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Airship 27 Productions
MARS MCCOY SPACE RANGER VOLUME 2
MARS MCCOY TO THE RESCUE!
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the second in our exciting space opera series featuring Captain Mars McCoy, Space Ranger.

When the universe is imperiled, the call goes out to the brave men, women and robots of the Space Rangers; a group of highly skilled pilot/warriors dedicated to the preservation of law and order throughout the known worlds.  Headquartered in the hidden free-floating asteroid station known as the Black Hole, the Space Rangers are ready to respond to any threat traveling the space lanes in their ultra-fast and powerful Black Bird patrol ships.

In this second volume, Captain Mars McCoy, and his gorgeous co-pilot, android Lt. Betty-12 of Black Bird 5 confront two unique and malevolent threats.  In “The Curse of the Star Lance,” by James Palmer, they discover a lost Imperial Space Cruiser and the hidden horror that still dwells within it. 

Next up is Van Allen Plexico novella length adventure, “Mars McCoy and the Chaos Horde.”   A mysterious army of monsters begins materializing at random throughout the Fringe worlds wreaking chaos in their path.  What is their secret origin and how can Mars & Betty-12 put an end to their lethal rampage?

This second volume features a stunning painted cover by Michael Youngblood with interiors by Shannon Hall, designs by Art Directory Rob Davis and edited by Ron Fortier.
Cast in the mold of classic pulp sci-fi heroes ala Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, Mars McCoy Space Ranger blasts off once more for brand new outer space adventures jammed packed with galaxy spanning suspense and thrills.



Now on sale at Amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
THE SHADOW Volume 74: "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" - FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN Special
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and artwork! First, in his true identity of Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates how a dying man's bequest of "The Crystal Buddha" became a legacy of death. Then, the Dark Avenger must invade Vreekill Castle and unmask the enigmatic mastermind called "The Vindicator" before murder claims another victim! BONUS: "Twilight of the Gods," a Golden Age of Comics classic! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-117-2 Softcover, 7x10,128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Beb Books - Now available!

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

THE STONE IMAGE

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

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

DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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





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

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

The rest is at the links below.

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

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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast! -
Murania’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
Ruminating On The Nature Of Pulp
Thanks To Our Loyal Subscribers!
DISTRESSED DAMSELS & MASKED MARAUDERS: The Final Update
Coming Soon: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 236: Three Go Back
Pulp's power couple, Ginger and Tom Johnson return to the Book Cave to talk dinosaurs, history, the weather and before we forget, Tom Johnson's new book "Three Go Back". As always the Book Cave crew enjoyed having Ginger and Tom visit and we are sure you'll enjoy the book.

Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
 
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 24: BLOOD DAWN AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Jim Owsley (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils/Cover), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Dave Simons (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ken Feduniewicz (Color)

Conan, now a warlord of Koth, is sent by his jealous and spiteful king on a doomed foray into the territory of bloodthirsty Kushite marauders. But greater perils await as Conan and his men again encounter Imhotep, demon from beyond the stars, who seeks Conan's life and the enchanted amulet the barbarian carries. Collects Conan the Barbarian #182–#189 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #11.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 240 pages Full Color, $18.99, On sale June 26





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

Forgotten Stories: "On the Way" by Dashiell Hammett (Read it here!) - New!
Comic Gallery: Alex Schomburg's PRINCESS PANTHA (1947-48) - New!
Pulp Gallery: CAPTAIN SATAN, King of Detectives (1938) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER (1956) - New!
"Do you want an original drawing of your favorite (Black Mask) character?" - New!
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1952) - New!
"The Diamond Wager" by Samuel Dashiell (Hammett?) Read it here! - New!
Forgotten Stories: "The Diamond Wager" by Samuel Dashiell (Read it here!)
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 3 & 4 (1937)
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (1939)
Pulp Gallery: THE AVENGER


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics - Coming June 29!
THE WAR CHIEF™ by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko premieres June 29th (tomorrow), from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Join us for Thrilling Wild West Action from the Master of Adventure!
 
Also Featuring the All New Weekly Comic Strips:
TARZAN OF THE APES™ by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
CARSON OF VENUS™ by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE™ by Martin Powell and Steven E Gordon
THE CAVE GIRL™ by Martin Powell and Diana Leto -- Starting in July!
Even More to Come!!
 
All for ONE LOW PRICE of $1.99 PER MONTH! SUBSCRIBE NOW!!



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics - Coming in July!
THE CAVE GIRL™ by Martin Powell and Diana Leto premieres in July, from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Join us for Thrilling Wild West Action from the Master of Adventure!
 
Also Featuring the All New Weekly Comic Strips:
TARZAN OF THE APES™ by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
CARSON OF VENUS™ by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE™ by Martin Powell and Steven E Gordon
THE WAR CHIEF™ by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
Even More to Come!!
 
All for ONE LOW PRICE of $1.99 PER MONTH! SUBSCRIBE NOW!!



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Shadowed Millions" from the January 1, 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Baron Practices Malpractice" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, February, 1946
Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
There's no use telling "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver to make no bones of a case involving a dead girl and a phony claim!
"Dead Reckoning" by Herbert L. McNary from SHORT STORIES, August 10, 1947
. . . And Man Pays His Debt to the Sea - Young Life For Old.



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

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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


The Golden Age - Now online!

J ALLEN ST JOHN - The Beasts of Tarzan- New!
FRANK FRAZETTA
- New!
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS -  The Tarzan Series
- New!
J. ALLEN ST JOHN - The Son of Tarzan
- New!
REED CRANDALL - The Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio - New!
A few misc pulp covers
- New!
SPACE STORIES 1952 ~ 1953
UNKNOWN

A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE
FANTASTIC STORY1950 ~ 1954

FUTURE 1939 ~ 1953

DAVE STEVENS
FREDERICK BLAKESLEE


GREEN HORNET #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

For the first time, Kato has seen the darkest side of his partner, the Green Hornet–and the fracture between them will bring pain and suffering to both men–and to the entire city of Chicago!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #41 - Now available and arriving in comic shops July 3!

"Moonfall: The Life and Art of George Stavrinos" by Bradford R. Hamann
"Norman Lindsay in London"by Louis Irmo
Plus book reviews, events and exhibitions, and much more!

Perfect bound. 80 pages printed in Full Color!
$15.00



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp and Digest Replicas
Now available!

AIR WONDER STORIES, August 1929 (Magazines/Replicas)

After losing control of Amazing Stories, Hugo Gernsback began Air Wonder Stories in 1929. Features Part 2 of THE ARK OF THE COVENANT by Victor MacClure.

Contents:
THE SILENT DESTROYER by Henrik Dahl Juve
BEYOND GRAVITY by Ed Earl Repp
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT (Part 2) by Victor MacClure
THE PLANET'S AIR MASTER by Edward E. Chappelow

8.5 x 11 inch, 98 pages. $15.00.

 
 
 AIR WONDER STORIES, November 1929 (Magazines/Replicas)

This issue features Part 1 of CITIES IN THE AIR by Edmond Hamilton.

 
Contents:
CITIES IN THE AIR (Part I) by Edmond Hamilton
WHEN SPACE RIPPED OPEN by Ralph W. Wilkins
SUITCASE AIRPLANES by E. D. Skinner
BEYOND THE AURORA by Ed Earl Repp
THE SECOND SHELL by Jack Williamson
THE CRYSTAL RAY by Raymond Gallun

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.
 


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Fiction Roundup - June 23, 2013 - New!
Latest Acquisitions - New!
Photo Essay: A Day in the Daisy Bacon's Life at Street & Smith
DOC SAVAGE MOVIE ON TRACK WITH IRON MAN 3'S DIRECTOR: WILL MURRAY'S THOUGHTS
The Relationship Between Pulp Editor and Writer: Fantastic Article Out Now
Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

PAST MASTERS & OTHER BOOKISH NATTERINGS - Now available!
by Bud Webster

PAST MASTERS & OTHER BOOKISH NATTERINGS collects some of the very best of Bud Webster’s columns and author profiles drawn from a broad knowledge of the field of literary science fiction and fantasy. Bud is the final word on genre scholarship, and that has never been more evident than in this collection.
 
Leigh Brackett • Clifford D. Simak • Murray Leinster • Cryil M. Kornbluth • H. Beam Piper • Eric Frank Russell • R.A. Lafferty • Fredric Brown • Hal Clement • Tom Reamy • Catherine L. Moore • Nelson Bond • Zenna Henderson • Cordwainer Smith • Edgar Pangborn • Henry Kuttner • Judith Merrill • William Tenn • Stanley G. Weinbaum • plus many Curiousities and other Natterings

 Introduction by Mike Resnick
 
Now available for order at the lnk below. Read the book Preface here.


400 pages! Only $19.95 + $3.00 shipping (US)



Planetary Stories - Issue #28 is now available in html format!

PDF format seems unpopular, so I've gone back to html.
Some new authors deliver talented work, such as "Incident on Titus Thirteen," a great mix of Space Opera, action and humor, by J Eckert Lytle and "Krax Delivered", action-packed  Space Opera by Joel Zartman.

DON'T FORGET OUR FLASHFICTION CONTEST!
We're paying PRO RATES!





Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th


Philip José Farmer’s Doc Savage

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

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

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


Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!

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

PulpFest Salutes PETE RICE MAGAZINE

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

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

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

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



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


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



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

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

The Pulps After Fu Manchu

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

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


Let the Voting Begin

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


The Beard . . . . New Fictioneer!

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

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


Wold Newton Fictioneers

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

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


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

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

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


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

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

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


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


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


Pulp Adventurecon 2013 -  Saturday November 2, 2013!
 
Same location as always: Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 
Visit the Bold Venture Press website for the latest details.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard - New!
Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthu Eshbach
Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Finding Pulps
Pulp Fiction 101
Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Gryphon Double Novel #23 - New!
The Mystery of Rio
- New!
My Johnston McCulley Stories - New!
Restrike
Newspaper Article
Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored
Treasure & Drums of Jur
Short Story Collections
Triple Detective From Altus Press

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede’
‘Echoes 30′ celebrates a classic fanzine
Review: ‘The Adventures of Fortune McCall’
Review: ‘Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood’
Introducing the Pulptress
Pulp comics: the silver age and beyond
Review: ‘The Sting of the Silver Manticore’
The Secret 6 revealed


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Remembering Richard Matheson - New!
'The Pulpster' takes over - New!
Roger Ebert's passion for pulps - New!
Sexism, misogyny in writing and publishing
Pulp photo gallery updated
‘Sports Novels Magazine’ June 1951
Jack Vance: 1916-2013
A pulp market update, 1928
Tarzan revisited
Seeking pulp photo help
Doc Savage movie links
Before the ‘Planet of the Apes’


RED SONJA #78 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Sergio Fernandez Davila, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

"The Crimson Well" Part 3 (of 6)—Secret plans are revealed, and the tables begin turning...but Sonja and  her allies may have woefully underestimated the Dark Prince. Blood and steel will play a part, as they always do, but this issue's real battle will be won by the warrior with the strongest will.

32 pages, $3.99.






Richard Matheson: February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013

Richard Matheson, whose novels, short stories, screenplays and teleplays drew the blueprints for dozens of science fiction and horror movies and television shows, died on Sunday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. He was 87.
 
Matheson wrote over 25 novels and nearly 100 short stories, but is probably best known for his many works adapted into popular movies — including I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, Trilogy of Terror (based on three of his short stories), What Dreams May Come, Somewhere in Time (based on his novel Bid Time Return), A Stir of Echoes, and Real Steel (based on The Twilight Zone episode “Steel.”)
 
He also wrote one of the most famous episodes of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” which starred a young William Shatner.

"Duel," the 1971 made-for-TV movie that was director Steven Spielberg's first feature-length film, was based on Matheson's adaptation of his short story about a truck that menaces a driver on a lonely road.


An early novel, and perhaps his best-known work, “I Am Legend,” about the last surviving human in a world in which everyone else is a vampire, was published in 1954 and adapted in 1964 as “The Last Man on Earth” with Vincent Price, in 1971 as “The Omega Man” with Charlton Heston and in 2007 as “I Am Legend” with Will Smith.


SARGASSO #1 - Pre-Order Special!
THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON STUDIES


SARGASSO #1 will premiere at the Necronomicon Convention in Providence, RI, on August 23, 2013.
 It is over 200+ pages of articles, poetry and new fiction about Hodgson featuring new material by many of the leading names in Hodgson criticism like Jane Frank, Emily Alder, Mark Valentine, Phillip A. Ellis and many more. 
It will be the size of a trade paperback (6×9) with a full color cover and b/w interiors.
 
The print run for this special first issue will only be 100 copies.  Price upon publication will be $25.
 
From now until August 1st, 2013, you can pre-order SARGASSO #1 for the low price of $15 (plus $5 for s&h)! 
That’s $10 below cover price.  Your order not only guarantees your copy but it also supports future issues of the magazine.
 
You can order by sending your payment via paypal to: sargassomagazine@yahoo.com or, if you’d rather pay by check or money order, you can make them out to “Sam Gafford” and send them directly to me at:
Sam Gafford
624 Metacom Ave. #103
Warren, RI  02885

 






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


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

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

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

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

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's  JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!

 


Artwork © Mark Wheatley


THE SHADOW #15 - Arriving in comic shops July 3!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, and Francesco Francavilla.

The Shadow has come face-to-face with the killer known as “The Light,” and barely managed to survive.  Who is this mysterious woman?  Where has she come from?  And how has she gained mystic skills and martial abilities that make her a match for The Shadow himself?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Death From Nowhere
The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 37! This time around, Barry reviews "The Seven Drops of Blood" (1936), "Death from Nowhere" (1939) and The Shadow # 14 (Dynamite Comics). Plus: Listener Feedback focuses on Dynamite's Masks series! It's a packed episode, all of it dedicated to pulp's greatest crimefighter!  If you love The Shadow, this is the podcast for you!
 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder for Sale - New!
Mansion of Crime - New!
Fingers of Death
Dead Men Live
The Shadow's Shadow
Voodoo Trail
The Muggers
Doom on the Hill
City of Shadows


Tom Johnson Now available!
THE SPIDER'S WEB by Tom Johnson
 
In 1980, a treacherous Chinaman created a web of events that culminated thirty years later in a reign of terror and death. As the streets of his city run red with blood, The Black Ghost searchers for the mysterious killer, who is motivated by revenge, and this time the city's paladin may be faced by his greatest foe, the Spider! An evil mastermind, trained in the deadly mysteries of the Ninja, with a desire to kill!


