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2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES‼

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

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).


ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

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

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

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).


PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)



Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!

Coming up February 25, 2012 is the first of twelve auctions that will run through the middle of May.
Nearly 10,000 items sold over the twelve auctions including
the finest set of WEIRD TALES ever to come to auction. 
Check it out by going to the Adventure House website and click on the auction logo.

WIth nearly 10,000 items, most of them in pristine condition,
this is the largest multi-auction Adventure House has ever attempted. 

The auction book is being finalized and will be going to the printer soon.

Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson Collection is now available for pre-order!
The book is at the printer and will be shipping soon!

Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.

For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Adventure House - Now available!
G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #41 - "Patrol of the Murder Masters"

Strange avenues of Death that lead to the door of the Master Spy whose address has been written in blood!  Who holds the key to this mystery?  What man may unlock the door of Fate? The hand of Krueger about to strike, has been gripped by a terrible fear, as Stahlemaske moves acorss the scene with a hate that consumes all men!  G-8 and Kreuger are patners again, as strange as it may seem—to defeat a scourge that knows no bounds—the relentess Masters of Murder!

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Frederick Blakeslee Cover Artist



Adventure House - Now available!
HIGH ADVENTURE #122
"I.O.U. Murder" featuring Jim Anthony - Super-Detective by Robert Leslie Bellem
7x10, 112 pages, $9.95

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward



Adventure House - Now available!
Thrilling Detective - February 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Mark of the Beast" by Robert Wallace
"The Banding Murder Case" by Allan K. Echols
"The Black Ram" by Perley Poore Sheehan
"The Face That Came Back" by Wayne Rogers
"The Den of Skulls" by Jack D'Arcy
"Death Talks Backs" by John H. Compton
"The Trail of the White Gardenia" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"The Coward" by Ken Rockwell
"Reflections" by John Lawrence
"The Crumpled Clue" by J.S. Endicott



 
Adventure Webcomics Community - Now online!
Thomas (Captain Spectre) Floyd has started a Facebook page as a place for creators, readers, and websites that concern the genres of adventure, pulp, and serial webcomics. Join in the fun at the link below!




Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE RETURN OF BARON GRUNER

Following the overwhelming success of the second Robert Downey Jr. film blockbuster, Airship 27 Productions is pleased to present a brand new mystery suspense novel starring the Great Detective; Sherlock Holmes – The Baron’s Revenge by Gary Lovisi.

In 1902 Sir James Damery enlisted the aid of Sherlock Holmes to prevent the daughter of an old friend from marrying a womanizing Austrian named Adelbert Gruner who was suspected of murdering his first wife.  Dr.Watson chronicled the case as “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.”  By its conclusion, Gruner was exposed to the young lady when Holmes came into possession of an album listing his many amorous conquest.  Then a former prostitute mistress took her own revenge by throwing acid in his face and permanently disfiguring him.

Holmes believed the matter concluded. He is proven wrong when a hideous murder occurs rife with evidence indicating the Baron has returned.  Soon the Great Detective will learn he has been targeted for revenge in a cruel and sadistic fashion. Not only does the Baron wish his death but he is obsessed with causing Holmes emotional suffering.  He desires nothing less that the complete and utter destruction of the Great Detective in body and soul.


Now Gary Lovisi spins a fast paced tale of horror and intrigue that is both suspenseful and poignant, all the while remaining true to Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.  “The Baron’s Revenge” is a thrilling sequel to a classic Holmes adventure fans will soon be applauding.

“We are thrilled to have this as both our first release of the new year and also as our first solo effort as a publisher,” Editor In Chief Ron Fortier reported.  “As of Jan. 1st, 2012 Airship 27 Productions titles will be available at the site listed below.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!

We invite you to visit our new website (link below).

Here you will find two links.  One to our PDF digital store were all our titles are on sale for only $3 as downloads. 
Please consider registering an account which will put you on our Newsletter mailing list.

The second link is to our Indy Planet pages, where you can purchase Print-On-Demand hard copies of our titles for $14.95 (plus shipping and handling).  At present we have our latest titles available here and hope to have our entire catalogue added by the end of the year.  Thanks for your continued support.


Altus Press - Now available!

Altus Press now  has twelve of their publications available in e-book format!
Doc Savage: Horror in Gold 
Doc Savage: The Desert Demons 
Riding the Pulp Trail
Alias The Whirlwind 
The Complete Adventures of Senorita Scorpion Volume 1 
The Man in Purple
Hell on Friday: the Johnny Saxon Trilogy 
The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 1 
The Complete Adventures of the Griffon Volume 1
The Cobra: The King of Detectives 
The Strange Adventures of the Purple Scar 
Thunder Jim Wade: The Complete Series  


Click on the e-book link at the top of the Altus Press home page for more details.

Altus Press - Coming soon!

The Swift Revenge of the Green Ghost
by Johnston McCulley


The creator of Zorro, writer Johnston McCulley is back with another
nearly-forgotten classic pulp hero—the Green Ghost.

Nearly forgotten today and never before reprinted in its entirety,
the Green Ghost series has been restored to its original glory, complete,
uncut, and with all the original illustrations!

As a bonus, this collection has been augmented by an all-new introduction.


198 pages | $14.95


Altus Press - Coming soon!


Stephen Payne's follow-up to his Secret Agent X novel,
 "Halo of Horror"

This is "Master of Madness," another all-new story that sees its
first publication with Altus Press.

Like 
"Halo of Horror,"" it too will be out in a pulp facsimile edition,
clocking in at over 200 pages. Coming in a few weeks.






Altus Press
Doc Savage in HORROR IN GOLD
by Lester Dent and Will Murray, writing as Kenneth Robeson
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito


Between now and Jan 31, you can order HORROR IN GOLD and/or THE DESERT DEMONS in hardcover and receive 25% off cover price!
All you have to do is type LULUBOOK305 into the discount box at checkout and you're good to go. Savings limit is capped at $50.
No signed bookplate with this edition, but we can provide them
if you send us a SASE.

Back after 20 years! Doc Savage and his mighty crew return in a brand-new series of nightmare exploits that can only be called…. The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.

All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.

Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?

From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.

330 pages, approx. 6"x9"x0.9", approx. 1.2 lb.

DOC SAVAGE: HORROR IN GOLD (Softcover) is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121313. 


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 55: "The Time Terror" and "The Talking Devil"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage enter an Arctic abyss where dinosaurs and prehistoric humans survive, and race against Japanese agents to uncover the secret of The Time Terror that could change the outcome of the war. Then, a series of crimes committed by "graduates" of the Man of Bronze's Crime College threaten to destroy Doc's reputation. What is the sinister secret of The Talking Devil? BONUS: "The Skull Man," a lost Doc Savage radio adventure by Edward Gruskin! This special collectors edition showcases both color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin (who recalls the Man of Bronze's epic battles with The Skull during the golden age of comics. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-073-1 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W,$14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 57: "The Five Chameleons" and "The Wasp" - Supervillain Special
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness battles evil supercriminals in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, in a never-reprinted 1932 epic, The Shadow seeks to unmask The Five Chameleons, master villains whose uncanny ability to blend with their surroundings rivals his own. Then, the Dark Avenger feels the savage sting of The Wasp in his first confrontation with one of his deadliest foes. This double-novel reprints the classic cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical articles by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-072-4 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE WHISPERER #5: "School for Murder" and "Murder on the Line" - "Commissioner Gordon before Batman!"
The double life of Police Commissioner James Gordon is explored in a pair of two-fisted thrillers that inspired classic Batman stories! First, The Whisperer goes undercover to close down a "School for Murder" that prepares teenagers for criminal careers! Then, Wildcat Gordon investigates corruption in the trucking industry in "Murder on the Line." BONUS: an adventure of Norgil the Magician by The Shadow's Maxwell Grant! This historic collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by Spider artist John Newton Howitt, classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and golden-age great Creig Flessel, and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-070-1  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 57: "The Dagger in the Sky," "The Death Lady"
and "The Monkey Suit" - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
Tarzan's influence on the Man of Bronze is examined in three action-packed adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a giant "Dagger in the Sky" materializes from thin air and disappears after bizarre murders, leading Doc Savage to a South American war started by Earth's wealthiest men. Then, the Man of Bronze is asked to locate an heiress who disappeared into the Brazilian jungles years earlier. Finally, while attempting to license one of Monk's chemical inventions, Henry Jones comes into possession of "The Monkey Suit" that leads into a strange adventure, narrated in the first person. This triple-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-077-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 57 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121314. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!
THE SHADOW Volume 59: "The Green Box," "The Getaway Ring"
and "The Crawling Death"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow's underworld agents Hawkeye and Cliff Marsland take center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, what is the strange secret of "The Green Box" that is worth human life? The Shadow seeks the deadly secret in a masterpiece of misdirection that introduced aides Hawkeye and Tapper. Then, the Master of Darkness and his underworld operatives investigate "The Getaway Ring," a racket that helps mobsters evade capture via a modern-day "underground railway." BONUS: "The Crawling Death," a lost thriller scripted by radio Shadow Bret Morrison! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-076-2 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 59 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121316. 

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)


Beb Books - Now available!

INNOCENTS ABROAD!
A Kashmir Abduction by Leniver Carew


The somewhat self-absorbed and very wealthy Vidal family have been talked into vacationing in the Kashmir region of India, thinking that this remote, primitive land was some alternative to Palm Springs!  On the voyage there the son, twenty-something Stuart falls in love with the daughter of a missionary. When she is abducted there Stuart does something he had done before - take action! The contrast between Stuart’s efforts to be a hero and his family blissful indifference to the color and exotic land they are in makes for a pleasant and highly enjoyable romantic adventure.

Beb Books are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, side stapled with a color cover and all illustrations from the original publication (if there are any). Beb Books are set in new type for easy reading.

My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.


Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Beb Books - POST-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!

The following books are discounted to $4.00 each plus postage. Orders over $20.00 and we’ll pay the postage!
( Postage is $3.00 for the first 3 books and 25 cents additional for each additional book over 3)
Sales runs from now to February 28th, 2012.


Secret Agent X adventures
The Torture Trust (#1)
The Spectral Stranglers (#2)
The Death Torch Terrors (#3)
The Ambassador of Doom (#4)
City of the Living Dead, (#5)
Hand of Horror (#6)
Octopus of Crime (#7)
The Hooded Hordes (#8)
Servants of the Skull (#9)
The Murder Monster (#10)
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12)
Devils of Darkness (#13)
Talons of Terror (#14)
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15)
Legion of the Living Dead (#18)
Horde of the Damned (#19)
Ringmaster of Doom (#20)
Kingdom of Blue Corpses (#21)
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22)
Dividends of Doom (#23)
The Fear Merchants (#24)
The Faceless Fury (#25)
Subterranean Scourge (#26)
The Doom Director (#27)
City of Madness, (#28)
Horror's Handclasp (#29)
Death's Frozen Formula (#30)
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)

Miscellaneous titles
Fang Tung by H Bedford-Jones

Captain Trouble (complete series) by Perley Poore Sheenan

The Abyss of Wonder by Perley Poore Sheehan

The Labyrinth by Francis Stevens

The Domino Lady (complete series)

The Fatal Gift by George Allen England

The White Moll by Frank L. Packard

Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson

The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet and Red Dust.
(Three SF novellas by Murray Leinster
)

Black Gate - Now online!
The Nightmare Men: “The Haunted Wanderer” (Robert E. Howard's John Kirowan) - New!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 3: A Princess of Mars - New!
A Few Words on Clark Ashton Smith - New!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 2: A Princess of Mars
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars

Black Mask 4: The Parrot That Wouldn't Talk Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“Bracelets” by Katherine Brocklebank; read by Carol Monda
“Diamonds Mean Death” by Thomas Walsh; read by Alan Sklar
“Murder in the Ring” by Raoul Whitfield; read by Jeff Gurner
“The Parrot That Wouldn’t Talk” by Walter C. Brown; read by Pete Larkin
“Let the Dead Alone” by Merle Constiner; read by Oliver Wyman


Available as an audio CD or in a downloadable MP3 format.
Audio CD - $29.95
MP3 format:  $20.97



Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Eighteen – “Jungles of Mongo
“Jungles of Mongo” was the eighteenth installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between June 21 and November 1, 1942, “Jungles of Mongo” picks up where the preceding installment, “Queen Desira” left off with the seductive Queen and a bare-chested Flash riding the local steed, a gryph through the lush jungles of Tropica with Dr. Zarkov and Dale Arden bringing up the rear. Prince Brazor, who has usurped the throne of Tropica from Desira, releases a pack of bloodwolves to hunt them down.

Read the rest at the links below!
“BOB LARKIN: THE ILLUSTRATED MAN” WEB SITE LAUNCHES
Online Gallery of Acclaimed Artist’s Work Debuts!

BOB LARKIN has provided cover artwork for every major U.S. book-publishing house, from Ace Books and Simon & Schuster to Random House and Penguin; movie posters for Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and New Line Cinema; and comic book covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warren Publishing, and now Boom! Studios. Renowned for his work as successor to legendary painter James Bama’s cover artistry for Bantam Books’ Doc Savage pulp series, Larkin’s talents have been acclaimed by colleagues and art fans around the world.

Now, those fans can find his work on display at the Web site “Bob Larkin: The Illustrated Man.” Launched on January 6, 2012 by longtime fans Scotty Phillips and Courtney Rogers, the site displays the book, comic, and magazine covers, movie posters, and toy packaging art that has inspired a generation of artists.


“Why a Bob Larkin blog?” asked Rogers. “Three reasons: First, because Bob’s prodigious amount of artistic output deserves to be collected all in one place, to enable fans and art lovers to go to one source and see an incredible amount of varied material. Second, Bob's talent is simply amazing; his work is deserving of being shared and marveled at. And third—and probably most important—because Bob is just the greatest person around and he deserves the attention and accolades.”

For more information, please visit:


“THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK” DEBUTS
StarWarp Concepts Presents Legendary Artist’s First Pencil-Art Collection

He’s created some of comics’ most iconic images—a snarling Hulk raising a green-hued fist in anger, Conan the Barbarian strangling an enemy, even the disco-inspired first-issue cover for The Dazzler—and inspired some of the industry’s most popular artists.

From Doc Savage and Spider-Man to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock, from the Planet of the Apes to Babylon 5 and Star Wars, and from James Cameron’s low-budget epic Piranha II to William Shatner’s directorial turn on Star Trek V, there’s little that artist Bob Larkin hasn’t painted. But few of his fans have ever seen the incredible pencil drawings that begin these eye-catching pieces—until now.

Available exclusively from independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts, THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK is the acclaimed artist’s first collection of pencil art, featuring superheroes, wrestling stars, and pulp adventurers—including a pair of brand-new Doc Savage sketches exclusive to this volume! For more information, please visit www.StarwarpConcepts.com.






CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR BOB LARKIN
“Nothing was more inspiring to me as a young wannabe comics artist than to become like Bob Larkin and try my best to breathe life into dreams like he did.”  —Alex Ross, in The Savage Art of Bob Larkin (SQP Inc.)

“Larkin’s magazine and paperback covers are both legendary and iconic. There are few pop culture touchstones which this artist hasn’t depicted with his unique and powerful style of illustration.”  —Bud’s Art Books


“Long before Alex Ross, Bob Larkin became the first major painter to be known for superhero covers, thanks to his work on Marvel’s magazine covers.”
—ComicMix.com

“Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, if you saw Bob Larkin’s name on the cover to a magazine or comic, you simply had to have it…. This is a guy that’s never truly received the credit for being one of the best all-time cover artists.”  —Shotgun Reviews

“To try and deny the awesomeness of Bob Larkin’s art is to deny your very existence. It is impossible.”  —Marvel.com


About the Artist:
BOB LARKIN has provided cover artwork for every major U.S. book-publishing house, from Ace Books and Simon & Schuster to Random House and Penguin; movie posters for Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and New Line Cinema; and comic book covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Warren Publishing. A highly praised successor to renowned painter James Bama as cover artist for Bantam Books’ Doc Savage pulp series, Larkin’s talents have been acclaimed by colleagues and art fans around the world.

About the Book:
The Bob Larkin Sketchbook by Bob Larkin               
Published by StarWarp Concepts   
24 pages, digest (5.5” x 8.5”)
Price: $12.00 U.S.
THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK™ and © 2011 Bob Larkin. All rights reserved.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 163:  Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson are the 'power couple' in the New Pulp Movement.  Here  they discuss Tom's latest book "The Black Bat Companion" which tells the stroy of one of the most popular and successful heroes from the Golden Age fo Pulps.  The Black Bat outlasted all the other pulp heroes including Doc Savage and the Shadow.  His popularity has continued overseas to the present day!  Tom covers it all in his book.

We also talk with Ginger and Tom about other pulp related books they are publishing this year and their plans for future works. 
As always, the Book Cave brings you the exclusive inside story on the New Pulp Movement!


Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161:  Ian Watson
Episode 160:  Uvula Audio
Episode 159:  Blackthorn Thunder On Mars
Episode 158:  Joel Jenkins Gantlet Brothers
Episode 157:  Doc Atlas
Episode 156:  Book Cave's 3rd Anniversary

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Scaled-Back DVD Set Announced with the Fan-Favorite '1st Season'
Now available!

In 2004, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released a DVD set of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - The Complete Epic Series, a 5-disc package (all double-sided DVDs) with the complete 2-season run of the show (32 episodes, including 5 double-length special episodes).

