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29 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #142
 Gangster Special Issue

 
"The Law of the Outlawed" by Anatole Feldman
"The Underworld, a realm of racketeers and gangsters with a code and law of its own.  Justice!  To these outlaws, court justice is truly blind and only the flash of a rod will quiet the vengeance that troubles a fiery conscience."

"Sky Loot" by Tyne Van Tyne
"Forgery—Kidnapping—Murder—Plot and counter plot mark the development of The Sky-Gangsters' quest for diamonds and gold."

and other stories from UNDERWORLD MAGAZINE


 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 10/36

"Empire of Terror" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom pits mind and muscle against a powerful gang of masked despots who are the perpetrators of a violent campaign of terror and crime."

"The Fly in Their Ointment" by Charles Green
"G Fear" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Dollars, Dicks and Deathy" by S.J. Bailey
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 09/38  

"F.B.I. Justice" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Dan Fowler accepts the grim challenge of a death broker who defies all the forces of law—and thunders into action!  Follow the Ace of the F.B.I. as he strives to bring a nationwide organization of super-criminals to justice."

"Stamps of Doom" by Frank Gruber
"Killer Crop" by John L. Benton
"Famous Cases of J. Edgar Hoover" by Jack Kofoed


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail - 05/28
 
"Jungle Hate" by L.P.B. Armit
"The Rat of Cayenne" by Gordon MacCreagh
"Hayden and the Convoy" by H. Hesketh Pritchard
"The Blank File" by Lee Robinson
"Black Scorpion" by Arthur J. Burks
"Charles and the General" by W. Kobold Knight
"The Affair on Manoa" by Albert Wetjen
"Modern Methods" by Bertram Williams
"The Gate of Jade" [A serial] by H. Bedford-Jones
 
Cover Artist: J. Allan Maxwell


 7x10, 154 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
LADY ACTION
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions, one of the leading publishers of New Pulp, is thrilled to be releasing the first ever prose novel featuring Lady Action, based on the character from the popular toy action figure line.

THE SANDS OF FOREVER

When a top A.C.T.I.O.N. agent goes missing in the arid wastelands of the Libyan Desert, the super secret organization sends in their top field operative; Nicola Sinclair – Codename: Lady Action.  

An ancient power as old as the earth lies buried there and a wealthy Arab tycoon with ties to Islamic Terrorists groups will do anything to claim it.  With only a few brave allies and her considerable skills, the lovely and deadly Lady Action must defeat this powerful villain and uncover the secret of the Sands of Forever or the civilized world is doomed to destruction.

Combining the modern day flair of today’s spy thrillers with the pacing of new pulp adventures, Ron Fortier, writer of the Green Hornet, Terminator – Burning Earth, Captain Hazzard and Brother Bones : the Undead Avenger,  brings to life one of the most charismatic new action heroes ever to dive into danger and suspense.   The stunning cover is by Ted Hammond with design work by Pulp Factory Award winner, Rob Davis.

About Captain Action Enterprises
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action lives again in comic books, action figures, books, T-shirts, model kits and more. Additional properties include Lady Action, Captain Action Cat, Dr. Evil, Khem, Destiny Zero and Savage Beauty. For more information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

Now Available at Amazon.com in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
The Shadow monthly readalong!

INTRODUCING THE SHADOW MONTHLY READALONG

Sanctum Books is initiating a monthly group readalong and discussion of a Sanctum Books SHADOW volume, beginning June 7th (so that anyone who doesn't already have the novels has time to obtain them and prepare for the shared reading experience). Here's the schedule for the first three months:

JUNE: THE SHADOW #4: "The Murder Master" & "The Hydra."
JULY: THE SHADOW #13: "Six Men of Evil" & "The Devil Monsters."
AUGUST: THE SHADOW #27: "The Python" & "The Shadow, The Hawk and The Skull."





Anthony Tollin has tried to select novels for diversity. "The Murder Master" & "The Hydra" are very different tales: the first being an action-packed thriller that takes place partly in a radio studio, while the latter shows off Walter Gibson's wry sense of humor and has a lot of great human interest bits involving The Shadow's and the real Lamont Cranston's very different interactions with Margo Lane and Commissioner Weston. "Six Men of Evil" & "The Devil Monsters" both venture into fantastic Doc Savage territory, with The Shadow battling dinosaurs and mythological beasts in the latter, which has to be Walter Gibson's most offbeat Shadow novel (which fans either love or hate). And "The Python" starts off running from the very first page, with The Shadow already captured, bound and drugged in the clutches of a master villain!

To join the discussion, all you have to do is LIKE the Sanctum Books Facebook page.

Please join us beginning June 7th for a shared reading experience.
If you've already got the novels, great!

If you don't have them, it is now even easier for you:
FREE POSTAGE if you order any one of the above books (just $12.95 each) or an even bigger discount if you order all three: just $30 postpaid for the six novels!
That's an $8.85 discount with FREE POSTAGE!
Just send payment to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Printed and shipping soon!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 81: "Tunnel Terror" & "Once Over Lightly"
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! BONUS: Bill Barnes flies again in "The Eye of the Cobra" by Charles S. Verral and in a 75th anniversary illustrated tale by Frank Tinsley from SHADOW COMICS #1. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-171-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Printed and shipping soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  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
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 84: "The Men Vanished" & "Death in Little Houses"
The pulps' mightiest superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage mount a rescue expedition to the Amazon jungle after seven of the world's greatest explorers mysteriously disappear! Then, Doc seeks to learn why bearded mountain men are stealing portions of postwar model homes and a lady trucker has been marked for death. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Charles J. Ravel and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-186-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 99: "Mardi Gras Mystery" & "City of Fear"- HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE SPECIAL
The Dark Avenger becomes immeshed in murderous masquerades in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, from colorful carnival festivities arises a baffling puzzle, leading The Shadow to don a series of disguises to solve "Mardi Gras Mystery." Then, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Fear" to unmask a master of disguise who can impersonate anyone—even The Shadow himself! Which Shadow will have the last laugh? BONUS: Anthony Tollin unmasks "The Many Faces of The Shadow." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-187-5  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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #8
Stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES
Now available!


Seven soaring stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES magazine!
Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction

DARE-DEVIL ACES is one of several aviation pulps published by Popular Publications. Aviation pulps were an outgrowth of adventure magazines and came into their own as World War I ended and daring aviators such as Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart were grabbing headlines. Stories centered on WWI battle action, but shifted to modern conflict as WWII began.

BULLETS FOR THE SKY WOLF By William Porter A stolen ship, an outlawed ace… and only the wind and the bullets could hear the last taunting farewell of the outcast of Bristol Squadron: “I’ll be cold meat tomorrow, pals—but I’ll give ’em hell today!”

TALONS OF THE HAWK By Daniel Winters One last hell-packed hour the fates had given Fighting Joe Gregory to settle his destiny in enemy skies—bullets in the dawn and a traitor’s unmarked grave—or escape with a secret that would rock the world!

YOU CAN’T KILL AN EAGLE by Robert Syndey Bowen “Half of this outfit swears you’re a spy; the other half curses you for a coward. We’re takin’ off now for the hottest corner in this man’s war. An’ you’re going with us—to write your answer with your guns!”

AIR ANGELS By Dusty Dowst Warbirds are gamblers, and the stake is life… Here are some battle tales of the pioneer combat group in air history—the jinx busters of the Lafayette Escadrille!

EACH DAY WE DIE By O.B. Myers When Death’s watchdogs howl on the ceiling of hell, and the quitters have fled and the luckless have perished, a certain breed of flying man will yet stick to his guns and remember: “Each day we die—but we fly again with the dawn!”

DEATH PATROL by Ray P. Shotwell What did it mean, that challenge from doom-laden skies—“Keep out of the air today—or you will die to the last man!”

NOTE: The new volumes are not reproductions, but new edited and re-typeset preservations of pulp literature from 1927-1951.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99

Kindle: $3.99
Nook: $3.99


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

Underway: 2015 Memorial Day Sale!
May 19: A 2nd Tarzan-Related Birthday
Birthday Boy: Tarzan of the Movies! (Well, ONE of them, anyway.)
Updated: Collectibles Section

BRAVO FOR ADVENTURE - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
By Alex Toth

Alex Toth's magnum opus, collected in its entirety for the first time ever! This deluxe hardcover edition contains all three of The Genius's stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel that's been out of print for 30 years. Also included are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth's own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and--freed from storage after 40 years--some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo's original 1975 first printing in France! The ultimate Bravo for Adventure, published by special arrangement with the Toth family!

Hardcover, 9.5" x 13", Partial Color, 100 pages, $34.99.






C is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Book - Now available!

A gorgeously illustrated alphabet book, featuring monsters and characters inspired by the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.
Features 26 gorgeous Lovecraft-themed illustrations... one for every letter of the alphabet!
Perfect for Lovecraft fans of all-ages!
Written by Jason Ciaramella and illustrated by Greg Murphy.

Board book: 28 pages
Publisher: ComixTribe
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches



CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 5: LOST TIME TP - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

After the capture of the technovillain Tempus, it’s time to rebuild the town of Nightshade, raising it up from its fiery ruin. Captain Midnight struggles to acclimate to a future that needs a hero now more than ever, but his allies are forcing his hand in an effort to track down his friend turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey—the man who killed his sidekick, Rick Marshall—which results in a battle so epic it threatens to rip a hole in our universe! Oh, and did we mention the werewolves? Captain Midnight Volume 5 collects issues #16–#19 of the ongoing superhero epic!



Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, 7″ x 10″, $14.99




Celaeno Press
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Now available!

Antarctica… a frozen wasteland of penguins, blinding ice and snow, and blizzards to kill the unprepared in minutes. But it is an ancient land, with ancient secrets, mysteries that humanity is only beginning to glimpse. HP Lovecraft introduced the world to the terrifying reality of this lonely continent in his famous novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and now a new team of intrepid authors follows in his footsteps.

New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.

Cover and interior art by Steven C. Gilberts.


Table of Contents
Robert M. Price Introduction
Glynn Barrass “The City at the Two Magnetic Poles”
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. “The Second Wave of Fear”
Pierre V. Comtois “Second Death”
Pete Rawlik “Beneath the Mountains of Madness”
Ken Asamatsu “The Continent of Madness”
Laurence J. Cornford “Gedney”
C. J. Henderson “The Pleasure in Madness”
Brian M. Sammons “A Biting Cold”
Cody Goodfellow “Garden of the Gods”
Stephen Mark Rainey “The Danforth Project”
Edward Morris “Tekeli-Li!”
Will Murray “Static”
John Martin Leahy “In Amundsen’s Tent”




CROSS EXAMINATIONS: CRIME IN COLUMBUS (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

Private Investigator Eliot Cross faces heartache, headache, backache, and a royal pain in the neck in these rollicking noir stores from the heart of the Heartland.
Cross Examinations, Inc. established in 1988

CROSS EXAMINATIONS sets the stage for an exciting new novel that will join pop-culture author, John Hegenberger’s soon-to-be-published Tripleye trilogy and his upcoming Stan Wade, L.A.P.I. series.

Never before published,

Kindle Price:    $2.99



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

Pulp Gallery: The PHANTOM DETECTIVE - New!
The Lone Ranger - MORE Painted Covers (1954) - New!
Overlooked Audio: A NEW Adventure of THE SHADOW - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 2)  - New!
Forgotten Books: LADY IN PERIL by Lester Dent (1959)
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1943)  
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 1)




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Dum Dum 2015 Schedule
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413

 
Thursday, August 20:
Noon - 6:00 pm, Dealer & Banquet Registration Check-in/Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Economic Development Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, “Beatles Forever” Outdoor Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)

Friday, August 21:

Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Banquet Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action &
          animation and TV).  Panel moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin
          Panelists: Will Murray, Joe DeVito, Alexander Simmons & Michael R. Hudson
          (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller (Auditorium)
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)

Saturday, August 22:
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s influence on modern Sci-Fi (Auditorium)
           Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin:
        Panelists: Jake (Buddy Saunders), Diana Leto, Mark Ellis & Thomas Yeates
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition - Emcee will be Clinton’s own Dennis Donovan (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
    (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club/128 Old Post Road aka Rte 145)
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now
9:00 pm, Fireworks Extravaganza (Clinton Town Beach)
         [Clinton Chamber of Commerce]

Sunday, August 23:
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's
picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult



Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS', THE MASTER OF PULP STORYTELLING - Now available!

An anthology of scholarly and fannish essays and articles about the King of the Pulps: Edgar Rice Burroughs --- the writer who kick-started modern science fiction.

 Few, if any, authors of science fiction writing since the publication of A PRINCESS OF MARS can say that they were not influenced, to a greater or lesser degree, by the pulp adventure and science-fiction storyteller, Edgar Rice Burroughs. A seminal work, that 1912 novel started the ever popular Planetary Romance genre and the first ever science-fiction series, running for ten books between 1912 and 1948. Burroughs also created Tarzan of the Apes, perhaps the first action hero in mainstream literature and certainly the first in the movies.

His popularity with the general public was assured with the 1914 hard cover publication of his first Tarzan novel. However, only since the 1980s have critics in journalism and academia began to recognize the impact of his work on fantastic literature in general. Today his literary future and reputation are secure.

The contributors to this anthology include critics, scholars and fans of this most popular of all pulp storytellers: Patrick H. Adkins, David Critchfield, J. G. Huckenpöhler, Charles A. Madison, John Flint Roy, Suzannah Rowntree, Abraham Sherman, Den Valdron, John C. Wright, and Robert B. Zeuschner. Together their essays and articles survey the impact and influence of American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs on science fiction writing and film, and in the process affirming both his reputation and his continued popularity with collectors and the general reading public.


Paperback: 204 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Paperback: $9.99
Kindle: $4.99


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Northdale Mystery" from the May 1, 1942 issue of The Shadow Magazine.


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

"And Let That Be a Lesson!" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, May, 1948
Featuring: Chet Lacey
Private detective Chet Lacey saves an old man from sorrow and a young lady from folly - but almost doesn't save himself from death!
"Hatful of Trouble" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIE, February 10, 1941
Featuring: Red Harris
It Wasn't Every Day That Red Harris Got a New Hat.
"I Am Not Blind!" by David James from SUPER SPORTS, December, 1953
"My wife is going to have a baby," I told both managers as they stood with me at home plate before the game. "Needless to say, I'd like to make this a fast game." . . . Well, managers, too, are human, and they agreed to do their very best. But, of course, I had to call balls and strikes behind pitchers who threw only three kinds of balls - slow, slower, and slowest!



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.



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 month  s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.



