the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.



Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Coming in August!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Hadon, King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

The books are due out in the Summer of 2015, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


Click here to preorder your copy of Hadon, King of Opar.


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Hardcover edition coming in August!


On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!

To be published in August 2015, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders, so make sure to order by July 1st!


US$ 25.00
5.5×8.5 hc, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

And you can order EXILES OF KHO with HADON, KING OF OPAR and save money!

Buy the paperback of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $35 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy the hardcover of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $45 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy all three together for $55 (+shipping) – save $10!
And with all package deals you will save even more money because of the combined shipping costs.





Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey - New!
The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell
The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison
Savage Sword of Criminal

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Eye Stone - New!
Dime Crimes #34 - New!
Murder: Take Three - New!
The Method - New!
Hunter's Moon

         Pulp Den  

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

Notable artists of Adventure - New!
Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information
Top Artists of Adventure
Commander Edward Ellsberg's books and auto-biiography reissued
Windy City Pulp and Paper 2015 - photos
From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn


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

Douglas Preston’s solo work - New!
Man-Ape: Two by Arthur J. Burks - New!
Meet Jack Reacher
Meet Nick Carter
Pulp comics: ‘The Twilight Avenger’
Lord Lister, known as Raffles, Master Thief
Preston & Child revisited
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

The PulpRack - Now online!

Now available: FIGHTING ALASKA, the ebook version  - New!
Pulp fans may be interested in my new tale, Fighting Alaska, an entry in the Fight Card series. Although it focuses on a NorthWestern setting, its action begins in the Texas Panhandle.



Radio Spirits

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back!
It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.



With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!

Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49


Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

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

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

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

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

 

SATURDAY June 13

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

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

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


Rough Edges Press Anthologies - Call for Submissions! 

From editor James Reasoner:

Rough Edges Press will be publishing an anthology of new Weird Menace stories inspired by the "Shudder Pulps" such as DIME MYSTERY, TERROR TALES, HORROR STORIES, and SPICY MYSTERY. This anthology is still open for submissions. Some excellent stories are on hand, creepy tales from some of today's finest authors, but more are needed!

If you're a fan of those pulpst: Old dark houses. Sinister scientists. Grotesque henchmen. Death cults. Beautiful women who run screaming into the night. Stalwart heroes who are, at times, not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they manage to emerge triumphant in the end anyway (sometimes due as much to luck as anything else). Supernatural-seeming threats should wind up having logical (if far-fetched at times) explanations, although a hint of the unexplained in the story's resolution is fine, too. Stories need to have plenty of action and a headlong pace to go with a strong sense of menace and dread. Stories should be between 7500 and 10,000 words, although if they go a little longer than that it won't be a problem. Stories should be set during the 1930s or '40s, but don't go overboard with period detail, just enough to capture the feeling of the era. The boundaries on language, violence, and sex are a little looser than those of the pulp editors, but nothing too graphic. Obviously, yarns like this can be a little tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but play it straight for the most part. If you've already started a story, or have a great idea for one, editor James Reasoner wants to see it!


Submissions should be emailed as attached Word documents to james53@flash.net.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

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



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 TP - Coming in October!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), E. R. Cruz (Inks), and George Pratt (Cover)

Inheriting the captaincy of a Barachan pirate ship, Conan and his crew are captured and imprisoned in a Kushite dungeon, with no seeming avenue of escape. That is, until Conan makes a pact with a mysterious prisoner -- Imhotep, the Ravager of Worlds, one of Conan's deadliest enemies! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #202-212.

592 pages, $19.99, in stores on October 21.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Guardian of Death
- New!
Murder Town - New!
Death Diamonds
Hidden Death
Death's Premium
The Unseen Killer
The Black Falcon

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON HC - Coming in October!
Sylvain Cordurié (Writer) and Laci (Art/Cover)

Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson. During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!

96 pages, $17.99, in stores on October 7.






Society of Illustrators
Announcing the 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

Walter Baumhofer, Bernard D'Andrea, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay,
Ted and Betsy Lewin, Patrick Oliphant, Arthur Szyk


Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. This year's honorees include contemporary illustrators Bernard D'Andrea, Ted and Betsy Lewin, and Patrick Oliphant as well as posthumous honorees Walter Baumhofer, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay, and Arthur Szyk.
 
