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27 June 2014

Acolytes of Cthulhu - Now available!
by Neil Gaiman (Author), S.T. Joshi (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Robert M. Price (Editor)

Noted Lovecraftian scholar R.M.Price assembles this unique Lovecraft-influenced collection of twenty-eight rare tales, from such diverse authors as Neil Gaiman, Jorges Luis Borges, Manly Wade Wellman, and Gustaf Meyrink. Spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s, this kaleidoscopic collection is a triumph of interdimensional threats, ritual magic, and cosmic horrors.

Paperback: 480 pages



Adventure Tales #7 - Now available!

The seventh issue of ADVENTURE TALES presents more classic tales from the pulp magazines -- this time focusing on Mack Reynolds (with 6 stories and 2 essays), plus stories by Frank Belknap Long, Rafael Sabatini, Greye La Spina, David H. Keller, M.D., and many more!

Softcover, 130 pages, List Price: $12.50


Airship 27 Productions
 SHERLOCK HOLMES, CONSULTING DETECTIVE Volume 6
MORE GASLIGHT MYSTERIES

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE, Vol 6.   Here is another quintet of traditional Sherlock Holmes mysteries written in the style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes, arguably the greatest fictional character ever created, returns along with his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, in five brand new stories pitting his deductive skills against all manner of gaslight villainy.

A man awakens in a sanitarium claiming to be Dr. John Watson.  A young student is charged with the murder of his famous professor.  A Paris gang of jewel thieves brings the Great Detective to the City of Lights.  Murder in a London opium den unlocks the evil lurking within the estate of a prestigious British family and the ghost of Dr. Moriarty may have risen from the grave to challenge his Baker Street rival one final time.

These are the baffling cases documented here by writers Ian Watson, Michael A. Black, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher; all guaranteed to keep Holmes fans intrigued and entertained from the first tale to the last.

“This continues to be our best selling series,” declares Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The previous five volumes have all been hugely successful and still continue to be among the top mystery anthology sales at Amazon.”  In explaining the reason behind the overwhelming popularity of the series, Fortier credits the traditional format.  “All of the stories featured in our books are done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no Martian invaders, no vampire scourges; just good old fashion Victorian mysteries as narrated by the unflappable Dr.Watson with the Great Detective employing his deductive skills to their utmost.”

This sixth entry again features interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis, with a stunning cover by artist Pat Carabjal that depicts both Holmes and Watson and the notorious Irene Adler as modeled by Brazilian actress Irene Huber.

And so the fog rolls in off the Thames, the clip-clop of Hansom cabs passes by and suddenly a shrill scream cuts through the night.  Once again the game is afoot!

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and soon on Kindle.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Alter Ego 129 - Coming in October!

ALTER EGO #129  explores the great adventure heroes of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS—in comic strips & comic books! Featuring the art of FOSTER, HOGARTH, FRAZETTA, MANNING, KANE, KUBERT, MORROW, GRELL, THORNE, WEISS, ANDERSON, KALUTA, AMENDOLA, BUSCEMA, MARSH, CELARDO, LUBBERS, and YEATES—with analysis by foremost ERB experts! Plus, the 1970s ERB comics company that nearly was—and today's online ERB strips by GRINDBERG, THOMAS, MARCOS, MARZ, DIXON, KWAPISZ, POWELL, FLOYD, LETO, POLIWKO, et al.!  Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY on comics fandom history, and more! Cover by TOM GRINDBERG and the ERB all-stars! Edited by ROY THOMAS.

84 full-color pages, $8.95

ALTER EGO #129 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141719.



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press





The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless Monsters" & "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con Special
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a crime spree, including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage destroy "The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader? Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat "The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden Age classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95 


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

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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE - Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the 100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd Cartier in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's three Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea captain's "Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth from a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The Crimson Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international intrigue in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly "Model Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary by Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3 Softcover, 7x10. 160 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First 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 again!
THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL Volume 9: "Lingo," "Partners in Peril"& "The Grim Joker"
FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN special with a foreword by Jerry Robinson
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's debut, Sanctum Books reissues the FIRST EDITION of the book
that rewrote the history of BATMAN!

First, a powerful new underworld kingpin crosses swords with The Shadow in "Lingo," one of Walter Gibson's all-time masterpieces which introduces The Shadow's customized yellow boomerang which inspired the Batarang. Then, in "Partners of Peril" by Theodore Tinsley, Lamont Cranston investigates chemical syndicate murders in the landmark thriller that was adapted by Bill Finger and Bob Kane as Batman's debut adventure in Detective Comics #27. "With this astonishing discovery, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray have rewritten the history of Batman," Alter Ego-editor Roy Thomas proclaimed. "We always knew that Batman was inspired by The Shadow—we just didn't know how much he was inspired by The Shadow!" This extra-length volume also reprints Tinsley's "The Grim Joker," a 1936 tale introducing a clown-faced crime boss called The Joker. Popular culture historian Will Murray documents the Shadowy origins of Batman, while series editor Anthony Tollin reveals how "Partners of Peril" was adapted as the first Batman story. This classic pulp collection also features a foreword by Golden Age Bat-artist Jerry Robinson (creator of The Joker), George Rozen's arresting pulp covers and all the original interior art by acclaimed illustrator Tom Lovell including a lost double-page "Partners of Peril" spread. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-932806-72-4 Softcover, 144 pages, 7x10. B&W, STILL ONLY $12.95

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)



Bad Moon Rising: The Golden Age Volume XI - Now available!
By Jeff Deischer(Author)


Major Wonder is one of the happier-go-lucky and light-hearted heroes of the Auric Universe, but he finds his character tested in 1947 when he faces the combined menaces of Dr. Voodoo, Lilith and her servant, the Immortal Emperor. This volume of THE GOLDEN AGE series contains liberal doses of science fiction and horror along with pulp superheroics.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 232 pages, $14.00





THE BLACK BAT #12 - Arriving in comic shops July 2!
(Writer) Brian Buccellato (Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) Jae Lee

FINAL ISSUE!
In the final chapter to this story, the Black Bat is confronted by the unforeseen consequences of his vigilante quest for redemption. He comes face to face with the shadowy villain that has been pulling all of the strings, and must decide how far he is willing to go to save the city.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!

Note To BNT Subscribers from Ed Hulse

It’s been brought to my attention that some Blood ‘n’ Thunder subscribers have not yet received their copies of the recent triple issue. 
It took a while to figure out what the problem was, but now I know.
 
Over the last several months my new volunteer Kevin has not only been helping me catch up on back orders but revamping the subscriber database as well.  Somewhere along the line one of us accidentally transferred the entries for 30 current subscribers — a full page of names and addresses — to the list of those whose subscriptions had lapsed with the previous issue.  Kevin has now returned those entries in the database of active subscribers and will be ordering up additional copies of the triple issue next week.  So if you haven’t received the latest BnT yet, don’t despair; it’s coming!
 
Attending to the back-order situation and revamping the subscriber database has taken longer than anticipated, and it didn’t help that my bookkeeping during this last tumultuous year left a great deal to be desired.  Moreover, I honestly didn’t expect the flood of orders that came in during this year’s Memorial Day Weekend sale.  We’re still fulfilling those, although as of today there are only a handful yet to ship.  Your continued patience is very much appreciated, believe me.
 
Moving forward, I expect things to go much more smoothly.  Kevin helps out three afternoons each week, and you can address subscriber and back-order inquiries to him at muraniapress@yahoo.com.
 

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published!
This Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood 'n' Thunder
(less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course).


Among the departments you'll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac's Dime Detective character The Rambler; an essay on the first serial adapted from a comic strip, 1934's Tailspin Tommy; and advice from noted SF editor Robert "Doc" Lowndes on cracking the pulp-magazine market.

Feature articles cover a number of favorite characters, including Doc Savage and G-8. Scholar Nathan Madison is on hand with a fascinating treatise on "Yellow Peril" pulp fiction. Larry Latham joins BnT's Writers Brigade with a survey of dime novels and nickel weeklies that became full-fledged pulp magazines. Film historian Richard W. Bann returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the production of 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and BnT editor Ed Hulse revisits the Thirties film appearances of The Shadow with newly uncovered information on the 1931-32 Universal featurettes that introduced the character to moviegoers. There are facsimile reprints of short stories from rare early issues of Adventure and The Popular Magazine.

Finally, as a bonus, this issue includes an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) first published in 1918 issues of All-Story Weekly: Randall Parrish's eerie adventure The Strange Case of Cavendish, which was made into a 1919 cliffhanger serial titled The Lion Man.

 
Nearly 300 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95


The Special Edition counts as issues 38 through 40 for subscribers and includes all the material previously announced for #38.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
While Ric is out sick, Art talks with Jeff Deischer about his book of short stories.

Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella


Centipede Press
A MOUNTAIN WALKED
Edited by S.T. Joshi
Now available for pre-order & shipping in August!

A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan, Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott.

The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too.

The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.       

Note: This title will be shipping mid to late August, 2014.

Edition information
• Limited to 500 copies, each signed by over 20 contributors.
•New stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Patrick McGrath, Gemma Files, Michael Shea, and many others.
•New artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, and Thomas Ott.
•Oversize format, full cloth binding, ribbon marker.
•Cloth slipcase.

Pricing
Cloth: $125




CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS TPB - Arriving in comic shops July 2!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Mirko Colak (Art), Andrea Mutti (Pencils), Pierluigi Baldassini (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit
find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the Barbarian can bear.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale July 16







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

Pulp Gallery: RED STAR MYSTERY (1940) - New!
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1954-56) - New!
Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker (1974)
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Tara the Space Pirate (1948)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories (1939)
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race Williams in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly



Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


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 Savage Feature Film - Update!
Chris Hemsworth Could Lead Shane Black’s DOC SAVAGE

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Shane Black recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role in the planned Doc Savage feature film.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage, and Black is eyeing it as his next film, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner. Michael Uslan will also serve as a producer on the film.



Collider  IGN.com  The Hollywood Reporter  ComingSoon.net

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Strip Just Launched  – with a Spanish language option!


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican comics fans as Pegaso.

The new series, to be called “John Carter Warlord of Mars,” debuts on June 14, joining other classic Burroughs creations like Tarzan, Korak the Killer, Carson of Venus and Pellucidar as part of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service.

“I've been a fan of the writings and concepts of Edgar Rice Burroughs ever since I first discovered most of his works at the Jackson, Missouri public library when I was 8 or 10. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars were always my favorites.  In later years, I realized how much both – and, to my mind, John Carter in particular – had contributed to the comic book super-heroes that became first my childhood passion, then – weirdly – my life's work,” said author Roy Thomas.  “I can't think of a better way to live out the rest of my life (and my family is generally rather long-lived) adapting and continuing the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. And Pegaso is helping to bring it all alive!”

The character of John Carter has captivated audiences since 1912, when he debuted in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first novel, serialized as Under the Moons of Mars and later published as a complete novel, A Princess of Mars.  Since then, his adventures have been chronicled in subsequent novels, a newspaper comic strip by the author’s son, John Coleman Burroughs, and a variety of comic book series published over the years by Dell, Gold Key, DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse. As many literary and cultural scholars attest, John Carter has served as a template for the litany of adventure heroes that followed, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Superman to the Jedi knights of Stars Wars and, more recently, Avatar.

This digital initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. of comic book and comic strip rights that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary. And the company is pleased to announce a brand new license with Dynamite Entertainment which will return the original "John Carter Warlord of Mars" to comic books! Dynamite will also republish other John Carter assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John Coleman Burroughs, the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

“Over the years, the exploits of John Carter of Mars have been presented by a who’s who of comic book greats, including Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Joe Jusko, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum, Rudy Nebres, Jesse Marsh, Gaylord Du Bois, Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins,” said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “We’re proud to be able to add Roy Thomas and Pegaso to this distinguished heritage and, like so many fans, we can’t wait to see what adventures they have in store for us.”
 
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the first four episodes of “John Carter Warlord of Mars” will be available at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or $21.99 per year.



This strip will join ten others currently available on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Treasures of Death" from the December 15, 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine.


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

"The Dwelling Place of Death" by Clark Frost from EXCITING DETECTIVE, Fall (September), 1942
Things Were Dull Around Tom Westly's Lunchroom - Till Business Got So Hot It Burned the Place Down!
"Girl from Pearl Harbor" by William G. Bogart from POPULAR
DETECTIVE, August, 1943
Lieutenant Johnny Lee, Naval Intelligence, learns to keep his mouth shut when Pearl Harbor is threatened with another assault!
"A Nose for Crime" by John Michel from TEN
DETECTIVE ACES, October, 1943
When he could see no visible clue to that international murder, Scotland Yard's Harringay was not left in the dark. He simply borrowed . . . A Nose for Crime.




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2014 - New!
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

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


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.



First Realm Publishing
Pangaea: Eden’s Planet
By Tom Johnson

Now available in ebook format, softcover coming in July!

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

EXCERPT:
Just as they thought they had reached the safety of the desert a giant Gorgon, fully twelve feet in length came out of nowhere, its long saber tooth-like tusks reaching for them. The colonel and Cooper had already holstered their guns in order to run unhampered, and the creature was upon them before either could draw their weapon.
Manning smiled. “Everyone has a purpose.”
Without hesitation, he stepped between the monster and his shipmates …


About the Author:
As a twenty-year military veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as in Vietnam. I have a law enforcement background. My studies of paleontology and entomology have been an influence in many of my novels. My wife and I started the publishing imprint of FADING SHADOWS in 1982, and published a hobby magazine and several genre magazines for 22 years, before I settled into writing my own novels. I have now been published in over 80 books, which include fiction novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books. I write SF, YA, Western, and Action novels.


Gabriel Hunt - Now available!
HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE by Christa Faust

A mission to Antarctica to find a missing scientist takes a shocking turn when Gabriel Hunt and the scientist’s beautiful daughter discover a secret valley and the ruthless civilization that inhabits it.





 
The Golden Age - Now online!

Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers
- New!
CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by Frank Frazetta & John Duillo - New!
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko

Al Williamson & Roy Krenkel  
The Fleagles at EC ~ Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel &Frank Frazetta
The Steranko Comic Art Calendar ~ Sept/1972-Aug/1973
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns

 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now accepting pre-orders at Kickstarter!


Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through 
Kickstarter will include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers. 

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.

This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working on them!) Thanks for your support!

A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer. 


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

CAPTAIN EBONY


CAPTAIN EBONY was number 110 of the British Penny Dreadfuls series The "O'er Land and Sea" Library published by Aldine Publishing Company.
This is a photographic reproduction of the original.
70 pages, 8.5 x 11 inch
Softcover $15.00



 
    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press

 
Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

Matt Helm audio books - Coming in August!

Audio book versions of Donald Hamilton’s first five Matt Helm novels are coming in August.
Death of a Citizen, The Wrecking Crew, The Removers, The Silencers and Murderers’ Row will make their audio book debut on August 26 from Blackstone Audion and cost $49 each.





Meteor House
WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER VOLUME 4
Now available!


At last, the news you have all been waiting for, the first of many book announcements for 2014,
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days is due out this Spring and is now available for preorder!
 
While the first three volumes in the series have focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career, such as, his disregard for literary boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science fiction.
 
While the full table of contents is not ready to be announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the thickest volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword is by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and is in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
 
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100 readers to preorder will receive a limited edition bookmark with their purchase!

Cover Art by Laura Givens



Mike Chomko -  May - July 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's May - July newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

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


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

The Pulp Heroes - New!
Dark Ryder & Sidekick
Book Signing
These Alien Skies
The New Pulp Heroes




Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!
 - New!

Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.



Dealers Tables Are Going Fast! - New!

If you've been thinking about selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's tables are selling fast!

With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.

Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost 16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!

Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books can also be sold.

Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing to jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.


Countdown to PulpFest

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.
Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.



To Infinity and Beyond!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim
The Way They Were
Doc Ardan: City of Gold
The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard
A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith


Pulp Den - Now online!

It Came From The Atomic Age Trading Cards - New!
White Ginger - New!
Pangaea: Eden's Planet Now Available
Fires of Man
Unnatural Murder
Fight Card Update
Every Night Our Devils Come
Sidekick
Savage Summer
         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer - New!
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more
Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 8′
- New!
At look at Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze
- New!
David Golemon’s Event Group thillers
The weird detective stories of Wade Hammond
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 7′
A look at The Shadow

Pulp Comics: Atomic Robo
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Daniel Keyes: 1927-2014

Bits of pulp: Robert E. Howard Days ahead
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!


Wyatt Blassingame must have something going for him -- Ramble House is up to Volume 4 of his horror stories while the best of the other loons at Dancing Tuatara Press have barely had two! Maybe it's because no one else could write a weird menace yarn like Blassingame. Just check out the titles of his stories and you'll see why he stands out when it comes to trolling the depths of depravity.
 

They Thirst by Night, Dime Mystery Magazine, June 1935
Gods Never Die, Terror Tales, May 1936
And Only Death Shall Save! Terror Tales, March-April 1937
The Prince of Pain, Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1938
The Invisible Horror, Terror Tales, July 1935
Mistress of Terror, Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1935
Dictator of the Damned, Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1935
Dark Child of Doom, Terror Tales, January 1935
The Blank Face of Horror, Thrilling Mystery, March 1937
The Corroding Death, The Scorpion, April-May 1939

As always, John Pelan lays the foundation for the collection in his introduction and Gavin O'Keefe sets the scene for debauchery of the first order with his cover art.



Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9" (not available until late March)
$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan (not available until late March)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

KELLER MEMENTO
25 Years of Short Stories

by David H. Keller MD

 
Dr. David H. Keller (1880-1966) was a physician who worked with “abnormals” in various state mental institutions before he became a full-time author in the 20s. He began writing novels but in 1928 had “The Revolt of the Pedestrians” published in Amazing Stories, and in the succeeding 25 years had dozens more stories featured in pulps like Weird Tales and Ten Story Book. He served in both world wars as an army officer and retired from writing short stories in 1952.


