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Adventure House
HIGH ADVENTURE #128
Now available!

Candid Camera Kid & The Crimson Mask

 "The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men" by Frank Johnson
 "Follow Crime's Avenger on the clueless trail of disappearing bank messengers!  Doc Clarke takes a hand to prive that murder is murder—and not magic!"
 
"The Doomed Five" by John L. Benton
"On the trail of a fiendish mystery, the Candid Camera Kid and Christine Stuart unearth a sinister secret of crime that spreads death and pestilence!"

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 112 pages, $9.95




Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE
Now available!

 
Airship 27 Productions proudly announces the release of the fourth volume in its most successful anthology series to date; SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE.  “These are the books our fans keeping demanding more of,” reported Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27.  “Readers around the world just can’t seem to get enough of the Great Detective.  Considering the popularity of shows such as SHERLOCK on BBC and ELEMENTARY on NBC, it’s clearly obvious that the crime solving team of Holmes and Dr. Watson are still as popular as ever.”

The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of human kind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside.  Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy.

Here are five new adventures of Holmes and Dr.Watson written in the traditional style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Bradley H. Sinor, Bill Thinnes and Andrew Salmon deliver a quintet of truly memorable cases to challenge the famous crime fighting duo.  From the murder of a man who collects clockwork automatons to the theft of a valued Japanese sword, our heroes are once again called into action confronting a diverse set of mysteries guaranteed to entice the world’s greatest Consulting Detective.

Fortier relishes the debut of this new volume considering the overwhelming acclaim of the first three in the series.  “Amongst those books were four Pulp Factory Award winners,” he recalls happily.  “Two for Best Pulp Short Story of the Year, one for Best Pulp Cover and another for Best Interior Artwork.  The literary and artistic bars for this series have been set extremely high and we would have it no other way.”

The Pulp Factory Awards denoting the best pulp story and art from the previous year are voted on by the members of the Pulp Factory Yahoo Group and presented to the winners each year at the Windy City Paper & Pulp Show.

Sporting a cover by Chad Hardin with interior illustrations and design by Rob Davis, the fourth volume in this bestselling series also features a fascinating essay, “The Mystery of Mr. Holmes,” by I.A. Watson.  Here is grand adventure as Sherlock Homes fans around the world have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions.


Now Available at the links below.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
THE AVENGER #10: "Pictures of Death," "The Green Killer" and "Calling Justice Inc."
The pulps' original "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, smuggled "Pictures of Death" are only the sinister prelude to deadly sabotage and mass destruction. Then, Justice Inc. hunts for the antidote to a deadly malady that transforms men into apelike monstrosities in "The Green Killer." Will the cure bring death to The Avenger? PLUS "Calling Justice Inc.," a bonus Avenger thriller by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and William Timmons, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-113-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
DOC SAVAGE James Bama Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions with a NEW expanded variant edition of DOC SAVAGE #18 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and an interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: exclusive new James Bama art prints. In ten thrill-packed pulp novels, Doc Savage avenges his father's murder in The Man of Bronze, confronts his greatest enemy in Fortress of Solitude and The Devil Genghis, and battles super-humans in The Monsters and The Whisker of Hercules and deadly dinosaurs in The Land of Terror! PLUS The Czar of Fear, Repel, Resurrection Day and World's Fair Goblin! This landmark collection showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, forewords by Peter David, Lester Dent and Gerry Conway, and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-112-7 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10. 672 pages, B&W, $49.95

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 72: "Intimidation, Inc." and "Wizard of Crime"
The Dark Avenger wages war on organized super-crime in two classic pulp mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a city's financial system is threatened by the murderous machinations of "Intimidation, Inc.," until The Shadow beats them at their own game! Then, the Knight of Darkness strives to unmask the "Wizard of Crime," the hidden financial genius behind Intimidation, Inc., in a rare shadowy sequel. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-111-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 66
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal"
80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
Classic Edition 978-1-60877-107-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


DOC SAVAGE Volume 66 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131306.

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 66 - Bama Variant
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal" 80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
James Bama Variant  978-1-60877-108-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


DOC SAVAGE Volume 66 (Bama Variant) is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131307.

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 71: "Spoils of The Shadow" and "House of Silence"
The Master of Darkness explores mansions of murder in two thrilling pulp mysteries by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a mastermind plots five super-crimes, but innocent victims will be murdered if The Shadow intervenes! Then, the Master of Darkness sheds light on the terrible secret of the "House of Silence" in one of Walter Gibson's most atmospheric mysteries. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books)
978-1-60877-109-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


THE SHADOW Volume 71  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131308.

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 SPIDER Volume 2
 "The Devil's Paymaster" & "The Benevolent Order of Death"
The Pulps' most murderous crimefighter continues his deadly war on criminal conspiracies in two violent thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, "The Devil's Paymaster" deals torturous radioactive death, and only the Spider can restore honor to the Statue of Liberty! Then, Nita Van Sloan infiltrates the supposedly patriotic Benovolent Order of Americans, and a new Spider arises after Richard Wentworth is shot in the back! This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and new commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: Film historian Ed Hulse chronicles Columbia Pictures' 1939 chapterplay, The Spider's Web, "the serial that got it right!" (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-110-3  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THESPIDER Volume 2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131309.

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 BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #4 - Coming in April!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE BLACK BEETLE #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130031.



Black Dog Books
Black Dog Books Announces New Editions by Hugh Pendexter

Black Dog Books announced today an agreement with the heirs of Hugh Pendexter to issue new collections of works by the author.

"We are extremely honored to have been selected by the family to publish these collections of classic adventure, mystery and Western works," said Tom Roberts, publisher of Black Dog Books. "Pendexter authored hundreds of short stories and more than 50 novel-length works of the Revolutionary War era, early Colonial America or the American West; he was praised for the depth of research put into these historical dramas. Sadly, in the decades since his death in 1940, his fiction has been overlooked and now nearly forgotten."
 
"These authorized editions," says Roberts, "will be comprised of both new editions of some of Pendexter's novels as well as volumes of previously uncollected short works."
 
Black Dog Books' first release of Pendexter's fiction will be According to the Evidence, a series of light-hearted legal thrillers featuring the cases of the Bureau of Abnormal Litigation. "Attorney Ezra Stackpole Butterworth was Perry Mason before there was a Perry Mason—representing cases of the odd and unusual. These works were praised by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine," shared publisher Roberts. "This marks the first book publication of the stories."
 
According to the Evidence will be released in January 2013, with an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, former professor at the New England School of Law and award-nominated author of the John Francis Cuddy P.I mystery novels and the Mairead O'Clare legal series.
 
Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) was a contributor to Saturday Evening Post, Redbook and Cosmopolitan, but is best remembered for his stories in the all-fiction pulp magazines such as Short Stories, Blue Book and Adventure. Pendexter was a star writer for this latter magazine, selling nearly 100 works to the periodical, many of which were serialized novels.
 
Additional volumes of Pendexter's stories to be released by Black Dog Books during 2013 including Voice of the Night, the cases of Jeff Fachon, a Sherlock Holmes inspired investigator; The Shorthorn Kid, the novella-length adventures of the Western title character, historical novels Red Trails, and The Shadow of the Tomahawk, a historical works set shortly after the Revolutionary War, and Along the River Trail, a novel set in the early 1830s dealing with the fur trapping companies. Each volume will have a new introduction provided by a current author. Other titles will follow.
 
For more information,  please contact Tom Roberts at publisher@blackdogbooks.net.


Blogging Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon – Part Twelve, “The Atomic Age” - Now online!
“The Atomic Age” was the twenty-fifth installment of the Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between October 7, 1945 and March 17, 1946, “The Atomic Age” sees Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov taking the battle to Kang the Cruel, son of Ming the Merciless who deposed Prince Barin from the throne of Mongo. Armed with weapons from King Radon, Flash sends word to the Freemen to gather at the border to prepare for an assault on Mingo City.

Read the rest at the links below.

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

The Windy City Countdown Begins!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Nothing new this week.

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
Episode 209: Tom and Ginger Johnson
Episode 208: Jeff Doten
Episode 207: The Golden Age

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 24: BLOOD DAWN AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
Jim Owsley (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils/Cover), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Dave Simons (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ken Feduniewicz (Color)

Conan, now a warlord of Koth, is sent by his jealous and spiteful king on a doomed foray into the territory of bloodthirsty Kushite marauders. But greater perils await as Conan and his men again encounter Imhotep, demon from beyond the stars, who seeks Conan's life and the enchanted amulet the barbarian carries. Collects Conan the Barbarian #182–#189 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #11.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 240 pages Full Color, $18.99, On sale June 26



BLOOD DAWN AND OTHER STORIES TP is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130053.



Classic Heroes Publishing
ZORRO - THE DAILIES Volume 2
Don McGregor & Thomas Yeates
Coming soon!






CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 - Coming in April!
Brian Wood (Writer), Andrea Mutti (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's army has infiltrated the Shemite fortress protected by Bêlit! Can their love for each other survive the battle—and can they?
 "The Woman on the Wall" concludes!



Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale April 17

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 Is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130051.







CONAN VOLUME 13: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST TP - Coming in June!
Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Kicking off Dark Horse's sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the Western Ocean. Finding first danger and then passion in the arms of the pirate queen Bêlit, the Cimmerian begins a new life of pleasure and pillage along the Black Coast, in this epic of romance and terror!


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 152 pages Full Color, $19.99, On sale June 19

QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST TP is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130052.





Dark Quest Books - Now available!
To Hell in a Fast Car, edited by John L. French

Fast cars and faster women...Murderers and victims...Serial killers and guns for hire... Cops on the edge...Crooks on the prowl... Innocents who have had enough... Fools risking it all. They're all on a road that's been paved with the best - and worst - intentions. There's no stopping, there's no turning back and there's no hope at journey's end.

Featuring the talents of: Michael A. Black, James Chambers, Joy M. Copeland, Wayne D. Dundee, John L. French, James Grady, C. J. Henderson, Ted Hertel Jr., R. Allen Leider, C. Ellett Logan, Robert J. Mendenhall, Quintin Peterson, KT Pinto, Alan Simon, B. K. Stevens, Patrick Thomas, and Robert E. Waters.


Paperback: 338 pages
ISBN-10: 193705165X
ISBN-13: 978-1937051655
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Cover art by Ver Curtiss
$14.95



Dark Quest Books - Back in print!

It was a different time ...
A time when mob rule had replaced the Law.
A time when Justice could be bought and sold.
A time when the city was governed from the shadows.

It was also a time when one man could make a difference.
A man of courage and determination, a man willing to do whatever it took in order to make things right. Frank Devlin could save the city. But at what cost? His life - or his soul?


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1937051595
ISBN-13: 978-1937051594
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
$14.95



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

Forgotten Books: Paperbacks, U.S.A. - New!
The First LONE RANGER Comics - New!
Art Gallery: Captain Future 1, 2 and 3 (1940) - New!
Art Gallery: WEIRD TALES 7, 8 & 9
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "Monogram in Lead" by Carroll John Daly
Still Weird After All These Years: WEIRD TALES 4, 5 & 6
Art Gallery: Spicy Adventure!
Weird with a Beard: WEIRD TALES 1, 2 & 3
Happy New Detective Year!
Forgotten Books (and Stories) of 2012 (and 2011, and 2010, and then some)
Creeping Terror! - A 4-Pack of Thrills from Black Dog Books


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #3   
Coming in April!

Written by Mark Rahner, Art by Lui Antonio, Cover by Jay Anacleto.

The Princess of Helium fights for her life! Dejah Thoris must escape from a dungeon of doomed amputees to the claustrophobic labyrinth of Martian caves, avoiding the rogue Tharks that intend to sell her red meat one piece at a time.


32 pages, $3.99.


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #3 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130959.



Doc Savage costume/cosplay outfit for his 80th Anniversary - Now online!

Doc Savage costume that you just might see at Wonder Con in Anaheim this March and the San Diego Comic Con this July in honor of Doc's 80th Anniversary.

Check out the link below.




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Gangdom's Doom" from the December 1931 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Hellion's Wings" by Robert Sidney Bowen from SKY FIGHTERS, May, 1937
Chattering Vickers Are Not Swift Enough for a Pilot of Mystery Who Seeks Vengeance Against Hun Treachery!
"Suicide Souvenir" by Dennis Layton from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1941
Private Detective Perry played host to a pretty blonde and an ugly corpse. The dead man left nothing - but the lovely lady left a . . . suicide souvenir.


Fenham Publishing - Now Available!
Sign of the Dragon  by C. M. Eddy, Jr. 
 
This is noted author C. M. Eddy, Jr. initial nationally published piece of fiction. It is a detective mystery story, Sign of the Dragon that was written in 1919. It is significant in the fact that it is one of the first times a female detective was introduced as a lead character. It's in the style of the old crime drama/gumshoe thriller stories with some unexpected twists and characters, and it's only 99 cents for the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes and Noble Nook. ISBN 9780970169990


C. M. Eddy, Jr. is an author primarily known for his horror and supernatural short stories. He began his career writing for a broad range of pulp magazines in the early 1900's, including detective mystery and weird fiction. He is best remembered for his work in Weird Tales magazine during the 1920's, particularly his infamous story The Loved Dead which helped save the imperiled magazine from bankruptcy. Born in 1896, he died in 1967, living most of his life in Providence, Rhode Island. During his early years he was a friend and confidant to both H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini. He was a member of Lovecraft's inner circle of friends and authors, as well as a ghostwriter and investigator for Houdini.

 AMAZON KINDLE   BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK

Other books by C. M. Eddy, Jr.



Five Star: ONCE IN THE SADDLE by L. P. Holmes - Coming in March!

Originally serialized in RANCH ROMANCES.
ISBN 13: 9781432826291
ISBN 10: 1432826298
$25.95


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #9 Arriving in comic shops January 30!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross

Ming has been defeated! Long live Flash Gordon! Following the daring assault on Mingo City, peace reigns across the kingdoms of Mongo... or does it? The dethroned Emperor's reach is long, old enmities still smolder between rival Kings, and Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, and Dr. Hans Zarkov discover just how alien a world Mongo really is.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






FRANK R. PAUL: THE FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION ILLUSTRATION
Jerry Weist (writer) • Frank R. Paul (art & cover)
Arriving in comic shops January 30!

Frank R. Paul is almost universally recognized as the "Father of Science Fiction Illustration," and rightly so, since his work has influenced and inspired generations of artists and visionaries over the past eighty years. From Flash Gordon to Luke Skywalker, Paul's presence is still being felt in the twenty-first century.

Jerry Weist, noted Science Fiction historian, scholar, and founding editor of the prestigious EC comic fanzine Squa Tront, has turned his keen insight towards Paul, who envisioned a world of futuristic cities, space travel and alien life forms. These fantastic visions were realized in the pages of Amazing Stories and hundreds of other science fiction pulps and digest magazines. Weist, who authored Ray Bradbury: An Illustrated Life (in collaboration with Bradbury) has brought together informative text on Paul and a visual record of nearly every one of his incredible covers, as well as some of his very best, and rarely seen, pen and ink interior illustrations.

This will be a visual feast for lovers of classic science fiction art.
With an introduction by Vincent Di Fate, Hugo Award-winning science fiction illustrator.

Hardcover,
8” x 12”, Full Color, 160 pages, $29.99
 

GREEN HORNET #33 Arriving in comic shops January 30!
Written by Jai Nitz • Art by Jethro Morales
Covers by Phil Hester (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%)

The events of Arms Race leave the Green Hornet family in ruin. Beaten, broken, dead, and missing, the vigilantes of Century City sink into the shadows. But the city still stands, and it still needs a champion. A new Green Hornet flies across the skyline. A new chapter begins here!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





GREEN HORNET #2 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

Britt Reid has always been a hero to the people, whether in his civilian identity as a newspaper publisher, or as his costumed alter-ego. But in one terrible moment, the Green Hornet turns on the city that he’d sworn to protect, becoming their worst enemy!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #2 is solicited in February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130917.



Hermes Press - Coming in May!
TERRY AND THE PIRATES
THE GEORGE WUNDER YEARS VOLUME 1: 1946 - 1948


After Milt Caniff left Terry and the Pirates in 1946 to create Steve Canyon he was succeeded by George Wunder. Under Wunder's stewardship the strip continued for another quarter century. Wunder's Terry and The Pirates is brought back to life in this important new reprint. This historic title presented in a deluxe hardcover landscape format, which includes the daily and Sunday strips (reproduced in full color) which ran in continuity.

Hardcover, 12 x 9, Partial Color, $60.00



TERRY & THE PIRATES
THE GEORGE WUNDER YEARS VOLUME 1: 1946-1948

  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131049.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!
CAPTAIN COLT by Frederick C. Painton
Captain Lansing Colt, chief agent for Smithson Munitions Corporation, seller of weapons and ammunition to the world, in his first four adventures.

DEATH’S FRONT MAN--We meet Captain Lansing Colt, super-salesman for wholesalers in death. Suave intriguer with war-makers, when the showdown comes, he has to deal with that grim by-product--murder.
SALESMAN FOR DEATH--With his own life sentenced by the bloody baron, Captain Colt set a king upon his throne to sell his grim product, though the contract was signed by a dead man’s hand.
FRAMED FOR HANGING--Mongol craft and cruelty made the bloody baron Europe’s No. 1 agent of munition makers, but in New York City he learned what made Captain Lansing Colt America’s ace salesman for wholesalers in death.
THE FATHER OF DEATH--Those who deal in death must be prepared to die! That ace advance man for munitions, Captain Lansing Colt, knew that all right--but he didn’t know how many ways a man can die.
 
This book contains re-typeset text
290 pages, 5 x 8 softcover
, $12.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!
CITY OF FEAR
CITY OF FEAR—Steel and men, Hard Rock Hogan learned spanning a continent with rails; and he knew these men who ruled a city were no different, although their stell vomited from a chattering tommy.
The stories in this book, all written by the creator of Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner, originally appeared in the pulp ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE. Besides the story above, also included are:
 
SMUDGE
FINGERS OF FONG
BOTH ENDS
CATCH AS CATCH CAN
MURDER APPRENTICE
COMMITTEE OF ONE

All of these stories can be found, in facsimile format, in Pulp Tales Presents #1: All Detective Magazine.

238 pages, 5 x 8 softcover, $12.95




THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #16 - Coming in April!
Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto seek out a federal agent, determined to discover why they’d been set up. Headed east to Mississippi, the two iconic Western heroes fall victim to a treachery they could never anticipate or prepare for. What began as a simple search for answers may lead to their most harrowing adventure yet!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE LONE RANGER #16 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130974.



