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Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
JUNGLE TALES VOLUME 1
CLASSIC JUNGLE ADVENTURES


Airship 27 Productions, a leader in the New Pulp Fiction movement, is thrilled to announce the released of their latest title, JUNGLE TALES Volume One.

One of the most popular sub-genres of the classic pulp magazines were those with jungle settings. With the success and popularity of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan stories, editors began clamoring for similar tales featuring jungle heroes. Soon dozens of cheap loin-cloth wearing imitators were popping up everywhere, including a few jungle queens to add spice to the mix. By far the most successful of these Tarzan clones was the blond-haired Ki-Gor, the Jungle Lord whose adventures appeared regularly in the pages of Jungle Stories magazine.


Now Airship 27 Productions offers up this new collection with three brand new adventures of Ki-Gor and his lovely, red-headed mate, Helene, as they travel into the mysterious, uncharted jungles of Africa.  Penned by Aaron Smith, Duane Spurlock and Peter Miller, here are a trio of fast paced tales that have the Jungle Lord discovering a hidden village of Vikings, crossing paths with dinosaurs in a lost valley and battling cannibals to save the life of a benevolent jungle princess. This is the pulse-pounding action and thrill-a-minute adventure fans have come to expect from the classic jungle pulps. 

“It’s hoped,” said Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “that each new volume of this title will shine the spotlight on a different classic pulp jungle hero.  Maybe even a jungle queen or two.”  This premier features a stunning cover by painter Bryan Fowler with magnificent interior illustrations by Kelly Everaert.  JUNGLE TALES Vol.One kicks off another new series pulp fans are sure to appreciate and enjoy. 


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

$3 digital download available at:

Altus Press - Now available!
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, Secret Agent "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This first volume contains the first four stories, all by Paul Chadwick: "The Torture Trust," "The Spectral Strangler," "The Death-Torch Terror" and "Ambassador of Doom." And it includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson. This is the Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

Only $5.99 on each of the formats listed below!



Beb Books Price Changes
Effective June 25, 2012

For nearly ten years Beb Books has been dedicated to low, low priced reprints of fantasy, science fiction and adventure stories from the pulps. But as the years go by the cost of printing supplies have gone up and I've reached the point where I can no longer afford to price these reprints at the prices I have. Beginning June 25th the costs of all books will increase by one dollar. Postage rates will remain as before. The new prices are listed below.

Secret Agent "X"
 The Torture Trust (#1) - $6.00
 The Spectral Strangler (#2) - $6.00
 The Death-Torch Terror (#3) - $6.00
 Ambassador of Doom (#4) - $6.00
 City of the Living Dead (#5) - $6.00
 The Hand of Horror (#6) - $6.00  
 Octopus of Crime (#7) - $6.00
 The Hooded Hordes (#8) - $6.00
 Servant of the Skull (#9) - $6.00
 The Murder Monster (#10) - $6.00
 The Sinister Scourge (#11) - $6.00
 Curse of the Waiting Death (#12) $6.00
 Devils of Darkness (#13) - $6.00
 Talons of Terror (#14) - $6.00
 The Corpse Cavalcade (#15) - $6.00
 The Golden Ghoul (#16) - $6.00
 Monarch of Murder (#17) - $6.00
 Legion of the Living Dead (#18) $6.00
 Horde of the Damned (#19) - $6.00
 Ringmaster of Doom (#20) - $6.00
 King of the Blue Corpses (#21) $6.00
 Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22) $6.00
 Dividends of Doom (#23) - $6.00
 The Fear Merchants (#24) - $6.00
 Faceless Fury (#25) - $6.00
 Subterranean Scourge (#26) - $6.00
 The Doom Director (#27) - $6.00
 City of Madness (#28) - $6.00
 Horror's Handclasp (#29) - $6.00
 Death's Frozen Formula (#30) - $6.00
 The Murder Brain (#31)- $6.00
 Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)- $6.00
 Curse of the Mandarin's Fan (#36)- $6.00

Lars Anderson
 The Complete Domino Lady Stories - $6.00
H. Bedford-Jones
Fang Tung, Magician - $6.00
Max Brand
 "One Glass of Wine" and other stories - $9.00
 "Devil Ritter" and other stories - $6.00
Leniver Carew
 A Kasahmir Abductor - $6.00
Ray Cummings
 The Girl in the Golden Atom &
 The People of the Golden Atom
 (original magazine versions) - $9.00
J. Allan Dunn
 Sign of the Skull - $6.00
George Allen England
 The Fatal Gift - $6.00
Seward W. Hopkins
 Captives of the Temple - $6.00
Murray Leinster
 The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet,
 Red Dust - 3 SF Novellas - $6.00
Johnston McCulley

 The Curse of Capistrano - $6.00
 The Further Adventures of Zorro - $6.00
 At His Mercy - $6.00
 Shipmates With Horror - $6.00
A. Merritt
 The Moon Pool & Conquest of the Moon Pool
   (magazine version) - $12.00
Arthur A. Nelson
 Wings of Danger - $9.00
Victor Rousseau
 Draft of Eternity - $6.00
 Eye of Balamok - $6.00
 Fruit of the Lamp - $6.00
 My Lady of the Nile - $6.00

Perley Poore Sheehan
 Abu, The Dream-Maker - $9.00
 The Abyss of Wonder - $6.00
 Captain Trouble - $6.00
 The Copper Princess - $6.00
 Egerts - Tales of the Everglades - $6.00
 Judith of Babylon - $6.00
 Kwa, Of The Ape People - $9.00
 Phyllis of Fountain Square & "Upstairs" -  $6.00
 The Queen of Sheba - $6.00
 The Woman of the Pyramid - $6.00
Francis Stevens
 The Labyrinth - $6.00
 Avalon - $6.00

Charles B. Stilson
 "Out of Egypt" and other stories - $9.00
 The Polaris -- of the Snows series
   Polaris - of the Snows - $6.00
   Minos of Sardanes - $6.00
   Polaris and the Goddess Glorian - $9.00
 Land of the Shadow People series
   A Man Named Jones - $6.00
   Land of the Shadow People - $9.00
J. U. Giesy
 Palos of the Dog Star Pack Series
   Palos of the Dog Star Pack - $6.00
   The Mouthpiece of Zitu - $6.00
   Jason, Son of Jason - $6.00
Frank L. Packard
 The Adventures of Jimmie Dale - $6.00
 The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale - $6.00
 Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue - $6.00
 The White Moll - $6.00
Tales of Sheena, Queen of the jungle
 The Collected stories of the Jungle Queen
  - $10.00


Beb Books are printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper, side stapled, with all covers and interior illustrations from the original pulps.
Beb Books may be order by sending check ot money order to:
Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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

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




Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
In the Name of Honor by Albert Payson Terhune

A Prisoner of Honor!

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

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

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

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION

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

"Wholly enjoyable reading."—Salt Lake Tribune

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



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

The Book Cave: Enter At Your Own Risk - New!
Pulp Historian Albert Tonik’s Collection Will Be Auctioned at PulpFest - New!
More on “10-20-30” Melodrama - New!
The Movie Serial’s Precursor: “10-20-30” Stage Melodrama - New!
The Unbearable Lightness of Leo
Chandu? Can Do!
Promising Pulp-Mag Series Characters Who Never Really Caught Fire
Vintage Pulps Added to Collectibles Page
It’s Now Easier to Start or Renew Your BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Subscription
Looking Ahead to PulpFest  
FIRE-TONGUE: Not So Hot
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 185:  PulpFest   - New!
Ed Hulse visits The Book Cave to announce this year's PulpFest and talk about his magazine Blood-N-Thunder.

Episode 184:  Tales of the Rook 
Episode 183:  Stephen Payne
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Art's Reviews Episode 3: Philip Jose Farmer Renaissance 2012
Philip Jose Farmer Renaissance 2012 :
Wold Newton Reprints, The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer, The Exiles of Kho, Pulpfest/Farmercon 2012, and an online contest!

Art Sippo interviews Win Eckert, Mike Croteau, and Paul Spiteri about upcoming publications by and abut Phil Farmers body of work. There are more volumes in the Titan Book series due over the next few months including Times Last Gift, A Feast Unknown, and Lord Tyger. Meteor House continues its acclaimed series with #3 of the Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer and the new Khokarsa novel Exilers of Kho. We discuss the program scheduled for Pulpfest/Farmercon in August 2012 along with other news for Farmer and Wold Newton fans. Finally there is an online contest that will be on the www.pjfarmer.com website with an entry deadline of 1 July 2012. An altogether fascinating show!


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

Forgotten Books: Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 (now playing on BBC !) - New!
The Leopard Couch - A new Sax Rohmer collection! - New!
Forgotten Stories: "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sale
Shock Troops of Justice!
Forgotten (but FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Murder by Mail"
"The Crimson Diamond" by Frederick Nebel
Forgotten Books: But Not the End by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Detective Fiction Weekly
Doc Con 15 - October 19, 20, & 21, 2012!
Doc Con 15 will be held October 19, 20, &21, 2012 in Glendale Arizona at the Comfort Suites located at 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, US, 85305. Call to reserve your room (623) 271-9005 and mention "Doc Savage Convention" for our reduced group rate.
Go to http://www.facebook.com/azdoccon for additional information.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Five Ivory Boxes" from the July 1, 1942 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
The Shadow in Review website has moved to http://home.comcast.net/~deshadow/
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"Death In the Quiet Zone" by Leo Stalnaker from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1939

When Landetto Meets His Finish, Several People Are Put on the Spot!
"Three Birds With One Stone" by Harold de Polo from SPEED 
DETECTIVE, December, 1944
Featuring: Chan Buzzell
Game Warden Chan Buzzell had always been a little suspicious of the old German-Swiss hermit, but there was nothing he could prove. Perhaps it's true that "it takes a thief to catch a thief."


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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


GREEN HORNET #26 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (33%), Phil Hester (33%), and Jonathan Lau (33%)

He's been set up for murder. He's been forced to battle a deadly doppelganger and left for dead. Now, Green Hornet must fight an entire city. A power-mad politician hopes to rule Century City on the back of the "villain" known as Green Hornet. Now, the city that Green Hornet and Kato have sworn to protect turns on them completely, and help arrives from the most unlikely source. The epic "Outcast" arc screams toward a conclusion that will forever change the legacy of the Green Hornet.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #1 - Now available!
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #1 will entertain and educate readers with articles focusing on the most iconic images to see print. You will read about European artists whose work reached audiences far beyond the confines of their studios. However, with the passing of the years and the ascendancy of new media much of this brilliant and inspirational artwork has been lost and forgotten. illustrators is the first publication devoted to the story of European illustration. It will guide you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the most eminent enthusiasts of this oft neglected art form. Art by Denis McLoughlin, Badia Camps, Cherie Herovard, Ian Kennedy, and Mick Brownfield.

Softcover, 9x11, 96pages, Full Color    $24.99






James Rollins: BLOODLINE: A SIGMA FORCE NOVEL - Now available!
In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality.

Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu -- the staff of Jesus Christ -- a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that promises to change humankind forever.

A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission into the African jungle. The woman is no rich tourist: she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, daughter of the U.S. president.

Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal which has been manipulating events throughout history...and now challenges the current presidency. 

For this unique mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal, as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions. And the danger is only beginning...

Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries...a scheme that lies within our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking:

Could you live forever?
Would you live forever?


Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN-10: 0061784796
ISBN-13: 978-0061784798
$27.99


THE LONE RANGER #7 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

It's new territory and a new arc for the Lone Ranger. With Tonto gravely wounded, the Ranger seeks help from a Ute Indian Shaman. As the Ute decide whether to offer help or simply kill Lone Ranger on the spot, we begin to learn the secrets of Tonto's past. How did Tonto come to be the brave without a tribe who discovered John Reid after the Cavendish gang's ambush? All will be revealed in the Native Ground arc. Part one of six.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Mike Chomko - June / July  2012 newsletter is now available!
Mike's June / July 2012 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


Mike has also establish a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/


Monte Herridge: THE SERIES CHARACTERS FROM DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY - Now online!
Monte Herridge has a new series at the Mystery*Files Blog on series characters from DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY.
#13 - Hugo Oakes, Lawyer Detective - New
#12 - Indian John Seattle
#11 - Inspector Frayne
#10 - Oscar Van Duyven & Pierre Lemasse
#9 - The Patent Leather Kid
#8 - Candid Jones
#7 - Tug Norton
#6 - Battle McKim
#5 - Secret Agent George Devrite
#4 - Colin Haig
#3 - Arty Beele
#2 - Happy McGonigle by Paul Allenby
#1 - Shamus Maguire by Stanley Day

PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
WIN SCOTT ECKERT - New!  
In a PULPED! Special, Tommy Hancock welcomes renowned Historian, Writer, and Wold Newton Expert Win Scott Eckert!  Topics include upcoming work from Win in the Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster from Meteor House as well as The Green Hornet: Still at Large from Moonstone! Tune in for a special announcement of a contest that closes on JUNE 30!

PERRY CONSTANTINE & STEPHEN PAYNE - New!  
Tommy Hancock returns once again but not with just one guest, but with TWO!  First up, Tommy visits with New Pulp writer Perry Constantine about his latest release, DRAGON KINGS OF THE ORIENT!  Then just like a good ol' PULPED! one-two punch, Tommy sits down with New Pulp Author Stephen Payne about his work with Secret Agent X and his latest X novel, MASTER OF MADNESS!  This double shot of PULPED! is just one of the many new aspects you can expect more of in the future from PULPED! The Official New Pulp Podcast!



Albert Tonik, long-time fan, scholar and collector of pulp magazines and related pop-culture artifacts, has decided to sell his holdings and has chosen PulpFest as the most appropriate venue to do so.

Al was one of the leading pulp history researchers for many years, a fact that led to his winning the "Lamont Award" in 1994. Additionally, he has been one of the pulp collecting hobby’s most generous participants. He has given us a great deal—including his friendship—and PulpFest is pleased to have a role in giving something back to Al and his family.

On Saturday, August 11th, Al Tonik’s huge collection of hardcovers, paperbacks, pulps, dime novels, comic books, fanzines, and especially scarce and desirable reference books will go on the auction block. It's yet another reason to be excited about PulpFest 2012, which is almost certain to be the best yet!

Please visit www.pulpfest.com for further details.

On Friday, August 10th, David Saunders will present a talk on James Allen St. John, the most famous illustrator of the works Edgar Rice Burroughs. After settling in Chicago in 1912, St. John began to work as a commercial artist for a number of Midwest publishers, including A. C. McClurg, the publisher of Burroughs in book format.

The leading expert on pulp art and author of numerous articles on pulp artists for ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE, David Saunders will present many glorious examples of St. John's finest works as well as behind-the-scene photos of  the artist, his studio, his art school, and his private club, as well as rare sketches of familiar masterpieces to better appreciate his working methods.

Please visit www.pulpfest.com for further details.



The PulpRack - Now online!
Atomic Robo is a Shadow fan! - New!
Pulp Cover: BLUE BOOK May 1935
Jules Verne: Pre-Pulp Pioneer Extraordinaire
Edgar AllanPoe and the Road to Pulp Fiction
Ancient Viking Pulp: Egil's Saga
The Black Lizard by Edogawa Rampo
Vidocq: French pulp fiction on the screen
Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP STATUS
OF THE FICTION OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
by Jerry L. Schneider


Entitled "Under the Moons of Mars", A PRINCESS OF MARS was first published in All-Story magazine in 1912. The same year, TARZAN OF THE APES appeared in the same magazine. Under the copyright laws of the United States, both stories are now in the Public Domain. This book takes a look at the copyrights and ownerships of the fictional stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs and presents detailed information as to whether each story is still protected by copyright or if it is in the Public Domain, as well as determining who owns the copyright, if it is still protected. Written by Jerry L. Schneider, the noted author of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND THE SILVER SCREEN and LORD OF THE JUNGLE FILMING LOCATIONS OF CALIFORNIA, as well as many other books on film locations, and who is also the owner and publisher of ERBville Press, Pulpville Press, and other imprints which reprint public domain works of authors, including Burroughs.

134 pages
6 x 9 inches softcover -- $15.00
6 x 9 inches hardcover -- $30.00

Order Softcover Book Here
Order Dust Jacketed Hardcover Here




Pulpville Press - Now available!

During the early 1960's, Ace Books reprinted many Edgar Rice Burroughs books in the small sized 4 x 6.25 paperback. None of those books were copyrighted and all of the artwork became Public Domain immediately. This color and black/white book contains all of the illustrations and cover art found in those early Ace Books.

106 pages -- color and black/white
6 x 9 inches softcover
$20.00





Pulpville Press - Now available!

The early paperback editions of Burroughs' works appeared in the 1950's and 1960's from a variety of publishers: Ace, Ballantine, Dell, Dover, and a few illegal versions from Gold Star. All of the first appearances of the books, except for the Ace Books which are detailed in a separate book, are included here with all of their illustrations included. Full Color.

74 pages -- color
6 x 9 inches softcover
$20.00





Pulpville Press - Now available!

Artist Mahlon Blaine illustrated the first seven Canaveral Press editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books. Included in this book are all of the interior artwork and exterior artwork.

76 pages
6 x 9 inches softcover
$12.95





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

Drums drone death - novella by J. Allan Dunn - New!
J. Allan Dunn - Pulp author, Novelist, Explorer, Sailor - New!
The Bust of Lincoln - short story by James Francis Dwyer
A jungle graduate - short story by James Francis Dwyer
James Francis Dwyer - biography
Georges Surdez - Writer of French Foreign Legion stories
William Hazlett Upson - creator of Alexander Botts
Photo feature - Kathrene Pinkerton in the wilderness
Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton - husband and wife writing team

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #11
Unabridged Audiobook

The Spider - The Flame Master
Now available!

The Spider battled many an over-the-top enemy in his ten-year career crushing super-criminals. None of them came near the insane spectacle of Aronk Dong, the Lion Man from Mars. A man-monster capable of hurling thunderbolts from his fingertips, he appeared on Earth in the March, 1935 issue of The Spider.

As this drama unfolds, tragedy has already struck the Spider. Ronald Jackson, who had served under Major Wentworth during World War I, had fallen in combat in the story called The Pain Master. Never before had death touched a member of the Richard Wentworth’s inner circle. Now they—and their readers—understood that all of them were living on borrowed time.

With their numbers diminished, the crime-busting band must soldier on as they face their most unbelievable foe. Writer Norvell W. Page must have dug deep into his fevered imagination to produce this nightmare foe. I can’t prove it, but I think he had a little help. Page was good friends with Doc Savage writer Lester Dent, and The Flame Master bears a strong resemblance to an earlier Lester Dent story called “The Flame Horror,” where the master villain turned out to be a—but I don’t want to give away the ending here. It is one of pulpdom’s wildest and most self-referential.

Around the time The Flame Master appeared in print, Doc Savage Magazine ran a novel called Death in Silver, which reads as if it was plotted by Norvell Page. My unsupported theory is that one day over drinks the author of Doc Savage helped Norvell Page plot a Spider novel, and vice versa. Dent handed Page an old plot device he had used early in his career. Page ran with it, producing this riveting Spider installment.

While we may never know the truth behind this thunderous tale of terror and torment, it stands as one of the most bizarre and memorable Spider novels ever committed to pulp paper. Fans of the Spider who never experienced it are destined to have their minds blown by its sheer, headlong drama.

The Flame Master is produced by Roger Rittner, with a full music score and sound effects. Nick Santa Maria voices the story, backed up by Robin Riker as the unforgettable Nita van Sloan.



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

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


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

The Spider #28: The Mayor of Hell
In that single, unguarded moment while he played his precious Stradivarius, the combined forces of the Mayor of Hell — the crooked Law and the vengeful Underworld — besieged Richard Wentworth, otherwise known as the Spider, nemesis of criminals! Mourned as dead, the Spider must start life anew, without friends or funds or hidden refuge, so that the Mayor of Hell’s bloody-handed henchmen — who judge no deed too base, who respect neither man nor God — may find their just reward — in death! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #29: Slaves of the Murder Syndicate
Note: #29 is the sequel to #28 The Mayor of Hell.
America faces certain doom as its citizens fall in screaming thousands before the noxious death vapors loosed upon them by the Green Hand. How can the Spider, harried and threatened by a hundred new and deadly perils, check the rising power of the next Dictator — and lay bare the scheming, criminal mind which seeks to enslave the nation? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.


