Premiering at PulpFest!
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume
by J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by Sai Shankar
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from
the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1
contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all
the original images.
FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!
|American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL
Coming in October - Now accepting
Coming this October in collaboration
with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay
art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY will premier at
the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with
the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will
have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art.
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by
two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug
Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November
of last year.
B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s famous H.P.
Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar
and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American
Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear,
Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss,
The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance,
and many more.
Color Artwork includes: Covers
for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum
Man, Polaris of the Snows, The Metal Monster; Galaxy:
9" x 12" book,
208 pages, thick boards.
THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with
thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers'
payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter),
in addition to Bob Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this
A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W.
Pre-order and pledge your support at the
Kickstarter link below!
The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature
the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert
Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help
defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of
Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.
Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist
in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding
amount of pulp fiction. Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior
art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only
ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years
afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine:
AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS,
FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was
hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually
worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1953,
he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust
jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS.
He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked
for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He
passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded
the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay
was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay
Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK
OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy
art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in
high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color
paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work
ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional
color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science
Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.
The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual
Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob
Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday
party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.
The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay
The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press
imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of
the principals, please contact Bob at email@example.com
are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art
collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound
HC (signed by Weinberg, Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)
/ ISBNs: TBA
Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science
fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels,
sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and
has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare
pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection
contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost
100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL
Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and
he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp
art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City
Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of
vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed
pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was
one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited
several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure
series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth
study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's
2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art
Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS
TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's
art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin.
His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK
OF VIRGIL FINLAY.
GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS
Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press,
which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions,
hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael
Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison,
Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man
on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World
Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine
brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob
has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press
Tollin's Sanctum Books
NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz,"
"The War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
premier detective hero returns in action-packed
pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and
John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script by
BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's
arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to wage
a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns,"
"Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail,"
three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's
Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers"
bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can
save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown
murder in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator
Bill Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp
covers by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the
original pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary
by Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books)
978-1-60877-147-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95
Thrilling mysteries by the creators
of Zorro and Batman!
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
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(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail)
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Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless Monsters"
& "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con
The pulp era's greatest superhero
returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing
as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a crime spree,
including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage destroy
"The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader?
Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man
of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat
"The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden
Age classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases
the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations
by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen
Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3 Softcover,
7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
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]
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Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure Trail," "The
Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE
- Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the
100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd Cartier
in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's three
Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea captain's
"Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth from
a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The Crimson
Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international intrigue
in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly "Model
Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic
from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the
original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary
by Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3
Softcover, 7x10. 160 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
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]
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|Bad Moon Rising: The Golden Age Volume XI - Now available!
By Jeff Deischer
Major Wonder is one of the happier-go-lucky and light-hearted
heroes of the Auric Universe, but he finds his character tested
in 1947 when he faces the combined menaces of Dr. Voodoo, Lilith and
her servant, the Immortal Emperor. This volume of THE GOLDEN AGE series
contains liberal doses of science fiction and horror along with pulp
Paperback, 6 x 9, 232 pages, $14.00
|Black Coat Press
In a matter of seconds I realize that I am cut off from the
exterior world. The walls collapse on me and I am swallowed up. I feel
like I am plunging headlong into a world of darkness... Beyond time
and space... Beyond the boundaries of my body...
Richard Bessière made his mark on 1960s French science fiction
through a number of novels that featured an original blend of horror
In The Masters of Silence (1965), Engineer Milland has been summoned
to a secret lab by Professor Watson, but when he arrives, Watson has
just been murdered by his wife, Valerie, during what is said to be a
fit of madness. Valerie had tested a machine to explore the Inner Mind
invented by her husband. Milland volunteers to go into her mind-but,
in so doing, may unleash creatures of darkness upon the Earth...
In They Came from the Dark (1967), Ashby, just released from prison,
finds himself hired on a ghost ship that travels through time, picking
up derelicts like him. He eventually ends up in a mysterious Antarctic
valley, which exists outside of time, inhabited by monstrous alien parasites
intent on spreading upon the rest of the Earth like an unstoppable disease.
Two classics of French sf/horror by an acknowledged master of the genre,
with an introduction by Stephen R. Bissette.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 292 pages
Inhabitants of Earth, be welcome among us. Since the
day when your courage permitted you to cross the distance separating
us, when you came as the messengers of a world imperfectly known thus
far, we have conceived the hope of finally entering into a sustained
relationship with the globe around which we are gravitating.
In this unofficial sequel to Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon,
astronomer Francois Mathieu-Rollere, Lord Douglas Rodilan and two Frenchmen,
Marcel and Jacques, purchase the giant cannon and shell used by the Gun
Club to send the first men into space and launch their own expedition
to the Moon.
Once there, they encounter the advanced, utopian civilization of the
Meolicenes who live inside our satellite.
Written in the 1880s, A World Unknown is remarkable because of the author's
ardent desire to imagine and describe things that no one had ever imagined
or described before, in the quest to widen the horizons of human imagination.
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 380 pages
Edgar Quinet's Merlin (1860) is an epic masterpiece and
one of the first works to revisit the myth of Merlin in the 19th century.
In it, Merlin is created by the King of Hell to spread evil on Earth,
but his love for the fey Viviane turns him instead into a force for
good. Forced to separate from her, the Enchanter wanders the Earth,
encountering other legendary figures such as Robin Hood and Prester
John before challenging his father and destroying Hell itself. The
two lovers eventually reunite for all eternity in mutual imprisonment.
In Merlin, Quinet deploys both its mystical vision of love and his
political ideal of social justice on Earth. The Enchanter Merlin stands
out as a great odyssey, celebrating the journey of a man towards godhood.
US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 464 pages
Black Coat Press
Due to professional commitments, author
Bill Maynard was prevented from finishing his third and much awaited
FU MANCHU volume, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, in time for its planned
The book (in its two editions, softcover and hardcover) has now been
taken out of the schedule but will be published as soon as Bill completes
TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
Cover by Christine Clavel
are by French artist Michel Borderie
Introduction: William Patrick Maynard
Epilogue: A short story
titled "Aria" by William
Black Dog Books - Now available!