Fantom Press
Signed edition now available for pre-order!


The pre-order page for the signed edition of the Avenger: The Sun King novel is now up on the Fantom Press website.
This is a shared exclusive volume with Moonstone Books, who are producing it with Fantom Press. 
The complete edition will be 100 copies total and Fantom Press will have access to half the run, so it's pretty much a guaranteed sell out at least from our end.


THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh

The first new Avenger novel in 40 years!
The crime fighter with the moldable face…the avatar of vengeance…the combination of the Shadow and Doc Savage …is back!

His name is Sun Koh. He claims to be the last survivor of Atlantis, and he may be the most dangerous man alive. A physical and mental superman with the resources of Nazi Germany at his fingertips, Sun Koh plans to recover an ancient power that could doom millions, and win the war for the Third Reich. Only Richard Benson and the members of Justice, Inc. oppose him, but this time, even the Avenger may have met his match.

This novel is a continuation of the original novel “River of Ice”.
Written by Matthew Baugh
Cover and signature page by Mike Perry
6 x 9 square bound hardcover, 160 pages

This edition is limited to 100 copies and contains a tipped in signature page signed by Matthew Baugh and Mike Perry.
$29.99 plus shipping
$5.00 US, $13.00 Canadian, $17.00 international




The Falcon: Resurrected - Audio edition now available!
Mark Ellis (Author), Melissa Martin-Ellis (Editor), Rob Moran (Illustrator)

Before Jones before Bond, There was The Falcon!

To a generation of fans, The Falcon is one of the first and most fondly remembered of all the action heroes—making his appearance in novels, two movie series, a long-running radio drama and a television show.

Now The Falcon returns in a new series by the modern master of action-adventure, Mark (James Axler) Ellis—author of Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Deathlands and creator of the best-selling Outlanders series!

EVIL RESURRECTED

The specter of the Third Reich casts a terrifying new shadow when the Brotherhood of The Black Sun resurrects a fanatical dream of world conquest.

Ruled by a madman with delusions of godhood, the Brotherhood’s ruthless doctrine of mass human sacrifice by nuclear fire counts down to zero hour--but the self-styled Aryan demigod must first recover an ancient artifact that controls the destiny of mankind…and that artifact is in the hands of The Falcon.

The Falcon has no choice but to walk into an escape-proof trap set by the very megalomaniac he must stop at any cost.


Kindle edition: $2.99.
Paperback edition: $8.99

Audio edition: $19.95
itunes edition: $17.95




Frank Frazetta's Iconic Death Dealer Coin - Now available!  

The greatest name in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art introduces the Limited Edition 2015 Frazetta Museum Coin Series. Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer is now and forever emblazoned on flawless, mirror-finish chunks of solid .999 fine investment-grade silver and .9999 fine gold!

For more than half a century, the iconic art of Frank Frazetta inspired countless artists and shaped the face of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre as we know it. Now, join us as Frank's world comes to life in 2015: The Year of Frazetta.

To kick off what is certain to be an exciting year for our family, the Frazetta Museum introduces a Limited Edition series of Gold & Silver commemorative collector's coins, ensuring the legendary images forged from Frank's imagination live on for thousands of years, emblazoned forever in precious gold and silver. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the Frazetta Museum legacy!

The 2015 Limited Edition Frazetta Museum series pays tribute to Frank & Ellie's dream, imagined, designed, and painstakingly constructed under the steadfast watch of Frank and his son, Frank Jr in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Today, Frank Jr and his team at the Frazetta Museum are charged with preserving Frazetta's legacy and providing an inspiring environment for aspiring artists, who can visit the museum, learn and create merely steps away from where the Master brought his imagination to life in oil, watercolor, ink and on anything that crossed his path!. The proof's reverse features a bust of the Museum's facade, hand-carved by renowned Italian sculptor Luigi Badia, a student of the Frazetta school.

The obverse of the Limited Edition Proof features Frazetta's iconic masterpiece, Death Dealer. Luigi's old world craftsmanship and attention to detail is so impeccable that a magnifying glass is required to catch every minute feature. The background's flawless mirror finish draws you directly into the scene with Death Dealer himself.

Each mint-condition, mirror-finish collector's grade Proof is hand-fed and manually struck up to 5 times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features extreme 3d relief, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to Death Dealer and the Frazetta Museum as they seem to pop off the coin's surface.

Each minted proof is then handled with satin gloves and encapsulated in a clear plastic air-tite case designed for long-term preservation. Each medallion is placed in a velvet box, and includes a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Limited Edition Frazetta Museum Proof is guaranteed to contain the medallion's indicated weight and purity of .999 fine silver or .9999 fine gold, ensuring the medallion's lasting value for generations to come. Mintage of each medallion is limited to 2015 proofs, with a strict limit of five (5) proofs per collector, and only available direct from the Frazetta Museum while supplies last. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Frazetta Museum history!


Frazetta Museum 1 oz Silver Proof - $139.00
Frazetta Museum 5 oz Silver Proof - $349.00
Frazetta Museum 1/10oz Gold Proof - $299.00
Frazetta Museum 1/2 oz Silver Proof - $79.00




The Golden Age - Now online!

Frank Frazetta ~ The Opar Press Edgar Rice Burroughs Canaveral Portfolio ~ 1968
- New!
Virgil Finlay ~ H. P. Lovecraft Portfolio ~ 1977 - New!
Curt Pardee ~ The Clark Ashton Smith Portfolio ~ 1976 - New!
Robert McGinnis
Dave Stevens
Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
Stolen Sweets


The Golden Age!
Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration - Volume Three

Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in August 2015!


The response to the first volume in The Golden Age series was overwhelming, and many of you quickly asked for more. Volume Two was fully funded on Kickstarter in just ONE DAY, thanks to your generous support, and while that book has been printed and is in bindery now in China, I have gone ahead and assembled an all-new THIRD volume that I hope you're going to enjoy. My goal is for BOTH books to ship at the SAME TIME in August, so you won't have to wait for months to have all of these great books in your library.

This new book presents the work of 204 artists with 217 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the Golden Age of Illustration, all photographed directly from the original art. I've worked to include more diverse artists this time, with more pin-up, pulp, and paperback artists represented. Don't think I've had to scrape the bottom of the barrel or have run low on great art! My archives run deep, and this book is just as outstanding as the first two volumes, with many masterpieces included.

As with the previous books, this print run will be limited to just 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

You will notice that I am not using Kickstarter to fund this book. While the previous campaigns were great, and Kickstarter works well, the overall Kickstarter community added little to the sales of the book. Ultimately, my sales are coming from YOU, the dedicated fans of Illustration Magazine and the other books I have produced. It seems foolish to give Kickstarter 10% in fees when I can simply collect pre-orders myself the "old fashioned way."

Featured Artists
Avati, Ballantine, Beckhoff, Benda, Bergey, Biggs, Bowler, Brehm, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Bundy, Burns, Cady, Campbell, Carter, Chiriacka, Christy, Clymer, Cooper, Cornwell, Coughlin, Craft, Crandell, Crawford, Crockwell, D'andrea, Damron, Darley, Davis, De Mers, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Driben, Dryden, Duer, Dulac, Dumas, Dunn, Dunton, Durenceau, Ekman, Elliot, Enright, Epperly, Erbit, Erickson, Erickson, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Folkard, Forsberg, Foxley, Frahm, Gannam, Gaul, Gaze, Georgi, Giguère, Gilbert, Gillen, Gillespie, Godwin, , Graef, Granville-Smith, Gross, Hampson, Hastings, Heitland, Hilbert, Hintermeister, Hoff, Holmgren, Hood, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hurst, Irwin, Jackson, Johnson, Kalin, Keay, Keller, Kernan, Klett, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leach, Leake, Lebrun, Leyendecker, Lindsay, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mccarthy, Mccay, Mcginness, Mcmein, Meese, Moran, Nappi, Neill, Newell, Olson, Parker, Parrish, Peterson, Phillips, Pogany, Potthast, Price, Pyle, Rabreau, Rabut, Reinhart, Relyea, Reusswig, Riggs, Robinson, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Saalburg, Safran, Sambrook, Sandham, Saunders, Savage, Sawyers, Sawyer, Schaare, Schaeffer, Schmidt, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schulz, Scott, Sewell, Shaw, Shepherd, Shermund, Shinn, Sickles, Sidrone, Smith, Smith, Smith, Soulen, St. John, Stahr, Stanley, Stephens, Sterner, Stevens, Stoops, Stuart, Studdy, Tepper, Terpning, Thomson, Thrasher, Thulstrup, Tilburne, Timlin, Tinsley, Tossey, Traver, Travis, Utz, Valigursky, Van Buren, Vargas, Varian, Vassos, Verbeck, Ward, Ward, Webb, Wenzel, Woener, Whitcomb, Whitmore, Wilbur, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wistehuff, Wittmack, Wolsky, Wood, Woolf, Wyeth, Zuckerberg.

As before, if you pre-order the book now you will receive a copy for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (100 "Early Bird Specials" are being offered for only $35 if you act fast!)
A "Special Edition" featuring a signed and numbered bookplate, presented in a slipcase, and limited to just 100 copies, is also available for $60.


After JULY 1, the retail cost of the regular unsigned edition will rise to $44.95 plus postage, so please order today! 
Thank you for supporting The Illustrated Press!




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #3 - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

The saga of the original Ghost Who Walks continues with issue #3 of this 6 part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto. En route to the ancient fabled city of Gold with Diana and his new allies the Phantom's plane is hit and damaged throwing him out to certain death at the hands of a Singh Pirate. Will he survive to stop the Singh! You'll have to read this issue to find out!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Hyborian Age Facsimile Edition
 
Will debut at Howard Days (June 12-13) and be available to order after that!

Skelos Press is proud to present a facsimile edition of one of the rarest and most valuable of all Conan and Robert E. Howard publications - the legendary 1938 chapbook The Hyborian Age published by LANY Cooperative.

Originally compiled by Forrest J. Ackerman, Donald Wollheim, and several other notable fans of the time, this booklet contains the first full publication of Howard's world-building essay "The Hyborian Age," along with the first published map of Conan's world. It also includes the first appearance of the famous essay "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark, as well as an introductory letter from H. P. Lovecraft. This modern facsimile edition includes a new introductory essay by Howard expert and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks discussing the history of this publication and the back-story behind "The Hyborian Age."
  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Skelos Press
  • First Trade Editon edition (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069244758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692447581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • $11.95



James Bond: TRIGGER MORTIS - Coming September 8!

Incorporating original, never-before-published material from 007 creator Ian Fleming, New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz returns literary legend James Bond to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating and dashing thriller.

The world's most famous spy, James Bond, has just returned victorious from his showdown with Auric Goldfinger in Fort Knox. By his side is the glamorous and streetwise Pussy Galore, who played no small part in his success. As they settle down in London, the odds of Galore taming the debonair bachelor seem slim—but she herself is a creature not so easily caught.

Meanwhile, the struggle for superiority between the Soviet Union and the West is escalating. In an attempt to demonstrate Soviet strength, SMERSH plans to sabotage an international Grand Prix in the hot zone of West Germany. At the Nürburgring Racing Circuit, Bond must play a high-speed game of cat and mouse to stop them, but when he observes a secretive meeting between SMERSH's driver and a notorious Korean millionaire, it becomes clear that this is just the infamous organization's opening move.

An orphan of the Korean War, he has a personal reason for wanting to bring America to its knees. He's helping SMERSH decisively end the white-hot space race—but how? With the help of an American female agent, Bond uncovers a plan that leads first to Florida and then to New York City, where a heart-stopping face-off will determine the fate of the West.

This thriller has all the hallmarks of an original Ian Fleming adventure and features welcome familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny. Horowitz delivers a smooth and seductive narrative of fast cars and beautiful women, ruthless villains and breathtaking plot that will leave readers hanging until the very end.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

List price: $28.99

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Orion
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
List price: £18.99





Jonny Quest - Live-Action Feature Film in the works at Warner Bros!

Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise. The studio has set Robert Rodriguez to direct the film, and he and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the Black List. Dan Lin and Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh are producing.



JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #1 - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
Covers: Alex Ross, Walter Simonson, Francesco Francavilla, Marc Laming and Barry Kitson.
Writer: Mark Waid Art: Ronilson Freire

Meet Richard Henry Benson–the Avenger! His pallid features forever deadened by a criminal act, he is the ultimate master of disguise and uses his skills to mete out retribution to those who would prey on the innocent! But can even Benson triumph over an Invisible Man…? Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid – who is hotter than ever thanks to his work on Daredevil and Star Wars: Princess Leia – brings his personal favorite pulp hero back to comics with all-new, explosive adventures!

“Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream,” says Waid. “I’ve been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? I’ve been aching to write this story!”


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






 



JUSTICE INC. VOLUME 1 TP - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano (Cover) Alex Ross

A historic crossover seventy-five years in the making! The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger, the three iconic crime-fighters first introduced in the pulp magazines of Street & Smith Publications, come together for the first time ever to avert global catastrophe!

Out of tragedy, a hero is born... and an alliance formed! When an airliner carrying industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family disappears, it's the first strike in a secret cabal's master plan for world conquest. As genius adventurer Doc Savage and brutal vigilante The Shadow attempt to avert disaster with their science and bullets, Benson rises from the ashes with a fearsome new identity: The Avenger. Can three men of contrasting ideology and methodology cast aside their inherent differences and band together to conquer the overwhelming threat of the Voodoo Master and his mysterious allies?

Trade paperback,
7x10, Full Color, 184 pages, $19.99


KING: THE PHANTOM #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Magical guest stars! Heyyyyyy…what’s Mandrake the Magician doing in The Phantom’s book? (Hint: Saving Phantom’s life, hopefully) Will magic be a help or hindrance for our purple punching pugilist? And at long last…has the missing next Phantom been found?


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99

 




King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

No PulpFest for Me This Year
- New!
Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today
Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015


The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume Two) Paperback - Coming October 20!
by S. T. Joshi (Author)


VOLUME TWO OF BRAND-NEW, WEIRD STORIES FROM THE MOST PROMINENT ACOLYTES OF LOVECRAFT'S WORKS!

At the Mountains of Madness is H. P. Lovecraft's masterpiece of horror in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers ancient ruins and evidence of horrific creatures thought long dead. Sixteen all-new stories, original to this edition, spring from the concepts of doomed exploration, remote terror, and cosmic horror. A who's-who lineup of authors instills new energy into the sub-genre that is Lovecraft.


