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2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

March Update:
Well, 31 days from now we'll be in the middle of the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  This one is shaping up to be our largest yet, and with an expanded dealers room, we've sold out of all 150 tables (or, put another way, placed end to end we could line 3 football fields).  We're nearly done shooting the over 200 lots of material from the collection of Jerry Weist for our Friday night auction, and will be posting the remaining images soon.


If you haven't made your hotel reservations at the Westin Lombard yet, there are 12 days left in order to get the convention rate -- the cutoff is 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 25, 2013. 
The hotel's direct link for our convention is:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
We'll hope to see you in April!

The clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Altus Press
Coming soon!
The Complete Cases of Max Latin by Norbert Davis
Introduction by John D. MacDonald
Illustrations by John Fleming Gould


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


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
The Shadow
Shiwan Khan series to be reprinted!


For those wanting to read the Shiwan Khan series, "The Golden Master" will be reprinted this summer in THE SHADOW Volume 75, along with "Death's Bright Finger" by Ted Tinsley and "Reign of Terror" by Bruce Elliott. The second and third Shiwan Khan novels, "Shiwan Khan Returns" and "The Invincible Shiwan Khan," will be paired in THE SHADOW Volume 80, a special movie edition that will also feature a lot of material on the 1994 film. The final Shiwan Khan novel, "Masters of Death," will likely appear around The Shadow Volume 85.

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)

Baen Books: The Worlds Of Edgar Rice Burroughs - Coming in October!
Edited by Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia


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

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



Black Dog Books
Now available!
In the grand tradition of Doctor Zhivago comes Frederick F. Moore's sweeping story, The Samovar Girl.
 
When eight-year-old Peter Peterovich watches his father's brutal murder before his very eyes, his heart is set to vengeance.

Fates whisks Peter far away, to the strange land of the United States, where he is raised as an American. But the bitterness in his frozen Siberian heart never leaves him.

Now, twenty years later, Fate has allowed him to return to Mother Russia to seek his revenge.

But a beautiful samovar girl was not something he factored into his plans. She has uncovered his secret. Will she aid his quest? Or impede him?

In this land of upheaval, where no one can be trusted, find out the answers in this dramatic novel.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-36-9
Trade paperback / 148 pages / Price: $14.95 US


Two French soldiers journey into the heart of the Sahara and stumble into the ancient kingdom of Atlantis. Eventually desiring to leave and report their findings to the outside world, the duo discover they cannot escape the beguiling powers of the Queen of Atlantis, dooming themselves to a lifetime of loving and serving the eternal queen!

Pierre Benoit's classic novel about the discovery of ancient Atlantis in the heart of the desert. The Black Dog Books' edition will mark the first book appearance of this 1919 translation which first appeared in Adventure magazine.

With an introduction by Doug Ellis.

And a foreword by David Hatcher Childress, explorer and author, as seen on the History Channel (Ancient Aliens).


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-35-2

Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $15.95 US


Collected for the first time comes this volumes of strange happenings and weird mysteries . . .
Paul Harley, the private investigator of Chancery Lane, and star of Rohmer's novels Bat Wing and Fire Tongue, embarks to uncover the truth behind seven odd and unexplainable murderous events.

 
Included are:
 • The Man with the Shaven Skull
 • The White Hat
 • The House of the Golden Joss
 • The Dyke Grange Mystery
 • The Voice of Kali (novel)
 • The Black Mandarin (novelette)
 • Red Mist
 
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
With an introduction by William Patrick Maynard, author of The Destiny of Fu Manchu and The Terror of Fu Manchu.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-39-0
Trade paperback / 206 pages / Price: $19.95 US




When down-and-out actor Thaddeus Shea is picked up off a desolate road in an ore-rich region of New Mexico, little does he realize he will be thrust into the middle of a struggle for mining rights between the local residents, a greedy and power-hungry land baron and an Eastern mining conglomerate.

How does the discovery and subsequent theft of seven stone statues—the Gods of the San Marcos, sacred mystic symbols to the local Navajo people—factor into the fight? Will the Gods of the San Marcos come to the rescue of their people? Will progress win out? Or will the people of the land prevail?

Discover the startling answer when opposing forces collide in The Saga of Thady Shea.

First serialized in Street & Smith's People's Favorite Magazine in 1919–1920, this is a great, early novel  from that master of the adventure story, H. Bedford-Jones.

Also available by H. Bedford-Jones:
The Golden Goshawk
The Master of Dragons
The Rajah From Hell
Flamehair

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-40-6
Price: Trade paperback / 119 pages / Price: $11.95 US


A two-fisted living legend among the British residency, Jehannum Smith storms his way through a string of adventures set on the Indian subcontinent, barreling headlong into one trouble after another.

He is kept grounded, and humble, by the comic relief of his devoted Madrasi manservant, Poonooswami, who never forgets to pack copious quantities of ginger biscuits and green seal whisky for any excursion.

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

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
Cover art by Laurence Herndon

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-30-7
Trade paperback / 191 pages / Price: $19.95 US
Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
  •Retained For the Defense
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With a foreword by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.
 
With an introduction by Hugh Pendexer III.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-34-5
Trade paperback / 286 pages / Price: $24.95 US




1774 . . . with a revolution that would turn the world upside down looming in the near future . . .

In this panorama of early American life, the vast lands beyond the colonies were a rich vista, sprawling all the way to the Mississippi and filled with an abundance of resources and hardships for those brave enough to venture forth into the wilderness. These hardships would only be overcome by those who seized the opportunity with both hands and fought mightily for and sometimes against the land.

Armed with flintlock, knife, hatchet, and an unquenchable spirit, these pioneers trekked over the western slopes of the Alleghenies and into an unknown frontier filled with peril. In this overlooked period of U.S. history known as Dunmore's War, Native Americans aided by hostile European agents waged a bloody campaign in their effort to stop the expansion of the white settlers, and the fate of what might soon be a new nation hung in the balance.

With an introduction by Troy D. Smith, PhD., Spur Award and Peacemaker Award winning author and historian.

Cover design by Tom Roberts.

NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-42-0
Price: Trade paperback / 171 pages / Price: $14.95 US



"You may hunt a good many histories of America through and not find a reference to [Dunmore's War] yet it was one of the most important of the Indian efforts to prevent the whites' advance beyond the Ohio. As in all the works of this author, the story is historically correct. . . . Pendexter took nothing for granted."—The Lewiston Journal

1774 . . . Blood spoils the solitude throughout the Ohio Valley . . .

An ongoing series of attacks has forced Lord Dunmore to declare a state of war between the British colonists and the hostile Shawnee Nation. The settlers rally with flintlock and tomahawk, trying to protect both themselves and their hard-won lands, as the violence escalates into a fever pitch. Now the powder has been touched off when a handful of settlers discover that the Native Americans are but one of their hidden enemies along the frontier . . .

With an introduction by Troy D. Smith, PhD., Spur Award and Peacemaker Award winning author and historian.

Cover design by Tom Roberts.

NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.

Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-43-7
Price: Trade paperback / 181 pages / Price: $14.95 US








Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu, Part Four  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from April 28 to July 14, 1934. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The book marked the first time Rohmer employed third person narrative in the series and dispensed with the first person narrative voice modeled on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The results dilute what would otherwise have been a stronger novel that saw the series return to its roots.

Read the rest at the links below.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

Wuxtry, Wuxtry: Hot Off The Press! THE BEST OF BnT: VOLUME TWO - New!
Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island
Will Murray and Joe Devito discuss their new collaboration - Doc Savage: Skull Island.  This new novel commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the first appearances of Doc Savage and King Kong in 1933.

Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
Episode 219: Shaw Granger and Family Bones!

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
 

The Bronze Gazette #66 (February 2013)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"The Vegetarian Barbarian" by Teel james Glenn
"The Frightened Fish Revisited" by David Burton
"Death's dark Domain - Review" by Howard Wright
"Doc Con XV" by Howard Wright
News Update
Front Cover: 
David Burton
Back Cover: Keith "Kez" Wilson
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton, Ron Wilber, and Joe DeVito

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

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


Centipede Press - Coming mid-April!
Arthur Machen in the Masters of the Weird Tale series
Introduction by T.E.D. Klein, Artwork by Matthew Jaffe

The largest collection of Arthur Machen stories ever collected in one volume, including original artwork by Matthew Jaffe, a new introduction by T.E.D. Klein, and a new afterword by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Contents include The Great God Pan, the complete Three Imposters, “The White People,” and many more. A complete PDF of the contents is available on request. Bound in cloth with a full cloth slipcase. The edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies, and the book is signed by T.E.D. Klein, Matthew Jaffe, and Caitlín R. Kiernan. The edition is limited to 200 copies for sale.

Over 800 pages, $250



Centipede Press - Coming soon!
Brood of the Witch Queen: The Best Weird Tales of Sax Rohmer
Sax Rohmer (Author), S.T. Joshi (Editor)


This volume contains fifteen stories of terror and the supernatural by Sax Rohmer (1883–1959), the celebrated British writer and the creator of Fu Manchu. The stories are taken from such scarce collections as Tales of Secret Egypt and The Haunting of Low Fennel and feature Rohmer's patented mix of exotic settings, supernaturalism, and adventure. Also included is the full-length novel Brood of the Witch-Queen, a compelling novel of Egyptian horror.

Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN-10: 1613470398
ISBN-13: 978-1613470398
Product Dimensions:  9 x 6 x 2 inches





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

Deadlier Than the Male: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1948) - New!
Art Gallery: DOC SAVAGE Pulps 1, 2 & 3 (1933) - New!
Doc at his most Savage! SKULL ISLAND by Will Murray - where Doc meets King Kong! - New!
Tarzan of the Comics (by Burne Hogarth!) - New!
Forgotten Books: PASSING STRANGE by Richard Sale
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 7, 8 & 9 (1934)
Books Best Forgotten: Under the Andes by Rex Stout  
Art Gallery: Black Book Detective  
SHADOW COMICS 1, 2 & 3 (1940)  
WEIRD TALES 16, 17 & 18 (1925)  
Forgotten Books: NO QUARTER by Nels (Leroy) Jorgensen
Now Reading: Doc Savage Meets King Kong! "Skull Island" by Will Murray



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  VS. KING KONG Art Print! - Now available!

DOC SAVAGE  VS. KING KONG art print!

Own the iconic art from this first-ever officially authorized Doc Savage / King Kong Art Print Series!
Limited to one hundred prints of the Archival Edition Print Series 1

This series also contains twenty-five artist proofs and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Hand signed by the artist.

Paper Size 13"x17"  (image size 11"x14.6")
Price: $112 (includes S&H)



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!

"Catch Me a Killer" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, July, 1948
Featuring: Chet Lacey
When you try to pin a rap on Lacey, you never can tell when he'll turn right around - and pin it back where it belongs!
"Attar of Homicide" by Donald C. Cameron from PRIVATE 
DETECTIVE STORIES, October, 1944
It sounded like the least dangerous of assignments: to find a girl in a railway station by identifying her perfume. But when somebody else found her first, Barry discovered he need more than a nose for scents to follow through.




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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.


iPulpFiction.com
Coming in April!

This April, iPulpFiction.com is proud to featured works from the 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winner for Best Author Bobby Nash

From his secret lair in the wilds of Bethlehem, Georgia, Bobby Nash, the 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winner for Best Author, writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, novellas, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and even a little pulp fiction just for good measure. And he sleeps at least once a week, whether he needs it or not.

Two new iPulp series, Frontier and Doc Dresden: The Immortal will be available on April first, along with stories featuring Lance Star: Sky Ranger, Domino Lady, and The Green Hornet.



WHAT LIES BEYOND THE FRONTIER?

Frontier is a collection of sci-fi themed short stories from 2013 Pulp Ark Award-Winning Best Author, Bobby Nash. With Frontier, the author of Earthstrike Agenda, Evil Ways, and Deadly Games! presents a collection of rarely seen tales presented tales as well as some never before published stories. From Earth to alien planets and to the deepest recesses of space, Frontier features action, adventure, horror, and even a little romance.

DOC DRESDEN: THE IMMORTAL

340 year old Nathanial Dresden, "Doc" to his friends, is an explorer and adventurer at heart. For the last several centuries he has had many fantastic adventures. In present day, he works at (and secretly co-owns) Solutions Inc., a think tank/troubleshooting company. Solutions Inc. is the go to company when you need answers. Join Doc and his comrades as they travel the globe in search of adventure.


ABOUT iPULP

"With the whole world wallowing in pointless, plotless fiction, iPulp greets the reader like a breath of fresh adrenaline." -- David Lubar, Award-winning author of Hidden Talents
In the past, dime novels and other forms of pulp fiction influenced writers of genre fiction such as Ray Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, and H. P. Lovecraft. It was a time when kids carried a dime novel folded in their hip pocket or nestled out of sight in their schoolbooks.
Today, the pulps are mostly gone. iPulpFiction.com reinvents the genre short story market by taking pulp fiction to the mobile generation — to be hidden among digital textbooks on a tablet or tucked away on a smartphone in a hip pocket. 

Visit iPulpFiction.com to learn more.



THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #14 - Arriving in comic shops April 3!

Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Continuing a series of stand-alone, single issue tales. Blood, dust and vengeance in the Wild West. The Lone Ranger and Tonto join a posse on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. What they find at the end of the chase is a ghost from Tonto's own past... a man Tonto had a chance to kill, but left alive at the cost of countless others. Now, the West's most iconic heroes must weigh the killer's fate ag

32 pages, $3.99.





MASKS #5 - Arriving in comic shops April 3!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Jack Herbert, Stephen Segovia

The Justice Party tightens its grip on the Empire State, and the vigilantes and heroes are preparing to go on the offensive. The Shadow, Miss Fury, Green Hornet, Black Bat and the others have gathered enough evidence to prove that the public officials who have established the new fascist police state are merely the pawns of more sinister forces who lurk unseen. No one has heard from the Spider since he left for Albany to investigate the new governor, and he is feared dead, captured, or worse. And while Green Hornet, Black Terror, Miss Fury, and others join the Shadow in preparing to attack the hidden masters of the Justice Party, two fugitives take to the streets as Zorro and the Black Bat.

32 pages, $3.99.








Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
With April comes the start of the pulp con season.
PulpFest organizing committee members Jack Cullers, Mike Chomko, and Ed Hulse will all be at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
armed with information about this year's PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio. Stop and see them if you're at this Chicago-based event.

And stop by the PulpFest website for information about our guest list, registering, our three-for-two special for dealers,
the Tonik auction, the Munsey Award, and more. It's at www.pulpfest.com.

We hope to see you at Windy City in April and especially at PulpFest at the end of July.


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 written by Michael R. Brown

The other pulp characters of Johnston McCulley  - New!

Judex: A Shadow predecessor  - New!

Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace
A look at Theodore Tinsley's Amusement Inc. series.

Introducing A Pulp Super-Fan
Meet Michael R. Brown.

Welcome to The Pulp Super-Fan blog!


Yellowed Perils

Remembering Lovecraft
Mark the anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death by watching "The Shadow Out of Time."


Remembering Lester Dent
Read the obituary for Doc Savage author Lester Dent from 1959.

Wollheim¹s war stories
A fanzine flashback featuring Donald Wollheim.


‘Uncanny Tales’ (November 1939)
What more could you want from this classic SF cover from Uncanny Tales?
Radio Archives
KONG: King of Skull Island Audiobook
Created and Illustrated by Joe DeVito. Written by Brad Strickland with John Michlig
Read by Joey D'Auria. Liner Notes by Joe DeVito

Now available!

In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island's barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called "Kong." The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape's death his body—and Carl Denham—disappeared. Twenty-five years later, the son of Carl Denham makes a shocking discovery that leads him back to the site of his father's greatest adventure and to the answers that will unlock the century's greatest mystery and history's greatest miracle. Authorized by the Cooper Estate and based on the original novel that inspired the all-time classic film. This new novel acts as both prequel and sequel to the classic fantasy tale, King Kong. Acclaimed fantasy artist Joe DeVito and top fantasy and science-fiction writer Brad Strickland join forces to make for an interactive visual-narrative storytelling experience unlike any other.

"Anyone who loves King Kong with Carl Denham and Ann Darrow in 1933 and hated DeLaurentis' 1976 remake cannot help but love this new Kong book. Bravo!”
— Ray Bradbury

“I had never wondered before where King Kong came from, and how such a creature could exist, until I saw what Joe had sent. It was all a revelation to me.”
— James Bama

"Kong: King of Skull Island is the first—and for my money, only—addition to the Kong myth that does the original proud."
— Arnle Fenner. Spectrum Fantastic Art

"I give this book a BIG two gorilla thumbs up and highly recommend it to anyone, especially, who wants to know more about the Eighth Wonder of the Wortd.”
— Bob Burns, Archivist of Fantastic Cinema

Read by the marvelous Joey D'Auria. 9 hours $35.98 Audio CDs / $17.99 Download.




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #64: Claws of the Golden Dragon
From sinister Chinatown came the epidemic of terror that fell upon New York. For all over Manhattan defenseless citizens were dying with a Blood Orchid in their hearts! Through the rain of red petals that filled the sky, the Dragon screamed his ultimatum that death and destruction would walk the streets unless his word was heeded. From the resources of America — her brains and bullion — this monster planned to build an Eastern empire! With the city prostrate and the Law at bay, Richard Wentworth took up the challenge. In the Spider’s cloak of night, he struck at this Prince of Darkness — waging desperate battle against the strangest crime cavalcade and the most serious threat to civilization known in the history of modern man! 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.

Operator 5 #31: Siege of the Thousand Patriots
Sweeping westward down the Pacific slope, the Purple Emperor’s invading armies thundered to trap the last defending Americans between flaming guns and an ocean grave. Operator 5, with the audacity of desperation, launched a forlorn hope — a dazzling daring raid into the heart of the enemy’s lines. Here is the tale of the mad dash of his pitifully heroic handful of volunteers toward the great gun works where he might snatch victory from defeat. 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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

Terror Tales: Wayne Rogers Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Wayne Rogers, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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


Terror Tales: Death's Dancing Master by Julius Long
While the orchestra played, my beloved Carla danced... But when it stopped, her loveliness became something that was unearthly and vile — and murderous! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Terror Tales: Girl Into Beast by Robert Newman writing as Robert Howard Norton
Could Conroy trust those savage charms to cure the girl who bleated like a goat? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Terror Tales: Honeymoon Coffin by Ben Judson
Did the very fiends of hell possess young William Arnold's soul and body, that he should twine his clutching fingers about the throat of his own beloved bride? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #22: Tease For Two by Bill Severn
Judy knew that it wasn’t fair to a girl for Bart to kiss her gloriously... then let her learn of his plans to marry high-and-mighty Laurita. It just wasn’t fair — and impish Judy devised a sensational retribution! One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.










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





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 13 TP
Arriving in comic shops April 3!

Charles Dixon (Writer), Larry Yakata (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Pencils), Dave Simons (Pencils/Inks), Andy Kubert (Pencils/Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

As the barbarian mercenary Conan roams the lands of Hyboria, selling his sword to the highest bidder, the siren lure of wine, women, and treasure is often more dangerous than any armed adversary. While Conan's skills are more than a match for any warrior, avarice is an enemy against which a blade is of little use!

Collects Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #131-140.

528 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on April 3




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



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

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

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

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

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

A brief preview of "The End of Bukawai", as illustrated by Jamie Chase,
from the upcoming all-new graphic novel anthology JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Written by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc.




Artwork ©Jamie Chase

The Shadow [Blu-ray] (1994) - Coming June 4!

