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Adventure House: Frank M. Robinson Collection Auction #14 - Now online!
Thank you to all those who viewed, bid and/or won lots in the epic Frank M. Robinson Collection Auction. 
Without a doubt, we had the best auction ever, in the number of bidders, items bid upon, and dollars spent....
we set some records...that's for sure.


Well without missing a beat, we've continued with another auction. 
Auction #14 is now open with over 200 more lots of Popular Culture goodies. 
Check out the highlights below.  AUCTION #14 closes Saturday Night June 2nd starting at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Bidding has already commenced, and now is the time to jump in on some great stuff.


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

See you at the auction.
John Gunnison

Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
SGT.JANUS – SPIRIT BREAKER

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the debut of the newest occult investigator in the grand tradition as such notable pulp heroes as William Hodgson Hope’s Carnacki, Seabury Quinn’s Jules de Grandin, Manly Wade Wellman’s John Thunstone and the popular Ravenwood, Stepson of Mystery.

Situated in the rural back country of Edwardian England is an old, mysterious house whose unique owner earns his living as a Spirit-Breaker, a hunter of ghosts.  A former military veteran, Sgt.Roman Janus has devoted his life to aid those haunted, both emotionally and physically by obsessive wraiths whose spirits are still anchored to our world.

Sgt.Janus – Spirit Breaker is the creation of new pulp writer Jim Beard.  Part detective, part occultist, Janus is himself a man of mystery whose own past is shrouded and the motivations behind his calling kept hidden.  Within this volume you will find eight tales as narrated by his clients, each with his or her own perspective on this uncanny hero and his amazing career. Filled with suspense, terror and agonizing pathos, each a solid mesmerizing journey into the unknown world beyond.


Featuring a cover by artist Jeff Herndon and eight stunning illustrations by Eric Johns, with design work by Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director, Rob Davis and edited by Managing Editor Ron Fortier, Sgt.Janus – Spirit Breaker is the first in a new series by one of today’s leading stars in New Pulp Fiction. 


“…Beard’s fiction is anything but pat and routine. While he may deliberately conjure the spirits of authors of Victorian and Edwardian occult fiction before him, Beard’s prose is fresh and entirely modern in his, at times, frank and unsettling tales of the wages of his characters’ past sins. Each story breezes by and like the best tales told round the campfire, it leaves the reader hungry for more.”  
William Patrick Maynard (The Terror of Fu Manchu & The Destiny of Fu Manchu.)


Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!

Available at:


Altus Press
Doc Savage in THE INFERNAL BUDDHA
Softcover & ebook editions - Now available!
Hardcover edition coming soon!
Coming to comic shops in August!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

For ordering information, go to www.Adventuresinbronze.com


DOC SAVAGE: THE INFERNAL BUDDHA is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121480. 


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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 60 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121481. 

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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 60 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121482. 

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

THE SHADOW Volume 63  is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121483. 

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)



APE-MAN
THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE TO 100 YEARS OF TARZAN
Coming in September!
(Writer) Sean Egan (Cover) Boris Vallejo

In October 1912, readers of The All-Story magazine were enthralled by Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of John Clayton, an orphaned English lord given a simian upbringing in the African jungle who went on to reclaim his birth-right in civilisation while maintaining one foot in the savage land he had conquered. This book traces Tarzan's history in prose, film, comic strips, comic books, radio, stage, television, computer games and merchandise, charting the rise of one of the most popular and iconic characters in fiction. The book also examines the massive changes in public attitudes towards Africa, race, hereditary peers and wildlife conservation over the past century.

Softcover, 6x9, 500 pages, $32.99


APE-MAN is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121459.

Telos Publishing 
 


Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion, Part One – "The Cowled Man" - Now Online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion was first printed in its entirety in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number in December 1918. It was published in book form in the UK the following year by Methuen and in the US in 1920 by McBride & Nast. Rohmer divided the novel into four sections which is how we shall examine the book over the next four weeks. “The Cowled Man” is the title Rohmer selected for the first part of the book and comprises the first eleven chapters.

The rest is at the links below.


T
he BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / Murania Press web site is finally on line at muraniapress.com.


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

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

$21.95 plus $5.00 shipping.



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

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

$11.95 plus $2.50 shipping.



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

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

$19.95 plus $4.00 shipping.





The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 180: Doc Savage The Infernal Buddha - New!
Will Murray and Joe DeVito are on hand to discuss their latest Doc Savage epic, The Infernal Buddha.

Episode 179:  The Destiny of Fu Manchu
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World
The Book Cave: Art's Reviews - New podcast now available online!
Art Sippo interviews Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri about the upcoming reprints of the classic Philip Jose Farmer stories from the Wold Newton Universe.  Many of these books have been out of print for several decades.  The new editions will have extensive commentaries and additional content never before available.  These reprints are destined to be coveted classics in their own right.

Classicon - Saturday, June 9, 2012!
Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
Items include
:
•Calendars
•Pinups
•Glamour Art magazines
•Original paperback art from the 50s - 60s
•Mystery
•Western
•Romances
•Adventure

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


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

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

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


Clive Cussler (with Graham Brown): THE STORM (The Numa Files)
Arriving in book stores May 29th!

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.

A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. It will kill millions . . . and it has already begun.

Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399160132
ISBN-13: 978-0399160134

$27.95



THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 2:
THE TYRANT OF MONGO HC
Coming in August!
(Writer) Alex Raymond, Don Moore (Art/Cover) Alex Raymond

This volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. Also features new background material that explores the origins and development of the Flash Gordon strip! Newly restored, this volume includes "The Beast Men of Mongo," "The Outlaws of Mongo," "The Tyrant of Mongo," "The Ice Kingdom of Mongo," and "The Power Men of Mongo." Carefully restored by noted comics historian Peter Maresca, with an introduction by comics writer and expert Doug Murray.

Hardcover, 11x10, 176 pages, Full Color, $39.95


THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 2 is solicited
in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121290. 



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7 - Coming in August!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Artist Becky Cloonan rejoins Brian Wood for a new story arc! Hearing of an impostor committing atrocities in his name, Conan returns to Cimmeria to confront the scoundrel. In the frozen North of Conan’s birth, it is now Bêlit who is out of her element!

32 pages, $3.50,
in stores on August 8

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN120045. 



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Flash Casey by George Harmon Coxe - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Blind Alleys"
Forgotten Books: Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
Forgotten Books: Sleepers East by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Mystery, Adventure & the Wild West in ARGOSY
Forgotten Stories: Race Williams returns in "The Super-Devil" (and it's FREE)
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)


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

"The Tattooed Man" by William J. Makin from BLUE BOOK, May, 1936
Featuring: Isaac Heron
The gypsy detective Isaac Heron solves one of his strangest cases.
"Photograph of Death" by Ray Cummings from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, July, 1945
Our customer was supposed to be dead when we arrived to take her picture at her employer's behest. But there were bizarre things happening in the old house on Breakneck Hill - grim schemes of murder and profit. And though a camera isn't much of a weapon, Dot and I had to turn into detectives, goaded as we were by . . .


Fantom Press
Showcase Presents Doc Savage
Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze
Last chance for signed copies!

When veteran comic artist Tony DeZuniga fell ill last month, Fantom Press reached out to his wife Tina to see if there was anything they could do to help.

Tony and Tina live in Central California up to 2007 when they first moved to Southern California and then finally to the Philippines two years ago where Tony officially retired from comics.  Fantom Press was lucky to get to know Tony and get a couple of great commissions from him, one of which was used on the book plate for the signed edition of the Showcase Doc Savage volume released last year.

Fantom Press contacted comic's legend Neal Adams and spread the word about the family's financial crisis. The DeZunigas didn't have health insurance and unlike hospitals in the United States, they had to provide a deposit a couple of times a week to the hospital in order to receive the proper care.


Fantom Press' postings were picked up by several news agencies and within 48 hours, over 10K had been sent via PayPal to Tina, mostly by comic fans they had never met, and Tony received the proper treatment in his final days.

Even though Tony has passed, his family still needs to pay medical bills as well as for his funeral costs.
 Fantom Press has less than 20 copies of the signed edition of Showcase Doc Savage that includes a book plate signed by Tony, as well as Val Mayerik, Ernie Chan, and Doug Moench.

100% of the profits for the sales will be given to Tina DeZuniga as well as 50% of the profits from the sales for any other in-stock items on site through June 1st, with the other half being contributed to the Larkin family as usual.

I made the same offer to the comic collecting community when Tony first fell ill and sold the 20 copies I had in stock. This will be your last chance to get something signed by this great artist, so I would urge you to act quickly is you want a copy.

Ernie Chan, along with Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Rich Buckler, Tom Palmer, and Tony Isabella, signed book plates for the collected edition of the Marvel color comics, Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze.




 

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - June 7, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


GREEN HORNET #31 - Coming in August!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

The Hornet's Nest assaulted by high-tech killing machines! International arms dealer Gravilov has made his fight with Green Hornet and the Kato family very personal. Now, Century City's most dangerous new criminal raises the stakes again. Using a vast network of surveillance drones, Gravilov pinpoints the location of Green Hornet's hidden base of operations and attacks. Britt Reid will be forced to compromise his own principles, striking against everything Gravilov holds dear. But first, Green Hornet has to survive the war zone in his own living room. Part Three of the Arms Race arc.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #31 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121047.   




Haffner Press: THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE
Coming in August!
(Writer) Manly Wade Wellman (Cover) Raymond Swanland

Originally from the pages of Weird Tales magazine, here collected are all 16 stories and 2 novels of the detective, scholar, and playboy-investigator of supernatural events. Armed with an unparalleled knowledge of the occult — and his magic sword-cane — he takes on vampires, werewolves, and the enigmatic shonokins, creatures who ruled before the dawn of man. His arch-enemy is the evil sorcerer Rowley Thorne, a character loosely based on occultist Aleister Crowley.

Hardcover, 6x9, 540 pages, B&W,$40.00


THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121441. 



Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY:
THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 7 HC
Coming in September!
The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world’s most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Seven of Hermes Press’ critically acclaimed complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1938 to 1940, featuring three complete adventures — “Overturned World,” “Martian War Threat,” and “Super-Dwarf of Space.” The strips contained in this volume have never been
printed before and have been painstakingly restored to perfection!

Hardcover, 9x12, 272 pages, $49.99


BUCK ROGERS DAILES VOLUME 7 is solicited in the
June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121173. 



ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS: A PRINCESS OF MARS GN - Now available!
(Writer) Ian Edginton, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Art/Cover) I. N. J. Culbard

"I was filled with a terrible, single purpose ... to survive!" First serialized a century ago as Under the Moons of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs's planetary romance is recognized today as a genre-bending pulp-fiction classic, more influential even than the Tarzan stories that earned its author fortune and fame. Perhaps the founding text of modern sci-fi, its doomed love story (between the heroic explorer John Carter and Dejah Thoris, "The Princess of Mars") was the first to imagine the "green men of the Red Planet!

Softcover, 6.5 x9.5, 136 pages, Full Color, $15.95







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

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




JOE KUBERT’S TARZAN OF THE APES: ARTIST’S EDITION
Joe Kubert (writer & art & cover)
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs'
most enduring creation, Tarzan of the Apes!

Coming in September!
Joe Kubert is one of the most acclaimed comic artists ever. His career in comics began nearly 70 years ago and continues today. Throughout all those years his hallmarks have been a mastery of sequential storytelling and exceptionally fine drawing. Highlights of his career include work on Hawkman, Enemy Ace, Tor, Sgt. Rock, and the Viking Prince. But of all these exceptional artistic achievements one stands out: his remarkable adaption of ERB's Tarzan.

This Artist Edition collects six complete stories by Kubert, including the four-part classic, Tarzan of the Apes—the defining story of young Lord Greystoke being orphaned in the African jungle and adopted by the she-ape Kala, and grows to manhood to become Tarzan, lord of the jungle.

Hardcover, B&W, 152 Pages, 12” x 17”, ISBN: 978-1-61377-449-6

JOE KUBERT’S TARZAN OF THE APES  is solicited in the
June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN120398.   



THE LONE RANGER #8 - Coming in August!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

In 1870, Tonto lies near death, as the Lone Ranger pleads with the Ute Indians for help from their Shaman. Three years prior, Tonto lived a relatively peaceful and happy life with his tribe. How did Tonto come to be a lone brave by the time he found John Reid near death in that desert chasm? The answer unfolds, as Tonto's happy life is shattered. Tonto fights for his life in the present, as he fights for his soul in the past. The Native Ground arc rolls toward its bloody climax in a heart-breaking tale of loss and revenge.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #8 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121069.   




THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #2 - Coming in August!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: 
Dennis Calero

The Ranger and Tonto face long odds on the lawless badlands of the Texas panhandle. The Masked Rider of the plains outnumbered by dangerous Comancheros on his way to stop a Kiowa uprising. At the same time, Tonto finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation aboard a train stranded in a raging blizzard. Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls re-unite to bring you more blistering frontier action hotter than a prairie fire!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121070.   




