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26 January 2018



F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #158
Texas Rangers Double Issue


Law On the Winter Range by Jackson Cole
Rampaging, raiding outlaws and land-grabbers, whose greed for empire knows no bounds, ride roughshod over the range until the Lone Wolf Lawman takes a hand in their game! 
Follow a fighting Ranger as he challenges evil despots.

Loot of the Wolf by Jackson Cole
When a mysterious cache of outlaw gold leads to a reign of lawlessness and death, the Lone Star Ranger rides into the Big Bend with his six-guns primed for a roaring showdown! 
Jim Hatfield pits himself against a chieftain of owlhooters dedicated to slaughter and terror!

7x10, 114 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – Fall 1950

 

Homicide Town by Robert Wallace
The world’s most famous sleuth steps into a hotbed of evil corruption and graft as he campaigns to halt a grim reign of political misrule and crime!

Thin Veneer by Norman Daniels
Profit In Criminals by F.E. Rechnitzer
The Man they Couldn’t Kill by Amelia Reynolds Long
Smart Guy by Arthur Leo Zagat
Some Men Look Guilty by R.S. Aldrich

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!


Dump the Jackpot by Robert Leslie Bellem
The movie star’s story about a diamond theft sounded like a publicity gag to Dan Turner—until her fiancé produced a murder to go along with the robbery yarn.

Plow Your Murder Under by Larry Dunn
Punk On A Furlough by Lloyd Sanders
Hand In Glove With Murder by Jerome Severs Perry
Ollie Loses His Deer Meat by Harold de Polo
Murder On the Fly by Arthur Feldman
Guard The Old Body by William Decatur
Killer Snake Girl by Randolph Barr

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
Now available!

In stock on January 26 will be all five books in the classic Western series by Kent Thorn, The Mavericks. Originally published by Popular Publications, the Mavericks were a quintet of outlaws fighting for good in the old west. A throwback version of the same theme used in Popular’s Secret 6 series, this series has been out of print for some time. However, they’re available now in the digest-sized Popular Heroes series. Get them now!

Mavericks #1: Five Against the LawMavericks #1: Five Against the Law

They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…. Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage…. Step up folks and meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…. You’ll ride with them through many a blood-tingling tale of high adventure and heady romance during the months to come. We know you’ll like your saddlemates!

149 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #2: Mesquite ManhuntersMavericks #2: Mesquite Manhunters

Men beyond the law, forever outcast from the security and happiness of normal life, were these five inseparable owlhooters. But they rode straight into a bristling hornet’s nest of posse guns to take up a blood debt for the law-abiding folk of Tarpaulin—who had disowned them! Another great novel of those unforgettable, recklessly courageous bravos—Doc Grimson, Lance Clayton, Charlie Parr, Flint Maddox, and the solemn-faced, deadly-shooting Lockjaw Johnson!

159 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo PackMavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo Pack
Five men, bound inseparably together by the immortal bonds of outlaw partnership, rode together below the Border to loot the rich booty of a thieving lobo pack. But the girl they found in that sand-town hell-hole drove them instead to a courage test in a flaming crucible of desert death and blasting killer guns.

158 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw PosseMavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse
In hidden cabins and moonless rendezvous along the twisted Outlaw Trail, grim riders still whisper the names of the Five Mavericks; still tell, in the hushed midnight silence, of that time in Bear Creek County when Doc Grimson and his longrider bunch risked a sheriff’s noose and lobo lead to cleanse from their name the damning killer sign—braved the hungry guns of an entire county so that one victim of their supposed ruthless gunplay might realize her rightful heritage!

167 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke CureMavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure
Charlie Parr, white-haired member of the five inseparable, long-riding Mavericks, wanted to rob a bank and lay up an old-age cache of outlaw loot. The other four were willing to play along—until they ran blindly into a more exciting, more reckless, job, where they could chance their lives and gun-arm skill for a girl’s happiness—and a brave man’s lost courage!

147 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover







Altus Press
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print

After many months, The Thrilling Library has returned to print.
Covering 14 books (and counting, Thrilling's line of hero reprint collections have been remastered and are cheaper than ever: up to 33% cheaper than before!

Featuring the adventures of the Black Bat, the Crimson Mask, the Purple Scar, the Masked Detective, The Eagle, George Chance, Diamondstone, and Dr. Zeng, many of these have been out of print for months, going for big bucks on the second-hand market. These uniform editions are the ones to own, however: each has been painstakingly reworked to make them perfect. Each is in stock now at altuspress.com in soft- and hardcover editions.

Also in stock is Thrilling's new anthology, The Best of Thrilling Adventures, featuring the best of this venerable pulp's varied genres by a host of authors, such as Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and Avenger writer Paul Ernst. It's an impressive, large collection, and it may be the best pulp reprint of the year.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

D.A. Tony Quinn, blinded by a criminal's acid, begins a new career in his quest to fight crime as the Black Bat! This collection contains the first three adventures of the Black Bat: "Brand of the Black Bat," "Murder Calls the Black Bat," and "The Black Bat Strikes Again," uncut and restored. The first volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

The Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: "The Black Bat’s Challenge," "The Black Bat’s Spy Trail," and "The Black Bat’s Crusade," uncut and restored. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 3
By Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Batman & DC Comics editor Whitney Ellsworth, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 4
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Dragon Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Justice,” and “The Black Bat and the Red Menace,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 5
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Summons,” “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy,” and “The Voice of Doom,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 6
By Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series. By Norman A. Daniels.


The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels and Frank Johnson, introduction by Tom Johnson

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! The first of three volumes collecting the entire series, this first volume includes an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson. Volume contains the following stories: "Enter the Crimson Mask," "The Crimson Mask's Murder Trail," "The Crimson Mask's Death Gamble," "Sign of the Crimson Mask," and "The Crimson Mask's Scorpion Trail."

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! Volume 2 contains the next five adventures: "The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men," "The Crimson Mask's Ghost Trail," "The Diamond Death Trail," "The Money Trail," and "Murders of the Black Rose," uncut, with all of the original illustrations.

Diamondstone Archives
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by Will Murray

For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of the pulps from 1937 to 1939. Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Includes an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

Dr. Zeng Archives
By E. Hoffmann Price, W.T. Ballard, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Will Murray

An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Featuring all seven installments: "Fangs of Doom," "Blood Cargo," "Sinister House," "Camelback Kill," "Lion’s Loot," "Blackmail Clinic" and "Corpse Cargo."

The Purple Scar Archives
By John S. Endicott, introduction by Will Murray

Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar! Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

The Masked Detective Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

Crime reporter Rex Parker dons a mask to fight crime in his own way! A master of the French art of la savate, Parker is joined on his battle with the underworld by Dan Gleason of Homicide and beauty columnist Winnie Bligh. Containing the first three stories: "Alias the Masked Detective," "The Masked Detective's Warning," and "The Masked Detective’s Manhunt." By Norman A. Daniels with an introduction by Tom Johnson.

George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.

The Eagle Archives
By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price, introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two related stories. By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price; introduction by Tom Johnson.





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
Aces: June 1930 Original Rudolph Belarski Painting
Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Race Williams eBooks and The Mysterious Wu Fang
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Black Mask eBooks and The Moon Man

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

THE SHADOW #126: “The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin investigates "The Hollywood Mystery" in her first illustrated adventure from SHADOW COMICS "1. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

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

DOC SAVAGE  BAMA VARIANT #7:  "The Lost Oasis" & "The Sargasso Ogre” with 1936 Doc Savage comic strip
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson). After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of "The Lost Oasis.” Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, "The Sargasso Ogre." This instant collector’s item leads off with a knockout cover painting by James Bama and also showcases the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of numerous  Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions) 978-1-60877-242-1 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in April!
Coming to comic shops April 25!

THE SHADOW Volume 129: “Mobsman on the Spot” & “Murder Trail”
The Dark Avenger teams with an ally from his own wartime secret origins in thrilling pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson. First, as rackets take over New York, The Shadow recruits wrongly convicted ex-con Cliff Marsland to put "Mobsmen on the Spot." Then, the Master of Darkness and Marsland follow a "Murder Trail" of stolen millions to unmask a hidden mastermind!
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 129 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB182112.

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal
ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #3 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Ismeal Canales (Cover) Steve Bryant

Athena and company attempt a desperate gambit to keep the Nazi occultists from obtaining the final piece of the mysterious tablet!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 11.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 #3
is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB180967.


Audible Studios
Now available!

Spurred by a clue from a blind violinist with a tattoo of a map on his back, Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five crew take a desperate journey to the frozen North on a Helldiver submarine in search of a missing liner named the Oceanic and rumored to contain millions and millions in gold and diamonds.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 4 hours and 45 minutes




Audible Studios
Now available!  

The Black Falcon, a mysterious master of crime, has solved the Shadow's identity by cracking one of The Shadow's clever disguise. Keeping his own identity hidden, The Black Falcon assigns an evil henchman named Terry Rukes to carry out a bold kidnapping plan and capture The Shadow. With his identity compromised, the Shadow takes flight to avoid capture and triumph against this worthy foe.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 21 minutes




Audible Studios
Now available!

The Master of Darkness confronts international espionage from New York to Paris in this thrilling Shadow masterpiece novel. In The Romanoff Jewels, we also learn the real story behind the Shadow's fire opal ring, a priceless girasol that adorns the third finger of his left hand.

Narrated by Richard Ferrone, Marc Vietor, Kevin Pariseau, Victor Bevine, Susannah Jones, Mark Boyett, L J Ganser, Jonathan Todd Ross, Jonathan Davis, Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Angelo Di Loreto, David Marantz, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes


Audible Studios
The Voodoo Master: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 6!

The Shadow matches wits against Dr. Rodil Mocquino, the so-called Voodoo Master. Dr. Mocquino possesses a strange hypnotic power over men that causes them to do his bidding like mindless zombies. When the evil Voodoo Doctor creates an army of walking dead drones to carry out his latest vile plan, it's up to The Shadow to put an end to the black magic and the doctor himself.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes
List Price: $14.99




AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

Softcover edition coming in April!
 
The solar system needs a hero and it's about to get one in an old-fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibility. It was an age of miracles. It was an era of wonder. It was a time of troubles. It was all these things and more... except there were no heroes. Naturally, one had to be created. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret since the murder of Curt's parents. Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind — Curt must become Captain Future!

Allen Steele gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon.

Softcover, 6 x 9, 304 pages, $15.99, On sale April 17.
Publisher: Tor Books

AVENGERS OF THE MOON is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB182111.




BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU (VOLUME 5) TPB - Now available!
by S. T. Joshi

Twenty new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft, produced by a lineup of authors considered to be among his most skilled and dedicated acolytes. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, Donald Tyson, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from scientists who come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries, to the psychological aberrations of characters as they come face-to-face with the bizarre. Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 will take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


Publisher: Titan Books
$14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS




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

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!



Bold Venture Press

Aviation thrills and horrific villains in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 & His Battle Aces!

Foulness spreads across the Florida Everglades. Its gangrenous veins stretch from the salt marshes to the Indian burial grounds, to the Live Oaks, now blackened and dying. Some strange manner of contagion — the like of which has never before been seen in the world — leaves a Stygian residue, as if the very light of creation were being leached from the land.