The two seasons of the program were very different from each other, with the first 21-episode run (including 3 double-length installments) being based on Earth and having Buck, Wilma, and ambuquad robot Twiki (Felix Silla, The Addams Family's "Cousin Itt" and voiced by Mel Blanc, of "Bugs Bunny" fame) getting their mission directions from Dr. Elias Huer (Tim O'Connor) and the disc-like computer carried by Twiki, Dr. Theopolis (voiced by Eric Server, B.J. and the Bear). The opening credits were narrated by William Conrad (Cannon, Jake and the Fatman, and narrator on The Fugitive).


The second season (11 episodes, with the first two of them being double-length stories) had Buck, Wilma, and Twiki relocated to deep space, on board the starship Searcher, where they were led by Admiral Asimov (Jay Garner) and joined by Dr. Goodfellow (Wilfrid Hyde-White), the alien Hawk (Thom Christopher), and "superior" robot Crichton (voiced by Jeff Davis).

This season was much less loved by fans, and likley has been most memorable for the (in)famous "off-think" scene (do a web search for that, if you're not familiar with it). Since it was relatively short, however, Universal included it in their "Complete Epic Series" DVD release 7 years ago...a collection which is still officially in print as of this writing, and lists for $26.98 SRP. However, it's become much harder to find than it used to be.

Universal has now announced that on January 24th they will release Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 1, a collection of JUST the original Earth-based season with Dr. Huer, Dr. Theopolis. It also includes a galaxy of guest stars that include Pamela Hensley, Henry Silva, Roddy McDowall, Buster Crabbe, Jack Palance, Tim Robbins, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Markie Post, James Sloyan, Peter Graves, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gary Coleman, Ray Walston, Michael Ansara, Dorothy Stratten, Morgan Brittany, Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, Mary Woronov, Anne Lockhart, Dennis Haysbert, Jerry Orbach, Judy Landers, Julie Newmar, and Vera Miles.


These 21 episodes running 1166 minutes come on 6 single-sided DVDs, presented in full screen video, English mono sound, and with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The original complete series release had no bonus material, and similarly there have been no extras announced for this title, either. Cost for the Season 1 DVDs are $24.98 SRP.


THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 2:
THE TYRANT OF MONGO HC - Coming in June!
(Writer) Alex Raymond, Don Moore (Art/Cover) Alex Raymond
Continuing Titan's comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. Also features new background material that explores the origins and development of the Flash Gordon strip! Newly restored, this volume includes "The Beast Men of Mongo," "The Outlaws of Mongo," "The Tyrant of Mongo," "The Ice Kingdom of Mongo," and "The Power Men of Mongo." Carefully restored by noted comics historian Peter Maresca, with an introduction by comics writer and expert Doug Murray.
Hardcover, 11x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95

THE TYRANT OF MONGO is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121154. 



CONAN VOLUME 11: ROAD OF KINGS TPB
Coming in June!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), Dave Stewart (Colors), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

The journey down the legendary Road of Kings is no walk in the park. Being a skilled fighter will only get you so far; you'll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan and his companions are skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But they'll have to brave monsters, pursuing guards, and the sword-handed Gamesh if they're to reach their final destination. Collects Conan: Road of Kings #1-#6.

Trade paperback, 152 pages, $19.99, In stores June 27.


CONAN VOLUME 11: ROAD OF KINGS TPB is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120024. 



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3  
Coming in April!

Written by Brian Wood, art by Becky Cloonan, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Massimo Carnevale, variant cover by John Paul Leon.

Alone, Conan was the most fearsome warrior to ever walk the planet! Now, joined with the pirate queen Belit, he is swept to new levels of danger and passion. Wood and Cloonan continue to redefine the Cimmerian as he embraces piracy and begins his joint reign of the Black Coast alongside the deadly siren, Belit!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 11.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120022 (Carnevale). 
The Diamond Item Code is FEB122223 (Leon). 





DARK HORSE PRESENTS #8
Arriving in comic shops February 1!

A brand-new B.P.R.D. story, the beginning of Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson's The Massive, new Skeleton Key, and the conclusion of Howard Chaykin's Marked Man?

Join the legendary anthology as Dark Horse Presents commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan with Thomas Yeates, unravels the mysteries surrounding Neal Adams's Blood, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden returns, and more great comics!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 - Coming in April!
Written by Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams and Frank Barbiera, art by Francesco Francavilla, Carla Speed McNeil, Evan Dorkin, Neal Adams, Michael Dialynas, Jonathan Case, Victor Drujiniu, Tonci Zonjic, Geof Darrow and Luke Radi, covers by Francesco Francavila, Evan Dorkin and Tonci Zonjic.

The continuing exploits of cunning assassin Amala, Carla Speed McNeil's Finder, Evan Dorkin's House of Fun, and Steve Niles's Criminal Macabre.

This issue is also packed with the exciting premiere of Francesco Francavilla's pulp-noir hero the Black Beetle, the return of John Arcudi's The Creep, and a new story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!

And in an exciting feature by Frank Barbiere and Luke Radl, meet the killers known as the White Suits, who have left their bloody fingerprints throughout modern history. When a young girl encounters one of the Suits during a mob deal gone wrong, she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever -- or end it!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on April 18.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120052. 



DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #1 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)

On the way to an archeological dig at an ancient battle site at the “face” of Mars, Dejah Thoris and her party are stranded. They take shelter in a dead, ancient city -  infested with killer white apes. Hungry ones. The most harrowing horror story in the annals of Barsoom!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #1 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120925.



Dime Novel Castle
Available January 27, 2012

Old King Brady's Triumph By A N.Y. Detective
This is issue #2 of Old King Brady, published in
The New York Detective Library, December 5, 1885.

Old King Brady was the first detective in dime novel fiction to appear on a regular basis; he appeared in print on average about once a month from his debut in November 1885 through mid-1894.  There are about 104 of these stories.

After a five-year absence, Old King Brady reappeared in 1899.  This time he was partnered with a youthful Harry Brady (no relation) who was known as Young King Brady.  Together the two Bradys formed a detective agency.  The Old and Young King Brady dime novel series lasted a full fourteen years, from January 1899 to December 1912, producing 726 original weekly adventures.

Old King Brady's full name is James Brady, a tall immigrant from Ireland many years ago who has been a member of the New York police force for more years than he cares to count.  Almost a mythic figure operating out of police headquarters, he has worked himself into an unusual place on the force whereby he works on only cases that interest him. He is frequently asked to investigate unusual cases. Other times adventure finds him.

His tired, weary face is handsome and clean shaven, unlike many of his detective contemporaries, who prefer beards.  He wears a long, blue coat that is tightly buttoned at the top that has innumerable pockets for carrying an array of items (as well as concealing them), and he is always seen wearing a wide brimmed hat.

Brady has several vulnerabilities, including not being able to swim and not being a very good shot with a pistol.  Notwithstanding these strikes against him, which humanize him, his chief characteristic is his bulldog tenacity.  Once he has assigned himself to a case, he will literally track a criminal down to the ends of the earth to see justice done.

Finally, Brady performs his duties like a real detective; there is an air of realism about the man.  He questions suspects, gathers clues, weighs evidence, draws conclusions until he has cornered his prey. Along the way of each tale, though, is plenty of action, enough to satisfy any dime novel detective fan.

Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H


Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Mox" from the November 15, 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Murder By Proxy" by Norman A. Daniels from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1946
When his father dies in a murder trap, Ray Harmon turns his camera into a fearsome Nemesis for an underworld Big Shot!
"Just Like That!" by Robert R. Mill from BLUE BOOK, October, 1936
Featuring: Tiny David
Tiny David gets into a tight jam - but is quick to recognize Lady Luck when he meets her.


Edgar Rice Burroughs: A PRINCESS OF MARS - Coming in April!
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael W. Kaluta

Following up the Disney-produced motion picture that just hit theaters, relive this classic adventure tale from Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter and his 'Barsoom' experiences are re-imagined in gorgeous chapter illustrations by comic legend Mike Kaluta!

Harcover, Full Color, 240 pages, 6” x 9”, $17.99

A PRINCESS OF MARS is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120392. 



 

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 - Coming in April!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian

An Unmissable Issue! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion — Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck — find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion's past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy's not done playing our heroes yet! Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called "one of BOOM!'s best!"

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120826. 



Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.

Fading Shadows is planning an anniversary issue of Echoes that should be available in June.
The plan is to have 150,000 words total, plus as many cover scans as possible for the articles.
This book should come to close to 400 pages when done!
It will be something all of you will want on your book shelf.

Tom Johnson



FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #6 - Coming in April!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Paul Renaud (25%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

As Earth burns beneath the might of a Mongo-allied Third Reich, Ming the Merciless's domination plans are on the cusp of success. With two universes at stake, the only hope lies with Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. Allegiances are forged and battle lines are drawn as Dynamite adds to the legend of the greatest space fantasy hero of all.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120944. 




FRANK READE: ADVENTURES IN THE AGE OF INVENTION
(Writer) Paul Guinan, Anina Bennett (Art) Paul Guinan
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 1!

In this meticulously researched and fantastically pictorialized volume, Frank Reade and his peerless progeny are brought to life in all their globetrotting escapades with amazing electric airships, submarines, and robots, as well as historical figures like Houdini and Geronimo. Frank Reade did exist, but only in the pages of 19th-century dime novels. While the authors have completely re-imagined and enriched those tales into a family biography, they have also restored the incredible original engravings — most of which haven’t been seen in print in more than a century — and now present these lost pieces of Americana alongside their own creatively realized imagery. Part science fiction and part alternate history, Frank Reade is equally as imaginative as the authors’ previous epic volume, Boilerplate, and presents an even more rollicking narrative.

Hardcover, 8x11, 176 pages,  $24.95


Girasol Collectables - Coming in April!
THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN #23

This trade paperback reprints two action packed 1940s adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains ‘The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon’ (#95 August 1941) and ‘The Spider and the Death Piper’ (#104 May 1942).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN #23 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121315. 

Subscribe now for 2012!

#22 - January 2012 (variant cover option) - Now available!
#25 - October 1935 - Overlord of the Damned - V1 cover
#82 - July 1940 - Dictator's Death Merchants - V2 cover

#23 - April 2012
#95 - August 1941 - The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
#104 - May 1942 - The Spider and the Death Piper

#24 - July 2012
#34 - July 1936 - Laboratory of the Damned
#77 - February 1940 - Hell’s Sales Manager

#25 - October 2012
#87 - December 1940 - The Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#114 - March 1943 - Recruit for the Spider Legion

Subscriptions are $50 including s&h within North America as usual;
for $60, we include both cover versions of #22.
Individual copies are $14.95 plus $3.05 s&h, total $18.




GREEN HORNET #27 - Coming in April!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Igor Vitorino
Covers: 
Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

The Outcast arc reaches its thunderous conclusion! Green Hornet has been set up for murder. He's seen his entire city turned against him. He's seen the foundations of everything he and his father have built in Century City damaged. Now, it's time to strike back. With the aid of a new hero, Green Hornet and Kato fight back to save their city, and their own legacies. Will Britt Reid reclaim his role as Century City's mysterious avenger, or will he be permanently labeled an outcast?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #27 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120939.  




GROO VS. CONAN #1 - Coming in April! 
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones and Thomas Yeates, colored by Tom Luth.

It had to happen: the most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard's immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragones' Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #11. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones, aided by master illustrator Thomas Yeates and master colorist Tom Luth. Will Conan annihilate Groo? Will Groo turn out to be the man who can defeat Conan? We'll see.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 18.

GROO VS. CONAN #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120046. 


Haffner Press - January Newsletter!
Help 35 Years of the Jack Williamson Lectureship get on the Hugo Awards ballot ballot 
Nominations for this year's Hugo Awards are now open, and to nominate, you need to be a member of this year's worldcon (Chicon 7), last year's (Renovation) or next year's (LoneStarCon). Ballot HERE
                                                                    
If you're eligible to vote, we encourage you to consider THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP as one of your choices in the BEST RELATED WORK category. If THIRTY-FIVE YEARS is worthy of making the short-list of nominations, it will raise the profile of the book and ideally result in increased sales which means more $$$ to benefit the Williamson Lectureship fund.

Henry Kuttner's THUNDER IN THE VOID is off to the printer!! 
This 648-page bug-crushed is sure to please your pallet for uncompromising vintage Space Opera. And remember that this title holds an all-new never-before-published Kuttner-tale: "The Interplanetary Limited!"    
                                                                                                        
To keep you up to date on this work, we have started a Facebook page just for THUNDER IN THE VOID. In the coming days and weeks, we will be adding artwork from the original pulp-magazine publications of the stories in THUNDER, as well as Letters of Comment from the readers of these magazines.

New, improved Haffner Press website!
"Jumpin' Jungle Cats of Jupiter, fellow spacers! It's an all-new online home for the Secret Moon Base of Haffner Press! Start yer clickin' and let us know what you think! The Big Poobah tells me content is being added/updated, navigation is much improved, and the secure ordering feature works flawlessly.  See you there!"

THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE
We'll leave you with a peek at Raymond Swanland's original artwork (the first of two!) for THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE by Manly Wade Wellman. We hope you enjoy it.     

Next Time!                             
Next time, we hope to finally share with you the contents of our first two volumes of Fredric Brown's works, as well as an update on future volumes in THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON.





Hippocampus Press - Winner of the Horror Writers Association's Specialty Press Award for 2011!
Hippocampus Press will receive the Horror Writers Association's Specialty Press Award for 2011.
The award will be presented during the gala Bram Stoker Awards™ Banquet to be held this year in Salt Lake City on March 31.

The annual Specialty Press Award recognizes a publisher outside the mainstream New York City publishing community that specializes in dark-themed fiction. Winners are typically "small presses" specializing in limited editions, small print runs, or the work of new and relatively unknown authors. The winner of the award is determined by a majority vote of the HWA Board of Trustees.

Derrick Hussey's Hippocampus Press specializes in classic horror with an emphasis on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other pulp writers of the 1920s and 1930s. They publish novels, collections, anthologies, non-fiction and poetry, mostly in trade editions, and they also publish the periodicals Dead Reckonings and the Lovecraft Annual. Authors published by Hippocampus include Algernon Blackwood, Ramsey Campbell, Lord Dunsany, Thomas Ligotti, H. P. Lovecraft, H. L. Mencken, A. Merritt, Adam Niswander, W. H. Pugmire, Clark Ashton Smith, Jonathan Thomas, and other authors, both classic and contemporary.

Hussey started Hippocampus in 1999 with S. T. Joshi's annotated edition of Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft. In 2010, Hippocampus Press received a Nightmare Award, and their publications have also won a Black Quill Award and been nominated for two International Horror Guild Awards, the Spectrum Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. They have also published a five-volume edition of Lovecraft's essays, the "Lovecraft's Library" series (classic works which inspired Lovecraft), and the definitive two-volume biography of Lovecraft, I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft, by S. T. Joshi.


H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE DUNWICH HORROR TP - Coming in April!
Joe R. Lansdale (Writer) • Peter Bergting (Art) • Menton3 (Cover)

H.P. Lovecraft is known as one of the key founders of modern horror, cited as a major influence by many prominent authors, such as Stephen King. In collaboration with renowned Lovecraft historian and literary caretaker Robert Weinberg, presents the definitive Lovecraft comics updated for a 21st century audience. Adapting "The Dunwich Horror" and "The Hound" a new vision of Lovecraft emerges, courtesy of Joe Lansdale and company!

Trade paperback, Full Color, 104 pages, $17.99


H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE DUNWICH HORROR  is solicited in the
February
PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120391. 





THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME HC - Coming in June!
Written and art by Tim Conrad.

Tim Conrad adapts Victor Hugo's classic romance about a beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda, who is framed for murder by the infatuated Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Only Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bell-ringer of the cathedral, can save her. Religious extremism, class distinction, fate, destiny, and sexual dynamics are played out in a rousing yarn of intrigue within the walls of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame.
48 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 20.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is solicited in the
February
PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120049. 




iPulpFiction.com -
New the week of January 30 - February 3!


Classic Pulp will Reign Supreme this Spring
on iPulpFiction.com

iPulp has begun its Spring publication schedule that will run through the middle of May. In partnership with BlackMask Magazine, iPulpFiction.com will be publishing stories from several new issues from a variety of Popular Publications magazines.

First up is the February 1946 issue of
NEW Detective Magazine.

#1of 6 - Lady in Flight by Rick Daniels
It was a strange, hideous world Mary Abbott entered in search of her vanished dancing partner—a world created by a killer—where her warmest friend was a frozen corpse in the icebox!
[ Publisher: Black Mask Magazine - 4,600 words - 50¢ ]


iPulpFiction.com



JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #2 (OF 5) - Coming in April!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

• Finally Back On Mars, John Carter Finds Himself In The Dreaded Valley Of The Dead!
• He’s Escaped From The Clutches Of Beasts And Monsters…But Can He Escape From The Grasp Of The Gods?
• Who Is Cathoris, The Red Martian Who Mysteriously Looks Like John Carter?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #2 is solicited in the
February
PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120563. 



KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #4 - Coming in April!
Written by Tim Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Andrew Robinson.

The Rebel Four spring their trap on King Conan, sending assassins to slay the barbarian monarch in his sleep! After waking from a strange vision, Conan has his back up against a wall and his enemies in front of him -- right where he wants them. If these traitors want his crown, they'll have to take it! But even if Conan survives the assassination attempt, the evil wizard Thoth-Amon is back at full power and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike and take the throne for himself!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 25.


KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #4 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120025.  





THE LONE RANGER #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 1!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Lone Ranger and Tonto enter the rough, legendary old west town of Abilene, Kansas. While in town to deliver outlaws to the local Marshal, Lone Ranger encounters an infamous lawman turned gunfighter at the end of his career. After a brutal and bloody shootout, the gunfighter faces off against an angry, vengeful mob, and Lone Ranger is caught in the middle. How does a hero who has sworn not to kill resolve a dispute between so many men, with so many guns?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






THE LONE RANGER #4 - Coming in April!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Tonto and Lone Ranger set out to stop a deadly string of train robberies. Now, Tonto has been left for dead at the bottom of a ravine, and The Lone Ranger faces a noose at the hands of a maniacal sheriff in bizarre small town called Utopia. In short, the two greatest heroes of the old West are in a tight spot. As the epic Hard Country arc continues, Tonto must face down both death in the desert and his own, painful past as he struggles to make his way to Lone Ranger before the gallows lever is pulled.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LONE RANGER #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120988.  




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #5 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

The rough-and-ready sailors who set out to rescue Jane Porter from hairy man-apes find themselves in need of salvation. Lucky for them, they have the greatest action hero of all time on their side! Tarzan has already rescued Jane, but can he win the confidence of the men he is trying to help? Jane, meanwhile, is torn between her feelings for Tarzan and her desire to return to civilization. She'll have to make a difficult choice in Lord of the Jungle #5: Lost Treasure.  Be thankful comics can't transmit smells in addition to images!


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #5 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120914.  



MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING
Coming in April!


(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

Visit scenic Mongo before Ming's rise to power! In this prequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEST, Prince Ming begins his rise to dominion over the entirety of Mongo! But who (or what) was Ming before he was 'Merciless'? Find out here as the origin of one of science fiction's preeminent villains is presented in all its diabolical details!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #1 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120947.  



Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #6 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Trina Robbins (Art) Silvestre Szilagyi (Cover)  Franchesco
"Murder, Forsooth" is the way Shakespeare might have put it when Honey goes undercover at a Medieval Faire (dressed in a corset and push-up bra!), to find out who's threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail — battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, in a contest that might very well be fixed — woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it's adios, hasta la vista, so long — at the Faire!

RESOLICITATION

32pgs, FC    $3.99


HONEY WEST #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB121096.  




Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES - Now available!
The Chalice of Death

    By Robert Silverberg with a new introduction by the author!

Three complete novels of mystery in space from Grand Master Robert Silverberg explode back into print for the first time in decades in this thrilling new Planet Stories collection! These extremely scarce tales originally appeared in the legendary Ace Double novel series, and represent a future multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author bridging the explosive, action-oriented science fiction adventures of the early pulps with more introspective themes of the new wave that swept sci-fi in the 1960s.

In The Chalice of Death, a human from the far edge of space must track down the legendary planet that birthed his race tens of thousands of years ago. For the legends hold that the long-forgotten Earth holds the Chalice of Life, and the Chalice of Life holds immortality!

In Starhaven, interplanetary fugitive Johnny Mantell flees authorities to the artificial pirate world known as Starhaven, sanctuary for the criminals and misfits of space. There he finds a new home for himself—as well as questions about his past, his future, and his very identity itself!

In Shadow on the Stars, deep space colonist Baird Ewing returns to Earth for the first time in the thousand years since his ancestors first departed, seeking aid against the aliens who seek to destroy his colony. But the weapon he finds upon the ancient Earth can save only one planet, and Ewing must choose between his two home worlds.

Seldom or never reprinted since their original appearances and with a new introduction by the author, these three novels of science fiction adventure blaze back onto the scene, revealing early masterworks of one of the genre’s most gifted and celebrated storytellers!

400-page softcover trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-377-4

Our Price:   $15.99 


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Forbidden Planet by Philip MacDonald
The Flying Buzzsaw by Harold B. McKay


Pulps 1st - New pulp T-Shirt line now available!

$4 off select Pulp Cover Image Shirts.  No code required.
The Spider - Captain Future - Operator #5 - Phantom Detective
Click the shirts button, then select Specials and
choose your favorite pulp hero cover shirt.


Pulps 1st has opened a storefront for pulp image cover t-shirts.
You can reach the storefront from pulps1st.com and
clicking on the shirts button.

Pulps1st has obtained a license with Argosy Communication, Inc.
to sell shirts with Popular Publications pulp covers.
Science Fiction, Air War, Hero, Detective, Western!
There is something for everyone!
There are now over 75 t-shirts available
(some images are duplicated as 3X and 4X Large have to be offered as a separate item).

Shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large in 11 different colors.

3X-Large and 4X-Large are also available in 8 different colors.
Prices range from $16.00 thru $29.00 plus shipping.
 


Pulp 2.0 Press: ERB THRILLOGY - Coming in February!

You get 3 classic ERB novels for only 99¢ on Kindle or Nook.
A Princess of Mars, Tarzan of the Apes, and The Mucker.
The Thrillogy features all new art by Doug Klauba!





PulpFest 2012 is very pleased to announce that award-winning science-fiction writer Mike Resnick will be its guest of honor. Winner of five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award, Mike first became involved in science fiction through the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs. With this year being the hundredth anniversary of the start of Burroughs’ writing career, it is fitting that our guest of honor is an author who, early in his career, "wanted nothing more than to write books in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs."

A recognized authority on the works of Burroughs, Mike is currently editing, with Bob Garcia, THE WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, an anthology of mostly original stories inspired by Burroughs and his creations. It will be published by Baen Books.

For further information about our special guest, please visit the PulpFest website.

Over the last ten days, the PulpFest website has been updated, bringing it into line for the 2012 convention that will take place from Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th.

You'll be able to register for the convention, book a room at the hotel, read about our guest of honor, look at our programming schedule, and much, much more. Please visit www.pulpfest.com and check it out.

There are still some minor tasks that need to be done, largely pertaining to archiving the posts dealing with last year's event, but the site is now good to go.

While you're here, PulpFest now has its own twitter account.
Go to https://twitter.com/ and become one of our followers.



QUEEN SONJA #30 - Coming in April!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover:  Lucio Parrillo

The Empress sleeps alone while all around her find comfort, she reconsiders her vows, and holds a Tournament of Kings.  Every throne needs an heir, after all.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


QUEEN SONJA #30 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120983.  






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

A growing leader in providing Pulp Fiction in a variety of forms to modern fans, Radio Archives adds one more line to its ever growing number of Pulp Products! Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, already known for fantastic audio book versions of Classic Pulp tales now also features eBooks! Will Murray’s Pulp Classic eBook line will spotlight original Pulp characters in their original tales from the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction! This exciting new line debuts with four stories of Norvell Page’s Master of Men himself - The Spider!
 
Thanks to the modern technology of digital publishing and eBooks, collectors and fans can experience stories from the original Pulps of the early 20th Century in an easy, affordable fashion. Referred to by some as ‘today’s pulp,’ eBooks are similar to Pulp magazines in the sense that digital eBooks, like their Pulp counterparts were, can be easily and inexpensively produced and sold to customers! Add to that the absolute top quality production that Radio Archives brings to this project and Will Murray’s Pulp Classic eBooks are a must have for every fan from the novice to the hardcore Pulp Collector!
 
Will Murray’s Pulp Classic eBooks are available now for only $2.99! And not only do you get the eBook for that fantastic price, but you get it in THREE different formats. With the ever evolving technology of today, Radio Archives recognizes that readers may have different devices that read different eBook files and may change devices as well. To this end, each Will Murray Pulp Classic eBook will be delivered to you as a .mobi file, an .epub file, and a PDF, making the eBook readable on The Kindle, iPad, The Nook, and most e-readers, computers, and smart phones!
  
The four titles kicking off the eBook line feature The Spider, the vengeful vigilante from the past that lives as a Pulp icon today! Each eBook contains the tale as originally written when it appeared as well as an introduction from Will Murray to acquaint readers with the character they’re going to encounter as well as original cover art!
 
 
New Spider titles will be released every two weeks, as well as surprises yet to come!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!

Radio Archives

Radio Archives
Now available!
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #5:
THE GREEN LAMA


A more unlikely multi-media success than the jade-robed Buddhist monk who fought crime under the nom de guerre of The Green Lama would be hard to imagine.
 
Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with the juggernaut that The Shadow had become in print, on radio and in film, The Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendall Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from The Shadow’s loyal legion of followers. Inspired by a Columbia University student named Theos Casimir Barnard, who had journeyed to far-off Tibet to plumb the occult mysteries of Lamaism, Crossen concocted millionaire Jethro Dumont, who did the same.

It was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers—including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Being a practicing Buddhist, it would not do to pack a pair of .45 automatics a la The Shadow!
 
Writing as Richard Foster, Crossen produced The Case of the Crimson Hand, which was published in the April, 1940 Double Detective under the equally colorful title, The Green Lama. That first installment raised the magazine’s circulation several notches. Amazingly, the Lama was a hit. Thirteen additional stories followed over the next four years, with provocative titles like The Case of the Hollywood Ghost and Babies for Sale. Assistants ranging from ordinary Manhattanites to a professional magician came and went with every adventure, which often involved emerging super-criminals and Fifth Column menaces.
 
RadioArchives.com has selected The Green Lama to be the first 2012 release in its acclaimed Will Murray Pulp Classics line of audiobooks. His first case and its sequel, Croesus of Murder, are presented in one set, voiced by the talented Michael McConnohie. Thus, the hero of a dozen different incarnations has found a new world to conquer! You’ll never encounter another hero anything like him. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! Will Murray’s Audio Pulp Classics #5 The Green Lama is available now!
 
The Green Lama, by Kendell Foster Crossen, first appeared in the April 1940 issue of Double-Detective magazine. Copyright © 1940 by The Red Star News Company. Copyright renewed © 1968 and assigned to Argosy Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. “The Green Lama” is a trademark controlled by Argosy Communications, Inc. Produced by arrangement with Argosy Communications, Inc.


Also available are:
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #1: The Spider: Prince of the Red Looters
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #2: The Black Bat: Brand of the Black Bat
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #3: Doctor Death: 12 Must Die
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #4: Secret Agent X: The Totture Trust
Doc Savage: The Jade Ogre
and more . . .

RED SONJA #69 - Coming in April!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Walter Geovani
Cover: Walter Geovani

Red Sonja continues her travels in the jade kingdom of Khitai. Sonja and her allies find themselves face-to-face with that fabled land's most revered swordsman. An unparalleled master of the blade and a She-Devil With A Sword—a recipe for grand adventure...or complete disaster?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #69 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120982.  





RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE SCORE - Coming in April!
Written, art and cover by Darwyne Cooke.

Fresh from his efforts on The Hunter and The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke now sets his steely sights on The Score, the classic Richard Stark Parker novel from 1964. Parker becomes embroiled in a plot with a dozen partners in crime to pull off what might be the ultimate heist -- robbing an entire town. Everything was going fine for a while, and then things got bad. Considered one of the best in the Parker series, The Score is the perfect vehicle for Darwyn Cooke to pull out all the stops and let loose with a book that has all the impact of a brutal kick to the solar plexus!

160 pages, $24.99.


THE SCORE is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120313.  




ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 - Coming in April!
Written by Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor, art by John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson, covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens.

The second star-studded issue of Rocketeer Adventures streaks into the skies with three high-flying tales of derring do! We start with a story on a grim battle field and race to save a soldiers life. Next up Is a jealous Cliff keeping an eye on Betty in his own inimitable way. Last is a run-in with a Hollywood icon in danger! Another 25 pages of gorgeous art and stories -- and all for the price of a regular 22 page book!

32 pages, $3.99.


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120336.  




Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: The Lone Ranger, May 1937 - New!
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954
Merry Christmas
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, December 26, 1942
Forgotten Books: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult - Curtis Steele (Frederick C. Davis)
Forgotten Books: Slaves of the Scorpion - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)



Coming soon!

Things aren't looking good for Elizabeth! Page 3 completed for "The Monster of Frankenstein Returns" graphic novel! Written by Martin Powell and coming out soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics!

A beautifully elegant preview page by artist Tim Burgard for the graphic novel TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE, licensed and authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and written by Martin Powell. Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Coming later this year in celebration of the Ape-Man's 100th Anniversary. Tarzan ™ ERB, Inc. Artwork © Tim Burgard.

 



The Shadow #1 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Garth Ennis (Art) Aaron Campbell
(Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%),
John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%)

In the first issue of the ONGOING SERIES.
1938: The Shadow returns in a tale of blazing action and deadly intrigue, as a night of carnage on the New York waterfront plunges the mysterious vigilante into a conspiracy involving the fate of the world itself. As storm clouds gather across the globe, American Military Intelligence meets with a certain Lamont Cranston, determined to beat a host of spies and assassins to the greatest prize of all...
but what that might be,
only the Shadow knows.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #1 is solicited in the
February
PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120897.  







The Shadow: Blood & Judgement - Coming in April!

Written and illustrated by legendary and award-winning comic book creator Howard Chaykin, The Shadow: Blood & Judgment  is collected for the first time since 1991!!!  Chaykin’s dynamic, visceral style added a new dimension to The Shadow of the 1980’s!

The laugh had vanished…the mocking, sinister laugh that signaled doom for the petty souls whose wrongdoing stained the world.  It was gone, lost in the night that echoed it.  Now, one by one, his friends and operatives are being ruthlessly murdered.  Someone is trying to draw him out.  Thirty-five years later, it is time for him to return.  The laugh is here again.


THE SHADOW: BLOOD & JUDGEMENT is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120904.  




Starwarp Concepts: A PRINCESS OF MARS - Coming February 12!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs

From the American West to the plains of Mars, John Carter, gentleman of Virginia, fights for the love of Dejah Thoris, princess of Helium. It’s the classic science fantasy tale of romance and high adventure that spans two worlds and recently inspired a major film adaptation!

Illustrated by Eliseu Gouveia.
Introduction by John Gosling.


$11.95






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.

Signe Toksvig (1891-1983) - New!
Weird Tales from Austria and Bohemia - New!
Charlton Lawrence Edholm (1879-1945) - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 2 - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 1 - New!
Fitz-James O'Brien's Final Weird Tale - New!
Weird Tales from Germany and Austria - New!
Pan-Appan
More Books by Elliott O'Donnell
Carl Kidwell (1910-2003)
Ferdinand Berthoud (1878-?)
Whence R'lyeh?
Weird Tales from Italy


The Uchronic Press - Now available!
The Uchronic Press is proud to announce “Uchronic Tales: The Zeppelin,” our debut release. This action-packed 18,000 word novella by W. Peter Miller with a cover by Mike Fyles features the premiere appearance of Clark Tyler, a man that trouble seems to find. Or perhaps he is just good at finding it. This story is available now on Kindle.

Uchronic Tales: The Zeppelin features a young Clark Tyler, an American airman caught up in a conspiracy that threatens to turn the tide of the Great War. Reich Zeppelins have been bombing London mercilessly, but the night one of them takes a strange detour could turn the tide of the war. The Germans have kidnapped a mysterious passenger and it is up to Clark Tyler and a band of elite commandos to stop the massive airship Eisern Feist from returning her secrets to the Fatherland.
 
The Uchronic Press is here to serve all readers that crave action, excitement, and a bit of an edge in their pulp adventure fiction. Our stories take place in an alternate past, a uchronic world greatly like our own, but with a dash more mystery, danger, and the macabre. Here you will find heroic adventures, outlandish science, ferocious alchemy, mystic forces, and an alternate history just slightly larger than our own.

 
In the months ahead, danger will put Clark in a number of Uchronic Tales. Look for stories featuring the classic days of Hollywood, earth-shattering danger, lost civilizations, and bizarre visitors from the unknown aether.
 
Welcome to Uchronic Tales!
 



WALLY WOOD COMPLETE GALAXY ILLUSTRATIONS HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Coming in April!

Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip and became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99

WALLY WOOD COMPLETE GALAXY ILLUSTRATIONS is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120395.  



WARLORD OF MARS ANNUAL #1
Arriving in comic shops February 1!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Artist) Stephen Sadowski (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

The mighty green warrior Tars Tarkas was ready for blood the day he first met John Carter on Barsoom. Make that MORE blood. The epic, “Shell Shock,” chronicles the violence and horror that led to that day. Tars Tarkas is jolted out of an existential crisis by the massacre of a Thark egg incubator, and things just get worse from there as he faces mutiny and… and genocide! Written by Mark Rahner (“Rotten,” “Green Hornet” Annual #2).

40 pages, Full Color,  $4.99




WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM TPB
Arriving in comic shops February 1!
Writer: Robert Napton; Artist: Roberto Castro; Cover: Joe Jusko

100,000 years before the time of John Carter! Barsoom is a dying world: its once mighty oceans are receding and its atmosphere grows more tenuous by the day. The Orovars, who have dominated for a million years, are on the verge of extinction at the hands of the Green Hordes and the emerging Red Martians. Two Orovars — a Scientist and a General — race against time to save their people before Mars plunges into barbarism! This trade paperback collects the 5-issue series into one volume along with a cover gallery.

Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99





WARLORD OF MARS #19
Coming in April!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Daniel Sampere
Covers: Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false and now thoroughly dead goddess who once ruled the entire planet. In doing so he lost his one true love, the princess Dejah Thoris, but there's no time to mope--renegade priests of Issus have activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars's fragile atmosphere, unless Carter can figure out a way to shut it down. He and his son, Carthoris, have no choice but to turn to the people they most despise, the Holy Therns. Carthoris catches the eye of a beautiful thern princess, but what will his father think?



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #19 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120918.  



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #14
Coming in April!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

The Boora Witch has possessed Dejah and brought her people to edge of destruction.  Her family makes the impossible decision to assassinate their daughter rather than have Dejah live as a puppet.  Kantos Kan, determined to save his princess, becomes embattled in the marshes in a desperate attempt to destroy the Witch's body and break the psychic link.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #14 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120921.  




WARRIORS OF MARS #1
Arriving in comic shops February 1!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!

When Lt. Guillivar Jones happens upon a mysterious old man with a beautiful carpet he soon finds himself transported through space and time to the planet Mars where he meets the beautiful Princess Hera and a ferocious tribe of Red Martians bent on capturing her!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





WARRIORS OF MARS #3
Coming in April!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!


John Carter learned of the Legend of an earth man named Gullivar Jones who visited Barsoom before he did.  When Gullivar's mystical rug is discovered Carter comes face to face with the legend when Gullivar is resurrected.  Now, just as these two earth men come face to face, another threat looms with the return of Gullivar's greatest foes--the mysterious Thither people!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARRIORS OF MARS #3 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120928.  



ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #10 (OF 12) - Coming in April!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner


The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner is in the home-stretch of his epic story of Zorro!  There’s a Zorro imposter in Los Angeles!  How is Zorro going to react?  Find out in issue #10 of Zorro Rides Again!



32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #10 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120989.  



ZORRO RIDES AGAIN VOLUME 1: MASKED AVENGER TP - Coming in April!
(Writer/Cover) Matt Wagner (Art) Esteve Polls
Alta-California is a land under the iron rule of a military dictatorship, yet freedom and justice have a champion with a flashing blade—the masked rogue known only as El Zorro! Yet even this fearless nocturnal avenger is only human… and tragedy can’t always be averted. When the Alcalde’s soldiers murder a young farm family, events are set in motion that will change Zorro’s world forever. As Alcalde Quintero and his devious master-at-arms, Esteban Pasquale again attempt to lay their hands on the secret gold mines that lay beneath the lands of the Pulido estate, Don Diego de la Vega again finds himself reunited with his estranger sweetheart in an effort to save her father from persecution.  All the while, Diego is unawares that his own father has stumbled upon a closely guarded secret—the fact that his seemingly indolent son is, in fact… ZORRO himself! Collecting issues #1-6 of the 12-issue series, including a complete cover gallery.

Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN VOLUME 1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB120990.  








20 January 2012

Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!

Coming up February 25, 2012 is the first of twelve auctions that will run through the middle of May.
Nearly 10,000 items sold over the twelve auctions including
the finest set of WEIRD TALES ever to come to auction. 
Check it out by going to the Adventure House website and click on the auction logo.

WIth nearly 10,000 items, most of them in pristine condition,
this is the largest multi-auction Adventure House has ever attempted. 

The auction book is being finalized and will be going to the printer soon.


Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson Collection is now available for pre-order!
The book is at the printer and will be shipping soon!

Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.

For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




The Adventures of Dodge Dalton on the High Road to Oblivion - Now available!
The Golden Age of Adventure has a new champion!

Twice before, Dodge Dalton proved himself a worthy heir to the heroic Captain Falcon, but saving the world has been more costly than he could have imagined. The scars of that sacrifice have only just begun to heal when disaster strikes again. Dodge's friend Doc Newcombe has been kidnapped by a gang of terrorists who plan to use his scientific expertise to build a weapon capable of destroying entire cities.

To save his friend, Dodge will have to unravel a web of intrigue where no one can be trusted, face off against enemy spies trained in the ancient arts of stealth and assassination, and travel to the very gates of Hell.

Dodge Dalton has emerged from the Shadow of Falcon's Wings...

He survived the Outpost of Fate...





Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Airship 27 Productions - New Airship 27 Hangar!
After months of hard work, Rob Davis, the Art Director has finished work on the new official Airship 27 Productions website.  Titled the Airship 27 Hangar, the site features two all important links.

The first brings visitors to the PDF store where all Airship 27 pulp titles are available for $3 dollars as PDF downloads for their PCs or various e-readers.

The second brings readers to the Airship 27 Print-On-Demand shop at Indy Planet.  Indy Planet is a division of Ka-Blam, one of the leading print-on-demand operations in the publishing world today. 

“Now our fans can find all books with one click of their mouse button,” Airship 27 Managing Editor-in-Chief Ron Fortier announced.  “These new internet shops have allowed us to drop the prices of our product while maintaining the high standard of quality our readers have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions.  These steps insure our continued growth with dozens of great new titles now in the planning stages.”

“Expect our first title of 2012 to be released within the next week,” Fortier continued.  “Both Rob and me are very, very excited about the future of Airship 27 Productions.”


Altus Press
Doc Savage in HORROR IN GOLD
by Lester Dent and Will Murray, writing as Kenneth Robeson
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito


Between now and Jan 31, you can order HORROR IN GOLD and/or THE DESERT DEMONS in hardcover and receive 25% off cover price!
All you have to do is type LULUBOOK305 into the discount box at checkout and you're good to go. Savings limit is capped at $50.
No signed bookplate with this edition, but we can provide them
if you send us a SASE.

Back after 20 years! Doc Savage and his mighty crew return in a brand-new series of nightmare exploits that can only be called…. The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.

All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.

Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?


From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.

330 pages, approx. 6"x9"x0.9", approx. 1.2 lb.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 58: "The Derrick Devil" and "The Spotted Men"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson."  First, the Man of Bronze is summoned to the Oklahoma oil fields to confront the horrific rampage of "The Derrick Devil." Then, Doc and his aides journey to Lake Erie where a mysterious malady is turning steel workers into "The Spotted Men." This double-novel collector's edition features the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-079-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
THE SHADOW Volume 60: "The Prince of Evil," "Messenger of Death"
and "Room 1313" - - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL

The Knight of Darkness combats supercrime in an extra-length volume showcasing tales by each of the pulp wordsmiths who wrote as "Maxwell Grant." First, in a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley, The Shadow investigates the murderous machinations of "The Prince of Evil," a sadistic fiend who delights in torture and human misery. Then, The Shadow enters a series of diabolical deathtraps disguised as a "Messenger of Death" to retrieve a secret formula in a classic mystery by Walter Gibson. Finally, Lamont Cranston tracks down a hidden serial killer in Bruce Elliott's "Room 1313." This extra-length collector's special showcases the original color covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical articles by Will Murray and Rick Lai. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-078-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Armchair Fiction - Now available!
Armchair Fiction is dedicated to the restoration of classic genre fiction.
Here you will find new, "Extra Large" paperback editions of
top genre fiction from the past.

Their forte is Science Fiction and Horror.

15 NEW RELEASES
Ten Double Novels, Three Single Novels,
and Two Short Story Collections.

Lots of great stuff by lots of great authors, including Clifford D. Simak,
Rog Phillips, Stanton A. Coblentz, Jack Sharkey, Edmond Hamilton,
Frank Belknap Long, Don Wilcox, and many others.





AudioComics - John Strain to star as The Black Bat!
The AudioComics Company is pleased to announce the casting of San Francisco Bay Area stage actor John Strain in the title role of The Black Bat, part of the production company’s Pulp Adventures anthology series, and a pivotal character in the forthcoming Moonstone AudioComics offering, Battle for LA. As with The Domino Lady, The AudioComics Company’s world-premiere productions featuring The Black Bat will mark the first time that the pulp character has graced the airwaves.

John will first suit up as The Black Bat in a San Francisco recording studio this spring, when the character appears alongside The Phantom Detective, G-8, Secret Agent X, and The Domino Lady (Karen Stilwell) in Battle for LA, based on the Moonstone one-shot by CJ Henderson and Mark Sparacio.

Black Dog Books
WINGS OF WAR by Lt. Scott Morgan
Now available!

Our latest title, Wings of War, collecting the first two novel-length adventures of John Masters, The Lone Eagle, is now available for purchase.  Visit our Wings of War listings page to learn more or order your copy today.

Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.

Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.

Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as The Lone Eagle!

Author: F.E. Rechnitzer writing as Lt. Scott Morgan
Genre: Adventure/Air War
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-20-8
Price: Trade paperback / 188 pages / Price: $19.95 US


"John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the '30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for the ages!"
Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series

"In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow."
Mel Odom, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series

"Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It's about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!"
Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series

"Great fun!"
Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody's Army series




Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Seventeen – “Queen Desira”
“Queen Desira” was the seventeenth installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between January 4 and June 14, 1942, “Queen Desira” gets off to a rollicking start with Colonel Gordon called to a meeting with the Defense Department in Washington DC. The US needs Dr. Zarkov’s ray beams for national defense (a subtle reference to the Second World War that the US had recently entered), but the radium shortage prevents the realization of the project. Flash and Zarkov convince the Defense Department to allow them to build a rocketship to return to Mongo to mine more radium. Flash tells Dale that he is going off on a secret mission, but cannot tell her where. Suspicious, Dale pays a visit to Zarkov and snoops around his house for clues. Confronting him with the truth, Zarkov admits their mission is to return to Mongo. Dale pleads with Zarkov to take her with him and he agrees to smuggle her aboard the rocketship in a trunk.

Read the rest at the links below!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS
Coming in February!
BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS by J. Allan Dunn

Number Two in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, featuring J. Allan Dunn’s BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, written in 1921 and published in the legendary pulp magazine ADVENTURE. It’s the suspenseful story of nine men stranded on an island without tools, weapons, or supplies—not even so much as a watch or penknife among them. Dunn’s compelling account of their desperate struggle to survive in inhospitable surroundings enthralled ADVENTURE readers and is still regarded as the finest story of its kind. The Murania Press edition includes a new Preface by BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER editor Ed Hulse, along with an Introduction by ADVENTURE’s editor, Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, reprinted from the magazine’s “Camp-Fire” department.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS is priced at $19.95 and will be available through the new Murania Press web site, which will go on line soon.

Also coming soon will be the long-awaited DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDER
.

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #31-32 - Coming in February!
The Fall/Winter issue of Ed Hulse’s magazine takes a look at the Western genre with articles on Zane Grey, his early pulp novels, and the movies made from his works; Max Brand’s novel, “The Untamed” and its 1920 film version starring Tom Mix; the making of Republic’s 1938 Lone Ranger serial; Rogers Terrill’s 1941 Writer’s Digest article on the evolution of the Western pulp story; a primer on Western pulp collecting; a chapter from Will Murray’s upcoming book on the genre; a correspondence-based look at the professional relationship of Wild West Weekly editor Ron Oliphant with his star writer, Paul S. Powers; and a survey of Doubleday’s West magazine. A reprint of “The Killer,” an offbeat, long-out-of-print Western short novel by Stewart Edward White rounds out this double-length issue.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold - New!
Will Murray returns to talk about his latest Doc Savage novel.

Episode 161:  Ian Watson
Episode 160:  Uvula Audio
Episode 159:  Blackthorn Thunder On Mars
Episode 158:  Joel Jenkins Gantlet Brothers
Episode 157:  Doc Atlas
Episode 156:  Book Cave's 3rd Anniversary

COLD WAR HEROES by Tom Johnson
Now available!


An uppercut seared Danny’s chest. His lungs felt like they were stuffed with hot ashes. He took a wild swing and connected. Cardona’s nose collapsed with a sluggish flow of crimson, and now it was the Italian’s turn to hold on to his opponent, crowding him into a corner.

A hook drove home near Danny’s heart, and the wind shortened instantly. He tried to get up on his toes, to stay away and jab the cook off his balance. But there was no life in his reflexes now. Cardona forced his guard down and nailed him on the cheekbone. Donovan tried to clinch again, but Cardona stepped away and Danny’s knees buckled, dropping him to the mat.

The referee’s voice picked up the count, and with each stroke Danny could hear the words drumming against his ears – “You cops ain’t so tough without a gun, Donovan!”

“Get up, punk!” Cardona yelled. “I’m not through pounding on you yet. Get up and take it, damn you!”

Danny got one knee under him and one glove on the ropes, pulling himself up just before the count of ten by Calvin, the tall, broad-shouldered referee.

A top boxing novel.

Pulp goes Top Secret in this military comedy drama set in Europe during the height of the Cold War. A group of misfit MPs must confront spies and the black market while dealing with a boxing tournament on Post! Not since M*A*S*H* and Soldier In The Rain have we been treated to an inside look at military life with a touch of humor by a soldier who actually experienced it.

COLD WAR HEROES by Tom Johnson is loosely based on the author’s experience with the 202nd Military Police Company in France during the 1960s.


Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD AND OTHER STORIES

Ostensibly written by "Donald Dale" back in the 30s and 40s and published in the horror pulps, these eerie stories were actually written by Mary Dale Buckner, whom John Pelan in his introduction calls the "First Lady of Fear Fiction". She even has an essay at the end of the book about her life in what was decidedly a man's world. This is #21 in the Dancing Tuatara Press series of treasures from the pulps.

The stories are:

Bride of the Red Hate, © Horror Stories, June/July 1939
Maids for the Dust Devils, © Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1938
The Beautiful Dead, © Terror Tales, March/April 1937
Art Class in Hell, © Horror Stories, June/July 1937
Bodies Born for Slaughter, © Terror Tales, September 1940
The Murder Child, © Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1937
Vendetta with the Dead, © The Scorpion, April/May 1939
Times Dark Chapter, © Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1938
Call to the Murder Girls, © Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1938
I See With Dead Man’s Eyes, © Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1937
Caverns of Cain, © Horror Stories, April 1941
Fear Fiction © Terror Tales, March 1941


306 pages.
$20 in paperback.
$35 for hardcover w/dust jacket.
$45 for hardcover bookplate edition




DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #1 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)

On the way to an archeological dig at an ancient battle site at the “face” of Mars, Dejah Thoris and her party are stranded. They take shelter in a dead, ancient city -  infested with killer white apes. Hungry ones. The most harrowing horror story in the annals of Barsoom!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Dime Novel Castle
Available January 20, 2012!

Frank Reade and His Steam Man of the Plains; Or, The Terror of the West By “NONAME”

The author of the stories of Frank Reade, Sr., was Harry Enton (1854-1927). His successor on the series and author of the Frank Reade, Jr. stories was Luis P. Senarens (1863-1939), who wrote all of them under the house name “Noname.”

Frank Reade, an inventor and adventurer was the creator of the Steam Man of the Plains (to distinguish it from Edward Ellis’ Steam Man of the Prairies), a steam horse, a steam team (two horses pulling a wagon), and something called a steam tally-ho (three horses pulling a wagon to carry the mail). These inventions, created in his New York home workshop, were not true robots, but mechanical figures powered by steam-driven pistons that worked the legs of the man or horse. His first adventure was called “The Steam Man of the Plains; or, The Terror of the West,” (1876) but the title was altered in later printings. After four adventures the grown up Frank retired and in 1882 turned the inventing business over to his son, Frank Reade, Jr., a true chip of the old block. Frank, Jr. continued inventing and adventuring through nearly 200 stories.

The earliest stories appeared as serials in the story paper Boys of New York, were soon reprinted in the Five Cent Wide Awake Library Awake Library and kept in print in The Frank Reade Library and Frank Reade Weekly Magazine.

Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H



Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



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!

"Hot Ice Scream" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, January, 1946
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
In his thirst for crook news, Snooty Piper set out single-handed to remedy Boston's crime drought. But the trail of cockeyed clues he left was so twisted that only the screwball himself could backtrack it to the muzzle of a killer's Roscoe.
"Good Cheer, and No Mistake" by Ben Frank from GIANT WESTERN, February, 1950
Featuring: Boo Boo Bounce
Little acts of kindness, Little deeds of cheer, Give Boo Boo Bounce a headache And make his outlook blear!


Edgar Rice Burroughs: A PRINCESS OF MARS - Coming in April!
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael W. Kaluta

Following up the Disney-produced motion picture that just hit theaters, relive this classic adventure tale from Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter and his 'Barsoom' experiences are re-imagined in gorgeous chapter illustrations by comic legend Mike Kaluta!

Harcover, Full Color, 240 pages, 6” x 9”, $17.99

IDW Publishing



Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.

Fading Shadows is planning an anniversary issue of Echoes that should be available in June.
The plan is to have 150,000 words total, plus as many cover scans as possible for the articles.
This book should come to close to 400 pages when done!
It will be something all of you will want on your book shelf.

Tom Johnson



GREEN HORNET ANNUAL #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Writer: Mark Rahner; Art; Ronan Cliquet; Cover: Phil Hester

As Britt Reid fights to live up to the legacy of The Green Hornet, will he ruin his father’s other legacy? The newspaper industry’s plight hits the Daily Sentinel, and a harsh round of layoffs puts Britt on edge. As the elder Kato helps him grasp a problem he can’t beat with his fists, Britt’s frustration drives him to shocking brutality in a search for the source of a human-trafficking ring. Written by newspaper veteran Mark Rahner (The Seattle Times, “Rotten”).

40 pages, Full Color, $4.99







Howard Lance Hopkins (1962 - 2012) R.I.P.

Howard Lance Hopkins, 50, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 12, 2012, in Biddeford. He was born in Biddeford on December 12, 1961, son of Frank and Lynne Dion Hopkins. He was a graduate of Scarborough High School.