Available Editions

 $16 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $30  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!

June, 2014, marks the Centennial of the publication of the first hardcover edition of TARZAN OF THE APES from A.C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago on June 17, 1914.

To honor this occasion, Recoverings is rolling back the price of the limited edition, letterpress reproduction of the dust-jacket for this important book to the PRE-PUBLICATION PRICES of 2004 — the jacket's original release date.

Until July 20, 2014, all remaining copies of the regular edition will be priced at $50.00 and the Signature edition will be priced at $100.00.

This dust-jacket replica, is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting.

Both George McWhorter, Curator Emeritus of the Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville and the late Danton Burroughs, grandson of ERB, provided source jackets for this replica production and both of them approved the final printing.

Not just a facsimile dust-jacket, this is a beautiful example of the art of letterpress printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies every jacket each order will also receive a special gold foil keepsake card commemorating the centennial of one of the most significant books in heroic adventure fiction.

Recoverings Replica Dust-Jackets for the Collector

Recoverings

 
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17
Now available!


Orders now being accepted for the new issue of  The Definitive Howard Journal.
Issue number 17 is now shipping and features a stellar line-up of
rare Howard fiction, essays, articles, reviews and artwork.


REH: Two Gun Raconteur No. 17 Contents
 
Front Cover: “…a fierce exultation swept her as she felt the edge cleave solid flesh and mortal bone.” From “Red Nails” by Michael L. Peters
 
Inside Front and Back Covers: Scenes From “Spears of Clontarf” by Stephen Fabian
 
Back Cover: Skull-Face by Terry Pavlet
 
“The Stones of Destiny” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman
 
“The Diabolical Blonde” by Rob Roehm, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“What the Thak?: Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Works” by Jeffrey Shanks, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“Non Sequiturs Inside the Academy Gates” by Don Herron
 
“Robert E. Howard’s Heroes of the Desert: A Portfolio” by Bob Covington
 
“Robert E. Howard and Past Lives: Reincarnation, Dreams and Race Memories” by Barbara Barrett, illustrated by Richard Pace
 
“Apocalypse on the Liffey” by David Hardy, illustrated by Robert Sankner
 
“Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists” by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier



The print run for this issue is only 200 numbered copies.
 Price: $25.00, US postage paid.
 
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
 Send Your Order To: 
Damon C. Sasser
 6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
 Spring, TX 77379
 
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)


Order and Pay Via PayPal at the link below!




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #2 (OF 10) - Arriving in comic shops July 2!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The streets of New York run red with criminal blood, as the families of organized crime wage war on each other. The streets of London conceal an international conspiracy that may very well put an end to humanity. And Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, has retired. WTF!?!!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
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The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder Every Hour - New!
Silver Skull - New!
Masters of Death
The Embassy Murders
The Grove of Doom
SKULL CRUSHER by Joel Jenkins - Now available!

After succumbing to the temptations of a beautiful temptress, Strommand Greattrix finds himself heir to a kingdom of rubble and ash. In his anguish, he takes a vow of abstinence until he is able to overthrow the Damionites, who have slain his kin and conquered his homeland, and set his uncle--the last survivor of the Greattrix line beside himself--upon the throne.

Hurled from the decks of a great sky ship, Greattrix draws himself from the sands of Carparath, where only rats and bloodthirsty bandits keep a man's company, and sets on a hopeless quest for justice ... and vengeance!

PulpWork Press, 242 pages. Kindle $3.95 Paperback $11.95




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

A Survey of Monsters--Part Four - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

Tarzan (DVD) - Coming exclusively to Walmart August 5!

Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the newest incarnation of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the 'Tarzan' stories created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age stories of all time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation in stunning CGI-animation. In its initial theatrical release the film has grossed over $35 million globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) from a screen story and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also features the voice talents of Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jaime Ray Newman (TV's "Mind Games").
 
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle - until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight - and the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
  
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes, Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
  
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
"Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke" featurette
"Becoming Gorillas" featurette
"The Making of Tarzan" featurette


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles:  English and Spanish
Run Time: 94 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital



  Tom Johnson
These Alien Skies

Now available!

UFOs have been an enigma to people for centuries, but in the 20th Century they made their presence felt worldwide. MSgt Edwards experienced them first hand in the Air Force, when lights in the sky took control of a nuclear missile complex in North Dakota. After retiring, he joined AIM - Alien Intelligence Monitors, and now investigates sightings; is it possible an alien from outer space guides him with a message for Earth?

Eddy Edwards is tough, he has to be; government agents and local toughs often want him dead. Pulpy action combined with aliens and UFOs mix for lots of fun.


Features a great cover by Teresa Tunaley.







William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sapper’s Bulldog Drummond, Part Three

The most striking feature of the second Bulldog Drummond thriller by Sapper is the near complete removal of humor from the proceedings compared with the frequent light touch demonstrated with the initial book in the series. There is also precious little mention of the First World War, which was such an important factor in the first book, as the focus here is much more on the reaction against the Russian Revolution and the fear of a similar Communist uprising occurring in Britain during the early 1920s. Once more the influence of Edgar Wallace’s Four Just Men series is strongly felt, particularly in the first half of the book where the Black Gang are featured anonymously with no mention of their true identities.

Read the rest at the links below.





 



 
20 June 2014

Acolytes of Cthulhu - Arriving in book stores June 24!
by Neil Gaiman (Author), S.T. Joshi (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Robert M. Price (Editor)

Noted Lovecraftian scholar R.M.Price assembles this unique Lovecraft-influenced collection of twenty-eight rare tales, from such diverse authors as Neil Gaiman, Jorges Luis Borges, Manly Wade Wellman, and Gustaf Meyrink. Spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s, this kaleidoscopic collection is a triumph of interdimensional threats, ritual magic, and cosmic horrors.

Paperback: 480 pages



Adventure House
Now available! 
Pirate Stories - 11/34
1st Issue

 
"Pirate Guns" by  F.V.W. Mason
"Scourge of the Main" by James Perley Hughes
"Marauders of the South Seas" by William DeNoyer

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Sidney Riesenberg
G-Men - 12/35

"Hot Money" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Dan Fowler, Special Agent whirls into action to mop up a snatch mob—while a hundred grand in ransom bills burn criminal fingers with the hot torch of guilt."
 
"Third Heaven" by Lee Frederick
"Steel Vests and Brass Hands" by Arthur J. Burks
"My Brother's Keeper" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 130 pages, $14.95
The Phantom Detective - 02/45

"The Fatal Masterpieces" by Robert Wallace
"When priceless paintings are reduced to ashes, it's up to the Phantom Detective to discover the framers of a murder conspiracy!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he makes a crew of grim killers show their true colors."
 
"The Killer's Ride" by Benjamin Pool
"Poisonally Speaking" by Owen Fox Jerome
"Heir of the Dog" by Sam Merwin, Jr.
 
 7x10, 80 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski




Adventure Tales #7 - Now available!

The seventh issue of ADVENTURE TALES presents more classic tales from the pulp magazines -- this time focusing on Mack Reynolds (with 6 stories and 2 essays), plus stories by Frank Belknap Long, Rafael Sabatini, Greye La Spina, David H. Keller, M.D., and many more!

Softcover, 130 pages, List Price: $12.50


Airship 27 Productions
 THE MASKED RIDER
Wild West Tales Vol II

Available now!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to put on its spurs and chaps to announce the release of its second Masked Rider anthology; THE MASKED RIDER – Wild West Tales Vol. II

After the bloody City War ended, the rugged landscape that was the frontier west was soon flooded by all manner of immigrants; from cowboys, pioneer settlers and an all manner of outlaws.  In their path the various Indian tribes desperate to save their lands.  Soon the mountains, plains and valleys echoed with the sounds of gunfire and bloodshed flowed like rivers in these lawless territories.

Then a masked man appeared on the scene, his twin Colts barking out justice.  He and his Yaqui partner, Blue Hawk, rode these endless trails protecting law and order wherever they went.  He was known as the Masked Rider and now he returns in three brand new gun-blazing adventures by writers Erwin K. Roberts, Bill Craig and Roman Leary.

“Our first volume was a mix of western heroes, both real and fictional,” elaborates Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “This time our writers all wanted to write about this classic western pulp hero and we had no problems with that whatsoever.  He’s a great character to write.”  A popular figure in the days of the original pulps, the Masked Rider was one of the few that actually made it to the comics and appeared in his own title for many years.

This book features twelve interior illustrations by commercial artist, and teacher, Tom Rubalcava with a pulp inspired cover painting by Andy Fish, a self-confessed Masked Rider fan. 

So now it’s time to saddle up, pulp readers, for classic western action as only the Masked Rider can deliver.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring
  by Stephen Payne


Arsonists in silver-white garments, animate snowmen, reduce innocent victims and private property alike to blackened husks. Then armed with strange pistols, the killers murder a number of crooked industrialists and dope lords. Only then can the arsonists' chief, the fiendish Resurrectionist, raise the gunshot victims from the grave! But new life isn't so great, since all of the formerly deceased are now wild-eyed, twitching addicts, slaves to a mysterious “sugar”!
 
Can the Resurrectionist really build his criminal cult by raising the dead and summoning the Wrath of God on his enemies? Or is his actual goal something more personal: the real identity of the Man of a Thousand Faces?
 
To answer these questions, the brilliant detective and his courageous assistants, a known criminal among them, must confront an old enemy. He will force the Secret Agent to face his own shadowy past and to admit that even he might finally have run out of disguises–and surprises….

$5.99 ebook, $14.95 softcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time.
Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Volume 1 contains the following stories:

 “Tomorrow”
What will they be like—those Lost Children of Tomorrow, the survivors of Armageddon?
How will they live, and who will lead them? Here is a vivd visualization of their fight back to Civilization.

 “Children of Tomorrow”
They are the hope and promise of America—these Lost Children who by a miracle survived the destruction of their generation.
But before their Tomorrow can come they shall destroy the Barbarians who ravage their country’s green fields and rolling hills—for the night cannot last forever.

 “Bright Flag of Tomorrow”
On their wilderness Mountain was safety from the dreaded hordes;
but below them America lay waiting for deliverance, praying for the hope that only these Wild Boys could bring them….

 “Thunder Tomorrow”
 It is the voice of America, this thunder, lifted against an alien and savage tyranny.
For tonight Dikar leads his army-with-banners into battle, and the hope of Tomorrow shall be proclaimed with guns.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.
It looks now to have over 40 pages of color and over 150 pages pages of text and Black & White work.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.
A Buckram cloth bound trade edition.  500 copies.

A bonded leather-bound edition with signed cancelled checks by Virgil Finlay.  26 copies.


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 29: "The Mental Wizard" & Secret of the Su" - EXPANDED JAMES BAMA VARIANT
The pulp era's greatest superhero seeks the lost secrets of Atlantis in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, deep in the Amazon, Doc Savage is drawn into the weird mystery of "The Mental Wizard" in his quest for a lost kingdom and the incredible creature known only as "Z." Then, plunging into the Everglades the Man of Bronze races against Doctor Light and his Nazi agents in a desperate search for "The Secret of the Su." BONUS: Doc confronts "The Society Amazonia" and their murderous conspiracy to create a New World Order controlled by women, in a lost 1943 Doc Savage radio adventure by Edward Gruskin. PLUS: a NEW 16-page section with exclusive commentary by James Bama and art historian Brian M. Kane! This special variant edition leads off a spectacular James Bama painting and also features the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-153-0  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 29 - BAMA VARIANT is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141691.


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 87: "The Pooltex Tangle" and "Death Turrets"
The Dark Avenger's skills as an escape artist are showcased in two thrilling 1937 pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow attempts to recover a stolen invention that could change the course of a future world war in "The Pooltex Tangle," a thrilling tale of espionage and escape. Then, in his true identity of Kent Allard, the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop the murderous plots of a serial killer in "Death Turrets," a masterpiece of misdirection! BONUS: Walter Gibson recalls his legendary mentor in "Memories of Houdini." This deluxe pulp reprint features a classic color pulp cover by George Rozen plus the only Shadow photo cover and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-154-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
THE SHADOW VOLUME 87 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141692.


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 38: "Murder Melody" & Birds of Death"
Foreword by JAMES BAMA - EXPANDED DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

The 50th anniversary of Doc Savage's blockbuster 1964 paperback revival is commemorated in a special James Bama variant edition featuring a new foreword by the legendary paperback artist and super-powered novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, violent earthquakes lure Doc Savage to Vancouver where he confronts the super-science menace of flying Zoromen in a novel that inspired a classic 1940 Superman story. Then, Doc and Pat Savage journey to Africa to investigate a strange secret behind golden canaries and their lethal song. EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BONUS FEATURES: the lost "Dead Men's Club" story outline by legendary SUPERMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, and a Doc Savage paperback history illustrated by ALL 62 Bama covers! This classic pulp reprint leads off with one of James Bama's most spectacular cover paintings, and also showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-156-1 Softcover, 7x10, 144 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 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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





Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

A Southern gent comes to New York—and drags a gossip columnist into the gutter
 
As the star celebrity reporter at the Daily Planet, Jerry Tracy prides himself on being as hard-boiled as they come. But there’s something about Major George Fenn that makes him soften just a bit. A dying Southern gentleman, the major has come north in search of his runaway daughter. Tracy is brushing the tale off as just another sob story when the Fenn pulls out a picture of the girl—and recognition hits Tracy like a thunderbolt.
 
The major’s sweet young daughter is none other than Lola Carfax, a would-be actress who parlayed a star turn on Broadway into a career as a Park Avenue con artist. Now that he knows where she came from, Tracy has what he needs to bring her down. But Miss Lola will do anything to stay in New York—and like any good Southern belle, she’s not shy about shooting yankees.






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!

Note To BNT Subscribers from Ed Hulse

It’s been brought to my attention that some Blood ‘n’ Thunder subscribers have not yet received their copies of the recent triple issue. 
It took a while to figure out what the problem was, but now I know.
 
Over the last several months my new volunteer Kevin has not only been helping me catch up on back orders but revamping the subscriber database as well.  Somewhere along the line one of us accidentally transferred the entries for 30 current subscribers — a full page of names and addresses — to the list of those whose subscriptions had lapsed with the previous issue.  Kevin has now returned those entries in the database of active subscribers and will be ordering up additional copies of the triple issue next week.  So if you haven’t received the latest BnT yet, don’t despair; it’s coming!
 
Attending to the back-order situation and revamping the subscriber database has taken longer than anticipated, and it didn’t help that my bookkeeping during this last tumultuous year left a great deal to be desired.  Moreover, I honestly didn’t expect the flood of orders that came in during this year’s Memorial Day Weekend sale.  We’re still fulfilling those, although as of today there are only a handful yet to ship.  Your continued patience is very much appreciated, believe me.
 
Moving forward, I expect things to go much more smoothly.  Kevin helps out three afternoons each week, and you can address subscriber and back-order inquiries to him at muraniapress@yahoo.com.
 

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published!
This Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood 'n' Thunder
(less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course).


Among the departments you'll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac's Dime Detective character The Rambler; an essay on the first serial adapted from a comic strip, 1934's Tailspin Tommy; and advice from noted SF editor Robert "Doc" Lowndes on cracking the pulp-magazine market.

Feature articles cover a number of favorite characters, including Doc Savage and G-8. Scholar Nathan Madison is on hand with a fascinating treatise on "Yellow Peril" pulp fiction. Larry Latham joins BnT's Writers Brigade with a survey of dime novels and nickel weeklies that became full-fledged pulp magazines. Film historian Richard W. Bann returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the production of 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and BnT editor Ed Hulse revisits the Thirties film appearances of The Shadow with newly uncovered information on the 1931-32 Universal featurettes that introduced the character to moviegoers. There are facsimile reprints of short stories from rare early issues of Adventure and The Popular Magazine.

Finally, as a bonus, this issue includes an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) first published in 1918 issues of All-Story Weekly: Randall Parrish's eerie adventure The Strange Case of Cavendish, which was made into a 1919 cliffhanger serial titled The Lion Man.

 
Nearly 300 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95


The Special Edition counts as issues 38 through 40 for subscribers and includes all the material previously announced for #38.



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

Note To BNT Subscribers - New!
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Tom and Ginger Johnson visit with Ric to talk about their new published copy of Pangaea Eden's Planet.  I think this may be a record for off topic tangents as Ric goes nuts with time travel.

Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #12 - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Roberts (Cover)

Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight throws himself into his work to mourn. Disillusioned with why he wears a costume, the time-traveling hero ponders what the world needs more of: the brawn of Captain Midnight or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale June 25



CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #15 - Coming in September!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Victor Ibáñez (Cover)

The tech-obsessed madman Tempus has set fire to Captain Midnight’s local community and captured the hero, and now he’s about to pick his brain . . . literally! As the buildings burn and the buzz saw roars, can Captain Midnight save the day and mend his mind by being the hero and the man the people need?



Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale September 24

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #15 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140084.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 28: BLOOD AND ICE AND OTHER STORIES  - Coming in November!
Charles Santino (W), Val Semeiks (W/P), Gary Kwapisz (P), Alfredo Alcala (I), George Roussos (C), and Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Cover)

Conan’s plan to plunder a mountain gold mine goes awry when he discovers that it has just been robbed! The angry barbarian decides to reclaim his prize and pursue the burglars across the frozen peaks, where nature itself is the deadliest of foes. Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #215–#223.


Full Color,
7" x 10", 224 pages, $19.99, On sale November 26

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 28 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140080.