THE LONE RANGER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in April!
 Brett Matthews (Writer);  Sergio Cariello, Paul Pope (Art);  John Cassiday (Cover)

The complete story of how fallen lawman John Reid was transformed into the Lone Ranger! Alongside his partner Tonto, the West’s quintessential masked man sets a new standard of justice in this character-defining origin story, a collection of twenty-five epic issues by the all-star creative team Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, Paul Pope, and John Cassaday! With over 600 pages (including the bonus story “Creed”), this must-have omnibus showcases the Lone Ranger’s entire struggle against the unrivaled evil of outlaw Butch Cavendish.

Full Color, 632 pages, $39.99


THE LONE RANGER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130973.



LORD OF THE JUNGLE #15 - Coming in April!
Arvid Nelson (Writer); Roberto Castro (Art); Lucio Parrillo (Cover)

Before they return to civilization, the Jungle Lord and Jane Porter plan to explore the forbidden recesses of Opar, a lost city of gold hidden in the heart of Africa. But they are not alone in the ancient ruins! A shadowy beast stalks their number, picking off their compatriots one by one… a creature more savage and deadly than any ever before encountered!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #15 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130967.



MARS ATTACKS #9 - Coming in April!
(Writer) John Layman; (Art/Cover) John McCrea

In the small town of Tortilla Flats, New Mexico, events are unfolding that could change the direction of the war. What the heck do a boy and a former mobster have to do with it? Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!


MARS ATTACKS #9 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130325.


MARS ATTACKS: SHIP ORNAMENT - Now available!
A Gentle Giant Release! Nothing quite says “Happy Holidays” like an alien invasion! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Mars Attacks trading cards from Topps, Gentle Giant brings fans the Mars Attacks Ship Ornament! Cast in high quality polystone and featuring a clear dome to reveal the highly detailed and fiendish alien invader within, this unique keepsake is the perfect way for any classic sci-fi fan to deck the halls!

NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.
$49.00


MASKS #6 - Coming in April!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Sean Chen, Stephen Segovia

The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other heroes have infiltrated the stronghold of the Justice Party, but are they prepared for the dark secrets held within? Meanwhile, the new Zorro and Black Bat stand together, overwhelmed as Black Legion troopers flood the city streets. And what has become of the Spider?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

MASKS #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130927.



Monster Earth by James Palmer - Now available!
Contributions by James Palmer, Jim Beard, I. A. Watson, Nancy Hansen, Jeff McGinnis, Edward M. Erdelac, Fraser Sherman
Edited by James Palmer, Jim Beard
Edition: 1

Welcome to a world where the Cold War was fought not with the threat of nuclear destruction, but with Giant Monsters.
Watch as the denizens of this Earth that might have been learn to harness the power of these legendary creatures for good and ill. In these seven tales you'll witness first hand as...

-- A young boy learns the value of sacrifice when the Japanese use a giant monster to attack Pearl Harbor...
-- An Inuit confronts his heritage to harness a frightening creature of the Great White North...
-- A false guru's greed endangers 1960s Boston...

All this and more await you in the pages of MONSTER EARTH!

Join editors James Palmer (Slow Djinn), Jim Beard (Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker) and some of the most talented voices in New Pulp, including Nancy Hansen (Prophecy's Gambit), Edward M. Erdelac (The Merkabah Rider series), and I.A. Watson (Blackthorn: Dynasty of Mars) as they take you to frightening vision of Earth...


ISBN/EAN13:0615753469 / 9780615753461
Page Count:214
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:6" x 9"

List Price: $14.95

Moonstone Books - Coming in April!
LAI WAN: THE DREAMWALKER

Previews Exclusive!
Lovecraft and Kolchak!
Lai Wan: the Dreamwalker, seer and prophet, able to walk between realities, feared by any who embrace evil because of her one, terrible power--the ability to always know the absolute truth.


At long last, Moonstone has gathered all the graphic stories of Lai Wan, CJ Henderson's fantastic break-out character from his popular Teddy London novel series, into one beautiful collection, while adding two great prose bonuses: a team-up between Lai Wan and Kolchak, and a never-before seen novella, Terrible Anticipation, a sequel to H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror!

Author: CJ Henderson
Art: Kieran Yanner
Cover: Michael Stribling
120 pages, 6” x 9”, grayscale, sc, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-06-0


LAI WAN: THE DREAMWALKER is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131074.

Moonstone Books - Coming in April!
DOMINO LADY: BLONDE BOMBSHELL

This massive color tome reprints “Domino Lady #1-5”, “Domino Lady: Noir”, and “Domino Lady: 3 some”!

PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
Nancy Holder’s murder mysteries set in old Hollywood featuring the hypnotically alluring Domino Lady!  She’s tough as nails, and sexy as all hell!

Author: Nancy Holder
Art: Danny Sempere, Reno Maniquis
Colors: Jason Jensen
Cover: Matt Larson
240 pages, color, 7” x 10”, $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-40-4


DOMINO LADY: BLONDE BOMBSHELL is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131073.


Moonstone Books - Coming in April!
DOMINO LADY / SHERLOCK HOLMES #1 (of 2)

Join NY TIMES best-selling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt!  

Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx…ok, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!


Story: Nancy Holder
Art: Reno Maniquis
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Paul
33 pages, color, 7” x 10”, $3.99


DOMINO LADY / SHERLOCK HOLMES #1 (of 2) is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB131071.



Perils On Planet X - Online February 1!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins on February 1st, 2013 at the link below!




Philip José Farmer: TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE - Coming October 8!


ISBN-10: 1781163049
ISBN-13: 978-1781163047
$12.95





Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

Eighty years ago, following the great success of The Shadow, the pulp industry created a tremendous splash in the publishing world with the reintroduction of the single-character magazine.
The Phantom Detective, Doc Savage, Nick Carter, The Lone Eagle, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and Pete Rice all debuted in their own magazines in the glorious year of 1933.
Join PulpFest on Thursday, July 25th as we begin our celebration of “Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933.”




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

Luke Short novels as comics (FREE) - New!
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher

RED SONJA UNCHAINED #2 - Coming in April!
Peter V. Brett (Writer); Jack Jadson (Art); Mel Rubi (Cover)

Penniless and under pursuit, Red Sonja has no choice but to accept a dangerous job: to search for the tomb of an ancient warrior queen. But the spirit of Queen Gheta lives on… a fierce and unnatural combatant who may be the only creature in history capable of defeating Sonja.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA UNCHAINED #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130955 (Mel Rubi).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130956 (Walter Geovani - Preorders only).



ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #3 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jason Bone (Cover) Walter Simonson

His rocket-pack gone, his girl not speaking to him, and all of Hollywood about to fall into the clutches of the sinister Otto Rune...what's young Cliff Secord to do? And what's that dangerous-looking thing Peevy's been building, anyway? It's back to Square One for the Rocketeer... as he has to learn to fly all over again!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR #3 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130301.




Sequential Pulp Comics
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Coming in February!


Martin Powell (Writer), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer), and Jamie Chase (Art/Cover)

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike--an "elementary" addition to any comics library!

64 pages, $12.99, in stores on February 20.





THE SHADOW #9 - Arriving in comic shops January 30!
Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Aaron Campbell
Covers by Alex Ross (25%), Michael Golden (25%), Tim Bradstreet (25%),Francesco Francavilla (25%)

Revolutionary Part 2 (of 4) - The Shadow finds himself face to face with George Orwell smack dab in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, but his mystic powers fail to illuminate what significance this literary legend holds for the world. No time to figure that out! The Shadow's campaign against a murderous gang of gun runners takes him on a tour of Barcelona's underbelly where he meets the beautiful and dangerous Black Sparrow! But is he really an old friend in disguise? Pause to ponder that and you might miss the deadly dogfight over the Spanish countryside. Pack a parachute, Shadow, because you're going to need it!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE SHADOW #13 - Coming in April!
Written by Victor Gischler, art by Aaron Campbell, cover by Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

A grisly string of random murders has left the authorities baffled, but The Shadow believes there is method to the killer’s madness. At each crime scene, eyewitnesses have spotted the spectral figure of a woman in white. Is “The Light” behind the murders, or a victim’s lost spirit? The Shadow must unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW #13 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130911.



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #2 - Coming in April!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin.

Bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action! When mobsters meet in secret at a meatpacking warehouse, they become the unfortunate first criminals to see the Master of Men’s unsettling form. Will any survive the ensuing carnage to warn their master? Plus, Margo Lane and the debut of The Shadow’s ultimate nemesis!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130901 (Wagner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130902 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130903 (Samnee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130904 (Chaykin cover).




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Chronology of Shadows
The Shadow Fan returns for his 16th episode! This time around, Barry Reese talks about his feelings regarding the importance of new Shadow material, Dynamite's solicitations for April 2013, the classic novel "The Wasp Returns" and Rick Lai's reference work, "Chronology of Shadows: A Timeline of The Shadow's Exploits." It's a jam-packed episode, dedicated to the greatest pulp hero ever!


SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #5 - Coming in April!
Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Matt Triano, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Having seen the Liverpool Demon with his own eyes, Dr. Watson sets out to find the fiend’s lair. Fearing the worst, Holmes searches frantically for his companion in the vast, uncharted labyrinth beneath the city’s streets. Meanwhile, at Hitchcock’s Menagerie, Inspector Thornton discovers to his horror that it’s feeding time…

.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

SHERLOCK HOLMES:  THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #5 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130968.



THE SPIDER #11 - Coming in April!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The Fly has beaten and humiliated the Spider! While the victorious villain  recedes into the shadows, a new threat known as The Lawgiver targets every cop in the city. The Spider’s enemies are closing in… but it’s Commissioner  Kirkpatrick and the entire police force that may suffer in the most shocking ending of any comic this year!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SPIDER #11 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130940.

THE SPIDER is headed toward cancellation with #12
being the last issue unless sales improve.



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.

Lovecraft in Smithsonian - New
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1
Weird Tales at Christmas
Weird Tales and the End of the World
Weird Tales Artists of the 1970s



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #26  
Coming in April!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Paul Renaud, Fabiano Neves


Drawn to danger, Dejah Thoris has survived murder plots and bloody global conflicts.
After these recent events, the royal family insists that she take a quiet, safe holiday.
But her sojourn of relaxation turns into a nightmare, as the young princess bears witness to a dangerous discovery in an unknown region of  Barsoom!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #26 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (Available January 30).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB130964.


Yellowed Perils - Now online!

5 tips for writing ‘The Shadow’ - New!
‘Operator #5’ (December 1934) - New!
Lovecraft's eldritch delights
Nab yourself a Spider ring  
H.P. Lovecraft's tips for fictioneers
Pulps aren’t comic books






18 January 2013

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 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.




The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering - May 17-19, 2013!

The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering will be held 17-19 May in Morris, Illinois. Morris is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, at the junction of Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The Chicago regional chapter of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, The Muckers, are hosting. Artist Mike Hoffman will be guest of honor. Registration rate is still to be determined.
 
If you plan on attending, book your room at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Rd, Morris, Illinois, 60450, (815) 942-6600. A small block of rooms is being held for us until 15 April. Book under the event code “The Muckers” for an $85 plus tax room rate, single, double, or triple occupancy. This is $10 less than their normal rate. If four persons will be occupying one room, the hotel will charge an additional $6 for the room. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast entry along with standard continental breakfast fare, as well as free wi-fi. The convention organizer recommends you book early, as the ECOF will coincide with graduation time in the area.
 
There is a restaurant/bar concession in the building which opens at 4:00 p.m. Drinks purchased there can be brought into the hotel breakfast area. Also, there is a Chili’s and an IHOP within walking distance of the hotel.
 
The dealers’ room setup will start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. We must be out of the room by 4:00 pm on Saturday. The Saturday evening unofficial “banquet” will be from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Trails Clubhouse in Minooka, about 15 minutes east of the hotel. A Sunday morning farewell breakfast will be at the hotel. For attendees who stay longer, there will be a post-convention get-together at the home of the ECOF organizer, with an opportunity to view her collection.


Altus Press
The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels
Coming soon!

Contains the next three Black Bat adventures:
"The Black Bat's Challenge"
"The Black Bat's Spy Trail"
"The Black Bat's Crusade"

400 pages, $29.95
Coming later this spring.


Altus Press

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
 NICK CARTER Volume 1: "Marked for Death" and "The Impossible Theft"
The premier detective hero returns in two intriguing pulp thrillers by Richard Wormser and T.C. McClary writing as "Nick Carter." First, the legendary American sleuth who predates Sherlock Holmes is reborn into the hard-boiled 1930s in "Marked for Death," the debut novel from the rare first issue of DOC SAVAGE's sister pulp! Then, what is the bizarre connection between an East Indian idol and the disappearance of a quarter-million dollars within a bank? Nick Carter needs all his sleuthing skills to uncover the truth. BONUS: Nick Carter confronts "The Strange Dr. Devolo" in the first radio script by THE SHADOW's Walter Gibson, plus a Golden Age comic book classic from SHADOW COMICS! This double-novel collector's edition includes both classic color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, Amos Sewell's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by J. Randolph Cox, Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-098-4 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 SHADOW Volume 69: "The Garaucan Scandal" and "The Death Sleep"
The Master of Darkness battles global crime conspiracies in two classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." Following the departure of Commissioner Weston, The Shadow attempts to prevent a Wall Street crisis brought on by "The Garaucan Swindle," in the pulp classic that introduced Police Commissioner Wainwright Barth. Then, The Shadow must find a way to stop the secret gas that causes "The Death Sleep" to prevent a criminal plot to crack the United States Mint and the Bank of London. This instant collector's item reprints both classic pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations of Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-101-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W,  $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
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)
Argonotes - Now online!

New Book! - Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960 - New!
The Later Argosy - Mysteries, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials
Pulps, in Hardcover
Pulpfest 2012
Frank Munsey Archives
Dime Novels - The Jeff Clayton series
Blood 'n' Thunder - Summer 2011 - Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy
The Thief of Bagdad - 1924 - Douglas Fairbanks
Original Fandom - Golden Age Green Lantern


Black Dog Books
THE SAMOVAR GIRL by Frederick F. Moore
Coming soon!

In the grand tradition of Doctor Zhivago comes Frederick F. Moore's sweeping story, The Samovar Girl.
 
When eight-year-old Peter Peterovich watches his father's brutal murder before his very eyes, his heart is set to vengeance. Fates whisks Peter far away, to the strange land of the United States, where he is raised as an American. But the bitterness in his frozen Siberian heart never leaves him. Now, twenty years later, Fate has allowed him to return to Mother Russia to seek his revenge. But a beautiful samovar girl was not something he factored into his plans. She has uncovered his secret. Will she aid his quest? Or impede him? In this land of upheaval, where no one can be trusted, find out the answers in this dramatic novel.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-36-9
Trade paperback / 148 pages / Price: $14.95 US




Blogging Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon – Part Eleven, “Kang the Cruel” / “The Skymen” - Now online!
“Kang the Cruel” was the twenty-third installment of the Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate.
Originally published between February 11 and May 20, 1945, “Kang the Cruel” was the first strip without the story input of creator Alex Raymond.
It was illustrated by Austin Briggs, who had succeeded Raymond as the strip’s artist the previous year, and was scripted by Don Moore.


Read the rest at the links below.


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

The Windy City Countdown Begins!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action  - New!
Ed Catto joins Ric, Art, and Bruce to update goings on in the Captain Action universe!

Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
Episode 209: Tom and Ginger Johnson
Episode 208: Jeff Doten
Episode 207: The Golden Age

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 24: BLOOD DAWN AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
Jim Owsley (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils/Cover), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Dave Simons (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ken Feduniewicz (Color)

Conan, now a warlord of Koth, is sent by his jealous and spiteful king on a doomed foray into the territory of bloodthirsty Kushite marauders. But greater perils await as Conan and his men again encounter Imhotep, demon from beyond the stars, who seeks Conan's life and the enchanted amulet the barbarian carries. Collects Conan the Barbarian #182–#189 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #11.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 240 pages Full Color, $18.99, On sale June 26






CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 - Coming in April!
Brian Wood (Writer), Andrea Mutti (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's army has infiltrated the Shemite fortress protected by Bêlit! Can their love for each other survive the battle—and can they?
 "The Woman on the Wall" concludes!



Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale April 17







CONAN VOLUME 13: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST TP - Coming in June!
Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Kicking off Dark Horse's sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the Western Ocean. Finding first danger and then passion in the arms of the pirate queen Bêlit, the Cimmerian begins a new life of pleasure and pillage along the Black Coast, in this epic of romance and terror!


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 152 pages Full Color, $19.99, On sale June 19






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

Art Gallery: WEIRD TALES 7, 8 & 9 - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "Monogram in Lead" by Carroll John Daly
Still Weird After All These Years: WEIRD TALES 4, 5 & 6
Art Gallery: Spicy Adventure!
Weird with a Beard: WEIRD TALES 1, 2 & 3
Happy New Detective Year!
Forgotten Books (and Stories) of 2012 (and 2011, and 2010, and then some)
Creeping Terror! - A 4-Pack of Thrills from Black Dog Books


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS TP - Now available!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio (Cover) Brandon Peterson

The most harrowing survival-horror tale in the annals of Barsoom! Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, leads an archeological field trip to unearth the dark secret of the ancient battle site beneath the fabled “face of Mars” formation. Without John Carter or Tars Tarkas, Dejah Thoris must call upon all her nerve, cleverness and endurance in a relentless chase and horrifying bloodbath. You’ve never seen a Mars epic like this! No swashbuckling. No swordplay. It’s like a white-knuckle ’70s horror flick – on steroids!

Collecting one of the most harrowing horror stories in the annals of Barsoom, this trade paperback features the 4-issue mini-series, complete with a cover gallery by Brandon Peterson and Ale Garza.


96 pages, Full Color, $16.99





Dime Novel Castle
Now available!
Nick Carter Detective Library – Issue Number 8
"Nick Carter Before the Mast; Or, A Sea Mystery"
By The Author of "Nick Carter"


Originally Published September 26, 1891.
"Nick Carter Before the Mast" is the dime novel number eight, written for the Nick Carter Detective Library by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey.

Nick Carter never could be certain where his next case might come from. Many of them came at the request of Thomas Byrnes, the legendary inspector (later superintendent) of police in New York City. Such a one was the case that found him sailing before the mast on the yacht Water Witch owned by Gordon Cummings.