Table of contents:
Foreword by Kim Newman
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
20,000 Years Under the Sea by Kevin J. Anderson
Tsathoggua’s Breath by Brian Stableford
The Door Beneath by Alan Dean Foster
Dead Man Walking by William F. Nolan
A Crazy Mistake by Nancy Kilpatrick
The Anatomy Lesson by Cody Goodfellow
The Hollow Sky by Jason C. Eckhardt
The Last Ones by Mark Howard Jones
A Footnote in the Black Budget by Jonathan Maberry
Deep Fracture by Steve Rasnic Tem
The Dream Stones by Donald Tyson
The Blood in My Mouth by Laird Barron
On the Shores of Destruction by Karen Haber
Object 00922UU by Erik Bear and Greg Bear


Series: Madness of Cthulhu Anthology
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
List price: $15.95



The Man from U.N.C.L.E: Season 1 DVD - Coming August 4!
Robert Vaughn (Actor), David McCallum (Actor)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has captured the hearts of its viewers since its premiere in 1964. This critically-acclaimed spoof television series featuring Leo G. Carroll, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy was the first successful spy show on American television, and one of the first series to become an international phenomenon. Prior to the theatrical release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in August 2015, fans can now relive their favorite moments as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season on DVD August 4, 2015. This digitally enhanced series, also nominated for 7 Emmy Awards over its successful 4 season run, includes 29 one-hour long episodes of priceless entertainment and over 100 minutes of enhanced content.

In this hit spoof of the spy genre, actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play the roles of top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who use their charm, wit, and a never-ending assortment of gadgets to defend the world from evil, chaos and bad taste. The successful series also stars Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly and features guest stars such as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek, Kurt Russell, Ricardo Montalban, and longtime comedy favorite Ken Murray. From trying to save the world from fear gas, to trying to save themselves from a pack of bloodthirsty cheetahs, these serious spies bring the suspense and fun to life. You may even forget it's in black and white!

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season is the first successful spy series of its kind, and we are proud to bring it back to viewers to experience all the action" said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The episodes have been digitally remastered, and will allow audiences young and old to relive this phenomenon before the theatrical release!"




MASKS 2 #3 (OF 8)  - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Eman Casallos

Peter Cannon AKA Thunderbolt smashes his way into the struggle against the Red Death!

The mysterious villain has plagued the heroes of three different timelines. Her scheming is even more dangerous than anyone could possibly guess, but now the adventures of the masked heroes of the last 80 years are coming together in a way no one could possibly imagine!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99









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

The Phantom Detectives
Vic Challenger
Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis



Piranha (The Oregon Files) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
 
 In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.

 During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

Series: The Oregon Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Review: Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey - New!
Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dark Pursuit - New!
Dyed To Death
Pickup At Union Station
Rock Garden
TALES OF MASKS & MAYHEM & PULP ECHOES
         Pulp Den  

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

Harold Van Lieu Bloomfield - Author, Editor, Sailor, Newspaper Publisher - New!
Charles Agnew McLean - Editor of the Popular Magazine
Notable artists of Adventure
Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information
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

Space operas of E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
- New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ #15
Pellucidar: ERB’s hollow earth
Douglas Preston’s solo work
Man-Ape: Two by Arthur J. Burks
Meet Jack Reacher
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
- New!
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Pulp-Pourri Theatre, Season 2, Episode 5: THE SHADOW: A Trip To Eternity - Now online!

An all-new audio drama from 63audio, "A Trip to Eternity" is an all-new adventure of The Shadow, written by Scott Leslie. This is Episode 5 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. Includes all of "Etude for Solo Violin" by James C. Burke, Ph.D. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz. This production is for entertainment purposes only, and is not to be sold. It is intended as an homage to the original radio series, and no infringement is intended.




Ramble House
Now available!

 
CITY OF THE TIGER
 More Selected Stories from Science Fantasy
 Chosen by Damien Broderick and John Boston

 
Here are eight vivid stories from the great British magazine Science Fantasy. This anthology, following The Daymakers, is another exciting half-century tribute to that magazine's memory.
Science Fantasy presented writers who would remake both science fiction and fantasy, and the strange new magical hybrid, "science fantasy": Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Ken Bulmer, Mike Moorcock, Thomas Burnett Swann, and others less familiar today.

These stories, and more, are presented by award-winning Australian writer Damien Broderick, and American lawyer and critic John Boston.
 
Jonathan Burke, "The Adjusters" (Science Fantasy #13, Apr 1955)
Martin Jordan, "Sheamus" (Science Fantasy #14, Jun 1955)
John Brunner, "City of the Tiger" (Science Fantasy #32, Dec 1958)
Kenneth Bulmer, "Castle of Vengeance" (Science Fantasy #37, Nov 1959)
John Kippax (John Charles Hynam 1915-1974), "Destiny Incorporated" (Science Fantasy #30, Aug 1958)
J.G. Ballard, "The Watch-Towers" (Science Fantasy #53, Jun 1962)
Thomas Burnett Swann, "The Sudden Wings" (Science Fantasy #55, Oct 1962)
Philip E. High, "Dead End" (Science Fantasy #56, Dec 1962)

  
Available Editions

 $6    E-book edition (mobi or epub)
$18  Trade Paperback


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: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

The confrontation between the rejuvenated, goddess-infused Red Sonja and the merciless Sutekh, the half-human son of the serpent-god Set, is finally at hand! The battle lines have been drawn outside the walls of Zingara’s capital city, and the fate of the Hyborian Age hangs in the balance. But could Scáthach — the divine Queen of Swords — be an even greater threat to mankind than Sutekh’s legions of ghouls and demon beasts?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Robert E. Howard’s Creations Acquired By Fredrik Malmberg

Fredrik Malmberg, who for years was the Hollywood face of Swedish company Paradox Entertainment’s campaign to turn Robert E. Howard properties Conan, Kull The Conqueror, Solomon Kane and others into features, has reconnected with all those properties. Malmberg, who last year left the company after 15 years to hatch the producing shingle Cabinet Entertainment, has acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc in a stock deal.

Cabinet controls all of the 800 stories, and the hundreds of characters created by Howard. They include Dark Agnes, Bran Mak Morn (which Universal is developing with Working Title), the Texas gunfighter El Borak, the Celtic warrior Cormac mac Airt, and many others hatched through Howard’s pulp novels. Malmberg confirmed the deal. “These days, it comes down to brands and characters and we are looking at long-term possibilities,” he said. “We look at how Marvel played out with its rich based of characters, and this too is a universe that lends itself to exploitation in TV and film. There aren’t many libraries like this.”

The big play for this catalog is the Conan The Barbarian film that Malmberg is producing with Fast And Furious architect Chris Morgan at Universal. While Malmberg licensed the rights to that ill-fated Conan that starred Jason Momoa, this film brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger and is considered a direct sequel to the 1982 film that John Milius directed from the script he wrote with Oliver Stone. When Deadline broke the deal back in 2012, the idea was to look at a mature king pondering the latter years of his life. Andrea Berloff wrote the first draft, and Gangster Squad‘s Will Beall is working on the rewrite.  Malmberg said that Schwarzenegger showed chops and maturity in the genre film Maggie, and that this movie could be his version of Unforgiven. “It’s 30 years after the original film, and he’s facing his mortality and how a legend deals with the fact he’s older, and how does he want to go out,” Malmberg said.



Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!


Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!
 
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.


Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available for pre-order!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Shipping May 25!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Green Terror
- New!
The Dark Death - New!
The Fate Joss
Guardian of Death
Murder Town
Death Diamonds
Hidden Death


SWORDS OF SORROW #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 3!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: Tula Lotay
; B: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) and rising star Sergio Davila (Legenderry) team to bring you this epic tale, featuring the most amazing, most beloved, and fiercest pulp heroines of all time! All the great Women of Dynamite are united against an unbeatable horror, and this historic issue features, for the first time ever, characters from the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard as Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja clash!
The SWORDS OF SORROW series is also supported by several companion one-shots, written by some of today's hottest talents, like G.Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, and Erica Shultz!


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.

The Republic of the Future by Anna Bowman Dodd-Part Two - New!
The Republic of the Future by Anna Bowman Dodd-Part One - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Conquest of the Moon Pool
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Moon Pool
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The People of the Pit
A. Merritt Art Gallery-Through the Dragon Glass
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part Two
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part One

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK TM: 22 Classic Crimes! Kindle Edition - Now available!
by Johnston McCulley (Author)

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK™ presents 22 classic tales by Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro) featuring his series antihero, a pickpocket named Thubway.





Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!







22 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #142
 Gangster Special Issue

 
"The Law of the Outlawed" by Anatole Feldman
"The Underworld, a realm of racketeers and gangsters with a code and law of its own.  Justice!  To these outlaws, court justice is truly blind and only the flash of a rod will quiet the vengeance that troubles a fiery conscience."

"Sky Loot" by Tyne Van Tyne
"Forgery—Kidnapping—Murder—Plot and counter plot mark the development of The Sky-Gangsters' quest for diamonds and gold."

and other stories from UNDERWORLD MAGAZINE


 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 10/36

"Empire of Terror" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom pits mind and muscle against a powerful gang of masked despots who are the perpetrators of a violent campaign of terror and crime."

"The Fly in Their Ointment" by Charles Green
"G Fear" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Dollars, Dicks and Deathy" by S.J. Bailey
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 09/38  

"F.B.I. Justice" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Dan Fowler accepts the grim challenge of a death broker who defies all the forces of law—and thunders into action!  Follow the Ace of the F.B.I. as he strives to bring a nationwide organization of super-criminals to justice."

"Stamps of Doom" by Frank Gruber
"Killer Crop" by John L. Benton
"Famous Cases of J. Edgar Hoover" by Jack Kofoed


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail - 05/28
 
"Jungle Hate" by L.P.B. Armit
"The Rat of Cayenne" by Gordon MacCreagh
"Hayden and the Convoy" by H. Hesketh Pritchard
"The Blank File" by Lee Robinson
"Black Scorpion" by Arthur J. Burks
"Charles and the General" by W. Kobold Knight
"The Affair on Manoa" by Albert Wetjen
"Modern Methods" by Bertram Williams
"The Gate of Jade" [A serial] by H. Bedford-Jones
 
Cover Artist: J. Allan Maxwell


 7x10, 154 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Podcast: #4: Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire RPG - Now online!

Zone 4 Presents another episode of the brand new podcast focusing on the world of Pulp as Zone 4’s own Captain Ron Fortier, and Chief Engineer Rob Davis come together in the debut of this brand new podcast to discuss all things New Pulp, and the latest offerings from Airship 27 Productions!
 
Strap yourselves in for a trip through the skies as Ron and Rob take you on a journey through the classics and new classics in this Zone 4 spinoff podcast. The guys talk the latest Airship 27 updates, conventions, Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire RPG, Moonstone, and more!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in August!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest" - JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. BONUS: The final installment of "Bill Barnes vs. the Yellowjackets" from the super-rare SHADOW COMICS #2. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-184-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 82  is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151744.


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
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 to comic shops in August!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 98 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151745.


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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher


Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Bear Alley Books
Now Available!


One of the stars of the 1950s pirate era of comic publishing, Norman Light's 'Captain Future' was the star of the comic Spaceman, which Light published in 1953-54. One of the most successful titles from the minor publishers of the era, it ran for 15 issues before disappearing. But 'Captain Future' lived on, briefly, in reprints, after the rights to the strips were picked up by former Hank Janson publisher Reg Carter.
 
Now, over sixty years after their original appearance, Bear Alley Books had gathered this action-packed series of pulp sf strips together for the first time. In a packed 200-page volume, all of Captain Future's comic strips are reprinted and, as a bonus back-up, we include three short stories by Tom Wade (a prolific writer for the infamous John Spencer quartet of sf magazines under multiple pseudonyms) featuring the Space Patrol. The Buccaneers of Space are introduced in a revealing special feature about the history of the Spaceman comic, its lead characters and the creative force behind them: Norman Light.
 
If you like your spaceships to soar, your galaxies to collide and your BEMs to be bestial, this is the thrill-filled collection for you.






BEYOND MARS HC - Coming in late August!
Jack Williamson (Writer) • Lee Elias (Art & Cover)

Written by renowned science fiction author Jack Williamson and superbly drawn by Lee Elias, Beyond Mars is one of the rarest Sunday strips — it only appeared in a single newspaper, The New York Sunday News.

This oversized book presents the complete series—all 161 strips from 1952 to 1955—in their original color!


Oversized 9.25" x 12" full color hardcover, 160 pages, $49.99

BEYOND MARS is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150485.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now Underway!
2015 Memorial Day Sale thru 12:01 AM Tuesday May 26!


"Our last two Memorial Day sales were quite successful, so we've decided to try a third for this year. If you've been holding back on buying our recent releases, here's your chance to pick them up at a discounted rate: Between now and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 25th, all Murania Press titles are available at 20 percent off cover price, with shipping included for purchasers in the United States.

"If, for example, you're interested in the triple-sized Blood 'n' Thunder 2014-15 Special Edition (pictured below), you can pick it up this weekend for $23.95 instead of the usual $29.95. J. Allan Dunn's The Island, Volume Five in our Classic Pulp Reprints series, can be had for $15.95 as opposed to $19.95.

"Did you miss out on the award-nominated Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, the first of our two volumes on silent-era movie serials? That, too, is temporarily available at $23.95, down from $29.95. Ditto for the best-selling book in our catalog, The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. And if you've missed recent back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder itself, you can grab them for $10.00 each, postage included, rather than $12.50."

Murania's Ed Hulse stresses that the free shipping extends to domestic U.S. customers only. "We pay considerably more for books shipped internationally (including to Canada and Mexico) and, regrettably, must pass along those additional costs. Our average charge for sending a single item to foreign buyers is $6.99, but the good news is that the increase in shipping does not go up dramatically for multiple books. So by purchasing two or three at a time during one of our sales, international customers will find their postage fees largely absorbed by saving 20 percent off each item. If you're buying from another country, please first send us an e-mail letting us know which books you want. After calculating the cost of shipping we'll get back to you with a Paypal invoice for the total amount."

At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th, all Murania Press books will revert to their cover price.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Underway: 2015 Memorial Day Sale! - New!
May 19: A 2nd Tarzan-Related Birthday - New!
Birthday Boy: Tarzan of the Movies! (Well, ONE of them, anyway.) - New!
Updated: Collectibles Section
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

After learning the origin of the mysterious masked man from the past known as the Mark, Captain Midnight may finally have an ally who understands the Archon's twisted beginnings--and might be able to defeat this ü
bervillain! And they're not alone! A united force of superheroes joins the fray to defeat the Archon. The last great hope has arrived!