Wraparound cover by Teresa Tunaley

Hardback from Lulu at $22.78.
Still available in paperback for $13.95
Still available as an eBook for $4.99.



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.

More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-E.C. Tubb - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-H. Beam Piper - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Margaret St. Clair-Part 2 - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Margaret St. Clair-Part 1 - New!
Happy Birthday, Ambrose Bierce! - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Gardner F. Fox - New!
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 4 - New!
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 3 - New!
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 2
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 1
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Damon Knight
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Fredric Brown
Before the Golden Age-Anthony Boucher


YOUNG CTHULHU - Coming soon!

From the depths of time and primordial slime comes YOUNG CTHULHU! Experience the origin and first adventures of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous creation as only the twisted pen of Russ Parkhurst can tell it! Coming soon from Wild Cat Books, your source for the finest in New Pulp fiction!









21 June 2013

2013 Dum-Dum convention of The Burroughs Bibliophiles - August 8-11, 2013!

The 2013 Dum-Dum is set for 8-11 August in Louisville, KY, to give us a chance to see George T. McWhorter and the ERB Memorial Collection on the campus of the University of Louisville. Events will center at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209 (telephone 502-637-2424). Registration is $85, and will include the Saturday banquet ticket, souvenirs, and ticket for a tour of the Memorial Collection. Guest of Honor is Dr. Philip Currie, paleobiologist and publisher of one of the first ERB fanzines. The official annual meeting of The Burorughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors will start at 3:00 pm on 9 August in the Ekstrom Library at UofL. The special room rate is $94 for a single or double. The first page of the registration form is attached; will have to post the second page separately.

Adventure House
Now available!
The Phantom Detective - 10/33
"The Sinister Hand of Satan" by G. Wayman Jones
"Living dead men walk in this exciting, sensational novel of the
Phantom Detective's thrilling campaign against the
 fiendish perpetrator of a ghastly series of gruesome crimes."


"Dumb Like A Fox" by Robert Wallace
"The Blue-Eyed Kid" by Ray Humphreys
"Rat Trap" by Joseph Ivers Lawrence

Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Green Ghost Detective - Winter/41
"The Case of the Flaming Fist" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
"George Chance, Master of Magic and crusher of crime,
pits courage and craft against merciless greed when
he answers the grim challenge of a baffling murder riddle!"


"Murder Signal" by John L. Benton
"Killer In Red" by Milton Lowe

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
Variety Novels Magazine - 09/38
"Death's Outpost" by Al. H. Martin
"Wings of the Legion" by Ronald Flagg
"Colts Courageous" by Cliff Howe
"The Miracle Workers" by Ralph Powers
"Diamond Delirium" by Chester Brant
"Frozen Vengeance" by Clint Douglas
 
Cover Artist: Norman Saunders
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Productions
ALAN QUATERMAIN
THE NEW ADVENTURES!
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is extremely thrilled to announce the release of our newest pulp collection starring a classic adventure hero loved by millions.

British adventure writer, H. Rider Haggard’s most popular fictional character was Alan Quatermain, the irascible African big game hunter.  As the hero of the classic KING SOLOMON’S MINES, Quatermain immediately fired the imagination of readers across the world and created an instant demand for more of his adventures.

Now Airship 27 Productions answers that on-going demand by presenting two brand new Alan Quatermain novellas each filled with plenty of suspense, action and exotic African locales.  When a French river boat pilot discovers elephant ivory suffused with gold, it sends the expert guide on a quest find a fable elephant’s graveyard to learn answer to the “GOLDEN IVORY” by Alan J. Porter.  

Next a naïve American lad follows Quatermain deep into the jungle to find eight missing white women only to uncover an ancient evil capable of possessing the bodies of its victim’s in Aaron Smith’s chilling “TEMPLE OF LOST SOULS.”

“We couldn’t ask for more fast paced, exciting yarns these two these,” beams Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The affection our writers hold for this character was obvious throughout their stories and we fully expect Quatermain fans to agree.  This is really old fashion pulp fun.”

Here two are complete tales that will thrill veteran fans and introduce a whole new generation to one of the most famous adventure heroes of all time; H. Rider Haggard’s Alan Quatermain.


Now on sale at Amazon.com and very soon on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!




Altus Press
Now available!

Wordslingers: An Epitaph for the Western
 by Will Murray

 
The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory.
But, now, they live again––to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of American Imagination.
 
They’re all here!
 *The Popular hacks!
 *The Spicy bestsellers!
 *The Thrilling myths!
 
Those amazing million-words-a-year men!
 True Westerners born on the Range!
 Broadway cowboys never West of Hoboken!
 
Join Max Brand, Luke Short, Johnston McCulley, Ernest Haycox, Walt Coburn, Frank Gruber, Ryerson Johnson, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
 
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors Frank Blackwell, Rogers Terrill, Leo Margulies, Robert Lowndes & Fanny Ellsworth!
 
Together, in their own words, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
 
*Blazing action! Savage characterization! Real emotion!
 
Ride with the Old West’s top gunhands, greatest pulpsmiths & legendary brands.
 From Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick & Hopalong Cassidy to Gunsmoke & Louis L’Amour, this is their saga.
 
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West!
 
469 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Order the paperback from Amazon: $29.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $39.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 69: "The Munitions Master" & "The King of Terror"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in thrilling tales of international intrigue by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, with the world on the brink of global war, its leaders order the arrest of Doc Savage when "The Munitions Master" frames the Man of Bronze for the grotesque "burning death" that has decimated France's military. Then, after narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, Doc Savage is abducted to the South Pacific where a bizarre plot is being hatched! This classic pulp reprint showcases both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of 12 Doc Savage novels.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-121-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 69 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131506.


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 76: "Death Ship" and "The Black Dragon"
The Knight of Darkness battles foreign threats to America in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, with his alter ego compromised, The Shadow rises from the deep Pacific to confront Japanese agents and retrieve the U.S. Navy's prototype Z-boat, a submersible "Death Ship" that could tip the balance in the future war. Then, at the height of World War II, The Shadow and distaff aide Myra Reldon combat the treacherous plots of "The Black Dragon" and his sinister secret society. BONUS: "The Man with The Shadow's Face!" This instant collector's item reprints Graves Gladney's and Modest Stein's first Shadow covers in color plus the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-122-6 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 76 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131507.


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

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


Beb Books - Now available!

This week’s releases from Beb Books features an early novel from the author of Zorro, Johnston McCulley.

DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley

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

And don’t our previous two releases!

THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI by H. Bedford Jones

In The Opium ship, a full-length novel, Gerald Desmond is rescued from a riot of his own making only to find himself shanghaied on a trip from Manila to nearby Mindoro island. Desmond goes to make his displeasure known only to have the crew mutiny out from under the captain. They have been bribed by one of the passengers who plans to sail into the China Sea and purchase there a boat-load of opium to peddle in the Philippines. Only they hadn’t reckoned with an Irishman who’s got his dander up.

Mr. Shen is a mysterious man from an even more mysterious province in China but his plans in the US is very clear—to forment riot, undermine the government and make it ripe for picking by oriental powers. Opposing him is James Kenrick, explorer, and a nebulous link to the US foreign service, Colonel Blank. But can Kenrick prevent Mr. Shen of carrying out his plot when Shen is armed with “Black” light, a device that can make things invisible. It’s a game of cat-and-mouse played in the streets of San Francisco..

72 pages of mystery and danger for $6.00.
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS by Frank L. Packard

Our second collection, The Red Lure and others, opens with a novella by pulp legend Frank L. Packard. The strange murder of a man in New York sets the trail to a man imprisoned on a remote island in the China Sea and a treasure from out of the dim pages of history.  In addition are six other stories covering thrills in the Phillippines, the Sargasso Sea, Chicken Itsa, England and the US. 77 pages of excitement for $6.00


And don’t forget our other recent releases:
THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert
THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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







 
THE BLACK BAT #5 - Coming in September!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Jae Lee


The Black Bat's loyalty to Carol and his mystery benefactors are put to the test when he is ordered to team up with a foe from his past.  Also, Snate's suitcase bomb is on the move, putting hundreds of lives in danger!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE BLACK BAT #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131028.

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131029 (Variant).


Black Gate - Now online!

Vintage Treasures: The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley - New!
The Nightmare Men: “The Phantom Fighter” (Jules de Grandin)
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian
Further Tarzan-on-Demand: Tarzan the Magnificent
Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu?
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard


Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Four - Now online!
“Mr. Murlin” was artist Dan Barry and writer Harvey Kurtzman’s follow-up to “The Awful Forest” and was published by King Features Syndicate from December 31, 1952 to April 20, 1953. The story would be the last pairing for the team, although Barry would continue on with the strip until 1990.

The rest is at the links below.

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

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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

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THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
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Murania’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
Ruminating On The Nature Of Pulp
Thanks To Our Loyal Subscribers!
DISTRESSED DAMSELS & MASKED MARAUDERS: The Final Update
Coming Soon: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
The crew has the great pleasure of having Elizabeth Watasin visit and chat about her best selling novel and news about her comic.

Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
Episode 230: The Scarlet Jaguar
Episode 229: Small Press Alternative Comics Expo
Episode 228: Win Scott Eckert
 
THE CAPTAIN FUTURE HANDBOOK - Now available in a Kindle edition!

THE CAPTAIN FUTURE HANDBOOK - THE STORIES is the First Volume of the critically-acclaimed Reference work by Chuck Juzek that had previously only appeared in a small-press Soft and Hardcover editions, now available on KINDLE for the first time! This Volume includes: An Introduction and Composite Illustrations, the Author's Favorite Covers, A Letter of Announcement and an Inside Look at Captain Future by Edmond Hamilton (including the first two introductory chapters that have never been reprinted before), The Captain Future Index and Reprinting History, Foreign Editions and Reprints, Captain Future on the Internet, and the Annotated Guide and Story Summaries of every Captain Future tales of adventure! Future Volumes will complete the series with all the Pulp and Paperback Covers, and much, much more! This is only the First Volume... Be sure to collect them all... This is a TRUE MASTERPIECE and finally available on KINDLE for the first time at an affordable price!  $7.99

THE CAPTAIN FUTURE HANDBOOK - THE PULP COVERS is the Second Volume of the critically-acclaimed Reference work by Chuck Juzek that had previously only appeared in a small-press Soft and Hardcover editions, now available on KINDLE for the first time! This Volume includes: The Captain Future Pulp Cover Gallery and Related Cover Gallery, Captain Future in the Comics and Comic Book Cover Gallery, Captain Future on Video and Video Box Covers, Captain Future in the world of Music with the Japanese Songbook Cover... Future Volumes will complete the series with all the world-wide Paperback Covers, and much, much more! This is only the Second Volume... So be sure to collect them all... This is a TRUE MASTERPIECE and finally available on KINDLE for the first time at an affordable price!  $6.99

THE CAPTAIN FUTURE HANDBOOK - THE PAPERBACKS is the Third Volume of the critically-acclaimed Reference work by Chuck Juzek that had previously only appeared in a small-press Soft and Hardcover editions, now available on KINDLE for the first time! This Volume includes: The Popular Library Paperback Covers, The German Paperback Covers, and The Japanese Paperback Covers... The Fourth and Final Volume will complete the series with the Complete Bibliography, and much, much more! This is a TRUE MASTERPIECE and finally available on KINDLE for the first time at an affordable price!   $3.99

THE CAPTAIN FUTURE HANDBOOK - RELATED MATERIAL is the Fourth and Final Volume of the critically-acclaimed Reference work by Chuck Juzek that had previously only appeared in a small-press Soft and Hardcover editions, now available on KINDLE for the first time! This Volume includes: The Captain Future Bibliography, Under Observation (Selected Editorial Columns from the Original Pulp Magazines), and Farewell, Captain Future!, which brings this brilliant Saga to a close... Be sure to collect them all... This is a TRUE MASTERPIECE and finally available on KINDLE for the first time at an affordable price!


Published by Wild Cat Books




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #3 - Coming in September!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

He may have been unbeatable in the '40s, but has Captain Midnight met his match in the modern era? When a recon mission goes horribly wrong, Captain Midnight finds himself pitted against an old foe, dozens of violent Wraiths, and . . . bloodthirsty polar bears?! He's the man who always has a plan, but it's going to take a helluva lot of resourcefulness to get out of this mess alive!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on September 25.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130064.





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 25: EXODUS AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in November!
Jim Owsley (Writer), Val Semeiks (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), Geof Isherwood (Iink), Ernie Chan (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Andy Kubert (Cover)

Conan may be the only man with enough power to stem the tide of chaos in Koth after the king's death but for one small detail--Conan killed the king! But Conan may have a bigger problem than restoring peace. The Devourer of Souls has returned, and he plans to take Conan's! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #190–199.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on November 6.


THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 25 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130032.




THE COLOSSAL CONAN HC
Coming in November!


Kurt Busiek (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Cary Nord (Art), Tomás Giorello (Art), Thomas Yeates (Art), Greg Ruth (Art), Eric Powell (Art), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Leinil Francis Yu (Art), Joseph Linsner (Art), Ladronn (Art), Tony Harris (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), JD Mettler (Color), Tony Shasteen (Color), José Villarrubia (Color), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

Finally, a collection gigantic enough for Conan the Cimmerian himself! This truly massive tome collects Conan issues #0 through #50--from the definitive early work of Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord through the famous collaborations of Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello. With an introduction from Busiek and an afterword from Truman, this is a must-have for any Robert E. Howard devotee!

Hardcover, 1,265 pages, $150, in stores on November 13.


The black and white art for the wraparound cover is also shown.

THE COLOSSAL CONAN is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130028.


 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #20  - Coming in September!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

of immeasurable value.  Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on September 18.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #20 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130031.






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

Forgotten Stories: "The Diamond Wager" by Samuel Dashiell (Read it here!) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 3 & 4 (1937) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (1939) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE AVENGER - New!
Forgotten Books: More LONE RANGER Big Little Books
When Detective Comics were DETECTIVE Comics
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING WONDER STORIES
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER Serial (1938)


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #8 (of 12)   
Coming in September!