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

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

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


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
Operator 5 #09: Legions of Starvation
Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold — wheat! Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire... Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery — overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, thundered sharp-hoofed over the sterile reaches of a famine-wasted continent, while only one man — Operator 5 — realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot. And only he — America's undercover ace — could hope to bring the canny schemer to the justice he deserved — death!


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

Captain Future #13: The Face of the Deep
Carried far outside the solar system, and wrecked on a volcanic planetoid in company with a shipload of condemned criminals, Captain Future faces the supreme test of his courage! Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.
 
Captain Future #14: Worlds to Come
Captain Future and his valiant aides speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system — ready to lock in mortal combat with deadly enemies from another dimension! Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.


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



Radio Archives
The Joe DeVito Poster Series
Now available!


The Joe DeVito Poster Series introduces the first of a select group of images gleaned from decades of work in Pulp and related genres. With additional images to be added on a steady basis, this is the first time DeVito’s art has been able to be presented in such a collectible format.

DeVito’s recent Pulp-related work includes painting covers for The All New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage written by Will Murray, sculpting the 100th Anniversary statue of Tarzan for the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate, creating new King Kong collectibles for the Merian C. Cooper Estate. Recently released are Kindle and iBook versions of KONG: King of Skull Island, which is also being transformed into a cutting edge app.

We hope you enjoy what promises to be a new and exciting way to view this initial unveiling of DeVito’s Poster Series. Please check in on a continuing basis to view and collect both the classics and his newest creations!



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

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

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


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

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

Trade edition, less than 3000 copies printed
.

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


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

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


Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #16 - Coming in August!
The upcoming issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur features an unfinished Pike Bearfield story titled “The Diablos Trail.” The 3,000 word piece ends at a logical point, not just stopping mid-sentence.

In addition to this story, there is a second Howard short-short story and an illustrated Howard poem. Of course, there’s the usual line-up of outstanding essays and articles by top Howard scholars and great artwork, including a color cover by Terry Plavet.

This year is the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Conan the Cimmerian in the pages of Weird Tales. “The Phoenix on the Sword” was published in the December 1932 issue of The Unique Magazine, giving birth to both a legend and the genre of sword and sorcery. To help commemorate this milestone, Michael L. Peters has drawn a magnificent four plate portfolio based on “Rogues in the House” for the upcoming issue of TGR. “Rogues” first appeared in the January 1934 issue and was the seventh Conan story published.
The first plate of Michael’s “Rogues in the House” portfolio is posted at he right.

TGR #16 is slated for publication in early August and will be open for pre-orders shortly.




ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Written by Michael Golden, David Mandel, Matt Wagner
Art by Eric Canete, Michael Golden, J Bone

Covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The finale of our second Rocketeer Adventures Anthology presents stories with Cliff caught up in a riot in Los Angeles, and a history lesson that includes a crash course in… the Rocketeer! All this plus a surprise bonus feature—you're not going to want to miss this!

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Darwyn Cooke, 1 Dave Stevens)


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.






Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Dire events in prehistoric Pellucidar take a dramatic and fateful turn, as David Innes defends the honor of Dian the Beautiful. Illustrated by artist Jamie Chase for our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.



Solomon Kane - U.S. Feature Film release!
According to the Rope of Silicon website, SOLOMON KANE now has a Motion Pictures Association of America rating of R and a To-Be-Announced release date in 2012. The studio is Radius-TWC.


TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 11
Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Jesse Marsh (Art)

Jesse Marsh continues revolutionizing comics art, imbuing these action-packed adventures with a blend of grace and power that has rarely been matched! Whether swinging through Marsh's beautifully rendered jungle, flying through the air atop his giant eagle, or battling marauders alongside his friends from all over Africa's land of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan proves one of comics' greatest heroes. And fifty issues in, Jesse Marsh keeps getting better! Reprinting Dell's Tarzan #52 - #56 and March of Comics #125, from 1954, for the first time. Introduction by Ron Marz!

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 4.





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

Weird Tales Books: The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader  - New!
Weird Tales Books: The Avon Fantasy Reader
 - New!
Ray Bradbury in The New Yorker  - New!
Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Nictzin Dyalhis (1873?-1942)
Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973)
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965)
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)

WARLORD OF MARS #19
Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Daniel Sampere
Covers: Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false and ow thoroughly dead goddess who once ruled the entire planet. In doing so he lost his one true love, the princess Dejah Thoris, but there's no time to mope--renegade priests of Issus have activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars's fragile atmosphere, unless Carter can figure out a way to shut it down. He and his son, Carthoris, have no choice but to turn to the people they most despise, the Holy Therns. Carthoris catches the eye of a beautiful thern princess, but what will his father think?



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









22 June 2012

2012 Tarzana Dum-Dum - Thursday through Saturday, August 16-18!

DATES: Thursday August 16th, Friday the 17th, and concluding with a guest of honor dinner on Saturday August 18th, 2012.
LOCATION: The Marriott center in Woodland Hills, California, next to Tarzana and the ERB, Inc. offices. Special Dum-Dum rate $109.

REGISTRATION: early registration fee will be $100 until July 16th, and after July 16th the fee will go up to $125.
Online registration is now available at: www.edgarriceburroughs.com


GUESTS:
JANE GOODALL: Our Special Guest of Honour is a world-famous Tarzan fan and committed environmentalist and protector of African wildlife
James Sullos (president of ERB, Inc.)
John Burroughs (Danton's older brother)
Danton Burroughs family: Linda and daughters Llana Jane Burroughs, Dejah Burroughs
Robin Maxwell will attend (the author of Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan)
Joe De Vito (sculptor of Tarzan).
Al Bohl (Film and documentary maker: Tarzan Lord of the Louisiana Jungle, etc. 
Denny Miller (actor, author) 
Ron Ely (actor, author)
Jerry Schneider (publisher of the ERBville series and others).
Professor Stan Galloway (author of Teenage Tarzan)
Andy Briggs (author of two new authorized Tarzan novels)
Michael Kogge (author of Annotated Princess of Mars)
Neal Romanek (author of a new Venus novel)
Tracy Griffin (author of a new coffee table Tarzan book)
Thomas Yeates (ERB artist and Prince Valiant artist)
Bill Stout (muralist and ERB artist)
Michael Sellers (author, director)
Jim Van Hise (publisher)
Henry Franke (Editor of the Burroughs Bulletin)
Dr. J. G. Huckenpohler, author of the Pocket Checklist, 8th ed.
Lee Strong (Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star) (panel of authors)
Dan Parsons (graphic novel author and Tarzan artist)
Joe Musso (movie Tarzan knives collector)
Bob Zeuschner (author of  ERB: The Exhaustive Scholar’s and Collector’s Descriptive Bibliography)
Brian Bohnett (author of The Remarkable Enid Markey, and other Burroughs studies)


For the con schedule of events and further details, click on the link below.


Altus Press - Coming soon!
Hell in Boxes: The Exploits of Lynn Lash and Foster Fade
Authored by Lester Dent, Introduction by Will Murray


In 1933, Lester Dent jumpstarted his pulp fiction career when he created scientific detective Lynn Lash. Operating out of a New York skyscraper, Lash tackled super-scientific threats the police could not handle, opening the way for Dent’s greatest creation, the immortal Doc Savage. All three Lash cases are included in this volume, including a rare story not published during Dent’s lifetime, "The Flame Horror."

Two years later, Dent produced a new gadget-wielding sleuth, Foster Fade, the Crime Spectacularist. Working for a major metropolitan tabloid, Fade solved crimes so bizarre they defied description. The entire Crime Spectacularist trilogy is presented for the first time ever in an authorized edition. This is Dent at his imaginative best--vintage hardboiled detective fiction with a weird menace twist!

346 pages, $29.95 softcover




Altus Press - Coming soon!
Welcome to the Terror Trios series from Altus Press
Each volume in this series will present three novels from the great weird menace pulps from Popular Publications. Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories frequently ran lengthy pieces of 20,000 words or more that have sadly been ignored by anthologists due to their length.

This series will present for the first time in book form notable works by authors such as Hugh B. Cave, Wyatt Blassingame, Wayne Rogers and others. Noted horror author and pulp scholar, John Pelan has assembled a series of books that will bring back into print some of the most notable works in the genre. Don’t miss a single volume!  
$14.95 each
Spawn of the Flames:
Terror Trios Featuring
Wayne Rogers containing:

Spawn of the Flames
The Devil’s Step-Daughters
The Mummy Pack  Prowls Again
Death Underground:
Terror Trios Featuring
Wyatt Blassingame containing:

Ghouls of the Green Death
We Danced With Death!
Death Underground

Devils in the Dark:
Terror Trios Featuring
Hugh B. Cave containing:

Devils in the Dark
Inn of the Shadow-Creatures
Dark Bondage





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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 61: "The Man Who Fell Up" and "The Three Wild Men"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two titanic tales by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the unbelievable sight of "The Man Who Fell Up" sets Doc and Pat Savage on the trail of the Man of Bronze's missing aides and a super-weapon that could change the course of World War II. Then, the FBI wrongly links Doc Savage and his aides to brutal outbreaks of mindless insanity! Can the Man of Bronze elude the G-Men long enough to solve the incredible mystery of "The Three Wild Men"? This double-novel collector's edition features both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Charles DeFeo, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-088-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 61 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121428. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!
THE SHADOW Volume 64: "Death Rides the Skyway" and "The Ribbon Clues"
The Master of Darkness investigates baffling mysteries in two classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow must unravel the baffling mystery of "The Ribbon Clues" to stop a serial killer and unearth hidden millions! Then, to unmask a diabolical super-crook, The Shadow follows a bizarre trail of murder that leads from San Francisco to Chicago and Manhattan as "Death Rides the Skyway" in an thrill-packed tale of industrial sabotage and deadly greed. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by legendary artist Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-089-2 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 64 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121429. 

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

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


Beb Books Price Changes
Effective June 25, 2012

For nearly ten years Beb Books has been dedicated to low, low priced reprints of fantasy, science fiction and adventure stories from the pulps. But as the years go by the cost of printing supplies have gone up and I've reached the point where I can no longer afford to price these reprints at the prices I have. Beginning June 25th the costs of all books will increase by one dollar. Postage rates will remain as before. The new prices are listed below.

Secret Agent "X"
The Torture Trust (#1) - $6.00
The Spectral Strangler (#2) - $6.00
The Death-Torch Terror (#3) - $6.00
Ambassador of Doom (#4) - $6.00
City of the Living Dead (#5) - $6.00
The Hand of Horror (#6) - $6.00  
Octopus of Crime (#7) - $6.00
The Hooded Hordes (#8) - $6.00
Servant of the Skull (#9) - $6.00
The Murder Monster (#10) - $6.00
The Sinister Scourge (#11) - $6.00
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12) $6.00
Devils of Darkness (#13) - $6.00
Talons of Terror (#14) - $6.00
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15) - $6.00
The Golden Ghoul (#16) - $6.00
Monarch of Murder (#17) - $6.00
Legion of the Living Dead (#18) $6.00
Horde of the Damned (#19) - $6.00
Ringmaster of Doom (#20) - $6.00
King of the Blue Corpses (#21) $6.00
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22) $6.00
Dividends of Doom (#23) - $6.00
The Fear Merchants (#24) - $6.00
Faceless Fury (#25) - $6.00
Subterranean Scourge (#26) - $6.00
The Doom Director (#27) - $6.00
City of Madness (#28) - $6.00
Horror's Handclasp (#29) - $6.00
Death's Frozen Formula (#30) - $6.00
The Murder Brain (#31)- $6.00
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)- $6.00
Curse of the Mandarin's Fan (#36)- $6.00
Lars Anderson
The Complete Domino Lady Stories - $6.00
H. Bedford-Jones
Fang Tung, Magician - $6.00
Max Brand
"One Glass of Wine" and other stories - $9.00
"Devil Ritter" and other stories - $6.00
Leniver Carew
A Kasahmir Abductor - $6.00
Ray Cummings
The Girl in the Golden Atom & The People of the Golden Atom (original magazine versions) - $9.00
J. Allan Dunn
Sign of the Skull - $6.00
George Allen England
The Fatal Gift - $6.00
Seward W. Hopkins
Captives of the Temple - $6.00
Murray Leinster
The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet, Red Dust - 3 SF Novellas - $6.00
Johnston McCulley

The Curse of Capistrano - $6.00
The Further Adventures of Zorro - $6.00
At His Mercy - $6.00
Shipmates With Horror - $6.00
A. Merritt
The Moon Pool & Conquest of the Moon Pool (magazine version) - $12.00
Arthur A. Nelson
Wings of Danger - $9.00
Victor Rousseau
Draft of Eternity - $6.00
Eye of Balamok - $6.00
Fruit of the Lamp - $6.00
My Lady of the Nile - $6.00

Perley Poore Sheehan
Abu, The Dream-Maker - $9.00
The Abyss of Wonder - $6.00
Captain Trouble - $6.00
The Copper Princess - $6.00
Egerts - Tales of the Everglades - $6.00
Judith of Babylon - $6.00
Kwa, Of The Ape People - $9.00
Phyllis of Fountain Square & "Upstairs" - $6.00
The Queen of Sheba - $6.00
The Woman of the Pyramid - $6.00
Francis Stevens
The Labyrinth - $6.00
Avalon - $6.00
Charles B. Stilson
"Out of Egypt" and other stories - $9.00
The Polaris -- of the Snows series
Polaris - of the Snows - $6.00
Minos of Sardanes - $6.00
Polaris and the Goddess Glorian - $9.00
Land of the Shadow People series
A Man Named Jones - $6.00
Land of the Shadow People - $9.00
J. U. Giesy
Palos of the Dog Star Pack Series
Palos of the Dog Star Pack - $6.00
The Mouthpiece of Zitu - $6.00
Jason, Son of Jason - $6.00
Frank L. Packard
The Adventures of Jimmie Dale - $6.00
The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale - $6.00
Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue - $6.00
The White Moll - $6.00
Tales of Sheena, Queen of the jungle
The Collected stories of the Jungle Queen - $10.00


Beb Books are printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper, side stapled, with all covers and interior illustrations from the original pulps.
Beb Books may be order by sending check ot money order to:
Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit,MI 48224

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

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

The Unbearable Lightness of Leo - New!
Chandu? Can Do! - New!
Promising Pulp-Mag Series Characters Who Never Really Caught Fire - New!
Vintage Pulps Added to Collectibles Page
It’s Now Easier to Start or Renew Your BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Subscription
Looking Ahead to PulpFest  
FIRE-TONGUE: Not So Hot
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 184:  Tales of the Rook  - New!
Barry Reese visits the Book Cave to introduce his latest Rook bestseller, "Tales Of The Rook."

Episode 183:  Stephen Payne
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man
Centipede Press: HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION
Coming in October!

Hannes Bok (1914–1964) is considered to be one of the premier fantasy illustrators of the twentieth century. Dying young, he left behind a mostly uncollected array of wonderful and astonishing black-and-white pulp illustrations, a dozen or so dazzling dust jacket covers, and an as-yet-undetermined number of gorgeous color paintings. Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration brings back into print not only his out of print artwork but many newly discovered drawings and paintings, reproduced here for the first time. In addition, A Life in Illustration also includes a rich selection of critical and biographical background material, including a nostalgic memoir by Ray Bradbury.

Softcover, 8x12, 456 pages, Full Color, $150.00


HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121338. 


THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 22
Arriving in comic shops June 27!
Michael Fleisher (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Val Mayerik (Pencils/Inks), Bob Camp (Inks), Armando Gil (Inks), George Roussos (Color), Christie Scheele (Color), and Steven Mellor (Color)

Legends say that even demons fear to tread the Pictish wilderness after the sun has set. But the threat of hordes of savage Picts is not enough to keep Conan the Barbarian from the lure of a king's treasure . . . and Tetra, the beautiful daughter of a Brythunian nobleman. While seemingly lost without Conan's protection, Tetra will show Pict and Cimmerian alike that she is far, far more than she seems! Collects Conan the Barbarian #168 thru #173 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 and #9.

Trade paperback, 232 pages, $18.99




Dark Horse Comics


Collecting Fantasy Art  by Robert Weinberg - Chapter 13 is now online!
Collecting Fantasy Art is a series of articles by Bob Weinberg who owns one of the finest collections of original science fiction and fantasy art in the world.  
Collecting Fantasy Art #13: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 3, Two Great Artists - New!
Collecting Fantasy Art #12: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 2, Three Unusual Trips
Collecting Fantasy Art #11: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 1, Two Visits
Collecting Fantasy Art #10: A Party and Some Sales
Collecting Fantasy Art #9: Darrell and Sam, Two Famous Collectors
Collecting Fantasy Art #8: Sam and the Scientologists
Collecting Fantasy Art #7: Susan and Betsy  
Collecting Fantasy Art #6: An Art Potpourri  
Collecting Fantasy Art #5: Lail, It Rhymes with Gail
Collecting Fantasy Art #4: Art Mania!  
Collecting Fantasy Art #3: Meet Marty G.
Collecting Fantasy Art #2: Aces and Earls
Collecting Fantasy Art #1: Starting at Zero
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 - Coming in September!
Brian Wood (Writer), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

At home in Cimmeria, Conan feels a confidence he hasn't experienced in some time. However, Bêlit is unsure of herself among Conan's family and clan in this strange, frozen land, a dangerous variable as the two face not only the impostor Conan, but also his vicious army!

• Conan and Bêlit in Cimmeria!
• New artist Vasilis Lolos (Pixu)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 12

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120032. 


Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

O
ne of the Grand Masters of Horror Fiction, Hugh B. Cave's remarkable career spanned seventy years of active publishing. This volume is a landmark event for Dancing Tuatara Press and fans of the weird menace genre.

Introduced by John Pelan, HOUSE OF THE RESTLESS DEAD collects the following stories:
House of the Restless Dead, Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1935
Blood in the House, Thrilling Mystery Magazine, June 1936
Daughters of Dark Desire, Dime Mystery Magazine, December 1935
Spawn of Inferno, Weird Tales, October 1932
House of Lost Souls, Dime Mystery Magazine September 1934
Satan’s Sepulcher, Terror Tales, April 1935
Death in the Dark, Dime Mystery Magazine, June 1934
The Infernal Shadow, Strange Tales, October 1932
Enslaved by Satan, Terror Tales, February 1935


$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan



Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!


No one made up better non-human aliens than Raymond Z. Gallun in his Astounding Stories contributions of the 30s. John Pelan has collected 10 of them in this first volume of a planned three-volume set and introduces them. See his introduction below for more about this fascinating author.


The stories in this volume are:
Old Faithful, Astounding Science Fiction, December 1934
Brother Worlds, Thrilling Wonder, February 1951
Iszt—Earthman, Astounding Science Fiction, April 1938
The Achilles Heel, Amazing Stories, 1940
Hotel Cosmos, Astounding Science Fiction, July 1938
Prodigal’s Aura, Astounding Science Fiction, April 1951
Bluff Play, Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1950
Asteroid of Fear, 1951 Planet Stories March 1951
The Eternal Wall, 1942 Amazing Stories November 1942
Davey Jones’ Ambassador, Astounding Science Fiction, Dec. 1935

308 pages


$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan




Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!


One of the lost masters of the weird tale, John H. Knox produced an astonishing volume of horror and supernatural fiction for Popular Publications in the 1930s before switching to more straightforward mysteries. This is the third of several volumes Dancing Tuatara Press plans to publish in the near future.

