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Adventure House - Now available!

High Adventure #133
The Crimson Mask

 
Five Clues to Murder by Frank Johnson
Bob Clarke races into action to halt the murderous game of a brutal crew of kidnapers who fling bold defiance at the law!
 
DEAD MAN’S GOLD
Ghost-Break Gil Bartley finds himself stalking the sinister shadow of murder...while greed, torture and terror threaten the inmates of Stonecrest with annihilation!

 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95



Adventure House - Now available!
Double Action Gang Magazine - 05/36

"Killer Lightin" by Andor de Soos
"G-Men Ride the Skyways" by Margie Harris
"Piracy in a new form visits the country—Pirates in a swift pursuit airplane capture the commerical airlines.  Then the G-Men come into the scene, and Russ Irwin, G-man, and the beautiful heiress, Gloria Manson, work together in a series of thrilling battles on the ground and above it, and with gun-smoke and blood. They wipe out the pirates."

"Hot From A Kill" by Walter C. Scott
"Liberated By Lead" by Cliff Campbell
"Dames Is Dames" by Harold Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House - Now available!
Jungle Stories - Winter/40

"The Empire of Doom" by John Peter Drummond
"Invasion!  At last Ki-Gor's beautiful kingdom had felt the conqueror's iron heel.  But matching the brute power of Africa's marching legions, the blond stalker mobilized his own war-might?the magic spell of white man's ju-ju."

"The JuJu Dance" by Theodore Roscoe
"War Drums of the Touareg" by Armand Brigaud
"Satan on Safari" by Clyde Irvine
"Song of Death" by Chart Pitt
"Jungle Vengeance" by Wilbur S. Peacock
"White Elephant" by Capt. Hugh Thomasson

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: George Gross



Adventure House - Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Spring/50

"The Happyland Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Whenever the "Jinx" appears, a deadly accident is bound to follow—and it's up to the Phantom to learn why when a murder wave engulfs an amusement park!"
 
"The Required Corpse" by Norman Daniels
"If I Go In A Hearse" by Carroll John Daly
"The Overheard Murder" by Richard Brister
"What the Binoculars Saw" by Ray Cummings
"Murder By Batoque" by Arthur J. Burks

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
 


Altus Press
Doc Savage: THE PHANTOM LAGOON
 

Softcover edition coming in December!
Hardcover and ebook editions to follow in 2014!


When a brazen adventuress attempts to hire Doc Savage for a secret operation––but won't tell him why––it lights the fuse on one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.
 
Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she want to rent Doc’s submarine? And who is so desperate to eliminate her that they all but destroy Doc Savage's skyscraper headquarters in the process? From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting men chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered. Or are they merely criminals?


 Hornetta Hale was created by Lester Dent for a proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip in 1939, and has never appeared anywhere before.




Argonotes - Now online!

New Scans - Pre-Pulp Argosy - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - A Follow-Up
Pulpfest 2013
Wordsmith, and a Return
New Book! - Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
The Later Argosy - Mysteries, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials
Pulps, in Hardcover


BLACK BAT #7 - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
(Writer) Brian Buccellato
(Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) Jae Lee

The city government tries to pick up the pieces following the tragic climax of the police kidnappings. Looking to assess blame, the District Attorney sets his sights on The Black Bat. And as Carol faces the repercussions of her actions, she turns to Tony Quinn for help.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Black Dog Books - Hot title for November!

ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE by Hugh Pendexter
SALE PRICE $17.95
 
 “A detective of fiction who has regrettably been forgotten, and whose exploits still make good, fruity reading. . . .
We know you will enjoy [them] as much as we did.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
 • Retained For the Defense
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.



Bob Eggleton's Cthulhu T-Shirts - Now available!

Available in Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XL, and 3XL

Cthulhu: Starting at $18
House of Cthulhu: Starting at $20.99






The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 258: Louise Bohmer
Louise Bohmer has over eight years experience in editing and publishing.

Episode 257: Jeff Deischer and The Dark of the Moon
Episode 256: Kevin Rau
Art's Reviews Episode 9: Liberty Girl
Episode 255: R.A. Jones
Episode 254: Kane Gilmour


The Bronze Gazette #68 (October 2013)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Bob Larkin - Man of Graphite" by Courtney Rogers
Review: SKULL ISLAND by Howard Wright
Scenes from SKULL ISLAND by Ron Wilber
News Update
Front Cover: Bob Larkin with Tim Faurote (color)

Back Cover: Keith "Kez" Wilson
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Scotty Phillips, Bob Larkin, Joe DeVito, Ron Wilber, and Bob Cotter

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #68, 69, 70.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas

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

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


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

Forgotten Books Rerun: Have Gun Will Travel, Maverick & Zorro - New!
Comic Gallery: TOM MIX Western (1948) - New!
Overlooked Films: ELLERY QUEEN, MASTER DETECTIVE (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 13, 14 & 15 (1927) - New!
When Detective Comics were DETECTIVE Comics - New!
SHADOW COMICS 22, 23 & 24 (1943)
AT LAST! The Complete Black Mask Adventures of MacBride & Kennedy by Frederick Nebel
TARZAN Big Little Books
WANTED: Thrilling Detective May 1942
Pulp Gallery: SPICY ADVENTURE (1935)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES (1938)



The Domino Lady 12 inch Action Figure
Now available for Pre-Order!


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

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



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Devil Monsters" from the February 1, 1943 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"In Deep Purple" by C. S. Montanye from DETECTIVE NOVELS, April, 1940

To Smash a Desperate Gang, Stan Castle Sets a Grim Murderer to Catch Himself!
"New Year's Pitfall" by Johnston McCulley from POPULAR 
DETECTIVE, January, 1949
Keith Powrey, police detective lieutenant, was in danger from unknown assassins who attempted to strike at him on the stroke of the New Year.
"Doc Swap's Bell Ringer Bust" by Ben Frank from TEXAS RANGERS, April, 1947
Featuring: Doc Swap
The tradin' hombre includes a shattered romance, a coveted cowbell and the general's lost head in his swappin' bag!


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Announcing the RE-LAUNCH of
Pellucidar: The World at the Earth's Core
By Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz


Pellucidar Revisited: We have just completed the transition to an exciting new Artist, Gary Kwapisz. Gary brings years of experience to this strip, having previously drawn for almost every comic book publisher [see his bio below]. Our prolific Writer, Chuck Dixon, will continue to write for us.

Many of our subscribers had wondered why the PELLUCIDAR comic strip hadn't been coming out regularly. We want to thank Artist Tom Lyle for getting PELLUCIDAR up and running. Tom has scheduling conflicts that keep him from continuing the PELLUCIDAR strip. You can continue to view Tom's original strips in our "Bonus Material" section.

When David Innes and Abner Perry build a revolutionary mining machine, their plan is to uncover vast mineral deposits far beneath the surface of the earth. But, on the "Iron Mole's" first trip, they find themselves hurtling toward the center of the earth where death from the Earth's molten mass of white-hot magma seems certain.
 
Instead, what Innes and Perry discover is that the earth's crust is only 500 miles thick with an inner surface -- and its inhabited! In Pellucidar, dinosaurs roam through jungles and saber-toothed tigers hunt mastodon and mammoth. A tiny sun, the molten core of the Earth, hangs in the center of the heavens, shedding perpetual daylight upon Pellucidar. Because the sun never sets, it is always "now" and there is no such thing as time. Stranger still, because Pellucidar rests on the inner side of the Earth's crust, there is no horizon. The land curves upwards, as if you were standing on the inside of a gigantic bowl.
 
Humans dwell in Pellucidar -- stone-age men and women who must fight to survive in this savage world. Even worse these humans have been made slaves of the Mahars, a race of intelligent but sinister reptiles who look upon humans as nothing more than beasts of burden or tasty snacks in one of their ghoulish ceremonies.


Can David Innes and Abner Perry escape capture? Can they free humanity from the Mahar tyranny? And when David meets Dian the Beautiful who becomes his one true love, what struggles must he overcome before he can claim her as his own. And together, what adventures await them on Pellucidar?
 
Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz will continue to bring to you exciting new adventures of Pellucidar, set in the future when David and his bride, Dian the Beautiful, are parents of feisty teenagers and the Mahars, through intrigue and sabotage, make an ominous comeback. Stay tuned!

And, THERE ARE MORE TO COME. Watch for more announcements next month. Just $1.99 per month.
See free samples of all the strips and subscribe at www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics.

TARZAN OF THE APES (TM) by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (TM) by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
CARSON OF VENUS (TM) by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE (TM) by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon
THE WAR CHIEF (TM)by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
THE CAVE GIRL (TM) by Martin Powell and Diana Leto (A Bi-Weekly)
PELLUCIDAR (TM) by Chuck Dixion and Gary Kwapisz
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (TM) by Martin Powell, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez  

AND THERE ARE MORE TO COME! Best Regards,

The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team

James J. Sullos, Jr. | President | Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
PO Box 570277 | Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181
www.edgarriceburroughs.com


WRITER: CHUCK DIXON
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chuck Dixon has more than twenty-five years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to the Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, this award-winning storyteller currently writes G.I. Joe and A-team for IDW, and Spongebob Squarepants for Bongo Comics along with many creator-owned projects for various publishers.
 
In addition to his work in graphic novels, Chuck is currently writing a series of action novels about a team of Navy SEALs and their missions in the global War in Terror as well as a series of original SF novels, Bad Times both available on Kindle.

ARTIST: GARY KWAPISZ
Gary Kwapisz has worked in the comics business for 15 years - drawing for almost every comic book publisher with characters ranging from Conan to the Punisher, and even Harvey Pekar. After working in comics, Gary went on to illustrate books, storyboards and work on movies. In 2010 he joined forces with his buddy, Chuck Dixon, to form History Graphics Press. So far, they have published two civil war graphic novels. In 2014, Gary's historical/ horror comic, Stonewall's Arm, is slated to come out. Gary lives in the Clinch Mountains in south-west Virginia with his wife, daughter, and more animals then he cares to acknowledge.

 



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

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


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

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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


FIGHT CARD - Now available!

To celebrate the holiday season, Fight Card's December release
Fight Card Sherlock Holmes
hits the virtual spinner racks a few days early
$2.99 for your Kindle
Filled with two-fisted deduction
Noted Sherlockian author Andrew Salmon writing as Jack Tunney


FIGHT CARD SHERLOCK HOLMES

London, England, 1884 ... What happened when Sherlock Holmes stepped into the exhibition ring against retiring prize fighter McMurdo four years before The Sign of Four? What incident was Holmes recalling between Mr. Mathews and himself in the waiting room at Charing-Cross in The Adventure of the Empty House? Sherlockians have wanted to know for decades. The answers can be found in Fight Card Sherlock Holmes: Work Capitol...

Victorian Slang for a crime punishable by death, Work Capitol finds the world's most famous consulting detective – accompanied by the ever stalwart Dr. Watson – chasing a diabolical murderer through the dark, illicit, world of Victorian bare-knuckle boxing. To solve the case, Holmes must take a desperate chance, toeing the scratch line opposite London’s most dangerous pugilist – Ezekiel Tanner...

Sometimes the simplest crimes hide the darkest secrets...And this time, Holmes and Watson know brawn will count as much as brains...

Fight Card's new year will be kicking off with Fight Card MMA: Rosie The Ripper from Sam Hawken, followed by Fight Card Luchadores: Rise Of The Luchador from Jason Ridle, Fight Card: Guns Of November (our Kennedy conspiracy tale) from Joseph Grant, Fight Card: Monster Man from Jason Chirevas, Fight Card MMA: A-Town Throwdown from Balogun Ojetade, Fight Card Romance: Love On The Ropes from Kathleen Rice Adams, Fight Card: Fight River from Tommy Hancock, Fight Card: The Copper Kid from Brian Drake, and the first of our Fight Card charity anthologies, Iron Head And Other Stories, benefiting literacy and author-in-need charities...


The Golden Age - Now online!

SHERLOCK HOLMES - New!
GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903
JEFFREY JONES, The Book Of Robert E. Howard #1 & #2
AVON FANTASY READER, 1947-1952
HANNES BOK, 1914-1964, Digest Covers
BIG LITTLE BOOKS
BERNI WRIGHTSON
 
Go Hero
Holiday Special - Save $50!


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SAVE $50 when you order both DOC SAVAGE 'Double Danger Deluxe Edition' & THE SHADOW together. While supplies last. 
 
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He-Men, Bag Men & Nymphos: Classic Men's Adventure Stories by Walter Kaylin
Now available!

Scores of great authors wrote for men's adventure pulps - Elmore Leonard, Jim Thompson, Richard Matheson, Lawrence Block and Harlan Ellison, to name a few. But the one writers for Man's World and True Action envied most was Walter Kaylin.
 
Leaving an indelible mark on three decades of sweat-soaked pulp fiction, Walter Kaylin tackled testosterone-fueled subjects from Westerns to war, secret agents to sex sirens, Nazis to noir. His frequently over-the-top plots and characters scaled new heights of ingenuity and invention, while setting the standard for the kind of unapologetic savagery and excess that made men's adventure magazines notorious - then and now.
 
Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com and Wyatt Doyle (Stop Requested), editors of the acclaimed Weasels Ripped My Flesh! anthology, rescue a whopping 15 high-intensity Kaylin classics from pulp fiction purgatory, along with the jaw-dropping illustrations that accompanied their original magazine publication ... plus reminiscences by Kaylin, his family, and his former editor, writer Bruce Jay Friedman.
 
He-Men, Bag Men & Nymphos rips the lid off the pulps' best kept secret to introduce Kaylin's unique brand of tension and tough-guy thrills to a new generation of readers. But be warned: These are not stories for the delicate, or faint of heart. He-Men, Bag Men & Nymphos hits like a clenched fist; get yours or get out of the way!


Paperback: 302 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
$19.95





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

All Novels Magazine, November 1938
Five complete novels, no two alike! Adventure, Spy, Flying, Detective, and Western.

 Contents: 
 THE CRIMSON CARAVAN by Norman A. Daniels
TOO MANY FLAGS by Ronald Flagg
BORDER VULTURES by Clint Douglas
HANGMAN ON HIGH by Ralph Powers
VALLEY OF THE HATE BRAND by Cliff Howe

7 x 10 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

 


MAMMOTH ADVENTURE, November 1948
This issue features THE CRAZY INDIAN by William G. Bogart, originally written as a "Doc Savage" novel, but never published in that pulp.
 
Contents:
THE CASSOCK AND THE SWORD by Tom W. Blackburn
THE TUNCA PUNCU NUGGET by Richard S. Shaver
QUEST OF THE SPLIT MAP by Chester S. Geier
VALIANT DUST by Joseph C. Chadwick
"CONVINCE ME, I SAID" by Craig Ellis
THE CRAZY INDIAN by William G. Bogart
WANTED: DEAD MAN by Berkeley Livingston

7 x 10 inch, 180 pages. $15.00.






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Happy Thanksgiving! - New!
The 2013 ECHOES AWARD GOES TO ...ME!
Modest Stein's Storied Past, and Why You Should Avoid Public Toilets in Pittsburgh
Off-Trail Publications Now Has a Website

A WEIRD TALES Halloween Cover Sampler
Pulp Covers: Halloween Covers From Unexpected Sources
WILD WEST WEEKLY covers: 1935

LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #2 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
Covers: Jay Anacleto, Frank Thorne
Writer: Gail Simone,
Tamora Pierce, Meljean Brooks
Art: Jack Jadson, Cassandra James, Mel Rubi

The LEGENDS continue, in this 40th anniversary spectacular mini-series, featuring short stories by the best female writers of prose, games and comics, and a wraparound story by Sonja's series writer, Gail Simone! In this issue, a young girl's life is changed forever by a chance meeting with the She-Devil, in a thrilling story by the best-selling TITAN of fantasy novels, TAMORA PIERCE, and an old rivalry is remembered in a powerful story by acclaimed dark fantasy romance author MELJEAN BROOKS! And all the while, Red Sonja is pursued across the land by the deadly assassins, the GREY RIDERS! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind mini-series!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE LONE RANGER #20 - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
Writer: Ande Parks
Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla


The Lone Ranger and Tonto head back to Abilene, where the town’s respected marshal has been murdered.  With a band of angry, vengeful deputies in pursuit of those responsible, will the Lone Ranger be able to convince them that the murderers deserve a trial?  Or will their thirst for slaughter prevail?




Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





LORDS OF MARS #5 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
Covers: Alex Ross, Noah Salonga
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro


John Carter and the mighty ape-man face off in a fight to the death before thousands of their howling, bloodthirsty enemies. Even if our two heroes survive each other, their foes have a nasty little surprise in store for them... actually, make that a nasty big surprise! But there's a little twist in store for everyone, something no one, not even John Carter or the ape-man, could have foreseen.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale December 4





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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Spider - New!
Mr. Jones - New!
Villains Anyone? - New!
The Legend
The Undertaker
UFO Hunter
The Wall
The Night Hawk

Pulp: A Fiction Magazine
The Black Shadow

NOIR #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Andrea Mutti
Cover: Ardian Syaf
 
The Black Sparrow and Miss Fury are a team-up that makes Thelma & Louise look like a couple of girl scouts selling cookies. They've got wind of a long-hidden, secret Templar treasure, but they need the man with the clues to help them find it. That man just happens to be under police guard and unconscious in a Newport hospital, a Mowhawk Indian with a past. The ladies decide to break him out of the hospital, and they don't go about it gently.

 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, In stores December 11





Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Thing on the Roof by Robert E. Howard - New!
Tower of Heaven by Walter C. Brown
Black Destroyer
Tarzan and the Green Goddess 1938

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Kept Girl - New!
The Bronze Gazette #68 - New!
Dakota - New!
Ground To A Pulp Trading Cards - New!
Doctor Lovebeads
The Red Scream
The Crimson Mask Volume One
Home For The Holidays (Holiday Special)
The 2013 ECHOES Awards

         Pulp Den  




Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award. 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 2014 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2014 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.

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, 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 April 30, 2014. 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 9th, during the convention’s evening programming.

For additional details, please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/awards/



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

Sea Kickup Elephants - fact article by Claude W. Bostock - New!
Compound Interest - short story by Hugh Pendexter
Pulp Covers - two recent blog posts
Off-trail e-book recommendation: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
The PulpRack - Now online!

If the Pulps StiII Thrived: Charles McCarry as a contemporary Blue Book writer - New!
Budapest Then and Then: Jules Verne and Robert B. Parker
"Ghost Lanterns" by Alan B. LeMay


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Rocambole, Vol. 2: Redemption’ - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 1′
- New!
The pulp worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 2′
New from old: new stories of old pulp heroes
Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. III’
A look at the Street & Smith pulp heroes

Review: ‘Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 1′
The sinister Doctor Satan



Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘Oriental Stories’ (February/March 1931) - New!
3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus
Call for submissions to ‘The Pulpster’
Happy birthday, Gloria Stoll Karn
More than 13 million words
James Reasoner’s favorite western pulps
The CW plans ‘The Avenger’ series

‘Amazing Stories’ (October 1949)

Bill Gulick, 1916-2013


Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
"Skull Island" by Will Murray

Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

When King Kong famously fell from his death perch on the summit of the Empire State Building early in 1933, the question on many moviegoers’ minds was: Where the heck was Doc Savage?

For the tallest skyscraper in Manhattan was also the world headquarters of the famous superman-scientist known as the Man of Bronze.

Over succeeding generations, fans of both characters have speculated about a clash between these two titans of the Great Depression. Had Doc Savage been away at his Fortress of Solitude when Kong fell? Or had he been exploring some faraway corner of the world?


Eighty years after Doc Savage and King Kong first made their stunning debuts, these questions can now be definitively answered.

Will Murray’s Skull Island is a landmark exploration of these two great legends. Opening in the immediate aftermath of King Kong's tragic demise, this monumental epic quickly moves from what to do with the titan ape’s remains to Doc Savage himself recounting the hitherto-unrecorded tale behind the first and only encounter between the Man of Bronze and the Eighth Wonder of the World!