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #9 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Cover) Lucio Parillo

The world's greatest ape man/English gentleman/pulp fiction hero is heading back to the jungles of Africa, where he can live in savage peace, far away from Jane Porter, the woman he loves but cannot be with. But not so fast! Russian super-spy Nicholas Rokoff is bound for Africa too, on the hunt for a legendary horde of gold. And you-know-who is the only one who can stop him. Lord of the Jungle #9 is the first installment of the thrilling Return of the Jungle Lord story arc. Hang on to your bananas, 'cause it's gonna be a wild ride!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #9 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121066.   


MARS ATTACKS #3- Coming in August!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

MARS ATTACKS! #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN120313.   


Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #7 - Coming in August!
Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors:  James Brown
Covers: Marat Mychaels (Marat cover = 75%, color photo = 15%, b/w Photo cover = 10%, )

Part 2 of 2: MURDER, FORSOOTH -Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

HONEY WEST #7 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121197.   


Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON - Coming in August!
Story: Paul D. Storrie, CJ Henderson, Earl Mac Rauch
Art: Nathan Stockman, Glen Fernandez
Cover: Andy Black

The only occasion this crazy time-travelling serial killer saga will appear all together in color!
What started with The Spider, Domino Lady, Honey West, Kolchak and others…ends here!
*Plus the unseen final chapter starring SHEENA!
*Plus a recently uncovered BUCKAROO BANZAI part of this tale!
*Plus a never before seen epilogue starring KOLCHAK, as years later he uncovers the even more startling truth behind the lies!


Hardcover,  78 pages, $29.99

PHASES OF THE MOON is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121198.

This is a resolicitation!
Previous orders have been cancelled!


Moonstone Books: The SPIDER: SHADOW OF EVIL - Coming in August!
Author: CJ Henderson
Cover: J. Anthony Kosar

The first new Spider novel in 65 years picks up where the last left off, packed to the gills with the greatest slam-bang action ever penned by master pulpster CJ Henderson!

Richard Wentworth, the Spider, wonders if his long struggle against the forces of evil has been worth it? Should he continue, or grab for personal happiness before his time runs out? Then, at the moment he makes his decision, fate unleashes the most hellish horrors against New York City of all time!


Paperback, 4” x 6”, 190 pages, $6.99
Hardcover, 6” x 7”, 210 pages, $22.99

THE SPIDER: SHADOW OF EVIL is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121202 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121203 (Hardcover).

This is a resolicitation!
Previous orders have been cancelled!




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

By Charles Beadle
Introduction by John Locke
Now available!

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

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

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


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

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


Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!
Faceless Butchers: 5 Pulp Fiction Thrillers [Illustrated] by Steve Fisher
The Girl From The Ether by Edgar Wallace


QUEEN SONJA #29 - Arriving in comic shops May 30!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover: Tommy Patterson (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Empress Sonja has renounced her throne and returns to Sogoria with her rightful spoils, but curiously the road home passes close to Tirket and the holy Temples of the Way. With Koliostri elsewhere trying to claim the Emoran throne she left behind, Sonja find a detour is in order.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


 



RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #1 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Max Dunbar (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

Know also O Prince, that Thulsa Doom did not go quietly into the night, his spirit endured, weak and horrible and viscous.  Free of all humanity, hungering with a primal desire, all his thoughts were bent on but a single purpose, Thulsa Doom wanted to go Home.

Atlantis Resurrection!  When that which sank beneath the waves rises once more, and the Empire of Atlantis remembers is lost glory, can Sonja save the Hyborean nations from slavery and DOOM!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA: ATLANTIS RISES #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121022. 





Robert E. Howard: The Daughter Of Erlik Khan - Kindle Edition now available!
'The Daughter of Erlik Khan'' is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard.
It was originally published in December 1934 issue of the pulp magazine ''Top-Notch''.


Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B00865PIQW





ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #3 - Arriving in comic shops May 30!
Written by David Lapham, Louise Simonson, Kyle Baker
Art by 
Chris Sprouse & Karl Story, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker
Covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The third issue of the critically acclaimed Rocketeer anthology presents a trio of stories by truly legendary creators. The first shows us a glimpse into what the future may hold for Cliff and Betty. The second is a thrilling adventure of the Rocketeer locked in combat with a long-range bomber intent on destruction. And last but not least, a mad-cap romp in which Betty and Butch take no gruff!

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.





THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1 (OF 4) - Coming in August!
Mark Waid (writer) • Chris Samnee (art) • Samnee, Dave Stevens (cover)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer with an all-new full-length series!
Dave Stevens created the Rocketeer in 1982 and it has proven to be a uniquely enduring Character. Now 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, we introduce a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Chris Samnee, 1 Dave Stevens)
Full Color,  32 pages, $3.99


THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN120315. 






David Innes and Abner Perry behold the horrific wonders of Pellucidar, as envisioned by Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE.

Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.


Coming soon!


THE SHADOW #5 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross & various

Kondo's trap succeeds beyond his expectations, as a bloody massacre leaves our heroes alone in the wilderness without hope of rescue. Deep in the kingdom of Buffalo Wong the object of everyone's desire is revealed, and Margo Lane and Pat Finnegan begin to see just how far Lamont Cranston will go in pursuit of his goals. Meanwhile, the Shadow begins to lay plans for a cataclysmic showdown with his foes.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121017.   


THE SPIDER #4 - Coming in August!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday & Various


As Anput unleashes unparalleled destruction upon New York City, The Spider will knock down any door and bust any head to learn his enemy's secrets, but his investigations into Anput machinations lead him directly to his own father's company.  With the city facing ruin and the police powerless, Anput prepares for her final victory, but The Spider prepares to take the fight to her.  Loyalties are tested and relationships fray, but The Spider will stop at nothing to seek justice.  It's 22 pages of pulp action and mayhem with a contemporary flair!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SPIDER #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121044.   



THE SWORD & SORCERY ANTHOLOGY - Now available!

Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional examples of the exciting sword and sorcery genre. “The Flame Bringers” finds antihero Elric infiltrating a band of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. "Path of the Dragon" supplements George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords. Further entries come from early legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise Moore, talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like George R.R. Martin, Karl Edward Wagner, and David Drake.

Softcover, 6x9, 432 pages, B&W, $15.95


Complete contents listing:
1."Tower of the Elephant" by Robert E. Howard
2."Black God's" Kiss by C. L. Moore
3."The Unholy Grail" by Fritz Leiber
4."The Tale of Hauk" by Poul Anderson
5."The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams" by Michael Moorcock
6."The Adventuress" by Joanna Russ
7."Gimmile's Song" by Charles R. Saunders

8."Undertow" by Karl Edward Wagner
9."The Stages of the God" by Ramsey Campbell (writing as Montgomery Comfort)
10."The Barrow Troll" by David Drake

11."Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted with Defeat" by Glen Cook

12."Epistle from Lebanoi" by Michael Shea
13."Become a Warrior" by Jane Yolen
14."The Red Guild" by Rachel Pollack
15."Six from Atlantis" by Gene Wolfe
16."The Sea Troll's Daughter" by Caitlín R. Kiernan
17."The Coral Heart" by Jeffrey Ford
18."Path of the Dragon" by George R. R. Martin
19."The Year of Three Monarchs" by Michael Swanwick



TARZAN: A CENTURY OF LORD GREYSTOKE,
THE OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL EDITION
Coming in October!
(Writer) Scott Tracy Griffin

Celebrating 100 years of Tarzan, Titan Books presents the only official commemorative illustrated history. To celebrate the Lord of the Jungle's 100th birthday, internationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin presents the ultimate review of a century of Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element of Burroughs' extraordinary legacy, this is a visual treasure trove of classic comic strip, cover art, movie stills, and rare ephemera. With features on Korak, Jane, Tantor, and Cheetah, plus their innumerable friends, foes and exotic adventures, this is an amazing collection.

Hardvcover, 10x12, 320 pages, $39.99


TARZAN: A CENTURY OF LORD GREYSTOKE is solicited in the
June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121472.   

Titan Books  Amazon.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.

Eudora Ramsay Richardson (1891-1973) - New!
Walter F. McCanless (1876-1965) - New!
Eli Colter (1890-1984)
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)
Lilla Pool Price (1848-1914) and Lilla Price Savino (1883-?)
Victoria Beaudin Johnson (1899-1976)
Irvin Mattick (1891-1969)
Robert Avrett (1901-1975)
H.S.W. Chibbett (1900-1978)
Weird Tales Books

Tom Johnson: TREASURE OF JUR
Now available!


Tom Johnson’s “Treasure of Jur”, the 5th novel in the popular Jur saga. Nazi Germany has found a time portal giving them access to the treasures of a prehistoric land. But even with superior weapons, Hitler’s supermen may not win through to the ultimate prize. Jungle excitement and thrills await the reader in this current tale of greed and murder in a savage pre-dawn world.

Now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.






WARLORD OF MARS #23 - Coming in August!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Stefano Martino
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter slams face-first into the forbidden terrors of the Martian North Pole - literally! Not a single person to have crossed into the frozen northern wastes has ever returned to tell the tale, and Carter's going to find out why. What he discovers will shock him to his very core, but when the life of his princess, Dejah Thoris, is at stake, no risk is too great. Warlord of Mars #23 - The Carrion Caves!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #23 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121055. 


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #18
Coming in August!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

Abducted and taken to Saturn, Dejah has discovered that its hostile inhabitants are planning a secret invasion of Barsoom.  Amid Saturn's rings she finds unlikely allies and initiates her own plan to save her beloved homeworld!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #18 is solicited in the
June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN121058.










18 May 2012

The 24th annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo
Sunday, October 14, 2012


The 24th annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo, our big 2012 book show will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Holiday Inn at 440 West 57th Street in NYC in the BIG ROOM on the first floor.  

A limited number of 6’ and 8’ tables available but email for tables asap, as they go fast.  
Admission: Preview (8am) $10; General (9am - 3pm) $5; After 3pm FREE 

Confirmed Guest authors and artists so far include:
CHARLES ARDAI:  award-winning crime author and editor of the Hard Case Crime series.  
LAWRENCE BLOCK:  legendry mystery and crime author, creator of the Matt Scudder series & more!
ED BALCOURT:  renown artist rep who was a key player in paperback cover art and pb publishing.  
VICTOR BANIS:  vintage 60s soft-core author of classic gay eroticia and sleaze paperbacks!  
ANN BANNON:  vintage Gold Medal author of classic lesbian pulp novels!
MARCUS BOAS:  fabulous fantasy artist who will display some of his wonderful paintings!  
CAROL BUGGE:  author of many fine mystery novels and fine Sherlockian pastiches!
RON GOULART:  master storyteller, SF writer, pulp and comic book scholar.
C.J. HENDERSON:  well-known hard-boiled crime, fantasy and horror author.
MORRIS HERSHMAN:  original Manhunt author and also Midwood Books author as Arnold English.
MARVIN KAYE:  famous fantasy author and renown Sherlockian anthologist and editor of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and Weird Tales.   MARIJANE MEAKER:  Classic Gold Medal author who wrote crime as Vin Packer and lesbian novels as Ann Aldrich, and many other fine bestsellers!
ANNETTE & MARTIN MEYERS:  mystery author couple, who also write as Maan Meyers.  
JOHN NORMAN:  Bestselling science fiction author and creator of the famous GOR series!
S.J. ROZAN:  crime author and creator of the famous Lydia Chin series and much more.  
JASON STARR:  author of many excellent crime and noir thrillers.
STAN TRYBULSKI:  hard-boiled crime author with many fine books to his credit.  
F. PAUL WILSON:  famed science fiction & horror author, creator of the Repairman Jack series!
KEN WISHNIA:  hard crime writer, as well as popular historical mystery author.  

Guest signing times will be posted on our website, www.gryphonbooks.com and also on the Program given out at the day of the show.



Adventure House - Now available!
THE LONE RANGER - August 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
THE CAVE OF TERROR by The Lone Ranger
"Friend of the law-abiding pioneer—ruthless enemy of the lawless—THE LONE RANGER rides the danger trails of the west—with "Silver", the Wonder Horse and Tonto, faithful and courageous Indian companion."
LEAD SHOWDOWN by Lawrence A. Keating
HEARTS OF FIRE by Al H. Martin

WIDE WORLD ADVENTURES - January 1930, 160 pages, $14.95
ORDEAL BY FIRE by Major George Fielding Elliot
"A Witch-Doctor and a white man struggle bitterly for the favor of the Red Gods"
HUNTING SEA LIONS by H.H. Dunn
THE FATAL STAR by S.B.H. Hurst
OLD SAILOR by Edgar Daniel Kramer
LARSEN OF SINGAPORE by Albert Richard Wetjen
A PASSPORT TO DEATH by J.J. Des Ormeaux
THE TRAP by L.R. Sherman

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - January 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
THE PHANTOM COMES THROUGH by Robert Wallace
"Blackmail is the sinister weapon of an arch-fiend who challenges the might of the Phantom Detective!  Millions are at stake in a heinous game of death played with human pawns—and it's up to Richard Curtis Van Loan to solve the grim mystery behind the grisly series of crimes."