The superheroes of Howard’s youth, Doc Savage, The Avenger and The Shadow, influenced his decision to become a professional writer. For the past 24 years, Howard has written numerous books including Westerns for Hale Publications, graphic novels such as a Sherlock Holmes series and a widely known children’s series called the Nightmare Club. Most recently, he focused his energy on writing the Chloe Files, a character derived from his novel Grimm.

Howard was an avid reader of superhero comic books, including Wonder Woman, Superman and The Hulk, to name a few.

He will be remembered as a devoted, loving and very supportive husband. He will be greatly missed not only by his loving and caring wife of 22 years, Dominique Morency Hopkins, but by many, especially his nephew Steap and niece Sam, who he loved, mentored and guided as his own. Mr. Hopkins was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dominique of Old Orchard Beach,
His parents – Lynne and Frank Hopkins
His sister – Robyn Hopkins
His in laws – Madeleine and Victor Morency and Marianne and Michael Fleischm
His goddaughter – Renee Whitehouse
Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

As long-time pulp fans know, Howard published the fanzine GOLDEN PERILS and authored a book on The Avenger, THE GREY NEMESIS.
GOLDEN PERILS ran for 20 print issues from 1985 to 1992 and was later revived as an e-zine for another 20 issues.

More recently, Howard was employed by Moonstone Books where he wrote stories for their pulp anthologies (THE SPIDER CHRONICLES, THE GREEN HORNET CHRONICLES, THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES) and served as editor for THE AVENGER CHRONICLES and THE JUSTICE INC. FILES as well as contributing stories to these volumes. Howard also wrote 33 westerns in hardcover and trade paperback
as Lance Howard, horror novels, and a paranormal adventure series, The Chloe Files, based on a character derived from his novel GRIMM.

Howard had many irons in the fire and fortunately for us, the future will bring numerous publications that Howard was editing and/or writing stories for.
The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins

Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook edited by Howard Hopkins

Howard passed way too young and he will be missed.

Chuck Juzek asked to pass the following info along to the pulp fan community.
Due to a mistake by their insurance agent 6 months ago that Dominique only became aware of after Howard’s death, Howard’s life insurance had lapsed at the time of his death. As a result, in addition to everything else that his passing means to her, she’s now scrambling in order to find the funds to pay for his funeral expenses. If you have the ability, she’s accepting donations to help pay for those expenses; at her request, I’m giving her address for anyone that wishes to contribute.

Dominique Hopkins
2 McKee Drive
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064



John Carter of Mars - Watch Kerry Conran’s video pitch for the John Carter of Mars movie that never was!
The IO9 website has posted Kerry (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) Conran's video pitch for John Carter of Mars.
Conran was handed the Carter title after Robert Rodriguez dropped out and he produced this gorgeous concept trailer.
It is jam packed with concept art and alien battles. There is a lot to like in this trailer. Check it out at the link below.



KING CONAN:
THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #1 (of 4)
Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Tim Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art), José Villarrubia (Color), Andrew Robinson (Cover), and Gerald Parel (Variant cover)

First hailing Conan as a liberator after he annihilated Aquilonia's foes on the battlefield, common folk and politicians alike now rally to unseat the Cimmerian from his stolen throne. Conspirators plot to kill King Conan and take the crown for themselves, but their schemes pale in comparison to a terror waiting quietly in the wings — Thoth-Amon, an enemy who has haunted Conan his whole adult life and whose wicked aspirations dwarf those of maneuvering politicians!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




KONG: King of Skull Island - New ipod / ipad app now available!
KONG: King of Skull Island and is a prequel/sequel to the original King Kong story. It's based on a print release from 2004, which was a richly illustrated coffee table book with illustrations by the well known comic and fantasy artist Joe DeVito, who along with Brad Strickland also wrote the story. 

We've included many of the illustrations from that book and integrated them with the story, adding some motion graphics (only in the opening and closing for now, but part 2 will have more) and music as well.  The integration is what's unique and cannot be adequately described here. You'll just have to see it to believe it. The illustrations are really gorgeous, especially on the iPad. They actually look better there than they did in the original prints.

Checkout the YouTube Channel for additional information!


Here's the app store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kong-king-of-skull-island/id488778249?mt=8&ls=1

KONG: King of Skull Island is exclusively authorized by the estate of Merian C Cooper, the creator of King Kong.


Screenshots!





THE LAST PHANTOM #11 - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Writer: Scott Beatty; Penciller/Inker: Eduardo Ferigato
Cover: Alex Ross (main), Stephen Sadowski (1/10), Jonathan Lau (1/15)

Aided by Bandar tribesmen, Kit Walker finally finds the source of the blood diamonds funding the Bengali coup d'etat! But when The Phantom attempts to permanently shut down the dangerous mines, he discovers that the forces of General Kiboko are trading in a commodity even more precious to win the war!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


The Lone Ranger: IRON HORSE - Now available!
The masked rider of the plains declares himself a defender of the rails in
20 digitally restored and remastered adventures!


There are those who would stop at nothing to slow down the construction of the trans-continental railroad. The badly informed and the badly intentioned set fires, rob trains, kidnap the vulnerable, and murder the innocent, all while plotting even grander schemes…like blasting dams and assassinating the President of the United States!

But, thanks to The Lone Ranger's knowledge of Morse Code, his daring rescues, and his mastery of the art of disguise…thanks to the devotion of Tonto, and the unparalleled prowess of the great horse Silver, the "iron horse" will ride!

Includes a Program Guide by Martin Grams, Jr. and Terry Salomonson.

Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98



Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Doom of the House of Duryea [Illustrated] by Earl Peirce Jr.
The Homicidal Diary [Illustrated] by Earl Peirce Jr.
Satan Fills the Morgue by Earl Peirce Jr
Fragile Evidence by Lee Fredericks
Honor Code by Paul Chadwick


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED! - New!  
Join Hosts Tommy Hancock and Derrick Ferguson as they discuss Sports Pulp, Crime Fiction, Old Time Radio Pulp, and more with Pulp and Crime Writer Paul Bishop!

Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2
Episode 18: Bobby Nash
Episode 17: CHALLENGER STORM
Episode 16: Derrick Ferguson Part 2
Episode 15: Derrick FergusonFOUR BULLETS FOR DILLON




This year, in addition to the centennials of Tarzan and Barsoom,
PulpFest will also celebrate the 80th birthday of Conan the Cimmerian,
the lusty barbarian who debuted in the December 1932 issue of the classic pulp magazine WEIRD TALES.
Created by Robert E. Howard, Conan became a reader favorite and appeared in many stories
over the next four years.

Rusty Burke, president of the Robert E. Howard Foundation,
will moderate a panel on Howard, Conan, and sword & sorcery fiction.
Illustrator Jim Keegan will offer a presentation on the artists who have illustrated Conan over the years.
For more information about our Conan celebration, please visit www.pulpfest.com.



QUEEN SONJA #26 - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Penciller/Inker: Fritz Casas; Cover: Lucio Parrillo (50%), Chasen Grieshop (50%)
Winning a throne is sometimes easier then keeping it.  If Sonja was tired of politics in Songoria she is in for a rude awakening, as the fanatical followers of "the Way" lead by the wizard Koliostri and zealot Rasa will prove more cunning then she thought.

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99  




Rough Edges - Now online!
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor  - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954
Merry Christmas
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, December 26, 1942
Forgotten Books: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult - Curtis Steele (Frederick C. Davis)
Forgotten Books: Slaves of the Scorpion - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)



 
Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
An ominous view of the Mahar death arena by artist Jamie Chase, in preparation of our next graphic novel, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and based on the classic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.

CASPAK: THE LAND BEFORE TIME
The first page of CASPAK: THE LAND BEFORE TIME spectacularly illustrated by Will Meugniot for our upcoming graphic novel. Written by Martin Powell and based on the sci-fi classic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Will Meugniot. 

THE CAVE GIRL
Thrilling promo art of the prehistoric princess Nadara protecting her "hero" Waldo Smith-Jones, by artist Hannibal King for our upcoming graphic novel THE CAVE GIRL. Written by Martin Powell, based on the romantic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Hannibal King.



 

The Shadow #1 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Garth Ennis (Art) Aaron Campbell
(Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%),
John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%)


In the first issue of the ONGOING SERIES.
1938: The Shadow returns in a tale of blazing action and deadly intrigue, as a night of carnage on the New York waterfront plunges the mysterious vigilante into a conspiracy involving the fate of the world itself. As storm clouds gather across the globe, American Military Intelligence meets with a certain Lamont Cranston, determined to beat a host of spies and assassins to the greatest prize of all... but what that might be,
only the Shadow knows.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


Dynamite Entertainment






The Sword & Sorcery Anthology by David G. Hartwell and Jacob Weisman, eds.
Coming in June!

Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional classics of the exciting sword & sorcery genre. From Robert E. Howard to Jane Yolen, this fast-paced anthology is a chronological gathering of influential, inventive, and entertaining fantasy adventure stories. In "Tower of the Elephant," Conan takes up jewel thievery but, as is his wont, proves far better with his sword. "The Flamer Bringers" finds anti-hero Elric infiltrating a band of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. "Become a Warrior" is the unexpected tale of a child who loses all she holds dear, only to gain unforeseen power and unlikely revenge. Further entries come from early sword & sorcery legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise (who wrote as C. L.) Moore, the next wave of talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like Karl Edward Wagner and David Drake. An original story from Michael Shea rounds out this essential anthology, which will particularly appeal to fans of action-oriented fantasy titles such as the Lord of the Rings and the Song of Fire and Ice series.

Complete contents listing:

1."Tower of the Elephant" by Robert E. Howard
2."Black God's" Kiss by C. L. Moore
3."The Unholy Grail" by Fritz Leiber
4."The Tale of Hauk" by Poul Anderson
5."The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams" by Michael Moorcock
6."The Adventuress" by Joanna Russ
7."Gimmile's Song" by Charles R. Saunders
8."Undertow" by Karl Edward Wagner
9."The Stages of the God" by Ramsey Campbell (writing as Montgomery Comfort)
10."The Barrow Troll" by David Drake
11."Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted with Defeat" by Glen Cook
12."Epistle from Lebanoi" by Michael Shea
13."Become a Warrior" by Jane Yolen
14."The Red Guild" by Rachel Pollack
15."Six from Atlantis" by Gene Wolfe
16."The Sea Troll's Daughter" by Caitlín R. Kiernan
17."The Coral Heart" by Jeffrey Ford
18."Path of the Dragon" by George R. R. Martin
19."The Year of Three Monarchs" by Michael Swanwick

Trade paperback / $15.95 / 978-1-61696-069-8 / June 2012


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.

Pan-Appan
- New!
More Books by Elliott O'Donnell - New!
Carl Kidwell (1910-2003) - New!
Ferdinand Berthoud (1878-?) - New!
Whence R'lyeh? - New!
Weird Tales from Italy - New!
Weird Tales from Scandinavia - New!
Weird Tales from Spain
Weird Tales from Modern Ghosts (1890)
Edith M. Almedingen (1898-1971)
Maria Moravsky (1889-1947)
Nadia Lavrova (1897-1989)
Weird Tales from Russia
Howard Rockey's Books



WALLY WOOD COMPLETE GALAXY ILLUSTRATIONS HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Coming in April!

Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip and became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99



WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #5
Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Writer: Robert Place Napton;  Penciller/Inker: Roberto Castro;  
Covers: Joe Jusko (main), Francesco Francavilla (1/10)

The final battle continues as the Green Hordes overwhelm the last stronghold of the White Martian Empire.  And If the Atmosphere Plant isn't activated, all life on Mars will cease to exist.  It's the last stand for Barsoom in the final chapter of FALL OF BARSOOM!

32 pages, Full Color,   $3.99










13 January 2012

2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!


Well, with the start of the New Year, the clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  This year's con will run from April 27-29 (with the con suite opening the night of April 26), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.  Last year we expanded our dealer room to 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Tables have been selling faster than ever and as of this post, we have only 16 left (all wall tables are sold out).  So if you've been thinking of getting a table at this year's convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's theme will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fictional creations, Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars (and there's an AMC theater within a few hundred feet of the hotel, at which Disney's upcoming John Carter movie may hopefully still be playing the weekend of the convention).  That theme will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.  Among others, our film show will feature the new documentary, "Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle," as well as a re-edit of the 1918 "Tarzan of the Apes."


If you have any ERB art that you'd be willing to make available for display -- whether pulp, paperback, hardcover, comic or movie poster -- please let me know.  In addition to strictly ERB art, we're looking for art for stories by competitors of ERB or inspired by ERB -- such as Otis Adelbert Kline or Jungle Stories -- or non-ERB art by artists associated with ERB, such as J. Allen St. John.  And we're still looking for more ERB material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 15, 2012).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist.  We have all of the roughly 1,800 pulps for this year's 200 lots in hand, and are in the process of photographing lots now.  We'll begin posting photos on our website and Facebook page shortly.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on April 5, 2012.  You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:

http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1112277231&key=C5665

You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.  Since hotel room nights are very important to us, as they are for all conventions (among other things, it determines our rate for function space and, even more importantly, the hotel's willingness to have us back in future years), we're trying something new this year as a small incentive -- if you stay at the hotel for the convention, we'll refund you $10 of your membership fee at the con (limit of 2 refunds per hotel room).

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Doug Ellis & John Gunnison
Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention #12 - April 27-29, 2012
And visit (and like!) us on Facebook; click on the link below.


Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Altus Press
Doc Savage in HORROR IN GOLD
by Lester Dent and Will Murray, writing as Kenneth Robeson
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover - Now available!   Kindle Edition - Now available!
Nook Edition - Now available! Hardcover - 
Now available!

Back after 20 years! Doc Savage and his mighty crew return in a brand-new series of nightmare exploits that can only be called…. The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.

All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.

Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?

From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.

330 pages, approx. 6"x9"x0.9", approx. 1.2 lb.



Altus Press - Now available!

Adventurers Inc.: Spook Trail
Authored by Jeff Deischer and William G. Bogart

Back after 65 years! The trio of heroes that make up the team of Adventurers, Inc. return for an all-new novel-length adventure: "Spook Trail" by Jeff Deischer. This pulp-sized collection is designed to look like a long-lost issue of an ADVENTURERS, INC. pulp magazine. Issue 1 also includes the original Adventurers, Inc. story, "The Crazy Indian," complete and uncut, written by Doc Savage writer William G. Bogart.


166 pages | 6.69" x 9.61" | $14.95 softcover



Altus Press - Now available!
Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 2
Authored by John Peter Drummond
List Price: $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
386 pages

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of JUNGLE STORIES is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 2 includes the next five stories:

"Ki-Gor and the Paradise That Time Forgot" (Fall 1940)
"The Empire of Doom" (Winter 1940-41)
 "Lair of the Beast" (Spring
1941)
"Ki-Gor and the Temple of the Moon-God" (Summer 1941)
"White Savage" (Fall 1941)

386 pages | 6" x 9" x 0.9" | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


Altus Press - Ebook editions now available!
Riding the Pulp Trail
Pulp Reprints by Paul S. Powers
Introduction by Laurie Powers

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly. Now, here for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after Wild West Weekly stopped publication. Six of these stories were published in magazines such as Exciting Western, Thrilling Western, The Rio Kid Western and Thrilling Ranch Stories. The other six are brand new stories—never before published—that were discovered in 2009. Altogether they make for an outstanding collection of western stories that represent the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp Western career.

340 pages, approx. 5.5"x8.5"x0.8", approx. 1.1 lbs





Altus Press - Coming soon!
THE BEST OF SPICY MYSTERY VOLUME 1
Introduction by Editor Alfred Jan

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

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

The Best of Spicy Mystery Volume 1 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by Editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

202 pages, $17.95



Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 2
Written by Arch Whitehouse, Introduction by Will Murray

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen AKA The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 2 contains the next six stories: “Clue of the Cockpit Clock,” “Death Flies the Electra!,” “Trans-Atlantic Intrigue,” “Sky Gun Snare,” “Zeppelins Vanish!” and “Sea Hangar Snare.” This also includes an article by pulp historian Will Murray.

256 pages, $19.95


Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Eagle Omnibus
By Norman A. Daniels and E. Hoffmann Price
Introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two rejected stories, these classic espionage stories have never been completely reprinted before... until now.

444 pages, $34.95




Black Gate - Now online!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 2: A Princess of Mars - New!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars


Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Sixteen – “Return to Earth”
“Return to Earth” was the sixteenth installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between July 6 and December 28, 1941, “Return to Earth” is the first storyline following the conclusion of the Mongo storyline that had carried the strip through its first seven years.

Read the rest at the links below!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 161:  Ian Watson  - New!
Popular New Pulp Writer  joins the Book Cave crew to chat about his latest epic in the Robin Hood trilogy.

Episode 160:  Uvula Audio
Episode 159:  Blackthorn Thunder On Mars
Episode 158:  Joel Jenkins Gantlet Brothers
Episode 157:  Doc Atlas
Episode 156:  Book Cave's 3rd Anniversary

Centipede Press
Lee Brown Coye, A Retrospective
Shipping from the printer on January 12!
Sold out on publication!


This large, 10 × 14 collection covers the entire artistic career of Lee Brown Coye. With over 500 pages, this tome includes nearly all of his color pulp covers, all of his known book illustrations, nearly every single pulp illustration, and the complete Weirdisms portfolio, reprinted in its entirety for the first time ever.

