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27 July 2012

Age of Aces
Now available!

New from Age of Aces Books just in time for Pulpfest 2012!

The Adventures of the Three Mosquitoes:
The Thunderbolt Ace by Ralph Oppenheim 
290 page Trade Paperback


Streaking swiftly through Hell skies, their three Hisso engines thundering, we find the famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes”. They were the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it! Captain Kirby, the impetuous leader of the great trio flew point with little mild-eyed “Shorty” Carn and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest, filling out the “V” formation. With their customary battle cry, “Let’s go!”—they’re off on another dangerous mission in perilous skies!

From the pages of Popular Publications’ air war pulp magazines, author Ralph Oppenheim brings us four more unforgettable adventures of this reckless trio from 1932 and 1933:
The Invisible Circle, The Dynamite Flight, The Thunderbolt Ace, and The Iron Mask Patrol.


$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 290 pages | ISBN: 978-0982095072


Coming soon from Age of Aces: Captain Philip Strange: Strange Enemies by Donald E. Keyhoe.
Our latest installment of the adventures of "The Brain Devil" collects the eight tales featuring "Fraulein Doktor", Germany's beautiful master spy, who also happens to be Philip Strange's pre-war lover. We hope to have this ready in time for Pulpfest.


The All New Adventures of Tarzan
by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
Coming soon!


Fully authorized by the ERB estate!

EdgarRiceBurroughs.com


Altus Press - Now available!

The Complete Cases of the Crime Magnet
by Sax Rohmer
introduction by Will Murray


Best known for his thrilling tales of Dr. Fu Manchu, author Sax Rohmer also penned the adventures of the resourceful Major Bernard de Treville, known better as "The Crime Magnet," a roving adventurer who encounters intrigue in every corner of the globe. With his companion, Digger, he follows in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Originally published in This Week magazine between 1937 to 1945, only a handful of these rare tales have ever been reprinted. Here, for the first time, are all fifteen short stories, plus the exciting serial, "The Panama Plot." Accompanied by an all-new introduction by Will Murray, historian of popular literature, this is the most significant Sax Rohmer collection in decades. Authorized by the Rohmer estate.

 

Altus Press - Now available!

Echoes 30
Three Decades of Pulp Fandom’s Greatest Magazine

by Ginger Johnson, Tom Johnson, and Will Murray

Echoes, the longest-running pulp fanzine of all time,
is back
for a special 30th anniversary issue,
and it's the largest single-issue pulp fanzine ever published.


Enjoy over 300 pages of articles on pulps as well as a pair of classic reprints, written by a variety of pulp experts.

The following fiction is included:
“The Green Ghost” by Johnston McCulley
“The Red Sword” by John Drummond
“The Black Shadow”, a Dorus Noel story by Tom Johnson

Articles on The Black Hood, Red Finger, Pulp Ladies, Lone Wolf Detective Magazine, The Octopus & Scorpion, Captain Future, Captain Satan, Masked Detective, Dr. Zeng, Green Ghost, Secret Service Smith, The Shadow’s Ladies, The Spider, Belmont Shadows, Red Mask, Secret Agent X, Dan Fowler, Moon Man, Bronze Shadows, Johnston McCulley, and many, many more; including new pulp characters as well.
304 pages, approx. 8"x10", approx. 1.8 lbs.




Black Dog Books - Now available!
Dan Fowler, G-Man: Bring 'Em Back Dead
by George Fielding Eliot writing as C. K. M. Scanlon

Depression-era newspaper headlines screamed of the crime sprees of bank robbers John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson. To combat this wave of crime, the U.S. Department of Justice trained agents such as Elliot Ness and Marvin Purvis as field operatives.

Standard Magazines jumped on the public fascination of this timely subject and brought forth the magazine G-Men in late 1935, featuring the exploits of Agent Dan Fowler.

Included are:
• Snatch
• Bring 'Em Back Dead
• Hot Money

With an introduction by Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter series.
Cover art by Emery Clarke.
Trade paperback / 290 pages / Price: $24.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!
Dusty Ayres—Invasion of the Black Lightning
Three Exciting Novels of America’s Battle Ace!

A steel fist pounded against the gates of Paris, battering to ruin the last stronghold of freedom on the continent. For three long years all Asia and Europe has been a seething inferno of war.
The great wave of destruction makes its sweep westward. Rising up from Central Asia, the Black Lightning invaders, under the command of the mysterious Fire-Eyes, seek to annihilate the civilized world.

Now the path across the Atlantic is open. The United States will be the next to fall unless its troops can rally behind Dusty Ayres, America's Battle Ace, and stop—the Invasion of the Black Lightning!

For the first time, the initial three novel-length adventures of Dusty Ayres are brought together in one unparalleled volume. Packed with thrills and excitement, this is sure to be the "don't miss" item of the season!

Included are:
• Black Lightning
• Crimson Doom
• Purple Tornado
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Frederick Blakeslee.


Trade paperback / 266 pages / Price: $24.95 US

"Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds" is a trademark
and is the property of Argosy Communications, Inc. Used with permission.




Black Dog Books Now available!
A Hindu prince seeks retribution for an ancient offense.
Now four men have been marked for murder!
Does the prince carry out his threat?
Or can his revenge be thwarted?
Find out the thrilling answers in The Rajah From Hell!

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by James Reasoner.
Included are:
•The Thunderbolt of Indra
•The Diamond Death
•The Devil's Fire
•He Who Sets A Trap (novelette)


"These are superb yarns of suspense, written in terse, hardboiled prose."

"The stories that make up The Rajah From Hell possess an added appeal. As Dashiell Hammett did in The Maltese Falcon, Bedford-Jones has taken a basic storyline that's pure pulp—Mysterious, sinister Indians! Obscure murder methods! A vengeance quest that lasts for years!—and couched it in modern, realistic terms, producing a highly entertaining amalgam. Take a look and you'll see what I mean. I think you'll be thoroughly entertained."—James Reasoner from his introduction.

Price: Trade paperback / 100 pages / Price: $10.00 US




Black Dog Books Now available!
In the Name of Honor by Albert Payson Terhune

A Prisoner of Honor!

Pleading desperate need to settle a matter of his family's honor, Civil War hero Guy Bruce wins special dispensation from President Abraham Lincoln for a 90-day furlough to England. Just as a final resolution of the affair is in his grasp, Bruce finds himself framed for a crime, humiliated and disgraced before the woman of his dreams, and deported as a common criminal to a brutal Australian penal colony.

Now he must fight his way back—to regain his personal honor—to honor his commitment to the President—and to once more win the heart of the woman he loves.

Best known for his heart-warming stories of dogs, Albert Payson Terhune began his career as an author of historical adventure novels.

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION

Acclaim for the work of Albert Payson Terhune:
"His stories are of surpassing merit, in selection of historical period, development of plot, and purity of English."—H.P. Lovecraft

"Wholly enjoyable reading."—Salt Lake Tribune

ISBN: 978-1-928619-48-2
Price: Trade paperback / 168 pages / Price: $16.95 US



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

Dark Knight, Meet The Spider  - New!
Rafael De Soto Pulp-Cover Recreation To Be Auctioned At PulpFest - New!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s Upcoming Tenth Anniversary Issue
Taking a Breather…But PulpFest Looms!
The Greatest Adventure Movie. Ever.
“What, another one?” Yep….
A New Magazine from Murania Press!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 189: Jim Beard - New!
Jim Beard author of the Sgt. Janus series joins Art and Ric in The Book Cave.

Episode 188: The Ruby Files
Episode 187:  Erwin K. Roberts
Episode 186: Radio Archives
Episode 185:  PulpFest 

Ric's Comics Episode 74: Shadow #3 and more
Jason and Ric chat about Shadow #3 to start with. Check out Jason's announcement toward the end of the show.

Centipede Press
HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION
Introduction by Ray Bradbury

The Hannes Bok art book had a small delay and is now expected in late September. 
The reason is that the publisher found two previously unpublished color artworks,
as well as a new, brilliant scan of another color work, and these just had to be included.
The unsigned hardcover edition of the book is nearly sold out


With over 450 pages, and a large, 8 × 12 size, this collection covers the entire artistic career of Hannes Bok. Painstakingly edited by Joseph Wrzos, with essays and memoirs on Bok by Ray Bradbury, Stephen Fabian, and many others, this book features over 600 illustrations. Many come from the pulps and pulp covers. Our color section features all of Bok’s known dustjackets and the largest collection of Bok paintings ever published, including many works that have never before been printed. Key works also feature detail views.

Printed on heavy paper, with printed cloth panels, ribbon markers, and a printed cloth slipcase, the edition is limited to 200 copies for sale and is signed by most contributors. The book is printed using stochastic screening with five inks, resulting in unparalleled clarity and color reproduction.

Limited to 200 copies - $250
Signed by most contributors.
Edited by Joseph Wrzos.
Introduction by Ray Bradbury.
Loaded with gorgeous full-page, full-color prints.
Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, printed cloth front panel, three-piece cloth construction.



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

King Corrigan's Treasure - Another great ADVENTURE collection from Black Dog Books - New!
Overlooked Films: ZORRO is "The Bold Caballero" (1936) - New!
Forgotten Books: A Task for Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in "Death for Two" by Carroll John Daly
Art Gallery: Masked Rider Western
Forgotten Books: Murder '97 by Frank Gruber
Forgotten Books: Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 (now playing on BBC !)


Edgar Rice Burroughs Commemorative Stamp
First Day of Issue: August 17, 2012

The Postal Service is proud to honor Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most popular and prolific authors of the early 20th century,” said Stephen Kearney, executive director, Stamp Services. “Best known for inventing the iconic character Tarzan, he wrote more than 70 books, including historical fiction and several popular series of science fiction tales. Social media is a great way to preview our stamp program while also making it easy for people to share the news about stamps of interest with their friends.

Restless by nature, Burroughs (1875-1959) served with the U.S. Cavalry, dredged for gold, worked as a door-to-door salesman and a railroad policeman, and perfomed many other varied jobs until he published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” in 1912 — and found his destiny as a writer.

This Forever stamp shows Tarzan, Burroughs’ most famous literary creation, clinging to a tree by a vine with his left hand and wielding a weapon in his right. Burroughs appears in profile in the background. Hulbert Burroughs, the author’s son, took the 1934 photograph that served as the basis for the stamp portrait of Burroughs. The depiction of Tarzan is an interpretation of the character by artist Sterling Hundley of Chesterfield, VA, under the direction of art director Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA.

This stamp issuance coincides with the 100th anniversary of the publication of “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes,” in 1912.




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Scent of Death" from the June 1, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Close Shave" by B. E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, August 10, 1942
Captain Downs Was a Conscientious Man. He Felt Guilty that He Knew the Contents of the Roll of Precious Paper.
"Doom Offshore" by Edward Ronns from POPULAR DETECTIVE, October, 1941
At Sea, Death Stalks in the Wake of a Northeaster as Toby Waters Pilots Killers to a Fatal Trap!


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - August 11, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
"Dear Mrs. Browne"; Daisy's First Job at LOVE STORY - New!
"To Steal A Ranch," A Complete Paul Powers Story
The EXCITING series of pulps
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon

Library of America
American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (boxed set)
Arriving this Summer!

Modern science fiction came of age in the 1950s, and it was inAmericathat the genre broke most exuberantly free from convention. Moving beyond the pulp magazines, science fiction writers stretched their imaginations at novel length, ushering in an era of stylistic experiment and freewheeling speculation that responded in wildly inventive ways to the challenges and perplexities of an era of global threat and rapid technological change. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these “outsider” novels are now recognized as American classics.

• Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants, What’s it all worth?
• Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human, Could this be the next stage of evolution?
• Leigh Brackett, The Long Tomorrow, Who will control post-apocalyptic America?
• Richard Matheson, The Shrinking Man, Ever feel small?
• Robert A. Heinlein, Double Star, Are politicians ever really themselves?
• Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination, What is the price of revenge?
• James Blish, A Case of Conscience, What in God’s name are we to do with aliens?
• Algis Budrys, Who?, Can you trust?
• Fritz Leiber, The Big Time, Is the past ever really past?

Gary K. Wolfe, editor, is Professor of Humanities in Roosevelt University’s Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies and the author, most recently, of Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature and Sightings: Reviews 2002–2006.


ISBN: 978-1-59853-157-2
1680 pages
List price: $70.00
Web store price: $60.00



THE LONE RANGER #8 - Arriving in comic shops August 1!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

In 1870, Tonto lies near death, as the Lone Ranger pleads with the Ute Indians for help from their Shaman. Three years prior, Tonto lived a relatively peaceful and happy life with his tribe. How did Tonto come to be a lone brave by the time he found John Reid near death in that desert chasm? The answer unfolds, as Tonto's happy life is shattered. Tonto fights for his life in the present, as he fights for his soul in the past. The Native Ground arc rolls toward its bloody climax in a heart-breaking tale of loss and revenge.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 1!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

The waters of Mongo run red with blood as Ming's feud with the Sharkmen threatens to spill over into all-out war! But even as new alliances are forged to pave the way for Ming's utter supremacy, the merciless Prince of Mongo suffers a personal loss that threatens to rip a giant black hole in his already dark heart!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





Mike Hoffman
Edgar Rice Burroughs: THE WARLORD OF MARS

Now available!

Mike Hoffman just completed the third Edgar Rice Burroughs "Mars" book,
The Warlord of Mars, with 31 new illustrations. 
You can see several interior pages and purchase it at the link below.


REGULAR EDITION TPB, 78 B&W pages, $17.95 plus shipping
SIGNED REMARQUE EDITION TPB, 78 B&W pages, $29.95 plus shipping



Mike Hoffman


Join us Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 12th
at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for PulpFest 2012.


Check out the top attractions at this year's PulpFest by visiting the PulpFest website
and clicking on Links and then look under "Attractions."
Just another way we endeavor to make our website more helpful to all of you.
See you in August!

Meet “the yellow peril incarnate in one man” as William Patrick Maynard reads from
THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU in a "New Fictioneers" reading on Friday, August 10th, at 2 PM.

The author licensed to continue Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu series, Bill's short fiction has appeared in
TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN, THE RUBY FILES, & GASLIGHT GROTESQUE.
His non-fiction has appeared in BLOOD 'N' THUNDER and BLACK GATE.
He has been a nominee for a "Pulp Factory Award" and a "Rondo Award."

You'll find more details at http://www.pulpfest.com/2012/07/27/bill-maynard-and-the-yellow-peril/


You don’t need to speak French to enjoy Rick Lai’s presentation,
"The French Connection: How French Literature May Have Influenced American Pulp Heroes,"
but you certainly need to come armed with an open mind.
Join "PulpFest 2012" at 8 PM, August 9th for this unique presentation and
the start of the convention’s exceptional programming schedule.


About a month back, PulpFest 2012 was very proud to announce that we’d be selling
longtime fan, scholar, and collector Al Tonik’s substantial collection of pulps, paperbacks,
hardcovers, dime novels, comic books, fanzines, and, particularly, reference books.

Now that we have begun cataloging Albert's substantial holdings,
it has become apparent that we must take a couple of years to work through the collection.
Therefore, only a portion–still rather substantial–will be put up for bid at our 2012 Saturday Night Auction.

In order to thank the PulpFest membership for their patience,
Al has decided to sell one of his most prized possessions–
a recreation of the November 1934 front cover art to The Phantom Detective,
painted by the original artist, Rafael DeSoto.

Visit http://www.pulpfest.com/2012/07/24/rafael-desoto-painting-to-be-sold-at-auction/
for further details, including a photo of the painting and replica of the pulp.


Pulp fiction authors survived by being fast.
Beginning at 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 9th, pulp historian and publisher John Locke
will discuss the complex working conditions faced by the army of writers who labored at breakneck speed
to provide millions of words—all at 1- to 2-cents apiece.

This lecture will take place at the Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall,
on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
It is free and open to the public.
It is co-sponsored by the Aldus Society and the Rare Books and
Manuscripts Library of the Ohio State University Libraries, in conjunction with Pulpfest 2012.

In addition to Mr. Locke’s lecture, the Thompson Library will be hosting a small exhibit of
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard items culled from the university’s collections,
including some typescripts of Howard’s poetry.
It will be held in the Special Collections display area on the first floor of the library.

Further details can be found at www.pulpfest.com.


They were called scribes, word slingers, hacks, and penny-a-worders.
But perhaps the most favored term, especially among the men and women who labored for the
bloody pulps, was fictioneer or, more specifically, a fiction writer, particularly a
prolific creator of commercial or pulp fiction.

Since 2009, PulpFest has been celebrating today's fictioneers with afternoon reading by "New Pulp" writers.
We'll continue that practice in 2012 beginning with Christopher Paul Carey,
the author licensed by the estate of Philip José Farmer to continue the
Science-Fiction Grandmaster's Khokarsa series (begun in HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR and FLIGHT TO OPAR).

On Friday, 08/10, at 1 PM, Chris will start off our "New Fictioneers" readings.
He'll be reading from THE SONG OF KWASIN (which he co-authored with Farmer) and EXILES OF KHO.
In addition, at 11 AM on the same day, Chris will be signing the entire limited edition print run of
EXILES OF KHO. You can learn more details by visiting www.pulpfest.com.


In October 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs introduced readers of
THE ALL-STORY magazine to "Tarzan of the Apes."
100 years later, that name still resonates across the globe.

Stop by the PulpFest website for a look at PulpFest's Tarzan programming.
Our post "Tarzan: A Hero for the Ages" is now online.
You'll also be able to see a post on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN,
the one and only Tarzan film that Burroughs produced.

PulpFest is very pleased to announce that illustrators Jim & Ruth Keegan,
best known for their comic strip series "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,"
published by Dark Horse Comics, will be appearing at the "Summer’s Great Pulp Con" in August.
Jim & Ruth, along with their friend Mark Schultz, will be helping PulpFest 2012 to celebrate
the 80th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria.

In addition to their celebrated comic strip version of Howard's life, the Keegans have illustrated
Howard's fiction for Wandering Star, Del Rey Books, and The Robert E. Howard Foundation.

Jim, Ruth, and Mark will be appearing in PulpFest’s dealers’ room where they will have some of their Howard-related work on display. On Saturday evening, August 11th, the three artists will discuss the artistic challenges of illustrating Howard’s work and will present an historical overview of seven decades of Conan art.

Please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/other-guests/ for more on Jim & Ruth Keegan
and Mark Schultz. PulpFest will run from August 9th through 12th.

To book a room at the Hyatt Regency (rooms are going fast),
visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=6939453


The PulpRack - Now online!
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Verne Lays the Foundation for Fictional Pulp Adventures to Foreign Lands - New!
Atomic Robo is a Shadow fan!
Pulp Cover: BLUE BOOK May 1935
Jules Verne: Pre-Pulp Pioneer Extraordinaire
Edgar AllanPoe and the Road to Pulp Fiction
Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATIONS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

A Look at the Illustrations for Tarzan Found in the Newspapers of the United States by Jerry L. Schneider
A look at the illustrations for Tarzan found in the newspapers of the United States. Over 225 images are in the book.

Hardcover, 160 Pages, $29.95
Softcover, 160 Pages, $19.95



Pulpville Press - Now available!

Who was Norman of Torn, the terrible outlaw, the fame of whose daring exploits was ringing through all England? Where did he come from? Was he of noble blood, as some thought, or a base born churl? All that Norman of Torn knew about himself was that he had been raised by an old Frenchman in the decrepit Castle of Torn and that he had been taught swordsmanship, French, horsemanship and a hatred of the English. Even at the age of seventeen he was the greatest swordsman in England and his reputation as a fearless outlaw had traveled far and wide. At eighteen there was a tremendous price upon his head. At nineteen he was the leader of a fierce robber band of more than one thousand men of all kinds, from nobleman to serf; the only requisites for admission being willingness and ability to fight and an oath to obey the laws made by the Outlaw of Torn.

Hardcover, 240 Pages 
Price: $30.00




Pulpville Press - Now available!