It is as complex a case as any and involves smuggling, murder and mistaken identity. Charles and Robert Gordon are brothers and are suspected of being smugglers as well. When Charles Gordon’s wife is murdered Byrnes suspects the murderer to be her own sister Lotus Benson. He also suspects that Charles Gordon and the yacht owner Charles Cummings to be one and the same. Byrnes asks Nick to investigate so the ace detective and his assistant Chick row out to the Water Witch. For once Nick is puzzled and cannot find anything on board the ship that suggests an answer to any part of the mystery.

Enter James Meredith who engages Byrnes to investigate in the belief the Gordon brothers are smugglers and responsible for the disappearance of his sister Mona. Meredith’s secretary calls on Nick to tell them that his employer has died and hires the detective to find Meredith’s sister. As soon as the secretary leaves Nick signals Chick to follow him. He then disguises himself as a sailor and proceeds to the battery. On board the Water Witch Nick encounters Chick and the two compare notes.

Nick always had a peculiar sense of humor and he is not above playing tricks on those he has been hired to observe. On board the yacht he disguises himself in the traditional red costume of the devil himself. The crew doesn’t know what to believe and doesn’t know who this strange devil figure is who follows them about.

This bizarre disguise allows Nick to make some astute observations, such as determining the differences in the manner two men put their feet down in walking and thus identifying the men. It also allows him to make discoveries about the two Gordon or Cummings brothers that he might not have made otherwise. Their real identities are startling revelations indeed.

Introduction by J. Randolph Cox,
Former Editor of Dime Novel Roundup.
World's Leading Authority on Nick Carter Detective Series.








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!

"A Gunman's Mule" by Caddo Cameron from SHORT STORIES, April 25, 1947
Featuring: Mister Gunman
Mister Gunman, the outlaw, finds a wandering mule in the wilderness that some other outlaws are looking for.  The mule spells trouble for the Gunman.
"Hide and Go Shriek" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1945
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Maybe there was murder, and maybe not. But when Snooty
Piper, the crackpot crime hound, sniffs the spoor of a sucker's pseudo-guilt, it's sure suicide to the security of Boston's Back Bay brotherhood.


FRONTIER by Bobby Nash - Now available!

Author Bobby Nash’s newest BEN Books release, FRONTIER, a collection of pulpy sci fi and space opera themed stories is now available as an ebook for Kindle and Nook. It is also as a paperback from BEN Books direct. Paperbacks will be available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble within a week.

About Frontier:Frontier collects 9 sci fi short stories from Bobby Nash, author of Earthstrike Agenda, Evil Ways, and Deadly Games! Some of the rare tales presented in Frontier are reprints and others are in print there for the first time. The stories that make up Frontier happen on Earth, on alien planets, and in the deepest recesses of space. There’s action, adventure, horror, and even a little romance.

Stories included in Frontier:

SAMARITAN
In deepest space, a research vessel rescues a survivor who asks to be returned home. The catch: her planet lies at the center of a black hole.

DREAMWEAVER
Nathanial “Doc” Dresden wakes up in space, free floating above the moon. But he is not alone.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE MONSTERS GONE?
Nathanial “Doc” Dresden and his team investigate bizarre happenings. 

MIDWAY
A meteor storm damages Midway station, a museum storage facility and frees an ancient creature from its icy tomb.

JUST ANOTHER SATURDAY ON OUTPOST 9
When war breaks out between neighboring worlds, the Outpost 9 space station is caught in the crossfire. Dr. Erin Moonshadow tries to save lives as chaos reigns around her.

THE DROP
War. Ground troops are dispatched. Dropped from their starship, the troop transport is attacked and one of the soldiers is lost. Then things get strange.

NIGHTMARE IN AMBER
Are a young man’s dreams of an interstellar war a product of his imagination or a prophecy of things to come?

THE GARDEN
A survey crew discovers a veritable Garden of Eden. Is this paradise or is there a serpent in hiding, waiting to strike?

A JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
A one-page story that was doubled as an advertisement for a convention where Bobby was a guest. A fun experiment.

Illustrations in Frontier are by Bobby Nash and Jeff Austin (http://pencilbrushblog.blogspot.com/)
The author shares the contents of the book as well as an essay on the making of the book on his website.
You can read Bobby’s thoughts on Frontier at http://ben-books.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-lurks-beyond-frontier.html.
Learn more about Bobby and hiw books at www.bobbynash.comLearn more about BEN Books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles - New!
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety
Pulp Fest 2012 Report
"Dear Mrs. Browne"; Daisy's First Job at LOVE STORY
"To Steal A Ranch," A Complete Paul Powers Story
The EXCITING series of pulps
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon


THE LONE RANGER #12 - Arriving in comic shops January 23!
Written by Ande Parks; Art by Esteve Polls; Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The epic conclusion of the Native Ground arc. The Lone Ranger has traveled through Indian lands in search of a healer for his friend Tonto. Now, the healer has been found, and she is not at all what the Ranger expected. Has the Ranger come all this way just to watch his friend die? The battle for Tonto's life and soul will be resolved. Your understanding of this iconic character will be forever changed.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #12 - Arriving in comic shops January 23!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Roberto Castro (Cover) Lucio Parillo

At long last, the Lord of the Jungle finds the fabled treasure-city of Opar. Unfortunately for him, his arch-nemesis Nicholas Rokoff arrives at the exact same time. But a little surprise is in store for both men – turns out Opar isn’t exactly a ghost town, and the locals aren’t too keen on outsiders! Hot jungle babes, savage beasts, and a mountain of gold await the ape-man in Lord of the Jungle #12: The Treasure Vaults of Opar!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





MASKS #3 - Arriving in comic shops January 23!
(Writer) Chris Roberson; (Art) Dennis Calero;
(Cover)
Alex Ross (25%), Ardian Syaf (25%), Jae Lee (25%), Stephen Segovia (25%)

With criminals and corrupt politicians in power, the masked vigilantes are on the run. The Spider ventures to Albany to investigate the newly elected governor who has signed all of the unjust measures into law, while Green Hornet seeks to find the secret masters of the Justice Party. The Shadow encounters other heroes who have run afoul of the Black Legions, and still more individuals are inspired to don masks and take to the streets in the name of justice.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

DOMINO LADY/ SHERLOCK HOLMES #2 (of 2)

Join NY TIMES best-selling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt!
Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx?  Ok, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!

Story: Nancy Holder
Art: To Be Announced
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio

32 pages, color, 7 x 10, $3.99


Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE

New short stories of SEARING WHITE HOT PROSE starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld...hated, feared and wanted by both!

One cloaked, fanged, border-line crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's!

Guest starring: The Black Bat, The Green Ghost, and Operator 5!

James Chambers, CJ Henderson, Will Murray, Ron Fortier, Rik Hoskin, Don Roff, Matthew Baugh, Eric Fein, Gary Phillips, and more!

Authors: Will Murray, Ron Fortier, CJ Henderson
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-46-6


The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE Limited Edition hardcover
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
Available ONLY thru your local comic shop!
ISBN: 978-1-936814-47-3
Hardcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $29.99



Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

Kolchak: NECRONOMICON

The NECROMONICON trilogy is finished!
Parts 2 and 3 are long since sold out, BUT we have included a BRAND NEW prequel story!
New softcover edition replaces the sold out HC!


Carl Kolchak, whether he wants the mantle or not, is the world's premier supernatural investigator. Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, he has seen it all. Or ... has he? Can even all the horrors he has stumbled across prepare him for the monstrous denizens of the Lovecraft Mythos, let alone its most damned volume, the Necronomicon? Told in widevsion!

Story: CJ Henderson
Art: Robert Hack
Colors: Jason Jensen
Softcover, 188 pages, Color, 7 x 10, $23.95

ISBN: 978-1-936814-52-7

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Three South Seas Novels
By J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by John Locke

Three early novels from legendary pulp writer, J. Allan Dunn, all South Seas sagas published in ADVENTURE magazine, 1915-16. These are the stories that made Dunn one of the magazine’s marquee names.

They are stories of modern-day buccaneers—who behave a lot like their olden-day counterparts—smoothly-plotted tales, with high adventure, exotic locations, perilous predicaments, motley collections of characters, understated violence and heavy romance—the epitome of pulp adventure of the era.

Includes: THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD (April 1915), Dunn’s rousing first novel; THE GOLD LUST (November 1915), which follows a treasure from the Sierras to an uncharted island hideaway; and its sequel, BEYOND THE RIM (July 1916), which cemented Dunn as one of ADVENTURE readers’ favorite authors.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 358 pages, $20.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Open Road Integrated Media & Mysterious Press - Five Lester Dent e-books are now available!

Cry at Dusk
A college football star’s dark past catches up with him when his uncle is murdered.


Dead at the Take-Off
Chance Molloy pursues a crooked senator’s daughter aboard an airplane, but their flight is turbulent in more ways than one.


Hades & Hocus Pocus
Two classic noir novellas about young men who find treacherous jobs during the Great Depression.


Lady in Peril
A couple’s dogged pursuit of a killer leads them to a deadly head-to head with a powerful organization.

Lady to Kill

To get to the bottom of a business deal gone bad, Chance Molloy seeks answers from a young woman on a train—but gets more than he expected.





Pro Se Productions: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON - Now available!

Pro Se Productions, a leader in Genre Fiction and New Pulp adventures, proudly announces the long awaited newest volume of its Pulp Obscura line!  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON!

Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, brings yet another rare and classic Pulp Character back to life from Pulp's Golden Era!  Kerry Keen is a young millionaire playboy by day to hide his nocturnal adventures as a costumed airborne crime fighter! From a secret underground hangar on his Long Island estate in the Graylands, The Griffon takes to the skies in the Black Bullet, his supercharged and heavily armed seaplane on missions of justice and vengeance!

The Griffon was created by Arch Whitehouse and appeared in Flying Aces MAgazine, his adventures beginning in the June 1935 issue.  These new tales take Kerry and his companions, Barney O'Dare and Barbara "Pebbles" Colony back into the skies for six terrific flights of danger and intrigue!

This stunning collection features an incredible cover by Mike Fyles as well as fantastic format and design by Sean Ali! Six Tales of Action, Excitement, Mystery and Amazing Arial Adventure take flight in this collection from writers Van Allen Plexico, Chuck Miller, Phil Bledsoe, S. E. Dogaru, Don Thomas and R. P. Steeves!

Beware THE VENGEANCE OF THE VIPER!  Fight alongside The Griffon against THE DEVIL AND THE BLOODY BARONESS!  Fly into the HELL ABOVE US!  Encounter TERROR OVER THE PACIFIC!  Solve THE CASE OF THE DANGEROUS DIRIGIBLE! Uncover THE CLOCKWORK PLAN OF HERR DROSSELMEYER!  All in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON! Climb into the cockpit of the Black Bullet with Kerry Keen and fly off into THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON from PULP OBSCURA!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON is available at the links below. Coming soon for your Kindle, Nook, and Ebook Readers!

You may also be interested in the Altus Press pulp reprints of The Griffon.
The Complete Adventures of the Griffon Volume 1   Volume 2






Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

The PulpFest committee is delighted to announce that our 2013 convention will once again be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Our 2013 confab will take place from Thursday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 28th. It will boast the same combination of product and programming that has made PulpFest the must-attend annual event for fans, scholars, and collectors of pulp fiction.
 
Two very important anniversaries will figure prominently in PulpFest’s 2013 programming. First and foremost, we are celebrating the hero pulp revolution that began 80 years ago in 1933, with the debuts of such popular figures as Doc Savage, The Spider, Nick Carter, Pete Rice, The Lone Eagle, The Phantom Detective, and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The success of Street & Smith’s Shadow pulp, launched two years earlier, spurred this revival of single-character magazines, which had been a phenomenon of the dime-novel era. The hero pulps revitalized an industry laid low by the Great Depression, and they dominated the rough-paper field for the rest of the decade. They remain the most avidly collected and frequently reprinted periodicals in the hobby.
 
We’ll also acknowledge the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu, who made his American bow in a February 1913 issue of Collier’s Magazine. The initial cycle of short stories was published between hard covers later that year as The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. The first and greatest “Yellow Peril” villain, Rohmer’s Devil Doctor was widely imitated in American pop culture; rough-paper knockoffs included The Mysterious Wu Fang and Dr. Yen Sin, two short-lived pulps from Popular Publications.
 
With so many possibilities for panels and presentations, the PulpFest committee once again plans to offer a full night of programming on Thursday, before the convention’s “official” opening on Friday, so attendees are urged to make early arrival a part of their PulpFest travel plans.
 
The Hyatt Regency has asked for a modest increase in guest-room rates, which will be $112 per night as opposed to the $109 we paid this year.  However, to reward loyal attendees who support the convention by staying at the host hotel, PulpFest is happy to be able to offer a ten-dollar rebate redeemable at the registration desk. This will cover the three-dollar nightly increase incurred by Hyatt guests.
 
We are also happy to once again supply a third table free of charge to exhibitors who stay at the Hyatt and rent two tables in our hucksters’ room. That’s three tables for the price of two, or six for the price of four. The massive size of the Regency Ballroom enables us to provide this extra exhibit space to loyal PulpFest dealers, for whose continued support we are most grateful. Remember, though, this special offer is good only to dealers staying at the host hotel.
 
Although the 2013 convention is still ten months away, you can rest assured that the committee is already hard at work on planning and promotion. Ideas for panels and presentations have already been proposed and, as always, we remain open to programming suggestions and volunteer presenters. Most importantly, though, we wanted to let you know that our venue is confirmed. So start saving for the next PulpFest right away and check back periodically for updates.



Penny Dreadful - A new period drama starts production for Showtime in 2013!

Showtime has given a series commitment to a new drama from Skyfall duo John Logan and Sam Mendes. Penny Dreadful, which starts shooting in London later this year, is a period piece the network is describing as a "psychosexual horror." Logan, the  creator and writer, is joined by Neal Street's Mendes and Pippa Harris as EPs. The series draws from famous works of literature, posing that some of the most terrifying protagonists -- Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula's Van Helsing and more -- come together in Victorian London.



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

Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher

Pulp Shows - Now online!
I have updated the COMING ATTRACTIONS Pulpshows page for 2013.
If anyone has information on any shows that I have missed, please let me know.



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook

Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price

Now available!

In the Fall of 1937, Popular Publications launched a new type of detective magazine, one that combined the Weird Menace-style stories that had made Terror Tales and Horror Stories so hot with readers of hardboiled detective-action tales. They called it Strange Detective Mysteries.
 
In his first-issue editorial, Managing Editor Rogers Terrill set the stage:
 
“Remember the time you read that one perfect knockout, detective story—bizarre, mysterious, thrill-packed, different? It still remains the detective story for you. You’ve wondered why you never found another. You searched bookstores, library shelves, newsstands—but you just couldn’t find that brand!
 
“Beginning with this issue—we give you Strange Detective Mysteries—not only one bizarre, thrilling eerie-laden mystery story such as you’ve searched for, but a whole magazine full of them!


“Because you have sought for this highest type of detective story, without finding it, you can understand at what cost we bring you this magazine. Months of planning and effort have gone into its making. The best known and most able detective-story writers have been called upon—for their best. Only the smallest proportion of a flood of manuscripts has been chosen.
 
“Crime-detection, adventure, baffling mystery—all this you will find in Strange Detective Mysteries. In addition, you will find that quality which appears in a detective story only once in a blue moon—the bizarre!”
 
Terrill used the word bizarre no less than five times in his editorial, italicizing it twice. He was serious! Strange Detective Mysteries was beyond weird.
 
For his lead novel, Terrill served up “When the Death-Bat Flies,” by the writer he called “America’s No. 1 Master of the Extraordinary Mystery Tale”—The Spider’s Norvell W. Page. Starring master magician Aubrei Dunne, it was a wild excursion into a criminal cult dedicated to murder and mayhem.
 
In “Madame Murder—and the Corpse Brigade,” Paul Ernst offered an even more bizarre hero—Seekay, the man with no face!
 
The detective protagonist of Wayne Rogers’ “The Headman’s Hat-Box” witnesses a murder committed by—himself!
 
In George Armin Shaftel’s “The Miracle Murder Case,” a prison break is engineered by an unknown mastermind who terrorizes society with a strange super-weapon!
 
Terror Tales favorite Arthur Leo Zagat’s “Patents for Dr. Death” revisits the realm of Jack the Ripper—but with an uncanny twist.
 
Finally, Norbert Davis’ “Idiot’s Coffin Keepsake” takes us to a weird mansion and the grisly mystery of the missing hand.
 
Narrated by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley and Roger Price, this RadioArchives.com audiobook brings to vibrant life one of the most exciting first issues of any pulp mystery magazine ever published!
Don’t miss it! 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.




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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.



Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Spider #52: Legions of the Accursed Light Death
Without warning the green death ray struck at New York City — burning to charred cinders the helpless humans who crossed its path! Upon America's proudest city, the Eye of Flame had loosed his fire-fiends, and now the triumphant underworld, freed from prisons by his hand, stalked unchecked among the smoking embers. Alone of all men, Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's weird disguise, dared fight for a doomed people against the mightiest menace the world had yet seen — a monster who had made millions out of men when he turned them into flaming torches! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Spider #54:The Grey Horde Creeps
Down from Kentuck's bleak hills swept the avalanche of stark-naked albino killers — sacking and slaying as they advanced upon New York! Neither bullet nor cold steel could halt that eerie grey mob, invulnerable against all attack, and as they emerged from Manhattan's subways, loosing the Underworld's cohorts upon our proudest city, it seemed that America was doomed. Only one individual — Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's black guise — dared combat this unheard of menace — fighting an epic battle against a master of murder who had turned civilization back five thousand years in order to loot its coffers! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
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
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Operator 5 #26: Death's Ragged Army
New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resist! With the American Defense Forces routed, only Operator 5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of loyal guerillas could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true-to-life, thrilling episode, dramatized from Jimmy Christopher's own personal history of the Second War of Independence! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Nat Schachner, Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Nat Schachner, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
The Mysterious Wu Fang #5: The Case of the Green Death
Newspapers throughout the civilized world screamed the headlines — "WU FANG" CAPTURED! And within the escape-proof walls of Scotland Yard, it was a fact, accomplished through the clever hands of Val Kildare. Yet somewhere within the evil haunts of fog-bound London, sinister agents knew the unspoken desires of the Crime Lord and advanced with the single thought, ESCAPE! — Ever onward, weaving their patterns of Death and Despair! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. Wu Fang is a Chinese criminal mastermind and scientific genius. With his hybrid monkey-men, he plans to conquer America. He is member of various secret societies and has spies everywhere. Opposing him is Val Kildare of the F.B.I. His aides, reporter Jerry Hazard, archaeologist Rod Carson and newsboy Cappy, help him in his battles against the sinister man of evil known as Wu Fang! $2.99.

