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30 May 2014



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

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

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
Meet the Guests of Honour!

Martin Powell, Leia Barrett Durham, Diana Leto, Nik Poliwko, Thomas Floyd, Pablo Marcos, David Fury, and Scott Tracy Griffin

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

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

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

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

Softcover, 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95





THE ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE
(Writer) Stephen D. Korshak, J. David Spurlock (Art) Margaret Brundage 
Now available!

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

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

SOFTCOVER: 8.5x11, 134 pages, Full Color, $39.95 (Top illustration)
HARDCOVER: 8.5x11, 134 pages, Full Color, $39.95 (Middle illustration)
SLIPCASED DELUXE: 8.5x11, 150 pages, Full Color, $69.95 (Bottom illustration)



J. David Spurlock
received the Bronze Medal at the 5-28-14 IPPY Awards in New York City in the Pop Culture category
for his book (with Stephen D. Korshak), The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Art.









Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

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


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

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

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

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

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


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

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

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

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

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

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

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


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping mid-June!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 75: "The Green Death" and "Rock Sinister" - SPECIAL MOVIE EDITION
The pulp era's legendary superman journeys to the South America in two action-packed novels by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, explorers return from the Matto Grosso jungle with news of a recently discovered lost city and evidence that Johnny Littlejohn has already succumbed to a deadly malady! Can the Man of Bronze prevent "The Green Death" from spreading throughout the United States? Then, the kidnapping of Monk Mayfair leads Doc Savage to South America and the bizarre mystery of the "Rock Sinister." BONUS: "Casting Doc Savage," a behind-the-scenes look at the 1975 DOC SAVAGE movie! This instant collector's item leads off with the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-145-5 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
At the printer and shipping mid-June!
THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1: "The Crime Crypt" & "The Green Terror" - BATMAN FORESHADOWED with a foreword by Dennis O'Neil
The Knight of Darkness crushes supercrime in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, concealed within an ancient mummy case, The Shadow smuggles himself into a criminal mastermind's "Crime Crypt" using the same gimmick that Doctor Doom reprises in the 1950 Batman story, "1,001 Trophies of the Batcave." Then, The Shadow battles "The Green Terror," a criminal whose use of scientifically induced fear preceded the Scarecrow's infamous modus operandi.  Finally, in a classic radio script that foreshadowed Batman's landmark Ra's Al Ghul saga, Lamont Cranston dies so that The Shadow can go undercover to battle a super-villain who has discovered his secret identity in "Can the Dead Talk?" BONUS: Film historian Ed Hulse examines the glaring plot similarities between the 1994 SHADOW film and 2005's BATMAN BEGINS! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-150-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping mid-June!
THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL Volume 9: "Lingo," "Partners in Peril"& "The Grim Joker"
FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN special with a foreword by Jerry Robinson
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's debut, Sanctum Books reissues the FIRST EDITION of the book
that rewrote the history of BATMAN!

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

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

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



The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes

Coming December 15, 2014!


“A delicious, pulse-quickening compendium of thrilling rescues, daring escapes, dreadful peril, and glorious adventure, masterfully curated by an editor who wields his pen as skillfully as any swashbuckler ever swung a sword."—Charles Ardai, Edgar Award-winning author and publisher of Hard Case Crime

The word “swashbuckler” conjures up an indelible image: a hero who’s a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passé, but the swashbuckler is too appealing to ever really die. Who wouldn’t want to face deadly danger with confidence and élan? Who can deny the thrill of clashing blades, hairbreadth escapes, and daring rescues, of facing vile treachery with dauntless courage and passionate devotion?
 
The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the Knights of the Round Table and of Robin Hood, revived in the early 19th century by Romantic movement authors such as Sir Walter Scott. The genre caught hold with the publication of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world’s leading form of adventure fiction.
 
Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including Rafael Sabatini; Johnston Mcculley (creator of the Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: Arthur Conan Doyle; and Pierce Egan (author of Robin Hood), this anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler’s roots: historical adventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment.
 
So, ready for some action?
 
En garde
!

Trade paperback, 604 pages, $25.00
Publisher: Pegasus 



Bishop and Hancock's Pulse Fiction (Volume 1) - Now available!

A two fisted, gun toting Private Eye! A Member of the French Foreign Legion waist deep in Intrigue! A Lady with a taste for Diamonds and Danger! Heroes many have thought lost to yesterday now blast their way into today in BISHOP AND HANCOCK’S PULSE FICTION!

A Concept conceived by noted author Paul Bishop and contributed to by author and publisher Tommy Hancock, PULSE FICTION takes the best of the past and shakes and stirs it with today’s finest Genre Fiction writers! Encounter a cast of characters created by Bishop and Hancock and written into four color, over the top life by Eric Beetner, Barry Reese, D. Alan Lewis, Brian Drake, James Hopwood, and Hancock.

Just like the bygone magazines of the past, PULSE FICTION brings rich, vibrant characters embroiled in death defying adventure to readers, characters that will return in later volumes crafted by these and a whole myriad of other authors!

Want stories that will get your heart racing, your blood pumping? You’ll find them here in BISHOP AND HANCOCK’S PULSE FICTION VOLUME ONE!


Softcover, 166 pages
List price:$12.00

Amazon price: $10.80




THE BLACK BAT #11 - Arriving in comic shops June 4!
(Writer) Brian Buccellato (Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) Jae Lee

Black Bat has managed to toe the line throughout his quest for redemption. But when someone close to him dies, will he finally cross that line and become a killer? Also, Oliver Snate's mystery guardian angel pulls back the curtain and finally reveals himself... propelling this story towards its gut-wrenching conclusion.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - Coming September 9!
Edited by Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He has twice received the Edgar Award, for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, as well as the Ellery Queen Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. He is the editor of The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, which was a New York Times bestseller, and several more Black Lizard anthologies, most recently The Big Book of Ghost Stories. He is also the series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery & Suspense. He lives in New York City.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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

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


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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


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

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

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

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


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



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

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

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Derrick Ferguson stops by the Book Cave to introduce the guys to a character they've known for a while, but for the first time.

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


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

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

Front Cover: Tim Faurote

Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton and Kevin Duncan

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

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

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


The Burroughs Bulletin #88 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"Bob Lubbers - In the Footsteps of Foster" by Joseph Musso

Art Gallery: Tarzan Sunday Page #1148 by Bob Lubbers & Dick Van Buren
"Secrets from Pocatello: 2011 Dum Dum Exploratory trip, Part 1" by Joan M. Bledig and John Tyner II
Bibliographer's Banter: "The Good Girl Art of Bob Lubbers" by Henry G. Franke III
"Pocatello in Perspective," Compiled by Henry G. Franke III


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com



CARNACKI: THE NEW ADVENTURES
2nd Edition now available!


Thanks to the efforts of S.T. Joshi and David Schultz, the 2nd edition of CARNACKI: THE NEW ADVENTURES is now available! 
This edition features all new formatting as well as intensive copy editing to present an all new printing of this popular book. 
The contents remain the same as the first edition (now out of print and no longer available) but in a much more pleasing presentation.


Contents:
CARNACKI: CAPTAIN GAULT’S NEMESIS by William Meikle
MONMOUTH’S GIANTS by Josh Reymolds
A GASLIGHT HORROR by P. V. Ross
CARNACKI AND THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE by Robert Pohle
THE SPAR: A STORY OF CARNACKI by Fred Blosser
THE BRAES OF THE BLACKSTARR by Robert Jefferson
THE MAGICIAN’S STUDY by Buck Weiss
HOW THEY MET THEMSELVES by Charles R. Rutledge
THE HAUNTING OF TRANQUIL HOUSE by Jim Beard
THE GHOSTS OF KUSKULANG by Amy K. Marshall
A JOB FOR CARNACKI by Robert M. Price
AUDIENCE WITH THE GHOST-FINDER by M. J. Starling


Clive Cussler: GHOST SHIP (The Numa Files) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection.

 Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.


Series: The Numa Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult



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

Forgotten Stories: "The House of the Seven Dragons" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SUPER-DETECTIVE (1941) - New!
Forgotten Books: DEALING OUT DEATH by W.T.Ballard (1948)
Comic Gallery: KERRY DRAKE (1944)
Overlooked Films: TARZAN OF THE APES (1918)
Forgotten Stories: OVER THE WALL by John K. Butler (read it here!)


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

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

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

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

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


DOC SAVAGE #6 - Arriving in comic shops June 4!
(Writer) Chris Roberson, (Art) Bilquis Evely, (Cover) Alex Ross

As the Millennium draws to a close in 2000, Doc Savage’s operation has expanded into a worldwide network of call centers and helpdesks, enabling him to assist more people than ever. But when a terrorist organization hacks into Doc’s servers and cripples the infrastructure with a malicious virus, countless lives are put at risk. And as planes begin to fall from the skies, can even the Man of Bronze save them all?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






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

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

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

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





Art by Joe Jusko 

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Magigals Mystery" from the Winter 1949 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Evensong" by John and Dorothy de Courcy from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, January, 1948
Behind Cliff Chamberlain's music was a great purpose - ordained by a higher power ...
"Six-Gun Showman" by Ben Frank from RIO KID WESTERN, Spring, 1945

Old Pop Warren thinks that he has come to hate the West - but all he needs is a tonic whiff of gunsmoke!
"Trouble Backstage" by John L. Benton from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1951

Everything was make-believe - except the corpse!



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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


Fu-Manchu: THE DRUMS OF FU-MANCHU - Arriving in book stores June 3!
by Sax Rohmer

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

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


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books




Gabriel Hunt - Now available!
HUNT AT WORLD'S END by Nicholas Kaufmann

From the towers of Manhattan to the jungles of South America, from the sands of the Sahara to the frozen crags of Antarctica, one man finds adventure everywhere he goes: GABRIEL HUNT. Backed by the resources of the $100 million Hunt Foundation and armed with his trusty Colt revolver, Gabriel Hunt has always been ready for anything--but is he prepared for the adventures that lie in wait for him?

When a secret chamber is discovered inside the Great Sphinx of Egypt, the mystery of its contents will lead Gabriel to a remote Greek island, to a stone fortress in Sri Lanka... and to a deadly confrontation that could decide the fate of the world!


Paperback, 304 pages, $7.99


 
The Golden Age - Now online!

Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns
- New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Venus Series - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Pellucidar Series - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Martian Series - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Tarzan Series - New!
Marvel Science Stories 1938-1941 ~ Norman Saunders, Wesso, Jack Kirby, Frank R. Paul, Alex Schomburg

J. Allen St John 1875-1957 ~ The Face In The Pool ~ 1905
Joseph Clement Coll illustrating Sax Rohmer
Horror and Fantasy Anthologies ~ 1946-1978

James Bond: SOLO
Arriving in book stores June 3!


It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.



The Book Bond  Amazon.com  




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

PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES, November 1946

Contents:
AS DEAD AS THEY COME by R. T. Judson
THE WORM HAS FANGS by Camford Sheavely
KILLERS HAVE GREEN EYES by Laurence Donovan
ONE TRAIL TO MURDER by T. K. Burnham
TERROR BY NIGHT by Lew Merrill
DEATH SHAKES THE DICE by Robert Leslie Bellem


7 x 10 inch, 102 pages
 

Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
- New!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times?? - New!
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014
New Review of HIDDEN GHOSTS on Amazon
And You Thought Pulp Writers Had A Hard Time Getting Paid
Walker Martin's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Report 2014


LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #4 (of 5)  - Arriving in comic shops June 4!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

After shooting a gung-ho NYPD chief right through the head, Lobster heads to the villains’ massive laboratory, where he’s attacked by two huge steampunk cyborgs!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/

Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...



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

The New Pulp Heroes - New!
Fanzines
Triple Detective
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master


Coming in July and now accepting pre-orders!

Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
Now on sale for: £16.95





Pulp Adventurecon


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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

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

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





Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure - New!

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



Science Fiction and Archie Comics - New!

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


Unknown Worlds of John Campbell - New!

In the February 1939 ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, John W. Campbell announced,
“. . . the second Friday of every month, a new magazine will appear. UNKNOWN will be to fantasy what ASTOUNDING has made itself represent to science fiction.
 It will offer fantasy of a quality so far different from that which has appeared in the past as to change your entire understanding of the term.”



Thrilling Science Fiction & Fantasy

Standard Magazines entered the science-fiction market in 1936 when they bought Hugo Gernsback's WONDER STORIES.
Around the start of 1939, with interest growing in the genre, they added a couple of companions to the rechristened THRILLING WONDER STORIES.
The science-fiction title was STARTLING STORIES, while STRANGE STORIES delved into fantasy and the supernatural.
A year later, CAPTAIN FUTURE was added to the mix (we'll have more on that one at a later date).



Science Fiction, the Marvel Way

Before attaining financial success as the publisher of Marvel Comics, Martin Goodman was pretty much a fly-by-night publisher
of pulps, true crime magazines, and anything else on which he could turn a fast profit.



Campbell’s Astounding

It didn't take long for John W. Campbell to start changing ASTOUNDING STORIES after he succeeded F. Orlin Tremaine as editor of the magazine.
 In his editorials, Campbell called these changes, "mutations," and one of the first was to change the name of the magazine to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION.



An Astounding Resurrection

Although ASTOUNDING STORIES disappeared from the newsstand following the bankruptcy of Clayton Magazines, it was soon revived by pulp powerhouse Street & Smith.
The new ASTOUNDING was edited by F. Orlin Tremaine who worked to improve the literary quality of the fiction that he published.
He challenged his writers to think outside the box, asking them to explore new ideas through what he called “thought variant” stories.



Stories of Super Science

Except for stories scattered through the general fiction pulps, Hugo Gernsback pretty much had a monopoly on the science-fiction market for over four years.
In late 1929, this state of affairs came to an end when Clayton Magazines released ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE.


The Sense of Wonder (Stories)

In 1987, longtime science-fiction author Jack Williamson wrote:
“I don’t think anybody today can entirely understand what it meant to me and many like me then...
but we found sheer wonder in AMAZING STORIES, a rich new revelation of exciting things to come,
a dazzling vision of new ideas and discoveries and inventions that could push our future frontiers wider, make all our lives richer.”



Amazing Stories

In 1926, Hugo Gernsback released  the first science-fiction specialty magazine, AMAZING STORIES.



Science and Invention

Gernsback launched The Electrical Experimenter with its May 1913 number.
 Its title was changed to Science and Invention with its August 1920 issue.



The Unique Magazine

Weird Tales was the first periodical specifically devoted to the fantasy genre.
Premiering in early 1923, its publishers envisioned “The Unique Magazine” as a place for a writer to be given
“free rein to express his innermost feelings in a manner befitting great literature.”



The Munsey Magazines

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues tonight at 7 PM at www.pulpfest.com.
Be sure to stop by for "The Munsey Magazines," a look at science fiction in the general fiction pulps of the early twentieth century.
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next month or so, as we look toward our celebration of
"Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you are enjoying the series.


Prelude to the Pulps

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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

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

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


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


Win a FREE membership!

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard - New!
A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith
The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft
Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Bewitching Blog Tours & The Book Cave - New!
The Green Ghost Volume One
- New!
Voodoo Ridge
The Bronze Gazette #70
Renee Novelle - Calculated - Promo Blitz
COMBAT And Other Shenanigans

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 12 new issues to its full-text digital archive, representing 5 major pulp magazine titles published by the Frank A. Munsey Co. (NY) between 1913 and 1940.
 
They include flagship titles Argosy (Mar. 27, 1920; feat. Ray Cummings, “The Right Thing”); The All-Story (Dec. 1913; feat. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warlord of Mars, Pt. 1/4); and Argosy All-Story Weekly (Dec. 1, Dec. 8, & Dec. 15, 1923; and Sept. 15, 1928)—in addition to Railroad Stories (May 1934; Feb. & Apr. 1935; and Apr. 1936); and the sf reprint magazine, Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Jan. & Feb. 1940).
 
Also, be sure to check out the history of Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Sept. 1939-Jun. 1953), the Munsey sf “reprint magazine… that introduced a new generation of readers to the scientific romances, lost civilizations, and otherworldly love stories of the early 20th century” (Nathan Vernon Madison, VCU).
 
And finally, in April, 6 new issues of Wonder Stories Quarterly (Sum. & Fall 1930; Spr., Fall, & Win. 1931; and Spr. 1932) were also made available on the site. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Meet The Gray Monk
- New!
Carnacki and his ‘Electric Pentacle’
- New!
Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series
Pulp forerunners: The Edisonades

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 6′
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

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

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
What’s your favorite pulp magazine?
‘Dime Mystery Magazine’ (November 1934)


Ramble House
Now available!