Alec Baldwin (Actor), Penelope Ann Miller (Actor), Russell Mulcahy (Director)

Alec Baldwin stars as the legendary crimefighting superhero in The Shadow, Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!

Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Dubbed: French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:  PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Run Time: 108 minutes
Amazon.com


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Golden Master
 
The Shadow Fan returns for his 25th episode! This time around, Barry Reese talks about Shiwan Khan's debut in "The Golden Master" and the newest issue of Dynamite's ongoing Shadow series. During the Dynamite section, Barry talks at length about his appreciation of the Black Sparrow, a villain from the Dynamite series that he thinks is deserving of a comeback.

It's another fun half hour of talk about pulp's greatest hero, the mysterious Shadow!









22 March 2013

2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

March Update:
Well, 31 days from now we'll be in the middle of the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  This one is shaping up to be our largest yet, and with an expanded dealers room, we've sold out of all 150 tables (or, put another way, placed end to end we could line 3 football fields).  We're nearly done shooting the over 200 lots of material from the collection of Jerry Weist for our Friday night auction, and will be posting the remaining images soon.


If you haven't made your hotel reservations at the Westin Lombard yet, there are 12 days left in order to get the convention rate -- the cutoff is 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 25, 2013. 
The hotel's direct link for our convention is:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
We'll hope to see you in April!

The clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

A. Hyatt Verril - Stories needed!

A. Hyatt Verrill (1871-1954) was a prolific author including 106 books, mixed with fiction and nonfiction. He also wrote perhaps fifty stories for the Pulps.  

Doug Frizzle has been researching the life and work of Hyatt Verrill for almost a decade.
His blog, Stillwoods.Blogspot.Com, features hundreds of periodical stories from this explorer, inventor, and artist.
These are provided to ‘Family’ and fans of the author, with thousands accessing the stories monthly.  

Doug is aware that he is missing just a few fiction works by this author. 
These stories are important to our knowledge of the author.
The magazine issues appear to be quite rare.

Can anyone help Doug collect these rare stories?
All I\that is required is handheld, legible, images of the complete stories.  
Any help, even leads to sources is appreciated.


If anyone can help out, please contact Doug at frizzle@hfx.eastlink.ca
                                           
Missing Fiction of A. Hyatt Verrill   
The Living Death
The Ship of Death
Hidden Gold
Coconuts and Cannibals
Pepe's Bull Fight     
Pearls Beyond Price   
The Syndicate of  Terror   
Fifty-Two Degrees South    
1922 Aug
1932 Win
1933 Sum
1931 Dec
1923 Dec
1927 Nov
1928 Jan
1928 Aug
Action Stories Magazine
Complete Underworld Novelettes
Complete Underworld Novelettes
Far East Adventure Stories  
Open Road for Boys   
Secret Service Stories
Secret Service Stories   
Tropical Adventures magazine 



Adventure House - New auction online!
At long last, we've got another auction ready and active. Over 150 lots of pulps, true crime magazines and bedsheets. 
To bid, go tothe link below and click on the ADVENTURE HOUSE AUCTION logo at the top of the page and once on the Calendar click on Auction #17.



The Adventure Continues - Now online!

The Spicy's - New!


Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Softcover edition is now available!
Hardcover edition can be pre-ordered!
Ebook editions are now available!

Eighty years ago in February, 1933 the Street & Smith company released the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine, introducing one of the most popular and influential pulp superheroes ever to hit the American scene. Doc Savage was the greatest adventure and scientist of his era, and while his magazine ended in 1949, he influenced the creators of Superman, Batman, Star Trek, The Man from UNCLE and the Marvel Universe—to name only a few.
 
While that first issue of Doc Savage was fresh on Depression newsstands,  Universal Studios released one of the most important fantasy films of all time. Everyone  knows the story of how King Kong was discovered on Skull Island and hauled back to New York in chains, only to perish tragically atop the world’s tallest  skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
 
As it happened, that was where Doc Savage had his world headquarters. For decades, fans have wondered: Where was Doc the day Kong fell?
 
On the eightieth anniversary of these fictional giants, Altus Press is proud to release the first authorized clash between The Man of Bronze and the Eighth Wonder of the World—Doc Savage: Skull Island.Written by Will Murray in collaboration with Joe DeVito, creator of KONG: King of Skull Island, Doc Savage: Skull Island is a new pulp epic.
 
The story opens when Doc returns from his Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole to discover the cold corpse of Kong lying on his doorstep.
 
“I know this creature,” he tells his dumbfounded men.
 
Tasked to dispose of the remains, the Man of Bronze then tells the untold story of his epic encounter with Kong back in 1920, after Doc returns from service in World War I, long before Kong became King Kong.
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is a multi-generational story in which Doc and his father—the man who placed him in the hands of scientists who made him into a superman—sail to the Indian Ocean in search of Doc’s grandfather, the legendary Stormalong Savage, whose famous ship has been discovered floating, deserted, her masts snapped by some incredible force.
 
The quest for Stormalong Savage leads to the fog-shrouded  Indian Ocean—and Skull Island! There, Doc Savage faces his first great test as he encounters its prehistoric dangers and tangles with the towering, unstoppable Kong.
 
“When Joe DeVito brought this idea to me,” says Will Murray, “I knew it had to be written with reverence for both of these immortal characters. So I used the locale of Skull Island to tell a larger story, an untold origin for Doc Savage. It all started back on Skull Island….” 
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island has already been hailed as “The Doc Savage novel that Doc fans have been waiting on for 80 years!”
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is will be released in March, as the fifth entry in Altus Press’ popular Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series. Cover by Joe DeVito.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
DOC SAVAGE #67 "The Invisible-Box Murders" & "Target for Death"
The Man of Bronze and his daredevil cousin Pat Savage return in two classic pulp novels by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is accused of serial murders and jailed. Can Pat and Doc's aides help unearth the strange secret of "The Invisible-Box Murders" and prove the Man of Bronze's innocence? Then, Doc journeys to Honolulu after a strange letter makes Pat's friend, Sally Trent, a "Target for Death." This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-114-1 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 67 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131440.

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 May!
THE SHADOW Volume 73: "Seven Drops of Blood" and "Death from Nowhere"
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a trail of murder to retrieve the priceless rubies known as "The Seven Drops of Blood." Then, to prove the innocence of a man accused of an impossible crime, the Dark Avenger must uncover the strange secret behind "Death from Nowhere." This instant collector's item features the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier, and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-115-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95  

THE SHADOW VOLUME 73 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131441.

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 and arriving in comic shops March 27!
THE SPIDER Volume 1: "The Citadel of Hell" and "The Spider and the Sons of Satan"
Double Novel Sanctum Special
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster, the Spider wages war on evildoers in his FIRST Sanctum edition, backed with the superb historical extras that are the hallmark of Sanctum Books! Hunted by police and marauding arsonists, Richard Wentworth dons his terrifying Spider guise for the first time as he battles to save New York from starvation manipulated by Red Mask and the Food Destroyers, in Norvell Page's landmark novel that revealed the origin of the Spider ring! Then, in a never-before-reprinted novel, a Prince of Evil collects tribute from the underworld for organized plundering. To end the reign of crime's new overlord, the Spider must subject himself to the Feast of the Scorpions, from which no one has ever escaped! This landmark pulp reprint features the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and new commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: Film historian Ed Hulse chronicles Columbia Pictures' 1939 chapterplay, The Spider's Web, "the serial that got it right!" (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-103-5  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)

THE BLACK BAT #2 - Coming in June!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), Jae Lee,  Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)

The redemptive quest of The Black Bat continues!  As the cloaked hero launches his campaign against his criminal former clients, he must save the police from a mysterious captor.  What darkness from Tony’s past threatens his newfound war on crime?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE BLACK BAT #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR13998 (Lee).
The Diamond Item Code is APR13999 (Benitez).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131000 (Syaf).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131001 (Tan).



THE BLACK BEETLE VOLUME 1: NO WAY OUT HC - Coming in August!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer / Art / Cover)

After witnessing an explosion that decimates the city’s organized crime community, killing dozens, the Black Beetle—Colt City’s sleuthing sentinel—is on the hunt for answers and justice!

Follow Francesco Francavilla’s critically acclaimed pulp hero as he searches island prisons, dank sewers, and swanky nightclubs for the mysterious man known as Labyrinto.


Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale August 27

THE BLACK BEETLE VOLUME 1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130019.



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu, Part Three  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from April 28 to July 14, 1934. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The book marked the first time Rohmer employed third person narrative in the series and dispensed with the first person narrative voice modeled on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The results dilute what would otherwise have been a stronger novel that saw the series return to its roots.

Read the rest at the links below.


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

Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL - New!
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER - New!
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Author Mark Eidemiller discusses his new novel The Lazarus Paradigm which is a prequel to his previous novel Iron Sharpens Iron.

Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
Episode 219: Shaw Granger and Family Bones!

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
 

The Book Palace: KING SOLOMON'S MINES by H. Rider Haggard - Now available!

Three collected British comic strips that boast the talents of Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard, Cecil Doughty, Bill Baker and John Millar Watt !! The strips are reproduced from the original artboards and have never looked better. 

Gathered together are three classic adaptations behind a Millar Watt cover: King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain and Montezuma's Daughter, each written by H Rider Haggard, the father of the lost-world genre.

King Solomon's Mines is one of the most famous of all adventure novels: adventurer Allan Quatermain is asked to help find his friend's brother who is presumed lost deep in the unexplored interior of Africa whilst looking for the legendary King Solomon's Mines. The artwork is some of Bill Baker's best and one wonders why the equally talented C. L. Doughty took over part-way through.

Allan Quatermain: in mourning for his only son, Quatermain persuades his friends (jncluding Zulu chief Umslopogas) to accompany him into Maasai territory. Travelling by canoe, they find themselves in the kingdom of Zu-Vendis, a country ruled by an isolated warlike white race … The artwork in line & wash by Mike Hubbard.

Montezuma's Daughter: superbly adapted and penned by Jesus Blasco, Thomas Wingfield sets off to avenge the murder of his mother. After a brush with the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck and slavery, his search leads him to the shores of Mexico where he is captured by the Aztecs. He is taken to the emperor who will decide hios fate. Then the Spaniards arrive …


Author: H Rider Haggard, introduction by Steve Holland
Artists: Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard, C.L. Doughty, Bill Baker, John Millar Watt (cover)
Publisher: Book Palace Books, 2013 First Edition
Number of pages: 126
Format: Soft Cover; Black & White illustrations
Size: 8" x 12" (210mm x 297mm)
ISBN:  9781907081163
Our Price: £15.99 ($23.99) (€18,39) 

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Borgo Press: Anjani the Mighty Book One - Now available!

Harry Perrivale's expedition into the African jungle is destined to be singularly ill-fated. Accompanied by native bearers, his wife Rita, and trader Caleb Moon, he hopes to find the legendary lost city of Akada. Moon has a treasure map that had once belonged to an earlier explorer who'd met his death twenty years before. But Moon has plans to kill Perrivale, abduct Rita, and keep the gold and ivory of Akada for himself. Then the party encounters a giant white man, Anjani, who speaks only the native dialect of the tribe with whom he has lived all his life. Who is this strange man, and how did he come to be there--and what is his connection with Akada? A thrilling jungle adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, now reprinted for the first time in six decades!

Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: Borgo Press
ISBN-10: 1434445321
ISBN-13: 978-1434445322

$14.99



Borgo Press: Anjani the Mighty Book Two - Now available!

Anjani returns! in this direct sequel to The Gold of Akada, Rita Perrivale, widow of an English explorer, goes back to the coast of West Africa. Having inherited her husband's fortune, she spares no expense on this new venture to loot the legendary lost city of Akada of its treasures. But Rita had only survived the disastrous first expedition because of the help of Anjani, a white man of immense strength and stature who had been brought up in the jungle by a native tribe. Now Rita hopes to be reunited with Anjani, but she has reckoned without the danger posed by his treacherous twin brother, Tocoto, who is contesting Ajani for the supremacy of the Dark Continent; and of the beautiful Mea, the ruler of Akada's ancient sister city. Will Anjani survive the myriad dangers of unknown Africa? Another thrilling jungle adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Borgo Press
ISBN-10: 143444533X
ISBN-13: 978-1434445339

$14.99


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

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


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

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #0 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130018.

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

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

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

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #14 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130063.



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

Forgotten Books: PASSING STRANGE by Richard Sale - New!
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 7, 8 & 9 (1934) - New!
Books Best Forgotten: Under the Andes by Rex Stout  
Art Gallery: Black Book Detective  
SHADOW COMICS 1, 2 & 3 (1940)  
WEIRD TALES 16, 17 & 18 (1925)  
Forgotten Books: NO QUARTER by Nels (Leroy) Jorgensen
Now Reading: Doc Savage Meets King Kong! "Skull Island" by Will Murray



DEJAH THORIS 2014 CALENDAR - Coming in August!

Advance solicit for Aug 2013! The beautiful heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ science fiction masterpiece Warlord of Mars graces every page of this 2014 calendar!  Dejah Thoris, bride of John Carter and warrior princess of Barsoom, commands attention with her powerful presence and alluring looks.  Journey to the faraway Red Planet twelve months of the year with this exotic Martian goddess!

Calendar, 12x12, Full Color, $14.99

DEJAH THORIS 2014 CALENDAR is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131061.



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #5   
Coming in June!

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

To keep the peace, Dejah Thoris must keep a dreadful secret – the inhuman acts she witnessed and endured at the hands of outlaw Tharks.  To reveal such horror would break the alliances that John Carter forged, pitting all of Mars in a race war.  But the price of her secrecy grants the brutal Cult of Hok free reign to launch a terror campaign of their own!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #5 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131049.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "The Green Hoods" from the August 13, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Traitor Patrol" by Peter Barrett from SKY FIGHTERS, May, 1937
Lieutenant Barnes Pleads for One More Chance to Take Part in a Smashing Sky Scrap - and Gets It!
"Wake Up and Die!" by Robert Turner from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, October, 1947
Frightful dreams had been troubling Dan Munson's fitful slumber. But these dreams were as nothing compared to the wild nightmare of bloodshed and horror that confronted his hour of awakening.



Fantom Press - Now available!
Fantom Press is proud to announce the publication of the Bob Larkin Sketchbook 2013: Speculations in Bronze.

This 48 page B&W sketch book is filled with a variety of concept art, studies, and private commissions that primarily revolves around one of Bob’s favorite and best know assignment, Doc Savage. There is a heading dose of other will know characters as well that Bob has painted over the years, many of whom end up in the most unlikely team-ups ever.

All proceeds from the sales of the sketch books go directly to help offset mounting medical bills that the Larkin family faces.
Bob’s wife, Fran, has been battling multiple forms of cancer for the past 12 years and it’s to the point that Bob is her care giver 24/7.
Fantom Press was created to help ease burden the Larkin family has felt while also giving Bob a creative outlet.  Profits from all sales go directly to the family.


There are three different versions of the sketch books available.
The paper back is 8 ½” x 11” , square bound,  black and white and is signed and numbered in an edition of 500 for only $20.00 per copy.

The Special Edition hard cover includes an extra 8 page section if color featuring 8 all new paintings of Doc and friends by Bob.
The book is 9” x 12”, cloth bound covers with dust jacket and is limited to 30 signed and numbered copies for only $60.00 per copy.

The Deluxe Edition includes the 8 page bonus section and is bound in bonded leather and comes with your choice of an original, one of a kind, water color illustration by Bob.
The illustrations have an image area of 5” x 7” on an 8/12” x 11” board.
The book and painting are housed in a custom built storage case that allows the original art to be stored safely along with the book or easily removed for display of framing.
This edition is limited to only 20 copies and is $500.00

The paperbacks are in stock and ready to ship.
The Special Edition is estimated to ship 4/1/13 and the Deluxe Edition has an estimated ship date of 5/1/13




Go Hero - Doc Savage 1/6th Scale Figure
Now available for pre-order!

DOC SAVAGE: DOUBLE DANGER DELUXE 
by GO HERO X EXECUTIVE REPLICAS

(SUPER SAVAGE MACHINE PISTOL BY JIM STERANKO)

MSRP: $249.99 + S&H
 (FREE CONTINENTAL US SHIPPING UNTIL March 31, 2013)

EXTRA PULP: PREORDER DOC SAVAGE 'Double Danger Deluxe' + The SHADOW together and save $50!
(While supplies last! Free shipping for Doc Savage until March 31st. Regular S&H rates for The Shadow.)


Edition Size: 250 Worldwide
Exclusive: GO HERO
Approximate Shipping Date: Q4 2013


‘The Man of Bronze’ - Doc Savage was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional works by Lester Dent. Doc’s popularity transcended the pulps moving into radio, comic books, and a feature film. Doc has been interpreted by some of the greatest artists. This beloved adventurer is considered to be the model for the ‘super hero’ with his strength, intelligence, speed, physique, and wealth – he even has a ‘Fortress of Solitude’. The name Doc Savage is synonymous with courage, danger, and adventure - remaining a heroic pop-culture icon to this day.

For the first time ever, Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1:6th scale action figure. Now you can superamalgamate with...

 Heads:
- Silver Age Style Likeness
- Golden Age Style Likeness (DDD Exclusive)



Body - Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body KP02B:
- 3D Cad Computer Designed
- Over 40 Points of Articulation
- Extraordinarily Lifelike Muscle Definition
- 4 Posing Hands
- Carefully Painted Skin Texture
- Made of Extremely Durable Plastic (PVC & ABS)
- Improved Leg & Ankle Joints for Extra Stability
- Extra Size 31cm


Die Cast Weapons:
- 'Super Savage Machine Pistol' by Jim Steranko
  (w/ Moveable Grip & 2 Detachable Clips)
- Silver Age Style Raygun
- Golden Age Art Deco Style Raygun 2 (DDD Exclusive)
- German Lugar

Clothes:
- Leather Belt w/ Buckle
- Leather Holster w/ Buckle
- Leather Boots w/ Zipper
- Pair of Socks
- Ripped Shirt (Weathered)
- Un-Ripped Shirt (Weathered) (DDD Exclusive)
- Jodhpurs
 
- Stand w/ Printed Logo
- Full Color Packaging w/ Classic Cover Art

READ PRIOR TO ORDERING:

- The DDD is ONLY AVAILABLE directly from GoHero.com and will not be offered out wholesale.
   No one else is authorized to offer this product edition at this time.

 - The Golden Age Doc Savage is ONLY AVAILABLE in the DDD and is MADE TO ORDER for a LIMITED TIME.
   Doc Savage Silver Age Edition may be offered out via our normal distribution methods at a later date.

- Due to the nature of ‘Made to Order’ production, we will require payment prior to production completion.
   This marks a change in our previous preorder policies, but is necessary for this production.

- This product is scheduled for release Q3-Q4 2013. Release date is subject to change. Our priority is to get these products correct over being done quickly.

- We continually make product improvements during the production process. The final product may vary from the one shown.


- A Note on Cost: There are multiple factors that determine production costs and thus the MSRP...especially with 1:6 scale products. The entire Doc Savage project is limited to only 1000 pcs, it is doubled licensed, with die-cast parts, PVC (not resin), hand-made clothes, real leather, state of the art muscle body, and produced with reputable sources. We want to state this up front because we want our customers and fellow fans to be accurately informed how to compare this with seemingly comparable products with higher production runs. Rest assured this is the best possible combination of price, quality, & availability for this product. We are honored & proud to continue creating 'first ever' collectibles of these iconic characters for our fellow fans.