Set in the years following World War I, when both legends were young, Skull Island relates the astonishing tale of how Doc Savage and his explorer father sailed in search of their legendary ancestor, Stormalong Savage, only to find themselves among the first white men ever to set foot on the demonic dinosaur domain called...Skull Island!

Michael McConnohie returns to bring this shattering story to life––and knocks it out of the park! 11 hours $43.98 Audio CDs / $21.99 Download.



Radio Archives
Now available & 50% off!
KONG: King of Skull Island Audiobook
Created and Illustrated by Joe DeVito. Written by Brad Strickland with John Michlig
Read by Joey D'Auria. Liner Notes by Joe DeVito


In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island's barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called "Kong." The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape's death his body—and Carl Denham—disappeared.

Twenty-five years later, the son of Carl Denham makes a shocking discovery that leads him back to the site of his father's greatest adventure and to the answers that will unlock the century's greatest mystery and history's greatest miracle. Authorized by the Cooper Estate and based on the original novel that inspired the all-time classic film. This new novel acts as both prequel and sequel to the classic fantasy tale, King Kong. Acclaimed fantasy artist Joe DeVito and top fantasy and science-fiction writer Brad Strickland join forces to make for an interactive visual-narrative storytelling experience unlike any other. 9 hours. Regular Price $35.98 - Specially priced until December 5 for $17.99 Audio CDs / $8.99 Download.





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #83: Pirates from Hell

The grisly hordes of LaFitte, modern counterpart of ancient, blood-thirsty piracy, swept across the United States, crippling our great railroad systems, leaving twisted wreckage and horrible, scorched corpses of innocent men and women... paralyzing an entire continent with fear! How could Dick Wentworth, alone, crush this brutal Blitzkrieg of Crime! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

Operator 5 #32: Patriot's Death March - The Purple Invasion story #7 of 13
The Purple invader lorded it over the East, straddled the Rockies, rolled his guns ruthlessly westward to crush the last American defenders. But men who are willing to die for their country can never be completely licked! And Operator 5, leading a gallant handful, began a miracle march to seize a deadly treasure, rally an army, and fling the enemy a new, grim challenge on an unsuspected front! What has become known as the “War and Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amazing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #37: Skies of Yellow Death
“At midnight you die!” The message passed before the eyes of the Master Spy like the swift hand of Death from which there was no reprieve. Four hours to live, with the work of a lifetime before him — four hours in which to repair a wrong that threatened the safety of the world! 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.
 
Double Detective: The Green Lama #2 Croesus of Murder
The shadow of a ruthless, mad dictator’s power casts itself over the nation and The Green Lama marshals his cohorts in a battle to the death against this secret menace led by a masked American who seeks the mantle of world dictator. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Noir

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 58! This week he reviews the final issue of The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights and the first issue of Noir! It's an emotional episode as Barry talks about his adoration of Dark Nights and takes serious issue with a couple of points made in Noir.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
   
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Falls Upon Me - Now online!
Without Fu Manchu in my life, I would never have started down the path of penning these articles. One thing I was certain of was that there were no more surprises. I had found every official appearance of Sax Rohmer’s master villain and would, in due course, cover all of them in this blog eventually. So it seems appropriate that in this the year that marks the centennial of the first Fu Manchu novel, my 200th article covers a hitherto unknown official piece of Fu Manchu history.

Read the rest at the links below.
THE SHADOW NOW #3 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 4!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley
Cover: Tim Bradstreet

The Shadow is wounded, penniless and on the run.  He’s down, but he’s not out.  Khan’s assassins move in for the kill, but the Shadow knows it’s a mistake to count him out.  Meanwhile, Khan’s plans are further revealed as he makes new alliances in New York’s underworld.  The deadly battle begins as the greatest pulp hero and villain of all time make their plans and set their traps.


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




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Zemba - New!
The Crime Oracle
The Golden Doom
Murder Mansion
Master of Death
Death Token
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.

Happy Birthday, Shambleau! - New!
Anthony D. Keogh (1900-1972)
Talbot Johns (1909-1969)
Alice I'Anson (1872-1931)
Norman Elwood Hammerstrom (1899-1970)
Francis D. Grierson (1888-1972)
Alice Drayton Farnham (1906-1974)






22 November 2013


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

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

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


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 - Coming in February!
Chuck Dixon (writer) • Timothy Truman, Stan Woch, Ben Dunn, Larry Elmore, Bill Jaaska, Tom Lyle (art) • Timothy Truman (cover)
 
Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf are back! As the original Airboy is murdered, his son Davy Nelson, takes over the cockpit to avenge his father. The high flying action-adventure of the Eclipse Comics series comes roaring back to life. Collects the first 16 issues of Airboy including the back-up Skywolf stories starting in issue #9.
 
Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99
, On sale February 5.

AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130477.




Altus Press
From the pages of BLACK MASK!
The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy

Softcover and hardcover editions are now available!

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30
 by Frederick Nebel, Introduction by David Lewis, Illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This first of four volumes presents the first nine novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
406 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Coming in the next few months!
Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Wise Guy (April, 1930)
 Shake-Down (July, 1930)
 Ten Men from Chicago (August, 1930)
 Junk (March, 1931)
 Beat the Rap (May, 1931)
 Death for a Dago (July, 1931)
 Some Die Young (December, 1931)
 The Quick or the Dead (March, 1932)
 Backwash (May, 1932)
 Doors in the Dark (February, 1933)
 
387 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
 Softcover: $29.95 | Hardcover: $39.95
Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Rough Reform (March, 1933)
 Farewell to Crime (April, 1933)
 Guns Down (September, 1933)
 Lay Down the Law (November, 1933)
 Too Young to Die (February, 1934)
 Bad News (March, 1934)
 Take It and Like It (June, 1934)
 Be Your Age (August, 1934)
 He Was a Swell Guy (January, 1935)
 It’s a Gag (February, 1935)
 
364 pages, approx. 6"x9"


Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
That’s Kennedy (May, 1935)
 Die-Hard (August, 1935)
 Winter Kill (November, 1935)
 Fan Dance (January, 1936)
 No Hard Feelings (February, 1936)
 Crack Down (April, 1936)
 Hard to Take (June, 1936)
 Deep Red (August, 1936)
 
384 pages, approx. 6"x9"







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

CAP FURY Volume 1: "The Red Heart Pearls" and "Black Daylight" — plus Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator
In the two-fisted tradition of Doc Savage, Captain John Fury and the crew of his super-ship The Whirlwind battle modern-day piracy in two thrilling novels by Laurence Donovan writing as "Wallace Brooker." First, after the law fails, Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to his brother's murderers in "The Red Heart Pearls." Then, "Black Daylight" strikes at high noon, enveloping thousands in terror and suffering, and propelling Cap Fury on an urgent mission to Mexico's Sierra Madras.  BONUS: An action-packed adventure of Sheridan Doome from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine! This double-novel special collector's edition sho wcases the original cover art by Lawrence Toney and interior illustrations by Harry Kirchner, plus historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-133-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


CAP FURY VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131430.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

THE SHADOW Volume 81: "Murder Every Hour" and "The Time Master"—plus "The Man Who Murdered Time"
The Master of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, "Murder Every Hour" follows each time a murderer is caught—until it's finally time for The Shadow to ring in the midnight hour! Then, super-crimes are perpetrated with split-second precision by the minions of "The Time Master." BONUS: The entire world will endlessly relive the same day's events unless The Shadow can reverse the incredible plot of "The Man Who Murdered Time" in a bizarre New Year's thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-134-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 81 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131431.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

THE SPIDER #3: Return of the Rackets KIng" and "The Spider and the Flame-King" plus "Blood Bond"
The Pulps' most violent crimebuster wages his uncompromising war on crime in THREE never-reprinted thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, crime's newest overlord, the Snake, revives Prohibition Era gangsterism in "Return of the Rackets King." Then, the Spider leaves his New York haunts to protect the nation's wartime resources when the vicious Flame King terrorizes a western oil town! BONUS: "Blood Bond," a rare Spider novelette by Norvell Page! This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-135-6 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131432.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 73: "Land of Long Juju" and "Se-Pah-Poo"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in exotic pulp thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the capture of Renny by African warriors of the mysterious Shimba propels Doc and Patricia Savage on a daring rescue mission to "The Land of Long JuJu." Then, in "Se-Pah-Poo," the bizarre murder of an archeologist in Arizona and a withered hand lead the Man of Bronze and his aides to an ancient lost city! BONUS: a two-fisted adventure of Cap Fury, The Skipper! This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-136-3 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!

THE SHADOW Volume 82: "The Spy Ring" and "The White Column"
The Knight of Darkness battles saboteurs and Fifth Columnists in two classic prewar tales of espionage by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow teams with Myra Reldon and the real Lamont Cranston to defeat Velma Thane and her international "Spy Ring." Then, America's future hangs in the balance as Nazi saboteurs of "The White Column" attempt to cripple our nation's military defenses! BONUS: a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio PLUS a classic adventure of Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator by Steve Fisher writing as "Stephen Gould." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-137-0 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95 

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

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



Asgard Press: 2014 Vintage SCI-FI Postcard Calendar - Now available!

Asgard Press is excited to introduce the perfect stocking stuffer, just in time for the holidays!  It’s a collection of twelve vintage Science Fiction cover art postcards, disguised as a handsome desktop calendar.

We call it our "Desktop Postcard Calendar". This 7"x 7" calendar/ring of postcards, designed to fit neatly on a desk, features archival-quality reproductions of classic Sci-Fi comic book covers from the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Each image highlights some of our favorite cover reproductions from actual magazines that were released from the 1940s to the 1950s. It adds a touch of nostalgic fun and elegance to your desktop that no electronic calendar can match.

Similar to our wall calendars, each image is perforated to fit a standard
4”x 6” frame, but these classic beauties also double as mail-ready postcards. We are using a very sturdy, eco-friendly, high-quality paper stock that qualifies for USPS postcard mailing rates.


Summary of Features
12 vintage Sci-Fi magazine covers from the 1940s-1950s
12 perforated postcards ready to mail
Detachable lithographs fit any 4”x 6” frame
Earth-friendly
Original 3-months-at-once design on front
Monthly list view with space for appointments and reminders

The 2014 Sci-Fi Postcard Calendar retails for only $12.95 and is available for purchase now at the link below.




Battered Silicon Dispatch Box  - Now available!

Introducing Mr. Chang by E. A. Apple

Pocketbook Lost Treasures from the Pulps #16
Quality Trade Paperback, "Ace Double" Format, 156, 138 pages
ISBN 978-1-55246-943-9  $25.00


Mr. Chang was Canada’s version of Mr. Fu Manchu, a character created by Sax Rohmer. He was created by Elmer Albert Apple, a gentleman who hailed from Cleveland Ohio, moved to Canada and married Beatrice Muriel Nixon. The family lived in the Beaches in East Toronto and had one child Barney. E.A. wrote a syndicated column "The Referee" and also True Romances under a pseudonym. He created a number of sinister Mr. Chang and Mr. Rafferty stories in the 1920s and 1930s for Detective Story Magazine and republished in best Detective Magazine with different cover illustrations. The family lived on eleven acres on Gordon Point in Muskoka, and Barney remembers his father going to the shed in the back of the house which he called the jail to do his writing. His mother edited the work before submitting the manuscripts for publication. Barney remembers visiting San Diego and San Francisco with his father to research the Chinese tongs for his creative writing. Many of the stories feature Chang finding his victims in rural and Northern Ontario, and his headquarters was in Montreal, Quebec.

E.A. disappeared in the mid-30s. It was reported that he committed suicide in the pulps, but this was incorrect. Barney, his son relates that his father separated from his mother and moved back to Cleveland to be with his family, and lived at a large institution in the Cleveland area as head gardener, and didn’t do any more writing. Barney remembers visiting Cleveland with his mother, and E.A. passed away in the early 1950s.

The idea to collect this series originated with Randy Vanderbeek of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He knew the Battered Box liked to do stories by Canadian authors. In addition many of these stories were set in Canada as well.

As the bibliographic data was assembled it was clear that this would be a large project occupying some five folio sized volumes. When the project was almost complete I received an e-mail from the author’s grandson Derek, who noted that his father Barney was still alive and lived with his sister Heather in British Columbia. Derek noted that they grew up in Uxbridge Ontario and moved to B.C. after the death of their grandmother who maintained an large archive in the basement of their home. The archive unfortunately did not survive the trip out west. There was still a trunk upstairs in the attic with some old pulp magazines and one book.

The two stories you have in your hands were published separately after their appearance in Best Detective Magazine. Both are inventive, but the one involves Science Fiction which may become reality 100 years later.

E.A. Apple created a second villain – Mr. Rafferty which is Canada’s version of "Raffles," a character created by E.W. Hornung, a gentleman crook, with some of the characteristics of Robin Hood, but not many!

Tears of Our Lady
Sax Rohmer as presented by John Robert Colombo

    Pocketbook Lost Treasures from the Pulps #15
   Quality Trade Paperback, 62 pages
   ISBN 978-1-55246-917-0 $10.00


Tears of Our Lady is a presentation of "the wisdom of Sumuru." It appears in the guise of a dictionary of quotations based on the utterances of Our Lady Sumuru, the mysterious protagonist intent on the mastery of the world whose exploits are described in a series of five novels from the pen of the English mystery story writer Sax Rohmer (1883-1959). These novels appeared between 1950 and 1956. The seductive Sumuru (whom no man knows but every man desires and every woman wishes to obey) is the founder of the clandestine sodality known as The Order of Our Lady. She is credited with the authorship of a private publication that sets forth her philosophy and code of conduct. It is titled Tears of Our Lady, and while no copies of this publication are known to have survived to the present day, the present editor has attempted to reconstruct its contents in an aphoristic manner through quotation of the direct speech of Sumuru as recounted by Rohmer in his series of fantastic novels.

The present editor is John Robert Colombo who has been dubbed "a superfan" for his interest in fantastic literature. He contributed the entries for Canada to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. He is the editor of Other Canadas and the co-editor of Not to Be Taken at Night, the first such anthologies to be published in Canada. His fantastic poetry has appeared in Mostly Monsters and Space Poems and most recently in Poems of Space and Time. Among his other recent publications are book-length collections of the fantastic fiction of Algernon Blackwood, Stephen Leacock, Leslie A. Croutch, and Maurice Level. Colombo has contributed the introduction to The Sumuru Omnibus and is a long-time fan and collector of the books of Sax Rohmer. As author and editor Judith Merril once wrote, "Colombo is the real thing."

The Crimes of Hanoi Shan by H. Ashton White
   Compiled and Introduced by Rick Lai


Quality Trade Paperback, 100 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55497-205-0    $15.00


Hanoi Shan is an allegedly real-life criminal mastermind documented in the works of criminologist H.Ashton Wolfe.
Shan was based on the classic Yellow Peril villain Fu Manchu of Sax Rohmer, and only turned up in a handful of stories.

The Legacy of Hanoi Shan by Rick Lai






Beb Books - Now available!

Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
A wealthy arms manufacturer and a powerful gang lord killed themselves—when they had the world by the tail ... Secret Agent X sought to discover the baffling, contradictory cause of their enigmatic suicides. But even the Agent’s amazing disguises failed him. For a strange, beautiful girl was able to pierce every clever face worn by the man of a thousand faces.

Bonus story, Reply to Satan by Ralph Franklin, also from the October, 1937 issue.
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.


Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Mummified hands from a Hindu thuggee are the only clue to an insidious scheme to cause war between Japan and the United States and only Secret Agent “X” — Master of a Thousand Disguises can unravel the mystery and put off World War Two for another year.!

Bonus story, Satan’s Bank Night by William G. Bogart, also from the April, 1938 issue.   
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.



Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
The long, grasping tentacles of the avaricious Golden God were engulfing the poor-rich of Carrollton City in a holocaust of death and disaster. And Agent X, master of a thousand faces and a thousand daring cases, found that the talons of the Golden God belonged to a corpse—to an evil cadaver that lethal weapons of mankind could not conquer.

Bonus story An Invitation to Bullets by William Benton Johnston, also from the June, 1938 issue.
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.


And don’t forget this other recent releases, Janie Frete Pays a Debt of Honor, a fascinating look at American life along the Mississippi as independent minded Janie Frete searches for the runaway daughter of an old friend only to get caught up in a bootlegging operation. ($6,00 postage) and Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah, tales of a clever woman giving crooks and scoundrels the skinning they so richly deserve. A series of entetaining stories from an old pulp master writing for Colliers magazine.


Don’t forget our other recent releases!

Janie Pays A Debt of Honor
Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah
Dangerous Men by Gordon Young
The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)

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


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


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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








THE BLACK BAT #9 - Coming in February!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Cover Artist(s): Jae Lee, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan

To save Carol Baldwin's life, the Black Bat must do the unthinkable and break his most hated enemy out of prison. But will doing so cement his status as an outlaw? Also, the police start to lose their grip on the city as vigilantism takes hold with disastrous results.


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

THE BLACK BAT #9 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131089.

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131090 (Tan subscription variant).




THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #4 (of 5) - Coming in February!
Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)

As Black Beetle races to stop the deadly Mudman before he savagely murders another innocent victim, the black-cloaked detective begins to wonder . . . are all the victims really innocent? The intrigue of Black Beetle’s most brutal case increases . . . and so does the body count! Can Colt City survive this onslaught?!

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

THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130098.





Black Dog Books - Hot title for November!

ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE by Hugh Pendexter
SALE PRICE $17.95
 
 “A detective of fiction who has regrettably been forgotten, and whose exploits still make good, fruity reading. . . .
We know you will enjoy [them] as much as we did.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
 • Retained For the Defense
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.



Black Gate - Now online!

Lin Carter and the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series - New!
Battle in the Dawn: The Complete Hok the Mighty by Manly Wade Wellman - New!
Amazing Science Fiction, December 1959: A Retro-Review - New!
The Crawling Horrors of Mars: Clark Ashton Smith’s “The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis” - New!
Understanding Howard’s “The Tower of the Elephant”
The Lovecraft Circle at the First World Fantasy Convention

Meet Rick Steele - An introduction by William Patrick Maynard
When Aliens are Delicious: Murray Leinster’s “Proxima Centauri” and the Creepy Side of Pulp SF
Deepest, Darkest Eden: Return to Hyperborea
Vintage Treasures: The Best of Edmond Hamilton
Professor Jameson’s Space Adventures, or Zoromes Make the Happiest Cyborgs
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian

Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
"Dog Show Murder" by Frank Gruber (digital short)
Now available!



A rich man is murdered at the dog show, and the Human Encyclopedia is the prime suspect
 
Oliver Quade knows how to sell an encyclopedia. First, read it cover to cover three or four times, and make sure to remember everything in it. Next, dazzle an audience with your accumulated knowledge. Put on a good enough show, and the book will sell itself.
 
Quade, better known as the Human Encyclopedia, is performing his act at a local dog show when a dogfight breaks out. Wary of wild mutts, Quade backs away and returns to his booth to find a nasty surprise—a dead man in white flannels. When the police insist on holding Quade responsible, he and his assistant—the indefatigable Charlie Boston—are forced to solve the murder the Quade way: by always being the smartest men in the room. But is the Human Encyclopedia clever enough to prove to these dog show cops that they are barking up the wrong tree?
 
This ebook features an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Special Announcement!

A continuing proliferation of problems (both personal and professional in nature) forced a suspension of all Murania Press activity late last month. While significant difficulties remain, shipping of product will resume in late November and all backorders will be filled before year’s end. These include subscriber copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 and two titles previously announced for release earlier this year: Volume Five of the Classic Pulp Reprints series (featuring J. Allan Dunn’s The Island) and the long-awaited Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders. The latter title will figure in a big publicity push tied to the upcoming centennial of the cinematic chapter play: Chapter One of the first true movie serial, The Adventures of Kathlyn, was released nationally on December 29, 1913. Although promised several times only to be delayed, Distressed Damsels will definitely ship next month to take advantage of the publicity break occasioned by the centennial.
 