MY TOUCH BRINGS DEATH and Other Stories
The Selected Stories of Russell Gray, Volume 2

With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #51

Russell Gray's first volume of weird menace stories, HOSTESSES FROM HELL and Other Stories, was a big hit among those who enjoy travelling back to the Great Depression when the pulps featured gory tales like these. In his introduction, John Pelan tells you about the author and his time, and then treats you to the following mesmerizing yarns:

"She-Devil of the Sea"
from TERROR TALES July/August 1938
"A Corpse Wields the Lash"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1937
"White Flesh Must Rot"
from SINISTER STORIES February 1940
"My Touch Brings Death"
from HORROR STORIES Dec/Jan 1938/1939
"I Said Yes to Satan"
from REAL MYSTERY July 1940
"The Singing Corpses"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1938
"The House that Horror Built"
from TERROR TALES Sept/Oct 1937
"Darlings of the Black Master"
from TERROR TALES Nov/Dec 1937
"The Devil is our Landlord"
from TERROR TALES Jan/Feb 1938
"Valley of the Red Death" from 
TERROR TALES Jan/Feb 1938

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


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



Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #8 - Arriving in comic shops June 4!
John Arcudi (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Roy Thomas (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Alberto Alburquerque (Art), Franck Biancarelli (Art), John Buscema (Art), John Nadeau (Art), Philip Tan (Cover)

Eighty pages of adventure from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! Solomon Kane comes to the rescue in a wolf-infested forest, while Conrad and Kirowan plumb the depths of the supernatural . . . plus more pioneering adventures of Breckinridge Elkins and an original Conan story by John Arcudi!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99
, On sale June 4





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

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


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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan's Justice, Inc.

Mr. Uslan stops by the Sanctum to talk about the upcoming Justice, Inc. series that will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The first-ever teaming of Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, the series is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. Be warned: there are mild spoilers included in the podcast!

   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Chain of Death - New!
Cyro
- New!
King of the Black Market
Kings of Crime

Double Death

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.

What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Eight  
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Seven
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Six
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five
Weird Tales #362 Now Available

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways. Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on worlds of tomorrow.


Weird Tales #362
Now available!

Weird Tales Magazine and Nth Dimension Media are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2014 issue of Weird Tales Magazine.
Continuing the successful concept of themed issues, #362 is our unsettling, but entertaining, Undead issue.
And as always, there is also a sizable amount of un-themed fiction included in this issue. Issue #362 contains a mixture of themed and un-themed weird fiction and poetry along with sprinkling of non-fiction.

The Eyrie
∙ Tribute to Park Godwin by Marvin Kaye
∙ An Inside Look at Weird Tales by Jeff Wong

  
UNDEAD
∙ #rising by Cynthia Ward
∙ Ink by Bob Fingerman
∙ Happy Hunting Ground by Andrew J. Wilson
∙ Until I come Again by Justin Gustainis
∙ The Waves from Afar by Kurt Fawver
∙ Darkling I Listen by Keris McDonald
∙ Therapeutic by Tim McDaniel
∙ The Bride of the Vampire by Ron Goulart
∙ One Day at a Time by Charles Black
∙ From the Casebook of Dead Jack, Zombie P.I.:  “The Amorous Ogre” by James Aquilone

UNTHEMED FICTION
∙ Letting Go by Jamie Lackey
∙ Coven House by David C. Smith
∙ Thinking of You by Nicholas Knight
∙ The Game of Bear by M.R. James & Helen Grant
∙ Formidable Terrain by Elizabeth Bear
∙ The Impression by Ramsey Campbell
 
INTERVIEW
∙ with Joyce Carol Oates by Danel Olson
 
90th ANNIVERSARY FICTION
∙ Slaughter House by Carole Bugge´
 
POETRY
∙ Severity by Arinn Dembo
∙ Occult Warning by Karl Würf & Darrell Schweitzer
∙ City Out of Time by Brian Lumley
∙ MoonRise by Jill Bauman
∙ Flash Fiction Horror Show by Jane Yolen

 
The front cover art is by Danielle Tunstall with a Richard Matheson tribute painting on the rear cover by Jeff Wong.


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

Bulldog Drummond is a peculiar case. The reputation of the original novels is more maligned than even Sax Rohmer’s Yellow Peril thrillers. To be sure, “Sapper” (the pseudonym of author H. C. McNeile) expressed views that stand out as offensive even among the common colonial prejudices of Edwardian England. The reason for this is easily understood. The author’s nationalistic fervor was predicated on the belief that the only good nation was Britain and every other nationality was inferior to varying degrees.

Read the rest at the links below.






23 May 2014



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

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

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
Meet the Guests of Honour!

Martin Powell, Leia Barrett Durham, Diana Leto, Nik Poliwko, Thomas Floyd, Pablo Marcos, David Fury, and Scott Tracy Griffin

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

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

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

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

Softcover, 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95





Adventure House
The Phantom Detective, Winter 1951

Now available!

"Murder Money" by Robert Wallace
"The world's most famous detective joins forces with the T-Men to destroy a grim empire of crime and corruption which is a menace to every citizen of New York!"
 
Also featuring:
"The Death of a Lone Wolf" by William Degenhard
"Murder on the Ferry" by Benton Braden
"The Hound from Hell" by Morris Cooper
"Live Bait" by Frank Richardson Pierce
"The Devil is a Detective" by Donald Bayne Hobart

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Spicy Detective Stories, September 1942

Now available!
Featuring:
"Death in the Draft" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Cold Blood" by William Decatur
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Speak of the Devil" by Randolph Barr
"Remember the Killer" by John Wayne
"Well-Dressed Corpse" by T.V. Faulkner
"Decoy of Death" by R.T. Maynard

Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Courtroom Stories, August/September 1931
1st Issue

Now available!
 
Featuring:
"The Trial of Oscar Wilde" by Robert W. Sneddon
"Murder In the Courtroom" by Ray Humphreys
"The Camden Town Murder" by Robert Guillaume

Cover Artist: Walter Baumhofer

Softcover, 7x10,
128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
Now available in hardcover, softcover, and ebook editions!

Doc Savage: The War Makers
by Kenneth Robeson, Ryerson Johnson & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

 
All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake?
 
Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.
 
From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black!





The 200th super saga is coming soon and according to Will Murray, if all goes well, it will be Doc Savage meets The Shadow.





Adventures in Bronze  
Now available in hardcover, softcover, and ebook editions!

Doc Savage: White Eyes
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
 Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

 
What is the Blind Death? New York's newshawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of corpses turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing ivory by the masked mastermind known as… White Eyes.

 As police riot guns and gangland Tommy-guns turn New York City’s winter snows scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is part of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York's criminal elements against him. White Eyes’ ultimate goal—to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze!

 From snowbound Manhattan to the sugar-cane fields of tropical Cuba, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew wage what may be the greatest battle for survival of their careers!





AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 2 TPB - Coming in August!
Chuck Dixon (writer) • Bo Hampton, Tom Lyle, Ron Randall, Attilio Micheluzzi, Dan Spiegle, Paul Gulacy, Tom Yeates, Mark Johnson, Graham Nolan (art) • Timothy Truman (cover)

The adventures of Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf continue. Collects the Eclipse Comics series issues #17–25, the first 3-issue Valkyrie mini-series, and all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color,
292 pages, $29.99, On sale August 6

AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN140457.




Airship 27 Productions
 Brother Bones: TAPESTRY OF BLOOD
WELCOME TO CAPE NOIRE

Available now!

Airship 27 Production is thrilled to announce the release of its third Brother Bones title, BROTHER BONES – TAPESTRY OF BLOOD by Ron Fortier. 

Located on the Northwest Coast, Cape Noire is a booming economic giant whose inner core has been corrupted by all manner of evil.  From the sadistic mob bosses who ruthlessly control vast criminal empires to the fiendish creatures that haunt its maze of back alleys, Cape Noire is a modern Babylon of sin and depravity.  

Amidst this den of iniquity strides a macabre warrior committed to avenging the innocent and holding back the tide of villainy.  He is Brother Bones, the Undead Avenger and there is no other like him.  A one time, heartless killer, he is now the spirit of vengeance trapped in an undying body.  He is the unrelenting sword of justice as meted about by his twin .45 automatics.

His face, hidden forever behind an ivory white skull mask, is the entrance to madness for those unfortunate enough to behold it.  This new collection features five suspenseful, fast pace action-action packed stories featuring pulp fiction’s most original hero, Brother Bones. 

This highly popular Undead Avenger was introduced in a short story collection and the last year appeared in his first ever full-length novel.  “Bones seems to have struck a chord with our readers,” states Fortier, a two time Pulp Factory Award winner and Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor.  “Every time we release a new book, they immediately start asking for more.  As Brother Bones’ creator, that is truly gratifying.”  Now Fortier picks up the saga once again exploring the mysteries of Cape Noire alongside its most arcane defender.  The book features twelve black and white interior illustrations by Airship 27 Art Director, Rob Davis, another Pulp Factory Award winner, and a dazzling cover painting by Pat Carbajal.

Time to draw the shades, light the candles and enter into a TAPESTRY OF BLOOD!


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
 Green Lama: MYSTIC WARRIOR
Available now!

Airship 27 Productions turns its focus once more on a classic pulp hero, the Green Lama, Mystic Warrior.

Jethro Dumont was a jaded, rich American who hungered to find purpose in this world.  His search for self-knowledge and fulfillment led him to a secluded Buddhist monastery high in the Tibetan Himalayas.  There Dumont studied the mysteries of the orient at the same time learning to accept the non-violent tenets of this ancient and venerated philosophy.  By the time he returned to America, he was a changed man; one possessed with mental clarity and unique, mystic abilities beyond the understanding of normal men.  Now, with the aid of his Buddhist companion, Tsarong, he assumes the identity of a new, eerie crime-fighter, The Green Lama!

For years the exploits of Green Lama have thrilled pulp fans both in his own magazine, in comics and on radio.  Now he returns to pulp action in this collection featuring two previous issued classics by Peter Miller and Kevin Noel Olson and two brand new, never before printed adventures by Nick Ahlhelm and Robert Craig.  From confronting Nazis in his beloved Tibet to investigating bizarre murders in a Hollywood movie studio, Jethro Dumont’s new career is one filled with plenty of action and adventure as the Mystic Warrior strikes again!

“This was one of the first pulp hero books we produced almost nine years ago,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “At that time the anthology featured a longer novella by another writer who has since moved on.  Thus it became impossible for us to reprint the book as it originally appeared.  Last year we were extremely lucky in recruiting Nick Ahlhelm and Robert Craig to do two new stories allowing us to reshape the volume and reintroduce it to our readers.”

GREEN LAMA – MYSTIC WARRIOR features a cover by Isaac Nacilla and twelve brand new interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster with book design by Art Director Rob Davis.  “We hope our fans like what we’ve done with this character,” concludes Fortier.  “After all, you just can’t have enough mystic warriors in the pulp world.”


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book Multipack #2 - with FIVE exclusive James Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects four more James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant of DOC SAVAGE #29 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. Showcasing ten thrill-packed pulp novels: “The Annihilist,” “Murder Mirage,” “Mystery Under the Sea,” “The Metal Master,” “The Vanisher,” “The Mental Wizard,” “The Red Terrors,” “The Other World,” “The Secret of the Su” and “Cargo Unknown." PLUS: Five exclusive James Bama full-color art prints and the "lost" Doc Savage newspaper strip by the X-MEN's Dave Cockrum! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Paty Cockrum. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-151-6 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 641 pages, B&W, $54.95

DOC SAVAGE BAMA MULTIPACK #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141673.


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 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder"
EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE

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

THE SHADOW VOLUME 86 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141674.


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

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



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

Twenty-four stories starring one of the most unique pulp detectives of all time

In a hot, cramped office not far from the Pasig River, an ingenious investigator waits for clients. Younger than he appears, with gray hair and squinting eyes, he is Jo Gar, the half-Filipino Island Detective whose intuition makes him one of the sharpest sleuths in either hemisphere. From the back alleys of Manila to the docks of San Francisco, he tracks killers, unmasks liars, and outwits thieves. Although he appears harmless, this tropical PI is not afraid to pull a knife or squeeze the trigger on his army-issue Colt .45.

Based on Raoul Whitfield’s childhood experiences in the Philippines, Jo Gar is a rarity of his era: an Asian sleuth who defies the stereotypes of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan. Gar is one of the most brilliant creations ever to step from the pages of Black Mask.







Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
MURANIA PRESS 2014 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SALE NOW UNDERWAY!

Once again Murania Press is holding a special holiday-weekend sale, so those of you who’ve not yet ordered the recently published Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders or the Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2013-14 Special Edition can now do so at a significant savings. Beginning Friday, May 23, at 12:01 am EST, all Murania Press publications will be available for 20 percent off list price. Each item’s page on this site will be adjusted to reflect the sale price, so when you order via our Shopping Cart function you’ll be purchasing books at the discounted rate.
 
The sale will last until 6 pm EST on Monday, May 26, at which time the cost of all publications will revert to cover price. Orders will be processed immediately, in order of their receipt. Last year’s sale produced a high volume of transactions that caught us by surprise, but this year we have the assistance of Kevin C. to help with order processing.
 
Exempt from the sale are Blood ‘n’ Thunder subscriptions (which are available at $40) and items offered in our Collectibles section, which is undergoing thorough revision as these words are being written.
 
Sale prices include postage and handling to domestic purchasers. International buyers qualify for the 20 percent discount but will be assessed an additional fee to reflect the difference in shipping charges. All copies will be shipped direct from the printer.
 
Now’s your chance to catch up on Murania’s recent releases. Since our last sale we have released The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, the Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2013-14 Special Edition, and Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, all of which have gotten high marks from readers. So don’t pass up this limited-time opportunity to save 20 percent off the price of each!




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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

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


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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


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

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

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

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


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



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

2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning! - New!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!
Call Me Ish…er, Lazarus.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
C.E. Martin visitis the Book Cave to chat with Ric about his series, The Stone Soldiers.

Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby
Episode 278:  Betrayal on Monster Earth
Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Episode 276:  Soulquest

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

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

Front Cover: Tim Faurote

Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton and Kevin Duncan

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

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CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #11 - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), andFreddie Williams II and Jeremy Roberts (Cover)
 
Captain Midnight has no time to mourn the death of an ally while an old friend is trying to kill him! Fueled by righteous fury, Midnight faces an impossible choice: Should he kill one friend to avenge another? Midnight pulls no punches to achieve a better tomorrow . . . but can he pull the trigger?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #14 - Coming in August!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Cover)

Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It’s the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn’t have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale August 27

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #14 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN140030.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 2: BRAVE OLD WORLD TP - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Dennis Culver (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), Dave Stewart (Colior), and Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover)

When Captain Midnight discovers his innovative technology has been corrupted in his seventy-year absence, he rockets into action, setting a collision course with a high-flying, overzealous patriot without a conscience and a rogue black-ops organization eager to exterminate anyone who knows their secrets! Midnight is confronted by a brave new world he’s determined to make better . . . or die trying! Collects Captain Midnight #4–#7 and the four-page story from the CBLDF’s Liberty Comics.


Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, $14.99




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 9: THE BLOOD OF THE SERPENT AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in October!
Don Kraar (Writer), Mike Docherty (Pencils/Cover), Fraja Bator (Inks/Cover), and George Roussos (Color)

Conan and his allies prepare to crush the enemy coalition that nearly cost Conan his kingdom. With Conan’s daughter about to marry, the malefic sorcerer Crassus readies his own wedding gift—Conan’s destruction at the hands of his own son! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #41–#45.


Trade Paperback, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale October 29

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 9 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN140074.



Clive Cussler: GHOST SHIP (The Numa Files) - Arriving in book stores May 27!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection.

 Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.


Series: The Numa Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult



The Collected Pulp Era Volume 2 - Now available!
by Lynn Hickman, Robert Weinberg (Introduction), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction), Mike Resnick (Introduction)

Back in print after decades, The Collected Pulp Era Volume 2 reprints the second half of this classic fanzine, shot straight from the original pages. Volume 2 collects The Pulp Era #68 through the revival #1 (1967-1993). Also included are articles, letters, tributes and rare photos, most of which have never before been seen.

380 pages

List Price: $24.95
Amazon price: $22.38




Conan Feature Fim - Coming in December 2015!

A promotional poster for “King Conan: The Legend of Conan” appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, according to TheArnoldFans.com‘s Facebook page.

The poster reveals a release date of December 2015 for the film. Andrea Berloff is writing the script. The film is about Conan's efforts to stay on his throne and the final cycle of a life spent obliterating anyone who got in his way. The Legend Of Conan is planned to go into production later this year and is being produced by Fredrik Malmberg through Paradox Entertainment.




CONAN THE AVENGER #2 - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Kilian Plunkett (Cover)

When a case of mistaken identity leaves Conan accused of witchcraft, the Cimmerian finds himself the target of the powerful and deadly Agara—witch hunter of Kush! But as the warrior and the wizard quarrel, an evil force plots to eliminate them both!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #5 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan’s ally Agara has been imprisoned after learning a deadly truth—can he get word to Conan in time? Meanwhile, a witch sends a horrifying demon after Conan—will Conan find out who is behind these terrors before fear drives the city to tear itself apart?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale August 27

CONAN THE AVVENGER #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN140073.



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

Forgotten Books: DEALING OUT DEATH by W.T.Ballard (1948) - New!
Comic Gallery: KERRY DRAKE (1944) - New!
Overlooked Films: TARZAN OF THE APES (1918) - New!
Forgotten Stories: OVER THE WALL by John K. Butler (read it here!)
Doc Savage is Back! THE WAR MAKERS by Will Murray and Ryerson Johnson
Comic Gallery: CRIME CLINIC (1951-52)
Forgotten Books: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT by Robert B. Parker (1974)
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Judy of the Jungle (1947-48)







DEJAH OF MARS #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Following the events of Warlord of Mars #100, John Carter has gone missing. And to find him there’s nothing Dejah Thoris won’t break. No one she won’t hurt. No hornet’s nest she won’t kick. But the Warlord of Mars stole an important Helium artifact before he disappeared, so not only is the Princess on her own this time — she has to get Carter before anyone else does!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





DEJAH OF MARS #4 (OF 4) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

FINAL ISSUE!
Ruthless! Reckless! Remorseless! Dejah Thoris will shoot, hack and smash her way to her abducted husband – half a step ahead of the Helium Royal Guard. But the Red Reaper may kill John Carter first trying to extract the secret of his immortality. And if he can’t do that, he’s taking everyone on Barsoom with him — by activating the giant red cannons buried around the planet! The death-filled conclusion of Mark Rahner’s brutal meditation on life and death after the end of Issus!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 20

DEJAH OF MARS #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141121.





DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOLUME 2 TP - Coming in August!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Dejah Thoris has survived a horrific ordeal at the hands of the ravenous Thark, Voro. Now in hiding and mutilated, Voro is behind a terror campaign that threatens to destroy the peace that John Carter brought to red and green inhabitants of Barsoom. The violent Green Martian dreams of the streets of Helium flowing with the blood of its people. Traumatized, isolated, and fighting eons of race hatred, Dejah Thoris must stop the villain's red flood! Collects issues #5-8 of Dejah Thoris & the Green Men of Mars.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $16.99, On sale August 20


DEJAH OF MARS #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141132.





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

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

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

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

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


DOC SAVAGE ANNUAL 2014 - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
(Writer) Shannon Eric Canton (Art/Cover) Roberto Castro

Doc Savage and the Ghosts of War: After the recent loss of a squadmate from the war to end all wars, Doc will travel to South America to connect with an old love and reassess his place in the world. His sabbatical is anything but relaxing as Doc confronts a mysterious ghost-army, a secret league of scientists and all the dangers of an ancient death-temple. But these encounters are nothing compared to what Doc will discover about himself… a truth that will change Doc Savage forever.

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99




Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Dynamite Entertainment
Join Forces to Relaunch Original "John Carter: Warlord of Mars"


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his literary creations, and one of the comics industry's leaders, Publisher Dynamite Entertainment, announced today a comprehensive agreement that will see the return of Burroughs' original "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" to the pages of comic books, comic strips and graphic novels.  The agreement allows for the world-wide publication of the John Carter universe as well as "Lord of the Jungle" and ERB's library of archival material.

The initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition of comic book rights by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary, as well as a recent legal settlement with Dynamite that cleared the way for Dynamite to introduce key characters and plot elements from the John Carter backstory that were, until now, absent from recent comic book interpretations. 

"It was important to us that we reacquire the comic book and comic strip rights from Marvel Entertainment so we could reintroduce them in the market place.  We're excited to see the exploits of Edgar Rice Burroughs' first science fiction adventure hero brought to life in their fullness by the passionate creative talents assembled by the folks at Dynamite," said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. "They're true fans - and it shows on every page and in every idea they've shared with us.  Now fans everywhere will be able to appreciate the original adventure stories that later spawned Flash Gordon, Superman, Star Wars and Avatar."

"Working together with Jim and the team at ERB, we will be taking the worlds of John Carter and The Lord of the Jungle publishing initiatives to a new level.  There's a rich history, and an incredible amount of archival material in the ERB library, and we're looking forward to bringing it to the fans around the world.  This is the beginning of a great relationship." states Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "I can't express how happy and excited everyone at Dynamite is to be working hand in hand with everyone at ERB, Inc". 

John Carter debuted in 1912 as the lead character in Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel, serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in the pulp magazine, The All-Story, and later published as a complete novel retitled A Princess of Mars.  The character excited the imagination of readers and quickly imprinted onto the public psyche. As many literary and popular culture scholars attest, John Carter served as the template for a litany of adventure heroes to follow, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Superman to the Jedi knights of Star Wars fame and most recently, Avatar.

In planning for a late 2014 relaunch, Dynamite Entertainment confirmed that the new comic book series will be titled John Carter: Warlord of Mars.  Dynamite will also republish other John Carter assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John Coleman Burroughs, the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs.   


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

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

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

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





Art by Joe Jusko 

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

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

"Five Cent Tip" by Frank Johnson from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1941
It Looked Like a Fine Kidnaping Scheme - Before Two Learned
Policemen Who Knew All the Answers Barged into the Play!
"White Heat" by Arthur J. Burks from 
DETECTIVE NOVELS (Canada), June, 1943
Fire Marshal Joe Drake Got His Fill of Danger When He Bucked Mobsters Who Pulled Two Simultaneous Crimes!
"New Year's Trap" by Johnston McCulley from G-MEN 
DETECTIVE, February, 1946
A flickering candle means death to Police Sergeant Jim Jilley when a stir-crazy killer seeks grim vengeance!


FLASH GORDON #5 - Coming in August!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

BRAND NEW ARC!
Same Creative Dream Team! Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Aquaman), Evan “Doc” Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) take Flash to Sky City, as The Man From Earth battles against the Hawkmen under rule of Ming The Merciless! How’s one man supposed to save a galaxy? Simple… punch stuff and keep smiling! Find out why IGN says “If you are starting a list of Best Comics of 2014, make sure you leave room for Flash Gordon #1!"


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 13  

FLASH GORDON #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141115 (Laming cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUN141116 (Haeser cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141117 (80th anniversary cover).



Gabriel Hunt - Arriving in book stores May 27!
HUNT AT WORLD'S END by Nicholas Kaufmann


In pursuit of three lost gems that could unleash an ancient power, Gabriel Hunt travels to Borneo, Turkey, and the Kalahari Desert with the deadly Cult of Anatolia hot on his trail.


 
The Golden Age - Now online!


Marvel Science Stories 1938-1941 ~ Norman Saunders, Wesso, Jack Kirby, Frank R. Paul, Alex Schomburg
- New!
J. Allen St John 1875-1957 ~ The Face In The Pool ~ 1905 - New!
Joseph Clement Coll illustrating Sax Rohmer - New!
Horror and Fantasy Anthologies ~ 1946-1978
Stolen Sweets

The Shadow

Amra ~ Roy Krenkel and others ~ 1961-1982


GROO VS. CONAN #2 (of 4) - Coming in August!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

Eisner Award winners Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés team with the incomparable Thomas Yeates for a crossover thousands of years in the making. Groo vs. Conan pits the two most feared barbarians in comics against one another. Will the savagery of Conan overwhelm the stupidity of Groo, or will Groo’s unmatched aptitude for destruction catch the Cimmerian swordsman off guard?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale August 27

GROO VS. CONAN #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN140043.



Hermes Press: PHANTOM GOLD KEY OMNIBUS - Coming in September!
(Writer) Bill Harris (Art) Bill Lignante, Sparky Moore (Cover) George Wilson

Hermes Press' best selling The Phantom: The Gold Key Years, Volumes One and Two, now out of print, are collected in this deluxe omnibus edition. Presenting the complete run of Gold Key's Phantom comic books, issues #1-#17 in one comprehensive, definitive volume. Featuring painted cover art by comic book legend George Wilson with interior artwork by Silver Age stalwart Bill Lignante and scripts by Bill Harris.


Hardcover, 8x11, 512 pages, Full Color, $84.99, On sale September 24


PHANTOM GOLD KEY OMNIBUS is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141290.



Hermes Press: ZORRO: THE COMPLETE DELL PRE-CODE COMICS - Coming in August!
(Writer) Max Allan Collins, Johnston McCulley (Art) Everett Raymond Kinstler & Various (Cover) Everett Raymond Kinstler

Now for the first time in over sixty years read the original comic books that introduced Zorro to young readers all over the world.  Starting with Four Color #228, Dell Comics introduced Zorro with a book based on the original Johnston McCully story. Featured in this deluxe full color reprint of all of Dell's Pre-Code Zorro comics are issues 228, 425, 497, 538, 574, 617, and 732.  These stories feature artwork by Everett Raymond Kinstler (497, 538, and 574), Bob Fujitani, Bob Correa and Alberto Giolitti. Collects seven complete issues, with a special essay by Max Allan Collins.

Hardcover, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $60.00, On sale August 13

RESOLICITATION - PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

ZORRO:THE COMPLETE DELL PRE-CODE COMICS is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141294.




Hermes Press
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE PHANTOM
By Peter David and Sal Velluto

Coming in September!


The Phantom returns to comic books with Hermes Press!  Starting in September, Hermes Press will begin the release of an all-new, six part mini-series featuring the classic Ghost Who Walks, helmed by super-star writer Peter David with artwork by seasoned veteran and Phantom chronicler extraordinaire Sal Velluto.

Hermes Press Publisher Daniel Herman observed that, “When we asked King Features to allow us to build on the mythos of The Phantom we were clear that we wanted to expand the canon of one of comics’ greatest legends by embracing the character and his history, and by building on it.  We want to create new stories that Lee Falk would be proud of!”

Herman said that the selection of Peter David was the obvious choice as he is a well known fan of the strip and understands its mythos.  David has written extensively for comic books for over twenty-five years, as well as for television and film. He is currently hard at work creating a story arc that fans won’t want to miss.

David pointed out that, “I’ve been a huge Phantom fan for years, and even had the chance to work on him for DC many years ago.  I’m thrilled that Daniel approached me about this series and I’m taking the opportunity to produce a story I’ve literally been thinking about for a couple of decades.  I’m very much looking forward to seeing Sal’s pencils and putting the book out there for the fans.”
 
Velluto is also hard at work crafting the art for issue #1.  “This will be a classic story that will attract both fans and those who have yet to enjoy the adventures of The Phantom,” he commented.

Issue #1 will be solicited in August Previews and will hit comic shops boasting two covers by Velluto as well as variants by seasoned Phantom artists Alex Saviuk and Graham Nolan.  A special poster created by Velluto will also be released at the San Diego Comic-Con to mark the new series.

“For the last five years Hermes Press has published reprints of Lee Falk’s classic comic strip together with our comprehensive reprint series of the Gold Key, King, and Charlton Comics adventures of The Phantom—now we’ll have the opportunity to add to that material with original comic books,” Herman said, adding, “We couldn’t be more excited and we think fans will be too.”




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #46 - Coming in August!

In this Issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of Charles Dana Gibson, world famous for his creation of the original pin-up-the "Gibson Girl". Rare photographs, tear sheets and original artworks are shown. Our second feature concerns the work of cartoonist A.B. Frost, perhaps best known for his Br'er Rabbit illustrations, and other satirical comic strips and illustrations from the early 1900s. Comic strips, drawings, and many rarely seen original paintings are showcased. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #46 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141294.


Illustration Magazine




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


Edgar Rice Burroughs is well qualified to write Western fiction. He “rode range” in the early days and knows the life. This is the first cowboy story he has written and he makes good--as usual. No better yarn of the old cattle days can be found in current fiction. Tense dramatic situations; unforgettable characters presented with incomparable skill; the humor and repartee of the “boys”, and over all the glamor and romance of the old west.

 

JUSTICE, INC. #1 (of 6)  - Coming in August!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf, Stephen Segovia

An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic crossover is 75 years in the making, Justice, Inc. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 20

JUSTICE INC. #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141026 (Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUN141027 (Frankavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141028 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141029 (Syaf cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141030 (Segovia cover).











KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 28!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)
 
Conan’s quest for the mystical jewel that could restore him to the throne of Aquilonia leads him into a pitch-black, demon-filled maze in Stygia! Facing the fanatical priests of Set will be hard enough, but can the hot-blooded barbarian resist Akivasha, a tempting seductress with . . . strange appetites?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

As Lady Zorro battles with her urge to exact vengeance on the General, Hugo is ridden down by the mercenary troops, brought back to the mansion, and tortured. The General uses Hugo's theft of an axe as an excuse to exert martial law on Alta California, wresting command from (and arresting) Capitain Ramón. Can Lady Zorro rescue Hugo, the axe, and the Capitain from a mansion teeming with ruthless mercenary soldiers? The odds are almost impossible... and Lady Zorro will find herself using a rallying cry that she never thought would pass her lips.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale August 13

LADY ZORRO #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141102.






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race - New!
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014
New Review of HIDDEN GHOSTS on Amazon
And You Thought Pulp Writers Had A Hard Time Getting Paid
Walker Martin's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Report 2014
More Pulp News  
Pulp and Other News, April 14, 2014
Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest - New!
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin
The Lone Ranger: The Lost "1933" Adventures
Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes


Matthew Reilly: TROLL MOUNTAIN - Now available!

A dauntless young hero.
An army of brutal monsters.
An impossible quest.
Journey to the mountain ...

In an isolated valley, a small tribe of humans is dying from a terrible illness.
There are rumors, however, that the trolls of Troll Mountain, the valley's fearsome overlords, have found a cure for the illness: a fabulous elixir.
When his sister is struck down by the disease and his tribal leaders refuse to help him, an intrepid youth named Raf decides to defy his tribe and do the unthinkable: he will journey alone to Troll Mountain and steal the elixir from the dreaded trolls.
But to get to Troll Mountain, Raf will have to pass through dangerous swamps and haunting forests filled with wolves, hobgoblins and, worst of all, the ever-present danger of rogue trolls ...
The journey to the mountain has begun.


Kindle Edition: $5.24





The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/

Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...



MY BROTHER’S KEEPER - Now available in Trade Paperback!
David Wright’s Debut Novel Brings Epic Fantasy to the New Pulp World!


White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback format of David Wright’s MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, Volume 1 of the “Galahad’s Doom” series!

Centuries ago, Saint Galahad came to the world of Lanis, bringing with him the teachings of The Way. Before his death, the great Saint was granted a vision of a cataclysmic future.

New to the king's army and relegated to remote border duty, Galen Griffon led a peaceful life until a battle with marauders from the North pulled him onto a path of Destiny. Meanwhile circumstances find his brother, Lucas, on a much darker path, willing to do anything to prove his worth.

Ancient foes bide their time as the world moves closer to war. Wizards and demons conspire to control the fate of the kingdoms. Omens herald the days of Galahad's Doom and the Church awaits the rise of the Creator's Champion.
Torn between duty to king and god, Galen must decide if he will embrace The Way or reject the beliefs of his forefathers. The fate of Lanis, held under the Creator's gaze, hangs in the balance.
In this debut novel, popular New Pulp adventure author David Wright (Gideon Cain: Demon Hunter; Hero’s Best Friend) weaves a tale of faith and magic; of temptation and redemption, as Galen must discover who he is in a kingdom on the cusp of war.

“There's an odd tension between some conservative groups and magic-based fantasy,” observes Wright. “I decided to explore that area between faith and magic and found it fertile ground for drama. I ended up with a hero torn between duties to church and state. I'm excited to finally get this book out and look forward to hearing from readers.”

“I already had tremendous respect and admiration for David Wright’s skills as a writer,” says Van Allen Plexico of White Rocket Books. “But with this novel, he has exceeded everything his audience could have hoped for and expected. This is a tour-de-force and a home run—and it’s powerful on a spiritual level as well as being a terrific adventure story.”

The book boasts a spectacular cover painting by artist Mark Williams (Legion I: Lords of Fire).

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement and in adventure fiction, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.


MY BROTHER’S KEEPER is a $15.95, 6x9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books. 
330 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0692204030     ISBN-10: 0692204032   (5.5 x 8.5” Trade Paperback)




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

Fanzines - New!
Triple Detective
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
The Silence of Death
The Death Tower  

Coming in July and now accepting pre-orders!

Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
Now on sale for: £16.95





PS Publishing: ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2 - Coming in October!
(Editor) Roy Thomas (Art) Robert Webb, Alex A. Blum

She may still be everyone's favorite yellow-tressed, leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane! There have been other incarantions, of course, but it's this classic material that strikes at the very heart of Good Girl Art. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle issues #5-10 (Summer 1949 to 1950) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99
, On sale October 1

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141391.








Thrilling Science Fiction & Fantasy
- New!

Standard Magazines entered the science-fiction market in 1936 when they bought Hugo Gernsback's WONDER STORIES.
Around the start of 1939, with interest growing in the genre, they added a couple of companions to the rechristened THRILLING WONDER STORIES.
The science-fiction title was STARTLING STORIES, while STRANGE STORIES delved into fantasy and the supernatural.
A year later, CAPTAIN FUTURE was added to the mix (we'll have more on that one at a later date).



Science Fiction, the Marvel Way - New!

Before attaining financial success as the publisher of Marvel Comics, Martin Goodman was pretty much a fly-by-night publisher
of pulps, true crime magazines, and anything else on which he could turn a fast profit.



Campbell’s Astounding - New!

It didn't take long for John W. Campbell to start changing ASTOUNDING STORIES after he succeeded F. Orlin Tremaine as editor of the magazine.
 In his editorials, Campbell called these changes, "mutations," and one of the first was to change the name of the magazine to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION.



An Astounding Resurrection - New!

Although ASTOUNDING STORIES disappeared from the newsstand following the bankruptcy of Clayton Magazines, it was soon revived by pulp powerhouse Street & Smith.
The new ASTOUNDING was edited by F. Orlin Tremaine who worked to improve the literary quality of the fiction that he published.
He challenged his writers to think outside the box, asking them to explore new ideas through what he called “thought variant” stories.



Stories of Super Science - New!

Except for stories scattered through the general fiction pulps, Hugo Gernsback pretty much had a monopoly on the science-fiction market for over four years.
In late 1929, this state of affairs came to an end when Clayton Magazines released ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE.