Adventure House - Now available!
High Adventure #124

Men of Treason - G-Men Detective
"Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., battles to blow the lid off a racket that threatens our nation's war effort—and teaches traitors who gamble on American lives that justice holds the trump hand!"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
ISBN: 1-59798-413-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-413-3
Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto

 




Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction continues!

The last two auctions close this weekend. 
Tonight, starting at 7:00 pm eastern time, auction #11 will start to close. 
One lot per minute, until all 183 lots have been completed.


Welcome back to another weekend of auctions with the Frank M. Robinson Collection.  Starting tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, Auction #9 begins to close.  A total of 175 lots with tons of great stuff will close.  Titles like ALL-FICTION, AIR STORIES, ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DIME DETECTIVE, COWBOY STORIES, CRIME BUSTERS, COLLEGE STORIES, EVERYBODY'S, PIRATE STORIES, PETE RICE and so much more.  Each auction has it's own special flavor, and great material.  Don't miss out starting now, and ending tonight as the first lot begins to close at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Please be aware that this auction, each lot will now close ONE MINUTE apart, instead of 2 lots per minute.  This will give everyone plenty of time to get your bids in.  Also, remember that any lot that receives a bid with less than a minute remaining will be extended an additional 3 minutes, and no more bids are received.  All other lots will continue to close on time.

AUCTION #10 will start closing at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  Plenty of time to get your bids in now.  Each lot will close 1 minute apart.  Great stuff in this auction as well, with more ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, COMPLETE GANG NOVEL MAGAZINE, DANGER TRAIL, DIME DETECTIVE, DOCTOR DEATH, DUSTY AYRES, SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, SPEAKEASY STORIES, WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and more.


1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!


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

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

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


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

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 80th Anniversary Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of The Shadow's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four Shadow volumes with exclusive new bonus material in a special commemorative set. In eight thrill-packed pulp novels, the Knight of Darkness battles supervillains The Voodoo Master, The Red Blot, Malmordo, The Golden Vulture and The Murder Master, then teams up with the real Lamont Cranston to combat the murderous criminal organization called The Hydra. The Shadow also fights a deadly rematch with one of his earliest foes in The Chinese Disks, and is trapped alone in his sanctum by an invading underworld army in Crime, Insured, one of Walter Gibson's greatest thrillers!
SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR'S ITEMS include high-quality reproductions of the rare 1934 and 1937 Shadow giveaway premium photos, and an exclusive reprint of "The Shadow of Wall Street," the legendary 1929 story that foreshadowed the pulp's greatest mystery man. PLUS: a collector's scrapbook of vintage articles, rare photos and collectibles chronicling "The Shadow's Formative Years." This instant collector's item showcases all nine color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin, Will Murray and J. Randolph Cox. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-071-7 Softcover, 7x10, 560 pages, B&W, $39.95


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
The Friday, May 18, 2012  edition of SCOOP features an informative article on Black Dog Books.
Click here for a look at Black Dog Books latest releases.

Blogging Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon, Part Two – "Freeland"  by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
“Freeland” was the second installment of Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon daily comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between February 24 and August 21, 1941, “Freeland” was the second story in the daily companion to Alex Raymond’s celebrated Sunday strip. It is the second of two Briggs strips available in a reprint collection from Kitchen Sink Press.

The rest is at the links below.
Black Coat Press
Trade Paperback Edition - Now available!
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan, apart.

Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man's spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express, to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.

As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world's future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer's infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU...

US$20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 264 pages


Collectors Hardcover Edition - Now available!
The Book Cave interviews William Patrick Maynard!
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan, apart.

Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man's spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express, to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.

As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world's future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer's infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU...

The hardcover edition features a foreword by the great Will Murray and a back cover illustration by the legendary Mike Vosburg and fifteen b&w interior illustrations by Michael McQuary, plus a bonus epilogue, "Intermezzo" that moves back and forth through the series from Nayland Smith's perspective. Both the hardcover and trade paperback are once again blessed with gorgeous cover art from Christine Clavel.

Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the dust jacket scan!

US$39.95 / GBP £28.99
6x9 trade paperback, 212 pages


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 179:  The Destiny of Fu Manchu - New!
William Patrick Maynard returns to The Book Cave to talk about his latest Fu Manchu novel.

Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem
Episode 177: The Moon Man
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World

Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams in Carroll John Daly's "Blind Alleys" - New!
Forgotten Books: Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
Forgotten Books: Sleepers East by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Mystery, Adventure & the Wild West in ARGOSY
Forgotten Stories: Race Williams returns in "The Super-Devil" (and it's FREE)
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Murder Trail" from the March 15, 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Advertised in Advance" by Johnston McCulley from WEST, April 5, 1926
It was a dubious honor the rootin', shootin' Sagebrush Kid conferred upon Rock Castle; but he made that shivering community take it and like it - until another stranger, also ornamented with notched six-guns, hit town.
"G-Man Friday" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty and Scoop are out to round up the rough characters who impolitely murdered Mr. Quagmyre - and they follow a clue of egg-stain instead of blood-stain.


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 - Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian

An Unmissable Issue! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion — Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck — find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion's past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy's not done playing our heroes yet! Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called "one of BOOM!'s best!"

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Ernie Chan (July 27, 1940 - May 16, 2012)

Ernie Chan passed away in California on May 16, just two-and-a-half-months shy of his 72nd birthday.
Chan died after almost a yearlong battle with cancer.


Ernie Chan was a Filipino-born American comic book artist, known for work published by DC and Marvel Comics, including many issues of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian. His death follows the news that fellow comic artist Tony DeZuniga passed away on May 11 in a hospital following a stroke brought on by a bout of pneumonia.

Filipino cartoonist Gerry Alanguilan has paid tribute to both creators on his blog.






Fu-Manchu: THE HAND OF DR. FU-MANCHU
Arriving in book stores May 22!

Dr Fu-Manchu is back once again! His very existence seemingly proves him immune from natural laws, a deathless incarnation of evil! Brand new editions of the world-famous novels featuring one of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, standing alongside Sherlock Holmes and James Bond.

And this time the Devil Doctor is not alone. Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his associates learn of a deadly organization that stalks the shadows. Their goal is to undermine the balance of global power, and they allow no one to stand in their way. They are the terrorist assassins known as the Si-Fan.

"The hand that held my arm was bony and clawish; I could detect the presence of incredibly long finger nails--nails long as those of some buried vampire of the black ages! Choking down a cry of horror, I opened my eyes... and looked into the face of my guide. It was Dr. Fu-Manchu!"

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686054
ISBN-13: 978-0857686053

$9.95


Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY:
THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 6: 1936-1938 HC
Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Writer/Artist: Dick Calkins,  Writer: John F. Dille,  Artist: Dick Calkins
The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Six of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1936 to 1938, featuring four complete adventures, plus a special 16 page introductory essay by noted Buck Rogers expert Alan Lane and an afterword detailing interesting details about the history of the strip and its impact on science and science-fiction. Hardcover, 9x12, 288 pages, $49.99





LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Written by Mark Rahner 
Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover by Lucio Parrillo

Tarzan finds himself the prey in a jungle hunt led by a blowhard Yankee mogul named Sykes. Several bodies and a series of mind games later, Sykes’ plan unfolds: bring the captive ape-man to New York City for the Match of the Century against undefeated master of the fighting arts, Starker the Suplative!


32 pages, Full Color, $4.99





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


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

The new t-shirt design will not be “released” until
Robert E. Howard Days on June 8th.

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

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


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



Moonstone Books
THE GREEN HORNET: STILL AT LARGE!

Coming in July!

Win Scott Eckert has announced the final contents for THE GREEN HORNET: STILL AT LARGE, due out from Moonstone Books in July 2012.

Edited by Joe Gentile, Win Scott Eckert, and Matthew Baugh, this third anthology featuring the 1960s Green Hornet, based on the television program starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee, follows The Green Hornet Chronicles and The Green Hornet Casefiles, and will ship in two editions.

The softcover trade paperback features a cover by Douglas Klauba, while the limited edition hardcover boasts a cover by Ruben Procopio. It is anticipated that as with the prior books, the third volume will also see an eBook edition, although the specific date has not been announced.


Contents:
"Hero" by S.J. Rozan
"The Black Torpedo" by Will Murray
"The World Will End in Fire" by Richard Dean Starr
"The Man Inside" by Matthew Baugh
"Death from Beyond" by Ron Fortier
"Play the Game" by Thom Brannan
"The Gauntlet" by Bobby Nash
"Chaos and the Year of the Dog" by Bobbie Metevier
"Axford's Sting” by Dan Wickline
"Revenge of the Yellowjacket" by Howard Hopkins
"The Man in the Picture" by Patricia Weakley
"Masks" by C.J. Henderson
"Bad Man's Blunder" by John Allen Small
"Losers, Weepers" by Rich Harvey
"Stormfront" by Greg Gick
"The Night I Met The Hornet" by Mel Odom
"Progress" by Win Scott Eckert

The limited edition hardcover will also feature:
“The Green Hornet Timeline,” a chronology of the Moonstone stories from the three anthologies, fit into the timeline of the original television episodes, by Win Scott Eckert

A bonus story featuring the 1930s-40s Green Hornet from the radio show and serials, “The Green Hornet Meets The Avenger” by Michael Uslan


Pre-ordering information:
Amazon.com (trade paperback)  
Amazon.com (limited hardcover)  
B&N.com (trade paperback)  
B&N.com (limited hardcover)

THE GREEN HORNET: STILL AT LARGE will also be available in comic shops!
GREEN HORNET STILL AT LARGE was solicited in the April PREVIEWS.
The Diamond Item Code is APR121152 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121153 (Hardcover).
Inquire at your local comic shop today! 




Moonstone Books: The SPIDER: SLAUGHTER, INC.
Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Author: Donald Cormack
Cover: Stephen Bryant

For the FIRST time anywhere…the last Spider pulp novel ever written…
is published as an actual Spider novel!

A criminal genius has created an organization to sell murder where innocents are fingered for the crimes. When Nita Van Sloan is framed for murder, the Spider must infiltrate the cartel in disguise and clean house!


Trade paperback, 6” x 9”, 190 pages, $14.95





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

Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!

The Assistant Murderer [Illustrated] by Dashiell Hammett
Who Killed Bob Teal? [Illustrated] (The Continental Op) by Dashiell Hammett


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

Patriotism, Pigs, Pendexter and Mundy - How Talbot Mundy and Hugh Pendexter helped win World War 1 - New!
Pecos the Peeler - short story by B.M. Bower - New!
Marion Angellotti story from Smart Set April 1913 - When the devil ruled
Marion Polk Angellotti
Interview with Arthur O. Friel
Arthur O. Friel - How he became an author
PULPDOM #70 (May 2012) - Now available!

The contents include:  "Paleofiction" by Mike Taylor

Reprint: "
Gold from Ophir" Part 1 by L. Patrick Greene.
    Reprinted from SHORT STORIES, May 25, 1924.

Awesome front cover by Craig Black. Back cover by Zdenek Burian.

This issue has a full color front cover and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations. Four issue subscriptions are $28.

Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, P.O. Box 2340, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Email: moonfire@frontier.net


Quatermain #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Writer: Clay and Susan Griffith
Pencils: Patricio Carbajal
Cover Artist:  Patricio Carbajal

Deep in the trackless Congo forests, Allan Quatermain enjoys a brief respite from danger until the lull vanishes due to his own fears and temptations. Then comes a merciless attack by his enemy, the warlord Bwana Nzige. The final bloody battle pits men against monsters, and Quatermain may not be able to save his friends, or himself.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Radio Archives
FREE Download: Weird Tales Radio Show

“Weird Tales” was a proposed radio series recorded in Hollywood in 1932 and based on stories in the famous horror themed Pulp of the same name, notable for featuring such iconic authors as Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. The series was produced by Hollywood Radio Attractions, 4376 Sunset Drive, Hollywood. In a promotional flyer for the program, they advertise three episodes that had been produced and the company was planning to record a total of 52 half-hour shows.

Scholars looking at the history of “Weird Tales” magazine have heard about the series for years, but no recordings of the shows themselves or many detail about the series have surfaced until now.
 
Radio Archives is giving you a chance to hear an episode of Weird Tales for Free! Similar to “The Witch’s Tale”, the show was created in such a way that they could be played as one half-hour program each week or split into two fifteen minute shows, completing one story each week. Click the Weird Tales Banner and listen to the Weird Tales radio show today!


The series (or proposed series) was produced by Hollywood Radio Attractions, 4376 Sunset Drive, Hollywood.  In a promotional flyer for the program, they advertise three episodes that had been produced - the company was planning to record a total of 52 half-hour shows.  Similar to "The Witch's Tale", the show was created in such a way that they could be played as one half-hour program each week or split into two fifteen minute shows, completing one story each week.  So, what you're hearing is part two of "The Mystery of Nagara", which, if run on-air, could be run as a self-contained fifteen minute show, likely with an introduction and commercial by a local announcer.