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99







CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH -- REIGN OF THE ARCHON TP - Coming in October!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Art), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Art/Cover)

Captain Midnight faces the greatest threat this world has ever known . . . the Archon. But who is he, and what does he want? Midnight must rely on the unlikeliest of allies to acquire the knowledge necessary to fight this ageless malefactor. The time-displaced genius will need to reach down deep to confront this new world horror and become the greatest hero the world has ever seen. Collects Captain Midnight #20-24.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on October 21.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150010.




Celaeno Press
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Now available!

Antarctica… a frozen wasteland of penguins, blinding ice and snow, and blizzards to kill the unprepared in minutes. But it is an ancient land, with ancient secrets, mysteries that humanity is only beginning to glimpse. HP Lovecraft introduced the world to the terrifying reality of this lonely continent in his famous novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and now a new team of intrepid authors follows in his footsteps.

New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.

Cover and interior art by Steven C. Gilberts.


Table of Contents
Robert M. Price Introduction
Glynn Barrass “The City at the Two Magnetic Poles”
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. “The Second Wave of Fear”
Pierre V. Comtois “Second Death”
Pete Rawlik “Beneath the Mountains of Madness”
Ken Asamatsu “The Continent of Madness”
Laurence J. Cornford “Gedney”
C. J. Henderson “The Pleasure in Madness”
Brian M. Sammons “A Biting Cold”
Cody Goodfellow “Garden of the Gods”
Stephen Mark Rainey “The Danforth Project”
Edward Morris “Tekeli-Li!”
Will Murray “Static”
John Martin Leahy “In Amundsen’s Tent”




CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Xuthal, the city of eternal dreamers, is enthralled by the powerful black lotus plant's mystical properties. When Conan and Natala learn the truth behind the sleeping citizens, can they escape or will they be doomed to share the city's fate?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #17 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan's out for blood in a desert oasis as he stalks the bandits responsible for the slaughter of a trading caravan -- and the man he believes to be their accomplice, the sinister Kerim Shah. But is the Cimmerian on the right trail, or is there something more mysterious afoot?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 26.


CONAN THE AVENGER #17 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150056.




CROSS EXAMINATIONS: CRIME IN COLUMBUS (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

Private Investigator Eliot Cross faces heartache, headache, backache, and a royal pain in the neck in these rollicking noir stores from the heart of the Heartland.
Cross Examinations, Inc. established in 1988

CROSS EXAMINATIONS sets the stage for an exciting new novel that will join pop-culture author, John Hegenberger’s soon-to-be-published Tripleye trilogy and his upcoming Stan Wade, L.A.P.I. series.

Never before published,

Kindle Price:    $2.99



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

Forgotten Books: LADY IN PERIL by Lester Dent (1959) - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1943)   - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 1) - New!
Pulp Gallery: G-MEN DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG on Wonder Comics (1947-48)
Overlooked Films: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962)



Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update: Rose Room Presentations  

Friday, August 21st
10:00am: Mark Ellis (aka James Axler): Author, King Solomon’s Mines Graphic Novel
11:00am: Alexander Simmons: Author, Tarzan Sunday Newspaper Strip; Archie
1:00pm: Diana Leto: Artist, Cave Girl comic strip; My Little Pony;& Sesame Workshop and Michael R. Hudson: Publisher, Jungle Tales of Tarzan
2:00pm: Diana Leto’s Comic Con workshop for kids
 
Saturday, August 22nd
9:00am, William Patrick (Will) Murray:  Author, Doc Savage; and Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don
10:00am, Joe DeVito: The creation of his Centennial Tarzan statue and his painting for Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, by William Patrick (Will) Murray



Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 HC - Coming in October!
George A. Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper -- expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.

108 pages, $125, in stores on October 28.


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150091.





EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS', THE MASTER OF PULP STORYTELLING - Now available!

An anthology of scholarly and fannish essays and articles about the King of the Pulps: Edgar Rice Burroughs --- the writer who kick-started modern science fiction.

 Few, if any, authors of science fiction writing since the publication of A PRINCESS OF MARS can say that they were not influenced, to a greater or lesser degree, by the pulp adventure and science-fiction storyteller, Edgar Rice Burroughs. A seminal work, that 1912 novel started the ever popular Planetary Romance genre and the first ever science-fiction series, running for ten books between 1912 and 1948. Burroughs also created Tarzan of the Apes, perhaps the first action hero in mainstream literature and certainly the first in the movies.

His popularity with the general public was assured with the 1914 hard cover publication of his first Tarzan novel. However, only since the 1980s have critics in journalism and academia began to recognize the impact of his work on fantastic literature in general. Today his literary future and reputation are secure.

The contributors to this anthology include critics, scholars and fans of this most popular of all pulp storytellers: Patrick H. Adkins, David Critchfield, J. G. Huckenpöhler, Charles A. Madison, John Flint Roy, Suzannah Rowntree, Abraham Sherman, Den Valdron, John C. Wright, and Robert B. Zeuschner. Together their essays and articles survey the impact and influence of American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs on science fiction writing and film, and in the process affirming both his reputation and his continued popularity with collectors and the general reading public.


Paperback: 204 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Paperback: $9.99
Kindle: $4.99


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Gypsy Vengeance" from the August 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Diamond Dilemma" by Chick Coombs from COMPLETE SPORTS, January, 1950
He'd go out on that mound, and he'd burn everything he had across that plate, and nine innings later they'd call him baseball perfection or a diamond flop!
"Blood and Spice" by O. B. Myers from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1948

You Never Can Tell What's Under an Unturned Stone!
"Tested Wings" by Daniel Prescott from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October), 1946
It was a new plane, but bald-headed mechanic Casey could fly it - as he proved when there was a sudden emergency!


Fantom Press
Signed edition now available for pre-order!


The pre-order page for the signed edition of the Avenger: The Sun King novel is now up on the Fantom Press website.
This is a shared exclusive volume with Moonstone Books, who are producing it with Fantom Press. 
The complete edition will be 100 copies total and Fantom Press will have access to half the run, so it's pretty much a guaranteed sell out at least from our end.


THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh

The first new Avenger novel in 40 years!
The crime fighter with the moldable face…the avatar of vengeance…the combination of the Shadow and Doc Savage …is back!

His name is Sun Koh. He claims to be the last survivor of Atlantis, and he may be the most dangerous man alive. A physical and mental superman with the resources of Nazi Germany at his fingertips, Sun Koh plans to recover an ancient power that could doom millions, and win the war for the Third Reich. Only Richard Benson and the members of Justice, Inc. oppose him, but this time, even the Avenger may have met his match.

This novel is a continuation of the original novel “River of Ice”.
Written by Matthew Baugh
Cover and signature page by Mike Perry
6 x 9 square bound hardcover, 160 pages

This edition is limited to 100 copies and contains a tipped in signature page signed by Matthew Baugh and Mike Perry.
$29.99 plus shipping
$5.00 US, $13.00 Canadian, $17.00 international







Frank Frazetta's Iconic Death Dealer Coin - Now available!  

The greatest name in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art introduces the Limited Edition 2015 Frazetta Museum Coin Series. Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer is now and forever emblazoned on flawless, mirror-finish chunks of solid .999 fine investment-grade silver and .9999 fine gold!

For more than half a century, the iconic art of Frank Frazetta inspired countless artists and shaped the face of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre as we know it. Now, join us as Frank's world comes to life in 2015: The Year of Frazetta.

To kick off what is certain to be an exciting year for our family, the Frazetta Museum introduces a Limited Edition series of Gold & Silver commemorative collector's coins, ensuring the legendary images forged from Frank's imagination live on for thousands of years, emblazoned forever in precious gold and silver. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the Frazetta Museum legacy!

The 2015 Limited Edition Frazetta Museum series pays tribute to Frank & Ellie's dream, imagined, designed, and painstakingly constructed under the steadfast watch of Frank and his son, Frank Jr in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Today, Frank Jr and his team at the Frazetta Museum are charged with preserving Frazetta's legacy and providing an inspiring environment for aspiring artists, who can visit the museum, learn and create merely steps away from where the Master brought his imagination to life in oil, watercolor, ink and on anything that crossed his path!. The proof's reverse features a bust of the Museum's facade, hand-carved by renowned Italian sculptor Luigi Badia, a student of the Frazetta school.

The obverse of the Limited Edition Proof features Frazetta's iconic masterpiece, Death Dealer. Luigi's old world craftsmanship and attention to detail is so impeccable that a magnifying glass is required to catch every minute feature. The background's flawless mirror finish draws you directly into the scene with Death Dealer himself.

Each mint-condition, mirror-finish collector's grade Proof is hand-fed and manually struck up to 5 times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features extreme 3d relief, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to Death Dealer and the Frazetta Museum as they seem to pop off the coin's surface.

Each minted proof is then handled with satin gloves and encapsulated in a clear plastic air-tite case designed for long-term preservation. Each medallion is placed in a velvet box, and includes a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Limited Edition Frazetta Museum Proof is guaranteed to contain the medallion's indicated weight and purity of .999 fine silver or .9999 fine gold, ensuring the medallion's lasting value for generations to come. Mintage of each medallion is limited to 2015 proofs, with a strict limit of five (5) proofs per collector, and only available direct from the Frazetta Museum while supplies last. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Frazetta Museum history!


Frazetta Museum 1 oz Silver Proof - $139.00
Frazetta Museum 5 oz Silver Proof - $349.00
Frazetta Museum 1/10oz Gold Proof - $299.00
Frazetta Museum 1/2 oz Silver Proof - $79.00




Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES

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.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 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! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.




 


Glen Orbik: 1963 - May 11, 2015

Glen Orbik, an artist known for his dames-and-guns pulp novel art and no shortage of painted comic-book covers, died last week of cancer. He was in his early 50s. Orbik’s most notable creations were done for Hard Case Crime, an imprint founded in 2004 that reprinted classic crime paperbacks and published new works by established authors.

Orbik also painted covers for Marvel and DC comics, as well as science fiction and adventure novels. He was also an esteemed art instructor.



The Golden Age - Now online!

Robert McGinnis
- New!
Dave Stevens
Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
Stolen Sweets


GRAVEDIGGER #2 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

On the run from the mob and the police, "Gravedigger" McCrae finds temporary respite with a lovely, wealthy playgirl. But it doesn't take long for his pursuers to catch up with him, and then it's no longer a matter of outrunning them, but escape from certain death. Can Digger outwit his adversaries in the savage conclusion to "The Predators?"


GRAVEDIGGER #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150869.




Hermes Press:  JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES VOLUME 4: 1949-1951 HC - Coming in September!
Writer/Artist: Frank Robbins

Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, returns with Volume Four of the series!  Continues the adventures of Johnny Hazard picking up the storyline where Volume Three left off.  See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips ever to grace newspapers. Reproduced entirely from original King Features press proofs covering daily strips from 1949-1951.

Hardcover, 10x7, 304 pages, Partial Color, $50.00


JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES VOLUME 4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151383.





Hermes Press:  THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 9: 1949-1950 HC - Coming in September!
Writer: Lee Falk;  Art / Cover: Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best-selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the "Fathers and Sons" storyline. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" concluding on May 6, 1950 the continuities ran together, so that is how Hermes Press is presenting them!  The Sundays are being produced directly from the black-and-white King Features press proofs. Included in this volume are three complete continuities (including the Sundays in their black-and-white versions), reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "Fathers and Sons," "The Flirtatious Princess" and "The Thuggees."

Hardcover, 12x9, 240 pages, Partial Color, $50.00


THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 9 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151384.



Hyborian Age Facsimile Edition
 
Will debut at Howard Days (June 12-13) and be available to order after that!

Skelos Press is proud to present a facsimile edition of one of the rarest and most valuable of all Conan and Robert E. Howard publications - the legendary 1938 chapbook The Hyborian Age published by LANY Cooperative.

Originally compiled by Forrest J. Ackerman, Donald Wollheim, and several other notable fans of the time, this booklet contains the first full publication of Howard's world-building essay "The Hyborian Age," along with the first published map of Conan's world. It also includes the first appearance of the famous essay "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark, as well as an introductory letter from H. P. Lovecraft. This modern facsimile edition includes a new introductory essay by Howard expert and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks discussing the history of this publication and the back-story behind "The Hyborian Age."
  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Skelos Press
  • First Trade Editon edition (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069244758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692447581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • $11.95



IT'S A MANS WORLD: MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES, THE POSTWAR PULPS REVISED EDITION  - Coming in August!

It's a Man's World was first released in 2003. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War. The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.

Softcover, 9x12, 320 pages, Full Color, $34.95


IT'S A MANS WORLD REVISED EDITION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151743.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, June 1941

Contents:
ONSLAUGHT OF THE DRUID GIRLS by Ray Cummings
WANDERER OF LITTLE LAND by Eando Binder
THE MAN WHO BOUGHT MARS by Polton Cross
AMAZONS OF A WEIRD CREATION by Jep Powell
SIDNEY, THE SCREWLOOSE ROBOT by William P. McGivern
BILL OF RIGHTS, 5000 A.D. by John York Cabot


Pulp Sized Magazine: 148 pages
$12.95

 
 
 
JOE KUBERT'S THE RETURN OF TARZAN ARTIST'S EDITION HC - Coming in October!
Joe Kubert (Writer & Art & Cover)


The second volume of Joe Kubert's acclaimed Tarzan series is collected in IDW Publishing's award-winning format. Collecting issues #214, 217 - 223, this beautiful tome features three stand alone adventures, as well as the epic saga detailing The Return of Tarzan! Each and every story page has been scanned from Joe Kubert's original art, and all but two of his covers (but we're tenacious, we keep looking until the very last minute!).

Hardcover, B&W,168 pages, 12" x 17", SRP: $100

JOE KUBERT'S THE RETURN OF TARZAN ARTIST'S EDITION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN150406
.



JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris have survived the invasion of Mars, but rest and relaxation are not in their future. Marooned in the crumbling remains of an ancient city, John and Dejah are beset by mysterious enemies. When John is struck down, it falls to Dejah to protect her beloved, and find some way to escape the certain death that stalks them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #10  - Coming in August!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Abhishek Malsuni, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

It ain't easy being green! With John Carter and Dejah Thoris lost somewhere in the Martian wastes, Thark chieftain Tars Tarkas takes it upon himself to search for his missing friends. Accompanied by the most fearsome of sidekicks in Woola, the shocking threat Tars uncovers in the desert sands is beyond even his warrior skills. Mighty Martian action in the tradition of creator Edgar Rice Burroughs!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 26.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #10 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151227
(Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1228 (Malsuni cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1229 (Luppacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN15 1239 (Subscription cover).

 


Sears Cover
Not Available at this time.
 