The Sense of Wonder (Stories) - New!

In 1987, longtime science-fiction author Jack Williamson wrote:
“I don’t think anybody today can entirely understand what it meant to me and many like me then...
but we found sheer wonder in AMAZING STORIES, a rich new revelation of exciting things to come,
a dazzling vision of new ideas and discoveries and inventions that could push our future frontiers wider, make all our lives richer.”



Amazing Stories - New!

In 1926, Hugo Gernsback released  the first science-fiction specialty magazine, AMAZING STORIES.



Science and Invention - New!

Gernsback launched The Electrical Experimenter with its May 1913 number.
 Its title was changed to Science and Invention with its August 1920 issue.



The Unique Magazine

Weird Tales was the first periodical specifically devoted to the fantasy genre.
Premiering in early 1923, its publishers envisioned “The Unique Magazine” as a place for a writer to be given
“free rein to express his innermost feelings in a manner befitting great literature.”



The Munsey Magazines

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues tonight at 7 PM at www.pulpfest.com.
Be sure to stop by for "The Munsey Magazines," a look at science fiction in the general fiction pulps of the early twentieth century.
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next month or so, as we look toward our celebration of
"Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you are enjoying the series.


Prelude to the Pulps

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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

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

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


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


Win a FREE membership!

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith - New!
The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft
Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest 2012 – Barsoom and Beyond

The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Pulpfest 2012 – Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick

Pulp Den - Now online!

Voodoo Ridge - New!
The Bronze Gazette #70 - New!
Renee Novelle - Calculated - Promo Blitz
COMBAT And Other Shenanigans
Machines of The Little People
TRIPLE DETECTIVE
GELEN

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Art - Drawings and Paintings from Windy City 2014 - New!
Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014
On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series
- New!
Pulp forerunners: The Edisonades
- New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 6′
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

‘Sherlock Holmes: The Crossover Casebook’
Two for pulp hero fans

Review: ‘New Adventures of Jim Anthony’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
- New!
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan
- New!
3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
What’s your favorite pulp magazine?
‘Dime Mystery Magazine’ (November 1934)

Windy City 2014 convention reports
3 pulp questions: John Gunnison

Bits of pulp: The original ‘X-Men’
A weird ‘Weird Tales’
Windy City is the next pulp event

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #50
The Spider #73 Audiobook
The Spider and the Eyeless Legion
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as The Spider for nearly six harrowing years. He’s been through everything a good, resourceful pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since The Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.

The problem for his poor writer, Norvell W. Page, was that there are only so many plot variations for a hero who fought crime in his dual identities. So as the year 1939 dawned, Page’s editors must put their heads together and asked themselves, “What can we do that we’ve never done before?”



Evidently, they decided to subject Dick Wentworth, his fiancee Nita van Sloan, and the other stalwart Spider crew to a monthly series of challenges designed to make the readers clutch at their hearts and rend their garments in sympathetic anguish.

The stirring sequence began with Rule of the Monster Men, and ran for half a year––no doubt the worst of Richard Wentworth’s harried and hectic career.

The Spider and the Eyeless Legion is the final part of this multi-story sequence of Spider novels in which first Nita van Sloan was reduced to a helpless cripple, and then Wentworth himself was forced to become a wanted fugitive. It is in that unaccustomed and dangerous role that this electrifying novel takes place.

This time, Wentworth must battle a new underworld power who is determined to conquer New York City, using the power of the Eyeless Terror as his sinister scepter. Forced to don new disguises and alternate identities, separated from his loyal aides, former millionaire Richard Wentworth works the mean streets as he attempts to topple this latest underworld czar. Then things take a terrible turn as the Spider is struck blind and enslaved by the malevolently fat Amoy.

Once more, the incomparable Nick Santa Maria narrates another thrilling Spider exploit. A new Masked Marksman entry by Emile C. Tepperman, “Headliner from Hell,” is read by Roy Worley. This is a Total Pulp Experience audiobook. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download



Radio Archives
Will Murray Has A FREE Spider Download For You!
Rule of the Monster Men!

 
Radio Archives has just released its 50th Will Murray Pulp Classics audiobook! It's The Spider and the Eyeless Legion, one of the most exciting and compelling adventures starring millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth. We thought it only fitting to celebrate this landmark with the hero who kicked off the successful Will Murray Pulp Classics––The Spider!

To help celebrate this milestone, I’m offering a free download of the story that started the recent sequence of Spider exploits, Rule of the Monster Men. Set in the New York World's Fair, Rule of the Monster Men pits The Spider against one of the most most malevolent criminal masterminds he ever encountered.

It began with the sighting of a veterinarian’s ambulance, its caged rear crammed with helpless human beings––all victims of Manhattan’s newest monster, the Wreck!
 
The Rule of the Monster Men had begun.
 


Creating an army of human cripples, the Wreck begins a looting spree that reaches from Park Avenue to the New York World’s Fair of 1939. In answer to this awful challenge, Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider, rushes to the defense of his beloved city of Manhattan. When his fiancee falls victim to this atrocious fiend, all bets are off! This is not a story with a happy ending....
 
Taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider. Including another Arthur Leo Zagat short story, “Doc Turner and the Winged Terror.” This is a Total Pulp Experience audiobook.
 
The Spider series was one of the most popular pulp magazines of the 1930s, and his fame has only grown in the 21st Century. Violent, realistic, and uncompromising in his pursuit of justice, The Spider never fails to deliver red-hot action and white-heat emotional thrills. See why he is rightly called the Master of Men!
 
To obtain your free download send an email to SpiderAudio@RadioArchives.com and you’ll receive the download link within seconds.



Radio Archives & Altus Press
The Complete Cases of Max Latin Audiobook
by Norbert Davis
with an introduction by John D. MacDonald
Read by Milton Bagby


Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald.
 
"Watch Me Kill You!" — I'll do an artistic job of it and everything'll be over and we'll have you all comfortable in your coffin before you know it. We will, that is, if we can keep Latin, the only shamus who might gum the works, sufficiently soaked in brandy till your grave's filled.


 
"Don't Give Your Right Name" — If you happen to get in the line of fire of a baleful Borgia on a murder rampage. Take a lesson from a shamus with a shady rep and stagger out of the way with plenty of brandy under your belt. You'll come out on top much quicker, with dough in your kick to boot, and a hell of a lot less grief.
 
"Give the Devil His Due" — As he accepts a murder commission—for a price—and joins up with the busy folk who are searching the missing Jupiter Zachary—to make sure he stays that way, and preferably dead.
 
"You Can Die Any Day" — In a variety of unpleasant ways, as the unctuous Mrs. Gregory Farmer soon found out when she decided to become a client of that nonesuch of the genus sleuth, the brandy-drinking Latin, who couldn't keep his feet out of the blood puddles any more than he could keep his beak away from a sniffing-glass.
 
"Charity Begins At Homicide" — With Max Latin and Carter-Heason, the guy strictly from Kipling, following the latest goings-on of the “Charity” racket.
 
Read with tongue in cheek by Milton Bagby. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #95: The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
For enough money, the Red Surgeon could make the most desperate killer unrecognizable; with his magic scalpel he changed entire personalities — could even amputate the conscience! Was it any wonder that his greatest ambition was to enlist Kirkpatrick, and the Spider, and Nita van Sloan as his loyal confederates? This could be done, he knew... by surgery alone! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

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

Battle Birds #48: Wings of the Panzer Patrol
Black was the sky with panzer wings, and the last grim counter-attack had failed, as Captain V and his death-dealing squadron roared into battle formation. Five men and a prayer they were — against a world gone mad! Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #65: The Sky Serpent Flies Again!
The sharpened claws of a Yellow Ace are red with the blood of Americans, and only G-8 and his Battle Aces remain in the path of the Sky Serpent! You’ve not known a thrill or a haunting fear until you’ve stood with the Master Spy at this cross-road of his career, and fought shoulder to shoulder with him against a scourge that it seemed impossible to combat! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


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

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Slips That Pass in the Night" by John Parkhill
Each passing minute told Dick that the girl he loved would love him more — if he were dead! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Sold to Satan" by Jules Archer
Frank Winelass’ personal devil was plenty worried about his future. For if Winelass went to the chair — where would he go? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Bleeding Hand" by Joseph W Quinn
From the burial crypts of ancient Egypt came a grim warning to the living to beware — lest they join the dead! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Crimson Thread" by Ken Kessler
My life and her death were hanging on the same slim thread — only I held the scissors! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.






RED SONJA #14 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Yasmin Liang

Red Sonja's new soul-searing epic, "The Forgiving of Monsters, continues, as a brutal and repulsive parasite has infected the She-devil, right as she is on the trail of the last survivor of the marauders who murdered her village! This is Sonja as you have never seen her before, don't miss it! Gail Simone’s epic story ends with issue #18, so prepare for the culmination of her epic run!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 27

RED SONJA #14 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141070 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN14 1071 (Liang cover).




Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.


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

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


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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan's Justice, Inc.

Mr. Uslan stops by the Sanctum to talk about the upcoming Justice, Inc. series that will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The first-ever teaming of Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, the series is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. Be warned: there are mild spoilers included in the podcast!

   
THE SHADOW VERSUS GRENDLE
By Matt Wagner
Coming in September !








THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #4 (OF 10) - Coming in August!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The City of Light welcomes the Creature of the night as The Shadow haunts the rooftops of Paris...one step behind his quarry--as the Doomsday clock clicks inexorably to Midnight...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 13

THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN141096.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

King of the Black Market - New!
Kings of Crime
- New!
Double Death
Crime County
The Wealth Seeker

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.

What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Eight - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Seven - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Six - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five
Weird Tales #362 Now Available
Tellers of Weird Tales on the Weird Tales Website
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Four
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Three
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Two
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part One

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways. Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on worlds of tomorrow.


Weird Tales #362
Now available!

Weird Tales Magazine and Nth Dimension Media are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2014 issue of Weird Tales Magazine.
Continuing the successful concept of themed issues, #362 is our unsettling, but entertaining, Undead issue.
And as always, there is also a sizable amount of un-themed fiction included in this issue. Issue #362 contains a mixture of themed and un-themed weird fiction and poetry along with sprinkling of non-fiction.

The Eyrie
∙ Tribute to Park Godwin by Marvin Kaye
∙ An Inside Look at Weird Tales by Jeff Wong

  
UNDEAD
∙ #rising by Cynthia Ward
∙ Ink by Bob Fingerman
∙ Happy Hunting Ground by Andrew J. Wilson
∙ Until I come Again by Justin Gustainis
∙ The Waves from Afar by Kurt Fawver
∙ Darkling I Listen by Keris McDonald
∙ Therapeutic by Tim McDaniel
∙ The Bride of the Vampire by Ron Goulart
∙ One Day at a Time by Charles Black
∙ From the Casebook of Dead Jack, Zombie P.I.:  “The Amorous Ogre” by James Aquilone

UNTHEMED FICTION
∙ Letting Go by Jamie Lackey
∙ Coven House by David C. Smith
∙ Thinking of You by Nicholas Knight
∙ The Game of Bear by M.R. James & Helen Grant
∙ Formidable Terrain by Elizabeth Bear
∙ The Impression by Ramsey Campbell
 
INTERVIEW
∙ with Joyce Carol Oates by Danel Olson
 
90th ANNIVERSARY FICTION
∙ Slaughter House by Carole Bugge´
 
POETRY
∙ Severity by Arinn Dembo
∙ Occult Warning by Karl Würf & Darrell Schweitzer
∙ City Out of Time by Brian Lumley
∙ MoonRise by Jill Bauman
∙ Flash Fiction Horror Show by Jane Yolen

 
The front cover art is by Danielle Tunstall with a Richard Matheson tribute painting on the rear cover by Jeff Wong.


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Hardboiled Pulp: More Than Just a Man’s World 

The world of hardboiled pulp is certainly male-dominated, but there have been female authors who have given the masters of the sub-genre a run for their money. Leigh Brackett is certainly the best known female hardboiled writer if only for her screenplay adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep (1945) for director Howard Hawks’ acclaimed film featuring Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe. Brackett also adapted Chandler’s The Long Goodbye (1973) for director Robert Altman’s deconstruction of the genre with Elliott Gould as Marlowe. Less well-remembered is the hardboiled novel that won Brackett the chance to first adapt Chandler, No Good from a Corpse (1944).

Read the rest at the links below.

William Preston
New "Old Man" story now available!


"Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key," the latest tale in William Preston's "Old Man" series, is now available as a 99-cent e-book via Amazon. A 24,000-word novella, "Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key" is the fourth story in the "Old Man" series, which began as an homage to Doc Savage and other pulp heroes; each story first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. The first two stories, "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and "Clockworks," are available together as an e-book via Amazon. "Unearthed," the third story, is also available as an e-book. As of spring, 2014, a fifth and final story is in progress. 

Several years after the events of “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down,” Lieutenant Jimmy Randolph, a young veteran, can’t shake himself free from the traumas of war—or the strange events at Perilous Base, a Texas military prison that housed one prisoner. Half a year earlier, Jimmy had come to Perilous as a last resort, a special interrogator meant to crack the silence of a mysterious century-old man who had said nothing for five years. Now, unsettled in a civilian world, he is summoned to act by a series of inexplicable events that lead him closer to understanding both himself and the prisoner he knew only as "Methuselah."









16 May 2014



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

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

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

Airship 27 Productions
 TOWER OF METROPOLIS
Coming soon!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce it will be producing a prequel anthology based on 1927 silent, METROPOLIS.

METROPOLIS is a German expressionist epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang.  It was written by Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Afred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge.  It was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA.

“I first saw the film in 1970 at the World Science Fiction Convention,” relates Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “I’d heard about it most of my life, but finally getting to see it was a revelation.  I was stunned at what Lang had been able to achieve at what was the early days of film development.”

METROPOLIS is regarded as a pioneer work of science fiction movies, being the first feature-length movie of the genre.  Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, METROPOLIS is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s Boss, and Maria, a teacher and champion of the workers, to overcome the gulf separating the classes of their city.  Filmed in 1925, at a cost of approximately five million Reichsmarks, it was the most expensive film ever released up to that point.

“Over the years,” continues Fortier, “I’ve always wanted to revisit Lang’s amazing City of Tomorrow and always imagined there were many more stories left to be told.  Whereas the film’s tale does reach the fitting climax to its own plot, what of the time prior to its events?  Where did Maria come from?  Who were her teachers?  The film hints at a past friendship between the Boss and the mad-scientist, Rotwang.  These were the stories I wanted to unearth.”


TOWERS OF METROPOLIS will feature four new tales that will address those kinds of questions.  The contributors include New Pulp writers Michael Panush, Kevin Noel Olson, James Palmer and William Patrick Maynard.  The book will have a new cover by life-long METROPOLIS fan, artist Michael Kaluta, with amazing interiors illustrations by Paul Allan Ballard, another huge METROPOLIS enthusiast.  (See attached work in progess.)

“To call TOWERS OF METROPOLIS a labor of love by all involved, would be the biggest understatement of all time,” Fortier concludes.  “Our goal is nothing less than an epic volume that will add to the wonder and mythos of this classic film.”

Airship 27 Productions plans to release TOWERS OF METROPOLIS at the end of the year.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Coming soon!

The Adventures of Faidit and Cercamon
 by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (1888-1971) is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” among the pulp writers—as a professor of English and Germanic Philology at Berkeley, University of California, he is known for his translation of the 13th century Scandinavian mythological work Edda and his scholarly work on the Old English epic poem Beowulf, but in the early stages of his career he also wrote exciting historical adventures—sometimes in collaboration with his friend Farnham Bishop—for the pulp magazines Adventure and Argosy.

 This volume collects all the stories of Brodeur’s medieval heroes Pierre of the Sword and Cercamon the Troubadour which were published in Adventure between 1921 and 1925. Set in the middle of the 12th century Brodeur tells exciting tales about dramatic sieges and battles, deadly political intrigues, tournaments and duels with noble and not so noble opponents and bloody fights against ruthless outlaw gangs. Rich in historical detail—which never distracts from the adventure—Brodeur brings to life the medieval world of Southern France, Normandy, England, Moorish Spain and the Holy Land.

 Some of the stories feature the quick-witted swordsman Pierre Faidit, some his equal in swordsmanship and cleverness, the troubadour Cercamon, and still others both of them—first on different sides, but later on as brothers-in-arms when they join young Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy, in his struggle for the crown of England.
 
580 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!


THE SHADOW Volume 85: "Masters of Death," "Voodoo Death" and "The Shadow Challenged"
The Knight of Darkness battles murderous supervillains in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow wages a final battle against his greatest enemy, Shiwan Khan, in "Masters of Death." Then, savage drums promise eerie menace when Professor MacAbre attempts to bring "Voodoo Death" to The Shadow and Margo Lane! BONUS: A murderous Shadow uses the power of invisibility for evil and sets a deadly trap for Lamont Cranston in "The Shadow Challenged." Which Shadow will have the last laugh? This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-146-2 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W  $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!

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

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in August!

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

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

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



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming May 20!

Twenty-four stories starring one of the most unique pulp detectives of all time

In a hot, cramped office not far from the Pasig River, an ingenious investigator waits for clients. Younger than he appears, with gray hair and squinting eyes, he is Jo Gar, the half-Filipino Island Detective whose intuition makes him one of the sharpest sleuths in either hemisphere. From the back alleys of Manila to the docks of San Francisco, he tracks killers, unmasks liars, and outwits thieves. Although he appears harmless, this tropical PI is not afraid to pull a knife or squeeze the trigger on his army-issue Colt .45.