Beginning in January, Murania Press will have the services of new volunteers tasked with processing both retail and wholesale orders.
This assistance will enable editor/publisher Ed Hulse to spend the bulk of his time preparing upcoming books and new issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder.
 
In the interest of getting back on schedule, BnT’s next issue will be another double, cover-dated Fall 2013/Winter 2014 and numbered 39/40.
It will be published in late January or early February. Contents of the double will be revealed in upcoming blog posts on the Murania Press site.
 
We thank those with outstanding orders for their patience, and promise to get all backordered shipments out gradually over the next several weeks.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Shipping to resume in late November!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Shipping to resume in late November!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95



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

Special announcement! - New!
An Important Notice
Fanzine Follies of 2013; or, The New Issue of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
Early Praise For THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 257: Jeff Deischer and The Dark of the Moon
Jeff visits with Ric and Art as they chat about Jeff's newest book. Both Ric and Art couldn't praise Jeff enough the fantastic work he had done on the novel. This book will appeal to both the Golden Age comics fan and the Pulp fans.

Episode 256: Kevin Rau
Art's Reviews Episode 9: Liberty Girl
Episode 255: R.A. Jones
Episode 254: Kane Gilmour
Art's Reviews Episode 7: Pro se Press

Episode 253: James Plamer and Van Plexico
Episode 252: Fightcard Series, Barefoot Bones
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #5  - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), and Steve Rude (Cover)

As Agent Jones investigates the mysterious Black Sky, Captain Midnight's on the clock as a time bomb ticks down to destruction! Can our hero save the day before he's out of time?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on November 27.







CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #8 - Coming in February!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

On a mission to catch up with his future, Captain Midnight reunites with his long-lost love to learn how his hardware has made it into so many enemy hands. Revealing her own hunt for the Nazi Fury Shark, Cap’s old sweetheart turns his world upside down when she discloses the fate of his best friend!


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale February 26.

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130090.





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 1: BATTLES THE NAZIS HC - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Various (W/A)

From the glory days of World War II comes the unstoppable patriotic superhero Captain Midnight! Volume 1 features selected tales compiled from the original 1940s-era comic book featuring the adventures of the Captain and his sidekick, Sergeant Twilight, as they battle bad guys from the Axis of Evil with art by comics greats Jack Binder, Mac Raboy, Dan Gormley, and others! Collecting selected stories from The Funnies, Popular Comics, and Captain Midnight issues.

232 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 4.





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 26: LEGION OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in April!

The limitless power of the Elder Gods lives within a child who has fallen under the shroud of the Devourer of Souls. The fate of creation falls to the warrior Conan, who must travel to the underworld and make a pact with an old adversary—the malefic sorcerer Thulsa Doom! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #199–#205 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #12.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", 232 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 16.

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 26 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130125.





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 - Coming in February!
Brian Wood (Writer), Leandro Fernand (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)


The final issue of Brian Wood’s acclaimed "Queen of the Black Coast"!
Conan is rapidly losing his battle against a creature of unimaginably dark power. With nothing left to live for, his only hope for survival—much less victory—takes shape in a familiar and impossible form!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 19.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130126.




CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2 - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Ariel Olivetti (Art/Color/Cover)

Conan is on the run with his captive, Queen Yasmina -- but his desperate bid to seek refuge in the Himelian Mountains leads him into an ambush! Meanwhile, murderous magic is afoot as the wicked sorcerer Khemsa plots against the unsuspecting Cimmerian!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 27.







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

SHADOW COMICS 22, 23 & 24 (1943) - New!
AT LAST! The Complete Black Mask Adventures of MacBride & Kennedy by Frederick Nebel - New!
TARZAN Big Little Books - New!
WANTED: Thrilling Detective May 1942 - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY ADVENTURE (1935) - New!
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES (1938)
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER (1973)
Comic Gallery: PLANET COMICS (1940)
Raymond Chandler Movie Gallery: THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #12 (OF 12) - Coming in February!
Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover Artist(s): Jay Anacleto, Carlos Rafael

FINAL ISSUE! The finale of the offbeat hit miniseries! Looks like the only success Dejah Thoris will have on a suicide mission with her Thark commandos is the suicide. They have no way to stop the crazed, nihilistic Warhoons they've infiltrated from activating the gigantic, ancient gun unearthed in the desert. And it's aimed at Helium - for starters.

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

DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #12 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131112.

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131113 (Anacleto subscription variant).



DOC SAVAGE #3 - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Bilquis Evely
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, John Cassaday


It is 1961, and Doc Savage’s team of aides includes old veterans who have been with him from the beginning, and young newcomers who are experts in the frontiers of science and invention. Doc is about to unveil his greatest discovery, one which could change the course of history and improve the lives of everyone on Earth. But a madman with an atomic bomb has other plans…


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

DOC SAVAGE #3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131045.



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

Ron Marz is writing two new strips for ERB Comics: "The Mucker," drawn by Lee Moder, and "Korak the Killer," drawn by Bart Sears. Color for both strips will be provided by Neeraj Menon, who is coloring Bart's art for "The Protectors" from Athleta Comics. "The Mucker" will debut within the next month, while "Korak" will begin appearing early in the new year.

These strips join eight others currently available on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.








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

"The Witness Died in Bed" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from THRILLING DETECTIVE, December, 1942
Detective Jim Harvey breaks into a hospital the hard way, but a copper must take a chance when he pins a rap on the right guy!
"Private Morgue" by Donald Bayne Hobart from G-MEN DETECTIVE, January, 1941
An Invitation to a Murder Suddenly lands Private Detective Gary Norman in a Hot Spot!
"Zero Nest" by Jackson V. Scholz from FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY, April-June, 1943
Chuck Lansing finds a secret Japanese air base in WWII New Zealand. 


THE FIRST SYNN: THE BLOODSTONE CONFIDENTIAL
By Teel James Glenn
NEW DIGEST NOVEL SERIES DEBUTS FROM PRO SE PRESS
Now available!

Pro Se Productions, a leader in New Pulp and Genre Fiction, gladly commits THE FIRST SYNN: THE BLOODSTONE CONFIDENTIAL, the first of a new series of supernatural pulp thrillers by noted award winning author Teel James Glenn. Complete with chills and thrills harkening back to the classic Pulps, THE FIRST SYNN introduces the first sibling duo in Pulp history, ready to take on whatever horror flies their way! From Teel James Glenn and Pro Se Productions- THE FIRST SYNN: THE BLOODSTONE CONFIDENTIAL!

“There’s absolutely nothing,” says Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, Tommy Hancock, “like a good Pulpy supernatural thriller! Especially one with a strong duo in the lead. THE FIRST SYNN has all the markings of a classic Pulp tale, even borrowing quite a bit from classic cliffhanger serials, but what really makes this story work is the way that TJ works the words he writes. Each phrase turns just right and the description brings all the fear and daring do to life.”

The Bloody Curse of the Vampire! Years ago Gideon Synn tried to save Faith Bloodstone from a deadly family curse in upstate New York. He failed and Faith died at the hands of a mysterious blood drinking fiend. Synn ran from his failure and became a world traveler, joining the French Foreign Legion and eventually becoming a mercenary in China.

Now, years later he has opened a security firm with his sister Kathy. Charity Bloodstone, Faith’s younger sister, comes to him for help against the same curse—the supposed vampire ghost of her ancestor, Justice Bloodstone! According to legend, Charity has only one week to live!


Several people have been killed by what appears to be the undead Justice in ways that suggest a supernatural cause. The Synn siblings are drawn into a whirlwind of terror and evil as the mystery of the vampire murders comes closer and closer to fulfilling the curse.

Has Gideon found love with Charity only to lose her to dark forces? Who are the armed thugs that have attacked the siblings? Can Kathy Synn keep her brother out of trouble long enough to solve the mystery of the Bloodstone Confidential?

Featuring a chillingly atmospheric cover by Adam Shaw and book design and formatting by Sean Ali and ebook formatting by Russ Anderson, THE FIRST SYNN is a hit with reviewers-

“Another adventure straight out of an RKO serial. Anyone who likes those old black and white movies will enjoy this story. The descriptions, the language, the style…it’s all there. A good entry into Author Glenn’s booklist. Looking forward to book #2. Keep ‘em coming, TJ!”- Toni Sweeney, Book Reviewer

“THE BLOODSTONE CONFIDENTIAL is a nice entry into this book series. Hopefully, Glenn can come up with enough clever plots and enemies to throw at Synn for numerous further adventures.” —Bruce Grossman, www.bookgasm.com




Forgotten Pulp Villains: Hanoi Shan and Professor Colonna - Now online!

For twenty years now, George Vanderburgh’s Battered Silicon Dispatch Box has been publishing quality hardcover and trade paperback reprints of titles one might never otherwise discover. Their books rarely appear on Amazon or eBay, so the devoted bibliophile who ventures to www.batteredbox.com is among the few to find such treasures.
 
Initially focusing on Sherlockian pastiches and scholarly efforts as well as reprinting long unavailable titles from Arkham House and Mycroft & Moran, BSDB has broadened their catalog to include other more obscure treasures.
 
Their two most recent titles are The Crimes of Hanoi Shan by H. Ashton-Wolfe and The Last of the Borgias by Fred M. White. Both books were edited by acclaimed pulp historian Rick Lai whose own works were spotlighted in last week’s column.


Read the rest at the link below.


THE GREEN HORNET #11 - Coming in February!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover Artist(s): Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau

For years, the Green Hornet has been battling criminals and saboteurs and winning by the skin of his teeth. But now his luck's run out--because this new foe is one who was created by the Hornet himself!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 19.

THE GREEN HORNET #11 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131079.

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131080 (Lau subscription variant).






Hard Case Crime - Now available!
DRUG OF CHOICE
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it…
THE VENOM BUSINESS
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

As an expert handler of venomous snakes—and a smuggler of rare artifacts—Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn’t make him break a sweat.

But when the attempts on the man’s life nearly get Raynaud killed, he’s left wondering: is he the killers’ real target…?
ODDS ON
Cover art by Glen Orbik

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable.

The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own—and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

ZERO COOL
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.

 
 



HALF PAST DANGER #6 - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

Endgame. Irish and his team have their final, devastating chance to thwart Toht’s scheme and prevent the Axis from attaining the most potent biological weapon in history. But are they willing to extinguish the very lives they’re trying to save in order to do it?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #3 (of 4) 
Arriving in comic shops November 27!

(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

The adventure in Howard Chaykin's new ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers continues! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force— the Chinese.  Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States!  Buck Rogers, the most famous "man out of his time" comes closer to his destiny; will he succeed in freeing what is left of the United States from the domination of an occupying force?  Unexpected surprises and plot twist dominate as the story arc races forward.

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






ILLUSTRATED BRITISH CLASSICS: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S THE LOST WORLD & OTHERS TP
Now available and
coming to comic shop in February!
(Writer) Arthur Conan Doyle (Art) Robert Forrest & Various

Four Conan Doyle comic strip adaptations from the 1960s. Dinosaurs, Sherlock Holmes, and knights in armour a feast of comic strip glory. The definitive adventure strip version of The Sign of Four, the lurking menace of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the rousing action packed pagentry of Sir Nigel, and visual impact of savage ape-men ferocious meat eating dinosurs and swooping pterodactyls in The Lost World.

Softcover, 8x12, 142 pages, B&W,  $28.99, On sale in the U.S. February 26.


ILLUSTRATED BRITISH CLASSICS: THE LOST WORLD is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130964.




THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 - Arriving in book stores November 26!
Jim Lawrence (Author), Yaroslav Horak (Illustrator)

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Till Death Do Us Part, The Torch-Time Affair, Hot-Shot Nightbird, Ape of Diamonds, When The Wizard Awakes, Sea Dragon, Death Wing, and The Xanadu Connection!

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

$19.95

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

Fantastic Adventures, February 1940
Part 1 of THE PRINCE OF MARS RETURNS by Phil Nowlan, author of "Buck Rogers".


 Contents: 
  NEW YORK FIGHTS THE TERMITES by Bertrand L. Shurtleff
THE PRINCE OF MARS RETURNS (Part 1) by Phil Nowlan
LANCELOT BIGGS COOKS A PIRATE by Nelson S. Bond
THUNOR FLEES THE DEVILS by Russell Storm
MYSTERY OF THE WHITE RAIDER by Thornton Ayre
LET WAR GODS CLASH! by Don Wilcox

8.5 x 11 inch, 102 pages. $15.00.



INDIAN STORIES, Winter 1950
BRIDE OF THE TOMAHAWK PACK by Pratt Messer leads off this issue.

 
Contents:
 BRIDE OF THE TOMAHAWK PACK by Pratt Messer
MY LIFE WITH SITTING BULL by Walter J. Winters
MOCCASINED DEATH by Alexander Wallace
THE EAGLE OF KUWAHI by C. Hall Thompson
SQUAW KILLER by James G. Blade

7 x 10 inch, 102 pages. $15.00.






 
KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 (of 6) - Coming in February!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 26.

KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130123.




KING CONAN VOLUME 3: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON TP - Coming in April!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Dethroned by a traitorous alliance backed by a resurrected sorcerer, Conan—the barbarian king of Aquilonia—must fight his way out of a villain’s dungeon and across battle-ravaged countries, seeking a mysterious gem that will help him reclaim his kingdom! Collects issues #1–#6 of King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 23.


KING CONAN VOLUME 3: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130124.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The 2013 ECHOES AWARD GOES TO ...ME! - New!
Modest Stein's Storied Past, and Why You Should Avoid Public Toilets in Pittsburgh
Off-Trail Publications Now Has a Website

A WEIRD TALES Halloween Cover Sampler
Pulp Covers: Halloween Covers From Unexpected Sources
WILD WEST WEEKLY covers: 1935

LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #2 (OF 7) - Coming in February!
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover Artist(s): Joe Benitez, Johnny Desjardins

THE EPIC STEAMPUNK CROSSOVER CONTINUES!
Magna Spadarossa gets a taste of life in the Big City, but it’s not all she had hoped. Assassins galore are after her, but why? It’s up to Vampirella, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the best Victorian futuristic technology they have to keep Magna safe … but will that be enough?


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

LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131039.





LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #4 (OF 5) - Coming in February!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Marjorie Liu, Mercedes Lackey
(Art) Jack Jadson, Phil Noto, Nei Ruffino (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The all-star celebration of Red Sonja's 40th anniversary continues, as legendary fantasy novelist Mercedes (Valdemar) Lackey tells her first comics story of a child's encounter with the She-Devil, and how it changed them both forever with artist Nei Ruffino! And fan-favorite Marvel Comics writer and novelist Marjorie M. Liu teams with the amazing Phil Noto for a sexy, scary tale of the forest at night!  All wrapped in a story by Gail Simone and Jack Jadson!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 19.


LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131055.

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131056 (Thorne subscription variant).




LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #1 (of 5) - Coming in February!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?


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

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130112.




LOUIS L'AMOUR: LAW OF THE DESERT BORN GN - Now available and coming to comic shops in February!
(Writer) Louis L'Amour & Various (Art/Cover) Tom Yeates

Based on a story by the legendary Louis L'Amour, Law of the Desert Born is a classic Western, told in a style like no other L'Amour story!
Adapted by Charles Santino from a screenplay by Beau L'Amour and Kathy Nolan, and with art by Thomas Yeates, this is an all-new story for the millions of Louis L'Amour fans throughout the world.

The first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L’Amour is a dynamic tale of the Old West that explores the borderlands of loyalty and betrayal with the emotional grittiness of a noir thriller.
 
 New Mexico, 1887, a land in the midst of the worst drought anyone can remember. Family histories and loyalties run deep, but when rancher Tom Forrester has his access to the Pecos River cut off by the son of his old partner, he convinces his foreman, Shad Marone, to pay Jud Bowman back for the discourtesy. Yet what starts as a simple act of petty revenge quickly spirals into a cycle of violence that no one can control.
 
 Now Marone is on the run, pursued by a sheriff’s posse across a rugged desert landscape. Leading the chase is Jesus Lopez, a half-Mexican, half-Apache with a personal stake in bringing Shad to justice. Newly released from jail, trusted by no one, Lopez swears he’s the only man who can track Marone down. That may be true. But who will live and who will die and what price will be paid in suffering are open questions. Fate and the Jornada del Muerto desert possess a harsh justice that is all their own.
 
 With a propulsive script from Beau L’Amour and Kathy Nolan, adapted by Charles Santino and illustrated in bold black-and-white by Thomas Yeates, Law of the Desert Born captures the dust and blood of Louis L’Amour’s West—a world where the difference between a hero and a villain can be as wide as the gap between an act of kindness or brutality or as narrow as a misspoken word.


Hardcover, 8x11, 160 pages, B&W, $25.00


LOUIS L'AMOUR: LAW OF THE DESERT BORN is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130946.

 

MASK OF THE RED PANDA  - Coming in February!
Gregg Taylor (Writer) • Dean Kotz (Art) • Dean Kotz (Cover)
 
Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad super villain–all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city’s masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre’s award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is pulse-pounding pulp perfection for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials, and the hero pulps.
 
Trade Paperback, 104 pages, Full Color, $17.99, On sale February 19.


MASK OF THE RED PANDA is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC130478.




Moonstone Books
JACK HAGEE, PRIVATE EYE: NO FREE LUNCH by C. J. Henderson

Coming in February!

Previews Exclusive! Long out of print!
Signed by the author!

In this shattering novel of private investigation and public scandal, private eye Jack Hagee takes on the search for a small town runaway. Mara Phillips' rich boyfriend wants her found, but may not be telling the whole story. His is only one of the bodies that will be found in this stunning tale of greed and murder set against the background of NYC's most depraved sex club. This is CJ Henderson's greatest character at his absolute best!

This edition comes with the bonus Jack Hagee short "Bop Bop", in which Hagee tracks a murderous bail-jumper in Detroit.

Cover: Robert Maguire
Hardcover,
6" x 9", 222 pages, $28.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-69-5


JACK HAGEE, PRIVATE EYE: NO FREE LUNCH is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131211.



Moonstone Books
THE SAINT: THE MAN WHO WAS CLEVER by Leslie Charteris

 Coming in February!

Previews Exclusive!
First ever graphic novel for THE SAINT!

"Adventure came to him not so much because he sought it as because he brazenly expected it. He believed that life was full of adventure, and he went forward in the full blaze and surge of that belief." --
Simon Templar seeks to bring a drug smuggler to justice. In this story, Templar is shown in the process of establishing his reputation as a crime buster working with a team of mysterious individuals (akin to Robin Hood's Merry Men). Patricia Holm, Templar's love interest and fellow adventurer appears as well.

Told in WIDEVISION


Story: Leslie Charteris, Mel Odom
Art: David Bryant
Hardcover,
7” x 10”, b/w, 80 pages, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-70-1


THE SAINT: THE MAN WHO WAS CLEVER is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131210.



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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Legend - New!
The Undertaker - New!
UFO Hunter
The Wall
The Night Hawk

Pulp: A Fiction Magazine
The Black Shadow

NOIR #4 (OF 5)   - Coming in February!
(Writer) Victor Gischler (Art) Andrea Mutti (Cover) Ardian Syaf

In the Labyrinth of the Templars, The Black Sparrow and Miss Fury follow the deranged villains Orlando and Minerva on a trail of a lost treasure.  Along the way, they dodge traps and pitfalls and learn of the Templar connection to the Mohawk Tribe.  Will the ladies be forced to join forces with the bad guys to attain their goal, or will one stab the other in the back at the first opportunity.  Blazing guns, snapping bullwhips and the looming shroud of betrayal await you in the next issue of Noir.

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

NOIR #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131088.




Off-Trail Publications
Off-Trail Publications website now online!
Off-Trail Publications now has an official website online.
Checkout their many fine publications at:
http://offtrailpublications.com/

PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Tower of Heaven by Walter C. Brown - New!
Black Destroyer
Tarzan and the Green Goddess 1938
The New Adventures of Tarzan 1935

Pulpfest 2012 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Movie Producer
-
The Avenger by Paul Ernst

Pulp Den - Now online!