Doc Savage is copyright © and a registered trademark of Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. D/b/a Condé Nast. Used with permission. ‘Super Savage Machine Pistol’ by Jim Steranko. Used with permission.




GREEN HORNET #1 - Arriving in comic shops March 27!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

The Hornet faces his most dangerous enemy ever — an egotistical, arrogant Britt Reid! In his alter-ego as a powerful newspaper publisher, the Hornet has lost control, becoming a social crusader far too sure of himself and of his judgment. But when he finally goes too far, an innocent man pays a terrible price — and the legend of the Green Hornet begins its cataclysmic collapse!


32 pages, $3.99.






GREEN HORNET #4 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #4 is solicited in April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131035.
The Diamond Item Code is APR131036 (subscription variant).



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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET LEGACY #38 is solicited in April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131039.



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

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

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


HALF PAST DANGER #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130383.
The Diamond Item Code is APR130384 (subscription variant).




Hermes Press - Coming in September!
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY: THE DAILIES VOLUME 8: 1940-1941 HC
(W) Flint Dille (A/CA) Dick Calkins

The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume 8 of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed, complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1940 to 1941, featuring three complete adventures ("Forgotten Earth Colony," "Thrown Back 500 Years," and "Goddess of Stygia"). This volume also features a special 10-page introductory essay detailing interesting details about the history of the strip and its impact on science and science-fiction.

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, SRP: $49.99


BUCK ROGERS THE DAILIES VOLUME 8  is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131158.



Hermes Press - Coming in September!
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 6: 1944-1946 HC
(W) Lee Falk (A) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (CA) Wilson McCoy

The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns in the sixth volume of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed reprint of The Phantom. Volume 6 collects strips from 1944-1946 featuring five complete adventures of The Ghost Who Walks ("The Maharajah's Daughter"; "The Blue Gang"; "Lago the Lake God"; "The Wild Girl"; and "The Mermaids of Melo Straits"). Also included is a special 16-page color section with an essay.

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, SRP: $49.99


THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 6 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131159.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE VOLUME 3 - Coming in June!
(A) Fortunino Matania & Various

illustrators quarterly entertains and educates readers with articles on some of the most iconic images to see print. You will read about European artists whose work reached audiences far beyond the confines of their studios. Discover the art of Fortunino Matania, the man who brought history alive in paintings; Peter Maddocks, Fleet Street's most innovative cartoonist; the life and times of Andy Virgil; the Micron Picture Library, its art and history; and the studio of Bernie Fuchs. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

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

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE VOLUME 3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131365.


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

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


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

KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130064.


THE LONE RANGER #18 Coming in June!
Written by Ande Parks; Art by Esteve Polls; Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The Ranger and Tonto have traveled to Chicago, looking for justice.  What they've found is a tangled web of deception, back-stabbing, and violence.  New villains emerge, new aspects of the Lone Ranger legend will be revealed, and John Reid relives a tragically lost part of his past! Can the West’s most iconic heroes survive the "civilized world" long enough to head back to the wild?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #18 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131077.


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Feature film in the works!

According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in Warner Brothers long-in-development big-screen take on Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The film that will be directed by Sherlock Holmes helmer Guy Ritchie.






MARK SCHULTZ'S XENOZOIC TALES: ARTIST'S EDITION HC  - Coming in July!
Written, art and cover by Mark Schultz.

Xenozoic Tales is the classic story of a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has retreated to vast subterranean cities to escape a world ravaged by environmental calamities. Centuries later, Upon emerging from their underground dwellings, they find their civilization is gone--replaced with the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the Earth... Dinosaurs! Mark Schultz delivers an epic adventure tale, one complete with romance and intrigue. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Xenoxoic Tales, the final six chapters (so far), and with Schultz at the peal of his artistic powers.

144 pages, black and white, in stores on July 10.


MARK SCHULTZ'S XENOZOIC TALES: ARTIST'S EDITION is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130307.


MARS ATTACKS 16-MONTH 2014 WALL CALENDAR

Includes 4 bonus collectible cards! The classic Mars Attacks! trading cards will entertain you throughout 2014 with this calendar! (STK530159)  (7/1-4197-0819-8) (C: 0-1-1)
Wall Calendar, 14x12, 24pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99


MARS ATTACKS CALANDAR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131458.



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

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

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


MARS ATTACKS: CLASSICS OBLITERATED #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130368.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger Rides Again - New!
The Shadow Unmasked
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial


MASKS #8
Coming in June!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Sean ChenStephen Segovia.

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


32 pages, $3.99.


MASKS #8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131030.




Michael Wm. Kaluta: The Big Book - Coming July 10!
Michael Wm. Kaluta (art & cover)

Michael Kaluta's career has been both diverse and extraordinary. From his origins as a fanzine artist in the 1960s, to his defining rendition of The Shadow in the 1970s, through his stint as part of the legendary art collective known simply as THE STUDIO and beyond, Kaluta has produced countless gorgeous images that never cease to enchant us. Now, for the first time, the work of Michael Wm. Kaluta is presented in an oversized, massive retrospective that showcases his beautiful art. Many of the pieces presented in this very special volume will be scanned from Kaluta's original art to maximize the quality of printing. If you are a fan of Kaluta's work, or a lover of fine art, then this is the book for you!

Hardcover, Full Color, 304 pages, 9" x 12",
$59.99

MICHAEL WM. KALUTA: THE BIG BOOK is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130379.


Mike Chomko -  March / April 2013 newsletter is now available!
Mike's March / April 2013 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


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/




Mitchell Hooks 1923-2013

Paperback artist Mitchell Hooks passed away last weekend.
He was renowned for his artwork for paperback books and magazines.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hooks painted paperback covers for Avon, Bantam, Dell Books, Fawcett Publications and others.

He illustrated science fiction and crime fiction, such as the Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer, Peter Corris's Cliff Hardy and B.B. Johnston's Superspade series.
He also designed film posters, including the first James Bond movie, Dr. No — for which he painted "the iconic image of Sean Connery as Bond" and The Face of Fu Manchu.




Moonstone Books: Honey West & T.H.E. CAT #1 (of 2) - Coming in June!

Two cult TV icons heat it up together for the first time!
Ex-cat burglar and aerialist Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat is back for the first time in 45 years!
He puts his skills to good use as a professional bodyguard - primitive and in love with danger!
Now he teams up with TV?s first lead-female private eye.
In "Death in the Desert", 1960's mob infested Las Vegas, they investigate a series of accidents?but will the attraction between the two cause the case to overheat?


Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Patrick J. Williams
Cover: Valarie Jones
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

HONEY WEST & T.H.E.CAT #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131176.
The Diamond Item Code is APR131177 (photo).



Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON Trade Paperback - Coming in June!

Previews Exclusive!

The entire time-spanning serial-killer saga starring: Kolchak, Honey West, Sheena, The Spider, and Domino Lady!
PLUS extra features: a brand new Buckaroo Banzai story and an additional Kolchak ending story!

Story: Steven L Frank, Earl Mac Rauch
Art: Nathan Stockman, Glen Fernandez
Cover: Andy Black
978-1-936814-50-3
78 pages, Full Color, 7” x 10”, $12.99


PHASES OF THE MOON is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131178.


Moonstone Books: Honey West & T.H.E. CAT #2 (of 2)  - Coming in July!

Two cult TV icons heat it up together for the first time!

Ex-cat burglar and aerialist Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat is back for the first time in 45 years!
He puts his skills to good use as a professional bodyguard - primitive and in love with danger!
Now he teams up with TV?s first lead-female private eye.

In "Death in the Desert", 1960's mob infested Las Vegas, they investigate a series of accidents?but will the attraction between the two cause the case to overheat?


Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Patrick J. Williams
Cover: Valarie Jones
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
 Moonstone Books


Moonstone Books: Honey West "This Girl for Hire" TPB  - Coming in July!

Honey West = part Marilyn Monroe and part Mike Hammer!

The first woman of private eye fiction, and the first woman character in the lead role of an action TV show, returns with all new swinging 60's sexy and thrilling mysteries!

Gloria Fickling's creation has solved mysteries in a series of 10 novels, and was also the star of the TV series Honey West starring Anne Francis!
Collects issues #1-7

Stories: Trina Robbins, Elaine Lee
Art: Cynthia Martin, Ronn Sutton
7" x 10", color, 174 pages, $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-57-2



Moonstone Books: The Spider: Master of Men HC - Coming in July!

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

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

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


Story: Martin Powell
Art: Hannibal King, Pablo Marcos
Cover: Dan Brereton
7" x 10", grayscale, 106 pages, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-58-9



The Paperback Fanatic Issue 25 - Now available!
Weird Tales special!

Contents:
Weird Tales Remembered
Sirens, Temptresses, and Goddesses
A Macabre Reader
Weird Britain
The Pulp Fanatic
The Book of Brundage
Shadow Over Belknap
FBI Paperback Checklist
Weird Tales in Paperback
Weird and Wonderful: Leo Marguiles, Anthologist Extraordinaire
No Boundaries
Kuttner and Moore Paperback Checklist
Lost Worlds and Other Dimensions
Weird Tales in Panther Checklist
The Hellfire Files
Gruesome Cargoes

120 pages perfect bound book format
100 pages in colour



Pandemonium - Now available!
By Warren Fahy

Deep beneath the Ural Mountains, in an underground city carved out by slave labor during the darkest hours of the Cold War, ancient caverns hold exotic and dangerous life-forms that have evolved in isolation for countless millennia. Cut off from the surface world, an entire ecosystem of bizarre subterranean species has survived undetected—until now.

Biologists Nell and Geoffrey Binswanger barely survived their last encounter with terrifying, invasive creatures that threatened to engulf the planet. They think the danger is over until a ruthless Russian tycoon lures them to his underground metropolis, where they find themselves confronted by a vicious menagerie of biological horrors from their past—and by entirely new breeds of voracious predators. Now they’re rising up from the bowels of the Earth to consume the world as we know it.

USA Today praised Warren Fahy's debut novel, Fragment, as “a rollicking tale [that] will enthrall readers of Jurassic Park and The Ruins.”
Now Fahy sets off an even more thrilling stampede of action and suspense, bursting forth from the hellish depths of...Pandemonium.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN-10: 0765333295
ISBN-13: 978-0765333292
$24.99

Please be aware that this is a sequel to FRAGMENT.

“Warren Fahy’s Pandemonium is pure genius, an otherworldly wonder as creative as the best of Jules Verne. Here is riveting scientific speculation paired with bravado storytelling. I want more!”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Bloodline

“What do you get when you cross Jurassic Park with an ancient underground city? The answer is Pandemonium, an exciting read from thriller author Warren Fahy.”
—Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of Meg and The Loch

“Warren Fahy's new novel Pandemonium is probably the best high-tech thriller I've read since The Mote in God’s Eye. My heart was pounding (literally) from page one. Can't wait for his next tale.
—David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Castro’s Daughter 

“An expertly crafted, heart-stopping tale of darkness and danger that I will not soon forget.”
—Whitley Strieber, New York Times bestselling author of The Grays


THE PHANTOM DIARY 2014 - Coming in September!

The 2014 Phantom Diary features Phantom comic covers from around the world, including covers from America, India , Scandinavia, Spain and Italy. Phantom facts and history included each month.

Hardcover, 7.5x9.25, 120 pages, Full Color, SRP: $18.99


THE PHANTOM DIARY 2014 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131398.

THE PHANTOM JOURNAL - Coming in September!
This Phantom Journal, with an image of the Ghost Who Walks on its cover, comprises a section for daily  notes, an address book, and book of days where anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions can be recorded.

Hardcover, 6x8.25, 208 pages, Full Color, SRP: $14.99


THE PHANTOM JOURNAL is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131399.

Philip José Farmer: The Mad Goblin
Coming June 11!

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

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


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

$9.95

THE MAD GOBLIN is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131415.




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”



The PulpRack - Now online!

Budapest Then and Then: Jules Verne and Robert B. Parker - New!
"Ghost Lanterns" by Alan B. LeMay


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 written by Michael R. Brown

Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace - New!
A look at Theodore Tinsley's Amusement Inc. series.

Introducing A Pulp Super-Fan
Meet Michael R. Brown.

Welcome to The Pulp Super-Fan blog!


Yellowed Perils

Remembering Lovecraft - New!
Mark the anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death by watching "The Shadow Out of Time."


Remembering Lester Dent - New!
Read the obituary for Doc Savage author Lester Dent from 1959.

Wollheim¹s war stories
A fanzine flashback featuring Donald Wollheim.


‘Uncanny Tales’ (November 1939)
What more could you want from this classic SF cover from Uncanny Tales?
PULP ARK 2013 ! 
APRIL 26-28TH, 2013

Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Heroic and Action/Adventure Fiction as well as the Founder and organizer of Pulp Ark, a writer's conference/convention that began in Batesville, AR in 2011 announces today the dates for the third annual event, PULP ARK 2013 as well as a change of venue.

Pulp Ark is a Writer's Conference/Convention focused on 'Pulp' fiction.  Although defined narrowly by many, Pulp Ark promotes Pulp Fiction as multi genre multi medium storytelling that typically involves action, adventure, larger than life heroes and villains, and a strong focus on both plot and characterization.  "Pulp," Hancock said, "began as a medium in which many great writers told a lot of wonderful stories and readers could pick 'em up a 100 or more pages at a time for a dime.  Although it's no longer that necessarily, the sensibilities of Pulp storytelling, the style, the methodology, all the stuff fans have remembered and enjoyed for over 80 years about those kinds of tales, all of that is still around and available from all sorts of authors, artists, performers and companies.  That is what Pulp Ark is all about."


"Pulp Ark 2013," stated Tommy Hancock, Pulp Ark Organizer, "will take place in a new facility and a new town, but remains in Arkansas!  Batesville, Arkansas (the site of the first two Pulp Ark conventions) has been nothing but a positive experience for Pulp Ark and the success we've had there, particularly in 2012, is one of the myriad reasons we decided to make a move.  Pulp Ark 2012 cemented for us the fact that not only would we have faithful vendors and guests willing to return for another go around or two, but that we also had a concept that appealed to fans of all ages and genres and mediums.  With that, the decision was either to grow or not.   Part of the decision to grow was whether or not to stay in Batesville.  Several factors, most notably partnering with an excellent facility that truly will take Pulp Ark to another level, led us to decide that the home of Pulp Ark 2013 would be Springdale, Arkansas."

Springdale is in Washington County located in Northwest Arkansas.  Considered part of the Fayetteville Metropolitan Area, Springdale is one town of several that are considered a piece of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.  With over 500,000 residents in and near Springdale, Pro Se believes that not only will this increase fan attendance and interest in the Writer's Conference/Convention that blends every genre and medium possible together, but will also attract both the loyal guests and vendors from the first two years of Pulp Ark as well as a whole host of new participants on that side of the table.

"Pulp Ark is a wonderfully unique creature in a lot of ways," Hancock stated.  "We definitely enjoy having that small town, almost family type feel for what we do, but we also have a truly kaleidoscopic reach with all the genres and creators that fall into our umbrella.  Prose, comics, audio, cosplay, even music, all of that and more contributes to what Pulp is.  New books, clasisc pulp mags, golden and silver age comic art originals, and more... Classic, new, and even Pulp yet to come all has a home at our convention and it was time to move Pulp Ark to a place where it...and all its wonderful supporters...could truly spread their wings."

Pulp Ark 2013 will be held in Springdale, Arkansas April 26-28, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Springdale Hotel and Convention Center in Springdale, Arkansas, 1500 South 48th Street, phone number- 1-479-751-8300.  For a peek at the venue, click HERE!

SPECIAL PRICES UNTIL JANUARY 1ST, 2013!  Any and all who plan to attend Pulp Ark 2013 and want to get the Discounted Room Rate MUST reserve a room or rooms by January 1st, 2013 to take advantage of the Special Pulp Ark rate of $84.00 a night.  To reserver your room online, please click HERE! 

PULP ARK 2013-Springdale, Arkansas!  For further information, go to www.prosepulp.com or contact Hancock at 870-834-4022 and/or proseproductions@earthlink.net.  Expect more Pulp Ark Announcements VERY SOON!


PULP ARK 2013 GUESTS OF HONOR REVEALED!

Pulp Ark 2013, the Official New Pulp Creators' Conference/Convention in its third year announced today its Three Guests of Honor for the Third year of the convention to be held in Springdale, AR.

"Pulp," Tommy Hancock, Pulp Ark Organizer and Partner in Pro Se Productions, the company sponsoring Pulp Ark, "is a marvelous, massively diverse field...a style that has transcended its origins in the early 20th Century in cheaply printed magazines and found its way into every medium available to modern fans.  Classic characters and stories are finding new life with readers and enthusiasts today and new tales centered around original characters are exploding onto the scene as well.  This year, Pulp Ark 2013 will celebrate the variety that is Pulp in many ways.   Our Three Guests of Honor most definitely reflect both the differences and the common denominators in Pulp, both classic and new, both originals of today and inspirations of yesteryear.  

I am extremely proud to announce that Joe Devito, Martin Powell, and Paul Bishop
will be the Guests of Honor for Pulp Ark 2013 this year!"

Martin Powell
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986. He received early critical praise with the Eisner Award nominated Sherlock Holmes/Count Dracula graphic novel, Scarlet in Gaslight, which has remained in print for more than twenty-five years.

Powell has since written hundreds of stories in numerous genres, including mystery, science fiction, horror, and humor, and has been published by Disney, Marvel, DC, Moonstone, Wild Cat Books, and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, among others, working with such popular characters as Superman, Batman, Tarzan, Lee Falk’s The Phantom, Frankenstein, The Spider, Kolchak the Night Stalker, The Avenger, and more.??He also a prolific author of many acclaimed children’s books, and is the creator of The Halloween Legion. His The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2010. Martin lives in Saint Paul, MN.

Joe Devito
Joe DeVito was born on March 16, 1957 in New York City. He graduated with honors from Parsons School of Design in 1981 and studied at the Art Students League in New York City.

Over the years DeVito has painted many of the most recognizable Pop Culture and Pulp icons, including King Kong, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, MAD magazine’s Alfred E. Newman and various characters in World of Warcraft, with a decided emphasis in his illustration on dinosaurs, Action Adventure, SF and Fantasy. He has illustrated hundreds of book and magazine covers, painted several notable posters and numerous trading cards for the major comic book and gaming houses, and created concept and character design for the film and television industries.

In 3D, DeVito sculpted the official 100th Anniversary statue of Tarzan of the Apes for the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate, The Cooper Kong for the Merian C. Cooper Estate, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman for Chronicle Book’s Masterpiece Editions, several other notable Pop and Pulp characters. Additional sculpting work ranges from scientifically accurate dinosaurs, a multitude of collectibles for the Bradford Exchange in a variety of genres, to larger-than-life statues and the award trophy for the influential art annual SPECTRUM.

An avid writer, Joe is also the co-author (with Brad Strickland) of two novels, which he illustrated as well. The first, KONG: King of Skull Island (DH Press) was published in  2004. The second book, Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG, was published by St. Martin’s Griffin, in 2005. He has also contributed many essays and articles to such collected works as Kong Unbound: The Cultural Impact, Pop Mythos, and Scientific Plausibility of a Cinematic Legend and Do Androids Artists Paint In Oils When They Dream? in Pixel or Paint: The Digital Divide In Illustration Art.

2012 saw the release of Kindle and iBook versions of KONG: King of Skull Island that were accompanied by Part 1 of a cutting edge app version of the book. With the property in full development as a motion picture, other plans include the release of Part 2 of the interactive Kong book app, the beginning of a KONG: King of Skull Island YA series and Kong collectibles for the Cooper Estate.

