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Altus Press
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker: The Complete Tales
by Edwin Truett Long, introduction by Tom Johnson

Now available!

Written by Edwin Truett Long, Doc Harker was one of the last of the Munsey heroes who were introduced to battle the oncoming wave of the comic book industry. Dressed in a Prince Albert coat and looking like a Kentucky gentleman, Harker and his crew travel the country selling their cure-all Chickasha Remedies... and encounter crime at every stop. This edition collects the entire series: "Crime Nest," "Woe to the Vanquished" and "South of the Border," all from 1940 and complete, remastered, with all the original illustrations. And it's rounded out by an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson which reveals many facts about this previously-unidentified pulp author, along with an exhaustive Edwin Truett Long bibliography.

350 pages, approx. 6"x9"

Softcover: $29.95 | Limited edition hardcover: $39.95 (only 100 made) | ebook: $4.99


Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

Master of Midnight: The Collected Captain Zero
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 Introduction by Stephen Payne

 
For years you’ve read about this last gasp of the pulp hero, this invisible detective created by the legendary G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Yet Captain Zero is far more than a tiny spark thrown from the dying pulp fire. Far more complex than once thought, he provides a telling commentary on the desire for such mainstays as home and hearth so eagerly pursued in post-WWII America. And he offers a subtle, albeit inadvertent, critique of human control of science, particularly atomic power and the Bomb in the scary, early days of the Cold War. Join us for these three intriguing pulp mysteries, and learn what made Captain Zero a disappearing hero—in more ways than you might have ever expected! Collecting the entire Captain Zero series, this comprehensive edition also includes an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts historian Stephen Payne.
 
568 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $34.95 | hardcover: $44.95 | ebook: $4.99



Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!
 
The Collected Tales of Sangroo the Sun-God
 by J. Irving Crump

 
The Lost Series Returns to Print! Appearing for only two stories in Clatyon Publication’s ultra-rare Jungle Stories and written by J. Irving Crump (writter of the Og series),
Sangroo was among the most interesting of the Tarzan clones.
 Never before reprinted, These stories have now returned to print after 80 years.
 
218 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $14.95 | Hardcover: $29.95




Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan
by Paul Ernst, introduction by John Pelan

The complete series is finally collected in one edition! All eight installments of this classic series from Weird Tales by pulp master Paul Ernst finally sees republication.





Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!
The Complete Adventures of Hazard & Partridge by Robert J. Pearsall
 Introduction by Nathan Vernon Madison

 
Join adventurers Hazard and Partridge as they battle Koshinga, the evil “spirit of the East, past all Western understanding” for the freedom of China.
 In the sprit of Sherlock Holmes and Watson, writer Robert J. Pearsall mixed in the menace of early 1900s Chinese tongs to produce a unique pulp magazine epic.
 
Never before reprinted, this series originally appeared in 1919-20 in the pages of Adventure, the greatest of all pulps.
Published with the cooperation of the Pearsall family, it contains several photos of the author,
and it's rounded out with an all-new introduction by Nathan Vernon Madison, writer of Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960.
 
516 pages, approx. 6"x9"




Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life  by Philip José Farmer
 
He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
 
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.
 
Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
 
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu.
 
Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail.
 
A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions.
 
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
 
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
 
Softcover: $24.95



Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!
The Complete Cases of Max Latin by Norbert Davis
Introduction by John D. MacDonald
Illustrations by John Fleming Gould


Back in print!
Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective!
Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction.
Appearing for only five stories in Dime Detective, this new edition restores all the original John Fleming Gould illustrations
and includes the authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald.


246 pages, 6"x9" | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 ebook


Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

Adventures on Halfaday Creek (2013)
An all-new addition to the Halfaday Creek library, this is the first of four books comprised of all the uncollected Halfaday Creek stories which James B. Hendryx never included in his hardcovers.

Stories included:
"Black John Helps the Police" (Short Stories, Mar. 25, 1936)
"Black John Sells a Claim" (Short Stories, Jul 1950)   
"Corporal Downey: 'Suicide.' Black John: 'Maybe.'" (Short Stories,
Mar. 25, 1940)
"For Some Little Sacks of Gold" (Short Stories, Nov. 25, 1933)
"Foreclosure on Halfaday" (Short Stories, (Oct 1949)
"All or Nothing" (Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, Aug. 28, 1955)



Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

Skullduggery on Halfaday Creek (1946)

Readers of James B. Hendryx’s previous books will have no difficulty in remembering Halfaday Creek on the Alaskan-Canadian border, or Black John, the one-man police force who metes out justice to a variety of dubious characters. For those who are new to these tales of the Northwest, we need only say that Halfaday Creek is the home of a number of outlaws who find it convenient to have a border to step across when the law appears, and that Black John spends most of his time keeping the “crick” clear of swindlers, gold thieves, unwanted wives, and cardsharps.

In this story Black John evens up the score with a number of old enemies. On a trip “outside” to his boyhood home, he perpetrates a clever swindle on a too-zealous banker who once had caused trouble over his father’s mortgage; encounters his friend Cush’s third wife on the way to the “crick” to make trouble for her husband, and engineers the hanging of some high-grade ore thieves.

This is accomplished with Black John’s usual imperturbability and good humor, and the fact that he comes out a few thousand dollars ahead on each of the deals in no way lessens his moral stature.

Black John’s many fans will find him as resourceful and unpredictable as ever, and there is no slackening in the pace of life on Halfaday Creek.


Stories included:
"Black John Goes Outside" (Short Stories, Oct. 10, 1944)
"Cush's Third Wife" (Short Stories, Dec. 25, 1944)
"One Good Turn Deserves Another" (Short Stories, Aug. 10, 1939)
"Evil Companions" (Short Stories, Sep 25, 1939)
"Murder on Halfaday" (Short Stories, Nov. 10, 1939)
"Hanged by a Thread" (Short Stories, Apr. 25, 1943)
"All in the Day's Work" (Short Stories, Jan. 10, 1936)
"Reward–$1,000" (Short Stories, Aug. 25, 1940)



Altus Press
Debut at PulpFest - Available online soon!

The Saga of Halfaday Creek (1947)

As Black John, “the Law” on the Creek, is fond of saying, the interval between the crime and the hanging is hardly worth mentioning. This time, and with the sometime assistance of Corporal Downey, Black John deals competently with assorted skullduggery, and his many activities include—
    Solving a series of pay-roll robberies,
    Expertly swindling a swindler,
    Seeing to it that Lady Ainslee-Higginbotham’s fortune goes to the rightful heir, and not to a hospital for homeless mongooses in Rangoon.

Then, too, the population of the Creek, made up mostly of outlaws who have tired of ducking insistent invitations from the Yukon and the United States Police, has to be kept under control. Black John deals out justice to all with high accuracy, high speed, and high spirits.

Stories included:
"Finger Prints" (Short Stories, Mar. 25, 1946)
"Black John Advises" (Short Stories, Aug. 10, 1936)
"Black John Finds a Missing Heir" (Short Stories, Nov. 10, 1938)
"The Law Visits Halfaday Creek" (Argosy, May 21, 1938)
"Dead Man's Nugget" (Short Stories, Aug. 25, 1941)
"Thunder on Halfaday" (Short Stories, Jan 10, 1942)
"Black John Solves a Crime" (Short Stories, Nov. 25, 1943)
 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 74: "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" - FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN Special
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and artwork! First, in his true identity of Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates how a dying man's bequest of "The Crystal Buddha" became a legacy of death. Then, the Dark Avenger must invade Vreekill Castle and unmask the enigmatic mastermind called "The Vindicator" before murder claims another victim! BONUS: "Twilight of the Gods," a Golden Age of Comics classic! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-117-2 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)
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!

Now available!


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham stops by the Book Cave to chat with Ric about all the great projects he has coming out from his company.

Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
 
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 31!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), Felipe Massafera (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (Variant cover)

On the run from the US government after fleeing custody, Captain Midnight has been labeled a security risk. In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius, a superhero. But since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn't know what or who to trust!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 31.





CONAN RED NAILS: ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES HC
Coming in August!

(Writers) Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas (Art/Cover) Barry Windsor Smith

Forty years after its initial release, Genesis West brings you once again the classic 59-page Conan tale "Red Nails," as adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry (Windsor) Smith.
Scanned in color and presented at the size of the original art, this oversize hardbound edition faithfully captures the appearance of the actual pages as drawn in 1973.
The book will be filled out with interviews, commentaries, and biographies.


Hardcover, 14x19, 136 pages, Full Color, $150.00



CONAN RED NAILS: ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES is back from the printer and shipping to Dimond Distribution where it will be distributed to comic shops in a few weeks.
A copy of the book was on display at Comic Con International last week.
The photos below are courtesy of Jose Villarubia.
Thanks to Tom Stewart for the tip!








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

Forgotten Books: DURANDAL - A Crusader in the Horde by Harold Lamb (1931) - New!
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1937) - New!
Overlooked Films: ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942) - New!
WEIRD TALES 22, 23 & 24 (1925) - New!
Forgotten Books: WEEKEND TO KILL by Frederick Nebel - New!
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER 4, 5 & 6 (1972)
Comic Gallery: WEIRD COMICS (1940)
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER (2003)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1935)


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN - New movie trailers are now online!

New Tarzan Movie Trailers (by Constantin Film) are posted on the Edgar Rice Burroughs website at the link below.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS 1931-1933 HC - Arriving in comic shops July 31!
George Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Beautifully restored and printed at giant size, this first volume in Dark Horse's comprehensive collections of Hal Foster's Tarzan Sundays reprints over one hundred strips on high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance when they were brand new! Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, this astonishing volume is a must for every collector! Collecting every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1931 through September 1933!

Hardcover, 15" x 20"
, 120 pages, $125, in stores on July 31.




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Brothers of Doom" from the June 1, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Baron Makes a Photo Finish" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (September), 1944
Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
Bill Tolliver, Insurance Investigator, Comes Up Against Some Mighty High-Class Conniving Before He Finally Unearths a Girl's Legacy!
"No Favors Asked" by B. E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, March 25, 1946
Going to College to get to be a Ship's Engineer? Just a lot of bunk, Pop thought.
"A Little Psychology" by Arnold Grant from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, Spring, 1951
Don't let that long word scare you. You have no reason to fear it, unless like Mr. . . . . you've just committed a slight murder.



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

July 2013
In Writings
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


FUNGI #21 - Now available!
By popular demand! Fungi magazine is back with a super special, 420 page, 30th anniversary issue!

Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction is celebrating 30 years of publication with a blockbuster issue #21 that is jammed with the wide ranging kinds of fiction and non-fiction its fans have come to expect! Weird, horror, fantasy, science fiction, Fungi has it all in stories told by past masters of fantasy fiction, favorites of the fanzine world, mainstream authors, and talented amateurs. And topping the list of professionals will be the Earl Hammer with a new interview and his first weird tale in many a decade! Also included is fiction by William Pugmire, William F. Nolan, Robert Price, and literally dozens of others! As usual, Fungi also features plenty of art by the best pen pushers in fantasydom! So if you have a hankering to get away from the hundrum, there's no better place to start than with Fungi #21!


FUNGI #21 is available now and it’s 420 pages of glorious weird fantasy.
In addition to two Urbille tales by John R. Fultz, which bookend the issue, it includes tons of other stories and articles.

“The Sword of Thongor” is a new tale of Lin Carter’s barbarian hero by Robert M. Price.
Weird fiction master Wilum H. Pugmire contributes a new novelette entitled “A Presence of Things Past.”
  
Additional contributors include:
 David Daniel
 H.P. Lovecraft
 Thomas Ligotti
 William F. Nolan
 Richard F. Searight
 William Hope Hodgson
 Ann K. Schwader
 Glynn Barrass
 James Person, Jr.


Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
$20.00


The Golden Age - Now online!

JEFFREY JONES - New!
MICHAEL W. KALUTA, Carson of Venus - New!
ROY KRENKEL, Tales of Three Planets - New!
THE VENUS SERIES by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
MICHAEL W. KALUTA - New!
ROY G. KRENKEL, 1918 ~ 1983, Land of Terror by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
FRANK FRAZETTA, Burroughs Artist Portfolio Published
- New!
THE PELLUCIDAR SERIES by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Books second series
Frank Frazetta - Swords of Mars & Synthetic Men of Mars

Frank Frazetta - The Mastermind of Mars/ A Fighting Man of Mars
Frank Frazetta - Thuvia Maid of Mars / The Chessman of Mars
Frank Frazetta - The Gods of Mars / The Warlord of Mars
Frank Frazetta - A Princess of Mars


Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY:
THE WESTERN PUBLISHING YEARS VOLUME 1
Now available!
(Writer) Paul S. Newman; (Art) Frank Bolle & Various; (Cover) George Wilson

The television tie-in comic books to the cult sci-fi classic Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, starring Gil Gerrard, Erin Gray, and Twiki return in a complete collection. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Western Publishing Years reprints issues #1-8 of the tie-in comic books and the 1964 stand alone Gold Key issue; artwork by Frank Bolle, Al McWilliams and Ray Bailey; stories by Paul Newman. Fans of the show will finally be able to re-read these adventures in a deluxe hardcover collection with tons of extras.

Hardcover, 224 pages, Full Color, $49.99







IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FROZEN FIRE
 A new "pulp inspired" story from
author Rus Wornum
Now available in the July/August issue of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION!


The mysterious M4, master of espionage and disguise, travels to the frozen wastes of Ghutranh and encounters a diabolical trap set for him by his arch-nemesis, the nefarious Cobra!  Trapped in an unearthly landscape of icy death, M4--Enigma Club founding member Commander Denis Cushing--discovers a terrifying secret, and must do battle with a team of assassins . . . and an unspeakable threat that has survived in the Arctic snows for millennia.  There he comes face to face with a terror from beyond the seas of eternity . . . "In the Mountains of Frozen Fire!"

ABOUT "IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FROZEN FIRE" AND THE ENIGMA CLUB:
THE ENIGMA CLUB is a contemporary pulp adventure novel, currently being marketed to publishers by my agent, Andrew Zack of The Zack Company. 
It's the story of how the discovery of an obscure pulp magazine sends the novel's hero in search of the Enigma Club, supposedly located on a forgotten island in the Gulf of Mexico.

What he discovers is a land forsaken by time--Cayo Arcana, an island forgotten by the world for more than sixty years--where the pulps are still alive.  The Enigma Club is a haven for adventurers, explorers, heroes, starlets, scientists (mad and otherwise), warriors and spies, all members of a classic gentlemen's club created by and for all the pulp archetypes from the Golden Age of Adventure.

THE ENIGMA CLUB recreates the pulp era of the '20s and '30s, and also makes an impossible tale and the impossible locale very real and almost interactive, integrating artifacts--photos, sidebars, excerpts from fictional books and pulps, telegrams, and even vintage postcards--to create a world that the reader feels could possibly exist.
My original intent with THE ENIGMA CLUB was to include a sample pulp story for each of the Club's charter members, as published between 1911 and 1953 in the Club's pulp, The Enigma Club All-Adventure Magazine.  However, the novel became too long, so I included only one story, "Sky-Gods of Ixtamal," to represent the themes inherent with the pulp era: adventure, wonder, lost races, fantastic technologies, and everyday characters who embody the heroic ideal.
Two other stories were already finished, and the first of these, "In the Mountains of Frozen Fire," is a tale of Commander Denis Cushing, Agent M4, whom I created as a cross between James Bond, Artemus Gordon and G-8.  My inspiration for the story was a painting by Frank Frazetta, The Frost Giants, with a little Lovecraft and a lot of Robert E. Howard thrown in.  My goal was to tell a period story, using the tropes of Howard, Lovecraft and traditional spy fiction, while also serving up a dose of 21st Century humor--along the lines of Indiana Jones meets SNL.

"In the Mountains of Frozen Fire" will be published in the July/August 2013 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
You can order copies here: http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/current.htm

The second completed story is "Hot Time at Bad Penny's," a tale of founding member Bucky Sniggles-Wooten—charmer, adventurer, and accomplished cad.  It’s a saucy story of deadly gangsters, speakeasies, and super-science run amok.   My goal with this was to show today’s readers what the pulps’ saucy or spicy stories were all about, while also playing with some of the tropes of big city pulp stories (with a tip of the hat to ERB, Amazing Stories, and the classic Fleischer Superman cartoons).  It is currently being considered for publication at F&SF.

ABOUT THE WRITER:
ERB and A Princess of Mars were my primary influences when I decided to become a writer.
Burroughs showed me that a writer is born in his heart, and that even a pencil sharpener salesman could tell stories of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances that could enthrall generations of readers. 
Once I read A Princess of Mars, I knew that I wanted to tell stories that could make people believe in worlds undreamed of.

Rusty is what my friends call me, but Harlan Ellison once yelled at me in a workshop, “Nobody’ll read anything by a guy named Rusty!   It’s a kid’s name!”   So Rus was born, even though my given name, Howard, was used when my novella, “Puppy Love Land,” was published in the April, 1996 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story was later nominated as Best Novella on the Preliminary Ballot for the Horror Writers of America awards. I was also the pseudonymous author of Spelljammer: The Ultimate Helm, Dungeon of Fear, and Castle of the Undead, all published by TSR Books way back in the dim, dark ‘90s.   Spelljammer made the Waldenbooks bestseller list . . . for a month.   Since 1983, I've been published in such magazines as Omni, Premiere, Gauntlet, and Storyboard, and in newspapers and regional magazines, and contributed to The Stephen King Companion.   I've participated in writing workshops with Ellison, Brian Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, and Kate Wilhelm.   A spec teleplay got me in the door at Star Trek: The Next Generation, where I pitched story ideas four times.   I've also acted on the Discovery Channel in The New Detectives, although I was never credited.   (Somehow, though, Buddy the Beagle got a credit.)   I live in Virginia with my wife and a large, furry family.

TO CONTACT ME: ruswornom@comcast.net
MY AGENT:Andrew ZackThe Zack Company



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp and Digest Replicas
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, October 1941
This issue contains INVISIBLE MEN OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Contents:
INVISIBLE MEN OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE WORLD OF MIRACLES by David V. Reed
KIDNAPED IN MARS by Festus Pragnell
SERGEANT SHANE OF THE SPACE MARINES by John York Cabot
FLAME FOR THE FUTURE by P. F. Costello
MYSTERY OF THE MARTIAN PENDULUM by Thornton Ayre and A. R. Steber

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, May 1939

The first issue of this companion pulp magazine of AMAZING STORIES.


Contents:
REVOLT OF THE ROBOTS by Arthur R. Tofte
THE INVISIBLE ROBINHOOD by Eando Binder
THE EMPRESS OF MARS by Ross Rocklynne
THE SLEEPING GODDESS by Maurice Duclos
ADVENTURE IN LEMURIA by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr
THE MUMMY OF RET-SEH by A. Hyatt Verrill
THE DEVIL FLOWER by Harl Vincent

8.5 x 11 inch, 98 pages. $15.00.


  

SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, June 1929

The first issue of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES featuring Part 1 of "The Reign of the Ray" by Irving Lester and Fletcher Pratt.

Contents:
 THE REIGN OF THE RAY (Part 1) by Irving Lester and Fletcher Pratt
THE DIAMOND MAKER by H. G. Wells
WARRIORS OF SPACE by James P. Marshall
THE MARBLE VIRGIN by Kennie McDowd
THE THREAT OF THE ROBOT by David H. Keller, M.D.
THE MAKING OF MISTY ISLE by Stanton H. Coblentz

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.


 

WONDER STORIES, September 1930

This issue features THE WAR LORD OF VENUS by Frank J. Bridge.


Contents:
 THE WAR LORD OF VENUS by Frank J. Bridge
IN 20,000 A.D.! by Nat Schachner and Arthur L. Zagat
THE TRAGEDY OF SPIDER ISLAND by Captain S. P. Meek, U.S.A.
THE KING OF THE BLACK BOWL by R. F. Starzl
A RESCUE IN SPACE by Lowell Howard Morrow
THE TORPEDO TERROR by Edsel Newton

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.




   




KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 31!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Pencil), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Aided by the brave harem girl Zenobia, the deposed barbarian king escapes a gruesome dungeon using both stealth and brute force--only to come face to face with one of his ruthless captors! Conan seeks to reclaim his crown, but he'll have to defeat an army backed by an evil wizard first!

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





Meteor House
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
 by Philip José Farmer

Debut at PulpFest - Pre-orders to ship soon!
 
He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
 
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.
 
Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
 
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu.
 
Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail.
 
A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions.
 
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
 
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
 
 Deluxe, expanded hardcover: $35.00




Meteor House
THE SCARLET JAGUAR by Win Scott Eckert

Debut at PulpFest - Pre-orders to ship soon!


When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .
 
Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.
 
Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!
 
Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?
 
Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Scarlet Jaguar is the second in our series of signed limited edition novellas.
Just like (the now sold out) Exiles of Kho, the print run will be determined by the number of copies preordered.
Also, if you preorder before June 30th, your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgements page.
You know you want to see your name near the top of that list, so don’t delay, preorder your copy now!

US $15.00
 5×8 tpb, TBD pages
 LIMITED EDITION of TBD signed copies



Meteor House
The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange by Rhys Hughes
 All copies of the limited edition of The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange by Rhys Hughes have been signed!
Copies are in transit to Meteor House and will begin shipping soon!

The world has never seen an aviator quite like Stringent Strange. Half man, half ape, half badly added fraction, he can fly anything with wings and many things without. Under the mentorship of the unorthodox genius Professor Tobias Crinkle, our hairy hero soon gets much more than he bargains for when he finds himself up against a fiendish Nazi plot to invade and conquer America before the war has even begun!

Fortunately there exists an invention that can help him fight back against the warlike scoundrels, but the consequences of using it will propel him into even greater peril, into an alternative future where the themes and tropes of early magazine science fiction are menacingly real and coexist in perfect disharmony! Into a bracing reality where the only weapons he can rely on are the three special abnormalities he was born with…

Come and join Stringent Strange in a stupendous, mysterious, inventive adventure set in a far-flung time When Pulps Collide!