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6pm.

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. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part Two - New!
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part One  - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Sunfire - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Serapion - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Three - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Two - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part One - New!
Will Mars Be A Perfect World?
Francis Stevens at The Skulls in the Stars
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Avalon
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part One
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Elf Trap

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








08 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 3/40
 
"The Phantom's Murder Trail" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom, nemesis of the lawless, hurls courage and skill against the devilish ingenuity of a master criminal—battling mysterious henchmen of evil who turn men into skeletons overnight! 
Follow the amazing expolots of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he strives to solve one of the most baffling crime riddles of all time."

"Little Worms" by Milton Lowe
"Government Man" by Thomas Lamar

Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Super-Detective Stories - 09/34

"Yellow Riddle" by Earl W. Scott
"Haunted House Murder" by Frederick C. Painton
"Soft Shoulders" by Norvell Page
"The Corpse Crypt" by Hugh B. Cave
"Waterfront" by Anson Hatch
"No Ice Today" by Maurice N.H. Tessler
"Creeping Death" by Laurence Donovan

Cover Artist: Fred Craft


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

George Bruce's Contact - 10/33

"The Rebel" by George Bruce
"Tommy Miles wanted to live and fight his own way—make his own rules."

"I Was There With—" by Capt. Arch Johnston
"Lt. Pilote Jailler, the ace who trained aces."

"Retribution" by Edwin C. Parsons
"Piggy Johnson was full of superstitions and hot air—but the boys of the 47th relieved him of both."

"Black Luck" by William E. Poindexter
"Toward the Stars" by Hugh James
"Combat Flying" by Robert S. Bowen
"The Shrieking Gotha" by Capt. Arch Johnston

Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
New art by Joe DeVito for upcoming projects!



  Adventures in Bronze


ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE June 2015 - Now available!

A criminal act is never an isolated event: There are always consequences. Victims want vengeance; detectives want truth; citizens want justice.

In Marianne Wilski Strong’s “The Breaker,” an old coal processing plant is haunted—a consequence of the exploitative treatment of its workers, including children. In Brian Tobin’s “Entwined,” a moment’s distraction leads to the death of a professor, a man who touched many lives. A history of brutality entangles young lovers and parents alike in William Dylan Powell’s dark family drama “Sewing on Sunday.” And Elizabeth Zelvin’s nuanced “The Man in the Dick Tracy Hat,” set in the Cold War fifties, examines the results of a decision to become a traitor of sorts.

In other stories, Key West P.I. Megan Trevor boards a dowdy gambling cruise to find out where the money is leaking out in John C. Boland’s “Her Father’s Daughter.”

Bob Tippee brings us a tale of the corporate snares that await the young and ambitious in “The PLT.”

And for our Mystery Classic this month, Evan Lewis introduces us to a hardworking journalist from another era in Richard Sale’s “Flash!”


Featuring classic pulp reprint "Flash!" by Richard Sale from the May 29, 1937 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring reporter Daffy Dill.



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Spring Cleaning Sale - 7 days left!

Announcing SANCTUM BOOKS' FIRST (and probably only) SPRING CLEANING SALE!

I'm offering the best-ever discounts on select Sanctum Books sets for the next month only:
THE SHADOW #9-28 for $200 postpaid (20 books = $259 list price)
THE SHADOW #31-55 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $359.75 list price)
THE SHADOW #56-80 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #26-50 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $351.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #51-75 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
THE WHISPERER #1-7 + NICK CARTER #1-3 for $100 postpaid
(10 books = $143.50 list price if purchased separately)


In general, these discounts translate to between 30% to 33% off list price,
with both $12.95 and $14.95 books being discounted to just $10 each
 (with the 25-book sets being discounted by more $100 off list price).

This is a limited time offer and prices are for shipping within USA only!
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2015.


Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-3305
 or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com 

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

DOC SAVAGE Classic Superpack #1 - The "Fortress of Solitude" Collection
Sanctum Books collects all eight thrill-packed pulp novels from its first four DOC SAVAGE trade paperbacks in a deluxe collector's set. The Man of Bronze battles his greatest enemy in "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis," revives an ancient evil in "Resurrection Day" and explores "The Land of Always-Night" and "Mad Mesa." Doc Savage is captured by one of his strangest foes in "Repel," battles murderous terrorists in "Death in Silver" and returns to the secret source of his wealth in "The Golden Peril." BONUS: Full-color replicas of the rare 1930s Doc Savage premium portraits. This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer, Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke; the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, a foreword by Peter David and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-177-6 Softcover, 7x10, 512 pages, B&W, $39.95 (plus $5 shipping)


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$39.95 (plus $5.00 shipping)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

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


DOC SAVAGE Volume 81: "Tunnel Terror" & "Once Over Lightly"
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! BONUS: Bill Barnes flies again in "The Eye of the Cobra" by Charles S. Verral and in a 75th anniversary illustrated tale by Frank Tinsley from SHADOW COMICS #1. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-171-4 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

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

THE SHADOW Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 1: "The Brand of the Black Bat" & "Murder Calls the Black Bat"
(Writer) Norman A. Daniels & Various (Art/Cover) Harry V. Parkhurst

Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels. Read the classic pulp thrillers that introduced the costumed hero recently featured in Dynamite's Masks series. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then, "Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel haul of the century! Plus, the debut of The Mask from Nedor's Exciting Comics #1.
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
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest" - JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. BONUS: The final installment of "Bill Barnes vs. the Yellowjackets" from the super-rare SHADOW COMICS #2. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-184-4 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
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 July!

THE SHADOW Volume 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 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)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

New to our catalog this week is The Voluntary Nemesis by Perley Poore Sheehan.
Playboy millionaire Christopher Querle wakes up one morning to discover he - or someone whose handwriting is exactly the same as his, has announced that he is giving all his money away to charity.
Penniless, Querle is forced to work for a living, and rebuilt his life as a kinder more thoughtful soul. A tale of redemption and comedy. (epub $1.95. Print $6.00 plus postaage.)


This is the last week of Beb Books Spring ebook promotion, five adventure novels at Victor Rousseau,
a $9.95 value but till the end of April available for an even $8.00.

Five highly entertaining tales for the price of four!


Titles include:

    Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
     Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
     My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
     Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Other titles in our catalog are being converted to ebooks as we speak.  Already over twenty titles are available.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.








Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Updated: Collectibles Section - New!
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




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

Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: RACE WILLIAMS in "Body, Body--Who's Got the Body?" by Carroll John Daly   - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1936-37) - New!
Now in AHMM: Daffy Dill and and Candid Jones in "FLASH!" by Richard Sale! - New!
Overlooked TV: CONAN THE ADVENTURER in "The Heart of the Elephant" - New!
Toy Soldier Saturday: Friends (and Enemies) of ZORRO  - New!
Pulp Gallery: WINGS
Forgotten Books: CONAN THE INVINCIBLE by Robert Jordan (1982)
BLB Gallery: THE PHANTOM


Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update:
Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



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

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

"Death is a Silver Shadow" by John L. Benton from THRILLING DETECTIVE, July, 1945
Aided by a taxi driver and a red-headed girl, Detective Bill Doyle tackles a series of jewel robberies - and a murder!
"Mind Over Matter" by Octavus Roy Cohen from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 8, 1918
Humorous goings-on at a professional baseball team.
"Ticket to Doom" by A. V. Harding from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1947
A One-Way Journey With Murder at the End . . . .


The Forgotten Room – Arriving in book stores May 12!
by Lincoln Child


Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.

One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday

List Price: $26.00

The Golden Age - Now online!

Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
- New!
Stolen Sweets - New!
Al Williamson & Roy Krenkel ~ 1950's art for Atlas & EC - New!
The Fleagles ~ Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel ~ 5 EC Stories - New!
Al Williamson ~ a handful of Atlas stories from the 1950's - New!
James Bama ~ Doc Savage
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM SUNDAYS ARCHIVE: FULL SIZE HALF PAGES 1939-1942 HC - Arriving in omic shops May 13!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art & Cover) Ray Moore

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

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






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


Published in hardcover as "Escape on Venus", we present the original magazine version of this story as it first appeared in Fantastic Adventures pulp magazine as four separate novelettes.

SLAVES OF THE FISH MEN-What chilling fate awaited Carson of Venus and the lovely Princess Duare among the fish people?
GODDESS OF FIRE-What was the mystery behind the Fire Goddess? How did she know of Earth, or Brooklyn?
THE LIVING DEAD-It is a terrible prospect to face a lifetime in suspended animation as an exhibit in a museum!
WAR ON VENUS-Carson of Venus faces a fantastic fleet of land battleships. How can he defeat these invaders?