Presently DeVito is painting covers for The All New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage (written by Will Murray), while also finishing the screenplay and developing imagery for his newest creation, a faction world of truly epic proportions tentatively titled The Primordials.

www.jdevito.com
www.kongskullisland.com
FB: Joe DeVito-DeVito Artworks


Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop is a thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department whose career included a three year tour as an interrogator with his department's Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. For the past eight years, his various Special Assaults Units have consistently produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rate in the city. Twice honored as Detective of the Year, Paul also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.

As a nationally recognized interrogator, Paul co-starred with his professional partner, bestselling author and prosecutor, Mary Hanlon Stone, as the regular interrogators and driving force behind the ABC reality show Take The Money And Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.  Based on his expertise in the area of deception detection, Paul continues to work privately conducting interview and interrogation seminars for law enforcement agencies, military entities, and human resource organizations.
  
Paul has had twelve novels published, including Hot Pursuit, Deep Water, Penalty Shot, Suspicious Minds, the short story collection Running Wylde, and five novels in his L.A.P.D. Detective Fey Croaker series – Croaker: Kill Me Again, Croaker: Grave Sins, Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird, Croaker: Chalk Whispers, and Croaker: Pattern of Behavior.  All his novels have recently been released in e-book format.

Paul has also written feature film scripts and numerous episodic scripts for television, including such shows as Diagnosis: Murder, LA Dragnet, The New Detectives, and Navy Seals: The Untold Stories.

Paul is currently writing and editing the monthly Fight Card series, 25,000 word e-novels, designed to be read in one or two sittings, inspired by the fight pulps of the '30s and '40s – such as Fight Stories Magazine – and Robert E. Howard’s two-fisted boxing tales featuring Sailor Steve Costigan.  His latest entry, Fight Card: Swamp Walloper (written as Jack Tunney) will premiere at the 2013 Pulp Ark convention.   He can be found blogging at www.bishsbeat.blogspot.com  and followed via twitter@bishsbeat.  A full list of his novels is available at http://tinyurl.com/7x8xo5k

"These three," Hancock stated, "represent a huge variety within Pulp today, but they all also show the commonalities of what Pulp is.  And as far as mediums, everything from books to comics to television to sculpture to painting and more is represented by these fantastic Guests.   It's a privilege for Pulp Ark to have them as its centerpiece in 2013."

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

Editor's Choice - Harry E. Maule of Short Stories on his criteria for selecting stories
Hugh Pendexter on making his first fiction sale
Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro)
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio



Pulp Obscura: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION - Now available!

A fearless Avenger for Justice atop a blazing steed!  The explosive blast of six-guns filling the air, punctuated by the sharp crack of a whip!  A mask protecting the identity of someone fighting for Right in the Old West!  All the elements to make a fantastic Pulp story came together decades ago in tales crafted by a prolific Pulp Writer.  Now PULP OBSCURA, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, proudly presents three new tales of this groundbreaking character from Pulp’s Golden Era!

Pulp Obscura’s THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION, featuring Les Savage, Jr.’s Masked Mistress of the Range is now available, adding another stellar star to the lineup of classic, but often forgotten or underrated heroes now living again in Pro Se’s exciting imprint!

Created by Savage in 1944 for Action Stories, Senorita Scorpion is in fact Elgera Douglas, a young lady who became a legendary outlaw defending her family's land and legacy, the fabled Lost Santiago Mine. Beautiful and deadly. A crack shot. A Fast thinking, daring fighter who is ruthless to those who threaten the land and people under her protection!

“Senorita Scorpion,” stated Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is a wonderful character on several levels with so much potential.  Masked heroes in the Wild West have a special place in the heart of fans of all sorts, from Pulps to old time radio to television and beyond.  Senorita Scorpion fits right into the category.  Then add in the fact that not only is this a female lead character created at a time when that wasn’t done very often, but that she was written to be as strong and capable as the very men she stood against.   Les Savage, Jr. gave Pulp fiction a heroine that is just as relevant now as she was in the 1940s and we’re definitely glad to be a part of continuing her adventures!”

Nancy A. Hansen sends Senorita Scorpion into action to the ringing of THE BELLS OF ST. FERDINAND!   Andrea Judy demonstrates that some jail breaks simply need A WOMAN’S TOUCH! And Brad Mengel posts a fantastic bounty with WANTED: SENORITA SCORPION!  Three great writers bring a classic Pulp character galloping back to life in three daring tales of hard riding action and bold adventure!

From out of the Past comes New Tales of Classic Characters from PULP OBSCURA! With editing by Percival Constantine, an amazing cover by Mike Fyles and Format and Design by Sean Ali, ride alongside the mysterious blond bandit of the Old West in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION!  Coming soon in Ebook format!

Also, get two volumes the original adventures of Senorita Scorpion by Les Savage, Jr. reprinted in exquisite collectible editions from Altus Press at the links below.



Amazon.com  ProSe Productions: Createspace  ProSe Press  

Altus Press:  THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION  Volume 1   Volume 2


RED SONJA #80 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Brandon Jerwa (Art)  Sergio Fernandez Davila (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

In a final showdown on dark and stormy seas, everyone is at risk when Red Sonja’s master plan goes awry!  Will the She-Devil die without redemption?  Will the dreaded vampire lord Dracula triumph?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA #80 is solicited in the  April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131062.




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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA UNCHAINED #3 is solicited in the  April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131064.






Saturday Matinee: The Shadow (1954 TV Pilot) - Now online!
Every Saturday, Barry Reese finds a movie, documentary or cartoon that he thinks will be of interest to his site’s visitors.
On march 16, Barry posted the unaired 1954 pilot for The Shadow tv series.



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 14 TP - Coming in August!
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Doug Beekman (Cover), and others

“Give me a sword, I will give you a show.” Conan is sentenced to a Nemedian gladiator arena, where the barbarian gives the mob the blood they desire. But as his fame grows, so do his masters’ jealousies—they seek to accomplish with treachery what they cannot achieve with steel! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #141–#150, never before collected and out of print for over a quarter century!


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 528 pages, $19.99, On sale August 27

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 14 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR130065.


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



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

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

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

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

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

A brief preview of "The Capture of Tarzan", as illustrated by Pablo Marcos,
from the upcoming all-new graphic novel anthology JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Written by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc.



 
Art © Pablo Marcos

THE SHADOW #15 - Coming in June!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, and Francesco Francavilla.

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW #15 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131027.



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Solicitations, Masks & Foxhound!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 24! This time around, he talks about new books arriving in June 2013, reads some listener feedback and reviews Masks # 4 & "Foxhound" by Theodore Tinsley. Barry's feeling a little under the weather this week but talking about The Shadow is enough to lift anyone's spirits!

If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!




THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #5 - Coming in June!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, and Howard Chaykin.

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #4 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131017 (Wagner).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131018 (Ross).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131019 (Samnee).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131020 (Chaykin).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131021 (Torres - Subscription variant).




SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #3 - Arriving in comic shops March 27!
Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Matt Triano, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

At William Brown Museum, Holmes and Watson examine the clawed remains of curator Christopher Connor and find themselves on the trail of a mysterious missing object. Inspector Thornton has to deal with the bloody aftermath of crime lord Drummond's somewhat unorthodox approach to dog fighting, while down at the docks a visit is paid to a vessel by the name of Matilda Briggs.

32 pages, $3.99.





THE SPIDER #13 - Coming in June!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Francesco Francavilla

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SPIDER #12 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131040.






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.

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)



In this debut adventure of the masked hero, will evil win out?
Blood covers the streets as gangsters kill indiscriminately.
As a little boy lies helpless in the hospital, a new paladin takes up arms to bring the killers to justice.
Can even the great Masked Avenger survive the final battle with the city's underworld when crime makes its last stand?


Now available on Kindle for $.99.




Crime’s Dark Streets by Tom Johnson is now available on Kindle!

Dark streets that lead to ebony alleys in the city’s immigrant district culminate in a spider’s web of fear when emissaries of evil abduct homeless children.
 When The Masked Avenger promises protection to the city’s unwanted children, can he keep that promise?
Follow our palidan as he embarks on his second dangerous mission!


Now available on Kindle for $.99.




Crime’s Death Plague by Tom Johnson is now available on Kindle!

The trail begins in a Chicago orphanage, but when a boy is kidnapped, it takes The Masked Avenger to New York City where he must uncover the identity of a German scientist and stop him from releasing a deadly virus and killing everyone in New York. Can one man, even such as The Masked Avenger, succeed when America looks to be doomed?

Now available on Kindle for $.99.


WARLORD OF MARS #31  
Coming in June!

Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

The Red Planet is a world of secrets, but Martians lack the innate curiosity of Earthlings.  Why?  Because on Mars, the past can come back to haunt you – literally!  When John Carter discovers the inner workings of a mysterious tower over his capital, he unleashes an ancient evil that could lay waste to his empire!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #31 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131054.



WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 3 TPB  
Coming in June!

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

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




WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 3 TPB is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131057.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #28  
Coming in June!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Wagner Reis, Fabiano Neves

The Machine Men march on Helium, and the Red nations position themselves for war!  Meanwhile, Dejah discovers that someone from her past has been conscripted into service by the Machine Men… and intends to settle a score with the Princess of Helium!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #28 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).
The Diamond Item Code is APR131058.


 
Weasels Ripped My Flesh! Two-Fisted Stories From Men's Adventure Magazines - Now available!

From the jungles to the deserts to the mean city streets, the men's adventure magazines of the 1950s, '60s and '70s - pulpy periodicals like Real Men, Male, Man's Life, True Men Stories, Untamed, Exotic Adventures and Gusto - left no male fantasy or interest unexplored. War stories, exotic adventure yarns, "true, first-hand" accounts of white-knuckle clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical white queens hungry for companionship ... topped off with salacious exposés of then-shocking subjects like free love, the Beat Generation, homosexuality, LSD and the secret horniness hidden in calypso lyrics.

Josh Alan Friedman (Black Cracker) and Wyatt Doyle (Stop Requested) join collector and historian Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com for a guided safari through a jaw-dropping collection of classic men's adventure magazine stories in the first anthology from the genre ever published.

Packed with pulp fiction created by writers who later went on to greater fame, sensational illustrations by masters of men's pulp art and wacky ads taken from the magazines' back pages, Weasels Ripped My Flesh! is your passport to a gonzo world where every dame was a femme fatale or a scantily-clad damsel in distress and manly men fought small mammals bare-handed.


Lawrence Block, Mario Puzo, Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert F. Dorr, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Walter Kaylin, Walter Wager, Jane Dolinger, Ken Krippene and more.


Paperback: 436 pages
Publisher: New Texture
ISBN-10: 0988462109
ISBN-13: 978-0988462106

$24.95







15 March 2013

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10am to 5pm!

Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572


There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.





34th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show  - April 7, 2013!



Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking


57th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show - April 7, 2013!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.


2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

March Update:
Well, 31 days from now we'll be in the middle of the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  This one is shaping up to be our largest yet, and with an expanded dealers room, we've sold out of all 150 tables (or, put another way, placed end to end we could line 3 football fields).  We're nearly done shooting the over 200 lots of material from the collection of Jerry Weist for our Friday night auction, and will be posting the remaining images soon.


If you haven't made your hotel reservations at the Westin Lombard yet, there are 12 days left in order to get the convention rate -- the cutoff is 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 25, 2013. 
The hotel's direct link for our convention is:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
We'll hope to see you in April!

The clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.


We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

A. Hyatt Verril - Stories needed!

A. Hyatt Verrill (1871-1954) was a prolific author including 106 books, mixed with fiction and nonfiction. He also wrote perhaps fifty stories for the Pulps.  

Doug Frizzle has been researching the life and work of Hyatt Verrill for almost a decade.
His blog, Stillwoods.Blogspot.Com, features hundreds of periodical stories from this explorer, inventor, and artist.
These are provided to ‘Family’ and fans of the author, with thousands accessing the stories monthly.  

Doug is aware that he is missing just a few fiction works by this author. 
These stories are important to our knowledge of the author.
The magazine issues appear to be quite rare.

Can anyone help Doug collect these rare stories?
All I\that is required is handheld, legible, images of the complete stories.  
Any help, even leads to sources is appreciated.


If anyone can help out, please contact Doug at frizzle@hfx.eastlink.ca
                                           
Missing Fiction of A. Hyatt Verrill   
The Living Death
The Ship of Death
Hidden Gold
Coconuts and Cannibals
Pepe's Bull Fight     
Pearls Beyond Price   
The Syndicate of  Terror   
Fifty-Two Degrees South    
1922 Aug
1932 Win
1933 Sum
1931 Dec
1923 Dec
1927 Nov
1928 Jan
1928 Aug
Action Stories Magazine
Complete Underworld Novelettes
Complete Underworld Novelettes
Far East Adventure Stories  
Open Road for Boys   
Secret Service Stories
Secret Service Stories   
Tropical Adventures magazine 



Adventure House: HIGH ADVENTURE #129 - Now available!

Phantom Detective Special Issue
 "Masterpiece of Murder" by Robert Wallace
"When sinister menace stalks the survivors of the Mattling steamship family and their enterprises, the Phantom Detective goes on the difficult trail of an overlord of crime whose methods defy justice!  Van Loan pits himself against the minions of grim terror!"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95




Adventure House - Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 02/40
Coming in March!
"The Phantom's Gamble With Death" by Robert Wallace
"The Flame King strikes—and doom's flickering fingers sear and burn innocent victims! 
Follow the Phantom Detective as he pursues a sinister fiend of murder whose grim crimes are committed on schedule!"
 
"Little Old Lady" by Herbert L. McNary
"Magazine Clue" by John S. Endicott

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
Thrilling Wonder Stories - 03/40
Coming in March!
"Worlds Within Worlds" by Frederick Arnold Kummer
"The Time Cheaters" by Eando Binder
"The Planet of Change" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Renegade From Saturn" by Raymond Gallun
"Via Sun" by Gordon Giles
"Perfect Murder" by H.L. Gold
"The Thought Materalizer" by Leo Sonderegger

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 06/41
Coming in March!
"The Gun Talks" by Henri St. Maur
"Death Has Green Eyes" by Justin Case
"Blues Sing Murder" by Larry Dunn
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Property of Death" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Less Than Nothing" by Walton Grey
"Crazy Corpse" by Clark Nelson
"On Schedule" by Harley L. Court
"Under Fire" by Paul Hanna
"Double Death" by Stan Warner

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Productions
BIKER by Mike Baron
THE BIKER IS HERE!

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to announce the release of a brand new crime thriller by one of the finest talents in genre fiction today; Mike Baron!

From the award winning creator of Nexus and Badger, comes a tale of terror and suspense set against the backdrop of the Outlaw Biker culture.  Josh Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator.  A woman dying of cancer hires him to find the son she gave up as a baby.  The child’s father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to kill her for abandoning them.

Josh is the BIKER, caught up in a race for survival against a human monster on the road between heaven and hell at the end of which lies either salvation or damnation.  Baron spins a tale of unrelenting suspense and horror that moves across his narrative landscape like the roar of a chopper’s engine.  Creating memorable characters and authentic backgrounds, this is an amazing, quality crime thriller unlike anything you’ve ever read before.  The man who shook up the comic industry with his revolutionary stories now turns his limitless imagination to the world of crime fiction and the result will blow you away.

“Mike Baron tells a story like nobody else in the business,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “For years he’s captivated comic fans with his innovative tales of the erratic kung-fu Badger and the star-spanning, philosophical avenger, Nexus.  Now he’s entered the world of crime and horror fiction to rousing applause from fans everywhere.  We at Airship 27 Productions are very excited about bringing readers his latest novel; a riveting, no-holds-barred winner.  BIKER simply rocks!”

Featuring illustrations by artist Joseph Arnold and designed by award-winning Art Director, Rob Davis, BIKER is a punch-to-the-gut reading experience even the most jaded thriller fan will be cheering.

“Hard-boiled. Hard-edged. Hard-core. Hard to put down until you get to the last page.”
Charles Saunders, author of Imaro and Damballa.

Available now at Amazon & Kindle.
Available now
as a PDF download from our website for only $3.
Coming within two weeks at IndyPlanet.com

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Coming soon!

Altus Press Announces Publishing Agreement with the Estate of James B. Hendryx!
Plans For Collections of Stories Never Before in Book Form!


Altus Press has announced a publishing agreement with the Estate of James B. Hendryx to reprint the complete set of his long-running series featuring the characters of Halfaday Creek.

"It's quite an honor to be able to present the stories of Black John Smith and Halfaday Creek to an all-new audience," Altus Press publisher Matt Moring stated. "For such a popular series, I'm excited by the chance to present these stories with the respect they justly deserve."

James B. Hendryx (1880-1963) was the author of more than 50 novels and anthologies, and wrote hundreds of stories. And Hendryx wrote what he knew, spending time in Alaska, Canada, and the Wyoming badlands. But he's best known for his characters set around the outlaw community of Halfaday Creek in the Yukon. Set during the Gold Rush of the late 1890s, Hendryx penned over a hundred stories featuring these characters over the span of 25 years for magazines such as West, Dime Western, New Western, Argosy, and the primary home for the Halfaday Creek series, Short Stories.


Many of the Halfaday Creek stories were edited and reprinted in a series of 13 hardcover books which were released between 1935 and 1951. However, some of these books are quite scarce and difficult to find on the antiquarian book market.

Thanks to the research of Hendryx fans such as Richard Hall, the original sources that comprise these 13 Halfaday Creek hardcovers have been identified, will be reprinted along with the illustrations from their original pulp magazine appearances, and will be augmented with rare material taken from the James B. Hendryx archives currently held by the Leelanau Historical Society in Leland, MI.

In addition to these reprints, enough uncollected stories have been identified to comprise four additional, "new" Halfaday Creek collections. These too will contain material from the Hendryx archives and will match the dress and design of the other Halfaday Creek reprints.

The Halfaday Creek Library will be be available in softcover, hardcover, and in the various popular e-book formats.

These titles will all contain unique introductions as well as a variety of bonus material, additional Hendryx writings, photos, and illustrations.



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

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




Skullduggery on Halfaday Creek (1946)

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

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

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

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


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



The Saga of Halfaday Creek (1947)

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

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

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


Altus Press

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
DOC SAVAGE #68 "The Crimson Serpent" and "The Exploding Lake" - COMIC-CON Special
The Pulp Era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed pulp novels by Harold Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a series of corpses bearing the bloody sign of "The Crimson Serpent" sets Doc Savage on a trail to an ancient castle, modern-day conquistadors and the Fountain of Youth! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to South America to investigate the bizarre mystery of "The Exploding Lake" vaporized in a nuclear inferno. This double-novel collector's special leads off with a thrill-packed color cover by Emery Clarke, and features Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a biographical profile of Golden Age Doc Savage Comics artist Elmer Stoner. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-116-5 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 June!
THE SHADOW Volume 74: "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" - FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN Special
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and artwork! First, in his true identity of Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates how a dying man's bequest of "The Crystal Buddha" became a legacy of death. Then, the Dark Avenger must invade Vreekill Castle and unmask the enigmatic mastermind called "The Vindicator" before murder claims another victim! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-117-4 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)

Bear Alley Books: KING SOLOMON'S MINES - Now available!

Welcome to H. Rider Haggard's classic novel adapted in full colour by Mike Hubbard, originally serialised in the pages of Ranger and reprinted for the first time! This was a daring attempt to publish the novel in its original language, using Haggard's own words, although abridged, making it one of the most faithful of all adaptations.