Introduced by John Pelan, HANDS OUT OF HELL collects the following stories:
Hands out of Hell — Thrilling Mystery October 1936
Blood for the Cavern Dwellers — Horror Stories Aug/Sept 1937
His Bodiless Twin — Terror Tales November 1935
Brides for Satan’s Pupils Hell — Dime Mystery December 1937
Dead Man’s Shadow — Terror Tales December 1934
The Village Cursed By God — Dime Mystery July 1937
Girls for the Gods of Fire — Dime Mystery May 1938
Coffin for the Living — Dime Mystery November 1936


$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan




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

Forgotten Stories: "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sale  - New!
Shock Troops of Justice! - New!
Forgotten (but FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Murder by Mail"
"The Crimson Diamond" by Frederick Nebel
Forgotten Books: But Not the End by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Detective Fiction Weekly



Doc Savage #18 - Now available as a digital download!

The final story arc in DC Comics DOC SAVAGE series was by JG Jones with Phil Winslade on art.
It was planned as a six issue story arc starting in issue 13. The comic was cancelled with issue 17, leaving a hanging “To Be Continued” tag… that was never picked up.


DC Comics has finally published Doc Savage #18 by Jones and Winslade as a digital comic for ninety-nine cents. It can be purchased at the link below.





ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 3 TP - Coming in September!
(Writer) Chris Roberson (Art) Francesco Biagini (Cover) Francesco Mattina

DON’T MISS THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO ELRIC’S EPIC RETURN TO COMICS!

The Eternal Champions Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck have finally found the source of the unrest that’s gripping the Multiverse. But are they powerful enough to stop it? New York Times best-seller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee’s Starborn) and legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock are bringing Elric back to comics in a series critics call “one of BOOM!’s best!”

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $14.99


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120877. 



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

"Trigger Men" by Eustace Cockrell from BLUE BOOK, October, 1936
Detective Mudd remembers a friend and deals in his own way with a case of murder.
"The Rule Covering Mistakes" by Verne Chute from SHORT STORIES, May 10, 1945
Featuring: Shadrack Arnold
A Good Detective Watches All Routes That May Bring Criminals Into His Midst.


FLASH GORDON - ZEITGEIST #10 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Eric Trautmann (Art) Daniel Indro (Cover) Alex Ross
In the wake of Flash Gordon's victory, the court of Mongo pauses for a time of celebration. But Ming the Merciless has one last sinister scheme to launch, one that may spell death for Earth's valiant defenders.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

FLASH GORDON - ZEITGEIST #10
is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120995. 





GREEN HORNET #32 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Jai Nitz, Ande Parks (Art) Jethro Morales
(Covers) Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

The Green Hornet is trying to re-make his image in Century City. The wealthy, brilliant and ruthless arms dealer, Gravilov isn't making it easy. Intent on using Century City as a base from which to ship death around the globe, Gravilov must first eliminate the Green Hornet and Kato. Gravilov's high-tech thugs have attacked The Hornet's Nest, leaving blood and chaos in their wake. Now, the Green Hornet will strike back. But, to defeat Gravilov, will the Hornet have to sink to his level?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #32 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120955.   



Haffner Press - Now available and shipping this week!
 Tales From Super-Science Fiction
Edited by Robert Silverberg
Cover Art by Frank Kelly Freas
Illustrated by Ed Emshwiller, Frank Kelly Freas


Robert Silverberg has assembled a collection of 14 stories from Super-Science Fiction. S-SF was launched during the sf boom of the mid-1950s. Paying a princely rate of 2 cents a word the magazine attracted fiction by Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison. James Gunn, Jack Vance, and Donald Westlake, and featured cover art by Frank Kelly Freas and Ed Emshwiller. Running for 18 bi-monthly issues (Dec ‘55 to Oct ‘59), the magazine eventually devolved into a publication capitalizing on the then-current craze of “monster” stories.

Editor Silverberg traces the genesis of Super-Science Fiction from it’s beginnings as an outlet for numerous colonization/expedition stories to its conclusion with such stories as “Creatures of the Green Slime,” “Beasts of Nightmare Horror” and “Vampires from Outer Space.” It’s fun, it’s cheesy, and we’re really looking forward to it!


CONTENTS:
Introduction by Robert Silverberg
"Catch 'Em All Alive" by Robert Silverberg
"Who Am I?" by Henry Slesar
"Every Day is Christmas" by James E. Gunn
"I'll Take Over" by A.Bertram Chandler
"Song of the Axe" by Don Berry
"Broomstick Ride" by Robert Bloch
"Worlds of Origin" by Jack Vance
"The Tool of Creation" by J.F. Bone
"I Want to Go Home" by Robert Moore Williams
"Hostile Life-Form" by Daniel L. Galouye
"The Gift of Numbers" by Alan E. Nourse
"First Man in a Satellite" by Charles W. Runyon
"A Place Beyond the Stars" by Tom Godwin
"The Loathsome Beasts" by Dan Malcolm (aka Silverberg)


ISBN-13 9781893887480
400+ pp. Hardcover
$32.00



Haffner Press - Now available and shipping this week!
The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror – (1/100 Limited Edition)
By Edmond Hamilton
Introduction by Hugh B. Cave; Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom


Limited to 100 copies, this special edition of The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror is signed by the author of the introduction, Hugh B. Cave (1910-2004) and artist Jon Arfstrom on an exclusive llustrated limitation sheet and housed in a matching Black Arrestox cloth-covered slipcase. This edition is also an extra special treat for admirers of both Edmond Hamilton and Weird Tales magazine: housed in the slipcase is an eclusive chapbook, THREE FROM THE TOMB! Featuring three additional Edmond Hamilton stories from Weird Tales (including the title story which was once adapted for radio!), this chapbook is also signed by Joseph Wrzos, who provides an insightful introduction to these stories.


SPECIAL CONTENTS
1/100 copies
Signed by Hugh B. Cave & Jon Arfstrom on an illustrated limitation sheet
THREE FROM THE TOMB, an exclusive chapbook with original Jon Arfstrom artwork collecting:
Introduction by Joseph Wrzos*
“The Three From the Tomb”
“The Man Who Returned”
“The Avenger From Atlantis”
Mr. Wrzos will be signing all copies!
Facsimile of a 1933 brochure promoting Hollywood Radio Attractions’ adaptations of three (of a proposed fifty-two!) stories from WEIRD TALES, including Hamilton’s “The Three From the Tomb”
Matching Black Arrestox cloth slipcase


ISBN-10 18938879073
ISBN-13 9781893887077
360 pp. Hardcover
$100.00


Haffner Press - June 20, 2012 Newsletter Update!

Thanks to bookseller Michael Chomko, author David Drake, and Carol Petersen, we are pleased to announce that our forthcoming edition of all of the JOHN THUNSTONE stories by Manly Wade Wellman will now include the artwork by illustrator George Evans originally done for the 1981 collection, LONELY VIGILS! A lot of effort went in to securing permission for these images and we hope you enjoy how they enhance an already beautiful book. Special Combo offer HERE.

Note: As an owner of the 1981 collection, LONELY VIGILS, it will be a real treat to see George Evan's artwork reproduced again in this volume. Don't miss out!

Work progresses on future volumes of COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON and COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE and we proudly announce the following contributors of introductions to forthcoming efforts:

Mike Ashley for COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR
Robert A. Madle for COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE
Chuck Juzek for COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME THREE
Harry Harrison for COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME FOUR



2012 is our busiest year yet!!  We've already attended the 36th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, exhibited at the 2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, and addressed the Book Club of Detroit.

Coming up, we'll be exhibiting at the following events:
Readercon 23, July 12-15, Boston, MA
Pulpfest 2012, August 9-12, Columbus, OH
Chicon 7, the 70th Worldcon, Aug 30-Sep 3, Chicago, IL
. . . and more to follow!



Hermes Press: AGENT 13 VOLUME 1: THE MIDNIGHT AVENGER GN
Coming in October!
(Writer) Flint Dille, Dave Marconi (Art) Dan Spiegle (Cover) Howard Chaykin

It is 1939, and the world is engulfed in the greatest conflict in history. Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo are but pawns of the ancient, evil Brotherhood and its hideous leader, Itsu. Only Agent 13 stands between the Brotherhood and world domination and it will take all his fantastic powers, all his mystical knowledge, all his courage to stand against the ancient conspiracy in these final, fateful battles.

Softcover, 8x11, 128 pages, Full Color, $29.99


AGENT 13 VOLUME 1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121112.   



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #1 - Coming to comic shops in August!
illustrators will entertain and educate readers with articles focusing on the most iconic images to see print. You will read about European artists whose work reached audiences far beyond the confines of their studios. However, with the passing of the years and the ascendancy of new media much of this brilliant and inspirational artwork has been lost and forgotten. illustrators is the first publication devoted to the story of European illustration. It will guide you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the most eminent enthusiasts of this oft neglected art form. Art by Denis McLoughlin, Badia Camps, Cherie Herovard, Ian Kennedy, and Mick Brownfield.

Softcover, 9x11, 96pages, Full Color    $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121341.   



James Bond Omnibus Volume 4 - Coming November 6!
The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting the second period of Jim Lawrence's celebrated run in comic strip form!

Includes nine of Bond's most thrilling and dangerous missions:
Trouble Spot
Isle of Condors
The League of Vampires
Die With My Boots On
The Girl Machine
Beware of Butterflies
The Nevsky Nude
The Phoenix Project
The Black Ruby Caper

James Bond Omnibus Volume 4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121227.   


JANE: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED TARZAN - Coming September 18!
(Writer) Robin Maxwell

The legendary story of Tarzan told from Jane's perspective, timed for the centennial of the original publication of Tarzan of the Apes. Jane Porter is hardly a typical woman of her time. The only female student in Cambridge University's medical program, she is far more comfortable in a lab coat, dissecting corpses, than she is in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. When dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father on an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Rising to the challenge, Jane finds an Africa that is every bit as beautiful and fascinating as she has always imagined. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity's past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the Apes.

Hardcover, 6x9, 320 pages, B&W    $25.99


JANE: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED TARZAN is solicited in the
July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121384.   


JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #4 (OF 5)
Arriving in comic shops June 27!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues!
• John Carter continues to battle gods and men — but he’s about to face another obstacle he may not be able to fight his way out of!
• Will John be able save his lost love Dejah Thoris and escape the treacherous Valley of Death? 
• The very talented Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez bring you a John Carter adventure that has fans raving!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



THE LONE RANGER #9 - Coming in September!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The tragic arc that will forever redefine Tonto's origins rolls on in Native Ground, Part Three of Six. As Tonto lies near death in 1870, the story of how he came to be a rogue brave unfolds. In the past, all that Tonto loved has been destroyed, leaving him shattered... empty, but for a single purpose: Revenge. Tonto rides as a warrior, drenched in blood, and with nothing left to lose.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #9 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121012.   




THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #3 - Coming in September!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: 
Dennis Calero

Tonto stands between a stranded trainload of innocents and a Kiowa war party bent on massacre. The Masked Man leads a cavalry unit through a blizzard to bring peace to the Nations with the help of the legendary Spirit Horse. Scout is alone in a hostile land! Blazing western suspense from action masters Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121013.   




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 27!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

The rough-and-ready sailors who set out to rescue Jane Porter from hairy man-apes find themselves in need of salvation. Lucky for them, they have the greatest action hero of all time on their side! Tarzan has already rescued Jane, but can he win the confidence of the men he is trying to help? Jane, meanwhile, is torn between her feelings for Tarzan and her desire to return to civilization. She'll have to make a difficult choice in Lord of the Jungle #5: Lost Treasure.  Be thankful comics can't transmit smells in addition to images!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Cover) Lucio Parillo

The world's greatest pulp fiction hero clashes with Russian super-spy Nicholas Rokoff in the gilded palaces of France. Then it's off to Africa, to find the legendary city of Opar before Rokoff can steal the treasure for the Tsar. Little does the ape-man know, his true love, Jane Porter, is also heading for Africa. If Rokoff finds out she's there, he won't hesitate to take her hostage. But Jane is no wilting wall-flower!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120988.     


THE LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2 TP - Coming in September!
H. P. Lovecraft
A graphic anthology of tales featuring collaborations between established writers and artists and debut contributors, The Lovecraft Anthology showcases Lovecraft's talent for the macabre. From the insidious mutations of "The Shadow over Innsmouth" to the mindbending threat of "The Call of Cthulhu," this collection explores themes of insanity, inherited guilt, and arcane ritual to startling effect.

Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, Full Color,  $19.95


THE LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2  is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120697. 



MARS ATTACKS #4 - Coming in September!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

MARS ATTACKS! #4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120364. 

MARS ATTACKS HC - Coming in October!
(Writer) Len Brown, Zina Saunders (daughter of Norman Saunders)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, this comprehensive book is the first-ever compilation of the infamous science-fiction trading card series produced by Topps in 1962. Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, this over-the-top series depicting a Martian invasion of Earth has a loyal following and continues to win new generations of fans. For the first time, this book brings together high-quality reproductions of the entire original series, as well as the hard-to-find sequel from 1994, rare and never-before-seen sketches, concept art, and test market materials.

The Mars Attacks cards were painted by Norman Saunders.

Hardcover, 6x9, 224 pages, Full Color, $19.95


MARS ATTACKS! is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121347. 



Meteor House - Coming late summer!
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster


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


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

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

Foreword by Frederik Pohl
Peoria-Colored Worlds

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meteor House


Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Author CHARLES W. TYLER, by Victor A. Berch - New!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s
A 1001 MIDNIGHTS Review: PAUL CAIN – Fast One
Reviewed by Walker Martin: PAUL CAIN – The Complete Slayers
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012)

Philip Jose Farmer: A FEAST UNKNOWN - Coming in October!

A brand-new edition of Philip José Farmer's most controversial novel, back in print! The legendary Apeman, Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper, fights the equally legendary Doc Caliban, Man of Bronze and Champion of Justice. For the loser it will mean death, for the victor not just life but immortality. Inflamed by strange passions, these titans run amok in an orgy of hate and vengeance, lust and bloodshed.

Softcover, 5x8, 208 pages, B&W, $9.95


A FEAST UNKNOWN is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL121383. 


Pro Se Productions: THE PULPTRESS - Now available!
Pro Se Productions, Publisher of New Pulp and one of the leading companies in what many refer to as The New Pulp Movement, proudly announces the release of the first collection of the adventures of the First Lady of New Pulp- “The Pulptress” is now available in Pro Se’s digest size!

She appears, an enigma, a guardian angel in a mask and fedora, her past shrouded in mystery. Where did she come from? What secrets in her past drove her to become a crusader for justice? Who is The Pulptress? This masked woman of mystery, makes her debut on the New Pulp scene in a collection of stories sure to thrill and amaze you. Leading off with an introduction by The Pulptress' creator, Tommy Hancock, this collection features stories by Terry Alexander, Ron Fortier, Erwin K. Roberts, Andrea Judy, and Tommy Hancock! With a fantastic cover by Mitch Foust and beautiful design work by Sean Ali, this collection is a must have! It's time You met The First Lady of New Pulp! The Pulptress! From Pro Se Productions!

Originally conceived by Hancock as a character to represent New Pulp and Pro Se, The Pulptress quickly came to life, both as a vibrant real person portrayed by Pro Se’s own Megan Smith at the inaugural Pulp Ark Conference/Convention in 2011 and not long after that in the form of ideas and stories from the authors featured in this collection!  Several tales also feature well known New Pulp guest stars alongside the Pulptress, including Derrick Ferguson’s Dillon, Ron Fortier’s Brother Bones, and Erwin K. Roberts’ The Voice!


Pro Se Productions presents ‘The Pulptress’ as the first of many books and collections that will appear in a digest format!  Get your copy today for $6.00.  Ebooks coming soon!


PS Publishing - At the printers and coming very soon!
 Black Wings II - New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

This second instalment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series contains eighteen stories by leading contemporary writers, all drawing upon themes, images, and ideas from the life and work of H. P. Lovecraft. Caitlín R. Kiernan has written a poetic reinterpretation of “The Hound,” while Nicholas Royle plays a fascinating riff on the existential horror of “The Outsider.” Three separate tales, by Jason C. Eckhardt, Brian Evenson, and Jonathan Thomas, ring changes on Lovecraft’s seminal story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” Nick Mamatas writes an ingenious elaboration of “The Whisperer in Darkness.”
 
The cosmic indifferentism that is the core of Lovecraft’s fiction is treated in various ways by John Langan, Melanie Tem, Tom Fletcher, Darrell Schweitzer, and Richard Gavin. The archaeological horror that we find in some of Lovecraft’s most powerful tales is revivified by Donald Tyson, while Lovecraft’s media presence is made the subject of half-comic, half-horrific tales by Don Webb and Chet Williamson. John Shirley, Rick Dakan, and Jason V Brock use Lovecraft’s life and outlook as springboards for imaginative tales of psychological and supernatural horror.
 
All in all, Black Wings II affords a rich feast of terror inspired by the twentieth century’s greatest writer of the supernatural.


TITLE: Black Wings II - New Tales of Lovecraftian Horrror
AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S.T. Joshi
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2012
EDITION: Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART: Jason Van Hollander
PRINT RUN: Unsigned
INTRODUCTION: S.T. Joshi
ISBN: 978-1-848631-19-9


CONTENTS
When Death Wakes Me to Myself - John Shirley
View - Tom Fletcher
Houndwife  -  Caitlín R. Kiernan
King of Cat Swamp  - Jonathan Thomas
Dead Media - Nick Mamatas
The Abject  -  Richard Gavin
Dahlias  -  Melanie Tem
Bloom - John Langan
And the Sea Gave Up the Dead  -  Jason C. Eckhardt
Casting Call  -  Don Webb
The Clockwork King, the Queen of Glass, and the Man with the Hundred Knives  -  Darrell Schweitzer
The Other Man -  Nicholas Royle
Waiting at the Crossroads Motel  - Steve Rasnic Tem
The Wilcox Remainder - Brian Evenson
Correlated Discontents - Rick Dakan
The Skinless Face - Donald Tyson
The History of a Letter  - Jason V Brock
Appointed - Chet Williamson



Pulpville Press - Now available!

The novel revolves around Shannon Burke, known in the motion picture world as Gaza de Lure. Under the spell of Wilson Crumb, a prominent director on the one hand, and a drug trafficker on the other, Shannon Burke fell victim to the lure of the "White Sleep." There comes the great tragedy?inevitable of course?she rose, and fell and rose again like a Phoenix from the ashes of her past, only to be plunged again into the dust through lack of resistance. Intermingled in this wonderful tale of temptation and tragedy there is a counter love story, a tale so rich in splendor and sweetness that it glows against the background of the darker drama like sunlight against a somber cloud. In "The Girl from Hollywood" Burroughs marks the top note in his genius as a story teller.

Softcover, 7 x 10 inches, 132 pages, $15



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

The Bust of Lincoln - short story by James Francis Dwyer - New!
A jungle graduate - short story by James Francis Dwyer - New!
James Francis Dwyer - biography - New!
Georges Surdez - Writer of French Foreign Legion stories
William Hazlett Upson - creator of Alexander Botts
Photo feature - Kathrene Pinkerton in the wilderness
Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton - husband and wife writing team

Pulp Obscura: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS O'NEIL
Now available!

A stranger with a glittering hook for a left hand. He came to the untamed wilderness of Africa to escape from a dark, troubled past to make his fortune. Yet his new life comes at an unexpected price. Wherever he goes adventure, danger, and death seems to follow... From Pulp Obscura comes five brand new adventures of one of the most unique heroes of Classic Pulp!

Armless O'Neil, explorer, adventurer, and soldier of fortune with his own unique view on life and a thirst for action like no other lives once more in the pages of Pulp Obscura, an imprint from Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press!