Captain Future #27: Birthplace of Creation
In their final adventure, Curt Newton and the Futuremen are called on to save the Universe itself from a madman's destructive whim!

Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.

This is one of the legendary "final seven" Captain Future tales. After a run of twenty pulp issues, the quarterly magazine closed. But that was not the end of Captain Future. He returned in a series of short stories published in Startling Stories magazine, beginning with the January 1950 issue. Edmond Hamilton, creator of Captain Future and author of the majority of the full-length novels, returned to pen seven more Captain Future stories. His style had matured, as had his original audience, and these final seven Captain Future stories are considered to be some of his best. Captain Future left the pages of Startling Stories with the May 1951 issue, but editors left open the possibility that Captain Future might return some day. True fans are still waiting. Until then, Captain Future returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today's readers in electronic format. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!











Coming soon!

Athena Voltaire

A very cool page from Steve Bryant's upcoming ATHENA VOLTAIRE Omnibus being produced by Sequential Pulp Comics.

Written and illustrated by Steve Bryant.

Artwork © Steve Bryant

At the Earth's Core
Edgar Rice Burroughs "At the Earth's Core" a graphic novel by Martin Powell and Jamie Chase
Checkout the awesome preview video on YouTube!
Artwork © Jamie Chase



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Devil's Paymaster

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 15 and this time around, Barry reviews "The White Legion" (radio episode 03/20/38) and "The Devil's Paymaster," which wraps up Theodore Tinsley's epic Prince of Evil series.
Barry then talks about the Prince of Evil storyline as a whole and why he thinks it ranks among the greatest Shadow stories of all time.
If you love the greatest pulp hero of all time, then this is the show for you! Proudly sponsored by Blue Coal Anthracite!






Smoking on Mount Rushmore by Ed Lynskey - Now available!

This short fiction collection assembles 16 stories, most of them published from 2000-2010 by Ed Lynskey. The crime fiction first appeared in Shots, Thuglit, Mississippi Review Online, and Crime Scene Scotland. The editors selecting the stories include Sarah Weinman, Allan Guthrie, Anthony Neil Smith, Todd Robinson, and Russel D. McLean. The stories range from soft-boiled like “The Thief of Hearts” and “Mr. Weems’ Dog” to the more noirish, hardboiled “Laetrile” and “How to Defuse a Terrorist.” The pair of long stories “Sins of the Father?” and “Juror Number Three” are the unpublished bonus titles. “Mr. Weems’ Dog” features P.I. Sharon Knowles with her cast as a university student while she interns at the Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. Five stories feature the P.I. Frank Johnson series character. He and his sidekick bounty hunter Gerald Peyton appear in seven well-received books, including PELHAM FELL HERE and THE BLUE CHEER. The recurring character Payne, a perennial hard-luck dude, stars in the pair of noir stories, “Lakota Road” and “Emily, Thrice Stoned.”

File Size: 299 KB
Print Length: 193 pages
$2.99





THE SPIDER #8 - Arriving in comic shops January 23!
(Writer) David Liss; (Art) Ivan Rodriguez; (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Richard Wentworth never wanted anything to do with his father’s arms-dealing corporation, but control of it has landed in his hands – along with a whole lot of trouble.  When weapons go missing from within the company, Wentworth begins an investigation that leads him to a dangerous terrorist plot that threatens to destroy the company, and much more!  Meanwhile, Nita Van Sloan begins an investigation of her own – one that leads her into the hands of a master hypnotist with a grudge against Nita’s husband.  Mayhem and mind-control clash, pulp style, as one of the original Spider supporting characters makes his first appearance in the new series. 

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



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.

Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4 - New
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1
Weird Tales at Christmas
Weird Tales and the End of the World
Weird Tales Artists of the 1970s



Yellowed Perils - Now online!

Lovecraft's eldritch delights  - New!
Nab yourself a Spider ring  - New!
H.P. Lovecraft's tips for fictioneers - New!
Pulps aren’t comic books







11 January 2013

Altus Press - Now available!

FROM DEEP WATERS
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, Volume 1
by L. Patrick Greene; Introduction by Ed Hulse

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the first 12 stories, uncut and with all the original illustrations, along with Greene's correspondence, and an article by Archibald Bittner on the author. Capped with a career-spanning introduction by pulp historian Ed Hulse, this is a collection decades in the making.
 
Contains the following:
No Evidence (Adventure, November 1, 1919)
Two of a Kind (Adventure, November 15, 1920)
Lines of Cleavage (Adventure, February 1, 1921)
Ivory (Adventure, March 1, 1921)
Amnesia (Adventure, April 1, 1921)
A Deal in Diamonds (Short Stories, May 1921)
Tools (Adventure, August 1, 1921)
Bitter Alum (Short Stories, August 1921)
The Seventh Plague (Short Stories, September 10, 1921)
Royal Game (Short Stories, November 10, 1921)
Kruger’s Gold (Short Stories, October 10, 1922)
From Deep Waters (Short Stories, November 25, 1922)
 


Argonotes - Now online!

The Later Argosy - Mysteries, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials - New!
Pulps, in Hardcover
Pulpfest 2012
Frank Munsey Archives
Dime Novels - The Jeff Clayton series
Blood 'n' Thunder - Summer 2011 - Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy
The Thief of Bagdad - 1924 - Douglas Fairbanks
Original Fandom - Golden Age Green Lantern


THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Artist/Cover)

Black Beetle's investigation of two local mob bosses is interrupted when a mysterious explosion murders them and a pub full of gangsters--taking out most of Colt City's organized crime in one fell swoop. Who could pull off such a coup, and what danger might that murderous bomber do to Colt City and Black Beetle?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on January 16.





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

The Windy City Countdown Begins!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson chat with Ric about Tom's novel, Cold War Heroes.

Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
Episode 209: Tom and Ginger Johnson
Episode 208: Jeff Doten
Episode 207: The Golden Age

BUCK ROGERS ASTERITE SPACE SHIP DESK MODEL
Now available!

Cool Rockets launches their line of Buck Rogers models, recreating the spaceships from the 1930s and 1940s, with the Asterite. Made of resin, taken from a master by Jeff Brewer, the Asterite features the clasic retro spaceship style. The Asterite model measures 12" long and is limited to 500 pieces.

Suggested retail price: $150.00



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #12 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Brian Wood (Writer), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Unable to obtain a cure for the deadly illness afflicting Belit and the crew of the Tigress, Conan feels the fear of loss for the first time. With no hope and a broken heart, the Cimmerian is horrified at how appealing he finds Belit's order to abandon the ship and his queen! The haunting conclusion of "The Death"!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on January 16.





Cryptozoica  - Paperback and Kindle Editions are now available!
Mark Ellis (Author) & Jeff Slemons (Illustrator)

Deep in the jungled hell of Big Tamtung, a forgotten island in the South China Seas, lies an ancient substance that will unlock the secrets of life on Earth-- Prima Materia, a fabled material that has been whispered about since Biblical times.

Two centuries before, Charles Darwin discovered the last pool of Prima Materia on Big Tamtung and his discovery was suppressed by The School of Night, a secret society of scholars founded by Sir Walter Raleigh.

Now, when a small group of scientists and fortune hunters explore the jungles of Big Tamtung, they must endure frightening tests of their ingenuity and courage, as they struggle against ancient terrors--a lost world of dinosaurs and a miracle older than time.

With a non-human language spoken by Biblical patriarchs and coded secrets scribbled in the suppressed log of Darwin as their only clues, "Tombstone" Jack Kavanaugh and his partner, Augustus Crowe, discover secrets linking Prima Materia to the hidden history of humanity.

Kavanaugh and Crowe lead a pair of cynical scientists and the notorious Madame Bai Suzhen through the seething cauldron of a bizarre ecosystem--the remnant of an Earth that was and might be again. Pursued by a crew of bloodthirsty Triad assassins and frighteningly intelligent monsters spawned by a twisted evolution, Kavanaugh and Crowe are no longer interested in seeking a fortune, but merely in staying alive.

Deep in the broiling jungle, amid ruins half as old as time, they plunge into the heart of humanity's greatest mystery--and to a violent confrontation with a misshapen madman who lusts after a miracle but will settle for murder.
Lavishly illustrated by Jeff Slemons!

Watch the exciting trailer on YouTube


Trade Paperback, 434 pages, $19.99
Kindle - $2.99




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

Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "Monogram in Lead" by Carroll John Daly - New!
Still Weird After All These Years: WEIRD TALES 4, 5 & 6 - New!
Art Gallery: Spicy Adventure! - New!
Weird with a Beard: WEIRD TALES 1, 2 & 3
Happy New Detective Year!
Forgotten Books (and Stories) of 2012 (and 2011, and 2010, and then some)
Creeping Terror! - A 4-Pack of Thrills from Black Dog Books
Hi-Yo Christmas Away!
NEBEL, MILLER & WORTS: Black Dog's South Seas 3-Pack
The Best of the Best: Best of Adventure 2-Pack
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Lost Adventures of The CONTINENTAL OP
Death's Dark Domain: The WILDest Doc Savage Adventure yet!
Overlooked Films: Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Dime Novel Castle
Available Friday January 11, 2013!
Nick Carter Detective Library – Issue Number 7
"Old Thunderbolt, Locomotive; Or, The Package in the Midnight Mail"
By The Author of "Nick Carter"

Originally Published September 19, 1891.
"Old Thunderbolt, Locomotive" is the seventh dime novel written for the Nick Carter Detective Library by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey.

Bill Lewis is the engine driver known as “Old Thunderbolt” and the railroad engine itself is known as “Old Thunderbolt, Locomotive.” Bill Lewis is so exhausted that he literally falls asleep at the switch during the run to La Junta, when a stranger boards the engine and shoots Patsy Flynn, the fireman, the engine performs automatically even without Lewis’s hand on the throttle and pulls into La Junta ahead of schedule.

Nick becomes involved with the engine and its driver after receiving a telegram from the railroad. There is an unusual crime: a package containing $75,000 that was sent to La Junta by the midnight mail never reached its destination. The authorities were suspicious that something was wrong and sent two packages, addressed to Jasper Colton, one containing the money and the other some socks! The package with the socks was delivered safely and on time.

This story gives the lie to the statement that Nick Carter solved all his cases through action and not by deduction. There are many examples of his using reasoning to arrive at the correct solution. This is not to say there is no action because the scene that takes place in the mineshaft where Nick is in danger of losing his life is one of the most gripping in the entire series. The scene also contains information about mining and the dangers for those working in mines that demonstrate Frederic Dey was not drawing on his imagination only, but knew how to include verifiable facts in his writing.

Along the way Nick assumes his share of disguises from “Irving Spaulding, Boston, Mass,” to a railroad fireman, to a left-handed man who needs someone to write a letter for him because his left arm is in a sling (so he can get a sample of the person’s handwriting), to a Mexican, to the best disguise of all, his own persona – the one few people have ever seen.

When Nick turns the money he had earned on this case over to the boy who saved the detective’s life in the mines in order to further his education it adds a dimension to what we already know about his character.

Introduction by J. Randolph Cox, Former Editor of Dime Novel Roundup. World's Leading Authority on Nick Carter Detective Series.





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Wealth Seeker" from the January 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Bad Medicine" by William Morrison from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, February, 1941
Meet the scoundrels of the spaceways as they find that cheating cheaters is universal.
"Killery in the Cards" by Jerome Severs Perry from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, January, 1947
Featuring: Little Jack Horner
That beef-blowing movie studio detective, Little Jack Horner, attended his boss's card party, at which various guests were being cheated, to find a card-expert corpse - with two knives in it - created in the dark almost under his nose, and then it became a dangerous job indeed.  Perry is a pseudonym of Robert Leslie Bellem.  There are other stories in this series.
"A Woman-Hater" by Ina Brevoort Roberts from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 16, 1919
Two lifelong bachelors find their situation endangered by two widows, helped along by a parrot that speaks only love language.


THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE SPECIAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Written by Nate Cosby; Art by Ariel Padilla; Cover by Sean Chen

Ruby's thirteen. She sells newspapers for pennies. And she's got The Green Hornet's gun. Will Hornet and Kato find Ruby before the mob does...or can THE GREEN GUN GIRL save herself? The original Green Hornet in a super special tale from writer Nate Cosby (Cow Boy)!


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99





Haffner Press
THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE

Now available!
(Writer) Manly Wade Wellman (Cover) Raymond Swanland

THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE by Manly Wade Wellman is now shipping.

Conceived by Manly Wade Wellman and Weird Tales editor Dorothy McIlwraith in 1943, John Thunstone is a scholar and playboy who investigates mysterious supernatural events. Large and strong, intelligent, handsome, and wealthy, he has the typical attributes of a heroic character. He is also well-read in occult matters and has access to weapons (such as a sword-cane forged by a saint) that are especially potent against vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures.  In addition to the ghosts and other traditional supernatural beings, several of Thunstone’s enemies are Wellman’s unique creations. Particularly compelling are the the enigmatic shonokins, a race of human-like creatures who claim to have ruled North America before the coming of humans. Thunstone’s most persistent foe is  the diabolical sorcerer Rowley Thorne, a character loosely based on the real occultist Aleister Crowley. Thunstone originally appeared in short stories published in Weird Tales from 1943 to 1951 with a final short story in 1982. Wellman would later write two novels featuring Thunstone: What Dreams May Come (1983) and The School of Darkness (1985).


Hardcover, 6x9, 640+ pages, B&W, $40.00





Jurassic Park 4 - Arriving in theaters in June 2014!
Universal Pictures will open Jurassic Park 4 on June 13, 2014, the heart of summer.
Steven Spielberg is returning to produce the long-awaited next installment in the franchise, although no director or cast is yet attached.




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #11 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Cover) Lucio Parillo

The Lord of the Jungle is back where he belongs, doing what he loves best — kicking some serious ass in the African jungle! The ape-man has found a tribe of warriors who can lead him to Opar, the legendary city of gold, but before they can help him he's going to have to take out some colonialist thugs who are carving a path of death through the jungle. Russian super-spy Nicholas Rokoff is on the hunt for Opar too, and he'll stop at nothing to secure the gold for the Tsar, not even kidnapping the ape-man's true love, Jane Porter.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




McFarland Publishing
Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
by Nathan Vernon Madison
Now available!

This book’s purpose is to demonstrate, via the examination of popular youth literature (primarily pulp magazines and comic books) from the 1920s through to the 1950s, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before the Great War, but intensified afterwards. These depictions were transferred to America’s "new" enemies both following the United States’ entry into the Second World War as well as during the early stages of the Cold War. This transference of nativist imagery displays a growing emphasis on ideological, as opposed to racial or ethnic, differences found in anti-foreign narratives, both showing early signs of modern American multiculturalism and indicating that pure racism was not the sole reason for the appearance of nativist rhetoric in popular literature. The process of change in America’s nativist sentiments, so virulent after the First World War, are explained by the popular, inexpensive escapism of the time, the pulp magazines and comic books of the early to mid-twentieth century.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7095-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-0136-6
ca. 75 photos, notes, bibliography, index
softcover (6 x 9) 2012


Mystery*File - Now online!

ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: THE ALL-STORY October 1912, The First Tarzan Novel by Walker Martin - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: Thoughts on a December Evening, by Walker Martin
Reviewed by Marv Lachman: SHELDON JAFFERY, Editor – Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2012, by Walker Martin
RICHARD DEMING’s Manville Moon series, by Jon L. Breen
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Three South Seas Novels
By J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by John Locke

Three early novels from legendary pulp writer, J. Allan Dunn, all South Seas sagas published in ADVENTURE magazine, 1915-16. These are the stories that made Dunn one of the magazine’s marquee names.

They are stories of modern-day buccaneers—who behave a lot like their olden-day counterparts—smoothly-plotted tales, with high adventure, exotic locations, perilous predicaments, motley collections of characters, understated violence and heavy romance—the epitome of pulp adventure of the era.

Includes: THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD (April 1915), Dunn’s rousing first novel; THE GOLD LUST (November 1915), which follows a treasure from the Sierras to an uncharted island hideaway; and its sequel, BEYOND THE RIM (July 1916), which cemented Dunn as one of ADVENTURE readers’ favorite authors.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 358 pages, $20.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Peril Press - Now available!

LEATHER LARCENY by Stan Hough from Fight Stories, Spring 1946
Only two warriors with a deep hate could have staged this fracas.
Double-cross fathered the bout. Grudge fanned it to hell’s heat. And nothing but deep, gnawing hate sparked the feud-weary contestants to such red-leather heights.







Perils On Planet X - Online February 1!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins on February 1st, 2013 at the link below!





Philip José Farmer: HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR
Arriving in book stores January 15!

Twelve thousand years ago the great lost city of Opar was in its prime, with its Atlantean tradition, its fabled jewels, its living goddess and Hadon, son of ancient Opar, whose claim to a throne launches him upon an enthralling and dangerous venture.

A brand-new edition of the classic novel.


Softcover, 5x8, 208 pages, $9.95





Pulpville Press - Now available!
BEYOND THIRTY
FIRST EDITION

This is the complete and unedited, unabridged text of the 1916 All Around Magazine text, with some additions from the 1929 Boston Daily Globe newspaper serialization. The 1955 Fantasy Press and 1957 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications versions of the story are not complete--they were edited and abridged. Here is a thrilling adventure in unknown seas!

The united Americas, known as Pan-America, is ruled by a single government. They have been isolated for over 200 years from the rest of the planet. From 30 degrees W to 175 degrees W, the Pan-Americans ruled. Outside that area was death to whomever crossed that dread dead-line. A naval commander, Jefferson Turck, his ship disabled and unable to control it, crosses beyond 30. He and three of his shipmates are cast adrift by a treacherous fellow officer. They reach the coast of England to find a devasted land ruled by lions, tigers, and wolves--the population having degenerated into naked savages. Saving Victory, the Queen of England, from Buckingham, the group sail for Continental Europe in hopes of finding civilization.

Illustrated with two newspaper illustrations, two Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications illustrations, and the Frank Frazetta cover and frontispiece from "The Lost Continent".

Order Hardcover w/Dust Jacket Here  - $25
Order Trade Paperback Here
 - $12.95




Pulp Den - Now online!

Phantom Detective Badge - New!

         Pulp Den  


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

Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author - New!
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher



 
Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
"She was quite the most superior person I had ever met--with the most convincing way of letting you know she was superior."
 
Adventurer David Innes' breathless description of the prehistoric princess, Dian the Beautiful.
 
From an all-new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Illustrated by Jamie Chase. Written by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc.
 