King Solomon's Mines is published in US Letter saddle-stitch format, 40 pages colour with a stunning cover by Don Lawrence.
 


UK: £9.99 + £4.00
EU: £9.99 + £6.50
US: £9.99 + £4.50



THE BLACK BEETLE VOLUME 1: NO WAY OUT HC - Coming in August!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer / Art / Cover)

After witnessing an explosion that decimates the city’s organized crime community, killing dozens, the Black Beetle—Colt City’s sleuthing sentinel—is on the hunt for answers and justice!

Follow Francesco Francavilla’s critically acclaimed pulp hero as he searches island prisons, dank sewers, and swanky nightclubs for the mysterious man known as Labyrinto.


Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale August 27



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu, Part Two  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from April 28 to July 14, 1934. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The book marked the first time Rohmer employed third person narrative in the series and dispensed with the first person narrative voice modeled on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The results dilute what would otherwise have been a stronger novel that saw the series return to its roots.

Read the rest at the links below.


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

H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps - New!
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Ed Erdelac visits the Book Cave to introduce the listeners to his series Merkabah Rider.

Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
Episode 219: Shaw Granger and Family Bones!

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
 

THE BROTHERHOOD OF TERROR Book 3 - Now available!
Authored by Wes T. Salem

In this thrilling finale to the Brotherhood of Terror trilogy, Monitors Lum Arispasia, Endo Marata and Temm Tokk each undertake a separate mission in the war with the Sund, which begins in this volume. The breadth and scope of the Sund's schemes and allies are finally revealed - as are the evil organization's secret leaders. And as in every war, there are casualties.


List Price: $14.00
Publication Date:Mar 15 2013
ISBN/EAN13:1482775131 / 9781482775136
Page Count:358
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5" x 8"
Language:English
Color:Black and White



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

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


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



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #14 - Arriving in comic shops March 20!
Brian Wood (Writer), Mirko Colak (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and Mirko Colak test Conan and Bêlit's love like never before! Under the heat of the Shemite sun, Conan leads a suicidal raid on the fort at Ramah En Ram, while inside Bêlit heads up the fort's defense! The mystery of Bêlit's precense inside deepens, even as it drives Conan mad with jealousy and rage!


Full Colot, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale March 20





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #14 - Coming in June!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

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

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





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

Books Best Forgotten: Under the Andes by Rex Stout  - New!
Art Gallery: Black Book Detective  - New!
SHADOW COMICS 1, 2 & 3 (1940)  - New!
WEIRD TALES 16, 17 & 18 (1925)  - New!
Forgotten Books: NO QUARTER by Nels (Leroy) Jorgensen
Now Reading: Doc Savage Meets King Kong! "Skull Island" by Will Murray
When Detective Comics were DETECTIVE comics
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 4, 5 & 6 (1934) !
Art Gallery: BLACK MASK Magazine
Overlooked Films: The Son of Tarzan (1920)  


Dieselpunk Epulp Showcase [Kindle Edition]  - Now available!
Bard Constantine (Author), Jack Philpott (Author), John Picha (Author), Grant Gardiner (Author)

This action-packed ePulp Anthology unleashes four new noir tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Blazing brawls and gritty adventure awaits dieselpunks, nostalgians, die hard or pulp-curious fans. Hope you can take a punch, because these two-fisted tales hit hard!

For young hoods, the Aether Age streets of mob-plagued Chicago present a world of opportunity. And Mack and Mickey are headed straight for the top in "That Sort of World: a Tale of the Aether Age."

It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow deliver rough justice to the elites and a douche named the Gooch in "Who are the People in your Neighborhood?"

"The Wise Man Says" introduces Mick Trubble: a hard drinking, chain smoking charmer who bites off more than he can chew... then chews like hell. The Troubleshooter takes the grit and slang of a hardboiled detective and drops it in a dystopian setting that mixes Fedoras, trench coats, flying cars and android policemen.

The dirty streets of Roanoketown were his home and his only family. Until he met HER. Now he'll follow HER into hell, tamahaak held high, and fight as a proud Indian against the Anglo Oppressors. He'll wager his life to be a true "A Friend of Spirits."

Download if you dare!



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!

"Write This Way for Murder!" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1948
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper, that screwball newshawk, writes a whodunit that would be criminal to publish. But his interest in fascinating fiction turned into a real-life terror tale printed in blood.
"Fate Fires No Blanks" by George Bruce Marquis from SHORT STORIES, July 25, 1948
Featuring: Bat Jennison
A Man Oughta Line Up Equal to Himself. Nobody Can Ask More.  Bat Jennison and an Indian friend named Joe Three Crows are up against a gang of outlaws.




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!
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.


Fantom Press - Now available!
Fantom Press is proud to announce the publication of the Bob Larkin Sketchbook 2013: Speculations in Bronze.

This 48 page B&W sketch book is filled with a variety of concept art, studies, and private commissions that primarily revolves around one of Bob’s favorite and best know assignment, Doc Savage. There is a heading dose of other will know characters as well that Bob has painted over the years, many of whom end up in the most unlikely team-ups ever.

All proceeds from the sales of the sketch books go directly to help offset mounting medical bills that the Larkin family faces.
Bob’s wife, Fran, has been battling multiple forms of cancer for the past 12 years and it’s to the point that Bob is her care giver 24/7.
Fantom Press was created to help ease burden the Larkin family has felt while also giving Bob a creative outlet.  Profits from all sales go directly to the family.


There are three different versions of the sketch books available.
The paper back is 8 ½” x 11” , square bound,  black and white and is signed and numbered in an edition of 500 for only $20.00 per copy.

The Special Edition hard cover includes an extra 8 page section if color featuring 8 all new paintings of Doc and friends by Bob.
The book is 9” x 12”, cloth bound covers with dust jacket and is limited to 30 signed and numbered copies for only $60.00 per copy.

The Deluxe Edition includes the 8 page bonus section and is bound in bonded leather and comes with your choice of an original, one of a kind, water color illustration by Bob.
The illustrations have an image area of 5” x 7” on an 8/12” x 11” board.
The book and painting are housed in a custom built storage case that allows the original art to be stored safely along with the book or easily removed for display of framing.
This edition is limited to only 20 copies and is $500.00

The paperbacks are in stock and ready to ship.
The Special Edition is estimated to ship 4/1/13 and the Deluxe Edition has an estimated ship date of 5/1/13




FLASH GORDON: Daily newspaper strip from December 31, 1952 to April 20, 1953 - Now online!

Flash Gordon classic daily newspaper strip by Dan Barry, Harvey Kurtzman, and Frank Frazetta.




FLASH GORDON - ZEITGEIST #10 - Arriving in comic shops March 20!
(Writer) Eric Trautmann (Art) Daniel Indro (Cover) Alex Ross
In the wake of Flash Gordon's victory, the court of Mongo pauses for a time of celebration. But Ming the Merciless has one last sinister scheme to launch, one that may spell death for Earth's valiant defenders.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99








Fringe #3: Sins of the Father - Coming October 15!


Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 1781163138
ISBN-13: 978-1781163139

$7.99


'God particle' found: physicists say they have discovered a Higgs boson
The search is all but over for the so-called God particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.
 
Physicists said on Thursday they believe they have discovered the sub-atomic particle predicted nearly half a century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.




Go Hero
Doc Savage 1/6th Scale Figure

Pre-orders on the Deluxe Doc Savage will begin next week!

Go Hero, in conjunction with Executive Replicas, has revealed their next 1:6th scale "pulp" action figure will be Doc Savage.
 The man of bronze joins previously released pulp hero figures Flash Gordon and The Shadow.

Pictured is a first look (work in progress) at one of two Doc Savage head sculpts, this one representing his "Golden Age" look made famous on the pulp covers.
 The other head sculpt will reflect Doc Savage's "Silver Age." Both stunning head sculpts were created by talented Go Hero friend and artist Gabriel Marquez.

Go Hero is currently in discussions on a possible Doc Savage exclusive. If an exclusive deal pans out, this "Golden Age" look will be its head sculpt.
If not, the figure will ship with two heads. Full details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Go Hero states that they are going all out on this figure, Doc Savage featuring metal and leather accessories, multiple guns, defined muscle body and more.






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

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

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






Hermes Press
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 5: 1943-44
Arriving in comic shops March 20!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Artist) Wilson McCoy

The first and original masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with the next in Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom. Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. This volume presents five complete continuities: "Bent Beak Border," "The Phantom's Engagement," "High Seas Hijacker," "The Spy Gang," and "The Crooner."

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, $49.99





The James Bond Omnibus Volume 5 - Coming November 26!
Jim Lawrence (Author), Yaroslav Horak (Illustrator)

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857685902
ISBN-13: 978-0857685902

$19.95


Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!

Four stories, four protagonists, four different crimes. Each hero had his own slant on fighting crime.
There are Dudley Bell, Bud Norman, Kayo Macray, and Ben Harper.
Follow their exploits as only the great Erle Stanley Gardner could record for posterity.
We have gathered them all together in this book:

THE BROKEN LINK
SILENT DEATH
THE FACE LIFTER
THE MAN WHO COULDN’T FORGET


6 x 9 inch
222 pages
$24.95 hardcover
$14.95 softcover



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

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


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

The Lone Ranger Collectors Edition - Coming June 4!

From TV Shows on DVD:
Five years ago, Classic Media and their distributor at the time, Genius Media, released a 13-DVD package of "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition," with the first two seasons of the classic 1949 show, plus nice bonus items. Fans have longed for the remaining 3 seasons to come out in a similar fashion, or - better yet - a package with all 5 seasons of the show all together. With the new Disney film (starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter) coming out this Fourth of July holiday, might the time be right for a big gift set tie-in with the original TV show?

Amazon.com is now showing a pre-order listing for a June 4th release of an item titled "Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition." It's priced at $199.95 SRP, and shows a running time of "5500 minutes"...which calculates out correctly for 221 half-hour episodes, even if that's just an estimated running time. The Amazon listing doesn't give the number of discs involved, but a little digging on our part with the distributor, Anderson Merchandisers, turns up a count of "30" DVDs. We haven't absolutely confirmed yet that this is the complete series of the legendary TV show...but it seems like it probably would be!


Format: NTSC
Studio: Anderson Merchandisers, L
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Run Time: 5500 minutes

MARK SCHULTZ'S XENOZOIC TALES: ARTIST'S EDITION HC  - Coming in July!
Written, art and cover by Mark Schultz.

Xenozoic Tales is the classic story of a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has retreated to vast subterranean cities to escape a world ravaged by environmental calamities. Centuries later, Upon emerging from their underground dwellings, they find their civilization is gone--replaced with the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the Earth... Dinosaurs! Mark Schultz delivers an epic adventure tale, one complete with romance and intrigue. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Xenoxoic Tales, the final six chapters (so far), and with Schultz at the peal of his artistic powers.

144 pages, black and white, in stores on July 10.




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

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

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





Michael Wm. Kaluta: The Big Book - Coming July 10!
Michael Wm. Kaluta (art & cover)

Michael Kaluta's career has been both diverse and extraordinary. From his origins as a fanzine artist in the 1960s, to his defining rendition of The Shadow in the 1970s, through his stint as part of the legendary art collective known simply as THE STUDIO and beyond, Kaluta has produced countless gorgeous images that never cease to enchant us. Now, for the first time, the work of Michael Wm. Kaluta is presented in an oversized, massive retrospective that showcases his beautiful art. Many of the pieces presented in this very special volume will be scanned from Kaluta's original art to maximize the quality of printing. If you are a fan of Kaluta's work, or a lover of fine art, then this is the book for you!

Hardcover, Full Color, 304 pages, 9" x 12",
$59.99




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

PulpFest is now accepting advertisements for THE PULPSTER. Please visit www.pulpfest.com for further details.

We'll also be glad to accept donations for our giveaway tables.
So if you're a publisher or book dealer who'd like to help our attendees enjoy their time at "Summer's Great Pulp Con," stop by our web page for further details.
Your contribution will be very much appreciated and acknowledged on our website and during the convention.


 
Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”



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 written by Michael R. Brown

Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace - New!
A look at Theodore Tinsley's Amusement Inc. series.

Introducing A Pulp Super-Fan
Meet Michael R. Brown.

Welcome to The Pulp Super-Fan blog!


Yellowed Perils

Remembering Lovecraft - New!
Mark the anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death by watching "The Shadow Out of Time."


Remembering Lester Dent - New!
Read the obituary for Doc Savage author Lester Dent from 1959.

Wollheim¹s war stories
A fanzine flashback featuring Donald Wollheim.


‘Uncanny Tales’ (November 1939)
What more could you want from this classic SF cover from Uncanny Tales?
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Editor's Choice - Harry E. Maule of Short Stories on his criteria for selecting stories - New!
Hugh Pendexter on making his first fiction sale
Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro)
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio



QUEEN SONJA #34 - Arriving in comic shops March 20!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman; (Art) Milton Estevam; (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

Sonja takes the fight to Hyrkania itself, and finishes the war where it all began. The question is, who will stand when kingdoms fall?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





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

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



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.

The Spider #61: The Spider at Bay
New York lay helpless under the heel of the Black Police, and when men dared oppose this ruinous reign of the Underworld, they were struck down by a frightful plague! Nowhere, it seemed, was there succor for the defenseless. Even the Federal Government, which had stepped in to hold a New Deal, was beaten by intimidated votes at the polls. In this moment, one mad hope dawned. For Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, had come down from his mountain retreat. With him was Stanley Kirkpatrick, former Commissioner of Police, and a whole fugitive legion of honest fighting men — sworn to take the law into their own hands and strike blow for blow against the most monstrous criminal set-up known to modern man! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Spider #62: Scourge of the Black Legions
With his last camp of honest fighting men scattered by the Black Police, and the Underworld's Master in supreme control of the state — Richard Wentworth had reached trail's end! For nowhere was their succor for the thousands of oppressed, and even a duped federal Government was arrayed against them. Yet it was now that Wentworth knew, alone and unaided, he must strike one final desperate blow. As the Spider, in the dread disguise of his crime-fighting role, he took his stand. There, facing the legions of the world's mightiest mass-murderer, the Spider struck again and again — to raise the Empire State from the dust and free an entire, despairing people from the scourge of living death! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.


 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

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



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

Operator 5 #30:  Liberty's Suicide Legions
Purple armies from the prairies and a great Purple navy looming over the western horizon made ready to clamp the fetters of slavery on America's last defenders. But a grim line of fighting men waited in the Emperor Rudolph's path with a soldierly serenity that said, "Here we die." And every life laid on this altar of freedom gave Jimmy Christopher, Operator 5 of the Intelligence, new respite as he followed a trail of desperate adventure studded with disgrace and death. Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Arthur J. Burks Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Arthur J. Burks, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


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

 
Terror Tales: A Night in Camberwell by John Flanders
A tale of one dark night's adventure that you will not soon forget... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Terror Tales: Blood on the Moon by Norvell W. Page
When she saw savage blood-lust in the eyes of her lover, Nellie knew that he had become one of the lost children of the moon. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Terror Tales: Cave of the Corpses by Robert Newman writing as Robert Howard Norton

Why should a man who loved his daughter, send her, long after his death, into the clutches of an unearthly creature of satanic passions? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: Corpse For Witch's Mountain by Franklin H Martin
What secret horror was it that forced that group of fear-frozen people to hurl themselves, one by one, into the storm-lashed maw of the canyon far below?... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #15: Cupid Rules This Roost by Art Lawson
Alice came to Robber’s Roost to write a story — and found herself the kiss-besieged heroine of a big bad wolf... and a guitar-strummin’ ghost. She got first-hand savvy on romantic plots — when a phantom desperado haunted her house... and her heart. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.









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




RANCHO DIABLO: SHOOTER'S CROSS - Free KINDLE giveaway for March 17 & 18!

The book is the first in a series created and written by Bill Crider, James Reasoner, and Mel Odom under the name COLBY JACKSON, and it's a fine time to jump onboard with a total of 8 books now in the series.

SYNOPSIS:  Army Scout Sam Blaylock wasn't looking for trouble when he rode into Shooter's Cross, a small Texas town with a colorful history, but he found trouble in spades.  After being nearly killed in an ambush, Sam discovers a patch of land where he thinks he can settle his family, put down roots, and build a future.  Unfortunately, that land has poisoned water and rumors of ghosts.  Sam's figured a way to fix the water problem, and he's never been a big believer in ghosts, but he hadn't planned on running up against newspaperman Mitchell McCarthy, who's willing to kill to take Rancho Diablo now that Sam has turned the land into a profitable enterprise.

Sam enlists the aid of two friends from the army - fast talking Duane Beatty and gunhawk and fellow scout Mike Tucker - and digs in tighter than a tick to fight back.


COLBY JACKSON IS:  Bill Crider, James Reasoner, and Mel Odom - cumulatively the authors of HUNDREDS of books including Westerns, mysteries, suspense stories, horror stories, and anything else that catches their fancy. 
 


Rough Edges - Now online!

Forgotten Books: Plague of the Golden Death - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts) - New!
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Giant Detective, Winter 1951 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Thrilling Western, November 1951 - New!
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Super Science Stories, July 1950
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Three Western Novels Magazine, April 1950
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Sinister Stories, May 1940
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Super Western, March 1938
Forgotten Books: The Steranko History of Comics, Volume 1 and 2 - Jim Steranko
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Far East Adventure Stories, April 1931
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Fifteen Western Tales, July 1943
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Mystery Novels Magazine, May 1935
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Indian Stories, Summer 1950



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 14 TP - Coming in August!
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Doug Beekman (Cover), and others

“Give me a sword, I will give you a show.” Conan is sentenced to a Nemedian gladiator arena, where the barbarian gives the mob the blood they desire. But as his fame grows, so do his masters’ jealousies—they seek to accomplish with treachery what they cannot achieve with steel! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #141–#150, never before collected and out of print for over a quarter century!


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 528 pages, $19.99, On sale August 27



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



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

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

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

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

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





Art © Nik Poliwko

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Pulp Action Starring... The Shadow!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 23rd episode! This time around, Barry looks at "The Ghost of the Manor" (June 15, 1933), the first issue of ACG's Pulp Action Starring The Shadow series (1999) and The Duende History of The Shadow Magazine by Will Murray (1980). We also celebrate The Shadow comic series from Dynamite winning Best Pulp Comic in the Pulp Ark Awards! It's another thrilling episode devoted to the greatest pulp hero of all!
 
Note: Calling Burbank, teased at the beginning of this episode, is unfortunately delayed until next week!






THE SPIDER #10 - Arriving in comic shops March 20!
Written by David Liss, art by Ivan Rodriguez, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Every great hero has a worthy nemesis.  At last, the Spider’s great pulp-era enemy, The Fly, is reborn in the modern era.  A wealthy playboy, with all the power and resources of his enemy, The Fly is as committed to the perfect crime as the Spider is to perusing justice.  Determined to destroy the Spider before he can get in the Fly’s way, he issues his challenge, and the Spider must find a way to save a building full of innocent hostages while avoiding the tightening noose of the police.  Now the Spider will have to face the one man who has the drive, the means and the intelligence to bring him down.

32 pages, $3.99.





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

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)



In this debut adventure of the masked hero, will evil win out?
Blood covers the streets as gangsters kill indiscriminately.
As a little boy lies helpless in the hospital, a new paladin takes up arms to bring the killers to justice.
Can even the great Masked Avenger survive the final battle with the city's underworld when crime makes its last stand?