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

Now expanded to 12 issues!!! Race hatred stoked by terrorists threatens to drive Heliumites and Tharks back to war.  Everything the trauma-exhausted Dejah Thoris does only seems to worsen it.  And her last-ditch plan brings her face-to-face with the disfigured Thark who triggers her worst fears!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.

DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #8 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131067.





DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM
Wilde Adventure Is Back!
(And On Sale!!! Until July 1, get the Kindle or EPUB edition for $2 Off!)

"Really. Totally. Awesome." ­‑‑Book Nut

"Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for..."
Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class

To the world at large, Doc Wilde and his family are an amazing team of golden-skinned adventurers, born to daring escapades and globetrotting excitement. Join them as they crisscross the earth on a constant quest for new knowledge, incredible 21st-century thrills, and good old-fashioned adventure!

Now, with adventurous Grandpa Wilde missing, the Wildes confront the deepest mysteries of Dark Matter, penetrate the tangled depths of uncharted jungles, and come face to face with the likely end of the world in the clammy clutches of an ancient amphibian threat...THE FROGS OF DOOM!

"Written in fast-paced, intelligent prose laced with humor and literary allusions ranging from Dante to Dr. Seuss, the story has all of the fun of old-fashioned pulp adventures." --Kirkus Reviews

The Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde are written by Tim Byrd, lavishly illustrated by Gary Chaloner, and published by Outlaw Moon Books.

Now in deluxe new editions, these novels recapture the magic of pulp cliffhangers for readers of all ages. Lost worlds, ancient ruins, cool gadgets, and evil villains and daring heroes, all brought into the 21st-century with contemporary themes, modern science fantasy, the wonders of family, and a deep appreciation of literature and of the thinking life itself.

 In the tradition of classic adventure stories, and modern tales like The Incredibles and Raiders of the Lost Ark, they're great for kids and grown-ups alike.

To celebrate the return of Doc Wilde, Outlaw Moon Books is offering the ebook edition of Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom at a special low price of $4.99 (regular $6.99) until July 1, 2013. To get the book, visit the links below at Amazon (Kindle format) or Barnes & Noble (for EPUB format):



VISIT DOC WILDE ADVENTURE HEADQUARTERS AT WWW.DOCWILDE.COM


Edgar Rice Burroughs.com
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE by Martin Powell & Steven E. Gordon
The first comic strip is now online!

A Perilous Romance of the Undying Past.
 Starting June 15th from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. A Martin Powell/Steven E Gordon Production.

Enter Africa 100,000 years ago and be surrounded by beasts of a primeval past that know only to kill to survive.

Nu the son of Nu, a savage from the Stone Age, is thrust forward to our age by a quirk in Time long enough to meet Victoria Custer of Nebraska and bring her back to his world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers, and a prehistoric wilderness. The challenges they face together, and the emotions that surface, explain why this story has also been known as THE ETERNAL LOVER.
 
Only $1.99 per month!

Join the excitement. Start reading now at www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics!
For just $1.99 per month you will have access not only to the upcoming Eternal Savage strips,
but all current Tarzan strips by Tom Grindberg and Roy Thomas; the current Carson of Venus strips by Martin Powell, Tom Floyd and Diana Leto;
and numerous Bonus Materials and sketches, as well as other fantastic strips such as The War Chief, coming soon!

Don't wait, Subscribe Today and watch for more announcements later in the month!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "City of Shadows" from the June 15, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Five-Star Frameup" by Emile C. Tepperman from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1941
Featuring: Marty Quade
Marty Quade, mastermind of detective tactics, tripped over a twenty-grand corpse - and landed in a colossal shakedown shambles.
"Good Night, Dream Bandit" by Emil Petaja from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, June, 1945
That fake holdup may have seemed a clever radio gag, but the slugs in that heckler's gun were no joke.


F. Paul Wilson: DARK CITY (Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy Book 2) - Coming October 15!

It’s February 1992. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but twenty-two-year-old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under Julio, Jack’s friend. Jack has been something of a tag-along to this point, but now he takes the reins and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. With a body count even higher than in Cold City, this second novel of the Early Years Trilogy hurtles Jack into the final volume in which all scores will be settled, all debts paid.

Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0765330156
ISBN-13: 978-0765330154
$25.99


The Golden Age - Now online!

SPACE STORIES 1952 ~ 1953 - New!
UNKNOWN
- New!
A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE - New!
FANTASTIC STORY1950 ~ 1954
- New!
FUTURE 1939 ~ 1953
- New!
DAVE STEVENS
FREDERICK BLAKESLEE
ROY G. KRENKEL
MARK SCHULTZ
WAR PULPS


THE GREEN HORNET #6 - Coming in September!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera


Stripped of his resources, the Green Hornet is in danger of being exposed by the underworld — and they won't take kindly to Hornet's acts of gangland espionage!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE GREEN HORNET #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131021.

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131022 (Variant).



GREEN HORNET LEGACY #41 - Coming in September!
Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Jethro Morales
Cover: Phil Hester


Superheroes versus Superzombies!  With Century City’s number of costumed vigilantes on the rise, the Green Hornet must unite these crime-fighters together, or else fail in the war against Dr. Creepy and his army of murderous zombies.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET LEGACY #41 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131026.





HALF PAST DANGER #5 (of 6) - Coming in September!
Stephen Mooney (Writer, artist, colors)
 
How do you combat an experimental Nazi Submarine that’s armed to the teeth? Why, you commandeer your own, of course! It’s U-Boat versus U-Boat in a tense underwater battle to the death that could determine the entire fate of the dinosaurs, and perhaps that of Tommy’s very soul.
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


HALF PAST DANGER #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130369.

The Diamond Item Code is JUL130370 (Variant).



Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #2 (of 4) 
Coming in September!
(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

The advenure that started in Howard Chaykin's new ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers continues! Over eighty years after the creation of the newspaper strip that became a household word, Chaykin has returned the character and his universe back to basics: Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force — the Chinese.  Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States!  See the startling plot twists as this classic tale of sci-fi adventure hits its stride!

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131169.





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #41 - Now Available

"Moonfall: The Life and Art of George Stavrinos" by Bradford R. Hamann
"Norman Lindsay in London"by Louis Irmo
Plus book reviews, events and exhibitions, and much more!

Perfect bound. 80 pages printed in Full Color!
$15.00




James Bond - Post-Ian Fleming novels now available as ebooks!

All the post-Ian Fleming James Bond continuation novels have been released as eBooks by Ian Fleming Publications. Below are links to all the adventures penned by Amis, Wood, Gardner, Benson and more.



James Rollins: THE EYE OF GOD  - Arriving in book stores June 25!

The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy connected to the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.

At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who had vanished a decade earlier. It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khan—the long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumored to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire.

Commander Gray Pierce, and Sigma—joined by a pair of Vatican historians—race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (June 25, 2013)
ISBN-10: 006178480X
ISBN-13: 978-0061784804
$27.99


Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES ANNUAL #1

The first and only issue of AMAZING STORIES ANNUAL, from 1927, featuring a complete novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Contents:
THE MASTER MIND OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE FACE IN THE ABYSS by A. Merritt
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE EARTH by Austin Hall
THE PEOPLE OF THE PIT by A. Merritt
THE MAN WHO COULD VANISH by A. Hyatt Verrill
THE FELINE LIGHT & POWER COMPANY IS ORGANIZED by Jacque Morgan
UNDER THE KNIFE by H. G. Wells

8.5 x 11 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.


   

KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #2 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Weakened by Xaltotun’s spells and imprisoned in a foreign land, Conan has lost his kingdom—and could lose much more! His only hope for escape is a mysterious, enamored harem girl named Zenobia. In an underground dungeon filled with slavering horrors, Conan and his future queen must fight for their lives!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 26



KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #5 - Coming in September!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Torn from his throne and on the run, Conan sneaks into his own occupied capital city and the ominous Iron Tower to rescue an innocent child from execution! Some very unlikely loyalists come to his aid against an army of traitorous guards, but Conan's fight to regain his crown is far from over!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on September 25.


KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130029.






KINGS WATCH #1 (of 5) - Coming in September!
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming
Cover: Marc Laming

Panic spreads across the world. Strange phenomena fills the skies.  Millions have nightmares of wild lands filled with horrible creatures... then wake to find the monsters are real. What are three men willing to sacrifice to save us all?  Superstar writer Jeff Parker (Dark Avengers, Red She-Hulk) and artist Marc Laming (Planet of the Apes) deliver the earth-crushing event of 2013, featuring Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician like you've never seen them!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


KINGS WATCH #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130980.



THE LONE RANGER #20 - Coming in September!
Writer: Ande Parks
Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla


The Lone Ranger and Tonto head back to Abilene, where the town’s respected marshal has been murdered.  With a band of angry, vengeful deputies in pursuit of those responsible, will the Lone Ranger be able to convince them that the murderers deserve a trial?  Or will their thirst for slaughter prevail?




Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE LONE RANGER #20 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131086.





THE LONE RANGER ANNUAL 2013 - Coming in September!
Writer: Shannon Eric Denton
Art: Matt Triano
Covers: Colton Worley


A young man takes up a mask in pursuit of his father’s killers as the feared Devil-Gun.  Now Lone Ranger must confront his own ideals as he pursues this dark mirror-image of himself.  Can the Ranger show his opposite coin the difference between justice and vengeance before innocent blood is spilled?



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE LONE RANGER ANNUAL 2013 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131087.





LORDS OF MARS #2 - Coming in September!
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers: Alex Ross
& Fritz Casas
 
Lord Greystoke and Jane find themselves transported to Mars, where they learn of a terrible tyrant named John Carter who has enslaved the dying planet.  The Ape-Man's newfound "friends" are putting on an elaborate deception, but to what end?  John Carter, meanwhile, deals with the sinister machinations of a strange new cult… devoted to none other than him!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

LORDS OF MARS #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130996.






THE MAN FROM MARS by Fred Nadis - Now available!
 

Who is Ray Palmer? Chances are you either don’t know or—if you’re a comic book fan—you think of DC Comics character, The Atom.
 
Although he was the namesake for one, Ray Palmer—the man—was no superhero. Standing at just four feet tall (the result of a crippling childhood injury), he hardly cut an imposing figure. But what he lacked in height, he would make up for in his legacy.
 
THE MAN FROM MARS: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey by Fred Nadis is the first-ever biography of the man who shaped science fiction and changed our perception of the universe as we know it. As the editor of the groundbreaking pulp magazine Amazing Stories, as well as Fate, Mystic and Flying Saucers, Palmer made invaluable contributions to popular culture, like jumpstarting the flying saucer craze; popularizing “hollow earth” theory; and publishing stories by some of sci-fi’s biggest players, including Ray Bradbury and the first professional story by a young Isaac Asimov.
 
Ray Palmer is the godfather of every person who “wants to believe” in the X-Files, owns the complete Battlestar Galactica box set, or has whiled way hours arguing Kirk versus Picard. In THE MAN FROM MARS, Nadis paints a portrait as sensational as the covers of the pulp magazines to which Palmer dedicated his life, and shows us how one man’s vision of sci-fi’s potential created the “geek” we know today.




MARS ATTACKS: CLASSICS OBLITERATED #1 - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
Written by Phil Hester, Beau Smith, Neil Kleid, art by John McCrea, Kelley Jones, Carlos Valenzuela, covers by McCrea, Earl Norm.

Behold three classic tales of literary genius filtered through the cracked lens of the Mars Attacks universe! Herman Melville comes face-to-face with a Martian in a twisted take on Moby Dick! Mars High Command has in its sights a serum that brings out the worst in humanity in a transformative version of Jekyll & Hyde! A shipwrecked Martian finds himself marooned on a lonely island on planet Earth in a send-up of Robinson Crusoe!

48 pages, $7.99, in stores on June 5.






MASKS #8 - Arriving in comic shops June 26!

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Sean ChenStephen Segovia.

The startling conclusion to the best-selling miniseries!  The mysterious master of The Justice Party stands revealed – but is it too late for the greatest crime-fighters of all time to stop the party’s far-reaching plans?  Join The Shadow, Green Hornet, Zorro, The Spider, Miss Fury, and more other legends as they bring two-fisted justice to those who would corrupt the law!


32 pages, $3.99.







Moonstone Books
LAI WAN: The Dreamwalker
Now available!

Previews Exclusive!
Lovecraft and Kolchak!
Lai Wan: the Dreamwalker, seer and prophet, able to walk between realities, feared by any who embrace evil because of her one, terrible power--the ability to always know the absolute truth.


At long last, Moonstone has gathered all the graphic stories of Lai Wan, CJ Henderson's fantastic break-out character from his popular Teddy London novel series, into one beautiful collection, while adding two great prose bonuses: a team-up between Lai Wan and Kolchak, and a never-before seen novella, Terrible Anticipation, a sequel to H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror!

Author: CJ Henderson
Art: Kieran Yanner
Cover: Michael Stribling
120 pages, 6” x 9”, grayscale, sc, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-06-0



Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY: Blonde Bombshell
Now available!

This massive color tome reprints “Domino Lady #1-5”, “Domino Lady: Noir”, and “Domino Lady: 3 some”!

PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
Nancy Holder’s murder mysteries set in old Hollywood featuring the hypnotically alluring Domino Lady!  She’s tough as nails, and sexy as all hell!

Author: Nancy Holder
Art: Danny Sempere, Reno Maniquis
Colors: Jason Jensen
Cover: Matt Larson
240 pages, color, 7” x 10”, $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-40-4



Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER CHRONICLES - Coming in September!
(Writer) John Jakes & Various (Cover) Daniel Brereton

The long sold out paperback collection of the first ever volume of new Spider prose stories is now available as a hardcover! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld — hated, feared, and wanted by both. One cloaked, fanged, borderline psychopath denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's! Moonstone is proud to re-present these 19 short stories of searing white hot prose starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter: The Spider! Exclusive to this volume: a brand new tale featuring The Spider and the Masked Marksman!

Hardcover, 6x9, 346 pages    SRP: $29.99


THE SPIDER CHRONICLES is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131198.



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th



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


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



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

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

The Pulps After Fu Manchu

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

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


Let the Voting Begin

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


The Beard . . . . New Fictioneer!