This disc, seems to be the only discs that survive from the series.  The other shows would have been a fascinating listen - they got some top Hollywood acting talent for the programs.  Here's a rundown of the episodes listed as being available in the flyer:

Program 1 - "The Living Dead", based on Kirk Mashburn's Novellete, "De Brignac's Lady" with Jason Robards, William Farnum, Viola Dana, Richard Tucker, John Ince, Wally Reid, Jr. and featuring music by the "Mata Hari Orchestra direct from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California"

Program 2 - "The Curse of Nagana", from Hugh B. Cave's short story "The Ghoul Gallery" with Richard Carle, Johnny Harron, Florence Britton, Cyrill Delavante, John Ince, Pierre White, Lucille Amaya with music by an "Arabian Orchestra".

Program 3 - "The Three from the Tomb", from a novel by Edmund Hamilton with William Farnum, Bert Roach, Prisicilla Dean, Pat O'Malley, John Ince, Frank Glendon and Robert Hoover.
Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!   

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


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

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



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

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



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

The Spider #13 - Builders of the Black Empire
By what strange twist of Fate did the fearful menace which was to shadow every man and woman in New York City first rear its venomous head in the distant Caribbean? When terror suddenly boarded a little tramp steamer and left crimson havoc littering its narrow decks a spluttering wireless flashed the doom of every living thing aboard. Within a week, the same ghastly fate struck a gigantic new ocean liner, its luxurious cabins occupied by the elite and powerful of a dozen different nations! Death — swift and terrible — rode the ocean lanes. And the Spider — taken for once off guard — was supposedly dying in a hospital room on the very day when that terror from the seas first showed itself in all its terror above the city skyline. How can the Spider, fighting death himself, help the nation he loves in her hour of greatest need?

The Spider #16 - The City Destroyer
Thousands of busy persons bent over their desks in the tallest building in the world — conducting the commerce of the nation — when suddenly the steel girders began to creak and twist, and the gigantic edifice swayed giddily in the rising wind. Never before had criminal brains devised a more cunning or a more horrible weapon to garner their ill-gotten treasures. And never before was the Spider so strenuously put to test — for the Master, the man behind the devastation and death, eluded every suspicion, foresaw every contingency, left no tell-tale clues behind him as he ravaged, slayed and pillaged… Richard Wentworth, working for once hand in hand with the organized forces of law and order, fights the grimmest battle of his long career. Can the Spider avenge the countless dead who have already fallen? Can he bring the Murder Master to the justice he so richly deserves?

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


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

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


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

Operator #5 #7 - Invasion of the Dark Legions
A powerful army of invasion — armed with the most ghastly modern weapons: bacteria, plagues, hideous diseases — lay carefully hidden within the borders of the United States, ready to strike at the heart of the nation, to kill, pillage, demolish... A foreign demagogue, mad-drunk with power, greed, and lust, planned the slaughter of a million helpless men and women, to sate his twisted, race-proud ambition. Belligerent nations watched and waited, sighting America helpless before them. One man — Operator 5 — read the crimson writing on the wall — and he alone was left to battle the frightful odds!


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

Captain Future #7 - Magician of Mars
Renegades from nine worlds crash out from interplanetary prison in a weird quest for phantom treasure. Follow the Futuremen as the greatest feud of all time catapults them into the fifth dimension. Captain Future… the Ace of Space!

Captain Future #8 - The Lost World of Time
Renegades from nine worlds crash out from interplanetary prison in a weird quest for phantom treasure. Follow the Futuremen as the greatest feud of all time catapults them into the fifth dimension. Captain Future… the Ace of Space!


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



Radio Spirits - Now available!
The Shadow: Crime Does Not Pay

Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison star as amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston, alias The Shadow, "a man of wealth, a student of science, and master of other people's minds" who has devoted his life to "righting wrongs, protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty."

Whether he is confronting scientists or spirits…whether he is mastering mystics or machines… whether he is facing fiends or the forces of nature, it is all a question of mind over matter, mind over mind, and mind over murder!

Featured in this collection are 18 digitally remastered mysteries, including two newly discovered episodes featuring Bill Johnstone as The Shadow that are available here for the first time since their original broadcasts!  Includes a Program Guide by radio historian and voice recognition expert William Nadel.

Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Catalog Number: 45372
Price: $35.95

Thanks to John Olsen for the tip!

Episodes Include:
Gun Island 10-23-38
The Isle of Fear 10-30-38
Black Rock 11-13-38
Fountain of Death 11-27-38
Murder By Rescue 12-11-38
The Plot That Failed 03-24-40

The Isle of the Living Dead 10-13-40
The Leopard Strikes 01-05-41
Death Speaks Twice 02-15-42
Death Gives an Encore 02-22-42
The Crystal Globe 10-03-43
The Ghost Without a Face 03-10-46
Mind Over Murder 03-31-46
The Ghost Wore a Silver Slipper 04-07-46
The Gorilla Man 04-21-46
The White Witchman of Lawaiki 05-06-46
The Bride Wore Black 05-12-46
The Touch of Death 05-19-46

Radio Spirits - Now online!
FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS: THE STORY OF BRET MORRISON
By Elizabeth McLeod

The following article, written by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod, is presented in celebration of the 100th birthday of Bret Morrison on May 5th.
His was one of the iconic voices of the radio era.


Crackling out of the ether at half past five every Sunday afternoon, the reinforced-concrete sneer of The Shadow declared his knowledge of the Evil that Lurked in The Hearts of Men, and gave the medium perhaps its single most memorable signature. Even people who've never actually listened to a vintage radio program all the way through have, perhaps buried deep in their subconscious memory, some awareness of that voice, that laugh.

 Any old-time-radio buff with a laptop and an internet connection, or even a well-thumbed paperback copy of The Big Broadcast can probably come up with the names off the top of their head. "Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Steve Courtleigh, John Archer..." they'll recite, with perhaps the completists among them throwing in Frank Readick, James LaCurto, and Carl Kroenke. And then they'll sum up with, "...and the longest-lasting Shadow, Bret Morrison."

That's all he's remembered for, really, in the great scope of radio history. Bret Morrison was The Shadow. He played the role from 1944 to 1954, and reprised it for phonograph records as late as 1968. And when he died in 1978, those newspapers that carried his obituary invariably described him as "Radio's Shadow." It's the role that's remembered, not the man.

But, there was more to Bret Morrison than a menacing laugh and a threatening, filtered voice. He was a versatile actor who made a name for himself in the competitive world of pre-war radio long before donning the Shadow's cloak. Chicago was the cradle of radio drama when he began his career in the late 1920's, while still a high school student. His career carried him from studio to studio, station to station, network to network, from Chicago to Hollywood, wherever a versatile voice was needed. He was cast in everything from daytime serials to nighttime boy-meets-girl anthologies, from the glossy Lux Radio Theatre to the outré experiments of Arch Oboler. But he never became a star, which was the best thing that could have happened to his career...

Read the rest of this exclusive article on BRET MORRISON at Radio Spirits.





 





Coming soon!

MARTIANS, GO HOME
New cover by Lowell Isaac for our MARTIANS, GO HOME graphic novel. Written by me, based on the crazy, sexy, apocalyptic dark comedy by Fredric Brown. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
A graphic novel by Kent Burles and Mark Ellis--coming from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse....promo piece by Kent Burles and Michael Hudson. Artwork © Kent Burles.



THE SHADOW KNOWS
Now available!


THE SHADOW KNOWS is a comprehensive two-hour documentary on THE SHADOW,
hero of radio, pulp, TV and films.


Featuring
Walter Gibson
Orson Wells
Alec Baldwin
Anthony Tollin


There is no other DVD like this one!
An absolute must-have for all pulp, comic book
and Shadow fans!


Written and directed by Robby Reed!

Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 120 minutes
$19.99


There are 10 chapters:
Chapter 1 - The Weed Of Crime: Magician/journalist Walter B. Gibson meets The Shadow!
Chapter 2 - The Living Shadow: A hero in black makes his pulp debut, and a legend is born!
Chapter 3 - The Secret Sanctum: Inside The Shadow's mysterious hidden headquarters!
Chapter 4 - The Captured Shadow: The Dark Avenger takes shape in rare photos and artwork!
Chapter 5 - The Invisible Shadow: Orson Welles and the Shadows of the radio airwaves!
Chapter 6 - Dancing In The Dark: The lovely Margo Lane introduces The Shadow's agents!
Chapter 7 - Super Criminals: The Shadow's deadly foemen, from Thade to Double Z!
Chapter 8 - The Shadow Club: Movies and comic books join the multi-media phenomenon !
Chapter 9 - The Shadow Movie: Behind the scenes of the big-budget 1994 feature film!
Chapter 10 - The Shadow Unmasks: The Master of Darkness reveals his incredible secret origin!

Amazon.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.

Eli Colter (1890-1984) - New!
Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973)
Lilla Pool Price (1848-1914) and Lilla Price Savino (1883-?)
Victoria Beaudin Johnson (1899-1976)
Irvin Mattick (1891-1969)
Robert Avrett (1901-1975)
H.S.W. Chibbett (1900-1978)
Weird Tales Books

Tom Johnson: TREASURE OF JUR
Now available!


Tom Johnson’s “Treasure of Jur”, the 5th novel in the popular Jur saga. Nazi Germany has found a time portal giving them access to the treasures of a prehistoric land. But even with superior weapons, Hitler’s supermen may not win through to the ultimate prize. Jungle excitement and thrills await the reader in this current tale of greed and murder in a savage pre-dawn world.

Now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.






WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #12
Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Fabiano Neves (33%), Stephen Segovia (33%)

The Boora Witch has invaded Dejah Thoris' mind and taken control of her personality. In a bold move, she undermines Dejah's father and grandfather and begins to take control of Helium.  Kantos Kan suspect something is amiss and begins playing a dangerous game to discover the truth behind Dejah's treacherous behavior.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99












11 May 2012

2012 Tarzana Dum-Dum - Thursday through Saturday, August 16-18!
A multitude of Centennary events, guests and special projects are planned for this event.

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

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

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

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

GUESTS:

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

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


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


Adventure House - Now available!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - May 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
The Trail to Death
"The Phantom tables a grim mystery of stolen jewels and disappearing men!  Follow the Ace of Sleuths as he tracks down the elusive overlord of crime known only as "The Snatcher."


G-MEN DETECTIVE - November 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
THE EYES OF DEATH by Stewart Sterling
"By gunfire, bombing, arson and murder, the Enemies of America seek to put over thier sininster schemes of conquest!  Follow Dan Fowler as he carrier on against grim foes in the battle for a Nation's safety."
DON'T GET KILLED by Thomas Lamar
THE MAN WITH THE EYES by Robert W. Cochran
OVER THE BRIDGE by Frank Johnson
LISTED TO THE MOCKING BIRD by Fredric Brown




COMPLETE SKY NOVEL - February 1931, 112 pages, $14.95
THE EMERALD PHANTOM by Ace Williams
"A complete novel of the Flight which couldn't fail, and Steve Livingston who couldn't down a helpless ship.  There was something that didn't fit there.  The yarn of an air sportsman in war skies and a green phantom that rode high over the lives on wings of terror."
THE PUFF OF DOOM by E.E. Murton
SKY DEVIL DON QUIXOTE by Wilson S. Freesland
YELLOW NEST by A.L. H. Bucklin


Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction continues!

Welcome back to another weekend of auctions with the Frank M. Robinson Collection.  Starting tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, Auction #9 begins to close.  A total of 175 lots with tons of great stuff will close.  Titles like ALL-FICTION, AIR STORIES, ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DIME DETECTIVE, COWBOY STORIES, CRIME BUSTERS, COLLEGE STORIES, EVERYBODY'S, PIRATE STORIES, PETE RICE and so much more.  Each auction has it's own special flavor, and great material.  Don't miss out starting now, and ending tonight as the first lot begins to close at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Please be aware that this auction, each lot will now close ONE MINUTE apart, instead of 2 lots per minute.  This will give everyone plenty of time to get your bids in.  Also, remember that any lot that receives a bid with less than a minute remaining will be extended an additional 3 minutes, and no more bids are received.  All other lots will continue to close on time.

AUCTION #10 will start closing at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  Plenty of time to get your bids in now.  Each lot will close 1 minute apart.  Great stuff in this auction as well, with more ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, COMPLETE GANG NOVEL MAGAZINE, DANGER TRAIL, DIME DETECTIVE, DOCTOR DEATH, DUSTY AYRES, SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, SPEAKEASY STORIES, WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and more.


1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #11 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids. 
Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern
Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

For ordering information, go to www.Adventuresinbronze.com



Now available!