Singapore Sammy returns for another set of rough-and-tumble
thrilling adventures through the Straits Settlements
continuing his pursuit of his elusive father and the
will to his grandfather's estate in these four thrilling
Sapphires and Suckers
Buying a sapphire mine proves more of a nuisance than it is worth
for Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones. When they uncover
a new deposit of the precious stone, the pair are suddenly
up to their elbows in blue clay and trouble!
The Python Pit
"Never trust a woman." Sammy quickly forgets that adage when he
and Lucky Jones are enticed to transport Sally Lavender on
the Blue Goose to somewhere east of the Celebs, to the shunned
isle of Konga, shunned because it is inhabited with headhunters-and
The Isle of the Meteor
A forgotten chart provides Sammy a clue to the location of an
island in the South Seas that centuries ago was struck by
an enormous meteorite of solid gold. Cooking up a scheme to
acquire these untold riches, Sammy embarks to locate the island-only
to discover that the gold is not simply for the taking.
A Whisker of Buddha
Singapore Sammy and Lucky Jones are hired to steal a revered
whisker of the Buddha himself from a well-guarded temple in the
Cambodian interior. Word of their quest gets out; quickly
a race is on to see which pursuing party will acquire the sacred
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by Rick Lai.
Trade paperback / 199 pages / Price: $19.95 US
Black Dog Books - Now available!
For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving
force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school
of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams
are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action.
Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential
detective writers of all time are collected in this volume
showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.
• This Corpse on Me
• Avenging Angel
• Race Williams' Double Date
• Murder Yet To Come
• This Corpse Is Free!
• You'll Remember Me
• I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
• Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John
Selected and with a foreword
by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback /
257 pages / Price: $19.95 US
|Black Dog Books - Now available!
"The best writer by a million miles
is Fred Nebel, who . . . uses the Dashiell Hammett style, but does
Hammett one better. . . . brutality of treatment, bluntness, and
vivid character portrayal."
Hugh Cave, Lifetime Achievement recipient, Horror Writers
Association and World Fantasy
Following a trail of clues, what secrets does Steele uncover in
the remote jungle temple when he encounters the Hidden Council,
a mysterious black-robed secret society?
The Darjeeling Diamond
Callahan agrees to transport the fabled Darjeeling Diamond from
Calcutta to Penang. While en route, the jewel goes missing
and suddenly every person onboard becomes a suspect.
Isle of Lost Men
The basis for the films Isle of Lost Men and Ships of the Night,
this action-packed novella sends Dan Meloy searching
for a missing heir given up for dead on the doomed Isle of Lost
Men—from where no one returns!
Follow the excitement in these and eleven other thrilling tales
of adventure including:
• The Coast of Hate (novelette)
• Doom Lagon
• Typhoon McQuade
• Flame Island (novel)
• Some Grudge
• The Devil's Souvenir (novelette)
• Sunken Sovereigns
• The Bluff That Worked
• Captain Fortune
• Claws of the Jungle (novelette)
• No Law Beyond Khyber (novelette)
With an introduction
by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by John Newton
Trade paperback / 368 pages
/ Price: $19.95 US
The silent-era movie serial——routinely dismissed, overlooked
or undervalued by film historians——finally gets the attention
it deserves in this meticulously researched, lovingly written
Drawing on the well-established conventions of pulp fiction
and blood-and-thunder stage melodrama, the motion-picture
chapter play thrilled viewers of all ages and, more importantly,
made weekly moviegoing a habit for millions of Americans
during the Teens and Twenties.
Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine,
opens this deluxe trade paperback with a 25,000-word overview
on the silent serial’s development, debunking old myths
and putting the chapter play in its proper historical context.
The bulk of the book is devoted to the output of Pathé
Exchange, the production/distribution entity that employed
the most popular stars (including serial queens Pearl White, Ruth
Roland, and Allene Ray) and released the most successful and influential
serials (The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, The Lightning
Raider, The Timber Queen, and The Green Archer, to name a few).
This company history has been impeccably sourced and even features
first-hand recollections from people who were part of serial-making in
those halcyon days.
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders has more than 200 illustrations:
rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, candid
on-set photos, even frame captures from the film themselves.
Most of these have never been published.
Hulse has recaptured this remarkable period in film history
in painstaking detail, and even those film buffs or pulp fans
with limited interest in serials will be fascinated by this
evocative chronicle of the early chapter plays.
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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING
8x10, trade paperback
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Bobby Nash visits the Book Cave and the guys chat about his best
selling novel. Also at the beginning of the show listen to important
news about the future of the Book Cave.
288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
A MOUNTAIN WALKED
Edited by S.T. Joshi
Now available for pre-order & shipping
A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700
pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos
stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just
for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories
by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín
R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath,
Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork
by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan, Denis Tiani, and Thomas
The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed
by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan,
and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went
halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There
are several pages of full color artwork, too.
The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall.
The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full
color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front
board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound
Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic
in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book,
Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not
sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.
Note: This title will be shipping mid to late August, 2014.
• Limited to 500 copies, each signed by over 20 contributors.
•New stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Patrick McGrath, Gemma
Files, Michael Shea, and many others.
•New artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, and Thomas Ott.
•Oversize format, full cloth binding, ribbon marker.
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME
27 - Arriving in comic shops
by Various Authors,
Val Semeiks (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art),
Alfredo Alcala (Art), George Roussos
He is known as “The Great Devil”—Heku, warlord of
the eastern kingdoms, commander of a horde likened to the sands
upon the earth. More than conquest, Heku desires the return
of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as a gift to a king but
now Conan’s comrade and unwilling to return to his father’s evil
embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku’s host is his sword and
Conan’s friendship, a bond stronger than steel! Collects Marvel’s
Conan the Barbarian #206–#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe,
never before collected.
Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 224 pages, Full Color,
$19.99, On sale July 22
Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery,
Adventure, and the Wild West -
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 22, 23 & 24 (1928)
Pulp Gallery: RED STAR MYSTERY (1940)
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1954-56)
Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Tara the Space Pirate (1948)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories (1939)
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race
Williams in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly
Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
The dates are finally set! Doc Con 17 will be
held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme
will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks.
Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!
Later this summer as details are finalized, we will
post about the event on our Facebook page.
You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook
account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions
and comments. Doc Con may appear to be about Doc
Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt
to meet people who share our same interests. The video announcing
the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page
as well as on Youtube.
Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.
We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.
Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the
Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate
of $80.00 per night. It was $79.00 last year.
The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago
White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us.
The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but
the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects
to sell out.
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you
can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room I look forward
to seeing you this October!
DOC SAVAGE #7 - Arriving in comic
shops July 9!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Bilquis Evely,
cover by Alex Ross
When his adventures began in 1933, Doc Savage was aided
by five loyal associates. By 2014, his operation is truly
global in reach, thanks to a smart phone of Doc’s own design
that allows anyone anywhere to ask for help or help others in return,
and millions of people take part every day. But when everyone using
the device is suddenly and without warning becomes immediately
violent and aggressive, Doc might only have himself to blame…
Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.99, On sale June 11
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Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord
of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Strip Just Launched
– with a Spanish language option!
Burroughs, Inc., the company
founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary
creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John
Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series
to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by
renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican
comics fans as Pegaso.
The new series, to be called “John Carter Warlord of Mars,” debuts
on June 14, joining other classic Burroughs creations like Tarzan,
Korak the Killer, Carson of Venus and Pellucidar as part of the
Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service.
“I've been a fan of the writings
and concepts of Burroughs ever since I first discovered most of
his works at the Jackson, Missouri public library when I was 8 or 10.
Tarzan and John Carter of Mars were always my favorites. In later
years, I realized how much both – and, to my mind, John Carter in particular
– had contributed to the comic book super-heroes that became first
my childhood passion, then – weirdly – my life's work,” said author
Roy Thomas. “I can't think of a better way to live out the rest
of my life (and my family is generally rather long-lived) adapting and
continuing the worlds of Burroughs. And Pegaso is helping to bring
it all alive!”
The character of John Carter has captivated audiences since 1912,
when he debuted in Burroughs’ first novel, serialized as Under
the Moons of Mars and later published as a complete novel, A Princess
of Mars. Since then, his adventures have been chronicled in subsequent
novels, a newspaper comic strip by the author’s son, John Coleman Burroughs,
and a variety of comic book series published over the years by Dell,
Gold Key, DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse. As many literary and cultural
scholars attest, John Carter has served as a template for the litany
of adventure heroes that followed, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and
Superman to the Jedi knights of Stars Wars and, more recently, Avatar.
This digital initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition by
Burroughs, Inc. of comic book and comic strip rights that had been
held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary.
And the company is pleased to announce a brand new license with Dynamite
Entertainment which will return the original "John Carter Warlord
of Mars" to comic books! Dynamite will also republish other John Carter
assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John Coleman
Burroughs, the son of Burroughs.
“Over the years, the exploits of John Carter of Mars have been presented
by a who’s who of comic book greats, including Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman,
Murphy Anderson, Joe Jusko, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum, Rudy Nebres,
Jesse Marsh, Gaylord Du Bois, Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins,” said James
Sullos, President of Burroughs, Inc. “We’re proud to be able to add
Roy Thomas and Pegaso to this distinguished heritage and, like so many
fans, we can’t wait to see what adventures they have in store for us.”
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the
first four episodes of “John Carter Warlord of Mars” will be available
at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site
and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or
$21.99 per year.
strip will join ten others currently available on the Burroughs
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos,
adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new
"Korak the Killer" by
Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
|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
"Gun-Point Landing" by Kenneth L.
Sinclair from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1940
With a knife between his ribs, the chief pilot made his last landing
- in Stewardess Norma Dwayne's apartment. It cost Norma her job and
threatened her boy friend's life. So Norma zoomed into a killer-bait
trap - with a gunsmoke screen.
"Satan's Bargain" by Maitland Scott from
SECRET AGENT "X", December 1937
At a single stroke John Phillips saved his own life and Myrna's - but
at a price worse than their double death.
"Underworld Waterway" by Rex Whitechurch
from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, July, 1946
Pete Grimm knew that if his dad's murderer had escaped, it must have
been by way of the riverfront ferry for fugitives. But before he
could block that underworld waterway, Pete had to sign up personally
for a first-class cruise to Hades.
- Now online!
There are numberous groups on Facebook that are of
potential intrest to pulp fans.
The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow
Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Jameson alias 21MM392
The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive
Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Pulp Coming Attractions
Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation
Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E. Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur
Weird Tales Magazine
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her
first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine
in June of 1900.
Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the
original illustrations are also included.
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley
Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared
in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's
Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of
the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by
Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine,
including the original illustrations and biographical/background
information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal
Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations
from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from
the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening
Post including the original illustrations and an
introduction by Dan Neyer.
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented
in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening
Post with the original illustrations and an introduction
by Dan Neyer.
July - October 2013
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween,
The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes
work, the our "instant translation" version
of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile
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.
The Glasgow Mystery
The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan
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 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
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.
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages
of Strand Magazine.
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
New material will be appearing on
the last Friday of each month (which
means we'll have more new stuff at the end
In a few month s, we will also be
offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at
Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.
|Frank Robinson: August
9, 1926 - June 30, 2014
Frank Robinson passed away June 30 at the age of 87.
Frank is an author, editor, pulp collector, and screenwriter
of science fiction, political thrillers, and mysteries.
Robinson lived in San Francisco and had suffered from health
problems in recent years.
Frank Robinson's pulp collection was widely considered the best in
the world, distinguished by its depth, breadth, and outstanding condition.