CONAN THE AVENGER #3 - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Philip Tan and Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Cover)

A demon roams the streets of Shumballa—sent by mysterious forces to kill the popular commander of the city guard. When the king’s royal sister is accused of witchcraft, Conan comes to her rescue . . . but for what purpose?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 25




CONAN THE AVENGER #6 - Coming in September!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

The hunt for the witch that stalks the city’s shadows comes to its climactic conclusion as Conan and his ally Agara do everything in their power to find out the truth! When this day is done, the capital of Kush will never be the same!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 24

CONAN THE AVENGER #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140079.



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

Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker (1974) - New!
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Tara the Space Pirate (1948) - New!
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories (1939) - New!
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race Williams in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly
SHADOW COMICS 31, 32 & 33 (1943)
Overlooked Audio: Pulp-Pourri Theatre presents "By Order of Buck Brady" by W.C. Tuttle
Comic Gallery: HOPALONG CASSIDY (1948)
Forgotten Books: ADVENTURE HEROES by Jeff Rovin (1994)


DEJAH OF MARS #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The more rocks Dejah Thoris overturns to find the missing John Carter, the more clues point to something bigger and more insidious than his disappearance. And the greater the chance she’ll disappear – or be disappeared – herself!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 4





Django/Zorro - Coming in late 2014!

Quentin Tarantino will co-write comic book series 'Django/Zorro' which will be co-published by DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.

Django/Zorro will be co-plotted by Tarantino and comic book writer Matt Wagner, with the latter providing the final script. “I'm very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt,” Tarantino said in a statement released by Dynamite Entertainment, co-publisher (with DC Entertainment) of the mini-series. “It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together.  And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters.”


The original Django Unchained was adapted into a seven-issue miniseries by DC Entertainment in 2013, with writer and producer Reginald Hudlin handling the scripting chores for the project, and artist R.M. Guera illustrating.



Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Strip Just Launched  – with a Spanish language option!


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican comics fans as Pegaso.

The new series, to be called “John Carter Warlord of Mars,” debuts on June 14, joining other classic Burroughs creations like Tarzan, Korak the Killer, Carson of Venus and Pellucidar as part of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service.

“I've been a fan of the writings and concepts of Edgar Rice Burroughs ever since I first discovered most of his works at the Jackson, Missouri public library when I was 8 or 10. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars were always my favorites.  In later years, I realized how much both – and, to my mind, John Carter in particular – had contributed to the comic book super-heroes that became first my childhood passion, then – weirdly – my life's work,” said author Roy Thomas.  “I can't think of a better way to live out the rest of my life (and my family is generally rather long-lived) adapting and continuing the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. And Pegaso is helping to bring it all alive!”

The character of John Carter has captivated audiences since 1912, when he debuted in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first novel, serialized as Under the Moons of Mars and later published as a complete novel, A Princess of Mars.  Since then, his adventures have been chronicled in subsequent novels, a newspaper comic strip by the author’s son, John Coleman Burroughs, and a variety of comic book series published over the years by Dell, Gold Key, DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse. As many literary and cultural scholars attest, John Carter has served as a template for the litany of adventure heroes that followed, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Superman to the Jedi knights of Stars Wars and, more recently, Avatar.

This digital initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. of comic book and comic strip rights that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary. And the company is pleased to announce a brand new license with Dynamite Entertainment which will return the original "John Carter Warlord of Mars" to comic books! Dynamite will also republish other John Carter assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John Coleman Burroughs, the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

“Over the years, the exploits of John Carter of Mars have been presented by a who’s who of comic book greats, including Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Joe Jusko, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum, Rudy Nebres, Jesse Marsh, Gaylord Du Bois, Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins,” said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “We’re proud to be able to add Roy Thomas and Pegaso to this distinguished heritage and, like so many fans, we can’t wait to see what adventures they have in store for us.”
 
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the first four episodes of “John Carter Warlord of Mars” will be available at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or $21.99 per year.



This strip will join ten others currently available on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.


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

"Doc Swap's Cabin Coup" by Ben Frank from TEXAS RANGERS, October, 1947
Featuring: Doc Swap
The Tradin' Hombre runs up against one of the gol-dingedest deals of his life.
"Carrion Crypt" by Richard Casey from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, July, 1947
It was a crypt where, they said, the dead lay uneasy. But some men are unafraid of death - until they face it.
"The Bribe Wore Red" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, July, 1946
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
When irate apartment hunters took to knocking off rent collectors, Hambone Noonan was sure to lodge his first simple suspect in the clink. And it took Noonan's second-rate assistant, Hinkey, to slap a bullet deposit on the real killer's real estate.

First Realm Publishing
Pangaea: Eden’s Planet
By Tom Johnson

Now available in ebook format, softcover coming in July!

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

EXCERPT:
Just as they thought they had reached the safety of the desert a giant Gorgon, fully twelve feet in length came out of nowhere, its long saber tooth-like tusks reaching for them. The colonel and Cooper had already holstered their guns in order to run unhampered, and the creature was upon them before either could draw their weapon.
Manning smiled. “Everyone has a purpose.”
Without hesitation, he stepped between the monster and his shipmates …


About the Author:
As a twenty-year military veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as in Vietnam. I have a law enforcement background. My studies of paleontology and entomology have been an influence in many of my novels. My wife and I started the publishing imprint of FADING SHADOWS in 1982, and published a hobby magazine and several genre magazines for 22 years, before I settled into writing my own novels. I have now been published in over 80 books, which include fiction novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books. I write SF, YA, Western, and Action novels.


FLASH GORDON #3 - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

THE MAN FROM EARTH vs. THE BEAST-MEN OF ARBORIA! Flash must be crushed in public, to prove all those who oppose Ming shall perish! Will Flash’s wits and wiles win the day, or might Ming massacre his menace? Full-throttle space epic action from dream team JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) and JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 11







FLASH GORDON #6 - Coming in September!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

Smile, you’re saving the universe! Flash Gordon and Dale Arden and Professor Zarkov are taking apart Ming The Merciless’ empire piece-by-piece, and having a ball doing it…if only Ming wasn’t thinking 25 steps ahead… Come aboard for the grandest adventure of 2014, courtesy of JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 17  

FLASH GORDON #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141129 (Laming cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUL141130 (Castro cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141131 (Haeser cover).




FLASH GORDON ANNUAL 2014 - Coming in September!
(Writers) Jeff Parker, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Chris Eliopoulos, Nate Cosby
(Art) Robert Castro, Chris Eliopoulos (Cover) Marc Laming


48 STORY PAGES! FIVE STORIES, all tying in to the hit FLASH GORDON ongoing series!

KID FLASH – Teenage Flash’s daring & dumb misadventures!
DALE ARDEN – Hero of the science desk!
PROFESSOR ZARKOV – Drunken rocket scientist of the future!
SHARK PRINCESS – Royal tribulations on one of Ming’s many conquered underwater worlds!
BABY FLASH – What kind of trouble did Flash get into before he was even out of diapers!?


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale September 24  

FLASH GORDON ANNUAL 2014 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141132.






Gabriel Hunt - Arriving in book stores June 24!
HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE by Christa Faust

A mission to Antarctica to find a missing scientist takes a shocking turn when Gabriel Hunt and the scientist’s beautiful daughter discover a secret valley and the ruthless civilization that inhabits it.




Galaxy Press Announces Patriotic Titles Especially Appropriate for the 4th of July
Now available!
 

The “Dive Bomber” and “Sabotage in the Sky” are two titles written by L. Ron Hubbard prior to his serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII

It was announced by Galaxy Press in anticipation for this year’s upcoming 4th of July celebrations, that two titles were being featured as their “Celebrating our Independence” package.

What makes this particular set of books and audiobooks so special is that the air adventure story The Dive Bomber written by L. Ron Hubbard was originally published in July 1937 and later released under the same title as a feature film in 1941 by Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Errol Flynn and Fred McMurray.
 
Both titles, written after WWI and prior to WWII, deal directly with attempted enemy sabotage and selling out to foreign countries, very real concerns of the day—and day not so different than today. These stories also tell of the dawn of aviation where the tides of war could have been changed if any country were to gain the upper hand in air superiority. So, in addition to being very pro-America, the very real urgency of the times are made very real in these two stories.
 
After release of the initial film version, Hubbard wrote about this story, “You may get a question from the audience or someone as I don’t think my name is on the subtitles of credit for story. The reason for this is that Warner Bros. shot the whole film and got it in the can before somebody had noticed that they had forgotten to contract with me and pay me for it. They hastily made up for this omission but after the film was released.
 
Hubbard, in addition to being an internationally bestselling author who also fought with distinction in three theaters during WWII, wrote in recalling the making of the Dive Bomber movie, “There is an amusing anecdote connected with this: It was just before I shipped out for the South Pacific as a naval officer…. When it was over, I used the check to take a holiday in the Caribbean. And that’s the story of ‘Dive Bomber.’
 
“The audience will have the advantage of me; I’ve never seen it. They didn’t have movies where I went.”
 
The Dive Bomber is the story of famous test pilot Lucky Martin who clashes with a man who wants to sell planes to a foreign power and who will stop at nothing—including sabotage—to destroy Martin and double-cross the US government.
 
For more information on The Dive Bomber, Sabotage in the Sky and the Stories from the Golden Age, visit the link below.






 
The Golden Age - Now online!

The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
- New!
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama
- New!
The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko
- New!
Al Williamson & Roy Krenkel  
The Fleagles at EC ~ Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel &Frank Frazetta
The Steranko Comic Art Calendar ~ Sept/1972-Aug/1973
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns

THE GREEN HORNET #13  - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
Covers: Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire


FINAL ISSUE!!!
The grand finale--and the ultimate victor stands bloodied but unbowed! Will it be Britt Reid--or the Green Hornet?


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





GROO VS. CONAN #3 (of 4) - Coming in September!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (Color)

As a brain-damaged Sergio Aragonés wanders the streets, the indomitable barbarian Conan crosses paths—and swords!—with the insufferable birdbrain Groo. Has the warrior that vanquished a thousand wizards met his match? Does Groo even know the meaning of the word defeat? Knowing him, probably not!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 24

GROO VS. CONAN #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140109.



  GRENDLE VERSUS THE SHADOW #1
By Matt Wagner & Brennan Wagner
Coming in September !

Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale September 3

THE SHADOW VERSUS GRENDLE #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140106.





Hermes Press
JOHNNY HAZARD: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 1: 1944-46 HC
by Frank Robbins
Coming in September!

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

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


JOHNNY HAZARD: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 1  is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141289.


THIS IS A RESOLICITATION - PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #45 - Coming very soon!

In this issue: We feature the legendary illustrator Mead Schaeffer, famous for his many Saturday Evening Post cover and interior illustrations, his posters for the WWII war effort, and his many early children's book illustrations for King Arthur, Moby Dick, and many more. Loaded with reproductions of his original paintings! Next up we feature magazine and advertising illustrator Michael Dolas, in a revealing look at an illustrator you may have never heard of before. Book reviews, Exhibitions and Events, and more round out this 80 page issue!

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

THE RAY "CRASH" CORRIGAN FILMOGRAPHY
by Jerry L. Schneider


FOR THE FIRST TIME!
This book is an extensive visual look into Ray "Crash" Corrigan's film, television, and stage career.
An extensive filmography which includes 115 films, 15 television shows, and 3 stage plays.
Profusely illustrated with over 2,000 illustrations, images, stills, lobby cards, posters, newspaper articles, ads, and film clips.
Appeared in the western series "The Three Mesquiteers" and "The Range Busters". Corrigan's gorilla costume appeared in "The Phantom" and "Flash Gordon" and many more films.

480 pages
Hardcover Retail Price $49.95
Softcover Retail Price $29.95

 
    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press


JUSTICE, INC. #2 (of 6)  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf

A rift in Time brings the Doc Savage of today face-to-face with the Doc Savage of 1939! Even Einstein is not certain of the consequences! Just then, The Voodoo Master strikes, laying a death-trap for his nemesis, The Shadow, while another powerful evil force lurks in the darkness and poised to strike next. Meanwhile, wealthy industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family are aboard a plane headed for Nepal to witness Doc Savage's latest scientific breakthrough, co-funded by Benson. But the airliner is instead destined for the very heart of tragedy. What are the secrets linking The Shadow and Doc Savage to the birth of The Avenger? What allows three men of mystery and power to shed their very different ideological shells and deal with each other on a deeper human level? In this tale, a shaky bond is forged among not just Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, but among "Clark, Kent and Richard." It's the revealing Chapter Two of six in the saga of "JUSTICE, INC."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 17

JUSTICE INC. #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141104 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141105 (Frankavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141106 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141107 (Syaf cover).







KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

From the demon-haunted darkness of a Stygian crypt, across the sea, and back to Aquilonia speeds the dethroned King Conan—revenge finally within his grasp! The stage is set for a battle against an evil wizard’s forces, and this epic Robert E. Howard adaptation races to a scorching climax!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 25





LADY ZORRO #3 (OF 4) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

Lady Zorro thinks she finds a moment of rest in a Chumash village, but mercenary soldiers are everywhere... and the storm clouds of war are gathering more rapidly than she can imagine. What started out as a simple caper to steal back an artifact has become a suicide mission, where at stake is the survival of the Spanish and native ways of life in Alta California. As Lady Zorro is increasingly backed into a corner, she realizes the only escape is direct confrontation. And worse, at this time when she needs to be at her most dispassionate, her most rational, along comes a handsome soldier...


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale September 10 

LADY ZORRO #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141136.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp News: June 16, 2014 - New!
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

Meteor House
WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER VOLUME 4
Now available!


At last, the news you have all been waiting for, the first of many book announcements for 2014,
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days is due out this Spring and is now available for preorder!
 
While the first three volumes in the series have focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career, such as, his disregard for literary boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science fiction.
 
While the full table of contents is not ready to be announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the thickest volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword is by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and is in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
 
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100 readers to preorder will receive a limited edition bookmark with their purchase!

Cover Art by Laura Givens



Moonstone Books - Coming in September!

DOMINO LADY: “Money Shot” novel
Author: Bobby Nash, Howard Hopkins
Artist: Doug Klauba


Politics make strange bedfellows. A deadly ménage-a-trois of power, politics and money, threatens to bring 1930’s Hollywood to its knees. An assassin is hired to kill an idealistic young DA running for governor, who happens to be Domino Lady’s lover. A morally bankrupt movie star-turned ambitious politician, with mob ties and a temper, takes both of them on. Can Domino Lady keep her candidate safe or will she learn the hard way that politics can be murder…and moreover, can pulp’s #1 sultry temptress survive the money shot?

Plus a bonus GOLDEN AMAZON -warrior woman- novella by Howard Hopkins!

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 216 pages, $11.95


DOMINO LADY: MONEY SHOT is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141322.




Moonstone Books - Coming in September!

GREEN LAMA: “Horror in Clay” novel
Author: Adam Lance Garcia
Artist: Mike Flyes


New York 1938. The German Consulate has been attacked, leaving all but one of the Nazi diplomatic corps brutally murdered. Only Jethro Dumont, the Green Lama, and his associates, Jean Farrell, Ken Clayton and Lieutenant Caraway, can find out who’s behind this horrible crime. But as the Green Lama’s investigations deepen, he discovers a crime far greater than any ever committed by man, and learns a secret that will define the course of his destiny.

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 100 pages, $7.99

GREEN LAMA: HORROR IN CLAY is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141323.




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

Dark Ryder & Sidekick - New!
Book Signing
These Alien Skies
The New Pulp Heroes

Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face by Richard Stark
With Illustrations by Darwyn Cooke
Coming in September!

The second book in IDW Publishing’s new series of Parker novels, for the first time in a deluxe hardcover format!
 
Written by Richard Stark (A.K.A. Donald Westlake, the much-acclaimed mystery and crime author), and with illustrations by Darwyn Cooke, the multi-Eisner Award-winning creator of the Parker series of graphic novels. The Man With the Getaway Face starts off where The Hunter finishes—Parker faced off against the crime syndicate known as The Outfit. By reclaiming what was taken from him, in true Parker style, he now has some serious enemies who will be looking for him… the kind of enemies that don’t forget, and never forgive. But the methodical Parker—as always—has a plan; he arranges to have his face altered. Once this is sorted, with little more than a glance in a mirror, Parker is off to his next score. But complications arise that could mean his new identity is exposed. A classic crime novel by the master of the craft!
 
Illustrating the action are 10 full color paintings by Darwyn Cooke, the incomparable artist of the Parker series of graphic novels. Cooke also lends his considerable graphic design talents to defining the look of the book, from layout to typography—producing a definitive version of Stark’s classic novels.

 
Hardcover, 226 pages, 6” x 9”, Full Color, $29.99, On sale September 24

PARKER: THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL140343.



POPULAR SKULLTURE: THE SKULL MOTIF IN PULPS, PAPERBACKS, AND COMICS - Coming in November!
Monte Beauchamp (Writer), Steven Heller (Writer), Wally Wood (Art), Graham Ingels (Art), Bill Everett (Art), Frank R. Paul (Art), George Rozen (Art), Rudolph Belarski (Art), Gerald Gregg (Art), L. B. Cole (Art), Matt Baker (Art), Matt Fox (Art), Margaret Brundage (Art), Norm Saunders (Art), and more!

Our culture embraces the skull: apparel and products with skulls abound. Popular Skullture features the oddest, creepiest, and weirdest skull covers from 1930s to mid-’50s comics, pulps, and paperbacks. Edited and designed by Monte Beauchamp, with an introduction by Steven Heller, beautifully presented in the Kitchen Sink tradition.

• Introduction by legendary graphic design guru Steven Heller.
• Collecting rare, collectible pulp, paperback, and comic book covers.


Hardcover,
5 3/8" x 7 3/4", Full Color, 176 pages, $19.99, On sale November 5







Countdown to PulpFest - New!

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.
Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.



To Infinity and Beyond! - New!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim - New!
The Way They Were
Doc Ardan: City of Gold
The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard
A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith


Pulp Den - Now online!