Rhys Hughes is the acclaimed cult author of 20 books and more than 600 short stories. His work has been highly praised by Michael Moorcock, Michael Bishop, Mike Mignola and possibly other Michaels too. His first book, Worming the Harpy, was published in 1995 and achieved massive critical acclaim for its inventiveness and originality. Since then he has continued to experiment with science fiction, fantasy, fables, whimsy, humour, and metafiction with increasing success. Half of him is too clever by half; the other half does what it can to normalize the total.

Ordering the book
The world has never seen a publishing event quite like this.
There are three ways you can purchase a Signed Limited Edition of The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange.

1. Preorder the book and not only will you get a copy of this signed limited edition, but your name will appear in the book! Just as Meteor House did with Exiles of Kho we are giving our readers a chance to be linked with our books forever as a thank you for helping to make them possible.

2. Bid in the auction running now from September 10th – September 16th to appear in the book as a character! The top six bidders will be written into a scene, and not just any scene…the winners of the auction will appear as gladiators in an arena fighting to the death! And how is this for an incentive, the higher you bid, the longer you live!

3. Following the auction, for an extra $15 fee the author will write you into a deleted scene. This scene will not appear in the book, but will be printed out and mailed with your copy of the book. While all of the deleted scenes would have appeared in the same place in the novel, each scene will be unique and written especially for you. Just as with the auction, this scene will depict your death in the gladiatorial arena as you are killed off by an author! Click here to read an example.

A portion of the proceeds from both the auction and the deleted scenes will be given to Animal Aid, the UK’s largest animal right’s group. So, being impaled on a sword, trident, javelin, axe, or any other weapon Rhys comes up with, will do some good beyond your personal entertainment.

The Signed Limited Edition of The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange is only $25 plus shipping!



Moonstone Books
The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


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

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

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

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

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


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


Mystery*File - Now online!

ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
- New!
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann
Movie Review: THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)  
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin 
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore


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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.


Chu Jung - New!
Frank Devlin - New!
The Grey Monk - New!
Nightmare - New!
The Stone Soldiers - New!
Colonel Jeremiah Custer
- New!
The Enigma - New!
The Black Centipede
Captain Steve Danger
The Black Ghost


PAPERBACK CONFIDENTIAL: CRIME WRITERS OF THE PAPERBACK ERA - Arriving in book stores July 30!

This book contains over 130 profiles "of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson."

These are the authors who turned out the dark noirs and hardboiled thrillers, private detective puzzles and psychological suspense, police procedurals and backwood melodramas, stories of passion... and cold-blooded murder. 132 profiles of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson. Each profile contains details about the author's life and explores key works, with special attention paid to series characters. Also covered are screenplay and teleplay work, as well as movies based on the authors' stories. Paperback Confidential also includes a handy PseudoDex with all the various names these authors wrote under, and a section for each author with further recommendations for the reader s consideration.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press (July 30, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1933586613
ISBN-13: 978-1933586618
$19.95





Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Barsoom Cycle By Edgar Rice Burroughs- New!
Who Goes There? By John W. Campbell
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
July 1942 – United We Stand
The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Mind Master - New!
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker - New!
Bad Moon Rising - New!
Dead Wrong - New!
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
The Honey West Files Volume One
Loose Ends
9 Squares
Dian of The Lost Land
The Tenth Witness

         Pulp Den  

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

Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater
Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Doc Atlas: an overview - New!
Review: ‘Deadly Excitements: Shadows and Phantoms’ - New!
Review: ‘Sons of Thor’ (Pro Se Presents #9/10)
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women)’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Pulp Detectives’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2013 gets under way - New!
Can’t you see I’m reading? - New!
A look at comic book artists in the pulps
A square named Lovecraft
‘MacBride & Kennedy’ coming in fall
Which group are you?
D.B. Newton: 1916-2013


Robert E. Howard Foundation
Coming soon!




Robert E. Howard Foundation
Blood & Thunder Revised and Updated Edition
The Collector’s Hardcover Edition is SOLD OUT.
A paperback print-on-demand version is now available
from Lulu.com!


Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) is credited with the creation of heroic fantasy or “sword and sorcery” fiction. His characters strode, larger than life, through the wood pulp pages of Weird Tales and other legendary magazines, where he was widely considered to be one of the modern masters of the genre. The author of over 600 stories, ranging from the humorous to the horrific, and over 700 poems, his brief but spectacular career was cut short when he took his own life at the age of 30.

And yet, in the decades that followed Howard’s death, his character Conan the Cimmerian gained popularity beyond the wildest scope of its creator, overshadowing all of his other works. Alongside the success of “Conan the Barbarian” was a neatly packaged, sound byte biography of a tortured young man, full of volcanic rages, playing at war inside his head, while the citizens in the small town of Cross Plains laughed at him behind his back—a man so undone by his circumstances and so strangely devoted to his mother that, on her deathbed, he pre-empted seeing her die by committing suicide.

In Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, author Mark Finn dispels many of those old, outdated myths that have grown up around Howard and his fictional creations. Armed with twenty-five years of research and a wealth of historical documents, Finn paints a very different picture from the one that millions of fans of Conan have been sold throughout the years.

Using quotes from Howard’s own letters, first-hand accounts, interviews, and meticulous research, Finn shows that Howard was, in fact, a product of his time and place in rural Texas, and that his legendary fiction was shaped by Texas history, folklore, and Howard’s incomparable imagination.


Now in this updated and expanded second edition, Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard is more complete and up-to-date with new information discovered since the book was initially published in 2006, as well as more detailed examinations of some of Howard’s most famous and important characters and stories.


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Shadow/The Green Hornet: Dark Nights

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 41! This week, Barry talks about Howard Chaykin's return to the character, responds to some listener feedback and then dives into the first issue of The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights # 1. It's another action-packed episode devoted to the greatest crimefighter of the pulp era!
 
If you love The Shadow, this is the podcast for you!


 
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death Token
- New!
Death Jewels - New!
The Golden Pagoda
The Blue Sphinx
Death on Ice
Mox
Death in the Stars
The Five Chameleons
Murder for Sale

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 2 (1969-1971) - Coming December 24!

This second volume of a 4-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents five complete daily storylines and five complete Sundays adventures. In the dailies from October 29, 1969 through March 31, 1971, Tarzan meets the Stone Pharaoh while his son, Korak, encounters the Gryf Worshippers. In the Sundays from May 18, 1969 through January 17, 1971, Tarzan embarks on a safari to Opar and we learn the backstory on how he met his wife and life partner Jane. The more than 600 daily and Sunday strips are reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs file copies. Optional: In 1967 Manning was selected by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate to take over the strip and bring it back to the original Burroughs vision. With assists by Bill Stout, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens, Manning created a modern classic.

Hardcover: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 1613778201
ISBN-13: 978-1613778203
$49.99





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

Dark Shadows, Star Wars, and Richard Matheson - New!
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007)
Michael Avallone (1924-1999)
Richard Matheson (1926-2013)


Tom Johnson - Coming soon!
THE MIND MASTER  by Tom Johnson

New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, His aides are Rocky, an ex heavyweight boxer with ham-like fist, and Korean Jae Lee, master of martial arts. Both can kill with their hands when necessary. Kay Shannon, a beautiful singer is brought into the group, whose weapon is her beauty. The Mind Master has the deadliest weapon of all, his mind. Wearing all black, except for a red scarf around his neck, with a fedora perched above his eyes he remains in the background as his agents seek the perpetrators.




Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 31!
Written by Peter Hogan
Art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story

At last, it’s the return of Tom Strong—too bad he’s powerless! The lives of his daughter Tesla and her unborn child both hang in the balance, and there’s nothing Tom can do to save them…until he remembers the one thing that just might. To find it, he and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy, and the mysterious world known as…TERRA OBSCURA!


32 page, Full Color, $2.99,
On sale July 31








19 July 2013

Airship 27 Productions
ROBIN HOOD: FREEDOM'S OUTLAW
THE GRAND ROBIN HOOD FINALE!
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is extremely proud to announce the release of I.A. Watson’s third Robin Hood adventure novel, “Robin Hood – Freedom’s Outlaw.”

As depicted in the first two books of this amazing trilogy, King of Sherwood and Arrow of Justice, the upstart outlaw of Sherwood Forest has become a thorn in Prince John’s side. All the efforts by his sadistic stooge, the Sheriff of Nottingham, to capture the elusive figure known as Robin Hood have failed.

Now, in this climatic final chapter to I.A. Watson’s exciting trilogy, Freedom’s Outlaw has Robin’s enemy devising a devious scheme to draw him out into the opening by laying siege to the castle of his ally, Sir Richard at the Lee.  But the trickster of the greenwoods may just be two steps ahead of them.  Meanwhile the Lady Marion uses her royal connections to bring all parties together before the High Nobles Court in London Town where the brash rogue’s fate will be decided.

Surrounding all these events is the whispered talk of the appearance of a White Hart in Sherwood Forest, a powerful symbol to the people for whoever captures her will be acknowledged the true King of the Forest.

“I’ve always loved Robin Hood stories,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “He’s such a classic hero figure and it is fun to watch each new generation discover him for the very first time; be it in books, on TV or in the movies.  With this particular trilogy, Ian Watson has recaptured the thrills and excitement of this well known saga and made it fresh and new again.  No easy task.”

Now I.A. Watson brings his stunning, clever and historically based adventure to a rousing, crowd cheering conclusion that will leave all Robin Hood fans applauding.  The book features a stunning cover by Pulp Factory Award winner Mike Manley with interior illustrations and book design by fellow PF Award winner, Rob Davis and includes a very special post-essay on the character’s role in British history by the author.  At last the finale is here and it is one you will never forget!



The book is now available at Create Space and should be at Amazon & Kindle within the next few days.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker: The Complete Tales
by Edwin Truett Long, introduction by Tom Johnson

This title will be available early next week!

Written by Edwin Truett Long, Doc Harker was one of the last of the Munsey heroes who were introduced to battle the oncoming wave of the comic book industry. Dressed in a Prince Albert coat and looking like a Kentucky gentleman, Harker and his crew travel the country selling their cure-all Chickasha Remedies... and encounter crime at every stop. This edition collects the entire series: "Crime Nest," "Woe to the Vanquished" and "South of the Border," all from 1940 and complete, remastered, with all the original illustrations. And it's rounded out by an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson which reveals many facts about this previously-unidentified pulp author, along with an exhaustive Edwin Truett Long bibliography.

350 pages, approx. 6"x9"

Softcover: $29.95 | Limited edition hardcover: $39.95 (only 100 made) | ebook: $4.99


Altus Press
From the pages of BLACK MASK!
The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy

Coming this fall - one title every month!

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30
 by Frederick Nebel, Introduction by David Lewis, Illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This first of four volumes presents the first nine novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
406 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Wise Guy (April, 1930)
 Shake-Down (July, 1930)
 Ten Men from Chicago (August, 1930)
 Junk (March, 1931)
 Beat the Rap (May, 1931)
 Death for a Dago (July, 1931)
 Some Die Young (December, 1931)
 The Quick or the Dead (March, 1932)
 Backwash (May, 1932)
 Doors in the Dark (February, 1933)
 
387 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
 Softcover: $29.95 | Hardcover: $39.95
Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Rough Reform (March, 1933)
 Farewell to Crime (April, 1933)
 Guns Down (September, 1933)
 Lay Down the Law (November, 1933)
 Too Young to Die (February, 1934)
 Bad News (March, 1934)
 Take It and Like It (June, 1934)
 Be Your Age (August, 1934)
 He Was a Swell Guy (January, 1935)
 It’s a Gag (February, 1935)
 
364 pages, approx. 6"x9"


Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
That’s Kennedy (May, 1935)
 Die-Hard (August, 1935)
 Winter Kill (November, 1935)
 Fan Dance (January, 1936)
 No Hard Feelings (February, 1936)
 Crack Down (April, 1936)
 Hard to Take (June, 1936)
 Deep Red (August, 1936)
 
384 pages, approx. 6"x9"







 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 27: "Murder Mirage" & "The Other World" JAMES BAMA VARIANT - Philip José Farmer tribute edition
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two imaginative novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." What is the strange connection between a snowstorm in July and the death of a woman transformed into a shadow? Doc and Pat Savage journey to the Syrian Desert to unravel the strange secret of the "Murder Mirage" in the novel that inspired a 1940 Superman story! Then, a mysterious animal pelt leads Doc and his aides through a crack in the Earth to the prehistoric dangers of "The Other World." Pulp historian Will Murray provides historical commentary and a tribute to the late Doc Savage writer Philip José Farmer. This deluxe pulp reprint showcase a stunning cover painting by the legendary James Bama, the classic color covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-119-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!
THE SHADOW Volume 75: "The Golden Master," "Death's Bright Finger" and "REIGN OF TERROR" - Triple Novel Special
The Knight of Darkness battles diabolical supervillains in classic pulp thrillers by all three "Maxwell Grants." First, the Master of Darkness confronts his greatest superfoe, Shiwan Khan, "The Golden Master," in Walter Gibson's landmark novel that inspired the blockbuster 1994 movie. Then, The Shadow battles The Light in "Death's Bright Finger," a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley. Finally, The Shadow and his agents are faced with a "Reign of Terror" in Bruce Elliott's final (and best) pulp novel. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-120-2 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 70: "The All-White Elf" and "The Wee Ones" - Haunting Halloween Special
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two fantastic novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." A bizarre white ogre's blinding light brings severe illness to Monk, Ham and all exposed to it! Then, bizarre reports of a strange miniaturized woman set Doc Savage on the trail of the mystery of "The Wee Ones." BONUS: a classic Doc Savage script from the Golden Age of Radio! This deluxe pulp reprint features the original color covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, plus new historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-123-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
 
DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 70 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131657.

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 77: "Temple of Crime" and "The Curse of Thoth" - Arcane Halloween Spectacular
The Knight of Darkness confronts ancient evil in two occult mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the gods of Ancient Egypt walk again when murder strikes within the "Temple of Crime." Can The Shadow end the deadly curse before the slaughter becomes too bloody? Then, a violated tomb and "The Curse of Thoth" pits the Dark Avenger against an ancient Egyptian deity! BONUS: "Murder in the Crypt," a classic Walter Gibson script from Radio's Golden Age! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Golden Age comics artist Charles Coll, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-124-0 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95  
 

THE SHADOW VOLUME 77 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131658.


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

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

Beb Books - Now available!

This week’s releases from Beb Books features two new titles from The Thrill Book Library.

THE JEWELED IBIS

The Jeweled Ibis and other tales of adventure from The Thrill Book opens with the titular novelet length tale by J. C. Kofoed. The quest for a jewel encrusted statue leads to hair-raising adventures in, around and under a pyramid with rival gangs of looters, supernatural seeming incidents and, of course, a beautiful girl. Following this is an intense tale of cruelty, revenge and double-crossing on the high seas and in low dives. Finally, in our third novelet, Terror of the Rats” by Croydon Heath, an American fights corruption in China in an attempt to clear his slandered name.  If he falls, the rats will feed well that night!. 80 pages for just $6.00 plus postage.

THE MAN FROM THEBES
Our second offering is The Man from Thebes by William Wallace Cook, a comedic tale of what happens when a traveling medicine show accidently resurrects an ancient Egyptian mummy. But the mummy, Nit-Ra, wanders off sending the show’s employees on a desperate quest to find their meal-ticket. And what of a thousands year old mummy... will he adapt to this modern age?

But wait - that’s not all!
In addition to the novel length adventures of Nit-Ra is a bonus tale, “At the End of the Wires” by Athelstane Hicks. A down-on-his-luck name is hired to travel (secretly) to a New England town, take up residence in an abandoned house and await further instructions. But the house isn’t deserted, the car he was driving disappears from the barn he parked it in and invisible hands tend his wounds and prepare him meals. What’s going on . “At the End of the Wires”is an amiable mystery you’re sure to like. 70 entertaining pages for just $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget our previous releases!

THE STONE IMAGE
THE STONE IMAGE opens with the titular yarn by an young Seabury Quinn. A heathen idol seems to be taking over the mind of a newly-wed’s wife.  A ghost haunts a train station in the middle of a blizzard, murder and madness form “The Mystery of the Timber Tract” A Vaudeville mind reader plans to prove that the afterlife exists --by killing his assistant. The knife used to killed Maret is cursed to lead all it’s holders into murder in “The Poniard of Charlotte Corday” and three other tales of the weird and unusual. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage)

THE STREET WITH NO NAME
THE STREET WITH NO NAME is another collection of fourteen tale of the strange and unexplainable. Harold Hersey opens the collection with a tale of oriental revenge in America. Andrew Soutar explores the nature of “Courage” in a Faustian tale. Why was the man obsessed by a number? In “Figure Nine” we learn the method to the man’s madness. How many people could really stand to met themselves unblinkered by delusion or conceit? You’ll find out in “The Man Who Met Himself.”  A businessman learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with Hindu fakir’s in “Room 13" What drives a Chinese cook mad in “A Perfect Melody” and eight other unusual stories. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage.)


And don’t forget our other recent releases!
DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley
THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI by H. Bedford Jones
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS by Frank L. Packard
THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert
THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

Perley Poore Sheehan’s X. T. X. ($9.00)
Perley Poore Sheehan’s  The House With a Bad Name ($9.00)

Stephan Chalmers’ Treasure of the World  ($6.00)
Stephen Chalmer’s The Cataclysm ($6.00)

Safe and Sane and the collected stories from The Thrill Book by Tod Robbins ($6.00)
The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wild Wullie, The Waster: Three Novelets by Tod Robbins. ($6.00)
Secret Agent X #35, Plague of the Golden Death ($6.00) and
Secret Agent #36, Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan. ($6.00)

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.






THE BLACK BAT #6 - Coming in October!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Jae Lee


Detective Brody is on the move with the suitcase bomb. Will he plant it in the courthouse before The Black Bat finds him? The clock is ticking and all hope rests on the Black Bat's shoulders!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 2

THE BLACK BAT #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131191.
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131192 (Tan cover).




BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #1 (OF 5) - Coming in October! 
Francesco Francavilla (Writer, Artist, Cover)

Someone’s murdering the citizens of Colt City, and there’s only one man who can stop this killing spree: the Black Beetle!
But as Black Beetle investigates these grisly murders, questions arise about the masked detective: Is he a daring hero or a reckless vigilante? With a past veiled in the shadow of mystery, Black Beetle takes on a dark mission that will keep you screaming in the thrilling new miniseries Necrologue!
From the mind of Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling creator Francesco Francavilla!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130053.




Blogging Sax Rohmer’s President Fu Manchu, Part Four - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Invisible President was originally serialized in Collier’s from February 29 to May 16, 1936. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US under the title President Fu Manchu. The novel is the first in the series to fictionalize real events with characters based on familiar figures in the US in the 1930s such as Huey Long and Father Charles Coughlin. More than one critic has noted the story may have influenced the classic Cold War conspiracy thriller The Manchurian Candidate.
 
The rest is at the links below.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film   historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two, a trade paperback priced at $24.95, reprints material from long out-of-print issues of BnT.

For more than a decade, Blood ‘n’ Thunder has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines—and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this limited-circulation journal are long out of print, and collectors have been known to pay as much as ten times the original cover price for back numbers that infrequently turn up on eBay.

A follow-up to 2011’s The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, this deluxe volume reprints the finest reviews and articles that appeared in issues 11 through 21—more than 100,000 words of history, biography, criticism, and commentary. In these pages you’ll read about such popular characters as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Sam Spade. You’ll read about such legendary pulp magazines as Adventure, Black Mask, and Short Stories. And you’ll read about such famous authors as Talbot Mundy, Dashiell Hammett, and L. Ron Hubbard. Like its predecessor, The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two is a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery, and melodrama.

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

Murania’s second March release is the fourth volume in our Classic Pulp Reprints series: Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones. Also published in trade-paperback format, it contains an introduction by Ed Hulse and carries a retail price of $19.95.

In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike from nowhere and then disappear into the wilderness. Captain John Norton, a young military officer working undercover, mounts a secret campaign against the buckskinned brigands, who are led by a mystery man known as Blacknose. Along the way Norton receives aid from such legendary figures of early American history as rugged pioneer Daniel Boone, future President Zachary Taylor, prominent naturalist John J. Audubon, and Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh. Yet the clever Blacknose and his followers continue to evade their would-be captors.

The Wilderness Trail originally appeared in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book and was the first of more than 370 fictional works—novels, novelettes, and short stories—H. Bedford-Jones wrote for that distinguished pulp magazine over a period of 33 years. It was also his first historical novel with an American setting. Issued in hard covers many decades ago by the British firm of Hurst & Blackett, The Wilderness Trail has never been published in the United States as a book—until now.





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

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
The Book Cave welcomes novelist Sandrez Bergman as they disguss his novel "Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?".

Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #4 - Coming in October! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Playing catch-up on the last eighty years, Captain Midnight heads for Manhattan to get a firsthand look at how far humanity has advanced in his absence. But when our hero hears about a mysterious high-rise heist artist who appears to be using Cap's antigravity technology, his recon mission turns into an investigation of this strange sky man . . .

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on October 30.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130056.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 1: BATTLES THE NAZIS HC  - Coming in December! 
Various (W/A)

From the glory days of World War II comes the unstoppable patriotic superhero Captain Midnight! Volume 1 features selected tales compiled from the original 1940s-era comic book featuring the adventures of the Captain and his sidekick, Sergeant Twilight, as they battle bad guys from the Axis of Evil with art by comics greats Jack Binder, Mac Raboy, Dan Gormley, and others! Collecting selected stories from The Funnies, Popular Comics, and Captain Midnight issues.

232 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 4.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130107.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21 - Coming in October! 
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

A twisted religious order targets the heathens Conan and Bêlit, who flee with a relic of immeasurable value. Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.

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


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130072.