Robinson published several novels co-written with Tom Scortia,
most famous of these being The Glass Inferno, which was filmed as
The Towering Inferno. Their other collaborations included The Prometheus
Crisis,The Nightmare Factor, The Gold Crew, and Blow-Out!. In
1991, Robinson published the solo novel The Dark Beyond the Stars, which
he followed with Waiting and The Donor. He also published three
non-fiction works about science fiction, Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction
Magazines in 1998, Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated
History, and The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art.
Robinson was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame in
2001, and received a Moskowitz Archive Award in 2008. He won an Emperor
Norton Award in 2004. Earlier this year, Robinson was named the recipient
of the Special Honoree Award by SFWA.
|Gabriel Hunt - Coming July 24!
HUNT AMONG THE KILLERS OF MEN by
David J. Schow
The warlord’s men came to New York
to preserve a terrible secret—and left a dead body in their
wake. Now Gabriel Hunt is on their trail, a path that
will take him to the treacherous alleyways and rooftops
of Shanghai and a showdown with a madman out to resurrect
a deadly figure from China’s past...
Bestselling Novels Audio Collection
Now on sale at 25%
Includes 76 CDs of pure entertainment:
Battlefield Earth, Mission Earth Vols 1–10, Fear, Typewriter in the Sky,
Buckskin Brigades, Ole Doc Methuselah, A Very Strange Trip, Ai! Pedrito!,
Slaves of Sleep & The Masters of Sleep and Final Blackout.
Retail price: $360
Package price: $285.00
|Girasol Collectables - July Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three
more issues in its ongoing series of
Terror Tales and Operator
5 are now at six (6) issues
so that those two titles
and the Spider will be completed around the
same time in late 2015.
Girasol will 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.
Girasol accepts checks, International money
orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Special: All three for $95
SPIDER #106 from July 1942
Featuring "Return of the Racket Kings"
|OPERATOR 5 #42
from Nov/Dec 1938 - $35
"The Dawn the Shook the World"
TALES #121 from January 1934
"Rogues in the House" by Robert E. Howard
"The Weaver in the Vault"
by Clark Ashton Smith
|Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas
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first before ordering items such as pulp
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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
The only thing missing is the smell (alas)
and the flaking newsprint.
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issues - Still available!
ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE
($25 each postpaid)
BLACK MASK MAGAZINE
($35 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935
April 1920 -
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
TURNER ($25 each postpaid)
Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective
No. 2 (April 1942)
BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
DOCTOR DEATH ($25
#1 February 1935
#2 March 1935
#3 April 1935
DR. YEN SIN ($35
TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936
#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)
ADVENTURE MAGAZINE ($25 each
#1 September 1935
#2 October 1935
#3 November 1935
#4 December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady
THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
5 ($35 each postpaid)
#1 The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2 The Invisible Empire (May 1934)
The Melting Death
of the Damned (August 1934)
of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7 Invasion of
the Dark Legions (October 1934)
Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9 Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 The League of War Monsters
#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
#16 Legions of the Death Master
#17 Hosts of the Flaming
Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of
the Crimson Death Cult (September
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men
#20 Scourge of the
Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death
#22 War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
#23 Rockets From Hell (February
#24 War Masters from the Orient
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April
#26 Death's Ragged Army
#27 Patriot's Death Battalion
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)
#29 America's Plague Battalions
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February
#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August
#35 The Army Without a Country
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes
#38 The Seige that Brought
the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil
Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion
#41 The Day of the Damned
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World
ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
/ November 1930
December 1930 / January 1931
#3 February / March
#4 Spring 1931
#5 Summer 1931
#6 Autumn 1931
#7 Winter 1932
#9 Summer 1932
PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 November 1934
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
SAUCY MOVIE TALES ($25
1935 (#1 after a title change)
1936 (#2 after a title change)
#9 July 1936
#11 September 1936
THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#2 November 1934
[#1 after the ashcan]
#3 December 1934
#4 January 1935
#5 February 1935
#7 April 1935
#8 May 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#13 October 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17 February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936
#21 June 1936
#23 August 1936
#25 October 1936
#26 November 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 September 1937
#39 December 1937
STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 May 1934
#3 July 1934
#4 August 1934
#5 September 1934
#6 October 1934
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#8 December 1934
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#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937
#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940
STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#5 September 1935
#7 November 1935
#9 January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936
#12 April 1936
#16 August 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21 January 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937
SPICY WESTERN STORIES ($25
SPIDER ($35 each postpaid)
#1 November 1936
#2 December 1936
#3 January 1937
#4 February 1937
#14 December 1937
#1 The Spider Strikes!
#2 The Wheel of
Death (November 1933)
of the Black Death (December 1933)
of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
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
Corpse Cargo (July 1934)
#11 Prince of
the Red Looters (August
#12 Reign of
the Silver Terror (September
#13 Builders of
the Black Empire (October
#14 Death's Crimson
Juggernaut (November 1934)
Red Death Rain (December
#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
#17 The Pain Emperor (February 1935)
Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler
#21 Hordes of
the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld
#23 Master of the Death Madness
#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
#29 Slaves of the
Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)
#32 Slaves of the Dragon
#33 Legions of Madness
#34 Laboratory of the Damned
#35 Satan's Sightless
Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October
#38 City of Dreadful Night
#39 Reign of the
Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January
#41 The Mill-Town Massacres
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker
#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
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55 City of Whispering Death
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58 The Emperor from Hell
#59 The Devil's Candlesticks
#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
#64 Claws of the Golden
Dragon (January 1939)
#65 The Song of Death (February
#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
#73 The Spider and
the Eyeless Legion (Oct.
#74 The Spider and the Faceless
One (Nov. 1939)
#75 Satan's Murder Machines
#76 The Spider and the
Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March
#79 The Man From
Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82 Dictator's Death Merchants
#83 Pirates From Hell
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council
of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider
and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec.