In the Heart of the Dark Continent, the Man Known as Armless O'Neil Hunts for Legendary Treasures, but Discovers a World of Shadowy Secrets, Wild Danger, and Sensational Adventure! Thrill to Five Fantastic Stories of Savage Mystery, Amazing Action, and Incredible Excitement from Sean Taylor, Nick Ahlhelm, R. P. Steeves, I. A. Watson, and Chuck Miller! Follow Armless O'Neil as he makes his way in bold new stories from the finest in New Pulp today! Featuring a stunning cover by Mike Fyles and wonderful cover design by Sean Ali as well as excellent interior design by Matt Moring (Print) and Russ Anderson(Ebook), Pulp Obscura Proudly Presents Blood-Price of the Missionary's Gold: The New Adventures of Armless O'Neil! From Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press! Pro Se Productions- Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!

Get BLOOD-THE PRICE OF THE MISSIONARY’S GOLD: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS O’NEIL in print today for $12.00.

Also available in Ebook format for the Kindle and in multiple formats at Smashwords for only $2.99!



Pro Se Productions - Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!

To read the original pulp adventures of Armless O'Neil, checkout Altus Press


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


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

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


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

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

Trade edition, less than 3000 copies printed
.

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


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

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


Ray Bradbury U.S. Stamp Campaign
In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time.

His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award.  He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree.


We, the undersigned, petition the United States Postal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee to issue the Ray Bradbury Commemorative Stamp. This would be a way of ‘giving something back’ to the man who gave us so much.
Please sign at the link below and forward on to family, friends and to the rest of the world...


RED SONJA #72 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Edgar Salazar (Cover) Walter Geovani

There are old scores to settle, and new threats on the horizon as the She-Devil with a Sword carves a bloody swath across the Hyborian kingdoms. This time, Red Sonja's travels have brought her full circle, back to her native Hyrkania, where an ancient feud once again blazes to life.



32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #72 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120996. 




RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #2 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Max Dunbar (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

King Kazeel wants to rule the world.  But Thulsa Doom has other plans.  The dreaming god is awoken.  As Red Sonja desperately tried to pull the warring factions of humanity together, she’s doesn’t realize that she is already too late.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120997. 




THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2 (OF 4) - Coming in September!
Mark Waid (writer) • Chris Samnee (art) • Samnee, Dave Stevens (cover)

The 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer continues! Cliff finds himself the target of a scheme to "liberate" the jetpack from him as a pair villains plot to stop him from interfering with their nefarious plans. Meanwhile, Cliff's secret identity, rather precarious at the best of times, is discovered by someone outside of his immediate circle.

Full Color,  32 pages, $3.99


THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120346. 



ROCKETEER ADVENTURES, VOLUME 2 - Coming in September!
Mark Guggenheim, Peter David, Stan Sakai, Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor, David Lapham, Louise Simonson, Kyle Baker, Michael Golden, David Mandel, & Matt Wagner (w) • Sandy Plunkett, Bill Sienkiewicz, Stan Sakai, John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker, J Bone, Eric Canete, & Michael Golden (a) • Darwyn Cooke (c)
The second all-new, all-great Rocketeer Adventures anthology is crammed with over 15 great creators doing terrific Rocketeer stories!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 136 pages


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES VOLUME 2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120348. 



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 12 - Coming in November!
Don Kraar (Writer), Larry Yakata (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), Rudy Nebres (Art), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Fraja Bator (Inks), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

"I side with myself." The fierce reputation of the barbarian warrior Conan grows throughout the lands of Hyboria, with kings and conquerors alike willing to pay a fortune for the fearsome Cimmerian's broadsword. But when warring factions are both willing to secure Conan's services, they discover that they can buy a mercenary's blade but never his allegiance. Collects Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #121-#130.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 528 pages, B&W, $19.99,
On sale November 7

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 12  is solicited in the
July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120033. 



COMING SOON!

MARTIANS, GO HOME
The hellish Martian apocalypse heats up as depicted by Lowell Isaac for the upcoming graphic novel MARTIANS, GO HOME. Written by Martin Powell, based on the scary, sexy dark comedy by Fredric Brown. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.

Dark Horse Comics


THE SHADOW #6 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%), Francesco Francavilla (25%)

All hell breaks loose in the kingdom of Buffalo Wong, as the Shadow faces an army and Pat Finnegan learns the facts of life in the worst possible way. Far too late to do any good, Margo Lane finds out her master's true intentions, as the evil Taro Kondo gets clean away... or does he?  Only the Shadow knows for sure, in the final part of The Fire of Creation.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120946. 


THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Tom Sniegoski (Art) Dennis Calero (Cover) Alex Ross
The Shadow is tormented by visions of New York City plagued by living fire—fire in the shape of a Chinese dragon—fire with the potential to spread hungrily to the world.  But what do these visions mean?  The Shadow will peel back the layers of mystery, leading to a confrontation that could very well shake the pillars of Heaven. Who are the waifs of Li-Lung, and what are their connections to Brother Pritchard's Orphanage for Wayward Children, and to crime boss on the rise, Vincent Ruzzo? Soon, the Shadow will know.

40 pages, Full Color, $4.99


THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120951. 


THE SPIDER #5 - Coming in September!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers: John Cassaday (Main), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Anput has New York City and the Spider at her mercy, but she’s not done yet.  As she unveils her final plot, Wentworth must pay an extraordinarily high price for justice and his life will change forever.  Friends will fall and foes will risk everything to escape the clutches of the Spider!  From the corridors of power to the skies above the city, it’s the thrilling, pulptastic conclusion to the first arc!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SPIDER #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120973. 


Surinam Turtle Press  - Now available!

This 280-page book brings back a long lost space opera by two of the best SF authors of the days when Argosy serialized the finest of SF and adventure, Satans On Saturn. In addition, Richard A. Lupoff, who collected and introduces these stories, provides two tales by Price called "Web of Wizardry" and "Selene Slays by Night" as well as an important novelette from Kline, "The Man from the Moon".

The cover art is by Allan Koszowski.


280 pages.

$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$24 
Paperback with Dustjacket, 4.13" x 5.75"



Tarzan of the Apes - 100th Anniversary Edition in the works!
Bob Eggleton will be illustrating a 100th anniversary edition of Tarzan of the Apes.
More information when it becomes available.



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

Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Nictzin Dyalhis (1873?-1942)
Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973)
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965)
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)

WARLORD OF MARS #24 - Coming in September!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter is a prisoner of the brutal tyrant Salensus Oll. His princess is still in the clutches of the ever-sleazy Matai Shang. But Carter's a lucky guy! A friendly fleet is approaching Salensus Oll's domed fortress. There's just one little hitch: the ships are doomed if Carter can't escape and shut down the terrible Guardian of the North that renders Salensus Oll invincible. Even if he breaks free, Carter will have to face the guardian of the Guardian – the greatest swordsman Mars has ever known!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #24 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120980. 


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #19
Coming in September!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

The concluding chapter of the "VAMPIRE MEN FROM SATURN."  Dejah remains trapped on the ringed world with the Vampire Men who are about to launch their invasion of Mars.  She hatches a desperate plan, but will her blood be tainted, converting her into a Vampire Woman before she can save her beloved homeworld?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #19 is solicited in the
July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120983. 





WARRIORS OF MARS TP - Coming in September!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Jack Jadson (Cover) Joe Jusko
In 1905 Edwin Arnold created a character that many feel changed the course of Science Fiction and that character's name was Lt. Gullivar Jones. Arnold's tale of Gullivar's journey to Mars and falling in love with a Martian princess is thought by many to have inspired the Martian tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, written some six years later. Dynamite Entertainment is proud to bring these characters together, telling the story of their first meeting! Collecting the five-issue series!

Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99


WARRIORS OF MARS is solicited in the
July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL120986. 





William Preston
"Old Man" stories now available in a Nook Edition!
New "Old Man" stories coming soon!


The September 2012 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction (appearing via online sources and in bookstores in mid-July) will feature a new novella about the variously named character from William Preston’s “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” (Asimov’s, March 2010) and “Clockworks” (Asimov’s, April/May 2011), who was conceived in part as an homage to Doc Savage. The new story, which takes place in 1925, sends readers back to the first adventure of the man who will, in time, become “the Old Man.” Be sure to look for “Unearthed” in the September Asimov’s.

For those who want to read the stories in the sequence they’re intended to be read, you can now purchase “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” and the prequel “Clockworks” in ebook format at Amazon and barnes & Noble. Both novelettes appear bundled together for $2.99 at the following links:

Two more stories in the “Old Man” universe are planned,
both sequels to “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down.”


Thanks to William Preston for the tip!








15 June 2012

Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
TALES FROM THE HANGING MONKEY
SAILING TO ADVENTURE


Airship 27 Productions weights anchor and unfurls its sails to launch a new sea going series set in the lush, tropical paradises that appear like green jewels in the blue waters of the Pacific.

In the middle of the South Sea is the island of Motugra, so named by the natives. It has the only deep water port in this island chain.  On Motugra you’ll find THE HANGING MONKEY, an inn and bar owned and operated by Irish ex-patriot Corky O’Brien.  Here gather some of the most colorful rogues, scalawags and pirates ever to ply the trade routes of the Pacific during the late 1930s.

Enter and meet Khuna, the bar’s bouncer and former headhunter.  Miko, the slim and beautiful Chinese girl with the mysterious past.  One eyed Captain Nick Fortune, owner of the schooner Fortune’s Folly and air freight pilot, Jimmy Dolan. And don’t forget ace reporter, the lovely blond Grace Thomas.  All of these characters spring from the mind of writer Bill Craig as homage to the classic pulp island stories of yesterday.

Along for the ride, Craig is joined by Derrick Ferguson, Joshua Reynolds and Tommy Hancock.  Here are four fast paced, island adventures guaranteed to whisk your imagination to tropical paradises of warm breezes, swaying palm trees and crystal blue waters.  Where danger can lurk behind the smile of an alluring native girl and a man’s fists are as important as his wits. 

Painting teacher Daniel Ibanez provides the poster-like cover that perfectly captures the allure of these exotic stories while artist Clayton Hinkle adds nine interior illustrations plus a bonus section of character pin-up sketches.  All deftly plotted by Rob Davis, Art Director and edited by Ron Fortier.

So hitch up your gunbelt, cock your pilot’s cap and swing the door’s open…Welcome to The Hanging Monkey!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


$3 digital download available at:

Altus Press - Now available!
Swamp Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil, Volume 2
by Dan Cushman


This collects the final six stories in the series,
complete and uncut from the pages of Action Stories and Jungle Stories from 1948-53:
"Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums," "The Black Assegai,"
"Dagger of Thebes,'" "Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,"
"Swamp Fetish," and "Escape from Zumongo."


428 pages, approx. 6"x9"x1.2", approx. 1.25 lbs.




Altus Press - Coming this summer!
Announcing the Complete Reprinting of
Theodore Roscoe's "Old Thibaut Corday" from the Pages of ARGOSY!

The greatest creation of Theodore Roscoe is collected for the first time!

One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of ARGOSY, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibault Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. Split over four books, these will be released monthly, one after another starting this summer.

Each volume will retail for $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover.

The Complete Tales of Old Thibaut Corday by Theodore Roscoe from Argosy
Better Than Bullets
The Dance of the Seven Veils
An Eye for an Eye
The Death Watch
The Bearded Slayer
The Mutineer
Toughest in the Legion
Monsieur Murder
The Spy with the Bald Head
The Ears of Donkey Daudette
The Devil Who Played God
Jacques the Giantess Killer
The Kid and the Cutthroats
Red-Headed Dancing Girl
Monkey See, Monkey Do
The Man Who Lost His Head
The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh
The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste
Snake-Head
The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday
Corday and the Seven League Boots






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE AVENGER Volume 7: "Murder on Wheels," "The Three Gold Crowns" and "Death to The Avenger"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in three action-packed adventures by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Dick Benson's life will be forever changed after "Murder on Wheels" and the mysterious Cole Wilson lure The Avenger into a deadly trap! Then, "The Three Gold Crowns" and a dentist's forceps leads The Avenger to Mr. Death's house of murder. PLUS: "Death to The Avenger," a bonus Avenger novelette, and a Whisperer thriller by Alan Hathway. This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by H. W. Scott, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-084-7  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50: "The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle" - James Bama Variant Special
A knockout painting by legendary paperback artist James Bama leads off a special variant edition of two action-packed pulp epics by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow "The Pirate's Ghost" to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange "Green Eagle" with lead feathers! This special anniversary edition also showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-083-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 62: "Cyro" and "The Man Who Died Twice"
The Master of Darkness battles murderous master villains in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness journeys to New Orleans to uncover the hidden identity of the international swindler known only as "Cyro." Then, The Shadow suspects that "The Man Who Died Twice" still lives, and is the key to the Prince of Evil's plot to murder Lamont Cranston! This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-082-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

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

The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two incredible tales by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc, Monk and Ham journey to the Indo-China jungles to solve the strange enigma of "The Flaming Falcons" in a novel expanded from Lester Dent's original 1939 manuscript. Then, what is the bizarre connection between "The Two-Wise Owl" and the murder of Ham Brooks' brother? BONUS: Supersnipe, "the boy with the most comic books in America," gets imto mischief on the set of a Shadow movie in a classic story from the Golden Age of Comics! T This double-novel collector's edition features both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-091-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


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

James Bama Cover Variant!
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two incredible tales by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc, Monk and Ham journey to the Indo-China jungles to solve the strange enigma of "The Flaming Falcons" in a novel expanded from Lester Dent's original 1939 manuscript. Then, what is the bizarre connection between "The Two-Wise Owl" and the murder of Ham Brooks' brother? BONUS: Supersnipe, "the boy with the most comic books in America," gets imto mischief on the set of a Shadow movie in a classic story from the Golden Age of Comics! T This double-novel collector's edition features both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-092-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


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

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

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


Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

"It's fascinating to read these compelling, powerful stories from the father of the private eye genre, written
in the shadow of his successful son, Mickey Spillane."
—Max Allan Collins, Edgar Award winning author of Road to Perdition.


For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action.

Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential detective writers of all time are collected in this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.

Included are:

•This Corpse on Me
•Avenging Angel
•Race Williams' Double Date
•Murder Yet To Come
•Gas
•Manhunter
•You'll Remember Me
•I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
•Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)

Race Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John Daly's work.
Selected and with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback / 265 pages / Price: $25.95 US



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

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

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

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



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

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

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

Trade paperback / 280 pages / Price: $24.95 US



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

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

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


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

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

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


$22.95 / Trade paperback / 230 pages



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

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

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
Cover art by Laurence Herndon
Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
Now collected into book form for the first time, the thrilling adventures of Lynn Vickers, G-77, Ace of G-Men come to life in in his four novel length adventures!

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

Cover art  by Norman Saunders.


Trade paperback / 300 pages / Price: $29.95 US



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
THE PYTHON PIT

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

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

Cover art by Paul Stahr.

Price not set.



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
THE RED WITCH

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

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

The Red Witch collects for the first time the complete Lady Fulvia of Rocca Forte cycle of five short stories and one novel.
Included are:
The Golden Snare
The Iron Arm
The Quest of Gaimar the Grim
The Red Witch
The Pass of Blood
The Hand of the Mahdi (novel)

Price: Trade paperback / 226 pages / Price: $22.95 US



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, Paul Rodgers, aka The Red Wolf of Arabia, goes up against revolutionaries and foreign dignitaries trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab Revolt. The Red Wolf  stories are steeped in intrigue, action and drama. It's little wonder the tales were reader favorites when they first appeared.

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


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

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Herbert Morton Stoops.
Price not set, Trade paperback



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion, Part Four – "The Lair of the Scorpion" - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion was first printed in its entirety in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number in December 1918. It was published in book form in the UK the following year by Methuen and in the US in 1920 by McBride & Nast. Rohmer divided the novel into four sections. This week we shall examine the fourth part of the book, “The Lair of the Scorpion” which comprises the final seven chapters.

The rest is at the links below.
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Vintage Pulps Added to Collectibles Page - New!
It’s Now Easier to Start or Renew Your BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Subscription - New!
Looking Ahead to PulpFest  - New!
FIRE-TONGUE: Not So Hot
DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY: Finally, a Good-Looking DVD!
Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.
Hoppy birthday, William Boyd: Part 2

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 183:  Stephen Payne - New!
Stephen Payne, author of the new adventures of Secret Agent X visits the Book Cave to chat about his series among other topics of interest.

Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton
Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 - Coming in September!
Brian Wood (Writer), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

At home in Cimmeria, Conan feels a confidence he hasn't experienced in some time. However, Bêlit is unsure of herself among Conan's family and clan in this strange, frozen land, a dangerous variable as the two face not only the impostor Conan, but also his vicious army!

• Conan and Bêlit in Cimmeria!
• New artist Vasilis Lolos (Pixu)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 12


Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten (but FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Murder by Mail" - New!
"The Crimson Diamond" by Frederick Nebel - New!
Forgotten Books: But Not the End by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Detective Fiction Weekly



DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #3
Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)


First they killed and ate her crew. Then her best friends. Now Dejah Thoris is the only person left trapped in the ancient dead city, and the ravenous white apes want her. The suspense and action crank up yet another notch as the princess fights desperately to survive – with a ship full of unwitting children on the way!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





Doc Sidhe - New editions coming soon!
Aaron Allston received confirmation that the publication rights to two of his novels had reverted to him, 1995′s Doc Sidhe and its sequel, 2001′s Sidhe-Devil. He is now in the process of revising both novels to conform to his current writing style with the goal of issuing both volumes as e-books and in physical editions.

Look for Doc Sidhe to be available somewhere between late June and mid-July.
For a sneak peak at the cover, click on the link below.

Thanks to Art Sippo for the tip!
E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Keeper's Gold" from the October 15, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"Headline Hawkshaws" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1947

Featuring: Dizzy Duo
The Boston bulls finally landed a real crook without Snooty Piper's crackpot assistance. And the only way left for the woozy newshound to regain face was to change his name to Smith and reserve a room at the morgue.
"Marshal of Tadpole Gulch" by Johnston McCulley from RANGE RIDERS WESTERN, September, 1948
When Dave Hewson stalks into the Longhorn Saloon, he's ready for a roaring final showdown with a pair of gun-hung gents!


Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY:
THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: 1933-1937
Arriving in comic shops June 20!
Art: Rick Yager
The saga of the Sunday version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world’s most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues in Hermes Press’ critically acclaimed, full color, large format, complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Featuring Buddy Deering and Alura, this volume includes four more years of the strip, from 1933 to 1937.

Volume Two also features a special 16 page introductory essay jammed with production artwork, toys, and promotionals.
Hardcover, 11x14, 208 pages, Full Color, $75.00


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 4: 1940-1943 HC
Arriving in comic shops June 20!
Writer: Lee Falk,  Artist: Ray Moore
The critically acclaimed reprint of the Ghost Who Walks continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore and set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books. Included in this volume are three complete Phantom adventures, including “Diana Aviatrix Lost,” “The Phantom’s Treasure,” and “The Inexorables.”
Hardcover, 9x12, 336 pages, $60.00



LOVECRAFT LIBRARY, VOLUME 2:
THE CALL OF CTHULHU AND OTHER MYTHOS TALES
Arriving in comic shops June 20!
H.P. Lovecraft (writer) • Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon (art & cover)

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die,” declared H.P.

Lovecraft describing the truth hidden beneath the surface of his most nightmarish stories. In this collection of six short stories and novellas, Lovecraft explores the boundaries of modern horror, ranging from the cosmic dread of demonic creatures from the stars in “The Call of Cthulhu,” to “The Haunter of the Dark,” and the hidden horrors lurking within “The Shunned House” and “The Diary of Alonzo Typer.” Also includes “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Festival.” With color art by Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon and a new introduction by Lovecraft scholar Robert Weinberg.

Hardcover, Full Color, 
232 pages, 6” x 9”, $16.99




MARS ATTACKS #1 - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art) • Wally Wood & Bob Powell & Norman Saunders x55 (cover)

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

55 different covers, each depicting one card from the original 1962 set!