Conan the Barbarian: Rage of the Undying - Coming May 2014!

Conan the Barbarian, the great warrior of Cimmeria, engages in a deadly siege on the Red Temple, challenging the undead guardians for the riches that lie within. A juggernaut of savagery and steel, Conan wields a brutal mace and razor sharp Khopesh blade, mercilessly cutting down skeletal warriors, fueled by undying rage. Crafted in 1:4 scale, the Conan the Barbarian: Rage of the Undying Premium Format figure towers at over two feet tall, perfectly capturing the famed warrior in the midst of an epic and bloody battle.

The Conan the Barbarian: Rage of the Undying Premium Format Figure features:
• Detailed Fabric Costume
• Mace
• Khopesh Blade
• Sideshow Exclusive: Switch-Out right arm wielding Conan's Atlantean sword

Sideshow Exclusive Edition
Price: US $459.99

Estimated Ship Date: May 2014






CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH TPB - Coming in December! 
Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bélit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-12.

152 pages, $19.99, in stores on December 18.

CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130073.




CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1  - Coming in October! 
Fred Van Lente (Writer) and Ariel Olivetti (Art/Color/Cover)

Assassins, dark magic, and a beautiful noblewoman mean trouble for the Cimmerian barbarian unlike he's ever seen in this full-tilt escapade through the mountains of Afghulistan!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 23.


CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130074.




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

Forgotten Books: WEEKEND TO KILL by Frederick Nebel - New!
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER 4, 5 & 6 (1972) - New!
Comic Gallery: WEIRD COMICS (1940) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER (2003) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1935) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 10, 11 & 12 (1941) - New!
Forgotten Books: HOPALONG CASSIDY AND THE RUSTLERS OF WEST FORK by Louis L'Amour
ELLERY QUEEN Goes to the Movies (1941-42)
Comic Gallery: GANG BUSTERS 4, 5 & 6 (1948)
Overlooked Films: THE LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER (1981)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 10, 11 & 12



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #9 (of 12)   
Coming in October!

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


Now that the evil Voro’s dead, Dejah Thoris has her own green men: the Hok Squad, a secret Delta Force of Tharks for special missions. The nastiest warriors to throw at the nastiest jobs. Radical green separatists led by a red woman. What could go wrong?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale October 16

DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #9 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131238.

The Diamond Item Code is AUG131239 (Rafael cover).




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!

"G-Man Friday" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty and Scoop are out to round up the rough characters who impolitely murdered Mr. Quagmyre - and they follow a clue of egg-stain instead of blood-stain.
"The Midnight Clear" by A. C. Abbott from TEXAS WESTERN, January, 1953
The Sheriff Wore His Heart Under His Badge. Rock Bradden, sheriff, is after a gang who robbed the local bank.
"Flatfoot Snare" by Dennis Layton from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1942
He was a dangerous gunman who mixed candy with killing - and he taunted the cops with clues. But when he shot a blue-coat, the Candy Kid bit on more than he could chew and found himself holding a different kind of bag.




  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

July 2013
In Writings
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


The Golden Age - Now online!

THE PELLUCIDAR SERIES by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Books second series - New!
Frank Frazetta - Swords of Mars & Synthetic Men of Mars
- New!
Frank Frazetta - The Mastermind of Mars/ A Fighting Man of Mars - New!
Frank Frazetta - Thuvia Maid of Mars / The Chessman of Mars - New!
Frank Frazetta - The Gods of Mars / The Warlord of Mars - New!
Frank Frazetta - A Princess of Mars - New!
Reed Crandall, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter
The Mastermind of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, J. Allen St. John
. 
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Martian Series, Frank E. Schoonover & J. Allen St. John
Joe Kubert, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs

Russ Manning, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Celardo, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs

Burne Hogarth, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs


GREEN HORNET #4 - Arriving in comic shops July 24!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

Now that the Green Hornet is out of control, only one man stands a chance of bringing him down--his partner, Kato! What's the voice that Britt Reid is hearing--and is he alone in hearing it?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





GREEN HORNET #7 - Coming in October!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera


Now that The Voice has been silenced, a new menace threatens the city--and without the Hornet around to protect the citizens, can Kato survive as a solo agent?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 30

THE GREEN HORNET #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131187.
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131188 (Lau cover).




GREEN HORNET LEGACY #42 - Coming in October!
Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Jethro Morales
Cover: Phil Hester


FINAL ISSUE!!! This is it! Every hero (even the dead ones!) and every villain (especially the dead ones!) come back for the final showdown in Century City. Who will make the ultimate sacrifice for Century City? This is the ending everyone will be talking about.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 16

GREEN HORNET LEGACY #42 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131189.





GROO VERSUS CONAN by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier - Update!

Sergio is currently penciling #4 of Groo Vs Conan.
If
Groo Vs Conan is successful, a Groo Vs Tarzan series may follow.



HALF PAST DANGER #6 - Coming in October!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

Endgame. Irish and his team have their final, devastating chance to thwart Toht’s scheme and prevent the Axis from attaining the most potent biological weapon in history. But are they willing to extinguish the very lives they’re trying to save in order to do it?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

HALF PAST DANGER #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130447.



Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #3 (of 4) 
Coming in October!
(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

The adventure in Howard Chaykin's new ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers continues! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force— the Chinese.  Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States!  Buck Rogers, the most famous "man out of his time" comes closer to his destiny; will he succeed in freeing what is left of the United States from the domination of an occupying force?  Unexpected surprises and plot twist dominate as the story arc races forward.

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131346.





Hermes Press
JOHNNY HAZARD: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 1: 1944-46 HC
by Frank Robbins
Resolicitation - Previous orders are cancelled.

One of the truly great Sunday action/adventure newspaper strips of the 1940s is finally being reprinted in a deluxe archival edition! Frank Robbins' masterpiece, Johnny Hazard, set the standard for action and remains unequaled. The Sunday version of the strip, which ran different story lines from the dailies, features non-stop, wartime action, with stories which are as exciting today as when they were first created.Contains the first two and a half years of the Sundays; special endpapers; historical essays; and other extras.

Hardcover, 10x13, 208 pages, Full Color, $60.00



JOHNNY HAZARD: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG13.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #43 - Coming in October!

This issue of Illustration features the spectacular art of Stevan Dohanos, perhaps best known for his many legendary covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Our feature showcases a lifetime of artwork, from sketches and drawings to cover paintings and sculpture. Next up we feature the work of Victor Kalin, whose endlessly inventive paperback covers of the 1950s and '60s are widely collected today. Rare photographs, tear sheets and original artwork are shown. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #43 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131700



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #4 - Coming in October!
(A) Michael Johnson & Various

Featured Articles for this issue include: "The Swinging Sixties Art of Michael Johnson", "The Magical Art of Chris McEwan", "The Cutaway World of Leslie Ashwell Wood" and "The Creepy Cover Art of Pan Horror Stories." Illustrators Quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the UK and Europe; the first publication to devote itself to the story of European illustration. It guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading auuthorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG13701.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp and Digest Replicas
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, Februry 1927
This issue contains THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (Part 1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Contents:
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (Part 1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
ON THE MARTIAN WAY by Capt. H. G. Bishop, U.S.A.
THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (Part 3) by H. G. Wells
NEW STOMACHS FOR OLD by W. Alexander
THE ELEVENTH HOUR by Edwin Balmer and William B. MacHarg
THE THOUGHT MACHINE by Ammianus Marcellinus
THE SECOND DELUGE (Part 4) by Garrett P. Serviss

8.5 x 11 inch, 106 pages. $15.00.  

DREAM WORLD, February 1957
The first issue of this companion digest magazine of AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC.

 Contents:
LEGS ON OLYMPUS by Adam Chase
WAYS TO GET A GAL by P. G. Wodehouse
THE DEVIL NEVER WAITS by Randall Garrett
SEX, LOVE AND MR. OWEN by Thorne Smith
TIME OUT by Darius John Granger
THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES by Leonard G. Spencer
A BUCKETFUL OF DIAMONDS by Harlan Ellison
OSWALD'S WILLING WOMEN by Bill Majeski

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

 

 IMAGINATION, October 1950
The first issue of this digest science fiction and fantasy magazine.


Contents:
THE SOUL STEALERS by Chester S. Geier
WIND IN HER HAIR by Kris Neville
ONE FOR THE ROBOT--TWO FOR THE SAME by Rog Phillips
LOOK TO THE STARS by Willard Hawkins
INHERITANCE by Edward W. Ludwig

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 164 pages. $15.00.



COMET, May 1941
The fourth issue of this short-lived pulp magazine.


Contents:
ICE PLANET by Carl Selwyn
WE ARE ONE by Eando Binder
THE RANSOM FOR TOLEDO by Neil R. Jones
THE FACTS OF LIFE by P. Schuyler Miller
DERELICTS OF URANUS by J. Harvey Haggard
WHEN TIME ROLLED BACK by Ed Earl Repp
SPACE BLACKOUT by Sam Carson
INTO THE SUN by John L. Chapman
EARTH'S MAGINOT LINE by Roy Paetzke

7 x 10 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.


   




 
KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #6 - Coming in October! 
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Pencils), Jose Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Conan's only hope to defeat the vile wizard Xaltotun and reclaim his throne is to find and recover the Heart of Ahriman, but he isn't the only one seeking this magical jewel! Conniving thieves stay a step ahead--and in dark forests, beings fouler still stand in the barbarian's way!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 30.


KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130075.


KINGS WATCH #2 (of 5) Coming in October! 
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming
Cover: Marc Laming

The adventures of FLASH GORDON, THE PHANTOM, and MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN continue, by JEFF PARKER (Agents Of Atlas, Dark Avengers) and MARC LAMING (Planet Of The Apes)!
The nightmares from space keep coming, Flash Gordon sees an alien hell, and now people are being murdered over the mystery behind The Kings Watch.
Reporter Dale Arden tracks down the secret of Professor Zarkov's scientific triumph, exposing him to the Cult of The Cobra. Only The Magician knows what horror is really coming for the world, and that humanity hangs on what The Phantom will do…


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale October 9


KINGS WATCH #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131165.



LORDS OF MARS #3 - Coming in October!
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro
Cover: Alex Ross

 
At long last, the Lord of the Jungle and the Warlord of Mars meet... head on! A furious battle turns into a desperate two-man stand against the evil forces that have manipulated the ape-man into hating John Carter. No one, not even pulp fiction's greatest heroes can stand against a hundred of the terrible white apes of Mars. Fortunately, our adventures have a secret weapon: their wives!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 2

LORDS OF MARS #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131176 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131177 (Casas cover).






Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 - Now available!

Asylum Press announced today that Lori Lovcraft, the creator-owned property of Mike Vosburg, has returned in a new digital mini-series Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past.

Danke Schoen hires private eye R.C. Bowen to find the child she gave up 
for adoption years ago. Lori and R.C. follow a trail that has them crossing
paths with basketball star Lenny “the Legend” Raven, the Mayor of LA and
the devious Amanda, a Hollywood player who heads the insidious Cabal, and Elston Gunn the aging king of  Rock ‘n; Roll… they are all after the Necronomicon, the fabulous book of  spells that Lori has in her possession and they will stop at nothing to get it.  This one culminates in a cosmic rock concert with in Voodoo Mansion with all the villains, Horatio and Zelda, and lots of Lori’s old boyfriends in attendance.  And then there is Lori’s wedding at the end…  ALSO- A bonus VOODOO MANSION short story.

The series by Mike Vosburg (co-writer & Illustrator) and Pete Ventrella (co-writer) is available now digitally on Comixology, ComicsPlus, Graphicly, My Digital Comics, DriveThruComics, AVE-Comics and can be found on on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Mac, and PC.





Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN Trade paperback - Coming in October!

Previews Exclusive!
Includes the never-before-published issue #3, and a brand new illustrated short story!


The original Spider, the most ruthless and relentless crime fighter of all time, (hated by both the Law and the Underworld) mows down crime in these Moonstone pulp action tales!
This volume also includes reprints "The Spider #1 & #2, "Return of the Monsters: The Spider vs Werewolf", The Spider XMAS , plus the prose short story "City of the Melting Dead".

Includes a foreword by Elizabeth Bissette, the great niece of the man who wrote the majority of original Spider tales: Norvell Page!


Story: Martin Powell
Art: Hannibal King, Pablo Marcos
Cover: Dan Brereton
7" x 10", grayscale, 106 pages, $12.95

THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131375.


Moonstone Books: DOMINO LADY: SEX AS A WEAPON Trade paperback - Coming in October!

Previews Exclusive!
New printing of this long sold-out collection!

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 talented Berkley graduate, she knows that to truly fight the men who killed her father 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.

Guest-starring: SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE BLACK BAT , & AIRBOY!
Nine all-new tales of one of the world’s first female masked crime fighters, by Nancy Holder, Chuck Dixon, CJ Henderson, Martin Powell, Ron Fortier, James  Chambers, Bobby Nash, Gail McCabe. Introduction: Mystery Writers of America Raven Award winner Joan Hansen!


Story: Nancy Holder, Chuck Dixon, etc.
Edited by: Lori Gentile
Interior Art: Ver Curtis
Cover: Uwe Jarling
222 pages, Squarebound, 6” x 9”, $16.95


DOMINO LADY: SEX AS A WEAPON is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131376.


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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Black Centipede - New!
Captain Steve Danger - New!
The Black Ghost - New!
Señora Scorpion
The Silver Manticore
The Red Badge
The Black Cat


PAPERBACK CONFIDENTIAL: CRIME WRITERS OF THE PAPERBACK ERA - Arriving in book stores July 30!

This book contains over 130 profiles "of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson."

These are the authors who turned out the dark noirs and hardboiled thrillers, private detective puzzles and psychological suspense, police procedurals and backwood melodramas, stories of passion... and cold-blooded murder. 132 profiles of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson. Each profile contains details about the author's life and explores key works, with special attention paid to series characters. Also covered are screenplay and teleplay work, as well as movies based on the authors' stories. Paperback Confidential also includes a handy PseudoDex with all the various names these authors wrote under, and a section for each author with further recommendations for the reader s consideration.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press (July 30, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1933586613
ISBN-13: 978-1933586618
$19.95





Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

One Week Left to Go!

PulpFest 2013 will start on Thursday, July 25th.
The dealers’ room will be open only to registered sellers to set up their displays from 4 PM to 11 PM.
Ohio State’s Thompson Library will also offer a free lecture on the pulps at 5 PM.
Early registration for all convention attendees will take place outside the dealers’ room from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Beginning at 8 PM, a full slate of programming will get underway. Why not arrive early?

Click here for the complete programming schedule.

PulpFest Premiers

There are plenty of reasons why PulpFest is called "Summer's Great Pulp Con." One is because it's the place where publishers choose to roll out new titles.

This year will be a big one for premiers with Stark House Press offering PAPERBACK CONFIDENTIAL and its 132 profiles of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the pulp and paperback era; Meteor House/FarmerCon will be offering a new and expanded edition of the Philip José Farmer classic, DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE as well as a new Pat Wildman novella, THE SCARLET JAGUAR; Ed Hulse's Murania Press hopes to have a new issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER at the con as well as THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, a follow-up to Ed's classic reference work on the pulps; pulp scholar Will Murray will be offering his new history of the Western pulps, WORDSLINGERS, while Laurie Powers will be offering a new collection of her grandfather's pulp fiction, HIDDEN GHOSTS; and the list goes on . . .


New Fictioneer . . . Van Allen Plexico

Due to a recent, unexpected cancellation by one of our previously announced "New Fictioneers" readers, Van Allen Plexico has graciously consented to fill that hole in our programming schedule.

Van is an award-winning author of ten novels and nearly two dozen short stories and novellas, as well as five non-fiction books.
His works have included everything from Sherlock Holmes to space opera to 1930s air ace combat to Marvel’s Avengers.
He is best known for his ongoing superhero pulp novel series, SENTINELS.

Van will be reading from a variety of his works on Friday, July 26th at 2 PM in the Hyatt Regency's Fairfield Room.


Tonik Auction Continues!

One of the many highlights of PulpFest is its Saturday night auction. Organized by J. Barry Traylor and a gaggle of enthusiastic volunteers,
the auction is always the final programming event of summer’s great pulp con. This year's auction will begin at approximately 9:30 PM on July 27th.

Our 2012 auction included a large amount of material from collector and scholar Al Tonik’s huge library of
hardcovers, paperbacks, pulps, dime novels, comic books, fanzines, and reference books. More than $15,000 was bid for the Tonik lots.

Our 2013 auction will include 115 more lots made up of approximately 250 books Al's collection.
You can look at a spreadsheet listing these lots by visiting our home page at www.pulpfest.com.

In addition to the Tonik material, PulpFest will be accepting about 100 lots from registered members of the convention.
All told, we'll have over 200 lots to sell on Saturday. So bring your cash and get ready to bid, bid, bid!


Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions

How did pulp magazine publishers keep readers coming back month after month? Of course the best way was to publish excellent stories.
Another method that publishers employed to lure dimes on a regular basis from buyers with thin wallets was to create a club and offer premiums.

On Saturday, July 27th, at 9 PM, please join PulpFest website designer Chris Kalb in the Fairfield Room located
on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus as he takes us back to a time when a few cents not only bought a pulp magazine filled with thrills,
but also an Operator #5 ring, a G-8 Battle Aces Club pin, or a membership in the Green Lama Club.
Chris will be presenting Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions, an event that you cannot afford to miss.



 Dr. Fu Manchu & the Yellow Peril

One hundred years ago, Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu made his American debut in COLLIER'S, a five-cent weekly.
In September of that year, McBride would release THE INSIDIOUS DR. FU-MANCHU,the first of Rohmer's novels to feature his devil doctor.

Although Sax Rohmer did not create the "yellow peril" genre of pulp fiction, his Fu Manchu stories would greatly influence the bloody pulps.
His work helped to influence writers as diverse as Carroll John Daly, Walter B. Gibson, H. P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard.

At 8 PM on Saturday, July 27th, PulpFest will salute the American centennial of Dr. Fu Manchu with a panel exploring Sax Rohmer's character and his influence on the pulp fiction of the early twentieth century.



PulpFest would like to remind everyone about our generous offers for members staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in late July.
The hotel itself will provide free wireless Internet service to all guestrooms and complimentary parking at the Chestnut Street Garage,
located one block south of the hotel and connected via a covered skywalk.
 
And to reward loyal attendees for supporting the convention by staying three nights at the host hotel, PulpFest is happy to offer a ten-dollar rebate redeemable through our registration desk.


Eighty years ago, following the astounding success of The Shadow Magazine, the pulp industry created a tremendous splash in publishing by releasing a wave of single-character magazines.
The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, Doc Savage, The Lone Eagle, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and Pete Rice Magazine all debuted in 1933, despite the economic hardships wrought by The Great Depression.

On Friday, July 26th at 8:30 PM in the Fairfield Room of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder,
and a panel of pulp historians will take a look at Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933.


Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps

To the young readers who devoured the pulp magazines and “delighted in his four-color depictions of action and adventure,” the one and only “King of the Pulps” was Walter M. Baumhofer.

At PulpFest 2013 on Friday, July 26th at 9:30 PM, pulp art historian David Saunders will present
a biographical profile of Walter Baumhofer’s life story as well as the artist’s fascinating family history.
He will exhibit never-before-seen visual documents from the personal world of this pulp art master. 
Walter was a close friend of the presenter’s father, Norman Saunders, and as such David was personally acquainted with the artist for over thirty years.
Baumhofer was a sensationally colorful character and David Saunders looks forward to sharingmany amusing anecdotes and incidents that will help to promote a greater awareness of this legendary artist.


Once again, PulpFest is pleased to welcome FarmerCon VIII to the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The fans of Philip José Farmer will be joining us for the third year straight.

As it has every year since 2011, FarmerCon will provide some of PulpFest’s evening programming.
On Friday, July 26th, at 7:30 PM, our FarmerCon friends turn their attention toward the Grand Master‘s work related
Doc Savage with a panel entitled "His Apocalyptic Life, Escape from Loki, and The Mad Goblin."

Panelists Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, and John Allen Small will join moderator Art Sippo
for a discussion of Philip José Farmer’s contributions to the Doc Savage mythos.


With only four weeks remaining before the 2013 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked,
 and that dealers who’ve not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.


When the powers at Street & Smith saw what a gold mine they had in THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, they began laying plans for a raft of companion titles,
selecting as their themes four top pulp genres–adventure, detective, aviation and Western.

NICK CARTER and DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE were first to the stands, introduced early in 1933.
As soon as their circulation figures demonstrated the new single-character titles to be winners,
Street & Smith launched its Western hero pulp, PETE RICE MAGAZINE. Its first issue was dated November 1933.

Although the magazine had a short lifespan--it folded in 1936 after just 32 issues--
Pete helped to pave the way for other western characters such as Ranger Publications, The Masked Rider, introduced in his own magazine during the spring of 1934,
and Jim Hatfield, the "Lone Wolf" hero of Standard's TEXAS RANGERS, beginning in the fall of 1936.

"Pistol Pete" Rice was the last of the pulp heroes of 1933—seven in all. From July 25th-28th, join PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio as we celebrate these characters.


Beginning at 10 PM on Thursday, July 25th, PulpFest 2013 will present the fifteen-chapter Columbia Pictures movie serial, THE SPIDER'S WEB.
Released in 1938 and starring Warren Hull as Richard Wentworth, the “Master of Men,” and Iris Meredith as his beloved Nita Van Sloan,
THE SPIDER'S WEB is today considered to be one of the greatest chapter plays ever filmed.


Never commercially released in a home-video format, PulpFest has obtained the best version currently in circulation
and will offer all 15 high-octane chapters to convention attendees in five-episode increments spread out over three nights.



BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse explores the pulp-to-movie connection in his PulpFest presentation
"Hollywood and the Hero Pulps," one of several pre-convention programs scheduled for Thursday, July 25th, at 9 PM.