In the year 2025 a huge aircraft rose from its moorings, bearing Julian 5th into one of the greatest series of adventures that ever befell a man. The goal of the ship was Mars, but Fate rule otherwise, and Julian was forced to land upon the moon, where he was captured by a queer race of creatures, half-human, half-animal—the Va-gas. The story tells how Julian met and won the Moon Maid and carried her back to earth. Subsequently a savage race of Moon Men invaded and conquered the earth. For years the Earth Men suffered under the rule of their conquerors. Gradually their efforts were rewarded, and they forced their enemies over the mountains to the narrow plain by the great western sea. Then a descendant of Julian 5th appeared and led the hosts in the last great battle that freed the earth of its conquerors. The story is full of colorful, weird and spectacular scenes and rapid and thrilling action. This book contains the complete unedited trilogy.

Hardcover, 350 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!

The adventures of a group of Americans who, wandering in unchartered seas, make their way into the weird island of Caprona. There they find a strange country teeming with grotesque animal life that, in the known world, has been extinct for countless ages. In the steaming rivers and amid the lush growth of the jungle, gigantic reptiles peer at them with gleaming eyes. Huge, hideous, deadly monsters—a veritable Mesozoic nightmare. In the months that follow they learn some of the secrets of this lost land, and make some interesting friends among its peculiar inhabitants. It is a tale that only the author of the famous Tarzan stories could write. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John.

Hardcover, 386 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!
This is one of the most impressive Indian stories that has been written in recent years. Differing from the usual Burroughs tales of weird fantasy, it not only has thrills and excitement galore but it shows us the beauty and grandeur of the life of the red man when he crossed the plains. The hero of the story is Shoz-Dijiji, the Black Bear, whose father and mother, Jerry and Annie McDuff, Scotch immigrants, were killed by a tribe of Apaches while crossing the plains to California. The infant was adopted by the chief of the tribe and raised as an Indian. Ironically, he was taught a hatred of the whites, which he bore with fanatical intensity. In the background of this vivid tale of the Indian is a romance, different than romance as we know it. Nevertheless, love is love in any language with every people, in all climes, and THE WAR CHIEF is a magnificent picture of Indian love. Written by America’s great versatile author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, it is another book that has that intangible something—personality.

Hardcover, 290 Pages 
Price: $30.00



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

A celestial laureate - short story by Ernest Bramah - New!
Ernest Bramah - Humorist, Detective fiction writer - New!
When men were men, and clothes were clothes...  
A short history of the Saturday Evening Post by the Curtis Publishing Company
Bill Adams poem - Old temple of the deep - a sailor's prayer

The signal - short story by Bill Adams
Bill Adams - sailor, short story writer, poet

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

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


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #9: Satan's Death Blast
How fight a menace which strikes without warning — which disintegrates flesh and blood and stone to mere chemical atoms! Men fled in blind panic from the merest rumor of a new attack, and even the Spider — dodging the death blasts — can find at first no weapon with which to combat this new and devastating evil which obliterates its victims in the fraction of time between two heart-beats! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #10: The Corpse Cargo
Thundering far beneath Manhattan's thronging streets came the Death Express — a crack New York Central train bearing a gruesome cargo of lifeless men, women and children — their bodies stripped of valuables, naked and mutilated! A grim warning of the terror-reign that threatened America — at the hands of Twentieth Century land-pirates, whose weapon was neither gun nor sword, but the stunning, body-shivering force which lies in electricity! Can the Spider, using mortal weapons, fight the numbing power of the thunderbolt — and survive? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


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

Operator 5 #11: The League of War-Monsters
A group of bitter men — a secret League of War — was ready to plunge the world into a new, earth-wide conflict. They issued orders, and bloody organized murder was loosed in the heart of Europe! And behind this carnage, a single man was scheming to make himself the Dictator of the World! Never before had a single person conceived such a colossal plan for profiting from the slaughter of humans. He had overcome all obstacles — except one lone avenger, Operator 5, America’s secret service ace. Can Jimmy Christopher, keep the nations of the world from hurling themselves into a war which can bring nothing but universal defeat, misery, and slavery?


Captain Future #16 Magic Moon
A cruel plot to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, and enslave peaceful natives, sends Captain Future and his loyal aides out on the most dangerous adventure of their careers!

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


The Mysterious Wu Fang #2: The Case of the Scarlet Feather
“When I know the secret of the five casks, I will be all powerful. Find the one who can tell me this secret. I will wait — but not for long.” This was the command Wu Fang gave to his agents deep in New York’s Chinatown. And only two white men guessed his plans, could dare hope to pit their wits and detective skill against the murder scheme of the most dangerous crime master in the world!
 
“Mr. Kildare? This is Wu Fang speaking. I phoned to tell you that a man is going to be murdered. Also, that no attempt will he made on your life until midnight.” ...Until midnight. Three hours! But before those three hours were up Kildare knew he was entered upon the most sinister mystery he had ever tackled — the case of the scarlet feather.



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Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!




 
Coming soon!

SILVER JOHN: GHOST MUSIC
Manly Wade Wellman's Silver John
  Written by Jim and Becky Beard and illustrated by Thomas Boatwright. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Thomas Boatwright





THE SHADOW #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 1!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Sean Chen (25%)


Exactly who the Shadow might be- or who he once was- is the subject of some grim speculation by Taro Kondo and Buffalo Wong, but the answer may be closer than either suspects. Meanwhile, Cranston and Margo come face to face with the full horror of the Japanese occupation... and on the River Yangtze, a deadly ambush awaits the unwary.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




THE SPIDER #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 1!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday & Various


As Anput unleashes unparalleled destruction upon New York City, The Spider will knock down any door and bust any head to learn his enemy's secrets, but his investigations into Anput machinations lead him directly to his own father's company.  With the city facing ruin and the police powerless, Anput prepares for her final victory, but The Spider prepares to take the fight to her.  Loyalties are tested and relationships fray, but The Spider will stop at nothing to seek justice.  It's 22 pages of pulp action and mayhem with a contemporary flair!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Startling Stories Summer 2012 - Now available!
STARTLING STORIES returns with the Summer 2012 issue
with something for everyone!

Featuring “Null-ABC” by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire, “The Evil of Dracula” by Martin Powell, “The Happy Man” by Gerald W. Page, “An Incident at Plenivici” by Chris Carney, as well as the final installment of Ron Wilber's “Saucy Blaine” comic strip... Edited and Designed by the brilliant William Carney, this issue packs a punch with some of the finest fiction you'll ever read, and lavishly illustrated throughout, so pick up your copy and see why STARTLING STORIES is one of the BEST Anthologies on the market today!




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.

Nineteenth Century American Authors - New!
Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) - New!
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) - New!
Weird Tales on Film: Weird Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne - New!
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) - New!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Weird Tales Books: The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader
Weird Tales Books: The Avon Fantasy Reader

Tom Johnson
GUNS OF THE BLACK GHOST (Kindle Editon)
Now available!

This is my tribute to Walter Gibson and The Shadow. Set in contemporary times, Jimmy Malone dons a black hood and cape sending fear into the hearts of evildoers, as he battles the underworld in the tradition of a modern day Shadow or Spider. Burning eyes, a mocking laugh, and blazing automatics announce his entrance into an affray. Gangsters cringe when they come up against the guns of the Black Ghost!

Now Available On Kindle for $2.99.


WARLORD OF MARS #20
Arriving in comic shops August 1!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Daniel Sampere
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Issus is dead, but her high priest has activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars’s fragile atmosphere. Before they can shut it down, John Carter and his son Carthoris have to figure out where it is! Helping them is Linea, a beautiful black Martian princess with a very special heritage. Linea and Carthoris start to click, and a union between the black and red races could be just what the wounded planet needs. But unknown horrors await the young lovers at the end of their quest.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 2 TP
Arriving in comic shops August 1!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Stephen Sadowski, Edgar Salazar (Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter disappeared from Mars as mysteriously as he arrived. Days before he did, an unknown assassin murdered the guardian of the Red Planet's life support system. Carter himself is implicated in the horrific crime, and it's up to his princess, Dejah Thoris, to clear his name. That would be tough enough, but someone is trying to kill Dejah, too! With enemies all around her, both seen and unseen, she'll need all the help she can get. A murder mystery of Barsoomian proportions and more in the Warlord of Mars.

A murder mystery of Barsoomian proportions and more in the Warlord of Mars 2 Vol TP!
Collecting issues 10-18 of the series, along with a complete cover gallery!

Softcover, 7x10, 264 pages, Full Color, $24.99









20 July 2012

Adventure House - Now available!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Sept. 1939, 112 pages, $14.95
The Sampan Murders by Robert Wallace
"The Grinning Idol of the Seven Sacred Suns unleashes a reign of terror that sweeps the miracle land of the Treasure Island World's Fair—and the Nation's Greatest Sleuth goes into action to probe a baffling mystery of invisible death!  Follow the Phantom as he uncovers a nest of oriental crime and treachery."

ACE MYSTERY MAGAZINE - May 1936, 112 pages, $14.95
The Singing Scourge by Frederick C. Davis
Death Heiress by Laurence Hammond
Cat-Man by Ben George
Priestess of Pain by Maitland Scott
Satan's Faceless Henchmen by Steve Fisher
Wolf Vengeance  by Red Grahame
The Corpse Queen's Lovers by John H. Knox
Nightmare House by Paul Ernst
The Horde of Silent Men by Hugh B. Cave

HEADQUARTERS DETECTIVE - May 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Death Dough by James Perley Hughes
The Chair Cheaters by K. Krause
Trooper T.N.T. by Charles Alexander
Superstition Snare by Earle Dow
Payoff in Coffins by Lawrence A. Keating
The Morgue Patrol by David M. Norman






Adventure House - Now available!
High Adventure #125 - Dan Turner Hollywood Detective Issue

7x10, 110 Pages, $9.95
ISBN: 1-59798-420-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-420-1
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

 


Adventure House - Now available!
G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #42
FANGS OF THE SKY LEOPARD by Robert J. Hogan


"An Invitation to Death that cannot be declined has been tendered the Master Spy! What strange strength had been given to these beasts that was denied to other men? What forces have made courage useless and the honor of men a travesty? Fly if you will through the Skies of War on the darkened Wings of Fear!

7x10
110 pages
Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee
ISBN: 1-59798-419-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-419-5

  



Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
CAPTAIN ACTION – RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN!
,
CAPTAIN ACTION – RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first ever Captain Action novel from Airship 27 Productions and Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is now on sale!  Written by Jim Beard, the book features a stunning cover by Nick Runge with interior illustrations and design by Rob Davis.

“Riddle of the Glowing Men,” is set in the sixties where secret agent, Miles Drake, aka,
Captain Action, is attacked at A.C.T.I.O.N. headquarters by several assassins whose green skin glows as if radiated.  In the process of learning the identity of these killers and the reason behind their attack, Captain Action teams with a beautiful female Russian agent and their quest leads them to a hidden civilization under the frozen wasteland of Siberia. “Jim Beard has written a terrific, authentic Captain Action adventure,” applauds Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “It perfectly captures the break-neck speed and thrills of the early pulps only with today’s modern sensibilities. This book is sure to appeal to both Captain Action fans and new pulp enthusiasts alike.”

Author Jim Beard will be signing copies at Pulp Fest, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Airship 27 table on Sat. 11th Aug.  He will also be signing at Captain Action’s New York Comic Con booth in October. 

Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in rejuvenating old properties for a new generation. Captain Action toys and collectibles are available nationally. The Original Super Hero Action Figure will soon return to comics in an on-going comic book series.  Additional properties include Lady Action, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For more information, contact ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

Airship 27 Productions
Begun in 2004 to produce new novels and anthologies featuring classic, public domain pulp heroes of the 30s and 40s, Airship 27 Productions was one of the major factors behind the pulp renaissance which evolved into the New Pulp Movement.  Today they have over fifty titles in their ever expanding catalog, sell both hard copy and digital versions of their books and will soon be launching audio books of their titles. They can be found at airship27hangar.com


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 


THE ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE
(Writer) Stephen D. Korshak, J. David Spurlock (Art) Margaret Brundage

Coming in December!

Margaret Brundage changed the look of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror with her alluring sensationalistic covers for the legendary pulp magazine, WEIRD TALES. Brundage was the first female cover artist of the pulp era and the first to paint Conan!.Decades before the gothic fetish craze, Brundage's provocative paintings featuring semi-nude young women bearing whips, became a major controversy.

In this, the first book devoted to this noted artist, authors Korshak and Spurlock spotlight artwork along essays by noted artists Rowena, Robert Weinberg, and more. All editions feature big, 9" x 12" lavish illustrated, full-color pages with art and text. The Deluxe edition features an extra 16 page art folio not included in the standard hardcover.

HARDCOVER: 8.5x11, 134 pages, Full Color, $39.95 (Top illustration)
SLIPCASED DELUXE: 8.5x11, 150 pages, Full Color, $69.95 (Bottom illustration)

A softcover edition is also planned. It will likely be solicited in September.

THE ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE 
is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121385 (Hardcover). 
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121384 (Deluxe Slipcased Hardcover). 




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 60: "He Could Stop the World" & "The Laugh of Death"
The Man of Bronze returns in two tales of super-science that inspired classic Superman stories. First, a silvery stratospheric craft showers vapors of death upon a Texas town, while Cosmic Rays alter Long Tom's mental makeup. Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to thwart the deadly plots of a red-hooded mastermind in "He Could Stop the World," a pulp classic by Laurence Donovan that inspired an early Superman story by Jerry Siegel. Then, "The Laugh of Death" could change the outcome of World War II, in a Lester Dent thriller that introduced Doc's new Fortress of Solitude that inspired the Man of Steel's glacier hideaway. This double-novel collector's edition features both classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-086-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 60: "He Could Stop the World" & "The Laugh of Death"
James Bama Variant Special
The Man of Bronze returns in two tales of super-science that inspired classic Superman stories. First, a silvery stratospheric craft showers vapors of death upon a Texas town, while Cosmic Rays alter Long Tom's mental makeup. Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to thwart the deadly plots of a red-hooded mastermind in "He Could Stop the World," a pulp classic by Laurence Donovan that inspired an early Superman story by Jerry Siegel. Then, "The Laugh of Death" could change the outcome of World War II, in a Lester Dent thriller that introduced Doc's new Fortress of Solitude that inspired the Man of Steel's glacier hideaway. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a knockout cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama. and also reprints both classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-087-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 63: "The Devil's Paymaster," "The Wasp Returns" & "The Comic Strip Killer"
Foreword by MICHAEL USLAN
The Knight of Darkness wages battles to the death with two of his greatest superfoes! First, The Shadow becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the sadistic reign of The Prince of Evil in the violent conclusion of Theodore Tinsley's most acclaimed storyline. Then, Lamont Cranston must die to crush a superfiend's evil plots when "The Wasp Returns" in an action-packed thriller by Walter B. Gibson. Foreword by Michael Uslan, executive producer of the Summer Bat-Blockbuster, "The Dark Knight Rises." This instant collector's item leads off with one of Graves Gladney's greatest covers, and also showcases all the original interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. BONUS: The Shadow tracks down "The Comic Strip Killer" in a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-080-9 Softcover, 7x10,. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 62: "The Flaming Falcons" and "The Too-Wise Owl"
EXPANDED MANUSCRIPT EDITION plus SUPERSNIPE!

The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two incredible tales by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc, Monk and Ham journey to the Indo-China jungles to solve the strange enigma of "The Flaming Falcons" in a novel expanded from Lester Dent's original 1939 manuscript. Then, what is the bizarre connection between "The Two-Wise Owl" and the murder of Ham Brooks' brother? BONUS: Supersnipe, "the boy with the most comic books in America," gets imto mischief on the set of a Shadow movie in a classic story from the Golden Age of Comics! T This double-novel collector's edition features both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-091-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 62 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121536. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 62: "The Flaming Falcons" and "The Too-Wise Owl"
EXPANDED MANUSCRIPT EDITION plus SUPERSNIPE!

James Bama Cover Variant!
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two incredible tales by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc, Monk and Ham journey to the Indo-China jungles to solve the strange enigma of "The Flaming Falcons" in a novel expanded from Lester Dent's original 1939 manuscript. Then, what is the bizarre connection between "The Two-Wise Owl" and the murder of Ham Brooks' brother? BONUS: Supersnipe, "the boy with the most comic books in America," gets imto mischief on the set of a Shadow movie in a classic story from the Golden Age of Comics! T This double-novel collector's edition features both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-092-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 62 - Bama Edition is solicited in the
August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121537. 

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!
THE SHADOW Volume 65: "Gypsy Vengeance" and "The Veiled Prophet"
EERIE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Master of Darkness investigates baffling mysteries in two classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a deadly outbreak of "Gypsy Vengeance" pittin gclan against clan can only be ended by The Shadow's justice! Then, the Knight of Darkness must pierce the mystery behind a silver veil to end the murderous crimewave commanded by "The Veiled Prophet." BONUS: legendary sleuth Nick Carter investigates murder on the set of a Shadow movie in a classic story from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-090-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 65 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121540. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in November!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 1

The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in his debut adventures by D'Arcy Champion, reprinted for the first time in chronological series order! First, playboy Richard Curtis Van Loan becomes The Phantom to end the murderous reign of "The Emperor of Death" in his earliest recorded adventure! Then, The Phantom combats a mysterious Asian's sinister plot in "The Crime of Fu Kee Wong." Plus, from Thrilling Comics #53, the first Phantom Detective comic book story by Flash and Justice Society artist E. E. Hibbard. Softcover, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE Volume 1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121539.





BEHOLD "THE NIGHT WIND" by Christopher Yates
Cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox

A fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga
set immediately after the events in the fourth installment!

Coming in late 2012!

Bingham and Katherine Harvard are polite, New York society.  He is an Ivy League graduate, heir to his foster father’s fortune, and successor to the presidency of New York’s Centropolis Bank.  She is the daughter of a United States Senator, scion of the Maxwilton family, the political dynasty of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Husband and wife reside at the sprawling Long Island estate, Myquest. 

The Harvards’ elevated status in the social register is not high enough to avoid the clutch of crime.  Years ago Bing earned an alias, The Night Wind, in a bare-fisted brawl with the law in an all-sweeping revenge against false witnesses.  With five times the strength of an average man, Bingham prevailed.  Later, Lady Kate was a prisoner in her own home, but sprang man-traps of her own devising in a successful bid at freedom.  Using sleuthing skills attained as a New York City police detective was no small advantage during her plight.  Together they have resolved to take the battle to the villain instead of awaiting fate to drop yet another scoundrel on their doorstep.

Aided by the United States Secret Service, and their valet, Julius, the Harvards race headlong into chaos.  Dubbed the Dry Capital of the World and home of the Anti-Saloon League, the principal proponent of the successful drive for national prohibition, one would never guess that Westerville, Ohio could be described as chaotic.  But a half dozen suspected arsons hit speakeasies in nearby Columbus, drawing in organized crime from New York to protect their business…until they, too are hunted down like game animals.

Amidst this turmoil, United States Senator Warren G. Harding is conducting his campaign for President of the United States from the front porch of his home in Marion, Ohio.  His challenger for the Oval Office is the Governor of the State of Ohio. 

History is being made in central Ohio this fall season of 1920.  Will it be historically tragic or triumphant?

The ingredients for anarchy are in the bowl waiting to be stirred.

Be prepared to be blown away.  Behold, “The Night Wind!”


The first four installments of the Night Wind saga were written by the father of serial detective Nick Carter, Frederic Merrill Van Rensselaer Dey, and published by the man who introduced the “pulp” magazine to the world, Frank A. Munsey.  The Night Wind was a super-endowed character whose life-span in American popular culture ran from 1913 to the early 1920s.  

Bingham Harvard, alias the Night Wind, used his prodigious strength (roughly 5 times that of the average man) to rescue himself, friends and family from various plots of “frame-ups,” extortion and outright physical violence.  His exploits were serialized in Munsey’s fiction magazines The Cavalier and All-Story Weekly just a few months after the appearance of Tarzan in October 1912 and wrapping up just before the first appearance of Zorro on August 1919 by the same publisher.