Malsuni Cover
Not Available at this time.
 


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #3  - Coming in August!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The secret of the Invisible Death is revealed–but not before it claims one of Benson’s own teammates in a tragedy that will tear Justice, Inc. asunder! To his horror, the Avenger realizes he may not be New York’s only master of disguise!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151234.






KING: PRINCE VALIANT #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
WriterNate Cosbyr
Art:
Ron Salas
Cover: Chip Zdarsky

UTTER DEFEAT! The stubborn and fearless PRINCE VALIANT dares to face the GREATEST FOE, who has never been (and never will be) defeated…and Val loses. Then, and only then, does Valiant begin to understand the epic quest he is about to undertake. Gird you loins for transcendent adventure by NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





KING: THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Art: Brent Schoonover
Cover: Jonathan Lau

The Phantom x 2! The new Walker heir has (begrudgingly) accepted the purple, just in time for final showdown with Singh and his entire organization! There will be lots. And lots. And lots and lots and LOTS of bad guys with skill ring scars on their faces.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today

Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015


The Man from U.N.C.L.E: Season 1 DVD - Coming August 4!
Robert Vaughn (Actor), David McCallum (Actor)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has captured the hearts of its viewers since its premiere in 1964. This critically-acclaimed spoof television series featuring Leo G. Carroll, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy was the first successful spy show on American television, and one of the first series to become an international phenomenon. Prior to the theatrical release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in August 2015, fans can now relive their favorite moments as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season on DVD August 4, 2015. This digitally enhanced series, also nominated for 7 Emmy Awards over its successful 4 season run, includes 29 one-hour long episodes of priceless entertainment and over 100 minutes of enhanced content.

In this hit spoof of the spy genre, actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play the roles of top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who use their charm, wit, and a never-ending assortment of gadgets to defend the world from evil, chaos and bad taste. The successful series also stars Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly and features guest stars such as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek, Kurt Russell, Ricardo Montalban, and longtime comedy favorite Ken Murray. From trying to save the world from fear gas, to trying to save themselves from a pack of bloodthirsty cheetahs, these serious spies bring the suspense and fun to life. You may even forget it's in black and white!

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season is the first successful spy series of its kind, and we are proud to bring it back to viewers to experience all the action" said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The episodes have been digitally remastered, and will allow audiences young and old to relive this phenomenon before the theatrical release!"




MARK SCHULTZ: STORMS AT SEA: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC - Coming in August!
(W/A/CA) Mark Schultz

“History as you think you understand it does not exist, Griff. The world you think you know is actually a construct fashioned from the fears of the human race.” A scientist working to develop a new source of limitless energy is dead, and the man who was hired to protect him needs to know why. The dead man’s niece and a mysterious manuscript from his laboratory safe may hold all the answers, or they may lead down an endless rabbit hole ending in madness and cataclysm. Storms at Sea is Mark Schultz’s new illustrated novella that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. The story is told through 31 pages of prose and 31 full-page illustrations.

Hardcover, 11x8, 80 pages, Full Color, $24.95


MARK SCHULTZ: STORMS AT SEA is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151349.




MASKS 2 #5 (OF 8)  - Coming in August!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

The Red Death has sprung a dangerous trap, scattering our masked heroes through time. From the prehistoric era to the post-apocalyptic future, the Shadow, Green Hornet, Peter Cannon, Miss Fury, and others face dinosaurs, murderous masqueraders, and mutants! Along the way, they uncover the terrible truth about the Red Death.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

MASKS 2 #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151238 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151239 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151240 (Subscription variant cover).


   



Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR - Restored Edition!
Coming in August!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.

This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!

Due out in the Summer of 2015, be sure to preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover, signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

While the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.



Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Coming in August!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Hadon, King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

The books are due out in the Summer of 2015, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


Click here to preorder your copy of Hadon, King of Opar.


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Hardcover edition coming in August!


On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!

To be published in August 2015, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders, so make sure to order by July 1st!


US$ 25.00
5.5×8.5 hc, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

And you can order EXILES OF KHO with HADON, KING OF OPAR and save money!

Buy the paperback of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $35 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy the hardcover of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $45 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy all three together for $55 (+shipping) – save $10!
And with all package deals you will save even more money because of the combined shipping costs.




Meteor House
Airship Hunters
by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock
Coming in August!

Meteor House is extremely pleased to announce the publication of a brand new novel by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock!

Does Airship Hunters get to the bottom of the nearly forgotten mystery of 19th-century UFOs?

It is 1897 and the skies are haunted by mysterious airships and unfathomable secrets.

Tasked with hunting down these strange vehicles of the air and determining their origin and intent, two U.S. government agents toil under unusual conditions to supply their shadowy superiors with information. But that information proves to be as elusive as the airships themselves.

Ride with Agents Valiantine and Cabot across the Midwest as they encounter reports of strange lights, phantom soldiers, unreliable witnesses, and the ultimate source of their airborne prey.

They are the Airship Hunters, and they cannot be waylaid from their path to uncover the greatest mystery of them all.

As with Meteor House’s original novellas, Airship Hunters will be published as a Signed Limited Edition trade paperback. And just like with our novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015.

As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


US $18 tpb
5.5×8.5, 220 pages



Moonstone Books
JUDGMENT: DOMINO LADY PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) C. J. Henderson & Various (Cover) Dennis Calero

Coming in August!

Three novellas in one! Judgment is Moonstone’s latest pulp justice-dealer! Created by the late pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider), Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is waiting for you! With his wits, his twin 45’s, and his will of iron, he literally goes to hell and back in this one, folks. Plus a brand new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story!

Softcover, 6x9, 160 pages, B&W, $10.95

JUDGEMENT is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151429.





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

The Phantom Detectives - New!
Vic Challenger
Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis



Piranha (The Oregon Files) - Arriving in bookstores May 26!
by Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
 
 In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.

 During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

Series: The Oregon Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey - New!
Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey
The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dyed To Death - New!
Pickup At Union Station - New!
Rock Garden - New!
TALES OF MASKS & MAYHEM & PULP ECHOES - New!
JUR NOVELS - New!
The Eye Stone
Dime Crimes #34
         Pulp Den  

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

Charles Agnew McLean - Editor of the Popular Magazine - New!
Notable artists of Adventure
Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information
Top Artists of Adventure
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ #15 - New!
Pellucidar: ERB’s hollow earth - New!
Douglas Preston’s solo work
Man-Ape: Two by Arthur J. Burks
Meet Jack Reacher
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #81
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#6 Master of Broken Men - September 1934
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
 
 
Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man army. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer during times of severe trial.
 
Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened to remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
 
From the pages of Operator #5 magazine, September, 1934, comes Master of Broken Men!
 
A woman screamed once... and a thousand guests in that great Washington ballroom stood frozen with terror as the blood-mad horde of naked savages turned the place into a reeking charnel house. But that was only the beginning... America’s greatest industrial and political leaders become, over-night, gibbering maniacs, while a fear-frenzied, despairing nation revolts against a crumbling, dying government! How can Operator #5, alone, hope to prevail against this dread Master of Broken Men?
 
They called this new threat to America’s freedom, the Man Breaker. Was he an agent of a foreign power, or a traitor burrowing through the national bowels like a termite of silent but relentless destruction? Did it matter when the country’s most prominent leaders fell before his cruel tortures like spineless rag dolls? As savage riots spring up across the benighted land, Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5, takes up his pistol and rapier and undertakes a desperate manhunt for the mastermind before the nation plunges into a new Dark Age of Doom.
 
Into this uncontrollable political crisis plunges Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit—and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
Master of Broken Men is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




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

Dare-Devil Aces #71: The Hornets From Hell
They flew hard, they fought hard, and they stacked the Dice of Death — and there’s a thrill along the skyways as you fly with The Hornets From Hell! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

G-8 and His Battle Aces #47: Vengeance Of The Vikings
Black night hung over Paris, concealing the Death in the sky, and concealing from all men but the Master Spy, the horrible fate that awaited them! Out of the dark ages of history, through a thousand tortured years, comes the Vengeance of the Vikings on the screaming wings of Doom! 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.
 
 
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Radio Spirits

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back!
It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.



With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!

Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49


Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95





Ramble House
Now available!

 
CITY OF THE TIGER
 More Selected Stories from Science Fantasy
 Chosen by Damien Broderick and John Boston

 
Here are eight vivid stories from the great British magazine Science Fantasy. This anthology, following The Daymakers, is another exciting half-century tribute to that magazine's memory.
Science Fantasy presented writers who would remake both science fiction and fantasy, and the strange new magical hybrid, "science fantasy": Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Ken Bulmer, Mike Moorcock, Thomas Burnett Swann, and others less familiar today.

These stories, and more, are presented by award-winning Australian writer Damien Broderick, and American lawyer and critic John Boston.
 
Jonathan Burke, "The Adjusters" (Science Fantasy #13, Apr 1955)
Martin Jordan, "Sheamus" (Science Fantasy #14, Jun 1955)
John Brunner, "City of the Tiger" (Science Fantasy #32, Dec 1958)
Kenneth Bulmer, "Castle of Vengeance" (Science Fantasy #37, Nov 1959)
John Kippax (John Charles Hynam 1915-1974), "Destiny Incorporated" (Science Fantasy #30, Aug 1958)
J.G. Ballard, "The Watch-Towers" (Science Fantasy #53, Jun 1962)
Thomas Burnett Swann, "The Sudden Wings" (Science Fantasy #55, Oct 1962)
Philip E. High, "Dead End" (Science Fantasy #56, Dec 1962)

  
Available Editions

 $6    E-book edition (mobi or epub)
$18  Trade Paperback


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 #16 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Cat Staggs


From the acclaimed creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni, the final chapter in the epic "Forgiving of Monsters" saga finds the She-Devil with a Sword besieged from every side.  A parasitic infestation, an intensely personal grudge, an imperiled Astronomer, and an entire kingdom on the verge of homicidal fury have all led to a showdown so bloody and explosive, it surely lives up to — or even exceeds — the Red Sonja series' reputation of swords-and-sorcery excellence!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






RED SONJA / CONAN #1 (of 4) - Coming in August!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale August 5.

RED SONJA / CONAN #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151204 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151205 (Benes cover).







Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!


Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!
 
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.


Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available for pre-order!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


Rough Edges Press Anthologies - Call for Submissions! 

From editor James Reasoner:

Rough Edges Press will be publishing an anthology of new Weird Menace stories inspired by the "Shudder Pulps" such as DIME MYSTERY, TERROR TALES, HORROR STORIES, and SPICY MYSTERY. This anthology is still open for submissions. Some excellent stories are on hand, creepy tales from some of today's finest authors, but more are needed!

If you're a fan of those pulpst: Old dark houses. Sinister scientists. Grotesque henchmen. Death cults. Beautiful women who run screaming into the night. Stalwart heroes who are, at times, not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they manage to emerge triumphant in the end anyway (sometimes due as much to luck as anything else). Supernatural-seeming threats should wind up having logical (if far-fetched at times) explanations, although a hint of the unexplained in the story's resolution is fine, too. Stories need to have plenty of action and a headlong pace to go with a strong sense of menace and dread. Stories should be between 7500 and 10,000 words, although if they go a little longer than that it won't be a problem. Stories should be set during the 1930s or '40s, but don't go overboard with period detail, just enough to capture the feeling of the era. The boundaries on language, violence, and sex are a little looser than those of the pulp editors, but nothing too graphic. Obviously, yarns like this can be a little tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but play it straight for the most part. If you've already started a story, or have a great idea for one, editor James Reasoner wants to see it!


Submissions should be emailed as attached Word documents to james53@flash.net.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 19 - Arriving in comic shops May 27!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Tony DeZuniga (Inks), and Joe Jusko (Cover)

While Conan fights to survive in a hostile kingdom, far away a similar dire circumstance is faced by an adventurer whose fate will determine Conan’s very existence. But this land is not of the Hyborian Age—it is 1920s Mexico, and the adventurer is writer Robert E. Howard! Collects stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #192–#201.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, B&W, 504 pages, $19.99






THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 TP - Coming in October!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), E. R. Cruz (Inks), and George Pratt (Cover)

Inheriting the captaincy of a Barachan pirate ship, Conan and his crew are captured and imprisoned in a Kushite dungeon, with no seeming avenue of escape. That is, until Conan makes a pact with a mysterious prisoner -- Imhotep, the Ravager of Worlds, one of Conan's deadliest enemies! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #202-212.

592 pages, $19.99, in stores on October 21.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN150057.




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Shipping May 25!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.




THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #1  - Coming in August!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE- $1.00!

A ruthless cabal of magicians is searching for the secret to the Last Illusion, and they'll stop at nothing to achieve their goals. But the person who knew the most about the mysterious rite is dead, and he shared his secret with one man -- the Shadow! Now, the Shadow faces some of his strangest foes as he engages in a deadly game where he might be the hunter... or the hunted.


Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00, On sale August 5.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151203.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Fate Joss
- New!
Guardian of Death
Murder Town
Death Diamonds
Hidden Death


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON HC - Coming in October!
Sylvain Cordurié (Writer) and Laci (Art/Cover)

Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson. During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!

96 pages, $17.99, in stores on October 7.


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN150031.




SWORDS OF SORROW #4 (OF 6) - Coming in August!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Sergio Davila
Cover: Tula Lotay


DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

The wildest Dynamite crossover epic ever told continues at whole cities are smashed together in the prelude to inter-dimensional war! It's Martians versus Monsters versus Barbarians and more, with the women of Chaos on the wrong side of Good Vs. Evil...plus, where are Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris in their worlds' time of need? Guest stars galore in this massive tale of battle, blades and bikinis!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 12.

SWORDS OF SORROW #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUN151210 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151211 (Lupacchino cover).




SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #2 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

As the jungle descends into a lethal winter, Red Sonja and Jungle Girl have finally cornered the vicious Mistress Hel and -- oh, whoops, wait, it's the other way around. Monsters, magic, a dreamboat in distress - and a velociraptor chariot race? Time is running out for Sonja and Jana to restore to island before all is lost!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 26.

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151217.




SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #3 (OF 3) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The streets of London are no place for a woman all on her own. They are, however just fine for a woman wielding a Sword. Dejah Thoris is used to London's dirt, and its rain, but she is growing tired of its people. She and Irene Adler must surely band together to find the Banth and get Thoris back to Barsoom, but to do that, one of them would first have to back down...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 5.

SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151216.