Ed is the leading authority on pulp-related movies, having researched and written about them for decades.
His PulpFest presentation will touch on many, but concentrate on those adapted from hero pulps,
with special emphasis on such serials as THE SPIDER'S WEB (1938), THE SHADOW (1940), and THE SPIDER RETURNS (1941).
He’ll present little-known, behind-the-scenes info gleaned in part from his own interviews with people who worked on these episodic epics.

The Pulps After Fu Manchu

Maybe Kaiser Wilhelm did coin the term "yellow peril," but it was Sax Rohmer who took it to the bank.
Little wonder that countless pulp writers, from Walter B. Gibson and Norvell W. Page to Robert E. Howard and George Worts, turned to Rohmer's Fu Manchu for inspiration for their lurid pulp tales.

To begin PulpFest‘s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation,
Rick Lai looks at “The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu,” beginning at 8 PM on Thursday, July 25th in the Fairfield Room located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Please visit www.pulpfest.com for additional information.


Let the Voting Begin

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that thirteen individuals were nominated by their peers for the 2013 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list was pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
This year, no one was nominated for the elite Rusty Hevelin Service Award.

The following nominees will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living
Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the person to receive the 2013 Munsey:
Charles Ardai, Randy Cox, Steve Miller, Laurie Powers, Garyn Roberts, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, and Dan Zimmer.
You’ll find further details about each nominee on the 2013 Award Nominees page of our website.


All PulpFest members are invited to Room 150A-B at Ohio State University’s Thompson Library on Thursday, July 25th at 5 PM
where Ed Hulse, editor of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER, will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Ancestors of Batman: Colorful Crime Fighters of Pulp Fiction."

Ed’s presentation ties in with PulpFest‘s 80th-anniversary celebration of the 1933 hero-pulp explosion that gave us Doc Savage, The Spider, The Phantom Detective and others.
Directions to the library and additional information on the lecture are available at www.pulpfest.com.

By 1933, Popular Publications had become a successful pulp magazine publisher.
During the spring and summer of that year, Henry Steeger, the firm's young publisher, was planning additional releases for the pulp market.

Inspired by the tremendous success of Street & Smith's THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, Steeger dreamed up a Popular alternative.
 He called it THE SPIDER and asked successful mystery writer R. T. M. Scott to introduce many of the trappings that would endear the pulp’s characters to its readers.

With its third issue, THE SPIDER was turned over to Norvell W. Page, the author who would go on to write over 3/4 of the pulp's 118-issue run.
THE SPIDER would go on to be one of the longest-lived of the hero pulps, thanks largely to the white-hot prose of Norvell Page.

1933 was not just the year of the hero pulp. On March 2 of that same year, RKO Radio Pictures premiered "the eighth wonder of the world," KING KONG, at New York's Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.

To celebrate the 80th anniversaries of "The Man of Bronze" and KING KONG, Will Murray, author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage," paired the two characters in his novel, SKULL ISLAND.
On Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM, PulpFest 2013 will host a special "New Fictioneers" reading of Mr. Murray's bestselling novel by Radio Archives' reader Roger Price.


A longtime entertainer on television, radio and the live stage, Mr. Price has appeared on a number of Radio Archives' pulp audiobooks.
He has also worked with a wide variety of clients as an announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects.



Jim Beard broke into the world of “New Pulp” in 2012 when Airship 27 published SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of ghost stories
featuring an occult detective, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first prose novel based on the 1960s action figure.

A columnist for the TOLEDO FREE PRESS, “The Beard” will be finihsing up PulpFest's "New Fictioneer" programming.
At 3 PM on Saturday, July 27th, Jim will be reading from his two Airship 27 books as well as a story from MONSTER EARTH, a shared-world anthology of giant monster tales.


Longtime Farmerphile Win Scott Eckert is a familiar face at summer’s great pulp con.
Since FarmerCon joined with PulpFest in 2011, Win has appeared on several panels, signed books,
and regaled audiences as part of the convention’s popular New Fictioneers presentations.

For his reading this year, Win has decided to share center stage with his good friend and fellow Philip José Farmer devotee, John Allen Small.


At 1 PM on Saturday, July 27th, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner, Ron Fortier,
and five contemporary authors will gaze into their crystal balls to chart the road ahead for the new and exciting continuation of the pulp genre known as “New Pulp.”
Joining Ron will be Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Dr. Art Sippo.

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

Join New Fictioneer Mark Halegua on Friday, July 26th at 2 PM in the Hyatt Regency’s Fairfield Room
where he will be reading “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon, and “The Night Before Christmas,”
a story featuring St. Nick as a 1930s-style crimefighter and featured in Pro Se Presents #5.


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

Beginning Friday, July 26th, at 1 PM, PulpFest begins its annual salute to the "New Fictioneers," the authors writing today's new pulp fiction.

Join us in the Fairfield Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, as William Patrick Maynard gets the ball rolling with a reading from his forthcoming novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, fully authorized by the literary estate of Sax Rohmer, creator of the devil doctor. This will be Bill's third novel to feature Rohmer's infamous character.

Visit www.pulpfest.com for additional details. You'll find them under the title "Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu" on the PulpFest home page.
And while you're there, book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, home to "summer's great pulp con!"


The Pulp Heroes Take to the Air

Americans in 1933 had “nothing to fear, but fear itself,” and the pulp heroes introduced early that year had been proving the country’s new president to be absolutely correct. During that harrowing year, The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, and Doc Savage had met and defeated “The Emperor of Death,” “Maniacs of Science,” “The Red Skull,” and other adversaries. As the year wore on and The Great Depression savaged other genres, the pulp heroes of 1933 surged forward, their magazines disappearing from America’s newsstands. And the publishers noticed.

THE PULPSTER #22 - Available at Pulpfest!
The Pulpster returns to PulpFest 2013 with number 22, its biggest issue yet.
Just like PulpFest, The Pulpster is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the pulp hero boom of 1933,
the 90th anniversary of Weird Tales and the 100th anniversary of Fu Manchu.


Featured in the 2013 issue:
  • Michael Chomko on the heroes of 1933.
  • Will Murray on 1933 was a hero pulp boom year, and on writing "Skull Island."
  • William Preston on writing his "Old Man" stories.
  • Tom Johnson on a precursor to the pulp hero boom.
  • William Patrick Maynard on writing new Fu Manchu adventures.
  • Nathan Vernon Madison on "yellow peril" fiction.
  • George Vanderburgh on more artifacts from the Arkham House archives.
  • Laurie Powers on Street & Smith editor Daisy Bacon.
  • Vella Munn on the short life of her fictioneer grandfather, Homer Eon Flint.
  • Monte Herridge on Richard B. Sale's crime reporter Daffy Dill.
  • John Locke on a "Weird Tales" issue that sent a murderer to the chair.
  • Tony Davis on this year's Final Chapters.
Get your copy at PulpFest 2013. (Remainders may be available for sale after the con. Watch for details.)
Follow The Pulpster on Twitter at twitter.com/thepulpster
Or visit us online at pulpfest.com/the-pulpster/

Pulpfest    


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Who Goes There? By John W. Campbell - New!
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
July 1942 – United We Stand
The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard
Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthu Eshbach
Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze

Pulp Den - Now online!

Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - New!
The Honey West Files Volume One - New!
Loose Ends - New!
9 Squares - New!
Dian of The Lost Land
The Tenth Witness
The New Pulp Heroes
A Dark Redemption
Three, Imperfect Number
Gryphon Double Novel #23

         Pulp Den  

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

Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy - New!
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater
Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Sons of Thor’ (Pro Se Presents #9/10) - New!
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women)’ Vol. 1
- New!
Review: ‘Pulp Detectives’
Meet The Black Bat
Modern Doc Savage pastiches
‘The Family Grace: An Extraordinary History’


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

A look at comic book artists in the pulps - New!
A square named Lovecraft - New!
‘MacBride & Kennedy’ coming in fall - New!
Which group are you? - New!
D.B. Newton: 1916-2013
Len Leone: 1924-2013
Remembering Richard Matheson
'The Pulpster' takes over
Roger Ebert's passion for pulps



The PulpRack - Now online!

Hades & Hocus Pocus by Lester Dent - New!
Outdoor Stories by J. Allan Dunn
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Verne Lays the Foundation for Fictional Pulp Adventures to Foreign Lands
Atomic Robo is a Shadow fan!

Radio Archives
Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77 Audiobook
by Jeff Deischer
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Created by Robert Hardy Andrews, Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy was one of the first and most memorable of the adventure radio serials. Running from 1933 to 1951, it featured the resourceful high school student on a dizzying collection of adventures that spanned the globe. He often accompanied Colonel Jim Fairfield, an aviation industrialist, and Fairfield's brave niece and nephew Betty and Billy on their travels. Backing them up was two-fisted Vic Hardy, a brilliant scientist and sleuth.
 
Now, for the first time, one of the Jack Armstrong serials has been novelized and is now available from Radio Archives as a 12 hour audiobook. Noted author Jeff Deischer adapts Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77 from the 1946 James Jewell production — a serial for which none of the original recordings exist. Jeff is known for his strong narrative, which gives this story an authentic flavor.
 
In the post-war world, danger is not always so easy to see. But Jack Armstrong identifies it in the form of Dr. Romago, a unscrupulous scientist who abandoned his native United States before the war. After being mysteriously missing for several years, Romago has returned — and he is after the secret of U-77.
 
What is U-77, and why does Dr. Romago seek it? Jack can only guess. But he does know that if Romago wants it, he can’t be permitted to have it. Accompanied by his loyal friends, Uncle Jim, Betty and Billy Fairfield, Jack and Vic Hardy head down to the Sea Islands off the Southern Atlantic coast, where Romago has been driving away the local fishermen through his underling, Pachino the Eel, a gangster who has crossed paths with scientist Vic Hardy before.
 
Aboard his schooner, The Gray Ghost, Romago squats, a fat spider pulling on the strands of his web like the strings of a puppet, manipulating the fishermen of Thunderbolt, Georgia, his own henchmen — and even Jack Armstrong!
 
Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77 takes Jack and his friends from New York City to the coast of Georgia down to the bottom of the ocean in this exciting 12 hour long saga.
 
Douglas Klauba has painted a gorgeous wraparound cover for this special audiobook. Nick Santa Maria took a break from being the Spider to do the voice acting for Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77. Get your copy today! 12 hours $47.98 Audio CDs / $23.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #73: The Spider and the Eyeless Legion
One minute the police had been valiantly charging the looters... the next, they were stumbling backward, groping wildly in complete blindness! That was the coming of the Eyeless Terror to New York! For a monster ruled the quaking city, building a fortune out of people deliberately blinded! Can the Spider, shackled and blinded, himself, free a city gone mad with darkness? Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99. 
 
The Secret 6 #4: The Golden Alligator
Rasp-rasp-rasp! It was a queer sound, ghostly, hearing it in the open country after midnight. Chills gripped King as he set out to investigate, but he forgot about them when he found — a man buried alive! And when he heard the man’s strange story, he knew that the Secret Six was going to tackle its most exciting and dangerous case, gambling for fabulous stakes in a game of golden death. Criminals quaked at the name The Secret Six. And for four glorious issues, this team of six crimefighters took on some of the weirdest and most fantastic antagonists that ever reared their heads in the pulp magazines. It was where weird menace met six normal men with no strange gadgets or outlandish skills. The utterly amazing stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, better known for writing the G-8 and his Battle Aces stories. But after four issues, the over-the-top action came to an end and Popular Publications pulled the plug on the series. These vintage pulp tales are now reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: James A Goldthwaite
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by James A Goldthwaite, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Arthur J Burks and Nat Schachner
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Arthur J Burks and Nat Schachner, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Beyond Deaths Thin Veil" by Bruce Bryan
In that dank tomb Forsythe found living beauty — and the ugly, gibbering spawn of Hell! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Curse of the Golden Cobra" by Mindret Lord
Not Alan Bruce, alone, but also the girl he really loved, were to pay in anguish and terror for his unholy union with hell’s mistress! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "The Corpse Carver" by Laurence Donovan
Bloody footsteps led Mark Conrad on to undreamed horrors. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 

Rangeland Romances #19: "I'm Claiming That Guy" by Thelma Knoles
Entrancing Rubie tried all her lovable tricks to hold ranchman Guy spellbound — but all she did was smother his ardor. She had her hombre cut out of the herd — till Guy stampeded. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.






Radio Spirits
Now available!

He's perhaps the single most iconic figure of the radio era, symbolizing an entire lost form of entertainment even to those who've never actually heard one of his adventures. This WXYZ hero was a stern authority figure, respected by his friends and allies and feared by his enemies -- an embodiment of high morals, unshakable values, and unrelenting justice.

This exciting collection contains many of the Masked Man and Tonto's most exciting tales from those thrilling days of yesteryear. Twenty action packed adventures of treasure, talismans, Indian attacks, foreign spies, meteors from outer space and more! Starring Brace Beemer as The Lone Ranger and John Todd as Tonto.

Includes two four-part adventures, a re-telling of the classic origin story, and a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod.

Episodes Include: Valley of the Cliff Dwellers 08-01-41; Stagecoach To Blue River 07-31-42;Sign of the Swastika 12-07-42; Ruggles of Yellowstone 06-28-44; The Pelt of Mucho Grande 09-08-44; The Sign of the Buffalo Head 09-11-44; The Angelus 09-13-44; Ghost Dance 09-15-44; The Talisman of Taos 12-18-44; From Outer Space 01-15-47; The Butterfield Stage 01-17-47; The Silver Bullet 01-20-47; The Rays of The Sun 01-22-47; Joshua Biddle Returns 01-17-49; Ring Number One 01-19-49; The Black Box 01-21-49; Mesa Mountain 05-30-51; Orders for the East 01-04-52; Flashback 01-11-52; When Death Waits 09-05-52

Radio Spirits


RED SONJA Volume 2 #4 - Coming in October!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Covers: Jenny Frison [Main], Ming Doyle [Variant]


Red Sonja is just inches from death, when voices from the past call her away from digging her own grave, to fight possibly the last battle of her life, against the woman who taught her everything she knows about combat! With special variant cover by guest-star Ming Doyle!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 9

RED SONJA VOLUME 2 #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131171 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131172 (Doyle cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131173 (Buscema cover).




THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! #1 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops July 24!
Mark Waid (writer) • Paul Smith (art & cover)

The Spirit, created by Will Eisner, and The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens, are two of the most beloved characters in the history of comics. Now, these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time! A Central City Councilman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles. Commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt  (AKA The Spirit) and his daughter Ellen in tow, treks out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty... who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politicians body!

Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99





THE ROCKETEER / THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! #3 (of 4) - Coming in October! 
Mark Waid (Writer) • Paul Smith (Art & Cover)

On the trail of two murderous madmen and the mysterious Television Terror, the Spirit takes Rocketeer to Central City, and Cliff finds it nearly impossible to navigate in such a crowded urban setting—but he'd better learn quickly because Betty's life depends on it!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


THE ROCKETEER / THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130423.






THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 15 TP - Coming in December! 
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), Andy Kubert (Art), Joe Jusko (Cover), and others

"Crom count the dead!" Conan's wanderings bring him to the desert kingdom of Stygia, whose mad queen seeks to perform a dark ritual that will bridge universes and draw an ancient, malefic god back into this world, and with it an eternity of death, horror, and chaos! Showcasing stories from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #151-#160.

544 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on December 4.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 15 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130076.





 
Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.
A sinister scene by artist Jamie Chase from "The End of Bukawai",
featured in the upcoming JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel.
Based on the classic book by Edgar Rice Burroughs™ and written by Martin Powell.
Officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

 
Dark Horse Comics

 

Artwork © Jamie Chase
THE SHADOW #19 - Coming in October!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander


A voice from the past raises questions that the Shadow cannot answer, and leads him away from the concrete canyons of New York City on a journey that will carry him halfway round the world, from the snowy wastes of Siberia to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. What is the secret of the girasol?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 16

THE SHADOW #19 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131179 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131180 (Alexander cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131181 (Calero cover).





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Black Falcon!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 40! This week, Barry responds to listener feedback, talks about The Shadow Now series that's coming from Dynamite and offers up a trio of reviews: The Black Falcon (1934), The Salamanders (1936) and The Shadow # 15 (Dynamite, 2013).
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

 
THE SHADOW / GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #4 - Coming in October!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Keith Burns
Covers: Alex Ross, John Cassaday


Scientist Nikola Tesla’s new Death-Ray is in Shiwan Khan’s hands! But for it to become fully operational, Khan must access the massive power contained in The Shadow’s own Girasol, uncovering its secret origin(s) in the process! It’s life-or-death for Tesla, President Roosevelt, and for New York as The Shadow, The Green Hornet and Kato descend on the City, prepared to incur the fury of Khan!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 9

THE SHADOW / GREEN HORNET #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131184 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131185 (Casaday cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131186 (Subscription variant cover).





THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW by Howard Chaykin - Coming soon!

Dynamite is proud to announce that legendary writer/artist Howard Chaykin will write his first new tale of The Shadow in nearly thirty years.  The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow will take place three decades prior to the events of his critically acclaimed Blood & Judgment series.  Chaykin will reprise his creative role both as writer and artist for this new venture.

"I'm delighted and grateful to Dynamite for the opportunity to work once again on so legendary a character as The Shadow," says Chaykin.  "My new miniseries, The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow, tells the secret story behind the Shadow's disappearance in 1949."  While this new series marks his return to Shadow storytelling, he hasn't strayed far from the character in recent years, contributing gorgeous cover artwork for Dynamite's variety of Shadow series.

"The Shadow: Blood & Judgment is one of my favorite comic series of all time," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite.  "It absolutely blows my mind, still to this day.  I can't even begin to express how much this means to me as the publisher of the series and how much as a fan of Howard's series.  Howard Chaykin's return to the character is going to be phenomenal.  And in a move that will certainly keep his fans on their toes, he's setting Midnight in Moscow up not as a direct sequel to his earlier work, but years and years beforehand, at an exciting and critical moment in the Shadow's history.  I have such tremendous respect for Howard as a storyteller, a true modern master of the comic book medium."

Howard Chaykin is a modern legend in the comics industry, with an exceptionally respected body of work spanning four decades.  He is perhaps best known for American Flagg!, a series published by First Comics in 1982.  Chaykin wrote and illustrated the first twelve issues exclusively, and was praised by critics and readers alike.  In 1985, Chaykin wrote and drew The Shadow for DC Comics, the acclaimed run that would later be collected by Dynamite as The Shadow: Blood & Judgment.  He is the recipient of Inkpot and Eisner Awards.  His extensive library of comics work includes such titles as Star Wars, Black Kiss, American Century, Challengers of the Unknown, Blackhawk, Hawkgirl, Blade, Punisher War Journal, and Satellite Sam.  He was also executive script consultant for The Flash television series on CBS, and later worked on action-adventure programs such as Viper, Earth: Final Conflict, and Mutant X.

The Shadow began its existence in 1930 as a narrative voice on the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour.  The audience thrilled to the serialized adventures of this mysterious figure, whose mythos expanded to include Occidental mysticism, hypnotic powers over weak criminal minds, and twin .45 caliber handguns.  With a keen intellect and relentless drive, The Shadow hunted criminals without mercy in an era when gumshoe detectives and bootlegging mobsters was a thrilling yet fearsome reality.  The character's popularity has endured for over 80 years, bolstered by appearances in radio serials, novels, comic books, films, and more.  In recent years, Dynamite published a groundbreaking and well-received Shadow series launched by comic writer Garth Ennis (Preacher), with further tales crafted by Victor Gischler and Chris Roberson.  Lamont Cranston's grim alter-ego has also appeared in such related series as The Shadow: Year One, Masks, and The Shadow / Green Hornet: Dark Nights.




The Shadow Now
By David Liss and Colton Worley with covers by Tim Bradstreet
New Shadow miniseries starting in October!

Dynamite is proud to announce that beloved pulp-era crime-fighter will appear for the first time in the modern age in the upcoming The Shadow Now comic book series.  Mystery/thriller novelist David Liss, whose previous comic book credentials include Black Panther and Mystery Men from Marvel and Dynamite’s The Spider, will usher the classic character into present day New York City with the assistance of talented artist and painter Colton Worley.  The first chapter in this six-issue miniseries is slated for release in October, featuring cover artwork by Tim Bradstreet (Punisher) and interior artist Colton Worley.
 
In The Shadow Now, the greatest pulp hero of all returns to New York City in modern times, having spent decades in the mystical East to rejuvenate himself.  Lamont Cranston seeks to resume his old life, and his heroic alter-ego is ready to stand once more as an enemy to evil.  But while he was gone, his foes have remained vigilant, and the most dangerous man The Shadow has ever faced prepares to rise once more.
 
“The Shadow is, without doubt, one of the coolest pulp characters of all time, so I was thrilled to get a chance to add something to the legend,” says the critically acclaimed David Liss, whose first book, A Conspiracy of Paper, won the coveted 2001 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel.  “While we are working within the long and storied tradition of Shadow adventures, I think we’re also doing something original with this character, and that’s always a great combination.  I was especially happy when I heard Colton would be doing the art for this miniseries.  His art is stunning, and a perfect fit for our neo-pulp tone.  This story is dark and moody, which I think a Shadow story should be, but I think we’re also portraying a very human and fallible version of the man behind the mask.  Fans who have followed The Shadow in comics over the years are going to be very interested to see how we run with what’s come before this.”


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 2

THE SHADOW NOW #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131155.




Subscription variant cover
The Shadow Now #1 page 3
The Shadow Now #1 page 4




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Golden Pagoda
- New!
The Blue Sphinx - New!
Death on Ice
Mox
Death in the Stars
The Five Chameleons
Murder for Sale


Slammin' PULP HERO Stories - Now available!
By Fred Blosser

A collection of fast-action stories in the modern pulp tradition, featuring Ringo & Horn, the Tomahawk Men, Commander Manta, the Gila, and Heroes United.
Plus . . . spotlight on three classic pulp masters from the pages of Black Mask and Dime Detective magazines.