Upon the close of a pulp magazine serial, the installments were bound and reissued in hardcover format. There were a total of four hardcover novels starring the Night Wind: Alias “The Night Wind,” The Return of the Night Wind, The Night Wind’s Promise, and The Lady of the Night Wind.  In 1923 the first novel was adapted for the silent screen and released with much popular appeal as Alias “The Night Wind.”

After almost 100 years out of print, Alias “The Night Wind” was re-released by Wildside Press in March 2007.  The Wildside Press edition of the sequel: The Return of the Night Wind was released in September 2007, and the third installment The Night Wind’s Promise hit bookstores in September 2008.  The fourth novel: The Lady of the Night Wind was released in April 2009. 

BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” is a fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga set immediately after the events in the fourth installment. 
BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” was written under contract with Wildside Press, with cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox and a foreword by Win Scott Eckert

The copy-edited manuscript was delivered to Borgo Press, an imprint of Wildside Press, the first week of June 2012. 
Anticipated release is immediately before or amidst the 2012 Holidays. 
Formats, so far, are trade paperback and e-book, prices to be announced later. 

Stay tuned for the official release announcement…soon.


Black Gate - Now online!

Vintage Treasures: Henry Kuttner’s “The Graveyard Rats” - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 7: A Fighting Man of Mars - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 6: The Master Mind of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 5: The Chessmen of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 4: Thuvia of Mars
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s Upcoming Tenth Anniversary Issue - New!
Taking a Breather…But PulpFest Looms!
The Greatest Adventure Movie. Ever.
“What, another one?” Yep….
A New Magazine from Murania Press!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 188: The Ruby Files - New!
Sean Taylor and Bobby Nash introduce their newest creation The Ruby Files.

Episode 187:  Erwin K. Roberts
Episode 186: Radio Archives
Episode 185:  PulpFest 
Episode 184:  Tales of the Rook 
Episode 183:  Stephen Payne
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Also, don't miss a special installment of Art's Reviews featuring Jeff Deischer and his new Doc Chronology

Classic Heroes Publishing
ZORRO - THE MASTER'S EDITION Volume 1

Now available for pre-order!

Classic Heroes Publishing proudly announces the launch
of their all new ZORRO - The Masters Edition Line.
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions Inc.

ZORRO - THE MASTERS EDITION is back - from a new publisher - in a new format - and this time it looks like the dream of seeing the complete Zorro canon published in matching volumes will become a reality.

Classic Heroes of Hohenfurch, Germany, has been granted permission by Zorro Productions Inc to publish the entire series (all five novels and 59 shorter adventures) in both English and German editions. The books will be limited edition hardcovers (5.8 x 8.3 inches) featuring all of the original pulp art, plus new covers by Joel F. Naprstek.

Leading off the series will be The Further Adventures of Zorro, the sequel to The Mark of Zorro that first appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1922. The novel finds Don Diego Vega ready to get married and give up adventuring for good, until his betrothed is kidnapped by pirates. Zorro vs. Pirates. What could be better?

The book will sell for $24.95 plus $8 postage, and be available ONLY through the Classic Heroes website.
They're now taking orders, and offering the option to subscribe to the whole series. You can also sign up for their free newsletter.

Aside from these great story's, we offer you classic Zorro comic adventures. Our “Comic Edition” presents selected ZORRO adventures, many reprinted for the first time. You will find classic highlights like “Zorro vs. Dracula,“ “Zorro´s Renegade,“ the all new complete “Alex Toth collection” and—for the first time ever—the second and final year of “Zorro - The Dailies.”

As fellow fans and collectors, we also need your support: Please let us know what you think.
All comments, suggestions, praise and criticism welcome!
Further information will be given in time. So stay tuned.

We hope to welcome you to our ZORRO program soon. Have fun with our all new ZORRO creations. Please spread the word and enjoy.



THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 3: THE FALL OF MING
Coming in November!
(Writer) Alex Raymond, Don Moore (Art) Alex Raymond

The third volume in the definitive Flash Gordon library! The continuing tales of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Ming the Merciless, and the planet Mongo are collected in this volume which features "The Fall of Ming," "Return to Earth," "Queen Desira," "The Jungles of Mongo," "The Fiery Desert of Mongo," "Battle for Tropica," and "Triumph in Tropica!" Alex Raymond's classic strip is restored to its original glory in the third volume of this spectacular collection.

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, Full Color, $39.95


THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 3: THE FALL OF MING
is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121303. 

Titan Books


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 - Coming in October!
Brian Wood (Writer), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and Vasilis Lolos's "Border Fury" concludes, as the secret behind Conan's impostor is revealed! Separated on Cimmeria's frozen plains, Conan and Bêlit each fight handicapped while facing a deadly foe -- Conan by the unexpected identity of his pretender and Bêlit by debilitating snow blindness!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 19.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120081. 


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

Forgotten Books: A Task for Zorro by Johnston McCulley - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in "Death for Two" by Carroll John Daly
Art Gallery: Masked Rider Western
Forgotten Books: Murder '97 by Frank Gruber
Forgotten Books: Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 (now playing on BBC !)


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #4
Arriving in comic shops July 25!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Alé Garza, Sean Chen (1-in-10)

The harrowing horror epic's explosive conclusion! The princess has seen her crew and best friends killed and eaten by the white apes that infest a dead Martian city. She's run, hidden and tried to fight the apes. Now she's out of options - with Carthoris and a ship full of children about to arrive. Who will survive to learn the secret behind the legendary Face of Mars?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

 


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Poison Pen-Pal" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1942
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper, that screwball newshawk, takes a cue from blitzkrieg artists in smashing a homicide front.
"New Year's at Rock Siding" by Johnston McCulley from MASKED RIDER WESTERN, February, 1948
Danger and trouble come to a lone mountain telegraph post on the buzzard-like wings of a raging blizzard!


Fading Shadows
Shadowhawke: First Flight by K.G. McAbee & Tom Johnson

Now available!

Deposed from her Balkan kingdom, the Spider Lady rules a new kingdom in America. Taking over the New York underworld, she operates from a hidden underground cavern. Those who oppose her are forced into her deadly web. But one man and his fighting team take up the trail to bring justice to the Queen of the underworld. The Shadowhawke!  

With the ever-rising cost of pulp-related books, Tom Johnson re-launched his old Fading Shadows imprint to see if it was possible to produce a book for under $10.00. With Gail McAbee’s birthday coming up in November, Tom chose their action-packed pulp story, “Shadowhawke: First Flight” as an experiment.

This 128-page (4 x 7) paperback is the result. Printing isn’t cheap, but we’ve eliminated the middleman. With only a few copies ordered for this experimental product, Tom is offering them on a first come basis at $10.00 (includes US postage). This was not meant for regular sales and is not available on Amazon or in bookstores.




FRANK R. PAUL: THE FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION ILLUSTRATION
Jerry Weist (writer) • Frank R. Paul (art & cover)
Coming in October!

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

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

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

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

FRANK R. PAUL: THE FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION ILLUSTRATION
is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120452.
 


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

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

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




GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 24
Now available!

Reprinting 1930s & 40s adventures of the pulp-era hero, The Spider!

This 128-page trade paperback reprints two action packed 1930s and '40s adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains "Laboratory of the Damned" (#34 July 1936) and "Hell's Sales Manager" (#77 February 1940).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95


GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 25
Coming in October!

Reprinting 1930s & 40s adventures of the pulp-era hero, The Spider!

The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains "The Spider and the Jewels of Hell" (#87, December 1940) and "Recruit for the Spider Legion" (#114, March 1943).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 25
is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121538.

Don't miss Girasol Collectable's Pulp Replica series!


GREEN HORNET #33 - Coming in October!
Written by Jai Nitz • Art by Jethro Morales
Covers by Phil Hester (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%)

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #33 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121036. 



HARDBOILED - Back issue list now available!
Gary Lovisi was asked by people to put together a list of recent isues of HARDBOILED. If you're looking for the best in hard crime and noir fiction then HARDBOILED is your meat! He has been publishing HARDBOILED now for over 20 years! It is the toughest little crime magazine in the world. Each 100-page, color cover, dgest-size issue contains a dozen of the hardest crime and noir stories written today -- by both pro and new authors - today and tomorrow's stars! HARDBOILED is published 1-2 times per year but I aim to increase publishing frequency in 2012.

Now is your chance to get the latest issue, or some great back issues at just $10 each + postage!

   
HARDBOILED BACK  ISSUE  LIST  WITH  CONTENTS
#45: July 2012, newest issue just out, with new stories by William E. Chambers, Arlette Lees, Stan Tyrbulski, Randall Perry, New Books reported by Gary Lovisi, Terry L. Tanner, Gerald A. Winter, Milton C. Roby, Don Alfieri and Terrence Butler with cover art by Jukka Murtosaari, order a copy today, only $10. + postage.

#44: February, 2012, contains "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters; and original stories include  "Current Events" by Terrill Lee Lankford; "Killing For Chocolate" by John D. Nesbitt; classic pulp reprint "Dixieland Dirge" by Charles Beckman, Jr.; "Everybody Knows" by George Cronin; "The Stranger Inside Me" by Rose Hardy; "Buttercup" by Cindy Rosmus; "On Writing Deranged" by Lonni Lees; New On The Market, book reviews by Gary Lovisi; "Retirement" by Ed Marohn; a crime cartoon by Carl Alessi; "Winnings" Annelle Neel; "The Unfortunate Man on the Little Red Scooter" by Dennis E. Delaney; "Moonlight and Roses" by Jack Halliday; "Turquoise and Silver" by James A. Wood; and "The Wages of Violence" by Tom Tolnay. Cover design by Lucille Cali based on UK Sexton Blake Killer's Playground.

#43: April 2011, a William F. Nolan special issue, contains "The Editor's Casefile" with news and letters; original stories include "The Session" by Stan Trybulski; "Payback" by Brenda Joziatis; "Betrayed" by Erin Lynn McNaughton; "Distant Relations" by Morris Hershman; "Spare Change" by Libby Cudmore; "The Beast of Bubble City" a Sam Space story by William F. Nolan; "The William F. Nolan Interview" conducted by Gary Lovisi; "Buttquest" a Sam Space story by William F. Nolan; "Bright Blue Mud" by Randall Perry; "New on the Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Headhunter" by Michael Mallory; "Midnight Rider" by Brian Durant; and "Granny Tree" by Ron Darian. Cover design by Lucille Cali based on Denis McLoughlin.


#42: December 2010, "The Editor's Casefile" with news and letters, original stories include "Somewhere Americana" by G.D. McFetridge; "You're on the Air" by John Sunseri; "Jenny's Little Problems" by Terrill Lee Lankford; "New on The Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Fire in the Hole" by Dan Tracy; "Susie The Sniper" by Cindy Rosmus; "Willie The Kid" by Larry Moskowitz; "The Grand" by Gerald A. Winter; "The Wake" by Ron Capshaw; "Requiem in Smoke" a poem by Arlette Lees; "Crawlspace" by Lonni Lees; "Time and Tide" by Will Hoyle: "Fists Like Hammers" by Jeff Kerr. Cover puzzle design by Lucille Cali based on Rafael DeSoto.

#41: Jan. 2012, Sold Out.

#40: May 2009, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, stories include "Detur Drive" by Terrill Lee Lankford; "Serious Money" by Morris Hershman; "Stumble-bum Kid" by Ed Doherty; "Blame" by Brenda Joziatis; "Two Dead Cops" by Harry Moss; "Books To Be On The Lookout For" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "At The End of The Orchard" by John D. Nesbitt WINNER of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Short Story of 2010; "The Contract" by Bob Strother; "On The Trail of The Black Hand" true crime about the old Mafia by Gregory Peduto; "The Sweet Hereafter on 17th Street" by Patty Templeton; "424 Brussels, Man With A Gun" by Marc Igler; "Vickie is Back" by Tina Casey. Cover design by Lucille Cali after Denis McLoughlin.


#39: Jan. 2009, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters; "Fremont & Lougie" by Darrell James; "Carney Love" by Pearce Hansen; "Dangerous to Know" by Morris Hershman; "No Loose Ends" by Stan Trybulski; "The Way Things Are" by Janett L. Grady; "Books To Be On The Lookout For" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Show Me A Hobo" by Michael Aleman; "The Deadly Flame" by Robert S.P. Lee; "Dead Wrong" by Lucille Cali; "A Coon Hunter's Noir" by Frankie Bill; "Anonymous Hours" by Thomas Anthony Longo; "Big Night Out" by Libby Cudmore; "The Best Damn Christmas Ever" by C.J. Henderson. Cover design by Lucille Cali from Coleccao Gangster series #51.

#38: August 2008, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, original stories include "Long Island Iced Tea" by Michael Hemmingson; "Business As Usual" by G.D. McFedridge; "Number One With A Bullet" by Jason Hunt; "Free Fall" by Paul D. Marks; "Books To Be On The Lookout For" the books of Terrill Lee Lankford reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "My First Caper" by Tom Tolnay; "Bullet Proof" by Rod Blair Brosig; "Gangster Town" by Corey J. Robins; "Bop Bop" by C.J. Henderson; "Honeysuckle" by Mark Joseph Kiewiak; "Shutterbug" by Edward Musto. Cover design by Lucille Cali from art by Scott MacQueen.

#37: March 2008, Sold Out.
#36: Jan. 2007, Sold Out.


#35: Spring 2006, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, includes original stories "The Flower man" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; :one Lousy Mistake" by Tina Casey; "How You Feel" by Robert Benson; "Baby" by Brenda Jozistis; "Family Mythology" a poem by Arlette Lees; "Pillow Talk" by Mark Joseph Kiewiak; "Cash" by Arlette Lees; "Lash Wishes" by Lee Dresselhaus; "Habit" by D.S. Munro; "We Always Maim To Please" by Chris Walmsley; "Leon's Way" by Robert McClure; "The Partner" by Scott L. Sanders; "New On The Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "The Naked City" by Michael Berish; "Where The Heart Is" by Pearce Hansen; "You Got Money For Gas?" by Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue; "The Mafia's Number 1 Executioner" true crime by Paul S. Meskil. Cover art by Sergio Giovine.

#34: Summer 2005, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, 20th Anniversary issue, "Straight From The Shoulder Holster" article tells 20 year history of founding of Hardboiled magazine by Wayne Dundee; original stories include "A Matter of Flagrant Honesty" by Morris Hershman; "The Fat Man Sings" by Larry Moskowitz; "The River Bleeds Vengeance" by Ron Rhodes; "Dead Men Float" by Frank J. Pisano; "Vampire on Ice" by Steve Swanson; "Ride The Lightning" by Michael Robb; "A Girl's Best Friend" by Eric Johnson; "Snake" by Rod Brosig; "You Don't Wanna Know" by Jim Turner; "New on The Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Legwork" by Edmund R. Schubert; "Baby Chicks" by Cindy Rosmus; "Suffern" by Steven DiSebastian; "Patron Saint of Paper Boys" by Karl Koweski; "Everybody's Dirty" by A.W. Coop; "Brassing The Coke" by Bernard S. Katz; "Here's The Deal" by R.B. Sayers; "Dancer's Diary" by Michael Hemmingson; "Tough Guys" by David Harry Moss. Cover design by Lucille Cali based on Denis McLoughlin.


#33: March 2005, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, original stories include "Too Bad" by Brenda Joziatis; "A Face You can Trust" by Cecile Corona; "Invisible Kid" by T.M. Casey; "Nocturne For Murder" by Terry White; "City Killer" by Karl Thayer; "Amber Alert" by Bryan Schingle; "Catharsis" by T. Jackson Anderson; "Sure'Thing Benny Grunwald" by Art Cosing; "People Like Us" by Stephen D. Rogers; "New On The Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Last Collar" by Jason Chirevas; "My Brother's Keeper" by G.D. McFetridge; "A Guy Walks into A Bar" by John Sunseri; "Friends" by Glen Singer; "The Key" by M.H. Joyce; "The Cold Turkey Kissy Face Come Down" by Anthony Alba; "Break Time" by John Riley. Cover art by Martha Barnes.

#32: Nov. 2004, "The Editor's Casefile" news and letters, original stories include "The Debt" by Patrick Picciarelli; "Yellow Mama" by Cindy Rosmus; "A Hint of Cinnamon" by Gerald Browning; "Marshport" by Don George; "One of The Boys" by Kimberly Pauley; "The Final Fling" by Michael Penncavage; "New on The Market" new books reviewed by Gary Lovisi; "Somebody Has To Do It" by Neil Schofield; "Bush Fever" by Peter Sellers; "How To Keep A Secret" by Fred Snyder; "Winterlude" by Don Alfieri; "Stiff Sentence" by Ardath Mayhar; "Stella" by Joy Hewitt Mann; "Day Work" by Steve Kaye; "Road To Nowhere" by Rebecca Hardy Black; "Dealers" by Bruce Henricksen. Cover art by Sergio Giovine.

#31: Jan. 2004, Sold Out. Also SOLD OUT issues #41, 37, 36, 31, 27/28.


To view covers of any issues go to my web site at the link below and click on the "Hardboiled Magazine" link on the main menu of the home page.

All current and back issues listed below are $10 each (USD) + postage [except Double trade paperback Issues (not listed here) which are $20].
Postage rates:
From 1-5 issues in USA via Media Mail $3; Priority Mail $6, then 50 cents each additional issue.
Foreign orders please inquire.
All issues are in Fine or "as new" condition, but some issues are in low supply, so please list alternates if possible.

You can also subscribe to HARDBOILED, all subscriptions begin with the next issue:
--- A 4-issue Subscription in the US is only $35 mailed First Class Mail.
--- A 4-issue subscription to Canada is only $45 (USD) mailed First Class.
--- A 4-issue subscription to all other countries is $55 (USD) mailed Air Mail.

All issues are also listed for sale on ABEbooks, Alibris and Biblio but can also be ordered directly from me using VISA or Mastercard or PAYPAL (or with a check in USD drawn on a US bank) via my website through my email address at: gryphonbooks@att.net, (card info best in 2-3 emails), or checks to my mailing address: Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #39 - Coming in October!

This issue of Illustration features the spectacular art of Henry Clive, best known for his stunning pin up and magazine illustration of the 1930s and '40s. Next up we feature the second part of our series on Australian illustrator Norman Lindsay, and his adventures in American illustration. Our final feature is on the art of Albert Dorne, legendary founder of the Famous Artists School, and one of the most successful and highest paid illustrators of his day.

Magazine,  96 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #39 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121450.


JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #5 (OF 5)
Arriving in comic shops July 25!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

After years of separation, John and his long lost love Dejah Thoris are finally reunited!
But is it truly a happily-ever-after?
Issus revealed! What does the dreaded goddess have in store for John Carter?
It’s the final showdown between gods and men!
The series fans and critics are raving about comes to a thrilling conclusion!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


Marvel Comics

KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL TP
Arriving in comic shops July 25!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Art), Garry Henderson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

Kull's uneasy rule is again threatened by the serpent cult determined to destroy him,
as it seeks aid from his most frightening foe, the immortal Thulsa Doom!

104 pages, $15.99




Dark Horse Comics

THE LONE RANGER #10 - Coming in October!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Tonto has lost everything. He has committed acts of unspeakable violence. Now, he must return to his tribe and attempt to find some way to live his life again. He may not be successful. Meanwhile, three years later, the Lone Ranger attempts to find help for his gravely wounded companion. It may be too late to save Tonto, though, as the Ute Indians the Ranger has sought out are facing deadly problems of their own. Part four of the epic and character-defining Native Ground arc.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #10 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121052. 




THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #4 - Coming in October!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: 
Dennis Calero

The Masked Man comes to Tonto's aide. But have the faithful companions found one another only to die together? Dozens of innocents may died in a bloody massacre unless the legend of the Spirit Horse can come to life to bring peace to the prairies. Basically, the Lone Ranger will fight his way through the blizzard along with a troop of cavalry to rescue Tonto and the trainload of folks.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121053. 