SWORDS OF SORROW:PANTHA / JANE PORTER SPECIAL - Coming in August!
(Writer) Emma Beeby (Art) Rod Rodolfo (Cover) Mirka Andolfo

Ancient Egyptian demon hunter and shape shifter, Pantha, is thrown across a Rift into the early twentieth century London, straight into the path of Jane Porter, American explorer, aviatrix and new wife to Tarzan. Pantha hasn’t come alone, however, as London is plunged into chaos by the appearance of a Great Pyramid in the sky… and what it contains. Up against gods, monsters, Purgatori, and each other, the pair need all the help that ancient magic and modern aviation can supply to stop London from turning into a new hell on earth. Writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd, Doctor Who) and artist Rod Rodolfo (Battlestar Galactica, John Carter: Warlord of Mars) reimagine these two characters - complete with all new costumes - in this turn-of-the-century pulp-action one-shot adventure.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale August 26.

SWORDS OF SORROW: PANTHA / JANE PORTER SPECIAL is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN151215.




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

A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Conquest of the Moon Pool - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Moon Pool - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The People of the Pit - New!
A. Merritt Art Gallery-Through the Dragon Glass - New!
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part Two
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part One
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Sunfire
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Serapion
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Three
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part One

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK TM: 22 Classic Crimes! Kindle Edition - Now available!
by Johnston McCulley (Author)

The Thubway Tham MEGAPACK™ presents 22 classic tales by Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro) featuring his series antihero, a pickpocket named Thubway.





Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!









15 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!




ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE June 2015 - Now available!

A criminal act is never an isolated event: There are always consequences. Victims want vengeance; detectives want truth; citizens want justice.

In Marianne Wilski Strong’s “The Breaker,” an old coal processing plant is haunted—a consequence of the exploitative treatment of its workers, including children. In Brian Tobin’s “Entwined,” a moment’s distraction leads to the death of a professor, a man who touched many lives. A history of brutality entangles young lovers and parents alike in William Dylan Powell’s dark family drama “Sewing on Sunday.” And Elizabeth Zelvin’s nuanced “The Man in the Dick Tracy Hat,” set in the Cold War fifties, examines the results of a decision to become a traitor of sorts.

In other stories, Key West P.I. Megan Trevor boards a dowdy gambling cruise to find out where the money is leaking out in John C. Boland’s “Her Father’s Daughter.”

Bob Tippee brings us a tale of the corporate snares that await the young and ambitious in “The PLT.”

And for our Mystery Classic this month, Evan Lewis introduces us to a hardworking journalist from another era in Richard Sale’s “Flash!”


Featuring classic pulp reprint "Flash!" by Richard Sale from the May 29, 1937 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring reporter Daffy Dill.



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Black Dog Books
In the works!


Sky pirates! Lost treasure! Extortion and more!

The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas of Indo-China.

Included are:
Skyrocket Scott
Wolves of the Wind
Boomerang Barnes
Sky Spoilers
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.





Black Dog Books
In the works!


Now the complete cases of Bill Carter are assembled into one handsome volume.
Twenty rapid-paced mysteries including "The Butterfly Clue," "The Redhead Kills,"  and "Death Plays Knock-knock"
plus seventeen more are solved by the esteemed investigator.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Updated: Collectibles Section
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH -- REIGN OF THE ARCHON TP - Coming in October!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Art), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Art/Cover)

Captain Midnight faces the greatest threat this world has ever known . . . the Archon. But who is he, and what does he want? Midnight must rely on the unlikeliest of allies to acquire the knowledge necessary to fight this ageless malefactor. The time-displaced genius will need to reach down deep to confront this new world horror and become the greatest hero the world has ever seen. Collects Captain Midnight #20-24.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on October 21.




CONAN THE AVENGER #17 - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan's out for blood in a desert oasis as he stalks the bandits responsible for the slaughter of a trading caravan -- and the man he believes to be their accomplice, the sinister Kerim Shah. But is the Cimmerian on the right trail, or is there something more mysterious afoot?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 26.




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!


Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit--a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award–winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire! Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, and Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Full color, 48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 20.



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

Pulp Gallery: G-MEN DETECTIVE - New!
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG on Wonder Comics (1947-48) - New!
Overlooked Films: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962) - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: RACE WILLIAMS in "Body, Body--Who's Got the Body?" by Carroll John Daly  
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1936-37)



DJANGO / ZORRO #7 (of 7)  - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

The epic pairing of these legendary heroes reaches its smashing conclusion in an extra-long, nail-biting finale. The action boils over this issue as both Django and Zorro battle to defeat the powerful Archduke of Arizona and shatter his sinister hold over the indigenous Yaqui people. Django finds he can no longer sit still as he sees an entirely different race enslaved under the yoke of a cruel master. And Diego de la Vega must deal with stunning heartache and loss even as he pushes ahead in his never-ending quest for justice. 30 pulse-pounding pages of story and art provide a rousing finish to this spectacular and ground-breaking series—the first official sequel to a film by Quentin Tarantino. Scripted by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner and featuring art by Esteve Pols and colors by Brennan Wagner.

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





Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update:

Dum Dum 2015 Panels & Panelists  

Tarzan Panel, Friday, August 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm:
Moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration")
William Patrick Murray (author, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don")
Joe DeVito (artist, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don")
Alexander Simmons (writer, "Tarzan" Sunday newspaper strip)
Michael R. Hudson (publisher, "Jungle Tales of Tarzan")  


Edgar Rice Burroughs Panel, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:15 am:
Moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration")
Diana Leto (artist, "The Cave Girl" comic strip)
Jake "Buddy" Saunders (author, "The Martian Legion")
Thomas Yeates (artist, "The Once and Future Tarzan")
Mark Ellis (author, "King Solomon's Mines" graphic novel)



Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS, 1935-1937 HC - Coming in October!
George A. Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper -- expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.

108 pages, $125, in stores on October 28.





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Gypsy Vengeance" from the August 15, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"The Short-Wave Superman" by Robert Leslie Bellem from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1941
Metal squeezed like putty in Brad Brandon's fingers. How had he acquired such might?
"Tourist Scamps" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, October, 1941
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper and Scoop Binney, those two nitwit newshawks, come to New York for a vacation - and to do some research in rigor mortis.
"Stuckup Stickup" by Hapsburg Liebe from EXCITING WESTERN, Fall (September), 1942
Burn Allison Didn't Count on Range Luck When He Set Out To Win Himself a Job!


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHTING ALASKA by Jack Tunney

1900 Alaska…Gold, greed, and gamblers – a dangerous combination in a gold rush boomtown. Itinerant boxer Jean St. Vrain has a lifetime of rootless wandering behind him and ten years of knuckle-busting boxing, bar bouncing, and disillusionment. He wants to call quits to the fight game, but he needs a way out. Joining a mob of desperate men heading for the Alaskan gold fields, Jean is caught between crooked judges, crooked businessmen, a soiled dove, and infamous gunman Wyatt Earp and his cronies. With his future looking as harsh as the Alaskan landscape, Jean has one chance left – fight again.

Written by Duane Spurlock

Kindle Price:  $2.99 


The Forgotten Room – Now available!
by Lincoln Child


Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.

One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday

List Price: $26.00

Frank Frazetta's Iconic Death Dealer Coin - Now available!  

The greatest name in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art introduces the Limited Edition 2015 Frazetta Museum Coin Series. Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer is now and forever emblazoned on flawless, mirror-finish chunks of solid .999 fine investment-grade silver and .9999 fine gold!

For more than half a century, the iconic art of Frank Frazetta inspired countless artists and shaped the face of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre as we know it. Now, join us as Frank's world comes to life in 2015: The Year of Frazetta.

To kick off what is certain to be an exciting year for our family, the Frazetta Museum introduces a Limited Edition series of Gold & Silver commemorative collector's coins, ensuring the legendary images forged from Frank's imagination live on for thousands of years, emblazoned forever in precious gold and silver. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the Frazetta Museum legacy!

The 2015 Limited Edition Frazetta Museum series pays tribute to Frank & Ellie's dream, imagined, designed, and painstakingly constructed under the steadfast watch of Frank and his son, Frank Jr in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Today, Frank Jr and his team at the Frazetta Museum are charged with preserving Frazetta's legacy and providing an inspiring environment for aspiring artists, who can visit the museum, learn and create merely steps away from where the Master brought his imagination to life in oil, watercolor, ink and on anything that crossed his path!. The proof's reverse features a bust of the Museum's facade, hand-carved by renowned Italian sculptor Luigi Badia, a student of the Frazetta school.

The obverse of the Limited Edition Proof features Frazetta's iconic masterpiece, Death Dealer. Luigi's old world craftsmanship and attention to detail is so impeccable that a magnifying glass is required to catch every minute feature. The background's flawless mirror finish draws you directly into the scene with Death Dealer himself.

Each mint-condition, mirror-finish collector's grade Proof is hand-fed and manually struck up to 5 times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features extreme 3d relief, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to Death Dealer and the Frazetta Museum as they seem to pop off the coin's surface.

Each minted proof is then handled with satin gloves and encapsulated in a clear plastic air-tite case designed for long-term preservation. Each medallion is placed in a velvet box, and includes a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Limited Edition Frazetta Museum Proof is guaranteed to contain the medallion's indicated weight and purity of .999 fine silver or .9999 fine gold, ensuring the medallion's lasting value for generations to come. Mintage of each medallion is limited to 2015 proofs, with a strict limit of five (5) proofs per collector, and only available direct from the Frazetta Museum while supplies last. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Frazetta Museum history!


Frazetta Museum 1 oz Silver Proof - $139.00
Frazetta Museum 5 oz Silver Proof - $349.00
Frazetta Museum 1/10oz Gold Proof - $299.00
Frazetta Museum 1/2 oz Silver Proof - $79.00




Girasol Collectables
Now available!
Pre-orders are now being mailed! 


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES

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.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 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! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.




 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Robert McGinnis
- New!
Dave Stevens - New!
Beautiful Women ~ Beauties, pin-ups, trollops and tramps...
Stolen Sweets


GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW HC - Arriving in comic shops May 20!
Matt Wagner (Writer/Artist/Cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

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

Hardcover, Full Color, 7″ x 10″, 160 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES May 1941

Contents:
LAND OF THE SHADOW DRAGONS by Eando Binder
THREE EYES IN THE DARK by Don Wilcox
THE MASTERFUL MIND OF MORTIMER MEEK by William P. McGivern
MOONS OF DEATH by David V. Reed
THE MAN WHO MURDERED HIMSELF by Duncan Farnsworth
THE MACHINE FROM THE PAST by James Norman
MR DUFFY'S OTHER LIFE by Arthur T. Harris


Pulp Sized Magazine: 148 pages
$12.95


 
 
King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today
- New!
Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015
Bonnett’s: A Store for Magazine Lovers
Reports on Windy City Convention are Coming In. Here’s a Link to a Good One.
Listen to the LOVE STORY MAGAZINE RADIO PROGRAM – “Two Diamond Bracelets”


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR - Restored Edition!
Coming in August!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.

This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!

Due out in the Summer of 2015, be sure to preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover, signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

While the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.



Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Coming in August!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Hadon, King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

The books are due out in the Summer of 2015, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by July 1st 2015. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!


Click here to preorder your copy of Hadon, King of Opar.


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Hardcover edition coming in August!


On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!

To be published in August 2015, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders, so make sure to order by July 1st!


US$ 25.00
5.5×8.5 hc, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

And you can order EXILES OF KHO with HADON, KING OF OPAR and save money!

Buy the paperback of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $35 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy the hardcover of HADON, KING OF OPAR AND the hardcover of EXILES OF KHO for $45 (+shipping) – save $5!
Buy all three together for $55 (+shipping) – save $10!
And with all package deals you will save even more money because of the combined shipping costs.





Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey - New!
The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell
The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison
Savage Sword of Criminal

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Eye Stone - New!
Dime Crimes #34 - New!
Murder: Take Three - New!
The Method - New!
Hunter's Moon

         Pulp Den  

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

Notable artists of Adventure - New!
Appeal: Author Gordon Young's relatives - contact information
Top Artists of Adventure
Commander Edward Ellsberg's books and auto-biiography reissued
Windy City Pulp and Paper 2015 - photos
From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn


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

Douglas Preston’s solo work - New!
Man-Ape: Two by Arthur J. Burks - New!
Meet Jack Reacher
Meet Nick Carter
Pulp comics: ‘The Twilight Avenger’
Lord Lister, known as Raffles, Master Thief
Preston & Child revisited
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

The PulpRack - Now online!

Now available: FIGHTING ALASKA, the ebook version  - New!
Pulp fans may be interested in my new tale, Fighting Alaska, an entry in the Fight Card series. Although it focuses on a NorthWestern setting, its action begins in the Texas Panhandle.



Radio Spirits

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back!
It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.



With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!

Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49


Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95





Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!


Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!
 
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.



REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.


Rough Edges Press Anthologies - Call for Submissions! 

From editor James Reasoner:

Rough Edges Press will be publishing an anthology of new Weird Menace stories inspired by the "Shudder Pulps" such as DIME MYSTERY, TERROR TALES, HORROR STORIES, and SPICY MYSTERY. This anthology is still open for submissions. Some excellent stories are on hand, creepy tales from some of today's finest authors, but more are needed!

If you're a fan of those pulpst: Old dark houses. Sinister scientists. Grotesque henchmen. Death cults. Beautiful women who run screaming into the night. Stalwart heroes who are, at times, not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they manage to emerge triumphant in the end anyway (sometimes due as much to luck as anything else). Supernatural-seeming threats should wind up having logical (if far-fetched at times) explanations, although a hint of the unexplained in the story's resolution is fine, too. Stories need to have plenty of action and a headlong pace to go with a strong sense of menace and dread. Stories should be between 7500 and 10,000 words, although if they go a little longer than that it won't be a problem. Stories should be set during the 1930s or '40s, but don't go overboard with period detail, just enough to capture the feeling of the era. The boundaries on language, violence, and sex are a little looser than those of the pulp editors, but nothing too graphic. Obviously, yarns like this can be a little tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but play it straight for the most part. If you've already started a story, or have a great idea for one, editor James Reasoner wants to see it!


Submissions should be emailed as attached Word documents to james53@flash.net.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 TP - Coming in October!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), E. R. Cruz (Inks), and George Pratt (Cover)

Inheriting the captaincy of a Barachan pirate ship, Conan and his crew are captured and imprisoned in a Kushite dungeon, with no seeming avenue of escape. That is, until Conan makes a pact with a mysterious prisoner -- Imhotep, the Ravager of Worlds, one of Conan's deadliest enemies! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #202-212.