The Adventure Begins in 2013.
From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Jamie Chase  — with Dejah Burroughs.




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Bride of Death
The Shadow Fan returns for a 14th episode! This time around, Barry announces some exciting news regarding a future show before diving into reviews of "The Bride of Death" (Radio Show, 3/6/38) and The Shadow Special # 1 from Dynamite. He also responds to some listener feedback!
 
If you love The Shadow, now's the time to start downloading!



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.

Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3 - New
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2 - New
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1 - New
Weird Tales at Christmas
Weird Tales and the End of the World
Weird Tales Artists of the 1970s
Don Rico (1912-1985)
Edison Marshall (1894-1967)
Muriel Campbell Dyar (1875-1963)

Tom Johnson
 Cold War Heroes
Now available in a hardcover edition!

Tom Johnson's best selling novel, Cold War Heroes is now available from Lulu.com in hardback.
It may take awhile for it to be listed on Amazon and elsewhere.


NTD has recently renewed the contract with Tom for his best selling boxing novel set in Cold War France of the 1960s, complete with spies, blood, and hard fist.

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 experience it.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #21  - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Written by Robert Place Napton
Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers by Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

Dejah and the weapons master infiltrate the deepest levels of the Barsoomian criminal underworld and are introduced to the “Red Circle” — the organization they believe will lead them to Mortus. But can Dejah survive the battle to the death initiation process to reach the Red Circle’s inner sphere?!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




William Patrick Maynard: Three Against the Stars Blasts Off for Intergalactic Adventure - Now online!
Three Against the Stars is the second book I’ve read by Joe Bonadonna. Unlike his sword & sorcery work, this marks a venture into pure space fantasy. My knowledge of the genre is admittedly spotty. I was unfamiliar with the works of Edmond Hamilton and E. E. “Doc” Smith who are both cited as influences, but part of the joy of genre fiction is that one does not need to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all that has gone before since the influences are so pervasive, much of it strikes one as easily recognizable.

Read the rest at the link below.



Yellowed Perils - Now online!
Pulps aren’t comic books - New!






04 January 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
January 13, 2013
February 14, 2013
February 22, 2013
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
DARK SKIES
March 8, 2013
March 29, 2013
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
THE HOST
April 12, 2013
OBLIVION
May 3, 2013
May 17, 2013
May 31, 2013
IRON MAN 3
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
THE PURGE
June 7, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
AFTER EARTH
NOW YOU SEE ME
MAN OF STEEL
WORLD WAR Z
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

Well, with the New Year fast approaching, the clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes 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.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more 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 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

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 March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Adventure House - Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #128
Coming in January!
Candid Camera Kid & The Crimson Mask
 "The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men"
by Frank Johnson
 "Follow Crime's Avenger on the clueless trail of disappearing bank messengers!  Doc Clarke takes a hand to prive that murder is murder—and not magic!"
 
"The Doomed Five" by John L. Benton
 "On the trail of a fiendish mystery, the Candid Camera Kid and Christine Stuart unearth a sinister secret of crime that spreads death and pestilence!"

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
HIGH ADVENTURE #129
Coming in March!
Phantom Detective Special Issue
 "Masterpiece of Murder" by Robert Wallace
"When sinister menace stalks the survivors of the Mattling steamship family and their enterprises, the Phantom Detective goes on the difficult trail of an overlord of crime whose methods defy justice!  Van Loan pits himself against the minions of grim terror!"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95

HIGH ADVENTURE #130
Coming in May!
Globe Spanning Action Special
 Great tales from such scarce pulp titles as
Danger Trail, Far East Adventure Stories and more. 
Authors include: Murray Leinster, Raymond Spears,
Chester Saxby and William Byron Mowery. 

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95







Phantom Detective - 01/47
Coming in January!
"The Chinese Puzzle" by Robert Wallace
"Fighting to restore Buddhist treasure, the Phantom joins forces with the Lily of Jade to track down a treacherous, evil band of killers and plunderers who defy Occidental justice!  Follow the world's greatest sleuth as he tackles a mystery spanning the globe!"

 "The Frightened Corpse" by John L. Benton
"Murder By Proxy" by Norman A. Daniels
"Too Smart to Burn" by Ralph Oppenheim
"Deadly Poison" by Wayland Rice

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Startling Stories - 03/39
Coming in January!
"The Impossible World" by Eando Binder
"The Man From Mars" by P. Schuyler Miller
"The Fear Neutralizer" by Edmond Hamilton
"Tunabout" by Will Garth


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 12/40
Coming in January!
"Angel In Hell" by Ellery Watson Calder
"Murder In Season" by C.A.M. Donne
"Death's Passport" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Murder Mistake" by George Shute
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Sabotage Salvage" by Jerome Severs Perry
"The Lady's Last Laugh" by Justin Case
"Killer Up A Tree" by Max Neilson
"Born To Die" by Walton Grey

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
 
 




Phantom Detective - 05/37
Coming in February!
"Harvest of Death" by Robert Wallace
"Three men fall victim under the grim scythe of slaughter—with never a word to utter testimony against their ruthless betrayer!  The Phantom sets himself the task of discovering a secret of doom locked within dead lips!"
 "Death Flies East" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Underworld Rewar"d by Anthony Rud
"Murder Melts Ice" by Dale Clark
"Death In the Offing" by Andrew Holliday

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Tales of Magic and Mystery - 03/28
Coming in February!
"Cool Air" by H.P. Lovecraft
"Strange Personalities" by Alfred Maurice
"Adventures of Astro, Seer of Secrets"
"Further Famous Escapes of Harry Houdini"
by Walter B. Gibson

"Magic Pictorial"
"Adventures in Mind-Reading" by Bernard Perry
"The Girl Who Was Burned Alive" by Howard Thurston
"Something About Black Cats"
"The Mystery of Handwriting" by N.M. Bunker
"The Nerve Specialist" by Newton Fuessle
"The Famous Japanese Decapitation Mystery"
"The Evil Eye Superstition"
"Easy Magic You Can Do"

7x10, 72 pages, $14.95

Spicy Western Stories - 10/41
Coming in February!
"The Mills Must Turn" by E. Hoffman Price
"Dead For Keeps" by Ralph Carle
"Murder, Private" by Robert Fraser
"Rogue's Rocky Road" by James A. Lawson
"Extra Bullets" by Bob Leeson
"Hired Guns" by Sam Trevor
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95







Phantom Detective - 02/40
Coming in March!
"The Phantom's Gamble With Death" by Robert Wallace
"The Flame King strikes—and doom's flickering fingers sear and burn innocent victims! 
Follow the Phantom Detective as he pursues a sinister fiend of murder whose grim crimes are committed on schedule!"
 
"Little Old Lady" by Herbert L. McNary
"Magazine Clue" by John S. Endicott

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Thrilling Wonder Stories - 03/40
Coming in March!
"Worlds Within Worlds" by Frederick Arnold Kummer
"The Time Cheaters" by Eando Binder
"The Planet of Change" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Renegade From Saturn" by Raymond Gallun
"Via Sun" by Gordon Giles
"Perfect Murder" by H.L. Gold
"The Thought Materalizer" by Leo Sonderegger

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 06/41
Coming in March!
"The Gun Talks" by Henri St. Maur
"Death Has Green Eyes" by Justin Case
"Blues Sing Murder" by Larry Dunn
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Property of Death" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Less Than Nothing" by Walton Grey
"Crazy Corpse" by Clark Nelson
"On Schedule" by Harley L. Court
"Under Fire" by Paul Hanna
"Double Death" by Stan Warner

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95






Phantom Detective - 04/44
 Coming in April!
"The Rubber Knife Murders" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective pits his might and daring against the sinister cunning of Mr. Blackout, the fiendish leader of a vicious crew of treacherous murderers and saboteurs who hurl defience at Amerian justice!"
 
"Death Steps High" by Louis D'Amanda
"Butch's Bargain Basement Baby" by C.S. Montanye

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 78 pages, $14.95
Romantic Movie Stories - 01/34
Coming in April!
"Elysia" by Louise Tawley
"The Lost Patrol" by Rolf Stacey
"Malibu" by Edwina Rolph
"The Vinegar Tree" by Lynde Denig
"The Day of Reckoning" by Edward Harte
"Jimmy and Sally" by Edward J. Eustace
"Seven Lives Were Changed" by Arthur C. Janisch
"Gambling Ship" by Helen Walter
"Bolero" by Marvin Smart
"The Man Who Came Back" by Harmony Haynes

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Detective and Murder Mysteries - 11/39
"The Corpse's Alibi" by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
"Carnival of Terror" by Stewart Sterling
"The Kill-Joy" by Dale De V. Kier
"The Walking Cadaver" by Leo Hoban
"Homicide Print" by Lloyd Liewell
"The Dead Tell Tales" by Wilson Hill
"You Can't Burleque Murder" by Ray Cummings
"Rehearsal For the Morgue" by Duane W. Rimel
"Death's Hieress" by Stephen McBarron
"Avengers Fill the Morgue" by Paul Selonke
"Cult of the Undead" by Ted Tindell
"Guard Me From a Rub-Out" by Robert Leslie Bellem

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95






Phantom Detective - 10/38
Coming in May!
"Graduates of Murder" by Robert Wallace
"Brutal mass murder is a tocsin call to the Phantom in this grim manhunt!  A sinister genius of crime hurls defiance at public and police as he carries on a campaign of banditry which shocks a nation."
 
"Prize Title Contest Story" by Charles S. Strong
"Death Watch" by Owen Fox Jerome

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

Thrilling Wonder Stories - 03/41
Coming in May!
 "The Lost Planet" by Barry Cord
"Stranger From the Stars" by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
"Out of the Years" by Ivan Sandrof
"The Indestructible" by Robert Arthur
"The Little Man Who Wasn't There" by Arthur K. Barnes
"Plastic Pigskin Daze" William Morrison
"Dead End" by Malcolm Jameson

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 09/41
Coming in May!
"Homicide Pay-Off" by C.A.M. Donne
"The Corpse Goes Calling" by William B. Rainey
"Barmecide Bride" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"The Lady and the Heel" by Randolph Barr
"Safety Gag" by Walton Grey
"Missing Or Dead" by Bob Leeson
"Death Watch" by Stan Warner
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




The Adventures of the 19XX: Book One Hardcover Reprint
A new kickstarter campaign has launched - Only 17 days to go!

The first Adventures of the 19XX graphic novel is being reprinted with 140 pages of revised art in a new hardcover format! A new kickstarter campaign has launched to finance the first book in the series which was nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer award in 2011.

The 19XX is a series about a secret organization in the 1930s trying to prevent WWII from happening. They’ve seen the future and know the horrors of war are coming. Evil groups also know the war is coming, and they are doing everything they can to make sure they win that war. But what if the war is our fate? How can we fight against the inevitable? The series starts in 1933 and ends in 1939. Six books will follow the secret group of heroes known as the 19XX and explore the meaning of fate. Each book is a self contained, high-flying adventure, and future volumes build toward a global showdown between good and evil. Book One and Book Two are already completed and available in this Kickstarter.

Book One in the series was originally released in 2011. For this book, Paul Roman Martinez
earned a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award which is handed out annually at San Diego Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards. That edition sold out during the last kickstarter campaign, and since then, Martinez has redesigned the entire book with new artwork, over 10 new pages, a newly edited story, and a new Secret Files of the 19XX. The Secret files of the 19XX was originally designed as a half-letter sized companion book to the main series. The original had dossiers on all the main characters appearing in Book One and was about 47 pages. The newly revised Secret Files has over 84 pages of material. This includes some great illustrated short stories that delve deeper into the origins of the 19XX and some articles about gadgets, machines, and life in the diesel age!

The Adventures of the 19XX - Kickstarter Campaign

The Adventures of the 19XX



They were STRANGE ENEMIES! Once they were just two young lovers, pledging their devotion in a Mecklenberg garden. Now they are reluctant rivals enmeshed in the biggest conflict the world has ever seen. While the Great War had forged him into the so-called Brain-Devil, America’s top agent, she had become the famous Fraulein Doktor, Germany’s most alluring and elusive spy. When love and loyalty collide in eight epic tales of WWI aviation and intrigue, the bullets—and the sparks—are going  to fly.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 460 pages | ISBN: 978-098209509-6

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators



Airship 27 Productions
NEW PULP WRITERS AT WINDY CITY

Three of the finest New Pulp Writers will be appearing at this year’s Windy City Paper and Pulp Show to autograph their new Airship 27 Productions titles on Saturday, 13th April.

Each of the three is a professional writer of note and last year released their first novels for Airship 27 Productions which will be sponsoring their appearances at the con. 

DAVID C. SMITH – CALL OF SHADOWS – has written over twenty novels primarily in the sword and sorcery, fantasy and horror genres. He has written and co-authored eight pastiches featuring Robert E. Howard’s characters, including six starring Red Sonja with Richard L. Tierney. Smith, his wife, Janine, and daughter, Lily, live in Palatine, Ilinois.  CALL OF SHADOWS is the story of a modern day wizard living in Chicago today and his struggles against an evil warlock obsessed with destroying him.

JOE BONADONNA – THREE AGAINST THE STARS – has published many short stories and a novel.  He’s written several screenplays, one entitled “Magicians” is now in the hands of a director. He is a former member of the Chicago Screenwriters Network and has lectured on the history of science fiction, horror and fantasy in films. He recently sold a novella, “The Order of the Serpent,” to Weird Tales Magazine.  THREE AGAINST THE STARS is a fast paced military sci-fi actioner set against the landscape of an alien empire and mankind’s struggles to secure a foothold amongst the distant galaxies.

TERRENCE McCAULEY – PROHIBITION – a New York resident, he has sold dozens of short stories for various anthologies and is a devotee of noir films particularly those set in New York. His protagonist in PROHIBITION is former professional boxer Terry Quinn, now an enforcer for the Irish Mob in Hell’s Kitchen.  Later this year, a prequel story detailing Quinn’s fighting days will be featured in the highly popular New Pulp series, FIGHT CARD from editor/publisher Paul Bishop.

All signings will take place on Saturday April 13th at the Airship 27 Productions tables.
The schedule is as follows –

David C. Smith – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
Joe Bonadonna – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Terrence McCauley -  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Now in its 13th year, the Windy City Paper & Pulp Show is one of the premier gatherings of pulp, comics and paperback collectors in the country.  The show runs from April 12-14.  You can learn more about the con, its location and how to register at their on-line site. 

Airship 27 Productions was created six years ago by writer Ron Fortier and artist Rob Davis to support pulp fandom by producing new pulp fiction starring classic and new pulp heroes in both novels and anthologies.  Since their beginning Airship 27 Productions has published over fifty titles featuring some of the finest professional writers and artists while at the same time providing a showcase for newer talent.  Today their titles are available at Amazon, many on Kindle and they offer audio recordings several books.  You can learn more about the company at their on-line site.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press - Coming soon!
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker: The Complete Tales
 by Edwin Truett Long, Introduction by Tom Johnson
 
Written by Edwin Truett Long, Doc Harker was one of the last of the Munsey heroes who were introduced to battle the oncoming wave of the comic book industry. Dressed in a Prince Albert coat and looking like a Kentucky gentleman, Harker and his crew travel the country selling their cure-all Chickasha Remedies... and encounter crime at every stop.

This edition collects the entire series: "Crime Nest," "Woe to the Vanquished" and "South of the Border," all from 1940. And it's rounded out by an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson which reveals many facts about this previously-unidentified pulp author.
 
$27.95, 354 pages, approx. 6"x9"




Altus Press - Also coming soon!
THE COMPLETE CASES OF CAPTAIN SATAN
Volume 1

The complete series... back in print after 75 years!

Join the mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insideous rogues galleries!

Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this classic series will soon be available - complete in two deluxe volumes.

Volume 1 contains the first two stories, complete and with restored artwork:
"The Mask of the Damned" and "Parole for the Dead."


The books will be released simultaneously in softcover, hardcover and ebook format.
Volume 2 will see release the month following Volume 1.

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CAPTAIN SATAN
Volume 2

The complete series... back in print after 75 years!

Join the mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insideous rogues galleries!

Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this classic series will soon be available - complete in two deluxe volumes.

Volume 2 contains the last three stories:
"The Dead Man Express," "A Ghost Rides the Dawn" and "The Ambassador From Hell."


The books will be released simultaneously in softcover, hardcover and ebook format.
Volume 2 will see release the month following Volume 1.

THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES Volume 1
by Oscar Schisgall and William H. Stueber
Introduction by Will Murray

Collected for the first time: the original Masked Rider series!

Originally published by Ranger Publications, Altus Press has committed to collecting all the rare and illusive Masked Rider yarns from these early years prior to its acquisition by Standard Publications.

Each volume will include new articles and information about the series as well as the history of Ranger Publications, one of the earliest companies run by Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman.

Volume 1 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations: "The Black Caballero" by Oscar Schisgall along with "The Avenging Shadow" and "Sapphire Mesa," both by William H. Stueber.







SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY
THE COMPLETE SERIES Volume 2

by Victor Rousseau

Continuing the complete reprinting of the the Jim Anthony series, Volume 2 collects the next three stories: "Bloated Death" (Jan 1941), "Killer in Yellow" (Feb 1941), and "Murder in Paradise" (Mar 1941).

Also including an all-new article on the life of author Victor Rousseau.

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL
THE OCCULT DETECTOR, Volume 1: 1912
by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith
Introduction by Garyn Roberts


One of Pulpdom's earliest occult detectives returns! Running for over twenty years in the pages of The Cavalier, All-Story Weekly, The People's Magazine, Top Notch, and Argosy, these tales have never been reprinted until now. Volume 1 contains the first three tales of Prince Abduel Omar AKA Semi Dual, all from 1912: "The Occult Detector," "The Significance of High 'D',” and "The Wisteria Scarf."

This premiere collection includes an all-new introduction by Garyn Roberts.

softcover: $24.95 | hardcover: $34.95
THE WHITE SAVAGE
THE COMPLETE TALES OF MATALAA
by E. Hoffmann Price
Introduction by Will Murray


The Jungle Lord... of the South Pacific?  Thrill to the adventures of Warren Steele, Jr., the only survivor of a south seas shipwreck who was raised by a witch doctor to battle evil.

Written by pulp master E. Hoffmann Price,
this series has never been properly reprinted, until now.

368 pages, $29.95






THE SECRET 6 CLASSICS
BLOOD, SWEAT AND BULLETS
 Featuring The Suicide Squad by Emile C. Tepperman

The Suicide Squad returns for six more adventures


COFFINS FOR THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Boldly, New York’s crime czar flung bis challenge before the F.B.I., daring the full might of America’s prize crime-fighting machine to a finish war! And Washington answered with the Suicide Squad—three grinning, fighting Volunteers of Death—to tame a murder empire!