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 25!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Cannibalistic man-apes… pirates… gigantic crocodiles… horny gorillas… Tarzan and Jane Porter have survived a lot! But they will face their most devious adversary yet – not in the jungle, but on the mean streets of Baltimore. Jane has attracted the unwanted attention of a notorious gangster, who wants to marry her so he will appear "respectable". Normally Jane would tell him to take a hike, but her father is deeply in the gangster's debt! Tarzan travels halfway around the world to save her, but his savage instincts threaten to rip him and Jane apart forever. Don't miss Lord of the Jungle #6: The Light of Civilization, the thrilling conclusion to the lord of Greystoke's first adventure!



LORD OF THE JUNGLE #11 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Cover) Lucio Parillo

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121044. 



MARS ATTACKS THE HOLIDAYS ONE-SHOT - Coming in October!
Bill Morrison, Dean Haspiel, Fred Hembeck, Ian Boothby (writers) • Morrison, Haspiel, Hembeck, others

It’s that time of year! The Martians have come to bring good cheer to all! Well, not really, but humanity still will find a way to celebrate the spirit of the season. Join IDW and Topps—along with a stellar team of writers and artists—to honor the holidays in these four bloody tales of festive cheer!

*4 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1-to-1 ratio

Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99


MARS ATTACKS THE HOLIDAYS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120333.
 


Masked Marauder Matinee - Now online!
The Masked Marauder Matinee is your home for audio adventure podcasts and text based web serials filled with action, adventure and intrigue.
Get your tickets and find your seat, because the curtain goes up when you push play.


The latest podcast features Caine Dorr's modern pulp hero, Commander Knight.
Commander Knight is also featured in a free ebook adventure that connects to the story published in MODERN PULP HEROES
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170716


Caine Dorr has a big event planned with several of his characters called the TERMINAL TEMPEST, where a gaggle of masked avengers pull together to save the world.  Each character stars in a free ebook of their own where the characters get introduced:

LADY RAVEN - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/172059
SKY SENTRY - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/173010
WHITE WOLF - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/174947
IRON HORSE - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/172191

IRON HORSE is the next character to be featured in a podcast at Masked Marauder Matinee.



Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton
Coming in 2013!

Titan Books will begin reprinting Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series in 2013. The first two books are THE WRECKING CREW and DEATH OF A CITIZEN. They will both be available February 5, 2013.

Trade Paperback, 208 pages, $9.95


Titan Books

Amazon.com: The Wrecking Crew  
Amazon.com: Death of a Citizen




Philip José Farmer: LORD OF THE TREES
Coming in November!

Viscount Grandrith, also known as the Lord of the Jungle and the legendary Apeman, proposes to tell all, relating the truth about the origins of The Nine, the elixir that grants near eternal youth and superhuman strength, and the struggles between them, which cause the world to tremble. A brand-new edition of the classic novel.

Softcover, 5x8, 208 pages, $9.95


LORD OF THE TREES is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121492.


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

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


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

$9.95



PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
TJ GLENN  - New!  
Tommy Hancock welcomes Pulp Ark Award Winning Best New Pulp Author TJ Glenn in for discussion on TJ's various Pulpy projects, his influences and background, and the distinction between Fan Fiction and New Pulp Takes on Old Characters!  Have a hoot of a time listening while TJ Glenn gets PULPED!


Join us Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 12th
at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for PulpFest 2012.


In October 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs introduced readers of
THE ALL-STORY magazine to "Tarzan of the Apes."
100 years later, that name still resonates across the globe.

Stop by the PulpFest website for a look at PulpFest's Tarzan programming.
Our post "Tarzan: A Hero for the Ages" is now online.
You'll also be able to see a post on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN,
the one and only Tarzan film that Burroughs produced.

PulpFest is very pleased to announce that illustrators Jim & Ruth Keegan,
best known for their comic strip series "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,"
published by Dark Horse Comics, will be appearing at the "Summer’s Great Pulp Con" in August.
Jim & Ruth, along with their friend Mark Schultz, will be helping PulpFest 2012 to celebrate
the 80th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria.

In addition to their celebrated comic strip version of Howard's life, the Keegans have illustrated
Howard's fiction for Wandering Star, Del Rey Books, and The Robert E. Howard Foundation.

Jim, Ruth, and Mark will be appearing in PulpFest’s dealers’ room where they will have some of their Howard-related work on display. On Saturday evening, August 11th, the three artists will discuss the artistic challenges of illustrating Howard’s work and will present an historical overview of seven decades of Conan art.

Please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/other-guests/ for more on Jim & Ruth Keegan
and Mark Schultz. PulpFest will run from August 9th through 12th.

To book a room at the Hyatt Regency (rooms are going fast),
visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=6939453


Pulpville Press - Now available!
If you were an aviator living in Kansas City and you took off one fine morning for New York and landed in Los Angeles, that would be surprising—it would give you quite a laugh. But suppose that you had taken off for Mars and landed on Venus! Could you laugh that off! That is precisely what Carson Napier did—he landed on Venus. How it all happened and what happened to him is told in this new novel of high imaginative fiction. If you have never travelled with Edgar Rice Burroughs, there is a treat in store for you. If you have already accompanied him to the heart of Africa, to Mars, to the Moon, to the center of the earth, you have had a foretaste of the thrills that await you.

Hardcover, 228 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!

Here are two of Burroughs realistic stories of life in the early 20th Century. THE GIRL FROM FARRIS’S: “There are no good men,” said the Girl with a cynicism born of cruel experience in the narrow lines of her sordid existence. To the Man, reared in an environment of luxury and knowing little of life’s seamy side, this was incomprehensible. He was foreman of the grand jury; she, a member of “the oldest profession in the world.” THE OAKDALE AFFAIR: From the moment the mysterious burglar enters the palatial home of Jonas Prim in Oakdale until he stands beside a professional tramp as both are about to be lynched, this story contains melodramatics with a kidnaping, two murders, a horrible stalking thing, and a gypsy’s death.

Hardcover, 282 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!

In this book, continuing the stirring adventures narrated in A Princess of Mars, sturdy John Carter of Virginia finds himself once more upon the strange planet forty-three million miles from earth. How he recovers his wife and son; how he fights the great white apes and the "plant men", ferocious creatures with sucking mouths in the palms of their hands, and whose mighty tails swish their victims to instant death; and how he defies even Issus herself, terrible Goddess of Death, whom all Mars worships and reveres, are among the gripping episodes described in this second daring narrative of adventures on the dying planet of Barsoom. The author, pastmaster creator of tales extraordinary, has here given a new story written with all the inimitable vigor and marvellous imagination which have made his famous "Tarzan" stories the delight of countless admirers.

Hardcover, 300 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!

A continuation of the wonderful adventures of John Carter of Virginia on the mysterious red planet. The story is full of thrilling situations and the reader is taken breathlessly from one exciting adventure to another. There are desperate encounters with ferocious banths and other horrible creatures. Old acquaintances reappear, Tars Tarkas, Tardos Mors and other of the Jeddaks and we meet again the faithful Woola, ever ready in the defense of John Carter. There is a happy ending to the story in the union of the Warlord, the title conferred upon John Carter because of his desperate valor, with Dejah Thoris.

Hardcover, 212 Pages 
Price: $30.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!
This fourth volume in the Mars Series centers around the adventures of Carthoris, the son of John Carter, who made himself Warlord of Mars. Thuvia, daughter of a Martian emperor, is kidnapped by an unsuccessful suitor for her hand. When Carthoris learns of the abduction he sets out to the rescue and many and startling are the adventures he encounters. There are battles with the terrible green men of Torquas, and with the even more ferocious deathless archers--creatures of the imagination who can be evoked by the power of will. This is a story which, once started, will be eagerly followed to the very end.

Hardcover, 204 Pages 
Price: $30.00



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

When men were men, and clothes were clothes...  - New!
A short history of the Saturday Evening Post by the Curtis Publishing Company
Bill Adams poem - Old temple of the deep - a sailor's prayer

The signal - short story by Bill Adams
Bill Adams - sailor, short story writer, poet


Pulp Forums - Now online!
The majority of pulp discussion these days is happening on various Yahoo newsgroups, but Jason Aiken believes that a centralized forum would be beneficial as well. This is especially true for bringing new fans into the hobby, as people in their teens, twenties and early thirties grew up on message boards /  forums and don't have much experience with Yahoo or newsgroups. To that end, Jason has started up a message board for pulp discussion called PULP FORUMS. You can visit and register at the link below.

Jason hopes that pulp and new pulp can coexist in one place and we can get some good discussions going, as well as have some veteran pulpsters interact with new fans.


The RAS Press
THE NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS by Ray Bradbury
Now available and coming soon to Amazon.com!


"In the late summer of 188-, a train leaves Cairo heading across the desert... carrying an odd assortment of Egyptians, Europeans and English men and women. A cannon fires at the train from the dunes and the train's fuel tender is knocked apart. Lacking fuel, the train stops dead near a small Egyptian ruin from another age. Foraging for fuel the passengers are driven further into the desert by a brief sand storm where they stumble upon the remains of an ancient Egyptian tombyard."

Thus begins a ghost story by Ray Bradbury. Inspired by a telephone call from the noted animator Chuck Jones, Ray Bradbury dashed to his typewriter composing a poem entitled, "The Nefertiti-Tut Express." However, the bizarre subject matter continued to haunt the author and he expanded it to over 2,000 words of a completed screenplay outline.


Lost in his files for fourteen years, Bradbury rediscovered the screenplay in 1990. Unable to revive it, he sent the manuscript to his friend, writer Harlan Ellison, to see if he could add dialog and directing instruction. But Ellison's own demanding publication schedule forbade time for revisionary work, and the manuscript lay dormant and was soon forgotten.

Now, more than thirty-five years after its conception, Ray Bradbury's original screenplay outline, "the Nefertiti-Tut Express," has at last been fleshed-out and reanimated through the artistic vision of Gary Gianni, with more than twenty illustrations.

Trade edition, less than 3000 copies printed
.

The book is printed upon nice acid free papers withheavy paper covers and is saddle-stiched enabling the book to lay flat to better view the twenty illustrations by Gary Gianni.  The book sells for $29.95 plus shipping.


Ray Bradbury received his copy two weeks before he died and this was his comment.
"The NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS is a beautiful and fantastic book!" - Ray Bradbury

Please direct inquiries to: Terence McVicker, The RAS Press, 1745 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA 91201-1451.


RED SONJA #73 - Coming in October!
Written by Eric Trautmann • Art by Edgar Salazar
Cover by Walter Geovani

The She-Devil With A Sword keeps the home fires burning... literally. An ancient feud in Red Sonja's native Hyrkania has flared back to life, and awakened old animosities, and a growing, deadly evil. To stem the rising tide of bloodshed will take all of Red Sonja's skill and daring... and the help of an old ally. But is his return an omen of victory... or death?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #73 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121046. 




RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Max Dunbar (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

Fighting fire with fire. To overcome the ancient evil that threatens Hyborea Red Sonja must avail herself of an older evil from the heart of the Nameless Isle. Meanwhile, King Kazel has continued his conquest, but when the victorious king returns to Atlantis, he may find Doom awaits him.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121048. 




Robert E. Howard: "Vulture's Sanctuary" - Now online!
Matthew Clark has a new audio production of REH’s “Vulture’s Sanctuary.” The show aired live at 11:00 pm PDST on July 16. 
Matthew will permanently posted it on the Gremlin Time section of the Oregon based radio station KBOO’s webpage within a week.

Matthew has previously produced three other Howard stories: “Pigeons From Hell,” “Wild Water” and “The Valley of the Lost,” all of them posted on KBOO’s website. In addition to Robert E. Howard, Matthew presents stories a by a host of other classic authors: Jack London, Damon Runyon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Warton, Rafael Sabtini, Zora Neal Hurston, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sosiki Natsumi, and many others. So if you want to hear a good want to hear a good story, tune in for a full hour on the 3rd Monday of every month.


"Vulture's Sanctuary"
Tonight, Fortunato presents “Vultures’ Sanctuary”, an old school western by Robert E. Howard, first printed in 1936. At first, Big Mac just wanted to take a real vacation in California. But, he’d stopped off in the lawless town of Capitan, and there was this girl, Judith Ellis, who at first, thought the big man was just another brawling roughneck. Now, he was riding deep into the wild mountains of the Guadalupes and into the middle of an impregnable outlaw stronghold to rescue her from the clutches of the mysterious bandit chief, El Bravo.


Thanks to Damon Sasser for the tip!
THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #3 (OF 4) - Coming in October!
Mark Waid (writer) • Chris Samnee (art) • Chris Samnee (cover)

The mysterious cargo is finally revealed and Cliff will discover what demons will be decending on the City of Angels! It's allaction as the Rocketeer must rise to challenges the likes of which he has never before faced. Meanwhile, what exactly is Peevy's niece up to, and are her intentions as innocent as they seem?

Full Color,  32 pages, $3.99


THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120383. 






 
Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Welcome to Pellucidar -- by artist Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs'
classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Jamie Chase

 

THE SHADOW #7 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Victor Gischler (Art) Jack Herbert (Cover) Alex Ross & Various

The Shadow is known for the mystic power which allows him to cloud men's minds and read their hearts.  But what happens when this power fails him?  After the Shadow fails to stop a routine mugging, he travels to the Far East with his pilot and sidekick WWI ace Miles Crofton.  In Nepal, he hopes to reconnect with his old masters and to consult with them about what could be amiss with his powers.  Instead, he finds opium smugglers.  As always, The Shadow faces danger ... but he must also look within himself.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120983. 



THE SPIDER #6 - Coming in October!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers: John Cassaday (Main), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

A ruthless crime lord is on the rise. The clock is ticking on a politician's life. Only The Spider stands a chance of stopping the Wingman before he strikes and sends the city spiraling into chaos, but can he do it alone? It's the return of Ronald Jackson, one of the pulp-era Spider's most trusted associates!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SPIDER #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121034. 


TARZAN: THE ONCE AND FUTURE TARZAN - Coming in October!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Thomas Yeates (Writer/Art/Cover), and Lori Almeida (Color)

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan of the Apes, artist Thomas Yeates (Prince Valiant, Conan) spins a surprising new tale that drops the lord of the jungle in an unfamiliar setting -- the future! Can Tarzan's vine-swinging skills serve him in the half-flooded ruins of a future London?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 31.


TARZAN: THE ONCE AND FUTURE TARZAN is solicited in the
August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120052. 


TARZAN: THE RUSS MANNING YEARS VOLUME 1 HC 
Coming in December!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Russ Manning (Artist)

Experience three of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels as drawn by Russ Manning, the most beloved comic-book interpreter of the lord of the jungle! Collecting Tarzan #155 - #161, #163, #164, #166, and #167, from the 1960s, this volume is an essential addition to any comics fan's collection!

288 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 26.


TARZAN: THE RUSS MANNING YEARS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the
August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG120053. 


Tarzan of the Apes & Other Tales: A Centenary Edition
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Now available!

''Tarzan of the Apes and other stories'' is a beautifully produced omnibus of the first six Tarzan novels, in the style of Gollancz's COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF CONAN and H P Lovecraft collections.

This volume contains 'Tarzan of the Apes', 'The Return of Tarzan', 'The Beasts of Tarzan', 'The Son of Tarzan', 'Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar' and 'Jungle Tales of Tarzan'

Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind - humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered his jungle kingdom, accompanied by the beautiful Jane Porter. Tarzan's primitive heart is struck and he determines to become civilized in order to win her. But will the charms of this charming and cultured young woman overcome when the spirit of his wild nature beckons


Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN-10: 0575129166
ISBN-13: 978-0575129160

        Amazon.com.uk    


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.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) - New!
Washington Irving (1783-1859) - New!
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Weird Tales Books: The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader
Weird Tales Books: The Avon Fantasy Reader

Ray Bradbury in The New Yorker
Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)


Tom Johnson
GUNS OF THE BLACK GHOST (Kindle Ediion)
Now available!

This is my tribute to Walter Gibson and The Shadow. Set in contemporary times, Jimmy Malone dons a black hood and cape sending fear into the hearts of evildoers, as he battles the underworld in the tradition of a modern day Shadow or Spider. Burning eyes, a mocking laugh, and blazing automatics announce his entrance into an affray. Gangsters cringe when they come up against the guns of the Black Ghost!

Now Available On Kindle for $2.99.


WARLORD OF MARS #25 - Coming in October!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

It's Judgment Day on Mars. Everything John Carter has achieved has lead him to this final confrontation with the cruel tyrant of the Martian north. But he's going to be so busy commanding his army that he's not going to be able to rescue Dejah Thoris this time – she's going to have to rescue herself! And even if Carter is victorious, he has upset the ancient religion of Mars and smashed the red planet's eons-old customs. What will be his reward? The epic battle to unite all of Mars awaits you in Warlord of Mars #25: The Final Reward!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #25 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121038. 


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #20
Coming in October!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

Having returned from Titan, Dejah reunites with her Grandfather and Father and finds that a Criminal Underworld has gotten a foothold in Helium led by the enigma "MORTUS." In order to discover Mortus true identity and bring down his organization, Dejah and a notorious Weapons Master assume different identities and infiltrate Barsoom's criminal underworld where they encounter assassins, gangsters, and a vile world of corruption and deceit that Dejah never knew existed.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #20 is solicited in the
August PREVIEWS (Available July 25).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG121041. 










14 July 2012

THE ADVENTURES OF THE MAN OF BRONZE:
A DEFINITIVE CHRONOLOGY (3rd Edition)

Now available!


Jeff Deischer's landmark chronology of Doc Savage, which first discovered the Man of Bronze's true birthday and included the radio plays in a timeline, is back in print in an expanded and updated edition that has been fully revised for better readability and easier consulting. It addition to including Will Murray's new Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, a number of the author's groundbreaking essays on the Man of Bronze are also contained within, including some that have only seen limited publication. Offered here for the first time anywhere is an expanded family tree that shows Doc Savage's relationships to other literary characters such as Sam Spade (Maltese Falcon), Wolf Larsen (Sea Wolf), the Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstein's Monster!

Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN-10: 1478190493
ISBN-13: 978-1478190493
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
$20



Airship 27 Productions - Coming in August!
CAPTAIN ACTION – PULP HERO!

Airship 27 Productions, one of the premier publishers in the New Pulp movement, and Captain Action Enterprises, licensors of the popular Captain Action toy line, have joined forces to produce the first ever Captain Action pulp novel, “Riddle of the Glowing Men,” by Jim Beard.  The book debuts this August at PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio.

“We are tremendously excited to be working with Joe Ahearn and Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises,” said Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “This is the first time we’ve ever put together a title based on a highly popular and successful license.”

Captain Action is based on the action figure created in 1966 by Stan Weston for Ideal Toys. He came equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become many different heroes such as Batman, The Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet and many more. In 1967, Captain Action proved so popular that the line was expanded to include a sidekick, Action Boy and a blue skinned alien foe with bug eyes, the nefarious Dr. Evil.  The following year, DC Comics licensed the character from Ideal and published five issues of Captain Action featuring industry luminaries such as Jim Shooter, Wally Wood and Gil Kane.


Since 2005, Captain Action Enterprises, has been producing an array of exciting new collectibles, including statues, toys, comics, trading cards, and apparel. Still, the one remaining venue the enduring hero had yet to conquer was that of a prose novel. Enter veteran writer Jim Beard, a life-long fan of the

character.  “Jim approached us late last year with this idea for a Captain Action pulp novel,” recalls Catto. “We were immediately intrigued by the possibilities and began seriously exploring the idea.”

It was Beard who then brought Ahearn and Catto to Airship 27 Productions.  “At the time I’d just finished my first book for Airship 27,” Beard elaborates.  “Impressed with their industry leading quality and professionalism, I knew they were the right people to usher Captain Action into the fast-paced world of pulpdom.”