Doctor Lovebeads - New!
The Red Scream - New!
The Crimson Mask Volume One - New!
Home For The Holidays (Holiday Special) - New!
The 2013 ECHOES Awards
Fading Shadows Releases
Halloween
Noah's Rainy Day
Tom's Book Signing
Everyone In Their Place
Gulf Boulevard

         Pulp Den  

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

Compound Interest - short story by Hugh Pendexter - New!
Pulp Covers - two recent blog posts
Off-trail e-book recommendation: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
Of Deadly Weapons - a Caradosso short story by F.R. Buckley
Complete Index of Adventure, Blue Book magazines now online at Fictionmags

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Planet Stories (May & Jul. 1951, and Jan. 1954)  - New!

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 2′ - New
New from old: new stories of old pulp heroes - New
Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. III’
A look at the Street & Smith pulp heroes

Review: ‘Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 1′
The sinister Doctor Satan



Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus - New!
Call for submissions to ‘The Pulpster’ - New!
Happy birthday, Gloria Stoll Karn
More than 13 million words
James Reasoner’s favorite western pulps
The CW plans ‘The Avenger’ series

‘Amazing Stories’ (October 1949)

Bill Gulick, 1916-2013


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #38
Detective Doc Harker #1 Audiobook
"Crime Nest" by Edwin Truett
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

As the grim 1930s turned into the dangerous 1940s, pulp magazine publishers began searching for new titles and concepts. One of the oldest, the Munsey Company, looked over the field with its Doc Savages, Shadows and Spiders and decided that the time for cloaked superheroic avengers had peaked. So they brainstormed a new breed of heroes that broke the mold.
 
The mystic Green Lama was the first. An American Buddhist lama who fought crime, he has never been duplicated.
 
Munsey followed up with an equally original crime-buster, Dr. Thaddeus Clay Harker. An aging but spry Kentucky colonel, Dr. Harker was a criminologist operating under the cover of an itinerant peddler of patent medicines, his Chickasha Remedies.


 
Doc Harker specialized in small-town trouble far from the big cities. His M. O. was to send his advance agent, the lovely master of disguise, Brenda Sloan, to lay the groundwork for his arrival. Then he and his strong right arm, ex-heavyweight wrestler Hercules Jones, would blow into a trouble spot and begin their quiet investigations, operating out of his mobile trailer crammed with patent medicines and sophisticated scientific apparatus designed to combat crime. No one suspected that the genteel Southerner with the courtly charm concealed a steel-trap intellect burning with a single-minded determination to stamp out evil. Yet once Doc Harker got started, invariably all hell would break loose!
 
The creation of Texas writer Edwin Truett “Bud” Long, Doc Harker debuted in Detective Dime Novels in April, 1940, and continued in Red Star Detective. In his first thrilling case, Doc and Herk come to Abbottville, Texas–-an outwardly ordinary place that the Underworld is planning to turn into a secret Crime Nest.
 
Every issue of Red Star Detective also included a backup novelette by the notorious Robert Leslie Bellem, starring Nick Ransom, ex-Hollywood stunt man turned private eye, the proprietor of Risks, Incorporated. “Peril for Sale” marks his debut.
 
Also included are three swift-moving short stories, Murray W. Mosser’s “Trouble For Three,” L. K. Frank’s “Trooper’s Vacation” and C. S. Montanye’s “A Gal Named Sal.”
 
Michael C. Gwynne turns on the charm in our most unusual audiobook. If you cotton to Doc Harker and his little band of troublebusters, we have lined up several sequels. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



Radio Archives

Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.
 
Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.


Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.


Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.
 
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter that one thinks of at the mention of “lost worlds”, which filled the pages of pulp magazines, and later, movie serials. He was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
Following a number of successful B-motion pictures for Columbia, Johnny Weissmuller continued the role in a 1955-56 Screen Gems television series consisting of 26 episodes. Jungle Jim also appeared in comic books by Standard (1949-1951), Dell (1953-1959) and Charlton (1969-1970).
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1937 and 1938, including the conclusion of “The Tiger’s Claw” (#81-96) and the beginning of “The Afghan Hills” (#97-120), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #82: "Dictator's Death Merchants"
Could the nation’s keenest lawmen stem the tide of murder and demolition created by El Crocodilo, when that brutal mystery-king of a bygone Underworld seemed able to forestall every brilliant, daring thrust of the Spider himself?... Read this stirring account of Richard Went-worth’s indomitable sally into the very jaws of the most sinister trap ever set to destroy the Master of Men! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #17: "Squadron of the Scorpion"
Their insignia were signs of the Zodiac... they fought only when ordered by the Stars! Yet G-8 had a hunch that this apparently superstitious staffel was important, that somehow it was playing death stakes in one of the most deadly war schemes ever laid — and he followed his hunch on a lone daring patrol! 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.
 
Double Detective - The Green Lama #1: "The Green Lama"
Only the Green Lama stood between this mysterious, sinister, master criminal, and the domination of the world. Only the Green Lama had the knowledge, out of the ages, and the fortitude, out of a life of strict adherence to Truth and belief in Justice, to combat this menace which threatened the very life of the nation. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Detective Dime Novels #1: "Crime Wave"
Introducing Dr. Thaddeus Clay Harker who has his own peculiar remedy for rat-infested towns. A new Dime Novels’ feature character. Detective Dime Novels featured the adventures of Dr. Thaddeus Harker, a sawbones with a penchant for crime. The first issue was dated April 1940. Doc Harker was an old-fashioned Southern gentleman, a retired chemist who now devotes his life to criminology. He travels around in a run-down medicine show with his two aides "Herk" Jones and Brenda Sloan. With this as his cover, he delivers his own brand of justice when crime sprouts. The second issue of the magazine series was renamed Red Star Detective and the series closed down after a total of four issues. The final issue did not feature Dr. Harker. Detective Dime Novels returns, reissued for today's readers in electronic format. $2.99.


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

Terror Tales: "A Kiss for the Blood Lady" by Ralston Shields
Dr. Corvin saved my life — or did he? For he transferred my healthy brain into the body of a killer-maniac, a man who had spent his days spilling the blood he needed to appease the beautiful, sylph-like Prani. Now, I too craved Prani, and for her, I was willing to offer the blood of my wife! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "They Dance And Die" by James Duncan
To Raoul Barr the voice of his own dead had spoken — yet no voice was so fearful as that half-mad music which followed it, bringing the dancing death in its wake... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #20: "Gamblin’ Gal"
Lovely Lucky made a reckless bet with conniving Caleb — hoping to find a way to handsome Sid’s arms. Her betting folly won her a kiss — and an unwelcome sweetheart. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.








RED SONJA #8 - Coming in February!
Covers: Jenny Frison, Nei Ruffino, Stephanie Buscema
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani

The unstoppable warrior is honor-bound to continue on in a king's bizarre quest to find and capture the greatest artisans of the world, whether they want to be found or not!  In this unforgettable story, Sonja seeks the finest animal trainer in the world...except he's trained them all for WAR, with only Sonja to stop them!

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

RED SONJA #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131047 (Frison).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131048 (Rufino).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131049 (Buscema subscription variant).


 
RED SONJA: BERSERKER (ONE-SHOT) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins (Art) Fritz Casas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

After a fight in a tavern  results in Red Sonja being arrested and becoming a prisoner, she is sold to a  promoter who stages gladiatorial games. There, in the blood-soaked sand of the arena, she finds herself pitted against an old friend — a huge snow bear that she once saved from hunters.  But will they unite to wreak havoc on their enemies, or will they fight one another to the death?

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99
, On sale February 5.

RED SONJA: BERSERKER is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131054.






ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #6 - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Matt Kindt (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Ian Edginton (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Art/Color/Cover), Richard Pace (Art), and Keu Cha (Pencils)

Multi-Eisner Award nominee Matt Kindt teams with comic-book superstar Keu Cha to bring you a familiar Conan story with a twist! Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla deliver the second exciting installment of Dark Agnes: Sword Woman, while Ian Edginton and Richard Pace show us why the Picts are such a formidable fighting force in part 2 of Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows. This and much more in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6!

Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99





THE SHADOW #20 - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander


The Shadow ventures beyond the Iron Curtain, deep into the heart of the Soviet Union, seeking clues to a mystery that reaches back into his own mysterious past, and which threatens to destroy the man he has become.

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







THE SHADOW #23 - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, Dean Motter, Francesco Francavilla, Dennis Calero

The search for the secret of the girasol is finally nearing its end, and the trail has led the Shadow from the jungles of Guatemala back home to the concrete canyons of New York City. But is he prepared for the answers that he will find?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 19.

THE SHADOW #23 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131064 (Ross).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131065 (Motter).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131066 (Calero subscription variant).




THE SHADOW: 1941 HITLER'S ASTROLOGER - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Artists: Michael Kaluta
Cover:  Michael Kaluta

Re-Mastered and available for the first time in over two decades! On Easter Sunday of April 1941, a young woman pushes through the Manhattan crowds, racing for her life.  It's a chase that will lead from the bustling American metropolis all the way to Berlin, the dark heart of the Nazi regime.  Like marionettes dangling from invisible hands, neither Allies nor Axis agents can tell if they are the puppeteers... or the dolls whose strings get cut. Behind it all, The Shadow looms, a master of men with cold, hollow laughter and blazing .45 pistols!  The acclaimed collaboration of Batman scribe Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Kaluta, available for the first time in over two decades, completely remastered!

Hardcover, 64 pages, Full Color, $19.99







THE SHADOW VOLUME 3: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross

The Shadow, the mysterious crime-fighter who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, is on the hunt for a serial murderer in the darkened streets of New York. At each crime scene, eyewitnesses have spotted the spectral figure of a woman in white. But what is the connection between these killings and the shining, blade-wielding woman known only as "The Light"? The Shadow must unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again! Collects the complete six-issue comic book storyline from The Shadow #13-18.


Trade Paperback, 168 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale February 19.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 3: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131074.






The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Noir

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 58! This week he reviews the final issue of The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights and the first issue of Noir! It's an emotional episode as Barry talks about his adoration of Dark Nights and takes serious issue with a couple of points made in Noir.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   
THE SHADOW MASTERS SERIES VOL. 1 TPB - Coming in February!
Writer: Andy Helfer
Art: Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

Featuring Andy Helfer and Bill Sienkiewicz’s classic Shadow series from 1987! Following Howard Chaykin’s classic mini-series Blood & Judgement, Helfer and Sienkiewicz story stands on its own as one of the most surreal Shadow tales of all time! Contains issues #1-6 of this definitive Shadow story!


Trade Paperback, 144 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale February 26.

THE SHADOW MASTERS SERIES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131078.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Crime Oracle - New!
The Golden Doom - New!
Murder Mansion
Master of Death
Death Token
The Getaway Ring
Loot of Death
Quetzal
Death Clew

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE #8 (of 10) - Coming in February!
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres
Cover Artist(s): Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, Wilfredo Torres, Blank Cover

Now Bimonthly! In the aftermath of his sky-scraping battle with Big Gun Massaretti, Lamont Cranston hunts for the psychic super-villain who was puppet master to the belligerent mobster, the grotesque and mysterious Dr. Zorn. His pursuit takes him to all corners of the Big Apple, even as the NYPD are just beginning to hear reports of the dark-clad vigilante known only as The Shadow! Eisner Award winner Matt Wagner and artists Wildfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring the classic pulp hero’s fledgling adventures to life in this blazing hot ten-issue series.


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

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131068 (Wagner).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC131069 (Ross).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131070 (Samnee).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131071 (Chaykin).







SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #2 (OF 5) - Coming in February!
(Writer) David Liss (Art) Daniel Indro  (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Stranded in Switzerland, his criminal network in tatters, and with the world believing him dead, the world’s most notorious villain, Professor James Moriarty, faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of an orphaned child.  Bound by a solemn promise, and determined to seek revenge against a local madman, Moriarty begins a clever campaign to work his way inside his enemy’s fortress.  The trap is set, and Moriarty is determined to succeed, but is he villainous enough for the task?


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

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131111.



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.

Anthony D. Keogh (1900-1972) - New!
Talbot Johns (1909-1969) - New!
Alice I'Anson (1872-1931) - New!
Norman Elwood Hammerstrom (1899-1970) - New!
Francis D. Grierson (1888-1972)
Alice Drayton Farnham (1906-1974)
Horatio V. Ellis (1895-1945)
Laurence R. D'Orsay (1887-1947)
O.M. Cabral (1887-1955)
G.W.J. Blume (1889-1955)

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #5 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Writer: Peter Hogan
Art/Cover: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story

After attending a service for a fallen comrade, Tom Strong and Val Var Garm return to their mission: find Tom Strange, and ask him for the elixir that will save Tesla’s life. But this time, they have to go a little farther than the Grand Canyon…


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

 




WANTED: Thrilling Detective May 1942

A publisher is seeking scans of the story "Murder in Furs" by Frederic Brown along with its artwork from THRILLING DETECTIVE dated May 1942.
If any Coming Attractions readers can help, please contact me.
Thanks!




WARLORD OF MARS #30  
Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

 John Carter is far from home, and his enemies have enslaved the mind of his only ally, Tars Tarkas. Carter is left with a brutal choice: kill his greatest friend, or allow Mars to descend into a war that could well destroy the Red Planet. What’s he to do? How about a little impromptu surgery, followed by some serious ass-kicking?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #32  
Arriving in comic shops November 27!
Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves


Trapped in the future of Barsoom, Dejah Thoris and her descendant battle invading humans in a dark tomorrow. As she struggles to find her way back to her own time, Dejah is confronted with decisions that could change her destiny and alter the history of the red planet!?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 9




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #36 - Coming in February!
Writer: Robert Place Napton
Artist: Debora Carita
Cover Artist(s): Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Mel Rubi

Dejah tries to save the young girl that has been placed in her care while a relentless assassin tries to kill them both.  The race for survival takes them into the heart of one of the darkest regions of Barsoom where they face a horde of hostile creatures!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 19.

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #36 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 27).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC131115.









15 November 2013

2013 Echoes Award
Steve Miller and Laurie Powers


The 2013 ECHOES Awards go to Steve Miller and Laurie Powers. Steve & Laurie are dedicated to preserving the history of the pulp magazines and the era for future generations of fans. It is with great honor that we bestow the ECHOES Award for 2013 to these fine recipients.

The Echoes Award was created in 1992, the second award to honor members of the pulp community, the first being the Lamont. From 1992 until 1997, the Award consisted of both plaque and paper certificate. Between 1998 and 2004, only the paper certificate was given out, then the Award ceased until 2009, at which time it was resurrected. The Award is not voted on, but the determination of who is doing the most to promote the pulps and pulp fandom is selected by Tom & Ginger Johnson. It is not a writer or artist award, those awards are being given out by Airship27 and Pro Se. The Munsey Award has replaced the Lamont, honoring individuals in the pulp community. 

Echoes Award (large plaques)
1992: Nick Carr/Ron Wilber/Francis Saint Martin
1993: Steve Mitchell/Kevin Duncan
1994: Burt Leake/Ray Capella
1995: David Burton/Shawn Danowski
1996: Bill Thom/Albert Roberts
1997: Will Murray/Albert Tonik

1998 – 2004 (At the time we were slowly phasing out our involvement, and felt the Lamont was the only award necessary, so only awarded paper certificates, and somehow misplaced our records from that period.)

The plaque returns in 2009. With the resurgence of pulp interest, and the sudden escalation in print on demand  - POD - technology, there appeared to be a revival of the pulps, so we decided to take another look at the feasibility of presenting the Echoes Award once more.

2009: Matt Moring
2010/2011: Ric Croxton & Art Sippo
2012 Howard Wright
2013 Laurie Powers & Steve Miller

We are already looking at several names for the 2014 Echoes Award, but no decision will be made until the proper time.
Tom & Ginger Johnson.




Airboy Archives, Volume 1 - Coming in February!
Chuck Dixon (writer) • Timothy Truman, Stan Woch, Ben Dunn, Larry Elmore, Bill Jaaska, Tom Lyle (art) • Timothy Truman (cover)
 
Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf are back! As the original Airboy is murdered, his son Davy Nelson, takes over the cockpit to avenge his father. The high flying action-adventure of the Eclipse Comics series comes roaring back to life. Collects the first 16 issues of Airboy including the back-up Skywolf stories starting in issue #9.
 
Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99




Airship 27 Productions
Ron Fortier's darkest creation returns!
When the souls of the innocent cry for justice, One man hears their call: Brother Bones The Undead Avenger  
  
Available now from Amazon & Kindle and as a downloadable PDF!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the first ever, full length Brother Bones novel, Six Days of the Dragon, by Roman Leary.   

He stalks the streets of Cape Noire, waging a never-ending war against the forces of darkness. Bones has never met a foe he could not defeat, but now he faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. With only a motley crew of unlikely allies – and his silver-plated twin .45s – Bones must stop an ancient evil that threatens not only Cape Noire, but the entire world.    

Created by writer/editor, Ron Fortier, nearly a decade ago, the Undead Avenger has appeared in over a half dozen pulp shorts collected in a previous book; several comic book adventures, and in audio recordings. Since his inception, he has become one of the most popular heroes of the New Pulp movement. Now Brother Bones is back to cut a swathe of destruction through his first full-length novel!    

“Allowing another writer to handle Brother Bones was something I had never imagined,” explains Fortier, the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Production. “Roman Leary is a talented writer and one of the biggest Brother Bones fans out there. When he first approached me with idea of writing a Bones novel, I was naturally hesitant.”  Despite his reservations, Fortier let the idea gestate for several days before replying to the enthusiastic writer.   

“I knew Roman loved the series and was familiar not only with Brother Bones but his supporting cast as well,” Fortier continued. “So I took a chance and asked him to send me a detailed outline.”     What the character’s creator received was the plot to Six Days of the Dragon. “Roman won me over. The concept was true to the character but envisioned him in an exciting new adventure that was like nothing that had been done before. I knew instantly Brother Bones fans would love this book.”     Writer Roman Leary and illustrator Rob Moran deliver the gun-blazing thrills in this epic tale of two-fisted action and spine-chilling horror! “This is a rip-roaring ride through a macabre house of horrors,” says Charles Saunders, author of Imaro and Damballa.
Now Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
As a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes Volume II edited by Mike Chinn
Now available!

Following the success of The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes, here is another helping of stories to stir your adventurous heart: stories in the tradition of the pulp heroes, of Doc Savage and The Green Hornet, of The Shadow and The Bat. Heroes and heroines and villainous villains. Fourteen exciting stories by Mike Resnick, Adrian Cole, William Meikle, Anne Nicholls, Bryn Fortey, Chico Kidd, Pauline E Dungate, Marion Pitman, Robert William Iveniuk, Stuart Young, Ian Hunter, Andrew Coulthard, Martin Gately and Arch Whitehouse.

Paperback: 304 pages
Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches







Amazon.com    The Alchemy Press

Altus Press
From the pages of BLACK MASK!
The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy

Softcover and hardcover editions are now available!