THE COFFIN BARRICADE
Eight young special agents went out to get the Undertaker, unknown Czar of the Corpse Bazaar. Eight came hack—in caskets and embalmed! So the Chief sent out the Suicide Squad—Murdoch, Kerrigan and Klaw. He figured they’d lived close enough to Death to be able to find the Undertaker—and put him six feet under!

THE SUICIDE SQUAD MEETS THE RISING SUN
We are all engaged in the defense of our great nation. But, in one of the most amazing chapters of this war, it became the grim task of Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw, three lone champions of democracy, to find and destroy a Japanese Army of nine thousand brutal fanatics—who were hidden here in the United States!


SO SORRY, MR. HIROHITO!
Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw, the famed Suicide Squad, had always fought side to side, welcoming any odds. But on that nightmare night in Valparaiso, Johnny Kerrigan stood alone against the Jap horde, while Steve Klaw went to wrest the great ship-building works from the Axis—with a thirteen-year-old girl as his only ally!

TARGETS FOR THE FLAMING ARROW
They had no clues, nothing but the charred arrow which had snuffed out the life of the American diplomat. But more important, Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw had almost no time at all in which to work, for within four days, the Flaming Arrow’s medieval minions were scheduled to destroy America’s vast war effort. Could even the famed Suicide Squad stop this Axis grand coup—before they too became living targets for the Flaming Arrow…?

BLOOD, SWEAT AND BULLETS
The Ox had America neatly packaged to deliver to Hitler on Christmas morning. And, with only five shopping days left to Christmas, Kerrigan and Murdoch bartered their partner’s life as the price of her freedom. But Steve Klaw found that he had to chase death three thousand miles to seal his bargain—while Kerrigan and Murdoch were helpless save to rush him to his doom!

306 pages, $24.95 softcover.
THE MASKED DETECTIVE OMNIBUS Volume 1
by Norman A. Daniels
introduction by Tom Johnson

Presenting the complete reprinting of another of Thrilling's crime fighters: the Masked Detective! Published over the course of five years, this series was another which was the product of Thrilling's stable of writers: Norman Daniels, Sam Merwin, Jr., W.T. Ballard, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and Laurence Donovan, among others.

Volume 1 contains the first three stories:
"Alias the Masked Detective" (Fall 1940)
"The Masked Detective's Warning, (Winter 1941)
"The Masked Detective's Manhunt" (Spring 1941)

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95

FROM DEEP WATERS
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, Volume 1
by L. Patrick Greene


For the first time, sourced from the original magazine versions of the stories,
comes the complete stories of Aubrey St. John Major....
known better as simply the Major.

Running for nearly 30 years, this series collects them in order,
as they originally appeared in Adventure and Short Stories.
Volume 1 includes such stories as "No Evidence,"
"Ivory," "A Deal in Diamonds," and many more.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 64: "The Headless Men" & "King Joe Cay"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze confronts the deadly menace of "The Headless Men," decapitated zombies commanded by a mad genius in the landmark 100th Doc Savage novel. Then, in his first solo adventure, a disguised Doc Savage travels to "King Joe Cay" to infiltrate a gang of schemers. This double-novel collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-099-1 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 68: "The Thunder King" and "The Star of Delhi"
MARGO LANE Special
The Knight of Darkness explores deadly enigmas in the Walter Gibson thrillers that introduced Margo Lane into the Shadow pulp mythos. First, The Shadow and Margo Lane (in her pulp debut) confront the deadly lightning of Thor, "The Thunder King." Then, The Shadow investigates the strange machinations of the Secret Six whose giant sapphire, "The Star of Delhi." is the centerpiece for serial murders. BONUS: "The Witch Drums," a long-lost thriller from Orson Welles' legendary Shadow broadcasts! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations of Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. who pays tribute to the late Margot Stevenson, "the Woman who was Margo Lane." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-100-4 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 arriving in January!
 NICK CARTER Volume 1: "Marked for Death" and "The Impossible Theft"
The premier detective hero returns in two intriguing pulp thrillers by Richard Wormser and T.C. McClary writing as "Nick Carter." First, the legendary American sleuth who predates Sherlock Holmes is reborn into the hard-boiled 1930s in "Marked for Death," the debut novel from the rare first issue of DOC SAVAGE's sister pulp! Then, what is the bizarre connection between an East Indian idol and the disappearance of a quarter-million dollars within a bank? Nick Carter needs all his sleuthing skills to uncover the truth. BONUS: Nick Carter confronts "The Strange Dr. Devolo" in the first radio script by THE SHADOW's Walter Gibson, plus a Golden Age comic book classic from SHADOW COMICS! This double-novel collector's edition includes both classic color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, Amos Sewell's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by J. Randolph Cox, Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-098-4 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 arriving in January!
 THE SHADOW Volume 69: "The Garaucan Scandal" and "The Death Sleep"
The Master of Darkness battles global crime conspiracies in two classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." Following the departure of Commissioner Weston, The Shadow attempts to prevent a Wall Street crisis brought on by "The Garaucan Swindle," in the pulp classic that introduced Police Commissioner Wainwright Barth. Then, The Shadow must find a way to stop the secret gas that causes "The Death Sleep" to prevent a criminal plot to crack the United States Mint and the Bank of London. This instant collector's item reprints both classic pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations of Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-101-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W,  $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
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!
Start the New Year with two new reprints from the Secret Agent X series and two novels of South Sea adventure!

Secret Agent X: SLAVES OF THE SCORPION
Secret Agent X: SATAN'S SYNDICATE
WILD BLOOD by Gordon Young (A Hurricane Williams story)
KING OF CHAOS by Johnston McCulley!



The New Year begins for Beb Books with two new reprints from the famous Secret Agent X series and novels of South Seas adventure.

First up is "Slaves of the Scorpion, the 32nd adventure of the Man of a Thousand Faces.

Weird symbol of ruthless greed and savage murder, that crimson talisman of the Scorpion flared its scarlet hue from skyscraper pinnacles. For the dreaded Scorpion had finally struck, seizing full power of the metropolis. And Agent X, greatest impersonator of the century, knew that he had met his match in a devil who could change his identity with the speed of light.

The Scorpion demands obedience from all gangs on threat of secret assassination. No one is safe from the Scorpion's sinister plots. Can the Secret Agent defeat a criminal after he's already conquered the city?

This is followed by Satan's Syndicate. Secret Agent X's 33rd adventure.

The weird coal mine Inferno, burning for decades, poured its ghastly flames into the stark night. It was a fitting lair for the awesome, implacable killer who sent such chill terror to the hearts of powerful coal barons that they formed a dread syndicate with Satan to save their lives. And even the skill and daring of Secret Agent X seemed defeated against so powerful a combine.

The firstof our two South Seas adventures is “Wild Blood” our third reprint of the Hurricane Williams series (though second in sequence). Williams is determined to steal a schooner and take it to a remote island for reasons he refuses to give.  But he’s not above letting an Englishman and his daughter pay his expenses since they, too, want to go to this island, for reasons they won’t give. Will Williams survive all the skulduggery and secret plotting? Will the Englishman discover why Williams is nicknamed “Hurricane. $6/00 for a fascinating adventure.

The other story ready for ordering is Johnston McCulley’s novel of kidnaping and South Seas adventure, “King of Chaos.” – A yong man is kidnaped from the harbor of Seattle and when he recovers from a chloroforming is surprised to find that everyone treats him as if he were a king. Albeit, a king being dragged willy-nilly to a remote island settled by his Great grandfather a century before.  In accordance to a weird will, he is being returned to the island to resume the monarchy. The current rulers of the island are naturally somewhat less than enthused. Suddenly the supreme ruler of the land is a hunted dog. Can he survive and reclaim his throne? Breakneck action for only $6.00


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







Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE CRAZY CORNER
Horrible Stories
by Jean Richepin
adapted by Brian Stableford
   
Mad scientists, parrots from Atlantis, witches, madmen, monsters, korrigans, demons, magical paintings and a water sprite trapped in a mirror are but a few of the amazing characters featured in this collection of 45 stories aptly entitled The Crazy Corner which maps out the frontier between madness and nightmare.

Of all the late 19th century writers of contes cruels, Jean Richepin (1849-1926) was the cruelest when it came to the treatment of his characters, not so much in the nasty fates to which they were often delivered -- which are typical of the entire genre -- but in the merciless way in which he describes and characterizes them.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 308 pages

SPAWN OF THE PENITENTIARY
by Goron & Emile Gautier
adapted by Brian Stableford

Who is the Baron de Saint-Magloire? Coming from nowhere, he has quickly become the most prominent banker in Paris. Ministers and generals flock to his parties, and he has no equal when it comes to amassing money through speculations. But what is his relationship with Macaron, the dreaded anarchist, and Professor Sokoloff, a genius who has found a way to make gold?

From Devil's Island to the City of Light, by ways of the South American wilderness and Chelsea, this is the tale of the irresistible rise and fall of the charismatic Rozen, the first and greatest villain of the Belle Epoque...

After an adventurous youth, Marie-Francois Goron (1847-1933) joined the police and rose to the rank of Head of the notorious Sûreté, distinguishing himself in various cases which inspired him to write his Memoirs. His childhood friend, Emile Gautier (1853-1937), after joining the anarchist movement and being imprisoned, became one of the most popular science writers of his time. Together, they imagined this amazing saga, the ancestor of today's techno-thrillers and forensic detective fiction.


US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 488 pages



ROULETABILLE AT KRUPP'S
by Gaston Leroux
adapted by Brian Stableford


In Rouletabille at Krupp's (1917), Gaston Leroux followed the template created by John Buchan in Greenamtle (1916), in which a heroic secret agent is conscripted to carry out an officially-sanctioned dangerous mission in enemy territory. Here, it's fearless investigative journalist Joseph Josephin, aka Rouletabille, who is sent into the heart of the Kaiser's armaments factories to destroy the gigantic German super-weapon Titania, capable of annihilating Paris itself in a single shot.

The novel displays Leroux's fascination with, and talent for, the bizarre. As a reflection of the imaginative concerns of the French in 1917 and the revised policy of wartime propaganda that took full effect in that year, it has a stark specificity and punctiliousness that are unmatched.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 228 pages




Black Dog Books
Coming soon!
 
 
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr.  Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
 
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
 
Included are:
 • The Demise of Professor Manried
 • Queer
 • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins
 • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette)
 • The Master in Black (novelette)
 • Into His Work
 • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel)
 • Lights
  •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette)
 • Fungus Isle (novelette)
 • Beyond the Pole (novelette)
 
With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
$24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages

Pierre Benoit's classic novel about the discovery of ancient Atlantis in the heart of the desert. The Black Dog Books' edition will mark the first book appearance of this 1919 translation which appeared in Adventure magazine.
 
With an introduction by Doug Ellis.
Trade paperback / 175 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Collected for the first time comes this volumes of strange happenings and weird mysteries . . .
Paul Harley, the private investigator of Chancery Lane, and star of Rohmer's novels Bat Wing and Fire Tongue, embarks to uncover the truth behind seven odd and unexplainable murderous events.

 
Included are:
 • The Man with the Shaven Skull
 • The White Hat
 • The House of the Golden Joss
 • The Dyke Grange Mystery
 • The Voice of Kali (novel)
 • The Black Mandarin (novelette)
 • Red Mist
 
Selected and with editorial essays by by Gene Christie.

Trade paperback / Price: $19.95 US







For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action.
 
Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential detective writers of all time are collected in this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.
 
Included are:
 • This Corpse on Me
 • Avenging Angel
 • Race Williams' Double Date
 • Murder Yet To Come
 • This Corpse Is Free!
 • Gas
 • Manhunter
 • You'll Remember Me
 • I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
 • Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
 
Race Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John Daly's work.
Selected and with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.

Trade paperback / 265 pages / Price: $25.95 US


Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge,  leading to help Harald win his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 157 pages / Price: $15.95 US


For much of the first half of the Twentieth Century stories featuring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were an extremely popular part of mystery and adventure fiction, popularized through films, television, books, magazines, dime novels and stage plays. Collected herein are 20 dramatic stories carefully selected from such periodicals as Adventure, Blue Book, Short Stories, Argosy, North•West Stories, Western Story and Frontier Stories, each starring Mounties of the scarlet and gold in a selection of tales of . . . Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, and Man vs. Duty

Included are:
 • Midnight by Reg Dinsmore
 • The Frozen Crucible by T. Von Ziekursch
 • Devil McBride by Charles Green
 • Clues for the Mounted by Hulbert Footner (novelette)
 • A Man's Job by Bertrand Sinclair
 • Conspiracy by Sgt. Dan O'Rourke, R.C.M.P.
 • Burning the Snow by James B. Hendrix
 • The Last Potlatch by J. Allan Dunn (novelette)
 • The Creed of Sergent Bone by Frederick L. Nebel
 • The Boundary Line by Harwood Steele
 • Out of His Own Mouth by Sewell Peaslee Wright
 • On the Edge by Ralph Keefer, R.N.W.M.P. and Stephen Chalmers
 • The Last Patrol by Harry Sincair Drago (novelette)
 • White Capote by Dan Cushman
 • The Match by James Oliver Curwood
 • The Little Red Book Says— by C.F. Kearns
 • When the Mounties Failed by Frank Rchardson Pierce
 • According to Law by Frank L. Packard
 • The Limber-Pine Squatters by William Byron Mowery
 • Fort Saskatchewan by Llewellyn Hughes writing as Cornelius Morgan (novelette)

Selected and with an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback / 280 pages / Price: $24.95 US







Hang on to the edge of your seat as Lt. Robert Hurley faces off against modern-day pirates, smugglers, air disasters and Mother Nature in these eight harrowing adventures.

Included are:
 • News-Reel Rescue
 • The Ship of Prey (novelette)
 • Mystery on Indian Key (novelette)
 • The Pirate of Vaca Lagoon (novelette)
 • High Wind
 • A Hunch in Time
 • The Law of Hot Pursuit
 • Hurricane Patrol


Plus a few of the real adventures of Leland Jamieson are recounted in these articles:
•Shroud Lines
•High Courage by Warren T. Jamieson (The flying exploits of the other two Jamieson brothers.)

•An Aviator's Scrapbook
•Vigil in the Sky
Appendix B presents a bibliography of works by Leland S. Jamieson.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Joseph Chenoweth.


$22.95 / Trade paperback / 230 pages
A two-fisted living legend among the British residency, Jehannum Smith storms his way through a string of adventures set on the Indian subcontinent, barreling headlong into one trouble after another. He is kept grounded, and humble, by the comic relief of his devoted Madrasi manservant, Poonooswami, who never forgets to pack copious quantities of ginger biscuits and green seal whisky for any excursion.

Included are:
•"Jehannum" Smith
•Durga the Unapproachable
•Worshippers of Boondi
•Tact and Some Diplomacy (novelette)
•Naked Men of Naga (novel)

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
Cover art by Laurence Herndon
Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US
Now collected into book form for the first time, the thrilling adventures of Lynn Vickers, G-77, Ace of G-Men come to life in in his four novel length adventures!

Including are:
•The Red Raiders
•The Voice of Murder
•Pirates of the Air Mail
•Master of Madness

Cover art  by Norman Saunders.


Trade paperback / 300 pages / Price: $29.95 US







Singapore Sammy returns for another set of rough-and-tumble thrilling adventures
that are sure to leave you laughing.  

Included are:
 • Singapore Sammy (novelette)
 • Isle of the Meteor
 • The Python Pit (novel)
 • The Buddha's Whisker

Cover art by Paul Stahr.


1149 A.D. In Italy the Pope preaches Crusade, and the Christian states of Europe send their armies warring to the Holy Land. Sicily, under King Roger II, lies in an uneasy peace. From within, the Norman conquerors who now rule the island face unrest from their Muslim subjects. From without, the Germans, the French, the English, the Byzantines and the Berbers of Africa all covet mastery of the strategically placed isle.
The fortress of Rocca Forte is key to the continued Norman rule of Sicily. Roger has entrusted it to one of his staunchest allies, Count Arnulfo, a mighty warrior known as the Iron Arm. But Arnulfo is growing old and has no son. His beautiful daughter, Lady Fulvia, has courage and wit in abundance and is skilled with sword and bow . . . but is only a woman. Faced with war, confronted by those who wish to marry her for their own unscrupulous ends, what can one woman do? The fate of Norman Sicily rides on the answer . . .

The Lady Fulvia stories appearing in  Adventure magazine between 1918 and 1920. Authors Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, well-known in the pages of Adventure for coupling their attention to historical detail with rousing action and memorable characters. Lady Fulvia may have been their most interesting creation; a woman seeking to impose her will in a bloody man's world, to save the land of her birth. As Bishop and Brodeur stated in their introduction to the series, "She is the storm-center of Sicily; Sicily is the storm-center of the world."

The Red Witch collects for the first time the complete Lady Fulvia of Rocca Forte cycle of five short stories and one novel.


Included are:
 • The Golden Snare
 • The Iron Arm
 • The Quest of Gaimar the Grim
 • The Red Witch
 • The Pass of Blood
 • The Hand of the Mahdi (novel)

Price: Trade paperback / 226 pages / Price: $22.95 US
Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, Paul Rodgers, aka The Red Wolf of Arabia, goes up against revolutionaries and foreign dignitaries trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab Revolt. The Red Wolf  stories are steeped in intrigue, action and drama. It's little wonder the tales were reader favorites when they first appeared.

Inspired by the exploits of Thomas E. Lawrence (1888-1935)—El Aurens—Lawrence of Arabia—author and journalist William J. Makin in 1932 created Paul Rodgers, a British Intelligence agent under cover in the Red Sea and Suez region. Makin knew the area firsthand having previously held a news reporter position in the region, as well as penning the travelogue, Red Sea Nights (1933). His stories are peppered with the intimate color and background drawn from his travels.


Collected for the first time in book form are the complete thrilling adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Herbert Morton Stoops.






According to the Evidence

Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
  •Retained For the Defense
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With a foreword by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.
 
With an introduction by Hugh Pendexer III.

Trade paperback / 286 pages / Price: $24.95 US

Leaving home for the sea at age fourteen, Albert Richard Wetjen (1900-1948), was shipwrecked twice before his sixteenth birthday. On the later occasion he survived five weeks on an island before being rescued.
 
Once back to sea, to pass the time between ports, Wetjen began to read. Less than impressed by some of the fiction he read, which lacked believability, he knew he could tell a better story himself by simply drawing upon his working knowledge of ships and the tribulations of men at sea.
 