The challenge of doing a licensed property appealed to Fortier and his partner and Art Director, Rob Davis and they signed on.  Their first goal was to assemble the finest art team possible. This was achieved by recruiting the talented cover painter, Nick Runge.  Runge’s work on such IDW titles as Angel & Terminator –Salvation has spotlighted him as being one of the finest new artists in the graphic field today.  Davis himself took on the task of doing the nine interior illustrations while also designing the entire package.

“Riddle of the Glowing Men,” is set in the sixties where secret agent, Miles Drake, aka, Captain Action, is attacked at A.C.T.I.O.N. headquarters by several assassins whose green skin glows as if radiated.  In the process of learning the identity of these killers and the reason behind their attack, Captain Action teams with a beautiful female Russian agent and their quest leads them to a hidden civilization under the frozen wasteland of Siberia. “Jim Beard has written a terrific, authentic Captain Action adventure,” applauds Fortier. “It perfectly captures the break-neck speed and thrills of the early pulps only with today’s modern sensibilities. This book is sure to appeal to both Captain Action fans and new pulp enthusiasts alike.”

Joe Ahearn and Ed Catto will be hosting a Captain Action panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with further details about other exciting plans for the classic hero.  Artist Nick Runge will also be present at his table in Artist Alley.  Fortier, Davis and Beard will be in attendance at 
PulpFest and will announce the book’s actual publication date.

About Captain Action Enterprises
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action now appears in an on-going comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and an iPhone app. Additional properties include Lady Action, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, contact ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

About Airship 27 Productions
Begun in 2004 to produce new novels and anthologies featuring classic, public domain pulp heroes of the 30s and 40s, Airship 27 Productions was one of the major factors behind the pulp renaissance which evolved into the New Pulp Movement.  Today they have over fifty titles in their ever expanding catalog, sell both hard copy and digital versions of their books and will soon be launching audio books of their titles. They can be found at the link below.
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press - Coming this month!
Echoes 30
Three Decades of Pulp Fandom's Greatest Magazine
by Ginger Johnson, Tom Johnson, and Will Murray


Echoes, the longest-running pulp fanzine of all time,
is back for a special 30th anniversary issue,
and it's the largest single-issue pulp fanzine ever published.

Enjoy over 300 pages of articles on pulps
as well as a pair of classic reprints,
 written by a variety of pulp experts.

304 pages, approx. 7"x10"x1", $24.95 softcover only

 

Altus Press - Coming this month!

The Complete Cases of the Crime Magnet
by Sax Rohmer
introduction by Will Murray


Best known for his thrilling tales of Dr. Fu Manchu, author Sax Rohmer also penned the adventures of the resourceful Major Bernard de Treville, known better as "The Crime Magnet," a roving adventurer who encounters intrigue in every corner of the globe. With his companion, Digger, he follows in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Originally published in This Week magazine between 1937 to 1945, only a handful of these rare tales have ever been reprinted. Here, for the first time, are all fifteen short stories, plus the exciting serial, "The Panama Plot." Accompanied by an all-new introduction by Will Murray, historian of popular literature, this is the most significant Sax Rohmer collection in decades. Authorized by the Rohmer estate.

266 pages, approx. 6"x9"x.5", $24.95 softcover, $34.95 hardcover
 

Altus Press - Coming later this summer!

Pulpmaster: The Theodore Roscoe Story
by Audrey Parente
foreword by Theodore Roscoe


The allure of French Foreign Legionnaire Thibaut Corday’s adventures flowed from the pen of Theodore Roscoe. Exotic tales from a dusky outpost unfolded in glossy-covered 10-cent magazines, before television. Hundreds of Roscoe’s yarns, published on cheap pulp paper unraveled mysteries, immortalized hometown heroes and stirred the imagination of a generation. In real life, Roscoe stowed aboard tramp steamers and mingled with locals in far away corners. His intriguing style later echoed in non-fiction works, when he was among the first to view declassified Lincoln assassination documents and when he documented historic American military operations. Journalist Audrey Parente became steeped in American pulp history when she lived blocks away from Roscoe in Ormond Beach, Florida, where she chronicled his life for this book.

178 pages, approx. 6"x9"x.5", $14.95 softcover, $24.95 hardcover
 

BLACKTHORN: SPIRES OF MARS Online Serial Adventure!
Continuing the Adventures of the Award-Winning
New Pulp Warrior and his Allies!

Now online!

A young man desperate to save his sister from the raiders who kidnapped her into slavery…  An ancient undead released after half a millennium… Four sorcerous First Men who will kill half a world to keep their darkest secret…  And three champions who will stand for Mars against horror and tyranny—or die trying!
Award-winning author I.A Watson’s online novel set in the futuristic Martian world of BLACKTHORN offers readers a serial adventure in the tradition of old-time pulps, showcasing the vibrant characters and lush settings of this popular and successful series.


Join Earth General John Blackthorn, Princess Aria of Mars, Oglok the Mock-Man and an ever-expanding cast of rebels, monsters, magicians, and villains as the mystery of the ancient Harmony Spires is explored.  Following on from BLACKTHORN:  THUNDER ON MARS and meshing with the upcoming BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS novel, also by Watson, this stand-alone full-length serial adventure offers a glimpse of a future where magic and technology are one and humanity must face its ultimate challenge.

“This serial adventure gives readers everything they could ask for,” says White Rocket Books Publisher Van Allen Plexico.  “An award-winning character, written by an award-winning writer—and set in the fantastic world of post-apocalyptic Mars.  It’s an absolute grand slam!”

Jump in on the ground floor at www.whiterocketbooks.com/blackthorn with Chapter 1: “A Night in the Deadlands.”  A desperate young man must cross the wasteland where everything dies – but nothing

stays dead!
Tune in for new chapters every Monday and Thursday!

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Editor Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.

Find new installments of the series and links to buy copies of the original THUNDER ON MARS anthology by visiting www.whiterocketbooks.com



BLOOD DIAMONDS by Ed Lynskey
Now available!

A well-planned diamond heist falls apart and turns into a four-way bloody scramble among the thieves to grab the stolen diamonds.

Longtime grifter and suburbaniteJonas Blades works in a sash-and-door mill until he literally bumps into Jacquie Mantooth, a voluptuous schemer who is putting together a plan to pull off a big diamond heist. She recruits her new lover Jonas to be the wheelman, and they hammer out the final details with  their inside man, a blind courier named Mr. Buggs. On the heist day, Jonas double crosses Jacquie by ratting her out to the police and grabs the stolen diamonds all for him. While Jacquie pulls a nine-year prison bit, Jonas, fearful of discovery and arrest, decides to sit on the stolen diamonds. Meantime he buys a split-level and trains to work in the Information Technology field. When Jacquie gates out of prison, she tracks down Jonas with a few hard questions. Things are complicated by Jonas’s current girlfriend Rita Jo Chapelle, a younger version of Jacquie, and Cullen, Jacquie’s goon brother. Jonas picks up a dubious ally in Virgil Högman, Jacquie’s old boyfriend who knows about the heist and where they can find Jacquie. A four-way scramble punctuated with mayhem, betrayal, and murder ensues to see which victor ends up with the “blood diamonds.” A twisty plot, sharp dialogue, heady pace, and vivid characters all elevate Blood Diamonds to a compelling read for the fans of modern crime fiction and noir.

Mobi (Kindle)
ePub (Sony / Nook / iPad / Kobo)
PDF (Adobe)
PRC (Mobipocket)

Price: $2.99

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

Taking a Breather…But PulpFest Looms! - New!
The Greatest Adventure Movie. Ever. - New!
“What, another one?” Yep….
A New Magazine from Murania Press!
The Book Cave: Enter At Your Own Risk
Pulp Historian Albert Tonik’s Collection Will Be Auctioned at PulpFest
More on “10-20-30” Melodrama
The Movie Serial’s Precursor: “10-20-30” Stage Melodrama
The Unbearable Lightness of Leo


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 187:  Erwin K. Roberts - New!
Erwin K. Roberts joins the Book Cave to chat about his Dr. Watson's American Adventure novel.

Episode 186: Radio Archives
Episode 185:  PulpFest 
Episode 184:  Tales of the Rook 
Episode 183:  Stephen Payne
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 - Coming in October!
Brian Wood (Writer), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and Vasilis Lolos's "Border Fury" concludes, as the secret behind Conan's impostor is revealed! Separated on Cimmeria's frozen plains, Conan and Bêlit each fight handicapped while facing a deadly foe -- Conan by the unexpected identity of his pretender and Bêlit by debilitating snow blindness!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 19.






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

Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in "Death for Two" by Carroll John Daly - New!
Art Gallery: Masked Rider Western - New!
Forgotten Books: Murder '97 by Frank Gruber
Forgotten Books: Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 (now playing on BBC !)
The Leopard Couch - A new Sax Rohmer collection!
Forgotten Stories: "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sale


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Crooks Go Straight" from the March 1, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
The Shadow in Review website has moved to http://home.comcast.net/~deshadow/
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Beyond Justice" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNER-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, April, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
Dan didn't like this beauty contest, even though he was a judge. He liked it even less when the winning beauty was knifed. Was the dead girl's murder an act of vengeance - or a legacy of love? This is a revised, toned-down version of a story originally published in Spicy Detective Stories, November 1935.

"The Absconder" by Henry Leverage from ARGOSY, February 23, 1918
Fred Walsen had planned each detail of his robbery and escape from the Lumberman's National Bank.  But he forgot one crucial point. 


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #11 - Arriving in comic shops July 18!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian

Only One Issue Left! The four Eternal Champions — Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck — have allied themselves across the Multiverse for one last stand as the series hurtles toward its epic conclusion. But can they save themselves when reality itself sits on the brink of destruction? Don't miss the penultimate issue of fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson's graphic storytelling tour de force.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




  Fantom Press
Adventures of the Man of Bronze: A Definitive Chronology
Special Limited Edition


Fantom Press is delighted to announce that pre-orders are now being taken
for a special limited edition of Jeff Deischer’s newly expanded
Adventures of the Man of Bronze: A Definitive Chronology.

This new edition been fully revised for better readability and easier consulting. It addition to including Will Murray's new Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, a number of the author's groundbreaking essays on the Man of Bronze are also contained within, including some that have only seen limited publication.

Offered here for the first time anywhere is an expanded family tree that shows Doc Savage's relationships to other literary characters such as Sam Spade (Maltese Falcon), Wolf Larsen (Sea Wolf), the Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstein's Monster!  

This Fantom Press exclusive hard cover features a cover by Bob Larkin and Josef Rubinstein and is signed by both gentlemen as well as by author Jeff Deischer.
 


This hardcover edition is limited to only 100 copies, so order now.
Book is expected to ship  in mid-August.  
Please email Fantom Press with questions or reservations! 


$39.99 plus $6.00 postage US
$12.00 Canadian
$17.00 International


sales@fantompress.net

The signature page is shown at the right.

 Note: The cover illustration shown is not the final cover.
The author's name will be corrected and the Doc Savage reference dropped.



MARS ATTACKS #2 - Arriving in comic shops July 18!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art) • Wally Wood & Bob Powell & Norman Saunders x55 (cover)

The invasion has begun! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are here!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




MASKS
Dynamite pulp hero crossover!

Coming in November!

This November, Dynamite Entertainment and writer Chris Roberson are teaming up to bring comic book readers "Masks," the first Dynamite crossover featuring the publisher's lineup of famous pulp heroes of yesteryear: Green Hornet, Kato, The Shadow, Miss Fury, Black Bat, Zorro, The Spider and others.

This eight-issue event book features a who’s who of pulp icons united to rebel against an upstart political party that sweeps into office in New York State with plans to put the entire country under their thumb.

Here’s Dynamite’s plot summary for the crossover series: "In Masks #1, it's 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly-elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage.  When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider. When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw..."

While the entire series will be written by Roberson, the debut issue of "Masks" also features the art of Alex Ross -- and not just on covers. Ross is painting the entire issue, interiors and all, marking his first interiors since DC Comics' "Justice." Roberson spoke with CBR News in detail following the book's announcement about all things from his love of the pulp crime genre  and his plans for getting all the heroes in one place.






Ron Ely, Doc Savage

In 1975, Ron Ely won the sought-after role of Doc Savage for George Pal’s 1975 motion-picture of the same name. While fans of the pulp magazines don’t feel the movie lives up to the expectations of the printed page, it’s still a fun film. During the late thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc’s father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them at every turn as they travel to the country of Hidalgo to investigate Doc’s father’s death and uncover a vast horde of Incan gold. It was reported that a sequel had been filmed in the Lake Tahoe area simultaneously with the principal photography for the first Doc Savage movie, but the sequel was never completed because of the poor box office for that first film. George Pal, famous for The Time Machine (1960) and War of the Worlds (1953), passed away shortly after this movie was released in theaters, possibly another reason why a sequel was never completed.

Ron Ely, Television’s Tarzan
In 1966, Ron Ely signed to play the lead role of Tarzan (a.k.a. Lord Greystoke), in a successful television series that ran two full seasons. Already well educated and fed up with civilization, Tarzan returned to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, waged war against poachers and other bad guys.    Guest stars included Julie Harris, Jock Mahoney, James Earl Jones, Ethel Merman, Simon Oakland and Diana Ross, among others. The series    was so successful he even starred in two movies made from that series in 1970. Ely claims that he refused to use a stunt double in his vine-swinging or animal fights, and as a result he was often injured on the set. It has been noted by Tarzan fans that Ely’s physical appearance and dialogue were much more like those of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character than could be said for any other Tarzan.

Warner Archive recently released the complete first season on DVD and will be available from vendors at the convention. We will also be screening a couple episodes on the big screen this weekend!


TARZAN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!
Helping to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Tarzan this year is one of our weekend guests, Ron Ely. He was the 15th screen Tarzan (if you don’t count Gordon Griffith) and was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a projected Mike Henry television show, which never materialized. He had been tested 14 months earlier when Henry got the part. Prior to Tarzan, he was seen sharing screen time with Clint Walker in The Night of the Grizzly (1966), Mitzi Gaynor in South Pacific (1958) and Clifton Webb in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959).

Ron Ely’s first big break was playing the recurring role of Mike Madison on the television series, The Acquanauts. Professional salvage divers Larry, Drake and Mike (played by Ron Ely), made their living braving the dangers of deep water, recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. Frequently, these assignments brought them into conflict with more human dangers from people who wanted to reach the wrecks first, or who had a vested interest in seeing that what had been sent to the bottom stayed there. Midway through the program’s run, the divers moved their shop to Malibu, and name of the show became Malibu Run.


Come meet Ron Ely and get his autograph, ask him questions you'd like to know the answers to, get your photo taken with him and celebrate 100 years of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed creation.

Some of the other guests announced to date are:
James Darren, Singer and Actor

Tall, good-looking James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler and made his name in the 1950s in a series of teenage-themed films. A better actor than most of his contemporary teenage heartthrobs, which is probably why he was the only actor who appeared in all three Gidget movies, Gidget (1959), Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963).  It was in 1965 that James Darren was approach to co-star in a television series, The Time Tunnel, which has since become a pop culture classic.

Robert Colbert from The Time Tunnel and Maverick
Robert Colbert became an enduring television icon when he got the starring leads on Maverick and The Time Tunnel, two classic televisions series that can still be seen in reruns today.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again!
Robert Daniel, grandson of the late Brace Beemer (radio's The Lone Ranger), will be among the many attendees at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Robert will have some impressive photos and artifacts from Beemer's scrapbooks on display.


Moonstone Books: Airboy and the Airfighters - Coming in December!
Story: Chuck Dixon, Tom DeFalco, etc
Art: Lito Fernandez, Oscar Celestini, etc.
Cover: Tom Grindberg

This volume collects the Airboy 1942 Special, the 2 issues of the Airfighters, PLUS a remastered “Air Vixens”, and an ALL NEW team up of all the Airfighters!

Airboy’s first meeting with Valkyrie!... The female Airfighters on their own!...World War 2 action and adventure mixed with aerial derring-do!


Trade paperback, 7” x 10”, grayscale, 256 pages, $19.95



Moonstone Books: Domino Lady: Blonde Ambition - Coming in December!
Story: Nancy Holder
Art: Danny Sempere, Ken Hooper
Cover: Mark Sparacio

Join Nancy holder, NY Times best-selling author, as she weaves the Hollywood mystery tales of the Domino Lady. Collects the first five issues of the Domino Lady series.

Stunned and enraged by the murder of her crusading politician father, beautiful socialite Ellen Patrick becomes determined to bring her father’s killers to justice…at any cost.

A gifted Berkley graduate, she knows that to succeed in her quest, she must break all the rules. Donning a distinctive white dress and a black domino mask, she becomes The Domino Lady, one of the sexiest-and most elusive-crime fighters of all time!


Trade paperback, 7” x 10”, grayscale, 166 pages, $15.95


Pro Se Publications
SUN KOH Volume 2: QUEST OF THE SECRET MASTERS
by Dr. Art Sippo

Coming in late 2012!


Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher in the New Pulp Movement, announces an addition to its already dynamic publishing calendar for 2012!

“Even though the New Pulp Movement,” stated Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, there have already been some writers and works that stand out.  Authors and books who will truly be remembered as being the best of what New Pulp has to offer and considered classics by those after us, and even by many today. One such book from the last two years was "Sun Koh: Heir of Atlantis" written by Dr. Art. Sippo.   Pro Se is extremely proud to announce that we will be publishing and promoting Volume Two of The Collected Stories of Sun Koh, tentatively titled ‘ Quest of the Secret Masters’ written once again by Dr. Art Sippo.”


According to Sippo, “Sun Koh was a character created by Paul Mueller for Germany’s pulp magazines who was based on Doc Savage. He was intended to be the Nietzschean Übermensch. He was an Aryan prince from ancient Atlantis who came to the future and descended out of the sky to land in London. He had come to prepare for the coming of the next Ice Age when Atlantis would rise again from the ocean. He would save all those who were fit to survive and use them to repopulate the lost continent. Of course, those he considered to be most fit were of Aryan/German extraction according to the theories of the Theosophists whose mythology had been taken over by the Nazis.”

“Between 1933 and 1938 there were 150 Sun Koh stories published. Sun Koh epitomized the Aryan ideal and fought all sorts of villains and super-science threats very similar to those from the Doc Savage stories.  Strangely enough, the Nazis found these stories frivolous and in some cases subversive. Eventually they forced the series to end and Mueller had Sun Koh discover and conquer the newly risen Atlantis inside the Hollow Earth in 1938. That brought an end to the series.”

Sippo continued, “Sun Koh was the most successful of all the Doc Savage clones (if we exclude the comic characters like Superman and Batman). I was fascinated by the idea of such a character having so many adventures in a language that I could not read. I became frustrated and decided to write my own stories about Sun Koh preserving as much of the original adventure ideas as possible and excluding all the Nazi nonsense.”

“We are ecstatic,” Hancock stated, “to be a part of the work Art is doing with this great character.   He has taken a character that could have been lost to history and even more, marred by the country and period it originated in, and using the original tales and roots of the story, created and woven an intelligent, action packed adventure that not only does not skirt the philosophical issues involved, but instead turns them on their ear by showing Sun Koh to be more than what label anyone puts on him.   Art writes him as, even as a Prince of Atlantis, a very human hero who has to make choices about what sort of man he will be in the world around him.”

“Quest of the Secret Masters” is currently in production and will be published in late 2012 from Pro Se Productions!   Press releases featuring more information and interviews with Dr. Sippo and more will follow in coming weeks as publication approaches!



Pro Se Publications and Reese Unlimited debut
LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME TWO: DIE GLOCKE!
Now available!

Pro Se Productions, a leading New Pulp Publisher proudly announces its latest release.  From Reese Unlimited, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, and Pro Se's Sovereign City Project comes the second volume of one of New Pulp's most popular and newest heroes- THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME TWO: DIE GLOCKE! by Veteran New Pulp Author Barry Reese!