Based on Raoul Whitfield’s childhood experiences in the Philippines, Jo Gar is a rarity of his era: an Asian sleuth who defies the stereotypes of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan. Gar is one of the most brilliant creations ever to step from the pages of Black Mask.




Blade Runner - New feature film in the works, Harrison Ford may reprise his role!

Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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

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


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!
Subscriber Copies are in the mail!

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


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

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

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

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


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



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella
Thomas Owen is the guest this week as he and Ric chat about his novel 'Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Modern Cinderella.

Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby
Episode 278:  Betrayal on Monster Earth
Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Episode 276:  Soulquest

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

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

Front Cover: Tim Faurote

Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton and Kevin Duncan

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

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

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


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #14 - Coming in August!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Cover)

Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It’s the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn’t have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale August 27


THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 9: THE BLOOD OF THE SERPENT AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in October!
Don Kraar (Writer), Mike Docherty (Pencils/Cover), Fraja Bator (Inks/Cover), and George Roussos (Color)

Conan and his allies prepare to crush the enemy coalition that nearly cost Conan his kingdom. With Conan’s daughter about to marry, the malefic sorcerer Crassus readies his own wedding gift—Conan’s destruction at the hands of his own son! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #41–#45.


Trade Paperback, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale October 29


CONAN THE AVENGER #5 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan’s ally Agara has been imprisoned after learning a deadly truth—can he get word to Conan in time? Meanwhile, a witch sends a horrifying demon after Conan—will Conan find out who is behind these terrors before fear drives the city to tear itself apart?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale August 27



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

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

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

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

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


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

Forgotten Stories: OVER THE WALL by John K. Butler (read it here!) - New!
Doc Savage is Back! THE WAR MAKERS by Will Murray and Ryerson Johnson - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIME CLINIC (1951-52) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT by Robert B. Parker (1974)
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Judy of the Jungle (1947-48)



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "Chain of Death" from the July 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"By His Own Rope" by Sam Brant from TEXAS RANGERS, April, 1940
Bill Berry Finds That a Lynch Noose Can Bring About a Rustler Showdown.
"Mud In His Honor's Eye" by Lon Williams from WESTERN ACTION, June, 1953
Featuring: Judge Steele
Judge Steele's hanging blood was hot again - but not against the accused, this time. Even Wardlow Steele could see that Whoa-Mule Goler wasn't a killer! But that just meant that someone else ought to hang!
"The Morgue the Merrier" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, February, 1937
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty and Scoop thought crashing a whoopee party would be a pleasant way to solve a murder. But the guests turned out to be quite heavily armed, and the spirit of their revelry was . . . . The Morgue the Merrier


FIGHT CARD - Now available!

Albuquerque, 1947
A fighter on the rise despite a growing illness, Ben Harman is on track for a heavyweight title shot until one disastrous night in New Mexico ends his chance at glory, and his pro career, in one overhand right.
 
Mamaroneck, 1953
Along with Pete – his manager and fellow refugee from Chicago’s St. Vincent’s Asylum for Boys – Ben lands north of New York City in the harbor town of Mamaroneck. This will be the latest underground boxing hot spot to fall victim to Pete and Ben’s scam. The scam is simple – it keeps Pete and Ben ahead of what happened in Albuquerque and, hopefully, ahead of the acromegaly twisting and weakening Ben’s body by the punch. Move and scam, move and scam, has always been their plan.
 
Then Ben meets Vicky, a fallen Hollywood day player able to see past Ben’s monstrous exterior to the man inside. As their romance grows, Ben and Vicky threaten to derail the perfect meal ticket Pete’s concocted, and Vicky’s connection to the man running Mamaroneck’s illegal fights – and the secret they share – puts everyone in danger.
 
Time is running out. With only so many punches left in his distorting hands, Ben Harman will have to decide how to use them – as a monster or as a man.


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


FLASH GORDON  #2 - Arriving in comic shops May 21!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

Holllllllllllld on tight, cuz Jeff parKer (Batman ’66, Aquaman), Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) are coming right at you with Flash Gordon, the man from Earth! As Flash’s heroic reputation grows across the cosmos, his fantastic talents are tested by the Beast Men of the Outer Lands of Arboria!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






The Golden Age - Now online!

Horror and Fantasy Anthologies ~ 1946-1978
Stolen Sweets

The Shadow

Amra ~ Roy Krenkel and others ~ 1961-1982

Frank R. Paul
Frank R. Paul ~ Misc
THE GREEN HORNET #12 - Arriving in comic shops May 21!
Written by Mark Waid, art by Ronilson Freire, covers by Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau.

It's all down to this--the Green Hornet's final chance at redemption, against a villain of his own creation! Trust us, you have no idea how to predict the outcome of this grand finale!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






GROO VS. CONAN #2 (of 4) - Coming in August!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

Eisner Award winners Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés team with the incomparable Thomas Yeates for a crossover thousands of years in the making. Groo vs. Conan pits the two most feared barbarians in comics against one another. Will the savagery of Conan overwhelm the stupidity of Groo, or will Groo’s unmatched aptitude for destruction catch the Cimmerian swordsman off guard?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale August 27


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014 - New!
New Review of HIDDEN GHOSTS on Amazon - New!
And You Thought Pulp Writers Had A Hard Time Getting Paid
Walker Martin's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Report 2014
More Pulp News  
Pulp and Other News, April 14, 2014
Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014



The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/

Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...



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

Triple Detective - New!
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
The Silence of Death
The Death Tower  
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes
Tom's New Pulp Creations 
Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest 2012 – Barsoom and Beyond

The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Pulpfest 2012 – Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick

Pulp Den - Now online!

Renee Novelle - Calculated - Promo Blitz - New!
COMBAT And Other Shenanigans - New!
Machines of The Little People - New!
TRIPLE DETECTIVE - New!
GELEN
STEEL ROSE Tour Blitz by Barbara Custer
The War Makers
Chronicles: The Library of Illumination

Pangaea: Eden's Planet

         Pulp Den  

The Collected Pulp Era Volume 2 - Now available!
by Lynn Hickman, Robert Weinberg (Introduction), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction), Mike Resnick (Introduction)

Back in print after decades, The Collected Pulp Era Volume 2 reprints the second half of this classic fanzine, shot straight from the original pages. Volume 2 collects The Pulp Era #68 through the revival #1 (1967-1993). Also included are articles, letters, tributes and rare photos, most of which have never before been seen.

380 pages

List Price: $24.95
Amazon price: $22.38





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

Arthur S. Hoffman's departure from Adventure magazine - an update - New!
Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014
On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine


Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.

Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword Volume 2 - Coming in February 2015!

Trade Paperback, 136 pages, $17.99





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 16 TP - Arriving in comic shops May 21!
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Gerry Conway (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Pencils/Inks), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Jorge Zaffino (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Andy Kubert (Inks), and Earl Norem (Cover)

Plagued by the apparition of a lost lover in torment, Conan returns to the Valley of Howling Shadows, a forbidding land of dark magic and suffocating madness. But the visions are the conjurings of a treacherous necromancer who needs Conan’s aid to claim a treasure of ultimate sorcerous power! Collects Conan stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #161–#170.


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”,
B&W, 528 pages, $19.99



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

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

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan's Justice, Inc.

Mr. Uslan stops by the Sanctum to talk about the upcoming Justice, Inc. series that will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The first-ever teaming of Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, the series is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. Be warned: there are mild spoilers included in the podcast!

   
THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #1 (OF 10) - Arriving in comic shops May 21!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

New Year’s, 1950—The end of a tumultuous decade... and Lamont Cranston, the man the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life... But despite this momentous decision, Margo Laine and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Double Death - New!
Crime County - New!
The Wealth Seeker
Xitli, God of Fire
The White Column
Vengeance Is Mine!

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #9 (OF 10) - Arriving in comic shops May 21!
Covers: Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, Wilfredo Torres
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres


Bimonthly! In pursuit of his enemy, The Shadow and Margo Lane must uncover the mysterious secrets of Chinatown, an area of the city that seems suddenly cloaked in a miasma of dread. As the intrepid Reporter inches ever closer to discovering The Shadow’s own secrets, the black-cloaked Master of Darkness finally comes face-to-face with his long-time nemesis—Dr. Zorn! Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner and artists Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring this exciting expose of The Shadow’s first adventures closer and closer to its thrilling conclusion.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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

What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Five - New!
Weird Tales #362 Now Available - New!
Tellers of Weird Tales on the Weird Tales Website
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Four
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Three
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Two
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part One

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways. Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on worlds of tomorrow.


Weird Tales #362
Now available!

Weird Tales Magazine and Nth Dimension Media are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2014 issue of Weird Tales Magazine.
Continuing the successful concept of themed issues, #362 is our unsettling, but entertaining, Undead issue.
And as always, there is also a sizable amount of un-themed fiction included in this issue. Issue #362 contains a mixture of themed and un-themed weird fiction and poetry along with sprinkling of non-fiction.

The Eyrie
∙ Tribute to Park Godwin by Marvin Kaye
∙ An Inside Look at Weird Tales by Jeff Wong

  
UNDEAD
∙ #rising by Cynthia Ward
∙ Ink by Bob Fingerman
∙ Happy Hunting Ground by Andrew J. Wilson
∙ Until I come Again by Justin Gustainis
∙ The Waves from Afar by Kurt Fawver
∙ Darkling I Listen by Keris McDonald
∙ Therapeutic by Tim McDaniel
∙ The Bride of the Vampire by Ron Goulart
∙ One Day at a Time by Charles Black
∙ From the Casebook of Dead Jack, Zombie P.I.:  “The Amorous Ogre” by James Aquilone

UNTHEMED FICTION
∙ Letting Go by Jamie Lackey
∙ Coven House by David C. Smith
∙ Thinking of You by Nicholas Knight
∙ The Game of Bear by M.R. James & Helen Grant
∙ Formidable Terrain by Elizabeth Bear
∙ The Impression by Ramsey Campbell
 
INTERVIEW
∙ with Joyce Carol Oates by Danel Olson
 
90th ANNIVERSARY FICTION
∙ Slaughter House by Carole Bugge´
 
POETRY
∙ Severity by Arinn Dembo
∙ Occult Warning by Karl Würf & Darrell Schweitzer
∙ City Out of Time by Brian Lumley
∙ MoonRise by Jill Bauman
∙ Flash Fiction Horror Show by Jane Yolen

 
The front cover art is by Danielle Tunstall with a Richard Matheson tribute painting on the rear cover by Jeff Wong.


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Resurrection of Dr. Mabuse, Part Two 

Less than six months ago, I reviewed indie wunderkind Ansel Faraj’s 21st Century update of Dr. Mabuse. The Rondo-nominated film garnered more attention from genre fans for Faraj’s stunt casting of veterans of the 1960s Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows than it did for his faithful recreation of Expressionism in the digital age of indie filmmaking.

Read the rest at the links below.

William Preston
New "Old Man" story now available!


"Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key," the latest tale in William Preston's "Old Man" series, is now available as a 99-cent e-book via Amazon. A 24,000-word novella, "Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key" is the fourth story in the "Old Man" series, which began as an homage to Doc Savage and other pulp heroes; each story first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. The first two stories, "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and "Clockworks," are available together as an e-book via Amazon. "Unearthed," the third story, is also available as an e-book. As of spring, 2014, a fifth and final story is in progress. 

Several years after the events of “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down,” Lieutenant Jimmy Randolph, a young veteran, can’t shake himself free from the traumas of war—or the strange events at Perilous Base, a Texas military prison that housed one prisoner. Half a year earlier, Jimmy had come to Perilous as a last resort, a special interrogator meant to crack the silence of a mysterious century-old man who had said nothing for five years. Now, unsettled in a civilian world, he is summoned to act by a series of inexplicable events that lead him closer to understanding both himself and the prisoner he knew only as "Methuselah."









09 May 2014



 
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORAB ILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FI CTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

Reports on this years show can be found at the following links!

The Pulp Net - Yellowed Perils: Windy City 2014 convention reports - New!

Pulp Flakes: Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014  - New!



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

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

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

18th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am to 5pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Altus Press
Now available!

 The Dime Detective Library
The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 1
by Carroll John Daly
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

 The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown plied his trade in the page of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

 Contains the following stories:
 “The Crime Machine”
“The Sixth Bullet”
 “The Curtain of Frost”
“The Call to Kill”
 “The Death Master”
 “Murder at Midnight”
 “As Midnight Strikes”
 “The Red Death”
 “The Price of Silence”

Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Coming soon!

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


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


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Coming soon!

The Adventures of Faidit and Cercamon
 by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (1888-1971) is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” among the pulp writers—as a professor of English and Germanic Philology at Berkeley, University of California, he is known for his translation of the 13th century Scandinavian mythological work Edda and his scholarly work on the Old English epic poem Beowulf, but in the early stages of his career he also wrote exciting historical adventures—sometimes in collaboration with his friend Farnham Bishop—for the pulp magazines Adventure and Argosy.

 This volume collects all the stories of Brodeur’s medieval heroes Pierre of the Sword and Cercamon the Troubadour which were published in Adventure between 1921 and 1925. Set in the middle of the 12th century Brodeur tells exciting tales about dramatic sieges and battles, deadly political intrigues, tournaments and duels with noble and not so noble opponents and bloody fights against ruthless outlaw gangs. Rich in historical detail—which never distracts from the adventure—Brodeur brings to life the medieval world of Southern France, Normandy, England, Moorish Spain and the Holy Land.

 Some of the stories feature the quick-witted swordsman Pierre Faidit, some his equal in swordsmanship and cleverness, the troubadour Cercamon, and still others both of them—first on different sides, but later on as brothers-in-arms when they join young Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy, in his struggle for the crown of England.
 
580 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


American Fantasy Press





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!


DOC SAVAGE Volume 74: "The Motion Menace" and "Fire and Ice"
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two startling novels by W. Ryerson Johnson, Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Man of Bronze and Patricia Savage are confronted by "The Motion Menace," an invisible threat that renders modern weaponry obsolete! Then, in "Fire and Ice," a Canadian distress signal leads Doc Savage to a beautiful woman, a mysterious strongbox and a hidden secret society. BONUS: a Golden Age classic from the pages of Doc Savage Comics. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-138-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 28 BAMA VARIANT: "The Metal Master" & The Vanisher" with DAVE COCKRUM comic strip!
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by "Kenneth Robeson" that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles "The Metal Master," a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he's framed by the murderous teleporter called "The Vanisher." PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum's 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector's item showcases James Bama's spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-144-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 84: "City of Shadows" and "Death in the Stars"
The Dark Avenger proves that "crime does not pay" in two interconnected pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Shadows" to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful redhead escapee from a woman's prison, and a mysterious series of "accidents" manipulated by a hidden mastermind! Then, a plea from a former ally lures Lamont Cranston to a California/Nevada border town where Professor Scorpio foresees "Death in the Stars" for The Shadow! BONUS: "The Astrological World of Walter B. Gibson." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-143-1 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!

THE SHADOW "FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN" superpack with THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1 and bonus art prints!
THE SHADOW "Foreshadowing the Batman" super-packCommemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the Caped Crusader's Golden Age in a 544-page multipack, with a new foreword by legendary Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, exclusive bonus 7"x10" art prints and the brand-new THE SHADOW ANNUAL #1. This instant collector's item leads off with "Partners of Peril," the legendary 1936 thriller that was adapted as the debut Batman story in Detective Comics #27, and "Lingo" which introduced The Shadow's yellow boomerang, the forerunner of the Bat-a-rang! The Shadow combats a malevolent clown in "Death's Harlequin," a predecessor of The Joker's venom in "The Laughing Corpse," and in "Voodoo Trail" wages a battle to the death with Dr. Mocquino, who inspired Batman's first archfoe, Doctor Death! "The Devil Master" foreshadows Bill Finger and Bob Kane's use of giant props, while "The Shadow's Rival" was echoed in the 1953 Batman classic, "The Crime Predictor." PLUS: The Shadow Annual #1 reprinting for the first time "The Crime Crypt" and "The Green Terror," foreshadowing 1948's "The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman" and the major Bat-villain, the Scarecrow! SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR'S ITEMS include high-quality art prints of George Rozen's knockout "Voodoo Trail" painting, Jerome Rozen's rendition of "Partners of Peril," Grave Gladney's "The Green Terror" and the legendary Tom Lovell art that was "swiped" by Bob Kane in Detective Comics #27. This instant collector's item showcases all eight color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-140-0 Softcover, 7x10. 544 pages, B&W, $39.95

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



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$39.95
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Beb Books - Now available!

The Treasure of Vanished Men by James Francis Dwyer


Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).


And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Lady Fulvia Stories
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


South Seas Adventures by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


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


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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!
Subscriber Copies Are Still Being Mailed; The Last Go Out Next Week!

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

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


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!
Subscriber Copies Are Still Being Mailed; The Last Go Out Next Week!


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


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

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

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

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


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



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

Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!
Call Me Ish…er, Lazarus.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 281: Jeff Diescher
Jeff Diescher stops by the Book Cave to chat about his excellent novel, "Skull and Bones.