#88 Harbor of
Nameless Dead (January
#89 The Spider
and the Slave Doctor (February
#90 The Spider
and the Sons of Satan
#91 Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92 The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
Benevolent Order of Death
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
Spider and the Deathless One
Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)
#100 Death and The Spider (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
Gentleman from Hell (March
of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the
Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)
STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933
STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939
STRANGE TALES ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933
#8 April 1935
#11 July 1935
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THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
TALES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 March 1923
#2 April 1923
#4 June 1923
#5 July/August 1923
#6 September 1923
#7 October 1923
#8 November 1923
Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
1924 - One of the rarest WT's
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#30 March 1926
#32 May 1926
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#34 July 1926
#35 August 1926
#40 January 1927
#53 February 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#132 December 1934
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938
Now available and highly recommended!
is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series
of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
Thrilling Wonder Stories /
Startling Stories / Captain Future
Girasol has launched a new series
of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top
quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These
numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies
each are designed to present the cover art in all
its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color
throughout, 130+ pages.
Each book in the series has a mix of full page
scans, size as to the original pulps,
as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The
exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small
color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest
from the interior. There is a brief introduction about
the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist
with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.
The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013
release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014
is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories
/ Captain Future!
This edition will be the same format
as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+
pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior,
limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction
about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist...
as mentioned before with this series, these volumes
are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves,
they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page,
size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res
images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background.
Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters...
bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!
Please note that this is not a comprehensive
book about the pulp itself, but rather,
a visual reference of the covers.
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume
1 – WEIRD TALES -
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Please note that the
cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the
image at the right.
|The Golden Age
- Now online!
Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers
CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by
Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama
The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko
|Gotham Pulp Collectors
Club - July 12, 2014!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors
in the NYC/Metro area.
We are meeting in July at the Jefferson market Library on Sixth Avenue
near 8th Street in the 1st floor room from 1 to 4PM.
We are meeting in August at the Jefferson market Library on Sixth Avenue
near 8th Street in the 3rd floor room from 2:30 to 5PM.
Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover
Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring
the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst
The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police
to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the
killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who
had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not
even the police!
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and
hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and
The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles
38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original
Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked
Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book
Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!
Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00
Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!
BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller , Cover art
by Glen Orbik
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live
by a special set of rules: no relationships, no ties...no alcohol,
no women...no talking...and never, ever look inside the bag you’re
For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder,
Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the day he
say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going
to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the woman
he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...
"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...Everything was about storytelling,
the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino
"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...most certainly
its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders
In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote and
directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied as Steven
Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard,
Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote
unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK PAGE—and
this book, his last, which has never previously been published in the
First publication ever in the English language!
Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a decorated
combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing on Omaha
Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of the Falkenau
Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France toward
the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount
Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.
|Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS: THE COMPLETE
MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS 1958-59 HC - Arriving
in comic shops July 9!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Murphy Anderson
Murphy Anderson was one of the seminal comic book storytellers
who defined the Silver Age. In addition to his work on
the Buck Rogers daily strip, he wrote and drew the Sunday
version of the feature from 1958 to 1959 creating three continuities:
"Search for Impervium"; "Supernova Threat"; and "California Earthquake
Plot." These Sundays have never been reprinted anywhere and now,
for the first time, are collected in their entirety together.
This extra large volume collects Anderson's complete work on the
Sundays and is supplemented by essays, original artwork, and
Hardcover, 10x13, 96 pages, Full Color, $40.00
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES:
THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 3
Arriving in comic shops July 9!
(Writer ) Joe Gill (Art) Pat Boyette
The early 1970s comic book adventures of
The Phantom return in full, glorious color!
Hermes Press is collecting all 74 issues of
The Phantom comic books published from 1962-1977,
and this is the third volume of the Charlton
years. The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy
of costumed heroes, The Ghost Who Walks, is available
again, digitally remastered to look better than
the original books. Reprints issues #48-56; cover
artwork by Pat Boyette; stories by Joe Gill.
Hardcover, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color,
| The Illustrated
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now accepting pre-orders
Only 7 "Deluxe Editions" Left!
art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book
chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.
In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer
has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His
masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective,
Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and
The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history.
The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination
of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking
scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women.
His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the
pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick
magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative
design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his
wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine
covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter
in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never
been told—until now.
Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an
insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over
300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings,
reference photos, as well as historic family photos.
This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”,
full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through Kickstarter will
include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers.
By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive
a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere
in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign
ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.
This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that
everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on
NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have
two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working
on them!) Thanks for your support!
A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100
copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed
by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph
shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer.
titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through
Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless
you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have
to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding
the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon
later for $26.
That is not going to happen!
|Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson - New!
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting
Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014
While the first three volumes in the series
have focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career,
such as, his disregard for literary boundaries, his
penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature,
volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the
science fiction of the future (occasionally the really
distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens,
war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science
While the full table of contents is not ready to be
announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the thickest
volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword is
by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and is
in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column
from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100 readers to
preorder will receive a limited edition bookmark with
Cover Art by Laura Givens
|Out of print since 2010, Meteor House is thrilled
beyond words to be publishing The Evil in Pemberley House in
an affordable trade paperback edition—the previous editions were beautiful
collectible hardcover editions from Subterranean Press available
for $40 (for the trade edition) and $60 (for the numbered
edition)—and featuring the same stunning cover art by Glen Orbik
as the original hardcover edition.
While this trade edition is NOT a signed limited edition, if
you preorder by June 30th, you can get a signed copy!
The book will be released at FarmerCon IX in August 2014 and
Win Scott Eckert will be on hand to sign all copies ordered
by the deadline.
For those not familiar with the
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton
cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman,
the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter
of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is
all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire,
England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear.
Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman,
Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to
reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing,
while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about
her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s
Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the
Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with
broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly
followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s
own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
This trade edition will also include the following bonus features
not found in the hardcover trade edition:
■ Foreword to the 2014 Edition
■ A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
■ An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family
graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
■ Outline for the novel by Philip José
■ A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott
■ A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert,
about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it
remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian
works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life,
and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
If Meteor House receives your preorder
by July 13th, they'll be able to get
Win Scott Eckert to sign your copy of The Evil in Pemberley House at
FarmerCon IX / PulpFest 2014 before it ships!