All 55 have a unique back cover, featuring the original card art that told the story!
55 regular covers will be shipped in an even ratio
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #2 - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

As the saga of Ming continues, the would-be world conqueror moves one step closer to ruling all of Mongo. But Ming's deviously imagined schemes are complicated by a fetching beauty selected to be a ritual sacrifice to the insatiable Sharkmen! Who will prevail? Even on pitiless Mongo, Ming the Merciless knows that blood is thicker than water!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Nodens Books
Sable Revery: Poems, Sketches, Letters by Robert Nelson

Now available!

Robert Nelson (1912-1935) was a contributor of verse to Weird Tales magazine in the mid-1930s, and of verse and prose to fan magazines like The Fantasy Fan. He was also a correspondent of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.

This slim volume collects all of his published poems, prose-sketches and letters, which date from the last four years of his short life. Also included are five letters by H.P. Lovecraft, four to Nelson and one to Nelson's mother after the young man's death.

Sable Revery is available in two formats, trade paperback (from Amazon and Lulu) and hard cover with dust-wrapper (from Lulu).


Trade paperback - $10.00     Hardcover - $22.00

Still available:
Above Ker-Is and Other Stories by Evangeline Walton
Trade paperback ISBN-13: 978-0615598871  $15.00


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

By Charles Beadle
Introduction by John Locke
Now available!

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

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

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


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

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


Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!
Hole In None [Illustrated] by John D. MacDonald
Sixgun Frame-Up by Tom Parsons


Planetary Stories - Issue #25 is now available!
Planetary Stories #25 is full of new things!

One of our great new writers, Graham Jacobson, starts off with "Our Planet Is Dying!" - a top-rate Space Opera.

There are several new writers, some never before published (altho that isn't noticed in their stories) and some, like Rick Norwood, who are only new to us. "Rick's City of Lost Angels" - is very, very worth reading.

I A Watson has added more than stories (try out his "Rostherne   A Tale of Ghost Hunting") and the format he demonstrates is striking in Wonderlust. He also made available a new 'pulp' look which I used on 'Contents' for all three magazines AND in From The Vibrating Ether, which contains come interesting Letters of Comment.

Kevin Duncan returns to amuse and titellate us with his "Private Eyeful"

Also, Nicholas S Stember has "Blood From A Stone", an interesting sf story.


Take a look and let us know what you think of the New Look!





2012 marks the 80th anniversary of Robert E. Howard's
"The Phoenix on the Sword,"
Conan's first appearance in print.
It ran in the December 1932 issue of WEIRD TALES
and would be
followed by sixteen more stories of the Cimmerian that ran through 1936.


On Saturday, August 11th, PulpFest will celebrate the
eightieth birthday of Conan
and the sword and sorcery genre
with a panel presentation hosted by Rusty Burke,

the editor of the highly acclaimed Howard reprint series
published by Del Rey Books.


Rusty will be joined by Don Herron, Brian Leno, and John D. Squires.
For more details on PulpFest's "Robert E. Howard’s Conan and the
Birth of Sword and Sorcery" panel, please visit www.pulpfest.com.

This year is the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom,
the author's version of the planet we call Mars.

But Burroughs was not the only author to write
about the red planet for the pulps.

On Friday, August 10th, PulpFest's Ed Hulse will be joined
by a panel of four experts
- Henry Franke, Stephen Haffner, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts -
for a look at alternate visions of Mars found in the pulps.

Please visit www.pulpfest.com for further details.





Pulpville Press - Now available!

Here is Tarzan penetrating a strange land in Africa from which no traveler has ever returned. Natives have told of white men in armour who have emerged from the abyss to carry off natives into slavery. The roar of life rumbles upward through the canyon like distant thunder. Tarzan goes to penetrate the mystery of the Lost Empire, and finds himself fighting for life amid the love, war and intrigue of a forgotten Roman Province.


Softcover, 5 x 8 inches, 216 pages, $15



Pulpville Press - Now available!
A flying plane dropped out of the night. It seemed a spectral ship. Silently and quickly it landed behind Sanoma Tora and Sil Vagis. Warriors sprang from its low cabin. Sanoma Tora was seized roughly from behind. With the sudden mysterious disappearance of Sanoma Tora, one of the richest heiresses of Mars, begins this tale of breathless adventure in a strange, fantastic world. A story of reckless love on a far-off planet.


Softcover, 5 x 8 inches, 259 pages, $15



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

Georges Surdez - Writer of French Foreign Legion stories - New!
William Hazlett Upson - creator of Alexander Botts - New!
Photo feature - Kathrene Pinkerton in the wilderness
Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton - husband and wife writing team

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #10
Unabridged Audiobook

Operator #5 - The Masked Invasion
Now available!

Before James Bond was ever imagined,
Jimmy Christopher was the bravest, boldest and best-equipped secret agent any nation ever had!


From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it's subversive internal menace, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.

In 1934, with Hitler consolidating power in Germany and the Japanese Empire on the rise in Asia, young pulp publisher Harry Steeger decided that the American public was ready for a magazine chronicling the exploits of an undercover agent dedicated to defending the United States from foreign aggressors. With his editors, Steeger came up with a title, Secret Service Operator #5, and a cover depicting a masked terrorist fleeing an exploding White House. Over this loomed the resourceful hero, blazing away with a .45 automatic. His job: to defeat a new invasion of the United States—every month!

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America's unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.

Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he was the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.


Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.

Invisible, secret, deadly, the Masked Empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands — and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service — Jimmy Christopher!

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied with the American spirit—and stands prepared to perish to protect his country. James Christopher, Operator #5 is voiced by the talented Richard Epcar. Order your copy today for only $17.98.



Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!

 For a limited time you can now download
an exciting original Spider adventure for just one thin penny!


Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers. Their motto? Why "KILL THE SPIDER!" of course.
 
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps this is a perfect opportunity to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp's most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page's stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.

Even today Page's scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you download this bargain.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your Spider novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new. Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.



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

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


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

The Spider #2: The Wheel of Death
Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city — and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #5: Empire of Doom
America faces certain doom as its citizens fall in screaming thousands before the noxious death vapors loosed upon them by the Green Hand. How can the Spider, harried and threatened by a hundred new and deadly perils, check the rising power of the next Dictator — and lay bare the scheming, criminal mind which seeks to enslave the nation? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

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

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

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


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

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


Captain Future #11: The Comet King

Trapped in the depths of Halley’s Comet, the Futuremen battle fourth-dimensional monsters in a titanic struggle to save the system’s solar energy!


Captain Future #12 Planets In Peril
Through an unguessable abyss fraught with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from suicide and destruction!

Operator 5 #8: The Green Death Mists
The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While slant-eyed Mongols bent over a powerful death-machine, a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children — all living things — gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone — Operator 5 — struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.


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



The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press - Coming soon!
The REH Foundation Press has announced information on the remainder of their Robert E. Howard books scheduled for publication.
These are not the actual titles, but rather the subject matter of the books:

A book of Pirate Stories
Four volumes of Boxing Stories
Autobiographical (Post Oaks and Sand Roughs, etc.)
Reincarnation (James Allison, etc.)
Celtic adventures (Cormac Mac Art, etc.)
Two volumes of Humorous Westerns
A collection of Straight Westerns
Leftovers (various odds and ends, including those recently found in Glenn’s papers)


Three of the above books are nearing completion and some of them might be published later this year.
The books are: the Pirate Stories book, Volume I of the Boxing Stories and the Autobiographical book.

The best of the newly discovered Glenn Lord items will appear in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter. If you are not yet a member of the Foundation, you are missing out on a lot,  including discounted prices on all the Foundation books, so join today.



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 12 - Coming in November!
Don Kraar (Writer), Larry Yakata (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), Rudy Nebres (Art), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Fraja Bator (Inks), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

"I side with myself." The fierce reputation of the barbarian warrior Conan grows throughout the lands of Hyboria, with kings and conquerors alike willing to pay a fortune for the fearsome Cimmerian's broadsword. But when warring factions are both willing to secure Conan's services, they discover that they can buy a mercenary's blade but never his allegiance. Collects Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #121-#130.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 528 pages, B&W, $19.99,
On sale November 7





Coming soon!

THE ETERNAL SAVAGE
A dramatic double-page spread sequence in-progress, penciled by artist Steven E. Gordon for the graphic novel THE ETERNAL SAVAGE. Written by Martin Powell and based on the romantic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc., coming from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Steven E. Gordon



THE SHADOW #3 - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Stephen Segovia (25%)

The Shadow sets a trap for his foes, but neither Taro Kondo nor the fearsome Buffalo Wong are inclined to step into it without taking certain precautions. A night of slaughter in the Shanghai underworld sees Margo Lane learning just how high the stakes are, and how far her master will go to win his deadly game.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Sheena - 'The Complete 2nd Season' with Gena Lee Nolan
Coming in July!

Based on the classic comic book, "Sheena" stars Gena Lee Nolin as the brave and beautiful defender of an African paradise threatened by modern civilization.

Actors: Gena Lee Nolan, Kevin Quigley, John Allen Nelson
Format: NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Run Time: 559 minutes

Price: $45.99

Sheena - 'The Complete 1st Season' with Gena Lee Nolan
Now available!

Based on the classic comic book, "Sheena" stars Gena Lee Nolin as the brave and beautiful defender of an African paradise threatened by modern civilization.


This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.
Actors: Gena Lee Nolan, Kevin Quigley, John Allen Nelson
Format: NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 4
Run Time: 956 minutes

Price: $45.99




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.

Weird Tales on Film: The Ray Bradbury Theater
 - New!
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Nictzin Dyalhis (1873?-1942)
Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973)
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965)
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)


William Preston
"Old Man" stories now available in a Kindle Edition!
New "Old Man" stories coming soon!


The September 2012 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction (appearing via online sources and in bookstores in mid-July) will feature a new novella about the variously named character from William Preston’s “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” (Asimov’s, March 2010) and “Clockworks” (Asimov’s, April/May 2011), who was conceived in part as an homage to Doc Savage. The new story, which takes place in 1925, sends readers back to the first adventure of the man who will, in time, become “the Old Man.” Be sure to look for “Unearthed” in the September Asimov’s.

For those who want to read the stories in the sequence they’re intended to be read, you can now purchase “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” and the prequel “Clockworks” in ebook format at Amazon. Both novelettes appear bundled together for $2.99 at the following links:

Two more stories in the “Old Man” universe are planned, both sequels to “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down.”

Thanks to William Preston and Art Sippo for the tip!







08 June 2012

Altus Press - Now available!
By Norman A. Daniels and E. Hoffmann Price
Introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two rejected stories, these classic espionage stories have never been completely reprinted before... until now.

444 pages, approx. 6"x9"x1.3", approx. 1.5 lbs.


You may also want to check out
PULP OBSCURA: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE


Altus Press - Coming soon!
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL
THE OCCULT DETECTOR, Volume 1: 1912
by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith
introduction by Garyn Roberts


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

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

softcover: $24.95 | hardcover: $34.95

Altus Press


Altus Press - Coming soon!
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION Volume 2
by Les Savage, Jr. with Emmett McDowell
introduction by Will Murray


Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1945-49, this book collects the last four adventures of Señorita Scorpion: “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,” “Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion.”

Volume 2 also includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95

Altus Press





Altus Press - Coming soon!
SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES Volume 2
by Victor Rousseau

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

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

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95

Altus Press


Altus Press - Coming soon!
THE MASKED DETECTIVE OMNIBUS Volume 1

by Norman A. Daniels
introduction by Tom Johnson

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

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

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95

Altus Press


Beat to a Pulp - Now online!
The Beat to a Pulp website features a Western short story by Black Dog Book's  Tom Roberts!


Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion, Part Three – "At the House of Ah-Fang-Fu" - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion was first printed in its entirety in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number in December 1918. It was published in book form in the UK the following year by Methuen and in the US in 1920 by McBride & Nast. Rohmer divided the novel into four sections. This week we shall examine the third part of the book, “At the House of Ah-Fang-Fu” which comprises eight chapters.

The rest is at the links below.
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!
FIRE-TONGUE: Not So Hot - New!
DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY: Finally, a Good-Looking DVD! - New!
Ray Bradbury, R.I.P. - New!
Hoppy birthday, William Boyd: Part 2- New!

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #31 / 32
Now available!

This special book-length (234 pages) double issue is our most ambitious yet. The main feature is a 22,000-word essay on Zane Grey and his involvement with Hollywood, illustrated with more than 60 rare photos. Other articles cover Tom Mix’s silent-movie adaptations of Max Brand novels, the evolution of Western fiction in pulp magazines, the making of Republic’s 1938 cliffhanger serial featuring the Lone Ranger, an overview of the Doubleday-published pulp titled WEST, and a behind-the-scenes report on the discovery and marketing of Roy Rogers. Finally—and this last item would be worth the price alone—we reprint a classic 1919 Western novella by Stewart Edward White, THE KILLER, which has been out of print for decades and was the inspiration for the 1932 George O’Brien Western titled MYSTERY RANCH. At 36,000 words, this thrilling yarn deserves publication as a standalone book, but we’ve included it as bonus material! There are nearly 100 movie photos reproduced in this issue, with nearly as many pulp covers and original pieces of art by such well-known Western illustrators as Walter M. Baumhofer, Tom Lovell, and Gayle Hoskins, to name just a few.

$21.95 plus $5.00 shipping.



BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #33
Now available!

The Spring 2012 issue features a Will Murray article—almost a psychoanalysis—on the Spider, pulpdom’s most emotionally complex hero. BnT editor Ed Hulse offers a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the 1940 cliffhanger serial starring Victor Jory as The Shadow. Old-Time Radio historian Martin Grams Jr. presents a comprehensive overview of the short-lived 1948 Green Lama radio series based on Ken Crossen’s pulp hero. A 1941 writers-magazine article by Frank Gruber stresses the importance of invention in plotting mysteries. A classic hard-boiled detective story (William E. Barrett’s “The Mobster Man” from 1933) and several departments round out the issue, which has the usual complement of rare photos, pulp covers, and original artwork.

$11.95 plus $2.50 shipping.



BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS #2:
BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

By reader acclimation, this 1921 novel was among the most popular ever published in the legendary pulp magazine ADVENTURE. It appears in book form for the first time in a Murania Press edition that also reprints a special introduction written by Dunn himself and ADVENTURE editor Arthur Sullivant Hoffman. It also boasts a cover by N. C. Wyeth. After being shipwrecked, nine average men of varying backgrounds finally reach land. With no tools, weapons, or supplies—not even a pocketknife or a watch-crystal among them—the castaways realize they can endure isolation only by working as a team and making ingenious use of their limited knowledge. But Nature’s most hostile forces are arrayed against them, and when prolonged privation eventually drives one of the nine mad, their chances of survival are further diminished.

$19.95 plus $4.00 shipping.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 182: The Return of Claire Croxton - New!
My cousin Claire Croxton returns to the Book Cave to chat about her latest novel Santorini Sunset.

Episode 181: Martin Powell
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179: The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man

The Bronze Gazette #64 (June 2012) -  Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Repel Redux" by Julián Puga V.
"Change is in the Wind" by Jay Ryan
Review: "The Infernal Buddha" by
Howard Wright
News Update
Front Cover: Cristian Diaz
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Nick Choles,
Cristian Diaz, Tim Faurote, Joe De Vito, and Ron Wilber

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #65, 66, 67.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

Send orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in "The Argos Deception" Part 2!

Conan's pirate days may already be over! Captured for his past crimes in Messantia, the Cimmerian faces public execution before a mob baying for his blood. But will he really lose his head—or is it all part of Bêlit's plan?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 13




Doc Con 15 - October 19, 20, & 21, 2012!
Doc Con 15 will be held October 19, 20, &21, 2012 in Glendale Arizona at the Comfort Suites located at 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, US, 85305. Call to reserve your room (623) 271-9005 and mention "Doc Savage Convention" for our reduced group rate.
Go to http://www.facebook.com/azdoccon for additional information.


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 2 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
(Writer) Chris Roberson (Art) Francesco Biagini (Cover) Francesco Mattina

Critics and fans love Elric's return to comics! The mystery is deepening for the Eternal Champion, as Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck come face to face with each other and the nearly unstoppable forces of Law and Chaos. But can they find the key to restoring the balance in time to stop catastrophe across the Multiverse? New York Times best-seller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) and legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock are bringing Elric back to comics in a series critics call "one of BOOM!'s best!"

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $14.99





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"When a Man's Crazy" by Raymond S. Spears from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, March 15, 1919

Rich Doste Pekan likes his privacy so much that he bought a large tract of wilderness, fenced it off and called it a game preserve with only a limited number of people invited to hunt, fish, boat or play there. Timmy Prade was a photographer and an outdoorsman. His boss sends him to get some picture of old man Pekan and his attractive daughter. A pleasant little tale involving woodcraft, romance and a happy, but not sentimental ending.
"Star Chamber" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNER-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, April, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
The girl had paid Dan Turner five centuries and asked him to meet her at eight. Now her ex-husband was trying to hire him, and setting the same hour for an appointment! The whole set-up smelled to Dan, and behind it all was the stronger smell of cooking opium.


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Paul Renaud (25%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

The rebellious Prince Barin has Flash Gordon in his clutches, and that may spell death... unless the intrepid Earthman defeats his own ally, Prince Thun of the Lion Men of Mongo. Insurrection against Ming's iron rule of Mongo is brewing, with shifting alliances and deadly intrigues at every turn. But the clock is ticking, as the merciless emperor has plans of his own: his royal wedding to Dale Arden. On Earth, three fugitives from Mongo have their sights set on their objective, with the Third Reich squarely in their crosshairs...

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton
Now available!

Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa collects for the first time anywhere Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa cycle, including the never-before-published conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin.

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the young hero Hadon journeys from his outpost city to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth usurps the throne and overturns the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now Hadon must set out upon a hero’s journey unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty.

The saga continues in Flight to Opar, as a decree by the oracle hurtles Hadon upon a perilous quest that will determine the fate of the next twelve millennia. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon’s herculean cousin returns to Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against King Minruth himself and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.

Limited: 250 signed (by Carey) numbered copies, with an additional section of exclusive material
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

Table of Contents:
Hadon of Ancient Opar
Flight to Opar
The Song of Kwasin (with Christopher Paul Carey)

Limited Edition: $65
Trade Edition: $45
ISBN: 978-1-59606-471-3
Length: 576 pages



Lincoln Child: THE THIRD GATE - Arriving in bookstores June 12!
Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly pos­sessed of awesome powers.

The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in north­ern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexpli­cable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday (June 12, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0385531389
ISBN-13: 978-0385531382

$25.95

THE LONE RANGER #6 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Hard Country arc comes to an end, as Lone Ranger is left to pick up the pieces of the town called Utopia. The Ranger faces a horrific truth at Marshal Dorsey's ranch. Then, the villainous Marshal may be dead, but his gang still lives, and they want blood. As Tonto lies near death, Lone Ranger walks down Utopia's main street alone, on his way to a final gunfight showdown. 

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


 




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial - New!


Michael L. Peters
Winner of the 2012 Howard House Museum
T-Shirt Design Contest

T-Shirts are now available!

Congratulations to Michael L. Peters, the winner of the design contest for the new t-shirt to be sold at the Robert E. Howard House Museum!

You can now order your t-shirts via Project Pride’s PayPal account (ProjPride@yahoo.com). Orders will be filled until after Howard Days (June 8-9, 2012). The t-shirts will officially go on sale June 8th at the Howard House Museum.  

The shirts will be available in both black on white and white on black, so order both colors – one for daytime wear and one for evening wear. Sizes include Medium though XXX Large. The price is $15.00 per shirt, plus $3.00 for US shipping and handling. Overseas shipping will be more. To get the rate for overseas shipping, send an e-mail to Project Pride.


Michael Peters' “Rogues in the House” portfolio will appear in the new issue of REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR coming later this summer. The first plate can be viewed here. REH:TGR will feature the entire portfolio along with a plethora of Howard fiction, essays, articles, reviews and artwork.





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

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

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

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

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

Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #6 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Ken Wolak
Covers: Franchesco

MURDER, FORSOOTH is the way Shakespeare might have put it when Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios, hasta la vista, so long — at the Faire!