Episode 280: Doc Savage
Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby
Episode 278:  Betrayal on Monster Earth
Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Episode 276:  Soulquest

CENTIPEDE PRESS - Now available!
Library of Weird Fiction: H.P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is widely recognized as the twentieth century’s greatest master of weird fiction. Drawing inspiration from such of his predecessors as Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Dunsany, and Arthur Machen, Lovecraft evolved a highly original pseudomythology — later named the Cthulhu Mythos — that underlies many of his most powerful tales. Envisioning the coming to earth of immensely powerful alien entities from the farthest reaches of the universe, this pseudomythology underscored the cosmic perspective that Lovecraft made his signature contribution to weird fiction.

This volume contains such major tales as “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Whisperer in Darkness,” At the Mountains of Madness, and “The Shadow out of Time.” In addition, important early tales such as “The Outsider” and “The Rats in the Walls” are included, presenting the full range of Lovecraft’s stories from the beginning to the end of his career. The most accurate and authoritative texts are used, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of first apparances of all the items included.

The volume is edited by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale (1990),The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012), and he has prepared editions of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


• Limited to 500 copies.
• Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
• Massive, 800-page, low-cost edition of Lovecraft’s best stories.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full black cloth binding.
• Embossed H.P. Lovecraft signature on front board.
• Gorgeous dustjacket.
• Photographs of H.P. Lovecraft.

Cloth: $50, save $10 (regularly $60)


 
CENTIPEDE PRESS - Now available!
Library of Weird Fiction: William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was a leading writer of weird fiction whose career was tragically cut short by his death in World War I. During a span of less than fifteen years, Hodgson wrote four novels and dozens of short stories, establishing himself as a pioneering writer of sea horror tales — many of them inspired by his own experiences as a sailor.

This volume features two of Hodgson’s best short novels, The House on the Borderland and The Ghost Pirates, along with an array of his best short stories. These include such classic tales as “The Derelict” and “The Voice in the Night,” along with several tales revolving around the psychic detective Thomas Carnacki. The most accurate and authoritative texts are used, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of first apparances of all the items included.

The volume is edited by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale (1990),The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012), and he has prepared editions of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


• Limited to 500 copies.
• Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
• Massive, 800-page, low-cost edition of Hodgson’s best stories.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full black cloth binding.
• Embossed William Hope Hodgson signature on front board.
• Gorgeous dustjacket.
• Photographs of William Hope Hodgson.

Cloth: $50, save $10 (regularly $60)



Centipede Press


CENTIPEDE PRESS - Now available!
Library of Weird Fiction: Algernon Blackwood

British writer Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) wrote an immense quantity of weird fiction, short and long, over a career that spanned five decades. Beginning with such early triumphs as “The Willows” (which H. P. Lovecraft regarded as the greatest weird tale in all literature) and “The Listener,” Blackwood went on to write many distinctive stories that reflected his wide-ranging travels in the Swiss Alps (“The Glamour of the Snow”), Canada (“The Wendigo”), and Egypt (“Sand,” “A Descent into Egypt”). He also created the “psychic detective” John Silence. Blackwood’s work is united by a deep belief in pantheism and reincarnation, and his tales are characterized by a profound understanding of the psychological effects of terror and wonder upon the receptive individual.

This volume presents a wide array of Blackwood’s weird tales, including a number of his substantial novellas, a form in which he excelled. The most accurate and authoritative texts are used, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of first apparances of all the items included.

The volume is edited by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale (1990),The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012), and he has prepared editions of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


• Limited to 500 copies.
• Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
• Massive, 800-page, low-cost edition of Blackwood’s best stories.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full black cloth binding.
• Embossed Algernon Blackwood signature on front board.
• Gorgeous dustjacket.
• Photographs of Algernon Blackwood.

Cloth: $50, save $10 (regularly $60)
Centipede Press


CENTIPEDE PRESS - Now available!
Library of Weird Fiction: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is a pioneering writer of weird fiction. His intense focus on the psychology of terror, his mastery of both psychological and supernatural horror, and his utilization of a dense, frenetic, and hypnotic prose style have made him not merely a master of the weird tale but the virtual founder of the short story.

This volume contains all the major weird works of Poe, from such early tales as “Metzengerstein” and “Berenice” to such masterworks as “Ligeia” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” to such late stories as “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop-Frog.” Poe’s one novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, is included, as is his landmark detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which features a considerable dose of physical horror. In addition, many of Poe’s weird poems — “The City in the Sea,” “The Raven,” “Ulalume,” “Annabel Lee,” and others — are included. The most accurate and authoritative texts are used, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of first apparances of all the items included.

The volume is edited by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale (1990),The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012), and he has prepared editions of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


• Limited to 500 copies.
• Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
• Massive, 800-page, low-cost edition of Poe’s best stories.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full black cloth binding.
• Embossed Edgar Allan Poe signature on front board.
• Gorgeous dustjacket.
• Photographs of Edgar Allan Poe.

Cloth: $50, save $10 (regularly $60)



Centipede Press


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

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

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

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

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


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

Forgotten Books: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT by Robert B. Parker (1974) - New!
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Judy of the Jungle (1947-48) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935) - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 7, 8 & 9 (1942) - New!
Forgotten Stories: SMART GUY by Cleve F. Adams (Read it Here!)
Comic Gallery: BUCK ROGERS 4, 5 & 6 (1942-43)

Overlooked Films: Mike Hammer in MY GUN IS QUICK (Watch it here!)
Forgotten Books: DANGER ZONE by Raoul Whitfield (1931)
Baumhofer Gallery: PETE RICE Magazine (1933-34)
SHADOW COMICS 28, 29 & 30 (1943)
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics: "The Devil's Ballet"
Forgotten Books: THE GLASS KEY by Dashiell Hammett


DEFINITIVE FLASH GORDON AND JUNGLE JIM, VOLUME 4 - Arriving in comic shops May 14!
Alex Raymond

The grand conclusion to the multiple Eisner Award-nominated editions of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim! Reproduced in the oversized Champagne Edition format are Raymond's spectacular Sunday pages from 1942–1944; also included is the first storyline by Austin Briggs, who followed Raymond's tenure.
Edited by Dean Mullaney, designed by Lorraine Turner, with an introduction by Bruce Canwell.

Hardcover,
12” x 16”, Full Color, 160 pages, $75.00





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!

"Orders for Willie Weston" by William P. McGivern from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, January, 1948
Old soldiers never die - their reward comes on the parade ground - but Willie Weston wasn't quite sure.
"The Fighting Clown" by David Brandt from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1941
Featuring: The Clown
Into the sinister whirl of South American intrigue bounds a Pierrot with strange alliances against evil.
"The Six Beans" by Victor Bridges from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 26, 1915
Set in London two men, neighbors, become friends. One is an Egyptologist of some repute and obsessive demeanor. While examining a mummy that had been smuggled in, the Egyptologist finds six pills that look like 4000 year old beans. Writings accompanying the mummy indicate that these pills are thought to enhance one's mental powers so much that they can command others to do as they wish.


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

Coming June 18!

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

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


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



FUTURES PAST EDITIONS
Publisher of Off-Trail Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

To celebrate the release of The Emperor and the Masters of Disasters, the 7th book in the growing Emperor saga, FuturesPast Editions is putting all seven books on sale for only 99 cents each at Amazon for Kindle.

If you like quirky adventure start with Book I: The Emperor's Gambit - see Charles Lee Jackson's debonair hero and his intrepid band of adventurers.

If you love super heroines, try Blonde Bombshells - featuring the origin stories of The Emperor's gal pals, Solara and Shooting Star.

Start anywhere!  You won't have a better time for 99 cents in ebook at Amazon:

The Emperor's Gambit
The Emperor Marked for Death
The Emperor and the Masters of Disasters
The Executive of Crime (featuring secret agent Max Decker)
Blonde Bombshells (featuring Shooting Star and Solara) 
The Mark of Cypher (featuring Fireball)
The Trail Riders (featuring the Cassiday, Rafferty and Jones)

For forty years, Charles Lee Jackson II has been producing a body of work unprecedented in the annals of pulp magazines and comics. He has garnered a fanatic body of followers and admirers - but his work has never been made available to a mass audience before!

FuturesPast Editions is prond to be designated publisher for the first ever paperback and ebook editions showcasing the exploits o his debonaire cliffhanger hero, in his fight against the forces of evil.

Read the first 7 now – on sale at Amazon in Kindle only 99 cents!



Futures Past Editions is an imprint of Renaissance eBooks, Inc.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Horror and Fantasy Anthologies ~ 1946-1978
Stolen Sweets

The Shadow

Amra ~ Roy Krenkel and others ~ 1961-1982

Frank R. Paul
Frank R. Paul ~ Misc
Illustration Magazine - Back issues running low!

Supplies of certain back issues of Illustration Magazine are running dangerously low. If you've been holding off on buying any particular back issue, you may wish to act soon to complete your collection. Numbers 25 and 41 in particular are almost all gone, so act now to avoid disappointment!

http://the-illustrated-press.myshopify.com/collections/illustration-back-issues

Thank you for your support!





James Rollins: THE KILL SWITCH: A Tucker Wayne Novel (Sigma Force Novels)
Arriving in book stores May 13!

by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood

The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A conspiracy of world-shattering scope unravels as Tucker and Kane struggle to keep one move ahead of their deadly enemies.

From the frozen steppes of Russia to the sun-blasted mountains of South Africa and Namibia, a biological threat millions of years in the making strikes out at the heart of America. All that stands in the way from a global apocalypse: one man and his dog. But can even Tucker and Kane thwart an ecological menace out of the ancient past to save the world's future?


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow



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

Jim Anthony, Super-Detective

THE DAYS OF DEATH by John Grange


JIM ANTHONY, SUPER-DETECTIVE, an Irish-American, and a son of a Comanche Princess, he was a super-detective in the mold of Doc Savage and appeared in his own pulp magazine beginning in October 1940 and lasting until October 1943.

HELL’S ICE-BOX—Death beckons Jim Anthony in Hidden Valley, luring him to sinister depths where even the devil himself would not go.

THE DAYS OF DEATH—Jim came into the case because an innocent friend was accused of murder. But it wasn’t long before he knew that the next death might be his own—or that of the girl he loved.

THE CARIBBEAN CASK—The Cask of Columbus, with his message to the King of Spain, was a rare treasure to find after four hundred and fifty years! But before he came to the end of that trail of murder, Jim began to think the fabled message had been written in blood.


286 pages, 6 x 9 inch

 

King Conan - New series coming from Dark Horse!

Tim Truman posted on his Facebook page: "Looks like we'll be doing a new King Conan series. More news as things develop!"



King Conan: The Conqueror - Coming in January 2015! 
by Tim Truman (Author), Tomas Giorello (Illustrator)




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

And You Thought Pulp Writers Had A Hard Time Getting Paid - New!
Walker Martin's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Report 2014
More Pulp News  
Pulp and Other News, April 14, 2014
Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014

Moonstone Books - Coming in September!

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


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

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

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 216 pages, $11.95




Moonstone Books - Coming in September!

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


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

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 100 pages, $7.99




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


Worlds of Tomorrow - New!
The Mind Master
The Silence of Death
The Death Tower  
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes
Tom's New Pulp Creations 
Planetary Stories #30 / Pulp Spirit #30 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #30
COVER by Kevin Duncan

ISLE OF THE EIDOLON OF SKULLS by Kirk Straughen
Space Opera at its finest; action with alien background

SANDRIA by Johann Kuester
Carrying her sword, the Martian princess led her crew into a bloody battle

SILVER THREADS by J Eckert Lytle
His mother was dying, half the galaxy away, but he must get there

THE DESTINY SYMBIOTES by George S Karagiannis
Everything was going by the book. . . so far!

STARROCK CAFE by Jose Sanchez
An illustrated piece of sardonic humor

THE GIRL WHO DIDN'T TRUST MILK by Pierre Comtois
"What? People eat meat from living cows???"

ULTRA SHORT STORIES by Rick Brooks
These stories were written before the introduction of the term, 'Flash Fiction'


Pulp Spirit #20
COVER by Jim Garrison

TARGETING THE CHAMELEON by Erwin K Roberts
Introducing a super hero of the calibre of The Shadow or the Green Hornet!

MERRY OLD GENTLEMAN by J Comer
Would you believe - Fagin helps the law!

INTO THE WONDER by Claire Holt
Illustrations and Space Opera

FINAL EPISODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Walt Wentz, illos by Taral Wayne
An unbeatable team for sexy humor!

ZAR AND THE CITY OF ILLUSION by Richard Dengrove
"My companion is raving mad. I've known that for some time."

MR LAZARUS by Paul Dellinger

BARBARIANS OF THE RED PLANET On a dying world where the ruins of ancient civilisations moulder, where Earthmen seek out sinister mysteries





Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror
- New!
 
Not only did Clayton Magazines cut into Hugo Gernsback's science-fiction monopoly, it also went head-to-head with WEIRD TALES.
For a short period of time, Clayton published STRANGE TALES OF MYSTERY AND TERROR, a horror and fantasy magazine that competed for newsstand sales with Farnsworth Wright's "Unique Magazine."
You'll learn about this great pulp magazine tonight at 7 PM when you visit www.pulpfest.com to read "Stories of Super Science," the atest segment in our "History of Magazine Science Fiction."



The Sense of Wonder (Stories) - New!

In 1987, longtime science-fiction author Jack Williamson wrote:
“I don’t think anybody today can entirely understand what it meant to me and many like me then...but we found sheer wonder in AMAZING STORIES,
a rich new revelation of exciting things to come, a dazzling vision of new ideas and discoveries and inventions that could push our future frontiers wider, make all our lives richer.”

Learn about "The Sense of Wonder (Stories)" when PulpFest's "A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues on Monday at 7 PM.



Stories of Super Science - New!

Except for stories scattered through the general fiction pulps, Hugo Gernsback pretty much had a monopoly on the science-fiction market for over four years.
 In late 1929, this state of affairs came to an end when Clayton Magazines released ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE.

PulpFest 2014 presents "Stories of Super Science" on Friday, 5/9 at 7 PM, the latest segment of "A History of Magazine Science Fiction.



The Unique Magazine


Weird Tales was the first periodical specifically devoted to the fantasy genre.
Premiering in early 1923, its publishers envisioned “The Unique Magazine” as a place for a writer to be given
“free rein to express his innermost feelings in a manner befitting great literature.”



The Munsey Magazines

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues tonight at 7 PM at www.pulpfest.com.
Be sure to stop by for "The Munsey Magazines," a look at science fiction in the general fiction pulps of the early twentieth century.
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next month or so, as we look toward our celebration of
"Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you are enjoying the series.


Prelude to the Pulps

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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

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

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


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


Win a FREE membership!

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer - New!
Pulpfest 2012 – Barsoom and Beyond
- New!
The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert - New!
Pulpfest 2012 – Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick
The Wild Man by Octavus Roy Cohen
Shadow by Tom Curry
Mistress of Snarling Death By Paul Chadwick
Pulpsters and Batman

Pulp Den - Now online!

GELEN - New!
STEEL ROSE Tour Blitz by Barbara Custer - New!
The War Makers
Chronicles: The Library of Illumination

Pangaea: Eden's Planet
In Velvet
Guest Post Rhoda D'Ettore
Parker Field
A City Born of Fiction by Javier Marquez Sanchez

         Pulp Den  

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

Attended Windy City Pulp and Paper 2014 - New!
On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown


‘Sherlock Holmes: The Crossover Casebook’
- New!
Two for pulp hero fans
- New!
Review: ‘New Adventures of Jim Anthony’
Meet Silver John

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 5′
The other Green Ghost
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

What’s your favorite pulp magazine?
- New!
‘Dime Mystery Magazine’ (November 1934)
- New!
Windy City 2014 convention reports
3 pulp questions: John Gunnison

Bits of pulp: The original ‘X-Men’
A weird ‘Weird Tales’
Windy City is the next pulp event

Radio Archives
The Complete Cases of Max Latin Audiobook
by Norbert Davis with an introduction by John D. MacDonald
Read by Milton Bagby

Coming soon!

The first Altus Press audiobook from Radio Archives is from the legendary Dime Detective magazine.
 
Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald.




Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Black Lodge Audiobook
by Robert Weinberg

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

In an old Chicago railroad house, a crack dealer is robbing his customer - a huge, shrouded figure with a thousand in cold cash and a featureless face. The pusher empties his .44 into the man, who is slammed against a wall by the bullets' force. But he rises unharmed - and slowly approaches his attacker with a meat cleaver. "My turn," he utters calmly.

He's the Dark Man, a force of evil...


In his office across town, psychic detective Sid Taine takes the case of beautiful socialite Angel Caldwell. She describes her husband Victor's association with the Black Lodge, and the threats against him by the mysterious Arelim - a name Taine recognizes as the master of white magic known through the centuries as the Avenging Angel...

...a force of good.

Sid Taine is about to discover the secrets of the Dark Man and Victor Caldwell - and much more. On the stage of a vast big-city arena, the terrifying heart of the Black Lodge will stand revealed to him in an apocalyptic showdown between good and evil...

"Scary, witty, suspenseful and fascinating, The Black Lodge is both a detective novel set on the seamy streets of Chicago and a roller coaster ride of horror and mystery. The kind of horror novel I love - taut prose combined with a journey through the dark occult country of fear. One of the top dark fantasies of the year." — Douglas Clegg

"Great fun - exciting, vivid, full of swift action, astonishing surprises, and fascinating occult lore. I defy any reader to walk away from it after the first chilling encounter with the Dark Man." — Hugh B. Cave





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray

Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg's eBook Classics
Now available!