Lazarus Gray and his aides in Assistance Unlimited return for what may prove to be their greatest challenge... What is the secret of Die Glocke? Will Lazarus Gray and his teammates discover the answer in time to stop a power hungry madman and his undead soldiers? The Adventures of Lazarus Gray returns with an epic adventure where the fate of the world is at stake. Is even Lazarus Gray up to a task that could take him to the very gates of Hell itself? Also, Assistance Unlimited takes a case that will bring them face to face with Terror and the making of a Hero! Included in this volume is an updated timeline of Reese's works and an interview with the author himself!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME TWO: DIE GLOCKE most definitely builds on what Reese established in Volume Two, but also explodes with new concepts and themes.  “I never really think about themes when I’m writing a story,” Reese says, “but in hindsight, sometimes I can see recurring ideas. With Die Glocke, I really wanted to focus on the family dynamic that we’ve established with the members of Assistance Unlimited. These people would die for one another and I wanted to show why that was and how far that loyalty could be tested.”

“The story is also about paying homage to the many things that went into the creation of Lazarus Gray,” continues Reese. “Obviously, there are elements of The Avenger in the series but I also drew heavily upon Indiana Jones, the Hellboy stories by Mike Mignola and Andy McDermott’s novels. I wanted to incorporate elements from all of those, in terms of plot elements, specific scenes and just the overall feel of those works.  Hopefully, I’ve taken all of that and combined it with my own creations to feel fresh and new – but with all my New Pulp work, I feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.”

 Featuring cover and interiors by George Sellas and one interior piece by Anthony Castrillo and logo, format, and design work by Sean Ali, DIE GLOCKE-THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME TWO: DIE GLOCKE is a must have for any fan of Action, Adventure, and New Pulp! Available now at Amazon -http://tinyurl.com/c9rs42f , and directly from Pro Se’s own store athttp://tinyurl.com/7gj2axb. Coming Soon in Ebook Format!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME TWO: DIE GLOCKE!
From Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions - Puttin' The Monthly Back Into Pulp!


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
WILLIAM PATRICK MAYNARD  - New!  
Tommy Hancock welcomes William Patrick Maynard, author of DESTINY OF FU MANCHU, a licensed book on the character, to PULPED! 
Fu Manchu, political correctness in Pulp, and more get discussed, hashed out, and analyzed as the Devil Doctor and his current author get PULPED!



Join us Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 12th
at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for PulpFest 2012.


PulpFest is very pleased to announce that illustrators Jim & Ruth Keegan,
best known for their comic strip series "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,"
published by Dark Horse Comics, will be appearing at the "Summer’s Great Pulp Con" in August.
Jim & Ruth, along with their friend Mark Schultz, will be helping PulpFest 2012 to celebrate
the 80th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria.

In addition to their celebrated comic strip version of Howard's life, the Keegans have illustrated
Howard's fiction for Wandering Star, Del Rey Books, and The Robert E. Howard Foundation.

Jim, Ruth, and Mark will be appearing in PulpFest’s dealers’ room where they will have some of their Howard-related work on display. On Saturday evening, August 11th, the three artists will discuss the artistic challenges of illustrating Howard’s work and will present an historical overview of seven decades of Conan art.

Please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/other-guests/ for more on Jim & Ruth Keegan
and Mark Schultz. PulpFest will run from August 9th through 12th.

To book a room at the Hyatt Regency (rooms are going fast),
visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=6939453


Pulpville Press - Now available!
TARZAN, Mighty Hunter, Mighty Fighter! Tarzan the Invincible, embroiled in a thrilling Red plot for the domination of savage Africa. Here, in his own grim jungle and in the wild wastes of mysterious Abyssinia, he meets high adventure. Here, swinging through the giant forests with Tarzan, you will meet new friends and old. Zora Drinov, the beautiful Russian conspirator, will puzzle you to the last. You will like Wayne Colt, the American, and you will think that you know all about him, but you won’t. Little Nkima, the tiny monkey, comes again to thwart the enemies of Tarzan; and the incomparable La, High Priestess of the Flaming God, and Tantor, the elephant, and Numa, the lion; the Great Apes, the Waziri and all the myriad life that makes the teeming jungle beloved of Tarzan. Long available only with censored text, ERBville Press is proud to present the original First Edition book version of this novel in the Tarzan Series.

Hardcover, 264 Pages 
Price: $30.00





Pulpville Press - Now available!
Professor Lafayette Smith and Danny “Gunner” Patrick were products of two opposite poles of society; they were a strange pair to be thrown together on safari in Africa. But they had more in common than Lady Barbara Collis and Jezebel. Each of the four was the result of an environment and heredity totally foreign to that of the others. How Fate brought them together The Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan, against a background of the menacing forces of the evil men of the lawless places. You will lie bound and helpless in the village of Dominic Capietro, the white slave raider; you will hear the staccato roll of a Chicago gangster’s sub-machine gun splitting the silence of an African night; and through it all you will witness the unfolding of the surprising love stories of two beautiful women. Long available only with censored text, ERBville Press is proud to present the original First Edition book version of this novel in the Tarzan Series.

Hardcover, 294 Pages 
Price: $30.00




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

A short history of the Saturday Evening Post by the Curtis Publishing Company - New!
Bill Adams poem - Old temple of the deep - a sailor's prayer
- New!
The signal - short story by Bill Adams - New!
Bill Adams - sailor, short story writer, poet - New!
W.C. Tuttle and the Nobel prize for literature - what's the connection?
W.C. Tuttle - Western, short story and movie writer, humorist and detective fiction author
Drums drone death - novella by J. Allan Dunn
J. Allan Dunn - Pulp author, Novelist, Explorer, Sailor
The Bust of Lincoln - short story by James Francis Dwyer

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #12
Unabridged Audiobook

The Three Planeteers
Now available!

During the Golden Age of Science Fiction, one writer towered over all others. The legendary Edmond Hamilton was the pulp pioneer who took over where Jules Verne and H. G. Wells left off. Hamilton wrote on a scale that dwarfed anything that had come before. Where other writer’s imaginations saw only expeditions to the Moon and Mars, Hamilton envisioned a future filled with an interplanetary police force, space pirates and fearsome weapons capable of destroying whole planets. Among readers of his early fiction in magazines ranging from Amazing Stories to Weird Tales, this penchant for galaxy-spanning space opera soon earned him the nickname of “World-Wrecker” Hamilton.

Although NASA has all but debunked the possibility of humanoid life on Mars and

Venus—not to mention the frigid, inhospitable outer planets—21st century readers still thrill to Hamilton’s infectiously enthusiastic yarns, which influenced both Star Trek and Star Wars.

One of the most intriguing is The Three Planeteers, which ran in the January, 1940 issue of Startling Stories. Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure tale, The Three Musketeers, Hamilton’s reinterpretation of the concept brings together an Earthman, John Thorn, allied a pair of friendly aliens, Sual Av of Venus and hulking Mercurian, Gunner Welk, who are out to stop a sinister despot from shifting the balance of power from the peace-loving Alliance of Inner Planets to the planet-hungry League of Cold Worlds. When the resourceful trio are branded interplanetary outlaws, their only hope is to ally themselves with the renegade Companions of Space, led by the bewitching pirate princess, Lana Cain.

This swashbuckling space opera was the type of pulp Hamilton did best, and set the stage for his legendary Captain Future series, also from the publisher of Startling Stories. In that series, as in The Three Planeteers, Hamilton postulated a future Solar System inhabited by distinct races of aliens, each with their own characteristics and cultures. Against this backdrop, the non-stop action races from the inner worlds to the outer regions, with atom-pistols and ray-blasters frying combatants on both sides.

Joey D’Auria voices The Three Planeteers’ stellar cast of heroes and despicable space pirates. This is vintage space opera at its most arresting and audacious! Only $20.98 in a deluxe Six Audio CD set.



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

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


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #7: Serpent of Destruction
No man was safe in the city streets—no woman could be left long alone in her own home—when the Underworld, newly organized into one compact army of crime, declared a new and bloody social war against society. How can the SPIDER, his prestige gone, wage successful battle against a criminal horde which laughs at death and ignores the grim warning of the "spider seal"? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #8: The Mad Horde
Never before in history had anything quite so horrible as the Mad Horde been loosed upon a terrified humanity! In rural towns and through the thronging streets of great cities the death-bringers stalked, spreading the slow madness of which they themselves must soon die! The Spider, dismayed and horrified as never before in his long career, is forced at last into risking the life of the girl he loves — so that a million others may live! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


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

Operator 5 #10: The Red Invader
A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gayety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, destroying! At twelve hour intervals thereafter — no man knew in advance where — another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in the newspapers. War — savage and bloody — was imminent, and Operator 5 realized that he had encountered his most cunning foe, the clever woman spy — Radi Havara!


Captain Future #15: The Star of Dread
The world’s greatest space-farers battle to expose a dangerous secret menacing mankind and face desperate risks as they pursue two scheming miscreants across the void! Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.


The Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six Coffins

“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.” From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given. And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world! Toward New York sped that great ocean liner. And only two Americans knew that somewhere onboard was an unwanted passenger, guessed that thousands of men and women were marked for death in the murder schemes of a tall, smiling yellow man whose name was Wu Fang and whose ambition was to own the world?
 


Wu Fang is a Chinese criminal mastermind and scientific genius. With his hybrid monkey-men, he plans to conquer America. He is member of various secret societies and has spies everywhere. Opposing him is Val Kildare of the F.B.I.  His aides, reporter Jerry Hazard, archaeologist Rod Carson and newsboy Cappy, help him in his battles against the sinister man of evil known as Wu Fang.

When you purchase these beautifully reformatted eBooks from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!



RED SONJA #67 - Arriving in comic shops July 18!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Walter Geovani
Cover: Walter Geovani (50%), Jack Herbert (50%)

A sword for hire. A client with ready cash. A world full of adventure and possibility. What could possibly go wrong?  If Red Sonja's history is any indication, plenty. A new chapter begins for the She-Devil with a Sword.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99









Coming soon!

KING SOLOMON'S MINES

KING SOLOMON'S MINES by the uncanny Mark Ellis and the astounding Pablo Marcos. Here is another beautiful page by Pablo. Artwork © Pablo Marcos




THE SHAOLIN COWBOY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE - Coming in October!
Andrew Vachss (Writer), Mike Black (Writer), Geof Darrow (Art), Gary Gianni (Art),
and Scott Gustafson (Cover)

Best selling author Andrew Vachss teams with award-wining artist Geof Darrow to revive the spirit and format of the pulp novels of the 30s and 40s. The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine is the first new hero-pulp to be printed in decades and combines hard-hitting prose with illustrated mayhem.

The Shaolin Cowboy: The Way of ‘No Way!’ is a kung fu gripping tale of high adventure and relentless bloodshed.  The Shaolin Cowboy and his trusty mule battle overwhelming odds and inclement weather against enemies thirsting for revenge and retribution in the battle royal to end all battle royals.


Trade Paperback, 9 10/16" x 6 3/4", B&W, 96 pages, $15.99







SOLOMON KANE - Video-on-Demand - August 24; Theatrical Release - September 28!
Michael J. Bassett's SOLOMON KANE has been picked up for US distribution by RADiUS –TWC, the new distribution label from the Weinstein Company. The Video-On-Demand release date is August 24. The theatrical release date is September 28. Ain't It Cool News sponsored a screening of the film at Comic Con international on Friday, July 13.


The Spectre Library - Now available!
Kindle Editions of rare stories by Michael Waugh

All four were originally produced by Cleveland Publishing Co., an Australian publisher, in pamphlet format between 1954 - 55. They are quite short, between 45 and 48 print pages.

The Kindle versions feature the original cover art, and are priced at $9.99 each


Fangs Of The Vampire by Michael Waugh
Rare 1950s Australian original vampire occult novel.

Back From The Dead by Michael Waugh

Rare Australian 1950s digital reproduction of a short horror zombie novel, sequel to "The Living Dead."

The Mystery Of The Abominable Snowman by Michael Waugh

Rare 1950s Australian abominable snowman novel, author of two zombie and one vampire novel.

The Living Dead
by Michael Waugh
Rare Australian 1950s digital reproduction of a zombie thriller.






THE SPIDER #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 18!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday,
Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lesser (1-in-10)

Lines have been drawn and sides have been chosen, and now the battle begins in earnest.  As Anput continues her assault against New York, turning innocent citizens into zombies, the Spider desperately searches for the means to stop her.  The truth, however, may lead to the Spider's own past.  The stakes will rise beyond belief as the 21st century rebirth of the Spider deals out mayhem and destruction of the most pulptastic kind.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Startling Stories Summer 2012 - Now available!
STARTLING STORIES returns with the Summer 2012 issue
with something for everyone!

Featuring “Null-ABC” by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire, “The Evil of Dracula” by Martin Powell, “The Happy Man” by Gerald W. Page, “An Incident at Plenivici” by Chris Carney, as well as the final installment of Ron Wilber's “Saucy Blaine” comic strip... Edited and Designed by the brilliant William Carney, this issue packs a punch with some of the finest fiction you'll ever read, and lavishly illustrated throughout, so pick up your copy and see why STARTLING STORIES is one of the BEST Anthologies on the market today!




TARZAN: THE ONCE AND FUTURE TARZAN - Coming in October!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Thomas Yeates (Writer/Art/Cover), and Lori Almeida (Color)

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan of the Apes, artist Thomas Yeates (Prince Valiant, Conan) spins a surprising new tale that drops the lord of the jungle in an unfamiliar setting -- the future! Can Tarzan's vine-swinging skills serve him in the half-flooded ruins of a future London?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 31.







TARZAN: THE RUSS MANNING YEARS VOLUME 1 HC 
Coming in December!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Russ Manning (Artist)

Experience three of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels as drawn by Russ Manning, the most beloved comic-book interpreter of the lord of the jungle! Collecting Tarzan #155 - #161, #163, #164, #166, and #167, from the 1960s, this volume is an essential addition to any comics fan's collection!

288 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 26.






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.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) - New!
Weird Tales Books: The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader
Weird Tales Books: The Avon Fantasy Reader

Ray Bradbury in The New Yorker
Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)


Tom Johnson
GUNS OF THE BLACK GHOST (Kindle Ediion)
Now available!


This is my tribute to Walter Gibson and The Shadow. Set in contemporary times, Jimmy Malone dons a black hood and cape sending fear into the hearts of evildoers, as he battles the underworld in the tradition of a modern day Shadow or Spider. Burning eyes, a mocking laugh, and blazing automatics announce his entrance into an affray. Gangsters cringe when they come up against the guns of the Black Ghost!

Now Available On Kindle for $2.99.


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #13
Arriving in comic shops July 18!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Fabiano Neves (33%), Patrick Berkenkotter (33%)

Kantos Kan's gambit pays off and he learns the truth about Dejah Thoris' possession. Believing him too dangerous, Dejah/The Witch tries to eliminate him, but he escapes to the Marshes in hopes of discovering a way to save his princess.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




William Preston
A new "Old Man" story is coming in late July!


"Unearthed" is coming! The next story in William Preston's pulpish "Old Man" sequence will be on magazine racks and available online in late July. If you missed the earlier stories, "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and "Clockworks," you can buy them together in e-book format at either Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Like "Clockworks," "Unearthed" is a prequel, a novella that takes our hero back to 1925 and his first, life-changing adventure—and resolving some mysteries raised in the previous stories. Two more stories, sequels to the original, are in the works.


Thanks to William Preston for the tip!








06 July 2012

2012 Film Release Dates
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 5, 2012
October 26, 2012
DREDD
LOOPER

TAKEN 2
ALEX CROSS
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
December 14, 2012

SKYFALL (JAMES BOND)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
RED DAWN
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
January 13, 2013
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Adventure House -  Now available!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - April 1942, 112 pages, $14.95
Arsenals of Death by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective battles against disruptive criminal forces that create bottlenecks for profit!  Follow RIchard Curtis Van Loan as he takes the trail of greed-maddened saboteurs."


PUBLIC ENEMY - December 1935, 112 pages, $14.95
THE RED RAIDERS by Bryan James Kelley
"Get Public Enemy No. 1! - In Washington, the Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation gives this order to Lynn Vickers, sending G-77 ont he trail of a bloodthirsty mob of outlaws who seek to subjugate the nation.  Again and again the masked monsters law.  WHo is the master mind behind the gang—the real Public Enemy No. 1?  Doggedly the grim-jawed Vickers fights his way through to an astounding conclusion."
THE CLUE OF THE CALLING CARD by Phil Roman
MURDER—ON ICE! by James Duncan




Adventure House -  Coming later this month!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Sept. 1939, 112 pages, $14.95
The Sampan Murders by Robert Wallace
"The Grinning Idol of the Seven Sacred Suns unleashes a reign of terror that sweeps the miracle land of the Treasure Island World's Fair—and the Nation's Greatest Sleuth goes into action to probe a baffling mystery of invisible death!  Follow the Phantom as he uncovers a nest of oriental crime and treachery."

ACE MYSTERY MAGAZINE - May 1936, 112 pages, $14.95
The Singing Scourge by Frederick C. Davis
Death Heiress by Laurence Hammond
Cat-Man by Ben George
Priestess of Pain by Maitland Scott
Satan's Faceless Henchmen by Steve Fisher
Wolf Vengeance  by Red Grahame
The Corpse Queen's Lovers by John H. Knox
Nightmare House by Paul Ernst
The Horde of Silent Men by Hugh B. Cave

HEADQUARTERS DETECTIVE - May 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Death Dough by James Perley Hughes
The Chair Cheaters by K. Krause
Trooper T.N.T. by Charles Alexander
Superstition Snare by Earle Dow
Payoff in Coffins by Lawrence A. Keating
The Morgue Patrol by David M. Norman






Adventure House -  Coming in August!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Nov. 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
The Phantom and the Green Glare Murders by Robert Wallace
"The relentless scourge of the underworld battles with grim desperation to forestall a hideous holocaust of crime!  Follow the Phantom on the trail of the sinister green god who strikes terror in the heart of a great nation's capital."
THE LONE RANGER - Sept. 1937, 112 pages, $14.95
Heritage of the Plains by Lone Ranger
Gunsmoke Trade by Edwin K. Sloat

PUBLIC ENEMY - Feb. 1936, 112 pages, $14.95
The Voice of Murder by Bryan James Kelley
Dig the Grave Deeper! by Hugh B. Cave
Dancing Dimes by Norbert Davis





Adventure House -  Coming in September!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Aug. 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
The Phantom's Murder Money by Robert Wallace
"A torn dollar bill is the Phantom's passport to the Mystery of the Dolphin—a tangled skein of death and vengeance that he must unsnarl with wits and guns!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan on the trail of an arch-fiend who hurls defience at the police and the public."

GOLD SEAL DETECTIVE - April 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
The Steel Cooper by Clark Aiken
Gangway for a G-Man! by James Perley Hughes
Caged Clue by Anson Hard
Tower of Terror by Norman A. Daniels
The Hot Alibi by John H. Compton
The Boomerang Corpse by Darrell Jordan
Crook Poison by Austen Weyland
Murder in the Tombs by David M. Norman

POPULAR FICTION - Feb. 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Before Granada's Walls by Samuel Carson
  "A romantic account of the famous siege of Granada"
The Blue Curse by Samuel Taylor
  "A fight story"
The Haunted Race Track by Horace Wade
  "The story of a thoroughbred"
Thrilling Adventures by Samuel G. Corwin
  "True stories of jungle dangers"
Machivelli—Salesman by Henry S. Whitehead
  "A story of New York's Lower East Side"
King of Idaho by Ernest H. Barbour
  "Adventures of two-cowboys in foreign lands"
Murder in the Desert by Willian J. Makin
  "How crimes are solved on African deserts"
Steel Sharks by Ralph R. Fleming
  "A story of submarine warfare on the Adriatic Sea"
The Fool Fetish by Hugh B. Cave
  "A story of Borneo"




Adventure House -  Coming in October!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Jan. 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
The Diamond Murders by Robert Wallace
"Flanked by danger, the Phantom takes the trail of the mysterious infamous Dr. Zaharov, while a grisley pattern of smuggled wealth and slaughtered victims is woven by sinister fingers!"