Pangaea: Eden's Planet Now Available - New!
Fires of Man - New!
Unnatural Murder
Fight Card Update
Every Night Our Devils Come
Sidekick
Savage Summer
         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories - New!
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more
Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014

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

David Golemon’s Event Group thillers
- New!
The weird detective stories of Wade Hammond - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 7′
A look at The Shadow

Pulp Comics: Atomic Robo
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Daniel Keyes: 1927-2014
- New!
Bits of pulp: Robert E. Howard Days ahead
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #52
The Scorpion Audiobook
Satan's Incubator

by Edith and Ejler Jacobson writing as Randolph Craig
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

When we released the first issue of The Octopus as an audiobook, of course you asked for more. This ultra-rare 1939 pulp magazine was a Weird Menace extravaganza named after its villain, with the nominal hero operating in not two, but three identities battling him every step of the way.
 
For reasons that remain recondite, the second issue of The Octopus was retitled The Scorpion. And the sinister supervillain was renamed. Otherwise, the magazine was a direct continuation of the previous incarnation, with the new leader of the Purple Eyes Cult attempting to force New York to knuckle under his iron rule through terror and intimidation. Only the Skull Killer could stand up to him.


 
There’s a lot to be said for this crazy pulp concept. And much more to be wondered about.
 
Why did Popular Publication change the title? No one recalls. But only a few months prior to the debut of The Octopus early in 1939, The Spider’s Web movie serial debuted. It pitted the Master of Men against the super-criminal called the Octopus. This was a different Octopus, but perhaps Popular Publications’ editors decided the name was too good not to exploit. Quite possibly Columbia Pictures felt that Popular was infringing upon their rights, and asked them to cease and desist, forcing a hasty rewrite of Randolph Craig’s second novel. It’s as good a theory as any.
 
For that matter, who was the pulpster lurking behind the pseudonym, Randolph Craig? Was he even one individual? Theories range from The Spider’s Norvell Page to Terror Tales mainstay Donald G. Cormack.
 
Popular’s records show that Edith and Ejler Jacobson were paid to rewrite the Octopus origin story, The City Condemned to Hell. But the single payment record that survives for Satan’s Incubator suggests that the husband and wife editorial team may have penned the only Scorpion novel from scratch.
 
For yes, sadly, this is the end of the brief but bloody career of Jeffrey Fairchild, who also did good as ghetto medico Dr. Skull and by night operated as the scourge of the underworld, the Skull Killer, stamping a grisly death’s head on the foreheads of his dead, defeated enemies.
 
Now, steel yourself for this hair-raising sequel read by the nervous but otherwise very capable Michael C. Gwynne. For as vicious and diabolically over-the-top as the Octopus was, the Scorpion is far, far more sinister. Here, he transforms entire families into soulless, bloodthirsty maniacs....
 
Also included are three weird novelettes, William Hines’ “Evil in a Glass Jar,” Donald Dale’s “Vendetta for the Dead,” and Wyatt Blassingame’s “The Corroding Death!”
 
The Skull Killer strikes again! 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
Necroscope® The Möbius Murders Audiobook
by Brian Lumley

Read by Nick Santa Maria
Now available!

A Necroscope® as defined by Brian Lumley, the British author of The Necroscope® series, is a person with an ESP power that allows him to communicate with the dead. A Necroscope® contacts the minds of corpses, which do not perish at death. Communication is two-way and peaceful. Harry Keough is the greatest Necroscope® in the world.

Harry Keough always considered himself a master of the Möbius Continuum—another dimension existing parallel to all space and time. It served as his personal instantaneous gateway to anywhere in the known universe, past or present. But Harry's knowledge was not unique; two other intelligences, with powers similar to his, existed. One was the long-dead August Ferdinand Möbius himself, the German astronomer, mathematician, and discoverer of the Möbius Strip. Only after death was Möbius able to mentally explore his previously theoretical Continuum. The other was Harry’s son, who not only inherited his father's mathematical skill but also the metaphysical talent by means of which the Necroscope® conversed with dead people in their graves.
 
Thus, it was a major shock to Harry, when returning home via the Möbius Continuum from an adventure in Las Vegas, he observed for an instant a unknown human hurtling uncontrolled through the endless coils of the Möbius Continuum. Who was this stranger and how was he rocketing through the darkness of the mind-numbing dimension? More to the point, if he was not someone who entered the dimension on his own, who sent him there? Was this an attempt at murder by Möbius? Harry felt sure that neither his son or Professor Möbius was responsible for this outrage. Then who was? It was a question that Harry felt he had to answer, even if it meant putting his own life in danger. It’s an all-new, standalone adventure, set in the incredible world of Harry Keough, the Necroscope®!
 
Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope® series of vampire novels. An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror by both the World Fantasy Convention and the Horror Writers Association. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television. When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England. 5 hours $19.98 Audio CDs / $9.99 Download



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

The Spider #97: Satan's Seven Swordsmen
How could Richard Wentworth, in any of his fabulous disguises, destroy the Little Brown Men of Dr. Fuji as long as Fuji’s ghastly power had committed the Spider’s staunchest allies to hunt the Spider unto death?... An epic battle of two giant wills, with the fate of all the people depending upon the outcome! 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.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Edith and Ejler Jacobson and Donald Dale
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  Ejler Jacobson and Donald Dale, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #98: Death Flies the Swastika
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #74: Red Fangs of the Sky Emperor

“You can’t escape the Death that awaits you —!” And in the still of the night, in the hangar at Le Bourget, Death creepG-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.

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

Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Madman in the Moon" by Joe Kent
Eddie couldn’t promise the only thing that would make his sister happy... Then a fresh corpse on his doorstep showed him that he might make that pledge — if he could live long enough to keep it! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Man Who Couldn’t Die" by William Campbell Gault
John Deering had long been in his grave. But still his will lived, whispering, at first gently, then with all the power of evil: “Kill... Kill!” In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Pool of Fear" by Ken Lewis
Later, I knew I had been a wild fool, but the decayed, vine-covered house, the bottomless pit of the pool, and most of all, beautiful mad Ellen, lured me ever closer into the baited trap... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Time Is Now" by Dorothy Dunn
I didn’t mind her threatening to kill her husband... but how much nonsense can you listen to? The way she talked you’d think the last three weeks had... just... never... existed! 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.






Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!


Wyatt Blassingame must have something going for him -- Ramble House is up to Volume 4 of his horror stories while the best of the other loons at Dancing Tuatara Press have barely had two! Maybe it's because no one else could write a weird menace yarn like Blassingame. Just check out the titles of his stories and you'll see why he stands out when it comes to trolling the depths of depravity.
 

They Thirst by Night, Dime Mystery Magazine, June 1935
Gods Never Die, Terror Tales, May 1936
And Only Death Shall Save! Terror Tales, March-April 1937
The Prince of Pain, Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1938
The Invisible Horror, Terror Tales, July 1935
Mistress of Terror, Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1935
Dictator of the Damned, Dime Mystery Magazine, February 1935
Dark Child of Doom, Terror Tales, January 1935
The Blank Face of Horror, Thrilling Mystery, March 1937
The Corroding Death, The Scorpion, April-May 1939

As always, John Pelan lays the foundation for the collection in his introduction and Gavin O'Keefe sets the scene for debauchery of the first order with his cover art.



Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9" (not available until late March)
$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan (not available until late March)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

KELLER MEMENTO
25 Years of Short Stories

by David H. Keller MD

 
Dr. David H. Keller (1880-1966) was a physician who worked with “abnormals” in various state mental institutions before he became a full-time author in the 20s. He began writing novels but in 1928 had “The Revolt of the Pedestrians” published in Amazing Stories, and in the succeeding 25 years had dozens more stories featured in pulps like Weird Tales and Ten Story Book. He served in both world wars as an army officer and retired from writing short stories in 1952.


Available Editions

 $16 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $30  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #1 (OF 4) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

What is the Black Tower? What startling mysteries does it contain within its walls? And most shockingly...how will its very existence cause the death of Red Sonja?! Join fan favorite writer Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE, IRON MAN, BATMAN), artist extraordinaire Cezar Razek (RED SONJA/ WITCHBLADE, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), and captivating cover artist Amanda Conner (HARLEY QUINN), as they tell a decades spanning, mind-blowing tale that could spell the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 10

RED SONJA #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141073.






RED SONJA #15 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Emma Vieceli

The penultimate issue of Red Sonja's epic quest to recover the six greatest artisans in the entire world leads her to single-handedly fight a kingdom to rescue a single Astronomer from execution for heresy! The acclaimed hit run from Gail Simone and Walter Geovani continues!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 24

RED SONJA #15 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141142 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141143 (Vieceli cover).





 
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17
Now available!


Orders now being accepted for the new issue of  The Definitive Howard Journal.
Issue number 17 is now shipping and features a stellar line-up of
rare Howard fiction, essays, articles, reviews and artwork.


REH: Two Gun Raconteur No. 17 Contents
 
Front Cover: “…a fierce exultation swept her as she felt the edge cleave solid flesh and mortal bone.” From “Red Nails” by Michael L. Peters
 
Inside Front and Back Covers: Scenes From “Spears of Clontarf” by Stephen Fabian
 
Back Cover: Skull-Face by Terry Pavlet
 
“The Stones of Destiny” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman
 
“The Diabolical Blonde” by Rob Roehm, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“What the Thak?: Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Works” by Jeffrey Shanks, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“Non Sequiturs Inside the Academy Gates” by Don Herron
 
“Robert E. Howard’s Heroes of the Desert: A Portfolio” by Bob Covington
 
“Robert E. Howard and Past Lives: Reincarnation, Dreams and Race Memories” by Barbara Barrett, illustrated by Richard Pace
 
“Apocalypse on the Liffey” by David Hardy, illustrated by Robert Sankner
 
“Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists” by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier



The print run for this issue is only 200 numbered copies.
 Price: $25.00, US postage paid.
 
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
 Send Your Order To: 
Damon C. Sasser
 6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
 Spring, TX 77379
 
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)


Order and Pay Via PayPal at the link below!




Robert E. Howard
Agnès la Noire
Now available!


For this eleventh volume of the Howard collection, up to the historic adventure, including the Agnes Black cycle, amazing female hero due to the fertile imagination of the Texan, but also texts featuring Cormac Mac Art and pirates vikings, Kirby O'Donnell, current adventure in Afghanistan, or Terence Vulmea, Irish pirate of the Caribbean. Collision ambushes, cursed temples and conspiracies, the creator of Conan the Cimmerian is having a field day.
 
This edition, prepared by Patrice Louinet, one of the most prominent international experts Howard and his work, has a new translation based on the original manuscripts.


Illustrator: Stephane Collignon
Translator: Patrice Louinet
Price: 25.00 €
Number of pages: 528
Format: Large format
Edition: paperback

 

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 5: MARCH-SEPT 1942 HC - Coming in November!
(Writer) Michael T. Gilbert (Art) Nick Cardy & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with this volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #17-20 (March 1942 to September 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color,  $49.99


PLANET COMICS VOLUME 5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL141379.


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW MASTER SERIES VOLUME 2 TPB - Arriving in comic shops June 25!
(Writer) Andy Helfer; (Art) Kyle Baker, Marshall Rogers; (Cover) Kyle Baker

This second volume of The Shadow Master Series collects the critically acclaimed "Seven Deadly Finns" storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, as well as Helfer and Marshall Rogers' prologue "Harold Goes to Washington," in which The Shadow races to save President Reagan from a most unlikely assassin! Collecting issues #7-13.

Trade Paperback, 7x10, 208 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale June 18






THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #5 (OF 10) - Coming in September!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The Doomsday Clock ticks ever closer to Midnight--and only the SHADOW and his faithful companion MARGO LAINE can hope to hold back the hour of annihilation...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 24

THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL14.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Masters of Death - New!
The Embassy Murders - New!
The Grove of Doom
The Death Giver
Gray Fist
Freak Show Murders
Chain of Death
THE SHADOW VOLUME 4: BITTER FRUIT TP - Coming in September!
(Writer) Chris Roberson (Art) Giovanni Timpano, Andrea Mutti (Cover) Alex Ross

Without the aid of his agents, The Shadow attends to a globetrotting solo-mission that takes him from the concrete canyons of New York City, to the snowy wastes of Siberia, to the peaks of the Himalayas, to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. The goal: to at last learn the secrets behind the girasol! Then, when The Shadow returns to Manhattan, he finds the authorities are baffled by a rash of unexplainable deaths in Chinatown. But when the recently deceased begin to rise from their graves and plague the living, it is clear they are out of their league. Thankfully The Shadow is on hand and ready to stand against the Zombie Queen of Chinatown! Collecting issues #19-25 along with a complete cover gallery featuring the art of Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Dennis Calero, and Jason Shawn Alexander!

Trade Paperback, Full Color, 200 pages, $19.99, On sale September 24

THE SHADOW VOLUME 4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL14.





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

A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Eight  
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Seven
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Six
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five
Weird Tales #362 Now Available

  Tom Johnson
These Alien Skies

Now available!

UFOs have been an enigma to people for centuries, but in the 20th Century they made their presence felt worldwide. MSgt Edwards experienced them first hand in the Air Force, when lights in the sky took control of a nuclear missile complex in North Dakota. After retiring, he joined AIM - Alien Intelligence Monitors, and now investigates sightings; is it possible an alien from outer space guides him with a message for Earth?

Eddy Edwards is tough, he has to be; government agents and local toughs often want him dead. Pulpy action combined with aliens and UFOs mix for lots of fun.


Features a great cover by Teresa Tunaley.






 





13 June 2014



2014 ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Convention
 Fargo, North Dakota ~ JUNE 19-22
 
Guests of Honor include writer Martin Powell and artist Diana Leto of the ERB, Inc. series of all-new weekly comic strips, as well as co-creators of The Halloween Legion.
 
Author David Fury will attend (Biographies on Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, etc.) and International Author Leia Barrett Durham

 
This rare 1927 silent film starring ERB's son-in-law, Jim Pierce, will be shown on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theater Friday night June 20th.
Accompanying the film will be an original score by Lance Johnson played live at the theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ.
 
FARGO film actress Kirstin Rudrud will also make an appearance to give the ECOF a proper Fargo flavor, and the chamber of commerce will have the original wood chipper from the movie on display

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
More attractions and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.


Adventure House
High Adventure #136
Now available! 
 WWI Aviation Special Issue
 
"Dead Man's Wings" by Arthur J. Burks
"Follow Lieutenant Devlin, daredevil flyer, through battle-scarred skies in this zooming novel of flaming vickers and savage vengeance."
"Born Reckless" by George Bruce
"Bill Shepherd tears into a skyful of bombers like a fighting fury—to prive to the cockeyed world that he's no tin hero!"
"Vickers Venom" by Orlando Rigoni
"Flying Hell" by George Bruce
"Nine Live" by Owen Atkinson
"Talons of the 'Dove'" by Harold F. Cruickshank

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
 Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen


Adventure House
Now available! 
Pirate Stories - 11/34
1st Issue

 
"Pirate Guns" by  F.V.W. Mason
"Scourge of the Main" by James Perley Hughes
"Marauders of the South Seas" by William DeNoyer

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Sidney Riesenberg
G-Men - 12/35

"Hot Money" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Dan Fowler, Special Agent whirls into action to mop up a snatch mob—while a hundred grand in ransom bills burn criminal fingers with the hot torch of guilt."
 
"Third Heaven" by Lee Frederick
"Steel Vests and Brass Hands" by Arthur J. Burks
"My Brother's Keeper" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 130 pages, $14.95
The Phantom Detective - 02/45

"The Fatal Masterpieces" by Robert Wallace
"When priceless paintings are reduced to ashes, it's up to the Phantom Detective to discover the framers of a murder conspiracy!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he makes a crew of grim killers show their true colors."
 
"The Killer's Ride" by Benjamin Pool
"Poisonally Speaking" by Owen Fox Jerome
"Heir of the Dog" by Sam Merwin, Jr.
 
 7x10, 80 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.
It looks now to have over 40 pages of color and over 150 pages pages of text and Black & White work.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.
A Buckram cloth bound trade edition.  500 copies.

A bonded leather-bound edition with signed cancelled checks by Virgil Finlay.  26 copies.


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 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
Coming in September!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 38: "Murder Melody" & Birds of Death"
Foreword by JAMES BAMA - EXPANDED DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

The 50th anniversary of Doc Savage's blockbuster 1964 paperback revival is commemorated in a special James Bama variant edition featuring a new foreword by the legendary paperback artist and super-powered novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, violent earthquakes lure Doc Savage to Vancouver where he confronts the super-science menace of flying Zoromen in a novel that inspired a classic 1940 Superman story. Then, Doc and Pat Savage journey to Africa to investigate a strange secret behind golden canaries and their lethal song. EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BONUS FEATURES: the lost "Dead Men's Club" story outline by legendary SUPERMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, and a Doc Savage paperback history illustrated by ALL 62 Bama covers! This classic pulp reprint leads off with one of James Bama's most spectacular cover paintings, and also showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-156-1 Softcover, 7x10, 144 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 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Black Coat Press
Re-scheduled for September!

THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

Collectors Edition
US$39.95/ GBP28.99
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
212 pages
Cover by Christine Clavel
Interior Illustrations are by French artist Michel Borderie

Foreword:  Rick Lai
Introduction: William Patrick Maynard
Epilogue:
A short story titled "Aria" by
William Patrick Maynard  




Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

A Southern gent comes to New York—and drags a gossip columnist into the gutter
 
As the star celebrity reporter at the Daily Planet, Jerry Tracy prides himself on being as hard-boiled as they come. But there’s something about Major George Fenn that makes him soften just a bit. A dying Southern gentleman, the major has come north in search of his runaway daughter. Tracy is brushing the tale off as just another sob story when the Fenn pulls out a picture of the girl—and recognition hits Tracy like a thunderbolt.
 