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30
 by Frederick Nebel, Introduction by David Lewis, Illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This first of four volumes presents the first nine novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
406 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Coming in the next few months!
Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Wise Guy (April, 1930)
 Shake-Down (July, 1930)
 Ten Men from Chicago (August, 1930)
 Junk (March, 1931)
 Beat the Rap (May, 1931)
 Death for a Dago (July, 1931)
 Some Die Young (December, 1931)
 The Quick or the Dead (March, 1932)
 Backwash (May, 1932)
 Doors in the Dark (February, 1933)
 
387 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
 Softcover: $29.95 | Hardcover: $39.95
Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Rough Reform (March, 1933)
 Farewell to Crime (April, 1933)
 Guns Down (September, 1933)
 Lay Down the Law (November, 1933)
 Too Young to Die (February, 1934)
 Bad News (March, 1934)
 Take It and Like It (June, 1934)
 Be Your Age (August, 1934)
 He Was a Swell Guy (January, 1935)
 It’s a Gag (February, 1935)
 
364 pages, approx. 6"x9"


Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
That’s Kennedy (May, 1935)
 Die-Hard (August, 1935)
 Winter Kill (November, 1935)
 Fan Dance (January, 1936)
 No Hard Feelings (February, 1936)
 Crack Down (April, 1936)
 Hard to Take (June, 1936)
 Deep Red (August, 1936)
 
384 pages, approx. 6"x9"







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

CAP FURY Volume 1: "The Red Heart Pearls" and "Black Daylight" — plus Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator
In the two-fisted tradition of Doc Savage, Captain John Fury and the crew of his super-ship The Whirlwind battle modern-day piracy in two thrilling novels by Laurence Donovan writing as "Wallace Brooker." First, after the law fails, Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to his brother's murderers in "The Red Heart Pearls." Then, "Black Daylight" strikes at high noon, enveloping thousands in terror and suffering, and propelling Cap Fury on an urgent mission to Mexico's Sierra Madras.  BONUS: An action-packed adventure of Sheridan Doome from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine! This double-novel special collector's edition sho wcases the original cover art by Lawrence Toney and interior illustrations by Harry Kirchner, plus historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-133-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

THE SHADOW Volume 81: "Murder Every Hour" and "The Time Master"—plus "The Man Who Murdered Time"
The Master of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, "Murder Every Hour" follows each time a murderer is caught—until it's finally time for The Shadow to ring in the midnight hour! Then, super-crimes are perpetrated with split-second precision by the minions of "The Time Master." BONUS: The entire world will endlessly relive the same day's events unless The Shadow can reverse the incredible plot of "The Man Who Murdered Time" in a bizarre New Year's thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-134-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

THE SPIDER #3: Return of the Rackets KIng" and "The Spider and the Flame-King" plus "Blood Bond"
The Pulps' most violent crimebuster wages his uncompromising war on crime in THREE never-reprinted thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, crime's newest overlord, the Snake, revives Prohibition Era gangsterism in "Return of the Rackets King." Then, the Spider leaves his New York haunts to protect the nation's wartime resources when the vicious Flame King terrorizes a western oil town! BONUS: "Blood Bond," a rare Spider novelette by Norvell Page! This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-135-6 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



An American Fantasy Master: The Pulp Art of Virgil Finlay
A new Virgil Finlay artbook is in the works for October 2014!

Next year is the Centenary of Virgil Finlay’s birth and the World Fantasy Convention will be having a special commemoration.

Doug Ellis, Bob Weinberg, and Robert Garcia are putting together
a 192 page 9 x 12 art book, with over 150 black and white Finlay illustrations from Doug’s and Bob’s personal art collections, and a 32 page color section that will include paintings from Glynn Crain’s collection as well.
 
Doug’s Tattered Pages Press and Garcia's American Fantasy Press will co-publish this book to premier at the con in Baltimore next October.
A Kickstarter campaign will be initiated to cover some of the costs.

More details on the Kickstarter campaign when they become available.



Asgard Press: 2014 Vintage SCI-FI Postcard Calendar - Now available!

Asgard Press is excited to introduce the perfect stocking stuffer, just in time for the holidays!  It’s a collection of twelve vintage Science Fiction cover art postcards, disguised as a handsome desktop calendar.

We call it our "Desktop Postcard Calendar". This 7"x 7" calendar/ring of postcards, designed to fit neatly on a desk, features archival-quality reproductions of classic Sci-Fi comic book covers from the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Each image highlights some of our favorite cover reproductions from actual magazines that were released from the 1940s to the 1950s. It adds a touch of nostalgic fun and elegance to your desktop that no electronic calendar can match.

Similar to our wall calendars, each image is perforated to fit a standard
4”x 6” frame, but these classic beauties also double as mail-ready postcards. We are using a very sturdy, eco-friendly, high-quality paper stock that qualifies for USPS postcard mailing rates.


Summary of Features
12 vintage Sci-Fi magazine covers from the 1940s-1950s
12 perforated postcards ready to mail
Detachable lithographs fit any 4”x 6” frame
Earth-friendly
Original 3-months-at-once design on front
Monthly list view with space for appointments and reminders

The 2014 Sci-Fi Postcard Calendar retails for only $12.95 and is available for purchase now at the link below.




Beb Books - Now available!

Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
A wealthy arms manufacturer and a powerful gang lord killed themselves—when they had the world by the tail ... Secret Agent X sought to discover the baffling, contradictory cause of their enigmatic suicides. But even the Agent’s amazing disguises failed him. For a strange, beautiful girl was able to pierce every clever face worn by the man of a thousand faces.

Bonus story, Reply to Satan by Ralph Franklin, also from the October, 1937 issue.
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.


Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Mummified hands from a Hindu thuggee are the only clue to an insidious scheme to cause war between Japan and the United States and only Secret Agent “X” — Master of a Thousand Disguises can unravel the mystery and put off World War Two for another year.!

Bonus story, Satan’s Bank Night by William G. Bogart, also from the April, 1938 issue.   
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.



Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
The long, grasping tentacles of the avaricious Golden God were engulfing the poor-rich of Carrollton City in a holocaust of death and disaster. And Agent X, master of a thousand faces and a thousand daring cases, found that the talons of the Golden God belonged to a corpse—to an evil cadaver that lethal weapons of mankind could not conquer.

Bonus story An Invitation to Bullets by William Benton Johnston, also from the June, 1938 issue.
Reprinted with all the original art and a color cover, $6.00 plus postage.


And don’t forget this other recent releases, Janie Frete Pays a Debt of Honor, a fascinating look at American life along the Mississippi as independent minded Janie Frete searches for the runaway daughter of an old friend only to get caught up in a bootlegging operation. ($6,00 postage) and Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah, tales of a clever woman giving crooks and scoundrels the skinning they so richly deserve. A series of entetaining stories from an old pulp master writing for Colliers magazine.


Don’t forget our other recent releases!

Janie Pays A Debt of Honor
Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah
Dangerous Men by Gordon Young
The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)

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


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


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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








THE BLACK BAT #9 - Coming in February!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Cover Artist(s): Jae Lee, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan

To save Carol Baldwin's life, the Black Bat must do the unthinkable and break his most hated enemy out of prison. But will doing so cement his status as an outlaw? Also, the police start to lose their grip on the city as vigilantism takes hold with disastrous results.


Price: $3.99




The Black Beetle: Necrologue #4 (of 5) - Coming in February!
Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)

As Black Beetle races to stop the deadly Mudman before he savagely murders another innocent victim, the black-cloaked detective begins to wonder . . . are all the victims really innocent? The intrigue of Black Beetle’s most brutal case increases . . . and so does the body count! Can Colt City survive this onslaught?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 26




Black Dog Books - Hot title for November!

ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE by Hugh Pendexter
SALE PRICE $17.95
 
 “A detective of fiction who has regrettably been forgotten, and whose exploits still make good, fruity reading. . . .
We know you will enjoy [them] as much as we did.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
 • Retained For the Defense
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
"Dog Show Murder" by Frank Gruber (digital short)
Now available!



A rich man is murdered at the dog show, and the Human Encyclopedia is the prime suspect
 
Oliver Quade knows how to sell an encyclopedia. First, read it cover to cover three or four times, and make sure to remember everything in it. Next, dazzle an audience with your accumulated knowledge. Put on a good enough show, and the book will sell itself.
 
Quade, better known as the Human Encyclopedia, is performing his act at a local dog show when a dogfight breaks out. Wary of wild mutts, Quade backs away and returns to his booth to find a nasty surprise—a dead man in white flannels. When the police insist on holding Quade responsible, he and his assistant—the indefatigable Charlie Boston—are forced to solve the murder the Quade way: by always being the smartest men in the room. But is the Human Encyclopedia clever enough to prove to these dog show cops that they are barking up the wrong tree?
 
This ebook features an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Now shipping!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 256: Kevin Rau
Kevin Rau returns to the Book Cave to chat with Ric and Art about his best selling series H.E.R.O.
Art's Reviews Episode 9: Liberty Girl
Art interviews the writer of Liberty Girl, Barry Reese.

Episode 255: R.A. Jones
Episode 254: Kane Gilmour
Art's Reviews Episode 7: Pro se Press

Episode 253: James Plamer and Van Plexico
Episode 252: Fightcard Series, Barefoot Bones
Episode 251: Rick Lai

Art's Reviews Episode 6: The Miracle Menace
Episode 250: Stark House Press
Episode 249: The Devil You Know
Episode 248: The Crypt of Kane Gilmour
Episode 247: James Palmer
Episode 246: Barbara Custer 


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #8 - Coming in February!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

On a mission to catch up with his future, Captain Midnight reunites with his long-lost love to learn how his hardware has made it into so many enemy hands. Revealing her own hunt for the Nazi Fury Shark, Cap’s old sweetheart turns his world upside down when she discloses the fate of his best friend!


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale February 26.




THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 26: LEGION OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in April!

The limitless power of the Elder Gods lives within a child who has fallen under the shroud of the Devourer of Souls. The fate of creation falls to the warrior Conan, who must travel to the underworld and make a pact with an old adversary—the malefic sorcerer Thulsa Doom! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #199–#205 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #12.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", 232 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 16




Come on Home/A Choice of Damnations
A signed limited flip book by John L. French and Patrick Thomas

Now available!

On one side: A Choice of Damnations, a Bianca Jones story by John L. French.
In Baltimore, family after family is being terrorized by a mysterious white-haired stranger. Each time, one member of a family is forced to make a horrifying choice – kill dozens of strangers or be responsible for the torture and murder of loved ones. Can Bianca Jones and her Special Operations Unit stop the terrorists before panic shuts down the city?

And on the other side: Come on Home, a Graveyard Angel tale by Patrick Thomas
Moni travels on black wings. As a Lasa, it is her job to protect burial sites and the dead who rest therein. When graves are disturbed in an Ohio town, Moni must deal with zombies, an untrained necromancer, the Department of Mystic Affairs and hormone-crazed teenagers to see that those who deserve to rest in peace.

Come on Home/A Choice of Damnations is a signed, numbered limited edition available only from the authors ($6.00 plus $2.50 first class postage)

If interested, please email John at jfrenchfam@aol.com or Pat at writepat@hotmail.com






CONAN THE BARBARIAN #22 - Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Brian Wood (Writer), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

"The Song of Belit" brings Brian Wood's critically acclaimed epic adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast" to a conclusion, as Conan and Bêlit
sail up the black waters of the river Death . . . and into the horror that awaits them!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50







CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 - Coming in February!
Brian Wood (Writer), Leandro Fernand (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)


The final issue of Brian Wood’s acclaimed "Queen of the Black Coast"!
Conan is rapidly losing his battle against a creature of unimaginably dark power. With nothing left to live for, his only hope for survival—much less victory—takes shape in a familiar and impossible form!


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



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

Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES (1938) - New!
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER (1973) - New!
Comic Gallery: PLANET COMICS (1940)
Raymond Chandler Movie Gallery: THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 16, 17 & 18 (1934)
Comic Gallery: The Birth of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 2 (1965-66)
Forgotten Books: HASHKNIFE OF THE DOUBLE BAR 8 by W.C. Tuttle
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1936)


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #8 (of 12)   
Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Written by Mark Rahner, Art by Lui Antonio, Cover by Jay Anacleto.

Now expanded to 12 issues!!! Race hatred stoked by terrorists threatens to drive Heliumites and Tharks back to war.  Everything the trauma-exhausted Dejah Thoris does only seems to worsen it.  And her last-ditch plan brings her face-to-face with the disfigured Thark who triggers her worst fears!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.






DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #12 (OF 12) - Coming in February!
Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover Artist(s): Jay Anacleto, Carlos Rafael

FINAL ISSUE! The finale of the offbeat hit miniseries! Looks like the only success Dejah Thoris will have on a suicide mission with her Thark commandos is the suicide. They have no way to stop the crazed, nihilistic Warhoons they've infiltrated from activating the gigantic, ancient gun unearthed in the desert. And it's aimed at Helium - for starters.

 Price: $3.99



DOC SAVAGE #3 - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Bilquis Evely
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, John Cassaday


It is 1961, and Doc Savage’s team of aides includes old veterans who have been with him from the beginning, and young newcomers who are experts in the frontiers of science and invention. Doc is about to unveil his greatest discovery, one which could change the course of history and improve the lives of everyone on Earth. But a madman with an atomic bomb has other plans…


Price:$3.99


Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!





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

Ron Marz is writing two new strips for ERB Comics: "The Mucker," drawn by Lee Moder, and "Korak the Killer," drawn by Bart Sears. Color for both strips will be provided by Neeraj Menon, who is coloring Bart's art for "The Protectors" from Athleta Comics. "The Mucker" will debut within the next month, while "Korak" will begin appearing early in the new year.

These strips join eight others currently available on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.








E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Mardi Gras Mystery" from the September 1, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Slay as Sweet as You Are" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1949
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper, that sleuth in newshawk's clothing, has a roving eye for women - and for clues. But when he catches up with this Hollywood honey, she's as cold as the slab she lies on - and the clues are even colder!
"Nurse's Big Call" by Clee Woods from TEXAS RANGERS, August, 1949
Wanda Milbourne, assistant to a range doctor, faces a stern test when nester folks need quick medical help!
"Remember Me to Roscoe" by Dave Grinnell from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, October, 1947
With all the police forces of the state at work, it still took a five-year-old to put the cuffs on his own kidnaper.


THE GREEN HORNET #11 - Coming in February!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover Artist(s): Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau

For years, the Green Hornet has been battling criminals and saboteurs and winning by the skin of his teeth. But now his luck's run out--because this new foe is one who was created by the Hornet himself!

Price: $3.99




Hard Case Crime - Arriving in book stores November 19!
DRUG OF CHOICE
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it…
THE VENOM BUSINESS
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

As an expert handler of venomous snakes—and a smuggler of rare artifacts—Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn’t make him break a sweat.

But when the attempts on the man’s life nearly get Raynaud killed, he’s left wondering: is he the killers’ real target…?
ODDS ON
Cover art by Glen Orbik

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable.

The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own—and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

ZERO COOL
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.

 
 



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


AMAZING STORIES, May 1926
The second issue of this long running magazine.


 Contents: 
  A TRIP TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jules Verne
MESMERIC REVELATION by Edgar Allan Poe
THE CRYSTAL EGG by H. G. Wells
THE INFINITE VISION by Charles C. Winn
THE MAN FROM THE ATOM (Sequel) by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
OFF ON A COMET (Conclusion) by Jules Verne

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.


FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, May 1940
THE WHISPERING GORILLA by Don Wilcox is featured in this issue.

 
Contents:
 THE WHISPERING GORILLA by Don Wilcox
LANCELOT BIGGS: MASTER NAVIGATOR by Nelson S. Bond
THE SHINING MAN by Noel Gardner
WORLDS AT WAR by Ed Earl Repp
THE WIZARD OF BASEBALL by Milton Kaletsky
50 MILES DOWN by Peter Horn

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.






KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 (of 6) - Coming in February!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.


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



KING CONAN VOLUME 3: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON TP - Coming in April!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Dethroned by a traitorous alliance backed by a resurrected sorcerer, Conan—the barbarian king of Aquilonia—must fight his way out of a villain’s dungeon and across battle-ravaged countries, seeking a mysterious gem that will help him reclaim his kingdom! Collects issues #1–#6 of King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 23





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Modest Stein's Storied Past, and Why You Should Avoid Public Toilets in Pittsburgh - New!
Off-Trail Publications Now Has a Website
- New!
A WEIRD TALES Halloween Cover Sampler
Pulp Covers: Halloween Covers From Unexpected Sources
WILD WEST WEEKLY covers: 1935
WILD WEST WEEKLY'S LARGE STABLE OF ARTISTS
Daisy Bacon: Notes from the Area of Her Dreams
New Critical Essay Collection on Pulp Fiction
INTERVIEW WITH SHANE BLACK ON THE NEW DOC SAVAGE MOVIE

LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #2 (OF 7) - Coming in February!
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover Artist(s): Joe Benitez, Johnny Desjardins

THE EPIC STEAMPUNK CROSSOVER CONTINUES! Magna Spadarossa gets a taste of life in the Big City, but it’s not all she had hoped. Assassins galore are after her, but why? It’s up to Vampirella, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the best Victorian futuristic technology they have to keep Magna safe … but will that be enough?

Price:$3.99




LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #1 (of 5) - Coming in February!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 5



MASK OF THE RED PANDA  - Coming in February!
Gregg Taylor (Writer) • Dean Kotz (Art) • Dean Kotz (Cover)
 
Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad super villain–all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city’s masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre’s award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is pulse-pounding pulp perfection for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials, and the hero pulps.
 
Trade Paperback, 104 pages, Full Color, $17.99




Moonstone Books
THE SPIDER & THE LADY

Coming in 2014!

Veteran comics writer and New Pulp scribe, Ron Fortier, has just signed to write a black and white, bi-monthly comics series for Moonstone Books that will feature both The Master of Men, The Spider and the Sexy Pulp Vigilante, Domino Lady.  Fortier’s run will begin with issue # 3 due out early next year. 

Each adventure will be a two-issue arc and feature a third pulp hero in a cameo role. Fortier’s enthusiasm for the project is bubbling over.  “I love both these classic pulp characters and though I’ve done prose stories of them in the past, the opportunity to chronicle new comic adventures was just too good to pass up.”

Pulp fans are aware of the logistical challenge such a series poses because both characters operate opposite coasts; the Spider haunts New York and its east coast environs while the Domino Lady is a native Californian living in Los Angeles.  So how does one write that kind of a team book?  “With lots of imagination and chicanery,” Fortier says answering that question with a mischievous smile.  “The last thing we wanted to do is force plots because of some geographical perimeters.  All I will say is that both will make appearances in every issue, but as to whether they are physically in the same place readers will just have to wait and see.”


A well known writer with over thirty-five years experience, Fortier is best known for his work on Now Comics’ GREEN HORNET and TERMINATOR – BURNING EARTH series.  He also wrote GENE RODDENBERRY’S LOST UNIVERSE for Tekno Comics.
Today he divides this time between his own writing projects and his duties as the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher in the New Pulp Movement, which he began nine years ago with artist Rob Davis.  He currently writes the new prose adventures of Captain Hazzard and his own original pulp hero, Brother Bones; the Undead Avenger.

The artist on this new venture is twenty year professional, Michael Dorman. Dorman has worked in every capacity of graphic creating. His latest credits include penciling and inking Logan’s Run: Aftermath #4 and short stories in William Nolan’s Dark Universe for Bluewater Comics and the upcoming Immortal Deception #1 for Honey Badger Press.  "I'm thrilled to be working with a legend of the pulp world like Ron Fortier and excited to work with such icons as the Spider and Domino Lady. I look forward to bringing these exciting stories to visual life!"

Editing the series is Chuck Kennedy. Chuck is a veteran columnist and podcaster who has covered many of today’s brightest stars while commenting on the state of the comic book and retail industry and providing the occasional review when he can find the time. He is a stay-at-home father of triplets who still believe he is a were-bear.


“I knew Ron for over a year as a super-groovy person that everyone referred to as Captain and who had the coolest retro-lexicon of adjectives for everyday terms like amigo, hip, and any number of names my dad would recognize.  Then I found out he was a writer and damn did he become even cooler. Save yourself the time and just start reading his work, you’ll get to know him far better than I ever did.” 



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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

UFO Hunter - New!
The Wall - New!
The Night Hawk
- New!
Pulp: A Fiction Magazine
The Black Shadow
Fading Shadows Magazines
The Visage
SSGT Martin

Off-Trail Publications
Off-Trail Publications website now online!
Off-Trail Publications now has an official website online.
Checkout their many fine publications at:
http://offtrailpublications.com/

PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Black Destroyer - New!
Tarzan and the Green Goddess 1938 - New!
The New Adventures of Tarzan 1935
- New!
Pulpfest 2012 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Movie Producer
- New!
The Avenger by Paul Ernst
The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner
Bon Voyage, Michele by Seabury Quinn
The Black Beetle: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla
The Terrible Parchment by Manly Wade Wellman

Pulp Den - Now online!