This book contains the complete facsimile of the original stories as they first appeared-no retypesetting.

Pulp Sized Magazine:
152 pages
$12.95




 
 
 
King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


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





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

Moonstone Books
Coming in September!

The Green Lama: CRIMSON CIRCLE
By Adam Lance Garcia
Cover: Mike Fyles


The Green Lama returns in Adam Lance Garcia’s thrilling new novel, fully authorized by Kendell Foster Crossen’s Estate, the GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE.

After defeating the Great Old One Cthulhu, the Green Lama and Jean Farrell are faced with their most dangerous enemy, a deadly assassin known only Omega, who is systematically kidnapping and killing their allies. Attacked on all sides, they must face the truth: Sometimes, the greatest evil comes from within… The startling next chapter in the Green Lama Legacy begins here. Nothing will ever be the same.


Moonstone has reportedly licensed The Green Lama from the Crossen Estate.
CRIMSON CIRCLE is supposed to act as a sequel to the very first Green Lama story, "The Case Of The Crimson Hand."

336 pages, 6 x 9, $14.99



Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn - New!
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell
The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison
Savage Sword of Criminal

Pulp Den - Now online!

Hunter's Moon
Cotton FBI Collection #2
Tom & Ginger
Murder: Take Two

         Pulp Den  

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

Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information - New!
Top Artists of Adventure - New!
Commander Edward Ellsberg's books and auto-biiography reissued
Windy City Pulp and Paper 2015 - photos
From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn


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

Meet Jack Reacher - New!
Meet Nick Carter - New!
Pulp comics: ‘The Twilight Avenger’
Lord Lister, known as Raffles, Master Thief
Preston & Child revisited
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

The PulpRack - Now online!

The vigor of pulp prose  - New!


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #80
The Spider #9 Audiobook
Satan's Death Blast

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

Now available!

For ten grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he lives again in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
 
 
How to fight a menace which strikes without warning — which disintegrates flesh and blood and stone to mere chemical atoms! Men fled in blind panic from the merest rumor of a new attack, and even the Spider — dodging the death blasts — can find at first no weapon with which to combat this new and devastating evil which obliterates its victims in the fraction of time between two heart-beats!
 
This is the challenge Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, faces as he plunges into the cauldron of crime exemplified by Satan’s Death Blast. Albany, New York was the first city to face obliteration. Then the Devil moved on to other cities of New York State, and finally set his diabolic sights on Manhattan, demanding a ransom of 75 million dollars to spare the most densely populated city in the United States.
 
The Master of Men faced two grim challenges. What mysterious force was so powerful that it could detonate a victim into dust-like motes unrecognizab le as human. And who was His Satanic Majesty, The Devil?
 
Once again, Norvell Page delivers a riveting account of the Spider’s urgent crusade to crush a super-criminal who challenges the combined forces of law and order. As never before, Richard Wentworth hurls himself into a hellish cauldron, prepared to sacrifice his reputation, his life, even his very soul to defeat a foe to whom mercy is a foreign word. When his faithful servant, Ram Singh, turns against his master, Wentworth understands that he faces an enemy who can reach into his inner circle.
 
But how can the Spider run his quarry to earth when he himself is gunned down and incapacitated while the Devil and his lethal minions run unchecked?
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Satan’s Death Blast with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1934.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
The Desert Demons

by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!
Since we released Python Isle, the first Doc Savage audiobook, back in 2011, Radio Archives customers have been clamoring to know if we would record the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. This surprised us, since the Wild Adventures also launched in 2011! While we did make a special case of Skull Island, we had to finish recording Will Murray’s first 7 Doc novels before we could tackle the Wild Adventures series.
Well, the wait is finally over. We are proud to release The Desert Demons, one of the most intriguing posthumous collaborations between Doc Savage originator Lester Dent and his literary successor, Will Murray. While many of these novels are based on Lester’s concepts, almost half of The Desert Demons is the work of Dent himself!