The major’s sweet young daughter is none other than Lola Carfax, a would-be actress who parlayed a star turn on Broadway into a career as a Park Avenue con artist. Now that he knows where she came from, Tracy has what he needs to bring her down. But Miss Lola will do anything to stay in New York—and like any good Southern belle, she’s not shy about shooting yankees.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!

The silent-era movie serial——routinely dismissed, overlooked or undervalued by film historians——finally gets the attention it deserves in this meticulously researched, lovingly written book.
 
Drawing on the well-established conventions of pulp fiction and blood-and-thunder stage melodrama, the motion-picture chapter play thrilled viewers of all ages and, more importantly, made weekly moviegoing a habit for millions of Americans during the Teens and Twenties.
 
Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, opens this deluxe trade paperback with a 25,000-word overview on the silent serial’s development, debunking old myths and putting the chapter play in its proper historical context. The bulk of the book is devoted to the output of Pathé Exchange, the production/distribution entity that employed the most popular stars (including serial queens Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Allene Ray) and released the most successful and influential serials (The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, The Lightning Raider, The Timber Queen, and The Green Archer, to name a few). This company history has been impeccably sourced and even features first-hand recollections from people who were part of serial-making in those halcyon days.
 
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders has more than 200 illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, candid on-set photos, even frame captures from the film themselves. Most of these have never been published.
 
Hulse has recaptured this remarkable period in film history in painstaking detail, and even those film buffs or pulp fans with limited interest in serials will be fascinated by this evocative chronicle of the early chapter plays.

 
PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDER.


290 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published!
This Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood 'n' Thunder
(less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course).


Among the departments you'll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac's Dime Detective character The Rambler; an essay on the first serial adapted from a comic strip, 1934's Tailspin Tommy; and advice from noted SF editor Robert "Doc" Lowndes on cracking the pulp-magazine market.

Feature articles cover a number of favorite characters, including Doc Savage and G-8. Scholar Nathan Madison is on hand with a fascinating treatise on "Yellow Peril" pulp fiction. Larry Latham joins BnT's Writers Brigade with a survey of dime novels and nickel weeklies that became full-fledged pulp magazines. Film historian Richard W. Bann returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the production of 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and BnT editor Ed Hulse revisits the Thirties film appearances of The Shadow with newly uncovered information on the 1931-32 Universal featurettes that introduced the character to moviegoers. There are facsimile reprints of short stories from rare early issues of Adventure and The Popular Magazine.

Finally, as a bonus, this issue includes an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) first published in 1918 issues of All-Story Weekly: Randall Parrish's eerie adventure The Strange Case of Cavendish, which was made into a 1919 cliffhanger serial titled The Lion Man.

 
Nearly 300 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95


The Special Edition counts as issues 38 through 40 for subscribers and includes all the material previously announced for #38.



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

Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Nick Ahlhelm visits with Ric and Art about his many creative projects.

Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby


THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 8 - Arriving in comic shops June 18!
Don Kraar (Writer), Judith Hunt (Pencils), Mike Manley (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Art Nichols (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), Al Williamson (Inks), Pat Redding (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ron Wagner (Cover)

With the tide of war turned, Conan's armies invade Nemedia, arch-enemy of Conan's kingdom of Aquilonia. As the brutal siege commences, the greatest threat to Conan is not Nemedian sinew or steel, but the steeled heart of a boy raised in the black arts and dedicated to Conan's destruction. That boy is none other than Taurus, Conan's own lost son!
Collects Marvel's Conan the King #36-#40, never before reprinted. 


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10” Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99





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

Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race Williams in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly - New!
SHADOW COMICS 31, 32 & 33 (1943) - New!
Overlooked Audio: Pulp-Pourri Theatre presents "By Order of Buck Brady" by W.C. Tuttle - New!
Comic Gallery: HOPALONG CASSIDY (1948) - New!
Forgotten Books: ADVENTURE HEROES by Jeff Rovin (1994)
WEIRD TALES 40, 41 & 42 (1927)
Norman Saunders Comic Gallery: WILD BOY (1951)
Forgotten Stories: "The House of the Seven Dragons" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932)


Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


DOC SAVAGE 1/6 SCALE FIGURE SILVER AGE VERSION - Coming soon!

From Go Hero X Executive Replicas! For the first time ever, Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1/6-scale action figure. Now you can superamalgamate with a Silver Age-style head; a Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body KP02B that features over 40 points of articulation, extraordinarily lifelike muscle defintion, 4 posing hands, carefully painted skin texture; die-cast weapons including Jim Steranko's "Super Savage Machine Pistol," Silver Age-style raygun, and German Lugar; leather belt; leather holster; leather boots; socks; ripped shirt; jodhpurs; and stand.

SRP: $250.00

 
We have been given a hard date of July 15 to ship from the factory to US. Since this has been the 4th date given, I am not 100% certain it is accurate, but I figured I would share it with you. (Fingers crossed...although I don't think that does much) Also - you can see here our final box art design. I hope you dig it! Thanks again for your patience and kind notes about what we are striving to do.

Package Art for our 1:6 scale figure




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "City of Fear" from the October 15, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Thubway Tham's Raffle Ticket" by Johnston McCulley from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, May, 1949
Featuring: Thubway Tham
The little dip has his day when the law allows him to collect a lot of lettuce on a winning number!
"An Air-tight Alibi" by Stanley Shaw from DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, June 22, 1920
Slim Harrigan, stuntman, gets mixed up in the murder of a criminal and tries to find an alibi with the crook's boss.
"A Battling Hindoo" by Ralph Ellison de Castro from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, February 21, 1920
An athletic trainer takes on a fighter who is a recent college graduate from Hindustan in India.  The boxer is an expert hypnotist, and can usually hypnotize anybody.  He engages in a number of boxing matches, but with complications.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHT CARD: SAILOR TOM SHARKEY
 
He was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers to enter the legendary squared circle during the Golden Age of Boxing. Standing a mere 5’ 8”, Sailor Tom Sharkey was one of boxing’s most feared opponents…Gentleman Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Kid McCoy, and Jim Jeffries all agreed he was their fiercest opponent and gave them their toughest fights. A colorful boxer both in the ring and out, he retired in 1904 after several legendary and controversial failed attempts to win the championship belt.
  
That’s the story you know – But it’s not the end of Sharkey’s story – not by a long shot…In the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s humorous Sailor Steve Costigan boxing tales, this action-packed collection of rowdy, bawdy, burlesque, tall Texas tall feature Sailor Tom Sharkey’s adventures after he hung up his professional gloves.
  
Thrill to Sharkey’s brush with Hollywood’s “It” Girl, Clara Bow…Get chills as Sharkey and Kid McCoy faces down a maniacal bandit…Feel the heat as Sharkey rides the rails with Jim Jeffries and the Vaudeville Carnival into a clashes with a mad scientists and mummified menaces…Watch as Sharkey plays Santa Claus to a bunch of Tammany Hall orphans and end up with a tiger by the tail – literally – and much more!
 
These are the Untold Tales of the Wildest Tale-Teller of Boxing’s Golden Age!
 
Any mentions in your blogs or on your social networking sites are always appreciated.
 
Coming up on the Fight Card schedule, we have Bridgeport Brawler from Dave White, Push from Nathan Walpow, Guns of November from Joseph Grant, Fight River from Tommy Hancock, Bareknuckle Barbarian from Teel James Glenn, Job Girl from Jason Chirevas, a second Sherlock Holmes tale from Andrew Salmon, and a currently untitled entry from Tim Tessler.
 
Also, our second Fight Card Presents charity anthology will debut in August...
 
Till next month...Keep punching...



First Realm Publishing
Pangaea: Eden’s Planet
By Tom Johnson

Coming June 18!

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

EXCERPT:
Just as they thought they had reached the safety of the desert a giant Gorgon, fully twelve feet in length came out of nowhere, its long saber tooth-like tusks reaching for them. The colonel and Cooper had already holstered their guns in order to run unhampered, and the creature was upon them before either could draw their weapon.
Manning smiled. “Everyone has a purpose.”
Without hesitation, he stepped between the monster and his shipmates …


About the Author:
As a twenty-year military veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as in Vietnam. I have a law enforcement background. My studies of paleontology and entomology have been an influence in many of my novels. My wife and I started the publishing imprint of FADING SHADOWS in 1982, and published a hobby magazine and several genre magazines for 22 years, before I settled into writing my own novels. I have now been published in over 80 books, which include fiction novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books. I write SF, YA, Western, and Action novels.


FUTURES-PAST EDITIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THE RETURN OF HANNIBAL FORTUNE, AGENT OF T.E.R.R.A.
& HIS SHAPE CHANGING SIDE-KICK, WEBLEY


Meet Larry Maddock's Hannibal Fortune, time traveling secret agent with a "License to Tamper." Hannibal Fortune's exploits for the Temporal Entropy Restructure and Repair Agency (T.E.R.R.A.) were first published by Ace Books in the mid-1960s. Now FuturesPast Editions, the pioneer publisher reprinting pulp fiction on the web, is bringing all four classic "Agent of T.E.R.R.A." books back in print for the first time in 50 years!

#1. The Flying Saucer Gambit
#2. The Golden Goddess Gambit
#3. The Emerald Elephant Gambit
#4. The Time Trap Gambit

In each book, Hannibal is aided by his sneering, superior, shape-changing, 15-pound fellow agent, Webley (an irascible alien whose comments on Earth people's practices and customs are incendiary). Together Hannibal Fortune and Webley must foil the plots of Gregor Malik's EMPIRE, who seek to control the future by changing the past.

Larry Maddock's Agent of T.E.R.R.A. series will be published in trade paperback and as ebooks. All four are available now as ebooks.
Only $2.99 at Amazon, B&N, and iTunes.  

(Larry Maddock is the pen name under which science fiction author Jack Owen Jardine wrote the majority of his science fiction, including stories for Imaginative Tales, New Worlds, and the Agent of TERRA series.)







Galaxy Press Announces Patriotic Titles Especially Appropriate for the 4th of July
Now available!
 

The “Dive Bomber” and “Sabotage in the Sky” are two titles written by L. Ron Hubbard prior to his serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII

It was announced by Galaxy Press in anticipation for this year’s upcoming 4th of July celebrations, that two titles were being featured as their “Celebrating our Independence” package.

What makes this particular set of books and audiobooks so special is that the air adventure story The Dive Bomber written by L. Ron Hubbard was originally published in July 1937 and later released under the same title as a feature film in 1941 by Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Errol Flynn and Fred McMurray.
 
Both titles, written after WWI and prior to WWII, deal directly with attempted enemy sabotage and selling out to foreign countries, very real concerns of the day—and day not so different than today. These stories also tell of the dawn of aviation where the tides of war could have been changed if any country were to gain the upper hand in air superiority. So, in addition to being very pro-America, the very real urgency of the times are made very real in these two stories.
 
After release of the initial film version, Hubbard wrote about this story, “You may get a question from the audience or someone as I don’t think my name is on the subtitles of credit for story. The reason for this is that Warner Bros. shot the whole film and got it in the can before somebody had noticed that they had forgotten to contract with me and pay me for it. They hastily made up for this omission but after the film was released.
 
Hubbard, in addition to being an internationally bestselling author who also fought with distinction in three theaters during WWII, wrote in recalling the making of the Dive Bomber movie, “There is an amusing anecdote connected with this: It was just before I shipped out for the South Pacific as a naval officer…. When it was over, I used the check to take a holiday in the Caribbean. And that’s the story of ‘Dive Bomber.’
 
“The audience will have the advantage of me; I’ve never seen it. They didn’t have movies where I went.”
 
The Dive Bomber is the story of famous test pilot Lucky Martin who clashes with a man who wants to sell planes to a foreign power and who will stop at nothing—including sabotage—to destroy Martin and double-cross the US government.
 
For more information on The Dive Bomber, Sabotage in the Sky and the Stories from the Golden Age, visit the link below.





Galaxy Press - Now available!
Mission Earth 10 Volume Set [trade paperbacks]


Earth does not exist. . . . Or so they want you to believe. Who are they? What do they want? And who do they think they are? They are the Voltarians of Voltar—an empire 110 planets strong. They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin . . . in a hundred years or so. Or is it? The truth is far more sinister. Undercover, underground and out of sight, the invaders plan what may in fact be a massive diversion. In the darkest recesses of Voltar’s Coordinated Information Apparatus (otherwise known as the CIA), a tyrant of terror sets out to exploit the invasion in order to seize power. All that stands in his way is a planet that doesn’t exist.

Discover a world where corporations rule and political corruption is rife. Where governments are driven by oil and controlled by drugs. Where global warming is getting hotter by the minute . . . and a scorching love affair could determine the fate of millions. Where a cosmic conspiracy is about to hit home and the intergalactic intrigue knows no bounds. They call it Blito-P3. We call it Earth.

You can’t afford to look the other way. It’s the end of the world as you know it . . . and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.


Retail price: $229.50
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The Golden Age - Now online!

Al Williamson & Roy Krenkel  
- New!
The Fleagles at EC ~ Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel &Frank Frazetta
The Steranko Comic Art Calendar ~ Sept/1972-Aug/1973
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

ALMURIC by Robert E. Howard


Featuring the stunning artwork of artist, David Burton (full-color cover and black-n-white interiors),
we are proud to present the Pulpville Press version of  Almuric  by Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian.
Contains the full text of the Weird Tales magazine serial.

178 pages, 6 x 9 inch
Hardcover $35.00
Softcover $15.00
Imprint: Pulpville Press

 
    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press

Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought - New!
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

THE LONE RANGER #25 - Arriving in comic shops June 18!
(Writer) Ande Parks (Art) Esteve Polls
(Cover) Francesco Francavilla

FINAL ISSUE!
The Lone Ranger and Tonto have sworn to serve justice in a harsh, often lawless landscape. Now, this landmark issue answers the question:  are the most iconic heroes of the Old West really willing to die rather than kill? Guns will blaze on the Main Street of a small town, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made.


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




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

Book Signing - New!
These Alien Skies
The New Pulp Heroes
Fanzines
Triple Detective
Worlds of Tomorrow

PARKER: THE HUNTER BY RICHARD STARK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY DARWYN COOKE 
Arriving in comic shops June 18!

In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series' ever produced--PARKER. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many are considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honor.

Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far, including the recently released Slayground. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art.

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind--to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

160 pages, $24.99, On sale May 14





Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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








Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc. - New!

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow - New!

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky - New!

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Way They Were  - New!
Doc Ardan: City of Gold
The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard
A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith


Pulp Den - Now online!

Unnatural Murder - New!
Fight Card Update - New!
Every Night Our Devils Come - New!
Sidekick - New!
Savage Summer
Sidekick by Auralee Wallace
These Alien Skies
Bewitching Blog Tours & The Book Cave

         Pulp Den  

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

5 most significant pulp magazines? - New!
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more - New!
Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 7′
- New!
A look at The Shadow
- New!
Pulp Comics: Atomic Robo
Meet The Gray Monk
Carnacki and his ‘Electric Pentacle’

Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series
Pulp forerunners: The Edisonades


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Robert E. Howard Days ahead
- New!
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

VAMPIRE OF THE SKIES by James Corbett
With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #49

 
We are proud to present the first of at least three compelling novels by James Corbett this summer and to start it off: Vampire of the Skies, a 1932 aeroplane thriller with lots of supernatural leanings. For one thing, the villain seems to suck the blood from his victims shortly before throwing them from the cockpit of a high-flying aeroplane. John Pelan has much more to say in his introduction about this yarn as well as another aviation tale, The Ghost Plane, and a mystery, Murder Begets Murder, coming soon from Ramble House.
Available Editions
 $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
 $45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9" (Available in July 2014)
   $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE GHOST PLANE by James Corbett
With an Introduction by Gavin L. O'Keefe
A Ramble House Mystery

It's 1939 and the seaside town of Great Britain are preparing for air attacks. But out of the blue comes an invisible silent plane that can strafe a half dozen innocent people at a time. After the first attacks the authorities are alerted but the deaths keep coming without warning. It's time to bring in Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, and there's even a civilian named Brent, but can they bring the phantom killer to ground -- literally? In his introduction Gavin O'Keefe relates some of the war history of the author and his books and compares The Ghost Plane to the other two Corbetts we'll publish this summer: Vampire of the Skies, and a mystery, Murder Begets Murder.

 
Available Editions
 $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
 $45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9" (Available in July 2014)
  $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA #10 - Arriving in comic shops June 18!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Allison Sohn

To save the lives of hundreds of people she's never even met, the She-Devil is forced to face the world's deadliest swordsman, the only man whose skill with a blade threatens to dwarf Red Sonja's own!   The acclaimed run by writer Gail Simone and artist Walter Geovani kicks into even higher gear in this epic duel of blood and steel!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 23




RED SONJA: SANCTUARY #1 (ONE SHOT) - Arriving in comic shops June 18!
(Writer) Marc Mason (Art) Noah Solanga
(Cover) Sergio Fernandez Davila

Raven returns! In a distant, hidden forest, Sonja finds Scathach's other chosen warrior has turned over a new leaf and renounced violence. Can Sonja do the same? Offered a chance to have friends, family, and a life without the sword, Sonja begins to see the course of her life change. But when a group of mercenaries determined to bring Raven to justice enter the mix, Sonja discovers that perhaps the only course her life can ever take is one of violence and tragedy!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale June 18






REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17
Now available!


Orders now being accepted for the new issue of  The Definitive Howard Journal.
Issue number 17 is now shipping and features a stellar line-up of
rare Howard fiction, essays, articles, reviews and artwork.