Now available on Kindle for $.99.




Crime’s Dark Streets by Tom Johnson is now available on Kindle!

Dark streets that lead to ebony alleys in the city’s immigrant district culminate in a spider’s web of fear when emissaries of evil abduct homeless children.
 When The Masked Avenger promises protection to the city’s unwanted children, can he keep that promise?
Follow our palidan as he embarks on his second dangerous mission!


Now available on Kindle for $.99.




Crime’s Death Plague by Tom Johnson is now available on Kindle!

The trail begins in a Chicago orphanage, but when a boy is kidnapped, it takes The Masked Avenger to New York City where he must uncover the identity of a German scientist and stop him from releasing a deadly virus and killing everyone in New York. Can one man, even such as The Masked Avenger, succeed when America looks to be doomed?

Now available on Kindle for $.99.


THE UNAUTHORIZED TARZAN HC & LTD. ED. HC 
Arriving in comic shops March 20!
Joe Gill (Writer), Sam J. Glanzman (Pencils/Inks), Bill Montes (Pencils), and Ernie Bache (Inks)

A classic run of Tarzan comics, reprinted for the first time! In the 1960s, believing Tarzan to have fallen into the public domain, Charlton Comics enlisted Joe Gill (Flash Gordon, House of Mystery) and Sam Glanzman (Hercules, Our Army at War) to create a new comics version of the Lord of the Jungle.

Only four issues were produced before Charlton was forced to end the series, and much of the original print runs were destroyed. Collects Chalton's Jungle Tales of Tarzan #1 - #4. Includes never-before-seen Tarzan comic strips by Glanzman and historical essays by Roger Broughton!

112 pages, $29.99 (limited edition, signed, $59.99), in stores on March 20.

Limited edition of 250 copies features a tip-in signed by Glanzman!








08 March 2013

34th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show - April 7, 2013!



Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking

Action Heroes of the Cliffhanger Serials - Now available!

The movie serials came to be known as Cliffhangers because time and time again, the chapter close would find the hero or heroine literally hanging off a cliff or caught in the jaws of death -- only to be continued the following week, where he or she would accomplish a daring and miraculous escape. Many serials of the 30s and 40s served as inspiration for modern-day epic films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones. This compilation features segments of some of the best serials starring western and superheroes alike including Batman, Superman, Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, Rocket Man, John Wayne and so many more!

Actors: Lee Powell, John Wayne, Gene Autry, Clayton Moore and Adam West George Reeves
Format: Black & White, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
List Price: $9.95
Price: $4.99


Astounding, Mysterious, Weird and True: The Pulp Art of Comic Book Artists (SB Studio Books) (Volume 1) - Now available!
By Steven Brower and Jim Siomon

Astounding, Mysterious, Weird and True: The Pulp Art of Comic Book Artists is the first-ever book about the pen and ink artists who worked in both pulps and comics, and what happened to them. This informative and entertaining volume offers an intriguing look at interior pulp illustrations created by artists who eventually gained greater fame in the world of comic books. Beginning in the 1930s and up through the 1970s, these artists contributed to both pulp magazines and comic books. For some, it was a period when their art first saw publication, for others it was a time when they published their works concurrently in both pop mediums. Eventually, as the popularity of pulps waned and comic books ascended, those artists who could deliver what the comic book audience wanted found steady work drawing for comic books while others transitioned to advertising or prestige magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post or disappeared from the publishing scene altogether. This book provides capsule-format information on the artists, their work, art studios and publishers that fueled the publication of comic books and pulp magazines. The artists on display here reads like a who's who of the comic book world. Filled with many illustrations!

Some of the artists included: Dan Adkins • Murphy Anderson • Dick Ayers • Matt Baker • Dan Barry • C.C. Beck • Jack Binder • Peter Costanza • Stan Drake • Bill Draut • Elton Fax • Creig Flessel. • Dick Fletcher • Matt Fox • Kelly Freas • Dick Giordano • John Guinta • Jerry Iger • Jeffrey Jones • Jack Kirby • George Klein • Mort Meskin • Leo Morey • Gray Morrow • Norman Nodel • Irving Novick • Alex Raymond • Paul Reinman • Alex Schomburg • Syd Shores • Joe Simon • Wally Wood and many more...


Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.5 inches

ISBN-10: 1482033135
ISBN-13: 978-1482033137
$12.95



Adventure House - Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #129
Coming in March!
Phantom Detective Special Issue
 "Masterpiece of Murder" by Robert Wallace
"When sinister menace stalks the survivors of the Mattling steamship family and their enterprises, the Phantom Detective goes on the difficult trail of an overlord of crime whose methods defy justice!  Van Loan pits himself against the minions of grim terror!"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
HIGH ADVENTURE #130
Coming in May!
Globe Spanning Action Special
 Great tales from such scarce pulp titles as
Danger Trail, Far East Adventure Stories and more. 
Authors include: Murray Leinster, Raymond Spears,
Chester Saxby and William Byron Mowery. 

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
HIGH ADVENTURE #131
Coming in July! 
Black Bat Issue
 "Thirty-One Deadly Guns" by G. Wayman-Jones
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


7x10, 110 pages, $9.95




The Phantom Detective - 02/40
Coming in March!
"The Phantom's Gamble With Death" by Robert Wallace
"The Flame King strikes—and doom's flickering fingers sear and burn innocent victims! 
Follow the Phantom Detective as he pursues a sinister fiend of murder whose grim crimes are committed on schedule!"
 
"Little Old Lady" by Herbert L. McNary
"Magazine Clue" by John S. Endicott

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Thrilling Wonder Stories - 03/40
Coming in March!
"Worlds Within Worlds" by Frederick Arnold Kummer
"The Time Cheaters" by Eando Binder
"The Planet of Change" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Renegade From Saturn" by Raymond Gallun
"Via Sun" by Gordon Giles
"Perfect Murder" by H.L. Gold
"The Thought Materalizer" by Leo Sonderegger

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 06/41
Coming in March!
"The Gun Talks" by Henri St. Maur
"Death Has Green Eyes" by Justin Case
"Blues Sing Murder" by Larry Dunn
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Property of Death" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Less Than Nothing" by Walton Grey
"Crazy Corpse" by Clark Nelson
"On Schedule" by Harley L. Court
"Under Fire" by Paul Hanna
"Double Death" by Stan Warner

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



The Phantom Detective - 04/44
 Coming in April!
"The Rubber Knife Murders" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective pits his might and daring against the sinister cunning of Mr. Blackout, the fiendish leader of a vicious crew of treacherous murderers and saboteurs who hurl defience at Amerian justice!"
 
"Death Steps High" by Louis D'Amanda
"Butch's Bargain Basement Baby" by C.S. Montanye

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 78 pages, $14.95
Romantic Movie Stories - 01/34
Coming in April!
"Elysia" by Louise Tawley
"The Lost Patrol" by Rolf Stacey
"Malibu" by Edwina Rolph
"The Vinegar Tree" by Lynde Denig
"The Day of Reckoning" by Edward Harte
"Jimmy and Sally" by Edward J. Eustace
"Seven Lives Were Changed" by Arthur C. Janisch
"Gambling Ship" by Helen Walter
"Bolero" by Marvin Smart
"The Man Who Came Back" by Harmony Haynes

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Detective and Murder Mysteries - 11/39
"The Corpse's Alibi" by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
"Carnival of Terror" by Stewart Sterling
"The Kill-Joy" by Dale De V. Kier
"The Walking Cadaver" by Leo Hoban
"Homicide Print" by Lloyd Liewell
"The Dead Tell Tales" by Wilson Hill
"You Can't Burleque Murder" by Ray Cummings
"Rehearsal For the Morgue" by Duane W. Rimel
"Death's Hieress" by Stephen McBarron
"Avengers Fill the Morgue" by Paul Selonke
"Cult of the Undead" by Ted Tindell
"Guard Me From a Rub-Out" by Robert Leslie Bellem


7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



The Phantom Detective - 10/38
Coming in May!
"Graduates of Murder" by Robert Wallace
"Brutal mass murder is a tocsin call to the Phantom in this grim manhunt!  A sinister genius of crime hurls defiance at public and police as he carries on a campaign of banditry which shocks a nation."
 
"Prize Title Contest Story" by Charles S. Strong
"Death Watch" by Owen Fox Jerome

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Thrilling Wonder Stories - 03/41
Coming in May!
 "The Lost Planet" by Barry Cord
"Stranger From the Stars" by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
"Out of the Years" by Ivan Sandrof
"The Indestructible" by Robert Arthur
"The Little Man Who Wasn't There" by Arthur K. Barnes
"Plastic Pigskin Daze" William Morrison
"Dead End" by Malcolm Jameson

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 09/41
Coming in May!
"Homicide Pay-Off" by C.A.M. Donne
"The Corpse Goes Calling" by William B. Rainey
"Barmecide Bride" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"The Lady and the Heel" by Randolph Barr
"Safety Gag" by Walton Grey
"Missing Or Dead" by Bob Leeson
"Death Watch" by Stan Warner
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



The Phantom Detective - 10/33
Coming in June!

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


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

Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Green Ghost Detective - Winter/41
Coming in June!

"The Case of the Flaming Fist" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
"George Chance, Master of Magic and crusher of crime,
pits courage and craft against merciless greed when
he answers the grim challenge of a baffling murder riddle!"


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

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
Variety Novels Magazine - 09/38
Coming in June!

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



The Phantom Detective - 02/44
 Coming in July!

"Murder of a Plaster Sain"t by Robert Wallace
"When evil, swift-striking death stalks the town of Bradford,
the Phantom Detective embarks on the dangerous trail of
 criminal conspirators who hide their nefarious actitivies
behind a sinister cloak of mystery!"

"Cook's Fight Ou"t by Richard Brister
"Weather For Crooks" by Frank Johnson
"Journey To Doom" by H. Wlff Salz
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 96 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 11/42
Coming in July!

"Riddle In Red" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Dead Girls Can't Talk" by John Ryan
"Too Many Clues" by John Wayne
"Murderer's Day" by Max Neilson
"Hate Never Dies" by R.T. Maynard
"Truth or Consequences" by Walton Grey
"Shadow of Death" by Paul Hanna
"Pretty Corpse" by William Decatur

Cover Artist: Allen Anderson

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Pirate Stories - 03/35
Coming in July!

"Pirate Vengeance" by Captain Dingle
"Paul Honfray battles Dick Bristol, the pirate chief, who has taken
 the vivid Nita aboard his black brig."

"Red Sea Racket" by J. Winchbombe-Taylor
"The Golden Galleon" by J. Allan Dunn
"Outlaws of the Air" by George Allan Moffatt
 
Cover Artist: Joseph Sokoli

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



The Phantom Detective - 08/43
Coming in August!
 
"The Red Bishop Murders" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective takes the trail of an infamous masked menace
who directs an evil crew dedicated to destruction of America's
bastions of war production!"

"Murder Jitters" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"Daffy's Dead Duck" by C.S. Montanye

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 96 pages, $14.95

Jungle Stories - 08/31
Coming in August!

"Sangroo the Sun-God" by J. Irving Crump
"The Caco Trailby" W.J. Stamper
"The Treasure of Sunara" by Ardern Beaman
"The Monkey Wrench" by Bertram W. Williams
"Johnny Doyle's Fetish" by Capt. F.A.M. Webster
"A Creeping Terror" by Douglas Dold
"The Seventh Bullet" by Murray Leinster
"Red Water" by B.W. Watkin
"The Lagoon of the Condorby" by P.H. Llewellyn
"The Man Who Went Black" by Will T. Jenkins
"Slavery" by L.P. Holmes
 First Issue - Clayton

Cover Artist: Domingo F. Periconi

7x10, 160 pages, $14.95





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE AVENGER #9: "Nevlo" & "Death in Slow Motion"
The original "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Avenger is blamed when massive power outages black out North America. Can Dick Benson locate the mastermind called "Nevlo" in time to prevent a deadly final blackout? Then, "Death in Slow Motion" cripples an American industry, and Justice, Inc. must find an antidote in time to save hundreds from the deadly paralysis plague! Finally, a defeated crook returns to plot "Vengeance on The Avenger" in an exciting novelette by Spider-wordsmith Emile Tepperman. This classic pulp reprint includes both color covers by Graves Gladney, Paul Orban's dynamic interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-102-8  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]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 65: "Mystery Island" and "Trouble on Parade"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, what could cause an entire island to vanish into thin air? Doc Savage and his aides must unravel the strange secret of "Mystery Island" to save England from environmental armageddon. Then, the Man of Bronze (in a rare solo adventure) encounters a strange bearded giant floating in the Bay of Fundy. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-105-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 70: "The Man from Scotland Yard" and "Zemba"
The Master of Darkness teams with Scotland Yard's Eric Delka in two thrilling tales of international intrigue by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates an international spy ring with the assistance of "The Man from Scotland Yard" (in his first appearance). Then, The Shadow and Delka's investigation of missing submarine plans sets them on the trail of the legendary Parisian super-criminal, Gaspard Zemba, in Walter Gibson's all-time masterpiece of misdirection! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and all the original interior illustrations of Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-104-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 66
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal"
80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
Classic Edition 978-1-60877-107-3 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 coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 66 - Bama Variant
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal" 80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
James Bama Variant  978-1-60877-108-0 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]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 71: "Spoils of The Shadow" and "House of Silence"
The Master of Darkness explores mansions of murder in two thrilling pulp mysteries by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a mastermind plots five super-crimes, but innocent victims will be murdered if The Shadow intervenes! Then, the Master of Darkness sheds light on the terrible secret of the "House of Silence" in one of Walter Gibson's most atmospheric mysteries. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-109-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Black Coat Press - Now available!

William Patrick Maynard
William Patrick Maynard has signed contracts with the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate for his third Fu Manchu novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU.
It's set in 1934 between Rohmer's TRAIL OF FU MANCHU and PRESIDENT FU MANCHU. The settings are South America and Japan.

LOVE IN FIVE THOUSAND YEARS
by Fernand Kolney; adapted by Brian Stableford

Love in Five Thousand Years (1908) belongs to the brief surge of ambitious French romans scientifiques that followed the enthusiastic publication of H.G. Wells' novels in France around the turn of the century.

In a futuristic post-apocalyptic world, thousand of years after the Martians, disgusted by Earth's bloody history, almost exterminated the Human Race, births are all achieved through artificial insemination and love has been banished. But things start going awry when the Grand Procreator uses ancient corrupt seeds dating back to the 20th century and old human impulses reawaken, ultimately leading to the end of the world...


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 232 pages

PHAROH'S WIFE
An Occult Novel
by Félicien Champsaur; adapted by Brian Stableford

In New York, the Mage Ormus, claiming to be the reincarnation of Tutankhamun, has gathered around him a coterie of disciples chosen amongst the world's wealthiest elite in order to relive the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. One of them, the Duchess of Rutland, may well be the reincarnation of Am-Phaoli, the Pharaoh's wife.

But is it all star-crossed love over the chasm of centuries, or an elaborate scheme by two conniving conmen aiming to steal the Duchess' fortune?

Pharaoh's Wife, subitled An Occult Novel (1929), is primarily a love story. Whether its heroine really is Tutankhamun's wife or not, what truly matters are the psychological effects that her belief in the notion of serial reincarnation might have on her attempt to find a purpose in life.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 240 pages


HEXAGON: DARK MATTER
by Romain d'Huissier; adapted by Matthew Baugh
ILLUSTRATED!

Black Lys. Plasma. Rakar. The Mysterious Archer. The Dark Flyer. Together they form Hexagon, the world's most powerful team of superheroes! But since the death of their leader Jeff Sullivan, the Man of Brass, they have gone from failure to failure - the mystical bond that united them is broken, their single sense of purpose seems to have disappeared.

When a mysterious enemy emerges from the depths of time, determined to destroy them, Hexagon must find a replacement for Jeff who can restore their balance, but will this new member also spell their doom?

The Hexagon Universe is France's oldest and most exciting comics universe, having begun in 1953, and today encompassing hundreds of characters and thousands of stories, published in a half-dozen countries. This first novel, written and adapted by two of the Tales of the Shadowmen writers, based on some of Hexagon's best-loved characters, is a perfect entry point into this thrilling and wonderful universe.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages




Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu, Part One  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Trail of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from April 28 to July 14, 1934. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The book marked the first time Rohmer employed third person narrative in the series and dispensed with the first person narrative voice modeled on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The results dilute what would otherwise have been a stronger novel that saw the series return to its roots.

Read the rest at the links below.


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

Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Mark Ellis talks about his Kickstarter project The Justice Machine. Kickstarter page.

Episode 220:  1933!
Episode 219: Shaw Granger and Family Bones!

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
 

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 23: WELL OF SOULS TP 
Arriving in comic shops March 13!

Jim Owsley (Christopher Priest) (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Iinks),
Bob Camp (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Steven Mellor (Color)

Conan and his companions pursue a grand treasure through lands beset by civil war, murderous cults, and demonic horrors. And while the mighty Cimmerian will--and does!--spit in the very face of death itself, he and his comrades discover that not all treasures are of gold and precious gems. Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #174 thru #181 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #10.

232 pages, $18.99, in stores on March 20.





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

Forgotten Books: NO QUARTER by Nels (Leroy) Jorgensen  - New!
Now Reading: Doc Savage Meets King Kong! "Skull Island" by Will Murray  - New!
When Detective Comics were DETECTIVE comics  - New!
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 4, 5 & 6 (1934)  - New!
Art Gallery: BLACK MASK Magazine
Overlooked Films: The Son of Tarzan (1920)  
Art Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 4, 5 & 6 (1926)
Forgotten Books: UNSEEN SHADOWS by Jim Steranko (1978)
SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle - and WILL EISNER, too!
Art Gallery: DIME MYSTERY Magazine (1935)  
THE LONE RANGER: The Painted Covers continue! (1951)  


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #2   
Arriving in comic shops March 13!
Written by Mark Rahner, art by Lui Antonio, cover by Jay Anacleto.

Things go from bad to dark, hopeless and stomach-churningly gruesome for the Princess of Helium. She’s been kidnapped by rogue Thark, Voro, a black marketeer for green men with a certain forbidden taste. When she’s locked in a dungeon with other doomed red-skinned women, Dejah Thoris is in for a fate that really is worse than just death. Voro’s keeping the women alive and performing one amputation after another on them. Nothing but the freshest red meat for his customers.


32 pages, $3.99.






E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Mobsmen on the Spot" from the April 1932 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Crash on Viar" by Joseph J. Millard from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, February, 1942
The shadow of death on airless worlds drives Man to perform deeds of murder - and scientific laws bring them to justice!
"Homicide Shaft" by Robert Leslie Bellem from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1949
Featuring: Nick Ransom
Nick Ransom, investigator extraordinary, faces an odd bow and arrow murder case.
"The Tornado" by Raymond S. Spears from ARGOSY, February 9, 1918
A year on the Mississippi River in a cabin-boat had given Jesse Meldew a good many new ideas. He had adventures in his new life.


Fantom Press - Now available!
Fantom Press is proud to announce the publication of the Bob Larkin Sketchbook 2013: Speculations in Bronze.

This 48 page B&W sketch book is filled with a variety of concept art, studies, and private commissions that primarily revolves around one of Bob’s favorite and best know assignment, Doc Savage. There is a heading dose of other will know characters as well that Bob has painted over the years, many of whom end up in the most unlikely team-ups ever.