The Black Lodge by Robert Weinberg
In an old Chicago railroad house, a crack dealer is robbing his customer - a huge, shrouded figure with a thousand in cold cash and a featureless face. The pusher empties his .44 into the man, who is slammed against a wall by the bullets' force. But he rises unharmed - and slowly approaches his attacker with a meat cleaver. "My turn," he utters calmly.
 
He's the Dark Man, a force of evil...
 
In his office across town, psychic detective Sid Taine takes the case of beautiful socialite Angel Caldwell. She describes her husband Victor's association with the Black Lodge, and the threats against him by the mysterious Arelim - a name Taine recognizes as the master of white magic known through the centuries as the Avenging Angel...
 
...a force of good.
 
Sid Taine is about to discover the secrets of the Dark Man and Victor Caldwell - and much more. On the stage of a vast big-city arena, the terrifying heart of the Black Lodge will stand revealed to him in an apocalyptic showdown between good and evil...
 
"Scary, witty, suspenseful and fascinating, The Black Lodge is both a detective novel set on the seamy streets of Chicago and a roller coaster ride of horror and mystery. The kind of horror novel I love - taut prose combined with a journey through the dark occult country of fear. One of the top dark fantasies of the year." — Douglas Clegg
 
"Great fun - exciting, vivid, full of swift action, astonishing surprises, and fascinating occult lore. I defy any reader to walk away from it after the first chilling encounter with the Dark Man." — Hugh B. Cave $2.99.


The Devil's Auction by Robert Weinberg
Held once each generation and attended by the greatest mages in the world, the Auction offered a prize of incredible power to the win-ner. But, what happened to those bidders whose offers didn't meet the final price?

Valerie Lancaster had no desire to attend the Auction. But when her father was murdered for his invitation, she knew she had to go to find his killer — and keep from being slain herself.

It's the Devil's Auction. Accompanied by her father's friend, Alex Warner, Valerie found herself confronted by werewolves, golems and the most powerful sorcerers in the world. But none of them prepared her for the final, shocking secret of the Devil's Auction.

"I haven't had this much fun since I beat my pet hamster to death with a chair leg! A rootin-tottin booger of a book! Fresh as a spring daisy, but mean and nasty as a rattlesnake bite!" — Joe R. Lansdale

"I liked everything about this book, including the title!" — Robert Bloch $2.99.
 
The Armageddon Box by Robert Weinberg
The sequel to The Devil's Auction. A friend's brutal murder brought the seemingly worthless book into Alex Warner's possession. He had no idea that it held the secret to an age-old mystery and key to unimaginable power. But he discovered that quick enough as he found himself the target of a secret religious cult and a strange Neo-Nazi superman with incredible powers.

With Valerie Lancaster, Alex must follow the trail of the book from Chicago's back alleys to an impregnable Swiss fortress, and learn the hidden history of an ancient race of vampires and their ties with Nazi Germany. Only then would he learn how to open the Armageddon Box.
 
This exciting novel has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. This entire line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature great horror/fantasy novels long out of print. $2.99.




 




Ramble House - Now available!

ASTONISHING! ASTOUNDING!
John Bullard Stories by Malcolm Jameson

Introduced by Richard A. Lupoff


 During World War II Malcolm Jameson wrote some tales about the fighting forces of the far future featuring a cadet (and later commander) of the Space Patrol, John Bullard. He also penned a novella about the later days of Bullard, Quicksands of Youthwardness. Now Richard A. Lupoff has collected all the Bullard stories into this one volume, named after the SF pulps where they were first published. They are space opera and military SF at their best and great fun to read.

Richard Lupoff's introduction tells about the author, Malcolm Jameson, who has had two collections of his SF short stories published by Ramble House, The Chariots of San Fernando and The Alien Envoy, as well as a double-novel, Tarnished Bomb.
 
Available Editions
$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$32  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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



Ramble House - Now available!

THE TOWN FROM PLANET 5
Two SF Classics by Richard Wilson
Introduced by Richard A. Lupoff

Richard Wilson wrote these two novellas (And Then the Town Took Off and The Girls from Planet 5) in 1955 and 1958 respectively and they've been hard to find ever since. But when John Pelan of Dancing Tuatara Press started reprinting Wilson in his Classics of Fantasy and SF series, Dick Lupoff of Surinam Turtle Press decided to get into the action with these excellent Richard Wilson tales. The full text of each novella is featured, along with cover art by Ditmar, designed by Gavin L. O'Keefe.
 
Available Editions
$18 Trade Paperback
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket

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




Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.

The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 18 - Coming in Febuary 2015! 




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

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

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



THE SHADOW #25 - Arriving in comic shops May 14!
Main Cover: Alex Ross, Dean Motter, Francesco Francavilla, Dennis Calero
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano


The Zombie Queen of Chinatown and her undead horde have the city in a death’s grip, and the Shadow knows that he cannot defeat them alone. Only with the help of his entire network of aides and associates is there a chance that he can save the city.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan's Justice, Inc.

Mr. Uslan stops by the Sanctum to talk about the upcoming Justice, Inc. series that will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The first-ever teaming of Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, the series is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. Be warned: there are mild spoilers included in the podcast!

   
THE SHADOW: Original First Edition Prints
by Sandy Kossin
Now available!


Deadline for First Edition Printing is May 15th 2014.

Editions will be limited to orders plus five.
Numbered prints will be assigned in the numerical order that payments are made.
Allow an additional 2 to 3 weeks for printing and shipping.

PayPal and Credit Cards accepted at the link below for your order.
If you prefer to mail a money order or certified check, click Mail Form at the link below.







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Wealth Seeker - New!
Xitli, God of Fire - New!
The White Column
Vengeance Is Mine!
Castle of Doom
The Blue Sphinx
The Toll of Death
Crime's Stronghold

SOFT FLESH AND ORGIES OF DEATH: FICTION, FEATURES, AND ART FROM MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES - Arriving in comic shops May 14!

This new anthology collects prime, lurid examples of text and artwork from pulp men’s adventure maga zines published during the golden age of the genre, the 1950s- 1960s.
The book includes over 30 features and stories, and over 100 illustrations, with 32 pages in full color.

Softcover, 8x11, 224 pages, Partial Color, $34.95






Tarzan - In The City of Gold (Volume 1):
The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library
Arriving in comic shops May 14!
 
Burne Hogarth is one of the most famous artists in the history of comic strips - at the peak with Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) and Hal Foster (Prince Valiant). In 1936 he followed Foster on the massively popular Tarzan comic strip, and set a new standard for dynamics and excitement. This is the first of four exclusive volumes that will collect Hogarth's entire run, beginning with Tarzan and the Golden City.
 
Restored and reproduced in an oversized format, these editions will finally do justice to one of the most lauded illustrators of all time, whose work has been out of print for more than a decade.  
Details of illustrations:  
Full-color restorations of the newspaper strips, reproduced in the oversized full-page format made popular by current collections of Prince Valiant and Popeye the Sailor.
 
Hardcover: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163170
ISBN-13: 978-1781163177
$39.95


Titan Books


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.

Tellers of Weird Tales on the Weird Tales Website - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Four
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Three
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Two
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part One
Whence R'lyeh?-Part Two
Johanson and the Monster
Reaching Hands
John Giunta Update


Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways. Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on worlds of tomorrow.



Weird Tales #362
Coming Spring 2014!

Weird Tales Magazine and Nth Dimension Media are pleased to announce the pending publication of the Spring 2014 issue of Weird Tales Magazine.
Continuing the successful concept of themed issues, #362 is our unsettling, but entertaining, Undead issue.
And as always, there is also a sizable amount of un-themed fiction included in this issue. Issue #362 contains a mixture of themed and un-themed weird fiction and poetry along with sprinkling of non-fiction.

Some of the Contributors to Issue #362 “Undead Issue,” along with many other talented writers, are:
Ron Goulart
Ramsey Campbell
Brian Lumley
Darrell Schweitzer
Jane Yolen
M. R. James & Helen Grant
James Aquilone

This issue also contains an exclusive interview with Joyce Carol Oates, and a new short story written for Weird Tales by MINIMUM WAGE comic book artist, Bob Fingerman, whose work influenced Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman.

The front cover art is by Danielle Tunstall with a Richard Matheson tribute painting on the rear cover by Jeff Wong.


Weird Tales


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Fifteen 

“Return to Mongo” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from January 2 to March 24, 1956. The story gets underway with a party celebrating Dr. Zarkov’s newly discovered young adult daughter Zara and her arrival on Earth after growing up on an otherwise deserted swamp planet with her mother. Flash, Dale, and the Space Kids are at the party when Zarkov is alerted to the discovery that Mongo is once again entering Earth’s orbit and threatening our world’s stability. Willie, who still has the ability to psychically grant wishes, inadvertently teleports everyone from the party to Mongo.

Read the rest at the links below.

 





 
02 May 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014
May 23, 2014
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 25, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
JUPITER ASCENDING
HERCULES

August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR


PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FI CTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

Reports on this years show can be found at the following links!




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

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

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


18th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am to 5pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.




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

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

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


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Altus Press
Now available!

 The Dime Detective Library
The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 1
by Carroll John Daly
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

 The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown plied his trade in the page of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

 Contains the following stories:
 “The Crime Machine”
“The Sixth Bullet”
 “The Curtain of Frost”
“The Call to Kill”
 “The Death Master”
 “Murder at Midnight”
 “As Midnight Strikes”
 “The Red Death”
 “The Price of Silence”

Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!

 
Altus Press
Now available!

 The Dime Detective Library
The Complete Cases of The Marquis of Broadway, Volume 1

 by John Lawrence
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.

 One of the most unusual collection of stories published in any crime pulp, the Marquis of Broadway series was written by John Lawrence, a former stockbroker whose literary career, while relatively brief, deserves more recognition than it has received to date. Most of Lawrence’s best yarns, including those featuring the Marquis and his Broadway Squad, first appeared in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
Contains the following stories:
 “Broadway Malady”
“Live Man’s Shoes”
 “Escape Mechanism”
 “Natural Killer”
 “Boomerang Blastout”
“Body About Town”
“Witness! Witness!”
“Twelve Morticians Named Green”
 “Death in Round Numbers”

Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Coming soon!

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


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


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


American Fantasy Press





THE BLACK BAT #10 - Arriving in comic shops May 7!  
Written by Brian Buccellato, art by Ronan Cliquet, cover by Jae Lee

The Black Bat is forced to deal with the idea of betrayal in his own inner circle. Also, the blowback from his prison break-in escalates as he is declared public enemy number one; and the war against him is brought right to his doorstep.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





Black Coat Press
Now available!


The Works of André Couvreur
adapted by Brian Stableford



André Couvreur (1865-1944) was a medical doctor who penned several medical treatises, and was also the author of eight romans scientifiques dealing with "medical concepts" featuring the mad scientists Doctor Caresco, then Professor Tornada. These are collected in a series of five volumes, translated and annotated by Brian Stableford, presenting for the first time the ground-breaking works of this pioneer of French science fiction.


Climbing on to a heap of rubble, I saw them in the distance, coming out one by one from the vast hall, which they had doubtless adopted as a lair, where they must have been lurking like dogs in a kennel after breaking down the doors. They were coming, crawling, raising their tentacles, roaring, their frightful gray mass scarcely impeded by the border of rubble.

In An Invasion of Macrobes (1909), Professor Tornada, unhinged by the death of his wife and daughter, and unable to withstand the blow of having been rejected by the French Academy, unleashes giant, flesh-eating bacteria, immune to the assaults of artillery and high explosives, on Paris, intent on smashing it flat. In the ground-breaking The Androgyne (1922), Tornada turns a man into a woman.
            
US $22.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 320 pages
 

I recognized a few animals, but for the most part, they were incomplete; sometimes tumors replaced organs; a small elephant had a trunk that terminated in a bird's head; a pig had a horse's leg grafted on to its abdomen; a monkey had a child's hand superimposed on its shoulder; a veritable teratological museum...

In The Phosphorescent Waltzer(1923), Professor Tornada creates an android and in Memoirs Of An Immortal(1924), he tackles the concept of suspended animation.

US $22.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages


Tornada pushed the needle into the heart of the man of whom he had operated. He withdrew it swiftly, turned the mummy over, and repeated the installation in the spinal column. Then, the prodigy accomplished. Already, the tissues of the reanimated individual were regenerating. Already, his face was flushed, his breast was rising, his muscles quivering and his hair prickling. Everything, in that cadaver of sorts, was resuming the tranquil appearance of a man asleep.

In The Biocole (1927), Professor Tornada conquers death itself and becomes the creator and virtual god of a utopian enclave called Biocolia. In The Case of Baroness Sasoitsu (1939), the eccentric scientist solves a baffling murder case by using his psychovisor which translates thoughts into images. The book also includes the novella In the Afterlife (1936), a story in a lighter comic vein.
 
US $22.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 308 pages


 





Black Coat Press
Coming in July!

THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

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

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



Black Dog Books - Now available!


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



Black Dog Books - Now available!

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

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


Black Dog BooksNow available!

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



Black Dog BooksNow available!

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


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


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


Black Dog BooksNow available!
  

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

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

Trade paperback / 152 pages / Price: $14.95 US


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

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

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



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

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

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


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



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

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


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

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

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

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


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



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

Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!
Call Me Ish…er, Lazarus.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 280: Doc Savage
Art talks with Will Murray and Joe Devito about the newest Doc Savage novel.

Episode 279: Dragging the wives into the hobby
Episode 278:  Betrayal on Monster Earth
Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Episode 276:  Soulquest


Clive Cussler: GHOST SHIP (The Numa Files) - Coming May 27!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection.

 Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.


Series: The Numa Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult



CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE HC - Arriving in comic shops May 7!  
Fred Van Lente (Writer) and Ariel Olivetti (Art/Cover)

After an agent of the dreaded Black Seers of Yimsha assassinates the king of Vendhya, his sister Yasmina—now a queen—vows revenge! But her plans are derailed when Conan kidnaps her, and soon the Cimmerian has ruthless mercenaries, vengeance-crazed tribesmen, sinister sorcerers, and an entire army hard on his heels! Collects the four-issue miniseries.

Hardcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 96 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 7.




CONAN: THE SACRIFICE 1/4-SCALE STATUE - Coming in August!

Standing atop a ruined floor base, the mighty barbarian warrior brandishes his massive battle axe to strike down his most fiercest of enemies. Conan: The Sacrifice is a must for any Cimmerian collector. ARH EX includes head and sword found nowhere else. Note: the snake and salve girl sold separately. Scheduled to ship in August 2014.


CONAN: THE SACRIFICE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY142491.





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

Forgotten Stories: SMART GUY by Cleve F. Adams (Read it Here!) - New!
Comic Gallery: BUCK ROGERS 4, 5 & 6 (1942-43)
- New!
Overlooked Films: Mike Hammer in MY GUN IS QUICK (Watch it here!) - New!
Forgotten Books: DANGER ZONE by Raoul Whitfield (1931)
Baumhofer Gallery: PETE RICE Magazine (1933-34)
SHADOW COMICS 28, 29 & 30 (1943)
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics: "The Devil's Ballet"
Forgotten Books: THE GLASS KEY by Dashiell Hammett


Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase - Now available!

This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s, but adds a jolt of diesel. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, then blasts you off to the farthest reaches of yesterday’s tomorrows.

Get ready to explore outerspace, uncover forgotten pasts, delve into parallel histories, and futures that never were. Prepare to encounter a cardre of eclectic chracters walking the crooked line between right and wrong!

* Witness the otherworldly genesis of Wild Marjoram in a Chicagoland speakeasy as the violence of the all-female Killdeer Gang reaches vigilante-inspired fever pitch in "The Birth" by N.R. Grabe.

* Flying taxis fight for space over New York as Johnny Grant, Private Eye, sifts streets rife with murder and corruption in "The Maltese Spectrum" by Rick “Paladin” Pratt.

* It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow cruise the shadowy streets in search of one good cop in "Ready Fire Aim" by John Picha.

* Resources dwindle as aqua farming Region 5 Spaceport Terminus pushes maximum population density, and the balance between man and machine collapses in "Bloom" by Anita Dime.

* The fractured politics of the fractured 1920s Aether Age leaves a sheriff struggling to find the truth in "The More Things Change" by Grant Gardiner.

* Would Ace Rango rather be locked in battle with snarling space lizards or a temperamental, little girl when "Bedtime Stories are Boring?" by Jose Cepeda.

* World War II drags on into 1958 as one Australian airship officer seeks safe harbor before the lights go out during "Darkness Eternal: Over the South China Sea" by Russell Secord.

* In Fascist ruled skies over prohibition era America, a rogue pilot risks all to bring down a gang of rocket pack raiders with "The Rocket Molly Syndicate" by John Taylor.

* Captain Tony Lagarto's flying boat is hijacked by a lunatic Vinlander demanding transport to a place that doesn't exist in "Storming Shangri-La” by Jack Philpott.

Whether you’re a dieselpunk, nostalgian, ray-gun gothic, pulp fan, sci-fi aficionado, or ebook explorer, there is an adventure in this collection waiting for you to dive in!

The “Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2” is currently available on your favorite eBookstores. Download your free copy before it’s too late!