The 2013 ECHOES Awards - New!
Fading Shadows Releases
Halloween
Noah's Rainy Day
Tom's Book Signing
Everyone In Their Place
Gulf Boulevard

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Covers - two recent blog posts - New!
Off-trail e-book recommendation: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household - New!
Of Deadly Weapons - a Caradosso short story by F.R. Buckley - New!
Complete Index of Adventure, Blue Book magazines now online at Fictionmags
A month of stories from Adventure magazine
Barry Scobee - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, November 8, 1926
H.A. DeRosso - new ebooks - 2 novels and 1 short story collection
Nictzin Dyalhis - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, October 10, 1922


 Ramble House
RUBY OF A THOUSAND DREAMS
Now available!

Another Wu Fang Novel of Creative Villainy by Roland Daniel

Roland Daniel wrote several novels about the Chinese villain Wu Fang back in the 30s and this is one from 1933 which features, in addition to the yellow peril, a young British agent named Mary Francis and a redheaded detective-inspector named John Walk. Thanks to the arch-villain, the two personable characters are literally thrown together in a dank prison, where they must fight their way to freedom before tackling the evil Celestial.

If you enjoyed the yellow peril novels of our grandfathers you'll get a kick out of the machinations and deviltries of Wu Fang, and along with me, will look forward to more of the yellow dastard's adventures from Ramble House in the future.


$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$32  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


RED SONJA #5 - Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Covers: Jenny Frison, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Buscema
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani

Red Sonja, still recovering from her near-death ordeal, leads a small band of rebels in a stealth war against the invading armada, while the supreme dealer of death Dark Annisia returns to wreak havoc on Sonja’s small band of allies! Blood, lust and vengeance surround Red Sonja as she faces her ultimate foe!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 13



Rick Lai and the Secret Histories of Pulp Fiction - Now online!
By William Patrick Maynard

Pulp historian Rick Lai is perhaps best known for his definitive chronologies of Doc Savage and The Shadow published by Altus Press. The comprehensive nature of these works has inspired more than one reader to wish Lai had dedicated his career to producing similar volumes for all other pulp series. While that particular wish may not be possible to accommodate, he has devoted much of his time and energy for the past quarter century authoring speculative articles on works of imaginative fiction. Some of his literary investigations fall within the Wold Newton framework established by Philip Jose Farmer, while others do not. Much like a dedicated theosophist indifferent to sectarianism, Lai seeks the truth regardless of where the path leads.

Read the rest at the link below.




THE SHADOW #19 - Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander


A voice from the past raises questions that the Shadow cannot answer, and leads him away from the concrete canyons of New York City on a journey that will carry him halfway round the world, from the snowy wastes of Siberia to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. What is the secret of the girasol?

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







THE SHADOW #23 - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, Dean Motter, Francesco Francavilla, Dennis Calero

The search for the secret of the girasol is finally nearing its end, and the trail has led the Shadow from the jungles of Guatemala back home to the concrete canyons of New York City. But is he prepared for the answers that he will find?


Price: $3.99




THE SHADOW VOLUME 3: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross

The Shadow, the mysterious crime-fighter who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, is on the hunt for a serial murderer in the darkened streets of New York. At each crime scene, eyewitnesses have spotted the spectral figure of a woman in white. But what is the connection between these killings and the shining, blade-wielding woman known only as "The Light"? The Shadow must unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again! Collects the complete six-issue comic book storyline from The Shadow #13-18.


Price: $19.99





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Curse of Thoth

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 57! This week Barry reviews The Curse of Thoth (May 1946), The Shadow Now # 2 (2013) and The Shadow Year One # 6 (2013). It's an opinionated episode so hold on to your hats!
 If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW MASTERS SERIES VOL. 1 TPB - Coming in February!
Writer: Andy Helfer
Art: Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

Featuring Andy Helfer and Bill Sienkiewicz’s classic Shadow series from 1987! Following Howard Chaykin’s classic mini-series Blood & Judgement, Helfer and Sienkiewicz story stands on its own as one of the most surreal Shadow tales of all time! Contains issues #1-6 of this definitive Shadow story!


Price: $24.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder Mansion - New!
Master of Death
Death Token
The Getaway Ring
Loot of Death
Quetzal
Death Clew

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE #8 (of 10) - Coming in February!
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres
Cover Artist(s): Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, Wilfredo Torres, Blank Cover

Now Bimonthly! In the aftermath of his sky-scraping battle with Big Gun Massaretti, Lamont Cranston hunts for the psychic super-villain who was puppet master to the belligerent mobster, the grotesque and mysterious Dr. Zorn. His pursuit takes him to all corners of the Big Apple, even as the NYPD are just beginning to hear reports of the dark-clad vigilante known only as The Shadow! Eisner Award winner Matt Wagner and artists Wildfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring the classic pulp hero’s fledgling adventures to life in this blazing hot ten-issue series.


Price: $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.

Francis D. Grierson (1888-1972) - New!
Alice Drayton Farnham (1906-1974) - New!
Horatio V. Ellis (1895-1945) - New!
Laurence R. D'Orsay (1887-1947) - New!
O.M. Cabral (1887-1955) - New!
G.W.J. Blume (1889-1955) - New!
Stafford Aylmer (1907-1965) - New!
Felix Martí-Ibáñez (1911-1972)
Montague Summers (1880-1948)
Four Authors from the British Isles
Pan-Appan (1865-?)-Part 2: Some Answers
Pan-Appan (1865-?)-Part 1: Questions

WARLORD OF MARS #29  
Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Leandro Oliveira, covers by Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo.

John Carter and the mighty Tars Tarkas at last uncover the shadowy forces attempting to plunge Mars into a global war. Unfortunately, they do so by blundering face-first into a trap! But their enemies don't want them dead – not right away. A terrible revelation awaits our heroes in Warlord of Mars #29: Yellow Supremacy, the thrilling penultimate installment of the "Savages of Mars" story arc!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99.






WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #36 - Coming in February!
Writer: Robert Place Napton
Artist: Debora Carita
Cover Artist(s): Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Mel Rubi

Dejah tries to save the young girl that has been placed in her care while a relentless assassin tries to kill them both.  The race for survival takes them into the heart of one of the darkest regions of Barsoom where they face a horde of hostile creatures!


 Price: $3.99









08 November 2013


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

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

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


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Airship 27 Productions
  CLIPPERS OF THE CLOUDS
UP SHIP! AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS launches ZEPPELIN TALES!

Available now from Amazon & Kindle and as a downloadable PDF!

In the early 20th Century, German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin pioneered the creation of rigid, lighter-than-air crafts capable of long distance flights. During World War One, they were adapted for military use as long range bombers wreaking havoc upon Great Britain from their lofty positions high above the clouds where fixed-winged fighters could not reach them. After the war, the Zeppelins became pleasure ships utilized in luxury Trans-Atlantic Flights and highly popular.

The Golden Era of the airship was the 1930s, the same period as that of pulp magazines, and it is no surprise that their romantic images would inspire pulp writers of the time. The original monthly magazine, ZEPPELIN STORIES, was produced solely to highlight these magnificent flying machines in exciting, colorful and fast paced adventures. Now, Airship 27 Productions, itself bearing the image of these high-flying cruisers, launches a brand new series devoted to airships.

“I doubt there could be a more inevitable title for us than this one,” joked Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Even since we started publishing new pulp novels and anthologies, many of our readers would point to our logo and ask when we were going to get around to doing a book about airships.”

Fortier states that as much as he was always keen on the idea, other projects kept taking precedence. Then a few years ago one of their regular contributors pushed the matter to the foreground.
“Writer Frank Schildiner wrote one day pretty much asking if we were ever going to get to this particular theme as it begged to be done. I no longer had any legitimate excuse not to tackle the project. We put out the word and within a few days two of our finest pulp writers answered the call.”

In this debut volume you, will thrill to the exploits of Jim Beard’s new hero, Tracer Talbot, as he encounters a mysterious pirate airship and her crew. While writer I.A. Watson sets off on an aerial adventure aboard an experimental Zeppelin built to explore the skies of an alien dimension. Each high flying tale is wonderfully illustrated by Pedro Cruz, and the book features a stunning cover by award winning artist Mike Fyles with Art Director Rob Davis providing the book’s overall design.

Join us as AIRSHIP 27 – ZEPPELIN STORIES Vol One soars into the stratosphere of the imagination on this, its maiden flight.


Now Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
As a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
The e-book edition is now available!

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life  by Philip José Farmer
 
He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
 
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.

Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
 
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu.
 
Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail.
 
A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions.
 
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
 
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
 
294 pages, approx. 6"x9"

Order the paperback from Amazon: $24.95
 Order the hardcover: $35.00


Altus Press
From the pages of BLACK MASK!
The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy

Softcover and hardcover editions will be available next week!

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30
 by Frederick Nebel, Introduction by David Lewis, Illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This first of four volumes presents the first nine novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
406 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Coming in the next few months!
Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Wise Guy (April, 1930)
 Shake-Down (July, 1930)
 Ten Men from Chicago (August, 1930)
 Junk (March, 1931)
 Beat the Rap (May, 1931)
 Death for a Dago (July, 1931)
 Some Die Young (December, 1931)
 The Quick or the Dead (March, 1932)
 Backwash (May, 1932)
 Doors in the Dark (February, 1933)
 
387 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
 Softcover: $29.95 | Hardcover: $39.95
Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
Rough Reform (March, 1933)
 Farewell to Crime (April, 1933)
 Guns Down (September, 1933)
 Lay Down the Law (November, 1933)
 Too Young to Die (February, 1934)
 Bad News (March, 1934)
 Take It and Like It (June, 1934)
 Be Your Age (August, 1934)
 He Was a Swell Guy (January, 1935)
 It’s a Gag (February, 1935)
 
364 pages, approx. 6"x9"


Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
That’s Kennedy (May, 1935)
 Die-Hard (August, 1935)
 Winter Kill (November, 1935)
 Fan Dance (January, 1936)
 No Hard Feelings (February, 1936)
 Crack Down (April, 1936)
 Hard to Take (June, 1936)
 Deep Red (August, 1936)
 
384 pages, approx. 6"x9"





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 70: "The All-White Elf" and "The Wee Ones" - Haunting Halloween Special
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two fantastic novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." A bizarre white ogre's blinding light brings severe illness to Monk, Ham and all exposed to it! Then, bizarre reports of a strange miniaturized woman set Doc Savage on the trail of the mystery of "The Wee Ones." BONUS: a classic Doc Savage script from the Golden Age of Radio! This deluxe pulp reprint features the original color covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, plus new historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-123-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 78: "The Circle of Death" & "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" 
The Master of Darkness crushes murderous evil in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow enters "The Circle of Death" to uncover the strange secret behind a bizarre series of Time Square killings! Then, the murder of a museum curator by an ancient Mayan stone hammer is only the first of an inexplicable series of robberies. Can The Shadow unmask the hidden mastermind behind "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" and end the deadly crime wave? This instant collector's item features both original color pulp covers by George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Tom Lovell and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-127-1 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
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 71: "Angry Ghost" & "The Disappearing Lady"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in action-packed novels by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, America's national security is threatened by "The Angry Ghost" that brings horrific destruction to the U.S. Treasury Building, a bridge and a military base. Then, the Man of Bronze seeks to unravel the million-dollar blackmail and murder scheme of "The Disappearing Lady." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Charles J. Ravel plus all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and comics legend Bob Powell. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-128-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 79: "Crime Circus" & "Noose of Death" 
The Master of Darkness investigates bizarre crimes in classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow undercovers racketeers behind the glamour and gaiety of a "Crime Circus." Then, an off-trail mystery leads The Shadow from Manhattan's Madison Square Garden to a Western dude ranch to save innocent victims from the strangling coils of the "Noose of Death." This instant collector's item features the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Tom Lovell and commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-129-5 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
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)

Beb Books - Now available!

Janie Pays A Debt of Honor

Janie Frete appeared in a series of six novels which appeared in The All-Story from 1916 through 1920. “Janie Pays A Debt of Honor” is the fifth in the series.

Janie Frete was an independent woman in an age when woman were expected to stay at home . As a young girl she grew up along the St. Lawrence  River, learning many outdoors skills - hunting, fishing, boating and so on. During this time she hooked up with a rascal called River Jack, who tricked her into smuggling goods into the States. Janie was caught doing this and served time in prison. After her sentence was over she was taken in by Mrs. Parkway of Montreal, given an education and a start in life. From there Janie has become a woman of some wealth and accomplishments.  When Mrs. Parkway’s daughter, Ronilla, runs away, she calls on Janie to find her. The trail leads down the Mississippi River and a encounter with River Jack, now running booze into dry counties. Jack wants nothing better than to have Janie working for him again and Ronilla becomes a pawn in his schemes....

Raymond S. Spears was a an award-winning writer of outdoors stories, articles and columns. Janie Frete Pays a Debt of Honor  is not only an exciting adventure but a fascinating look into the people who lived and worked along the Mississippi at the turn of the last century.  It now available for $6 (plus postage)


Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah

While it is often thought that there was a vast gulf between the pulps and the slicks in truth there were always authors crossing over from the pulps to the slicks.  Achmed Abdullah, a popular writer for All-Story Weekly and The Argosy, sold a series of six tales to Colliers magazine in 1926 about an American business woman who decides to set up shop in the depths of the Sahara desert.  With the help of her two Arab confederates, Hassan and Inraham, Miss Smythe sets out to fleece the various lambs who wander into the town she has settled in.

Two bonus stories are included,, both written by men better know for their pulp careers: “Chance” by Albert Richard Wetjen, a twilight zoneish tale of karma on the high seas, and “Donuts” by George F. Worts in which a financier’s nostalgia for old fashioned donuts leads to the end of a financial depression.



Don’t forget our other recent releases!

Dangerous Men by Gordon Young
The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)

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


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


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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







Black Dog Books - Hot title for November!

ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE by Hugh Pendexter
SALE PRICE $17.95
 
 “A detective of fiction who has regrettably been forgotten, and whose exploits still make good, fruity reading. . . .
We know you will enjoy [them] as much as we did.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.
 
Included are:
 • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
 • The Baked Apple Alibi
 • As Prescribed by the Talmud
 • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
 • The Search for the Musical Heir
 • Retained For the Defense
 • The Death Cup
 • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
 • According to the Evidence
 • The Testimony of the Dead Man
 • Circumstantial Evidence
 • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
 • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)
 
With an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Now shipping!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 255: R.A. Jones
The very popular comic book writer R.A. Jones and Jeff Diescher chat with Art and Ric about R.A. Jones novel 'Steel Ring."

Episode 254: Kane Gilmour
Art's Reviews Episode 7: Pro se Press

Episode 253: James Plamer and Van Plexico
Episode 252: Fightcard Series, Barefoot Bones
Episode 251: Rick Lai

Art's Reviews Episode 6: The Miracle Menace
Episode 250: Stark House Press
Episode 249: The Devil You Know
Episode 248: The Crypt of Kane Gilmour
Episode 247: James Palmer
Episode 246: Barbara Custer 

CASINO ROYALE 60th Anniversary Bentley Special Edition  - Now available!

As part of the James Bond celebrations this week to continue the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, it is today announced that Vintage Classics has partnered with Bentley Motors to create a luxury limited edition of the book that introduced Special Agent 007 to the world.
 
The special edition features an exclusive introduction from racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss, making it a true collector’s item. Just 500 editions will be produced, each costing £750.
 
The Bentley is James Bond’s car of choice in the original Fleming novels and Ian Fleming was a huge admirer of the Bentley Boys, seduced by their adventures on the racing track. In his introduction, Sir Stirling Moss comments: ‘When it came to cars Fleming really knew his stuff… he must have known that the fabulous pre-war Bentleys won at Le Mans four years in a row from 1927-30.’ This iconic edition aims to capture that spirit of adventure and the glamour associated with these leading British brands.
 
The book has been created by designers Kris Potter and Stephen Parker at Random House, who were inspired following a trip to the Bentley Motors HQ in Crewe. They comment: ‘We knew that any design we came up with would have to reflect the incredible craftsmanship and heritage we had seen in the Bentley cars at Crewe, the challenge for us was how we could combine this with the coolness and nostalgia of Bond... The inspiration was endless.’
 
From the hand-bound beluga leather casing to distinctive Bentley features such as hand-stitched embroidery and silver foil page edges, this special edition of Casino Royale is produced with only the very finest materials. Its striking red, white and black colouring is a nod to the gambling theme of Fleming’s first novel, where Bond famously takes on his adversary, Le Chiffre, over a game of baccarat. A special feature of this edition is the bespoke set of playing cards, hidden within a secret compartment.


The book is available from 1st November 2013 exclusively from Random House and is available to customers globally, excluding the USA and Philippines. Orders can be placed through a dedicated Random House phone number.
From the UK: 01206 255666
From outside the UK: (+44) 2006 255666


Clive Cussler: Mirage (An Oregon Files Adventure) - Now available!
By Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was
working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399158081
ISBN-13: 978-0399158087

$27.95

THE COLOSSAL CONAN HC
 Arriving in comic shops November 13!

Kurt Busiek (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Cary Nord (Art), Tomás Giorello (Art), Thomas Yeates (Art), Greg Ruth (Art), Eric Powell (Art), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Leinil Francis Yu (Art), Joseph Linsner (Art), Ladronn (Art), Tony Harris (Art), Paul Lee (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), JD Mettler (Color), Tony Shasteen (Color), José Villarrubia (Color), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

Finally, a collection gigantic enough for Conan the Cimmerian himself! This truly massive tome collects Conan issues #0 through #50--from the definitive early work of Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord through the famous collaborations of Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello. With an introduction from Busiek and an afterword from Truman, this is a must-have for any Robert E. Howard devotee!

Hardcover, 1,265 pages, $150


The black and white art for the wraparound cover is also shown.



Complete Index of Adventure and Blue Book magazines - Now online at Fictionmags!

As promised a few months back, the BLUE BOOK Index has now been merged into the FictionMags Index.
At the same time we have merged in Rich Bleiler's Index to ADVENTURE magazine.




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

Comic Gallery: PLANET COMICS (1940) - New!
Raymond Chandler Movie Gallery: THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 16, 17 & 18 (1934) - New!
Comic Gallery: The Birth of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 2 (1965-66) - New!
Forgotten Books: HASHKNIFE OF THE DOUBLE BAR 8 by W.C. Tuttle
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1936)
Comic Gallery: GHOST COMICS 7, 8 & 9
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES 1, 2 & 3 (1934)
Paperback Gallery: TROS OF SAMOTHRACE (1967)
SHADOW COMICS 19, 20 & 21 (1942)
Forgotten Books: CONAN plays Sam Spade (and The Continental Op)



Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child:  WHITE FIRE (Pendergast) - Arriving in book stores November 12!
Corrie Swanson sets out to solve a long-forgotten mystery. In 1876, in a remote mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in devastating grizzly bear attacks. Now the town has become an exclusive ski resort and its historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie has arranged to examine the remains of the dead miners. But in doing so she makes a shocking discovery that threatens the resort's very existence. The town's leaders, trying to stop her from exposing their community's dark and bloody past, arrest and jail her.

Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to help--just as a series of brutal arson attacks on multimillion dollar homes terrify the town and drive away tourists. Drawn irresistibly into the investigation, Pendergast discovers an unlikely secret in Roaring Fork's past, connecting the resort to a chance meeting between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. With the town under siege, and Corrie's life in desperate danger, Pendergast must solve the riddle of the past... before the town of the present goes up in flames.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (November 12, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1455525839
ISBN-13: 978-1455525836

$27.00


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

"Highway Homicide" by Carl G. Hodges from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1948
Featuring: Dwight Berke
The murder of Police Captain Ferguson baffled the law - but a routine news picture put Dwight and Gail on the trail that led to the killer!
"The Typewriter Famine" by Barry Scobee from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 22, 1917
Newspaper correspondent Bertrand Connor is held captive by four Mexican bandits.
"Tower of Heaven" by Walter C. Brown from SHORT STORIES, June, 1949
All His Life Chun had heard whispered Tales of the Power Of the Dragon Society - Ruthless Keepers of the Ancient Law




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

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

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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Girasol Collectables is very excited to announce a new project that has been in the works for some time!