32 pages, color, $3.99


Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!
Hole In None [Illustrated] by John D. MacDonald
Sixgun Frame-Up by Tom Parsons


Philip José Farmer: TIME'S LAST GIFT
 Arriving in bookstores June 12!

Three men and a woman onboard a timeship travel from 2070 AD to 12,000 BC - a journey that could never be repeated. For the passengers, all anthropologists, it was a once-in-a-million-lifetimes expedition... a chance to study primitive man as modern man never could. But none of them was prepared for what they would discover - or for the impact of their travels in a time that had yet to come...

A novel in the Wold Newton universe, in which characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Flash Gordon, Doc Savage, James Bond and Jack the Ripper are all mysteriously connected.


Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857689657
ISBN-13: 978-0857689658

Price: $9.95

Includes all new bonus material:
"John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family," an Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey
"Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift," by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power



Pro Se Productions: PROJECT ALPHA - Now available!
Pro Se Productions, a leader in New Pulp,
announces its latest title from Pro Se author Lee Houston, Jr.!


From the creator of Hugh Monn, Private Detective, comes PROJECT ALPHA!  A tale of cosmic proportions centered on a man with great power suddenly thrust upon him and the fate of two worlds on his shoulders.

“Although we’ve dabbled in this arena a bit with previous works,” Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief and Partner in Pro Se, stated today, “We are extremely pleased to announce our first novel that is squarely set in the Super Hero side of New Pulp!  Not only that, but it has been written by one of Pro Se’s shining stars, Lee Houston, Jr.!  This project, most definitely a labor of love of Comics, especially the Silver Age, is something special to Lee and Pro Se is proud to be able to share this truly awesome work with the world.”

PROJECT ALPHA from Lee Houston, Jr. is a prose love letter to the wonder, magic, awe, and power of Silver Age Comics!  The once peaceful planet of Shambala is on the verge of extinction. A menace of their own creation now considers himself the high and mighty ruler of all, determined to have the realm of his dreams regardless of the cost to others. 

Now the scientist responsible for the danger seeks to perform the experiment again on another world. But this planet is home to a far more primitive culture than his own. Even if he is successful, can ALPHA save Shambala before it's too late?

Lee Houston, Jr. presents an incredible new hero embarking on an amazing adventure that will push him to the limits of his newfound abilities and beyond!


Pro Se Productions - Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!


Pro Se Productions: TALES OF THE ROOK - Now available!
Reese Unlimited, an Imprint of Pro Se Productions,
proudly announces the release of TALES OF THE ROOK! 
The Rook, a character created by Barry Reese, now lives on in stories
written by Reese as well as five other premiere writers of New Pulp!


"When The Good Is Swallowed By The Dark...There The Rook Shall Plant His Mark!"


For years, New Pulp Author Barry Reese has masterfully written the thrilling adventures of The Rook, a masked Hero of Reese's creation who is compelled through dark dreams to hunt down and destroy evil wherever it might hide! Assisted by loyal friends and a vast array of allies from the annals of Classic and New Pulp as well as Comics of a bygone era, The Rook's escapades have been a hallmark in the world of New Pulp!

Now, for the first time and under the REESE UNLIMITED imprint, Barry Reese has invited some of New Pulp's finest authors into The Rook's world to put their unique spin on the character and tell their own tales...TALES OF THE ROOK! Featuring stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Mike Bullock, Percival Constantine, Tommy Hancock, and a brand new ROOK tale by Reese himself!

Concerning the popularity of The Rook and his cast of characters, Barry Reese commented that the concept was still with him, six years after its debut.  In the book’s introduction, Reese says, “Others have felt the siren's call, as well. The Rook has appealed to them to the point where they agreed to write new stories featuring my hero. I'm flattered and thrilled to present the results to you. Some of the greatest

writers in New Pulp have crafted their own takes on The Rook and it's a lot of fun to see where they went when given the chance. “

TALES OF THE ROOK also features an explosive cover by Bob Hall, stunning interior art by George Sellas, and outstanding format and design by Sean Ali! Ready for the best in New Pulp? Get it today in TALES OF THE ROOK! From Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions!


Pro Se Productions - Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!




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

Please visit www.pulpfest.com for more information about Mark's appearance.
While you're there, why not register for the convention and a chance to
meet three of the best contemporary illustrators of
Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Both Tarzan and John Carter, Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ two most popular heroes, turn 100 this year. We’re celebrating these important occasions with presentations devoted to these characters and their creators.
This summer’s PulpFest will begin almost 75 years to the day after the September 1937 Astounding Stories hit newsstands across the nation.

That issue was the first to benefit from the input of John W. Campbell, a pioneering science-fiction writer hired to assist F. Orlin Tremaine, who had been at the magazine’s helm since Street & Smith purchased it from publisher William Clayton in 1933. With Tremaine’s guidance, Astounding had become the preeminent SF pulp, but its best days were yet to come. Just a few months after joining the magazine’s staff, Campbell assumed full editorial control of the monthly and promptly instituted policies that ushered in what later became known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

Within a few short years, John Campbell had assembled a stable of writers that included talented newcomers and reliable mainstays alike. His roster of contributors was unparalleled by any other magazine in the field, and the first six years of his tenure as editor saw the publication of such classic science-fiction stories as "Slan," "Who Goes There?", "Final Blackout," "Sixth Column," "Methuselah’s Children," "Beyond This Horizon," "Gather, Darkness!", three of E. E. Smith’s "Lensman" novels and the early installments of Isaac Asimov’s "Foundation" series.

That issue was the first to benefit from the input of John W. Campbell, a pioneering science-fiction writer hired to assist F. Orlin Tremaine, who had been at the magazine’s helm since Street & Smith purchased it from publisher William Clayton in 1933. With Tremaine’s guidance, Astounding had become the preeminent SF pulp, but its best days were yet to come. Just a few months after joining the magazine’s staff, Campbell assumed full editorial control of the monthly and promptly instituted policies that ushered in what later became known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

Within a few short years, John Campbell had assembled a stable of writers that included talented newcomers and reliable mainstays alike. His roster of contributors was unparalleled by any other magazine in the field, and the first six years of his tenure as editor saw the publication of such classic science-fiction stories as "Slan," "Who Goes There?", "Final Blackout," "Sixth Column," "Methuselah’s Children," "Beyond This Horizon," "Gather, Darkness!", three of E. E. Smith’s "Lensman" novels and the early installments of Isaac Asimov’s "Foundation" series.

PulpFest 2012 will honor this remarkably fecund period in Astounding’s long history with a unique presentation. Rather than entrust it to a single speaker or a panel of enthusiasts, our salute to Campbell and the magazine’s Golden Age will be conducted by Garyn G. Roberts, PhD., and Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse.
PulpFest




The PulpRack - Now online!
Pulp Cover: BLUE BOOK May 1935 - New!
Jules Verne: Pre-Pulp Pioneer Extraordinaire - New!
Edgar AllanPoe and the Road to Pulp Fiction
Ancient Viking Pulp: Egil's Saga
The Black Lizard by Edogawa Rampo
Vidocq: French pulp fiction on the screen
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Photo feature - Kathrene Pinkerton in the wilderness - New!
Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton - husband and wife writing team - New!
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 4
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 3
Harold Lamb and Historical Romance - article by Arthur S. Hoffman
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 2
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 1

PULP OBSCURA: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE
Now available!


PULP OBSCURA, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, a leading New Pulp Publisher, in conjunction with Altus Press, a top Publisher of both New Pulp and Classic Reprints, that features rare and largely unknown Pulp characters from yesterday featured in brand new stories written by Today’s New Pulp writers! THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE is the third Pulp Obscura volume since the line debuted!

From Japan to Berlin, from Paris to Moscow, from London to Washington D.C. and all points between and beyond, his reputation for facing the most dangerous opponents, taking on the most difficult missions is well known.  The Eagle's Mission: To Wage a One Man War Against America's Enemies and those Who Threaten Liberty Across The Globe! From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One of Pulp's Forgotten Heroes! Pro Se Productions in Conjunction with Altus Press Presents a New Volume in its PULP OBSCURA line! Bringing Adventures and Heroes Lost in Yesterday Blazing to Life in New Pulp Tales Today! Thrill to Six Sensational Tales of High Powered Adventure, Heart Stopping Thrills,and Death Defying Action from Nick Ahlhelm, Teel James Glenn, Lee Houston, Jr., Ashley Mangin, Bobby Nash, and R. P. Steeves! And featuring a stunning cover by award winning artist David L. Russell and fantastic design work by Sean Ali!

Join Jeff Shannon as he fights against the foes of freedom in fantastic new adventures! PULP OBSCURA PROUDLY PRESENTS THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE! From Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press!

Pro Se Productions - Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!
And coming VERY soon in all ebook formats!

To read the original pulp adventures of The Eagle, checkout



PULP OBSCURA
New tales featuring Lester Dent creations!


Twelve writers have been selected to bring two classic characters created by an iconic Pulp Author to life once more in two new anthologies from PULP OBSCURA!

Pro Se Productions, a premier New Pulp Publisher, announced in February plans to publish, with the permission of the Lester Dent estate, new tales featuring Dent creations Foster Fade (also known as the Crime Spectacularist) and Lynn Lash as a part of its PULP OBSCURA imprint.  PULP OBSCURA is a line that Pro Se, in conjunction with Altus Press, a leading Publisher of Pulp Reprints as well as the Publisher of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage written by Will Murray, produces that features new stories based on rather largely unknown and forgotten heroes and villains from Pulp’s Golden Era.  Although many of these characters, such as Thunder Jim Wade, the adventure hero featured in the most recent PULP OBSCURA volume from Pro Se, are currently in the Public Domain, Pro Se PULP OBSCURA to include licensed characters, the first two of which were creations of the literary legend that many consider the best Pulp Author ever.

“It's truly amazing that Pro Se is a part of this,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, "and the credit for that goes to Matt Moring from Altus, Will Murray, and especially the Heirs of Norma Dent.  Pro Se is extremely proud to announce that the writers for both a Lynn Lash collection and a Foster Fade collection have been selected.  

"I was both amazed," said Hancock, "but also not really surprised at the interest these two characters garnered when we asked for proposals.  The call we put out for these books garnered more interest and proposals than the entire PULP OBSCURA line we recruited for last year did (That project is made up of 34 different writers).  It was difficult and a challenge picking the best twelve, six for each book, but we feel like we have the stories and writers that will definitely both pay homage to the Pulp genius of Lester Dent and reintroduce these great characters to a modern audience.”

According to Hancock, the writers for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF LYNN LASH are-CHUCK MILLERRP STEEVESTEEL JAMES GLENNANDREW SALMONJIM BEARDTIM LASIUTA
The Writers bringing the Crime Spectacularist into the 21st Century in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE include-DERRICK FERGUSONBARRY REESEH. DAVID BLALOCKDAVID WHITEAUBREY STEPHENSADAM GARCIA

Both books are slated for a late summer/early fall release and will be released in conjunction with a volume collecting the complete original stories of both characters from Altus Press.





“This,” Hancock stated, “is the reason that PULP OBSCURA exists.  To not only shine light on characters that have been completely forgotten and now live in the Public Domain, but also to serve as a way for Pulp characters created by well known authors to come out of the shadows of more successful creations, such as Doc Savage, and to stand on their own, to chart new ground in fiction in the 21st Century.   These two characters were crafted by Lester Dent himself and are being used with the permission of the heirs of Norma Dent.  For this to be the first foray into licensed properties for the PULP OBSCURA imprint is truly an honor.  And don’t think this is all you’ll hear about it before the books come out! There'll be more about these two awesome collections soon!”

For more information on Pro Se Productions, go to www.prosepulp.com and www.pulpmachine.blogspot.com
For further information on PULP OBSCURA, go to www.pulpobscura.net.  
To discover the wonderful world of Classic Pulp as well as New Tales, such as the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray, go to www.altuspress.com!



Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 - June 6, 2012)
Author Ray Bradbury died Wednesday, June 6, of a stroke. He was 91.

Growing up during the Great Depression in Waukegan, Ill., Bradbury was a fan of science-fiction films and the works of such authors as Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. (He wrote a sequel to Burroughs' Martian series.)

The author of more than 50 books, Bradbury's work spanned genres of science fiction, horror and mystery. He was most widely known for his novels “The Martian Chronicles,” Dandelion Wine," “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and his classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451," which has been a contested staple of school reading lists since its publication in 1953.


Bradbury's career following "The Martian Chronicles" earned him a number of lifetime achievement awards, including an honorary National Book Award in 2000. Though none of his works won a Pulitzer Prize, Mr. Bradbury received a Pulitzer citation in 2007 “for his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy.”


Robert E. Howard: Hawk Of The Hills - Kindle Edition now available!
Hawk of the Hills is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in June 1935 issue of the pulp magazine TOP-NOTCH, one of only five of the El Borak stories published within Howard's lifetime. The story was featured as the cover of that issue.

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B0089B9P1M








Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
In an epic moment, Sagoth slaves David Innes and Abner Perry meet the raven-haired prehistoric princess Dian the Beautiful for the first time, as envisioned by artist Jamie Chase for the graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc.
From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.



THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1 - Coming in September!

Join Tom Sniegoski and Dennis Calero for a very special Shadow story in The Shadow Annual #1 featuring a cover by Alex Ross.  In The Shadow Annual #1, The Shadow is tormented by visions of New York City plagued by living fire-fire in the shape of a Chinese dragon-fire with the potential to spread hungrily to the world.  But what do these visions mean?  The Shadow will peel back the layers of mystery, leading to a confrontation that could very well shake the pillars of Heaven. Who are the waifs of Li-Lung, and what are their connections to Brother Pritchard's Orphanage for Wayward Children, and to crime boss on the rise, Vincent Ruzzo? Soon, the Shadow will know.



THE SPIDER #2 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday,
Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lesser (1-in-10)

The battle is on as the all-new Spider, re-launched into the 21st century, takes on the murderous and beautiful Anput!  A demonic gas turns ordinary citizens into mindless zombies, and the Spider must play a losing game against a ticking clock in a desperate attempt to save lives.  But will the Spider’s technology, allies and determination be enough against Anput’s ruthless quest for revenge?  The pulp tradition is back, with nonstop action, hard choices and devastating sacrifices.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




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

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) - New!
Nictzin Dyalhis (1873?-1942) - New!
Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973)
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965)
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)


Tom Johnson: SAVAGE LAND OF JUR - Coming soon!

Coming soon from NTD, “Savage Land of Jur” by Tom Johnson, the sequel to “Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth”, with a new cover by talented artist, Teresa Tunaley. Originally written in 1970, this has been newly edited, and tightened from the previous editions.



WARLORD OF MARS #18
Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Edgar Salazar
Covers: Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Poor John Carter! Beautiful Martians babes are falling in love with him left and right, but all he wants is his Dejah Thoris. Dejah is a captive of Issus, the false goddess of Mars, and Carter is racing to free her. With him is Carthoris, his son, and the greatest fleet of airships Mars has ever seen. But Issus has more than one devious trick in store for Carter and his navy.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




WARRIORS OF MARS #3
Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!

John Carter learned of the Legend of an earth man named Gullivar Jones who visited Barsoom before he did.  When Gullivar's mystical rug is discovered Carter comes face to face with the legend when Gullivar is resurrected.  Now, just as these two earth men come face to face, another threat looms with the return of Gullivar's greatest foes--the mysterious Thither people!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #10 (OF 12) - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner

The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner is in the home-stretch of his epic story of Zorro!  There’s a Zorro imposter in Los Angeles!  How is Zorro going to react?  Find out in issue #10 of Zorro Rides Again!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99










01 June 2012

2012 Film Release Dates
June 1, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 22, 2012
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
PROMETHEUS
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 5, 2012
October 26, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
December 14, 2012

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

DREDD
LOOPER

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

2012 Tarzana Dum-Dum - Thursday through Saturday, August 16-18!

A multitude of Centennary events, guests and special projects are planned for this event.

DATES: Thursday August 16th, Friday the 17th, and concluding with a guest of honor dinner on Saturday August 18th, 2012.

LOCATION: The Marriott center in Woodland Hills, California, next to Tarzana and the ERB, Inc. offices. Special Dum-Dum rate $109.

REGISTRATION: Early registration fee will be $100 until July 16th, and after July 16th the fee will go up to $125.
We are not yet ready to accept registration forms. The registration url/site and download from this page are NOT up yet but should be accessible by June. Huckster tables will be $30.

GOODIE BAG: Those who attended similar events in Tarzana know how much was is in the bag that goes to those who pay full registration. We are expecting a similar grouping of great items, some of which should be even more amazing!

GUESTS:

GoH is a world-famous Tarzan fan; the person has asked us to withhold the name until they make the official announcement and Andrew Stanton has said "maybe," but has not committed.
James Sullos (president of ERB, Inc.)
John Burroughs (Danton's older brother)
Linda Burroughs, Llana Jane Burroughs, Dejah Burroughs (Danton Burroughs family)
Robin Maxwell will attend (the author of Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan)
Joe De Vito (sculptor of Tarzan).
Al Bohl (Film and documentary maker: Tarzan Lord of the Louisiana Jungle, etc. 
Denny Miller (actor, author) 
Ron Ely (actor, author)
Jerry Schneider (publisher of the ERBville series and others).
Professor Stan Galloway (author of Teenage Tarzan)
Andy Briggs (author of two new authorized Tarzan novels)
Michael Kogge (author of Annotated Princess of Mars)
Neal Romanek (author of a new Venus novel)
Tracy Griffin (author of a new coffee table Tarzan book)
Thomas Yeates (ERB artist and Prince Valiant artist)
Bill Stout (muralist and ERB artist)
Michael Sellers (author, director)
Jim Van Hise (publisher)

Henry Franke (Editor of the Burroughs Bulletin)
Lee Strong (Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star) (panel of authors)
Dan Parsons (graphic novel author and Tarzan artist)
Joe Musso (movie Tarzan knives collector)
Bob Zeuschner (author of  ERB: The Exhaustive Scholar’s and Collector’s Descriptive Bibliography)
Brian Bohnett (author of The Remarkable Enid Markey, and other Burroughs studies)


For complete details, visit the ERBzine website at the link below.


Adventure House: Frank M. Robinson Collection Auction #14 - Now online!
Just a reminder, that our most recent auction will close tomorrow night....starting at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight time. 
Some great stuff being offered here, most are real bargains at the prices currently being bid. 
Why not get in on the action.  You can access the auction site by going to www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo. 
Then use the calendar and click on Popular Culture Auction #14.
Or you can use the following link to go directly to the auction site: http://server8.maxanet.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?adventurehouse12

Either way, give it a look see.  We are getting Auction #15 ready as well.


HIGHLIGHTS for AUCTION #14
DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE 01/24/31 with the Radio Show Logo
FAMOUS LIVES 06/29 a scarce non fiction Hersey magazine
DETECTIVE DIME NOVELS 04/40 with the first issue with Dr. Thaddeus Harker
CHAMPION SPORTS MAGAZINE 03/37 - 1st Issue
SPY NOVELS MAGAZINE 02/35 - 1st Issue
WORLD ADVENTURER 01/34 and 03/34
ADVENTURE NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES 01/38 - 2nd Series - 1st Issue
PHANTOM a number of issues of this scarce British SF publication from the late 50s
THRILLING ADVENTURES - several in VF condition
WIDE-AWAKE MAGAZINE 01/10/16
MONTHLY STORY MAGAZINE 06/05 - the prelude to BLUE BOOK MAGAZINE [Scarce!]
WIDE WORLD ADVENTURES 09/29, 08/29 both in VF condition
THE DANGER TRAIL 08/26, 09/26, 04/27 all in VF condition
ILLUSTRATED WORLD 12/16 with a steam punk story - 'The Electric Titan'
FAME AND FORTUNE MAGAZINE 01/25/29
GOLDEN WEST MAGAZINE 02/27, 12/27 both in FN-VF condition!
BLACK MASK 04/01/24 - Dashiell Hammett
BLACK MASK 11/26 - Gardner, Nebel and Daly...most importantly THE FIRST CAP SHAW edited issue!  A real find!