File Size: 275 KB
Print Length: 104 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Slammin' Pulp; 1 edition (July 6, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
$2.99



THE SPIDER #17 - Coming in October!
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
Covers: Colton Worley


Brought low by his enemies, the Spider haslost the means to carry on his crusade against crime, but not the will. Now it is time to strike back. The Spider wipes the slate clean and takes his pulpy revenge on those who have targeted him, but he’s about to find out that their hooks go far deeper into his life than he ever imagined.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 16

THE SPIDER #17 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131202.


 
THE SPIDER VOLUME 2: THE BUSINESSMAN FROM HELL - Coming in October!
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
Covers: 
Francesco Francavilla

Who has the drive, the intelligence, and the means to destroy the Spider? The Fly, a playboy with all the resources of Richard Wentworth's masked alter-ego! Dedicated to criminal perfection, the Fly targets the outlaw hero and the city itself in the midst of a serial killer's rampage and terrorist attacks! Will the Spider overcome the Fly's machinations and prevent the wholesale slaughter of every police officer in the Big Apple.
Collects issues #7-12.


Full Color, 144+ pages, $19.99, On sale October 16

THE SPIDER VOLUME 2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131204.



THE SPIDER ANNUAL 2013 - Coming in October!
Writer: Shannon Eric Denton
Artist: Igor Vitorino
Covers: 
Igor Vitorino

The Spider unleashes a one-man war on the criminals of New York City but this relentless pursuit triggers unintended consequences. Already approaching his breaking point, The Spider comes under fire from an elite squad of assassins sent from a mysterious enemy. Injured and on the run, the Spider will once again learn why he’s so good at what he does regardless if the cost is a price even he can’t afford.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 9

THE SPIDER ANNUAL 2013 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131203.




Taschen: TRUE CRIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINES - Trade paperback edition coming in August!

At the height of the Jazz Age, when Prohibition was turning ordinary citizens into criminals and ordinary criminals into celebrities, America’s true crime detective magazines were born. True Detective came first in 1924, and by 1934, when the Great Depression had produced colorful outlaws like Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, and John Dillinger, the magazines were so popular cops and robbers alike vied to see themselves on the pages. Even FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover wrote regularly for what came to be called the “Dickbooks,” referring to a popular slang term for a detective.

 As the decades rolled on, the magazines went through a curious metamorphosis, however. When liquor was once more legal, the Depression over and all the flashy criminals dead or imprisoned, the “detectives” turned to sin to make sales. Sexy bad girls in tight sweaters, slit skirts, and stiletto heels adorned every cover. Cover lines shouted “I Was a Girl Burglar—For Kicks,” “Sex Habits of Women Killers,” “Bride of Sin!,” “She Played Me for a Sucker,” and most succinctly, “Bad Woman.”

True Crime Detective Magazines follows the evolution and devolution of this distinctly American genre from 1924 to 1969. Hundreds of covers and interior images from dozens of magazine titles tell the story, not just of the “detectives,” but also of America’s attitudes towards sex, sin, crime and punishment over five decades. With texts by magazine collector Eric Godtland, George Hagenaur and True Detective editor Marc Gerald, True Crime Detective Magazines is an informative and entertaining look at one of the strangest publishing niches of all time.


Softcover, 9.1 x 10.6 in., 336 pages, $ 19.99


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

Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007)
Michael Avallone (1924-1999)
Richard Matheson (1926-2013)



TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #4 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Peter Hogan (Art/Cover) Chris Sprouse, Karl Story

The remaining members of S.M.A.S.H. go up against dozens of bikers in a battle over much-needed humanitarian supplies. But not even help from Tom Strong and all their gods can keep the entire convoy safe.


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99

 
TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG130343.



WARLORD OF MARS #27 - Arriving in comic shops July 24!
Written by Arvid Nelson
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter's going north — to the Martian north pole, that is, in hopes of finding clues that will lead him to the murderer stalking his palace. From the moment he arrives, Carter finds himself embroiled in the conspiracies and intrigues of the Martian north, where the only thing more bitter than the cold is the politics. How many asses is our hero gonna have to kick to get to the truth? A whole lot, trust us — this is Mars! Warlord of Mars #27: White Lies and Alibis!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #32  
Coming in October!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves


Trapped in the future of Barsoom, Dejah Thoris and her descendant battle invading humans in a dark tomorrow. As she struggles to find her way back to her own time, Dejah is confronted with decisions that could change her destiny and alter the history of the red planet!?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 9

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #32 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 24).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG131241.




Weird Tales #361
The Summer 2013 issue in e-book format is now available!
The Summer 2013 issue in print format is now available!

Table of Contents for Weird Tales #361: The Fairy Tales Issue

FICTION: FAIRY TALES
“The Queen Who Could Not Walk” by Peter S. Beagle
“Magpied” by Tanith Lee
“Fae for a Day” by Teel James Glenn
“I Am Moonflower” by Nicole Cushing
“Blind Alley” by Morgan Llywelyn
“Suri & Sirin” by Court Merrigan
“The Flowers of Tir-na-nog” by J. R. Restrick
“The Miracles of LaGuardia Airport (Delta Terminal)” by Caitlin Campbell
“A Gnomish Gift” by Alex Shvartsman
“Enough” by Jane Yolen
“Gold” by Lauren Liebowitz
“The Brown Man of Glen Gardens” by Frank Aversa
“The King’s Enemies” by Marc Bilgrey
“The Crimson Cloak” by Zach Shephard
“The Lute Player and the Mask” by Dick Baldwin
“Payment” by Alfred Vickers III
“Out of Time” by Manny Frishberg



TALKING FAIRY TALES INTERVIEWS

by Lynne Jamneck With Ramsey Campbell, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Elizabeth Bear, and Orrin Grey

UNTHEMED FICTION
“As Fleas” by Jon Koons “Black Poppy” by David W. Amendola

POETRY
Scotland in October (Glencoe) by Carole Buggé Dangerous Dreams by Jill Bauman Merciless by Andrew J. Wilson Waste by Arinn Dembo

ESSAY
Ninety Years of Weird Tales by Darrell Schweitzer

INTERVIEWS
With Tessa Farmer (on her fascinating and strange fairy world) by C. J. Thom
With J. David Spurlock (on Margaret Brundage, and his book about her) by Lynne Jamneck


Covers and interior art by Jeff Wong






12 July 2013

Altus Press
Now available!

Hidden Ghosts: The Lost Stories of Paul S. Powers
 by Paul S. Powers
 Introduction by Laurie Powers

 
Paul S. Powers (1905-1971) is known for his long-standing career as a western writer and as the creator of Wild West Weekly’s most popular heroes, Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf. But Paul was a talented and versatile writer who loved to write in other genres, such as horror, noir, animal, romance, and historical accounts. Here, together in one volume for the first time are his famous stories published in Weird Tales in 1925-26, as well as other stories that were published in Real Detective Tales & Mystery Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Range Rider Western, Ranch Romances, and the modern Beat to a Pulp anthologies. Four of the stories in this collection have never been published before, and one was co-written by Powers’ eldest son John. Together these provide a rare glimpse into the thoughts of a writer who, while churning out westerns that were loved by thousands of readers, battled many demons. He shares his struggles with us through these suspenseful, surprising, and sometimes very emotional stories.
 
258 pages, approx. 5.5"x8.5"
 
Order the paperback from Amazon: $19.95




Amazing Stories - Now online!

Liftoff Scratched for SF Authors Stamps - New!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant edition of DOC SAVAGE #18 with an exclusive 15-page interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: three exclusive James Bama art prints. In ten thrill-packed pulp novels, Doc Savage avenges his father's murder in The Man of Bronze, confronts his greatest enemy in Fortress of Solitude and The Devil Genghis, and battles super-humans in The Monsters and The Whisker of Hercules and deadly dinosaurs in The Land of Terror! PLUS The Czar of Fear, Repel, Resurrection Day and World's Fair Goblin! This landmark collection showcases five knockout James Bama covers, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, forewords by Peter David, Lester Dent and Gerry Conway, and historical commentary by Will Murray, Brian M. Kane and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-112-7 978-1-60877-112-7, $49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Beb Books - Now available!

This week’s releases from Beb Books features two new titles from The Thrill Book Library.

THE JEWELED IBIS

The Jeweled Ibis and other tales of adventure from The Thrill Book opens with the titular novelet length tale by J. C. Kofoed. The quest for a jewel encrusted statue leads to hair-raising adventures in, around and under a pyramid with rival gangs of looters, supernatural seeming incidents and, of course, a beautiful girl. Following this is an intense tale of cruelty, revenge and double-crossing on the high seas and in low dives. Finally, in our third novelet, Terror of the Rats” by Croydon Heath, an American fights corruption in China in an attempt to clear his slandered name.  If he falls, the rats will feed well that night!. 80 pages for just $6.00 plus postage.

THE MAN FROM THEBES
Our second offering is The Man from Thebes by William Wallace Cook, a comedic tale of what happens when a traveling medicine show accidently resurrects an ancient Egyptian mummy. But the mummy, Nit-Ra, wanders off sending the show’s employees on a desperate quest to find their meal-ticket. And what of a thousands year old mummy... will he adapt to this modern age?

But wait - that’s not all!
In addition to the novel length adventures of Nit-Ra is a bonus tale, “At the End of the Wires” by Athelstane Hicks. A down-on-his-luck name is hired to travel (secretly) to a New England town, take up residence in an abandoned house and await further instructions. But the house isn’t deserted, the car he was driving disappears from the barn he parked it in and invisible hands tend his wounds and prepare him meals. What’s going on . “At the End of the Wires”is an amiable mystery you’re sure to like. 70 entertaining pages for just $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget our previous releases!

THE STONE IMAGE
THE STONE IMAGE opens with the titular yarn by an young Seabury Quinn. A heathen idol seems to be taking over the mind of a newly-wed’s wife.  A ghost haunts a train station in the middle of a blizzard, murder and madness form “The Mystery of the Timber Tract” A Vaudeville mind reader plans to prove that the afterlife exists --by killing his assistant. The knife used to killed Maret is cursed to lead all it’s holders into murder in “The Poniard of Charlotte Corday” and three other tales of the weird and unusual. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage)

THE STREET WITH NO NAME
THE STREET WITH NO NAME is another collection of fourteen tale of the strange and unexplainable. Harold Hersey opens the collection with a tale of oriental revenge in America. Andrew Soutar explores the nature of “Courage” in a Faustian tale. Why was the man obsessed by a number? In “Figure Nine” we learn the method to the man’s madness. How many people could really stand to met themselves unblinkered by delusion or conceit? You’ll find out in “The Man Who Met Himself.”  A businessman learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with Hindu fakir’s in “Room 13" What drives a Chinese cook mad in “A Perfect Melody” and eight other unusual stories. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage.)


And don’t forget our other recent releases!
DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley
THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI by H. Bedford Jones
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS by Frank L. Packard
THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert
THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

Perley Poore Sheehan’s X. T. X. ($9.00)
Perley Poore Sheehan’s  The House With a Bad Name ($9.00)

Stephan Chalmers’ Treasure of the World  ($6.00)
Stephen Chalmer’s The Cataclysm ($6.00)

Safe and Sane and the collected stories from The Thrill Book by Tod Robbins ($6.00)
The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wild Wullie, The Waster: Three Novelets by Tod Robbins. ($6.00)
Secret Agent X #35, Plague of the Golden Death ($6.00) and
Secret Agent #36, Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan. ($6.00)

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.






Black Beetle - New series to start this autumn!
 
The wild success of Francesco Francavilla’s four-part Dark Horse mini series Black Beetle: “No Way Out”, has led to a returning mini series in the autumn entitled “Necrologue”.



Black Gate - Now online!

Professor Jameson’s Space Adventures, or Zoromes Make the Happiest Cyborgs - New!
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian
Further Tarzan-on-Demand: Tarzan the Magnificent
Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu?
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s President Fu Manchu, Part Three - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Invisible President was originally serialized in Collier’s from February 29 to May 16, 1936. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US under the title President Fu Manchu. The novel is the first in the series to fictionalize real events with characters based on familiar figures in the US in the 1930s such as Huey Long and Father Charles Coughlin. More than one critic has noted the story may have influenced the classic Cold War conspiracy thriller The Manchurian Candidate.

The rest is at the links below.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two, a trade paperback priced at $24.95, reprints material from long out-of-print issues of BnT.

For more than a decade, Blood ‘n’ Thunder has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines—and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this limited-circulation journal are long out of print, and collectors have been known to pay as much as ten times the original cover price for back numbers that infrequently turn up on eBay.

A follow-up to 2011’s The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, this deluxe volume reprints the finest reviews and articles that appeared in issues 11 through 21—more than 100,000 words of history, biography, criticism, and commentary. In these pages you’ll read about such popular characters as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Sam Spade. You’ll read about such legendary pulp magazines as Adventure, Black Mask, and Short Stories. And you’ll read about such famous authors as Talbot Mundy, Dashiell Hammett, and L. Ron Hubbard. Like its predecessor, The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two is a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery, and melodrama.

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

Murania’s second March release is the fourth volume in our Classic Pulp Reprints series: Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones. Also published in trade-paperback format, it contains an introduction by Ed Hulse and carries a retail price of $19.95.

In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike from nowhere and then disappear into the wilderness. Captain John Norton, a young military officer working undercover, mounts a secret campaign against the buckskinned brigands, who are led by a mystery man known as Blacknose. Along the way Norton receives aid from such legendary figures of early American history as rugged pioneer Daniel Boone, future President Zachary Taylor, prominent naturalist John J. Audubon, and Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh. Yet the clever Blacknose and his followers continue to evade their would-be captors.

The Wilderness Trail originally appeared in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book and was the first of more than 370 fictional works—novels, novelettes, and short stories—H. Bedford-Jones wrote for that distinguished pulp magazine over a period of 33 years. It was also his first historical novel with an American setting. Issued in hard covers many decades ago by the British firm of Hurst & Blackett, The Wilderness Trail has never been published in the United States as a book—until now.





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

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast! -

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Keith Dallas visits the Book Cave and chats about the books he was involved with,  American Comic Book Chronicles.

Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #4 - Coming in October! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Playing catch-up on the last eighty years, Captain Midnight heads for Manhattan to get a firsthand look at how far humanity has advanced in his absence. But when our hero hears about a mysterious high-rise heist artist who appears to be using Cap's antigravity technology, his recon mission turns into an investigation of this strange sky man . . .

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on October 30.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 1: BATTLES THE NAZIS HC  - Coming in December! 
Various (W/A)

From the glory days of World War II comes the unstoppable patriotic superhero Captain Midnight! Volume 1 features selected tales compiled from the original 1940s-era comic book featuring the adventures of the Captain and his sidekick, Sergeant Twilight, as they battle bad guys from the Axis of Evil with art by comics greats Jack Binder, Mac Raboy, Dan Gormley, and others! Collecting selected stories from The Funnies, Popular Comics, and Captain Midnight issues.

232 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 4.



Clive Cussler: The Mediterranean Caper (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) - Arriving in book stores July 16!
The 40th-anniversary edition of the first Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and grand master of adventure.

When Clive Cussler published his first novel in 1973, he knew he didn’t want to write a familiar kind of character—no spy or detective or undercover investigator— his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. He named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA—and one of the world’s most beloved series characters was born.

Now in a special 40th-anniversary edition, complete with endpaper maps and a new foreword from Cussler, here is the book that started it all, filled with every one of the Cussler hallmarks: the cutting-edge technology, the treacherous men and exotic women, and, of course, the fabulous plots.

On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attack—by a World War I fighter plane. . . .

Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incident—and find out how it’s connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399166815
ISBN-13: 978-0399166815

$25.00

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21 - Coming in October! 
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

A twisted religious order targets the heathens Conan and Bêlit, who flee with a relic of immeasurable value. Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.

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




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18 - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

While under the mind-altering influences of the potent yellow lotus, Conan and Bêlit relive their most disturbing memories and begin to question their future together, as they plum the dark depths of their own souls.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 17.





CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH HC - Arriving in comic shops July 17!

Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bélit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-12.

Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 24.







CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH TPB - Coming in December! 
Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bélit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-12.

152 pages, $19.99, in stores on December 18.





CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1  - Coming in October! 
Fred Van Lente (Writer) and Ariel Olivetti (Art/Color/Cover)

Assassins, dark magic, and a beautiful noblewoman mean trouble for the Cimmerian barbarian unlike he's ever seen in this full-tilt escapade through the mountains of Afghulistan!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 23.




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

Forgotten Books: HOPALONG CASSIDY AND THE RUSTLERS OF WEST FORK by Louis L'Amour - New!
ELLERY QUEEN Goes to the Movies (1941-42) - New!
Comic Gallery: GANG BUSTERS 4, 5 & 6 (1948) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER (1981) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 10, 11 & 12 - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1949) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 7 & 8 (1937) - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in "Hell with the Lid Lifted" by Carroll John Daly
Overlooked Films: The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
Eisner & Fine! PLANET COMICS (1940)
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 5 & 6 (1937)
Forgotten Stories: "On the Way" by Dashiell Hammett (Read it here!)



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Washington Crime" from the April 1, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Suicide Scenario" by Robert Leslie Bellem from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1948
Featuring: Nick Ransom
A stunt man turned private eye needs every gimmick in his bag of tricks when a homicide pitch in Hollywood hurls him into the toughest crime case of his career!
"A Roman Resurrection" by Lee Meriwether from ARGOSY, December, 1904
Being the strange case H. Quintus Flaccus set against the background of modern Pompeii. A Roman of the time of Nero brought back to life in 1903.
"Little Old Lady" by Owen Fox Jerome from DETECTIVE NOVELS, February, 1944
Signora Pochitelli had two sons in the Army, but she had to prove that she, too, could fight to defend her America!



The Golden Age - Now online!

Reed Crandall, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter - New!
The Mastermind of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, J. Allen St. John
. - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Martian Series, Frank E. Schoonover & J. Allen St. John - New!
Joe Kubert, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
Russ Manning, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
John Celardo, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
Burne Hogarth, Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
Hal Foster, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Neal Adams, Boris Vallejo
Frank Frazetta, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Reed Crandall, Edgar Rice Burroughs
ROY KRENKEL1918 ~ 1983Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins
J ALLEN ST JOHN - The Beasts of Tarzan
FRANK FRAZETTA




GREEN HORNET LEGACY #39  - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
Jai Nitz (Writer); Jethro Morales (Art)Phil Hester (Cover)

There’s a new villain in Century City, but he’s a hero to the Latino Barrio. El Gato Rojo steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The police don’t interfere when the 1% strike back and turn the barrio into a warzone. With class warfare in the streets, which side will Green Hornet choose?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan [Blu-ray] - Coming on Blu-ray July 16!

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.
 
Director:  Hugh Hudson
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel), Robert Towne
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, Christopher Lambert

Format: Letterboxed
Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 137 minutes
$21.99


HALF PAST DANGER #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

As the team prepare for an all-out assault on the Nazi base, friendships are formed and secrets revealed. It’s four operatives against an entire company of S.S., led by the formidable Oberleutnant Toht. And then of course there are the scores of unleashed dinosaurs...what could possibly go wrong?   


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



HALF PAST DANGER #6 - Coming in October!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

Endgame. Irish and his team have their final, devastating chance to thwart Toht’s scheme and prevent the Axis from attaining the most potent biological weapon in history. But are they willing to extinguish the very lives they’re trying to save in order to do it?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



H. P. Lovecraft: The Classic Horror Stories - Arriving in book stores July 15!

H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of "weird fiction." Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer.

This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the "Cthulhu Mythos," a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. The stories collected here include some of Lovecraft's finest, including "The Call of Cthulhu," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Shadow over Innsmouth," and "The Shadow out of Time." The volume also includes vital extracts from Lovecraft's critical essay, "Supernatural Horror in Literature," in which he gave his own important definition of "weird fiction." In a fascinating introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

Featuring a chronology, bibliography, and informative notes, this is a must-have critical edition for Lovecraft aficionados, and the best introduction to his work for first-time visitors to his strange fictional world.


Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-10: 0199639574
ISBN-13: 978-0199639571
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches

$24.95

James Bond - 24th feature film coming in 2015!

007's 24th adventure will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015. Daniel Craig will be back as the legendary British secret agent and Sam Mendes will return as director for his second Bond outing. The screenplay will be written by John Logan.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp and Digest Replicas
Now available!

FIGHT STORIES, September 1930

Contents:
WATERFRONT FISTS by Robert E. Howard
SONS OF SOCK by Paul L. Anderson
SOCKER DOOLEY, FIGHTING GOLFER by Charles Francis Coe
SAY IT WITH HAYMAKERS by Joseph B. Fox
NO BELL TO SAVE HIM by Will H. Greenfield
FIGHTERS ALL by Arthur J. Burks
and fact stories by Jimmy De Forest, James P. Dawson, and Jack Kofoed

8.5 x 11 inch, 130 pages. $15.00.

 
 THE ILLUSTRATED DETECTIVE MAGAZINE, September 1931

Contents:
THE HOLLYWOOD BRIDAL-NIGHT MURDER by Octavus Roy Cohen
THE EGYPTIAN NECKLACE R. T. M. Scott
THE GIRL WHO PAID WITH HER LIFE by a Police Official
HE RISKED ALL FOR THE THRILL by Charles Somerville
THE IRON CZAR by Jim Roberts
THE GIRL FRIEND by Allen Glasser
THEY CAN'T MAKE A COWARD OUT OF ME as told by George Creel
THE HECKBY HILL MURDER by Ellis Parker Butler
THE SCARLET FAN by H. L. Gates
QUEEN OF THE BEGGARS by James Jeffreys O'Brien
WHO KILLED DOLLY REYNOLDS? by Marjorie Mears
and more

8.5 x 11 inch, 124 pages. $15.00.

 
 STARTLING STORIES, January 1939

 The first issue of STARTLING STORIES.