Is this the result of chemical toxins used to drive back the bestial flies brought to America by the Central Powers? Or has the Twilight Patrol been deceived into bringing damnation for all?

Also includes the short story "The Visions: What is Telling and What is Tolled" by Stuart Hopen.

"Readers nostalgic for the flash and dazzle of pulp derring-do will find this adventure tale a fitting homage." — Publishers Weekly review of Twilight Patrol #1

EXTRA!
The first three volumes of The Twilight Patrol are now also available in eBook format!
Order through Smashwords or Amazon!


144 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 / eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
FLIGHT OF THE KO 
By T. J. Morris
Now available!

Another SF thriller of the "Cleanser" universe, originating in The Cathedral by TJ Morris. Accompanied by the short story "Cle' Anon."

In the twenty-second century, an African tribe staves off hostile forces in the Sub-Saharan desert of the Burkina Faso nation.

Ten years after Dahmba (a powerful Cleanser) returned to Burkina Faso, saving his sister from slavers, the Kō tribe faces a more dangerous threat. The mysterious Prophet, leader of the Pure Earth Movement, has eyes on the tribes’s most valuable resource — Collapsium, the lightest, most durable metal in the known solar system. Whenever The Prophet negotiates, dead bodies pile up, and colonies crumble. But the proud Kō tribe isn’t so easily swayed … They’ve faced down adversity in the past, honorably and fiercely ...

Under the leadership of newly-crowned Aminata, the youngest queen to ascend to the throne, Kō warriors vow to retain their land and its resources, and nullify the Prophet’s assassins. With enemies surrounding her, Aminata must make the decisions that will lead her people to success … or failure.


106 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $7.50 / eBook: $1.99




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness
Pulp Consumption: El Borak
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!
Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer
Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
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THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #80 is now available and recommended!
 
Issue 80 of the Bronze Gazette celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki.
Terry Allen notes the latest in Doc Savage books and comics for sale.
Chuck Welch contributes a story about his fan letter to Farmer and the issue concludes with the final part of Jeff Deischer's article on Chemistry of Death.

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: A. Merritt, Dungeons & Dragons, Monster Manuals, and the Murder of Sword and Sorcery - New!
Murder Draws a Crowd - New!
Short Reviews – Tepondicon, by Carl Jacobi
Short Reviews – The Man the Sun Gods Made, by Gardner F. Fox
Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jeff Jones and Zebra Books
Conan: The Scarlet Citadel

CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT (Agent Pendergast series) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


What begins as a manhunt for the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Kew Gardens, Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Soon it becomes clear there are at least two killers on the loose--one responsible for the young woman's death, another responsible for the mutilation. A pair of such dastardly killers requires a team of equally talented investigators. Luckily, both Vincent D'Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast are back in town.

D'Agosta hopes that this latest case will distract Pendergast from Constance Green's decision to depart New York for Tibet after the events of THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER--and provide Pendergast the opportunity to work a case back on his home turf for the first time in years. But neither is prepared to face a team of killers as diabolical as this. It will take all of Pendergast and D'Agosta's intelligence and strength simply to match wits with their latest adversaries--let alone stay alive.


Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

List Price: $28.00


CONAN THE CIMMERIAN BARBARIAN - Now available!

The timeless adventures of one of literature’s greatest fictional heroes ...

Robert E. Howard's epic stories of the famous Cimmerian hero Conan and his adventures saving princesses and fighting monsters and evil wizards.
Features all the Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian stories as they originally appeared in The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus.   

With its premium blue leather binding, a "hubbed" spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking.

6 3/4” x 9 3/4”, 664 pages


Features:
- Bound in genuine leather.
- Accented in 22kt gold.
- Gilded page ends.
- Moiré endsheets.
- Satin ribbon page marker.
- Pages that are Smyth-sewn into the binding.
- Bound in the USA.

Standard shipping included at no additional charge.

Printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper specially milled for this edition that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.


4 Monthly Installments of $45





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

DOC SAVAGE COMICS 19 & 20 (1943)  
- New!
A Swashbuckling Adventure of CAPTAIN DARING by Reed Crandall (1950) - New!
WEIRD TALES 65, 66 & 67 (1929) - New!
RAYMOND CHANDLER British Dust Jackets (Part 3)
COWGIRL ROMANCES 10,11,12 (1952-3)
Poster Gallery: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (all over the world . . . again)
Comic Gallery: THE SHADOW STRIKES! 7-10 (1990)
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art
Pulp Gallery: ORIENTAL STORIES 1,2,3 (1930-31)


DEJAH THORIS #3 - Coming in April!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Stephane Roux
Cover C: Sergio Davila


The Princess of Mars faces off against the Jeddak of Thurd in a deadly game of Jetan in order to win her team back.

A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book A Princess of Mars.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 4.

DEJAH THORIS #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181402 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181403 (Roux cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181404 (Davila cover).



 
 

The Digest Enthusiast #7
 Now available and recommended!

The seventh spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines


News Digest
Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino
Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Plus
Mirthful Spirits
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99




 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature 17 Winter 2018
Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2018
Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s Pencil Portraits
Drawn by Wehrle

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

C.L. Moore and the Lovecraft Circle
- New!
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part Two - New!
"The Maze of Maal Dweb" by Clark Ashton Smith
Fabian and Tolkien: What Might Have Been
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part One
Nosferatu Necronomica – Solomon Kane in the Hills of the Dead
Hellsgarde Enshrined – Jirel of Joiry’s Darkest Hour
"Roads" by Seabury Quinn

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
A SOLDIER OF POLODA
Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star
By Lee Strong

Now available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook editions!

Like fellow Earthman, Tangor from the story Beyond the Farthest Star, American OSS officer Thomas Randolph is mysteriously teleported to a foreign planet where he lands in the center of a 100-year war that mirrors the Allied Powers’ struggle against Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich.

Unlike Tangor, Randolph – now Tomas Ran – finds himself behind enemy lines where he gains a first-hand view of the inner workings of the corrupt Kapar empire. Will Tomas, using his OSS skills, be able to devise a plan to escape with the beautiful Unisan prisoner, Loris Kiri, that will allow them to join her countrymen in their struggle against the Kapars?

American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs debuted the world of Poloda in the pulp story Beyond the Farthest Star in 1940 just as Hitler’s Nazis marched across Europe and the Imperial Japanese extended their reach across the South Pacific. Burroughs’ youthful idealism regarding the nobility of America’s previous war efforts had given way to a mature perspective of the savagery of combat that stains every battlefield. Burroughs’ deeply-held views are reflected in this tale about a planet ravaged by 100 years of conflict as the nation of Unis devotes its entire existence to the struggle of freedom against tyranny.

Author Lee Strong created this second adventure on the planet Poloda, which lies beyond the Globular Cluster NGC 7006 ‘ 450,000 light years away from earth. Join Tomas Ran as he explores Poloda, battles Kapars, and finds love Beyond the Farthest Star.


AUTHOR
Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962. He has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTISTS
COVER ART: Chris Peuler is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditionally-trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications, as well as taking time to work on his own personal portfolio. This beautiful, other-worldly cover art is his first full wraparound dust jacket painting for ERB, Inc.

INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Earl Geier has illustrated horror, fantasy and science fiction scenes in the role playing game industry for Fasa, Chaosium, TSR, Fantasy Flight, Dark Conspiracy, and others. He has illustrated books for Cemetery Dance, Chaosium, Gryphon, American Fantasy Press and Subterranean Press, and covers for The Fandom Directory. In the comic book world Earl has drawn for Dark Horse Comics, Comizone, Now, Innovation and DC Comics. His artwork has been featured as background in the TV show “Supernatural Let It Bleed” Earl lives in Chicago, Illinois.


$34.95


   

ERB Artist Thomas Yeates is speaking at Bridgewater College February 8.

Two cartoonists will be featured on Thursday, Feb. 8. John Rose, cartoonist for Snuffy Smith, will speak at 4 p.m. and Thomas Yeates, cartoonist for Prince Valiant and Tarzan will speak at 7 p.m.

Bridgewater, Virginia is right in the middle of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, outdoor activities or history, the Valley is the place to be. The city of Harrisonburg is just a few minutes down the road from campus. And we’re only about two hours away from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond.

Bridgewater College located at 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812

If planning to attend contact Professor Stan Galloway at sgalloway@bridgewater.edu


Full details are at the link below.





  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

January 2018
A tale of romance and piracy with a twist...The She Fiend (by an unknown author) gives us a female pirate with all the cunning and wiles of the Dragon Lady.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

December 2017
This month we present for your approval the very first published story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage." 
We have tried to put together a "definitive" edition of this early work and hope you enjoy it.  Introduction by Bob Gay.


November 2017
Since the we are in the midst of the holiday season, we thought a Christmas offering might be appreciated, and so we are happy to present a story by
Bret Harte, "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar," just as it appeared (with a few editorial interpolations) in the March, 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Introductory notes are by Bob Gay.

October 2017
Just in time for Halloween, we present what is probably the most popular story to appear in Weird Tales, "The Night Wire" by H. F. Arnold.  
Read it at night with the lights turned low...


September 2017
Since we are now in the season of Fall (and not wanting to miss the chance for a pun), this month we present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of a famous fall, The Adventure of the Final Problem, just as it appeared in the December, 1993 issue of The Strand Magazine, including the illustrations by Sidney Paget. An introduction by Dan Neyer is also included and he makes some interesting points about our current perceptions of Professor Moriarty...
 
Also, if you are new to the site, you might wish to read Dan's biography of Doyle and possibly peruse some of our other Doyle stories.

August 2017
We've added a new Author Collection to FAFF, and are pleased to present The Edmond Hamilton Collection
Like our other Author Collections, our initial offering begins with a biography of Hamilton and we've also included Hamilton's very first story, The Monster God of Mamurath
In the months to come, we will be adding additional Hamilton stories to the collection and will also be adding more early science fiction by names both famous and forgotten.

July 2017
This month, we present "The Jameson Satellite," direct from the pages of the July, 1931 issue of Amazing Stories, along with an introduction by Bob Gay.
Also, we have added another annotated gallery of Bob's Stuff, with even more wonderment from Bob's boxes and shelves.


June 2017
Back after a short hiatus (insert your favorite quote about life here) we present the fourth, and final story of Doyle's Tales of the High Seas, "The Striped Chest." 
Dan Neyer introduces the story and also addresses the unknowns that surround the tale, as Captain Sharkey is nowhere to be found in the narrative. 
All of Doyle's text is there, along with the illustrations by Warwick Goble, just as they appeared in the July 1897 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK).


FOUR IN THE WAY (Sinners and Saints) (Volume 2) - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

The story of the Four continues in this volume of three all-new short stories.
At the beginning of the thirty-eighth century, three notorious convicts are taken to a top secret prison planet in a lawless region of space known as the Borderlands.
Escape was just the beginning of their adventures.


Series: Sinners and Saints
Paperback: 134 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
 $10.00









GREEN HORNET #2 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Amy Chu (Art) German Erramouspe (Covers) Mike Mcone, Sean Chen

The new Green Hornet embarks on her journey to become a hero and faces a threat unlike any she's ever faced before.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 4.