Stephen Payne's follow-up to his Secret Agent X novel, "Halo of Horror"

What is more important? Life—or lucre? Most of us would cast our vote in favor of life. But for one group of men, wealth possesses a far greater hold. Such a position becomes apparent when a New York publishing magnate dies in a horrible fit of madness. In response his surviving friends band together, vowing they would rather die than capitulate to his murderer. His name? The Fool. And Secret Agent X, man of a thousand faces, found that even he was not immune from the wiles of a madman.

204 pages, approx. 6.7"x9.9"x0.3", approx. 0.4 lbs.

Printed Books:
Order the paperback from Amazon: $14.95



Altus Press
The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures Volume 3
by Kendell Foster Crossen with Adam Lance Garcia
Introduction by Martin Grams, Jr.

Now available!

Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The first of its kind, the complete adventures of the Green Lama follows the adventures of Buddhist Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it’s non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow! Never completely reprinted before, the series is collected in three volumes. Each volume contains an all-new introduction, focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media.

Volume 3 contains in introduction by radio historian Martin Grams, Jr. and features the final four stories: "The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints," "The Case of the Crooked Cane," "The Case of the Hollywood Ghost," and "The Case of the Beardless Corpse," as well as an all-new epilogue by Adam Lance Garcia and Mike Fyles: "The Case of the Final Column." THE GREEN LAMA is a trademark licensed and managed by Argosy Communications, Inc., by arrangement with Kendra Crossen Burroughs.

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




Altus Press
Tough as Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray, notes by Rob Preston
Now available!

Presenting Tough Dick Donahue, the inter-state detective agency operative who replaced the Continental Op after Dashiell Hammett stopped writing for Black Mask Magazine. Collected for the first time in a single volume is every one of the fifteen Donahue stories:

"Rough Justice" (November, 1930)
"The Red-Hots" (December, 1930)
"Gun Thunder" (January, 1931)
"Get A Load of This" (February, 1931)
"Spare the Rod" (August, 1931)
"Pearls Are Tears" (September, 1931) "Death’s Not Enough" (October, 1931) "Shake-Up" (August, 1932)

"He Could Take It" (September, 1932)
"The Red Web" (October, 1932)
"Red Pavement" (December, 1932)
"Save Your Tears" (June, 1933)
"Song and Dance" (July, 1933)
"Champions Also Die" (August, 1933)
"Ghost of a Chance" (March, 1935)


This compendium also contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and a complete bibliography of the works of Frederick Nebel as compiled by Rob Preston.

610 pages, approx. 6"x9"x2", approx. 2.5 lbs.




Altus Press - Now available in ebook editions!

Alias Mr. Death: The Complete Series:
Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

The Bat Strikes Again and Again!:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99

iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99

Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

Doctor Death Vs. The Secret Twelve, Volume 2:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

Doctor Death: The Complete Doctor Death in All-Detective:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99

iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99


Gangland's Doom: The Shadow of the Pulps:
Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99

iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

King of Fang & Claw: The Complete Pulp Magazine Adventures:
Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99

Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

The Phantom Detective: Phantoms in Bronze:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99

iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

The Pulp Adventures of the Hooded Detective:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99

Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99


Ravenwood: The Complete Series:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99

Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99
iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99

Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 1:

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99

Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99

iBookstore (for the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch): $4.99



Black Mask 7:  The Shrieking Skeleton Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“A Taste for Cognac” by Brett Halliday
“Sauce for the Gander” by Day Keene
“A Little Different” by W. T. Ballard
“The Shrieking Skeleton” by Charles M. Green
“Drop Dead Twice” by Hank Searls


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

     


Blogging Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon, Part One – "Princess Lita"  by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
“Princess Lita” was the first installment of Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon daily comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between May 27, 1940 and February 22, 1941, “Princess Lita” was the story that launched the daily companion to Alex Raymond’s celebrated Sunday strip. It is one of two Briggs strips available in a reprint collection from Kitchen Sink Press. We shall examine the second strip in next week’s column.

The rest is at the links below.

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

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

$21.95 plus $5.00 shipping.


Subscriber copies should start mailing next week.


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

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

$11.95 plus $2.50 shipping.


Subscriber copies should start mailing next week.



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

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

$19.95 plus $4.00 shipping.

Note: The Murania Press website still has a few glitches
but will be on line and fully operational this coming week.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 178: Masks and Mayhem - New!
The Pulps power couple, Tom and Ginger Johnson visit The Book Cave to talk about their latest collection, Masks and Mayhem Vol. 4.

Episode 177: The Moon Man
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World

Centipede Press
HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION
Introduction by Ray Bradbury
Signed Limited Hardcover Edition
Coming in August - Now available for pre-order!

With over 450 pages, and a large, 8 × 12 size, this collection covers the entire artistic career of Hannes Bok. Painstakingly edited by Joseph Wrzos, with essays and memoirs on Bok by Ray Bradbury, Stephen Fabian, and many others, this book features over 600 illustrations. Many come from the pulps and pulp covers. Our color section features all of Bok’s known dustjackets and the largest collection of Bok paintings ever published, including many works that have never before been printed. Key works also feature detail views.

Printed on heavy paper, with printed cloth panels, ribbon markers, and a printed cloth slipcase, the edition is limited to 200 copies for sale and is signed by most contributors. The book is printed using stochastic screening with five inks, resulting in unparalleled clarity and color reproduction.

Limited to 200 copies - $250
Signed by most contributors.
Edited by Joseph Wrzos.
Introduction by Ray Bradbury.
Loaded with gorgeous full-page, full-color prints.
Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, printed cloth front panel, three-piece cloth construction.



Centipede Press
HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION
Introduction by Ray Bradbury
Traycased Deluxe Edition - $2,995
Coming in October - Now available for pre-order!

With over 450 pages, and a large, 11 × 17 size, this collection covers the entire artistic career of Hannes Bok. Painstakingly edited by Joseph Wrzos, with essays and memoirs on Bok by Ray Bradbury, Stephen Fabian, and many others, this book features over 600 illustrations. Many come from the pulps and pulp covers. Our color section features all of Bok’s known dustjackets and the largest collection of Bok paintings ever published, including many works that have never before been printed. Key works also feature detail views. Printed on heavy paper, with printed cloth panels, ribbon markers, and a printed cloth slipcase, the edition is limited to 200 copies for sale and is signed by most contributors. The book is printed using stochastic screening with five inks, resulting in unparalleled clarity and color reproduction.

This page is for the signed deluxe, traycased edition, which is limited to just 20 copies for sale and which will probably ship in October 2012. It is signed by Joseph Wrzos, Stephen Fabian, Bob Eggleton, Jill Bauman, Jason Eckhardt and Stephen Hickman. There are also signatures by Ray Bradbury and Hannes Bok, but these are facsimile, or printed, signatures. It is nice to have a Bok signature, and you will understand that due to his age and health, Mr Bradbury was just not able to sign and we felt it rude to even ask.

Centipede Press
HANNES BOK: A LIFE IN ILLUSTRATION
Softcover edition
- Coming in October!

There will also be a trade softcover edition of this book for $150.
The trade softcover is advertised on Amazon for $150.00 and is being discounted by 37%, or $94.50.
 
For those seeking the very best deal possible, Gavinicussbooks will be accepting pre-orders for as many copies of the trade softcover version as might be needed. This is the one being offered now on Amazon for $94.50. Gavinicussbooks promise is that your final price, including shipping, will be less than the final price as offered by Amazon.

Gavinicuss Books is a retail bookstore that specializes in fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
The Weird Tales writers, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard are particular favorites.


Contact Gavinicuss Books - RECOMMENDED!




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 16!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's adventures in Messantia ended with the Cimmerian nearly losing his head, but now that he has an entire pirate crew backing him up, returning to take a city's worth of gold is just too tempting -- and pirate queen Belit has a plan!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 16.





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7 - Coming in August!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Artist Becky Cloonan rejoins Brian Wood for a new story arc! Hearing of an impostor committing atrocities in his name, Conan returns to Cimmeria to confront the scoundrel. In the frozen North of Conan’s birth, it is now Bêlit who is out of her element!

32 pages, $3.50,
in stores on August 8




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!

"Trump for the Ace" by Robert Leslie Bellem from SPEED DETECTIVE, December, 1944
Featuring: Dan Turner
It looked like a shakedown that could go on forever, with the ex-soldier movie star as the fall guy - and then Dan Turner was bopped into a couple of falls himself for a splendid start to the hereafter.
"The Taming of Doughnuts" by C. T. Jordan from TOP-NOTCH, First August 1913

Doughnuts Dawson, a petty thief, attends a stage magician's performance and gets more than he bargained for.


JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #3 (OF 5)
Arriving in comic shops May 16!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues!
• John Carter and friends have escaped countless deaths, but are they running out of lives!
• Will Carter get to his long lost love before Dejah Thoris is sacrificed?
• Join rising sensations Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez on an incredible journey though the unforgettable worlds of Mars!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Mystery*File - Now online!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s - New!
A 1001 MIDNIGHTS Review: PAUL CAIN – Fast One
Reviewed by Walker Martin: PAUL CAIN – The Complete Slayers
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012)
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford


Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!

The Assistant Murderer [Illustrated] by Dashiell Hammett
Who Killed Bob Teal? [Illustrated] (The Continental Op) by Dashiell Hammett









Coming soon!

NUMBER 13
Another scene from NUMBER 13, an upcoming graphic novel by artist Thomas Floyd and written by Martin Powell. Based on "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized Edition licensed by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Thomas Floyd.

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
The savage Sagoths attack, by artist Jamie Chase for our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.



THE SHADOW #2 - Arriving in comic shops May 16!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (20%), Ryan Sook (20%)

Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane fly west on Pan Am's fabulous China Clipper- but the golden age of air travel might just mean fiery death above the clouds for our heroes. In Shanghai, Major Tateo Kondo of Japanese military intelligence puts his own plans in motion, while his American counterparts struggle to catch up. The Shadow battles aerial assassins and worse, in part two of the six-part The Fire of Creation.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Tarzan - New feature film in the works!
Constantin Film’s Tarzan movie has been quietly been in development but is now entering the casting stage.

Kellan Lutz, co-star of the Twilight movies, has signed on to star as the title character and Spencer Locke, perhaps best known for playing K-Mart in Constantin’s Resident Evil movies, has nabbed the role of Jane Porter. The movie will be a performance-capture 3D production.


Tarzan is the child of billionaire entrepreneurs who die in a plan crash. Their company, Greystoke Industries is then taken over by a villainous type, later to become Tarzan’s antagonist. Jane is the daughter of an African guide. She is, of course, a conservationist. Ultimately she’ll team up with Tarzan to fight an army of mercenaries paid by Greystoke Industries.



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.

Louise Van de Verg (1906-1973) - New!
Lilla Pool Price (1848-1914) and Lilla Price Savino (1883-?) - New!
Victoria Beaudin Johnson (1899-1976) - New!
Irvin Mattick (1891-1969)
Robert Avrett (1901-1975)
H.S.W. Chibbett (1900-1978)
Weird Tales Books



Tom Johnson: TREASURE OF JUR
Now available!


Tom Johnson’s “Treasure of Jur”, the 5th novel in the popular Jur saga. Nazi Germany has found a time portal giving them access to the treasures of a prehistoric land. But even with superior weapons, Hitler’s supermen may not win through to the ultimate prize. Jungle excitement and thrills await the reader in this current tale of greed and murder in a savage pre-dawn world.

Now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.






Tony DeZuniga (1941 – May 11, 2012)
Tony DeZuniga, co-creator of Jonah Hex and The Black Orchid, has passed away at age 71. He suffered a stroke in April and had been battling a series of health problems since then. Tony entered the flourishing comic book industry in The Philippines in 1957, working as a letterer to finance his college education at the University of Santa Tomas. He was a seminal figure in the “Filipino Invasion” of the ’70s and ’80s which saw artists like Nestor Redondo, Alex Nino, and Alfredo Alcala entering the U.S. market. He helped introduce many of the artists to US editors and then served as an agent for several years. Tony is best known to pulp fans for his work on Doc Savage and Conan for Marvel Comics.





04 May 2012

2012 Film Release Dates
May 4, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 25, 2012
June 1, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 22, 2012
THE AVENGERS
DARK SHADOWS
MEN IN BLACK 3
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
PROMETHEUS
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 26, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

DREDD
LOOPER

HALLOWEEN 3
RED DAWN
SKYFALL (JAMES BOND)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
GRAVITY

January 13, 2013
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction continues!

Welcome back to another weekend of auctions with the Frank M. Robinson Collection.  Starting tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, Auction #9 begins to close.  A total of 175 lots with tons of great stuff will close.  Titles like ALL-FICTION, AIR STORIES, ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DIME DETECTIVE, COWBOY STORIES, CRIME BUSTERS, COLLEGE STORIES, EVERYBODY'S, PIRATE STORIES, PETE RICE and so much more.  Each auction has it's own special flavor, and great material.  Don't miss out starting now, and ending tonight as the first lot begins to close at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Please be aware that this auction, each lot will now close ONE MINUTE apart, instead of 2 lots per minute.  This will give everyone plenty of time to get your bids in.  Also, remember that any lot that receives a bid with less than a minute remaining will be extended an additional 3 minutes, and no more bids are received.  All other lots will continue to close on time.