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

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

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

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

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


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

"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi

Carrying on in the family business of jungle adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Korak – the son of Tarzan – swings into action beginning Saturday, April 12, 2014, in an all-new digital adventure strip written by Ron Marz and drawn by Rick Leonardi.


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








E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Mansion of Crime" from the March 1, 1941 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"S.O.S. Stake-Out" by Arthur W. Phillps from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1937
When G-man Gil Bentley answered the hurry call from Ex-Fed Sam Harper, he never figured that he would have to run the deadly gauntlet of an ... S.O.S. Stake-out
"Jewel of Jeopardy" by Margaret Rice from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, April, 1948
"I want a detective," the kid said, blowing his bubble gum. And the private eye thought it was a huge joke - until he found himself gummed up in a sinister mess of murder.
"The Fourth Corpse" by Norman A. Daniels from TEN
DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1949
Three names had been crossed off that crimson-smeared memo. And now a fourth man was about to die. But just when reporter Ted Sullivan neared the mystery solution, he discovered a new name on the death list . . . His own!


Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


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

Coming June 18!

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

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


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


Gabriel Hunt - Coming May 27!
HUNT AT WORLD'S END by Nicholas Kaufmann

In pursuit of three lost gems that could unleash an ancient power, Gabriel Hunt travels to Borneo, Turkey, and the Kalahari Desert with the deadly Cult of Anatolia hot on his trail.


Girasol Collectables - May Pulp Replicas!

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

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


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)

THE SPIDER #104 from May 1942 - $35
Featuring  "The Spider and the Death Piper
"

OPERATOR 5 #41 from Sept/Oct 1938 - $35
Featuring  "The Day of the Damned"
 WEIRD TALES #111 from March 1933 - $35
Featuring  
"The Tower of the Elephant
" by Robert E. Howard

"The Isle of the Torturers" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Buccaneers of Venus" (Part 5 of 6) by Otis Adelbert Kline
          
         
      
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
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#9 June 1935
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October 1935
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February 1936
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#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)



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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!



Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future  - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.



 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Horror and Fantasy Anthologies ~ 1946-1978
Stolen Sweets

The Shadow

Amra ~ Roy Krenkel and others ~ 1961-1982

Frank R. Paul
Frank R. Paul ~ Misc
Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00





Haffner Press
Now available!

The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three by Edmond Hamilton
Edited by Stephen Haffner,  Introduction by Chuck Juzek
 Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
 Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski


Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
 
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind?  Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base.  Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet!  In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
 
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


ISBN-13 978-1-893887-74-9
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00


Haffner Press
Now available!

The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
 Introduction by Mike Ashley;  Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
 Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.
 
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
 
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
 
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

 ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
 600+ page Hardcover
$40.00
 


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

May 2014


BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.



James Bond: SOLO
Arriving in U.K. book stores May 8!


It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

U.K. edition on sale May 8, 2014
U.S. Edition on sale June 3, 2014



James Rollins: THE KILL SWITCH: A Tucker Wayne Novel (Sigma Force Novels) - Coming May 13!
by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood

The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A conspiracy of world-shattering scope unravels as Tucker and Kane struggle to keep one move ahead of their deadly enemies.

From the frozen steppes of Russia to the sun-blasted mountains of South Africa and Namibia, a biological threat millions of years in the making strikes out at the heart of America. All that stands in the way from a global apocalypse: one man and his dog. But can even Tucker and Kane thwart an ecological menace out of the ancient past to save the world's future?


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Walker Martin's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Report 2014 - New!
More Pulp News  
Pulp and Other News, April 14, 2014
Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014

THE LONE RANGER #24 - Arriving in comic shops May 7!  
Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla

The Lone Ranger and Tonto abandon their horses to pursue a murderous band of Old West robbers aboard a speeding train. The thieves are led by a villain the likes of which the West's most legendary heroes have never faced before... a killer who seems unkillable himself. The Ranger and Tonto will chase the robbers through a train packed with innocents, trying desperately to avoid further bloodshed. All-out action and gunplay, set on an iron horse that speeds toward oblivion.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99


Meteor House
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds
Now available for pre-order!


Meteor House is thrilled to announce the third in our series of Signed Limited Edition Novellas based on the works of Philip José Farmer.
 
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows is an exciting sequel to Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, which we all know is the “true story” behind the events of Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
 
In this all-new adventure Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
 
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…


This is a story you don’t want to miss, but don’t just take our word for it:
 
“With all the verve, sense of adventure, and sly reference to classic literature that I’ve come to love and expect in his work, Josh Reynolds carries forward the secret history of Phileas Fogg in a manner both highly entertaining and true to the spirit of Philip José Farmer.” — Christopher Paul Carey (author of Exiles of Kho)
 
“The best Wold Newton stories tell a rollicking adventure tale, first and foremost, while also subtlety advancing the larger mythos. Josh Reynolds’ sequel to Philip Josè Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg delivers in spades, with tale of high adventure that satisfies on both levels. Bravo! I eagerly await the next chapter in Fogg’s ongoing exploits.” — Win Scott Eckert (author of The Scarlet Jaguar)
 
As with our previous Signed Limited Edition Novellas, if you pre-order—now through May 15th—your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgments page! How cool is that? These pre-orders also determine the print run of each edition. Since these novella sell out in just a few months, pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee you will get a copy.
 
We have one more important detail to add, and this is brand-new, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows will be available in trade paperback AND hardcover!
 
Many of our readers said they would prefer our Signed Limited Novellas in hardcover, and now you have a choice:
 
$15 for the Trade Paperback (plus shipping)
 $25 for the Hardcover (plus shipping)
 $35 for both! (add only the same shipping cost as the hardcover)
 
Seriously, who ever heard of $15 for a signed limited edition? Or only $25 for a signed limited edition hardcover with a dust jacket? And you if buy the hardcover you can get the trade paperback for only $10 more? No wonder Meteor House is your favorite micro-publisher!


Meteor House


Meteor House
THE SCARLET JAGUAR by Win Scott Eckert

Now available as an e-book Kindle edition!
 

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


Meteor House


Meteor House
The Evil in Pemberley House 
by Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert

Softcover edition now available for pre-order!
 

Out of print since 2010, Meteor House is thrilled beyond words to be publishing The Evil in Pemberley House in an affordable trade paperback edition—the previous editions were beautiful collectible hardcover editions from Subterranean Press available for $40 (for the trade edition) and $60 (for the numbered edition)—and featuring the same stunning cover art by Glen Orbik as the original hardcover edition.
 
While this trade edition is NOT a signed limited edition, if you preorder by June 30th, you can get a signed copy!
The book will be released at FarmerCon IX in August 2014 and Win Scott Eckert will be on hand to sign all copies ordered by the deadline.
 
For those not familiar with the novel:
 
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
 
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
 
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
 
This trade edition will also include the following bonus features not found in the hardcover trade edition:
 ■  Foreword to the 2014 Edition
 ■  A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
 ■  An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
 ■  Outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
 ■  A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
 ■  A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer


And don’t forget to order by June 30th to get a copy signed by Win Scott Eckert!


 


The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


Mike Hammer - King of the Weeds - Arriving in book stores May 6!
by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins

Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer his old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this seemingly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout – some of it mob, some of it federal government – over the $89 billion dollar cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

Series: Mike Hammer
Hardcover: 272 pages




Mystery*File - Now online!

WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2014 REPORT, by Walker Martin - New!
Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What To Do With Our Collections As We Get Older by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –  WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann

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

The Mind Master - New!
The Silence of Death
The Death Tower  
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes
Tom's New Pulp Creations 

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
 






Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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






The Unique Magazine - New!

Weird Tales was the first periodical specifically devoted to the fantasy genre.
Premiering in early 1923, its publishers envisioned “The Unique Magazine” as a place for a writer to be given
“free rein to express his innermost feelings in a manner befitting great literature.”



The Munsey Magazines

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues tonight at 7 PM at www.pulpfest.com.
Be sure to stop by for "The Munsey Magazines," a look at science fiction in the general fiction pulps of the early twentieth century.
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next month or so, as we look toward our celebration of
"Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you are enjoying the series.


Prelude to the Pulps

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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

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

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


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


Win a FREE membership!

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Pulp Adventurecon


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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

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

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



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pulpfest 2012 – Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick - New!
The Wild Man by Octavus Roy Cohen
Shadow by Tom Curry
Mistress of Snarling Death By Paul Chadwick
Pulpsters and Batman


Pulp Den - Now online!

The War Makers - New!
Chronicles: The Library of Illumination
- New!
Pangaea: Eden's Planet - New!
In Velvet - New!
Guest Post Rhoda D'Ettore
Parker Field
A City Born of Fiction by Javier Marquez Sanchez

         Pulp Den  

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

On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘New Adventures of Jim Anthony’
- New!
Meet Silver John
- New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 5′
The other Green Ghost
Professor Stone, Man of Granite
Perry Rhodan, Peacelord of the Universe

Review: ‘New Adventures of Diamondstone’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Windy City 2014 convention reports
- New!
3 pulp questions: John Gunnison
- New!
Bits of pulp: The original ‘X-Men’ - New!
A weird ‘Weird Tales’
Windy City is the next pulp event
3 pulp questions: Walker Martin
The Spider is on the loose!

Bits of pulp: The history of SF pulps

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/

Pulp Obscura
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement, Inc.
by Bobby Nash, Jim Beard, David White, Andrew Salmon, R. P. Steeves, Don Thomas
Now available!


Major John Tatersall Lacy, known to his mysterious benefactors as Mr. Sunday, returns in new adventures leading an amazing fighting force, Amusement, Inc. in a war against the Underworld! Created by Theodore A. Tinsley, Amusement, Inc. is a group of former Marines who bring their considerable talents and military tactics to bear in a new battle-- the war on crime. The group is funded by six mysterious men who make up the Emergency Council to Combat Crime and keep their identities hidden behind codenames based on the days of the week. Taking the codename Mr. Sunday, Major Lacy leads Amusement, Inc. in the field and is assisted by three trusted aides. Together they lead their small army in an ongoing mission- to bring the battle for the law and justice to those who rule the Underworld and WIN! From out of the Past comes new tales of one of Pulp's Greatest Citizen Soldiers! Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents a new volume in its PULP OBSCURA line! THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MAJOR LACY AND AMUSEMENT, INC.!

Softcover, 210 pages, 6" x 9", $12


Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE CORPSE FACTORY and Other Stories
The Weird Tales of Arthur Leo Zagat Volume 2

With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #29


Arthur Leo Zagat wrote some of the goriest stories ever written back in the 30s when times were bad for just about everybody. They became known as "weird menace" tales which, as a genre, reached its peak with Zagat. John Pelan tells you all about the man and his time in his introduction. The stories in this collection are:

The Corpse Factory, Dime Mystery Magazine, Mary 1934
A Lodging in Hell, Horror Stories, February/March 1936
Death Lands a Cargo, Dime Mystery Magazine, October 1935
Death’s Mistress, Dime Mystery Magazine, September 1934
Madman’s Bride, Dime Mystery Magazine, January 1935
Satan’s Bedchamber, Dime Mystery Magazine, August 1936
Soft Blows the Breeze from Hell, Dime Mystery Magazine, December 1937
The Little Walking Corpses, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1934


 
Available Editions
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE SORCERY CLUB - THE CENTENNIAL EDITION
by Elliott O'Donnell
With an Introduction by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #36


Originally published in England in 1912, The Sorcery Club was one of Elliott O'Donnell's relatively few fictional works, yet it evinces the subject that was to inform his career: the Occult. O'Donnell is best-known for his many books on ghosts and hauntings, and he built a successful career on his parapsychological studies.

The Sorcery Club is a brilliantly-wrought tale of three men who are seduced by the powers of darkness, and the people who are confronted with phenomena beyond their ken.

This special Centennial Edition has been released by Dancing Tuatara Press to celebrate this masterful work of supernatural fiction. John Pelan's introduction provides an authoritative background to the author and his novel. Also included for this edition is a short bibliographic history of the novel, and the original illustrations by Phlllys Vere Campbell are reunited with the novel.
 
Available Editions
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with dust jacket, with bookplate, signed by John Pelan, 6" x 9"

$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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



Ramble House - Now available!

ASTONISHING! ASTOUNDING!
John Bullard Stories by Malcolm Jameson

Introduced by Richard A. Lupoff


 During World War II Malcolm Jameson wrote some tales about the fighting forces of the far future featuring a cadet (and later commander) of the Space Patrol, John Bullard. He also penned a novella about the later days of Bullard, Quicksands of Youthwardness. Now Richard A. Lupoff has collected all the Bullard stories into this one volume, named after the SF pulps where they were first published. They are space opera and military SF at their best and great fun to read.

Richard Lupoff's introduction tells about the author, Malcolm Jameson, who has had two collections of his SF short stories published by Ramble House, The Chariots of San Fernando and The Alien Envoy, as well as a double-novel, Tarnished Bomb.
 
Available Editions
$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$32  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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



Ramble House - Now available!

THE TOWN FROM PLANET 5
Two SF Classics by Richard Wilson
Introduced by Richard A. Lupoff

 Richard Wilson wrote these two novellas (And Then the Town Took Off and The Girls from Planet 5) in 1955 and 1958 respectively and they've been hard to find ever since. But when John Pelan of Dancing Tuatara Press started reprinting Wilson in his Classics of Fantasy and SF series, Dick Lupoff of Surinam Turtle Press decided to get into the action with these excellent Richard Wilson tales. The full text of each novella is featured, along with cover art by Ditmar, designed by Gavin L. O'Keefe.
 
Available Editions
$18 Trade Paperback
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket

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



RED SONJA #9 - Arriving in comic shops May 7!  

Written by Gail Simone, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Jenny Frison, Stephanie Hans, Stephanie Buscema.

The She-Devil continues her quest to find and capture the greatest artisans of the Hyborian Age, with hundreds of lives in the balance. In this saucy issue, she is on the trail of the land's greatest (and most dangerous) courtesan, in a world she has never before experienced! The epic run by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani continues!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 12.



Dynamite Entertainment


Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.


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


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel
based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.

JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel has been delivered to Dark Horse Comics for edits!


Written by Martin Powell
 Authorized by ERB Inc.
Illustrated by:

Artgüello Carlos, Tomás M. Aranda, Daren Bader, Terry Beatty,
Sergio Cariello, Jamie Chase, Thomas Floyd, Steven E Gordon,
Lowell Isaac, Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot,
Nik Poliwko, Steve Price, Mark Wheatley, and Tom Yeates


From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse.
 

 
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





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

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

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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


 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan's Justice, Inc.

Mr. Uslan stops by the Sanctum to talk about the upcoming Justice, Inc. series that will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The first-ever teaming of Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, the series is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. Be warned: there are mild spoilers included in the podcast!

   
THE SHADOW: Original First Edition Prints
by Sandy Kossin
Now available!


Deadline for First Edition Printing is May 15th 2014.

Editions will be limited to orders plus five.
Numbered prints will be assigned in the numerical order that payments are made.
Allow an additional 2 to 3 weeks for printing and shipping.

PayPal and Credit Cards accepted at the link below for your order.
If you prefer to mail a money order or certified check, click Mail Form at the link below.







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The White Column - New!
Vengeance Is Mine! - New!
Castle of Doom
The Blue Sphinx
The Toll of Death
Crime's Stronghold

Skull & Bones - Now available!
by John Francis

Writing under the pen name "John Francis", Jeff Deischer has produced a spy thriller in the mold of James Bond: Mysterious Chinese coins are turning up in Hong Kong in 1952 amid ships disappearing in the area. John Sterling, agent Keats of the British Secret Service, is sent to find out the origin of the coins. Drawn into a web of shady characters such as Lemuel Gaunt, Malcolm Sweet and Mei Lei, Keats must determine where the coins are coming from and what happened to the previous agent sent to investigate.

Paperback: 252 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
List price: $16.00
Amazon price: $14.40


Amazon.com


SOFT FLESH AND ORGIES OF DEATH: FICTION, FEATURES, AND ART FROM MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES - Now available!

This new anthology collects prime, lurid examples of text and artwork from pulp men’s adventure maga zines published during the golden age of the genre, the 1950s- 1960s.
The book includes over 30 features and stories, and over 100 illustrations, with 32 pages in full color.

Softcover, 8x11, 224 pages, Partial Color, $34.95






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

What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Four - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Three - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part Two - New!
What Is the Monster of the Twenty-First Century?--Part One - New!
Whence R'lyeh?-Part Two
Johanson and the Monster
Reaching Hands
John Giunta Update

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

Now available!
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $15.00, April 8, 2014

Coming soon!

Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures, ed. Jeff Mariotte, IDW Publishing, $19.99, May 13, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alexander Irvine, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014
Warbound [Grimnoir Chronicles, Bk. 3], Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, May 27, 2014
Resistance, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July 08, 2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 29, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  September 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 01, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond  Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 15, 2014
Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, November 25, 2014

Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015

 
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Fourteen 

“The Swamp Girl” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from October 31 to December 31, 1955. Just as Dan Barry guided the strip closer to its origins, he took two sidesteps in introducing a back-story for Dr. Zarkov that Alex Raymond never intended. “The Swamp Girl” introduces us to a hot-tempered, beautiful young woman called Zara whose mother was the sole survivor when her rocket crashed on the swamp world of Malagua twenty years before.

Read the rest at the links below.


 

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