GREEN HORNET #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181414 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181415 (Chen cover).






Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOLUME 14 1956 -1957 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books; it has frequently been copied but never equaled. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Shoplifters," "The Heavyweight Champion"  "Wambo the Gambler," "The White Princess," "The Valley of No Return," "The Crown Jewels of Corba," and "The Scorpia." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

Hardcover, 9x13, 272 pages, B&W, $60.00, On sale June 27.


THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES HC VOLUME 14 1956 - 1957  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181599.




 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Celebration
- New!
Hammerhead
Treasures: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
For The Killing of Kings

The Pledge of the Sword

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #60 - Coming in April!

This issue of Illustration features the sexy magazine illustrations of the brilliant Frederic Varady, best known for his slick magazine work. Our feature showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets and covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Next up we feature the work of prolific cartoonist Gilbert Bundy, famous for his humorous slick men's magazine illustrations of the 30s and 40s, whose life was cut tragically short following his return from WWII. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale April 18.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #60 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB182121.



JAMES BOND: THE BODY #4 - Coming in April!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art:
Eoin Marron
Cover: Luca Casalanguida

On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer. Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 18.

JAMES BOND: THE BODY #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181420.




JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN HC - Coming in April!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Greg Smallwood

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond's oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!

Hardcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $24.99, On sale April 11.

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN HC is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181418.





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

"Dracula's Guest" is a chapter from the novel "Dracula" which was excised prior to publication.
It is presented here along with short stories "The Judge's House", "The Squaw", "The Secret of the Growing Gold",
"The Gipsy Prophecy", "The Coming of Abel Behenna", "The Burial of the Rats", "A Dream of Red Hands", and "Crooken Sands".


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 198 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



 
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: FLESH & BLOOD #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 31!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (Art) Patric Reynolds (Cover) David Palumbo

There's much more than meets the eye in the haunted house Joe investigates, and Joe's personal troubles get more serious.

B&W, 32 pages, $3.99



KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #6 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

It all comes down to this: the final confrontation between Kong and those damn dirty apes who tore him from his home!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 18.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181208.






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shape of Water (Movie Review)
"Movie Pass" may be the future!
The Missing Suspense Radio Episodes
Justice League Movie
Top 100 Classic Radio Shows

Meteor House
The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Coming in July!

To mark Philip José Farmer's 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes beyond the typical "best of" anthology. From classic science fiction to poems, articles, tributes, speeches and more all by Farmer himself. Additionally there is an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography at Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, and each decade features a synopsis of Farmer's life and career. At well over 900 pages this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians and is available in trade paperback and hardcover featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Foreword

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov
Imagination

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Mother
Lovers and Otherwise
Attitudes
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
Riverworld
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio


The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Memoir
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography

Trade paperback: $35
Hardcover: $50
5.5×8.5, 940+ pages


Due out in July 2018, you can preorder the trade paperback, hardcover, or both, by clicking here.

Trade Paperback

Hardcover


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Velvet Wasp - New!

The Vigilantes
The Ghost
Doc Sidhe
Captain Anthony Adventure
The Scarlet Shroud
Simon Fogner


PAPERBACK FANATIC
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #39 and THE SLEAZY READER #6
Coming in February!





 

PATHFINDER WORLDSCAPE DEJAH THORIS ONE SHOT - Coming in April!
(Writer) Christopher Paul Carey (Art/Cover) Roberto Castro


When Dejah Thoris and Tars Tarkas investigate a mysterious gap in the memory of John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom, they find themselves hurled into the interdimensional demiplane of the Worldscape. Caught in a bloody conflict between the Council of Jungle Kings and a Technic League captain from Golarion, Dejah Thoris must use both her scientific knowledge and her keen-edged blade to survive the perils of the Worldscape.

Full Color, 24 pages, $19.99, On sale April 4.

Note: This story will likely be collected into a hardcover volume with additional stories at a better price point.

PATHFINDER WORLDSCAPE DEJAH THORIS ONE SHOT is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181439.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Murder Can Count" by Morris Cooper from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Summer, 1949
Sheriff Brunton proves it's a good idea for a killer to understand his weapons!

"Spears of Jelingpur" by Jerome Severs Perry from SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, August 1935
Doomed to the rajah's harem, she fought his cruel passion with her wits. . . braved even the hell hole of his cobra pit. Jerome Severs Perry (pseudonym of Robert Leslie Bellem).


"Flight of the Silver Eagle" by Arthur Leo Zagat from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, April, 1937

Yellow Peril spy story of the 21st Century. The Asiatics pretty much have superior weapons, better space ships, etc.



Pulp Adventurecon, February 24, 2018
Universal Palms Hotel, Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Show time: 10am - 5pm; Admission: $5.00

The Floridian Pulp Adventurecon is back! While the northern east coast hibernates, prepare to discover more pulp magazine and golden age comic treasures!

This year, Golden Age grandmaster Allen Bellman joins the show as our special guest. In 1942, Allen began working at Timely Comics (which eventually became Marvel Comics). He contibuted illustrations to several pulps published by Martin Goodman, and inked backgrounds for Syd Shores on Captain America. He penciled and inked The Human Torch, The Patriot, and many others. He created the one-page recurring mystery feature, Let's Play Detective. Later, Allen worked at Lev Gleason Publications before leaving the comic book industry in the 1950s.

Allen will have copies of Timely Confidential: When the Golden Age of Comics was Young, his rollicking memoir of working for Marvel Comics and Lev Gleason Publications. Learn more about his book, published by Bold Venture Press.

Pulp Adventurecon's theme is largely pulp magazines, but also includes golden age comics, big little books, mens adventure pulps, movie memorabilia, and more vintage paper material.

Stab the green button below to reserve your table ($45.00 each). Check out website for more details as they develop ... and sign up for our mailing list and receive regular updates.







Pulp Den - Now online!

Doctor Death
- New!
The Pulp Den Awards for 2017  - New!
UFOs & Nukes - New!
The Invisible Investigation
AHNN

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Proverbs #2 - A stitch in time saves nine - New!
Frontier - September, 1925 issue review
Pulp Proverbs #1 - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Pulp News Roundup - Pulp Art Exhibitions, Santa Claus , Book recommendations from Michael Dirda
George Bronson-Howard - Author, Playwright, Movie Director, Scriptwriter


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Concubine
Prolog To Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth
Hong Kong After Dark
Shockwave
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

THREE MILES FROM MURDER BY FREDERICK C. DAVIS - New!



Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #2 Audiobook
Purple Aces by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
“Purple aces — purple faces! Coming to kill you at dawn!”
 
Their faces were a ghastly purple — they fought with the savageness of fiends who wanted to die! Who were these suicide pilots under the order of The Purple Ace? What was the secret of their grim mission? The Allies waited in terror while G-8 and his Battle buddies took up a fighting trail against this mystery staffel of death!



In 1933, fans of Pulp magazines were introduced to a hero, in some ways similar to others, but different in all the right ways. Popular Publications’ G-8 and His Battle Aces featured an aviator and spy fighting the most recent Great War, but not the World War One his readers knew. This man, whose real name was never revealed, did not simply take on the Kaiser’s best pilots. G-8 and his two companions, Nippy Weston and Bull Martin, fought monsters, mad scientists, death rays, and even aliens, all conveniently on the side of the enemy, of course.
 
While Popular’s president, Harry Steeger, and editor Roger Terrill had a hand in the character’s beginnings, G-8’s true creator was author Robert J. Hogan. Writing all 110 adventures of America’s Master Spy under his actual name, something fairly rare in the Pulps, Hogan created a fully realized world where monstrous bats took on Spads as a matter of course.
 
G-8 was equal parts aviator, spy, and master of disguise, and all parts hero. Fans thrilled for at the adventures of The Battle Aces into the years of World War II. By then, the aviator craze had passed in fiction and G-8 flew off into the sunset, but was not completely forgotten.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a strange nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Purple Aces. Originally published in the November, 1933 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

 
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.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Feature-Length “Secret Agent X” Novel
Death’s Frozen Formula by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
Strange human derelicts left newsreel showings with evil, hidden intent. And Agent X had to pierce an unfathomable enigma — while sinister gusts of hell’s killing cold trapped X in a murder maelstrom.
 
Justice Borrows Bullets by Roger Torrey
The spirit of a small boy who might some day meet a G-man’s handicap fate, drove Special Agent Archer to follow a microscope hunch that could earn him fool’s name or death — or both.
 
Undercover Checkmate by Steve Fisher
Lieutenant Ted Toy could have summoned Coast Guard guns to blast a snatch ship, but on that evil craft a child movie star would be murdered at the first salvo.
 
Traitor’s Trump by Henry P. Stevens
Fritz was hoping desperately to be dealt too many aces out of one deck of cards.
 
Assignment To Hell by Frank Gruber
G-man Smith was banking on the chance that a robber baron was so clever he’d give himself away.
 
Hijacker’s Payoff by Henry F. Church
Pert young Rosa O’Mara flirted too much with deadly undercover oversight.
 
Murder Junk by Charles Molyneux Brown
Narcotics Inspector Gil Grady’s only hope lay in the dumbest of all creatures — oysters...
 
Satan’s Chauffeur by Charles Marquis Warren
A lawman’s woman knew that men of justice must ever fight against outnumbering forces. But she did not know that blood-soaked odds could even a tragedy-marked heart wrong.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
 
Discounted 50% the first week.
$1.99


RED SONJA #16 - Coming in April!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Art Thibert

Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription:
Carlos Gomez

Here it is, at last, the battle that's been brewing back and forth across the centuries: Red Sonja vs. Kulan Gath for the fate of Meru!
The wizard is more powerful than he's ever been, but Sonja is joined by some unexpected allies… the city of Shamballah will shake in this fight to the finish -- Hell or Hyrkania ends here!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 25.

RED SONJA #16 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181447 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181448 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181449 (Thibert cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181450 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181451 (Gomez cover).

 
 
 
 
 




Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!


We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.
 

SCHEDULED FOR EXTINCTION - Now available!
​by Pierre V. Comtois


His whole life, Gerd-Carlson had known only the strict routine of the city's Hygienic Code. Along with the remnants of mankind, he lived comfortably in the antiseptic environment of Enclosure Monos. Cut off against the outside world, he and the rest of the dome’s dwindling population waited for the day when the last person would be gone leaving the Earth free of human contamination.

Or so it had always been.

Until one day, approached by the agent of a movement dedicated to freeing man from planned extinction, Gerd-Carlson was shaken from his complacency learning that the state had robbed him of his memories including all recollection of the woman he loved.

Now, with his mind restored, and once again united with his beloved Dorcas-Fenris, he will dare escape from Enclosure Monos into the forbidden outside world to learn the secrets of the ancient environmentalists whose plan for man's extinction is on the verge of success!


Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Incorporated
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
$10.99
Kindle: $3.99



The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

These serials are currently being restored and proofed and will be released as single and multi-serial sets in upcoming months.
Subscribers will receive the multi-disk sets including extra items such as the BLACK WHIP upgrade at no extra charge.

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored
February/March 2018




The Serial Squadron
Now shipping and available for pre-order!

MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
Featuring Roy Barcroft as Captain Mephisto, Kenne Duncan and Linda Stirling


Claire Forrest asks private investigator Lance Reardon to help her find her kidnapped father. The inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter is held prisoner on Mystery Island by one of its four owners, who conceals his identity by transforming himself into Captain Mephisto, a pirate ancestor. As the villain harasses Forrest into completing the device that will give her control of world industry, Lance and Claire follow Mephisto's trail throughout the island, while death narrows the number of suspects from four to two.

2-DVD Set includes all 15 chapters & theatrical trailer
Image: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio
View Color-toned Ch. 1 (not on DVD)
View Chapter 2: Satan's Web (BW)


Shipping Now

THE LINDA STIRLING SERIAL COLLECTION

3 Serials including:
MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
THE TIGER WOMAN
ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP


All remastered and restored 39 Episodes

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service.
When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.

Preorder Offer
to be Posted Shortly


Note: If you order additional DVDs with a preorder title, the total combined shipment will go out when the title is ready to ship. To receive other titles more quickly, order a preorder title separately.


THE TIGER WOMAN
Featuring Linda Stirling as The Tiger Woman
Allan Lane, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis and LeRoy Mason
Includes original opening titles


The beautiful but dangerous ruler of a Central American jungle tribe fiercely defends her people against crooked operators who want to gain access to her land's oil reserves, with the help of intrepid troubleshooter Allen Saunders.
Plenty of action, some of which inspired scenes in Indiana Jones films.

2-DVD Set includes 12 chapters & theatrical trailer
Quality: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service. When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.


Preorder Now
for shipment about January 2








THE SHADOW / BATMAN HC - Coming in May!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Cover: Alex Ross

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without destroying it in the process? Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist by Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.

Hardcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $24.99, On sale May 30.

Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics

THE SHADOW / BATMAN HC is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181369.


Shadowridge Press
Coming soon!

LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by George Evans

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of Carcosa’s final volume, LONELY VIGILS, a huge collection of Wellman’s Golden Age pulp short stories featuring his supernatural detectives Judge Keith Hilary Pursuivant, Professor Nathan Enderby, and John Thunstone!

We are thrilled to include all of the original George Evans illustrations, digitally restored and looking very swell. A hardcover copy of Lonely Vigils will easily set one back $150 bills, so hang on to those hard-earned dollars!

Expected publication date- late Spring/Summer.


WORSE THINGS WAITING by Manly Wade Wellman
- Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of this cornerstone book of fantasy and macabre fiction. Twenty-eight classic tales (and two poems) are Wellman at his best, including two early glimpses of John The Balladeer; as well as THE DEVIL IS NOT MOCKED and THIS VALLEY IS STILL, both episodes of Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone respectively, and such all-time classics as SCHOOL OF THE UNSPEAKABLE, and THE UNDEAD SOLDIER, with its terrifying original ending that Weird Tales found too gruesome and had Wellman "soften" it.

Complete with all of the wonderfully creepy Lee Brown Coye illustrations from the original edition in their ghoulish splendor, we are thrilled to present WORSE THINGS WAITING in a new affordable edition that won't set you back serious bucks to own and read. Keep your eyeballs here for further details!


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu




SHEENA #8 - Coming in April!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art:
Maria Sanapo
Cover A: 
Maria Sanapo
Cover B:
Jan Duursema
Cover C: Gisele Lagrace

Betrayal and heartache await Sheena as she wakes to find herself captured by the vicious head of Cadwell Industries.
To her horror, she's not the only one taken captive! With no weapons to defend herself and no chance of escape, Sheena is forced to make a terrible choice--to save one friend's life at the expense of another.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 18.

SHEENA #8 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 31).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181459 (Sanapo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181460 (Duursema cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB181461 (Lagrace cover).








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

Weird Fiction Against Materialism - New!
Materi-Chlorians-Part Two
Materi-Chlorians-Part One
The Last Jedi at the First of the Year
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Three
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Two 
A Little (or a Lot) on Algernon Blackwood
The Pantry on the Edge of Forever


WEIRDBOOK #37
Now available!

Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Included this time are:
• Sea Glass Harvest, by Bear Kiosk
• The Changeling, by R. Rozakis
• The Maiden Voyage of the Ariona, by Dale W. Glaser
• One Million & One, by Andre E. Harewood
• War is Grimm, by Clifford Beal
• Blood Pact, by Sharon Cullars
• Something I Have to Tell You, by John B. Rosenman
• The Curious Simulacrum of Dr. F, by Michael Canfield
• A Cure for Restless Bones, by Angela Enos
• Homecoming Corpse, by Andrew Bourelle
• A Chorus of Shadows, by Sarena Ulibarri
• Graveyard Wine, by Joshua L. Hood
• My Last Sixteen Hours, by Angela L. Lindseth
• Wide Wide Sea, by Jackson Kuhl
• The Safari, by Michael S. Walker
• The Water Horse, by Bill W. James
• The Long Way Home, by S.E. Casey
• Unseelie Things, by Taylor Foreman-Niko
• The Veneration of Evil in the Kingdom of Ancient Lies, by John R. Fultz
• Livingstone, by Cody Goodfellow

Plus a selection of poetry by:
• Darrell Schweitzer
• Kyla Lee Ward
• Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
• Denny Marshall


 

The Wondrous Adventures of the Domino Lady! (Annotated) (Illustrated) Paperback - Now available!
by Lars Anderson


In 1936, a pulp writer going by the name of Lars created one of the few female heroines of the pulp era: the Domino Lady. Motivated by the murder of her father, young socialite Ellen Patrick dons a silky evening gown, a domino mask, and a cloak, pursuing high-society criminals. Soon, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate political machination with only her wits, sensuous beauty, and an automatic gun loaded with a knockout serum, to save her life and administrate her personal view of justice…

This version includes: - a complete author bibliography - Lars Anderson, the Author - A restored version of the pulp original illustrations

Paperback: 256 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
$12.95
Kindle: $2.53


Thanks to Ray Riethmeier for the tip!









19 January 2018



F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #158
Texas Rangers Double Issue


Law On the Winter Range by Jackson Cole
Rampaging, raiding outlaws and land-grabbers, whose greed for empire knows no bounds, ride roughshod over the range until the Lone Wolf Lawman takes a hand in their game! 
Follow a fighting Ranger as he challenges evil despots.

Loot of the Wolf by Jackson Cole
When a mysterious cache of outlaw gold leads to a reign of lawlessness and death, the Lone Star Ranger rides into the Big Bend with his six-guns primed for a roaring showdown! 
Jim Hatfield pits himself against a chieftain of owlhooters dedicated to slaughter and terror!

7x10, 114 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – Fall 1950

 

Homicide Town by Robert Wallace
The world’s most famous sleuth steps into a hotbed of evil corruption and graft as he campaigns to halt a grim reign of political misrule and crime!

Thin Veneer by Norman Daniels
Profit In Criminals by F.E. Rechnitzer
The Man they Couldn’t Kill by Amelia Reynolds Long
Smart Guy by Arthur Leo Zagat
Some Men Look Guilty by R.S. Aldrich

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!


Dump the Jackpot by Robert Leslie Bellem
The movie star’s story about a diamond theft sounded like a publicity gag to Dan Turner—until her fiancé produced a murder to go along with the robbery yarn.

Plow Your Murder Under by Larry Dunn
Punk On A Furlough by Lloyd Sanders
Hand In Glove With Murder by Jerome Severs Perry
Ollie Loses His Deer Meat by Harold de Polo
Murder On the Fly by Arthur Feldman
Guard The Old Body by William Decatur
Killer Snake Girl by Randolph Barr

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
Altus Press to Reprint The Spider and Operator #5

Altus Press announced today it has obtained the licenses to two classic pulp characters—The Spider and Operator #5—and shall be offering their adventures in several formats in authorized editions.

Both part of Popular Publications’ line of hero titles introduced in the mid-1930s as conceived by Popular president Harry Steeger, their original adventures were written primarily by Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, and Emile C. Tepperman for a combined total of over 160 novel-length adventures.

While portions of each series has been reprinted in retypeset format, never before has either series been completely republished with the original text and vintage black & white illustrations. These Altus Press editions will do just that.

The first collection from these two properties shall be a comprehensive oversized hardcover edition of The Complete Purple Wars, comprising all 13 parts of the Purple Invasion saga from the pages of Operator #5 magazine. Considered the War and Peace of the pulps, it’s a half-million-word saga which has never before been collected in a comprehensive edition.

Altus Press shall also be publishing the all-new adventures of The Spider and Operator #5, written by Will Murray.

Altus Press is the largest publisher and distributor of vintage pulp fiction classics. For more information, please visit www.altuspress.com.


Altus Press
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

In stock on January 26 will be all five books in the classic Western series by Kent Thorn, The Mavericks. Originally published by Popular Publications, the Mavericks were a quintet of outlaws fighting for good in the old west. A throwback version of the same theme used in Popular’s Secret 6 series, this series has been out of print for some time. However, they’re available now in the digest-sized Popular Heroes series. Get them now!

Mavericks #1: Five Against the LawMavericks #1: Five Against the Law

They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…. Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage…. Step up folks and meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…. You’ll ride with them through many a blood-tingling tale of high adventure and heady romance during the months to come. We know you’ll like your saddlemates!

149 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #2: Mesquite ManhuntersMavericks #2: Mesquite Manhunters

Men beyond the law, forever outcast from the security and happiness of normal life, were these five inseparable owlhooters. But they rode straight into a bristling hornet’s nest of posse guns to take up a blood debt for the law-abiding folk of Tarpaulin—who had disowned them! Another great novel of those unforgettable, recklessly courageous bravos—Doc Grimson, Lance Clayton, Charlie Parr, Flint Maddox, and the solemn-faced, deadly-shooting Lockjaw Johnson!

159 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo PackMavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo Pack
Five men, bound inseparably together by the immortal bonds of outlaw partnership, rode together below the Border to loot the rich booty of a thieving lobo pack. But the girl they found in that sand-town hell-hole drove them instead to a courage test in a flaming crucible of desert death and blasting killer guns.

158 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw PosseMavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse
In hidden cabins and moonless rendezvous along the twisted Outlaw Trail, grim riders still whisper the names of the Five Mavericks; still tell, in the hushed midnight silence, of that time in Bear Creek County when Doc Grimson and his longrider bunch risked a sheriff’s noose and lobo lead to cleanse from their name the damning killer sign—braved the hungry guns of an entire county so that one victim of their supposed ruthless gunplay might realize her rightful heritage!

167 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke CureMavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure
Charlie Parr, white-haired member of the five inseparable, long-riding Mavericks, wanted to rob a bank and lay up an old-age cache of outlaw loot. The other four were willing to play along—until they ran blindly into a more exciting, more reckless, job, where they could chance their lives and gun-arm skill for a girl’s happiness—and a brave man’s lost courage!

147 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover







Altus Press
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print

After many months, The Thrilling Library has returned to print.
Covering 14 books (and counting, Thrilling's line of hero reprint collections have been remastered and are cheaper than ever: up to 33% cheaper than before!