Contents:
THE BLACK FLAME by Stanley G. Weinbaum
THE ETERNAL MAN by D. D. Sharp
SCIENCE ISLAND by Eando Binder
and articles by Otto Binder, Otis Adelbert Kline, and Mort Weisinger

8.5 x 11 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

   




KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #6 - Coming in October! 
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Pencils), Jose Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Conan's only hope to defeat the vile wizard Xaltotun and reclaim his throne is to find and recover the Heart of Ahriman, but he isn't the only one seeking this magical jewel! Conniving thieves stay a step ahead--and in dark forests, beings fouler still stand in the barbarian's way!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on October 30.



Moonstone Books
The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


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

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

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

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

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


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


Moonstone Books
Kolchak: NECRONOMICON
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


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


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

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

ISBN: 978-1-936814-52-7

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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Señora Scorpion - New!
The Silver Manticore - New!
The Red Badge - New!
The Black Cat - New!


PAPERBACK CONFIDENTIAL: CRIME WRITERS OF THE PAPERBACK ERA - Arriving in book stores July 30!

This book contains over 130 profiles "of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson."

Right now, this book is scheduled for September publication. However, Mike Chomko mentioned to the publisher that it's a shame it would not be ready for PulpFest and was asked "How many copies can you sell?"
Mike thinks the book would do well at PulpFest, considering that it will be around 375 pages long and cost $20 in the softcover format.



Perils On Planet X: Chapter 2 - Flight Into Terror - Beginning August 2!

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

The first chapter, "Captives Of The Corsair Queen," concluded Friday, July 12. Chapter Two, "Flight Into Terror," will begin on August 2nd. The creative team remains the same: Christopher Mills, writer; Gene Gonzales, artist; and Ian Sokoliwski, colorist.

In "Flight Into Terror," time-tossed Earth astronaut Donovan Hawke and the Xylosian princess, Odyri, make a daring escape from the aerial city of the savage Strato-Pirates, only to find themselves lost in a vast, untamed, alien jungle.

PERILS ON PLANET X is an Atomic Pulp production.
 The adventure begins at the link below!



Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th


Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions

How did pulp magazine publishers keep readers coming back month after month? Of course the best way was to publish excellent stories.
Another method that publishers employed to lure dimes on a regular basis from buyers with thin wallets was to create a club and offer premiums.

On Saturday, July 27th, at 9 PM, please join PulpFest website designer Chris Kalb in the Fairfield Room located
on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus as he takes us back to a time when a few cents not only bought a pulp magazine filled with thrills,
but also an Operator #5 ring, a G-8 Battle Aces Club pin, or a membership in the Green Lama Club.
Chris will be presenting Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions, an event that you cannot afford to miss.



 Dr. Fu Manchu & the Yellow Peril

One hundred years ago, Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu made his American debut in COLLIER'S, a five-cent weekly.
In September of that year, McBride would release THE INSIDIOUS DR. FU-MANCHU,the first of Rohmer's novels to feature his devil doctor.

Although Sax Rohmer did not create the "yellow peril" genre of pulp fiction, his Fu Manchu stories would greatly influence the bloody pulps.
His work helped to influence writers as diverse as Carroll John Daly, Walter B. Gibson, H. P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard.

At 8 PM on Saturday, July 27th, PulpFest will salute the American centennial of Dr. Fu Manchu with a panel exploring Sax Rohmer's character and his influence on the pulp fiction of the early twentieth century.



PulpFest would like to remind everyone about our generous offers for members staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in late July.
The hotel itself will provide free wireless Internet service to all guestrooms and complimentary parking at the Chestnut Street Garage,
located one block south of the hotel and connected via a covered skywalk.
 
And to reward loyal attendees for supporting the convention by staying three nights at the host hotel, PulpFest is happy to offer a ten-dollar rebate redeemable through our registration desk.


Eighty years ago, following the astounding success of The Shadow Magazine, the pulp industry created a tremendous splash in publishing by releasing a wave of single-character magazines.
The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, Doc Savage, The Lone Eagle, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and Pete Rice Magazine all debuted in 1933, despite the economic hardships wrought by The Great Depression.

On Friday, July 26th at 8:30 PM in the Fairfield Room of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder,
and a panel of pulp historians will take a look at Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933.


Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps

To the young readers who devoured the pulp magazines and “delighted in his four-color depictions of action and adventure,” the one and only “King of the Pulps” was Walter M. Baumhofer.

At PulpFest 2013 on Friday, July 26th at 9:30 PM, pulp art historian David Saunders will present
a biographical profile of Walter Baumhofer’s life story as well as the artist’s fascinating family history.
He will exhibit never-before-seen visual documents from the personal world of this pulp art master. 
Walter was a close friend of the presenter’s father, Norman Saunders, and as such David was personally acquainted with the artist for over thirty years.
Baumhofer was a sensationally colorful character and David Saunders looks forward to sharingmany amusing anecdotes and incidents that will help to promote a greater awareness of this legendary artist.


Once again, PulpFest is pleased to welcome FarmerCon VIII to the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The fans of Philip José Farmer will be joining us for the third year straight.

As it has every year since 2011, FarmerCon will provide some of PulpFest’s evening programming.
On Friday, July 26th, at 7:30 PM, our FarmerCon friends turn their attention toward the Grand Master‘s work related
Doc Savage with a panel entitled "His Apocalyptic Life, Escape from Loki, and The Mad Goblin."

Panelists Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, and John Allen Small will join moderator Art Sippo
for a discussion of Philip José Farmer’s contributions to the Doc Savage mythos.


With only four weeks remaining before the 2013 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked,
 and that dealers who’ve not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.


When the powers at Street & Smith saw what a gold mine they had in THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, they began laying plans for a raft of companion titles,
selecting as their themes four top pulp genres–adventure, detective, aviation and Western.

NICK CARTER and DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE were first to the stands, introduced early in 1933.
As soon as their circulation figures demonstrated the new single-character titles to be winners,
Street & Smith launched its Western hero pulp, PETE RICE MAGAZINE. Its first issue was dated November 1933.

Although the magazine had a short lifespan--it folded in 1936 after just 32 issues--
Pete helped to pave the way for other western characters such as Ranger Publications, The Masked Rider, introduced in his own magazine during the spring of 1934,
and Jim Hatfield, the "Lone Wolf" hero of Standard's TEXAS RANGERS, beginning in the fall of 1936.

"Pistol Pete" Rice was the last of the pulp heroes of 1933—seven in all. From July 25th-28th, join PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio as we celebrate these characters.


Beginning at 10 PM on Thursday, July 25th, PulpFest 2013 will present the fifteen-chapter Columbia Pictures movie serial, THE SPIDER'S WEB.
Released in 1938 and starring Warren Hull as Richard Wentworth, the “Master of Men,” and Iris Meredith as his beloved Nita Van Sloan,
THE SPIDER'S WEB is today considered to be one of the greatest chapter plays ever filmed.


Never commercially released in a home-video format, PulpFest has obtained the best version currently in circulation
and will offer all 15 high-octane chapters to convention attendees in five-episode increments spread out over three nights.



BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse explores the pulp-to-movie connection in his PulpFest presentation
"Hollywood and the Hero Pulps," one of several pre-convention programs scheduled for Thursday, July 25th, at 9 PM.

Ed is the leading authority on pulp-related movies, having researched and written about them for decades.
His PulpFest presentation will touch on many, but concentrate on those adapted from hero pulps,
with special emphasis on such serials as THE SPIDER'S WEB (1938), THE SHADOW (1940), and THE SPIDER RETURNS (1941).
He’ll present little-known, behind-the-scenes info gleaned in part from his own interviews with people who worked on these episodic epics.

The Pulps After Fu Manchu

Maybe Kaiser Wilhelm did coin the term "yellow peril," but it was Sax Rohmer who took it to the bank.
Little wonder that countless pulp writers, from Walter B. Gibson and Norvell W. Page to Robert E. Howard and George Worts, turned to Rohmer's Fu Manchu for inspiration for their lurid pulp tales.

To begin PulpFest‘s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation,
Rick Lai looks at “The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu,” beginning at 8 PM on Thursday, July 25th in the Fairfield Room located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Please visit www.pulpfest.com for additional information.


Let the Voting Begin

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that thirteen individuals were nominated by their peers for the 2013 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list was pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
This year, no one was nominated for the elite Rusty Hevelin Service Award.

The following nominees will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living
Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the person to receive the 2013 Munsey:
Charles Ardai, Randy Cox, Steve Miller, Laurie Powers, Garyn Roberts, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, and Dan Zimmer.
You’ll find further details about each nominee on the 2013 Award Nominees page of our website.


All PulpFest members are invited to Room 150A-B at Ohio State University’s Thompson Library on Thursday, July 25th at 5 PM
where Ed Hulse, editor of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER, will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Ancestors of Batman: Colorful Crime Fighters of Pulp Fiction."

Ed’s presentation ties in with PulpFest‘s 80th-anniversary celebration of the 1933 hero-pulp explosion that gave us Doc Savage, The Spider, The Phantom Detective and others.
Directions to the library and additional information on the lecture are available at www.pulpfest.com.

By 1933, Popular Publications had become a successful pulp magazine publisher.
During the spring and summer of that year, Henry Steeger, the firm's young publisher, was planning additional releases for the pulp market.

Inspired by the tremendous success of Street & Smith's THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, Steeger dreamed up a Popular alternative.
 He called it THE SPIDER and asked successful mystery writer R. T. M. Scott to introduce many of the trappings that would endear the pulp’s characters to its readers.

With its third issue, THE SPIDER was turned over to Norvell W. Page, the author who would go on to write over 3/4 of the pulp's 118-issue run.
THE SPIDER would go on to be one of the longest-lived of the hero pulps, thanks largely to the white-hot prose of Norvell Page.

1933 was not just the year of the hero pulp. On March 2 of that same year, RKO Radio Pictures premiered "the eighth wonder of the world," KING KONG, at New York's Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.

To celebrate the 80th anniversaries of "The Man of Bronze" and KING KONG, Will Murray, author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage," paired the two characters in his novel, SKULL ISLAND.
On Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM, PulpFest 2013 will host a special "New Fictioneers" reading of Mr. Murray's bestselling novel by Radio Archives' reader Roger Price.


A longtime entertainer on television, radio and the live stage, Mr. Price has appeared on a number of Radio Archives' pulp audiobooks.
He has also worked with a wide variety of clients as an announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects.



Jim Beard broke into the world of “New Pulp” in 2012 when Airship 27 published SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of ghost stories
featuring an occult detective, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first prose novel based on the 1960s action figure.

A columnist for the TOLEDO FREE PRESS, “The Beard” will be finihsing up PulpFest's "New Fictioneer" programming.
At 3 PM on Saturday, July 27th, Jim will be reading from his two Airship 27 books as well as a story from MONSTER EARTH, a shared-world anthology of giant monster tales.


Longtime Farmerphile Win Scott Eckert is a familiar face at summer’s great pulp con.
Since FarmerCon joined with PulpFest in 2011, Win has appeared on several panels, signed books,
and regaled audiences as part of the convention’s popular New Fictioneers presentations.

For his reading this year, Win has decided to share center stage with his good friend and fellow Philip José Farmer devotee, John Allen Small.


At 1 PM on Saturday, July 27th, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner, Ron Fortier,
and five contemporary authors will gaze into their crystal balls to chart the road ahead for the new and exciting continuation of the pulp genre known as “New Pulp.”
Joining Ron will be Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Dr. Art Sippo.

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

Join New Fictioneer Mark Halegua on Friday, July 26th at 2 PM in the Hyatt Regency’s Fairfield Room
where he will be reading “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon, and “The Night Before Christmas,”
a story featuring St. Nick as a 1930s-style crimefighter and featured in Pro Se Presents #5.


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

Beginning Friday, July 26th, at 1 PM, PulpFest begins its annual salute to the "New Fictioneers," the authors writing today's new pulp fiction.

Join us in the Fairfield Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, as William Patrick Maynard gets the ball rolling with a reading from his forthcoming novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, fully authorized by the literary estate of Sax Rohmer, creator of the devil doctor. This will be Bill's third novel to feature Rohmer's infamous character.

Visit www.pulpfest.com for additional details. You'll find them under the title "Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu" on the PulpFest home page.
And while you're there, book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, home to "summer's great pulp con!"


The Pulp Heroes Take to the Air

Americans in 1933 had “nothing to fear, but fear itself,” and the pulp heroes introduced early that year had been proving the country’s new president to be absolutely correct. During that harrowing year, The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, and Doc Savage had met and defeated “The Emperor of Death,” “Maniacs of Science,” “The Red Skull,” and other adversaries. As the year wore on and The Great Depression savaged other genres, the pulp heroes of 1933 surged forward, their magazines disappearing from America’s newsstands. And the publishers noticed.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
July 1942 – United We Stand
The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard
Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthu Eshbach
Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dian of The Lost Land - New!
The Tenth Witness - New!
The New Pulp Heroes - New!
A Dark Redemption
Three, Imperfect Number
Gryphon Double Novel #23
The Mystery of Rio 

My Johnston McCulley Stories 
Restrike
Newspaper Article
Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored

         Pulp Den  

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

Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater
Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Pulp Detectives’ - New!
Meet The Black Bat - New!
Modern Doc Savage pastiches
‘The Family Grace: An Extraordinary History’
‘Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede’
‘Echoes 30′ celebrates a classic fanzine
Review: ‘The Adventures of Fortune McCall’
Review: ‘Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood’
Introducing the Pulptress
Pulp comics: the silver age and beyond
Review: ‘The Sting of the Silver Manticore’
The Secret 6 revealed


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Len Leone: 1924-2013
Remembering Richard Matheson
'The Pulpster' takes over
Roger Ebert's passion for pulps
Sexism, misogyny in writing and publishing
Pulp photo gallery updated
‘Sports Novels Magazine’ June 1951


The PulpRack - Now online!

Hades & Hocus Pocus by Lester Dent - New!
Outdoor Stories by J. Allan Dunn
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Verne Lays the Foundation for Fictional Pulp Adventures to Foreign Lands
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

RANCHO DIABLO: SHOOTER YORK! - Now available!
By Colby Jackson (Mel Odom)

Young mountain man Shooter York had been trapping with his cousin George Monk and returned to find his beloved Tennessee home in turmoil as the US Army enforced the Indian Removal Act in 1833.
 
Shooter hadn't agreed with the proposed action, but it hit even closer to home than he realized when a friend of his got caught up in the middle of it. Moon Bear was accused of killing an Army transport crew and of taking rifles.
 
After helping the Army find Moon Bear, Shooter learned that his friend was looking for his son, who was following Calling Owl, a renegade leader conducting raids on helpless settlers. Shooter and George had no choice but to free Moon Bear and take up the hunt. But with the US Army on their heels and riding into the teeth of dangerous renegades, Tennessee seemed more crowded than ever.


File Size: 1042 KB
Print Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Flying D Enterprises
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

$2.99

RED SONJA Volume 2 #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Nicola Scott (main), Amanda Conner, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, Colleen Doran

THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




THE ROCKETEER / THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! #3 (of 4) - Coming in October! 
Mark Waid (Writer) • Paul Smith (Art & Cover)

On the trail of two murderous madmen and the mysterious Television Terror, the Spirit takes Rocketeer to Central City, and Cliff finds it nearly impossible to navigate in such a crowded urban setting—but he'd better learn quickly because Betty's life depends on it!


Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99








THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 15 TP - Coming in December! 
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), Andy Kubert (Art), Joe Jusko (Cover), and others

"Crom count the dead!" Conan's wanderings bring him to the desert kingdom of Stygia, whose mad queen seeks to perform a dark ritual that will bridge universes and draw an ancient, malefic god back into this world, and with it an eternity of death, horror, and chaos! Showcasing stories from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #151-#160.

544 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on December 4.





 
Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.
Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 
Dark Horse Comics

 

Artwork © Mark Wheatley
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The End of Masks

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 39! This time around, Barry takes a long, hard look at not only the final issue of MASKS but at the series as a whole. He also responds to some listener feedback!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


 
The Shadow Now
By David Liss and Colton Worley with covers by Tim Bradstreet
New Shadow miniseries starting in October!

Dynamite is proud to announce that beloved pulp-era crime-fighter will appear for the first time in the modern age in the upcoming The Shadow Now comic book series.  Mystery/thriller novelist David Liss, whose previous comic book credentials include Black Panther and Mystery Men from Marvel and Dynamite’s The Spider, will usher the classic character into present day New York City with the assistance of talented artist and painter Colton Worley.  The first chapter in this six-issue miniseries is slated for release in October, featuring cover artwork by Tim Bradstreet (Punisher) and interior artist Colton Worley.
 
In The Shadow Now, the greatest pulp hero of all returns to New York City in modern times, having spent decades in the mystical East to rejuvenate himself.  Lamont Cranston seeks to resume his old life, and his heroic alter-ego is ready to stand once more as an enemy to evil.  But while he was gone, his foes have remained vigilant, and the most dangerous man The Shadow has ever faced prepares to rise once more.
 
“The Shadow is, without doubt, one of the coolest pulp characters of all time, so I was thrilled to get a chance to add something to the legend,” says the critically acclaimed David Liss, whose first book, A Conspiracy of Paper, won the coveted 2001 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel.  “While we are working within the long and storied tradition of Shadow adventures, I think we’re also doing something original with this character, and that’s always a great combination.  I was especially happy when I heard Colton would be doing the art for this miniseries.  His art is stunning, and a perfect fit for our neo-pulp tone.  This story is dark and moody, which I think a Shadow story should be, but I think we’re also portraying a very human and fallible version of the man behind the mask.  Fans who have followed The Shadow in comics over the years are going to be very interested to see how we run with what’s come before this.”




Subscription variant cover
The Shadow Now #1 page 3
The Shadow Now #1 page 4




THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #4 - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, and Howard Chaykin.

The Shadow pursues his crusade against crime, and Margo Lane struggles to fit into Lamont Cranston’s mysterious world.  Meanwhile, Big Gun Massaretti’s senseless gang war disrupts the mobs of New York, prompting a daring heist that draws the Master of Men like a moth to flame.  And finally, an intrepid reporter relentlessly pursues The Shadow’s secrets, closing in!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death on Ice
- New!
Mox - New!
Death in the Stars
The Five Chameleons
Murder for Sale


Slammin' PULP HERO Stories - Now available!
By Fred Blosser

A collection of fast-action stories in the modern pulp tradition, featuring Ringo & Horn, the Tomahawk Men, Commander Manta, the Gila, and Heroes United.
Plus . . . spotlight on three classic pulp masters from the pages of Black Mask and Dime Detective magazines.


File Size: 275 KB
Print Length: 104 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Slammin' Pulp; 1 edition (July 6, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
$2.99



Solomon Kane - Coming on Blu-ray and DVD July 16!

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC announced the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of SOLOMON KANE. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy (“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. SOLOMON KANE heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an SRP of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD.




THE SPIDER #13 - Arriving in comic shops July 17!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Francesco Francavilla

It’s the beginning of an epic showdown that will change The Spider forever! The Fly is the Spider’s most dangerous enemy – a wealthy madman with no goal but power – and no hesitation to kill.  Richard Wentworth has sacrificed happiness in order to protect the city he loves, but is he prepared for the betrayals to come?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Tarzan 3D animated adventure - New trailer now online!

Constantin Film has released the new German trailer for the 3D animated adventure Tarzan, opening in Germany on October 10. The English version of the film features the voices of Kellan Lutz ("The Twilight Saga") and Spencer Locke ("Resident Evil" films). The movie was directed by Reinhard Klooss from a script by Klooss, Jessica Postigo and Yoni Brenner.



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.

Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007)
Michael Avallone (1924-1999)
Richard Matheson (1926-2013)



WARLORD OF MARS #26
Arriving in comic shops July 17!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Leandro Oliveira (Cover) Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo

John Carter might be the brand-new Warlord of Mars, but his his honeymoon’s gonna be real short. The savage green Martians start running amok the moment he ascends the throne, threatening to smash the fragile peace he has fought so hard to win. What’s behind the uptick in violence? Only John Carter and his old pal Tars Tarkas can find the truth. Warlord of Mars #26 is the first installment of the thrilling Savages of Mars story arc. John Carter’s exploits on the Red Planet are just beginning!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Weird Tales #361
The Summer 2013 issue in e-book format is now available!
The Summer 2013 issue in print format will be available soon!

Table of Contents for Weird Tales #361: The Fairy Tales Issue

FICTION: FAIRY TALES
“The Queen Who Could Not Walk” by Peter S. Beagle
“Magpied” by Tanith Lee
“Fae for a Day” by Teel James Glenn
“I Am Moonflower” by Nicole Cushing
“Blind Alley” by Morgan Llywelyn
“Suri & Sirin” by Court Merrigan
“The Flowers of Tir-na-nog” by J. R. Restrick
“The Miracles of LaGuardia Airport (Delta Terminal)” by Caitlin Campbell
“A Gnomish Gift” by Alex Shvartsman
“Enough” by Jane Yolen
“Gold” by Lauren Liebowitz
“The Brown Man of Glen Gardens” by Frank Aversa
“The King’s Enemies” by Marc Bilgrey
“The Crimson Cloak” by Zach Shephard
“The Lute Player and the Mask” by Dick Baldwin
“Payment” by Alfred Vickers III
“Out of Time” by Manny Frishberg



TALKING FAIRY TALES INTERVIEWS

by Lynne Jamneck With Ramsey Campbell, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Elizabeth Bear, and Orrin Grey

UNTHEMED FICTION
“As Fleas” by Jon Koons “Black Poppy” by David W. Amendola

POETRY
Scotland in October (Glencoe) by Carole Buggé Dangerous Dreams by Jill Bauman Merciless by Andrew J. Wilson Waste by Arinn Dembo

ESSAY
Ninety Years of Weird Tales by Darrell Schweitzer

INTERVIEWS
With Tessa Farmer (on her fascinating and strange fairy world) by C. J. Thom
With J. David Spurlock (on Margaret Brundage, and his book about her) by Lynne Jamneck


Covers and interior art by Jeff Wong







05 July 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

The Adventure Continues - Now online!
Some new Astounding Pulps



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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


Altus Press & Meteor House
Coming in time for PulpFest!