AUCTION #10 will start closing at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  Plenty of time to get your bids in now.  Each lot will close 1 minute apart.  Great stuff in this auction as well, with more ARGOSY and ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, COMPLETE GANG NOVEL MAGAZINE, DANGER TRAIL, DIME DETECTIVE, DOCTOR DEATH, DUSTY AYRES, SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, SPEAKEASY STORIES, WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and more.


1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #9 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids. 
Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



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

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

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

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


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

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

Audiocomics: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War!
Now available on iTUNES!

AudioComics Pulp is proud to announce the first episode in its Pulp Adventures series: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War. Created by Lars Anderson in the pages of Saucy Romantic Adventures and Mystery Adventures, The Domino Lady is the alter-ego of Ellen Patrick, a wealthy UC Berkeley graduate out to avenge the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, in the Raymond Chandler-esque Southern California of 1935. While she brandished a .45 and syringe of knockout serum, her greatest weapon was her sexuality, which she would use to disarm her unsuspecting opponents. Routinely stealing from her targets, she donates most of the profits to charity after deducting her cut, leaving a calling card with the words “Compliments of the Domino Lady” behind.

Domino Lady appeared specifically in “spicy pulp” magazines, pulps that typically featured semi-pornographic short stories. Such magazines had smaller print runs (and were as a result a few cents higher in price) and were usually sold “under the counter” upon request. Only a handful of Domino Lady


were published, all of which were collected in Bold Venture Press’ Compliments of the Domino Lady, featuring a cover from the one and only Jim Steranko. Now, for the first time ever in both pulp and audio history, the Domino Lady rides the radio waves as Ellen Patrick’s alter-ego makes her first appearance in 1935 San Diego, investigating the disappearance of an actual one million dollar bill from an International Exposition. Complication: the head of security is her cocky ex-boyfriend…

The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War was recorded on November 19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.



Black Coat Press - Now available!

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


Volume 1. The Plutocratic Plot

The Dominion of the World (1900) represents a transition from classic Vernian anticipation to the pulp serials of the 1920s and 1930s. It is also the only science fiction work that sought to dramatize the "Transatlantic Peril", positing a fundamental difference of culture and attitude between the United States and Europe. Despite some of its outlandishness, hindsight has lent the world imagined by Gustave Guitton and Gustave Le Rouge (The Vampires of Mars) a certain prophetic quality.

A secret cabal of American billionaires, led by William Boltyn, would like nothing more than to crush Europe, or at least subject it to harsh economic domination, and eventually become masters of the world. To that end, they scheme to use a deadly array of highly advanced weapons invented by Engineer Hattison and an army of psychics under the command of the sinister Harry Madge. Their grand plan, however, is opposed by the heroic endeavors of a handful of Frenchmen...

Contents: La Conspiration des Milliardaires [The Billionaires' Conspiracy] (1899)
Introduction and notes by Brian Stableford

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



In the second volume of the series, as France seemed headed for war with England over colonial disputes in Africa, the secret cabal of American billionaires, led by William Boltyn, schemes to stop French scientist Arsène Golbert from completing his plans for a subatlantic railway. Meanwhile, in his secret citadel of science hidden in the Rocky Mountains, mad engineer Hattison has created an invincible army of "iron men", robots that will ensure the billionaires' victory...

Contents: À Coups de Milliards [Throwing Billions Around] (1899)
Introduction and notes by Brian Stableford


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


THE MANY FACES OF ARSENE LUPIN
by Maurice Leblanc & Others
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier


Arsène Lupin, the prodigious gentleman-burglar created in 1905 by Maurice Leblanc, has become an enduring myth who, like his counterpart and cherished foe, Sherlock Holmes, has inspired many pastiches over the years.

This collection offers two, never before translated Arsène Lupin tales by Maurice Leblanc, plus nineteen other stories, including five written especially for this volume.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 308 pages





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

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

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

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


Black Dog Books - Now available!

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

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

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




Black Dog Books - Now available!

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

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

With an introduction by Gene Christie.

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



Black Dog Books - Now available!

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

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

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



Black Dog Books - Now available!


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

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

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

Cover art by Tom Roberts

With an introduction by Richard A. Moore.

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




Black Dog Books - Now available!


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

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

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


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


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


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

Black Dog Books - Now available!

Empire of the Devil by Frederick L. Nebel

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

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

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


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




Black Dog Books
The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines

Coming in July!

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

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

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






The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 177: The Moon Man - New!
It is out of this world fun with the Pulp hero, the Moon Man. Andrew Salmon and Erwin K. Roberts are the special guests for this week.
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World

Classicon - Saturday, June 9, 2012!
Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
Items include
:
•Calendars
•Pinups
•Glamour Art magazines
•Original paperback art from the 50s - 60s
•Mystery
•Western
•Romances
•Adventure

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


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

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

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #2
Arriving in comic shops May 9!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)

First they were forced to watch from hiding while the men in her party were torn apart and eaten by white apes. Now an unarmed and vastly outnumbered Princess Dejah Thoris and her female friends must flee for their own lives in an ancient, dead city! The apes are still hungry. No-holds-barred horror and suspense like you've never seen in John Carter's world, by "Rotten" creator Mark Rahner. And it just keeps getting worse.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




DRUMS OF FU MANCHU
Now available!

Transferred from a film master made from the
original Republic Pictures Archive print
and
with an introduction by Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard.

REPUBLIC 1940 / 15 Chapters
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Starring: Henry Brandon as Dr. Fu Manchu
William Royle as Sir Nayland Smith
Robert Kellard as Allan Parker

Supporting Cast: Gloria Franklin as Fah Lo Suee, Olaf Hytten as Dr. Petrie, Tom Chatterton as Professor Randolph, Luana Walters as Mary Randolph, Lal Chend Mehra as Sirdar Prahin, George Cleveland as Professor Parker, John Merton as Loki, Dwight Frye as Anderson, John Dilson, Wheaton Chambers, George Pembroke, Guy D'Ennery


THE STORY: The immortal and insidious Doctor Fu Manchu requires artifacts which will lead him to the tomb of Genghis Khan to complete his conquest of Asia, and, subsequently, the world. His gruesome fanged Dacoit slaves help him eliminate anyone who refuses to accommodate his will. In San Angeles, California, he convenes a meeting of the Si-Fan, an international conspiracy which helps him draw up his plans. When archeologist Dr. James Parker is killed so that Fu Manchu can obtain rare scrolls in his possession, his son Allan joins forces with Sir Denis Nayland Smith of the British Foreign Office to avenge his father's death.

TRANSFER QUALITY: This long-lost serial was traded among collectors in terrible quality VHS tape versions for years and has been released on DVD previously only in an edition mastered from an inferior 16mm dupe print. We are pleased to announce that we have been offered the opportunity to release this serial from a transfer created from of the original Republic master print which is of extremely high quality and not washed out or missing detail in dark areas. The original film was created in the 1970s from the Republic Pictures 35mm original print or negative, we're not sure which. The picture quality is spectacular, however, though the image quality is slightly higher than that of an average DVD, the resolution achieved in the new digital transfer will not make a potential Blu-Ray release look substantially different enough from a DVD to call for one so the release will be on standard DVD only.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Fate Joss" from the July 1, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"A Snitch in Time" by E. C. Marshall from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
Locked in a windowless room, in a secret building, this kidnaped magnate still found a dead sure way to trap his unknown captor.
"Satan's Heir" by James Perley Hughes from SECRET AGENT "X", January, 1936
Ted Bosworth was press agent for Edythe Shirley, lovable child actress. His job was to arrange interviews for the little star. But, for once, Ted Bosworth was reluctant to do his job. For he had a strange horror hunch that Edythe Shirley's interview would be with - death.


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

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

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

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


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

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

Please join us.

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


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

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

Q.  Which special guests are you inviting?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #80 featuring "The Spider and the War  Emperor" from May 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is SPICY ADVENTURE #15 from December 1935. $25

Our third Replica is WEIRD TALES #20 from May 1925. $35



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

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

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


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





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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
#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
#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
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)


STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March/April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September/October 1937

#31 November/December 1937
#32 January-February 1938


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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas



Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton
Expected shortly - Available for pre-order!

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

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

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

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

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

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



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - May 12, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Available for pre-order!

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.

Volume 1
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 9781893887787
600+ pages
$40.00


Volume 2
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 9781893887800
600+ page Hardcover
$40

Complete contents listings at the links above!

Preorder HALO FOR HIRE by Howard Browne and the first two volumes of
LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN and get them for $105,
saving $15 off the retail value! Shipping is FREE to the Continental USA.




Available for pre-order!

“Of all of Raymond Chandler’s followers, the most Chandlerish of them all might have been Howard Browne. His private eye hero, PAUL PINE, is simply one of the great eyes, no matter how inspired by (or derivative of ) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe he might have been.All the Pine books are well worth reading, and A Taste of Ashes (1957) in particular is just a flat-out, stone-cold private eye classic. Pine is a former investigator for the Illinois State attorney’s office in Chicago who works as a P.I. in Chicago. He’s got the obligatory cynicism, snappy similes and metaphors down pat, though he tends to be a bit more down to earth than Marlowe, and often mocks his own tendencies to moroseness and world-weariness. And let’s face it — Browne was a stronger plotter than Chandler.

In 1985, almost thirty years after Pine’s last appearance, Dennis McMillan published a book The Paper Gun. That volume collected the only previously-published Pine story, “So Dark For April,” plus an incomplete Pine novel that Browne, in the forword, called “a story complete in itself. But it is not the whole novel.” He states that he had lost interest in the private eye genre, and so the story is only 122 pages in length, too long for a short story, but too short for a novel.’ —adapted from “Paul Pine” by Kevin Burton Smith, www.thrillingdetective.com

HALO FOR HIRE contains all the Paul Pine stories.


ISBN-13 9781893887695
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00


Preorder HALO FOR HIRE by Howard Browne and the first two volumes of
LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN and get them for $105,
saving $15 off the retail value! Shipping is FREE to the Continental USA.



Haffner Press
TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION

 At the printer with finished copies expected in 3-4 weeks!
(Writer) Robert Bloch & Various (Art) Frank Kelly Freas, Ed Emshwiller

Super-Science Fiction was a 1950s digest-sized pulp known more for its cover art than its contents. Editor Silverberg finds 14 tales of adventure and horror from Robert Bloch, James Gunn, Jack Vance, and more. With vintage interior illustrations and full-color endpapers showcasing all 18 issues. Designed to be uniform with vintage 1950s hardcovers from Fantasy Press, this edition is decorated with the original magazine illustrations, full-color endpapers with the chessy monster covers, and editor Silverberg introduces each story with a detailed biography of the author and prefaces the book with anecdotes of writing SF for the sub-par markets in the 1950s.

Hardcover, 5x7.6, 388 pages, B&W. $32.00

The retail price is $32.00, but you can receive it for $30 when you take advantage of the SPECIAL COMBO OFFER with THUNDER IN THE VOID, HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON and Receive an exclusive bonus chapbook:
 



Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

May 2012
69 BARROW STREET / STRANGE EMBRACE by Lawrence Block

Cover art by Robert McGinnis

69 BARROW STREET:
Greenwich Village: home to every form of depravity and perversion known to man...or woman.

It’s on the streets of the Village that Ralph met Stella—but what started as a love affair between a painter and his seductive muse has become torment as he’s found himself drawn into her world of cruel pleasures. It's a tinderbox of hatred and desire—and when beautiful Susan Rivers moves into their apartment building, tempting Ralph and Stella both, it’s set to ignite.

From dim waterfront bars to the movie houses of Times Square, from nights in rat-trap hotel rooms to drug-fueled orgies in ground-floor apartments, no one can bring 1960s New York to life like Edgar Award winner Lawrence Block. And in this early tale of psychological suspense—unavailable for fifty years and never before published under his real name—readers will discover a harrowing portrait of men and women pushed to their limits and beyond. It’s a double shot of darkness as only Lawrence Block can deliver it.

STRANGE EMBRACE:
They say the show must go on—but in the case of Broadway’s next sensation, A Touch of Squalor, someone’s out to make sure the show never opens. And when threats don’t do the trick, a straight razor to the throat just might.

It’s a case for the NYPD...but with a mysterious killer targeting his cast, producer Johnny Lane can’t just wait in the wings. There’s a Playbill full of suspects, giving Johnny the casting challenge of his career: who to put in the role of murderer, when the wrong call could bring down the curtain on his show—or his life!

Published here for the first time in half a century—and the first time ever under the author’s real name—STRANGE EMBRACE is one of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block’s earliest detective novels. And for fans of Block’s whodunits who want to see where it all began, it’s cause for a standing ovation.

June 2012!
FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig
Cover art by Glen Orbik

JOSEPH KOENIG RETURNS—WITH HIS FIRST NEW NOVEL IN 20 YEARS!

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave...