Featuring the adventures of the Black Bat, the Crimson Mask, the Purple Scar, the Masked Detective, The Eagle, George Chance, Diamondstone, and Dr. Zeng, many of these have been out of print for months, going for big bucks on the second-hand market. These uniform editions are the ones to own, however: each has been painstakingly reworked to make them perfect. Each is in stock now at altuspress.com in soft- and hardcover editions.

Also in stock is Thrilling's new anthology, The Best of Thrilling Adventures, featuring the best of this venerable pulp's varied genres by a host of authors, such as Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and Avenger writer Paul Ernst. It's an impressive, large collection, and it may be the best pulp reprint of the year.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

D.A. Tony Quinn, blinded by a criminal's acid, begins a new career in his quest to fight crime as the Black Bat! This collection contains the first three adventures of the Black Bat: "Brand of the Black Bat," "Murder Calls the Black Bat," and "The Black Bat Strikes Again," uncut and restored. The first volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

The Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: "The Black Bat’s Challenge," "The Black Bat’s Spy Trail," and "The Black Bat’s Crusade," uncut and restored. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 3
By Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Batman & DC Comics editor Whitney Ellsworth, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 4
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Dragon Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Justice,” and “The Black Bat and the Red Menace,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 5
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Summons,” “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy,” and “The Voice of Doom,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 6
By Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series. By Norman A. Daniels.


The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels and Frank Johnson, introduction by Tom Johnson

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! The first of three volumes collecting the entire series, this first volume includes an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson. Volume contains the following stories: "Enter the Crimson Mask," "The Crimson Mask's Murder Trail," "The Crimson Mask's Death Gamble," "Sign of the Crimson Mask," and "The Crimson Mask's Scorpion Trail."

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! Volume 2 contains the next five adventures: "The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men," "The Crimson Mask's Ghost Trail," "The Diamond Death Trail," "The Money Trail," and "Murders of the Black Rose," uncut, with all of the original illustrations.

Diamondstone Archives
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by Will Murray

For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of the pulps from 1937 to 1939. Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Includes an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

Dr. Zeng Archives
By E. Hoffmann Price, W.T. Ballard, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Will Murray

An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Featuring all seven installments: "Fangs of Doom," "Blood Cargo," "Sinister House," "Camelback Kill," "Lion’s Loot," "Blackmail Clinic" and "Corpse Cargo."

The Purple Scar Archives
By John S. Endicott, introduction by Will Murray

Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar! Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

The Masked Detective Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

Crime reporter Rex Parker dons a mask to fight crime in his own way! A master of the French art of la savate, Parker is joined on his battle with the underworld by Dan Gleason of Homicide and beauty columnist Winnie Bligh. Containing the first three stories: "Alias the Masked Detective," "The Masked Detective's Warning," and "The Masked Detective’s Manhunt." By Norman A. Daniels with an introduction by Tom Johnson.

George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.

The Eagle Archives
By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price, introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two related stories. By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price; introduction by Tom Johnson.





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
- New!
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
Aces: June 1930 Original Rudolph Belarski Painting
Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Race Williams eBooks and The Mysterious Wu Fang
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Black Mask eBooks and The Moon Man

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

THE SHADOW #126: “The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin investigates "The Hollywood Mystery" in her first illustrated adventure from SHADOW COMICS "1. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

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

DOC SAVAGE  BAMA VARIANT #7:  "The Lost Oasis" & "The Sargasso Ogre” with 1936 Doc Savage comic strip
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson). After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of "The Lost Oasis.” Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, "The Sargasso Ogre." This instant collector’s item leads off with a knockout cover painting by James Bama and also showcases the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of numerous  Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions) 978-1-60877-242-1 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in May!
Coming to comic shops May 30!

THE SHADOW Volume 130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 130 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 28).
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


     

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!


Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal
BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU (VOLUME 5) TPB - Now available!
by S. T. Joshi

Twenty new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft, produced by a lineup of authors considered to be among his most skilled and dedicated acolytes. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, Donald Tyson, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from scientists who come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries, to the psychological aberrations of characters as they come face-to-face with the bizarre. Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 will take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


Publisher: Titan Books
$14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS




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

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!



Bold Venture Press

Aviation thrills and horrific villains in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 & His Battle Aces!

Foulness spreads across the Florida Everglades. Its gangrenous veins stretch from the salt marshes to the Indian burial grounds, to the Live Oaks, now blackened and dying. Some strange manner of contagion — the like of which has never before been seen in the world — leaves a Stygian residue, as if the very light of creation were being leached from the land.

Is this the result of chemical toxins used to drive back the bestial flies brought to America by the Central Powers? Or has the Twilight Patrol been deceived into bringing damnation for all?

Also includes the short story "The Visions: What is Telling and What is Tolled" by Stuart Hopen.

"Readers nostalgic for the flash and dazzle of pulp derring-do will find this adventure tale a fitting homage." — Publishers Weekly review of Twilight Patrol #1

EXTRA!
The first three volumes of The Twilight Patrol are now also available in eBook format!
Order through Smashwords or Amazon!


144 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 / eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
FLIGHT OF THE KO 
By T. J. Morris
Now available!

Another SF thriller of the "Cleanser" universe, originating in The Cathedral by TJ Morris. Accompanied by the short story "Cle' Anon."

In the twenty-second century, an African tribe staves off hostile forces in the Sub-Saharan desert of the Burkina Faso nation.

Ten years after Dahmba (a powerful Cleanser) returned to Burkina Faso, saving his sister from slavers, the Kō tribe faces a more dangerous threat. The mysterious Prophet, leader of the Pure Earth Movement, has eyes on the tribes’s most valuable resource — Collapsium, the lightest, most durable metal in the known solar system. Whenever The Prophet negotiates, dead bodies pile up, and colonies crumble. But the proud Kō tribe isn’t so easily swayed … They’ve faced down adversity in the past, honorably and fiercely ...

Under the leadership of newly-crowned Aminata, the youngest queen to ascend to the throne, Kō warriors vow to retain their land and its resources, and nullify the Prophet’s assassins. With enemies surrounding her, Aminata must make the decisions that will lead her people to success … or failure.


106 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $7.50 / eBook: $1.99




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness
Pulp Consumption: El Borak
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!
Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer
Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #80 is now available and recommended!
 
Issue 80 of the Bronze Gazette celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki.
Terry Allen notes the latest in Doc Savage books and comics for sale.
Chuck Welch contributes a story about his fan letter to Farmer and the issue concludes with the final part of Jeff Deischer's article on Chemistry of Death.

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can special order this issue at http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/
and don't forget to subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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(Prices Include Postage)

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Get back issues of #77 for $13, #79 for $13, Doc Con 2016 Special for $12, and Doc Con 2017 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  
   

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Tepondicon, by Carl Jacobi - New!
Short Reviews – The Man the Sun Gods Made, by Gardner F. Fox
Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jeff Jones and Zebra Books
Conan: The Scarlet Citadel

CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT (Agent Pendergast series) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


What begins as a manhunt for the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Kew Gardens, Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Soon it becomes clear there are at least two killers on the loose--one responsible for the young woman's death, another responsible for the mutilation. A pair of such dastardly killers requires a team of equally talented investigators. Luckily, both Vincent D'Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast are back in town.

D'Agosta hopes that this latest case will distract Pendergast from Constance Green's decision to depart New York for Tibet after the events of THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER--and provide Pendergast the opportunity to work a case back on his home turf for the first time in years. But neither is prepared to face a team of killers as diabolical as this. It will take all of Pendergast and D'Agosta's intelligence and strength simply to match wits with their latest adversaries--let alone stay alive.


Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

List Price: $28.00


Conan is returning to Marvel Comics

Marvel and Conan Properties International announced that Conan is returning to Marvel Comics, his original comic book home.

The Robert E. Howard creation first debut with Marvel in 1970 and ran for 275 issues until 1993, along with a handful of miniseries and 235 issues of Savage Sword of Conan magazine.
The character moved over to Dark Horse comics in 2003, where he’s been published continuously until the most recent series, Conan the Slayer, ened last year.


Marvel's new Conan series is planned to debut in early 2019.

No creative teams have been associated with the new series at this time.



Conan - Glénat to Publish Conan Comics in Europe

One of the largest French publishers, Glénat, will be adapting twelve (12) Robert E. Howard Conan stories into graphic novels.

Each adaptation will be from a different creative team.
There won’t be any kind of "standard" look for Conan’s appearance.
Each creative team will have the freedom to draw the Cimmerian their own way.

The first graphic novel, LE COLOSSE NOIR, will be published in May 2018.
It will adapt "Black Colossus."
The creative team is Vincent Brugeas, Kellee Riley, and Toulhoat.

Full story at the Bleeding Cool website.





THE DARK ANGEL: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME THREE - Coming March 20!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.
Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride", the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99


A RIVAL FROM THE GRAVE: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME FOUR - Coming September 4!
by Seabury Quinn


The fourth of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The fourth volume, A Rival from the Grave, will include all the stories from “The Chosen of Vishnu” (1933) to “Incense of Abomination” (1938), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Mike Ashley.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99


 




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


RAYMOND CHANDLER British Dust Jackets (Part 3)
- New!
COWGIRL ROMANCES 10,11,12 (1952-3) - New!
Poster Gallery: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (all over the world . . . again)  - New!
Comic Gallery: THE SHADOW STRIKES! 7-10 (1990)
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art
Pulp Gallery: ORIENTAL STORIES 1,2,3 (1930-31)


The Digest Enthusiast #7
 Now available and recommended!

The seventh spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines


News Digest
Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino
Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Plus
Mirthful Spirits
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99




 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature 17 Winter 2018
Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2018
Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s Pencil Portraits
Drawn by Wehrle

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

"The Maze of Maal Dweb" by Clark Ashton Smith - New!
Fabian and Tolkien: What Might Have Been - New!
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part One - New!
Nosferatu Necronomica – Solomon Kane in the Hills of the Dead - New!
Hellsgarde Enshrined – Jirel of Joiry’s Darkest Hour - New!
"Roads" by Seabury Quinn - New!

ERB Artist Thomas Yeates is speaking at Bridgewater College February 8.

Two cartoonists will be featured on Thursday, Feb. 8. John Rose, cartoonist for Snuffy Smith, will speak at 4 p.m. and Thomas Yeates, cartoonist for Prince Valiant and Tarzan will speak at 7 p.m.

Bridgewater, Virginia is right in the middle of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, outdoor activities or history, the Valley is the place to be. The city of Harrisonburg is just a few minutes down the road from campus. And we’re only about two hours away from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond.

Bridgewater College located at 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812

If planning to attend contact Professor Stan Galloway at sgalloway@bridgewater.edu


Full details are at the link below.




Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
THE LAND OF TERROR
Now available for pre-order!

 

Status Update!
PROGRESS:
The books are printed and currently at the bindery.    Everything is coming together nicely including the laser cut bookmarks, sewn bindings, spine/cover stamps, signed limitation pages, laminated dust jackets, color tips and custom slipcases. There are an amazing number of details that must come together just right and I’m blessed to be surrounded by very professional and dedicated printers, binders and graphic artists.     Unfortunately, some of the materials have been delayed because of the storms in the Northeast and we’ve encountered a few other minor delays.  So the books will be about a week late from the date promised back in October.  