BULLS-EYE DETECTIVE - Fall 1938, 128 pages, $14.95
Puppets of the Murder Master by John Murray Reynolds
"From long-forgotten Persia's mystic minarets to Gotham's gleaming spires came Hassan and his devil crew—a strange and sinister brotherhood—whose blood-red magic made water-willed slaves of proud and lovely women, and murderers of strong, upright men!"
The Iron Ring by Jack Kofoed
The Man Who Died Twice by Joel Martin Nichols, Jr.
The Judas Jackpot by George Bruce
Finger Man by Stewart Sterling
Satan's Slave-Girdle by Greye La Spina
Hell's Harvest by Tony Beacon
The Cokey Killers by Ray St. Vrain
Dead Man's Alibi by Rod Allen

ACES - April 1931, 128 pages, $14.95
The Zeppelin Patrol by George Bruce
"If ever men were born to the blue, the Drurys, craddled in the heights, were such.  Twin trigger of Yank air!"
Danger Dawn by Frederick C. Davis
Wings to Burn by Herbert L. McNary
Aces Up! by Moran Tudury
Planes of Destiny by Capt. Robert Dale
Ground Loops by Joe Gregg






Adventure House -  Coming later this month!
High Adventure #125 - Dan Turner Hollywood Detective Issue

7x10, 110 Pages, $9.95
ISBN: 1-59798-420-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-420-1
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

 


Adventure House -  Coming in September!
High Adventure #126 - The Floating Flame by J. Allan Dunn

7x10, 110 Pages, $9.95
ISBN: 1-59798-420-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-420-1
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

 



Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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


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

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

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Altus Press - Coming soon!
ECHOES 30

ECHOES 30: Three decades of Pulp Fandom’s greatest magazine. Echoes, the longest-running pulp fanzine of all time, is back for a special 30th anniversary issue, and it’s the largest single-issue pulp fanzine ever published. Enjoy over 300 pages of articles on pulps as well as a pair of classic reprints, written by a variety of pulp experts.

The Black Hood, Red Finger, Pulp Ladies, Lone Wolf Detective Magazine, The Octopus & Scorpion, Captain Future, Captain Satan, Masked Detective, Dr. Zeng, Green Ghost, Red Sword, Dorus Noel, Secret Service Smith, The Shadow’s Ladies, The Spider, Belmont Shadows, Red Mask, Secret Agent X, Dan Fowler, Moon Man, Bronze Shadows, and many, many more; including new pulp characters as well.

A pulp collection for the pulp community, filled with scans of your favorite pulp covers, and packaged as only Altus Press can produce them. This 7 x 10 perfect bound book is priced at a mere $24.95. At the printers, and available soon!

 

Amazing Stories
The world's first science fiction magazine returns!


Amazing Stories, the world's first science fiction magazine, will begin its return to regular publication on July 1st with Volume 0, Number 1, the Relaunch Prelaunch issue.

All kinds of wonderful things have been happening at Amazing Stories over the past several months and some of them have prompted a change to the overall plan for Amazing Stories return.

As some of you may recall, I was planning on beginning the funding effort following the presidential elections in November. I'd originally wanted to go for the whole enchilada all at once and scale back from there as necessary.

Recent developments have caused me to accelerate certain aspects of the plan and to modify my approach to launching.

Now the plan is to break the project up into smaller pieces and fund those individually. Instead of scaling back, we'll be building up.



This change has been engendered by a very exciting recent development that will both strengthen Amazing's brand and create a revenue stream. The details of this development will be announced the weekend of July 14-15. The announcement will take place at the San Diego Comic Con (CA) and Readercon (MA) conventions.

I felt that it would be foolish to waste such an opportunity and decided to create the Relaunch Prelaunch issue of Amazing Stories so that there would be somewhere to go and something to look at when the announcement was made.


Since I had already gathered a fair amount of material for the blog, I decided to put it all together and create an issue of the magazine with it. The content ranges from reminisces on Amazing from Robert Silverberg, Barry Malzberg and Patrick L Price, to fiction by Jack Clemons (all of which is being reprinted from earlier renditions of the magazine) to an extensive series of round-robin interviews with 13 of the Book View Cafe authors - Maya Bohnhoff, Brenda Clough, Chris Dolley, katharine E. Kimbriel, Sue Lange, Vonda McIntyre, Linda Nagata, Pati Nagle, Phyllis Radford, Deborah J. Ross, Sarah Smith, Jennifer Stevenson, Judith Tarr and Dave Trowbridge and some (short) editorializing from me.

I think there's plenty of good stuff there that will be released throughout the course of the month. Anyone who hears about Amazing Stories from the announcements (I'll be sending it out to you all as well) will find several pieces to read when they visit and the promise of more to keep them coming back. And this will not be the last Relaunch Prelaunch issue; I've already started getting stuff in for the next one (an essay on Tarzan & Burroughs from John M Whalen) and more on the way (though I am not anywhere close to the three-months-out I ought to be). Hold on to your fiction, but if you've got an interesting article, interview, review, feel free to send it inI. I'm not paying and I can't promise I'll use it, but....

It now seems that the time to pull out all of the stops has arrived a few months earlier than I had originally anticipated. I am now putting together the outline of a Kickstarter (or similar) crowd-funding plan and presentation that will be released in the next couple of months.


In order to make it all work I will need everyone's help.
So what can you do?
Nothing if you'd prefer. Or you could:
Visit the site. Share it with your friends. Comment on something you find there. Link to it. Sign up on the Facebook page.
Say nice things and think good thoughts.

The more Amazing Stories resembles a going concern, the easier it will be to obtain the funding and the closer we will all be to seeing what we want to see, the return of Amazing Stories!

The website and blog can be found here: http://www.amazingstoriesmag.com/
The Facebook Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amazing-Stories/267141773319031


I have plenty of space on the site to help promote and publicize fellow travelers. If getting a spot up on Amazing's site will help you promote the magazine, please send your artwork and link or get in touch so we can put a plan together. I'm happy to do what I can in return for your support.

And finally
Thank You All for your support, your kind words and your good wishes.
Steve Davidson


Andy Briggs: TARZAN: THE JUNGLE WARRIOR - Now available!

When a baby gorilla is snatched from its family by the world's most infamous hunter, Tarzan will stop at nothing to track him down - crossing the wild jungle and hostile African savannah to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, Jane is trying to learn more about Tarzan's past, and must decide whether reuniting him with his lost Greystoke family is the right thing to do. But Robbie has ideas of his own. He has formed a plan that will get rid of Tarzan for good, and keep the secrets of his own past safe. Tarzan, The Jungle Warrior is a lion-roaring read that brings the classic story bang into the 21st century, and will publish at the start of the Tarzan centenary year.

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Faber and Faber (5 July 2012)
ISBN-10: 057127353X
ISBN-13: 978-0571273539




Beb Books: WHITE HEATHER WEATHER
By Max Brand (writing as John Frederick)
Now available!

Puritan Samson Intregrity Northam agrees to drive a coach to London for love of the beautiful girl within the carriage. But arriving in the great city Northam is betrayed and abandoned. Vowing vengeance, he sets out to leave his mark on London, And leave his mark he does. Great swashbuckling adventure in the days of Charles II.

White Heather Weather is printed on 8.5 x 11 inches, side stapled, with color cover of the original magazine illustration. 102 pages. $9.00 (plus $3.00 postage)

Send check ot money order to:
Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Postage is $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents additional for each additional book.
For more information, contact me at beb01@sprynet.com.



Black Coat Press - Now available!
The Year 5865 by Hippolyte Mettais
adapted by Brian Stableford


The Year 5865 was published in 1865. It is a remarkable novel, consisting of a first-person narrative related by a character living 4000 years hence, after various disasters have obliterated almost all the documents relating to the world with which we are familiar. In consequence, the narrator's knowledge of the reader's world is severely limited and densely clouded by myth.

Hippolyte Mettais' innovative literary method in attempting to interpolate didactic material into a melodrama provides an anticipatory echo of a future subgenre of popular fiction: the "lost race" story. But unlike H. Rider Haggard's She (1887), Abraham Merritt's Dwellers in the Mirage (1932) and other classics, here, it is not present-day explorers who find relics of an ancient civilization but futuristic explorers who find echoes of ours.

A remarkable pioneer of futuristic fantasy, The Year 5865 is a uniquely intriguing classic of the genre, log ripe for rediscovery.

US $29.95 / GBP £19.99
5x8 trade paperback, 396 pages

The Tower of Destiny by Joseph Méry
adapted by Brian Stableford

In 1799, Bonaparte launched sixty attacks on Saint-Jean-d'Acre and did not capture it. There was a tower there, nicknamed the Infernal Tower, that resisted every assault. Bonaparte evebtually lifted the siege, uttering these words, which no one understood: "The fate of the world resides in that tower." But if Saint-Jean-d'Acre had fallen, Bonaparte would have become Emperor of India, and History would not have recorded neither Austerlitz, nor Waterloo. The Infernal Tower was the Tower of Destiny, Turris fatidica.

Joseph Méry (1798-1866) was the nearest French equivalent to Edgar Allan Poe as a ground-breaking pioneer of speculative fiction. The title piece is a significant exercise in alternate history, in which Méry imagined that Napoleon's life took a different turn in Egypt in 1799. The Truth About Creation argues in a mock-serious manner that there is nothing supernatural about God's creation of the world.The Lunarians, inspired by the New York Sun's famous "moon hoax" of 1835, offers a colorful picture of a Selenite civilization. The Explorations of Victor Hummer describes the rediscovery of a mythical city in Egypt. What We Shall See outlines the Utopian prospects of future human progress and includes some striking imagery of a future Paris, also featured in the classic The Ruins of Paris.

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



Night of the Nyctalope is a collection of 17 stories featuring Leo Saint-Clair, France's premier pulp superhero from the 1920s and 1930s. The title piece is a translation of a rare original tale published in 1944 by the character's creator, Jean de La Hire, in which Leo saves a young woman from the clutches of an evil sorcerer in Occupied Paris.

Sixteen other stories, all written especially for this volume, offer more exciting adventures spanning over a century, from Leo's first exploits against dark mystic powers in 1900 Paris, his adventures as an explorer in darkest Africa before WWI, his secret missions on Earth and on Mars during the Great War, his encounter with Dracula before the Fall of Berlin, to his very recent visit at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena...


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 304 pages





Black Mask 9:  The Corpse Didn't Kick Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“The Black Bottle” by Whitman Chambers
“The Corpse Didn’t Kick” by Milton K. Ozaki
“Try the Girl” by Raymond Chandler
“Don’t You Cry for Me” by Norbert Davis
“T. McGuirk Steals a Diamond” by Ray Cummings
“Wait for Me” by Steve Fisher
“Ask Me Another” by Frank Gruber


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


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

“What, another one?” Yep…. - New!
A New Magazine from Murania Press! - New!
The Book Cave: Enter At Your Own Risk
Pulp Historian Albert Tonik’s Collection Will Be Auctioned at PulpFest
More on “10-20-30” Melodrama
The Movie Serial’s Precursor: “10-20-30” Stage Melodrama
The Unbearable Lightness of Leo


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 186: Radio Archives - New!
Tom Brown and Will Murray visit the Book Cave to inform the listeners of some of the great new projects coming from Radio Archives.

Episode 185:  PulpFest 
Episode 184:  Tales of the Rook 
Episode 183:  Stephen Payne
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Clive Cussler: THE TOMBS - Coming September 4!
With Thomas Perry

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site.  What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine.  The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder . . . a bounty that has never been found.  As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan—a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five—the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself . . . and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs’ riches as his own.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399159266
ISBN-13: 978-0399159268

$27.95
Amazon.com


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 11!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren pull out all the stops in the blowout conclusion to “The Argos Deception”!
With Conan loose in Messantia, pirate queen Bêlit and her crew hit the city hard. Messantia’s soldiers think they’re dealing with a simple barbarian, but they’ve just stepped into Bêlit’s trap!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50






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

Forgotten Books: Murder '97 by Frank Gruber - New!
Forgotten Books: Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 (now playing on BBC !)
The Leopard Couch - A new Sax Rohmer collection!
Forgotten Stories: "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sale
Shock Troops of Justice!
Forgotten (but FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Murder by Mail"
"The Crimson Diamond" by Frederick Nebel
Forgotten Books: But Not the End by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Detective Fiction Weekly
E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
The Shadow in Review website has moved to http://home.comcast.net/~deshadow/
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Coffin Nail Piracy" by Neil Moran from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
Dying for smokes, that desperate gang would go to any extreme to get them, including . . . Coffin Nail Piracy

"Corpse Number 4" by Steve Fisher from SECRET AGENT "X", March, 1935

Three o'clock. The third day at sea. Three men on the bridge, and three men below waiting for one to die. A vicious cycle of threes suggested the foreboding evil which was to wreak upon U.S.S. NORRIS a ghastly night of horror.



The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention - October 12-13, 2012!
Greetings fans of The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, 1976-2011.  I'm writing with the best possible news about the future of old time radio fandom in the metro-New York/New Jersey area.  There will be a convention in Newark this fall - if enough of you are willing to participate.

Were you one of the people stalking the halls during that final Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, reveling in the big crowd, exuberant atmosphere and great community?  One of the ones who thought "it would be a shame if this went away forever," or "I hope I get a chance to spend time with these people again."

Well, your wishes have been granted.  Celebrating Audio Theater - Old & New, a brand-new convention, will take place October 12-13, 2012 at the same old Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, NJ that was home to Friends of Old Time Radio all those years.

It will feature live old time radio recreations as well as performances of modern audio drama, and a mix of panels and historical presentations familiar to FOTR attendees.


Please see our website above for a more complete description of what we're up to.  Also please see the "Buy Your Tickets" page and associated PayPal buttons and do so.  CATON is a brand new, volunteer, non-profit organization.  FOTR had a healthy cash cushion saved after 36 years.  CATON has a few contributions from the initial committee members and that's it. If we don't sell at least 200 dinner tickets by July 1, 2012, the event won't happen.  That's the minimum service for the banquet hall at the hotel.

Last year's huge, enthusiastic, FOTR crowd was inspirational.  We know many of you came because it was the "last" event.  We hope that enough of you realized once you came that this community - and the art form that inspired it - is worth saving and perpetuating.

Please join us.

Since this list is comprised of FOTR veterans, I'll predict some of the Q&A but of course, write back with any questions of your own.


Q.  Who's in charge here?
A.  Our overall chairperson is Steven M. Lewis of The Gotham Radio Players. Sean Dougherty (me) is handling marketing, Craig Wichman, a long-time FOTR actor, is handling guest relations.  Maggie Thompson has been acting as secretary and Jill Schissel has been handling the incorporation/legal issues.

Q. What about Jay Hickerson?
A.  Jay is comfortably retired in Florida and while he has given us great advice about how to get the event going, he is not actively involved in CATON.  Also, for anyone who hadn't heard, he suffered a bad fall just after the last FOTR convention.  He is fully healed and doing great.

Q.  Which special guests are you inviting?

A.  It's March so the guest list hasn't started to take shape.  We expect to draw on the New York-city area actors who have participated in FOTR in recent years.  Arthur Anderson of The Mercury Theater and Let's Pretend has agreed to be our honorary chairman for the first event but beyond him it's too early to tell.  Unless we get an overwhelming (and fast) reaction in terms of early ticket sales, it is unlikely we will be able to invite special guests from outside the area but FOTR itself went years before adding West Coast guests.  We are committed to a mix of professional casts as well as providing a forum for talented amateur groups, similar to FOTR.

Q.  So what are you going to do?
A.  We are soliciting proposals now via the website for presentations and performances at CATON.  If you are a historian, actor, director, author, or other person with something to add, please check the site, fill out the form and e-mail us and we'll let you know.  I'd expect to see many familiar faces on stage as well as some new ones as we incorporate the best of modern audio drama into the program.

Q.  What about the dealers?
A.  We're reaching out and seeing who would be interested in selling at this event.  Radio Spirits has already contacted us and expressed interest. Beyond that, well, buy your tickets.  If we can tell dealers that pre-sales are strong, we'll have more of them.


Q.  Why is the new convention only two days instead of four?
A.  The first FOTR convention was only a single day.  Committing to a minimum attendance for a banquet on Thursday night seemed a little too ambitious for a start-up event.

Q.  How many performances do you expect to have?
A.  We discussed that number at the last meeting and depending on how long we want to go in the evening it could be as many as ten in the two days. Keep watching the "2012 Program" page on the website.  Right now, it's empty but it will fill in as we evaluate proposals (as of last Thursday, we already had two to evaluate).

Q.  Will there be a new e-mail list for the new event to which I can also subscribe?

A.  Yes, probably but frankly there isn't one right now.  It's likely the next message to this list will be about that.  In the meantime, our website, twitter feed, the old Friends of Old Time Radio Convention Facebook page, and the new CelebratingAudioTheaterOldandNew Facebook page, are the best ways to get frequent updates.

Q.  How Can I help?
A.  Forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested.  I'm also putting together a canned "this is Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New" paragraph that bloggers can paste into their sites.  Write me for it, it should be ready by tonight or tomorrow.

Please find "CelebratingAudioTheaterOldandNew" on Facebook and like us. Please following the @CATOANCON twitter feed.  We know, CATON was taken, so we needed to add the "a."  It's not ideal.


There is a "donate" button on the left side of our website's home page.  If you are feeling especially helpful, please donate to us.  Of course, the best donation would be to buy your tickets now and trust us to deliver the show.  Ticket purchases will be refunded if the convention doesn't occur for any reason.  Donations will be returned only if we didn't need the money for something we couldn't cancel.  If you want us to be able to invite Chuck McCann or Shirley Mitchell from the West Coast, the donate button is really good way to help make that happen.

We also still need volunteers for a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity at the event.  If you think you have some time between now and October to help us with marketing, logistics, web design, mailing list administration, event staffing or anything similar, please let us know and we WILL find something for you to do.

Please contact me with any questions.
See you - everyone together now - in Newark in October!


Sean Dougherty
Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New
celebratingaudiotheater@gmail.com
seandd@optonline.net
201-739-2541

GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 24
Coming later this month!

This 128-page trade paperback reprints two action packed 1930s and '40s adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains "Laboratory of the Damned" (#34 July 1936) and "Hell's Sales Manager" (#77 February 1940).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95





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

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

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #82 featuring "Dictator's Death Merchants" from July 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is OPERATOR 5 #31 from February 1937. $35

Our third Replica is TERROR TALES #33 from March-April 1938. $35



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

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

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


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






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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

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

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas




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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

August 2012!
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH by Ariel S. Winter
Cover art by Chuck Pyle

A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre.

1931
The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man’s beautiful daughter—and to her hot-tempered American husband.

1941
A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio’s leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.

1951
A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...

Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.

First publication ever!

September 2012
THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS by James M. Cain
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

Cain died in 1977. And that’s where everyone thought the story ended. But James M. Cain has one more story to tell— one last blistering tale of sex and greed, betrayal and deception, written at the end of his life but never published—
THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS

Destined to take its place alongside his other classics, THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS is Cain at his brutal and seductive best.
First publication ever!

A lost, unpublished novel by one of the greatest noir novelists of all time, discovered 35 years after his death
Featuring a 4,000-word afterword by Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai discussing the book, its discovery, and the process of editing Cain’s original manuscripts




Hermes Press: Buck Rogers - Howard Chaykin to write and illustrate new adventures!
Hermes Press have signed Howard Chaykin to write and illustrate a new mini-series featuring Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering and the far-flung future.
Over the past five years, Hermes Press has been reprinting the classic Buck Rogers comic strip in archival edition hardcovers.

Chaykin’s new series will take the feature back to its origins and have the look and feel of the “classic” Buck Rogers. Hermes Press publisher Dan Herman believes that the strength of the original newspaper strip is “its great sci-fi tales, characters, and its vision of the future — it’s a great tradition to draw on and this new series will pay homage to the classic version of the newspaper strip.”