Girasol is launching a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which will 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 will have a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which is set for a Hallowe'en 2013 release is... WEIRD TALES!

The Weird Tales volume has all 279 covers from the original run of the magazine from 1923 to 1954, plus the variant cover of #1. We have gone back to the original pulps to determine accurate cover credits, which includes 2 minor corrections to the Jaffery/Cook Index. The cover images are the full magazine plus the overhang edges, nothing has been cropped out. All have been retouched to maximize the viewing experience!

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

Pulp Cover Gallery – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: October 31, 2013

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.

Pre-release orders are in the mail and should be arriving soon.

The picture shown has the "Slithering Shadow" cover inset on the front cover.
Be advised that there are other covers as well, and you may not receive that cover inset version.

My copy has the "Queen of the Black Coast" cover.






The Golden Age - Now online!

GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903
JEFFREY JONES, The Book Of Robert E. Howard #1 & #2
AVON FANTASY READER, 1947-1952
HANNES BOK, 1914-1964, Digest Covers
BIG LITTLE BOOKS
BERNI WRIGHTSON
 
H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME GN - Now available!
Writer: H. P. Lovecraft
Art/Cover: I. N. J. Culbard

In 1908, Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee experiences an unfortunate fainting spell. Five years later, he finally returns to his senses, but has no recollection of these lost years of his life. As he attempts to discover what happened during this time, he becomes increasingly tormented by vivid, disturbing dreams, dreams that will lead him on a journey through space and time to unlock the secrets of his past and of the universe.

Softcover, 7x10, 120 pages, Full Color, SRP: $19.95






Jack Ripcord and the Evolution of Pulp by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!

Pulp fiction is alive and well in the new millennium as a niche market fed by reprints of classic pulps, revivals of countless public domain properties, licensed continuations that protect aging copyright claims, and even new pulp fiction cut from the cloth of the classic originals.

Read the rest at the links below.

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

AMAZING STORIES, February 1943
SKELETON MEN OF JUPITER by Edgar Rice Burroughs leads off this issue.


 Contents: 
  SKELETON MEN OF JUPITER by Edgar Rice Burroughs
VISITOR TO EARTH by P. F. Costello
THE NEW ADAM (Part 1) by Stanley G. Weinbaum
PHANTOM TRANSPORT by Leroy Yerxa
ARD OF THE SUNSET PEOPLE by Stanton A. Coblentz
THE PERSIAN CARPET by Dwight V. Swain
PHANTOM FROM THE FILM by Tarleton Fiske
A PAWN FOR A KING by Harry Jenkins Jr.

7 x 10 inch, 244 pages. $19.95.

 
MYSTIC, March 1954
THE DEMON THAT STOLE MY WIFE! and other stories are featured in this issue.

 
Contents: 
 ASSIGNMENT TO LIFE by Sanandana Kumara
THE KID WITH THE BEAUTIFUL HANDS by Melva Rogers
WINTER SCENE by William Campbell Gault
EARTHBOUND by Charles Lee
THE DEVIL'S DOLLHOUSE by Rog Phillips
THE DEMON THAT STOLE MY WIFE by Pat Fox
MARK PROBERT, THE FAMOUS MEDIUM by Roger Graham
ARE THE SAUCERS OUR FRIENDS? by William B. Nash
UPLIFT, INC. by Len Guttridge

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

A WEIRD TALES Halloween Cover Sampler
Pulp Covers: Halloween Covers From Unexpected Sources
WILD WEST WEEKLY covers: 1935
WILD WEST WEEKLY'S LARGE STABLE OF ARTISTS
Daisy Bacon: Notes from the Area of Her Dreams
New Critical Essay Collection on Pulp Fiction
INTERVIEW WITH SHANE BLACK ON THE NEW DOC SAVAGE MOVIE

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger - New!
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes
Lone Ranger Movie Review
The Original 1964-65 Jonny Quest Cartoons and the Rick Brant Novels
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
The Shadow Unmasked
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial


Moonstone Books: Green Lama: Scions - Coming in March!
Author: Adam Garcia
Cover: Doug Klauba
 
A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island.  All onboard are dead by their own murderous hands.  All but one.   What secrets does the lone survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring?   These are questions only the Green Lama can answer!
 
Reintroducing the most unique Pulp Hero ever!  In reality, The Green Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent ten years in Tibet and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue Justice for those denied it!
 
Can even the Green Lama, with his mastery of the supernatural and his radioactive salts, be enough to prevent the coming of….SCIONS?


Trade paperback, 4.25” x 6.75”, squarebound, 182 pages, $6.99



Moonstone Books: SHEENA #1 - Coming in March!
 
Story: David de Souza, Steven E. de Souza, Paul D. Storrie
Art: Jake Minor
Colors: James Brown
Covers: Jake Minor, Rich Bonk
 
 
DIE HARD screenwriter Steven E. de Souza’s critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner’s SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE comes to Moonstone in this action packed series! When archaeologists exploring ruins on Rachel Caldwell’s remote jungle estate are found torn to bits, the authorities blame “savage terrorist” Sheena – but Rachel knows otherwise, since she is Sheena – but what she can’t believe is the only remaining explanation – the curse of the Jaguar Men!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Moonstone Books - Coming in March!
OPERATOR 5: NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS HC
 
Previews Exclusive!
Before Bond, there was Jimmy Christopher, super spy Operator 5
INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS!
 
It is with great pleasure then that Moonstone presents the first ever all-new, all-original licensed anthology of the adventures of Jimmy Christopher.

Each story is linked, each is a part of telling a larger arc wherein Operator 5 battles to prevent seditionists from assassinating FDR and overthrowing the government — from within.

Operator 5 fights across the country to foil the plotters’ nefarious plans, aided by the likes of The Spider, the Green Lama, and the Phantom Detective, and others!
 
Stopping an air attack on Chicago to cripple vital rail lines, infiltrating a desert compound where a gas to enthrall millions is being readied, to racing against time to prevent a doppelganger from replacing FDR, are just a sampling of the exciting chapters in the collection as it builds to a final showdown between the redoubtable Jimmy Christopher and his nemesis, Colonel Lucian Starliss and the Medusa Council.
 
Gary Phillips, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Paul Bishop, Adam Lance Garcia, Jeri Westerson, Aaron Shaps


Stories: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia
Edited by: Gary Phillips
Cover: Brittany Jackson
Hardcover, 300 pages, 6” x 9”,  $24.99

 
*EXCLUSIVE HC BONUS FEATURES: Introduction and character study by Will Murray, and an Operator 5/Red Finger tale!




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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Pulp: A Fiction Magazine - New!
The Black Shadow - New!
Fading Shadows Magazines - New!
The Visage - New!
SSGT Martin
The Soul Stealers
The Tiger
Shadowhawke
The Tarantula
The Scorpion
The Shape


NOIR #1 - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Andrea Mutti
Cover: Ardian Syaf
 
Prelude to Miss Fury! When thieves steal from other thieves it always causes problems, doesn’t it?  So when The Black Sparrow is hired to steal a mysterious “Moon Stone” from a museum in New York, her decision to keep the thing for a better payday annoys her former employers who then steal it back from her.  Now it’s The Black Sparrow who is annoyed, and that’s a dangerous thing.  All she wants is what she stole fair and square, but she needs help.  She needs The Shadow!
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, In stores November 13




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Avenger by Paul Ernst - New!
The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner
Bon Voyage, Michele by Seabury Quinn
The Black Beetle: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla
The Terrible Parchment by Manly Wade Wellman

Pulp Den - Now online!

Fading Shadows Releases - New!
Halloween
Noah's Rainy Day
Tom's Book Signing
Everyone In Their Place
Gulf Boulevard

         Pulp Den  

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

Complete Index of Adventure, Blue Book magazines now online at Fictionmags - New!
A month of stories from Adventure magazine - New!
Barry Scobee - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, November 8, 1926 - New!
H.A. DeRosso - new ebooks - 2 novels and 1 short story collection - New!
Nictzin Dyalhis - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, October 10, 1922
H. D. Couzens - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, April 10, 1922
Review of the Pirates of the Pines by A.M. Chisholm
A.M. Chisholm - Author, Lawyer, Judge, Coroner
Two Harold Lamb stories – Samples from University of Nebraska Press

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 1′ - New
The sinister Doctor Satan
- New
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women) Vol. 3′
Review: Painton’s ‘The Spider’
Fanzine focus: ‘The Bronze Gazette’
Review: The Scarlet Shroud


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

More than 13 million words - New!
James Reasoner’s favorite western pulps
The CW plans ‘The Avenger’ series

‘Amazing Stories’ (October 1949)

Bill Gulick, 1916-2013



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #37
The Spider #4 Audiobook: City of Flaming Shadows
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

For ten grim years, The Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.


Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known and feared as the Master of Men.

Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.

For his fourth recorded adventure, City of Flaming Shadows, Richard Wentworth alias The Spider is challenged by a rival arachnid––The Tarantula!

Wielding arson has his principal tool, this alternate arachnid embarks upon a crime spree that will bring New York City to the brink of destruction. As the city he loves and protects is engulfed in a spreading conflagration, the Master of Men plunges into the blazing night with one objective in mind––to crush The Tarantula!

Once more, Nick Santa Maria brings The Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Torn from the pages of the January, 1934 issue of The Spider, this audiobook also includes G. T. Fleming-Roberts’ thrilling tale, “The Devil’s Belfry.” 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





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

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


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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #81: Judgment of the Damned
There was only one way for Richard Wentworth to attack Judge Torture’s ghastly organization of terror. That was for Dick, in the guise of the sinister Spider, to take full responsibility for the mutilated, twisted corpses Judge Torture had strewn about the city! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #10: The Dragon Patrol
All Paris trembled with terror as those mystery shells blasted the city. Planes searched the clouds for a lurking Zeppelin — but found nothing. Up at the Front, the sky was black — there was no fire to indicate a long-range gun. What was it that was smashing Paris — killing women and children — threatening to destroy the nerve center of the whole Allied forces? The Front waited in horror while G-8 and his two sky buddies set out to tackle this invisible menace on fighting death wings! 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.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #13: The Spider Staffel
“Be Warned! Each night with the setting of the sun the giant Tarantula Spider will spin his web across the Front. If you send your ships out tonight — he will eat them!” H.Q. scoffed at this warning. But G-8 saw it carried out, saw four Yank planes devoured by the most ghastly creature that ever stalked the skies. What was this new horror? How could Yank bombers hope to get past its net of death? 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.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Wyatt Blassingame, Book 3
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Wyatt Blassingame, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


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

Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Plague of Madness" by Newton Avrutis

A curse was abroad in the somber little backwoods town... In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Unholy Eyes" by Monroe Karasik
“Kill!” she commanded him. And he could not disobey the power in her eyes... In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Vampires Can’t Die" by E G Morris
Kendrickson defied eternal damnation to save the threatened souls of those he loved... In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.






THE ROCKETEER / THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
Mark Waid (Writer) • Paul Smith (Art & Cover)

On the trail of two murderous madmen and the mysterious Television Terror, the Spirit takes Rocketeer to Central City, and Cliff finds it nearly impossible to navigate in such a crowded urban setting—but he'd better learn quickly because Betty's life depends on it!


Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99




The Shadow (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]  - Rescheduled for February 25!

Actors: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen
Directors: Russell Mulcahy
Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2014
Run Time: 108 minutes


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Temple of Crime

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 56! This week, Barry talks about the news of a possible Avenger television series and then reviews "Temple of Crime," a great Shadow novel from November 15, 1941. He also talks about the upcoming conclusion of The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights. If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
   

THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Keith Burns
Cover: Alex Ross, John Cassaday

It's the shocking and terrifying conclusion of “Dark Nights”, beginning with a deadly race against time as The Shadow and The Green Hornet chase Shiwan Khan through the actual steam tunnels that descend seven levels into underground New York City. It's an urban "Raiders of the Lost Ark" adventure with the life of President Roosevelt and the people of the City at stake!

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





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Master of Death - New!
Death Token - New!
The Getaway Ring
Loot of Death
Quetzal
Death Clew

'Star Wars: Episode VII' - December 2015 Release Date Announced!

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Thursday, ending heated speculation as to whether J.J. Abrams' movie will be done in time for a 2015 release.



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.

Felix Martí-Ibáñez (1911-1972) - New!
Montague Summers (1880-1948) - New!
Four Authors from the British Isles - New!
Pan-Appan (1865-?)-Part 2: Some Answers - New!
Pan-Appan (1865-?)-Part 1: Questions - New!
Happy Halloween
Paul Annixter (1894-1985)
Ralph Snider (1917-1986)
Franz Nabl (1883-1974)
Thomas P. Kelley (1905-1982)
L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)






01 November 2013

2013 / 2014 Film Release Dates
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 20, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
January 17, 2014
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
February 12, 2014
February 14, 2014
ROBOCOP
VAMPIRE ACADEMY
March 2014
March 7, 2014
HERCULES: THE LEGEND BEGINS
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
April 4, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014
May 23, 2014
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW

Acolytes of Cthulhu - Coming June 24, 2014!
by Neil Gaiman(Author), S.T. Joshi(Author), Edmond Hamilton(Author), Robert M. Price(Editor)

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


Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 1781165262
ISBN-13: 978-1781165263

Trade Paperback







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

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

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


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces



Airship 27 Productions
A SON'S REVENGE

THE CRIMSON MASK VOLUME 1
Available now from Amazon & Kindle and as a downloadable PDF!
 
The Crimson Mask is back…and Airship 27 Productions has him! The Crimson Mask, the first title in an on-going series, features four brand new adventures by some of today’s finest pulp writers.
Veteran Police Sergeant Clarke is gunned down by hoodlums, shot in the back of the head. As he lay dying, a rush of blood to his face formed a macabre mask, a crimson mask! When his son, Doctor Robert “Bob” Clarke, saw that strange stigmata he interpret it as a sign, inspiring him to become his father’s avenger, the Crimson Mask!

Once again Airship 27 Productions digs into the dusty vaults of long forgotten, second tier pulp heroes to revitalize another great character in brand new, exciting adventures. Writers J. Walt Layne, Terrence McCauley, C. William Russette and Gary Lovisi took on the challenge of creating new, bizarre mysteries for the pharmacist turned crime-fighter and, in doing so, have put together a terrific collection of fast paced pulp action echoing the thrills of the original classics.

“All of which is why Airship 27 Productions exist,” reaffirms Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Specifically for great, fun characters like this one. Characters relegated to forgotten back files of the classic pulp hero ranks. Well, not anymore. The Crimson Mask always had the potential to be something better; now our writers and artists are making that happen.”
Aided by retired Police Commissioner Warrick, his former college roommate David Small, and lovely nurse, Sandra Gray, the Crimson Mask must hunt down the villainous distributors of tainted heroin, stop an invisible thief, learn who ignited the latest city gang war and solve a killer targeting his father’s allies.

Talented artist, Andy Fish, provides twelve stark black and white interior illustrations plus a truly wonderful, colorful and iconic pulp cover painting. Art Director, Rob Davis, handles book design to offer a truly stunning, quality package that will delight even the most jaded pulp fan.

Hold on to your fedoras, jump onto the running board and get ready for blazing thrills galore pulp fans as the Crimson Mask is back!


Now Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
As a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
For the first time ever we are having a sale to clear up our remaining inventory of books.
All books in this inventory are on sale for $8 …while the supplies last.
Plus a few dollars for shipping and handling.  

You can obtain a list of these inventory books directly from Rob Davis at (robmdavis@me.com) or yours truly at (airship27@comcast.net). Once you’ve gotten the list and made your selections, send your order directly to Rob.

Keeping in mind there are limited numbers on most of these titles and this is a first come, first serve sale.   Rob will let you know which titles are available from your list. Then he will give you an invoice and you can then decide to make your order or not depending if your particular title(s) is/are still available.   The sale closes on the last day of November, 2013. So here’s your chance to pick up two of our titles for what usually is the retail price of one.   Good luck and as ever, thanks so much for your support.



The Avenger - Television series in developement for the CW!

A new take on the Street & Smith pulp series The Avenger is in the works at The CW with Neal Baer and Conde Nast Entertainment, which owns Street & Smith. The untitled drama project, from CBS TV Studios where Baer is under an overall deal, is described as an updated Biopunk version of The Avenger. Written by Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (Warehouse 13), it tells the story of Alice Benson, a young woman who, in the wake of her parents’ murder, discovers she possesses a superpower as a result of genetic bio-hacking which allows her to transform her appearance at will. Alice will use her face-altering talents to investigate the mystery of her parents’ deaths and uncover the origins of her strange ability. The original 1939 Street & Smith magazine series centered on Richard Benson, who was avenging the killing of his daughter Alice and his wife.




Beb Books - Now available!

Janie Pays A Debt of Honor

Janie Frete appeared in a series of six novels which appeared in The All-Story from 1916 through 1920. “Janie Pays A Debt of Honor” is the fifth in the series.

Janie Frete was an independent woman in an age when woman were expected to stay at home . As a young girl she grew up along the St. Lawrence  River, learning many outdoors skills - hunting, fishing, boating and so on. During this time she hooked up with a rascal called River Jack, who tricked her into smuggling goods into the States. Janie was caught doing this and served time in prison. After her sentence was over she was taken in by Mrs. Parkway of Montreal, given an education and a start in life. From there Janie has become a woman of some wealth and accomplishments.  When Mrs. Parkway’s daughter, Ronilla, runs away, she calls on Janie to find her. The trail leads down the Mississippi River and a encounter with River Jack, now running booze into dry counties. Jack wants nothing better than to have Janie working for him again and Ronilla becomes a pawn in his schemes....

Raymond S. Spears was a an award-winning writer of outdoors stories, articles and columns. Janie Frete Pays a Debt of Honor  is not only an exciting adventure but a fascinating look into the people who lived and worked along the Mississippi at the turn of the last century.  It now available for $6 (plus postage)


Miss Smythe of the Sahara by Achmed Abdullah

While it is often thought that there was a vast gulf between the pulps and the slicks in truth there were always authors crossing over from the pulps to the slicks.  Achmed Abdullah, a popular writer for All-Story Weekly and The Argosy, sold a series of six tales to Colliers magazine in 1926 about an American business woman who decides to set up shop in the depths of the Sahara desert.  With the help of her two Arab confederates, Hassan and Inraham, Miss Smythe sets out to fleece the various lambs who wander into the town she has settled in.

Two bonus stories are included,, both written by men better know for their pulp careers: “Chance” by Albert Richard Wetjen, a twilight zoneish tale of karma on the high seas, and “Donuts” by George F. Worts in which a financier’s nostalgia for old fashioned donuts leads to the end of a financial depression.



Don’t forget our other recent releases!

Dangerous Men by Gordon Young
The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)

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


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


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

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






Black Coat Press - Now available!

PRINCE BONIFACIO AND OTHER STORIES
by Louis Ulbach; adapted by Brian Stableford

With a spoon made of a metal of my own composition, after I've paralyzed the resistance of the will with a narcotic, I carefully remove the cerebrum;
I leave the cerebellum, which is sufficient for bestial life, and I deposit the poor cerebrum in the most limpid water, where it bathes entirely at its ease and is penetrated with freshness.
              
Prince Bonifacio (1864) is a bold conte philosophique, which sets out to mock politics in the scathing fashion of Voltaire and Jonathan Swift, mimicking the form of folktales, but substituting pseudoscientific speculation for magic, and adding an element of satire directed against "mad scientists." This collection also includes three historical stories that flirt with supernatural themes, and two that are innovative endeavors on the margins of the roman scientifique.