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

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


Wold Newton Fictioneers

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

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


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

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

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


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

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

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


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


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


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthu Eshbach- New!
Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Finding Pulps
Pulp Fiction 101
Pulp Den - Now online!

Restrike - New!
Newspaper Article - New!
Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored - New!
Treasure & Drums of Jur
Short Story Collections
Triple Detective From Altus Press

         Pulp Den  

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

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

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede’ - New!
‘Echoes 30′ celebrates a classic fanzine - New!
Review: ‘The Adventures of Fortune McCall’
Review: ‘Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood’
Introducing the Pulptress
Pulp comics: the silver age and beyond
Review: ‘The Sting of the Silver Manticore’
The Secret 6 revealed


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Sexism, misogyny in writing and publishing
Pulp photo gallery updated
‘Sports Novels Magazine’ June 1951
Jack Vance: 1916-2013
A pulp market update, 1928
Tarzan revisited
Seeking pulp photo help
Doc Savage movie links
Before the ‘Planet of the Apes’

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #28
Unabridged Audiobook

The Spider #64 Audiobook
Claws of the Golden Dragon

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

For our latest Spider audiobook, we’ve jumped ahead in time to 1939 and one of the most dramatIc and horrific exploits of Richard Wentworth’s nightmarish career.
 
“Exploits” might not be the operative term for Claws of the Golden Dragon. It’s actually one of the most intense ordeals the Master of Men ever endured in his decade-long career as a crime hunter. And that’s saying a hell of a lot!


It begins with the arrival in New York of a Chinese supercriminal known as the Golden Dragon. His true identity shrouded in secrecy, the Dragon plans to loot America in order to fuel his planned conquest of Asia. Author Novell W. Page took his inspiration from Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu, obviously. The editors at Popular Publications loved the sinister Oriental arch-villain. They published Dr. Yen Sin, The Mysterious Wu Fang, and frequently pitted their other heroes, like Operator 5 and G-8, against similar human scourges. The Golden Dragon is among the worst of these.
 
Claws of the Golden Dragon dates from the period when The Spider magazine was infused with Weird Menace elements, like the fare offered by companion magazines Terror Tales and Horror Stories. In this case, the Golden Dragon has cultivated a hothouse orchid that insinuates its suffocating roots and tendrils into the victim’s still-beating heart! Forget Terror Tales, this is Weird Tales territory.
 
Page milks this new menace for all it’s worth. Victims begin succumbing in the first chapter. And by the time Richard Wentworth and the valiant Nita van Sloan have struggled to defeat the Blood Orchids, they too fall victim to this most hideous doom!
 
Has Norvell Page gone too far this time? Can even the Spider survive this soul-paralyzing predicament? Or will he and his beloved be buried with their own personal funeral flowers feeding off of their stopped hearts?
 
Once again, Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of the January, 1939 issue of The Spider. Michael C. Gwynne reads the thrilling Doc Turner story by Arthur Leo Zagat, “Death’s Wedding March!” 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.
 




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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Casey, Crime Photographer Volume 3
Now available!

The origins of Jack “Flashgun” Casey can be traced to the 1930s detective pulp magazine "Black Mask"; the hard-boiled photojournalist was introduced in the March 1934 issue by former newspaperman/ad exec George Harmon Coxe. Coxe discussed the inspiration for Casey in a 1978 interview: 

I had read and enjoyed the fiction exploits of reporters from time to time, but I also knew that it was the photographer accompanying such newsmen who frequently had to stick their neck out to get an acceptable picture. This is turn meant that while the reporter with his pad and pencil could describe a warehouse or dockside fire from a safe distance, the guy with the camera had to edge far closer to get a negative that would merit reproduction. So why not give the cameraman his due? If the reporter could be a glamorous figure in fiction, why not the guy up front who took - and still does take - the pictures? 


So radio audiences received a formal introduction to Coxe’s creation over CBS Radio beginning July 7, 1943. The series was originally titled "Flashgun Casey," but during its run it was also referred to as "Casey, Press Photographer," "Crime Photographer." and "Casey, Crime Photographer". Casey snapped photos for the fictitious Morning Express, and often found himself cast in the role of amateur sleuth by getting involved in the stories he covered. Many of the plots had him stumbling across a clue in a photo he had taken (something the police had overlooked), and with the help of fellow reporter and romantic interest Annie Williams, they would inevitably bring the culprit(s) to justice.

What set "Casey, Crime Photographer" apart from its radio crime drama competition was its laid-back atmosphere, chiefly personified in its backdrop of Casey and Annie’s favorite dive, The Blue Note Café. There, in between assignments, they would engage in badinage with their philosophically sardonic bartender pal Ethelbert, often to the melodious accompaniment of the Blue Note’s background piano.

Matt Crowley was the first actor to tackle the role of Casey; replaced by Jim Backus and finally taken over by Staats Cotsworth, a radio veteran who also portrayed the title fourth-estate hero of NBC’s daytime serial "Front Page Farrell". The part of Annie was essayed by many different actresses: Jone Allison, Alice Reinhart, Lesley Woods, Betty Furness, and Jan Miner were all heard at various times as the photographer’s main squeeze. Ethelbert was faithfully played by John Gibson throughout the entire run, and Captain Bill Logan - Casey and Annie’s contact on the police force - was portrayed by Jackson Beck and, later, Bernard Lenrow. The Blue Note’s pianist was played by Herman Chittison for most of Casey’s run, but Juan Hernandez and Teddy Wilson (formerly with the Benny Goodman Trio) were also on hand to tickle the ivories from time to time.

For most of the series' run, "Casey, Crime Photographer" was sustained by CBS, except for brief periods of sponsorship by Anchor Hocking Glass (1946-48), Toni Home Permanents (1948-49), and Philip Morris Cigarettes (1949-50). The show’s association with Anchor Hocking is particularly noteworthy in that most of this series’ extant episodes were obtained from transcriptions saved by the glass company.

"Casey, Crime Photographer" left CBS Radio November 16, 1950 and enjoyed a brief live television run (with Miner and Gibson in their radio roles) from April 19, 1951 to June 5, 1952. (Casey was originally played by Richard Carlyle, but was replaced by a young Darren McGavin two months later.) The series then returned to radio on January 13, 1954 and hung on for another year before finally getting the axe April 22, 1955 - the same day that "Mr. & Mrs. North" and "Mr. Keen" also turned in their gumshoes. Fifty years later, strong characterizations and good scripting continue to make this private-eye drama a genuine keeper. 6 hours $17.98 Audio CDs / $8.99 Download.

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #70: The Spider and the Slaves of Hell
In a hushed room of his stronghold, Richard Wentworth watched over his beloved. Crippled, her healing limbs held by carefully adjusted pulleys, Nita van Sloan hovered between life and death. It was then that a man — an underworld denizen, bloodied, beaten and terrified — burst in upon Wentworth’s sanctuary. “You are doomed,” was his warning. “The underworld has roused again. Even now the dynamiters bore under your home!” With a trumped-up charge of murder on his head, could Wentworth battle that new underworld master, single-handedly?... For, where that master struck, death by explosion was instantaneous, frightful! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Secret 6 #2: House of Walking Corpses
Two months ago James Waldorff had died and his body placed in the family vault. Now he walked again, a thing resurrected from the tomb! What was the secret of the strange curse that was turning one of America’s wealthiest houses into a family of living dead? The Secret 6 come out of hiding to tackle this weird mystery — and unravel the murder scheme of a corpse master! Criminals quaked at the name The Secret Six.  And for four glorious issues, this team of six crimefighters took on some of the weirdest and most fantastic antagonists that ever reared their heads in the pulp magazines. It was where weird menace met six normal men with no strange gadgets or outlandish skills. The utterly amazing stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, better known for writing the G-8 and his Battle Aces stories.  But after four issues, the over-the-top action came to an end and Popular Publications pulled the plug on the series.  These vintage pulp tales are now reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: H. M. Appel and Robert C. Blackmon
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by H. M. Appel and Robert C. Blackmon, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Frederick C. Davis Book 1
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Frederick C. Davis, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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


Terror Tales: "Swamp Madness" by Laurence Donovan
The Thing that came from the swamp had once been a man. Now it shrieked madly, its skeleton body jumping from pavement square to pavement square, its hollow eyes seeing only things that were not there. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "Take My Hand and Die!" by Cyril Plunkett
David Hilton shuddered as the lovely girl took his hand — the hand that had killed so many such as she... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #5: "Her Phantom Heart-Throb" by Jane Hardey
Deep in her young heart, Liberty knew that only she was to blame — when Brit Farnum told her there’d be a slight change in their wedding plans... that he’d take another girl to the little rangeland church! One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #25: "Petticoat-Corralin' Hombre" by Lorraine Cox
Innocent little Trudy was at wit’s end figuring how to awaken the wounded stranger — till she thought that a kiss might do it... One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.

All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!







Radio Spirits
The Lone Ranger: PLAINS THUNDER
Now available!

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

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

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

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



Radio Spirits


RED SONJA #77 - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Sergio Fernandez Davila, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

"THE CRIMSON WELL (Part 2 of 6): Sonja finds herself the unwilling traveling companion for a band of bounty hunters, and her deteriorating physical and mental state isn't much help. Can anyone help her overcome the strange impulses that threaten to take over her very soul? And what does it have to do with the shadowy man who keeps appearing in fragments of her memories?

32 pages, $3.99.






RED SONJA Volume 2 #3 - Coming in September!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Covers: Jenny Frison [Main], Pia Guerra [Variant]


Completely isolated and near the brink of death, Red Sonja reflects on her lifetime of blood and pain, where she questions even her right to survive.  But even in these last moments of life, enemies from her past return to make sure her death is not a peaceful one!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA VOLUME 2 #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130999 (Frison cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131000 (Guerra cover).




RED SONJA UNCHAINED #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
(Writer) Peter V. Brett (Art)  Jack Jadson (Cover) Mel Rubi

With a bounty hunter hunting her down in connection to a murder, and a demon haunting her dreams, Sonja finds that avoiding her past isn't as easy as taking off her chainmail armor!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







The first of four volumes of Robert E. Howard’s fight fiction (with some nonfiction thrown in for good measure).
Cover art by Tom Gianni.


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, the first volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. The book is expected to ship by the end of May or early June 2013. Other volumes will follow as their covers are completed. Pre-order yours today.
 
Price and Numbering
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
 
If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible). The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping (rates updated as of 04/30/13)
If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9 Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3 Canada via Global Priority: $23 Australia via Global Priority: $33 Europe via Global Priority: $33
If ordering all four books, to have them sent one at a time as they are completed, include the following shipping costs:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $36 Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $12 Canada via Global Priority: $92 Australia via Global Priority: $132 Europe via Global Priority: $132
If ordering all four books and you don’t mind waiting to have them sent all in one package when they are all published, include the following shipping cost:
Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13.00 Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $40.95 Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $59.95 Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $59.95 Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $59.95
 
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Contents of Volume 1
The full list of contents for Volume 1 is here.

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ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #7  - Coming in November!
Ian Edginton (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Richard Pace (Art), Aaron McConnell (Art), Moose Baumann (Color), and Nic Klein (Cover)

This latest issue packs in the sword-swinging action! The treacherous origin story of swordswoman Dark Agnes concludes, while Pictish king Bran Mak Morn clashes with an ancient sorcerer in Men of the Shadows Part 3. Frontiersman Breckinridge Elkins gets a rather rude introduction to civilization, and, if that weren't enough, we have a 41-page John Buscema swashbuckler featuring Valeria the she-pirate!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on November 27.


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #7 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130030.




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

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


Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99





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


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

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

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

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

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Title page from Martin Powell's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's "End of Bukawai" from Jungle Tales of Tarzan.
Art by Jamie Chase.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!

 


Artwork © Jamie Chase



THE SHADOW #18 - Coming in September!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander


All the mysteries will be solved as the Shadow and the Light face one another in a final confrontation high above the streets of New York! Two knights, each dedicated to a very different moral code, in a duel to the death!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW #18 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131010 (Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131011 (Alexander cover).



THE SHADOW VOLUME 2: REVOLUTION TP - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
(Writer) Victor Gischle;r (Art) Aaron Campbell, Jack Herbert, Giovanni Timpano; (Cover) Alex Ross

When his mystic powers fail, The Shadow travels the globe on a bloody search for answers. He attempts to reconnect with his spiritual masters in Nepal, but is sidetracked by an opium smuggling operation. Afterwards, he travels to the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War in pursuit of arms dealers and a would-be dictator. Who is the maniacal El Rey, and how will The Shadow dispense justice when he discovers that a former flame serves as his brutal enforcer, the Black Sparrow? Written by hardboiled crime novelist victor Gischler! Collects The Shadow #7-12.

Softcover, 7x10, 156 pages, Full Color, $19.99





THE SHADOW: 1941 HITLER'S ASTROLOGER - Coming in September!
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Artists: Michael Kaluta
Cover:  Michael Kaluta

Re-Mastered and available for the first time in over two decades! On Easter Sunday of April 1941, a young woman pushes through the Manhattan crowds, racing for her life.  It's a chase that will lead from the bustling American metropolis all the way to Berlin, the dark heart of the Nazi regime.  Like marionettes dangling from invisible hands, neither Allies nor Axis agents can tell if they are the puppeteers... or the dolls whose strings get cut. Behind it all, The Shadow looms, a master of men with cold, hollow laughter and blazing .45 pistols!  The acclaimed collaboration of Batman scribe Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Kaluta, available for the first time in over two decades, completely remastered!

Hardcover, 64 pages, Full Color, $19.99



THE SHADOW: 1941 HITLER'S ASTROLOGER is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130995.





THE SHADOW ANNUAL 2013 - Coming in September!
Writer: Ande Parks
Art: Bilquis Evely
Covers: Colton Worley

Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane travel to Las Vegas. The Shadow has heard rumors of an unspeakable evil brewing in the nearby desert… one with a link to his own bloody past.  A heartbreaking tale of loss, betrayal, and vengeance, set against the neon of Sin City.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99

THE SHADOW ANNUAL 2013 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131027.