All proceeds from the sales of the sketch books go directly to help offset mounting medical bills that the Larkin family faces.
Bob’s wife, Fran, has been battling multiple forms of cancer for the past 12 years and it’s to the point that Bob is her care giver 24/7.
Fantom Press was created to help ease burden the Larkin family has felt while also giving Bob a creative outlet.  Profits from all sales go directly to the family.

There are three different versions of the sketch books available.
The paper back is 8 ½” x 11” , square bound,  black and white and is signed and numbered in an edition of 500 for only $20.00 per copy.

The Special Edition hard cover includes an extra 8 page section if color featuring 8 all new paintings of Doc and friends by Bob.
The book is 9” x 12”, cloth bound covers with dust jacket and is limited to 30 signed and numbered copies for only $60.00 per copy.

The Deluxe Edition includes the 8 page bonus section and is bound in bonded leather and comes with your choice of an original, one of a kind, water color illustration by Bob.
The illustrations have an image area of 5” x 7” on an 8/12” x 11” board.
The book and painting are housed in a custom built storage case that allows the original art to be stored safely along with the book or easily removed for display of framing.
This edition is limited to only 20 copies and is $500.00

The paperbacks are in stock and ready to ship.
The Special Edition is estimated to ship 4/1/13 and the Deluxe Edition has an estimated ship date of 5/1/13




Fu-Manchu: The Mask of Fu-Manchu - Now available!

This book is a direct continuation of the previous entry, "The Daughter of Fu Manchu." The story this time concerns Fu's attempts to steal the so-called relics of El Mokanna from Sir Lionel. These relics will enable him to foster an Islamic uprising that will sweep the world.

Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 0857686070
ISBN-13: 978-0857686077
$9.95




Fu-Manchu: The Bride of Fu-Manchu - Coming June 4!
A strange epidemic sweeps the French Riviera - a biological weapon created by Dr. Fu-Manchu. Dr. Petrie is called upon by the French authorities, and when the truth emerges, Denis Nayland-Smith is summoned to help stop his arch-foe before he can succeed in spreading his plague across Europe. As they struggle to contain the horror, Petrie's friend, the botanist Alan Sterling cannot stop thinking of the mysterious Fleurette, unaware that the beautiful girl he chanced upon was raised by the emperor of evil himself, Dr. Fu-Manchu.

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

$9.95


Fu-Manchu: The Trail of Fu-Manchu - Coming September 3!

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686097
ISBN-13: 978-0857686091
$9.95



Hermes Press
MICKEY SPILLANE'S FROM THE FILES OF MIKE HAMMER:
THE COMPLETE DAILIES AND SUNDAYS HC
Arriving in comic shops March 13!

(Writer) Max Allan Collins & Various (Art) Ed Robbins
America's best-known hard boiled detective, Mike Hammer, returns with Hermes Press' complete archival reprint of the entire continuity, From the Files of… Mike Hammer! Reprinting all of the dailies and Sunday strips, this book will be the final word on this pop culture icon. The strip ran for only one year, 1953-1954, but what a year it was! The strip is pure Mickey Spillane and was crafted under his watchful eye with art by Ed Robbins. The feature has everything fans of Mike Hammer would expect: Mike, Velda, good girls, bad girls, gun-play and lots of action. Accompanying the strips are two in-depth essays by noted mystery writer and Mickey Spillane friend and expert Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition).
Hardcover, 9x12, 192 pages,   $49.99


     


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #40 - Now available and arriving in comic shops March 13!

Issue #40 Features:
The Sensational Art of Bruce Minney by Thomas Ziegler
Edwin Austin Abbey: Master of Detail by Gary Land
Lost & Found: A Jessie Willcox Smith Painting is Recovered

Plus book reviews, events and exhibitions, and much more!
Perfect bound. 80 pages printed in Full Color!


Magazine, Full Color, $15.00





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #2 - Now available!
Illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best European illustration of the 20th-century, looks at the elegant art of David Wright, the art of Cecil Doughty, the art of Raymond Sheppard, the paperback and film poster art of Renato Fratini, and much more. illustrators entertains and educates readers with articles focussing on the most iconic images to see print. Truly fabulous artwork will abound in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

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




Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!
From the author of Perry Mason, this is the four novelette series of stories starring the private detective Bob Crowder.

SECOND-STORY LAW
He gambled with crime in odd ways, but the strangest was his bet of liberty against a woman's courage and the blindness of the law.

RESTLESS PEARLS
Changing the old adage to "Commit a crime to solve a crime," Bob Crowder made the night a horror and wrote law with dummy bullets.

BEHIND THE MASK
The blaze was meant to be a funeral pyre for Bob Crowder and a girl, but he used it as a finger that marked for death the killer.

THE JACK OF DEATH
Before their very eyes the killer struck again and again, and Bob Crowder, who turned crook to catch crooks, had to wear the glove of murder himself.

6 x 9 inch
162 pages
$24.95 hardcover
$12.95 softcover




Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether - Now online!

Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether delivers new adventures every Monday and Thursday, with additional content appearing irregularly through the week.
By Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.



The Lone Ranger: Lost Episodes and Rare Footage (1949) - Now available!
The Lone Ranger rides again in this compilation of lost episodes and rare footage. This action-packed film features the most famous Lone Ranger of them all, Clayton Moore, with his faithful friend Tonto. See the Lone Ranger thunder down the western landscapes on his horse, Silver putting an end to all injustices. Youll see rare episodes, classic commercials, television promos, vintage theatrical trailers and more. Also includes highlights of the extremely rare lost serial of 1938 Starring Lee Powell in the first live motion-picture adaptation of The Lone Ranger.

Actors: Lee Powell, Gene Autry, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, George ""Gabby"" Hayes, Chill Wills Clayton Moore
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1

Price: $9.95



MARS ATTACKS #8 - Coming in March!
(Writer) John Layman; (Art/Cover) John McCrea

In the small town of Tortilla Flats, New Mexico, events are unfolding that could change the direction of the war. What the heck do a boy and former mobster have to do with it? Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!




Moonstone Books - Coming soon!

Martin Powell has announced that Moonstone is now packaging a special volume devoted exclusively to his adventures of Norvell Page's mad and monstrous crimefighter -- THE SPIDER.
The collection will feature both re-presented comics and prose as well as all-new stories and art, never before published.

The contents are:
"City of the Melting Dead" illustrated prose with art by Tom Floyd
"City that Couldn't Sleep" illustrated prose with art by Pablo Marcos
"Death Siege of the Frankenstein Legion" comic with art by Pablo Marcos
"Blood Reign of the Thunder King" comic with art by Hannibal King
"City of the Bleeding Snow" comic with art by Tom Floyd
"The Spider vs. The Werewolf" comic with art by Jay Piscopo




Philip José Farmer: The Wind Whales of Ishmael
Arriving in book stores March 12!

Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth—an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared. Here too there are whales to hunt—but whales that soar through a dark blue sky....
Hugo Award-winner Philip José Farmer has spun a fascinating tale of whaling ships and seamen of the sky in a bizarre future world where there are no seas to sail and no safe harbor to call home....


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781162972
ISBN-13: 978-1781162972

$9.95





Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

In the February 15, 1913 issue of Collier's, Sax Rohmer's "The Zayat Kiss" introduced American readers to Dr. Fu-Manchu,
an evil genius bent on world domination. Read about the character's creation at www.pulpfest.com and celebrate the character's centennial this July at PulpFest 2013.


 
Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”


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

Hugh Pendexter on making his first fiction sale - New!
Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro)
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio
Johnston McCulley (Creator of Zorro) article about writing
H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter's keyboard layout  
Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author


The PulpRack - Now online!

"Ghost Lanterns" by Alan B. LeMay - New!



ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #2 - Arriving in comic shops March 13!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jason Bone (Cover) Walter Simonson

Cliff Secord on the run! Betty in the clutches of the ghastly Otto Rune! And what is Peevy's connection to the missing scientist? All this and more... as the Rocketeer must prevent nothing less than the wrath of the Lord Himself! More pulp action in the great Dave Stevens tradition!


Full Color,  32 pages, $3.99







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



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

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

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

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

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN  - "Tarzan Rescues the Moon"
This is the story picked
by Martin Powell for Thomas Floyd to adapt.
 Just a rough sketch, part of the beginning of the process of layouts for the story.




THE SHADOW #10 - Arriving in comic shops March 13!
Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Aaron Campbell
Covers by Alex Ross (25%), Jack Herbert (25%), Tim Bradstreet (25%), Francesco Francavilla (25%)

REVOLUTIONARY: Part 3 (of 4)—The Shadow, along with faithful sidekick and pilot Miles Crofton and new partner in adventure George Orwell, pursues The Black Sparrow across the war-torn Spanish countryside. Cranston must decide how he’s going to confront the woman who is both former lover and current adversary, but there is a new player in the mix!  Just who is the maniacal El Rey?  The Shadow must thwart El Rey’s  plot to rise from the debris of a war shattered nation and install himself as supreme ruler.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Shadow Year One
The Shadow Fan returns with another exciting episode devoted to pulp's greatest crimefighter!
This time around, Barry responds to listener feedback, talks some Emerald City Comicon news and discusses "The Devil Master" (September 15, 1941) and the first issue of Dynamite's The Shadow Year One series!
 
If you love The Shadow, then this podcast is for you!




Spider Pulp Premium Ring - Now available!

We have here a one of a kind stainless steel 3D printing of the Spider: Master of Men, Pulp Premium ring from the 1930's, hand detailed with enamel inlays to match the original.
This ring was hand rendered in 3D and printed in stainless steel.
Then scaled to adult size, ring sized at roughly 10.75 US (20.3mm diameter). After printed the ring was hand buffed and enamel latex into top surface.
I will not be making another like this. It is a one of a kind piece!

Auction is for larger ring pictured, the reproduction of the original will not be included in the auction.



Tarzan Starring Jock Mahoney & Mike Henry - Now available!

5 disc collection includes: Tarzan Goes To India, Tarzan and The Great River, Tarzan and The Valley Of Gold, Tarzan's Three Challenges, Tarzan and The Jungle Boy.

Price: $49.95



Tarzan's Greatest Adventure - Now available!

Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure is widely applauded as one of the best and most grownup films in the entire film annals of the jungle lord’s exploits. It’s “a superior action yarn shot on location in Africa, more adult than most of its predecessors.
The mighty Lord of the Apes (Gordon Scott) is on a deadly trail. He’s determined to find the diamond hunters (including Anthony Quayle and Sean Connery) who brought terror and death to a peaceful village. But as much as Tarzan is a tracker and avenger, he’s also a protector. An irresponsible gadfly from the so-called civilized world intrudes on his quest and Tarzan knows he cannot leave her to fend for herself. Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure is widely applauded as one of the best and most grownup films in the entire film annals of the jungle lord’s exploits. It’s “a superior action yarn shot on location in Africa, more adult than most of its predecessors. Tarzan has a much expanded vocabulary” (Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide).


Price: $19.95

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.

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)

Tom Johnson - Now available!
CRIME'S LAST STAND by Tom Johnson

In this debut adventure of the masked hero, will evil win out?
Blood covers the streets as gangsters kill indiscriminately.
As a little boy lies helpless in the hospital, a new paladin takes up arms to bring the killers to justice.
Can even the great Masked Avenger survive the final battle with the city's underworld when crime makes its last stand?


Now available on Kindle for $.99.


William Patrick Maynard
William Patrick Maynard has signed contracts with the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate for his third Fu Manchu novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU.
It's set in 1934 between Rohmer's TRAIL OF FU MANCHU and PRESIDENT FU MANCHU. The settings are South America and Japan.



Yellowed Perils: Thoughts and Comments on the World of the Pulp Magazines - Now online!

Wollheim¹s war stories - New!

Introducing The Pulp Super-Fan blog - New!
ThePulp.Net introduces its newest blog, The Pulp Super-Fan, written by Michael R. Brown.

Like many of us, Michael has been a fan of the pulps since discovering paperback reprints of Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Shadow and others during the 1970s.
His interests range from classic pulp horror fictioneers H.P. Lovecraft and Manly Wade Wellman to Sr. Arthur Conan Doyle and Algernon Blackwood to New Pulp.
During the 1990s, Michael put together the alt.pulp newsgroup's FAQ and some of the Internet's earliest hero pulp indexes. More recently, his reviews have appeared on Amazon.com.

Michael has been described by All Pulp and the Pulped podcast as a "pulp super-fan."
We hope you'll check his blog, The Pulp Super-Fan, regularly for his commentary.


Welcome to The Pulp Super-Fan blog! - New!

Introducing a 'Pulp Super-Fan' - New!

‘Uncanny Tales’ (November 1939)
A pair of green-skinned aliens, a scantily clad woman in distress and a blaster-firing hero: what more could you want from Great Pulp Art?

A pulp beyond belief 
Pulps, or, in this case, a pseudo-pulp, turn up at unexpected times.
Such as in a rerun of the TV show "Beyond Belief."

Proof of membership
A look at club membership cards issued by pulp magazines (and one for a pulp character in the comics)

Nab yourself an Operator #5 ring
For a buck under $1,000, you can own an Operator #5 ring








01 March 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
March 8, 2013
March 29, 2013
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
THE HOST
April 12, 2013
OBLIVION
May 3, 2013
May 17, 2013
May 31, 2013
IRON MAN 3
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
THE PURGE
June 7, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
AFTER EARTH
NOW YOU SEE ME
MAN OF STEEL
WORLD WAR Z
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10am to 5pm!

Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572


There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.




37th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship - April 11-12, 2013!
The 37th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 11-12, 2013 will offer something for everyone.

The two-day event opens with a fiction/poetry reading by science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman at 6:00 pm, Thursday,(Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, room 112).
Friday morning features readings by visiting writers from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union. Luncheon (reservations required), beginning at 11:45 am in the Campus Union Ballroom, will feature mistress of ceremonies SF author Connie Willis and an address by Haldeman. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by writers in attendance.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3 - 6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.


Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door. Reservations must be received by Monday, April 8.


57th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show - April 7, 2013!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.


2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

Well, with the New Year fast approaching, the clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering - May 17-19, 2013!

The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering will be held 17-19 May in Morris, Illinois. Morris is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, at the junction of Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The Chicago regional chapter of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, The Muckers, are hosting. Artist Mike Hoffman will be guest of honor. Registration rate is still to be determined.
 
If you plan on attending, book your room at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Rd, Morris, Illinois, 60450, (815) 942-6600. A small block of rooms is being held for us until 15 April. Book under the event code “The Muckers” for an $85 plus tax room rate, single, double, or triple occupancy. This is $10 less than their normal rate. If four persons will be occupying one room, the hotel will charge an additional $6 for the room. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast entry along with standard continental breakfast fare, as well as free wi-fi. The convention organizer recommends you book early, as the ECOF will coincide with graduation time in the area.
 
There is a restaurant/bar concession in the building which opens at 4:00 p.m. Drinks purchased there can be brought into the hotel breakfast area. Also, there is a Chili’s and an IHOP within walking distance of the hotel.
 
The dealers’ room setup will start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. We must be out of the room by 4:00 pm on Saturday. The Saturday evening unofficial “banquet” will be from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Trails Clubhouse in Minooka, about 15 minutes east of the hotel. A Sunday morning farewell breakfast will be at the hotel. For attendees who stay longer, there will be a post-convention get-together at the home of the ECOF organizer, with an opportunity to view her collection.





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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Softcover edition is now available!
Hardcover edition can be pre-ordered!
Ebook editions are in the works!

Eighty years ago in February, 1933 the Street & Smith company released the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine, introducing one of the most popular and influential pulp superheroes ever to hit the American scene. Doc Savage was the greatest adventure and scientist of his era, and while his magazine ended in 1949, he influenced the creators of Superman, Batman, Star Trek, The Man from UNCLE and the Marvel Universe—to name only a few.
 
While that first issue of Doc Savage was fresh on Depression newsstands,  Universal Studios released one of the most important fantasy films of all time. Everyone  knows the story of how King Kong was discovered on Skull Island and hauled back to New York in chains, only to perish tragically atop the world’s tallest  skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
 
As it happened, that was where Doc Savage had his world headquarters. For decades, fans have wondered: Where was Doc the day Kong fell?
 
On the eightieth anniversary of these fictional giants, Altus Press is proud to release the first authorized clash between The Man of Bronze and the Eighth Wonder of the World—Doc Savage: Skull Island.Written by Will Murray in collaboration with Joe DeVito, creator of KONG: King of Skull Island, Doc Savage: Skull Island is a new pulp epic.
 
The story opens when Doc returns from his Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole to discover the cold corpse of Kong lying on his doorstep.
 
“I know this creature,” he tells his dumbfounded men.
 
Tasked to dispose of the remains, the Man of Bronze then tells the untold story of his epic encounter with Kong back in 1920, after Doc returns from service in World War I, long before Kong became King Kong.
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is a multi-generational story in which Doc and his father—the man who placed him in the hands of scientists who made him into a superman—sail to the Indian Ocean in search of Doc’s grandfather, the legendary Stormalong Savage, whose famous ship has been discovered floating, deserted, her masts snapped by some incredible force.
 
The quest for Stormalong Savage leads to the fog-shrouded  Indian Ocean—and Skull Island! There, Doc Savage faces his first great test as he encounters its prehistoric dangers and tangles with the towering, unstoppable Kong.
 
“When Joe DeVito brought this idea to me,” says Will Murray, “I knew it had to be written with reverence for both of these immortal characters. So I used the locale of Skull Island to tell a larger story, an untold origin for Doc Savage. It all started back on Skull Island….” 
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island has already been hailed as “The Doc Savage novel that Doc fans have been waiting on for 80 years!”
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is will be released in March, as the fifth entry in Altus Press’ popular Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series. Cover by Joe DeVito.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 65: "Mystery Island" and "Trouble on Parade"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, what could cause an entire island to vanish into thin air? Doc Savage and his aides must unravel the strange secret of "Mystery Island" to save England from environmental armageddon. Then, the Man of Bronze (in a rare solo adventure) encounters a strange bearded giant floating in the Bay of Fundy. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-105-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 70: "The Man from Scotland Yard" and "Zemba"
The Master of Darkness teams with Scotland Yard's Eric Delka in two thrilling tales of international intrigue by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates an international spy ring with the assistance of "The Man from Scotland Yard" (in his first appearance). Then, The Shadow and Delka's investigation of missing submarine plans sets them on the trail of the legendary Parisian super-criminal, Gaspard Zemba, in Walter Gibson's all-time masterpiece of misdirection! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and all the original interior illustrations of Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-104-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Black Dog Books
Coming soon!

The Red Balloon Brought Death!
 
Who killed District Attorney Cahill with a poison gas-filled balloon? Only Semi-Dual, possessor of superior mental forces and student of the occult can put authorities on the right track.
Dispatching an undercover agent to the mysterious Dr. Popoff's clinic, where mentally fatigued patients are treated with music and colored lights, the game quickly becomes afoot.
But what is the connection, and what other horrors lie behind the facade? Find out the answers in The House of the Hundred Lights.
 
Cover art by Paul Stahr.


Trade paperback / Price: $14.95 US


Black Gate - Now online!

Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu? - New!
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 10: Llana of Gathol
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 9: Synthetic Men of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 8: Swords of Mars
Re-Discovering Sax Rohmer by William Patrick Maynard


Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu, Part Four  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from May 6 to July 8, 1933 under the variant title, Fu Manchu’s Bride. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The US edition retained the original magazine title until the 1960s when the UK book title was adopted for the paperback edition published by Pyramid Books.

Read the rest at the links below.