REH: Two Gun Raconteur No. 17 Contents
 
Front Cover: “…a fierce exultation swept her as she felt the edge cleave solid flesh and mortal bone.” From “Red Nails” by Michael L. Peters
 
Inside Front and Back Covers: Scenes From “Spears of Clontarf” by Stephen Fabian
 
Back Cover: Skull-Face by Terry Pavlet
 
“The Stones of Destiny” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman
 
“The Diabolical Blonde” by Rob Roehm, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“What the Thak?: Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Works” by Jeffrey Shanks, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
 
“Non Sequiturs Inside the Academy Gates” by Don Herron
 
“Robert E. Howard’s Heroes of the Desert: A Portfolio” by Bob Covington
 
“Robert E. Howard and Past Lives: Reincarnation, Dreams and Race Memories” by Barbara Barrett, illustrated by Richard Pace
 
“Apocalypse on the Liffey” by David Hardy, illustrated by Robert Sankner
 
“Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists” by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier



The print run for this issue is only 200 numbered copies.
 Price: $25.00, US postage paid.
 
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
 Send Your Order To: 
Damon C. Sasser
 6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
 Spring, TX 77379
 
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)


Order and Pay Via PayPal at the link below!




Robert E. Howard
Agnès la Noire
Coming in June 18!


For this eleventh volume of the Howard collection, up to the historic adventure, including the Agnes Black cycle, amazing female hero due to the fertile imagination of the Texan, but also texts featuring Cormac Mac Art and pirates vikings, Kirby O'Donnell, current adventure in Afghanistan, or Terence Vulmea, Irish pirate of the Caribbean. Collision ambushes, cursed temples and conspiracies, the creator of Conan the Cimmerian is having a field day.
 
This edition, prepared by Patrice Louinet, one of the most prominent international experts Howard and his work, has a new translation based on the original manuscripts.


Illustrator: Stephane Collignon
Translator: Patrice Louinet
Price: 25.00 €
Number of pages: 528
Format: Large format
Edition: paperback

 

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Grove of Doom - New!
The Death Giver - New!
Gray Fist
Freak Show Murders
Chain of Death
SIDEKICK by Auralee Wallace - Now available!

Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world...

Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...

File Size: 591 KB
Print Length: 249 pages
Price: 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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part Three - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part One
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Eight  
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Seven
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Six
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five
Weird Tales #362 Now Available

Tom Johnson
These Alien Skies

Now available!

UFOs have been an enigma to people for centuries, but in the 20th Century they made their presence felt worldwide. MSgt Edwards experienced them first hand in the Air Force, when lights in the sky took control of a nuclear missile complex in North Dakota. After retiring, he joined AIM - Alien Intelligence Monitors, and now investigates sightings; is it possible an alien from outer space guides him with a message for Earth?

Eddy Edwards is tough, he has to be; government agents and local toughs often want him dead. Pulpy action combined with aliens and UFOs mix for lots of fun.


Features a great cover by Teresa Tunaley.





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The very talented darkly-humored poet James Hutchings returns with his third collection, They Say the Sirens Left the Seas. I previously reviewed his first offering, The New Death and Others back in 2011. This new collection offers readers more of what they have come to expect from this eccentric and highly original voice.

Read the rest at the links below.


 


 
06 June 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 25, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
JUPITER ASCENDING
HERCULES

August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
September 26, 2014
THE EQUALIZER
October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014
DRACULA UNTOLD
BIRDMAN

November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014
INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
January 16, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


2014 ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Convention
 Fargo, North Dakota ~ JUNE 19-22
 
Guests of Honor include writer Martin Powell and artist Diana Leto of the ERB, Inc. series of all-new weekly comic strips, as well as co-creators of The Halloween Legion.
 
Author David Fury will attend (Biographies on Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, etc.) and International Author Leia Barrett Durham

 
This rare 1927 silent film starring ERB's son-in-law, Jim Pierce, will be shown on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theater Friday night June 20th.
Accompanying the film will be an original score by Lance Johnson played live at the theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ.
 
FARGO film actress Kirstin Rudrud will also make an appearance to give the ECOF a proper Fargo flavor, and the chamber of commerce will have the original wood chipper from the movie on display

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
More attractions and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.


Adventure House
High Adventure #136
Now available! 
 WWI Aviation Special Issue
 
"Dead Man's Wings" by Arthur J. Burks
"Follow Lieutenant Devlin, daredevil flyer, through battle-scarred skies in this zooming novel of flaming vickers and savage vengeance."
"Born Reckless" by George Bruce
"Bill Shepherd tears into a skyful of bombers like a fighting fury—to prive to the cockeyed world that he's no tin hero!"
"Vickers Venom" by Orlando Rigoni
"Flying Hell" by George Bruce
"Nine Live" by Owen Atkinson
"Talons of the 'Dove'" by Harold F. Cruickshank

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
 Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen






Adventure House
G-8 and His Battle Aces #46
Now available! 

"Patrol of the Purple Clan" by Robert J. Hogan
"The war shifts swiftly from Europe to the U.S.A. on the wings of the Purple Clan!  Traitors to the flag who fight for gold against their country— vultures of civilization whose fangs reach out for the life of the Master Spy."

Also featuring:
"Flying Crackers"
"Some Guys Are Too Tough"
"The World in Flames"

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

Softcover, 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95






Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Crime Master: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time.
Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Volume 1 contains the following stories:

 “Tomorrow”
What will they be like—those Lost Children of Tomorrow, the survivors of Armageddon?
How will they live, and who will lead them? Here is a vivd visualization of their fight back to Civilization.

 “Children of Tomorrow”
They are the hope and promise of America—these Lost Children who by a miracle survived the destruction of their generation.
But before their Tomorrow can come they shall destroy the Barbarians who ravage their country’s green fields and rolling hills—for the night cannot last forever.

 “Bright Flag of Tomorrow”
On their wilderness Mountain was safety from the dreaded hordes;
but below them America lay waiting for deliverance, praying for the hope that only these Wild Boys could bring them….

 “Thunder Tomorrow”
 It is the voice of America, this thunder, lifted against an alien and savage tyranny.
For tonight Dikar leads his army-with-banners into battle, and the hope of Tomorrow shall be proclaimed with guns.


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Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Hell’s-a-Poppin’ on Halfaday Creek
 by James B. Hendryx


 Altus Press is proud to present another new Halfaday Creek collection, containing eight previously-uncollected Black John & Halfaday Creek novelettes.
Part of the matching Halfaday Creek Library.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“Black John Declines a Reward”
 “Constable Buck Counts Heads”
 “Left Handed Justice”
 “Poison on Halfaday”
 “The Gambler”
 “Halfaday Evidence, Package Style”
 “Target Practice on Halfaday”
 “Trial and Error”

 
580 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

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Altus Press
Coming soon!

The most anticipated Frederick Nebel collection.... 
Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1


 Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel's forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don't turn up often and as a result,
few readers have been able to enjoy these classics.
With this series, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order.
Volume 1 contains Nebel's first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.
Look for it soon!

 
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American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.
It looks now to have over 40 pages of color and over 150 pages pages of text and Black & White work.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.
A Buckram cloth bound trade edition.  500 copies.

A bonded leather-bound edition with signed cancelled checks by Virgil Finlay.  26 copies.


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 85: "Masters of Death," "Voodoo Death" and "The Shadow Challenged"
The Knight of Darkness battles murderous supervillains in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow wages a final battle against his greatest enemy, Shiwan Khan, in "Masters of Death." Then, savage drums promise eerie menace when Professor MacAbre attempts to bring "Voodoo Death" to The Shadow and Margo Lane! BONUS: A murderous Shadow uses the power of invisibility for evil and sets a deadly trap for Lamont Cranston in "The Shadow Challenged." Which Shadow will have the last laugh? This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-146-2 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 "FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN" superpack with THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1 and bonus art prints!
THE SHADOW "Foreshadowing the Batman" super-packCommemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the Caped Crusader's Golden Age in a 544-page multipack, with a new foreword by legendary Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, exclusive bonus 7"x10" art prints and the brand-new THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1. This instant collector's item leads off with "Partners of Peril," the legendary 1936 thriller that was adapted as the debut Batman story in Detective Comics #27, and "Lingo" which introduced The Shadow's yellow boomerang, the forerunner of the Bat-a-rang! The Shadow combats a malevolent clown in "Death's Harlequin," a predecessor of The Joker's venom in "The Laughing Corpse," and in "Voodoo Trail" wages a battle to the death with Dr. Mocquino, who inspired Batman's first archfoe, Doctor Death! "The Devil Master" foreshadows Bill Finger and Bob Kane's use of giant props, while "The Shadow's Rival" was echoed in the 1953 Batman classic, "The Crime Predictor." PLUS: The Shadow Annual #1 reprinting for the first time "The Crime Crypt" and "The Green Terror," foreshadowing 1948's "The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman" and the major Bat-villain, the Scarecrow! SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR'S ITEMS include high-quality art prints of George Rozen's knockout "Voodoo Trail" painting, Jerome Rozen's rendition of "Partners of Peril," Grave Gladney's "The Green Terror" and the legendary Tom Lovell art that was "swiped" by Bob Kane in Detective Comics #27. This instant collector's item showcases all eight color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-140-0 Softcover, 7x10. 544 pages, B&W, $39.95

"With this astonishing discovery, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray have rewritten the history of Batman. We always knew that Batman was inspired by The Shadow—we just didn't know how much he was inspired by The Shadow!" —ALTER EGO editor Roy Thomas



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$39.95
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz," "The War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
Thrilling mysteries by the creators of Zorro and Batman!


America's premier detective hero returns in action-packed pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to wage a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns," "Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail," three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers" bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown murder in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the original pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary by Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-147-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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]

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Black Coat Press
Now available!


THE WORKS OF HENRI AUSTRUY


 Henri Austry, born in 1871, was a Parisian attorney, a writer and the editor of La Nouvelle Revue from 1913 until his unrecorded death during the Nazi occupation of France. Virtually forgotten today, he was the author of several remarkable, humorous and imaginative works of science fiction in the vein of Robert Sheckley and R. A. Lafferty. His stories possess an idiosyncratic eccentricity that makes them highly unusual -- a quality worthy of interest and high praise in the field of imaginative literature. There is literally nothing else quite like them.

THE EUPANTOPHONE
by Henri Austruy; adapted by Brian Stableford


What do eyes matter, when one has spectacles -- my spectacles, of course!"
The Eupantophone (1904) is about a machine for reading text aloud that is a pun off into a device transforming light into sound that enables a blind man to see.
This collection features three other stories by Austruy, all set in fantasy worlds, where supernatural elements tend to be surreal rather than magical, and deployed in the interests of allegory and satire.
            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 328 pages 
THE PETITPAON ERA
by Henri Austruy; adapted by Brian Stableford

On that radiant spring morning, the African army, miraculously extracted from its slumber, emerged from the Grand Palais under the guidance of Abbé Mortol and Hermann Coffre in order to reestablish order in Paris and put an end to the regime that had permitted itself to raise its voice, in the name of wicked liberty.

Austruy could already have considered himself akin to Cassandra, having seen his awful warnings of The Petitpaon Era (1906), a scathing pacifistic anticipation, put so comprehensively in the shade by the actual world war that followed it within a decade of its representation of his fictitious one.

This collection features three other fantasy stories from remote epochs, abolished from human memory, including tales of the bizarre city of Miellune and the fantastic land of Humania, as well as a dire prediction of a global ecocatastrophe caused by soil erosion.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 292 pages

THE OLOTELEPAN
by Henri Austruy; adapted by Brian Stableford

The olotelepan is content to extend our senses, to prolong our perception to the limit of our finity. But to perceive something it is necessary that it exists, and for it to exist, it must be created...

The Olotelepan (1925) is set in an alternative history—a world like our own, but which has diverged as a result of the invention and widespread marketing of the eponymous device, a wireless apparatus that instantaneously transports the senses to indefinite distances.

This collection features two other stories, including the ground-breaking A Samsara (1932) in which a scientist devises a new technology that enables the regeneration of souls.

US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 360 pages






Black Coat Press
Coming in July!

THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

Collectors Edition
US$39.95/ GBP28.99
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
212 pages
Cover by Christine Clavel
Interior Illustrations are by French artist Michel Borderie

Foreword:  Rick Lai
Introduction: William Patrick Maynard
Epilogue:
A short story titled "Aria" by
William Patrick Maynard  



Black Dog Books - Now available!


"The best writer by a million miles is Fred Nebel, who . . . uses the Dashiell Hammett style, but does Hammett one better. . . . brutality of treatment, bluntness, and vivid character portrayal."
Hugh Cave, Lifetime Achievement recipient, Horror Writers Association and World Fantasy
 
Malayan Peril
Following a trail of clues, what secrets does Steele uncover in the remote jungle temple when he encounters the Hidden Council, a mysterious black-robed secret society?
 
The Darjeeling Diamond
Callahan agrees to transport the fabled Darjeeling Diamond from Calcutta to Penang. While en route, the jewel goes missing and suddenly every person onboard becomes a suspect.
 
Isle of Lost Men
The basis for the films Isle of Lost Men and Ships of the Night, this action-packed novella sends Dan Meloy searching for a missing heir given up for dead on the doomed Isle of Lost Men—from where no one returns!
 
Follow the excitement in these and eleven other thrilling tales of adventure including:
 • The Coast of Hate (novelette)
 • Doom Lagon
 • Typhoon McQuade
 • Flame Island (novel)
 • Some Grudge
 • The Devil's Souvenir (novelette)
 • Sunken Sovereigns
 • The Bluff That Worked
 • Captain Fortune
 • Claws of the Jungle (novelette)
 • No Law Beyond Khyber (novelette)
  
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by John Newton Howitt.
Trade paperback / 368 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

 
For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action. Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential detective writers of all time are collected in this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.
 
Included are:
 • This Corpse on Me
 • Avenging Angel
 • Race Williams' Double Date
 • Murder Yet To Come
 • This Corpse Is Free!
 • Gas
 • Manhunter
 • You'll Remember Me
 • I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
 • Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
 

Race Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John Daly's work.
Selected and with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 Trade paperback / 257 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Black Dog BooksNow available!

 
Singapore Sammy returns for another set of rough-and-tumble thrilling adventures through the Straits Settlements continuing his pursuit of his elusive father and the will to his grandfather's estate in these four thrilling novel-length works.
 
Sapphires and Suckers
Buying a sapphire mine proves more of a nuisance than it is worth for Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones. When they uncover a new deposit of the precious stone, the pair are suddenly up to their elbows in blue clay and trouble!
 
The Python Pit
"Never trust a woman." Sammy quickly forgets that adage when he and Lucky Jones are enticed to transport Sally Lavender on the Blue Goose to somewhere east of the Celebs, to the shunned isle of Konga, shunned because it is inhabited with headhunters-and ghosts!
 
The Isle of the Meteor
A forgotten chart provides Sammy a clue to the location of an island in the South Seas that centuries ago was struck by an enormous meteorite of solid gold. Cooking up a scheme to acquire these untold riches, Sammy embarks to locate the island-only to discover that the gold is not simply for the taking.
 
A Whisker of Buddha
Singapore Sammy and Lucky Jones are hired to steal a revered whisker of the Buddha himself from a well-guarded temple in the Cambodian interior. Word of their quest gets out; quickly a race is on to see which pursuing party will acquire the sacred object first.
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 With an introduction by Rick Lai.
Trade paperback / 199 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog BooksNow available!

 
Return to a time when the world was not fully mapped, the lure of adventure was strong and Africa was still the Dark Continent.
 
Journey to the far corners of the globe as Matthew Quin, big game hunter extraordinaire, seeks to capture wildlife for Hamrach & Co. Along the way Quin discovers that vipers, scorpions, tigers and all manner of beasts often walk on Earth in the two-legged variety.
 
This massive volume, culled from a variety of resources and international library archival collections, marks a major achievement in research in assembling forty-seven works—the complete known stories of Matthew Quin, pulled from book, magazine and newspaper appearances.
 
Also included is the novel, In Wildest Africa, in which Quin encounters Teddy Roosevelt on an African Safari!


Contents:
• How I Lost My Elephant
• The Shelter-House of the Sunderbunds
• The Borneo Orang-Outang
• The Adventure of the Australian Bushrangers
• The Black Panther From Hamburg
• The Adventure of the Lost Caravan
• The Adventure of the Stolen Lions
• Bin Mahommed's Cunning
• The Johannesburg Conspiracy
• The Nawab of Jubbulpore's Diamond
• Prince Wong's Lioness
• The Mystery of Ranjeet Singh's Death
• The Adventure of the Star of Dehli
• The Mystery of the Oudh Jungle
• The Mystery of the Wrecked Circus Train
• The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
• The Affair of the Singapore Bungalow
• Tharadeen, the Dacoit
• The Two-Horned Rhinoceros
• Count Sandoff's Wife
• The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
• The Pearl of the Philippines
• The Adventure of the Achinese Pirates
• A Treacherous Rival
• The Ringed Jaguar of Amazonas
• The Affair of the Python
• The Wonderful Adventure of the Yukon Tributary
• On the Trail of the Totem Bear
• The Quest of the White Panther
• The Quest of the Bull Moose
• The Rajah of Vancore's Menagerie
• The International Episode of the Niger Swamp
• In Solomon's Tank
• The Sultan of Muscat's Cheet ah
• The Adventure of the Harkaway Hall Preserves
• The Silent Man of the Polar Star
• A Terrible Night
• The Mad Elephant of Coorg
• Night In the Forests of India
• The Adventure of the Assam Shooting-Box
• The Rajah of Kolat's Trainer
• The Adventure of the Rio Gila Ford
• Baffled by a Puma
• The Hermit of Kootenay Pass
• The Contents of a Tiger Trap
• The Shooting Cage
• In Wildest Africa (novel)


Assembled and with an introduction by Graydon scholar, Georges T. Dodds, Ph.D.
Trade paperback / 473 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Black Dog BooksNow available!
  

A collection of articles and studies relating to the detecitve pulps and the Western pulps.
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!
 