THE SHADOW / GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #3 - Coming in September!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Keith Burns
Covers: Alex Ross, John Cassaday

 
Has The Green Hornet become a pawn in the power-mad hands of Shiwan Khan?  After his attack on America's automobile factories, Khan and his fifth column forces storm New York, capturing Lamont Cranston and Howard Hughes, cornering scientist Nikola Tesla, and seizing his savage new Death Ray!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW / GREEN HORNET #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131023 (Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131024 (Cassaday cover).




THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #7 (OF 10) - Coming in September!
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres
Covers: A: Matt Wagner, B: Alex Ross, C: Chris Samnee, D: Howard Chaykin


Margo’s solo attempt to locate Big Gun Massaretti lands her in the hands of her crazed ex-lover.  Danger looms high above the streets of old New York as The Shadow attempts his most daring rescue ever!  Meanwhile, an intrepid reporter inches ever closer to uncovering The Shadow’s guarded secrets…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #7 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131015 (Wagner cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUL131016 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131017 (Samnee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131018 (Chaykin cover).

 

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Ruby of Karvahl

The Shadow Fan Returns for Episode 36! This week, Barry responds to some listener feedback concerning Dynamite's Masks series, reviews "The Ruby of Karvahl" (radio episode 10/19/1947) and shares his Top Five Shadow Artists.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!





 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Fingers of Death - New!
Dead Men Live - New!
The Shadow's Shadow
Voodoo Trail
The Muggers
Doom on the Hill
City of Shadows

THE SPIDER #14 - Coming in September!
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
Covers: Colton Worley


Richard Wentworth may be down, but he’s not out… not when the city still needs the Spider.  With his eye on both a ring of crooked cops and a deadly gang uptown, The Spider sets up a carefully orchestrated scheme to take out two birds with one stone.  But when an honest cop comes along for the ride, he’s got to protect the life of an innocent while making sure the guilty suffer.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SPIDER #14 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131066.








Timothy Truman Howard Days 2013 Guest of Honor - Now online!

Timothy Truman, author and artist for many comic book series including the new Dark Horse adaptation of The Hour of the Dragon, gives his guest of honor speech at 2013's Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas.
That speech is now available online at the link below.



Tom Johnson Now available!
THE SPIDER'S WEB by Tom Johnson
 
In 1980, a treacherous Chinaman created a web of events that culminated thirty years later in a reign of terror and death. As the streets of his city run red with blood, The Black Ghost searchers for the mysterious killer, who is motivated by revenge, and this time the city's paladin may be faced by his greatest foe, the Spider! An evil mastermind, trained in the deadly mysteries of the Ninja, with a desire to kill!


Wraparound cover by Teresa Tunaley

Hardback from Lulu at $22.78.
Still available in paperback for $13.95
Still available as an eBook for $4.99.




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.

Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 2
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 1
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Damon Knight
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Fredric Brown
Before the Golden Age-Anthony Boucher
A New Magazine?
Happy Birthday to Nictzin Dyalhis
Before the Golden Age-Orlin Frederick
Before the Golden Age-Forrest J Ackerman
Before the Golden Age-Emil Petaja


TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #3 (OF 6) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Peter Hogan (Art/Cover) Chris Sprouse, Karl Story

New Egypt, a vast tent city full of refugees from the cities, is Val and Tom’s next stop. Will the Gods there be willing to help them find Tom Strange and the elixir they desperately need to save Tesla’s life?


TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL130270.

 



WARLORD OF MARS #33  
Coming in September!

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Leandro Oliveira, covers by Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo

John Carter desperately searches for the true identity of the tyrant who has dragged Mars into a planet-spanning crusade of racial extermination.  Although Carter finds a ray of hope among his former enemies, the tyrant is tracking his every move...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #33 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131072.



Dynamite Entertainment

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #31  
Coming in September!

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

Recently discovered ancient Martian technology accidentally hurls Dejah Thoris forward in time to a dark future.  As invaders plunder her homeworld, Dejah becomes embroiled in a civil war that could alter not only her past, but the history of Mars itself!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #31 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131074.



Dynamite Entertainment

WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS - Coming in October!
Cover by Dave Seeley

The best-selling American writer of the 1920s wasn't Hemingway or Fitzgerald, but Edgar Rice Burroughs. Everyone knows that he created Tarzan, but he wasn't limited to that one classic creation. There was John Carter, Warlord of Mars. There was Pellucidar, the wondrous world that exists at the center of the Earth, and Carson of Venus. Many writers of today grew up reading Burroughs, and this anthology is their way of "paying back" and thanking him for stirring their imaginations. Join their celebration with these all new tales set in the astounding worlds that Edgar Rice Burroughs brought to life: giving their own spin on the unforgettable characters conceived by one of the great masters of science fiction, adventure, and fantasy.

Bob Garcia and Mike Resnick will be editing an anthology, The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, for Baen Books.
It will feature all new stories using ERB’s characters and worlds, with one exception: it will feature Resnick's novella, “The Forgotten Sea of Mars”, which helped ERB-dom become the only Burroughs fanzine ever to win a Hugo back in 1966.
This will be the stories first appearance in 47 years.
The reason that the only Mars/Barsoom story in this anthology is a reprint and not a new story is because of contractual agreements between ERB, Inc and Walt Disney Pictures, the latter retaining a wide range of rights for the entire Barsoom canon. This anthology is authorized by ERB, Inc.

Softcover, 6x9, 384 pages, PC    SRP: $15.00

Contents:
“Tarzan and the Great War” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The Fallen” by Mercedes Lackey
“The Forgotten Sea of Mars” by Mike Resnick
“Scorpion Men of Venus” by Richard Lupoff
“Apache Lawman” by Ralph Roberts
“Tarzan and the Martian Invaders” by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah Hoyt
“Moon Maid over Manhattan” by Peter David
“The Two Billys” by Max Alan Collins and Matthew Clemens
“To The Nearest Planet” by Todd McCaffrey
“The Dead World” by F. Paul Wilson
“Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot” by Joe R. Lansdale


WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL131472.









14 June 2013

Amazing Stories: Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama - Now online!

James Bama single-handedly introduced the entire world to Doc Savage (he and his editors at Bantam Books and art director Len Leone). Doc Savage, as most of you know, was the greatest of the pulp heroes of the 1930s who eventually faded away after World War Two (along with the other great pulp heroes, The Shadow, The Spider, G-8, Operator 5, Dusty Ayres, The Phantom Detective, even Tarzan). The invention of comics and the appearance of the first cheap paperbacks in 1949 also helped.

The rest is at the link below.

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE AVENGER #10: "Pictures of Death," "The Green Killer" and "Calling Justice Inc."
The pulps' original "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, smuggled "Pictures of Death" are only the sinister prelude to deadly sabotage and mass destruction. Then, Justice Inc. hunts for the antidote to a deadly malady that transforms men into apelike monstrosities in "The Green Killer." Will the cure bring death to The Avenger? PLUS "Calling Justice Inc.," a bonus Avenger thriller by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and William Timmons, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-113-4  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!
DOC SAVAGE #67 "The Invisible-Box Murders" & "Target for Death"
The Man of Bronze and his daredevil cousin Pat Savage return in two classic pulp novels by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is accused of serial murders and jailed. Can Pat and Doc's aides help unearth the strange secret of "The Invisible-Box Murders" and prove the Man of Bronze's innocence? Then, Doc journeys to Honolulu after a strange letter makes Pat's friend, Sally Trent, a "Target for Death." BONUS: "The Hang String," a rare 1933 tale by Lester Dent from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-114-1 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 73: "Seven Drops of Blood" and "Death from Nowhere"
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a trail of murder to retrieve the priceless rubies known as "The Seven Drops of Blood." Then, to prove the innocence of a man accused of an impossible crime, the Dark Avenger must uncover the strange secret behind "Death from Nowhere." BONUS: The Whisperer brings true sight to "The Eye of Zion" in a thriller by Alan Hathway writing as "Clifford Goodrich." This instant collector's item features the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-115-8 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
Coming in September!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 70: "The All-White Elf" and "The Wee Ones" - Haunting Halloween Special
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two fantastic novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." A bizarre white ogre's blinding light brings severe illness to Monk, Ham and all exposed to it! Then, bizarre reports of a strange miniaturized woman set Doc Savage on the trail of the mystery of "The Wee Ones." BONUS: a classic Doc Savage script from the Golden Age of Radio! This deluxe pulp reprint features the original color covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, plus new historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-123-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

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

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

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


Beb Books - Now available!

This week’s releases from Beb Books features two collections of great adventure stories from The Thrill Book.


THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI
First up are two stories from the pen of H. Bedford-Jones:
In The Opium ship, a full-length novel, Gerald Desmond is rescued from a riot of his own making only to find himself shanghaied on a trip from Manila to nearby Mindoro island. Desmond goes to make his displeasure known only to have the crew mutiny out from under the captain. They have been bribed by one of the passengers who plans to sail into the China Sea and purchase there a boat-load of opium to peddle in the Philippines. Only they hadn’t reckoned with an Irishman who’s got his dander up.

Mr. Shen is a mysterious man from an even more mysterious province in China but his plans in the US is very clear—to forment riot, undermine the government and make it ripe for picking by oriental powers. Opposing him is James Kenrick, explorer, and a nebulous link to the US foreign service, Colonel Blank. But can Kenrick prevent Mr. Shen of carrying out his plot when Shen is armed with “Black” light, a device that can make things invisible. It’s a game of cat-and-mouse played in the streets of San Francisco..

72 pages of mystery and danger for $6.00.
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS

Our second collection, The Red Lure and others, opens with a novella by pulp legend Frank L. Packard. The strange murder of a man in New York sets the trail to a man imprisoned on a remote island in the China Sea and a treasure from out of the dim pages of history.

In addition are six other stories covering thrills in the Phillippines, the Sargasso Sea, Chicken Itsa, England and the US. 77 pages of excitement for $6.00


And don’t our previous two releases!

THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert

From the pages of All-Story Weekly comes The Flame Orchid, a tales of bravery and adventure set so far back in the land of China that you might think you were reading a space fantasy, if elephants were called Bantha. But is really the border between Thailand, Cambodia and China and the quest, at first is for a heretofore never seen fire-red orchid but ends up as a rescue of a kidnaped woman and the thwarting of a rebellion by a local prince.  84 pages for only $6.00


THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England

And From the pages of Argosy All-Story Weekly comes a tale of betrayal, revenge and... love? It’s George Allan England’s romantic thriller, The Man-Hater.

Carroll Ingraham lost her father when a friend of his got him to “borrow” money from the bank he worked at, and declined to repair. Her mother died soon after of a broken heart, leaving the young girl an orphan. She lives with a maiden aunt who runs a boarding house in New York where she again learns to never trust a man. Now, six years after the tragic death of his mother and father Carroll finds herself in a precarious position, working as a confidential secretary to the very man whose betrayal killed her father. Can she out-wit the man, secure evidence of his perfidity and claim the fortune that should have been hers? And can she do this while falling in love with the son of the man who did her so badly? 144 pages for $12.00


And don’t forget our other recent releases:
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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








Black Gate - Now online!

Vintage Treasures: The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley - New!
The Nightmare Men: “The Phantom Fighter” (Jules de Grandin)
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian
Further Tarzan-on-Demand: Tarzan the Magnificent
Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu?
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard


Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Three - Now online!
“The Awful Forest” was artist Dan Barry and writer Harvey Kurtzman’s follow-up to “Tartarus” and was published by King Features Syndicate from October 20 to December 30, 1952. The story shows a marked step forward in quality in Barry’s artwork. At times, he equals Alex Raymond barring his love of EC-style comic grotesqueries which likely reflect Kurtzman’s involvement in the creative process.

The rest is at the links below.

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

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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast! -
Murania’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
Ruminating On The Nature Of Pulp
Thanks To Our Loyal Subscribers!
DISTRESSED DAMSELS & MASKED MARAUDERS: The Final Update
Coming Soon: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 234: Warbirds of Mars
Kane Gilmour and Doc Vaughn visit the Book Cave to introduce the listeners to their fantastic novel and web comic.

Episode 233: Mystico
Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
Episode 230: The Scarlet Jaguar
Episode 229: Small Press Alternative Comics Expo
Episode 228: Win Scott Eckert


 
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #0 - Arriving in comic shops June 19!  
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Victor Ibáñez (Art), Pere Pérez (Art), Ego (Color), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

Piloting a World War II dive-bomber, Captain Midnight—fighter pilot extraordinaire and expert inventor—hurtles out of a freak storm in the Bermuda Triangle and into the twenty-first century, where he’s in for more than one surprise as he enters the modern era! Collects the three stories from Dark Horse Presents #18–#20.


One-shot, Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale June 19





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #3 - Coming in September!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

He may have been unbeatable in the '40s, but has Captain Midnight met his match in the modern era? When a recon mission goes horribly wrong, Captain Midnight finds himself pitted against an old foe, dozens of violent Wraiths, and . . . bloodthirsty polar bears?! He's the man who always has a plan, but it's going to take a helluva lot of resourcefulness to get out of this mess alive!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on September 25.





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 25: EXODUS AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in November!
Jim Owsley (Writer), Val Semeiks (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), Geof Isherwood (Iink), Ernie Chan (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Andy Kubert (Cover)

Conan may be the only man with enough power to stem the tide of chaos in Koth after the king's death but for one small detail--Conan killed the king! But Conan may have a bigger problem than restoring peace. The Devourer of Souls has returned, and he plans to take Conan's! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #190–199.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on November 6.




THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 3: THE FALL OF MING
Arriving in comic shops June 19!
 
(Writer) Alex Raymond, Don Moore (Art) Alex Raymond

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

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




THE COLOSSAL CONAN HC
Coming in November!


Kurt Busiek (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Cary Nord (Art), Tomás Giorello (Art), Thomas Yeates (Art), Greg Ruth (Art), Eric Powell (Art), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Leinil Francis Yu (Art), Joseph Linsner (Art), Ladronn (Art), Tony Harris (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), JD Mettler (Color), Tony Shasteen (Color), José Villarrubia (Color), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

Finally, a collection gigantic enough for Conan the Cimmerian himself! This truly massive tome collects Conan issues #0 through #50--from the definitive early work of Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord through the famous collaborations of Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello. With an introduction from Busiek and an afterword from Truman, this is a must-have for any Robert E. Howard devotee!