Stuart David Schiff has contributed a fine introduction showcasing a number of rare photographs of Coye. Robert Coye has provided an afterword, and there is also a fine appreciation by Gahan Wilson. All copies are signed by Stuart David Schiff and Gahan Wilson. Bound in a three-piece cloth construction and enclosed in a cloth slipcase.


Limited to 100 copies.
Signed by Stuart David Schiff and Gahan Wilson.
Loaded with gorgeous full-page, black & white and full-color prints.
Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, stamped cloth on the front, side, and back panels.



CONAN VOLUME 11: ROAD OF KINGS HC
Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), Dave Stewart (Colors), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

The journey down the legendary Road of Kings is no walk in the park. Being a skilled fighter will only get you so far; you'll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan and his companions are skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But they'll have to brave monsters, pursuing guards, and the sword-handed Gamesh if they're to reach their final destination. Collects Conan: Road of Kings #1-#6.

Hardcover, 152 pages, $24.99



Dark Horse Comics

Trade Paperback edition - Coming in June!
152 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 27.





CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #12
Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Dan Jackson (Color),
and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

Conan’s journey on the Road of Kings concludes, as the Cimmerian finds himself at the end of every sword in a small port city. Once again betrayed by the hypocrisy of civilized men, Conan must embrace barbarism to fight his way free!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50






Conan: The Adventurer - 'Season 2, Part 2' DVD Set coming in April!

Shout! Factory has announced that Conan: The Adventurer - Season 2, Part 2 is coming to DVD.
 

Produced by Sunbow, the animation group that brought you Transformers and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Conan The Adventurer follows Conan and his friends on their quest to rescue Conan's family from an evil spell, cast by the Serpent Man wizard Wrath-Amon. These episodes find Conan helping out a mysterious city led by an evil ruler, falling under an evil spell, and learning how to read! Conan The Adventurer originally aired in Saturday morning syndication beginning in 1992 transitioning to a daily airing throughout 1993 in the second season. The comic book line has been in print 40 years!

The 2-disc set runs approximately 300 minutes.
On sale: April 17th, 2012
Cost:  $19.93




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3  
Coming in April!

Written by Brian Wood, art by Becky Cloonan, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Massimo Carnevale, variant cover by John Paul Leon.

Alone, Conan was the most fearsome warrior to ever walk the planet! Now, joined with the pirate queen Belit, he is swept to new levels of danger and passion. Wood and Cloonan continue to redefine the Cimmerian as he embraces piracy and begins his joint reign of the Black Coast alongside the deadly siren, Belit!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 11.







DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 - Coming in April!
Written by Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams and Frank Barbiera, art by Francesco Francavilla, Carla Speed McNeil, Evan Dorkin, Neal Adams, Michael Dialynas, Jonathan Case, Victor Drujiniu, Tonci Zonjic, Geof Darrow and Luke Radi, covers by Francesco Francavila, Evan Dorkin and Tonci Zonjic.

The continuing exploits of cunning assassin Amala, Carla Speed McNeil's Finder, Evan Dorkin's House of Fun, and Steve Niles's Criminal Macabre.

This issue is also packed with the exciting premiere of Francesco Francavilla's pulp-noir hero the Black Beetle, the return of John Arcudi's The Creep, and a new story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!

And in an exciting feature by Frank Barbiere and Luke Radl, meet the killers known as the White Suits, who have left their bloody fingerprints throughout modern history. When a young girl encounters one of the Suits during a mob deal gone wrong, she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever -- or end it!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on April 18.




Dime Novel Castle
Available January 13, 2012

Frank Merriwell; Or, First Days at Fardale
Created by George William Patten, also known as
William Gilbert 
Patten, or “Gil”. aka, Burr L. Standish and Burt L. Standish

First published in the Tip Top Weekly #1 on April 18, 1896.

The most popular figure in dime novel literature was Frank Merriwell, and after reading this tale you will thoroughly understand why.

In this first of 850 serialized stories, Frank Merriwell tries to be admitted into Fardale, a military academy.  As soon as the story opens, he immediately makes an enemy of Bart Hodge, who is also trying to enter there.  Hodge continually—but without success—attempts to disgrace Frank and prevent him from becoming his fellow cadet. Indeed, there is no underhanded thing he will not try to achieve this end.

Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H



Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



The Domino Lady "All's Fair In War" - Two minute sneak peak now online!
A sneak preview of The Domino Lady audio drama, written by Rich Harvey. Directed by Lance Roger Axt.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Face of Doom" from the March 15, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Death on Location" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNER-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, April, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
A camera never lies about a murder it has recorded. But a murderer can lie, and it's up to Dan to discover who knifed the heroine of the desert pic while she was bathing in her dressing tent.
"Super-Woman Stuff" by Grace G. Bostwick from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, July 5, 1919
This is the simple and unpolished story of a girl who possessed the glorious desire to be free.  A love story narrated by a male hair dresser. Maimee, a regular customer, only 18, complains to "Phileep" that no one seems interested in her. She's also full of 'ideas' about 'superwoman stuff' which I'm assuming means free love and stuff.


Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.

Fading Shadows is planning an anniversary issue of Echoes that should be available in June.
The plan is to have 150,000 words total, plus as many cover scans as possible for the articles.
This book should come to close to 400 pages when done!
It will be something all of you will want on your book shelf.


Tom Johnson


Girasol Collectables - Now available!
THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN #22

A 128-page trade paperback reprinting two action-packed adventures of the pulp-era hero, The Spider, from the 1930s and '40s! The stories are complete, including the original pulp black-and-white illustrations, along with full-color covers. This issue contains "Overlord of the Damned" (#25 October 1935) and "Dictator’s Death Merchants" (#82 July 1940). Available in two cover versions: Cover A (Spider & Woman in Yellow) and Cover B (Spider alongside a Train)!

COVER A: "WOMAN"—SC, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95
COVER B: "TRAIN"—SC, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

Subscribe now for 2012!

#22 - January 2012 (variant cover option)
#25 - October 1935 - Overlord of the Damned - V1 cover
#82 - July 1940 - Dictator's Death Merchants - V2 cover

#23 - April 2012
#95 - August 1941 - The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
#104 - May 1942 - The Spider and the Death Piper

#24 - July 2012
#34 - July 1936 - Laboratory of the Damned
#77 - February 1940 - Hell’s Sales Manager

#25 - October 2012
#87 - December 1940 - The Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#114 - March 1943 - Recruit for the Spider Legion

Subscriptions are $50 including s&h within North America as usual;
for $60, we include both cover versions of #22.
Individual copies are $14.95 plus $3.05 s&h, total $18.





GREEN HORNET #21 - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)
This stand alone story is jam packed with malevolent Mixed Martial Arts mayhem, as Green Hornet and Kato enter a cage match with the baddest men in Century City! Britt Reid and Mulan have decided to enjoy a nice, street clothes night out at the fights. When an old college buddy of Britt's is seriously injured in the octagon, our heroes join the fray. Now, Green Hornet and Kato have to stay alive in a bloody cage match to the death against the very fighters they bought tickets to see.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GROO VS. CONAN #1 - Coming in April! 
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones and Thomas Yeates, colored by Tom Luth.

It had to happen: the most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard's immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragones' Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #11. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones, aided by master illustrator Thomas Yeates and master colorist Tom Luth. Will Conan annihilate Groo? Will Groo turn out to be the man who can defeat Conan? We'll see.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 18.





THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME HC - Coming in June!
Written and art by Tim Conrad.

Tim Conrad adapts Victor Hugo's classic romance about a beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda, who is framed for murder by the infatuated Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Only Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bell-ringer of the cathedral, can save her. Religious extremism, class distinction, fate, destiny, and sexual dynamics are played out in a rousing yarn of intrigue within the walls of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame.

48 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 20.



JOHN CARTER, A PRINCESS OF MARS #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Based on the Novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Adaptation by Roger Langridge
Art by Filipe Andrade, Cover by Skottie Young
• The thrilling climax to John Carter’s first Martian adventure!
• Families reunited! Regimes overthrown! And the final fate of John Carter revealed!
• The wedding of Princess Dejah Thoris — but to whom?
• And the greatest danger Mars has ever faced — a threat to the very air itself!

32 pages, $2.99


JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WORLD OF MARS #4 (OF 4)
Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Based on the Novel by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Written by Peter David; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Mico Suayan

The conclusion of the gripping four issue story featuring the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs characters in the Official Prequel to the greatly anticipated Disney film “John Carter of Mars.”  The vital backstory of iconic characters Dejah Thoris and Tars Tarkas that ties directly into the film’s storyline continues here!


32 pages, $3.99
 




John Celardo (1918 - 2012) - R.I.P.
John Celardo, 93, of Graniteville, New York, a talented and skilled artist, cartoonist and comics editor whose syndicated comic strip, “Tarzan,” became popular worldwide, died January 6th in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing duty in the European theater and attaining the rank of captain. After his military service, he lived in Castleton Corners, then eventually settled in Graniteville. He began working as an artist in the late 1930s drawing animals at the Staten Island Zoo for the National Youth Administration, which help prepare him for his subsequent career as a cartoonist.

After creating sports cartoons for Street & Smith magazines, he began drawing for comic books, including a job at the Eisner-Iger shop. During the 1940s, he was an assistant art director and a major contributor to the Fiction House line, notably for WINGS COMICS. Celardo also illustrated Ki-Gor novels in JUNGLE STORIES.
Over decades, he did work for a variety of publishers, including American Comics Group, DC Comics, Gold Key, Quality, Standard, St. John and Whitman.

In the early 1950s, he succeeded Bob Lubbers as illustrator of the Tarzan comic strip. He began the Tarzan daily strip on January 18, 1954 and the Sunday strip on February 28, 1954, eventually drawing a total of 4350 daily strips and 724 Sunday strips. His work was then appearing in 225 newspapers in 12 different countries. Celardo continued on Tarzan until Russ Manning took it over in the 1960s, and he then succeeded Joe Kubert on Tales of the Green Beret. He drew the daily Buz Sawyer comic strip from 1983 until it was discontinued on October 7, 1989.

KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #4 - Coming in April!
Written by Tim Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Andrew Robinson.

The Rebel Four spring their trap on King Conan, sending assassins to slay the barbarian monarch in his sleep! After waking from a strange vision, Conan has his back up against a wall and his enemies in front of him -- right where he wants them. If these traitors want his crown, they'll have to take it! But even if Conan survives the assassination attempt, the evil wizard Thoth-Amon is back at full power and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike and take the throne for himself!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 25.





LORD OF THE JUNGLE - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Tarzan, the original Lord of the Jungle returns!
EXPANSION OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGH’S CLASSIC TALE!

Dynamite is proud to announce the December release of Lord of the Jungle! Dynamite's Lord of the Jungle is true to Edgar Rice Burroughs original tale, savage, violent, and uncensored for the first time in its 100 year history!  We are so proud and excited about this book, that we are offering the first FULL issue for the introductory price of just $1.00!

Based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure story, Tarzan of the Apes, the first of his famous series, which initially began publication in All Story Magazine in 1912.  The saga of Greystoke begins in December, written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Roberto Castro, and featuring covers by Alex Ross, Lucio Parillo, Ryan Sook, and Paul Renaud!
 
"Tarzan's DNA is in everything from super heroes to space epics," says writer Arvid Nelson.  "But I was surprised at how little I knew about him, because the many adaptations wander very far from the original character. His true story is so much deeper and more interesting -- that's we're trying to bring to life in Lord of the Jungle."

"To allow the series to be accessible to fans old and new, we are offering the first issue at the Introductory Price of $1.00 for the full ENTIRE 32 page comic, as well as dedicating both of the Dynamite front gate folds of the October shipping Previews Magazine to our launch," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Get on board for the biggest comic book launch this December!"




MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING
Coming in April!

The iconic legend Flash Gordon made his dynamic splash back into comics with Dynamite Entertainment with Flash Gordon - Zeitgeist! Spinning off from that series is the prequel comic book series, Merciless - The Rise of Ming #1, which is written by Scott Beatty and drawn by Ron Adrian, with an incredible cover from Alex Ross and is in stores April 2012! In issue #1, Prince Ming begins his rise to dominion over the entirety of Mongo! But who (or what) was Ming before he was 'Merciless'? Find out here as the origin of one of science fiction's preeminent villains is presented in all its diabolical details! Be sure to get Merciless - The Rise of Ming #1 in April 2012!

"In most heroic fiction, we (the readers, that is) never really question why the villains do very bad things. It's always just assumed that evil is as evil does," says writer Scott Beatty. "Ming is one of the great antagonists of science fiction. In many ways, he's archetypal and the model for all intergalactic despots to follow. But he's not just Ming. Everybody knows he's Ming the MERCILESS. And he's successful at being just that. Ming has a plan. For EVERYTHING. Readers of FLASH GORDON can think of MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING as "required reading" for the series' central conflict. It's a primer that reveals not just who Ming the Merciless is--well before he ruled all of Mongo--but just what he did to get there... and WHY he did it."

"Scott [Beatty] has taken the groundwork laid by Eric [Trautmann] and Alex [Ross] in Flash Gordon and gone back in time to tell the tale of the Rise of Ming," states Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt. "This is the direct precursor to the story in Flash Gordon and presents the definitive origin of the universe's most merciless dictator."




Mike Chomko - January  2012 newsletter is now available!
Mike's January 2012 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


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

You can also visit Mike's storefront at Amazon.com.

Monte Herridge: THE SERIES CHARACTERS FROM DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY - Now online!
Monte Herridge has a new series at the Mystery*Files Blog on series characters from DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY.

#10 - Oscar Van Duyven & Pierre Lemasse
- New
#9 - The Patent Leather Kid
#8 - Candid Jones
#7 - Tug Norton
#6 - Battle McKim
#5 - Secret Agent George Devrite
#4 - Colin Haig
#3 - Arty Beele
#2 - Happy McGonigle by Paul Allenby
#1 - Shamus Maguire by Stanley Day

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #21 - Now available!

Bounding From the Thirties!  The Corinth regency reprints of The Phantom Detective and Dr Death
Gold Medal Crime- part 1 of a definitive A-Z
50 years of Rhodan- a celebration of pulp astronaut Perry Rhodan's 50th birthday
TNT- the overlooked and demented men's adventure series
Abraham Merritt cover gallery- examples from around the world
Opinion columns, reviews, letters and much more.

88 pages, most in full colour.






Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Nobody Home by David X Manners
Case of the Exploding Men by Ray Cummings
Limehouse (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Sax Rohmer
Fathoms Deep (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Octavus Roy Cohen
Golden Trail (Bud Jones of Texas) by J. Allan Dunn
The Mummy That Walked [Illustrated] (Bazarada the Magician) by Sax Rohmer
Ranger Style (Bud Jones of Texas) by J. Allan Dunn
Revolt of a Cowgirl (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Alan LeMay
The Drums Drone Death [Illustrated] [Annotated] (John Carter) by J Allan Dunn




Our PulpFest 2012 post card was created by Chris Kalb. Check out http://chriskalb.com/ for a look at his portfolio. The artwork is by J. Allen St. John illustrating "City of Mummies," one of the Martian stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs and is courtesy of The Korshak Collection & Vanguard Press, publishers of THE PAINTINGS OF J. ALLEN ST-JOHN. It was used as the cover for the March 1941 issue of AMAZING STORIES, published by Ziff-Davis. John Carter is a trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

You can now book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from the PulpFest home page. We now have a special link created by the Hyatt Regency where you'll be able to make a reservation at the special convention rate of $109 per night. You'll find instructions on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.

You can also book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus by calling 1-614-463-1234. Please be sure to mention PulpFest in order to get the special convention rate. See you in August!

The Munsey is a prestigious award given each year at PulpFest to the person deemed most worthy by the majority of his or her peers.  It recognizes the efforts and ongoing involvement of the recipient in the improvement, elevation, and continuance of keeping the pulps alive and well. As a result of the recent death of one of the organizers and stalwarts of the hobby, PulpFest is announcing that henceforth the award will be called The Rusty Hevelin Service Award, or, in short, the Rusty.  Hopefully, this will be accepted as a tribute and memory to a man who was influential in making PulpFest and its predecessors as successful as they are today.
During the winter of 1912, when readers of The All-Story picked up the February issue, little did they realize that they were being introduced to an author who would quickly become one of the leading practitioners of American popular fiction. At the top of the contents page was a story entitled "Under the Moons of Mars." Although the author was listed as Norman Bean, the name was a pseudonym for Edgar Rice Burroughs. Soon to become one of the best paid authors to labor for the pulp market, Burroughs would make an indelible mark on American pop culture with the creation of Tarzan.

In August, PulpFest will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Under the Moons of Mars," better known by its book title A Princess of Mars and soon to be a major motion picture from Disney. For further details, please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/.

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most famous creations: Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars.
While Tarzan is the better known of the two, John Carter came first, appearing in the novel, "Under the Moons of Mars," published in the February 1912 issue of THE ALL-STORY, a pulp magazine published by the Munsey Company.

In August of this year, PulpFest will celebrate "100 Years of John Carter" with panels, presentations, and more. Please visit 
www.pulpfest.com for further details. And don't forget, Disney's major motion picture, JOHN CARTER, will be premiering in movie theaters on March 9th.