NEW SHIP DATES:
ERBI and the G&D Limited Editions of LAND of TERROR:  The books will ship FED EX or USPS Priority mail on or before January 22, 2018. 
Limited Edition Giclee (high quality 28” x 16” inkjet prints on 315 g 100% rag textured paper):  Bob Eggleton’s signed prints will ship separately in 4” diameter mailing tubes on or before January 22nd.

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEES:

We have 24 copies of the 100 signed/numbered giclees left for sale at $75 postpaid.  (see image right)  Please email me to reserve a print and I’ll send you an invoice. You can pay by Paypal or check.  

ADDRESS CHANGES:
Please let me know if you address has changed of if you prefer your order sent to different/updated address.

QUESTIONS?:
Please email with any questions or suggestions for future projects.


LAND of TERROR - Grosset & Dunlap Limited Edition

Pre-order for the earliests available numbered (#1-200) copy of the authorized G&D Edition
With 13 color illustrations including fold-outs, full color dust jacket by Bob Eggleton, frontispiece by John Coleman Burroughs,
27 previously unpublished chapter headings by John Coleman Burroughs,
bookmark and custom slipcase - signed by the artist, Bob Eggleton on the limitation page. 
Due to ship by January 15, 2018.
$100.00

 
LAND of TERROR - Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Limited Edition #1-#200
Pre-order for the earliest available numbered (#1-200) copy of the authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. edition
Blue cloth with red/orange lettering with 13 color illustrations including fold-outs, full color dust jacket by John Coleman Burroughs, frontispiece by Bob Eggleton,
27 previously unpublished chapter headings by John Coleman Burroughs, bookmark and custom slipcase - signed by the artist, Bob Eggleton on the limitation page. 
Due to ship by January 15, 2018.
$100.00


LAND of TERROR LIMITED EDITION SET - (1) ERBI + (1) G&D EDITION #1-#200

TWO NUMBERED COPIES (#1-#200) (same earliest number) of the AUTHORIZED ERB INC. & GROSSET & DUNLAP EDITIONS
Each with 13 color illustrations including fold-outs, full color dust jackets by John Coleman Burroughs(1944) and Bob Eggleton(2017),
27 previously unpublished chapter headings and frontispiece by John Coleman Burroughs, bookmarks,
in custom slipcase, signed by the artist Bob Eggleton on each limitation page.  Both books will have matching numbers.
$200.00




Edgar Rice Burroughs.com




FOUR IN THE WAY (Sinners and Saints) (Volume 2) - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

The story of the Four continues in this volume of three all-new short stories.
At the beginning of the thirty-eighth century, three notorious convicts are taken to a top secret prison planet in a lawless region of space known as the Borderlands.
Escape was just the beginning of their adventures.


Series: Sinners and Saints
Paperback: 134 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
 $10.00









Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Hammerhead
- New!
Treasures: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
For The Killing of Kings

The Pledge of the Sword

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE SKY PIRATE
FIRST TRADE PAPERBACK PUBLICATION


Helen Grayman, daughter of a New York billionaire, is dressing in her room, when a noise is heard outside of her bedroom window. Her maid, Susan Jackson, opens the window, thinking the noise was made by a pet cat. Instead of a cat, a man, Captain Alfonso Payton, a noted sky pirate-the time is June, 1936-enters the room. The two women are placed on his aeroplane, "Chameleon", and abducted for a ransom. Sky pirates had occupied the attention of the public for some time and their deeds had been very daring. Captain Alfonso is one of the most daring. He is a Spanish-American, handsome and refined. Helen thinks it a prank arranged by her friends. The captain tells her he is Commodore Brown, of the Washington Aero-Yacht Club. After an all-night trip and half a day they arrive at their destination, in the middle of a thick woods. He tells her her friends will be there later, his aero was faster than theirs.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 350 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95




Joel Frieman: ? to 31 December 2017

Joel Frieman passed away on or about 31 December 2017. He resided in Edison, New Jersey at the time of his passing.
He was reportedly found in his apartment after no one had heard from him for several days.


Joel had taken over the rights of Popular Publications under his Argosy Communications banner.
Argosy Communications sold off most of their rights to Matt Morning (Altus Press) under his Steeger Properties banner.
Argosy kept the rights to The Spider, Operator #5, and G-8. Joel's brother will run it, and handle all licensing inquiries.
Doug Ellis owns the rights to Adventure. 
 
Joel and Bob Weinberg had been friends since the early 1960s and were very close over the decades.
Joel and Will Murray were working on a revival of the Spider and some other properties last year.
These projects are going forward and his plans will come to fruition later this year.

 




Hi everyone we have a very special project the John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game Kickstarter that's launched today.
This is something that's been a passion of mine for many years and I've been waiting to ensure it's very advanced in development to go live. 

John Carter of Mars - Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom is a planetary romance tabletop role-playing game.
We've created it under license and with the cooperation of the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the original Barsoom novels.
We've also had guidance of Scott Tracy Griffin one of the leading scholars of his works to ensure utmost authenticity.  

Using a pulp-action inspired narrative variant of Modiphius' 2d20 system, Momentum, John Carter of Mars allows players to take the role of various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Play as John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris or the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas - or create your own new heroes from a wide variety of options. 
The core book is fully written, and now in layout, depending on what other books are unlocked in the line, we will be aiming for one shipment in the summer prior to a retail release in the fall. As soon as the Kickstarter closes and payments have been processed you will be given access to the complete documents for the core book as well as the full PDF before we go to print, to provide last minute proofreading. 



KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #3 - Now available!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

Kong is taken in by Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zika, and General Ursus as they all seek to learn more about this mysterious creature and the natives of Skull Island.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shape of Water (Movie Review)
"Movie Pass" may be the future!
The Missing Suspense Radio Episodes
Justice League Movie
Top 100 Classic Radio Shows

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Vigilantes

The Ghost
Doc Sidhe
Captain Anthony Adventure
The Scarlet Shroud
Simon Fogner


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Man Who Laughs" by Norman J. Bonney from WONDER STORIES, October, 1930
An inventor builds a mechanical man to kill his investor who has been cheating him. Things go hilariously wrong until the machine falls on the investor, killing him.

"Beast of Batu" by Johnston McCulley from THRILLING ADVENTURES, August, 1939
A Beachcomber Hurls His Defiance at the Brutal White King of a South Sea Island.

"Barber Poles" by William Merriam Rouse from ARGOSY, June 26, 1920

Cowboys are outraged that the barbers in a nearby town have all raised their rates and plot a revenge.




Pulp Adventurecon, February 24, 2018
Universal Palms Hotel, Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Show time: 10am - 5pm; Admission: $5.00

The Floridian Pulp Adventurecon is back! While the northern east coast hibernates, prepare to discover more pulp magazine and golden age comic treasures!

This year, Golden Age grandmaster Allen Bellman joins the show as our special guest. In 1942, Allen began working at Timely Comics (which eventually became Marvel Comics). He contibuted illustrations to several pulps published by Martin Goodman, and inked backgrounds for Syd Shores on Captain America. He penciled and inked The Human Torch, The Patriot, and many others. He created the one-page recurring mystery feature, Let's Play Detective. Later, Allen worked at Lev Gleason Publications before leaving the comic book industry in the 1950s.

Allen will have copies of Timely Confidential: When the Golden Age of Comics was Young, his rollicking memoir of working for Marvel Comics and Lev Gleason Publications. Learn more about his book, published by Bold Venture Press.

Pulp Adventurecon's theme is largely pulp magazines, but also includes golden age comics, big little books, mens adventure pulps, movie memorabilia, and more vintage paper material.

Stab the green button below to reserve your table ($45.00 each). Check out website for more details as they develop ... and sign up for our mailing list and receive regular updates.







Pulp Den - Now online!

The Invisible Investigation
- New!
AHNN - New!
Mission: Tehran
Heliotrope
Mimi's Adventure  

         Pulp Den  

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

Frontier - September, 1925 issue review - New!
Pulp Proverbs #1 - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Pulp News Roundup - Pulp Art Exhibitions, Santa Claus , Book recommendations from Michael Dirda
George Bronson-Howard - Author, Playwright, Movie Director, Scriptwriter


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Concubine - New!
Prolog To Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth
Hong Kong After Dark
Shockwave
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

THREE MILES FROM MURDER BY FREDERICK C. DAVIS - New!



Radio Archives
The Spider #53 Audiobook
The City of Lost Men
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Over New York's Finest — the police organization without equal in the world — fell the blight of lunacy, sweeping on like wildfire until it had turned Manhattan into a chill, whimpering madhouse and released the helpless city's wealth to a wild carnival of crooks and vandals! What was that incredible, unseen force which, in a split-second, could transform sane men into drooling maniacs? No human being could stand against that Mask of Madness, and yet Richard Wentworth, in the Spider’s strange vestments, took up the fight — to strike blow for blow against the merciless emperor of idiocy who had captured a metropolis by addling its brains!

 
Spider author Norvell W. Page once described his hero in gigantic but unflinching terms: “His exploits had raised him to the proportions of a legendary hero. In ancient times, Rome would have made him an emperor-god. Salem might have burned him as a sorcerer. The modern world—well, the police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture ‘dead or alive.’ And the Underworld hated him and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.
 
“Yes, Richard Wentworth was a murderer in the eyes of the law—a butcher who had slain a hundred, a thousand of his fellow men. They took no account of the fact he killed only those who richly deserved to die, that he alone had prevented a score of master criminals from overwhelming the forces of law and order.”
 
Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1938 Manhattan. The City of Lost Men originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1938.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
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MP3 digital download - $4.99
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent "X" #29 eBook
City Of Madness - December 1936
Now available!
 
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.
 

From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Feature-Length “Secret Agent X” Novel
City Of Madness by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
All Agent X’s plans to save millions of lives fell to pieces when his most important confederate, Harvey Bates, rebelled against X’s orders. For Bates insisted that the dangerous Charlotta, glamorous spy of war days, was incapable of evil.
 
G-man’s Clue Girl by Bob Gordon
Nimble-witted Edith Ellis had the choice of becoming a gangster’s moll or a corpse — if G-man Britt did not win a race against time.
 
Treasure From Hell by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
A manhunter’s trail stopped where rabbit hairs disappeared and a murder wave engulfed a beautiful heiress.
 
Ten Cents A Life by John H. Compton
Fate fashioned a pen to free a killer or torture Cabot, the Washington man, to death. But Cabot seized that pen and wrote what he thought to be a safe-conduct through a bullet hail.
 
Counterfeit Blood by Paul Chadwick
The secret service operative’s wits were keen, but he needed more than brains when he baited a trap with murder’s false color.
 
The Phantom Patrol by Ralph Powers
His name was plain Smith; but he knew that the white-feather clue left by sinister murderers was a fancy one from a fancy bird — which Smith determined to make his bird of vengeance.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
$1.99


Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!


We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.
 

The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

These serials are currently being restored and proofed and will be released as single and multi-serial sets in upcoming months.
Subscribers will receive the multi-disk sets including extra items such as the BLACK WHIP upgrade at no extra charge.

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored
February/March 2018




The Serial Squadron
Now shipping and available for pre-order!

MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
Featuring Roy Barcroft as Captain Mephisto, Kenne Duncan and Linda Stirling


Claire Forrest asks private investigator Lance Reardon to help her find her kidnapped father. The inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter is held prisoner on Mystery Island by one of its four owners, who conceals his identity by transforming himself into Captain Mephisto, a pirate ancestor. As the villain harasses Forrest into completing the device that will give her control of world industry, Lance and Claire follow Mephisto's trail throughout the island, while death narrows the number of suspects from four to two.

2-DVD Set includes all 15 chapters & theatrical trailer
Image: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio
View Color-toned Ch. 1 (not on DVD)
View Chapter 2: Satan's Web (BW)


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THE LINDA STIRLING SERIAL COLLECTION

3 Serials including:
MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
THE TIGER WOMAN
ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP


All remastered and restored 39 Episodes

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service.
When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.

Preorder Offer
to be Posted Shortly


Note: If you order additional DVDs with a preorder title, the total combined shipment will go out when the title is ready to ship. To receive other titles more quickly, order a preorder title separately.


THE TIGER WOMAN
Featuring Linda Stirling as The Tiger Woman
Allan Lane, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis and LeRoy Mason
Includes original opening titles


The beautiful but dangerous ruler of a Central American jungle tribe fiercely defends her people against crooked operators who want to gain access to her land's oil reserves, with the help of intrepid troubleshooter Allen Saunders.
Plenty of action, some of which inspired scenes in Indiana Jones films.

2-DVD Set includes 12 chapters & theatrical trailer
Quality: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service. When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.


Preorder Now
for shipment about January 2








THE SHADOW #6 - Arriving in comic shops January 24!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR
Cover A: Kelly Jones
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: J. Bone


With the machinations of Leviathan laid bare at last, the streets run with blood.
At the center of it all, face to face with the sickness of the world, Mary Jerez must decide whether to use the scalpel’s cut to cure or kill.
Will the coming dawn bring the light—or the Shadow?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
  
    


Shadowridge Press
Coming soon!

LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by George Evans

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of Carcosa’s final volume, LONELY VIGILS, a huge collection of Wellman’s Golden Age pulp short stories featuring his supernatural detectives Judge Keith Hilary Pursuivant, Professor Nathan Enderby, and John Thunstone!

We are thrilled to include all of the original George Evans illustrations, digitally restored and looking very swell. A hardcover copy of Lonely Vigils will easily set one back $150 bills, so hang on to those hard-earned dollars!

Expected publication date- late Spring/Summer.


WORSE THINGS WAITING by Manly Wade Wellman
- Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of this cornerstone book of fantasy and macabre fiction. Twenty-eight classic tales (and two poems) are Wellman at his best, including two early glimpses of John The Balladeer; as well as THE DEVIL IS NOT MOCKED and THIS VALLEY IS STILL, both episodes of Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone respectively, and such all-time classics as SCHOOL OF THE UNSPEAKABLE, and THE UNDEAD SOLDIER, with its terrifying original ending that Weird Tales found too gruesome and had Wellman "soften" it.

Complete with all of the wonderfully creepy Lee Brown Coye illustrations from the original edition in their ghoulish splendor, we are thrilled to present WORSE THINGS WAITING in a new affordable edition that won't set you back serious bucks to own and read. Keep your eyeballs here for further details!


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



SHEENA #5 - Now available!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: Art Thibert
Cover B: Maria Sanapo
Cover C: 
Marco Santucci
Cover D: Cosplay


Monsters out of myth and nightmare explode from the rot of time, hungry for living flesh! Sheena now must find a way to stop both the creatures and Cadwell’s men before the unthinkable happens and the forest she calls home is forever destroyed.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Skelos Press
SKELOS #3
Now available!
This issue includes:

Short fiction by Ed Erdelac, Lynne Jamneck, Keith Taylor, Scott Cupp, Michelle Muenzler, Cynthia Vespia, Christopher Fulbright, John R. Fultz, Rhonda Eudaly, Josh Rountree, and S Boyd Taylor
Novelettes by John C. Hocking and Chris Gruber; poetry by Peter Rawlik, Ashley Dioses, KA Opperman, Wade German, Chad Hensley, Aurelia Wilder, and Pat Calhoun
Essays by Bobby Dee and Jack Staines
A gallery of Southern Gothic imagery by photographer Aimee Reist
Reviews by Dave Brzeski, Nicole Kurtz, Luke Dodd, Jim Lee, and Sam L Edwards
Incredible original artwork by Timothy Truman, Esteban Maroto, Allen Kozowski, Mr. Zarono and many more!




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.

Materi-Chlorians-Part Two - New!
Materi-Chlorians-Part One
The Last Jedi at the First of the Year
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Three
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Two 
A Little (or a Lot) on Algernon Blackwood
The Pantry on the Edge of Forever

THREE ON A MATCH: A TALE OF NU MARS - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


Inspired by Spaghetti Western films, Three on a Match is set on Mars in a hundred years, made habitable due to terraforming. Along its equator sits the cities that comprise civilization. Beyond this lies Nu West, the frontier which in many ways resembles the Old West. Three disparate men each learn of a stolen treasure and clues to its whereabouts. None of them know all the details of where the treasure is supposed to be, so, at times, they are forced to work together. They face many dangers, both individually and together, in pursuit of their quest, including each other.

Paperback: 232 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
$15.00



WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS TPB VOLUME 2 - Now available!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Daniel Sampere & Various (Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false goddess whose tyranny once ruled the entire planet... but at a great personal cost. Dejah Thoris, his beloved princess, was taken by Matai Shang, a renegade priest determined to avenge the planet's shattered religion. Activating a doomsday device to destroy the fragile Martian atmosphere, Shang flees into the unknown regions of the north. Carter, aided by his son Carthoris and trusted alien pet Woola, must unite the many races of Mars — despite the ages of distrust and open warfare among them — for the singular purpose of averting Judgment Day!
Collects issues 19-35, plus issues 0 &100!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 496 pages, Full Color, $29.99






WEIRDBOOK #37
Now available!

Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Included this time are:
• Sea Glass Harvest, by Bear Kiosk
• The Changeling, by R. Rozakis
• The Maiden Voyage of the Ariona, by Dale W. Glaser
• One Million & One, by Andre E. Harewood
• War is Grimm, by Clifford Beal
• Blood Pact, by Sharon Cullars
• Something I Have to Tell You, by John B. Rosenman
• The Curious Simulacrum of Dr. F, by Michael Canfield
• A Cure for Restless Bones, by Angela Enos
• Homecoming Corpse, by Andrew Bourelle
• A Chorus of Shadows, by Sarena Ulibarri
• Graveyard Wine, by Joshua L. Hood
• My Last Sixteen Hours, by Angela L. Lindseth
• Wide Wide Sea, by Jackson Kuhl
• The Safari, by Michael S. Walker
• The Water Horse, by Bill W. James
• The Long Way Home, by S.E. Casey
• Unseelie Things, by Taylor Foreman-Niko
• The Veneration of Evil in the Kingdom of Ancient Lies, by John R. Fultz
• Livingstone, by Cody Goodfellow

Plus a selection of poetry by:
• Darrell Schweitzer
• Kyla Lee Ward
• Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
• Denny Marshall


 







12 January 2018



F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #158
Texas Rangers Double Issue


Law On the Winter Range by Jackson Cole
Rampaging, raiding outlaws and land-grabbers, whose greed for empire knows no bounds, ride roughshod over the range until the Lone Wolf Lawman takes a hand in their game! 
Follow a fighting Ranger as he challenges evil despots.

Loot of the Wolf by Jackson Cole
When a mysterious cache of outlaw gold leads to a reign of lawlessness and death, the Lone Star Ranger rides into the Big Bend with his six-guns primed for a roaring showdown! 
Jim Hatfield pits himself against a chieftain of owlhooters dedicated to slaughter and terror!

7x10, 114 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – May 1948

 
The Diamond Killers by Robert Wallace
When the U.S. Customs is defrauded, Richard Curtis Van Loan pits himself against an evil merchant of murder who heads a grim combine of criminals! 
Follow the Phantom as he takes a hand in a game of smuggling and slaughter!

Run For Your Life by Norman Daniels
Corpse By Mistake by Anthony Tompkins
A Slight Case of Murder by Arthur Leo Zagat
Help the Killer by William O’Sullivan

 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 114 pages, $14.95


 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

SPEED DETECTIVE – September 1943

Dump the Jackpot by Robert Leslie Bellem
The movie star’s story about a diamond theft sounded like a publicity gag to Dan Turner—until her fiancé produced a murder to go along with the robbery yarn.

Plow Your Murder Under by Larry Dunn
Punk On A Furlough by Lloyd Sanders
Hand In Glove With Murder by Jerome Severs Perry
Ollie Loses His Deer Meat by Harold de Polo
Murder On the Fly by Arthur Feldman
Guard The Old Body by William Decatur
Killer Snake Girl by Randolph Barr

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
Altus Press to Reprint The Spider and Operator #5

Altus Press announced today it has obtained the licenses to two classic pulp characters—The Spider and Operator #5—and shall be offering their adventures in several formats in authorized editions.

Both part of Popular Publications’ line of hero titles introduced in the mid-1930s as conceived by Popular president Harry Steeger, their original adventures were written primarily by Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, and Emile C. Tepperman for a combined total of over 160 novel-length adventures.

While portions of each series has been reprinted in retypeset format, never before has either series been completely republished with the original text and vintage black & white illustrations. These Altus Press editions will do just that.

The first collection from these two properties shall be a comprehensive oversized hardcover edition of The Complete Purple Wars, comprising all 13 parts of the Purple Invasion saga from the pages of Operator #5 magazine. Considered the War and Peace of the pulps, it’s a half-million-word saga which has never before been collected in a comprehensive edition.

Altus Press shall also be publishing the all-new adventures of The Spider and Operator #5, written by Will Murray.

Altus Press is the largest publisher and distributor of vintage pulp fiction classics. For more information, please visit www.altuspress.com.


Altus Press
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print

After many months, The Thrilling Library has returned to print.
Covering 14 books (and counting, Thrilling's line of hero reprint collections have been remastered and are cheaper than ever: up to 33% cheaper than before!

Featuring the adventures of the Black Bat, the Crimson Mask, the Purple Scar, the Masked Detective, The Eagle, George Chance, Diamondstone, and Dr. Zeng, many of these have been out of print for months, going for big bucks on the second-hand market. These uniform editions are the ones to own, however: each has been painstakingly reworked to make them perfect. Each is in stock now at altuspress.com in soft- and hardcover editions.

Also in stock is Thrilling's new anthology, The Best of Thrilling Adventures, featuring the best of this venerable pulp's varied genres by a host of authors, such as Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and Avenger writer Paul Ernst. It's an impressive, large collection, and it may be the best pulp reprint of the year.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

D.A. Tony Quinn, blinded by a criminal's acid, begins a new career in his quest to fight crime as the Black Bat! This collection contains the first three adventures of the Black Bat: "Brand of the Black Bat," "Murder Calls the Black Bat," and "The Black Bat Strikes Again," uncut and restored. The first volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

The Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: "The Black Bat’s Challenge," "The Black Bat’s Spy Trail," and "The Black Bat’s Crusade," uncut and restored. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 3
By Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Batman & DC Comics editor Whitney Ellsworth, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 4
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Dragon Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Justice,” and “The Black Bat and the Red Menace,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 5
By Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Summons,” “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy,” and “The Voice of Doom,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 6
By Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series. By Norman A. Daniels.