Hardcover, 1,265 pages, $150, in stores on November 13.


The black and white art for the wraparound cover is also shown.

 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17 - Arriving in comic shops June 19!  
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

While recovering from their most traumatic personal challenge to date, Conan and Bêlit seek respite in a mystical journey of the mind. Instead, they uncover the dark truths that they’ve hidden from themselves and each other.

Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale June 19





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #20  - Coming in September!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

of immeasurable value.  Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on September 18.






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

Forgotten Books: More LONE RANGER Big Little Books - New!
When Detective Comics were DETECTIVE Comics - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING WONDER STORIES - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER Serial (1938) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 7, 8 & 9 (1940-41) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE RANGER 1 & 2 (1937) - New!
Comic Gallery: CRACK COMICS featuring "The Clock" (1940) - New!
Forgotten Books: FREDERICK NEBEL's Fifty Roads to Town (1936)
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 13, 14 & 15 (1934)
Comic Gallery: MARCH OF CRIME (1951)
Forgotten Books: LONE RANGER Big Little Books
Comic Gallery: ELLERY QUEEN meets Norman Saunders (1952)
THE LONE RANGER (1956): Lobby Cards
Overlooked Films: THE SHADOW - Unaired TV Pilot (1954)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 7, 8 & 9 (1933) -
Forgotten Books: The Shadow in TRAIL OF VENGEANCE by Walter Gibson



Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!





DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM
Wilde Adventure Is Back!
(And On Sale!!! Until July 1, get the Kindle or EPUB edition for $2 Off!)

"Really. Totally. Awesome." ­‑‑Book Nut

"Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for..."
Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class

To the world at large, Doc Wilde and his family are an amazing team of golden-skinned adventurers, born to daring escapades and globetrotting excitement. Join them as they crisscross the earth on a constant quest for new knowledge, incredible 21st-century thrills, and good old-fashioned adventure!

Now, with adventurous Grandpa Wilde missing, the Wildes confront the deepest mysteries of Dark Matter, penetrate the tangled depths of uncharted jungles, and come face to face with the likely end of the world in the clammy clutches of an ancient amphibian threat...THE FROGS OF DOOM!

"Written in fast-paced, intelligent prose laced with humor and literary allusions ranging from Dante to Dr. Seuss, the story has all of the fun of old-fashioned pulp adventures." --Kirkus Reviews

The Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde are written by Tim Byrd, lavishly illustrated by Gary Chaloner, and published by Outlaw Moon Books.

Now in deluxe new editions, these novels recapture the magic of pulp cliffhangers for readers of all ages. Lost worlds, ancient ruins, cool gadgets, and evil villains and daring heroes, all brought into the 21st-century with contemporary themes, modern science fantasy, the wonders of family, and a deep appreciation of literature and of the thinking life itself.

 In the tradition of classic adventure stories, and modern tales like The Incredibles and Raiders of the Lost Ark, they're great for kids and grown-ups alike.

To celebrate the return of Doc Wilde, Outlaw Moon Books is offering the ebook edition of Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom at a special low price of $4.99 (regular $6.99) until July 1, 2013. To get the book, visit the links below at Amazon (Kindle format) or Barnes & Noble (for EPUB format):



VISIT DOC WILDE ADVENTURE HEADQUARTERS AT WWW.DOCWILDE.COM


Edgar Rice Burroughs.com
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE by Martin Powell & Steven E. Gordon
The first comic strip is now online!

A Perilous Romance of the Undying Past.
 Starting June 15th from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. A Martin Powell/Steven E Gordon Production.

Enter Africa 100,000 years ago and be surrounded by beasts of a primeval past that know only to kill to survive.

Nu the son of Nu, a savage from the Stone Age, is thrust forward to our age by a quirk in Time long enough to meet Victoria Custer of Nebraska and bring her back to his world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers, and a prehistoric wilderness. The challenges they face together, and the emotions that surface, explain why this story has also been known as THE ETERNAL LOVER.
 
Only $1.99 per month!

Join the excitement. Start reading now at www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics!
For just $1.99 per month you will have access not only to the upcoming Eternal Savage strips,
but all current Tarzan strips by Tom Grindberg and Roy Thomas; the current Carson of Venus strips by Martin Powell, Tom Floyd and Diana Leto;
and numerous Bonus Materials and sketches, as well as other fantastic strips such as The War Chief, coming soon!

Don't wait, Subscribe Today and watch for more announcements later in the month!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is 
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Almost a Photo Finish" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1943
Featuring: Willie Klump
Willie Klump, the hawkeye hawkshaw, takes the case of the morbid camera fiend and winds it up with a negative conclusion!
"Shaggy Pants" by Johnston McCulley from RANGE RIDERS WESTERN, March, 1950
Ben Darbey was a man with a cause, but you would never know it from the crazy pink chaps he wore!


The Golden Age - Now online!

DAVE STEVENS - New!
FREDERICK BLAKESLEE
ROY G. KRENKEL
MARK SCHULTZ
WAR PULPS


GREEN HORNET LEGACY #38  - Arriving in comic shops June 19!  
Jai Nitz (Writer); Jethro Morales (Art)Phil Hester (Cover)

What’s worse than a supervillain?  Green Hornet asks that very question when he teams up with the nefarious Nikki Stripez to crack a ring of human traffickers in Century City.  What will this deal with a devil cost Britt Reid?  Heroes and villains unite!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





HALF PAST DANGER #5 (of 6) - Coming in September!
Stephen Mooney (Writer, artist, colors)
 
How do you combat an experimental Nazi Submarine that’s armed to the teeth? Why, you commandeer your own, of course! It’s U-Boat versus U-Boat in a tense underwater battle to the death that could determine the entire fate of the dinosaurs, and perhaps that of Tommy’s very soul.
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #5 - Coming in September!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Torn from his throne and on the run, Conan sneaks into his own occupied capital city and the ominous Iron Tower to rescue an innocent child from execution! Some very unlikely loyalists come to his aid against an army of traitorous guards, but Conan's fight to regain his crown is far from over!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on September 25.








Kings Watch #1 (of 5) - Coming in September!
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming
Cover: Marc Laming

Panic spreads across the world. Strange phenomena fills the skies.  Millions have nightmares of wild lands filled with horrible creatures... then wake to find the monsters are real. What are three men willing to sacrifice to save us all?  Superstar writer Jeff Parker (Dark Avengers, Red She-Hulk) and artist Marc Laming (Planet of the Apes) deliver the earth-crushing event of 2013, featuring Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician like you've never seen them!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





THE MAN FROM MARS by Fred Nadis - Now available!
 

Who is Ray Palmer? Chances are you either don’t know or—if you’re a comic book fan—you think of DC Comics character, The Atom.
 
Although he was the namesake for one, Ray Palmer—the man—was no superhero. Standing at just four feet tall (the result of a crippling childhood injury), he hardly cut an imposing figure. But what he lacked in height, he would make up for in his legacy.
 
THE MAN FROM MARS: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey by Fred Nadis is the first-ever biography of the man who shaped science fiction and changed our perception of the universe as we know it. As the editor of the groundbreaking pulp magazine Amazing Stories, as well as Fate, Mystic and Flying Saucers, Palmer made invaluable contributions to popular culture, like jumpstarting the flying saucer craze; popularizing “hollow earth” theory; and publishing stories by some of sci-fi’s biggest players, including Ray Bradbury and the first professional story by a young Isaac Asimov.
 
Ray Palmer is the godfather of every person who “wants to believe” in the X-Files, owns the complete Battlestar Galactica box set, or has whiled way hours arguing Kirk versus Picard. In THE MAN FROM MARS, Nadis paints a portrait as sensational as the covers of the pulp magazines to which Palmer dedicated his life, and shows us how one man’s vision of sci-fi’s potential created the “geek” we know today.




Meteor House
THE SCARLET JAGUAR by Win Scott Eckert
Now available for pre-order!   Coming in July!


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

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

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



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

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


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

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


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


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

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

Stunned and enraged by the murder of her crusading politician father, beautiful socialite Ellen Patrick becomes determined to bring her father’s killers to justice…at any cost.  A talented Berkley graduate, she knows that to truly fight the men who killed her father she must break all the rules.  Donning a distinctive white dress and a black domino mask, she becomes The Domino Lady, one of the sexiest –and most elusive—crime fighters of all time.

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


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



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Philip José Farmer: The Mad Goblin
Now available!

They were known simply as the Nine - grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.

Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he has turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of the Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of evil...


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781162999
ISBN-13: 978-1781162996

$9.95



PULPDOM #74 (June 2013)
Now available!


The contents include:  
‘Mermaid Tales’ by Caz & Mike Taylor
“The Gefilte Fish Girl” - fiction by Hugo Winner Mike Resnick
“Doctor Hackensaw’s Secrets,” No. 7, 1922
“The Secret of Life” by Clement Fezandie
EPIC PULPS - The All-Story Weekly,1916 by Mike Taylor


PULPDOM is now only available in digital format (PDF) as a e-mail attachment or on a CD.
Printed on paper copies are by special arrangement, only available to those without a computer or internet connections.
On disk, PULPDOM is available for $5 each, or six issues mailed first class for $28.
By email,
PULPDOM is available for $4 each.
PayPal to the email address below.

Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, 5055 Hwy. 151, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Email: ridgefirecaz@gmail.com


Checkout the re-designed Pulpdom website at the link below!



Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th


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

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

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

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

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


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


The Beard . . . . New Fictioneer!

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

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


Wold Newton Fictioneers

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

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


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

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

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


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

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

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


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


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


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard - New!
Doc Savage the Man of Bronze
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Finding Pulps
Pulp Fiction 101
Pulp Den - Now online!

Treasure & Drums of Jur - New!
Short Story Collections - New!
Triple Detective From Altus Press
Jur Novels Coming To Hardback
Tunnel Through Space
Tom Johnson's Pulp Research Books

         Pulp Den  

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

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


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #7  - Coming in November!
Ian Edginton (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Richard Pace (Art), Aaron McConnell (Art), Moose Baumann (Color), and Nic Klein (Cover)

This latest issue packs in the sword-swinging action! The treacherous origin story of swordswoman Dark Agnes concludes, while Pictish king Bran Mak Morn clashes with an ancient sorcerer in Men of the Shadows Part 3. Frontiersman Breckinridge Elkins gets a rather rude introduction to civilization, and, if that weren't enough, we have a 41-page John Buscema swashbuckler featuring Valeria the she-pirate!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on November 27.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Silver Skull

The Shadow Fan returns for his 35th episode! After sharing a bit of news, The Shadow Fan takes a look at a wonderful 1939 novel ("The Silver Skull") and the not-so-wonderful Masks #7 from Dynamite Comics. Despite the varying qualities of the items being looked at, it's still a fun opportunity to see what's going on in the world of The Shadow.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Shadow's Shadow - New!
Voodoo Trail
The Muggers
Doom on the Hill
City of Shadows

Tom Johnson Now available!
THE SPIDER'S WEB by Tom Johnson
 
In 1980, a treacherous Chinaman created a web of events that culminated thirty years later in a reign of terror and death. As the streets of his city run red with blood, The Black Ghost searchers for the mysterious killer, who is motivated by revenge, and this time the city's paladin may be faced by his greatest foe, the Spider! An evil mastermind, trained in the deadly mysteries of the Ninja, with a desire to kill!


Wraparound cover by Teresa Tunaley

Hardback from Lulu at $22.78.
Still available in paperback for $13.95
Still available as an eBook for $4.99.




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.

Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 2 - New!
Science Fiction and Comic Books-Part 1 - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Damon Knight - New!
More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Fredric Brown
Before the Golden Age-Anthony Boucher
A New Magazine?
Happy Birthday to Nictzin Dyalhis
Before the Golden Age-Orlin Frederick
Before the Golden Age-Forrest J Ackerman
Before the Golden Age-Emil Petaja


WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 3 TPB  
Arriving in comic shops June 19!  

(Writer) Arvid Nelson; (Art) Daniel Sampere, Stefano Martino, Leandro Oliviera; (Cover) Joe Jusko
John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false goddess whose tyranny once ruled the entire planet... but at a great personal cost. Dejah Thoris, his beloved princess, was kidnapped by a renegade priest bent on revenge!  Activating a doomsday device to destroy the fragile Martian atmosphere, the evil Shang flees into the unknown regions of the north. Carter, aided by his son Carthoris and trusted alien pet Woola, must unite the many races of Mars — despite the ages of distrust and open warfare — to avert Judgment Day!

Softcover, 7x10, 168 pages, Full Color, $19.99







WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #26  
Arriving in comic shops June 19!  

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Paul Renaud, Fabiano Neves


Drawn to danger, Dejah Thoris has survived murder plots and bloody global conflicts.
After these recent events, the royal family insists that she take a quiet, safe holiday.
But her sojourn of relaxation turns into a nightmare, as the young princess bears witness to a dangerous discovery in an unknown region of  Barsoom!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins (Volume 1) - Now available!

From an ancient temple in the icy Martian mountains to a forbidden road haunted by the ghost of an Indian brave, this collection of tales will take you on a thrilling journey. Meet vampire hunters, a rock musician who takes on the heavyweight champion of the world, the reluctant warrior of the mystical land of Saffronyia, giant Nazi robots, and the Mormon gunfighter Porter Rockwell ... as well as a few hungry apes and one very lovely assassin.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Pulp Work Press (May 2, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 061577220X
ISBN-13: 978-0615772202
Available in Kindle Edition and Trade Paperback







07 June 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
June 7, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
AFTER EARTH
NOW YOU SEE ME
MAN OF STEEL
WORLD WAR Z
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


THE ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE
Now available!

Softcover Edition
(Writer) Stephen D. Korshak, J. David Spurlock (Art) Margaret Brundage


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

In this, the first book devoted to this noted artist, authors Korshak and Spurlock spotlight artwork along essays by noted artists Rowena, Robert Weinberg, and more. All editions feature big, 9" x 12" lavish illustrated, full-color pages with art and text.





Altus Press & Meteor House
Coming in time for PulpFest!

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
 by Philip José Farmer

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




Altus Press
Coming in a few weeks!

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

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



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Wordslingers: An Epitaph for the Western
 by Will Murray

 
The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory.
But, now, they live again––to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of American Imagination.
 