Included are:
 
Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Pulps
 • House Burglary Poor Trade  (An interview with Dashiell Hammett) by Helen Herbert Foster
 • Sex, Deftly Handled by H. Bedford-Jones
 • Shall We Write Sex Stories? (A reply to "Sex, Deftly Handled") by Dashiell Hammett and H. Bedford-Jones
 • How Philo Vance, Clubfoot and Charlie Chan Were Born by H.F. Manchester
 • Do You Want to Become A Writer? Or Do You Want to Make Money? by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Dialogue by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Cleve F. Adams: Black Knight, Cannibal and Forgotten Man by Evan Lewis
 • The Maltese Falcon on Film: A Photo Gallery

  
Special Fiction Section
 • The Road Home as by Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett)
  
The Western Pulps
 • Western Fiction Discussed by Eugene Manlove Rhodes by William McLeod Raine
 • To the Prolific Belong the Spoils by George C. Henderson
 • Get Your Villainy First by W.D. Hoffman
 • Write 'em, Cowboy! (An interview with William McLeod Raine) by Herbert Cerwin
 • The Western Story Lives (1931) by J.R. Johnston
 • Clarence E. Mulford Lets His Stories "Grow" by Harold L. Cail
 • The Western Story Today (1934) by Edmund Collier
 • Mean Pete Growls! (An interview with Western author Peter Brandvold) by Tom Roberts
 • My Favorite Western Pulps and Authors by James Reasoner
  
Art Focus
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Births of Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok and Edd Cartier
 • Autobiography and art gallery by Virgil Finlay
 • Hannes Bok biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
 • My Glazing Technique (1945) by Hannes Bok
 • Edd Cartier biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
  
Film Focus
 • From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2014 Ed Hulse 145

Trade paperback / 152 pages / Price: $14.95 US


Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
BULLETS IN THE BLACK by Walt Coburn

 "Walt Coburn has produced some of the best Western fiction of our time.  He has been read and appreciated because of the authentic ring to his plots and the quality of humanness in his characters. Like a classic design, Coburn has endured."  - Arizona Republic
 
From Walt Coburn, the "Cowboy Author," come these five previously uncollected novellas and the shorter title story, each from the pages of Western Story Magazine.
 
Bullets in the Black
An aging sheriff and a pink-faced recruit face brutal ruffians along the border.
 
Out of the Dark
A primal fear of what emerges from the night provides the foundation to this story of anxiety and psychological drama when ancient deeds resurface for Pete Gillis.
 
Range Robbers
Plans are set into motion for an Eastern Syndicate to acquire, through any means possible, the one parcel of land that prevents them from controlling the entire section.
 
Gun-lords of Tortilla Range
Looking to avenge an old wrong, Cabe McCall rides to Arizona hoping to tracking down the shadowy killers of his brother only to find himself thrust into an even deeper and deadlier mystery.
 
Killers of Coyote Pass
Tom Gaines learns that driving cattle though the only mountain pass for a hundred miles is treacherous enough without rustlers' gunfire raining down on you.
 
Riders of the Ghost Trail
Just when he thought all was dead and buried, Slim Fergus is suddenly confronted with ghosts from his past.
 
 
With an introduction by James Reasoner.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Trade paperback / 174 pages / Price: $15.95 US



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!

The silent-era movie serial——routinely dismissed, overlooked or undervalued by film historians——finally gets the attention it deserves in this meticulously researched, lovingly written book.
 
Drawing on the well-established conventions of pulp fiction and blood-and-thunder stage melodrama, the motion-picture chapter play thrilled viewers of all ages and, more importantly, made weekly moviegoing a habit for millions of Americans during the Teens and Twenties.
 
Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, opens this deluxe trade paperback with a 25,000-word overview on the silent serial’s development, debunking old myths and putting the chapter play in its proper historical context. The bulk of the book is devoted to the output of Pathé Exchange, the production/distribution entity that employed the most popular stars (including serial queens Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Allene Ray) and released the most successful and influential serials (The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, The Lightning Raider, The Timber Queen, and The Green Archer, to name a few). This company history has been impeccably sourced and even features first-hand recollections from people who were part of serial-making in those halcyon days.
 
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders has more than 200 illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, candid on-set photos, even frame captures from the film themselves. Most of these have never been published.
 
Hulse has recaptured this remarkable period in film history in painstaking detail, and even those film buffs or pulp fans with limited interest in serials will be fascinated by this evocative chronicle of the early chapter plays.

 
PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDER.


290 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published!
This Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood 'n' Thunder
(less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course).


Among the departments you'll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac's Dime Detective character The Rambler; an essay on the first serial adapted from a comic strip, 1934's Tailspin Tommy; and advice from noted SF editor Robert "Doc" Lowndes on cracking the pulp-magazine market.

Feature articles cover a number of favorite characters, including Doc Savage and G-8. Scholar Nathan Madison is on hand with a fascinating treatise on "Yellow Peril" pulp fiction. Larry Latham joins BnT's Writers Brigade with a survey of dime novels and nickel weeklies that became full-fledged pulp magazines. Film historian Richard W. Bann returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the production of 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and BnT editor Ed Hulse revisits the Thirties film appearances of The Shadow with newly uncovered information on the 1931-32 Universal featurettes that introduced the character to moviegoers. There are facsimile reprints of short stories from rare early issues of Adventure and The Popular Magazine.

Finally, as a bonus, this issue includes an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) first published in 1918 issues of All-Story Weekly: Randall Parrish's eerie adventure The Strange Case of Cavendish, which was made into a 1919 cliffhanger serial titled The Lion Man.

 
Nearly 300 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95


The Special Edition counts as issues 38 through 40 for subscribers and includes all the material previously announced for #38.



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

Collectibles Section Being Restocked - New!
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
While Ric's wife is helping Ric celebrate his birthday and recent graduation, Art is minding the Cave. This week Art interviews Glynn Owen Barrass.

Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby


The Bronze Gazette #70 (March 2014)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Expanding the Bronze Age" by John L. Vellutini
Doc Savage comicbook story: "Castle's in the Air" from SHADOW COMICS, February 1945

Front Cover: Tim Faurote

Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton and Kevin Duncan

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #71, 72, 73.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

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


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

Forgotten Books: ADVENTURE HEROES by Jeff Rovin (1994) - New!
WEIRD TALES 40, 41 & 42 (1927) - New!
Norman Saunders Comic Gallery: WILD BOY (1951) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "The House of the Seven Dragons" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932)
Pulp Gallery: SUPER-DETECTIVE (1941)
Forgotten Books: DEALING OUT DEATH by W.T.Ballard (1948)
Comic Gallery: KERRY DRAKE (1944)


Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


The Domino Lady 12 inch Action Figure
Now available!


Executive Replicas and Phicen are proud to present the first ever 1:6 scale figure of this sultry siren known as ... The Domino Lady.

Created by "Lars Anderson", The Domino Lady is a masked pulp heroine first appearing in a 1936 issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures. The Domino Lady is really University of California, Berkeley-educated socialite Ellen Patrick. When her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, is murdered, she puts on a domino mask to avenge him. She is armed with two .45 pistols and her beauty. The Domino Lady charms, outwits, and allures her adversaries. She is known for stealing from her targets and donating the profits to charity, after a modest cut for herself), and leaving a calling card that reads - "Compliments of the Domino Lady"
  • Product Height: 29.5cm
  • Product Scale: 1:6
  • Inner box Size: L34.8cm X W14.8cm X H9.7cm
  • Carton Size: L32.0cm X W29.8cm X H36.5cm
  • SRP - $149.99


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Coming soon!
"John Carter: Warlord of Mars"
by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Perez Garcia

John Carter: Warlord of Mars will make its online debut in early summer. Written by Roy Thomas with art by Rodolfo Perez Garcia of Mexico City, this series will follow John Carter and his friends on exciting adventures that delve into the rich history of Barsoom.  As with the other ten series featured on the site, the first four episodes of John Carter Warlord of Mars will be viewable at no charge.

This strip will join ten others currently available on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder





Art by Joe Jusko 

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!

"Dead Men's Music" by Norman A. Daniels from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, July, 1943
There were tons of ore that the government needed in the mine - but a legend kept it idle. And Steve Banning had come to a death grip with a ghostly horde before he could start it working.
"Short-Wave Murder" by James Perley Hughes from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, February, 1937
A radio expert was Detective Danny Phelan. But he wanted an expert movie fadeout with lovely Peggy Concannon. And his megacycle chase after Peggy led him straight into the jaws of . . . Short-Wave Murder
"Death Dummy" by Belton O. Buck from SECRET AGENT "X", June, 1937
It was a strange means by which killer and victim seemed to disappear into thin air.


Facebook - Now online!

There are numberous groups on Facebook that are of potential intrest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



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

May 2014 - New!
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!

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

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

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


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.


First Realm Publishing
Pangaea: Eden’s Planet
By Tom Johnson

Coming June 18!

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

EXCERPT:
Just as they thought they had reached the safety of the desert a giant Gorgon, fully twelve feet in length came out of nowhere, its long saber tooth-like tusks reaching for them. The colonel and Cooper had already holstered their guns in order to run unhampered, and the creature was upon them before either could draw their weapon.
Manning smiled. “Everyone has a purpose.”
Without hesitation, he stepped between the monster and his shipmates …


About the Author:
As a twenty-year military veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as in Vietnam. I have a law enforcement background. My studies of paleontology and entomology have been an influence in many of my novels. My wife and I started the publishing imprint of FADING SHADOWS in 1982, and published a hobby magazine and several genre magazines for 22 years, before I settled into writing my own novels. I have now been published in over 80 books, which include fiction novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books. I write SF, YA, Western, and Action novels.


Fu-Manchu: THE DRUMS OF FU-MANCHU - Now available!
by Sax Rohmer

Immediately before World War II, Fu-Manchu decides to kill or control the world’s war-mongering dictators, to pave the way for his own plans. The rapid-fire action moves  from London to Venice to Paris, and involves various arcane and scientific forms of torture and death.

BONUS FEATURE: The Blue Monkey”, the second of three “lost adventures of Nayland Smith.” It appeared in Collier’s in 1931, then in the short story collection Tales of East and West.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books



Amazon.com    Titan Books
 
Galaxy Press - Now available!
Mission Earth 10 Volume Set [trade paperbacks]


Earth does not exist. . . . Or so they want you to believe. Who are they? What do they want? And who do they think they are? They are the Voltarians of Voltar—an empire 110 planets strong. They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin . . . in a hundred years or so. Or is it? The truth is far more sinister. Undercover, underground and out of sight, the invaders plan what may in fact be a massive diversion. In the darkest recesses of Voltar’s Coordinated Information Apparatus (otherwise known as the CIA), a tyrant of terror sets out to exploit the invasion in order to seize power. All that stands in his way is a planet that doesn’t exist.

Discover a world where corporations rule and political corruption is rife. Where governments are driven by oil and controlled by drugs. Where global warming is getting hotter by the minute . . . and a scorching love affair could determine the fate of millions. Where a cosmic conspiracy is about to hit home and the intergalactic intrigue knows no bounds. They call it Blito-P3. We call it Earth.

You can’t afford to look the other way. It’s the end of the world as you know it . . . and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.


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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.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #105 from June 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Revolt of the Underworld
"

TERROR TALES #43 from Nov/Dec 1939 - $35
Featuring  "The Damned May Dance with Satan"
by Ray Cummings
 WEIRD TALES #35 from August 1926 - $35
Featuring  
"The Woman of the Wood
" by A. Merritt

"The Terrible Old Man" by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Monster-God of Mamurth" by Edmond Hamilton
           
          
      
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

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

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

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June1942)


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

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

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

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

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
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THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
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#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
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#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July 1924 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
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Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!



Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future  - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.



 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Al Williamson & Roy Krenkel  
- New!
The Fleagles at EC ~ Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel &Frank Frazetta - New!
The Steranko Comic Art Calendar ~ Sept/1972-Aug/1973 - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Venus Series
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Pellucidar Series
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Martian Series
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Tarzan Series
Marvel Science Stories 1938-1941 ~ Norman Saunders, Wesso, Jack Kirby, Frank R. Paul, Alex Schomburg

J. Allen St John 1875-1957 ~ The Face In The Pool ~ 1905
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  June 14, 2014!

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.

We are meeting in June, at the Jefferson Market Library on Sixth Avenue near 8th Street.  Meeting in the third floor room from 2:30 to 5 PM, 2nd Saturday of the month (June 14). 
In July at Jeffereson Market Library from 1 to 4 PM in the 1st floor room and August back at Jefferson Market in the third floor room from 2:30 to 5.


Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com





Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00





Haffner Press
Now available!

The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three by Edmond Hamilton
Edited by Stephen Haffner,  Introduction by Chuck Juzek
 Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
 Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski


Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
 
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind?  Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base.  Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet!  In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
 
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


ISBN-13 978-1-893887-74-9
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00


Haffner Press
Now available!

The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
 Introduction by Mike Ashley;  Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
 Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.
 
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
 
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
 
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

 ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
 600+ page Hardcover
$40.00
 


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

September 2014


BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller , Cover art by Glen Orbik
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a special set of rules: no relationships, no ties...no alcohol, no women...no talking...and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying.

For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder, Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the day he say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the woman he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...

"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...Everything was about storytelling, the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino

"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...most certainly its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders

In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK PAGE—and this book, his last, which has never previously been published in the English language.

First publication ever in the English language!
Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a decorated combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp
Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France toward the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.



THE HYBORIAN HERESIES - Now available in Kindle format!
by Dale E. Rippke

Back in 2004, "THE HYBORIAN HERESIES" by Dale E. Rippke was first published in print format...

Now, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this Critically-acclaimed and Award-winning book, it is being published in Kindle Format for the first time!

This "Special Edition" includes the entire contents of the original printing, plus 2 Features that have never before been seen in a collected edition: "The Art of Red Nails" by Ver Curtiss, and "The Tao of Conan" by Dale Rippke...

Other essays in this edition include:
ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN SERIES CHECKLIST
THE DARK STORM CONAN CHRONOLOGY
MYSTERIES OF THE PRE-CATACLYSMIC AGE
THE MYSTERY OF THE GREAT CATACLYSM
MYSTERIES OF THE CATACLYSMIC AGE
THE MYSTERY OF PRE-HUMAN STYGIA
THE FIRST GREAT MIGRATION
THE COMING OF THE HYBORIANS
THE AGE OF ACHERON
THE MYSTERY OF THE GREEN-STONE CITIES
THE HYBORIAN DAWN
THE UNKNOWN WEST
OMEGA HYBORIA
THE AGE OF FIRE AND ICE
THE MYSTERY OF BELIT
CHILDREN OF THE FALLEN
AFTERWORD by Benjamin Szumskyj

Plus the CREDITS from the Original Sources... and the extra SPECIAL FEATURES: "THE ART OF “RED NAILS”... and THE TAO OF CONAN
Original Cover Art by David Burton
This is a book that belongs on every serious collector's shelf, and we are sure that it will always have a place in History
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Don't pass this up... It is, simply, the most Definitive Collection of "The Hyborian Age" that you could ever hope to find.


Amazon.com    Wild Cat Books


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

CRIME FICTION STORIES, December 1950

Contents:
PARTING GIFT by Frank Ward
HATE CALLS THE TUNE by Clive Criswell
GEMS GLOW WITH BLOOD by Joseph Commings
ICE FROM A CORPSE by Ed Barcelo
HOW DEAD CAN YOU GET? by Charles Beckman, Jr.
AH, SWEET MYSTERY OF DEATH by Bryce Walton
MURDER COMES CALLING by Logan Logare
ODDS ARE ON DEATH by Ashley Calhoun
THE CASE BOOK by Steve R. Bonner

6 x 9 inch, 100 pages
Retail Price $15.00


 
    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought - New!
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

Meteor House
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds
Now available for pre-order!


Meteor House is thrilled to announce the third in our series of Signed Limited Edition Novellas based on the works of Philip José Farmer.
 
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows is an exciting sequel to Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, which we all know is the “true story” behind the events of Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
 
In this all-new adventure Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
 
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…


This is a story you don’t want to miss, but don’t just take our word for it:
 
“With all the verve, sense of adventure, and sly reference to classic literature that I’ve come to love and expect in his work, Josh Reynolds carries forward the secret history of Phileas Fogg in a manner both highly entertaining and true to the spirit of Philip José Farmer.” — Christopher Paul Carey (author of Exiles of Kho)
 
“The best Wold Newton stories tell a rollicking adventure tale, first and foremost, while also subtlety advancing the larger mythos. Josh Reynolds’ sequel to Philip Josè Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg delivers in spades, with tale of high adventure that satisfies on both levels. Bravo! I eagerly await the next chapter in Fogg’s ongoing exploits.” — Win Scott Eckert (author of The Scarlet Jaguar)
 
As with our previous Signed Limited Edition Novellas, if you pre-order—now through May 15th—your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgments page! How cool is that? These pre-orders also determine the print run of each edition. Since these novella sell out in just a few months, pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee you will get a copy.
 
We have one more important detail to add, and this is brand-new, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows will be available in trade paperback AND hardcover!
 
Many of our readers said they would prefer our Signed Limited Novellas in hardcover, and now you have a choice:
 
$15 for the Trade Paperback (plus shipping)
 $25 for the Hardcover (plus shipping)
 $35 for both! (add only the same shipping cost as the hardcover)
 
Seriously, who ever heard of $15 for a signed limited edition? Or only $25 for a signed limited edition hardcover with a dust jacket? And you if buy the hardcover you can get the trade paperback for only $10 more? No wonder Meteor House is your favorite micro-publisher!


Meteor House


Meteor House
The Evil in Pemberley House 
by Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert

Softcover edition now available for pre-order!
 

Out of print since 2010, Meteor House is thrilled beyond words to be publishing The Evil in Pemberley House in an affordable trade paperback edition—the previous editions were beautiful collectible hardcover editions from Subterranean Press available for $40 (for the trade edition) and $60 (for the numbered edition)—and featuring the same stunning cover art by Glen Orbik as the original hardcover edition.
 