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival
held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here,
you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world
premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing
for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show
seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables
with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and...
well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions
in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend
you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning
year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle,
England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the
size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract
such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th
anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood
actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films
like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture
next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators
perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will
be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into
the station for free at http://radiooncemore.com/
|Mike Chomko -
May - July 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's May - July 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 email@example.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/
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN – Frank Robinson, 1926-2014
by Walker Martin - New!
from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge
PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What To Do With Our Collections As
We Get Older by Walker Martin
PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE – WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker
IN COLLECTING: PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List
by Josef Hoffmann
|The New Pulp Heroes
- Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new
Blog for authors who have created new pulp
More Pulp Heroes - New!
The Pulp Heroes
Dark Ryder & Sidekick
These Alien Skies
The New Pulp Heroes
|NOIR VOLUME 1 TPB -
(Writer) Victor Gischler, (Art) Andrea Mutti, (Cover)
Featuring Miss Fury, The Black Sparrow, and The Shadow! The
Black sparrow is a criminal-for-hire, a beautiful thief and
mercenary available for assignments all over the world. When a
mysterious organization hires her to pluck the Moon Stone from
a New York museum, she reneges on her deal and plans to sell the
gem for greater profit elsewhere... but her employers are not amused.
To survive a deadly retribution, she enlists the aid of her former
lover — the macabre crime-fighter known as The Shadow — and the costumed
heroine Miss Fury. Will the two femme fatales uncover the secrets
of the Moon Stone? Collects issues #1-5 plus a complete cover gallery.
Trade paperback, 7x10, 128+pgs, Full Color, $19.99
|Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
6x9-inch perfect bound;
264 pages, $20.00
Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler
Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp
magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The
Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest
border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World
War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in
the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment,
conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After
the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became
the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories.
His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling
ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one
of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported
back to those real places of danger and daring!
This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes
stories set in all four of his real-life arenas,
originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure,
Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major
to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life
men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky
Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.
“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth
of the comic book industry as the visionary founder
of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm
Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people
responsible for giving the world Superman.”
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The
Boy Who Loved Batman.
“Not many adventure writers
can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat
have a believability and a personal depth unlike
anything else in pulp fiction.”
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth
of the Comic Book.
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
|Peril Press - Now available!
CANYON RIVER AVALANCE - 4 Western Tales! by W.
Ryerson Johnson (Author)
LESSON (Judge Steele story) by Lon Williams
OF THE BEAST (Judge Steele Story) by Lon Williams
SADDLE BUM by Alan LeMay
FEUD by Gordon D. Shirreffs
VENGEANCE - 10 Western Short Stories! BY Hapsburg Liebe
NIGHT by Elmore Leonard
SING AT RAWHIDE by Paul S. Powers
|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 Burroughs and Alex Raymond
traditions, revived for a new millennium!
The adventure begins today at the link
|PRE CODE CLASSICS STRANGE WORLDS HC VOLUME 01
- Arriving in comic shops July 9!
(Writer) Peter Crowther, Frank Frazetta (Art) Gene Fawcette
Avon calling, kiddies! Yes, after a sixty-plus years lay-off,
Avon's mesmerising 15-issue Strange Worlds comic book run is available
once more in a handy hardcover first volume comprising issues 1 through
7 and all thanks to those nifty shoe-shufflers at PS Artbooks. The series
features artwork by such top talents as Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Everett
Raymond Kinstler, Alvin C. Hollingsworth and Charles Sultan. Collects
issues #1-7 (November 1950 to May 1952).
Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014 - New!
It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some
of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of
downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.
Dine with PulpFest
PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner
on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this great
hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
2014 Munsey Award Nominees
The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased
to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers
for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has been pared
down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious award,
presented annually at PulpFest.
Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!
Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the
23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released
at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary
of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic
fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of
PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.
Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!
If you've been thinking about selling at
PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's
tables are selling fast!
With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention
chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has
already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered
for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they
risk being shut out.
Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost
16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest
to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This
is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at
the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free
table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking
fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still
accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!
Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related
materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true
crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective,
Western, and other genre books and magazines, series books, dime
novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and
related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver
Age comic books can also be sold.
Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch
with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing
to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook,
OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/
and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you
like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please
remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt
Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.
Countdown to PulpFest
It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who
will be arriving at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime
get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.
Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention
that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.
To Infinity and Beyond!
The final chapter of "The History
of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April
4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."
On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention
to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing
after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE
FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE,
and other titles.
Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still
being published in the print format have seen their circulations
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction
and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic
fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING
STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.
Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.
It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation
called Fictioneers, Inc.
Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin
Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent
convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for
the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two
magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three
Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow
the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called
after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York
World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year
The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN
FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.
Space Operas in the Sky
PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters
for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that
has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness
and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale,
the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."
The Aristocrats of the Pulps
In a letter published in “The Readers’
Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat
of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s
later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.
Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure
Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure"
at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History
of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis
pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.
Science Fiction and Archie Comics
Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie
Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends,
hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued
a pair of magazines.
shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August
7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your
regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase
early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.
But wait! There’s an even better
To reward loyal attendees
who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs
by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to
offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very
significant savings of $30!
Only staff, dealers, and early-bird
shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room
during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them
for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt
Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in
on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125
and we’ll be waiting for you.
PulpFest 2014 is
organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday
evening while batting the bull about this great
hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition
at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner
returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together,
family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian
Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the
Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Win a FREE membership!
PulpFest needs your help. We’re
looking for your ideas on how to improve
your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to
learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions
on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and
some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you
have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning
to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.
Regular members, dealer members, and even people who
have never attended PulpFest can participate in our
poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll
be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014,
each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill
out our survey and provide your name and best contact
information in the space provided on the form. Our three
winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on
Friday, July 4th.