They’re all here!
 *The Popular hacks!
 *The Spicy bestsellers!
 *The Thrilling myths!
 
Those amazing million-words-a-year men!
 True Westerners born on the Range!
 Broadway cowboys never West of Hoboken!
 
Join Max Brand, Luke Short, Johnston McCulley, Ernest Haycox, Walt Coburn, Frank Gruber, Ryerson Johnson, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
 
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors Frank Blackwell, Rogers Terrill, Leo Margulies, Robert Lowndes & Fanny Ellsworth!
 
Together, in their own words, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
 
*Blazing action! Savage characterization! Real emotion!
 
Ride with the Old West’s top gunhands, greatest pulpsmiths & legendary brands.
 From Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick & Hopalong Cassidy to Gunsmoke & Louis L’Amour, this is their saga.
 
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West!
 
469 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $29.95 | Hardcover: $39.95 (only 100 made) | Ebook: $TBD


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

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





Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

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

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





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

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




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops June 12!
THE WHISPERER #6:
"The Satanic Seven," "The Lost Face Murders" and "Two Many Ghosts"

The double life of Police Commissioner James Gordon is revealed in a pair of two-fisted thrillers by Doc Savage ghost Lawrence Donovan writing as "Clifford Goodrich." First, Wildcat Gordon follows a trail of wholesale murder that begins with a prison break and leads to "The Satanic Seven." Then, The Whisperer must uncover the horrific mystery behind "The Lost Face Murders." BONUS: "Too Many Ghosts," a backstage adventure of Norgil the Magician by The Shadow's Maxwell Grant! This stunning collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by Spider artist John Newton Howitt, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-106-6 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)

Argonotes - Now online!

Wordsmith, and a Return - New!
New Book! - Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
The Later Argosy - Mysteries, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials
Pulps, in Hardcover


THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #4 - Arriving in comic shops June 12!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Black Coat Press - Now available!

ELECTRIC LIFE
written & illustrated by Albert Robida; adapted by Brian Stableford

ILLUSTRATED WITH 100 ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALBERT ROBIDA

In Electric Life (1892), Albert Robida imagined the life of the future, imbued with all kinds of fantastic devices meant to simplify the lives of their users. The father of science fiction illustration, and the author of The Clock of the Centuries and The Adventures of Saturnin Farandoul, Robida (1848-1926) was the most significant of all of Jules Verne's successors.

The novel follows the adventures of the great inventor Philox Lorris, who wants his son to marry a woman whom he does not love, instead of his sweetheart, whom Philox dislikes. This traditional love triangle allows Robida to unleash his sarcastic predictions, extrapolating them to what he thought were absurd extremes; but which today's readers will think tame in comparison with our modern world.

Electric Life no longer qualifies as futuristic fiction, or alternative history, but it does qualify as steampunk fantasy -- perhaps the ultimate steampunk fantasy, given that it possesses an innocence that no modern writer, jaded by an excess of historical knowledge, could ever duplicate.



US $19.95 / GBP £12.99
6x9 trade paperback, 216 pages

THE CENTAURS
by André Lichtenberger; adapted by Brian Stableford

The Centaurs (1904) chronicles the last days of the Era of the Beasts that preceded ours, when Fauns, Tritons and other now-mythical creatures shared the Earth. In that wild world, the balance of nature is maintained by the Centaurs. The One Law is Thou Shalt Not Kill. But one day, Klevorak, the King of the Centaurs, learns that the One Law has been broken by the new creatures called Men, whom he calls The Accursed Ones.

Meanwhile, the beautiful Katilda, one of the few remaining female Centaurs, refuses to bear offspring with the males of her species and instead falls in love with a young hunter, who only sees in her a coveted prey. Soon, the Elder Races are slaughtered by Men. Can Klevorak still save the remnants of his people by taking them across the ocean to the legendary Sacred Isle?

This beautiful, timeless classic of French fantasy, inbued with violence and melancholy, is translated here for the first time, with three other stories; literary homages to Jonathan Swift, Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells.



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



THE ADVENTURES OF THERESE ARNAUD OF THE FRENCH SECRET SERVICE
by Pierre Yrondy; adapted by Nina Cooper

Thérèse Arnaud, a.k.a. Agent C.25, is a member of the French Deuxième Bureau secret service tasked with fighting enemy spies operating in WWI France. She is a thoroughly modern woman: independent, intelligent, sure of herself and of her calling. She deploys and controls her own network of sub-agents and poses as Mademoiselle Janine Félerat in Parisian high society.

Thérèse Arnaud, the creation of mystery writer Pierre Yrondy, is one of the few long-standing female characters in popular French literature. Her adventures were published in 65 magazines in 1934-36, and reprinted in 1946. The eight episodes translated in this collection include Thérèse's epic battle against German spies Karl Himmelfeld, Mademoiselle Doktor, and the notorious Mata Hari.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 280 pages






Black Gate - Now online!

The Nightmare Men: “The Phantom Fighter” (Jules de Grandin) - New!
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian
Further Tarzan-on-Demand: Tarzan the Magnificent
Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu?
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard


Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Two - Now online!

“The Butterfly Men” was artist Dan Barry and writer Harvey Kurtzman’s follow-up to “The City of Ice” and was published by King Features Syndicate from June 16 to August 9, 1952. The storyline is simple sci-fi hokum, but of a type not previously seen in the series. Flash and Queen Marla materialize on the planet Tanium in the Alpha Centauri system. Of course, it is sheer luck that has brought them to the same planet that Dale and the crew of the X-3 have journeyed to in their quest for the missing Dr. Carson. It is also sheer coincidence that Flash and Marla are met by Ray Carson, the doctor’s young son who broke away from the crew of the X-3 in his eagerness to search for his father. The trio reaches the X-3 only to discover the ship deserted with disturbing telltale signs of a struggle including Dale’s torn, bloodstained clothing.

The rest is at the links below.

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

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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray - New!
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast! -
Murania’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
Ruminating On The Nature Of Pulp
Thanks To Our Loyal Subscribers!
DISTRESSED DAMSELS & MASKED MARAUDERS: The Final Update
Coming Soon: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 233: Mystico
Jeff Deischer visits the Book Cave to share his latest novel in the Golden Age series.

Episode 232: Off Topic Tangent Show
Episode 231: Rick Lai
Episode 230: The Scarlet Jaguar
Episode 229: Small Press Alternative Comics Expo
Episode 228: Win Scott Eckert
Episode 227: Mike Baron
Episode 226: One Foot In My Grave
Episode 225: Bigfoot Blues
Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island

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

Forgotten Books: FREDERICK NEBEL's Fifty Roads to Town (1936) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 13, 14 & 15 (1934) - New!
Comic Gallery: MARCH OF CRIME (1951) - New!
Forgotten Books: LONE RANGER Big Little Books
Comic Gallery: ELLERY QUEEN meets Norman Saunders (1952)
THE LONE RANGER (1956): Lobby Cards
Overlooked Films: THE SHADOW - Unaired TV Pilot (1954)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 7, 8 & 9 (1933) -
Forgotten Books: The Shadow in TRAIL OF VENGEANCE by Walter Gibson



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WRITER: MARTIN POWELL
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986, having written hundreds of stories in numerous genres, for Disney, Marvel, DC, and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written for some of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, and Tarzan of the Apes. He’s also the author of many children’s books and is co-creator of the acclaimed Halloween Legion, with illustrator Diana Leto. Powell’s The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2010.
 
ARTIST: TOM FLOYD
Tom Floyd is a self-professed jack of all trades. He has been everything from a Texas oilfield roustabout, a mechanic, a soldier, a printer, and a public school art teacher.  Finally settling down some 14 years ago as a graphic designer-illustrator-animator for a PBS station. He has worked on productions from local programs to Reading Rainbow, NOVA science NOW, and American Experience.  But throughout all of this he remained a comic fan, artist and writer working for companies such as Elite Comics, Eternity, Moonstone, and Marvel. He was honored in 2010 to receive the Burroughs Bibliophiles Golden Lion Award for his illustrations for new Bison Books editions of the Moon Maid, Pellucidar, The Eternal Savage, and Pirates of Venus.  He has also written and illustrated an on-line web comic Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion, which is a pulp/serial/adventure comic. Captain Spectre is located on the web at http://www.captainspectre. com. You can also follow along with other of his projects at his sketchblog (http://www.lightning legionblogspot.com) .        
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Diana Leto has been a professional artist and graphic designer for over a decade. Her illustration has illuminated projects at institutions including The Jim Henson Legacy, Sesame Street and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. She is co-creator and illustrator of the Halloween Legion, a critically acclaimed all-ages mystery/adventure series featuring “The Worlds’ Weirdest Heroes.” Presenting contemporary design at Adobe MAX, addressing teachers and children about being a woman in the arts at KIDS’ COMIC CON and helping refresh beloved characters for a cultural institution, Diana’s artwork stands at the intersection of education and inspiration.




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A Perilous Romance of the Undying Past.
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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!
"The Man Who Saw Through Time" by Leonard Raphael from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, September, 1941

Gary Fraxer must change the future!
"Wings For an Angel" by C. S. Montanye from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1948
Featuring: Johnny Castle
The sports writer and dilettante detective battles with fists, wits and guns when the backer of a Broadway show is killed - and a lovely chorine may be handed the rap!
"Whatever God" by William Merriam Rouse from ARGOSY, February 9, 1918
The farm of Philander Haskins was the single mangy spot in the valley of the Mignonette. A woman shows up at his house seeking employment as a housekeeper, but Haskins is suspicious of her motives.



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

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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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



FIRSTS Magazine - The June issue is now available!

The contents include:

The Mystery of Norbert Davis
When he died by his own hand in 1949, it seemed that Norbert Davis had made it. Scores of his short stories had been published in pulp magazines and slicks such as Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post. He was an acknowledged master of the hard-boiled mystery story. What happened to him?

Norbert Davis: A Checklist
Finding collectable copies of Norbert Davis' four novels is a formidable challenge.




Fu-Manchu: The Bride of Fu-Manchu - Now available!
A strange epidemic sweeps the French Riviera - a biological weapon created by Dr. Fu-Manchu. Dr. Petrie is called upon by the French authorities, and when the truth emerges, Denis Nayland-Smith is summoned to help stop his arch-foe before he can succeed in spreading his plague across Europe. As they struggle to contain the horror, Petrie's friend, the botanist Alan Sterling cannot stop thinking of the mysterious Fleurette, unaware that the beautiful girl he chanced upon was raised by the emperor of evil himself, Dr. Fu-Manchu.

Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686089
ISBN-13: 978-0857686084

$9.95


Girasol Collectables - June Pulp Replicas!

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

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


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #93 from June 1941 - $35
Featuring  "The Benevolent Order of Death
"

TERROR TALES #37 from November/December 1938 - $35

WEIRD TALES #30 from March 1926 - $35




Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
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#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
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#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


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

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
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#5  January 1934

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
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#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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October 1935
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#17
February 1936
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#23 August 1936
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#25 October 1936

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#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
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December 1934
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October 1935
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#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
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#33 January 1937

#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
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#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
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#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)

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
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#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
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#7 January 1933

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#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
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March 1936
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July/Aug 1936
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Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

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July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

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#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938

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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
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#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
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#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
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March 1925
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 September 1925
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#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
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#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
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#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
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#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
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#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
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#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938


HALF PAST DANGER #2 - Arriving in comic shops June 12!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney and Declan Shalvey.

Hangovers don't come much worse than this... Tommy 'Irish' Flynn awakes from his bar-room battering to face a military court chaired by his mysterious assailants. The enigmatic MI6 Agent Huntington-Moss wants Irish to guide them to the Pacific Island site that saw Flynn's Squad annihilated in a Dinosaur attack. But the island is home to other monsters too: The SS are there to claim the creatures for themselves. Convincing Irish to return to the site of his worst nightmares proves to be just the beginning...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 19.





Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2013!

June 2013

JOYLAND by Stephen King - Now available!
Cover art by Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. JOYLAND is a brand-new book and has never previously been published. One of the most beloved storytellers of all time, Stephen King is the world’s best-selling novelist, with more than 300 million books in print.

Stephen King commented, "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book."


JOYLAND will feature new painted cover art by the legendary Robert McGinnis, the artist behind the posters for the original Sean Connery James Bond movies and "Breakfast At Tiffany’s," and by Glen Orbik, the painter of more than a dozen of Hard Case Crime’s most popular covers, including the cover for The Colorado Kid.

September 2013

CATCH AND RELEASE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Ken Laager

THE MASTER RETURNS WITH NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED TALES OF MURDER AND DESIRE
One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story, with award-winning work ranging from the macabre to the slyly comic, from heart-stopping tales of revenge to memorable explorations of lust and greed, all told in Block’s unmistakable style. The sixteen stories (and one stage play!) collected here feature appearances by some of Block’s most famous characters, including gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and alcoholic private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue’s gallery of frightening killers, dangerous sociopaths, crooked cops, and lost souls whose only chance to find themselves may be on the wrong side of a gun.

You’ll meet a compulsive hoarder whose towering piles of trash and treasures hide disturbing secrets...a beautiful young tennis star with a rather too possessive secret admirer...a dealer in stolen art who is unwilling to part with his most prized possession at any price...poker players with agendas that have nothing to do with the cards in their hands...and a catch-and-release fisherman whose preferred catch walks on two legs. Terror and passion, cruelty and vindication—itÕs all here, in a collection that will thrill you, scare you, and remind you why Lawrence Block is still the best there is at what he does.

FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE!
The first major new collection of Block’s uncollected short stories in ten years Block has won more awards for mystery fiction than almost any author in the genre’s history

October 2013

THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN by Elissa Wald

Cover art by Glen Orbik

"YOU CAN RID YOURSELF OF THE WOLF AT YOUR DOOR, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WOLF IS IN YOUR BED...?"
Two identical twin sisters—one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia—are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves.

As one sister prepares for the toughest trial of her career and the other faces a stalker who knows details of her life that even her husband doesn’t, both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about their husbands that shock and disturb them. THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN is an intense, psychologically penetrating tale of fears and fantasies, the desires that drive us, and how far men will go for the women they love.