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
 by Philip José Farmer

 
He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
 
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.
 
Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
 
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu.
 
Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail.
 
A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions.
 
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
 
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
 
Softcover: $24.95 | Deluxe, expanded hardcover: $35.00




Altus Press
Coming in time for PulpFest!

Master of Midnight: The Collected Captain Zero
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 Introduction by Stephen Payne

 
For years you’ve read about this last gasp of the pulp hero, this invisible detective created by the legendary G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Yet Captain Zero is far more than a tiny spark thrown from the dying pulp fire. Far more complex than once thought, he provides a telling commentary on the desire for such mainstays as home and hearth so eagerly pursued in post-WWII America. And he offers a subtle, albeit inadvertent, critique of human control of science, particularly atomic power and the Bomb in the scary, early days of the Cold War. Join us for these three intriguing pulp mysteries, and learn what made Captain Zero a disappearing hero—in more ways than you might have ever expected! Collecting the entire Captain Zero series, this comprehensive edition also includes an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts historian Stephen Payne.
 
568 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $34.95 | hardcover: $44.95 | ebook: $4.99



Altus Press
Coming later this summer!
 
The Collected Tales of Sangroo the Sun-God
 by J. Irving Crump

 
The Lost Series Returns to Print! Appearing for only two stories in Clatyon Publication’s ultra-rare Jungle Stories and written by J. Irving Crump (writter of the Og series),
Sangroo was among the most interesting of the Tarzan clones.
 Never before reprinted, These stories have now returned to print after 80 years.
 
218 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $14.95 | Hardcover: $29.95





Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Hidden Ghosts: The Lost Stories of Paul S. Powers
 by Paul S. Powers
 Introduction by Laurie Powers

 
Paul S. Powers (1905-1971) is known for his long-standing career as a western writer and as the creator of Wild West Weekly’s most popular heroes, Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf. But Paul was a talented and versatile writer who loved to write in other genres, such as horror, noir, animal, romance, and historical accounts. Here, together in one volume for the first time are his famous stories published in Weird Tales in 1925-26, as well as other stories that were published in Real Detective Tales & Mystery Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Range Rider Western, Ranch Romances, and the modern Beat to a Pulp anthologies. Four of the stories in this collection have never been published before, and one was co-written by Powers’ eldest son John. Together these provide a rare glimpse into the thoughts of a writer who, while churning out westerns that were loved by thousands of readers, battled many demons. He shares his struggles with us through these suspenseful, surprising, and sometimes very emotional stories.
 
258 pages, approx. 5.5"x8.5"
 
Softcover: $19.95 | Ebook: $4.99





Altus Press
Coming in time for PulpFest!
The Complete Adventures of Hazard & Partridge by Robert J. Pearsall
 Introduction by Nathan Vernon Madison

 
Join adventurers Hazard and Partridge as they battle Koshinga, the evil “spirit of the East, past all Western understanding” for the freedom of China.
 In the sprit of Sherlock Holmes and Watson, writer Robert J. Pearsall mixed in the menace of early 1900s Chinese tongs to produce a unique pulp magazine epic.
 
Never before reprinted, this series originally appeared in 1919-20 in the pages of Adventure, the greatest of all pulps.
Published with the cooperation of the Pearsall family, it contains several photos of the author,
and it's rounded out with an all-new introduction by Nathan Vernon Madison, writer of Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960.
 
516 pages, approx. 6"x9"




Beb Books - Now available!

This week’s releases from Beb Books features two new titles from The Thrill Book Library.

THE STONE IMAGE

THE STONE IMAGE opens with the titular yarn by an young Seabury Quinn. A heathen idol seems to be taking over the mind of a newly-wed’s wife.  A ghost haunts a train station in the middle of a blizzard, murder and madness form “The Mystery of the Timber Tract” A Vaudeville mind reader plans to prove that the afterlife exists --by killing his assistant. The knife used to killed Maret is cursed to lead all it’s holders into murder in “The Poniard of Charlotte Corday” and three other tales of the weird and unusual. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage)

THE STREET WITH NO NAME
THE STREET WITH NO NAME is another collection of fourteen tale of the strange and unexplainable. Harold Hersey opens the collection with a tale of oriental revenge in America. Andrew Soutar explores the nature of “Courage” in a Faustian tale. Why was the man obsessed by a number? In “Figure Nine” we learn the method to the man’s madness. How many people could really stand to met themselves unblinkered by delusion or conceit? You’ll find out in “The Man Who Met Himself.”  A businessman learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with Hindu fakir’s in “Room 13" What drives a Chinese cook mad in “A Perfect Melody” and eight other unusual stories. 69 pages for $6.00 (plus postage.)

And don’t our previous release!

DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley

Our release this week is an early novel from the author of the Zorro stories, Johnston McCulley, Daughter of the Idol. This novel appeared as a six part serial in the pages of Railroad Man’s Magazine from November 1909 to April, 1910.  Roland Burke, a young lad, is watching the San Francisco harbor when a gang of ruffians rush towards the pier he is on. He climbs into a boat tied up there only to have the ruffians follow into the boat and row out to a schooner in the harbor. Held prisoner by the ruffians is his uncle, Dick Engle, a famous explorer. Before he knows it Roland having the adventure  of a life-time as his uncle, a woman friend of his uncle and soon himself are being hauled to a south seas island to be sacrificed for having desecrated the islander’s idol. The three have a desperate fight to not only stay alive but prove who had really desecrated the sacred idol. 57 pages for $6.00, plus postage)

And don’t forget our other recent releases:
THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI by H. Bedford Jones
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS by Frank L. Packard
THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert
THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

Perley Poore Sheehan’s X. T. X. ($9.00)
Perley Poore Sheehan’s  The House With a Bad Name ($9.00)

Stephan Chalmers’ Treasure of the World  ($6.00)
Stephen Chalmer’s The Cataclysm ($6.00)

Safe and Sane and the collected stories from The Thrill Book by Tod Robbins ($6.00)
The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wild Wullie, The Waster: Three Novelets by Tod Robbins. ($6.00)
Secret Agent X #35, Plague of the Golden Death ($6.00) and
Secret Agent #36, Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan. ($6.00)

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.




THE BLACK BAT #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 10!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), Jae Lee, Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)


The Black Bat continues his redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his alter-ego Tony quinn. But, before pursuing criminal kingpin Oliver Snate, Black Bat steals a page from Robin Hood to come up with the resources to fund his campaign. Also, quinn's past unfolds as he recalls his first meeting with Carol Baldwin.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE SHADOW OF JUDEX
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
based on the character created by by Arthur Bernède & Louis Feuillade

JUDEX! He whose name means "Judge"! Created in 1917 by writer Arthur Bernède and filmmaker Louis Feuillade, Judex is the first of the dark knights, predating both The Shadow and Batman. To avenge the death of his father, young Jacques de Trémeuse has put on the dark hat and cloak of Judex and embarks on a secret war to mercilessly punish criminals.

This collection of 26 stories, 16 of which were written especially for this volume, by 15 of the best pulp writers from Australia, England, France and the United States, pay homage to this milestone of popular fiction.

In it, Judex meets such icons as the Frankenstein Monster, Dracula and the Werewolf of Paris, crosses paths with France's premier super-hero the Nyctalope, survives the bloody trenches of World War I and the perils of Occupied Vichy France, remaining always faithful to his noble ideals, the very embodiment of Justice. 



Contents:
Introduction
Rick Lai: Acolytes of the Shadows (Previously published in Shadows of the Opera)
Matthew Dennion: The Quality of Vengeance
Emmanuel Gorlier: Judex ab Chaos
Matthew Baugh: Mask of the Monster (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°1)
Jean-Marc Lofficier: Lost and Found (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°2)
Robert L. Robinson, Jr.: Two Hunters (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°3)
Matthew Baugh: The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame
Chris Roberson: Penumbra (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°1)
Matthew Baugh: What Rough Beast (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Christofer Nigro: Justice and Power (Previously published in Night of the Nyctalope)
Christofer Nigro: The Beast Within
Thom Brannan & Matthew Baugh: Every Rose
Christofer Nigro: The Ultimate Prize
Vincent Jounieaux: The Dreadful Conspiracy
Nicholas Boving: The Talisman
Matthew Dennion: Training Day
Dennis E. Power: The Judex Codex
Christofer Nigro: Eye of the Tiger-Man
Rick Lai: Judex Rules
John Gallagher: Judex vs. Belphegor (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°8)
Romain d'Huissier: A Ticket for Thule
J.-M. & Randy Lofficier: The Affair of the Necklace Revisited (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°8)
David McDonald: Shadows from the East
Travis Hiltz: Ilsa's Crossing
Matthew Dennion: Faces of Fear (Previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Jean-Marc Lofficier: The Earth abideth forever


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
6x9 trade paperback, 364 pages

IN A THOUSAND YEARS
by Emile Calvet; adapted by Brian Stableford

In a Thousand Years (1884) is solidly set in the tradition of "euchronian" fiction, arguing that political reform goes hand in hand with technological progress. Calvet paints a ground-breaking picture of a world transformed by prolifically-distributed electric power and aerial transportation, demonstrating an attention to utilitarian detail rare among other constructors of futuristic utopias.

Calvet's characters do not experience the future of the year 2880 as if it were a vision, but have the subjective impression that they have been physically displaced by suspended animation, even discovering ashes and records of their genealogy in the Necropolis of future Paris.

Seen from the viewpoint of the early 21st century, the book is a truly remarkable combination of innocence and ingenuity, unparalleled in its own time and rare even today. Contrasting the actual future that developed with the imagined future of a century ago, only adds to the reader's experience.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 324 pages


THE ETERNAL FLAME
by Michel Corday; adapted by Brian Stableford

The Eternal Flame (1931) and its sequel Pink Sky (1933) (included in this volume) are two of the few novels about scientific discovery to focus on the economic implications of such discoveries, including publicity, capitalization and the conflict of vested interests. It was a pioneering work in its development of those themes, especially with regard to the harnessing of atomic energy.

It is also original in the manner in which it poses the question of the ultimate objectives of scientific and social progress. Michel Corday's experiences during World War I caused him thereafter to become an ardent propagandist for pacifism; The Eternal Flame is his most striking science-fictional development of that passionate concern.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 260 pages






Blogging Sax Rohmer’s President Fu Manchu, Part Two - Now online!

Sax Rohmer’s The Invisible President was originally serialized in Collier’s from February 29 to May 16, 1936. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US under the title President Fu Manchu. The novel is the first in the series to fictionalize real events with characters based on familiar figures in the US in the 1930s such as Huey Long and Father Charles Coughlin. More than one critic has noted the story may have influenced the classic Cold War conspiracy thriller, The Manchurian Candidate.

The rest is at the links below.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two, a trade paperback priced at $24.95, reprints material from long out-of-print issues of BnT.

For more than a decade, Blood ‘n’ Thunder has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines—and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this limited-circulation journal are long out of print, and collectors have been known to pay as much as ten times the original cover price for back numbers that infrequently turn up on eBay.

A follow-up to 2011’s The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, this deluxe volume reprints the finest reviews and articles that appeared in issues 11 through 21—more than 100,000 words of history, biography, criticism, and commentary. In these pages you’ll read about such popular characters as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Sam Spade. You’ll read about such legendary pulp magazines as Adventure, Black Mask, and Short Stories. And you’ll read about such famous authors as Talbot Mundy, Dashiell Hammett, and L. Ron Hubbard. Like its predecessor, The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two is a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery, and melodrama.

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

Murania’s second March release is the fourth volume in our Classic Pulp Reprints series: Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones. Also published in trade-paperback format, it contains an introduction by Ed Hulse and carries a retail price of $19.95.

In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike from nowhere and then disappear into the wilderness. Captain John Norton, a young military officer working undercover, mounts a secret campaign against the buckskinned brigands, who are led by a mystery man known as Blacknose. Along the way Norton receives aid from such legendary figures of early American history as rugged pioneer Daniel Boone, future President Zachary Taylor, prominent naturalist John J. Audubon, and Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh. Yet the clever Blacknose and his followers continue to evade their would-be captors.

The Wilderness Trail originally appeared in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book and was the first of more than 370 fictional works—novels, novelettes, and short stories—H. Bedford-Jones wrote for that distinguished pulp magazine over a period of 33 years. It was also his first historical novel with an American setting. Issued in hard covers many decades ago by the British firm of Hurst & Blackett, The Wilderness Trail has never been published in the United States as a book—until now.






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press - Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off

Normally I’d be announcing another Summer Surprise sale, but to celebrate the holiday weekend I’m offering 20 percent off all Murania Press books, not just one.  The sale is limited to Murania Press books only, not issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder.  But it gives you another opportunity to load up on both Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder collections, Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Cliffhanger Classics, and previous entries in our Classic Pulp Reprints series.  Like the regular Summer Surprise sale, this Holiday Weekend sale continues through Sunday evening and ends at midnight.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Brian Ritt and Rick Ollerman visit the guys to share their book Paperback Confidential.
Special Edition: PulpFest
Ed Hulse visits the Book Cave to let everyone know about this year's PulpFest information.

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
 

The Burroughs Bulletin #87 - Coming soon!

THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN #87 is coming soon. 

Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com



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

Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in "Hell with the Lid Lifted" by Carroll John Daly - New!
Overlooked Films: The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) - New!
Eisner & Fine! PLANET COMICS (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 5 & 6 (1937) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "On the Way" by Dashiell Hammett (Read it here!)
Comic Gallery: Alex Schomburg's PRINCESS PANTHA (1947-48)
Pulp Gallery: CAPTAIN SATAN, King of Detectives (1938) -
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER (1956)
"Do you want an original drawing of your favorite (Black Mask) character?"
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1952)
"The Diamond Wager" by Samuel Dashiell (Hammett?) Read it here!
Forgotten Stories: "The Diamond Wager" by Samuel Dashiell (Read it here!)


Doc Savage Movie - Director Shane Black opens up!

Shane Black is reportedly a pretty big fan of the Doc Savage stories.
 
“Doc Savage is a personal film to me. It’s a 1930s pulp character so it hasn’t been around for 75 years or so, but people if they’re introduced to it they’ll get to know, hopefully, what I came to love as a kid. I’ve read those series for 43 years and always wanted to figure out how to crack it.”

Although he originally described the Doc Savage as being Jimmy Stewart-esque, he later elaborated on his comments.
“The line I so blithely tossed off, ‘what if Jimmy Stewart were a stone cold killer,’ is a bit misleading. Doc Savage had the abilities of a fighting machine but truly the soul of a pacifist,” Black explained.
He added, “He always tempered his violent skills with kindness and a social conscience, preferring never to take human life. So, um, perhaps my quote should have more accurately read, ‘potential’ killer.”
 
Doc Savage is currently on the schedule as Shane Black’s next movie. The film will be handled by the folks at Sony Pictures. Unfortunately for fans, it’s currently unknown when the flick will arrive in theaters. While you’re waiting, you can pick up Iron Man 3 on home video this September.

Read more at the link below.


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
THE WAR CHIEF by Martin Powell & Nik Poliwko!


THE WAR CHIEF is a realistic historical novel about life and death on an Apache reservation during the final days of the Apache Wars. Decades before the movie
Dances With Wolves, Edgar Rice Burroughs' great respect for the West and his compassion for the exploitative treatment of the Native Americans at the hands of the pin-dah-lickoyee (white eyes) caused him to write a story that is an honest and sympathetic portrait of native life that does credit to both the Natives and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The story revolves around Shoz-Dijiji a.k.a. Black Bear, son of Geronimo and once known as Andy MacDuff. Adopted by Geronimo as a baby, Shoz-Dijiji is Apache in everything but blood. His life gets complicated when he is influenced by his attraction to Wichita Billings, the daughter of a wealthy white rancher.

Mr. Burroughs lived among the Apaches while in the US Army in 1897 while Stationed at Fort Grant in the Arizona desert. Burroughs penned a novel in vivid, realistic detail about day-to-day life on the Apache reservation. His Novel is high-level adventure during the Old West written by one who saw it with his own eyes.

Only $1.99 a month brings this western adventure and three other online weekly strips [Tarzan, Carson of Venus and Eternal Savage] onto your screen. Don't miss a week of it! Subscribe today!.

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The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team



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Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg
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All New Tarzan Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
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Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].





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!

"Casque of Death" by Clifford D. Clevenger from SECRET AGENT "X", March, 1939
Eternity was a split-second to Detective Nick Chant when the arms of the dim past combated the murder method of a twentieth Century assassin.
"Close Cover Before Striking" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, February, 1948
Jed Thurston's city editor gives him a cold tip that turns hot!
"Miss Dynamite" by Peter Dawson from TEN 
DETECTIVE ACES, August, 1941
Old man Vorhees was a collector of valuable items. But when he included a burlesque beauty among his purchases, he didn't know the sale would set off a load of T. N. T.



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Girasol Collectables - July Pulp Replicas!

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

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
We'll also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #94 from July 1941 - $35
Featuring  "Murder's Black Prince
"

OPERATOR 5 #36 from November/December 1937 - $35
The Purple Invasion continues!

WEIRD TALES #32 from May 1926 - $35

 
 
 
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#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
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)

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
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 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
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938


The Golden Age - Now online!

Hal Foster, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Neal Adams, Boris Vallejo - New!
Frank Frazetta, Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Reed Crandall, Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
ROY KRENKEL1918 ~ 1983Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins - New!
J ALLEN ST JOHN - The Beasts of Tarzan
FRANK FRAZETTA

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS -  The Tarzan Series

J. ALLEN ST JOHN - The Son of Tarzan

REED CRANDALL - The Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio
A few misc pulp covers




Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  July 13, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2013!

September 2013

CATCH AND RELEASE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Ken Laager

THE MASTER RETURNS WITH NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED TALES OF MURDER AND DESIRE
One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story, with award-winning work ranging from the macabre to the slyly comic, from heart-stopping tales of revenge to memorable explorations of lust and greed, all told in Block’s unmistakable style. The sixteen stories (and one stage play!) collected here feature appearances by some of Block’s most famous characters, including gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and alcoholic private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue’s gallery of frightening killers, dangerous sociopaths, crooked cops, and lost souls whose only chance to find themselves may be on the wrong side of a gun.

You’ll meet a compulsive hoarder whose towering piles of trash and treasures hide disturbing secrets...a beautiful young tennis star with a rather too possessive secret admirer...a dealer in stolen art who is unwilling to part with his most prized possession at any price...poker players with agendas that have nothing to do with the cards in their hands...and a catch-and-release fisherman whose preferred catch walks on two legs. Terror and passion, cruelty and vindication—itÕs all here, in a collection that will thrill you, scare you, and remind you why Lawrence Block is still the best there is at what he does.

FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE!
The first major new collection of Block’s uncollected short stories in ten years Block has won more awards for mystery fiction than almost any author in the genre’s history

October 2013

THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN by Elissa Wald

Cover art by Glen Orbik

"YOU CAN RID YOURSELF OF THE WOLF AT YOUR DOOR, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WOLF IS IN YOUR BED...?"
Two identical twin sisters—one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia—are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves.

As one sister prepares for the toughest trial of her career and the other faces a stalker who knows details of her life that even her husband doesn’t, both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about their husbands that shock and disturb them. THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN is an intense, psychologically penetrating tale of fears and fantasies, the desires that drive us, and how far men will go for the women they love.

First publication ever!
Elissa Wald’s first new book in 12 years
Only the second female author ever to pen a novel for Hard Case Crime
  


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE VOLUME 3 - Arriving in comic shops July 10!
Fortunino Matania & Various

Illustrators quarterly entertains and educates readers with articles on some of the most iconic images to see print. You will read about European artists whose work reached audiences far beyond the confines of their studios. Discover the art of Fortunino Matania, the man who brought history alive in paintings; Peter Maddocks, Fleet Street's most innovative cartoonist; the life and times of Andy Virgil; the Micron Picture Library, its art and history; and the studio of Bernie Fuchs. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.99



Book Palace Books

 
IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FROZEN FIRE
 A new "pulp inspired" story from
author Rus Wornum
Now available in the July/August issue of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION!


The mysterious M4, master of espionage and disguise, travels to the frozen wastes of Ghutranh and encounters a diabolical trap set for him by his arch-nemesis, the nefarious Cobra!  Trapped in an unearthly landscape of icy death, M4--Enigma Club founding member Commander Denis Cushing--discovers a terrifying secret, and must do battle with a team of assassins . . . and an unspeakable threat that has survived in the Arctic snows for millennia.  There he comes face to face with a terror from beyond the seas of eternity . . . "In the Mountains of Frozen Fire!"

ABOUT "IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FROZEN FIRE" AND THE ENIGMA CLUB:
THE ENIGMA CLUB is a contemporary pulp adventure novel, currently being marketed to publishers by my agent, Andrew Zack of The Zack Company. 
It's the story of how the discovery of an obscure pulp magazine sends the novel's hero in search of the Enigma Club, supposedly located on a forgotten island in the Gulf of Mexico.

What he discovers is a land forsaken by time--Cayo Arcana, an island forgotten by the world for more than sixty years--where the pulps are still alive.  The Enigma Club is a haven for adventurers, explorers, heroes, starlets, scientists (mad and otherwise), warriors and spies, all members of a classic gentlemen's club created by and for all the pulp archetypes from the Golden Age of Adventure.