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 256 pages

MARTYRS OF SCIENCE and Other Victims of Devilry & Destiny
by S. Henry Berthoud; adapted by Brian Stableford


"You see, my second sun already appears to you to be more than a hollow dream!
But this is only a rough and imperfect work.
The light does not reproduce itself; the gases are exhausted; the refractory body loses its properties.
It requires a man versed in science to watch over the apparatus incessantly, to prevent an explosion.
But I shall create a sun that will be, in approximate proportion, as bright and as durable as God's sun!"
            
S. Henry Berthoud (1804-1891) was a writer of considerable ability, remembered today mostly for his often reprinted collections of folkloric legends from Northern France. Yet, he was a writer who came close to inventing science fiction as early as the 1840s.

This unique collection assembled, translated and introduced by Brian Stableford, gathers 32 of Berthoud's best works, displaying his often pioneering surges of imagination. It includes samples of his remarkable supernatural stories, his eccentric scientific fantasies, featuring real or imaginary scientists, his ground-breaking visions of the prehistoric past of Paris, and his futuristic novella about the Year 2865.


US $29.95 / GBP £19.99
5x8 trade paperback, 420 pages


THE MARK OF MADAME ATOMOS
by André Caroff; adapted by Michael Shreve

"You have been dangerous, courageous and intelligent adversaries.
Your disappearance will be the symbol of my triumph because there will be nobody else to foil my projects so skillfully.
Goodbye, Smith Beffort! Goodbye, Mie Azusa! Hiroshima! Nagasaki! Compliments of Madame Atomos!"
             
 Contents:
- The Mark of Madame Atomos [L'Empreinte de Mme Atomos] (1969)
- The Woman in the High Castle (short story by Michel Stéphan)
- The Cold War of Madame Atomos [Mme Atomos Jette Un Froid] (1969)
- Before the War, Five Dragons Roar (short story by Peter Rawlik)

In this eighth volume, Madame Atomos, fully rejuvenated, is back, deadlier than ever, exacting a terrible toll on her enemies, plotting to release deadly bacteria in Oakland and spreading terror with her new freeze ray...


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 320 pages





 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Now shipping!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 254: Kane Gilmour
Kane Gilmour is the special guest this week as he chats with Art and Ric about his book. Just when you thout it was safe to listen to the Book Cave, Ric comes back.
Art's Reviews Episode 7: Pro se Press
Art talks with Pro Se press publisher.

Episode 253: James Plamer and Van Plexico
Episode 252: Fightcard Series, Barefoot Bones
Episode 251: Rick Lai

Art's Reviews Episode 6: The Miracle Menace
Episode 250: Stark House Press
Episode 249: The Devil You Know
Episode 248: The Crypt of Kane Gilmour
Episode 247: James Palmer
Episode 246: Barbara Custer 


Classicon 44
Saturday, November 2, 2013

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.

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

$3.00 admission
 $25.00 for a dealer table




Clive Cussler: Mirage (An Oregon Files Adventure) - Arriving in book stores  November 5!
By Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was
working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399158081
ISBN-13: 978-0399158087

$27.95

Constantin Film's Tarzan - The full film trailer is now online!

Constantin Film has released the full new trailer for the 3D animated adventure Tarzan, which is now playing in German and Russian theaters.
The English version of the film features the captured performances and voices of Kellan Lutz ("The Twilight Saga," upcoming Hercules: The Legend Begins) and Spencer Locke ("Resident Evil" films).
 
The movie was directed by Reinhard Klooss from a script by Klooss, Jessica Postigo and Yoni Brenner.

 



Cthulhu Cymraeg - Now available!

The old gods are dead … The older gods have returned! Before the American master of the macabre H. P. Lovecraft there was the Welsh wizard of the weird Arthur Machen, who filled his pages with tales of ancient evil. Now, completing the circle, comes a collection of original tales from the land of Machen following in the footsteps of Lovecraft and his uncanny creations. In What Others Hear by John Llewellyn Probert , a musician comes to rural Wales to convalesce in peace. But what terrible secrets hide behind the notes of the music he so loves? Adrian Chamberlin shows us that seemingly innocent old traditions can conceal sinister intentions when dark forces use them to deadly ends in Stranger Crossings. In Charles Black's tale, a brilliant Welsh scholar finds the price of knowledge can cost you everything when he discovers the true purpose of that dreaded tome The Necronomicon. And six more Lovecraftian tales of the otherworldly.

Paperback: 148 pages
ISBN-10: 190665221X
ISBN-13: 978-1906652210
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches




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

Forgotten Books: HASHKNIFE OF THE DOUBLE BAR 8 by W.C. Tuttle - New!
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1936) - New!
Comic Gallery: GHOST COMICS 7, 8 & 9 - New!
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES 1, 2 & 3 (1934) - New!
Paperback Gallery: TROS OF SAMOTHRACE (1967) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 19, 20 & 21 (1942) - New!
Forgotten Books: CONAN plays Sam Spade (and The Continental Op)
Cover Gallery: James Bond First Editions
Pulp Gallery: HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE 1, 2 & 3 (1942)
ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Lance Lewis, Space Detective (and friend) (again)
Forgotten Books: TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (1916)


DEJAH THORIS 2014 CALENDAR - Arriving in comic shops November 6!

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

Calendar, 12x12, Full Color, $14.99






Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 
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Now online!
TARZAN OF THE APES (TM) by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (TM) by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
CARSON OF VENUS (TM) by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE (TM) by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon
THE WAR CHIEF (TM)by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
THE CAVE GIRL (TM) by Martin Powell and Diana Leto (A Bi-Weekly)
PELLUCIDAR (TM) by Chuck Dixion and Tom Lyle

AND THERE ARE MORE TO COME!


All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.


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Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg
Now online!


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You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month.
Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Tower of Death" from the May 1, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Eye of Death" by William Benton Johnston from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1938
Featuring: Ex-Marine Kennedy
Ex-Marine Kennedy, F. B. I. agent, dug in against twenty murderous gangsters. Facing hopeless odds, Kennedy was counting on using . . . The Eye of Death.
"Hot News from Satan" by Ken Lewis from 10-STORY 
DETECTIVE, November, 1946
Being a tramp printer, Pop Mitchell liked to take it easy by setting up only small-town headlines. But homicide slipped Pop's name into hangnoose scareheads when his latest boss contracted for some . . . Hot News from Satan
"Killers Must Advertise" by H. H. Stinson from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1937
Detective Hennessy knew that Mileaway Hackett was a killer. But to establish the gangster's guilt, the detective had to taunt Hackett into murdering him.



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

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

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

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

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


FIGHT CARD: SWAMP WALLOPER - Now available!
PAUL BISHOP WRITING AS JACK TUNNEY
Patrick 'Felony' Flynn is back! And this time he's in way over his head ...

New Orleans, 1956 ... When the battered body of boxer Marcus de Trod turns up on the edge of the Bayou Sauvage outside New Orleans with the words ‘Get Felony Flynn LAPD’ tattooed in his armpits, Hat Squad detective, Patrick Felony Flynn, knows he is in for the fight of his life.

Far from the hardboiled streets of Los Angeles, Flynn and his partner, Tombstone Jones, are on a two-fisted rampage to find a killer. But hiding in the swamp, deep inside the walls of the Bayou Sauvage Federal Penitentiary, the killer patiently waits to crush his prey with razor sharp teeth and deadly jaws.

After taking down gangster Mickey Cohen’s championship prospect Solomon Kane in “Felony Fists,” Patrick Flynn triumphantly returns in “Swamp Walloper,” facing an even more dangerous foe – a killer fueled by voodoo and revenge ...





Girasol Collectables - November Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #98 from November 1941 - $35
Featuring  "
Volunteer Corpse Brigade"

OPERATOR 5 #38 from March/April 1938 - $35
Featuring  "The Seige that Brought the Black Death"
WEIRD TALES #152 from August 1936 - $35
Featuring  "Red Nails" (Part 2) by Robert E. Howard
Never fear! Part 3 will be published soon!

    
     

Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#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)
#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

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

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
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Girasol Collectables is very excited to announce a new project that has been in the works for some time!

Girasol is launching a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which will 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 will have a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which is set for a Hallowe'en 2013 release is... WEIRD TALES!

The Weird Tales volume has all 279 covers from the original run of the magazine from 1923 to 1954, plus the variant cover of #1. We have gone back to the original pulps to determine accurate cover credits, which includes 2 minor corrections to the Jaffery/Cook Index. The cover images are the full magazine plus the overhang edges, nothing has been cropped out. All have been retouched to maximize the viewing experience!

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

Pulp Cover Gallery – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: October 31, 2013

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.

Pre-release orders are in the mail and should be arriving soon.

The picture shown has the "Slithering Shadow" cover inset on the front cover.
Be advised that there are other covers as well, and you may not receive that cover inset version.

My copy has the "Queen of the Black Coast" cover.


Girasol Collectables





The Golden Age - Now online!

GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903 - New!
JEFFREY JONES, The Book Of Robert E. Howard #1 & #2
AVON FANTASY READER, 1947-1952
HANNES BOK, 1914-1964, Digest Covers
BIG LITTLE BOOKS
BERNI WRIGHTSON
 

The Golden Age: Dark of the Moon - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


When cities are attacked by a mysterious force, the "occult scientist" known only as "Dr. X" sends his squad to investigate. Its members include Judy of the Jungle, Europol agent Pistols Roberts, Dr. X's niece Cynthia, her fiancé Bob Stone and a yellow-eyed giant called Jobe.

In this third volume of THE GOLDEN AGE series, Jeff Deischer showcases the oddball, fringe and civilian heroes of the Auric Universe.


Page Count:160
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English
Color:Black and White

List Price: $11.00


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  November 9, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

GREEN HORNET #7 - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera


Now that The Voice has been silenced, a new menace threatens the city--and without the Hornet around to protect the citizens, can Kato survive as a solo agent?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 30





Grimm: THE ICY TOUCH - Arriving in book stores November 5!
By John Shirley

Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms", charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1781166544
ISBN-13: 978-1781166543

$7.99


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!
January 2014

THE WRONG QUARRY by Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Tyler Jacobson

Quarry doesn’t kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them...and then removing that problem as well.

So far he’s rid the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman’s hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

May 2014

BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.




Hard Case Crime - Now available!
BINARY
Cover art by Glen Orbik

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction—and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.

When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together—but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people…including the President of the United States?
EASY GO
Cover art by Glen Orbik

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh’s lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site—and plunder it.

But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it…and with their lives?

GRAVE DESCEND
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there’s something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there’s the mysterious cargo they were carrying…

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor’s not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
SCRATCH ONE
Cover art by Glen Orbik

To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations in Egypt…Portugal…Denmark…France. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down.

But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Now, with some of the world’s deadliest men after him, will he survive long enough to prove his identity?


 

 




Hard Case Crime - Arriving in book stores November 19!
DRUG OF CHOICE
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it…
THE VENOM BUSINESS
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

As an expert handler of venomous snakes—and a smuggler of rare artifacts—Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn’t make him break a sweat.

But when the attempts on the man’s life nearly get Raynaud killed, he’s left wondering: is he the killers’ real target…?
ODDS ON
Cover art by Glen Orbik

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable.

The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own—and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

ZERO COOL
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.

 
 



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

AMAZING STORIES, April 1926
The first issue of this long running pulp-digest-slick magazine.


Contents: 
 OFF ON A COMET--OR HECTOR SERVADAC by Jules Verne
THE NEW ACCELERATOR by H. G. Wells
THE MAN FROM THE ATOM by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
THE THING FROM--OUTSIDE by George Allen England
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE EARTH by Austin Hall
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MR. VALDEMAR by Edgar Allan Poe

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.

 
AMAZING STORIES, September 1956
The lead story is A WORLD CALLED CRIMSON by Darius John Granger.


Contents: 

A WORLD CALLED CRIMSON by Darius John Granger
BUT WHO WILTS THE LETTUCE? by Ellis Hart
THE MAN WHO HATED MARS by Randall Garrett
VITAL INGREDIENT by Gerald Vance
THE HUNTED HEROES by Robert Silverberg
LEASE TO DOOMSDAY by Lee Archer

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

 
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, September 1936
THE DRAGON OF KAO TSU by Sam Walser (Robert E. Howard) is the lead story in this issue.

 
Contents: 
THE DRAGON OF KAO TSU by Sam Walser (Robert E. Howard)
BLOOD AND FIRE by Alan Anderson
PYGMY MAGIC by Clint Morgan
DEATH TRAIL by Clive Trent
DIANA DAW by Clayton Maxwell
CARBOY OF DEATH by Robert Leslie Bellem
VALLEY OF BLOOD by Lew Merrill
BLOOD HAS STICKY FINGERS by John Bard
QUEEN OF THE FLAMING ARROWS by Frank E. Marks
POPPY DUST by Willis Vachel Keith

7 x 10 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

 




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

A WEIRD TALES Halloween Cover Sampler - New!
Pulp Covers: Halloween Covers From Unexpected Sources
WILD WEST WEEKLY covers: 1935
WILD WEST WEEKLY'S LARGE STABLE OF ARTISTS
Daisy Bacon: Notes from the Area of Her Dreams
New Critical Essay Collection on Pulp Fiction
INTERVIEW WITH SHANE BLACK ON THE NEW DOC SAVAGE MOVIE

LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
Covers: Jay Anacleto, Frank Thorne
Writer: Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson
Art: Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla McNeil

Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming and comics gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, which combine to make up her greatest adventure yet! This issue includes stories by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins, and beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic framing story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented writers!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6





THE LONE RANGER #19 - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
(Writer) Ande Parks (Art) Esteve Polls
(Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Beginning a series of stand-alone tales from the Old West, this issue revisits an unknown part of Tonto's past. Tonto will finally come face to face with the rogue Indian braves who indirectly caused the deaths of his wife and son. The outcome of their meeting alters Tonto's life forever. This issue also reveals how Tonto acquired his horse, Scout. Vengeance, blood and horses as a secret chapter of Tonto's past unfolds.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





LORDS OF MARS #4 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
Covers: Alex Ross, Noah Salonga
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro

The legendary ape-man starts having second thoughts about his newfound Martians “pals”, the devious Therns, who just so happen to be the bitter enemies of John Carter. But all that might not matter – Carter is paying the Therns a little visit, and he and the ape-man are on a collision course that will change the face of two planets forever. Jane, the ape-man’s wife, goes looking for proof of the Therns’ treachery, and she ends up finding more than she bargained for. The sky erupts with fire in Lords of Mars #4 – War in Heaven!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6









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


Moonstone Books: AIRBOY/G-8 Graphic Novel - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
(Writer) Chuck Dixon (Art) Ken Hoover, Ver Curtis (Cover) Tom Grindberg

A Return of the Originals event! Two high-flying legends meet for the very first time in an all out adventure by action-master Chuck Dixon! Airboy: Young impulsive WW2 flying ace Davey Nelson, and his perhaps-sentient plane Birdy, seek justice in the skies in their own unique gung-ho style! G-8: Secret Agent WW1 fighter pilot who is often called upon in the most dire of circumstances, and he is more than happy to do the grim work that needs to be done. When the Nazis start scaring up actual monsters to throw against the Allies, it's up to these two pilots to work together and keep the world safe from horrors unimaginable! Plus, an illustrated prose story by Chuck Dixon that teams up Airboy with Domino Lady!

Softcover, 7x10, 74 pages, $8.99




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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

SSGT Martin - New!
The Soul Stealers - New!
The Tiger
Shadowhawke
The Tarantula
The Scorpion
The Shape


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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




Providence Kindles Love Of Horror Writer H.P. Lovecraft - Now online!

Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, R.I., is trying to capitalize on his rising star.
Read the online article at the link below.




Pulp Adventurecon 2013
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca.  There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks.  There are also several new publications that are reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction.

Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television.  They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s.  Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.

We have 34 vendors spoken for to date ... giving us room for about 12 more to fit comfortably in the room.
Here's the list of attending people and tables so far:  
Paul Herman (1); John Gunnison (4); Martin Grams (2); Brendan Faulkner (3); Ed Hulse (1); Cowboy Tony (3); Rock Savage (1); Bruce Tinkel (2) Carol Scherling (1); Mike Chomko (1); CJ Henderson (1); Mike Carbanaro (2); Gary Lovisi (1); Joe Rainone (4); Rob Levitt (1); Jack Cullers (1); Gale Heimbach (1); Mark Halegua* (1); Patrick Dunne* (2)

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ.

The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner - New!
Bon Voyage, Michele by Seabury Quinn
The Black Beetle: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla
The Terrible Parchment by Manly Wade Wellman


Pulp Den - Now online!

Halloween - New!
Noah's Rainy Day
Tom's Book Signing
Everyone In Their Place
Gulf Boulevard

         Pulp Den  

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

Nictzin Dyalhis - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, October 10, 1922 - New!
H. D. Couzens - Auto-biography in Campfire – Adventure, April 10, 1922
Review of the Pirates of the Pines by A.M. Chisholm
A.M. Chisholm - Author, Lawyer, Judge, Coroner
Two Harold Lamb stories – Samples from University of Nebraska Press

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women) Vol. 3′ - New
Review: Painton’s ‘The Spider’ - New
Fanzine focus: ‘The Bronze Gazette’ - New
Review: The Scarlet Shroud
Review: ‘The Return of Judex’
Taking a look at ‘Big Book of Bronze’
Review: ‘Black Bat Mysteries, Vol. 2′
Meet Ravenwood, Stepson of Mystery

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

James Reasoner’s favorite western pulps - New!
The CW plans ‘The Avenger’ series
- New!
‘Amazing Stories’ (October 1949)
- New!
Bill Gulick, 1916-2013
- New!
Pumpkins, pulp and Halloween
Now boarding: railroad pulps
Fans, the gems of pulpdom
Roundup: podcasts and predictions

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Artwork © Mark Wheatley

 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Michael Uslan Kicks Ass

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 55! This week Barry reviews two new releases from Dynamite Entertainment: The Shadow # 18 and The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights # 4. He also gets into a discussion about the quality of the artists employed by Dynamite, in comparison to great Shadow illustrators of the past.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   

THE SHADOW NOW #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley
Cover: Tim Bradstreet

The Shadow Network is in tatters, Lamont Cranston lies near death, and Shiwan Khan is on the rise, but it’s a mistake to count out the Shadow!  From the ashes of his ruined life, Cranston begins to rebuild all he has lost.  Meanwhile, Khan expands his own reach, and a major new player in the Shadow continuity is revealed.  It’s the Shadow like you’ve never seen him before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 6



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Getaway Ring - New!
Loot of Death - New!
Quetzal
Death Clew
City of Crime
Cards of Death

THE SPIDER VOLUME 2: THE BUSINESSMAN FROM HELL - Arriving in comic shops November 6!
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
Covers: 
Francesco Francavilla

Who has the drive, the intelligence, and the means to destroy the Spider? The Fly, a playboy with all the resources of Richard Wentworth's masked alter-ego! Dedicated to criminal perfection, the Fly targets the outlaw hero and the city itself in the midst of a serial killer's rampage and terrorist attacks! Will the Spider overcome the Fly's machinations and prevent the wholesale slaughter of every police officer in the Big Apple.
Collects issues #7-12.


Full Color, 144+ pages, $19.99, On sale October 16





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.

Happy Halloween - New!
Paul Annixter (1894-1985) - New!
Ralph Snider (1917-1986)
Franz Nabl (1883-1974)
Thomas P. Kelley (1905-1982)
L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
New Avengers: Breakout, Alisa Kwitney, Marvel, $7.99
The Violent Century, Lavie Tidhar, Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., $24.19
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99

Coming soon!
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, January 7, 2014
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 7, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing,$26.95, January 7, 2014
Ex-Purgatory, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, January 14, 2014
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $7.99, January 14, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, February 11, 2014
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, February 15, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $24.99, March 18, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, J.M. DeMatteis, Marvel, $24.99, April 15, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Author not announced, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014

S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, June 13, 2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 08, 2014
Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July08, 2014
 


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