See you at the auction.
John Gunnison

Altus Press
Doc Savage in THE INFERNAL BUDDHA
Softcover & ebook editions - Now available!
Hardcover edition - Now available!

Altus Press is proud to announce the release of the third volume in its acclaimed Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series, written by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson.

Set in the Fall of 1936, THE INFERNAL BUDDHA tells the epic story of Doc Savage's desperate quest to control the Buddha of Ice, a relic of unknown origin—and
what may become the most dangerous object on Earth!

When a mummy arrives at Doc Savage's New York headquarters wearing the clothes of his missing assistant, engineer Renny Renwick, Doc, Monk, and Ham rush to Singapore where they get on the trail of a swashbuckling pirate who calls himself  the Scourge of the South China Sea, in whose hands a piece of the infernal Buddha has fallen. The trail leads to Pirate Island, the fate of Renny, and a mysterious box
containing a terrible, unstoppable power.


But that is only the beginning of the quest into which the Man of Bronze plunges—one that will take him to the upper reaches of the Yellow Sea and a series of wild ocean battles against the vicious factions fighting for control on the infernal Buddha.

Before it is all over, every human life on Earth will tremble on the brink of eternity, and Doc Savage will face his greatest test.

"This may be my wildest Doc novel to date," says author Will Murray. "THE INFERNAL BUDDHA is a fantasy epic full of corsairs, criminals and other culprits. The menace is planetary. The threat, extinction. Doc Savage has a reputation for saving the world. This time he does it on the greatest scale possible. I began this book back in 1992, working from an opening situation Lester Dent started in 1935. Together, we have produced a true Doc Savage epic. And it only took about 75 years…."

THE INFERNAL BUDDHA will be released as a trade paperback and e-book in May, with the hardcover edition following in June. All editions will feature a startling cover painted by Joe DeVito, depicting Doc Savage as the Buccaneer of Bronze! This cover was painted from a still taken in 1964 of legendary model Steve Holland, and is a variant pose shot for famed illustrator James Bama's classic cover to THE MAN ON BRONZE. There has never been a Doc cover like it!

The hardcover edition will include two bonus features—an Afterword by Will Murray detailing the creation of this story, and a memoir by James Bama of his days painting the Bantam Books Doc covers.

For ordering information, go to www.Adventuresinbronze.com


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 59: "Pirate Isle" and "The Speaking Stone"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in interconnected pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men travel to "Pirate Isle" to rescue Johnny Littlejohn from the master criminal, Lord London. Then, the action continues as Doc Savage uncovers a lost civilization as he searches for the strange secret behind "The Speaking Stone" that speaks with the missing Monk Mayfair's voice. This double-novel collector's edition features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-081-6 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 61: "The Triple Trail" and "Murder Genius"
The Master of Darkness battles supercrime in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness follows "The Triple Trail" that could lead to a million-dollar art treasure, in one of Walter Gibson's all-time greatest masterpieces of misdirection! Then, The Shadow attempts to rescue his loyal agent from the clutches of the "Murder Genius" in Theodore Tinsley's violent sequel to "The Prince of Evil." This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-080-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printers and shipping later this month!
THE AVENGER Volume 7:
"Murder on Wheels," "The Three Gold Crowns" and "Death to The Avenger"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in three action-packed adventures by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Dick Benson's life will be forever changed after "Murder on Wheels" and the mysterious Cole Wilson lure The Avenger into a deadly trap! Then, "The Three Gold Crowns" and a dentist's forceps leads The Avenger to Mr. Death's house of murder. PLUS: "Death to The Avenger," a bonus Avenger novelette, and a Whisperer thriller by Alan Hathway. This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by H. W. Scott, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-084-7  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printers and shipping later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50:
"The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle" - James Bama Variant Special
A knockout painting by legendary paperback artist James Bama leads off a special variant edition of two action-packed pulp epics by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow "The Pirate's Ghost" to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange "Green Eagle" with lead feathers! This special anniversary edition also showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-083-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printers and shipping later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 62: "Cyro" and "The Man Who Died Twice"
The Master of Darkness battles murderous master villains in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness journeys to New Orleans to uncover the hidden identity of the international swindler known only as "Cyro." Then, The Shadow suspects that "The Man Who Died Twice" still lives, and is the key to the Prince of Evil's plot to murder Lamont Cranston! This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-082-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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Arcane Wisdom Press: BLIND SHADOWS
By James Moore & Charles R. Rutledge

Coming in October!

When private investigator Wade Griffin moved away from his hometown of Wellman, Georgia he didn't think he would be back. Too many memories and too many bridges burned. But when an old friend is found brutally murdered and mutilated, nothing can keep Griffin from going home. Teamed with another childhood friend, Sheriff Carl Price, Griffin begins an investigation that will lead down darker paths than he could ever have imagined.

Soon Griffin and Price find that there are secrets both dark and ancient lurking in the back woods of Crawford's Hollow. As Halloween approaches, something evil is growing near the roots of the Georgia mountains, and the keys to the mystery seem to be a woman of almost indescribable beauty and a dead man who won't stay dead.

As the body count mounts and the horrors pile up, Griffin and Price come to realize that the menace they face extends far beyond the boundaries of Wellman and that their opponents seem to hold all the cards. But the two lawmen have a few secrets of their own, and one way or another there will be hell to pay.

Blind Shadows is a fast moving synthesis of high-octane crime fiction and horror. Lovecraft and Arthur Machen meet Spillane and Elmore Leonard. A Southern Gothic full of guns and monsters and hard boiled action.


Signed Limited Edition Hardcover
300 pages
$49


Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE DOMINION OF THE WORLD
by Gustave Le Rouge & Gustave Guitton
adapted by Brian Stableford



Hypnotism and spiritualism are our weapons. Let us leave the Europeans to found cannon, arm ironclads and torpedo-boats. What does it matter to us that they have thousands of armed men at their disposal? They will be vanquished nonetheless, by weapons that they do not know, against which they cannot defend themselves!

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 248 pages


In the fourth and final volume of the series, Harry Madge's brigade of psychic spies sent to infiltrate Europe on behalf of the secret cabal of American billionaires, led by William Boltyn, is sowing chaos and despair, but the invention of a new "psychic accumulator" by Arsène Golbert enables good will to triumph, banishing hatred, ambition, cupidity and egotism, and opening the doors to a new utopian society...


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 252 pages


THE MONSTERS OF MADAME ATOMOS
by André Caroff
adapted by Michael Shreve

George screamed when the beast suddenly appeared at the top of the stairs. What he saw was a black, frizzy mane, long pointed teeth, claws like curved swords and a blood-dripping snout. He tried to escape the bewildering vision, but as he turned around, he felt a huge weight crush down on him. He collapsed, spilling blood from his grisly wounds. He was already a corpse by the time the beast ran off down the stairs where it jumped on Pam who was too petrified to scream.

In this fifth volume, the deadly Madame Atomos continues waging war on the United States, first by turning the hapless residents of Baltimore into blood-thirsty monsters, then by unleashing uncontrollable wild fires over Nevada.

Contents:
- Introduction by J.-M. Lofficier
- The Monsters of Madame Atomos [Les Monstres de Mme Atomos] (1967)
- Madame Atomos Spits Fire [Madame Atomos Crache des Flammes ] (1967)
- Who Made Me Such A Woman? (short story by G. L. Gick)


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 284 pages




Black Dog Books
After a long and productive winter, BDB has set the lineup for its new releases.
2012 is shaping up to be our most exciting and abundant year to date, with a variety of new titles across several genres.
We hope you'll find something to your liking.

Black Dog Books Goes Digital!
Black Dog Books has begun issuing its back catalogue in ebook form.
We will be releasing several titles per week over the coming months until all our titles are available in the manner.

Links may be found at the bottom of a titles? listing page (under the ADD TO CART button) on the BDB website to the Amazon delivery platform for downloading. If a link is not listed, a title has not yet been converted into ebook form. Be patient and check back often.

Thank you for your patronage. And remember, please order direct whenever possible.
Your direct orders and support do make a significant difference to independent press operations.


Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Best of Adventure Volume 2—1913-1914
Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis

Assembled from years three and four of its history, this collection brings together 20 of the best tales that appeared in Adventure, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace, H.D. Couzens, J. Allan Dunn, George Washington Ogden, Stephen Chalmers and others.
 
The stories, include authors both familiar and forgotten to today's readers, represent historical and modern-set fiction (modern as in circa 1914) in all corners of the globe.

Included are:
"Orders Gray" by Marion Polk Angellotti [Medieval Italy]
"The Black Violin" by Nevil G. Henshaw [New Orleans]
"The Capture of Lone Bill" by Hapsburg Liebe [Western]
"Paid" by W. Townend [Afghanistan]
"The Shanghaied Policeman" by S.B.H. Hurst [New York]
"In a Righteous Cause" by Talbot Mundy [India]
"Messire Richard" by Warwick Deeping [Medieval England]
"The Word of Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini [Renaissance Italy]
"The Getting of Boh Na-Ghee" by Gordon McCreagh [Burma]
"Clearing a Snarl" by Frederick William Wallace [North Atlantic fishing]
"Down the River" by G.W. Ogden [Colonial Mississippi]
"The Impulsiveness of Black Douglas" by Stephen Chalmers [Northwest Mounties]
"The Chang-Hwa Pearl" by H.D. Couzens [China; South Seas; Hawaii]
"Queen of the Species" by Prince Sarath Ghosh [India]
"The Taking of Peter Pan" by George Brydges Rodney [Mexico; humorous]
"The Sea-Wife's Challenge" by Henry Oyen [Brooklyn; North Atlantic; some fantasy elements]
"A Maker of Wars" by Edgar Wallace [Africa; humorous]
"Safe or Out?" by Hugh S. Fullerton [Ohio; baseball; humorous]
"The Greenstone Mask" by Allan Dunn [South Seas]






Volume 3 is in the works!
Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Threat of the Robot by David H. Keller, M.D.

Travel to nine dystopian tomorrows, where current trends threaten the very existence of mankind.
  • A time when robots threaten to throw millions of workers into unemployment
  • A world where everyone lives 24 hours a day in individual automobiles
  • A program that selectively breeds office workers for maximum efficiency
  • An academic rivalry between two universities that ends in mass murder
  • A city so crowded that people make their homes in never-landing airplanes
  • A more totalitarian society than 1984 and Brave New World
The Threat of the Robot marks the first new collection of works by Keller in over thirty years, and includes many uncollected works.

With an introduction by Gene Christie.

Author: David H. Keller, M.D.
Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-28-4
Price: Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Leopard Couch by Sax Rohmer
  • The leopard couch of eternal memories . . .
  • The severed hand of a desert sheikh—and its frightful vengeance . . .
  • An old hag damned to misery, until she can acquire a thousand kisses . . .
  • The mysterious black cat that knew too much . . .
  • The vampiric young nobleman who terrorized London . . .
  • A Christmas house party—with Satan himself as a guest?
These and more thrilling adventures by the incomparable Sax Rohmer await the reader in The Leopard Couch and Other Stories of the Fantastic and Supernatural—including four stories never previously published in the United States!

Included are:
The Leopard Couch
A House Possessed
The Haunted Temple
The Red Eye of Vishnu
The Hand of the White Sheikh
The Cardinal's Stair
The Tragedies in the Greek Room
The Valley of the Just
The Curse of a Thousand Kisses
Red Mist
In the Valley of the Sorceress
That Black Cat
The Curse of the House of Dhoon
With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson.
Selected and with editorial notes by Gene Christie.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-23-9
Price: Trade paperback / 204 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!


Thomas Sigismund Stribling (1881-1965) penned many short works for the periodicals of his day—adventure, satirical, boys adventure, detective and science fiction—which appeared in Everybody's, The Century Magazine, Holland's Magazine, Youth's Companion, American Boy and Adventure. For the later, he is well remembered as the author of a series of detective stories featuring psychologist sleuth Doctor Poggioli.

Ripped from the pages of Adventure are two unreprinted short novels of science fiction, "Web of the Sun" and "The Green Splotches."

But the short story form could not corral the ambitious T.S. Stribling who would win the 1933 Pulizer Prize for the Novel for his work, "The Store."

Cover art by Tom Roberts

With an introduction by Richard A. Moore.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-22-2
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 198 pages




Black Dog Books - Now available!


With the backing and resources of the F.B.I. Special Agent James " Duke" Ashby relentlessly battle crime on the front lines!

Included are:
Author's Preface
All in the Cards
Scarlet Hands
Turn On the Heat
Real Smithfield Ham

Two-gun Pawlon
Salome Comes Through
Double Exposure
Jailbait
Satan's Gunsmith
Guiltless Murder
Robbery of Convenience
Blind Date


With an introduction by Paul Bishop, author of the Fay Croker series and 2-time LAPD Detective of the Year.
Cover art by Emery Clarke. First time in book form.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-27-7
Price: Trade paperback / 192 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Robert R. Mill (1894-1942), newspaper man and court reporter, made a name for himself covering headline-grabbing events such as the Snyder-Gray trail and the Lindbergh kidnapping case. He counted among his friends J. Edgar Hoover and Major John Warner, Superintendant of the New York State Police and interacted with underworld figures Dutch Schultz, "Legs" Diamond, Steve Pawlon and other nefarious characters of the day. Mill died during World War II following a U-Boat scouting expedition.
 

Black Dog Books - Now available!

Empire of the Devil by Frederick L. Nebel

From a master crime-detective fiction writer, author of the Captain Steve MacBride & nosey newshound Kennedy series, as well as the Tough Dick Donahue series for Black Mask, and the Dime Detective Jack Cardigan series, comes this first collection of Frederick Nebel's tales of exotic adventure.

Stories include:
Seas of Chance (short novel)
The Crimson Diamond (novelette)
Doom Drums
Empire of the Devil (novelette)
Hell's Back Door (novelette)
Pound For Pound
Wolves of Dismay (novelette)
Passage to Macassar (short novel)

Plus—
Frederick Nebel: A Brief Biography by Evan Lewis
A Bibliography of Works by Frederick Nebel
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Fred Craft.
Volume 12 in the Black Dog Books Signature Series.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-25-3
Price: Trade paperback / 316 pages / Price: $24.95 US




Black Dog Books
The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines

Coming in July!

The First Hero in Robotic Armor! The recent Hollywood success of armor-clad heroes has shown a public hungry for more. Now discover the true origins of the Robotic Armor hero in The Spider: Satan's Murder Machines. After rescuing his fiancée from the master villain's lair, The Spider learns of his foe's secret weapon - robotic armor! The Spider dons his own robotic armor to battle the sinister fiend's steel-clad criminal army!

In July 2012 Black Dog Books will release the trade paperback edition of The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines, the feature novel published in the December 1939 issue of The Spider magazine.

Written by Norvell W. Page, with striking interior illustrations by John Fleming Gould, and a cover by William Paquet, the book will retail for $14.99.






Black Mask 8:  The Sound of the Shot Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“The Sound of the Shot” by Dale Clark
“Flaming Angel” by Frederick C. Davis
“Odds on Death” by Don M. Mankiewicz
“Those Catrini” by Norvell Page
“Smoke in Your Eyes” by Hugh B. Cave
“Blood, Sweat and Biers” by Robert Reeves


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

     


Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion, Part Two – "The Statement of M. Gaston Max" - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion was first printed in its entirety in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number in December 1918. It was published in book form in the UK the following year by Methuen and in the US in 1920 by McBride & Nast. Rohmer divided the novel into four sections. This week we shall examine the second part of the book, “The Statement of M. Gaston Max” which comprises nine chapters.

The rest is at the links below.

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS - Now online!

The Murania Press blog page includes several new posts, including a preview of upcoming books a review of William MacLeod Raine's 1914 pulp adventure THE PIRATE OF PANAMA, and a DVR alert on TCM's airing tomorrow of the classic 1956 Lone Ranger feature film.

Also, Ed has added new sales items to the Collectibles page.

The site is being updated daily, so frequent visits will be required to keep up! 




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 181: Martin Powell - New!
Martin Powell visits the Book Cave to chat about The Halloween Legion and other items of interest.

Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha
Episode 179:  The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World
Classicon - Saturday, June 9, 2012!
Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
Items include
:
•Calendars
•Pinups
•Glamour Art magazines
•Original paperback art from the 50s - 60s
•Mystery
•Western
•Romances
•Adventure

•Characters/Heroes
•Science Fiction
•Detective
•Vintage comics
•Petty
•Vargas
•Classics from the 20s - 60s
•Aviation


University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


CONAN THE BARBARIAN FAUX BRONZE STATUE
Now available!

Quarantine Studio presents their first statue finished in a luxurious faux bronze! Descending a jagged barren mountainside, Conan wields his massive weapon as he targets his quarry for the kill. Designed and sculpted by William Paquet, and influenced by such great genre artists as Frank Frazetta and John Buscema — who forged the barbarian hero's signature look through their classic illustrations — this 14" tall statue is hand-painted, cast in polyresin and comes packaged in a handsome collector's box. 

This fabulous statue is fully approved and licensed by Paradox Entertainment and is part of an extremely limited numbered edition.  Scheduled to ship in December 2011.
Statue    $199.95





Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: But Not the End by Frederick Nebel - New!
Art Gallery: Detective Fiction Weekly - New!
Forgotten Books: Flash Casey by George Harmon Coxe
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Blind Alleys"
Forgotten Books: Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
Forgotten Books: Sleepers East by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Mystery, Adventure & the Wild West in ARGOSY


Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
TWO GRAVES: An Agent Pendergast Novel

Coming in December!

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.

But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels--perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture--NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?

When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.

Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves."
Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring..


Autographed & Numbered First Edition This Includes:
- First Hardcover Edition of Two Graves
- Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Personal Signature Inside Book
- Individually Numbered out of 500
- Certificate of Authenticity




Expected release date is Dec 11th 2012

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

"The Case of the Hollywood Homicide" by James Perley Hughes from SECRET AGENTt "X", February, 1936
Doris Spaulding, the golden-haired songbird of the films, was loved by the world. Yet the weird voice of an unknown terrorist whispered he would kill her. Then Ted Bosworth, movie sleuth, set out on a murderer's manhunt. But the killer struck with concealed weapons, and Ted's name was on the suicide schedule.
"Lottery Prize Loot" by Patrick O'Keeffe from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1937
To catch a rat, you set a trap. But this rat was a clever killer whose escape seemed certain. And Captain Bardsley had only water for bait.

"A Matter of Protocol" by Seabury Quinn from SHORT STORIES, December 10, 1942
Westley was not fooled by this Honey.  Something about fishin' and etiquette.  One of Quinn's shortest tales.


ERBville Press - Now available!
The ERBville Press Edgar Rice Burroughs' Dust Jacketed Hardcover books contain the uncensored text of the original book version of the stories (the Ballantine Books Tarzan paperbacks were censored, and Project Gutenberg is supplying the text of those editions; many current book publishers are reprinting these texts instead of the uncensored ones) or the original uncensored magazine version. Each volume is illustrated with the original artwork.

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

This is a textural reprint of the A. L. Burt book printing which used the original A. C. McClurg printing plates. Follow the adventures of Tarzan of the Apes from the streets of France, to the deserts and jungle of Africa, his meeting with La of Opar, and the Waziri warriors. Illustrated with the J. Allen St. John chapter headpieces and a black'n'white frontispiece of the N. C. Wyeth jacket painting.

This is a textural reprint of the A. L. Burt book printing which used the original A. C. McClurg printing plates. An absorbing tale of adventure and romance forty-three million miles from Earth. It is hardly too much to say it is the boldest piece of imaginative fiction in this generation. John Carter, American, goes to sleep in a mysterious cave in the Arizona desert and wakes up on the planet Mars. There he meets with a succession of weird and astounding adventures. Think, of battling for a woman, beautiful as a houri, with the Green Men of Mars, creatures fifteen feet high, and of fearsome aspect, with two extra limbs which will function either as legs or arms, of horses like dragons, and watch-dogs like enormous frogs, with ten legs. Only the man who created Tarzan, the Ape Man, could write so bold a story. Illustrated with the Frank E. Schoonover cover and interior artwork.