Chaykin feels that Buck Rogers is one of the great science-fiction features and is completely revved up about creating a new version of the feature. “When Dan casually asked me whether I had any interest in reviving BUCK ROGERS, my reaction was first physical—genuine goose bumps—followed by complete delight at the thought of paying back a concept that was so utterly seminal in my thinking about our medium and our field.”



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM:
THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 1: 1939-1943
(Writer) Lee Falk (Artist) Ray Moore
Arriving in comic shops July 11!

The long anticipated reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk and Ray Moore's The Phantom full-color Sundays begins! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays. Presented in Volume One are the first eight storylines of the strips which encompass the first continuity, "The League of Lost Men" (May 28-October 15, 1939) to "Castle in the Clouds" (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943). In addition to the strips, this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay. Don't miss it!

Hardcover, 10x13, 272 pages, Full Color,  $60.00




THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 11!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: 
Dennis Calero

The Ranger and Tonto are in the crossfire as a bloody Kiowa uprising draws these western legends onto the warpath. The Spirit Horse has returned to the plains and calling the tribes to battle. Is this a ghostly apparition or something else? If the Lone Ranger cannot solve the mystery then the land north of the Brazos will run red with blood!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99








Meteor House - Coming late summer!

Preorder volume 3 now!
Not only will you save $5 off the cover price,
but if you are one of the first 100 people to preorder,
you will get a custom laminated bookmark, just like the ones sent out with
the first 100 copies of The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2.


It is hard to describe the amount of awesome in this collection: the secrets revealed, the heartfelt tributes, the mysteries you can help solve, the tricks that may or may be played on you, the secrets revealed, the never before seen material by Farmer, the stories continued (with even more secrets revealed)… The most exciting volume of The Worlds of Philip José Farmer yet!

Publication will be in late summer, hopefully in time for FarmerCon VII, August 9 – 12.
Here is the working table of contents (subject to change).

Foreword by Frederik Pohl
Peoria-Colored Worlds

Missing the Wit and Creativity by Michael Bailey
Down in Phil Farmer’s Basement by Steven Connelly
Over All, After All by Philip José Farmer

Of Friendships and Influences
The Holy Spirit of Science Fiction by Bruce Sterling
The Robert Traurig Letters by Philip José Farmer
A Box of Influence by Chris Garcia
Wild Weird Clime by Philip José Farmer
To Be, or Not to Be by Tom Wode Bellman

Worlds in Disguise
Trout Masque Rectifier by Jonathan Swift Somers III
Kilgore, Kurt, and Me by David M. Harris
The Many Dooms of Harold Hall by Charlotte Corday-Marat
Desires Denied by Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor

Classic Worlds
Osiris on Crutches by Philip José Farmer & Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor
The Genuine Imposter by Rick Lai
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle by Philip José Farmer
Up, Out, and Over, Roger by Philip José Farmer

Expanded Worlds
The Wild Huntsman by Win Scott Eckert
Dakota’s Gate by Heidi Ruby Miller
The Last of the Guaranys by Octavio Aragão & Carlos Orsi
Trickster of the Apes by S.M. Stirling

Of course, if you already own a copy of The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1 and 2 with matching numbers, we will send you the same number of volume 3.



Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world…

This limited edition novella will be signed by the author, Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the third novel in the Khokarsa series. The print run will be determined by the number of preorders we receive by June 30, 2012. A very limited number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed.

Cover art and interior illustrations by Mike Hoffman!


*** As an added bonus ***
If you preorder by June 30, your name will appear in the book on a special acknowledgments page.

US $15.00 + shipping
5×8 tpb - pp. tba
Signed Limited Edition
Estimated publication date: Late summer/early fall 2012






Some of the guests announced to date are:
James Darren, Singer and Actor
Tall, good-looking James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler and made his name in the 1950s in a series of teenage-themed films. A better actor than most of his contemporary teenage heartthrobs, which is probably why he was the only actor who appeared in all three Gidget movies, Gidget (1959), Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963).  It was in 1965 that James Darren was approach to co-star in a television series, The Time Tunnel, which has since become a pop culture classic.

Robert Colbert from The Time Tunnel and Maverick
Robert Colbert became an enduring television icon when he got the starring leads on Maverick and The Time Tunnel, two classic televisions series that can still be seen in reruns today.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again!
Robert Daniel, grandson of the late Brace Beemer (radio's The Lone Ranger), will be among the many attendees at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Robert will have some impressive photos and artifacts from Beemer's scrapbooks on display.

Ron Ely, Doc Savage and Television’s Tarzan
The 15th screen Tarzan (if you don’t count Gordon Griffith) was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a projected Mike Henry television show, which never materialized. He had been tested 14 months earlier when Henry got the part. In 1966, Ron Ely signed to play the lead role of Tarzan (a.k.a. Lord Greystoke), in a successful television series that ran two full seasons. Already well educated and fed up with civilization, Tarzan returned to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, waged war against poachers and other bad guys. Guest stars included Julie Harris, Jock Mahoney, James Earl Jones, Ethel Merman, Simon Oakland and Diana Ross, among others. The series was so successful he even starred in two movies made from that series in 1970. Ely claims that he refused to use a stunt double in his vine-swinging or animal fights, and as a result he was often injured on the set. It has been noted by Tarzan fans that Ely’s physical appearance and dialogue were much more like those of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character than could be said for any other Tarzan.

In 1975, Ron Ely won the sought-after role of Doc Savage for George Pal’s 1975 motion-picture of the same name. While fans of the pulp magazines don’t feel the movie lives up to the expectations of the printed page, it’s still a fun film. During the late thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc’s father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them at every turn as they travel to the country of Hidalgo to investigate Doc’s father’s death and uncover a vast horde of Incan gold. It was reported that a sequel had been filmed in the Lake Tahoe area simultaneously with the principal photography for the first Doc Savage movie, but the sequel was never completed because of the poor box office for that first film. George Pal, famous for The Time Machine (1960) and War of the Worlds (1953), passed away shortly after this movie was released in theaters, possibly another reason why a sequel was never completed.

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

By Charles Beadle
Introduction by John Locke
Now available!

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

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

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


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

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


Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Philip José Farmer: LORD TYGER
Arriving in bookstores July 10!
Kidnapped by an insane millionare bent on recreating the famous Lord of the Jungle, Ras Tyger is raised in a remote African valley by people he believes to be apes. Heroic, and beautiful, he is master of his world. And he rules his kingdom with sex, savagery, and sublime innocence.  But the laws of nature and those of man are about to collide....

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857689665
ISBN-13: 978-0857689665

Price: $9.95

Includes all new bonus material:
An Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
A Foreword by Paul Spiteri



Pulpville Press - Now available!
T
ARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE (Tarzan #14) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Called from his home in the African jungle, Tarzan of the Apes joins the Jason Gridley expedition to seek the artic opening in the earth’s surface that leads to the inner world of Pellucidar. Here, on land and sea and even in the air, lurk unknown perils. Tarzan is carried off in the talons of a ferocious bat-like creature to its mountain eyrie. Slashing his way through trackless forests and the dangerous swamps, outwitting his cruel human captors, Tarzan faces the most terrific encounters of his adventure-crammed life when, rescuing the beautiful Jana, known as The Red Flower, he falls into the hands of the reptile-men who, astride gigantic lizards, move with lightning speed and relentless ferocity to spread terror throughout the land. Long available only with censored text, ERBville Press is proud to present the original First Edition book version of this novel in the Tarzan Series.

Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
290 Pages
$30



Pulpville Press - Now available!
TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE (Tarzan #13) by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Here is Tarzan penetrating a strange land in Africa from which no traveler has ever returned. Natives have told of hills that rise out of a huge void where the great plateau ceases. They have told of white men in armour who have emerged from the abyss to carry off natives into slavery. The roar of life rumbles upward through the canyon like distant thunder. It is toward this land that Erich von Harben, archaeologist, ventures with a party of natives. The natives come back inarticulate with horror, but there is no trace of Von Harben. Then Tarzan sets out alone to hunt for him, moving silently into the jungle. He goes to penetrate the mystery of the Lost Empire, and finds himself fighting for life amid the love, war and intrigue of a forgotten Roman Province. Long available only with censored text, ERBville Press is proud to present the original First Edition book version of this novel in the Tarzan Series.

Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
252 Pages
$30




Pulpville Press - Now available!

The story opens with Arthur Delcourt, an American millionaire business man, who, with his wife and three-year-old son, have chartered a yacht and are enjoying a much delayed honeymoon cruise. Following a tropical storm, the yacht strikes a derelict and is wrecked. Arthur Delcourt meets his death when the boats are taken to, but his wife and little son are more fortunate, for they manage to clamber aboard a bit of wreckage. The following day the woman sights a beautiful island; but when the bit of wreckage is gripped by the surf, the woman is devoured by a shark. The child, however, is more fortunate, for he reaches the shore in safety. He, a mere child of three, is the survivor of the fittest! And thus begins a new life for the little waif, for he is found and adopted by Beneiro, the chief of the native village, who believes the child is an answer to recent prayers to the village god, Tsara. The child is named Bantan, meaning white child of the sea of unknown parents.

Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
370 Pages
$30





PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
JIM BEARD  - New!  
Tommy Hancock welcomes Jim Beard, Writer and Creator of SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT BREAKER, a collection of connected short stories featuring the title character, newly released from Airship 27 Productions!  Pulp, comics, ghosts, and more get discussed on this exciting episode of PULPED!

The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society (PEAPS): 25 years——100 mailings!
Calling all former members of PEAPS!
The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society (PEAPS) will celebrate twenty-five years of continuous activity with its 100th mailing this August, 2012. 
Come share with us this momentous occasion by participating in this centennial mailing.
Say “hello!” Tell us what you’ve been up to. Write an essay, whatever you want. Don’t worry about the printing, PEAPS will do that for you.

For more details write the OE, Brian Earl Brown at beb01@sprynet.com


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

W.C. Tuttle and the Nobel prize for literature - what's the connection? - New!
W.C. Tuttle - Western, short story and movie writer, humorist and detective fiction author - New!
Drums drone death - novella by J. Allan Dunn
J. Allan Dunn - Pulp author, Novelist, Explorer, Sailor
The Bust of Lincoln - short story by James Francis Dwyer
A jungle graduate - short story by James Francis Dwyer
James Francis Dwyer - biography
Georges Surdez - Writer of French Foreign Legion stories
William Hazlett Upson - creator of Alexander Botts
Photo feature - Kathrene Pinkerton in the wilderness
Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton - husband and wife writing team


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



James Allen St. John
J. Allen St. John, the most famous illustrator of the works Edgar Rice Burroughs,
will be the subject of a talk by David Saunders, the leading expert on pulp art and author
of numerous articles on pulp artists for Illustration Magazine.
He has also written book-length studies of his father, illustrator Norman Saunders,
and H. J. Ward, best known for cover art for the Spicy pulps.

PulpFest to Auction Al Tonik’s Collection
Albert Tonik, long-time fan, scholar and collector of pulp magazines and related pop-culture artifacts,
has decided to sell his holdings and has chosen PulpFest as the most appropriate venue to do so.
Therefore, the vast majority of lots offered at this year’s Saturday-night auction will be choice items
from Al’s huge collection of hardcovers, paperbacks, pulps, dime novels, comic books, fanzines,
and especially reference books that are both scarce and desirable.

FarmerCon Returns to PulpFest
PulpFest is very happy to report that FarmerCon VII will again be held at our convention.
An annual gathering for fans of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer,
FarmerCon returns for the second straight year to Columbus, Ohio
to commemorate the celebrated author, his fiction, and his pulp roots.

Resnick Speaks!
On Friday, August 10th, PulpFest guest of honor Mike Resnick
will talk about his many years as an author and editor.
With 2012 being the hundredth anniversary of the start of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ writing career,
it is fitting that our guest of honor is an author who, early in his career,
"wanted nothing more than to write books in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs" (ERBmania!).


80 Years of Conan the Cimmerian
Although tales of swordsmen and sorcerers had certainly preceded them,
it would be the stories of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria that would popularize the genre,
paving the way for characters such as C. L. Moore’s Jirel of Joiry, Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis,
Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné,
Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane, and Glen Cook’s Black Company.


Barsoom & Beyond: Mars in the Pulps
Mars, the Red Planet. Edgar Rice Burroughs called it Barsoom and this year marks the
100th anniversary of his "Under the Moons of Mars," originally serialized in Munsey’s The All-Story.
But ERB was one of many authors to write about Mars for the pulps.
On Friday, August 10th, PulpFest’s Ed Hulse will take a look at several visions of Mars
as he moderates a panel called "Barsoom & Beyond: Mars in the Pulps."

Mark Schultz Attending PulpFest 2012
PulpFest is very pleased to announce that author and illustrator Mark Schultz, best known for his
award-winning comics series Xenozoic Tales, will be appearing at the "Summer’s Great Pulp Con" in August.
Mark, along with his friends Jim and Ruth Keegan, will be joining PulpFest 2012 to help celebrate the
80th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

At the Newsstand with Ed Hulse and Garyn G.  Roberts
This summer’s PulpFest will begin almost 75 years to the day after the September 1937 Astounding Stories hit newsstands across the nation. That issue was the first to benefit from the input of John W. Campbell, a pioneering science-fiction writer hired to assist F. Orlin Tremaine, who had been at the magazine’s helm since Street & Smith purchased it from publisher William Clayton in 1933. With Tremaine’s guidance, Astounding had become the preeminent SF pulp, but its best days were yet to come. Just a few months after joining the magazine’s staff, Campbell assumed full editorial control of the monthly and promptly instituted policies that ushered in what later became known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction.



QUEEN SONJA #30 - Arriving in comic shops July 11!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover:  Lucio Parrillo

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


 





RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE SCORE -  Arriving in comic shops July 11!
Written, art and cover by Darwyne Cooke.

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

160 pages, $24.99.








THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME HC
Written and art by Tim Conrad.
Arriving in comic shops July 11!

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




Coming soon!

RIO DIABLO

A great penciled page by Ivan Barriga from RIO DIABLO, a graphic novel in production for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse!
Written by Mark Ellis and illustrated by Ivan Barriga.
From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Ivan Barriga




Sid Bradd, RIP (1925 - 2012)
It is with a heavy heart we share news of the passing of Sid Bradd.

Word has reached us today of the passing of Sidney H. Bradd, author, artist, designer and renown aviation historian. Many older readers and those who attend such gatherings as Pulpcon may remember Sid for his articles in such journals as Xenophile where he contributed essays on G-8 and His Battle Aces or other aviation-related pulps. Few would probably know Sid held numerous patents; many households contained appliances Sid designed.

Sid was both a fan of aviation pulps and their heroes as well as a  recognized aviation historian. I was fortunate enough to be able to include Sid's wonderful article "G-8-Flying Spy of the Pulps" in our in-depth tribute to the Popular Publications line of periodicals appearing Windy City Pulp Stores No.11. And his opinions and insight can also be found in the introduction to our title, Wings of War.

Sid had recently come out of retirement to contribute articles to the Age of Aces line of books and website. His biography of author Robert J. Hogan can be read here. I had approached Sid about providing an introduction to our title, Dusty Ayers—Battle of the Black Lightning. Unfortunately time conspired against this happening.

Sid touched the lives of many through his helpful spirit. His thoughtfulness and generosity to share his knowledge contributed to my research, for which I am that much richer.


Appearing on Sid's obituary card is the following verse:


I searched along history's trail
where, sky-pierced now the clouds had broken,
I saw no bird, I saw a plane
no word need to be spoken.
I stood, my eyes turned upward still,
and drank the air, breathed the light.
Then like a hawk upon the wind
I climbed the sky,
I made the fight.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife, Johanne, and their three daughters on their loss.
Tom Roberts
Publisher
, Black Dog Books

The above is taken from the Black Dog Books website with permission.
Click here for the obituary of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the Black Dog Books website.
 

THE SHADOW KNOWS
Now available!


THE SHADOW KNOWS is a comprehensive two-hour documentary on THE SHADOW,
hero of radio, pulp, TV and films.


Featuring
Walter Gibson
Orson Wells
Alec Baldwin
Anthony Tollin


There is no other DVD like this one!
An absolute must-have for all pulp, comic book
and Shadow fans!


Written and directed by Robby Reed!

Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 120 minutes
$19.99


There are 10 chapters:
Chapter 1 - The Weed Of Crime: Magician/journalist Walter B. Gibson meets The Shadow!
Chapter 2 - The Living Shadow: A hero in black makes his pulp debut, and a legend is born!
Chapter 3 - The Secret Sanctum: Inside The Shadow's mysterious hidden headquarters!
Chapter 4 - The Captured Shadow: The Dark Avenger takes shape in rare photos and artwork!
Chapter 5 - The Invisible Shadow: Orson Welles and the Shadows of the radio airwaves!
Chapter 6 - Dancing In The Dark: The lovely Margo Lane introduces The Shadow's agents!
Chapter 7 - Super Criminals: The Shadow's deadly foemen, from Thade to Double Z!
Chapter 8 - The Shadow Club: Movies and comic books join the multi-media phenomenon !
Chapter 9 - The Shadow Movie: Behind the scenes of the big-budget 1994 feature film!
Chapter 10 - The Shadow Unmasks: The Master of Darkness reveals his incredible secret origin!


Startling Stories Summer 2012 - At the printer!
STARTLING STORIES returns with the Summer 2012 issue
with something for everyone!

Featuring “Null-ABC” by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire, “The Evil of Dracula” by Martin Powell, “The Happy Man” by Gerald W. Page, “An Incident at Plenivici” by Chris Carney, as well as the final installment of Ron Wilber's “Saucy Blaine” comic strip... Edited and Designed by the brilliant William Carney, this issue packs a punch with some of the finest fiction you'll ever read, and lavishly illustrated throughout, so pick up your copy and see why STARTLING STORIES is one of the BEST Anthologies on the market today!






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

Weird Tales Books: The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader
Weird Tales Books: The Avon Fantasy Reader

Ray Bradbury in The New Yorker
Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)


ThrillerFest VII - July 11-14, 2012!
Registration is now available.
We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:
  * 2012 ThrillerMaster Jack Higgins
  * 2011 ThrillerMaster R.L. Stine
  * Spotlight Guest Lee Child
  * Spotlight Guest John Sandford
  * Spotlight Guest Catherine Coulter
  * 2012 True Crime Award Recipient Ann Rule
  * 2012 Silver Bullet Award Recipient Richard North Patterson
  * 2011 Silver Bullet Award Recipient Karin Slaughter


We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, a fan, an industry professional, or an ITW author.
Some of the highlights include:

CraftFest: This section of the conference is ideal if you’re looking to hone your writing skills. Every year, CraftFest is growing in numbers and spaces are limited. If you are keen on hearing the writing secrets of NYT bestsellers, please sign up soon so you don’t miss out.
AgentFest: If you’d like to pitch your novel to the best literary agents in the business, this is the event for you. Last year, we had over 60 agents attending AgentFest. So far, we have had five people sign with top agencies. Their success stories will be posted on the website shortly.

ThrillerFest: This year, we’ll have counterterrorism expert David Major joining us to share his experiences of working at The White House and the FBI.

Banquet: Please join us at the annual Saturday night banquet for the presentation of the Thriller Awards and other entertainment.



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

Now available!
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, June 26, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012

Coming soon!
A Once Crowded Sky, Tom King, Touchstone, $26.00, July 10,2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $7.99, July 24, 2012
Dredd [Dredd vs. Death, Kingdom of the Blind & Final Cut], Gordon Rennie, et al., Abaddon, $8.99, July 31, 2012
The Black Stiletto, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $15.00, August 7, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $24.99, September 5, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, October 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99, November 13, 2012
The Last Days of Krypton, Kevin J. Anderson, It Books, $15.99, December 4, 2012
Enemies & Allies, Kevin J. Anderson, It Books, 
$15.99, December 4, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $15.99, December 4, 2012
Spellbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book II, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, December 25, 2012
The Society of Steam: Power Under Pressure, Book 3, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, January 8, 2013
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, ed. John Joseph Adams, Tor, $25.99, Feb. 2, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, February 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, March 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014
 

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