By age twenty-two, only a few years after his first attempts at composing fiction, Dick Wetjen was a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's, simultaneously selling stories to the pulp magazines Action Stories, Adventure, Short Stories and Everybody's.
 
Paths of Fire assembles some of the Wetjen's finest  riveting tales of adventure.
 Included are:
 • Gun-Running
 • The Holding of the Rasmus
 • The Boomerang
 • Exit
 • East of the Solomons
 • The Killer
 • Paths of Fire
 • Crimson Shells
 • Last Cruise of the Fuscia Tua
 
With an introdution by Tom Roberts
Cover art by Hubert Rogers.
Trade paperback / 215 pages / Price: $19.95 US
Freelance Odyssey


In a career spanning nearly five decades W(alter) Ryerson Johnson (1901-1995) created a wide range of fiction: Western, adventure, mystery; and contributed to pulp and slick magazines, paperback fiction, nonfiction reference and young reader volumes.
 
Today Johnson is fondly remembered as the most popular ghost writer for Lester Dent, penning such Doc Savage adventures as "Land of Always NIght" and "The Fantastic Island." HIs pulp credits include stories to: Adventure, Short Stories, Argosy, Ace-High, Western Story Magazine, Top Notch, West, Danger Trail, Cowoy Stories, Star Western among others.

HIs Len Siringo was a popular series character running in Star Western.
His slick contribution include works to Collier's, MacLean's, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine and numerous others.
 
In between freelanceing were editorail stints for Popular Publications overseeing such title as The Spider, Detective Tales and Dime Mystery.
 
Now read his life's story, his triumphs and tragedies told in his easy, smooth style.







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

The Windy City Countdown Begins! - New!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire - New!
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)
Murania’s New Mailing Address
This Year’s Two Top Stocking Stuffers (Provided You Have Big Stockings)
Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
Murania On The March Once More! - The latest news on Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Fall 2012 issue (#35)
Battening Down The Hatches


The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series - Coming January 8!
By James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . . The Blood Gospel

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.

Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses? Why are they sworn to celibacy? Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods? And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ's own blood? The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.

In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened—until now.


Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN-10: 006199104X
ISBN-13: 978-0061991042
$27.99




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 212: Kevin Rau - New!
Kevin Rau visits the Book Cave to introduce his series H.E.R.O. Art, Bruce and Ric discover quite a bit about the series and where it is headed. Be sure and listen for the special on the first book and the upcoming new book that Kevin is writing.

Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
Episode 209: Tom and Ginger Johnson
Episode 208: Jeff Doten
Episode 207: The Golden Age
Episode 206: Arrow
Episode 205: John Chadwell
Episode 204: Sean Ellis

Clive Cussler: Zero Hour (A Kurt Austin Adventure) - Coming May 28!
By Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way.

Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

Now, that can’t be good.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 039916250X
ISBN-13: 978-0399162503
$28.95


Clive Cussler: The Striker (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Coming March 5!
By Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

Detective Isaac Bell returns in the remarkable new adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.

It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.

Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known, men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness . . . who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (March 5, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0399161775
ISBN-13: 978-0399161773
$27.95





Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast Diorama
Sideshow Exclusive Edition
Polystone Diorama

Now available for pre-order!

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast Diorama. Crafted in 1:5 scale, this massive diorama measures a staggering 28 inches tall, depicting a deadly battle between the famed Cimmerian warrior and a monstrous opponent. Each piece is hand painted and finished with incomparable attention to detail and features three interchangeable hands, armed with a broadsword, axe, or dagger. The Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast diorama an extraordinary addition to any collection.

Checkout the photo gallery link below for lots more images including closeups!

Product Size: 27.75" H (704.85mm) x 17.5" W (444.5mm) x 16.5" L (419.1mm)
Price: US $499.99
Estimated Ship Date: August 2013





CONAN VOLUME 13: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST
Arriving in comic shops January 9!
Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color),
and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Kicking off Dark Horse’s sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the Western Ocean. Finding first danger and then passion in the arms of the pirate queen Bêlit, the Cimmerian begins a new life of pleasure and pillage along the Black Coast, in this epic of romance and terror! Collect issues #1-#6 of the Conan the Barbarian series.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, On sale January 16



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

Weird with a Beard: WEIRD TALES 1, 2 & 3 - New!
Happy New Detective Year! - New!
Forgotten Books (and Stories) of 2012 (and 2011, and 2010, and then some)
Creeping Terror! - A 4-Pack of Thrills from Black Dog Books
Hi-Yo Christmas Away!
NEBEL, MILLER & WORTS: Black Dog's South Seas 3-Pack
The Best of the Best: Best of Adventure 2-Pack
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Lost Adventures of The CONTINENTAL OP
Death's Dark Domain: The WILDest Doc Savage Adventure yet!
Overlooked Films: Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Red Menace" from the November 1931 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"High-Voltage Homicide" by Frankie Lewis from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1937
Palmer the Eel was as slippery as his prototype. But he had one lesson to learn - that a slip too many can mean a long slide to hell.
"Till Death Do Us Part" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1946

Featuring: Chet Lacey
Two wealthy sisters run into a nightmare of trouble when a scheming husband dishes up a murder and blackmail stew, and it's up to private detective Chet Lacey to serve the solution!
"Strays" by Hapsburg Liebe from SHORT STORIES, September 10, 1943
. . . . And Boot Hill Was Still Sacred Ground.


Fu-Manchu: The Mask of Fu-Manchu - Coming  March 5!

This book is a direct continuation of the previous entry, "The Daughter of Fu Manchu." The story this time concerns Fu's attempts to steal the so-called relics of El Mokanna from Sir Lionel. These relics will enable him to foster an Islamic uprising that will sweep the world.

Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 0857686070
ISBN-13: 978-0857686077
$9.95




Fu-Manchu: The Bride of Fu-Manchu - Coming June 4!

A strange epidemic sweeps the French Riviera - a biological weapon created by Dr. Fu-Manchu. Dr. Petrie is called upon by the French authorities, and when the truth emerges, Denis Nayland-Smith is summoned to help stop his arch-foe before he can succeed in spreading his plague across Europe. As they struggle to contain the horror, Petrie's friend, the botanist Alan Sterling cannot stop thinking of the mysterious Fleurette, unaware that the beautiful girl he chanced upon was raised by the emperor of evil himself, Dr. Fu-Manchu.

Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN-10: 0857686089
ISBN-13: 978-0857686084

$9.95


Girasol Collectables - January Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

For the 2013 Replica lineup, we're stepping up Terror Tales and Operator 5 to 6 issues per year,
so that those 2 titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
We'll also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #88 from Jan. 1941 - $35
Featuring  "Harbor of Nameless Dead
"

OPERATOR #5 #33 from May-June 1937 - $35
OPERATOR #5 is now bi-monthly!!!!
WEIRD TALES #28 from January 1926 - $35
Featuring H. P. Lovecraft's "The Tomb"



Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

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

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

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
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#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

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

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#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)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

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

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

#31 November/December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938


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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
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#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
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#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - January 12, 2013!
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


Go Hero
Doc Savage 1/6th Scale Figure

Coming soon!

Go Hero and Executive Replicas has released a photo of the Golden Age Doc Savage 1:6 Scale figure.
This is a work in progress and the final product is subject to change.








Gryphon Books - Now available!
NEW Sherlock Holmes BOOK JUST OUT!

The Great Detective: His Further Adventures edited by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside Press, 2012, 245pp, new trade paperback, $15 + postage)

This is a great new anthology of traditional Sherlock Holmes stories that just came out last month, containing stories by Marvin Kaye, Gary Lovisi, Magda Jozsa (2), John L. French, Lyn McConchie (2), Richard K. Tobin, Stan Trybulski, Ralph E. Vaughan, Morris Hershman and Richard Kellogg. It's a fun new book that I am sure you will enjoy and I hope you will all purchase a copy. I will gladly sign copies upon request. It is available now for $15 + postage from Gryphon Books through our website or reply to this email (also through the publisher's website, www.wildsidebooks.com).




Gryphon Books - Hurricane Sandy NEWS!

Like a lot of people in our area in Brooklyn, (also Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey) we got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. We lost power for 16 days, had no heat for 19 days, lost both cars underwater, and lost thousands of books in the stock room basement to the water surge. It was a nightmare and took us weeks to just clean up. We are in the process of recovery now and rebuilding will begin soon.

Many Gryphon Books (including issues of Paperback Parade and Hardboiled) that I have published for the last 30 years were totally destroyed. We were only able to salvage about 1% of the books at all. Any remaining copies of all Gryphon publications -- if any -- are in limited supply. Some with just 2 or 3 copies left. There are no plans to reprint these books or issues at this time. Please go to my website at www.gryphonbooks.com for more details on the hurricane results and on the few Gryphon Books still available. I am sure most of these editions will become quite rare now so this is a good time to purchase them.

Almost all my books that I have written over the years were also destroyed in the flood, however I have been able to restock some of my books published by Borgo/Wildside, Ramble House and Airship27. These are POD (print on demand books) and are listed below. New copies are now in stock. I hope you will look over the list below and if you see something you like, give it a try. I will be glad to sign any copies if you like.

Sherlock Holmes: The Baron's Revenge by Gary Lovisi
(Airship27, tpb, 2012, $15 + postage)
Holmes and Watson in the wildest case of their career as an enemy from the past, one of Doyle's most vile but underrated villains Doyle ever created returns to cause havoc. In this sequel to Doyle's Holmes story "The Adventure of The Illustrious Client" we are set upon a twisting and shocking case that is set in motion by an enemy with nothing but the complete and utter destruction of the Great Detective. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan give this one a try.

Battling Boxing Stories edited by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside, tpb, 2012, $15 + postage)
A new collection containing 15 of the most intense and hard-hitting stories about the pugilistic arts that highlight all types of boxing bouts and fighters. Your ears will ring with the sting of these battles long after you finish the book. Features terrific stories by Wayne D. Dundee, C.J. Henderson, Stan Trybulski, Gary Lovisi, Ron Fortier, Garnett Elliott, Robert S.P. Lee, Penelope Stanhope, G.D. McFetridge, Michael A.Black, Arlette Lees, Lonni Lees, Terence Butler, William Boyle and Marc Spitzer. This is another fun book full of great boxing and crime stories.

The Moon Man (Volume 1) by Gary Lovisi & others

(Airship 27, tpb, 2012, $15 + postage)
The Robin Hood of the pulps returns with a fun selection of wild pulp crime stories by myself and other writers recreating the classic pulp hero originated by Fredric C. Davis. Great pulp action fun!

Ultra-Boiled: 23 Hard Crime Stories by Gary Lovisi

(Ramble House Books, tpb, 275pp, 2010, $20 + postage)
A wild collection of 23 brutal, violent, hard crime noir tales, includes classic reprints as well as shocking new originals, a selection of my most intense hard crime stories that I think you will not soon forget.

Violence Is The Only Solution by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside, tpb, 2011, $15 + postage)
A collection of three intense hard crime noir stories featuring my bad-boy dysfunctional ex-cop Vic Powers. These are tough violent crime tales and include the title story (first publication in the US), as well as "Dogs Know" and "Black Vomit". This book is backed with another great crime noir book, Vivacious Vixens & Blackmail Babes by Michael Hemmingson on the other side.

Bad Girls Need Love Too by Gary Lovisi
(Krause Books, hardcover, 2010, $12.00 + postage)
Thrill to the pleasures of sexy pulp paperback cover art gorgeously displayed along with wild, campy, and sleazy blurbs and teaser text that are such a key part of these sexy pulp paperbacks. This 6 x 8" lovely hardcover book contains almost 200 slick pages crammed with outstanding sexy pin-up covers, femme fatale bad girls, steamy noir and wild text all in full color. A celebration of sexy pulp paperbacks at their best!

Mars Needs Books! by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside, tpb, 2011, $20 + postage)
A wild science fiction novel as the men living on Mars in the future seek to escape an oppressive Earth worldwide government Authority. It contains aspects of Orwell's 1984 and Philip K. Dick's reality dysfunction -- all anchored by the mystery of the men on Mars who collect, trade, read and treasure old mystery and crime hard-boiled vintage paperbacks! A wild novel of ideas, politics and science fiction, book collecting, book collectors, and what is real and what is not.

Murder of A Bookman by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside, tpb, 2011, $15 + postage)
A fun biblio-mysyery novel with Detective Bentley Hollow investigating the brutal murder of bookseller Brian MacDonald, who was less than honest in his professional and personal dealings. Book lore and book collecting adventure and crime. It's a wild ride, backed with The Paperback Show Murders by Robert Reginald about the goings on at a certain LA paperback show. Two fun book collector mystery novels back-to-back.

More Secret Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by by Gary Lovisi
(Ramble House Books, tpb, 2011, $15 + postage)
Collects three pastiches, two that were heavily cut when published now restored to their original lengths and published here for the first time in the US. Includes an introduction about how the stories came to be written and historical notes at the end of each to put them into historical perspective.

Secret Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by by Gary Lovisi
(Ramble House Books, tpb, 2009, $15 + postage)
Earlier volume collection contains three Holmes pastiche stories, including my MWA Edgar nominated story "The Adventure of The Missing Detective", and an Afterword by famed author Richard A. Lupoff, some fun new Sherlock Holmes tales to enjoy.

Driving Hell's Highway by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildside Press, tpb, 2011, $15 + postage)
He had no past and he had no future, only the long open road ahead of him. What would he find out there? He had no idea, but he knew it would be full of danger and violence. A hard-boiled surreal noir about a man driving through the dark back roads of America. A Double book backed with Devil's Plague by Michael R. Collings.

Gargoyle Nights by Gary Lovisi
(Borgo/Wildisde Press, tpb, 2011, $15 + postage)
In the last days of Oldearth's last city the greatest wizard of mystical Shenumbra creates a monstrous gargoyle to carry out his sinister designs -- then things get out of hand. Inspired by the fantasy horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Jack Vance. A Double book backed with Don Webb's Do The Weird Crime, Do The Weird Time.

PAYMENT:
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-- via check or money order to Gryphon Books at the address below.

POSTAGE:
Domestic:
Media Mail: $2.00 for the first book, 50 cents each additional book.
Priority Mail: $5.00 for the first book, $1 each additional book.
International:
Canada: First Class International: $6.00 for the 1st book, $1 each additional book
All Other Countries: First Class International: $10.00 for the 1st book, $3 each additional book.

GRYPHON BOOKS
PO Box 280209
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Hard Case Crime - Coming in February!

SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Glen Orbik

COMIC BOOKS ARE CORRUPTING AMERICA’S YOUTH!

Or so the esteemed Dr. Werner Frederick would have people believe—people like the Congressmen holding hearings on banning violent crime and horror "funny books." And when the crusade provokes a most un-funny murder, Jack Starr—comics syndicate troubleshooter—has no shortage of suspects. Was it the knife-wielding juvenile delinquent or the naked seductress? Perhaps a frustrated publisher or an outraged cartoonist. Or was it a comic book reader...?

Inspired by the real-life 1950s witch-hunt against Tales From the Crypt publisher EC Comics, SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT pulls back the curtain for an insider’s view of the history of comics—and features more than a dozen brand new illustrations in the classic EC style by comic book legend Terry Beatty!

First publication ever!
In addition to his work for Hard Case Crime, Collins is famous as the long-time scripter of the Dick Tracy comic strip and comic books such as Batman and Ms. Tree


 
The Harker Legacy: Pulp Line #3 [Kindle Edition] - Now available and featuring Robert E. Howard!
By James Teel Glenn

One Family. One Legacy. One Problem.

Texan writer, Robert Howard, travels to London for inspiration for his stories when he finds himself in a street brawl. Aided by a struggling actor, Howard sees off the thugs and sets about returning the favor for his newly injured and incapacitated friend. Howard agrees to take over his role as a 'whipper-in' on an upcoming foxhunt hosted by the Harker family.

Howard meets the Harker's and learns about their travels in Hungary and Romania, before settling in England once more to closely guard a terrible secret.

Putting his considerable horse-riding skills on show, Howard catches the eye of Gwendolyn Harker, the daughter of Jonathan and Mina. Her parents regard Howard's intentions with suspicion, and their dark and deadly legacy is revealed before him, leaving him with a fight for his life.

Can Howard unravel the secret and save himself before it's too late?



Hermes Press
ALEX TOTH'S ZORRO: THE COMPLETE DELL COMICS ADVENTURES
Arriving in comic shops January 9!


Comics legend Alex Toth's piece de resistance, the complete Dell adventures of Zorro, is finally available in a full color archival hardcover reprint!  Toth, who defined how action/adventure stories are told, set the standard for comic book storytelling with his Zorro tales. Cited by comic book artists, historians, and fans as some of Toth's best work these stories have been painstakingly digitally reconstructed to look better than the original Dell comic books in this deluxe reprint which also includes tons of supplemental material.

Hardcover, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color, $49.99




Hippocampus Press
The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith (Three Volumes)
Now available!

Clark Ashton Smith was one of the most remarkable and distinctive American poets of the twentieth century. His tremendous output of poetry, totaling nearly 1000 original poems written over a span of more than fifty years, is of the highest craftsmanship and runs the gamut of subject matter from breathtaking “cosmic” verse about the stars and galaxies to plangent love poetry to pungent satire to delicate imitations of Japanese haiku. The Hippocampus Press edition of The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith prints, for the first time, Smith’s entire poetic work, including hundreds of uncollected and unpublished poems.
 
The poems have been arranged chronologically by date of writing, so far as can be ascertained. All poems have been textually corrected by consultation with manuscripts and early appearances, and have been extensively annotated by editors S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. This new paperback edition corrects errors and omissions from the original edition, as well as including several previously unknown poems by Smith, collected here for the first time.

• Trade Paperback
• Edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
• 1307 pages (three volumes)
• ISBN 978-1-61498-048-3
• $75.00



H.P. Lovecraft: Nightmare Countries - Now available!
By S.T. Joshi

Although he lived and died in obscurity, H. P. Lovecraft inspired horror and sci-fi authors including Stephen King, Robert Bloch (Psycho), and Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian). His legions of fans around the world have remained devoted for nearly 100 years, thanks to his epic mythology of horrifying creations, such as the monster-god Cthulhu and the forbidden book The Necronomicon. This illustrated biography showcases Lovecraft’s handwritten manuscript pages alongside rare photographs, hand-drawn maps and sketches, and revealing anecdotes. The text explores Lovecraft’s isolated life and the devotion to both science and writing that led him to populate the unimaginable depths of the cosmos with eldritch reminders of humankind’s insignificance: Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the shoggoths, and more. A final chapter discusses his explosive posthumous career as an icon in his own right in popular and underground culture, influencing fiction, music, gaming, comics, and film.