It all begins in Los Angeles during the Summer of 1936—one of the hottest on record. California swelters, and weird clouds resembling rusty blobs of blood begin appearing in the sky like angry coagulations.
Worse, they drop down to earth unexpectedly and anything they envelop—whether made of flesh and bone or metal—turns into powdery salt. Death and destruction abound. To combat this unearthly threat, the Man of Bronze summons his men from all corners of the globe, and they rendezvous in Los Angeles to plot the strategy.

But someone has beat them to the punch. Doc’s adventurous cousin, Patricia, is first on the scene, and when she disappears—a reported victim of the Copper Clouds—the Man of Bronze goes on the warpath to get to the bottom of the blood-colored mystery.
This is Doc Savage at the height of his powers, confronting the unknown, backed up by his entire crew. Their investigations take them from the sound stages of Hollywood to the Florida Everglades, dodging danger all the way. It doesn't get any better—or any wilder—than The Desert Demons!

Michael McConnohie once again gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller. This Doc Savage audiobook is available exclusively at RadioArchives.com and is not being sold anywhere else.
 
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




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

Operator 5 #41: The Day of the Damned
In the hot hills of Old Mexico, Operator 5 launched his great counter-espionage campaign against a plotting Asiatic horde which threaten to loose the entire barbarous guerrilla Southwest upon America! It was an attack that also combined modern Japanese mechanized warfare and dread tropical disease. As Operator 5 gathered his gallant border legions together to repel the most frightful invasion the world had ever seen, the very pages of history seemed turned back — when America was forced to make its last bloody stand on the hallowed ground of the Alamo! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Paul Ernst Book 3
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 Paul Ernst, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.





Radio Spirits

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back!
It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.



With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!

Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49


Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95






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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

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

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

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

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

 

SATURDAY June 13

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

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

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


Rough Edges Press Anthologies - Call for Submissions! 

From editor James Reasoner:

Rough Edges Press will be publishing an anthology of new Weird Menace stories inspired by the "Shudder Pulps" such as DIME MYSTERY, TERROR TALES, HORROR STORIES, and SPICY MYSTERY. This anthology is still open for submissions. Some excellent stories are on hand, creepy tales from some of today's finest authors, but more are needed!

If you're a fan of those pulpst: Old dark houses. Sinister scientists. Grotesque henchmen. Death cults. Beautiful women who run screaming into the night. Stalwart heroes who are, at times, not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they manage to emerge triumphant in the end anyway (sometimes due as much to luck as anything else). Supernatural-seeming threats should wind up having logical (if far-fetched at times) explanations, although a hint of the unexplained in the story's resolution is fine, too. Stories need to have plenty of action and a headlong pace to go with a strong sense of menace and dread. Stories should be between 7500 and 10,000 words, although if they go a little longer than that it won't be a problem. Stories should be set during the 1930s or '40s, but don't go overboard with period detail, just enough to capture the feeling of the era. The boundaries on language, violence, and sex are a little looser than those of the pulp editors, but nothing too graphic. Obviously, yarns like this can be a little tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but play it straight for the most part. If you've already started a story, or have a great idea for one, editor James Reasoner wants to see it!


Submissions should be emailed as attached Word documents to james53@flash.net.

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death Diamonds
- New!
Hidden Death - New!
Death's Premium
The Unseen Killer
The Black Falcon


Society of Illustrators
Announcing the 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

Walter Baumhofer, Bernard D'Andrea, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay,
Ted and Betsy Lewin, Patrick Oliphant, Arthur Szyk


Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. This year's honorees include contemporary illustrators Bernard D'Andrea, Ted and Betsy Lewin, and Patrick Oliphant as well as posthumous honorees Walter Baumhofer, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay, and Arthur Szyk.
 
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6pm.

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.

Will Mars Be A Perfect World? - New!
Francis Stevens at The Skulls in the Stars - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Avalon - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part Two - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part One - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Elf Trap - New!
Franz Nabl and the Austrian P.E.N. Club - New!
Worlds Invisible
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Unseen--Unfeared
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Behind the Curtain

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








01 May 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

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

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

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

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

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2


March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 3/40
 
"The Phantom's Murder Trail" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom, nemesis of the lawless, hurls courage and skill against the devilish ingenuity of a master criminal—battling mysterious henchmen of evil who turn men into skeletons overnight! 
Follow the amazing expolots of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he strives to solve one of the most baffling crime riddles of all time."

"Little Worms" by Milton Lowe
"Government Man" by Thomas Lamar

Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95