592 pages, $19.99, in stores on October 21.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Guardian of Death
- New!
Murder Town - New!
Death Diamonds
Hidden Death
Death's Premium
The Unseen Killer
The Black Falcon

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON HC - Coming in October!
Sylvain Cordurié (Writer) and Laci (Art/Cover)

Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson. During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!

96 pages, $17.99, in stores on October 7.






Society of Illustrators
Announcing the 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

Walter Baumhofer, Bernard D'Andrea, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay,
Ted and Betsy Lewin, Patrick Oliphant, Arthur Szyk


Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. This year's honorees include contemporary illustrators Bernard D'Andrea, Ted and Betsy Lewin, and Patrick Oliphant as well as posthumous honorees Walter Baumhofer, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay, and Arthur Szyk.
 
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6pm.

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

A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part Two - New!
A. Merritt (1884-1943)-Part One  - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Sunfire - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Serapion - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Three - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part Two - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Claimed!-Part One - New!
Will Mars Be A Perfect World?
Francis Stevens at The Skulls in the Stars
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Avalon
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Heads of Cerberus-Part One
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Elf Trap

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








08 May 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
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 4pm, 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.



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 3/40
 
"The Phantom's Murder Trail" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom, nemesis of the lawless, hurls courage and skill against the devilish ingenuity of a master criminal—battling mysterious henchmen of evil who turn men into skeletons overnight! 
Follow the amazing expolots of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he strives to solve one of the most baffling crime riddles of all time."

"Little Worms" by Milton Lowe
"Government Man" by Thomas Lamar

Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Super-Detective Stories - 09/34

"Yellow Riddle" by Earl W. Scott
"Haunted House Murder" by Frederick C. Painton
"Soft Shoulders" by Norvell Page
"The Corpse Crypt" by Hugh B. Cave
"Waterfront" by Anson Hatch
"No Ice Today" by Maurice N.H. Tessler
"Creeping Death" by Laurence Donovan

Cover Artist: Fred Craft


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

George Bruce's Contact - 10/33

"The Rebel" by George Bruce
"Tommy Miles wanted to live and fight his own way—make his own rules."

"I Was There With—" by Capt. Arch Johnston
"Lt. Pilote Jailler, the ace who trained aces."

"Retribution" by Edwin C. Parsons
"Piggy Johnson was full of superstitions and hot air—but the boys of the 47th relieved him of both."

"Black Luck" by William E. Poindexter
"Toward the Stars" by Hugh James
"Combat Flying" by Robert S. Bowen
"The Shrieking Gotha" by Capt. Arch Johnston

Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
New art by Joe DeVito for upcoming projects!



  Adventures in Bronze


ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE June 2015 - Now available!

A criminal act is never an isolated event: There are always consequences. Victims want vengeance; detectives want truth; citizens want justice.

In Marianne Wilski Strong’s “The Breaker,” an old coal processing plant is haunted—a consequence of the exploitative treatment of its workers, including children. In Brian Tobin’s “Entwined,” a moment’s distraction leads to the death of a professor, a man who touched many lives. A history of brutality entangles young lovers and parents alike in William Dylan Powell’s dark family drama “Sewing on Sunday.” And Elizabeth Zelvin’s nuanced “The Man in the Dick Tracy Hat,” set in the Cold War fifties, examines the results of a decision to become a traitor of sorts.

In other stories, Key West P.I. Megan Trevor boards a dowdy gambling cruise to find out where the money is leaking out in John C. Boland’s “Her Father’s Daughter.”

Bob Tippee brings us a tale of the corporate snares that await the young and ambitious in “The PLT.”

And for our Mystery Classic this month, Evan Lewis introduces us to a hardworking journalist from another era in Richard Sale’s “Flash!”


Featuring classic pulp reprint "Flash!" by Richard Sale from the May 29, 1937 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring reporter Daffy Dill.



Altus Press
Now available!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $17.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed —
“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series.
Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.95!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Altus Press
Now available!

Civil War Stories (Spring 1940) – Replica Edition
by Bennett Foster, John Murray Reynolds, John Starr, DeWitt Shank, Ted Fox, and John Wiggan

The late 1930s were a unique time for specialized pulp magazine titles, and this is one of the oddest.
Lasting for only one issue, Civil War Stories appeared on the stands to build upon the success of Gone With the Wind.
This replica edition is a straight copy of the original pulp, and at an affordable price.

$14.95 softcover

Order now and obtain the softcover edition for $13.46!
Free shipping on all softcover editions!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Spring Cleaning Sale - 7 days left!

Announcing SANCTUM BOOKS' FIRST (and probably only) SPRING CLEANING SALE!

I'm offering the best-ever discounts on select Sanctum Books sets for the next month only:
THE SHADOW #9-28 for $200 postpaid (20 books = $259 list price)
THE SHADOW #31-55 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $359.75 list price)
THE SHADOW #56-80 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #26-50 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $351.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #51-75 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
THE WHISPERER #1-7 + NICK CARTER #1-3 for $100 postpaid
(10 books = $143.50 list price if purchased separately)


In general, these discounts translate to between 30% to 33% off list price,
with both $12.95 and $14.95 books being discounted to just $10 each
 (with the 25-book sets being discounted by more $100 off list price).

This is a limited time offer and prices are for shipping within USA only!
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2015.


Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-3305
 or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com 

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

DOC SAVAGE Classic Superpack #1 - The "Fortress of Solitude" Collection
Sanctum Books collects all eight thrill-packed pulp novels from its first four DOC SAVAGE trade paperbacks in a deluxe collector's set. The Man of Bronze battles his greatest enemy in "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis," revives an ancient evil in "Resurrection Day" and explores "The Land of Always-Night" and "Mad Mesa." Doc Savage is captured by one of his strangest foes in "Repel," battles murderous terrorists in "Death in Silver" and returns to the secret source of his wealth in "The Golden Peril." BONUS: Full-color replicas of the rare 1930s Doc Savage premium portraits. This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer, Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke; the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, a foreword by Peter David and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-177-6 Softcover, 7x10, 512 pages, B&W, $39.95 (plus $5 shipping)


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$39.95 (plus $5.00 shipping)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

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


DOC SAVAGE Volume 81: "Tunnel Terror" & "Once Over Lightly"
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! BONUS: Bill Barnes flies again in "The Eye of the Cobra" by Charles S. Verral and in a 75th anniversary illustrated tale by Frank Tinsley from SHADOW COMICS #1. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-171-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  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
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 BLACK BAT VOLUME 1: "The Brand of the Black Bat" & "Murder Calls the Black Bat"
(Writer) Norman A. Daniels & Various (Art/Cover) Harry V. Parkhurst

Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels. Read the classic pulp thrillers that introduced the costumed hero recently featured in Dynamite's Masks series. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then, "Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel haul of the century! Plus, the debut of The Mask from Nedor's Exciting Comics #1.
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
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest" - JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. BONUS: The final installment of "Bill Barnes vs. the Yellowjackets" from the super-rare SHADOW COMICS #2. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-184-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 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)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!


Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

New to our catalog this week is The Voluntary Nemesis by Perley Poore Sheehan.
Playboy millionaire Christopher Querle wakes up one morning to discover he - or someone whose handwriting is exactly the same as his, has announced that he is giving all his money away to charity.
Penniless, Querle is forced to work for a living, and rebuilt his life as a kinder more thoughtful soul. A tale of redemption and comedy. (epub $1.95. Print $6.00 plus postaage.)


This is the last week of Beb Books Spring ebook promotion, five adventure novels at Victor Rousseau,
a $9.95 value but till the end of April available for an even $8.00.

Five highly entertaining tales for the price of four!


Titles include:

    Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
     Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
     My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
     Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Other titles in our catalog are being converted to ebooks as we speak.  Already over twenty titles are available.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.








Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.





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

Updated: Collectibles Section - New!
BNT Subscription Drive for May
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Bold Venture Press
May releases now available!


Pulp Adventures # 17
Spring 2015 

Authored by Johnston McCulley, Charles Boeckman, Walt Coburn, Basil Wells
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, George H. Wert, Ditmar
Commentaries by Richard Lupoff
Introduction by Richard Simms
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Audrey Parente


Bold Venture Press proudly presents PULP ADVENTURES #17, featuring an all-star line-up -- from the backwaters of post-Civil War Texas, the Prohibition-era of New York City, to an interior world several centuries in the future!

In "The Kidnapped Midas" by Johnston McCulley,
a stingy skinflint is satisfied with his "life well lived," until The Thunderbolt holds him hostage, and demands he pay his own ransom!

"I'll Make the Arrest" by Charles Boeckman depicts an embittered police lieutenant who assures everyone that he'll arrest a murder suspect -- until the case turns personal.

"Caverns of Ith" by Basil Wells depicts a far-flung future in a remote corner of the Earth. Could humans and a race of interior world dwellers co-exist peacefully? It might be possible, if they can stand together against a group of raiders ...

In the backwaters of a Texas town, an innocent man has an ugly word branded onto his chest, in "Firebrand" by Walt Coburn. He'll carry that accusation to his grave, but he intends to usher the culprits into the grave ahead of him!

Richard Simms provides an insightful introduction to "Caverns of Ith," which Richard Lupoff shares some personal accounts of Basil Wells, an overlooked treasure in the field of science fiction.

The stories are accompanied by original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover by Norman Saunders.


ISBN-13: 978-1511695947
150 pages, $12.95


Plot Genie: Detective-Mystery
by Wycliffe A. Hill


In this volume, Wycliffe A. Hill presents nine sections, each with various sub-sections — Type of crime, victim, perpetrator, clues and red herrings, motives — to create a layered and complex puzzle to challenge readers. With this special supplement to the Plot Genie Index, creating a baffling and exciting mystery/detective yarn is an elementary task!

ISBN-13: 978-1511696258
162 pages, $19.95


Nothing Lasts Forever
starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C. J. Henderson

Jack Hagee's third full-length adventure turns out to be his toughest -- on him, his friends, and the bad guys who hang a target on his back.

An executive woman hires Hagee to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband. Afterward, when he decides to form his own detective agency, someone marks the occasion with military-grade fireworks. Once he dusts himself off, he's on a flight to Hong Kong to get revenge on the culprit -- and while he's at it, he just might track down a duplicitous political figure and three-billion missing dollars.

But first things first ...

ISBN-13: 978-1511696234
300 pages: $16.95




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

Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: RACE WILLIAMS in "Body, Body--Who's Got the Body?" by Carroll John Daly   - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1936-37) - New!
Now in AHMM: Daffy Dill and and Candid Jones in "FLASH!" by Richard Sale! - New!
Overlooked TV: CONAN THE ADVENTURER in "The Heart of the Elephant" - New!
Toy Soldier Saturday: Friends (and Enemies) of ZORRO  - New!
Pulp Gallery: WINGS
Forgotten Books: CONAN THE INVINCIBLE by Robert Jordan (1982)
BLB Gallery: THE PHANTOM


Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Update:
Dum Dum 2015 banquet & Huckster Room registrations continue to arrive.  The latest was from Will Murray. 
An updated Banquet and Huckster Room registration form is available here or at the link below.

The Clinton Country Club where the banquet will take place has suggested an earlier deadline for the banquet head count than what was on the original. 
The NEW DEADLINE for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th. 
This is the latest date by which I must receive the registration -- not the date of the cancellation mark on your envelope. 
Remember, mail from as close as Pennsylvania (Joe DeVito's) took five days to arrive in Connecticut!


THE COMPLETE CAPTAIN FUTURE

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL OFFER:
20% DISCOUNT IF YOU ORDER
 YOUR COPY AHEAD OF PUBLICATION!

One of the stars of the 1950s pirate era of comic publishing, Norman Light's 'Captain Future' was the star of the comic Spaceman, which Light published in 1953-54. One of the most successful titles from the minor publishers of the era, it ran for 15 issues before disappearing. But 'Captain Future' lived on, briefly, in reprints, after the rights to the strips were picked up by former Hank Janson publisher Reg Carter.
 
Now, over sixty years after their original appearance, Bear Alley Books had gathered this action-packed series of pulp sf strips together for the first time. In a packed 200-page volume, all of Captain Future's comic strips are reprinted and, as a bonus back-up, we include three short stories by Tom Wade (a prolific writer for the infamous John Spencer quartet of sf magazines under multiple pseudonyms) featuring the Space Patrol. The Buccaneers of Space are introduced in a revealing special feature about the history of the Spaceman comic, its lead characters and the creative force behind them: Norman Light.
 
If you like your spaceships to soar, your galaxies to collide and your BEMs to be bestial, this is the thrill-filled collection for you.







Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

New to our catalog this week is The Voluntary Nemesis by Perley Poore Sheehan.
Playboy millionaire Christopher Querle wakes up one morning to discover he - or someone whose handwriting is exactly the same as his, has announced that he is giving all his money away to charity.
Penniless, Querle is forced to work for a living, and rebuilt his life as a kinder more thoughtful soul. A tale of redemption and comedy. (epub $1.95. Print $6.00 plus postaage.)


This is the last week of Beb Books Spring ebook promotion, five adventure novels at Victor Rousseau,
a $9.95 value but till the end of April available for an even $8.00.

Five highly entertaining tales for the price of four!


Titles include:

    Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
     Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
     My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
     Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Other titles in our catalog are being converted to ebooks as we speak.  Already over twenty titles are available.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.







Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE ULTIMATE PLEASURE
by Renée Dunan
adapted by Brian Stableford

He gathered together nearly a thousand people, who would be the masters and leaders of the new society.
One unique duty was imposed on those sovereigns.
They were not to take account of any individual life among the few million unfortunates submissive to them;
only the struggle against the Necron and the atmospheric poisons was important.


The Ultimate Pleasure (1925) is a dystopia that describes in stark, uncompromising terms a future tyranny and the struggle of its heroine, known only as B 309. In that world, a small technocratic elite use deliberate terror in a desperate attempt to preserve the last remnant of the human race from a worldwide disaster precipitated by a massive disruption of the San Andreas Fault. But what happens after the revolution?...

Kaschmir (1925) is Dunan's engagingly idiosyncratic variation on the exotic femme fatale, the beautiful but deadly Zenahab of Kashmir, inspired by H. Rider Haggard's She.

Metal (1920), one of the author's earliest works, is a prehistoric Atlantean fantasy inspired by the works of J.-H. Rosny Aîné.


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

THE WAR OF THE SEXES
by Odette Dulac
adapted by Brian Stableford

Maya is to be the first vibration of the great cycle of Redemption.
Artificial wings will lead to the wings of Genii.
The ovipares will triumph over the vivipares, as equilibrium and the alternation of forces requires.


Odette Dulac's The War of the Sexes (1926) describes a strangely fanciful sexual biology, combined with insectile analogies and an astrological theory of evolution. It incorporates an idiosyncratic mysticism based on Buddhist and Hindu ideas,filtered through the reinterpretations of theosophist feminism.