For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll
also be providing our poll with the newsletter
and registration forms that will go out shortly
to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one,
please send your name and mailing address to Jack
Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at
email@example.com. Be sure to tell your friends.
Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/
and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for
PulpFest is known
for its great programming and the line-up that we’re
planning for our 2014 convention is shaping
up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll
be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939
and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well
as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the
weird-menace magazines of 1934.
As always, we’ll have a wide
variety of panels and presentations, including
a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan
Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review
of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories
for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘
presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover
artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority
and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will
Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger,
the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get
his own magazine.
You’ll find information on these and
much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/
for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.
The next Pulp
Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.
That's a Saturday.
It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old
U.S. of A.
Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best
Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes
a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are
one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P.
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...
For more information about displaying, contact us at:
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A new pulp blog on pulp magazines,
authors and their stories,
adventure and detective pulps.
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more
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
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
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.
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan
3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
- 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.
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.
and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not
only allowed, but encouraged!
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/
Burroughs Group: This group
is dedicated to the study and appreciation
of one of the greatmasters of literary
adventure, 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.
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.
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
Pulp Fiction Uncensored:
is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
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
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
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,
Will Murray's Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #7 Audiobook
Squadron of Corpses
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
Among the heroes of the pulps who soared through
their adventures, G-8 flew higher and farther than any of his contemporaries.
His true name unknown, the Flying Spy was no mere flyboy, but the champion
ace of World War I.
Back in the Summer of 1933, Popular Publications
was booming. Their Autumn expansion plans entailed launching G-8
ands His Battle Aces, aimed at the legions of readers who drank up
fictionalized accounts of World War I Allied aces versus Imperial Germany’s
various Red Barons.
As one of Popular’s star writers, Robert J. Hogan was the writer who
publisher Harry Steeger selected for a suitable scribe. Steeger and
Hogan hashed out an idea. It was part Eddie Rickenbacker and part What
Price Glory?—which was a popular Maxwell Anderson stage play turned into
a motion picture. Price stressed the horrors of war as counterpoint
to the sentimental comradeship of the Allies in the trenches. Only in
this case, by horror, Popular Publications meant something far more
horrific than mustard-gas trench warfare atrocities.
It all began with a message dropped from a raiding German plane on G-8‘s
headquarters, a warning that promised a new kind of war and demanded
“Tomorrow at dawn von Griel will fly again. He has been brought back
to life. All other German aces who have been killed will be brought
back to live again in the air, by the aid of a new white magic.”
The next day, G-8 and his Battle Aces encountered Oberleutnant von Griel
in the sky—cold-eyed and stiff, yet flying his checkered Fokker. Worse,
he was impervious to their bullets! This is only the beginning of the
wave of Zombie Hun pilots, reanimated by the foul sorcery of Haitian
Voodoo––the Squadron of Corpses!
How can the Master Spy repel an onslaught of the living dead? For not
even G-8 understood how foes he had shot down in past battles could
live again to fly against him and his fellow Allied pilots.
Nick Santa Maria brings the undead proceedings to vivid life in this
astonishing G-8 audiobook. Three short stories, “The Masked Pilot,”
“The Silver Spad,” and “The Maniac Ace,” are read by Milton Bagby. Nick
DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series
of audiobooks. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download
The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook Volume 1
by John Lawrence with an introduction by Ed Hulse
Read by Milton Bagby
New York-based private investigator
Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled rhetoric
with frequent applications of the blackjack he carries in a hip pocket.
No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he’s capable of
taking as much as he dishes out when it’s necessary. The cops don’t trust
him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn’t keep him from
giving clients full value for their retainers. With the dubious assistance
of speakeasy owner Al Lascoine, Cass sasses and slugs his way through
a succession of Depression-era adventures.
The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish
pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze
of exciting plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish
and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails
attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it
the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.
Ed Hulse writes the introduction "The Ten-Cent Sleuths: Dime Detective
Revisited". The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook, Volume 1 contains
the following stories, “The Bloodstone,” “The Corpse Was Cold,” “The
Corpse Control,” and “Calling All Cars!” Read by the talented voice
actor, Milton Bagby.
10 hours $39.98 Audio CDs / $19.99 Download
Has A FREE Spider Download For You!
Rule of the Monster Men!
Radio Archives has just released its 50th Will Murray Pulp
Classics audiobook! It's The Spider and the Eyeless Legion, one
of the most exciting and compelling adventures starring millionaire
criminologist Richard Wentworth. We thought it only fitting to
celebrate this landmark with the hero who kicked off the successful
Will Murray Pulp Classics––The Spider!
To help celebrate this milestone, I’m offering a free download of
the story that started the recent sequence of Spider exploits,
Rule of the Monster Men. Set in the New York World's Fair, Rule
of the Monster Men pits The Spider against one of the most most
malevolent criminal masterminds he ever encountered.
It began with the sighting of a veterinarian’s ambulance, its caged
rear crammed with helpless human beings––all victims of Manhattan’s
newest monster, the Wreck!
The Rule of the Monster Men had begun.
|Creating an army of
human cripples, the Wreck begins a looting spree that reaches from
Park Avenue to the New York World’s Fair of 1939. In answer to this
awful challenge, Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider, rushes to the defense
of his beloved city of Manhattan. When his fiancee falls victim to this
atrocious fiend, all bets are off! This is not a story with a happy
Taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider. Including another
Arthur Leo Zagat short story, “Doc Turner and the Winged Terror.”
This is a Total Pulp Experience audiobook.
The Spider series was one of the most popular pulp magazines of the
1930s, and his fame has only grown in the 21st Century. Violent,
realistic, and uncompromising in his pursuit of justice, The
Spider never fails to deliver red-hot action and white-heat emotional
thrills. See why he is rightly called the Master of Men!
To obtain your free download send an email to SpiderAudio@RadioArchives.com
and you’ll receive the download link within seconds.