First publication ever!
Elissa Wald’s first new book in 12 years
Only the second female author ever to pen a novel for Hard Case Crime
  



The Heart of the Universe - Now available!
The Brotherhood of Sabours
Authored by Wes T Salem


For as long as there have been sentient beings in the Milky Way galaxy, there have been tales of mystical gems. The Sacred Heart of the Universe is one such gem -- but not just any gem, but the most powerful of them. When Sabour Monitor Rebani Kalba comes across one piece of the Heart, it sends him on a quest to find the other fragments. Along the way, he meets a number of unusual beings, among them Bal Tabarin, half-adventurer and half-archaeologist. Together they must piece together the puzzle of the Heart of the Universe -- even as others race to do the same!

Publication Date:Jun 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13:1484179676 / 9781484179673
Page Count:398
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5" x 8"
Language:English
Color:Black and White
List Price: $15.00

In the book's Afterword, Wes Salem reveals himself as Jeff Deischer, who has written a number of pulp novels.

Amazon.com     Createspace    


James Rollins: THE EYE OF GOD  - Coming June 25!

The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy connected to the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.

At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who had vanished a decade earlier. It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khan—the long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumored to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire.

Commander Gray Pierce, and Sigma—joined by a pair of Vatican historians—race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (June 25, 2013)
ISBN-10: 006178480X
ISBN-13: 978-0061784804
$27.99


Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Now available!

TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE radio show from 1951 to 1953. Seventy-five episodes in total.

CDs are manufactured on CD-R discs. Our audio cds should play on all cd players. Our mp3 cds will only play on mp3 players.
All of our cds are priced at $10 apiece, shipping included in the U.S.

   


The Lone Ranger: 28 Thrilling Episodes - Now available!

From out of the past, The Lone Ranger rides again in 28 thrilling episodes from the original TV series. Episodes Included: Pete and Pedro / The Renegades / The Tenderfeet / High Heels / Six Guns Legacy / Return of the Convict / Finders Keepers / Man of the House / Barnaby Boggs, Esq / Sleep Thieves / Jim Tyler s Post / The Man With Two Faces / Buried Treasure / Troubled Waters / A Matter of Courage / Rifles and Renegades / Bullets for Ballots / The Black Hat / Devil s Pass / Spanish Gold / Damsels in Distress / Man Without a Gun / Pardon for Curley / Eye for an Eye / Outlaw of the Plains / White Man s Magic / Trouble for Tonto / Sheriff of Gunstock

Actors: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
Directors: Various
Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 4

$18.33 (Amazon price: $9.99)


The Lone Ranger Limited Collectors Edition - Now available!

28 discs contain all 5 Seasons/221 episodes of the original Lone Ranger. Discs are housed in a Coffee Table Book V 2 discs per page.Two bonus discs with two feature films, Lassie episode featuring the Lone Ranger, 1960's cartoon and an Original Radio Broadcast.Slipcase around book contains inside graphics. Book contains episode guide with synopsis for all 221 episodes. Photo reprint for the Lone Ranger Rare Lone Ranger Comic Book.Four additional memorabilia items.

Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 30

$199.95 (Amazon price: $149.99)


Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY / Sherlock Holmes #1 (of 2)
 Arriving in comic shops June 12!

Join NY TIMES best-selling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt!  

Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx…ok, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!


Story: Nancy Holder
Art: Reno Maniquis
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Paul
33 pages, color, 7” x 10”, $3.99



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Three South Seas Novels
By J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by John Locke

Three early novels from legendary pulp writer, J. Allan Dunn, all South Seas sagas published in ADVENTURE magazine, 1915-16. These are the stories that made Dunn one of the magazine’s marquee names.

They are stories of modern-day buccaneers—who behave a lot like their olden-day counterparts—smoothly-plotted tales, with high adventure, exotic locations, perilous predicaments, motley collections of characters, understated violence and heavy romance—the epitome of pulp adventure of the era.

Includes: THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD (April 1915), Dunn’s rousing first novel; THE GOLD LUST (November 1915), which follows a treasure from the Sierras to an uncharted island hideaway; and its sequel, BEYOND THE RIM (July 1916), which cemented Dunn as one of ADVENTURE readers’ favorite authors.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 358 pages, $20.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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




Philip José Farmer: The Mad Goblin
Arriving in book stores June 11!

They were known simply as the Nine - grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.

Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he has turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of the Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of evil...


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781162999
ISBN-13: 978-1781162996

$9.95



Planetary Stories - Issue #28 is now available!

Here it is! All PDFissue.
Loaded with illos, as well as good authors.
www.planetarystories.com/PS28.pdf

Win our new contest! You'll receive five cents per word!
www.planetarystories.com/ContestPage.htm




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th



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

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


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

The Red Badge of Mark Halegua

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


Bill Maynard Presents Fu Manchu

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

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

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


The Pulp Heroes Take to the Air

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

Pulpfest

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Doc Savage the Man of Bronze  - New!
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Finding Pulps - New!
Pulp Fiction 101 - New!


Pulp Den - Now online!

Triple Detective From Altus Press - New!
Jur Novels Coming To Hardback - New!
Tunnel Through Space - New!
Tom Johnson's Pulp Research Books - New!
The Skull Mountain Affair
Sex, Lies And Private Eyes
Dan Fowler: G-Man V#2
Guns of The Black Ghost
Ticket To Hollywood
Gideon Cain

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

Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel - New!
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure
New photo and some information about Hapsburg Liebe
Nothing but the truth - short story by Albert R. Wetjen

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #27
The Green Lama Audiobook
#2 Babies For Sale & The Wave of Death

by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
Read by James C. Lewis. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, The Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendell Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from The Shadow’s loyal legion of followers.

“The basis for the Green Lama came after I’d read a non-fiction book review in the New York Times about an American who really became a lama,” Crossen once recalled. “The book was titled, The Penthouse of the Gods.”

From that gossamer inspiration, the writer spun an outrageously unique superhero. Returning to the States, young Jethro Dumont assumed an alternative identity of the Buddhist cleric, the Reverend Dr. Pali, then began gathering about him a band of civic-minded citizens to join him in his Buddhistic battle against suffering in all forms—particularly those caused by criminals. And aiding him from the shadows, the mysterious Magga, a woman of many faces who had taken an interest in guiding The Green Lama’s campaign against malefactors.
 
It was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers—including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Being a practicing Buddhist, it would not do for The Green Lama pack a pair of .45 automatics a la The Shadow!
 
“The real success of the Lama was because of the mysticism,” Ken Crossen recalled. “We received a tremendous amount of mail about the Lama. People would come into the offices of the publishing company asking to see him. If he wasn’t there, they’d want to talk with Richard Foster.” Foster was the name of the imaginary “author” of the series.
 
James C. Lewis gives a thrilling performance of the mystical Green Lama for two more exciting exploits, Babies for Sale and The Wave of Death, both set in 1940 Hollywood. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 1
Now available!

Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle heroes. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones. He wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, who represented the colonial view of the so-called primitive regions of the globe. This gave him a distinctive difference from your run-of-the-mill jungle man, who often knew little about civilization and was equipped with not much more than a knife in most cases. Also, his stomping grounds were located in exotic southeastern Asia.
 

Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954, with announcer Glenn Riggs (among others). The show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Intended for a general audience, the series' storylines are richer than the usual juvenile radio fare. Each exciting fifteen minutes episode opened with a section of the William Tell overture.

Matt Crowley originated the role, with Gerald Mohr, who had a long career in radio, film and television, taking over in 1938. Joined by his faithful aide, Kolu, a powerful Hindu giant (played by Juano Hernandez), Jungle Jim often encountered “Shanghai” Lille DeVrille (played by Vicki Vola and France Hale), who served as Jim’s femme fatale.
 
Described as a “gentleman adventurer, a true friend of all good men and relentless enemy of all bad ones, no matter what their race or creed may be”, Jungle Jim was so popular that in addition to his radio show, he also starred in film, comic books, comic strips and even television adaptations, portrayed notably by Johnny Weismuller in his post-Tarzan days.
 
This volume contains the first 40 fifteen minute episodes of The Adventures of Jungle Jim. Episodes #1 to #22 are “The Bat Woman” and episodes #23 to #40 comprise the first 18 exciting episodes of “The Purple Triangle.” 10 hours $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

The Spider #69: Rule of the Monster Men
The veterinarian's ambulance was jammed, not with afflicted animals, but with human beings — monstrously deformed, and driven out into the street by men with whips! Richard Wentworth beheld this horror, and realized that a new Reign of Terror had struck New York! For somewhere, hidden from the baffled police, was a new Underworld master whom men called the Wreck. Foully misshapen, he had twisted countless victims — by means of drugs and operations — into his own evil image. And with this nightmare army he was plundering Manhattan! No area was safe from his vulture's claws — not even the World's Fair! But Richard Wentworth did not fear to challenge this crime-master — and with the Spider's keen weapons began his fight to save a great metropolis from madness and death. Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #90: Raiders of the Red Death
G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective #31: Babies For Sale
The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Hugh B. Cave Book 1
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Hugh B. Cave, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.


Terror Tales: Satan's Mad Surgeons by Loring & Peggy Dowst
Van Rees knew he must unravel the dreadful secret of that buried charnel house — if he were to save the girl he loved from the crimson hands of the — Devil's Surgeon! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: School For Terror by Evan Leigh
It was a school of helpless, frightened girls, too young to guess at the true nature of the thing which nightly brought them fear and death. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
 
Rangeland Romances #11: A Little Light Cheating by Anita Allen
Breezy young Poppy thought it would be lively fun — and good politics — to stir up all the women against the men. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #18: Petticoat-Corralin' Hombre by Cecilia Bartholomew
Cowboy Chad knew a sure cure for the luscious little man-hater. Man-hatin’ Verlee found she was a tenderfoot at keepin’ her heart on her hatin’ when she met up with a Petticoat-Corralin’ Hombre. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.



All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!







The Serial Squadron - Now shipping!
THE LONE RANGER
Restored, Complete and Unsubtitled -- and Upgraded!


Our restoration of THE LONE RANGER (1938), long-considered a lost serial in complete form, is the only complete unsubtitled version of the serial in existence. And soon we will be offering an upgraded version of a restoration many already consider to be great with a new transfer of a considerable amount of higher-resolution unsubtitled footage which we are currently marrying to the audio tracks and otherwise blending into the existing restoration. This new transfer is much sharper than the original content of much of the serial and does show some wear but the upgrade in picture quality is well worth the effort of incorporating it and will make the Squadron LONE RANGER serial the definitive edition of this classic serial.

Let's face it -- we here all know that Tonto doesn't wear a dead bird on his head, and that this is the real, first, original and "real" story of the Lone Ranger. And one of Republic's most-beloved serials for a good reason. It's worth having the very best possible DVD version of it in your collection.


NOW ACCEPTING PREORDERS
For projected release date of June 1, 2013

IF YOU ORDER A COPY OF THE SERIAL NOW, Serial Squadron will offer you a $5 discount from the list price of $29.95.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A COPY OF THE RESTORATION AND WOULD LIKE THE UPGRADE
We'll send you the upgraded DVDs (DVDs only, no case) for 12.95, less than half the list price.
No cheating on this, now, the Lone Ranger may be watching.


THE SHADOW #14 - Arriving in comic shops June 12!
Written by Victor Gischler, art by Giovanni Timpano, cover by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

The Shadow is on the hunt for a serial murderer in the darkened streets of New York. But what is the connection between these killings and the shining woman known only as “The Light”? Meanwhile, a nun named Sister Esclarmonde, a newcomer to the city, tries to ease the suffering of the sick and dying at a local hospital. But does she know more about the unfolding mysteries than she will admit?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow [Blu-ray] (1994) - Now available!

Alec Baldwin (Actor), Penelope Ann Miller (Actor), Russell Mulcahy (Director)

Alec Baldwin stars as the legendary crimefighting superhero in The Shadow, Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!

Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Dubbed: French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:  PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Run Time: 108 minutes


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Perilous Prognosis of Dr. Zorn!

Shadow Fan Barry Reese returns with Listener Feedback and two exciting reviews: "The Green Hoods" from The Shadow Magazine 8/15/38 and The Shadow Year One # 3 from Dynamite Comics!
These are some truly classic stories featuring our favorite hero and both are well worth your time in tracking down!
 
If you love The Shadow, this is the podcast you've been waiting for!

 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Voodoo Trail - New!
The Muggers - New!
Doom on the Hill
City of Shadows
Crime Rides the Sea
The Case of Congressman Coyd
The Salamanders

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 12!
Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Matt Triano, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Having seen the Liverpool Demon with his own eyes, Dr. Watson sets out to find the fiend’s lair. Fearing the worst, Holmes searches frantically for his companion in the vast, uncharted labyrinth beneath the city’s streets. Meanwhile, at Hitchcock’s Menagerie, Inspector Thornton discovers to his horror that it’s feeding time…

.

Full Color, 32 pages, $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.

More Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Fredric Brown - New!
Before the Golden Age-Anthony Boucher - New!
A New Magazine? - New!
Happy Birthday to Nictzin Dyalhis - New!
Before the Golden Age-Orlin Frederick - New!
Before the Golden Age-Forrest J Ackerman
Before the Golden Age-Emil Petaja
Before the Golden Age-Eando Binder
Before the Golden Age-P. Schuyler Miller
Before the Golden Age-Lloyd Arthur Eshbach!
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Tom Johnson Now available!
THE SPIDER'S WEB by Tom Johnson
 
In 1980, a treacherous Chinaman created a web of events that culminated thirty years later in a reign of terror and death. As the streets of his city run red with blood, The Black Ghost searchers for the mysterious killer, who is motivated by revenge, and this time the city's paladin may be faced by his greatest foe, the Spider! An evil mastermind, trained in the deadly mysteries of the Ninja, with a desire to kill!


Wraparound cover by Teresa Tunaley

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Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)


Coming soon!
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 18, 2013
Rogue Touch, Marta Acosta, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013
The She-Hulk Diaries, Christine Woodward, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $7.99, June 25, 2013
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
Ex-Communication, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, July 13, 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 01, 2013
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse!, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $25.00, August 02, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $7.99, August 27, 2013
New Avengers: Breakout, Alisa Kwitney, Marvel, $7.99, October 14, 2013
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, November 1, 2013

Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, November 15 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, January 07, 2014
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 07, 2014
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, February 15, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, June 13, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014


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