The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels and Frank Johnson, introduction by Tom Johnson

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! The first of three volumes collecting the entire series, this first volume includes an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson. Volume contains the following stories: "Enter the Crimson Mask," "The Crimson Mask's Murder Trail," "The Crimson Mask's Death Gamble," "Sign of the Crimson Mask," and "The Crimson Mask's Scorpion Trail."

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! Volume 2 contains the next five adventures: "The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men," "The Crimson Mask's Ghost Trail," "The Diamond Death Trail," "The Money Trail," and "Murders of the Black Rose," uncut, with all of the original illustrations.

Diamondstone Archives
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by Will Murray

For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of the pulps from 1937 to 1939. Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Includes an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

Dr. Zeng Archives
By E. Hoffmann Price, W.T. Ballard, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Will Murray

An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Featuring all seven installments: "Fangs of Doom," "Blood Cargo," "Sinister House," "Camelback Kill," "Lion’s Loot," "Blackmail Clinic" and "Corpse Cargo."

The Purple Scar Archives
By John S. Endicott, introduction by Will Murray

Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar! Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

The Masked Detective Archives, Volume 1
By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

Crime reporter Rex Parker dons a mask to fight crime in his own way! A master of the French art of la savate, Parker is joined on his battle with the underworld by Dan Gleason of Homicide and beauty columnist Winnie Bligh. Containing the first three stories: "Alias the Masked Detective," "The Masked Detective's Warning," and "The Masked Detective’s Manhunt." By Norman A. Daniels with an introduction by Tom Johnson.

George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.

The Eagle Archives
By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price, introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two related stories. By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price; introduction by Tom Johnson.





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
- New!
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series) - New!
Aces: June 1930 Original Rudolph Belarski Painting - New!
Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Race Williams eBooks and The Mysterious Wu Fang
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Black Mask eBooks and The Moon Man

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #125: “The Death Tower” & “The Silent Seven”
The Dark Avenger hunts down members of a hidden criminal order in two superb 1932 pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the Dark Avenger’s investigation of the murderous Dr. Palermo leads him invade “The Death Tower” and discover the existence of a hooded secret society, in the early novel that introduced reporter Clyde Burke and The Shadow’s autogyro. Then, when a wealthy businessman is killed, The Shadow must infiltrate and unmask “The Silent Seven” to solve the murder! This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by George and Jerome Rozen with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-243-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95 

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in May!
Coming to comic shops May 30!

THE SHADOW Volume 130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 130 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 28).
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


     

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Author Jeff Deischer gives us a novel in new genre of speculative fiction: Stories of the wild frontier ion a future terraformed Mars.  Three archetypal protagonists come together on a quest for a lost treasure all reminiscent of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."  But this in no mere retelling of a classic story. There are twists and turns and surprises as the story barrels along to its conclusion.
 
"Three on a Match" is the culmination of 15 years of plotting, writing, re-writing, and updating.  The action is almost non-stop upon a background of detailed world building that is both familiar and innovative.  This is one of Jeff's best creations.  For high adventure, and fun treat yourself to this book.


Past episodes:
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal

BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU (VOLUME 5) TPB - Coming January 16!
by S. T. Joshi

Twenty new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft, produced by a lineup of authors considered to be among his most skilled and dedicated acolytes. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, Donald Tyson, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from scientists who come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries, to the psychological aberrations of characters as they come face-to-face with the bizarre. Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 will take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


Publisher: Titan Books
$14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!



Bold Venture Press

Aviation thrills and horrific villains in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 & His Battle Aces!

Foulness spreads across the Florida Everglades. Its gangrenous veins stretch from the salt marshes to the Indian burial grounds, to the Live Oaks, now blackened and dying. Some strange manner of contagion — the like of which has never before been seen in the world — leaves a Stygian residue, as if the very light of creation were being leached from the land.

Is this the result of chemical toxins used to drive back the bestial flies brought to America by the Central Powers? Or has the Twilight Patrol been deceived into bringing damnation for all?

Also includes the short story "The Visions: What is Telling and What is Tolled" by Stuart Hopen.

"Readers nostalgic for the flash and dazzle of pulp derring-do will find this adventure tale a fitting homage." — Publishers Weekly review of Twilight Patrol #1

EXTRA!
The first three volumes of The Twilight Patrol are now also available in eBook format!
Order through Smashwords or Amazon!


144 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 / eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #27
Now available!

Contents
 • "Angels and Animals" by Adam McFarlane
     Ship building in a bottle.
 • "Jack Grey, Second Mate" by William Hope Hodgson   
     Jack Grey keeps adversaries at bay, and quells a mutiny.
 • "The Green Mask" by Dana Edward Johnson    
     A masked crimefighter’s first case could be his toughest.
 • "Not What I Ordered" by Howard Hammerman    
     Shrimp salad … red wine … revenge …
 • "A Case at Law" by William Dudley Pelley    
     Someone needed killing … and they got it.
 • "Hole-in-the-Wall Barrett" by Max Brand    
     A villain, a hero, and a damsel … an old formula with a twist.
 • "A Repeating Romeo" by May Belleville Brown
     Some loves never end, they just pause …
 • "My Sister’s Husband" by Michael Bracken  
     Rekindled romance or necrophilia?
 • "Sneak Thief" by Richard Brister  
     The kid chose the wrong alley to look down.
 • "Thirty Days on the Island" by Raymond J. Brown   
     Did Manhattan have enough hiding places for his little game?
 • "Irregular Brethern" by H. Bedford-Jones  
     A sermon of a different sort.
 • "Gary Bullock, Journeyman Actor"  Interview by Audrey Parente  
     From science, to acting, to authoring a new SF fantasy novel.

134 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback: $12.95 | eBook: $3.99





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness - New!
Pulp Consumption: El Borak
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!
Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer
Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
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The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #80 is now available and recommended!
 
Issue 80 of the Bronze Gazette celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki.
Terry Allen notes the latest in Doc Savage books and comics for sale.
Chuck Welch contributes a story about his fan letter to Farmer and the issue concludes with the final part of Jeff Deischer's article on Chemistry of Death.

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can special order this issue at http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Man the Sun Gods Made, by Gardner F. Fox - New!
Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jeff Jones and Zebra Books - New!
Conan: The Scarlet Citadel
Sword and Sorcery Artists: Manuel Sanjulian
The Heart of Good Science Fiction: Adventure Yarns
Short Reviews – The Science of Time-Travel, by Ray Cummings

CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT (Agent Pendergast series) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


What begins as a manhunt for the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Kew Gardens, Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Soon it becomes clear there are at least two killers on the loose--one responsible for the young woman's death, another responsible for the mutilation. A pair of such dastardly killers requires a team of equally talented investigators. Luckily, both Vincent D'Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast are back in town.

D'Agosta hopes that this latest case will distract Pendergast from Constance Green's decision to depart New York for Tibet after the events of THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER--and provide Pendergast the opportunity to work a case back on his home turf for the first time in years. But neither is prepared to face a team of killers as diabolical as this. It will take all of Pendergast and D'Agosta's intelligence and strength simply to match wits with their latest adversaries--let alone stay alive.


Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

List Price: $28.00


Conan is returning to Marvel Comics

Marvel and Conan Properties International announced that Conan is returning to Marvel Comics, his original comic book home.

The Robert E. Howard creation first debut with Marvel in 1970 and ran for 275 issues until 1993, along with a handful of miniseries and 235 issues of Savage Sword of Conan magazine.
The character moved over to Dark Horse comics in 2003, where he’s been published continuously until the most recent series, Conan the Slayer, ened last year.


Marvel's new Conan series is planned to debut in early 2019.

No creative teams have been associated with the new series at this time.



Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 17!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson and Neal Adams

The road to Shamar is long -- and thralls of the Corvidae threaten every step.
But Conan will persevere in Diana's quest to protect the town...though he might be equally interested in revenge against the slaver who sold them into peril on the high seas!


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








THE DARK ANGEL: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME THREE - Coming March 20!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.
Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride", the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99


A RIVAL FROM THE GRAVE: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME FOUR - Coming September 4!
by Seabury Quinn


The fourth of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The fourth volume, A Rival from the Grave, will include all the stories from “The Chosen of Vishnu” (1933) to “Incense of Abomination” (1938), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Mike Ashley.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99


 




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


Comic Gallery: THE SHADOW STRIKES! 7-10 (1990)
- New!
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art - New!
Pulp Gallery: ORIENTAL STORIES 1,2,3 (1930-31) - New!
FORGOTTEN BOOKS (and stories) OF 2017 - New!
Tarzan of the Movies 6: TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION (1927)  
SHADOW COMICS 73, 74 & 75 (1947)
Forgotten Books: D'ARTAGNAN by H. Bedford-Jones (1928) 


The Digest Enthusiast #7
 Now available and recommended!

The seventh spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines


News Digest
Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino
Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Plus
Mirthful Spirits
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99




 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature 17 Winter 2018
Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2018
Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s Pencil Portraits
Drawn by Wehrle

ERB Artist Thomas Yeates is speaking at Bridgewater College February 8.

Two cartoonists will be featured on Thursday, Feb. 8. John Rose, cartoonist for Snuffy Smith, will speak at 4 p.m. and Thomas Yeates, cartoonist for Prince Valiant and Tarzan will speak at 7 p.m.

Bridgewater, Virginia is right in the middle of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, outdoor activities or history, the Valley is the place to be. The city of Harrisonburg is just a few minutes down the road from campus. And we’re only about two hours away from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond.

Bridgewater College located at 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812

If planning to attend contact Professor Stan Galloway at sgalloway@bridgewater.edu


Full details are at the link below.




Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
THE LAND OF TERROR
Now available for pre-order!

 

Status Update!
PROGRESS:
The books are printed and currently at the bindery.    Everything is coming together nicely including the laser cut bookmarks, sewn bindings, spine/cover stamps, signed limitation pages, laminated dust jackets, color tips and custom slipcases. There are an amazing number of details that must come together just right and I’m blessed to be surrounded by very professional and dedicated printers, binders and graphic artists.     Unfortunately, some of the materials have been delayed because of the storms in the Northeast and we’ve encountered a few other minor delays.  So the books will be about a week late from the date promised back in October.  

NEW SHIP DATES:
ERBI and the G&D Limited Editions of LAND of TERROR:  The books will ship FED EX or USPS Priority mail on or before January 22, 2018. 
Limited Edition Giclee (high quality 28” x 16” inkjet prints on 315 g 100% rag textured paper):  Bob Eggleton’s signed prints will ship separately in 4” diameter mailing tubes on or before January 22nd.

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEES:

We have 24 copies of the 100 signed/numbered giclees left for sale at $75 postpaid.  (see image right)  Please email me to reserve a print and I’ll send you an invoice. You can pay by Paypal or check.  

ADDRESS CHANGES:
Please let me know if you address has changed of if you prefer your order sent to different/updated address.

QUESTIONS?:
Please email with any questions or suggestions for future projects.