RED SONJA #62 - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Penciller/Inker: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), Wagner Reis (50%)
Red Sonja's travels have brought her to Kheshatta, the fabled City of Magicians, searching for a means to locate and destroy an ancient weapon that carries a terrible price. But there are enemies a-plenty in her path, all intent on ending Sonja's saga in sand and blood.

32 pages, Full Color,  $4.99  




RED SONJA: RAVEN ONE-SHOT - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
(Writer) Marc Mason (Artist) Lui Antonio (Cover) Frank Martin Jr.
The goddess Scathach places her blessings upon a new warrior, Raven, who dedicates herself to the advancement of women all across the land. But when Red Sonja finds herself investigating a series of massacres, she begins to suspect that Raven isn’t quite as noble as she seems in the pursuit of her cause. Surrounded by an army of women ready to draw blood in her name, Raven may be the one foe that Sonja cannot defeat… and she may not want to!

40 pages, Full Color, $4.99





Robert E Howard Days 2012 - June 8-9, 2012!

Posted by Rusty Burke at the REH Forum:
The Robert E. Howard Foundation, The Robert E. Howard United Press Association, and Project Pride are pleased to announce that Charles Hoffman will be the Guest of Honor for Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas, June 8-9, 2012.

Chuck is one of the pre-eminent essayists in Howard-dom, having kick-started serious criticism of REH with his "Conan the Existentialist" in 1974. It was due to my enormous respect for his body of work that I asked him to provide the essay in the first volume of The Best of Robert E. Howard from Del Rey.

You can read more about Chuck at the Foundation and REHupa websites, and read some of his essays at his blog (which he needs to start updating again...).

We're still kicking around ideas for panels and other events, so stay tuned for more news, and start making plans to be in Cross Plains in June. Opportunities to meet Chuck tend to be few and far between -- and he's definitely a guy worth meeting!


Detailed information about this years Howard Days including an event schedule are posted at the link below.


Rough Edges - Now online!

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954
- New!
Merry Christmas
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, December 26, 1942
Forgotten Books: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult - Curtis Steele (Frederick C. Davis)
Forgotten Books: Slaves of the Scorpion - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies: Zorro's Black Whip
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, February 1942


Coming soon!

A fun, frantic page by Lowell Isaac from our upcoming graphic novel, Martians, Go Home. Written by Martin Powell and based on the sci-fi classic by Fredric Brown. The invasion starts soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.
 


Coming this year as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
W
ritten by Martin Powell and illustrated by Tim Burgard Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Artwork © Tim Burgard.
Coming this year as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Steve Gordon Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. . Artwork © Steven E Gordon.
Coming in 2013 as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. Artwork © Hannibal King.

 


Coming in 2013 as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Thomas Floyd Authorized by ERB, Inc. Artwork © Thomas Floyd.
Coming this year as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Will Meugniot. Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Artwork © Will Meugniot

Coming this year as an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. . Artwork © Jamie Chase.





The Shadow: Blood & Judgement - Coming in 2012!

The Shadow: Blood And Judgement by Howard Chaykin was originally published by DC Comics in the eighties around the same time as other gritty takes on characters in comics such as Watchmen and The Dark Knight. This story was last collected in 1991.

Now, twenty-one years later, Dynamite – the current license holders of The Shadow – is bringing Howard Chaykin's The Shadow: Blood and Judgement back into print.





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.

Weird Tales from Spain - New!
Weird Tales from Modern Ghosts (1890) - New!
Edith M. Almedingen (1898-1971) - New!
Maria Moravsky (1889-1947) - New!
Nadia Lavrova (1897-1989) - New!
Weird Tales from Russia - New!
Howard Rockey's Books - New!
Elliott O'Donnell's Books
Elliott O'Donnell (1872-1965)
More Weird Tales from France
Weird Tales from Ireland and Scotland
Weird Tales from France
More on Theda Kenyon







06 January 2012

16th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10am to 5pm!


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 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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.




2012 Film Release Dates
January 13, 2012
February 3, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 17, 2012
THE DIVIDE
CHRONICLE
STAR WARS" THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
PERFECT SENSE
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE

March 2, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 16, 2012
March 23, 2012
March 30, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 20, 2012
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
JOHN CARTER (OF MARS)
THE RAVEN
MIRROR MIRROR
THE HUNGER GAMES
WRATH OF THE TITANS
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
LOCK-OUT

May 4, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 25, 2012
June 1, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 22, 2012
THE AVENGERS
DARK SHADOWS
MEN IN BLACK 3
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
PROMETHEUS
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 26, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

DREDD
LOOPER

HALLOWEEN 3
RED DAWN
SKYFALL (JAMES BOND)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
GRAVITY


2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention - April 27 - 29, 2012!
This year's celebration is for the 100th Anniversary of Tarzan's first appearance in a pulp magazine (ALL-STORY, October 1912).
Tables and memberships can now be ordered on the convention website. Visit the link below.
The hotel now has their group website up for attendees.
To register as part of the convention block and get the convention rate, please follow the link.


Full details on this years show should be forthcoming soon.
Walker Martin's Report on WINDY CITY 2011.



Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!
Frank M. Robinson Collection now available for pre-order!
Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.


For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Adventure House - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 11!
The Lone Ranger - July 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
"Heigh Yo! Silver!" by Fran Striker
"WIndy Willy of the Woolly West" by Beaty
"Famous Frontier Fights" by Col. J.J. Boniface
"The Yucca Kid" by Wayne D. Overholser
"Outdoor Trails" by Dick Wood
"John Horton Slaughter" by Chuck Martin
"Trader in Lead" by Anson Hard
"Training Wild Horses" by Wilton West



Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Altus Press
Doc Savage in HORROR IN GOLD
by Lester Dent and Will Murray, writing as Kenneth Robeson
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover - Now available!   Kindle Edition - Now available!
Hardcover - Coming next week!

Back after 20 years! Doc Savage and his mighty crew return in a brand-new series of nightmare exploits that can only be called…. The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.

All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.

Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?

From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.

330 pages, approx. 6"x9"x0.9", approx. 1.2 lb.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 55: "The Time Terror" and "The Talking Devil"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage enter an Arctic abyss where dinosaurs and prehistoric humans survive, and race against Japanese agents to uncover the secret of The Time Terror that could change the outcome of the war. Then, a series of crimes committed by "graduates" of the Man of Bronze's Crime College threaten to destroy Doc's reputation. What is the sinister secret of The Talking Devil? BONUS: "The Skull Man," a lost Doc Savage radio adventure by Edward Gruskin! This special collectors edition showcases both color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin (who recalls the Man of Bronze's epic battles with The Skull during the golden age of comics. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-073-1 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W,$14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 57: "The Five Chameleons" and "The Wasp" - Supervillain Special
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness battles evil supercriminals in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, in a never-reprinted 1932 epic, The Shadow seeks to unmask The Five Chameleons, master villains whose uncanny ability to blend with their surroundings rivals his own. Then, the Dark Avenger feels the savage sting of The Wasp in his first confrontation with one of his deadliest foes. This double-novel reprints the classic cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical articles by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-072-4 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE WHISPERER #5: "School for Murder" and "Murder on the Line" - "Commissioner Gordon before Batman!"
The double life of Police Commissioner James Gordon is explored in a pair of two-fisted thrillers that inspired classic Batman stories! First, The Whisperer goes undercover to close down a "School for Murder" that prepares teenagers for criminal careers! Then, Wildcat Gordon investigates corruption in the trucking industry in "Murder on the Line." BONUS: an adventure of Norgil the Magician by The Shadow's Maxwell Grant! This historic collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by Spider artist John Newton Howitt, classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and golden-age great Creig Flessel, and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-070-1  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)
The Big Book of Ghost Stories - Coming in September!
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage Original has scheduled the publication of its new anthology, The Big Book of Ghost Stories, edited by Otto Penzler, for September of 2012.
No doubt numerous stories from the pulps will be represented.

Paperback: 702 pages
Publisher: Vintage (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307474496
ISBN-13: 978-0307474490

$24.95
Black Coat Press
The January releases are now available!


The Adventures Of A Parisian Aeronaut In The Unknown Worlds
by Alfred Driou; adapted by Brian Stableford

The Adventures Of A Parisian Aeronaut In The Unknown Worlds (1856) by Alfred Driou is a social satire in which our satellite is reached via hot air balloon. It stands out as a markedly anomalous literary item of its times, not merely for its imaginative extravagance, but also for its keen interest in technological progress. Predating Jules Verne, whose Five Weeks in a Balloon was published in 1863, Driou might be reckoned a pioneer in the popularization of science in France.

"The Adventures Of A Parisian Aeronaut is just as anomalous in the history of imaginative fiction as it is in the context of Driou's literary career; there is nothing else like it. That is partly to do with its awkward hybrid status, uneasily suspended between religious fantasy and travelogue, and between wild imagination and vulgar popularization." Brian Stableford.

US$22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 280 pages


NEMOVILLE
12 proto-science fiction tales by
G. Bethuys, Alfred Bonnardot, Alphonse Brown, Emma-Adele Lacerte,
Claude Manceau, René du Mesnil de Maricourt, Pierre Mille, José Mosellli,
C. Paulon, Emerich de Vattel; edited by Brian Stableford

This is a new collection of 12 French proto-science fiction tales penned between 1757 and 1924, translated and annotated by renowned science fiction writer and scholar Brian Stableford.

From a pioneering venture on the exploration of "inner space" by renowned Swiss philosopher Emerich de Vattel to visions of Paris in ruins being explored by future antiquarians; from interplanetary communication with the planet Mars to the discovery of a spaceship from Mercury, which crashed in the Antarctic, and the moving saga of the Earthmen who tried to save its alien pilot, this fifth collection provides an unparalleled view of the evolution of French scientific romances.

In the title piece, Quebec helped to make up for France's lack of female genre writers with Emma-Adèle Lacerte's 1917 sequel to Jules Verne's classic tale, Twenty Thousands Leagues Under the Sea.


US$24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 332 pages

THE MISTAKE OF MADAME ATOMOS
by André Caroff; adapted by Michael Shreve

Contents:
- Introduction by J.-M. Lofficier
- The Mistake of Madame Atomos [L'Erreur de Mme Atomos] (1966)
- The End of the Brotherhood of the Sword (short story by J.-M. Lofficier) (new)
- Madame Atomos Prolongs Life [Mme Atomos Prolonge la Vie] (1967)
- The Way of the Crane (short story by Matthew Baugh)

Madame Atomos challenges the full might of the U.S. Army from her flying fortress, then unleashes a deadly bacteriological attack upon the State of Rhode Island.


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

Black Coat Press




Black Dog Books
WINGS OF WAR by Lt. Scott Morgan
Now available!

Our latest title, Wings of War, collecting the first two novel-length adventures of John Masters, The Lone Eagle, is now available for purchase.  Visit our Wings of War listings page to learn more or order your copy today.

Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.

Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.

Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as The Lone Eagle!

Author: F.E. Rechnitzer writing as Lt. Scott Morgan
Genre: Adventure/Air War
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-20-8
Price: Trade paperback / 188 pages / Price: $19.95 US


"John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the '30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for the ages!"
Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series

"In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow."
Mel Odom, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series

"Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It's about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!"
Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series

"Great fun!"
Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody's Army series




Black Gate - Now online!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Hand of Fu Manchu, Part Eight – "The Black Chapel" - Now online!
“The Black Chapel” was the ninth and final installment of Sax Rohmer’s The Si-Fan Mysteries. The story was first published in Collier’s on June 2, 1917 and was later expanded to comprise Chapters 34 - 40 of the third Fu-Manchu novel, The Si-Fan Mysteries first published in 1917 by Cassell in the UK and by McBride & Nast in the US under the variant title, The Hand of Fu Manchu. The US book title marks the first time that the hyphen was dropped from the character’s name, although it was retained within the text.

Read the rest at the links below!
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 160:  Uvula Audio  - New!
It has been a long time since we've had Jim Campanella on the show. A fun time was had by all as we did more than our usual patented off topic tangents. After the show Ric went and listen to the Rick Brant recording. All you have to do is mention that the Jonny Quest is based off of it and you got my attention. Be sure and check out Jim site, his shows are very professional and entertaining.

Episode 159:  Blackthorn Thunder On Mars
Episode 158:  Joel Jenkins Gantlet Brothers
Episode 157:  Doc Atlas
Episode 156:  Book Cave's 3rd Anniversary
Episode 155: iPulpfiction.com
Episode 154: Don Gates
Episode 153: The Universe of Barry Reese
Episode 152: The Green Hornet Casefiles

Dime Novel Castle
Available January 6, 2012!

Nick Carter's Quick Work; Or, A Queen of Counterfeiters
Published in the dime novel series Nick Carter Detective Library on August 15, 1891, this is the second novel of 282 in that series.

A bride and groom are found murdered in a locked room on their wedding day.  Nick Carter is asked to solve the mystery.  During his investigation he is nearly blinded when carbolic acid is thrown in his eyes.  The incident, however, gives him a clue that may lead him to the identity of the murderer.  His investigation eventually leads him to an abandoned granary in the woods, which leads him to an abandoned mine, which leads him to still more layers in this most interesting of mysteries – and then some.

The first novel in the series; "Nick Carter, Detective, or The Solution to a Remarkable Case"; published August 8, 1891 is available FREE  on our website.


Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H



Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child: GIDEON'S CORPSE
Arriving in book stores January 10! 

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.  A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.

Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446564370
ISBN-13: 978-0446564373
$26.99



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!

"King Leary" by Thomas Thursday from ALL SPORTS, Summer, 1943
Featuring: Felony Jones
Wherein we introduce the wrestler of the ages, the champ who practiced on alligators, and set him up against a rubber man! More sports humor from Thomas Thursday.
"We Have With Us To-night" by Elmer E. Ferris from BLUE BOOK, November, 1919
Get a first-class salesman that sells some other line, some fellow that has a reputation - and let him cut loose on your men and sell them some big idea.


Girasol Collectables
2012 Spider Pulp Doubles
Subscribe now for 2012!

#22 - January 2012 (variant cover option)
#25 - October 1935 - Overlord of the Damned - V1 cover
#82 - July 1940 - Dictator's Death Merchants - V2 cover

#23 - April 2012
#95 - August 1941 - The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
#104 - May 1942 - The Spider and the Death Piper

#24 - July 2012
#34 - July 1936 - Laboratory of the Damned
#77 - February 1940 - Hell’s Sales Manager

#25 - October 2012
#87 - December 1940 - The Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#114 - March 1943 - Recruit for the Spider Legion

Subscriptions are $50 including s&h within North America as usual;
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Individual copies are $14.95 plus $3.05 s&h, total $18.



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Girasol Collectables - January Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #76 featuring "The Spider and the Pain Master" from January 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is TERROR TALES #31 from November/December 1937. $35

Our third Replica is OPERATOR 5 #29 from December 1936. $35


Girasol also accepts Paypal as an alternate method of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

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

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


All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  Oct./Nov. 1930                        
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#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
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October 1935
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February 1936
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#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

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

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
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December 1934
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#12  April 1935
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#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
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#11 March 1936

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August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
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#2 December 1933

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

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  October 1934
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#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
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#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

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

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#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September/October 1937

#31 November/December 1937

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#19
April 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas



Glenn Lord (1931 - 2011)

Glenn Lord passed away on December 31, 2011. He was born on November 17, 1931 to the union of LeRoy and Lurline Lord in Pelican, LA.  Glenn served his country dutifully during the Korean War. He retired from Champion Paper. He was also famous in own right as literary agent for Robert E. Howard. He is preceded in death by his parents. Glenn is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lou Ann and son, James Lord and wife Lynn and daughter, Glenda Felkner and husband Andy. He is further survived by four grandchildren, Stephen Cupples, Alan Nabors, Danielle Smith and Ryan Smith.  Glenn was a member of Spirit Life Church of God. Reverend LeRoy Butts will officiate services and final interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Park with honors well deserved.

Glenn Lord was Robert E. Howard's number 1 fan and he tracked down and preserved most of Robert E. Howard's writings. As the Literary Agent for Howard's estate, Glenn published and put publishing deals together from the late 1950s up to the 1990s. As a collector, he owns the vast majority of everything that REH wrote. Glenn was instrumental in supplying copies of REH texts for Howard researchers and publishers like Wandering Star, Del Rey, and the Robert E. Howard Foundation to produce textually accurate writings. Howard fans unquestionably owe a great debt to Glenn Lord for his works.

Dennis McHaney published a tribute to Glenn on his 80th birthday. This handsome volume focuses on Glenn as agent, author and editor, and his ground-breaking Howard journal, The Howard Collector. This anthology contains tributes from Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Roy Thomas, Dennis McHaney, Patrice Louinet, Fred Blosser, James Reasoner, Frank Coffman, Rusty Burke, Leo Grin, Paul Herman, Bill Cavalier, Damon Sasser, Barbara Barrett, and Rob Roehm, plus a history of The Howard Collector with index by McHaney, and five works of Howard fiction from the pages of that journal This book is available in both hardback and paperback from Lulu.com.


The REH: Two-Gun Raconteur website has posted a  week of tributes and remembrances.

The Pulp.Net has posted an interview with Glenn from Pulcon 2007 where Glenn was the Guest of Honor.


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - January 14, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Gryphon Books - Now available!
Hard-boiled / Noir Classics from Gryphon Books
These books offer some of the best hard crime and noir classics available. We also offer some limited SIGNED copies by writing legends Mickey Spillane, Mike Avallone, Howard Browne, and cover artists Robert Maguire and Ron Turner! Order your SIGNED editions asap as supplies are very limited. Supplies limited so atlernates appreciated.