First publication ever! 
August 2012!
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH by Ariel S. Winter
Cover art by Chuck Pyle


A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre.

1931
The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man’s beautiful daughter—and to her hot-tempered American husband.

1941
A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio’s leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.

1951
A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...

Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.
First publication ever! 





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #37
Now available!
  • The Art of Elaine Duillo by Gary Lovisi
  • The Art of Coby Whitmore by Dan Zimmer
  • The Art of George Zeil by Lynn Munroe

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00





John Carter - Coming June 5!
Disney brings to life an iconic hero, John Carter, in a visually stunning new world with heart-pounding action. The heroic epic adventure “John Carter” arrives on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3DTM, HD Digital, DVD and On-Demand June 5, 2012, just in time for Father’s Day!

As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) “John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — “John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination.

This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon.


“John Carter” will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:

4-Disc Combo Pack (3D BD + 2D BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
- $29.95
Includes:
Blu-ray bonus features:
Disney Second Screen – Explore John Carter’s journal with this innovative in- world experience and uncover a trove of fascinating details that extend the mythology of the movie.
360 Degrees of John Carter – Experience every aspect of the filmmaking process on one of the movie’s biggest production days.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton
Barsoom Bloopers
Plus all DVD features


DVD bonus features:
100 Years In The Making – Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen.
Audio Commentary with Filmmakers

*The 3D Blu-ray Disc & The Digital Copy Disc do not include bonus features on it

2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)  - $24.95
Includes:
All Blu-ray bonus features
All DVD bonus features
 
1-Disc DVD - $18.96
Includes: All DVD bonus features
Digital 3D High Definition Digital
High Definition Digital

Includes:
Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
Disney Second Screen
Barsoom Bloopers
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton

Standard Definition Digital
Includes:
Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
Disney Second Screen
Barsoom Bloopers
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton



LORD OF THE JUNGLE #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 9!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Jane Porter is safe with Tarzan, where the two are drawing closer and closer together. If only her suitor, Cecil Clayton, knew! He and Jane's father set off into the deepest jungle for a rescue mission, but soon the two men might need saving themselves. Fortunately, a French warship discovers the castaways' camp — but will they be in time to save the two men?




Lost Classics of Pulp: Judex by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Pioneering silent film director, Louis Feuillade rose to prominence with his stylish 1913 serial, Fantomas which faithfully adapted five of Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain’s bestselling pulp thrillers. Feuillade next succeeded in fashioning an enthralling original story based around the Apache street gang which figured prominently in the Fantomas series.

The rest is at the links below.


Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world…

This limited edition novella will be signed by the author, Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the third novel in the Khokarsa series. The print run will be determined by the number of preorders we receive by June 30, 2012. A very limited number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed.

Cover art and interior illustrations by Mike Hoffman!


*** As an added bonus ***
If you preorder by June 30, your name will appear in the book on a special acknowledgments page.

US $15.00 + shipping
5×8 tpb - pp. tba
Signed Limited Edition
Estimated publication date: Late summer/early fall 2012




Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die! - Arriving in bookstores May 8!
Mickey Spillane (Author) and Max Allan Collins (Author)

When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.

Mickey Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quickand never before published! Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins,Lady, Go Die is finally making its way into print almost 70 years after its inception!


Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857684655
ISBN-13: 978-0857684653
$25.99




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

Now available!
Writer: Nancy Holder; Art: Steve Bryant
This will be the only time this material is reprinted in color! Join New York Times best-selling author Nancy Holder as she makes sure that Domino Lady gets embroiled in all kinds of mysteries that need her special touch. She will bring the bad guys to their knees any way she can! This volume collects Domino Lady #1-5 of the regular series, plus an exclusive brand-new Domino Lady/Boston Blackie Cthulhu tale!
Hardcover, 162 pages, Full Color, $41.99




The Lone Ranger: Vendetta
Now available!
Howard Hopkins (Author), Doug Klauba (Cover)

The Masked Man in a brand-new adventure! From out of the past comes a mysterious killer systematically murdering anyone with a connection to the Masked Rider of the Plains former identity. When all signs point to Butch Cavendish, a man long dead, The Lone Ranger finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the life of his faithful Indian companion hanging in the balance!

Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Moonstone
ISBN-10: 1936814153
ISBN-13: 978-1936814152

$4.99



Moonstone Books
Now available!
The LONE RANGER Chronicles
THE FIRST EVER COLLECTION of
NEW Lone Ranger prose stories!

The masked ex-Texas Ranger and his Native American companion Tonto fight injustice in the Wild West!

Stories include meetings with The Cisco Kid, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, as well as the origin of Tonto and the origin of Silver!

Authors include Spur Award winner Johnny D Boggs, James Reasoner, Alex Award winner Mel Odom, Anthony Award winner Bill Crider, Matthew Baugh, Tim Lasiuta, Joe Gentile, Paul Kupperberg, Denny O’Neil, Kent Conwell, David McDonald, Thom Brannon, Troy D. Smith, Chick Dixon, and Richard Dean Starr.


Edited: Matthew Baugh, Tim Lasiuta
Cover: David Palumbo
Softcover, 6” x 9”, 288 pages, $19.95
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 288 pages, $29.95





MURANIA PRESS

Number Two in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, featuring J. Allan Dunn’s BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, written in 1921 and published in the legendary pulp magazine ADVENTURE. It’s the suspenseful story of nine men stranded on an island without tools, weapons, or supplies—not even so much as a watch or penknife among them. Dunn’s compelling account of their desperate struggle to survive in inhospitable surroundings enthralled ADVENTURE readers and is still regarded as the finest story of its kind. The Murania Press edition includes a new Preface by BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER editor Ed Hulse, along with an Introduction by ADVENTURE’s editor, Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, reprinted from the magazine’s “Camp-Fire” department.

Classic Pulp Reprints #2
Cover Art by N. C. Wyeth
Introduction by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman
ISBN-13 978-1475231465
6x9 inch, 222 pages, TPB
Price: $19.95



MURANIA PRESS
Coming soon!

I hear that a double issue of BLOOD N THUNDER was available at the Windy City Convention.
I hope to have full details shortly.





Obverse Books - Now available!

Wildthyme in Purple is a short-story anthology edited by Cody Quijano-Schell and Stuart Douglas, published by Obverse Books and featuring Iris Wildthyme, a series character with a complicated publishing history, and Iris' companion Panda, a ten inch tall sentient toy panda.

The book is themed round the concept of Iris and Panda becoming involved in a variety of pulp fiction narratives, ranging from the more obscure, like Frank Reade to the very well known, like Zorro.


Price: £6.99

Title Author Genre
The Big Crunch Jim Mortimore Centre of the Earth narratives
Frank Reade Jr’s Electric Time Canoe Steve Mollmann Frank Reade, Jr.
Dance of the Voodoo Valkyries David McIntee Dennis Wheatley
Iris in Dead Man's Gulch Paul Ebbs Western
Her and Allan Simon Bucher-Jones Allan Quatermain
Running With Caesars Geoffrey Hammell Swords and sandals
Amser Gwyllt Steffan Alun Welsh language
The Bronze Door Dale Smith Hardboiled
Flash Rogers Conquers the Universe! Richard Salter Flash Gordon
The Web of Terror Iain McLaughlin Red Scare
The Many Lives of Zorro Richard Wright Zorro
Fantomville Nick Campbell Fantomas
The Devil Wears Panda Cody Quijano-Schell Chick Lit


Zenith Lives!
For much of the first half of the twentieth century, the detective Sexton Blake appeared to be a cross between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, as he foiled super-villains and evil geniuses time and again in the pages of boys comics. Foremost amongst those villains was Zenith the Albino, an opera cloaked gentleman with a taste for danger and excitement and little thought for personal safety. Obverse Books is proud to present new Zenith adventures from some of Blake’s biggest and best known fans!

With new Zenith stories from Michael Moorcock, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Mark Hodder and Stuart Douglas.
Price: £9.99


Off-Trail Publications - Now on Facebook!
Off-Trail Publications has an official Facebook page.
Click on the link below and LIKE it to get all the latest info on new publications.


Off-Trail Publications
Now available!
Queen of the Gangsters: Volume 1: Broadwalk Empire
Stories by Margie Harris
Introduction by David Bischoff


Margie Harris was the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history. She wrote some of the toughest, roughest, most remorseless stories to be found in ’30s gangster pulps like Gangland Stories, Racketeer Stories and Mobs. Her avid readers questioned whether she could even be a woman. Who is this “Margie Harris”? they wondered aloud. Who is this frail who cracks wise from the inside?

I’m “just another twist,” she told them—a woman of mystery then—a woman of mystery now. She palled around with the death-row doomed and the Chicago underworld. She may have been a newswoman; may have worked in the law. One point was not in doubt. She slammed her typewriter like a machine gun, mowing down good guys and bad guys alike; shooting them, knifing them, blowing them up—lacing her prose with metaphysical commentary on the destinations of their damned souls.

Tough. Rough. Hardboiled. Through the explosive stories of Margie Harris we savor the meeting of fist and flesh, the clatter of machine guns, the stench of gas fumes from sleek Packards barreling down city streets, the bitterness of bootleg hooch, the glory of sin. A violent symphony of hot jazz.


In an age when gangsters were royalty, Margie Harris was their queen.

This inaugural anthology of her work collects eight explosive stories, an introduction by David Bischoff, and a bio of Margie Harris.

David Bischoff is a New York Times bestselling  author, editor and script writer whose credits include the classic fantasy series, The Gaming Magi, and work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He teaches in an MFA program at Seton Hill University.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 234 pages, $18.00

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: john.locke91@gmail.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!

5 Pulp Fiction Christmas Stories [Illustrated] by Johnston McCulley
Chicken Feed [Illustrated] by Hugh Wiley
Two Sharp Knives [Illustrated] by Dashiell Hammett


Philip José Farmer: THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG
Arriving in bookstores May 8!

In a delicious slice of sci-fi whimsy that sits cleverly alongside Verne's original tale, Phileas Fogg's epic global journey is not the product of a daft wager but, in fact, a covert mission to chase down the elusive Captain Nemo - who is none other than Professor Moriarty. A secret alien war has raged on Earth for years and is about to culminate in this epic race.

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


Includes all new bonus material:
"Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family,"
   an Afterword by Win Scott Eckert
A timeline entitled "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857689649
ISBN-13: 978-0857689641

Price: $9.95

Philip José Farmer: TIME'S LAST GIFT
Coming June 12, 2012!

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

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


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

Price: $9.95

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



Philip José Farmer: LORD TYGER
Coming July 10, 2012!
Kidnapped by an insane millionare bent on recreating the famous Lord of the Jungle, Ras Tyger is raised in a remote African valley by people he believes to be apes. Heroic, and beautiful, he is master of his world. And he rules his kingdom with sex, savagery, and sublime innocence.  But the laws of nature and those of man are about to collide....

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857689665
ISBN-13: 978-0857689665

Price: $9.95

Includes all new bonus material:
An Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
A Foreword by Paul Spiteri



Philip José Farmer: A FEAST UNKNOWN
Coming  October 9, 2012!

The diaries of Lord Grandrith, the legendary Apeman, Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper. Blessed with unnatural long life, his power brings with it a gruesome side effect - one shared by his nemesis, the formidable Doc Caliban, Man of Bronze and Champion of Justice. But these two titans have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Who are the dark manipulators of their destiny?


Includes all new bonus material:

An Afterword by Dr. Art Sippo

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 1781162883
ISBN-13: 978-1781162880

Price: $9.95


Philip José Farmer: THE LORD OF THE TREES
Coming November 13, 2012!

"Having lived long enough with the charming fairy tale created by my biographer, I feel the time has come for the truth to be known. I propose to tell all; of the origins of The Nine, the elixir that gives us nearly eternal youth and superhuman strength, the struggles between us that set the world atremble."

The follow-up to Jose Farmer's shocking and controversial A Feast Unknown.


Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 178116293X
ISBN-13: 978-1781162934

Price: $9.95

Philip José Farmer: THE WIND WHALES OF ISHMAEL
Coming March 2013!

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....





Pro Se Productions: THE STING OF THE SILVER MANTICORE
Now available!
Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher of New Pulp, proudly announced today the release of its latest novel which features the book length debut of a character featured in two recent issues of Pro Se’s Award Winning Magazine, PRO SE PRESENTS. Written by author PJ Lozito, Pro Se’s 12th novel, THE STING OF THE SILVER MANTICORE, takes New Pulp by storm today.

“The Manticore is already a fan favorite,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se, stated. “An instant hit since his debut in the magazine earlier this year. PJ’s hero has definitely struck a chord with New Pulp fans, both those interested in stories that read and feel like they were written in Pulp’s heyday and those who like new insights and twists on the old style. Giving the Manticore and his colorful cast of goodies and baddies a full length venue to play from was not only an easy decision, it was most definitely the best place for both writer and creation to display pure New Pulp awesomeness.”

According to the book itself-He hunts the most dangerous prey imaginable!
His mission: To fight criminals and villains who are out to destroy our society!