Will Murray's Pulp eBook
G-8 and His Battle Aces #083: Death
Rides the Midnight Patrol
Deep in the earth, away from the light of day, the murder of
millions is planned by a fiend who lives for his love of murder! Herr
Doktor Krueger is his name and Death is his partner in this historic
crime. Above, in the red skies of the battle front, G-8 and his Battle
Aces fly to thwart this scheme. The answer awaits you — in the pages to
be read! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after
World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World
War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men,
harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these
monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of
mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor
Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade,
not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II.
G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s
readers in electronic format.. $2.99.
Dime Mystery Magazine: Arthur Leo Zagat Book 4
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 Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers
in electronic format. $2.99.
Battle Birds #50: Next Stop—Tokyo!
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling
main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast
of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After
nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine
began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine
became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted
until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one
issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. $2.99.
Fighting Aces #19: Only the Brave
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications
aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural
issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world
war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding
down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the
July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious
twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French,
English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle...
pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into
flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting
Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic
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
These short stories are not included
in any of our other eBooks.
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Madman
in the Moon" by Joe Kent
Eddie couldn’t promise the only thing that would make his
sister happy... Then a fresh corpse on his doorstep showed him that he
might make that pledge — if he could live long enough to keep it! 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.
of the Apes
June, 2014, marks the Centennial of the
publication of the first hardcover edition of TARZAN OF THE APES from
A.C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago on June 17, 1914.
To honor this occasion, Recoverings is rolling back the price of the
limited edition, letterpress reproduction of the dust-jacket for this
important book to the PRE-PUBLICATION PRICES of 2004 — the jacket's
original release date.
Until July 20, 2014, all remaining copies of the regular edition
will be priced at $50.00 and the Signature edition will be priced
This dust-jacket replica, is the only authentic reproduction of one of
the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting.
Both George McWhorter, Curator Emeritus of the Burroughs Memorial Collection
at the University of Louisville and the late Danton Burroughs, grandson
of ERB, provided source jackets for this replica production and both
of them approved the final printing.
Not just a facsimile dust-jacket, this is a beautiful example of the
art of letterpress printing.
In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies
every jacket each order will also receive a special gold foil keepsake
card commemorating the centennial of one of the most significant books
in heroic adventure fiction.
Recoverings Replica Dust-Jackets for the Collector
The Serial Squadron Cinema
A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!
The Squadron will now be broadcasting
a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting
restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole
thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress
-- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED
RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created
according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks,
and with commentary, extras, and all that
other good stuff, order the DVD editions!
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15
Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film
role in a story with elements similar to THE
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration
|The Shadow Fan's Podcast
- Now online!
Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around,
Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard
Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue
of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast
|The Shadow - Under the
Blue Light - Now online!
Murder Every Hour
Masters of Death
The Embassy Murders
The Grove of Doom
Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord
of the Jungle
Burroughs (Writer) and Burne
One of the most influential illustrators ever
adapts two of Burroughs’ most beloved Tarzan novels!
Burne Hogarth’s color Tarzan of the Apes and black-and-white
Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novels are collected into
one deluxe hardcover. Hogarth (Dynamic Anatomy) shines in
these lively, lush, and faithful Tarzan adaptations!
Hardcover, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”, b&w,
264 pages, $49.99
|Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which
he researches and writes about the contributors to
Weird Tales magazine and its
companion titles, Oriental Stories and The
Magic Carpet Magazine.
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One
|Tarzan (DVD) - Coming
exclusively to Walmart August 5!
Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the newest incarnation
of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital
HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August 5 from Lionsgate
Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video on Demand and
Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available three
weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the 'Tarzan' stories created
by Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age stories of all
time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation in stunning CGI-animation.
In its initial theatrical release the film has grossed over $35 million
globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) from a screen story
and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also features the voice talents of
Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jaime Ray Newman (TV's "Mind
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's
helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed
Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle
- until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful
Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight - and
the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his instincts
and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes,
Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart for
the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
"Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke" featurette
"Becoming Gorillas" featurette
"The Making of Tarzan" featurette
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Run Time: 94 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital
|TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL TPB
- Now available!
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
The lives of Tom Strong’s daughter Tesla and her unborn
child hang in the balance, and to save them Tom and Val Var
Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy and the mysterious
world known as Terra Obscura!
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.
Trade paperback, 144 pages, Full Color, $14.99,
On sale June 25
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list
are in bold)
Resistance, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99,
July 08, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett,
Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
DREDD: The Illustrated Movie Script & Visuals,
Alex Garland & Jock, 2000AD, $35.00, July 15,2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July
Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures,
ed. Jeff Mariotte, IDW Publishing, $19.99, August 12, 2014
Ghosts of Manhattan, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd.,
$9.90, September 12, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith
R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, September
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt,
Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael
Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99, October
Revolution: Book Three in the Secret World Chronicles,
Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed.
George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99,
November 01, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings &
Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing,
$26.95, November 15, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel,
$7.99, November 18, 2014
Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor,
$7.99, November 25, 2014
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, ed. George R.R.
Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 25, 2014
Collision: Book Four in the Secret World Chronicles,
Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, December 02, 2014
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad, ed. George R.R.
Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little,
Brown & Co., $25.99, February 10, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00,
|WARLORD OF MARS #0 (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in
comic shops July 9!
(Writer) Matt Brady (Art) Jack Jadson (Cover) Gabriel Hardman
If everything he loves is taken away from him, who is John Carter?
Will the Warlord of Mars lose hope if he loses his friends, if
he loses Dejah Thoris? If he loses Mars? Or will he fight all odds
and even reality itself to get it all back?
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On
sale July 9
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer…in the Beginning, Part One
“The Mysterious Mummy” marked Sax Rohmer’s first appearance
in print. Only 20 years old at the time, Rohmer was then writing
under the byline of A. Sarsfield Ward. Born Arthur Henry Ward, Sarsfield
was a surname of historical repute from his mother’s side of the
family which he adopted at the start of his writing career.
Read the rest at the links