This is a textural reprint of the Grosset and Dunlap book printing which used the original A. C. McClurg printing plates. David Innes and his inventor friend, when they sought to test the practicability of their "subterranean prospector" made an amazing discovery. The two men pierced through the Earth's crust and found, instead of a core in a highly molten and gaseous state, a world, with living, breathing, functioning humans and animals, but a world still in the Stone Age. The hair-breadth escapes of the two men, the weird monsters encountered, the touch of romance and the manner of telling make this one of Burroughs' very best. Illustrated with the J. Allen St. John artwork.

This is a textural reprint of the Grosset and Dunlap book printing which used the original A. C. McClurg printing plates. A traveler stretching his rug for the night on the warm sands of the Sahara, heard an intermittent ticking sound from the earth beneath his head. Digging, he unearthed a small box from which a small cable ran straight down into the sand. It contained a telegraph instrument. Thus was revealed the story set forth in these pages--the story of the adventures of David Innes in the vast horizonless country of Pellucidar, where the noonday sun shines perpetually and there is no time; and in the Land of Awful Shadows, screened by a pendent world, where the sun has never shone. And the story, too, of the search for Dian the Beautiful, and of the strange empire established by David Innes on the inside of the world we live on. Illustrated with the J. Allen St. John artwork.

This is a textural reprint of the Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications hardcover. Here is adventure! The United Americas had been isolated for hundreds of years while the rest of the planet was wracked by incessant warfare. The Commander of an American ship patrolling the Eastern sea frontier on 30 degrees West longitude is cast adrift with three seamen by a treacherous fellow officer. The four men reach the coast of England to find a land of blasted cities. Saber toothed tigers of a new species and giant wolves have decimated the surviving naked savages. Battle and adventure on the Continent make this an exciting escape to the future. Illustrated with a black'n'white frontispiece of the Gil Kane cover.


ERBville Press Edgar Rice Burroughs' Dust Jacketed Hardcover books

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

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

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

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


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

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

Please join us.

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


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

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

Q.  Which special guests are you inviting?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #81 featuring "Judgement of the Damned" from June 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is SPICY DETECTIVE #23 from March 1936. $25

Our third Replica is DIME MYSTERY BOOK #1 from December 1932. $35



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

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

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


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





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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#12 April 1936

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)


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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

#31 November/December 1937
#32 January-February 1938


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

Last Months Replicas



Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton
Rescheduled for June 30!
Limited Edition - Sold Out!  
Trade Edition still available for pre-order!


Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa collects for the first time anywhere Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa cycle, including the never-before-published conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin.

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the young hero Hadon journeys from his outpost city to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth usurps the throne and overturns the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now Hadon must set out upon a hero’s journey unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty.

The saga continues in Flight to Opar, as a decree by the oracle hurtles Hadon upon a perilous quest that will determine the fate of the next twelve millennia. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon’s herculean cousin returns to Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against King Minruth himself and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.

Limited: 250 signed (by Carey) numbered copies, with an additional section of exclusive material
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

Table of Contents:
Hadon of Ancient Opar
Flight to Opar
The Song of Kwasin (with Christopher Paul Carey)

Limited Edition: $65
Trade Edition: $45
ISBN: 978-1-59606-471-3
Length: 576 pages



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - June 9, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

June 2012!

FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig
Cover art by Glen Orbik

JOSEPH KOENIG RETURNS—WITH HIS FIRST NEW NOVEL IN 20 YEARS!

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave...

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


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

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

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

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

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




HAWK: Hand of the Machine
Now in trade paperback and on Kindle!


White Rocket Books proudly announces the release both in trade paperback and Kindle formats of HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE, a far-future science fiction adventure novel by award-winning author Van Allen Plexico (The Sentinels; Assembled!), set after the invasion and devastation of our galaxy.

Conjuring images of the great adventure-fiction lawmen of literature, from the Lone Ranger to Green Lantern, HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE introduces us to Hawk, an officer in service of the great Machine intellect that protects the survivors of our galaxy.  Awakening naked and screaming in a post-apocalyptic future, he discovers our already-shattered worlds being overrun anew by savage alien invaders—and the Machine strangely silent.  Plunging into action, he finds himself armed with only a few high-tech weapons and a sentient spacecraft with its own hidden agenda.  Now he must discover the truth about the attackers, about himself—and about the other Hands of the Machine.  Do any still live?  If so, will they help him or hinder him?  And, most critically of all:  Is Hawk himself really who he seems, or is he something far worse: the greatest traitor and criminal in all of history?

“HAWK—the character and his setting—came to my mind in almost complete form a few years ago,” says Plexico.  “But with the success of my Sentinels novels, he sort of got pushed to the back burner for a while.  Now White Rocket Books is rectifying that situation.  Hawk is, I’m confident in asserting, far too good of a character to ignore for long.  His story should grab anyone who enjoys the idea of the lone lawman patrolling the lawless expanses of Earth and the depths of space—from the Lone Ranger to Babylon 5’s Rangers to Raylan Givens of Justified—and dealing with all sorts of unsavory menaces.  And then, as the action escalates to truly epic levels, with futuristic armies clashing across alien landscapes, there are the twists,” Plexico adds.  “A whole battle cruiser full of them, before Hawk is done!”


Plexico has been called “truly gifted” (Pulp Fiction Reviews) and “amazingly talented” (Sean Taylor, author of Show Me a Hero).  “Nobody—not even Abnett and Lanning—is doing cosmic superheroes as well as Van Plexico is doing them, period,” adds Barry Reese, award-winning author of Rabbit Heart and creator of the Rook.

Portions of HAWK appeared serialized in the February and March 2012 issues of Pro Se Presents, to general and widespread acclaim.  “One of the leading New Pulp writers of today, and able to bridge nearly any genre,” said publisher Tommy Hancock, “Van brings a special touch to anything he writes and creates.”

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

On sale as of May 29, 2012, HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE is a $15.95, 6x9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books, as well as a $2.99 e-book for Amazon Kindle.  (Nook format is coming soon.)

356 pages
ISBN-10: 0615641318
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-64131-7

Hermes Press: AGENT 13 - Coming in September!
Agent 13, the TSR character that appeared in two graphic novels in the 1980s, is returning in a collected edition from Hermes Press in September 2012, the company has announced. The collection will feature a new cover by Howard Chaykin.

The collection includes two stories with art by Dan Spiegle: "The Midnight Avenger" and "The Acolytes of Darkness."  Buzz Dixon also worked on "Acolytes."

Agent 13 was originally published in 1986 by TSR in a trilogy of novels - The Invisible Empire, The Serpentine Assassin, and Acolytes of Darkness, followed by the graphic novels.
Pulp 2.0 Press will be reprinting the Agent 13 prose novels in the near future.

Agent 13 is in development as a Charlize Theron film from Universal, according to Variety.



iPulpFiction.com
Ray Bradbury Comes to iPulpFiction.com
!

iPulpFiction.com’s 90-Stories-in-90-Days Summer Reading Celebration will begin and end with the rare publication of two early works by Ray Bradbury. “The Changeling” will kick off the celebration on June 1st and “The Silence” will close out the summer slate on Sept 1st.

“We don’t sell eBooks,” said Keith Shaw, publisher of iPulpFiction.com.  “iPulp is a one-of-a-kind reading service that gives readers access to more than 600 short stories and serialized novels anywhere, any time. iPulp stories can be read on any device connected to the Internet. All a reader needs is an up-to-date browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. We are pleased that Mr. Bradbury is now on our platform.”


The Bradbury works are being produced as part of a joint project with BlackMaskMagazine.com that preserves the literature from classic pulp magazines published by Popular Publications from 1921-1951. iPulp’s summer offerings will include classic sci-fi from Astonishing Stories and Super Science Stories as well as a serialization of A. Merritt’s fantasy novel, Creep, Shadow!

“The old adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is a truism when it comes to Popular Publications science fiction imprints,” said Shaw. “Their lurid covers and outrageous titles such as ‘The Brain Beast’ belie the true quality displayed in many of the stories. Readers will be pleasantly surprised.”

 
 
 

John Carter - Available June 5!
Disney brings to life an iconic hero, John Carter, in a visually stunning new world with heart-pounding action. The heroic epic adventure “John Carter” arrives on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3DTM, HD Digital, DVD and On-Demand June 5, 2012, just in time for Father’s Day!

As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) “John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — “John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination.

This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon.


“John Carter” will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:

4-Disc Combo Pack (3D BD + 2D BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
- $29.95
Includes:
Blu-ray bonus features:
Disney Second Screen – Explore John Carter’s journal with this innovative in- world experience and uncover a trove of fascinating details that extend the mythology of the movie.
360 Degrees of John Carter – Experience every aspect of the filmmaking process on one of the movie’s biggest production days.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton
Barsoom Bloopers
Plus all DVD features


DVD bonus features:
100 Years In The Making – Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen.
Audio Commentary with Filmmakers

*The 3D Blu-ray Disc & The Digital Copy Disc do not include bonus features on it

2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)  - $24.95
Includes:
All Blu-ray bonus features
All DVD bonus features
 
1-Disc DVD - $18.96
Includes: All DVD bonus features
Digital 3D High Definition Digital
High Definition Digital

Includes:
Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
Disney Second Screen
Barsoom Bloopers
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton

Standard Definition Digital
Includes:
Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
Disney Second Screen
Barsoom Bloopers
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton





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

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

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

Cover art and interior illustrations by Mike Hoffman!


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

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



Moonstone Books: Airboy / G8 Limited Edition HC
Now available and arriving in comic shops June 6!

Story: Chuck Dixon; Art: Ken Hooper; Cover: Tom Grindberg

Join us for this very special “Return of the Originals” event!
A once in a lifetime aerial extravaganza!

Two high-flying ace legends meet for the very first time in a brand new all out adventure
by action-master Chuck Dixon!

Hardcover, 50 pages, grayscale, 7” x 10”, $14.99




Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!

Hole In None [Illustrated] by John D. MacDonald
Sixgun Frame-Up by Tom Parsons


The PulpRack - Now online!
Edgar AllanPoe and the Road to Pulp Fiction - New!
Ancient Viking Pulp: Egil's Saga
The Black Lizard by Edogawa Rampo
Vidocq: French pulp fiction on the screen
Pulpville Press - Now available!

PULP TALES PRESENTS #36: THE WHISPERING GORILLA
by Don Wilcox and David V. Reed


A trio of classic gorilla stories from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES pulp magazine: "The Whispering Gorilla" by Don Wilcox, "Return of the Whispering Gorilla" by David V. Reed, and "War of the Giant Apes" by Alexander Blade. A Pulp Tales Facsimile book.

Softcover, 7 x 10 inches, 146 pages, $15




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

Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 4 - New!
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 3 - New!
Harold Lamb and Historical Romance - article by Arthur S. Hoffman - New!
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 2 - New!
Annotated bibliography of Harold Lamb’s Cossack stories – part 1 - New!
Patriotism, Pigs, Pendexter and Mundy - How Talbot Mundy and Hugh Pendexter helped win World War 1
Pecos the Peeler - short story by B.M. Bower
Marion Angellotti story from Smart Set April 1913 - When the devil ruled
Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



The PulpFest site is ready for PulpFest 2012.
All of the pages are now up to date and ready for the coming convention.
You'll even get a peek at our planned programming for the 2012 PulpFest.
 So stop by and register now for Summer's great pulp con in Columbus, Ohio, August 9-12!



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #9
Unabridged Audiobook

“The Moon Pool and Other Wonders”
Now available!

Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored…but not fully answered.

Each of these timeless tales takes us to a different zone of terror, whether in a faraway land, or in a hidden pocket of the past. They strum chords in us we hardly suspect exist. They evoke our deepest fears as a kind of eerie wonder. And they whisper to our innermost souls that the reality we in which we dwell may be only one of many interpenetrating realms where mankind coexists in blind, uneasy ignorance….



First, in A. Merritt’s haunting “The Moon Pool,” we journey to the South Seas, where a moonlit pool hidden among the ruins of an ancient civilization conceals an inhabitant not of this Earth. “The Moon Pool,” is narrated by Joey D’Auria.

“The House and the Brain,” also known as “The Haunted and the Haunters” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, explores the haunted house genre in a seminal story that inspired countless imitators. As you will hear, this is no ordinary ghost story. “The House and the Brain” is read by Doug Stone.

H. P. Lovecraft next takes us to Ireland for “The Moon-Bog,” one of his earliest eerie tales. “The Moon-Bog,” is told by Joey D’Auria.

Is “The Great God Pan” loose in the Welsh countryside? If so, what deviltry is he committing? Arthur Machen’s classic tale reveals the horrific answer. “The Great God Pan” is recounted by John Shelton.

Finally, H. P. Lovecraft returns us to our lunar theme in “What the Moon Brings,” voiced by Joey D’Auria.



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

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

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

The Spider #72: The Corpse Broker
With terrible swiftness, the Master of the Green Death had struck. His victims lay in the streets, verdant-hued and ghastly — and the Underworld, which he had protected against all reprisal, ran riot in a Manhattan horror-holiday of loot and murder! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #112: The Howling Death
When that first whine rose in the throat of a fellow worker and turned into a screaming, tearing dog-like howl, Nita van Sloan, laboring in a war factory, quickly summoned the Spider... And the Spider found a city mad with terror, its population fighting each other to escape the death that turned humans into howling maniacs... A grim, stark story with exciting, breath-taking action on every page — a story you will remember with startling clarity every time you hear       a dog howl in the night... not a story for a faint-hearted reader! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

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

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

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


Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!

 For a limited time you can now download
an exciting original Spider adventure for just one thin penny!


Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers. Their motto? Why "KILL THE SPIDER!" of course.
 
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps this is a perfect opportunity to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp's most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page's stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.

Even today Page's scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you download this bargain.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your Spider novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new. Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.



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

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

Captain Future #9: Quest Beyond the Stars
Ride With Curt Newton, the world's greatest space-farer, and the Futuremen as they leave the known star trails to penetrate the source of cosmic rays, the very core of the universe!

 

Captain Future #10: Outlaws of the Moon

Curt Newton leads his valiant band of Futuremen in the thrilling campaign to preserve a priceless Lunar heritage!

The Moon Pool and Other Wonders by A. Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft, and others
Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these disturbing questions are explored…but not fully answered.

In his famous essay, “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” horror master H. P. Lovecraft singled out several novelettes as classics. Lovecraft, the 20th century’s greatest practitioner of his craft, was widely read and had impeccable taste in the literature of the fantasy and the supernatural. We’ve collected some of the most memorable of those stories Lovecraft praised for The Moon Pool and other Wonders.



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



Robert E. Howard Days - June 8-9, 2012!

Robert E. Howard Days 2012 is happening June 8th and 9th in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there! This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

This years is the 80th anniversary of the birth of REH’s most famous creation, Conan of Cimmeria, and we’re having a party! While nobody knows the words to Happy Birthday in the original Cimmerian tongue, there will be cake! (Without the 80 candles – too much of a fire hazard!)

So make plans to join us in Cross Plains June 8th and 9th. I’m in the process of getting the fully detailed schedule together, but all of the usual fun activities continue this year. Here’s a short schedule so you can start planning. Hope to see you there!

Visit the link below for a schedule of events and registration information.

REHupa


Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE

Our heroes are at the end of their rope, literally. Choreographed and illustrated by artist Jamie Chase for our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE.

Written by me and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Jamie Chase





THE SHADOW 1/6-SCALE FIGURE
These are the final days to get it at the Pre-Order price!
ALMOST SOLD OUT!


Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, fought against evil forces with his mysterious ring, his guns, and two fists! In 1930, The Shadow started out on Detective Hour for American radio and became a world-famous pulp magazine. For the first time ever, the Shadow is available as a detailed 1:6-scale figure.  Now you can fight evil with the Shadow's poseable scarf and cape, black suit and hat, guns, and holster. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Limited to 750 pieces worldwide. 

SRP: $130.00


Go-Hero




THE SHADOW KNOWS
Now available!


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


Featuring
Walter Gibson
Orson Wells
Alec Baldwin
Anthony Tollin


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


Written and directed by Robby Reed!

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


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


Sheena - 'The Complete 1st Season' with Gena Lee Nolan
Coming June 5!

Based on the classic comic book, "Sheena" stars Gena Lee Nolin as the brave and beautiful defender of an African paradise threatened by modern civilization.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.
Actors: Gena Lee Nolan, Kevin Quigley, John Allen Nelson
Format: NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 4
Run Time: 956 minutes

Price: $45.99




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.

Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973)
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965)
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)
Lilla Pool Price (1848-1914) and Lilla Price Savino (1883-?)


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


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

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

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

Banquet: Please join us at the annual Saturday night banquet for the presentation of the Thriller Awards and other entertainment.



Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
The Black Stiletto: Black & White, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, May 30, 2012
Prepare to Die!, Paul Tobin, Night Shade Books, $26.99, June 5, 2012
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel Press, $24.99, June 6, 2012

Coming soon!
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, June 26, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $7.99, July 24, 2012
Dredd [Dredd vs. Death, Kingdom of the Blind & Final Cut], Gordon Rennie, et al.,
          Abaddon, $8.99, July 31, 2012

The Black Stiletto, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $15.00, August 7, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $24.99, September 5, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, October 2012
The Society of Steam, Book 3, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, November 2012

Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99, November 13, 2012
The Last Days of Krypton, Kevin J. Anderson, It Books, $15.99, December 4, 2012
Enemies & Allies, Kevin J. Anderson, It Books, 
$15.99, December 4, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $15.99, December 4, 2012
Spellbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book II, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, December 25, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, February 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, March 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014


The Vintage Library - Summer reading sale thru June 11!
Although it's a bit early for summer in most of the country, down here in Phoenix it will be over 110 degrees today.  So, lining up our summer reading material is in full swing. To help you with your summer reading list, we've renamed our Memorial Day sale to our Summer Kickoff sale and extended it through June 11.  So, stop on by for some great classic pulp fiction today.  We're almost fully stocked with over 1400 different titles to choose from.    You'll find plenty featuring The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Spider, Operator 5, Carroll John Daly, Norvell Page, Frederick Nebel,  L. Ron Hubbard,  the Green Lama, the Suicide Squad, Weird Tales and much, much more!   As always, the best place to start is at our What's New page or visit us at http://www.VintageLibrary.com for these and hundreds of other Pulp Fiction, Cliffhanger Serial and Old Time Radio products.



Lin Carter's greatest creation, the barbarian swordsman Thongor of Lemuria, returns in his first new book in more than 20 years!

"Young Thongor" collects Carter's short stories about Thongor's earliest adventures. Drawing on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian and Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, Lin Carter has created an enduring new character sure to please all who treasure sword & sorcery in the classic vein.




ZORRO RIDES AGAIN VOLUME 1: MASKED AVENGER TP - Now available!
(Writer/Cover) Matt Wagner (Art) Esteve Polls

Alta-California is a land under the iron rule of a military dictatorship, yet freedom and justice have a champion with a flashing blade—the masked rogue known only as El Zorro! Yet even this fearless nocturnal avenger is only human… and tragedy can’t always be averted. When the Alcalde’s soldiers murder a young farm family, events are set in motion that will change Zorro’s world forever. As Alcalde Quintero and his devious master-at-arms, Esteban Pasquale again attempt to lay their hands on the secret gold mines that lay beneath the lands of the Pulido estate, Don Diego de la Vega again finds himself reunited with his estranger sweetheart in an effort to save her father from persecution.  All the while, Diego is unawares that his own father has stumbled upon a closely guarded secret—the fact that his seemingly indolent son is, in fact… ZORRO himself! Collecting issues #1-6 of the 12-issue series, including a complete cover gallery.

Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99







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