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

Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 220:  1933!
Art and Ric chat about 1933, Doc Savage, Phantom Detective, King Kong, The Reign of the Superman and Art's favorite...chocolate chip cookies.
Episode 219:  Shaw Granger and Family Bones!
Shawn Granger joins Ric and Bruce to talk about his True Crime graphic novels in the Family Bones series.

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
 
Classic Heroes Publishing
ZORRO - THE DAILIES Volume 2
Don McGregor & Thomas Yeates
Now available for pre-order!

As some of you know, Classic Heroes is a small publishing house located in Germany. With generous permission of Zorro Productions we are now able to release our Zorro series "The Masters' Edition" and "The Dailies" in limited edition in German as well as in English.

To start printing, however, we need your help: As soon as 200 copies of "The Dailies, Vol. 2" have been pre-ordered, we can go to work. We intend to entice a group of devoted fans and collectors alike to keep the adventures of the black rider alive and to present you rare and new tales as well.


The good news is that we can begin with a rather small print run, which would not stand the chance of survival on the mass market.  All the positive feedback for our first edition of "Zorro - The Masters' Edition" shows that we are on the right way. Thank you very much for your support!

If you are into Zorro's adventures as much as we are, please help us make all these projects come true and spread the news around to fellow fans and collectors. We promise to provide you with wonderful, high-quality material for your collections in return.

Besides, we are cooperating with John Gertz, President of Zorro Productions, to realize a free Zorro Fan Club for our customers. More about that soon. So stay tuned! We only want to provide you with news that are 100 % guaranteed.

About our terms of delivery: To avoid unnecessary long periods of delivery, we decided to mail all of our books ourselves as soon as 200 copies have been pre-ordered and printed. Of course, you will be informed when to expect yours and get an invoice containing all necessary data after payment has been made to our paypal account. This way we keep an eye on everything and are able to ensure the highest product quality as far as fair and fast delivery.

By the way, we are planning to send all of our books by registered parcel, which means slightly higher prices but also much more safety and control. That way you can always see where your delivery is at the moment and when to expect your books. Please let us know what you think! If you prefer a delivery without registered mail, this is possible too.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you very much in advance for your trust.


Publication Date: Spring 2013
Format: soft cover trade paperback
Page Count: 230
Price: $ 39.95

Specials: Zorro newspaper strips from the second year 2000 and 2001 collected for the first time in a new softcover edition.





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

Art Gallery: BLACK MASK Magazine  - New!
Overlooked Films: The Son of Tarzan (1920)  - New!
Art Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 4, 5 & 6 (1926)  - New!
Forgotten Books: UNSEEN SHADOWS by Jim Steranko (1978)
SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle - and WILL EISNER, too!
Art Gallery: DIME MYSTERY Magazine (1935)  
THE LONE RANGER: The Painted Covers continue! (1951)  




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!





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!

"Doom Boom" by Glenn Low from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1946
Homicide sent Detective Tony Childers to check on a dead man found in a store. But when it turned out that the corpse had escaped to advertise his deal in death, Tony found himself banging the cash register for a bargain-sale in butchery.
"Taking No Chances" by Emile C. Tepperman from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1935
Escaping convicts break out of prison, with the law hot after them, and meet up with unexpected consequences.



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!
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.



Flash Gordon - USA Release for 'The Complete Series' of Sci-Fi's 2007 Show - Coming in April!
  
Placing a 21st century spin on a science fiction classic, this contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash (Eric Johnson, Smallville) and his companions, Dale Arden (Gina Holden, Fantastic Four) and Dr. Hans Zarkov (Jody Racicot, The Newsroom). When ordinary people from a peaceful Pacific town are thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth's last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming (John Ralston, Life with Derek). Together this unusual team of heroes sets out on a venture that is literally…Out Of This World!

Back in 2007, the Sci Fi network (now Syfy) aired a short-lived series, Flash Gordon, starring Eric Johnson (Rookie Blue). In 2009, Phase 4 Films released all 21 episodes on DVD up in Canada, but that title never saw a release south of the border. Now Mill Creek Entertainment is fixing that, with an April 16th street date for Flash Gordon - The Complete Series. The 4-disc set says "22" episodes on the box (see below), but that's counting the feature-length Pilot as two separate episodes.


Actors: Eric Johnson, Gina Holden, Karen Cliche, Jody Racicot
Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
Run Time: 963 minutes

$14.98 SRP





Girasol Collectables - March Pulp Replicas!

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

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


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #90 from March 1941 - $35
Featuring  "The Spider and the Sons of Satan
"

OPERATOR 5 #34 from July-August 1937 - $35
The Purple Invasion continues!
WEIRD TALES #29 from February 1926 - $35
Featuring  "The Cats of Ulthar" by H.P. Lovecraft
Click here for contents
  
  
  
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)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March/April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September/October 1937

#31 November/December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938

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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

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


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - March 9, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2013!

April 2013

WEB OF THE CITY by Harlan Ellison  
Cover art by Glen Orbik

The definitive edition of Harlan Ellison’s first novel, returning to bookstores for the first time in 30 years

In Rusty Santoro’s neighborhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks. Broken glass. And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead. Rusty wants out—but you can’t just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price.

First published more than half a century ago and inspired by the author’s real-life experience going undercover inside a Brooklyn street gang, WEB OF THE CITY marked the long-form debut of one of the most electrifying, unforgettable, and controversial voices of 20th century letters.

Appearing here for the first time together with three thematically related short stories Ellison wrote for the pulp magazines of the 1950s, WEB OF THE CITY offers both a snapshot of a lost era and a portrait of violence and grief as timely as today’s most brutal headlines.

June 2013

JOYLAND by Stephen King
Cover art by Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik

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

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


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

September 2013

CATCH AND RELEASE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Ken Laager

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

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

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

October 2013

THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN by Elissa Wald

Cover art by Glen Orbik

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

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

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




THE LONE RANGER: A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK CLASSIC - Coming May 14!
(Writer) Steffi Fletcher (Art) E. Joseph Dreany

In this classic Little Golden Book from 1956, The Lone Ranger and Tonto help a young boy find his missing brother — and end up capturing a bunch of bandits! For little cowboys and pulp fans aged 2 to 6.

Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books (May 14, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0449817938
ISBN-13: 978-0449817933
$3.99







Johnny Crawford from The Rifleman will be among the celebrity guests for September!

If you don’t recall Johnny Crawford as one of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers in 1955, you certainly remember him in the role of Mark McCain, Chuck Connors’ sensitive young son on television’s The Rifleman. Connors became an acting mentor for Crawford, who later recalled: “He was my hero. I enjoyed being with him. He wasn’t as stern as he was on camera. He was like a kid around me.” By the spring of 1958, Crawford made three pilots for television series. The third pilot, “The Sharpshooter,” which was made as an episode of Zane Grey Theater and scripted by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, was picked up by ABC and the first season of The Rifleman began filming in July 1958. (Oddly, the script was originally written and submitted to the producers of Gunsmoke, promptly rejected.) Crawford was nominated for an Emmy Award at the age of 13 for his role as Mark McCain, the son of Lucas McCain (played by Chuck Connors) in The Rifleman, which originally aired from 1958 to 1963. During this time, Crawford had wide popularity with American teenagers and a recording career that generated five Top 40 hits, including the single, “Cindy’s Birthday,” which peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Top 40 in 1962. His other hits included “Rumors” (#12, 1962), “Your Nose is Gonna Grow” (#14, 1962), and “Proud” (#29, 1963).

2013 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention


Moonstone Books
Captain Midnight Special
Arriving in comic shops March 6!
Writer: Brian Augustyn
Artist/Cover Artist: Jay Piscopo

When Nazi super-science launches a monster death-device against London, it's up to Captain Midnight and Commander X to stop the uber-destroyer!  But even with back-up from Britannia, Valkyrie, Airboy and the Air Fighters, can the heroes save the day against such overwhelming and unstoppable power? 

Pin up by Tony Salmons. 

Full Color, 6 5/8 x 10 1/4, 32 Pages, $3.99




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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Off-Trail Publications  



Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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





Philip José Farmer: TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE - Coming October 8!
A collection of Wold Newton-inspired short stories by Farmerphiles, experts, and the Grand Master of SF himself.

I am pleased to announce that Titan Books has settled on the final Table of Contents for the Wold Newton Anthology, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. The book collects, for the first time ever in one volume, Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton short stories, and also includes tales by other writers.

The Introduction by Win Scott Eckert (coauthor with Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House) and Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Farmer of the Khokarsa novel The Song of Kwasin) will provide an overview of Farmer's Wold Newton Family and Mythos. In addition, Eckert and Carey will provide brief introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale.

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe is available for preorder at Amazon, AmazonUK, and B&N. As with all the Farmer books from Titan, there will also be an eBook version.


Contents
Introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey

The Great Detective and Others
“The Problem of the Sore Bridge--Among Others” by Harry Manders Philip José Farmer 
"A Scarletin Study" by Jonathan Swift Somers III  Philip José Farmer 
"The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight" by Jonathan Swift Somers III  Philip José Farmer 

 
Pulp Inspirations
“Skinburn” Philip José Farmer 
“The Freshman”   Philip José Farmer 
“After King Kong Fell”  Philip José Farmer 
 
Wold Newton Prehistory: The Khokarsa Series
"Kwasin and the Bear God" Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
 
Wold Newton Prehistory: John Gribardsun & Time's Last Gift
"Into Time's Abyss" John Allen Small
"The Last of the Guaranys" Octavio Aragão & Carlos Orsi
 
Wold Newton Origins / Secrets of the Nine
"The Wild Huntsman" Win Scott Eckert


ISBN-10: 1781163049
ISBN-13: 978-1781163047
$12.95







Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

With spring training starting for baseball, it's time to review the line-up card for the upcoming pulp con season.
Stop by www.pulpfest.com for a look at the conventions that will precede the best pulp event of all,
the summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest 2013.


 
Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”


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

Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors - New!
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor - New!
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro) - New!
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio
Johnston McCulley (Creator of Zorro) article about writing
H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter's keyboard layout  
Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #22
Unabridged Audiobook

Captain Zero Audiobook
#1 City of Deadly Sleep

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

In 1949, Popular Publications, which had been out of the hero business since the cancellation of The Spider in 1943, decided to renter the fading field. The Shadow was still going strong on radio, even if his pulp magazine had been folded a few months before.


Veteran mystery pulpster G. T. Fleming-Roberts was tapped to pen the new series under his own name. He had a knack for clever plots, contemporary dialogue, and avoiding the most egregious pulp clichés. In that post-war era, readers expected their heroes to be more realistic, so Fleming-Roberts and his editors went for broke.

Their hero, Daily World copywriter Lee Allyn—apparently named in a nod to serial Superman Kirk Alyn—was a meek horn-rimmed fellow who possessed few heroic qualities. But between midnight and dawn, thanks to a scientific experiment that went awry, he turned invisible—except for his floating disembodied eyes.
 
It was as if Clark Kent had learned to become as invisible as Lamont Cranston, but remained a mild-mannered newspaperman.
 
Captain Zero fought crime in small-town settings, aided by fellow journalist, Doro Kelly. He had a lot in common with the early Spider-Man. Luck—both good and bad—dogged his nocturnal forays. He was often outnumbered, not to mention outfought and outwitted. For Lee Allyn, fighting crime was no lark. Especially when you didn’t even have a car—never mind a super-car.
 
In his first bumbling case, City of Deadly Sleep, Captain Zero gets the tar repeatedly beaten out of him by rival gangs before pulling out a victory by the skin of his invisible teeth.
 
Unfortunately, despite a trio of well-crafted stories, the time had passed for heroes like Captain Zero. He expired after only three stories. But they are refreshingly different, and RadioArchives.com is proud to bring them to crackling life in a series of audiobooks narrated by the unseen Michael C. Gwynne.
 
Also included are a fascinating fact story featuring Sherlock Holmes’ creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, called “Elementary, my Dear Corpse!” along with Russell Bender’s tense crime tale, “Killer for Sale!” 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.




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

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

The Spider #59: The Devil's Candlesticks
Over Manhattan fell the mystic murder-spell which had transformed America’s moneyed aristocracy into ruthless fiends and criminals! New York’s First Families, no longer the sturdy pillars of society, had launched upon a career of slayings and thievery that outdid even the Underworld! Against this high-hatted holocaust, the law was powerless. Only Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, could fight for a betrayed civilization — battling a Hindu horror league that had worked a monstrous miracle by turning the Best People into butchers! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Spider #60: The City that Paid to Die
Deeper and deeper New York had sunk in the toils of the Underworld czar — until its entire population had been regimented by the Black Police into a Kingdom of Crime! Everywhere marched the evil emperor's cohorts, collecting the taxes that meant death; and the law was at a standstill. In that moment of desperation, one man had a heaven-sent inspiration. For now Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, resolved to fight the Underworld with its own merciless weapons. With New York's own police commissioner at his side, he raised a fugitive, fighting legion of honest men who, like Robin Hood's band of old, took the law into its own hands — to come from secret lairs, strike and punish criminals — then slip back into the shadows again! 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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each!   

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


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
Operator 5 #29: America's Plague Battalions
The United States forces have been driven to their last, desperate stronghold before the blood-maddened ruthless hordes of the self-styled emperor, Rudolph I, even as a courageous but blind nation, wrapped in the dreams of false security, had practiced the foolish doctrine of “It can’t happen here!” America’s patriotic Death Battalion was the last ragged hope of embattled patriots — the women of the nation who hurled themselves bravely and futilely against the war-mad forces of the Purple Invaders. When they fell before the terror-inspiring and deadly barrage of cholera bombs, a few stricken survivors turned for their hope of averting ultimate disaster to one man — Jimmy Christopher — who, as Operator 5, was to face the most overpowering and deadly odds in all his embattled career! 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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Wyatt Blassingame, Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Wyatt Blassingame, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
The Mysterious Wu Fang #7: The Case of the Hidden Scourge
Into the city of Bagdad, once host to the forty thieves and hot bed of ancient sin-has come the Dragon Lord of Crime, Wu Fang — his purpose and his mission Death — but death more ghastly than any the mind of man can conceive, wrested from the secrets of forgotten centuries and now employed in gaining the mastery of the earth. Wu Fang is a Chinese criminal mastermind and scientific genius. With his hybrid monkey-men, he plans to conquer America. He is member of various secret societies and has spies everywhere. Opposing him is Val Kildare of the F.B.I.  His aides, reporter Jerry Hazard, archaeologist Rod Carson and newsboy Cappy, help him in his battles against the sinister man of evil known as Wu Fang. $2.99.

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

 
Terror Tales: The Cat Goddess by E. Hoffmann Price
From the measureless crypt of Time, Frazier called Sekhmet, Queen of the Lions. But the price he paid was dear... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
 
Rangeland Romances #8: Senorita Dark Eyes by Thelma Knoles
Lovely Benedicta made lively plans to surprise her sweetheart and his cantina-dancer lady friend at the forbidden fiesta. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.

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



 


 


Robert E. Howard Days - June 7-8, 2013!
Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at Howard Days 2013


Robert E. Howard Days will take place June 7-8, 2013, at the the Robert E. Howard House & Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.

This annual gathering of fans of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard is presented by the fine folks of Project Pride of Cross Plains, sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation with the help of the members of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association.

The REH Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 Guest of Honor is Tim Truman, artist and author from Dark Horse Comics. Tim is currently at work on adapting The Hour of the Dragon for Dark Horse.

All of the regularly scheduled events will be taking place again this year: the Howard House and Gift Shop open on Friday & Saturday (and for a short while on Thursday), panels of interest to everyone, the Friday night Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the special postal cancellation, the REH Swap Meet at the Pavilion, bus tours of the town + surrounding area, the Saturday night Barbeque at the Caddo Peak Ranch, plus (maybe most importantly) the gathering of friends and fans to honor the Legacy of REH.
Cross Plains Barbarian Days festival is also that Saturday, and the REH Foundation will host a Legacy Circle Members Luncheon.

The detailed information will be posted soon at www.rehupa.com and at the REH Foundation site as well as at Two-Gun Raconteur. (You can check out 2012's info at the REHupa website by clicking on the REH DAYS 2012 bar at the top.)
But now’s the time to make your plans on being there for the best 2+ days in Howard Fandom. If you’re a returning attendee, you know what a great time it is – and if you’ve never been, come to Cross Plains and find out! There’s plenty of room for everyone – it’s TEXAS!
 
Hope to see you there. We’re in the process of getting the details ironed out, so check back soon. Any questions? Let me know at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.

Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at  Robert E. Howard Days this year. Come and meet Tim at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas on June 7th & 8th.
Since 2006, Timothy has been a leading writer for Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conan titles. He is currently scripting the massive, 12-issue adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s King Conan novella, Hour of the Dragon.

THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC - Arriving in comic shops March 6!
Mark Waid (Writer) • Chris Samnee (Art & Cover)
Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor! A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale—with a big, mysterious… and living… cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, the emergence of a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!

Hardcover, Full Color, 104 pages, $21.99







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



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

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

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

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

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


 

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Shadow's Rival

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 21! This time around, he takes a look at 1937's "The Shadow's Rival" and the amazing The Shadow Scrapbook. Plus: Barry talks about the importance of Shadow fandom! Stick around at the end of the episode so you can tune in for the second segment of Tommy Hancock's "Calling Burbank" feature!
 
If you love pulp's greatest hero, this is the show for you!



Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg
IT'S HERE!
All New Tarzan Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month.
Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].

Read All About It at:  www.ERBzine.com/tarzan
Subscribe at the ERB, Inc. Corporate Site
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/


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.

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)
Edison Marshall in Rensselaer
Lovecraft in Smithsonian
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, eds. Camille Alexa & Claude Lalumiere, Tyche Books, $14.95,   February 13, 2013
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, ed. John Joseph Adams, Tor, $25.99, Feb. 2, 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $28.99, February 19, 2013
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, February 26, 2013
Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, February 26, 2013
Superheroes, ed. Rich Horton, Prime Books, $15.95, February 27, 2013


Coming soon!
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $7.99, March 19, 2013
The Age Atomic, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $14.99, March 26, 2013
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, April 2, 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2013
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $24.99, April 16, 2013  
Ex-Patriots, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, April 23, 2013            
World Divided, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, April 30, 2013
All My Friends Are Superheroes, [10th Anniversary Ed.], Andrew Kaufman, Coach House Books, $15.95, June 4, 2013

Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 18, 2013
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  June 18, 2013
Rogue Touch, Marta Acosta, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013
The She-Hulk Diaries, Christine Woodward, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $7.99, June 25, 2013
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
Ex-Communication, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, July 13, 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 01, 2013
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse!, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $25.00, August 02, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $7.99, August 27, 2013
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, November 13, 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, November 19, 2013
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014
WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #23 - Arriving in comic shops March 6!
Written by Robert Place Napton
Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers by Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

A lost city and an unexpected storm give Dejah Thoris and Kantos Kan more than can handle when they are entrusted to protect a bratty young princess with a price on her head!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Yellowed Perils: Thoughts and Comments on the World of the Pulp Magazines - Now online!

‘Uncanny Tales’ (November 1939) - New!
A pair of green-skinned aliens, a scantily clad woman in distress and a blaster-firing hero: what more could you want from Great Pulp Art?

A pulp beyond belief 
Pulps, or, in this case, a pseudo-pulp, turn up at unexpected times.
Such as in a rerun of the TV show "Beyond Belief."

Proof of membership
A look at club membership cards issued by pulp magazines (and one for a pulp character in the comics)

Nab yourself an Operator #5 ring
For a buck under $1,000, you can own an Operator #5 ring


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