THE ENIGMA CLUB recreates the pulp era of the '20s and '30s, and also makes an impossible tale and the impossible locale very real and almost interactive, integrating artifacts--photos, sidebars, excerpts from fictional books and pulps, telegrams, and even vintage postcards--to create a world that the reader feels could possibly exist.
My original intent with THE ENIGMA CLUB was to include a sample pulp story for each of the Club's charter members, as published between 1911 and 1953 in the Club's pulp, The Enigma Club All-Adventure Magazine.  However, the novel became too long, so I included only one story, "Sky-Gods of Ixtamal," to represent the themes inherent with the pulp era: adventure, wonder, lost races, fantastic technologies, and everyday characters who embody the heroic ideal.
Two other stories were already finished, and the first of these, "In the Mountains of Frozen Fire," is a tale of Commander Denis Cushing, Agent M4, whom I created as a cross between James Bond, Artemus Gordon and G-8.  My inspiration for the story was a painting by Frank Frazetta, The Frost Giants, with a little Lovecraft and a lot of Robert E. Howard thrown in.  My goal was to tell a period story, using the tropes of Howard, Lovecraft and traditional spy fiction, while also serving up a dose of 21st Century humor--along the lines of Indiana Jones meets SNL.

"In the Mountains of Frozen Fire" will be published in the July/August 2013 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
You can order copies here: http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/current.htm

The second completed story is "Hot Time at Bad Penny's," a tale of founding member Bucky Sniggles-Wooten—charmer, adventurer, and accomplished cad.  It’s a saucy story of deadly gangsters, speakeasies, and super-science run amok.   My goal with this was to show today’s readers what the pulps’ saucy or spicy stories were all about, while also playing with some of the tropes of big city pulp stories (with a tip of the hat to ERB, Amazing Stories, and the classic Fleischer Superman cartoons).  It is currently being considered for publication at F&SF.

ABOUT THE WRITER:
ERB and A Princess of Mars were my primary influences when I decided to become a writer.
Burroughs showed me that a writer is born in his heart, and that even a pencil sharpener salesman could tell stories of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances that could enthrall generations of readers. 
Once I read A Princess of Mars, I knew that I wanted to tell stories that could make people believe in worlds undreamed of.

Rusty is what my friends call me, but Harlan Ellison once yelled at me in a workshop, “Nobody’ll read anything by a guy named Rusty!   It’s a kid’s name!”   So Rus was born, even though my given name, Howard, was used when my novella, “Puppy Love Land,” was published in the April, 1996 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story was later nominated as Best Novella on the Preliminary Ballot for the Horror Writers of America awards. I was also the pseudonymous author of Spelljammer: The Ultimate Helm, Dungeon of Fear, and Castle of the Undead, all published by TSR Books way back in the dim, dark ‘90s.   Spelljammer made the Waldenbooks bestseller list . . . for a month.   Since 1983, I've been published in such magazines as Omni, Premiere, Gauntlet, and Storyboard, and in newspapers and regional magazines, and contributed to The Stephen King Companion.   I've participated in writing workshops with Ellison, Brian Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, and Kate Wilhelm.   A spec teleplay got me in the door at Star Trek: The Next Generation, where I pitched story ideas four times.   I've also acted on the Discovery Channel in The New Detectives, although I was never credited.   (Somehow, though, Buddy the Beagle got a credit.)   I live in Virginia with my wife and a large, furry family.

TO CONTACT ME: ruswornom@comcast.net
MY AGENT:Andrew ZackThe Zack Company



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp and Digest Replicas
Now available!

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
From the pages of AMAZING STORIES for February, March, and April 1927, we present a replica of the Edgar Rice Burroughs 3-part story, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.
8.5 x 11 inch, 106 pages. $15.00.  


COMET, December 1940
The first issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
LORD OF THE SILENT DEATH by Robert Moore Williams
THE OVERSIGHT-- by Miles J. Breuer
BRATTON'S IDEA by Manly Wade Wellman
THE ULTIMATE IMAGE by P. Schuyler Miller
TICKETS TO PARADISE by D. L. James
EQUATION FOR TIME by R. R. Winterbotham
MOMUS' MOON by Eando Binder
PRIMAL CITY by Clark Ashton Smith
EYES THAT WATCH by Raymond Z. Gallun
IN THE EARTH'S SHADOW by John L. Chapman

7 x 10 inch, 130 pages. $15.00.



FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, July 1939
The second issue of this companion pulp magazine of AMAZING STORIES, features a complete novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, THE SCIENTISTS REVOLT.

Contents:
THE SCIENTISTS REVOLT by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE GOLDEN AMAZON by Thornton Ayre
THE MONSTER FROM NOWHERE by Nelson S. Bond
INTRIGUE IN LEMURIA by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr
SHE WALKED ALONE by John Russell Fearn
INVADERS FROM SIRIUS by Ed Earl Repp

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.


AMAZING STORIES, March 1931
Features THE THING THAT WALKED IN THE RAIN by Otis Adelbert Kline.

Contents:
THE THING THAT WALKED IN THE RAIN by Otis Adelbert Kline
THE VALLEY OF TITANS by L. A. Eshbach
ON THE MARTIAN LINER by Miles J. Breuer, M.D.
TELEVISION HILL (Part 2) by George McLociard
THE EARTH'S CANCER by Capt. S. P. Meek, U.S.A.
THE EVOLUTION OF AN ACE by Julia Boynton Green
THE DOCTOR'S EXPERIMENT by Allan Strathglass

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.



   





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Mechanical Horses of the LONE RANGER - New!
Photo Essay: A Day in the Daisy Bacon's Life at Street & Smith
DOC SAVAGE MOVIE ON TRACK WITH IRON MAN 3'S DIRECTOR: WILL MURRAY'S THOUGHTS
The Relationship Between Pulp Editor and Writer: Fantastic Article Out Now
Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety



THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #16 - Arriving in comic shops July 10!
Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Lone Ranger Movie Review - New!
The Original 1964-65 Jonny Quest Cartoons and the Rick Brant Novels
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
The Shadow Unmasked
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial


Mike Chomko -  July / August 2013 newsletter is now available!
Mike's July / August 2013 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

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



Mystery*File - Now online!

TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann - New!
Movie Review: THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)  
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin 
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Off-Trail Publications  

 
Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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





Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th


PulpFest would like to remind everyone about our generous offers for members staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in late July.
The hotel itself will provide free wireless Internet service to all guestrooms and complimentary parking at the Chestnut Street Garage,
located one block south of the hotel and connected via a covered skywalk.
 
And to reward loyal attendees for supporting the convention by staying three nights at the host hotel, PulpFest is happy to offer a ten-dollar rebate redeemable through our registration desk.


Eighty years ago, following the astounding success of The Shadow Magazine, the pulp industry created a tremendous splash in publishing by releasing a wave of single-character magazines.
The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, Doc Savage, The Lone Eagle, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and Pete Rice Magazine all debuted in 1933, despite the economic hardships wrought by The Great Depression.

On Friday, July 26th at 8:30 PM in the Fairfield Room of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder,
and a panel of pulp historians will take a look at Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933.


Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps

To the young readers who devoured the pulp magazines and “delighted in his four-color depictions of action and adventure,” the one and only “King of the Pulps” was Walter M. Baumhofer.

At PulpFest 2013 on Friday, July 26th at 9:30 PM, pulp art historian David Saunders will present
a biographical profile of Walter Baumhofer’s life story as well as the artist’s fascinating family history.
He will exhibit never-before-seen visual documents from the personal world of this pulp art master. 
Walter was a close friend of the presenter’s father, Norman Saunders, and as such David was personally acquainted with the artist for over thirty years.
Baumhofer was a sensationally colorful character and David Saunders looks forward to sharingmany amusing anecdotes and incidents that will help to promote a greater awareness of this legendary artist.


Once again, PulpFest is pleased to welcome FarmerCon VIII to the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The fans of Philip José Farmer will be joining us for the third year straight.

As it has every year since 2011, FarmerCon will provide some of PulpFest’s evening programming.
On Friday, July 26th, at 7:30 PM, our FarmerCon friends turn their attention toward the Grand Master‘s work related
Doc Savage with a panel entitled "His Apocalyptic Life, Escape from Loki, and The Mad Goblin."

Panelists Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, and John Allen Small will join moderator Art Sippo
for a discussion of Philip José Farmer’s contributions to the Doc Savage mythos.


With only four weeks remaining before the 2013 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked,
 and that dealers who’ve not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.


When the powers at Street & Smith saw what a gold mine they had in THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, they began laying plans for a raft of companion titles,
selecting as their themes four top pulp genres–adventure, detective, aviation and Western.

NICK CARTER and DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE were first to the stands, introduced early in 1933.
As soon as their circulation figures demonstrated the new single-character titles to be winners,
Street & Smith launched its Western hero pulp, PETE RICE MAGAZINE. Its first issue was dated November 1933.

Although the magazine had a short lifespan--it folded in 1936 after just 32 issues--
Pete helped to pave the way for other western characters such as Ranger Publications, The Masked Rider, introduced in his own magazine during the spring of 1934,
and Jim Hatfield, the "Lone Wolf" hero of Standard's TEXAS RANGERS, beginning in the fall of 1936.

"Pistol Pete" Rice was the last of the pulp heroes of 1933—seven in all. From July 25th-28th, join PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio as we celebrate these characters.


Beginning at 10 PM on Thursday, July 25th, PulpFest 2013 will present the fifteen-chapter Columbia Pictures movie serial, THE SPIDER'S WEB.
Released in 1938 and starring Warren Hull as Richard Wentworth, the “Master of Men,” and Iris Meredith as his beloved Nita Van Sloan,
THE SPIDER'S WEB is today considered to be one of the greatest chapter plays ever filmed.


Never commercially released in a home-video format, PulpFest has obtained the best version currently in circulation
and will offer all 15 high-octane chapters to convention attendees in five-episode increments spread out over three nights.



BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse explores the pulp-to-movie connection in his PulpFest presentation
"Hollywood and the Hero Pulps," one of several pre-convention programs scheduled for Thursday, July 25th, at 9 PM.

Ed is the leading authority on pulp-related movies, having researched and written about them for decades.
His PulpFest presentation will touch on many, but concentrate on those adapted from hero pulps,
with special emphasis on such serials as THE SPIDER'S WEB (1938), THE SHADOW (1940), and THE SPIDER RETURNS (1941).
He’ll present little-known, behind-the-scenes info gleaned in part from his own interviews with people who worked on these episodic epics.

The Pulps After Fu Manchu

Maybe Kaiser Wilhelm did coin the term "yellow peril," but it was Sax Rohmer who took it to the bank.
Little wonder that countless pulp writers, from Walter B. Gibson and Norvell W. Page to Robert E. Howard and George Worts, turned to Rohmer's Fu Manchu for inspiration for their lurid pulp tales.

To begin PulpFest‘s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation,
Rick Lai looks at “The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu,” beginning at 8 PM on Thursday, July 25th in the Fairfield Room located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Please visit www.pulpfest.com for additional information.


Let the Voting Begin

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that thirteen individuals were nominated by their peers for the 2013 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list was pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
This year, no one was nominated for the elite Rusty Hevelin Service Award.

The following nominees will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living
Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the person to receive the 2013 Munsey:
Charles Ardai, Randy Cox, Steve Miller, Laurie Powers, Garyn Roberts, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, and Dan Zimmer.
You’ll find further details about each nominee on the 2013 Award Nominees page of our website.


All PulpFest members are invited to Room 150A-B at Ohio State University’s Thompson Library on Thursday, July 25th at 5 PM
where Ed Hulse, editor of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER, will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Ancestors of Batman: Colorful Crime Fighters of Pulp Fiction."

Ed’s presentation ties in with PulpFest‘s 80th-anniversary celebration of the 1933 hero-pulp explosion that gave us Doc Savage, The Spider, The Phantom Detective and others.
Directions to the library and additional information on the lecture are available at www.pulpfest.com.

By 1933, Popular Publications had become a successful pulp magazine publisher.
During the spring and summer of that year, Henry Steeger, the firm's young publisher, was planning additional releases for the pulp market.

Inspired by the tremendous success of Street & Smith's THE SHADOW MAGAZINE, Steeger dreamed up a Popular alternative.
 He called it THE SPIDER and asked successful mystery writer R. T. M. Scott to introduce many of the trappings that would endear the pulp’s characters to its readers.

With its third issue, THE SPIDER was turned over to Norvell W. Page, the author who would go on to write over 3/4 of the pulp's 118-issue run.
THE SPIDER would go on to be one of the longest-lived of the hero pulps, thanks largely to the white-hot prose of Norvell Page.

1933 was not just the year of the hero pulp. On March 2 of that same year, RKO Radio Pictures premiered "the eighth wonder of the world," KING KONG, at New York's Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.

To celebrate the 80th anniversaries of "The Man of Bronze" and KING KONG, Will Murray, author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage," paired the two characters in his novel, SKULL ISLAND.
On Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM, PulpFest 2013 will host a special "New Fictioneers" reading of Mr. Murray's bestselling novel by Radio Archives' reader Roger Price.


A longtime entertainer on television, radio and the live stage, Mr. Price has appeared on a number of Radio Archives' pulp audiobooks.
He has also worked with a wide variety of clients as an announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects.



Jim Beard broke into the world of “New Pulp” in 2012 when Airship 27 published SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of ghost stories
featuring an occult detective, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first prose novel based on the 1960s action figure.

A columnist for the TOLEDO FREE PRESS, “The Beard” will be finihsing up PulpFest's "New Fictioneer" programming.
At 3 PM on Saturday, July 27th, Jim will be reading from his two Airship 27 books as well as a story from MONSTER EARTH, a shared-world anthology of giant monster tales.



Longtime Farmerphile Win Scott Eckert is a familiar face at summer’s great pulp con.
Since FarmerCon joined with PulpFest in 2011, Win has appeared on several panels, signed books,
and regaled audiences as part of the convention’s popular New Fictioneers presentations.

For his reading this year, Win has decided to share center stage with his good friend and fellow Philip José Farmer devotee, John Allen Small.


At 1 PM on Saturday, July 27th, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner, Ron Fortier,
and five contemporary authors will gaze into their crystal balls to chart the road ahead for the new and exciting continuation of the pulp genre known as “New Pulp.”
Joining Ron will be Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Dr. Art Sippo.

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

Join New Fictioneer Mark Halegua on Friday, July 26th at 2 PM in the Hyatt Regency’s Fairfield Room
where he will be reading “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon, and “The Night Before Christmas,”
a story featuring St. Nick as a 1930s-style crimefighter and featured in Pro Se Presents #5.


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

Beginning Friday, July 26th, at 1 PM, PulpFest begins its annual salute to the "New Fictioneers," the authors writing today's new pulp fiction.

Join us in the Fairfield Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, as William Patrick Maynard gets the ball rolling with a reading from his forthcoming novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, fully authorized by the literary estate of Sax Rohmer, creator of the devil doctor. This will be Bill's third novel to feature Rohmer's infamous character.

Visit www.pulpfest.com for additional details. You'll find them under the title "Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu" on the PulpFest home page.
And while you're there, book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, home to "summer's great pulp con!"


The Pulp Heroes Take to the Air

Americans in 1933 had “nothing to fear, but fear itself,” and the pulp heroes introduced early that year had been proving the country’s new president to be absolutely correct. During that harrowing year, The Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, and Doc Savage had met and defeated “The Emperor of Death,” “Maniacs of Science,” “The Red Skull,” and other adversaries. As the year wore on and The Great Depression savaged other genres, the pulp heroes of 1933 surged forward, their magazines disappearing from America’s newsstands. And the publishers noticed.

Pulpfest

The PulpRack - Now online!

Lady in Peril by Lester Dent - New!
Outdoor Stories by J. Allan Dunn
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Verne Lays the Foundation for Fictional Pulp Adventures to Foreign Lands
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

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

July 1942 – United We Stand  - New!
The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard
Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthu Eshbach
Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze


Pulp Den - Now online!

A Dark Redemption - New!
Three, Imperfect Number - New!
Gryphon Double Novel #23
The Mystery of Rio 

My Johnston McCulley Stories 
Restrike
Newspaper Article
Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



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.


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Modern Doc Savage pastiches - New!
‘The Family Grace: An Extraordinary History’ - New!
‘Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede’
‘Echoes 30′ celebrates a classic fanzine
Review: ‘The Adventures of Fortune McCall’
Review: ‘Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood’
Introducing the Pulptress
Pulp comics: the silver age and beyond
Review: ‘The Sting of the Silver Manticore’
The Secret 6 revealed


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Len Leone: 1924-2013 - New!
Remembering Richard Matheson
'The Pulpster' takes over
Roger Ebert's passion for pulps
Sexism, misogyny in writing and publishing
Pulp photo gallery updated
‘Sports Novels Magazine’ June 1951

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #29
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook #3
The Yellow Scourge - June 1934

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Richard Epcar. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
 
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be swallowed in the event of capture.


 
Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.
 
Fresh from his epic battle with the malevolent forces of the Yellow Empire in the previous exploit torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, James Christopher once again grapples with the machinations of the belligerent Asian Island nation in The Yellow Scourge.
 
One moment good-will bound the United States and the great Power across the sea—the next, shells screamed their death wails into Coast homes and factories. No citizen was safe from the bloody holocaust when the Yellow Empire struck without warning from the Pacific. With fiendish artifice the world was turned against us. And somewhere in this country, covertly completing the terrifying work of wholesale destruction, lurked the ruthless agent of the invading hordes. Operator #5 alone guessed the dread secret and matched his individual might against a million war-drunk terrorists...while the nation trembled on the brink of red wreckage!
 
Back in 1934, pulp writers didn’t name names—if they could help it—but Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele, was prescient in that seven years before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he depicted the forces of Nippon as bombarding coastal California!
 
This Total Pulp Experience audiobook contains all three stories from the third issue of Operator #5 magazine, June, 1934. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

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

The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

The Spider #71: The Spider and the Fire God
Over the tabernacle meeting rose the old man's shout, "This is a phony religion, you dumb psalm-singers! There is only one true religion, and that is — " Then, horrified, incredulous, the victimized worshipers beheld that defiant figure suddenly snuffed out in fire and smoke. For a new hysteria was sweeping the nation — headed by one who called himself the reincarnation of Zoroaster. His god was the Fire God, and men must pay tribute in money and adoration — or die! Hundreds perished in flames, and the police were paralyzed. It was Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, who took up the trail of the flame-master — to lock grips with the greatest murder-menace that men had seen since the time of ancient priests and human sacrifice! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Secret 6 #3: The Monster Murders
Criminals quaked at the name The Secret Six. And for four glorious issues, this team of six crimefighters took on some of the weirdest and most fantastic antagonists that ever reared their heads in the pulp magazines. It was where weird menace met six normal men with no strange gadgets or outlandish skills. The utterly amazing stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, better known for writing the G-8 and his Battle Aces stories. But after four issues, the over-the-top action came to an end and Popular Publications pulled the plug on the series. These vintage pulp tales are now reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Henry Treat Sperry
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Henry Treat Sperry, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Paul Ernst Book 1
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Paul Ernst, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.


Dime Mystery Magazine: "Food for Coffins" by James Duncan
What devil’s power was it that sent fierce terror prowling through the shadowed rooms of the ancient house of the Ravilliacs? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "House-Guest from Hell" by Maitland Scott
In modern New York, the Medieval Inquisition lived again! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "The Beautiful Dead" by Donald Dale

The woman I love is so overpoweringly lovely that she awakens in my being a monster that thirsts for beauty — and destroys it! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #12: "Rough, Tough and Glamorous" by Kenneth Fowler

Salty little Arly went all-out to out-glamour a gorgeous Eastern girl. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.


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







 
RED SONJA #79 - Arriving in comic shops July 10!
(Writer) Brandon Jerwa (Art)  Sergio Fernandez Davila (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

“The Crimson Well” Part 4 (of 6) – Our tale began on the 8th day following Red Sonja’s return from a long absence. The events of the first 7 days have remained a mystery, even to Sonja herself…until now. Now, the terrifying truth will be revealed…but Sonja may wish that those memories (and some other nasty things) had stayed buried forever!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






THE SAINT - Five new titles are now available!

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

Now available!

 #11 - The Brighter Buccaneer  #12 - Saint in London    #13 - The Saint Intervenes   #14 - The Saint Goes on    #15 - The Saint in New York


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

Thanks to Ian Dickerson for the tip!



Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Artwork © Mark Wheatley

 
THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 10!
By Michael Uslan, and drawn by Keith Burns
 
In The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #1, a threat so titanic that it forces The Shadow to team-up with The Green Hornet! A plot so deadly that it involves real events in history and such famous and infamous people as Woodrow Wilson, Rasputin, J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Nikola Tesla! An unstoppable power will plunge the world into darkness… and no one but our two crime-fighting icons can stop it!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Carnival of Death

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 38! This time around, Barry reviews a classic episode of the radio series - "Carnival of Death," which aired on November 10, 1940! He also takes a look at Dynamite's comic book solicitations for September 2013 and goes on a mini-rant about Shadow fandom.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death in the Stars - New!
The Five Chameleons - New!
Murder for Sale
Mansion of Crime
Fingers of Death
Dead Men Live

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.

Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2 - New!
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1 - New!
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007) - New!
Michael Avallone (1924-1999) - New!
Richard Matheson (1926-2013) - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-E.C. Tubb
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-H. Beam Piper
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Margaret St. Clair-Part 2
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Margaret St. Clair-Part 1
Happy Birthday, Ambrose Bierce!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Gardner F. Fox

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 18, 2013
Rogue TouchChristine Woodward, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013
The She-Hulk Diaries,
Marta Acosta, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $7.99, June 25, 2013

Coming soon!
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
Ex-Communication, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, July 13, 2013
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse!, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $25.00, August 02, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $7.99, August 27, 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 30, 2013
New Avengers: Breakout, Alisa Kwitney, Marvel, $7.99, October 14, 2013
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, November 1, 2013

Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, November 15 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, January 07, 2014
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 07, 2014
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, February 15, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, June 13, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #27  
Arriving in comic shops July 10!
Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Paul Renaud, Fabiano Neves

The Machine Men RETURN! Dejah Thoris uncovered a plot by the former Jeddak of Yorn to create a race of artificial men, and now those men are turned loose on Barsoom. A great jumping on point as a new saga begins with the fate of Mars hanging in the balance!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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