The result of that triple layering of fantastic notions produced a unique literary construct that has no parallel in literary history. It foreshadows, in many ways, such endeavors as Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

Odette Dulacwas one of the most popular cabaret singers in Paris during the first few years of the 20th century. She quit the stage in 1904, launching an entirely new career as a sculptor and a writer, active in the cause of women's rights.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 228 pages 

NORA, THE APE-WOMAN
by Félicien Champsaur
adapted by Brian Stableford

Frantically, she leapt, bounding over the furniture, running on all fours, panting, her eyes bulging, her jaw menacing, her mouth foaming.
In that disorder, to be sure, the beauty became the beast again-but even so, she remained graceful, desirable.


Felicien Champsaur's Nora, The Ape-Woman (1929) is a sequel to both Homo-Deus and Ouha, King of the Apes.

Nora is the story of two hybrids: a beautiful dancer sired by an orangutan and a human scientist, further humanized by surgery, and the son of a native woman and the part-human orangutan Ouha, King of the Apes.

It is concerned with evolutionary history and the true nature of the simian and human species; it deals with the scientific modification of such species by means of surgery, thus enhancing the human condition, ultimately leading to the creation of supermen and the conquest of death.

Despite various critical claims, Nora refuses to be racist and proudly claims that supposedly civilized white men are not superior to other races, or even species. It is a story of the triumph of animality, and argues that such triumph is not something of which we should be ashamed.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 256 pages 

 



Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


THE TREASON TRUST
The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories by Arthur B. Reeve

 
With an introduction by J. Randolph Cox.
 
Before CSI, there was Craig Kennedy, the most famous "scientific detective" of all time.
 
Follow Kennedy, known as "the American Sherlock Holmes," as he unravels a web of dope, kidnapping and white slavery in "The Abduction Club," deciphers the case of "The Stolen War Secret," and battles espionage, duplicity and treachery while helping to protect the American home front in "The Treason Trust," "The Film Murder," "The Star-Shell" and "The Love Game."
 
Extremely popular when written, this is the first book appearance of these novellas and short stories in their original form since their initial publications.


Trade paperback / 260 pages / Price: $14.95 US

WOMEN ARE THAT WAY by David H. Keller, MD
 
With an introduction by Gene Christie.
 
Descend into a world of depravity and glimpse into the most bizarre tales imaginable, showcasing Keller as a master of psychological horror.
 • Who would kidnap thirty-three pathetic microcephalons-and for what perverse goal?
 • Is the ancient axe truly cursed? Will its new owner be forced to re-enact a tragic past?
 • What strange magic allows the beautiful showgirl to maintain her youth and beauty for decades for a lustful audience?
 • Why did Johnson falsely report to police that he had brutally murdered his spouse?
 • What final inconvenience did the ungrateful husband cause for his domineering wife?


Trade paperback / 167 pages / Price: $14.95 US





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Subscription drive kickoff through May 31 with 20% off merchandise discount for first time subscribers!


Beginning today and going through May 31, those subscribing to BnT for the first time will be eligible for a 20-percent discount on any and all currently available Murania Press publications.
Please note that the offer extends only to books and magazines listed on this site as of May 1 and does not apply to future releases.

To qualify for the discount, newbies must first subscribe here.
Then, having picked out the publications they wish to purchase at the 20-percent discount, they should e-mail Kevin C. at muraniapress@yahoo.com and list the books wanted.
At that point he will generate an invoice for the discounted items and send it to the buyer.
We will accept Paypal payment for these purchases, just as we do normally.

To be clear, this deal is for first-time subscribers only.

The Summer 2015 issue of BnT (#45) is in the works and information on the contents will be available soon.
The next entry in Classic Pulp Reprints, William Corcoran’s 1933 thriller The Purple Eye, could be ready as soon as June 1.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available and all subscriber copies have been mailed!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

At the printer and coming soon!

HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS  is the second in the two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.

The 100,000 words of 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.

Anyone who’s read 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELSHANDSOME HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.





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

BNT Subscription Drive for May - New!
Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy
Convention Report: Windy City 2015
A Lost Serial Found (And Screened): Pearl White’s THE HOUSE OF HATE
Now Available: THE ISLAND


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

Pulp Gallery: WINGS - New!
Forgotten Books: CONAN THE INVINCIBLE by Robert Jordan (1982)
BLB Gallery: THE PHANTOM
Pulp Gallery: STARTLING STORIES (1940-41)
SHADOW COMICS 49, 50 & 51


Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be into Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)


Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members: Will Murray & Joe DeVito (Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)


Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s Influence on Modern Day Science Fiction Panel discussion. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin; Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
    (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
  2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
  Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now

Following the Dum Dum banquet at the Clinton Country Club there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza at the Clinton Town Beach presented by the Town's Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room.  Presenters and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet as an insert. 

The remaining panelists to date are undecided which panel they wish to serve on:
Diana Leto
Alexander Simmons


Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in the auditorium)

The following people will be making presentations in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room on either Friday, August 21st or Saturday, August 22nd. 
The schedule will be announce once we know the names of all the “notables” who want to make presentations.

Joe DeVito
Michael R. Hudson w/Diana Leto
Diana Leto w/Michael R. Hudson
William Patrick (Will) Murray
Alexander Simmons


Dum Dum Notables

(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)


 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


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

 
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  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.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"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
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




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

"Satan Holds a Seance" by Norman A. Daniels from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1942
Although Detective Jim Thayer had never been an actor, he was the only one on the force to play the role of the murderous mystic. But Thayer had plenty to learn about homicide hokum. For when he called a seance for a crime cult, he was spirited behind the crystal eight ball.
"The Purple Halo" by S. J. Bailey from SECRET AGENT "X", August, 1937
Death loomed closer and closer to Jim Reed. Yet the G-man was praying that no one would attempt a rescue.
"A Slug for Grandma's Girl" by David X. Manners from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1943
Joe Gath, private investigator, hired a Hollywood blonde as stand-in for a corpse. But Joe found out too late that Hell's director had already cast her for the star role of a tragedy filmed in blood.


Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest 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 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

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 month  s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


The Forgotten Room – Arriving in book stores May 5!
by Lincoln Child


Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.

One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday

List Price: $26.00

Girasol Collectables - May, June, and July Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce the final issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

SPECIAL NOTICE
That dreaded moment has come and the Girasol Pulp Replicas project is coming to a close.
We've stepped up production on the next three months of Replicas and we now have the final issues available to complete the sets of the Spider, Operator 5 and Terror Tales.
After this, no NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.
However, we may begin retiring the less-active Replicas at any time, so don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

All of the remaining issues shown below are available now.
For those of you accustomed to the monthly specials, you can still order that way if you prefer.
If you're looking for individual titles, you can order them singly, or all together, whichever suits you best.
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.


May Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #116 from August 1943 - $35  
TERROR TALES #49 from November 1940 - $35
OPERATOR 5 #47 from September/October 1939 - $35
      
          
           



June Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #117 from October 1943 - $35  
TERROR TALES #50 from January 1941 - $35
WEIRD TALES #134 from February 1935 - $35
Featuring Robert E. Howard, Edmond Hamilton,
Seabury Quinn, Frank Belknap Long, and August Derleth







July Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #118 from December 1943 - $35  
TERROR TALES #51 from March 1941 - $35
OPERATOR 5 #48 from November/December 1939 - $35





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

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

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

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
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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)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

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
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

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
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 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

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Release date: May 30, 2015


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



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.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 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! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.







Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GRAVEDIGGER #1 (OF 3) - Coming in July!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

The popular noir web series returns to print... Framed for the murder of a mob boss's daughter, "Gravedigger" McCrae is on the run in a South Florida paradise, pursued by a relentless crew of killers. His pursuers think tracking him down will be easy, but Digger McCrae is particularly dangerous prey. Gravedigger is a master class in hard-boiled comic action!


GRAVEDIGGER #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY150875.




Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.






Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



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 Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

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, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.

Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

July 2015

SO NUDE, SO DEAD
by Ed McBain
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

HE HAD A MONKEY ON HIS BACK—AND A DEAD WOMAN IN HIS BED!

He’d been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, barely scraping by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man’s life can always get worse—as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead...and 16 ounces of pure heroin missing. On the run from the law, desperate to prove his innocence, Ray also faces another foe, merciless and unforgiving: his fierce and growing craving for a fix...

Ed McBain was one of the most popular mystery writers of all time, creator of the 87th Precinct series and recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award. SO NUDE, SO DEAD was his very first crime novel—and this is its first appearance in print in more than half a century.

First publication in nearly 60 years!
"I defy any reader to put this novel down once he starts it."—Richard S. Prather, best-selling author of THE PEDDLER
Also featuring Die Hard, a bonus McBain short story from the pulps about the price of addiction, starring private eye Matt Cordell from THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE

September 2015

THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES

by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Glen Orbik


IN THE DEPTHS OF HER BLUE EYES, HE GLIMPSED—MURDER

Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who’s looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes...

He falls—and falls hard. Soon he’s working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? And once heÕs kindled his taste for killing...will he be able to stop at one?

First publication ever!
The author of more than 100 novels including the bestselling A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (which became the Liam Neeson movie), Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers.
Lawrence Block’s eight previous Hard Case Crime novels include THE GIRL WITH THE LONG GREEN HEART.




It's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps Paperback - Coming August 11!
by Adam Parfrey  (Editor)

It's a Man's World was first released in 2003 to critical acclaim and was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and in the New York Times. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War.

Contributions from the original men's magazine talent like Bruce Jay Friedman, Mario Puzo, and Mort Künstler bring the reader inside the offices, showing us how the writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers put together decades of what were then called "armpit slicks." Reproductions of original paintings from Norman Saunders, Künstler, and Norm Eastman are featured within, and Bill Devine's annotated checklist of the many thousands of adventure magazines is essential for collectors of the genre.

The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Feral House; Revised Edition edition
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 11.7 inches
List Price: $34.95


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, January 1941

Contents:
THE FLOATING ROBOT by David Wright O'Brien
THE DYNAMOUSE by Wm. P. McGivern
THE VANISHING WITNESSES by Ross Rocklynne
THE GOLDEN AMAZON RETURNS by Thornton Ayre
DR. KELTON--BODY SNATCHER by Richard O. Lewis
THE HORSE THAT TALKED by Edmond Hamilton


Magazine: 148 pages
$12.95

TARZAN AND THE FIRES OF TOHR
Complete series on 8 audio cds.


The "Tarzan and the Fires of Tohr" radio show was a syndication serial which aired on a few stations in 1936, 1937, and 1938.
This was the third series of Tarzan radio dramas, but was the least successful due to lack of interest by radio stations.

This collection includes the complete series.


$29.95

X MINUS ONE - Volume 1
Fifteen episodes on 5 audio cds.

The "X Minus One" radio show was an anthology science fiction drama series which aired from 1955 to 1958. It was a revival of NBC's "Dimension X" radio show which ran from 1950 to 1951.
While the first 15 episodes were new versions of the earlier radio series, the rest of the 126 shows were adaptations of then current science fiction stories.

Countdown for blastoff...X minus five, four, three, two, X minus one... Fire! From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future; adventures in which you'll live in a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds. The National Broadcasting Company, in cooperation with Street and Smith, publishers of Astounding Science Fiction presents... X Minus One.

The programs included in this collection are the first fifteen episodes which aired.

$18.95




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 6!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

The battle for Barsoom reaches its climax as John Carter and the villainous Captain Joshua Clark face off in a winner-take-all duel to the death! But even if John Carter triumphs, will he be too late to save his beloved Dejah Thoris? The critically acclaimed relaunch by writer Ron Marz and artist Abhishek Malsuni reaches the end of its first arc, and sets the stage for all the epic adventures to come!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



   
 


MASKS 2 #2 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops May 6!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) A: Butch Guice; B: Jae Lee

The influence of the fiendish Red Death spans history. In the 30s, she stood against the Shadow, the Green Hornet, and Black Terror. In the 70s, the Red Death resurfaced to challenge two surprising heroes — the new Black Sparrow and Miss Fury!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940 - New!
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger
HIGH ADVENTURE Series 3
The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction

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  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


Piranha (The Oregon Files) - Arriving in book stores May 26!
by Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
 
 In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.

 During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

Series: The Oregon Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Two by Mike Grell - New!
The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison
Savage Sword of Criminal
The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch
The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer
Pulp Den - Now online!

Hunter's Moon - New!
Cotton FBI Collection #2 - New!
Tom & Ginger - New!
Murder: Take Two - New!
The Bottom
Minister's Shoes
A Blonde For Murder
Cotton FBI

         Pulp Den  

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

Commander Edward Ellsberg's books and auto-biiography reissued - New!
Windy City Pulp and Paper 2015 - photos
From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn
New releases from Black Dog Books
William Corcoran - Editor, Author

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: ‘The Twilight Avenger’ - New!
Lord Lister, known as Raffles, Master Thief - New!
Preston & Child revisited
Barsoom: ERB’s Mars
The new adventures of Amusement Inc.
‘Pro Se Presents,’ year two

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

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/

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 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 Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death's Premium
- New!
The Unseen Killer
The Black Falcon
The Murder Master
The Shadow's Justice


Society of Illustrators
Announcing the 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

Walter Baumhofer, Bernard D'Andrea, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay,
Ted and Betsy Lewin, Patrick Oliphant, Arthur Szyk


Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. This year's honorees include contemporary illustrators Bernard D'Andrea, Ted and Betsy Lewin, and Patrick Oliphant as well as posthumous honorees Walter Baumhofer, Will Eisner, Virgil Finlay, and Arthur Szyk.
 
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6pm.

SWORDS OF SORROW #1 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 6!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: J. Scott Campbell; B: Jenny Frison; C: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more!

Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don't miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!






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.

Worlds Invisible - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Unseen--Unfeared
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Behind the Curtain
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Three
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part One

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

Now available!
The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, April 14, 2015

Coming soon!
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon & Groot – Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $7.99, May 19, 2015
The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, June 2, 2015
Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, Jason Starr, Marvel, $24.99, June 16, 2015
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $7.99, June 16, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight: The Riddler’s Gambit, Alex Irvine, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, June 23, 2015
Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization, Marv Wolfman, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, July 21, 2015
Deadpool: Paws, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, August 18, 2015
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, September 29, 2015
Collision: Book 4, Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, September 29, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, October 6, 2015
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, October 13, 2015
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, October 27, 2015
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 3, 2015

Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2, Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 2015
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 2015
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, January 5, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, January 26, 2016
 

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!