Vengeful Sinner by Harry Whittington, "she used her body to catch a killer", $16. + postage.

One Got Away by Harry Whittington, "he could get the girl, or the money", $16. + postage.

Married To Murder by Harry Whittington, "she had a way with men, of leading them to the grave", $16. + postage.

Satan's Widow by Harry Whittington, "there was invitation in her glance, but murder in her heart", $16. + postage.

Sin Pit by Paul S. Meskil, incredible hard-boiled cop and crime noir by a master, new edition that reprints the rare 1950s Lion Book edition, a crime cult classic!, introduction by Gary Lovisi, Afterword by the author, new trade paperback, $16.00 + postage.

+ Paul S. Meskil interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade #65, $10 + postage.

PRIMAL SPILLANE: The Early Stories, by Mickey Spillane, edited by Max Allan Collins and Lynn F. Myers, Jr., is an incredible First Book Edition collection of early Mickey Spillane stories that have never appeared in book form before. Spillane is the master of hard-boiled fiction, the creator of world-famous Mike Hammer and much more! This book features 29 classic tales not seen for over 50 years! The stories include hard-boiled, crime, WWII, suspense, thrillers, monster stories, even a couple of SF! In trade paperback with a stunning sexy girl cover by vintage paperback master Robert Maguire, available now for $20.00 + postage.
    A few copies of the very limited SIGNED edition of only 100 copies, (SIGNED by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins, Lynn Myers and artist Robert Maguire) are available for $100.00 + postage.

+ Mickey Spillane interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade #46, $10 + postage.
+ Robert Maguire interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade #31, $10 + postage.

Kill And Desire by Stephen Frances, the creator and author of the fabulous Hank Janson crime series (originally writing here as Duke Linton), gives us a spell-binding UK gangster classic, $16.00 + postage.

Mitzi by Mike Avallone, an original noir never-before published with an introduction by Wayne Dundee, "she came to her lovers with a razor hidden in her hands!", $16.00 + postage.
    A limited edition SIGNED by Mike Avallone, cover artist Ron Turner and crime author Wayne Dundee is also available for $50 + postage.

What You Pay For by C.J. Henderson, the original Jack Hagee hard crime story collection from 1994, a baker's dozen of the most intense, hard-hitting crime you'll ever read, as new, trade paperback, $16.00 + postage.

If You Have Tears by Howard Browne, Lona is as cold-blooded a femme fatale you'll ever meet in Browne's James M. Cain-influenced novel, $16 + postage.
    A limited edition SIGNED by Howard Browne, Ron Turner and Gary Lovisi is also available for $75 + postage.

Murder Wears A Halo by Howard Browne, this classic pulp magazine novel is published in book form for the first time ever, an excellent murder mystery by a master, $20 + postage.
     A limited edition SIGNED by Howard Browne and artist Ron Tunrer is also available for $75 + postage.

+ Howard Browne interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade 41, $10 + postage.

GRYPHON DOUBLES:
These lovely perfect-bound trade paperbacks feature two excellent short novels, back-to-back, like the classic Ace Doubles. Each title has it's own sensational cover. Most are paperback originals or first book editions by key authors and artists. Some are already sold out so act fast. Gryphon Doubles are $12 each + postage:
#1: not available.
#2: BLACK LAKE by Wayne Dundee and THE TEFLON BABE by Jesse Sublett, two hard-hitting private eye
    stories, 2nd printing, covers by Bruce Timm.
#3: not available.
#4: OPEN SEASON ON COPS and THE ARABELLA NUDE by Mike Avallone, Golden Age pulp and private eye
    crime with Ed Noon, covers by Frank Hamilton.
#5: HOT ROCK RUMBLE and THE DOUBLE TAKE by Richard S. Prather, two classic Shell Scott private eye
    thrillers, covers by Bruce Timm.
#6: I LOVE MY GUN by Jesse Sublett and BLUE MOVIE MURDER by Peter Zagare, two private eye stories set in
    Los Angeles.
#7: THE DIGITAL WRISTWATCH OF PHILIP K. DICK and HYPERPRISM by Richard A.Lupoff, classic science
    fiction, covers by Allen Koszowski.
#8: TERRAN GIRLS MAKE WONDERFUL WIVES by James A. Reasoner and MINESWEEPER by Gary Lovisi,
    two thrilling original science fiction adventures.
#9: DOC ATLAS by Michael A. Black and THE NEMESIS by Gary Lovisi, great neo-pulp adventure heroes the
    style of Doc Savage and The Spider.
#10: DIG MY GRAVE and SHROUD ME NOT by Hal Masur, two classic pulp private eye stories.
#11: MONEYBAGS by Wayne Dundee and BRIDE OF NDONGA by Jerome Shaw, a Joe Hannibal private eye
        story and an African murder adventure.
#12: THE KILL SPOT by Jesse Sublett and JAZZ MAN by Chad Byers, tough crime with PI Clapton and
        a jazz murder mystery.
#13: not available.
#14: MURDER IN OLD QUEBEC by Mel Waldman and COIN TOSS by Barry Hoffman, original private eye and tough crime tales.
#15: CARBON-COPY KILLER and TWELVE TIMES ZERO by Howard Browne, classic pulp crime thrillers.
#16: THE MISSION by Gary Lovisi and DEADER THAN HELL by Jesse Sublett, two original ultra-hard crime thrillers.
#17: not available.
#18: TOMORROW by E.C. Tubb and THE IRON GOD by Jack Williamson, two classic science fiction adventures by two legendry science fiction masters!
    + E.C. Tubb interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade #44, $10 + postage.
    + Jack Williamson interview, article and book list in Paperback Parade #51, $10 + postage.
#19: THE SATAN PLAGUE by Michael Black and THE SATAN PLAGUE II by Gary Lovisi, two original neo-pulp adventures with Doc Atlas and
        The Nemesis -- in the Doc Savage and Spider tradition!
#20: TUCK TIP by Wayne Dundee and THREE PARTS by Derek Muk, two original hard crime tales.
#21: HOLLOW POINT and THE MYSTERY OF ROCHELLE MARAIS by O'Neill De Noux, two original crime tales     set in new and old New Orleans!
#22 & 23 sold out.

Order from:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, U.S.A.


Postage:
Media Mail in USA: $2 for first 4 books, 50 cents each additional book.
Priority Mail in USA: $5 for 1st 4 books,  $1 each additional book.
Outside USA: inqiure.

You can also pay using VISA or Mastercard (best in 2-3 emails) to GryphonBooks@att.net.


Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

February 2012
THE COMEDY IS FINISHED by Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go. Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to generals and presidents and veteran of countless USO tours to buck up American troops in the field. And not the five remaining members of the self-proclaimed People’s Revolutionary Army, who’ve decided that kidnapping Koo Davis would be the perfect way to bring their cause back to life...

April 2012
BLOOD ON THE MINK by Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Michael Koelsch

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for organized crime. To bring the operation down from the inside, the government sends an agent undercover posing as a West Coast crime lord’s right-hand man. It’s a dangerous game of impersonation—one that could prove fatal when the agent’s secret begins to unravel...

Unavailable for half a century and never before published in book form, BLOOD ON THE MINK features a new afterword by the author discussing the novel’s origins in the pages of one of the last surviving pulp magazines—plus two of Silverberg’s short stories from the pulps, also appearing for the first time in more than 50 years.

May 2012
69 BARROW STREET / STRANGE EMBRACE by Lawrence Block

Cover art by Robert McGinnis

69 BARROW STREET:
Greenwich Village: home to every form of depravity and perversion known to man...or woman.

It’s on the streets of the Village that Ralph met Stella—but what started as a love affair between a painter and his seductive muse has become torment as he’s found himself drawn into her world of cruel pleasures. It's a tinderbox of hatred and desire—and when beautiful Susan Rivers moves into their apartment building, tempting Ralph and Stella both, it’s set to ignite.

From dim waterfront bars to the movie houses of Times Square, from nights in rat-trap hotel rooms to drug-fueled orgies in ground-floor apartments, no one can bring 1960s New York to life like Edgar Award winner Lawrence Block. And in this early tale of psychological suspense—unavailable for fifty years and never before published under his real name—readers will discover a harrowing portrait of men and women pushed to their limits and beyond. It’s a double shot of darkness as only Lawrence Block can deliver it.

STRANGE EMBRACE:
They say the show must go on—but in the case of Broadway’s next sensation, A Touch of Squalor, someone’s out to make sure the show never opens. And when threats don’t do the trick, a straight razor to the throat just might.

It’s a case for the NYPD...but with a mysterious killer targeting his cast, producer Johnny Lane can’t just wait in the wings. There’s a Playbill full of suspects, giving Johnny the casting challenge of his career: who to put in the role of murderer, when the wrong call could bring down the curtain on his show—or his life!

Published here for the first time in half a century—and the first time ever under the author’s real name—STRANGE EMBRACE is one of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block’s earliest detective novels. And for fans of Block’s whodunits who want to see where it all began, it’s cause for a standing ovation.

June 2012!
FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig
Cover art by Glen Orbik

JOSEPH KOENIG RETURNS—WITH HIS FIRST NEW NOVEL IN 20 YEARS!

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave...

First publication ever! 





H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #4 (OF 4)
Arriving in comic shops January 11!

Joe R. Lansdale (Writer), Peter Bergting (Art), menton3 (Colors)

A new vision of the most famous H.P. Lovecraft story concludes, courtesy of Joe R. Lansdale and company! After gaining access to the fabled Necronomicon, four young friends attempt to harness its power to stop the cosmic horror they have unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #4 (of 4)
Arriving in comic shops January 11!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Pencils), Garry Henderson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

Beneath the Forbidden Lake, Kull encounters an ancient people enraged at his trespass. In the depths, the truth about the fortune-seeing cat is at last uncovered, but Kull must first survive the fury of the lake men if he is to return to Valusia and face his true enemy, a malignant evil that has orchestrated the entire deception!

Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50






Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die! - Coming in May!
Mickey Spillane (Author) and Max Allan Collins (Author)

When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.

Mickey Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quickand never before published! Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins,Lady, Go Die is finally making its way into print almost 70 years after its inception!


Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (May 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857684655
ISBN-13: 978-0857684653
$25.99





Off-Trail Publications
Now available!
Queen of the Gangsters: Volume 1: Broadwalk Empire
Stories by Margie Harris
Introduction by David Bischoff


Margie Harris was the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history. She wrote some of the toughest, roughest, most remorseless stories to be found in ’30s gangster pulps like Gangland Stories, Racketeer Stories and Mobs. Her avid readers questioned whether she could even be a woman. Who is this “Margie Harris”? they wondered aloud. Who is this frail who cracks wise from the inside?

I’m “just another twist,” she told them—a woman of mystery then—a woman of mystery now. She palled around with the death-row doomed and the Chicago underworld. She may have been a newswoman; may have worked in the law. One point was not in doubt. She slammed her typewriter like a machine gun, mowing down good guys and bad guys alike; shooting them, knifing them, blowing them up—lacing her prose with metaphysical commentary on the destinations of their damned souls.

Tough. Rough. Hardboiled. Through the explosive stories of Margie Harris we savor the meeting of fist and flesh, the clatter of machine guns, the stench of gas fumes from sleek Packards barreling down city streets, the bitterness of bootleg hooch, the glory of sin. A violent symphony of hot jazz.


In an age when gangsters were royalty, Margie Harris was their queen.

This inaugural anthology of her work collects eight explosive stories, an introduction by David Bischoff, and a bio of Margie Harris.

David Bischoff is a New York Times bestselling  author, editor and script writer whose credits include the classic fantasy series, The Gaming Magi, and work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He teaches in an MFA program at Seton Hill University.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 234 pages, $18.00

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Off-Trail Publications
Now available!


If She Only Had a Machine Gun: Crime Stories by Richard Credicott
Introduction by Dave Credicott
Edited by John Locke & Rob Preston

For the first time, we’re able to offer a complete pulp career in a single volume. Richard Credicott’s first story appeared in October 1929, unlucky timing indeed. Over the next few years, he struggled to make the pulp racket pay. His best work appeared in the gang pulps and ranks with the very best to be found there, wildly entertaining stories of mob mayhem and intrigue. His specialty was the molls, the tough chicks who gave the ultra-violent gangster life the touch of spice that made it all worthwhile.

This volume includes all eighteen of Richard Credicott’s stories, published from 1929-33, in MOBS, THE UNDERWORLD, RACKETEER STORIES, GANGLAND STORIES, DETECTIVE-DRAGNET, DIME DETECTIVE, and others. Included is a complete biography of Credicott’s life and writing career, offering rare insights into the ups and downs of the pulp-magazine world of the early Depression.
   
Until this time, there were no known living relatives of any of the gang-pulp authors. In fact, it’s exceedingly difficult to discover even the most basic information about this mostly obscure group. Therefore, it was a complete surprise and an unexpected privilege to meet Richard’s son, Dave Credicott, who enthusiastically provided an introduction to this volume, counterpointing the history with reminiscences of his father.

All of which makes this volume a unique contribution to pulp history.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 360 pages, $20.00 postpaid

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Clue in Crimson (Dr Feather) by Ray Cummings
The Dead Man Laughs (Dr Feather) by Ray Cummings
Murder in the Fog (Dr Feather) by Ray Cummings
The Precipice by Ray Cummings
The Scalpel of Doom by Ray Cummings
Stamp of Doom by Ray Cummings
Brigands of the Moon [Illustrated] by Ray Cummings
Fangs of Justice by H.Q. Masur
Hands of Horror by Ray Cummings
Hangman's Knot [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
A Shot in the Dark (Dr Feather) by Ray Cummings
Slayer's Playday by Henry Norton
Two Proposals by Ray Cummings
Web-Footed Death Dance by Paul Ernst
Atom Boy by Ray Cummings
High-Powered Corpse by E.C. Marshall
The Horse of the Invisible [Illustrated] (Carnacki The Ghost Finder) by William Hope Hodgson
Blaze of Gory by E.C. Marshall
The Gateway of the Monster [Illustrated] (Carnacki The Ghost Finder) by William Hope Hodgson
The House Among the Laurels [Illustrated] (Carnacki The Ghost Finder) by William Hope Hodgson
The Searcher of the End House [Illustrated] (Carnacki The Ghost Finder) by William Hope Hodgson

Pulp Empire: HEROES & HERETICS 
 Now available in all formats!

Pulp Empire is proud to announce that our Heroes & Heretics collection of stories is now available in print as well as digital formats.

Heroes & Heretics features 19 original stories from the likes of Milo James Fowler, David Perlmutter and Danielle L. Parker. The tales range from sword & sorcery to space opera, hard-boiled crime to pulp heroics. Heroes & Heretics promises to have something for every pulp fiction fan.

Print editions are now available through Createspace and Amazon. The print edition is $16.00, but right now readers can receive a 15% discount when they purchase at the 
Createspace store with discount code “DNPCAWQA”.

The Kindle, Smashwords and Nook editions all remain available as well, priced at $2.99.

Pick up your copy at the link’s below:

Pulp Empire is a subsidiary of Metahuman Press, a publisher of new super powered and pulp fiction.
For more details on Metahuman Press and its line of print and electronic books,
please visit the link below.




Pulps 1st - Now available!
 Science Fiction, Hero, Detective, Femmes Fatale, and Western Pulp Covers Calendar 2012

12 different pulp covers representing the month they were published.
A unique way to keep trace of the dates and enjoy the art of the pulps!  

High quality, full-color, full-bleed printing. Wire-o binding.
Available in three sizes – Standard, Small, and Huge.









Femmes Fatale
is new!


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 
Coming soon!

KING SOLOMON'S MINES
Another stunning Pablo Marcus page from KING SOLOMON'S MINES, coming from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse. Written by Mark Ellis. Illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Artwork © Pablo Marcos.

TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Martin Powell unveiled the cover to Tarzan At The Earth’s Core graphic novel adaptation that he is writing with art by Tim Burgard, and authorized by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Tarzan At The Earth’s Core graphic novel will be released in 2012 from Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Tim Burgard.



TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 10
Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Jesse Marsh (Art)

Tarzan faces his most harrowing adventure yet when his treehouse is targeted and destroyed by slavers, who kidnap Jane and Boy! This volume sees Tarzan battle lion-sized wasps, outwit ivory poachers, brave giant spiders to find desperately needed medicine, become stranded in the Valley of Monsters, and even track a murder cult for the British government. Reprinting Dell’s Tarzan #47–#51, from 1953, for the first time.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 224 pages, $49.99




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

Elliott O'Donnell's Books
- New!
Elliott O'Donnell (1872-1965)- New!
More Weird Tales from France - New!
Weird Tales from Ireland and Scotland - New!
Weird Tales from France
More on Theda Kenyon
Weird Tales at Christmas
Howard Rockey (1886-1934)
Barry Scobee (1885-1977)
H.P. Lovecraft in "The Call of Cthulhu
Jack Norvell Davis (1925-1975)


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

Now available!
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 20, 2011
Invasion: Book 1 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, December 27, 2011
Empire State, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99,
December 27, 2011

Coming soon!
After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, January 31, 2012
The Plain Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $7.99,
January 31, 2012 
World Divided: Book 2 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, February 7, 2012
Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2,  Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, March 27, 2012

Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, April 17, 2012
Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles Book I, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, 
April 24, 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, May 8, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, May 12, 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
 


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