“Ride with Brent Allred and his mysterious assistant, Bako, as they wage war against enemies who mock the law, but will feel its strength by THE STING OF THE SILVER MANTICORE!

Throughout the underworld and in the halls of law enforcement,
one cry inspired fear and awe by all who hear it.
“Beware the Sting of the Silver Manticore!”


The Silver Manticore, the masked marauder wanted by the law and criminals alike, is about to undertake what will be one of the greatest adventures of his incredible career. The Silver Manticore will be drawn into a web of suspense and intrigue that will bring him face to face with his most dangerous enemy as they begin a battle that will span decades and generations!

PJ Lozito presents a tale of action and adventure, of thrills and suspense, setting the stage for a hero for the ages!

Featuring a stunning cover by award winning artist David L. Russell and exquisite formatting and design by Sean E. Ali, THE STING OF THE SILVER MANTICORE is destined to be a New Pulp Classic, appealing to fans of Action and Larger than Life Heroes everywhere!

Available now in print for $12.00 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Coming Soon in all Ebook formats!



PULP FACTORY AWARDS
The third annual Pulp Factory Awards were announced at this year’s Windy City Paper & Pulp Show.

The winners for works published in 2011 were:
Best Pulp Novel:  “Damballa” by Charles Saunders – Published by Airship 27 Productions
Best Pulp Short Story:  “Vengeance Is Mine,” by Ron Fortier – Published in The Avenger –Justice Inc. from Moonstone Books.
Best Pulp Cover: Michael Kalula for “Challenger Storm – Isle of Blood” by Don Gates from Airship 27 Productions.
Best Interior Illustrations: Michael Kaluta for “Challenger Storm –Isle of Blood” by Don Gates from Airship 27 Productions.


Congratulations to the winners!

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



The PulpFest site is ready for PulpFest 2012.
All of the pages are now up to date and ready for the coming convention.
You'll even get a peek at our planned programming for the 2012 PulpFest.
 So stop by and register now for Summer's great pulp con in Columbus, Ohio, August 9-12!



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

Marion Angellotti story from Smart Set April 1913 - When the devil ruled - New!
Marion Polk Angellotti
Interview with Arthur O. Friel
Arthur O. Friel - How he became an author

The PulpRack - Now online!
The Black Lizard by Edogawa Rampo - New!
Vidocq: French pulp fiction on the screen
Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

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

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

The Spider #1: The Spider Strikes
Meet the Spider — master of men! More just than the Law... more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages deadly, one-man war against the super-criminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #15: The Red Death Rain
A woman lighted a cigarette, puffed it a few times, and began to scream, to tear her clothes from her body. Her head twisted back between her shoulders and she died a horrible convulsive death-death from tobacco smoke! The lascivious cultist, Deacon Coslin, had seen his mad prophesy fulfilled... for already other smokers, everywhere throughout the land, were dying by tens of thousands! With Richard Wentworth’s beloved Nita in the power of the enemy, facing an unspeakable death; with his faithful servants drugged and out of the battle; with the police hounding hint and the arch-criminal foreseeing every strategy, how can the Spider combat the overwhelming odds aligned against him? How can he save his compatriots from the Red Death Rain — save the land he loves from domination by an ambition-twisted brain? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

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.

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


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

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


Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!

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


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

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



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


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

Captain Future #5: Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones
Curt Newton, spacefarer, and the Futuremen take off on the most thrilling treasure-hunt of all time in quest of the Solar System’s greatest prize!

Captain Future #6: Star Trail to Glory
Follow the Futuremen along a multi-million miles of stellar speedway as they streak around the system in their greatest race for justice!

Operator 5 #6: Master of Broken Men
Chaos, confusion, disintegration fall with swift, breath-taking disaster upon America! Already terrorized by a tottering, unstable world, American men and women are swept into a mad stampede when the great leaders of the nation are spirited away, one by one, to return broken men, useless, inept. Here Jimmy Christopher — Operator 5 — sets forth on his most thrilling and dangerous exploit while the great brains of America surrender to madness and despair; as a leaderless people seethe in revolt against a government which is crumbling before their eyes. How can Operator 5, single-handed, hope to prevail against that dread Master of Broken Men? As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.
 

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



Radio Spirits - Coming later this month!
The Shadow: Crime Does Not Pay

Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison star as amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston, alias The Shadow, "a man of wealth, a student of science, and master of other people's minds" who has devoted his life to "righting wrongs, protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty."

Whether he is confronting scientists or spirits…whether he is mastering mystics or machines… whether he is facing fiends or the forces of nature, it is all a question of mind over matter, mind over mind, and mind over murder!

Featured in this collection are 18 digitally remastered mysteries, including two newly discovered episodes featuring Bill Johnstone as The Shadow that are available here for the first time since their original broadcasts!  Includes a Program Guide by radio historian and voice recognition expert William Nadel.

Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Catalog Number: 45372
Price: $35.95

Thanks to John Olsen for the tip!

Episodes Include:
Gun Island 10-23-38
The Isle of Fear 10-30-38
Black Rock 11-13-38
Fountain of Death 11-27-38
Murder By Rescue 12-11-38
The Plot That Failed 03-24-40

The Isle of the Living Dead 10-13-40
The Leopard Strikes 01-05-41
Death Speaks Twice 02-15-42
Death Gives an Encore 02-22-42
The Crystal Globe 10-03-43
The Ghost Without a Face 03-10-46
Mind Over Murder 03-31-46
The Ghost Wore a Silver Slipper 04-07-46
The Gorilla Man 04-21-46
The White Witchman of Lawaiki 05-06-46
The Bride Wore Black 05-12-46
The Touch of Death 05-19-46

Radio Spirits - Now online!
FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS: THE STORY OF BRET MORRISON
By Elizabeth McLeod

The following article, written by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod, is presented in celebration of the 100th birthday of Bret Morrison on May 5th.
His was one of the iconic voices of the radio era.


Crackling out of the ether at half past five every Sunday afternoon, the reinforced-concrete sneer of The Shadow declared his knowledge of the Evil that Lurked in The Hearts of Men, and gave the medium perhaps its single most memorable signature. Even people who've never actually listened to a vintage radio program all the way through have, perhaps buried deep in their subconscious memory, some awareness of that voice, that laugh.

 Any old-time-radio buff with a laptop and an internet connection, or even a well-thumbed paperback copy of The Big Broadcast can probably come up with the names off the top of their head. "Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Steve Courtleigh, John Archer..." they'll recite, with perhaps the completists among them throwing in Frank Readick, James LaCurto, and Carl Kroenke. And then they'll sum up with, "...and the longest-lasting Shadow, Bret Morrison."

That's all he's remembered for, really, in the great scope of radio history. Bret Morrison was The Shadow. He played the role from 1944 to 1954, and reprised it for phonograph records as late as 1968. And when he died in 1978, those newspapers that carried his obituary invariably described him as "Radio's Shadow." It's the role that's remembered, not the man.

But, there was more to Bret Morrison than a menacing laugh and a threatening, filtered voice. He was a versatile actor who made a name for himself in the competitive world of pre-war radio long before donning the Shadow's cloak. Chicago was the cradle of radio drama when he began his career in the late 1920's, while still a high school student. His career carried him from studio to studio, station to station, network to network, from Chicago to Hollywood, wherever a versatile voice was needed. He was cast in everything from daytime serials to nighttime boy-meets-girl anthologies, from the glossy Lux Radio Theatre to the outré experiments of Arch Oboler. But he never became a star, which was the best thing that could have happened to his career...

Read the rest of this exclusive article on BRET MORRISON at Radio Spirits.



Robert E. Howard Days - June 2012!
Only seven weeks to go until Robert E. Howard Days 2012 in beautiful Cross Plains, Texas. There’s still plenty of time to send in your pre-registration and make plans to attend to best two days in Howard fandom. If you check the REH DAYS 2012 page (tab at the top), you’ll find a few revisions for your attendance pleasure. Here’s a partial list.

1. The Friday night Celebration Banquet has been moved to the Baptist Church Family Life Center, which is one block north of the Library. There’s three times as much space there, so Project Pride won’t be limited to a certain amount of seats. (But please pre-register so they know how many are coming!) Dinner is chicken-fried steak with all the fixin’s!

2. The Howard House and Museum will be open on Thursday June 7th from 2-4 pm. No docents will be on duty, but you may take a tour and stop in the Gift Shop! This will get you early access to the new REH Museum t-shirt, among other great REH gifts!

3. There WILL be a panel at 9:00 pm on Friday night after the Banquet/Silent Auction/REH Foundation Awards at the church. FISTS AT THE ICE HOUSE will be presented by REH boxing experts Mark Finn and Chris Gruber with assistance from Jeff Shanks. This will take place AT the old Ice House on Main Street (well, on the empty concrete slab behind it). Bring your flashlights. We’re trying something new this year – and yes, we have permission…

4. There will again be some extemporaneous REH (only) poetry reading under the street light in the back yard of the House on Friday night. We’re calling it REH Streetlamp Poetry.

5. PLEASE donate REH items to the Silent Auction. You can send them to: Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, or bring them to the Howard House by 3 pm Friday afternoon during Howard Days.

Hope to see both familiar and new faces under the wonderful Texas sky in a few more weeks. It’s like a big family reunion of Howard fans, so y’all come.

Any questions: e-mail “Indy” Bill Cavalier at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.


Robert E. Howard Fountation
Adventures in Science Fantasy

Now available!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE FANTASY, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s sort of science fiction stories. Michael A. Stackpole, author of Conan the Barbarian (the novelization of the recent film) and many other books, writes in his introduction:

Howard’s stories do not adhere to one definition of science fiction, which holds that science must be part of the solution of any problem. In fact, in most of these stories, the application of science is the genesis of the problem, and man’s heroic spirit is the solution.

This volume checks in at 298 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Mark Schultz; introduction by Michael A. Stackpole; and edited by Rob Roehm. The book is expected to ship by the end of April or early May.

Introduction by Mike Stackpole
Almuric
“The Challenge from Beyond”
... “The Gondarian Man”
“The Last Laugh”
“The Last Man”
“The Last White Man”
“The Man Who Went Back”
“People of the Black Coast”
“A Room in London”
“The Supreme Moment”
Untitled synopsis (“Hunwulf, an American . . .”)
“The Valley of the Lost” (1)
“A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle”
“The Iron Terror”


ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE FANTASY is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping options are:
Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $23
Australia via Global Priority, $33
Europe via Global Priority, $33


To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank.
If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 11
Arriving in comic shops May 9!
Larry Yakata (Writer), Michael Fleisher (Writer), Don Kraar (Writer), Pablo Marcos (Art), Val Mayerik (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), Gary Kwapisz (Art), Dave Simons (Art), Rudy Nebres (Art), and Michael Golden (Cover)

After many journeys trading his feared sword arm for gold, Conan returns to the land of his birth, Cimmeria, only to find his family murdered and his sister enslaved by a ruthless rival clan. While the mighty slayer cannot bring back the dead, he can still mete out a terrible vengeance, but can even a warrior as skilled and merciless as Conan take on an entire clan whose treacherous hands hold a blade to his sister’s throat?

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 536 pages, $19.99






 





Coming soon!

MARTIANS, GO HOME
An alien apocalypse continues for our hero, burnt-out sci-fi author Luke Deveraux, as illustrated by Lowell Isaac for our upcoming graphic novel MARTIANS, GO HOME. Written by Martin Powell, illustrated by Lowell Isaac, and based on the steamy dark comedy by Fredric Brown. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.

NUMBER 13
A peek at an ominous scene from NUMBER 13, an upcoming graphic novel by artist Thomas Floyd and written by Martin Powell. Based on "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized Edition licensed by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Thomas Floyd.


 

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.

Irvin Mattick (1891-1969)
- New!
Robert Avrett (1901-1975) - New!
H.S.W. Chibbett (1900-1978) - New!
Weird Tales Books - New!
Illustrations by Heitman
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 3
William F. Heitman (ca. 1879-1945)
Isa-Belle Manzer (1872 or 1873-1944)


Tom Johnson: TREASURE OF JUR
Now available!


Tom Johnson’s “Treasure of Jur”, the 5th novel in the popular Jur saga. Nazi Germany has found a time portal giving them access to the treasures of a prehistoric land. But even with superior weapons, Hitler’s supermen may not win through to the ultimate prize. Jungle excitement and thrills await the reader in this current tale of greed and murder in a savage pre-dawn world.

Now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.






Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, April 17, 2012
Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles Book I, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, 
April 24, 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012

Coming soon!
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, June 26, 2012
The Black Stiletto: Black & White, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, May 30, 2012
Prepare to Die!, Paul Tobin, Night Shade Books, $26.99, June 5, 2012
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel Press, $24.99, June 6, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $7.99, July 24, 2012
The Black Stiletto, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $15.00, August 7, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, October 2012
The Society of Steam, Book 3, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, November 2012

Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99, November 13, 2012
Spellbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book II, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, December 25, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, February 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, March 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014


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