While this trade edition is NOT a signed limited edition, if you preorder by June 30th, you can get a signed copy!
The book will be released at FarmerCon IX in August 2014 and Win Scott Eckert will be on hand to sign all copies ordered by the deadline.
 
For those not familiar with the novel:
 
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
 
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
 
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
 
This trade edition will also include the following bonus features not found in the hardcover trade edition:
 ■  Foreword to the 2014 Edition
 ■  A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
 ■  An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
 ■  Outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
 ■  A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
 ■  A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer


And don’t forget to order by June 30th to get a copy signed by Win Scott Eckert!


 


The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/

Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...


Moonstone Books
SHEENA #2

Arriving in comic shops June 11!
 
DIE HARD screenwriter Steven E. de Souza’s critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner’s SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE comes to Moonstone in this action packed series! A man-eater is on the loose, the government bounty is in the thousands, and trigger happy hunters are descending on Sheena’s private jungle like shark fisherman pursuing “Jaws”.  As the mutilated victims pile up, Sheena knows her jaguar companion is innocent… but can she prove her theory that the killer is neither man or beast before the intruders end up killing an innocent… or stumble upon her own secret role as the leader of Val Verde’s spreading revolution?


Story: David de Souza, Steven E. de Souza, Paul D. Storrie
Art: Shawn McCauley
Colors: James Brown
Covers: Jake Minor, Jim Silke
32 pages, color, $3.99


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

These Alien Skies - New!
The New Pulp Heroes
Fanzines
Triple Detective
Worlds of Tomorrow

Coming in July and now accepting pre-orders!

Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
Now on sale for: £16.95




Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
 






Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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






The Aristocrats of the Pulps - New!

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.


Unknown Worlds of John Campbell

In the February 1939 ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, John W. Campbell announced,
“. . . the second Friday of every month, a new magazine will appear. UNKNOWN will be to fantasy what ASTOUNDING has made itself represent to science fiction.
 It will offer fantasy of a quality so far different from that which has appeared in the past as to change your entire understanding of the term.”



Thrilling Science Fiction & Fantasy

Standard Magazines entered the science-fiction market in 1936 when they bought Hugo Gernsback's WONDER STORIES.
Around the start of 1939, with interest growing in the genre, they added a couple of companions to the rechristened THRILLING WONDER STORIES.
The science-fiction title was STARTLING STORIES, while STRANGE STORIES delved into fantasy and the supernatural.
A year later, CAPTAIN FUTURE was added to the mix (we'll have more on that one at a later date).



Science Fiction, the Marvel Way

Before attaining financial success as the publisher of Marvel Comics, Martin Goodman was pretty much a fly-by-night publisher
of pulps, true crime magazines, and anything else on which he could turn a fast profit.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Doc Ardan: City of Gold - New!
The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard
A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith
The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft
Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer


Pulp Den - Now online!

Savage Summer - New!
Sidekick by Auralee Wallace - New!
These Alien Skies - New!
Bewitching Blog Tours & The Book Cave
The Green Ghost Volume One

Voodoo Ridge
The Bronze Gazette #70

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp Comics: Atomic Robo
- New!
Meet The Gray Monk
Carnacki and his ‘Electric Pentacle’

Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series
Pulp forerunners: The Edisonades


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
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 #51
The Pecos Kid Western #1 Audiobook
Riders of the Gunsmoke Rim

Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

In the post World War II era, Popular Publications was slow to launch new magazines built around a single character. But when they did, they went completely out of the box. Captain Zero was one of those.

In 1950, with the pulp era dwindling, Popular put out The Pecos Kid Western. He was, in the words of editor Mike Tilden, “hardly a regulation Western character.”


What did Tilden mean by that? Simply that here was a hero who was neither a steely-eyed pulp stalwart, nor a rodeo-shirted Hollywood trick-shooter — both infallible crusaders for justice, but about as realistic as the Lone Ranger.


The Pecos Kid was really William Calhoun Warren, late of Texas and the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, he set out to make an honest living, assisted by his saddle mates, Big Jim Swing and Hernandez Pedro Gonzales y Fuente Jesus Maria Flanagan. The series was created to reflect the shift toward more mature Western films, which had been growing on Hollywood over much of the 1940s. It would reach its zenith with such cinematic classics as Howard Hawks’ 1948 epic Red River, along with High Noon, Shane, and The Searchers, all just around the corner from 1950.

According to author Dan Cushman, The Pecos Kid was actually inspired by The Cisco Kid. “The editors at Popular asked me to write a series on a character they devised called the Pecos Kid, a sort of a spinoff on Leo Carillo, and I wrote several lead novels, but it came during the twilight of the pulps.”

Cushman actually meant Duncan Renaldo, who played The Cisco Kid in the wildly popular 1940s film series, which debuted on TV in September, 1949. Leo Carillo played the Kid’s older sidekick, Pancho.

In his debut novel, Riders of the Gunsmoke Rim, Bill Warren and his comrades have just finished driving a heard of cattle up from Cheyenne to the untamed town of Miles in Montana Country when they muscle into a hornet’s nest of hate and...but you can hear all the ruckus and ruction for yourself as Milton Bagby narrates Dan Cushman’s bullet-torn tale ripped from the pages of Pecos Kid Western, July, 1950.

Also included is a novelette by one of the the Pulp West’s major stars, Harry F. Olmsted’s “Hoss Greer––The Devil’s Line-Rider.”

Backing their play are five frontier fictions by Lloyd Eric Reeve, James Shaffer, Tom Roan, E. E. Halleran, and Giff Cheshire––all storied names back in the heyday of the Pulp West. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




Radio Archives
Will Murray Has A FREE Spider Download For You!
Rule of the Monster Men!

 
Radio Archives has just released its 50th Will Murray Pulp Classics audiobook! It's The Spider and the Eyeless Legion, one of the most exciting and compelling adventures starring millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth. We thought it only fitting to celebrate this landmark with the hero who kicked off the successful Will Murray Pulp Classics––The Spider!

To help celebrate this milestone, I’m offering a free download of the story that started the recent sequence of Spider exploits, Rule of the Monster Men. Set in the New York World's Fair, Rule of the Monster Men pits The Spider against one of the most most malevolent criminal masterminds he ever encountered.

It began with the sighting of a veterinarian’s ambulance, its caged rear crammed with helpless human beings––all victims of Manhattan’s newest monster, the Wreck!
 
The Rule of the Monster Men had begun.
 


Creating an army of human cripples, the Wreck begins a looting spree that reaches from Park Avenue to the New York World’s Fair of 1939. In answer to this awful challenge, Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider, rushes to the defense of his beloved city of Manhattan. When his fiancee falls victim to this atrocious fiend, all bets are off! This is not a story with a happy ending....
 
Taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider. Including another Arthur Leo Zagat short story, “Doc Turner and the Winged Terror.” This is a Total Pulp Experience audiobook.
 
The Spider series was one of the most popular pulp magazines of the 1930s, and his fame has only grown in the 21st Century. Violent, realistic, and uncompromising in his pursuit of justice, The Spider never fails to deliver red-hot action and white-heat emotional thrills. See why he is rightly called the Master of Men!
 
To obtain your free download send an email to SpiderAudio@RadioArchives.com and you’ll receive the download link within seconds.



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
A Necessary End Audiobook
by Sarah Pinborough and F. Paul Wilson

Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with a whisper — a whisper of wings! Death has come out of Africa in the form of swarms of vicious African flies. A living plague, these monstrous bugs cannot be battled like some ordinary disease. Medical science is unable to prevent the deadly autoimmune reaction caused by the bite of these insects. Across the world, billions are dead and more are constantly dying. Governments are falling everywhere, and civilization is collapsing. The flies are everywhere and everywhere they swarm they bring death. 


A few claim that the bugs are a freak mutation, while others believe that they are a man-made plague. Still, as all hope disappears, mankind ceases to care. The fatal flies are a plague sent by God, or so many of those dying claim.
 
However, not everyone is dying. A small number of people seem immune. They name themselves Mungus and they teach that man should accept the judgment of the flies, allowing themselves to be bitten by the “flies of the Lord.”
 
Into the land of the dead and dying, comes Nigel, an investigative reporter, searching for a kidnapped African boy named Bandora. Nigel, who is married to Abby, seeks redemption in a world where there is no such thing as forgiveness. On a quest for the truth, his journey takes him down a long road of self-discovery into the world of the head Mungu, a strange man who speaks the truth in riddles and is not afraid of the deadly flies.
 
Here is a novel about the end of the world, of the apocalypse; a story about the fragile bonds that hold not only marriages but also civilizations together. It’s also a story about truth and how we treat it. Do we embrace it with our soul or reject it completely. And most of all, it is about how we face truth in ourselves.
 
A Necessary Evil brings together two bestselling authors from across an ocean to combine their talents in a novel not easy to forget. Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed award-winning author of horror, crime and YA fiction. She has also written for 'New Tricks' on the BBC, and has a horror film and an original TV series in development. She lives in London. F. Paul Wilson is an award-winning, NY Times bestselling author of over 50 novels in many genres and numerous short stories translated into twenty-four languages. He is best known as creator of the urban mercenary Repairman Jack. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 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

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #96: The Spider and the Deathless One
It was inevitable that Richard Wentworth, crack amateur crime-fighter, should one day be called upon to substitute as Police Commissioner for his loyal friend, Kirkpatrick — who had sworn to snare the Spider!... It was inevitable, also, that the Spider’s worst enemy — Munro, the Man of a Thousand Faces — should return! But that these two dramatic events should occur simultaneously... makes for one of the most urgent and exciting of all the Spider’s adventures! 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.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Dane Gregory and Wayne Robbins

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 Dane Gregory and Wayne Robbins, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #95 - February 1940
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #69: Flight of the Death Battalion
They had no way of telling what lay before them; there was no sign of murder in the day or in the night as these Battle Aces sat talking in their Hangar. And then it came! — strange and ghastly, as though from another earth, and G-8 had no weapon other than his courage with which to fight! 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.




Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

VAMPIRE OF THE SKIES by James Corbett
With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #49

 
We are proud to present the first of at least three compelling novels by James Corbett this summer and to start it off: Vampire of the Skies, a 1932 aeroplane thriller with lots of supernatural leanings. For one thing, the villain seems to suck the blood from his victims shortly before throwing them from the cockpit of a high-flying aeroplane. John Pelan has much more to say in his introduction about this yarn as well as another aviation tale, The Ghost Plane, and a mystery, Murder Begets Murder, coming soon from Ramble House.
Available Editions
 $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
 $45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9" (Available in July 2014)
   $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE GHOST PLANE by James Corbett
With an Introduction by Gavin L. O'Keefe
A Ramble House Mystery

It's 1939 and the seaside town of Great Britain are preparing for air attacks. But out of the blue comes an invisible silent plane that can strafe a half dozen innocent people at a time. After the first attacks the authorities are alerted but the deaths keep coming without warning. It's time to bring in Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, and there's even a civilian named Brent, but can they bring the phantom killer to ground -- literally? In his introduction Gavin O'Keefe relates some of the war history of the author and his books and compares The Ghost Plane to the other two Corbetts we'll publish this summer: Vampire of the Skies, and a mystery, Murder Begets Murder.

 
Available Editions
 $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
 $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
 $45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9" (Available in July 2014)
  $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

MY TOUCH BRINGS DEATH and Other Stories
The Selected Stories of Russell Gray, Volume 2

With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #51

Russell Gray's first volume of weird menace stories, HOSTESSES FROM HELL and Other Stories, was a big hit among those who enjoy travelling back to the Great Depression when the pulps featured gory tales like these. In his introduction, John Pelan tells you about the author and his time, and then treats you to the following mesmerizing yarns:

"She-Devil of the Sea"
from TERROR TALES July/August 1938
"A Corpse Wields the Lash"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1937
"White Flesh Must Rot"
from SINISTER STORIES February 1940
"My Touch Brings Death"
from HORROR STORIES Dec/Jan 1938/1939
"I Said Yes to Satan"
from REAL MYSTERY July 1940
"The Singing Corpses"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1938
"The House that Horror Built"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1937
"Darlings of the Black Master"
from TERROR TALES Nov/Dec 1937
"The Devil is our Landlord"
from TERROR TALES Jan/Feb 1938
"Valley of the Red Death" from 
TERROR TALES Jan/Feb 1938

 
Available Editions
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
  $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
  $45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9" (Available in June 2014)
   $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)



This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Robert E. Howard
Agnès la Noire
Coming in June 18!


For this eleventh volume of the Howard collection, up to the historic adventure, including the Agnes Black cycle, amazing female hero due to the fertile imagination of the Texan, but also texts featuring Cormac Mac Art and pirates vikings, Kirby O'Donnell, current adventure in Afghanistan, or Terence Vulmea, Irish pirate of the Caribbean. Collision ambushes, cursed temples and conspiracies, the creator of Conan the Cimmerian is having a field day.
 
This edition, prepared by Patrice Louinet, one of the most prominent international experts Howard and his work, has a new translation based on the original manuscripts.


Illustrator: Stephane Collignon
Translator: Patrice Louinet
Price: 25.00 €
Number of pages: 528
Format: Large format
Edition: paperback

 

Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.


Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel
The book is finished and turned in to Dark Horse Comics!
The solicitation is coming soon!
 

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel
based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.

JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel has been delivered to Dark Horse Comics for edits!


Written by Martin Powell
 Authorized by ERB Inc.
Illustrated by:

Artgüello Carlos, Tomás M. Aranda, Daren Bader, Terry Beatty,
Sergio Cariello, Jamie Chase, Thomas Floyd, Steven E Gordon,
Lowell Isaac, Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot,
Nik Poliwko, Steve Price, Mark Wheatley, and Tom Yeates


From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse.
 

 
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Gray Fist - New!
Freak Show Murders - New!
Chain of Death
Cyro

King of the Black Market
Kings of Crime


SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops June 11!
(Writer) David Liss (Art) Carlos Furuzono (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

The deadly game of cat-and-mouse between world’s most notorious villain and the most dangerous man in Switzerland continues to unfold with skull-cracking, wife-stealing, cattle-mutilating action!  Moriarty begins to move his plan into his endgame, but he may have already been outwitted by the master alchemist who delights in murder and atrocity.  Can Moriarty be evil enough to emerge as a hero, or will the people who have trusted him find themselves betrayed?  The game is afoot in the penultimate issue!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 11





SIDEKICK by Auralee Wallace - Now available!

Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world...

Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...

File Size: 591 KB
Print Length: 249 pages
Price: 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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part One - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Eight  
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Seven
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Six
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five
Weird Tales #362 Now Available

Tarzan - WB feature film casting update!

Warner Bros has set Djimon Hounsou to join Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie in the David Yates-directed Tarzan. Hounsou will play Chief Mbonga in the action adventure.


Tarzan - Coming soon on DVD!

Experience the legendary tale when the action-packed family film, Tarzan, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart, as well as Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15.
 
Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the newest incarnation of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the ‘Tarzan‘ stories created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age stories of all time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation in stunning CGI-animation. In its initial theatrical release the film has grossed over $35 million globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) from a screen story and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also features the voice talents of Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jaime Ray Newman (TV’s “Mind Games“).
 
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family’s helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle – until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it’s love at first sight – and the beginning of a thrilling adventure – as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
 
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes, Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
 
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
 · “Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke” featurette
 · “Becoming Gorillas” featurette
 · “The Making of Tarzan” featurette
 
*Subject to change
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
 Year of Production: 2013
 Title Copyright: Tarzan © 2013, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Constantin
 Film Produktion GmbH. Trademark TARZAN owned by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS,  INC. and used by permission.
 Type: Theatrical Release
 Rating: PG for Action Violence, Peril/Frightening Images, Mild Language and Thematic Elements
 Genre: Family; Animation
 Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
 DVD Closed Captioned: English
 Subtitles: English and Spanish
 Run Time: 94 minutes
 Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
 DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
 Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
 DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital



Tom Johnson
These Alien Skies

Now available!

UFOs have been an enigma to people for centuries, but in the 20th Century they made their presence felt worldwide. MSgt Edwards experienced them first hand in the Air Force, when lights in the sky took control of a nuclear missile complex in North Dakota. After retiring, he joined AIM - Alien Intelligence Monitors, and now investigates sightings; is it possible an alien from outer space guides him with a message for Earth?

Eddy Edwards is tough, he has to be; government agents and local toughs often want him dead. Pulpy action combined with aliens and UFOs mix for lots of fun.


Features a great cover by Teresa Tunaley.





Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alexander Irvine, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014
Warbound [Grimnoir Chronicles, Bk. 3], Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, May 27, 2014

Coming soon!
Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures, ed. Jeff Mariotte, IDW Publishing, $19.99, July 01, 2014
Monster Hunter Nemesis [Monster Hunters, Bk. 5], Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, July 01, 2014
Resistance, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July 08, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
DREDD: The Illustrated Movie Script & Visuals, Alex Garland & Jock, 2000AD, $35.00, July 15,2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 29, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  September 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Revolution: Book Three in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 01, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond  Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 15, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $7.99, November 18, 2014

Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, November 25, 2014
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 25, 2014
Collision: Book Four in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, December 02, 2014
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad,  ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015

Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015

 
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sapper’s Bulldog Drummond, Part Two

The strongest scenes in Bulldog Drummond (1920) are the ones that show off Sapper’s strengths as a humorist. While it has since become commonplace to see Bondian heroes tossing off quips while being menaced by an unfailingly polite villain, it hardly compares to the way Hugh Drummond handled himself in similar scenarios. Drummond regularly displays a self-deprecating humor when it comes to his features and his intellect, yet his ability to needle villains by refusing to treat them as a serious threat displays an intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind that provides a constant source of amusement to the reader.

Read the rest at the links below.


 

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