Table of Contents
Introduction
A Genuine Pagan (1890–1904)
Eccentric Recluse (1904–1914)
A Renewed Will to Live (1914–1924)
New York Exile (1924–1926)
The Creation of Cthulhu (1926–1931)
A Shadow Over Life (1932–1937)
The Mythos Grows
Author Biography
Image Credits


Hardcover, 160 pages, $19.98


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Number Crunching in the Pulps - New!
LOVE STORY's Circulation: Myth, Mystery, or Fact? - New!
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety
Pulp Fest 2012 Report
"Dear Mrs. Browne"; Daisy's First Job at LOVE STORY
"To Steal A Ranch," A Complete Paul Powers Story
The EXCITING series of pulps
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon




Mamie Van Doren has signed to appear as a guest at the September 19-21, 2013 Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!
Other celebrities have signed but we'll announce them one by one throughout January as we start updating the website.



2013 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention


Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK & HONEY WEST ONE SHOT
Arriving in comic shops January 9!
(Writer) Janet L. Hetheringto;n (Art) Ronn Sutton; (Cover) Malcolm Mclinton & Various

Two top-tier investigators in one titanic team up! High heels and Hedonism! Young cub reporter Carl Kolchak falls into an ongoing investigation with Honey West, who is undercover at a gentlemen's club! Disappearing women are the main course, and as the violence escalates and the case gets out of control, both our heroes must fight to stay alive!

Softcover, 7x10, 40 pages, Full Color,$3.99




Mulholland Books: THE SAINT - Coming in February and beyond!

Mulholland Books is a relatively new fiction imprint at Hodder & Stoughton, focusing on suspense fiction. In partnership with an American imprint of the same name, Mulholland Books is seeking out the best crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories and supernatural suspense.

Mulholland Books is bringing out thirty-five of Leslie Charteris’s solo novels over the course of the year.
 
A lot of people will know the Saint from the Roger Moore series, and the books are just as action-packed and delightful. Templar is a man of a thousand disguises, always ready with a plan, a quip, and if all else fails, a swift upper-cut. He lives for adventure, dispensing his own unique brand of justice along the way.

Four titles will be available in February!

 

Five titles will be available in April!



Five titles will be available in June!

Saint in London    The Saint Intervenes  The Saint Goes on  The Saint in New York  The Brighter Buccaneer

There will be five more releases in August, October, December, and February 2014
until the series is complete!

Thanks to Ian Dickerson for the tip and the covers!

Mulholland Books





Off-Trail Publications
The Land of Ophir 
The complete ADVENTURE serial

By Charles Beadle
Introduction by John Locke
Now available!

The story: a group of world-tested, globe-trotting adventurers-a dog-eared diary for a guide-a carefully-plotted plan-an indomitable armed expedition-a journey into Africa, where brave men were known to enter, never to be seen again. The mission: a quest for fabled Ophir and its legendary riches.

THE LAND OF OPHIR is a freewheeling saga full of fascinating characters, action, suspense, mystery, even horror, told in Charles Beadle's inimitable style.

His three-part serial is reprinted for the first time since its 1922 appearance in ADVENTURE magazine.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 146 pages, $12.00 postpaid

Contact: john.locke91@gmail.com
Also available on Amazon.com


Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Philip José Farmer: HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR
Coming January 15!

Twelve thousand years ago the great lost city of Opar was in its prime, with its Atlantean tradition, its fabled jewels, its living goddess and Hadon, son of ancient Opar, whose claim to a throne launches him upon an enthralling and dangerous venture.

A brand-new edition of the classic novel.


Softcover, 5x8, 208 pages, $9.95





Philip José Farmer: The Wind Whales of Ishmael
Coming March 12!

Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth—an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared. Here too there are whales to hunt—but whales that soar through a dark blue sky....
Hugo Award-winner Philip José Farmer has spun a fascinating tale of whaling ships and seamen of the sky in a bizarre future world where there are no seas to sail and no safe harbor to call home....


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781162972
ISBN-13: 978-1781162972

$9.95



Philip José Farmer: The Mad Goblin
Coming June 11!

They were known simply as the Nine - grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.

Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he has turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of the Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of evil...


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781162999
ISBN-13: 978-1781162996

$9.95


Philip José Farmer: Flesh
Coming August 13!

Space Commander Stagg explored the galaxies for 800 years. Upon his return, the hero Stagg is made the centerpiece of an incredible public ritual, one that will repeatedly take him to the heights of ecstasy and the depths of hell.


ISBN-10: 1781163014
ISBN-13: 978-1781163016

$9.95


Pandemonium - Coming March 19!
By Warren Fahy

Deep beneath the Ural Mountains, in an underground city carved out by slave labor during the darkest hours of the Cold War, ancient caverns hold exotic and dangerous life-forms that have evolved in isolation for countless millennia. Cut off from the surface world, an entire ecosystem of bizarre subterranean species has survived undetected—until now.

Biologists Nell and Geoffrey Binswanger barely survived their last encounter with terrifying, invasive creatures that threatened to engulf the planet. They think the danger is over until a ruthless Russian tycoon lures them to his underground metropolis, where they find themselves confronted by a vicious menagerie of biological horrors from their past—and by entirely new breeds of voracious predators. Now they’re rising up from the bowels of the Earth to consume the world as we know it.

USA Today praised Warren Fahy's debut novel, Fragment, as “a rollicking tale [that] will enthrall readers of Jurassic Park and The Ruins.”
Now Fahy sets off an even more thrilling stampede of action and suspense, bursting forth from the hellish depths of...Pandemonium.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN-10: 0765333295
ISBN-13: 978-0765333292
$24.99



Pulpville Press - Now available in large print editions!

LP1: TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is a textural reprint of the A. L. Burt book printing which used the original A. C. McClurg printing plates. Tarzan is the orphaned son of a British nobleman, adopted while a baby by a tribe of anthropoid apes and cared for by a fierce animal foster-mother. He learns all the secrets of the wilds, he acquires the strength and agility of his associates, and in time his human intelligence aids him in becoming the leader of the tribe. His fearless encounters with the jungle terrors, his slowly dawning realization that he is a man, are experiences such as have been nowhere else described with so absorbing an interest. When he meets with others of his kind and is able to note the strange differences, when he sees the woman who should be his mate but is separated from him by unsurmountable obstacles, even greater trials are before him. It is more than a strong, unique story--it is one that will be remembered and read again and again through the coming years. Long available only with censored text, Pulpville Press is proud to present the original First Edition book version of this novel in the Tarzan Series.
$15.00
408 pages
8.5 x 11 inch softcover

Order Softcover Here



LP2: THE SCARLET ACE by Theodore A. Tinsley
Amusements Inc., dedicated to the eradication of evil, and led by Major Lacy, was featured in a series of stories in Black Aces, All Detective Magazine, Bull's-Eye Detective, and Detective Book Magazine. This compilation features the four stories which appeared in All Detective Magazine: "The Scarlet Ace", "Candidate For Death", "Hell House", and "The House of Crime".
$12.95
206 pages
8.5 x 11 inch softcover

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LP3: KA-ZAR: KING OF FANG AND CLAW by Bob Byrd
Through the menacing brooding jungle stalked the mighty Ka-Zar, primitive white youth of the jungle, son of the lion, discovering, fighting, conquering beasts, savages and white men who came to kill, and steal the golden treasures from this primeval heart of the Congo.
"King of Claw and Fang" is the first novel in the Ka-Zar of the Beasts series which ran for three issues of his own pulp magazine, beginning in October 1936.

$12.95
186 pages
8.5 x 11 inch softcover

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

Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author - New!
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher

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/

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #19
Unabridged Audiobook
Captain Satan The Mask of the Damned
Read by Michael C. Gwynne

Now available!

Take Leslie Charteris’ popular rogue, Simon Templar—better known as The Saint—add a dash of Carroll John Daly’s merciless crime-crusher, Satan Hall, then mix well with the Spider, and you have William O’Sullivan’s Captain Satan.
 
A 1930s Robin Hood, dashing Cary Adair steals from the wealthy—and splits the proceeds with his well-named Satan’s Crew. They are a loose collection of shifty characters with monikers like Doc, Kayo, Soapy, Big Bill and Gentleman Dan—many of whom don’t survive working for the satanic captain for very long. That was the refreshing thing about William O’Sullivan’s dashing demi-hero: In the realistic and hard-hitting milieu he painted, not every heroic henchman lives to fight another day.
 
As Satan tells them: “You know my principles: To smash every crook I can lay my hands on—and what he has is mine. I’ll break every petty or large crook, every swindling racketeer or grafting politician or gyp banker I can lay my hands on. The terms you already know. What they have is ours. I pay the expenses and take a one third cut. You boys spilt the remainder on equal shares.”


William O’Sullivan was a prolific producer of pulp crime, sports and aviation stories. He penned only five novels for Captain Satan magazine, but they are nice smooth examples of 1938 pulp. And they carry the distinct flavor of Popular Publications—a kind of pulpy Warner Bros. movie on paper.
 
One amusing thing about Cary Adair is that he was best buds with the head of the F.B.I.—in this series called Jo Desher. In real life, he was J. Edgar Hoover. Desher soon begins to suspect that his wealthy friend is the brains behind Captain Satan. But proving it is another matter….
 
The Mask of the Damned chronicles the first exploit of Cary Adair, and is ripped from the pages of Popular Publications’ premier issue of Captain Satan, dated March, 1938. Michael C. Gwynne narrates the action. Also included in this Total Pulp Experience audiobook is William R. Cox’s intriguing short story, "Mr. Detective is Annoyed." 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Spider #50: Master of the Flaming Horde
A mass-murder weapon, too horrible for war, was sweeping New York with fire — under the barbaric, pitiless direction of the Master of the Flame Men! First warning of the unseen cloud of death was a breath of tainted air that transformed a sombre populace into a laughing, drunken riot. Then came a blast that would smash a skyscraper into bits... From the charred and twisted embers of the towering holocaust, Richard Wentworth rose, in the fear-inspiring guise of the Spider, to smoke the arson assassin out from behind the machine guns of his flame-cloaked bodyguard — and fight for the lives of a reeling, giggling people too blind-drunk to flee! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

The Spider #51: Satan's Switchboard
At the coming of the Silencer, dread stillness blanketed all Manhattan — for no one's most secret thought was safe from that prying terror-monarch who blackmailed men into bloody suicide! Neither trembling citizen, nor great corporation, was safe in this new crime empire, whose subjects were faceless corpses and whose coffers were jammed with gang-gathered gold. Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's strange disguise, takes up his own weird weapons to fight the greatest battle of his career — against a monster who made a fortune out of harmless fools and struck a whole city dumb before it died! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each!   

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
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Operator 5 #25: Crime's Reign of Terror
The Scarlet Baron, a shrewd, criminal demagogue, had inflamed the American people to white-hot madness by his false promises of wealth for all! Great hosts of misguided men stormed the country, bent on plunder, rapine and murder. Countless innocent persons, were slaughtered, burned, crucified. No human was safe from one moment to the next. The greatest nation in the world had gone completely mad!... Only a pitiful handful of men were left to preserve the ideals of American liberty and justice. Headed by Jimmy Christopher, Ace of the Intelligence, they did their valiant best. With Diane Elliot and Tim Donovan apparently sacrificed in vain — with his own life a forfeited pawn — Operator 5 faces the gravest crisis of his career and his most dangerous enemy! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Harrison Storm and Russell Gray
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Bruno Fischer, writing under the pen names of Harrison Storm and Russell Gray, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Captain Satan #1: The Masked of the Damned
They called them the Ambassadors From Hell — these fighting fools of Satan’s Crew. Captain Satan! — only a name, but burned by the brand of justice into the heart of the underworld! Strange Detective Mysteries premiered in October of 1937.  After two issues, it changed its title — and its focus — to Captain Satan.  It featured a crime-fighting hero much in the style of Robin Hood or The Saint, who robbed from the crooks — a grim, hard vigilante of justice.  By day, he was wealthy Cary Adair.  By night, Captain Satan!  Assisted by a dozen aides, none of whom knew the identities of the others, this scourge of the underworld brought terror to all men of evil who saw his calling card, a devil figure projected onto the wall by a portable light. The series lasted a short five issues from March 1938 until July 1938, and then returned to Strange Detective Mysteries where it continued for 26 more issues into mid-1943. Captain Satan now returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #14: Fiesta Kisses are Sweetest by Marian O'Hearn
Get a taste of Romance in the Old West in Rangeland Romances #14.  One of the most popular genres of the Pulp era, the western romance appealed to men and women alike, combining the draw of love and drama with the six-gun. In Fiesta Kisses are Sweetest, Nedra despised rancher Bill McVeigh so furiously and unalterably — that she decided to be that arrogant cattle-king’s very last romance. When she gave rancher Bill a double dose of love-’em-and-leave-’em — she never figured she’d get stuck on the lovin’! Presented in a beautifully formatted eBook for easy reading, this tale of love and action on the frontier is a good addition to your eBook collection. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!









ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 1 TP
Arriving in comic shops January 9!

Paul Tobin (Writer), Scott Allie (Writer), Mark Finn (Writer), Mark Andreyko (Writer), Joe Casey (Writer), Jeremy Barlow (Writer), David Lapham (Writer), Joshua Williamson (Writer), Dave Land (Writer), Peter Doree (Writer), Wellington Alves (Art), Ben Dewey (Art), Tim Bradstreet (Art), Robert Atkins (Art), Pop Mhan (Art), Tim Seeley (Art), Tony Parker (Art), Fabio Cobiaco (Art), Patric Reynolds (Art), M.S. Corley (Art), Sean Phillips (Art), Rebecca Buchman (Inks), Michael Atiyeh (Color), Dave Stewart (Color), Grant Goleash (Color), Michelle Madsen (Color), José Villarubia (Color), Brian Miller (Color), Dan Jackson (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

From the mind of pulp titan Robert E. Howard comes a slew of thrilling tales of savage heroism and brutal adventure! This collection features larger-than-life Howard heroes like Dark Agnes, El Borak, the Sonora Kid, and, of course, Conan, and showcases some of today’s top creators like Sean Phillips, Tony Parker, Joe Casey, Paul Tobin, and many, many more! This trade paperback collects all the original material from Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #1 – #4, along with a cover and pin-up gallery.

Trade Paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 144 pages, $17.99, On sale January 2









Coming soon!


War in Pellucidar
Detail from the battle for Pellucidar
 
From an all-new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE.
 Illustrated by Jamie Chase.
Written by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc.
 The Adventure Begins in 2013.
 From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
 Artwork © Jamie Chase





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Masks - Issue Two

The Shadow Fan returns for a 13th episode! This time around, he talks about a couple of Shadow collectibles that are on the market before diving into 1963's Return of The Shadow and the second issue of Dynamite's crossover series, Masks.
 
If you love pulp's greatest pulp hero, now's the time to start listening to The Shadow Fan!


Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg
IT'S HERE!
All New Tarzan Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month.
Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].

Read All About It at:  www.ERBzine.com/tarzan
Subscribe at the ERB, Inc. Corporate Site
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/


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

Weird Tales at Christmas
Weird Tales and the End of the World
Weird Tales Artists of the 1970s
Don Rico (1912-1985)
Edison Marshall (1894-1967)
Muriel Campbell Dyar (1875-1963)

Tom Johnson
 Cold War Heroes
Now available in a hardcover edition!

Tom Johnson's best selling novel, Cold War Heroes is now available from Lulu.com in hardback.
It may take awhile for it to be listed on Amazon and elsewhere.


NTD has recently renewed the contract with Tom for his best selling boxing novel set in Cold War France of the 1960s, complete with spies, blood, and hard fist.

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 experience it.



UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM
Coming February 12!
(Writer) Jonathan Maberry & Various (Art) Darren Bader & Various (Cover) Mark Zug, Lizzy Bromley

Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars in 1912, fans of all ages have marveled at the adventures of John Carter, an Earthman who suddenly finds himself in a strange new world. A century later, readers can enjoy this compilation of brand-new stories starring John Carter of Mars. Collected by veteran editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features a foreword by Tamora Pierce and stories and original art from titans of literature and illustration such as Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Charles Vess, and many more, plus a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.

Softcover, 6x8, 368 pages, $9.99






Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Spellbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book II, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, December 25, 2012
New Avengers: Breakout, Alisa Kwitney, Marvel, $24.99, January 1, 2012


Coming soon!
Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, eds. Camille Alexa & Claude Lalumiere,
         Tyche Books, $15.95,   February 13, 2013

The Society of Steam: Power Under Pressure, Book 3, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, January 8, 2013
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, ed. John Joseph Adams, Tor, $25.99, Feb. 2, 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, February 19, 2013
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, February 26, 2013

Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, February 26, 2013
Superheroes, ed. Rich Horton, Prime Books, $15.95, February 27, 2013

S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  February 28, 2013
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $7.99, March 19, 2013
The Age Atomic, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $14.99, March 26, 2013
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, April 2, 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2013
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $24.99, April 16, 2013  
Ex-Patriots, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, April 23, 2013    
        
World Divided, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, April 30, 2013
All My Friends Are Superheroes, [10th Anniversary Ed.], Andrew Kaufman, Coach House Books, $15.95, June 4, 2013
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 14, 2013

The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 01, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, November 13, 2013
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014

William Preston: UNEARTHED - Now available on Kindle!

William Preston's third story in his "Old Man" series, the 18,000-word novella "Unearthed," which ran in the Sept. 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, is now available (for 99 cents) via Kindle.
It can be read on any Kindle device or with a Kindle app. 


This 18,000-word novella is the third story to feature my enigmatic hero, known as the Old Man in “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” and as the Big Man or “the man himself” in “Clockworks.” In "Unearthed," our rather youthful Old Man, referred to as Little Boss, is sent to his father's mine in a forgotten South American country in response to a cry for help. Disaster has struck the miners in the form of mysterious delusions, and a journey underground with the sole English speaker, a young Mohawk woman, leads our protagonists to the bizarre source of the affliction . . . and provides them with a life-changing mission. 


The three stories are best read in the order in which they’ve been published in Asimov’s Science Fiction—that is, out of chronological order.
 “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” takes place in 2001-2002, and should be read first.
“Clockworks” takes place in 1962.
"Unearthed" takes readers as far back as I plan to go, 1925.
Two more stories, both sequels to the original tale, are in the works.
The earlier stories are available, bundled together as a single e-book, via both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Kindle Price:  $0.99





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