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2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #149

GREEN GHOST TRIPLE ISSUE

 
"The Case of the Bachelor’s Bones" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Astral Assassin" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Evil Eye" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

  
  
 7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - November 1941

 
"The Black Gold Killers" by Robert Wallace
 Follow the Phantom across the country as he tears down, piece by piece, an intricate structure of deadly crime—fighting against the grim reign of murder that holds sway over the oilfields when a ruthless schemer plans a sinister coup!
 
"Chinaman’s Chance" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Snake Murder" by· Frank Johnson


  
 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Spring 1944
 
"Cobra Queen of the Congo Legions" by John Peter Drummond
 Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, was fighting his greatest battle, invading a juju land to save Helene from a murderous Arab and a Cobra Queen.  His only chance of success lay in the help of his native friends—and they were seeking him, their savage weapons drawn, to butcher him for crimes he had unknowingly committed.

 "The Walking Dead" by Paul Selonke
 "Jewel of Jeopardy" by Wilbur S. Peacock
 "Spears of Ki-Jala" by John Starr
 "The Fos-Fos Juju" by Francis Gerard
 "Vultures on Safari" by Armand Brigaud
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross


    7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail – November 1928
 
"Strange Waters" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Malamute" by Pat Costello
 "Trail’s End" by Sewell P. Wright
 "The Forest of Sin" by Douglas M. Dold
 "Pound for Pound" by Frederick L. Nebel
 "The Blow-Pipe of Mayi" by Llewellyn P. Holmes
 "Dead Fires" by Robert E. Johns
 "The Amateur Pirate" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Pontoons and Harpoons" by Frank R. Pierce
 "The Horseman of the Great Forest" by Edgar Young
 "With Pick and Pan" by John A. Thompson


 Cover Artist: Charles L. Wrenn
  
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

Premiering at PulpFest 2016! - New!  


Age of Aces
Premiering at PulpFest (July 21-24)!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the World War I war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon — Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. Fifth collection in a series.

Softcover, $17


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD
The names of the men in that strange, ill-assorted squadron were listed only in the most secret annals of Allied Intelligence. To everyone else they were known merely as the Squadron of the Dead. Americans, British, Russians — even Germans — made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together. They had all been condemned to die. A collection of Frederick C. Painton’s “Dirty Dozen” stories from the First World War.

Softcover, $17





Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!


Captain Ron and Chief Engineer Rob Davis share the latest releases from Airship 27 Productions, including The Persona and a new Brother Bones poster, as well as the latest in the world of New Pulp!







Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
PULP CONFIDENTIAL VOLUME 1
New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”

Available from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Derelict of Space by Randall Garrett—plus Poul Anderson and Tarr Roman
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016 (July 21-24)!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventurE.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxehardcoverS






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 109: "The Blur" & "Blue Face"
The Shadow battles incredible super-villains in startling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness hunts down a mysterious super-foe who appears only as a kaleidoscopic blur and has kidnapped Margo Lane! Then, "Blue Face" conducts a  series of sadistic attacks that net miniscule proceeds, but only The Shadow knows that there is far more to the bizarre crime wave than meets the eye. This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-211-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in October!
Coming to comic shops October 26!

THE SHADOW #111: "The Radium Murders" & "The Crystal Skull"
The Knight of Darkness again proves that "crime does not pay" in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, can The Shadow ferret out the scientific mastermind behind "The Radium Murders" before falling prey to his deadly doom device? Then, plundered art treasures from war-torn Europe are offered for sale by the mysterious swindler known only as "The Crystal Skull" until The Shadow strikes with all the force and mystery at his command! BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This blockbuster collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-217-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 111 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162275.


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in October!
Coming to comic shops October 26!

THE SPIDER Volume 11: "The Coming of the Terror" & "The Crime Laboratory"
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty crimefighter wages his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, stripped of his wealth and cut off from his faithful aides, Richard Wentworth appears doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East in "The Coming of the Terror," in the first installment of the Spider's legendary "Living Pharaoh" saga! Then, a new Spider arises to battle evil after an amnesiac Richard Wentworth becomes the pawn of a crime cartel in "The Crime Laboratory." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the classic color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-218-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162276.


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





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in November!
Coming to comic shops November 30!

BLACK BAT Volume 7: "The Black Bat's Justice" & "The Black Bat and the Red Menace"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, when murder pays off in millions,"The Black Bat's Justice" snarls a corrupt killer's ingenious web of doom! Then, Tony Quinn follows the trail of Soviet saboteurs who seek to undermine America's defense effort in "The Black Bat and the Red Menace." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #7. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers and original interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-219-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 7 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31).

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in November!
Coming to comic shops November 30!

THE SHADOW Volume 112: "Death Token" & "Three Stamps of Death"
The Master of Darkness investigates collectible crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a supposedly insignificant French silver franc leads to murder and mayhem until The Shadow uncovers the sinister secret behind the "Death Token." Then, three foreign postage stamps cost the lives of three men, until Lamont Cranston infiltrates the underground collectors market to discover the mysterious mystery of the murderous buying power of the "Three Stamps of Death." BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This special collector's volume showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-220-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 112 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31).

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

 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 8 with Ian Watson and George Kuch

Award winning author Ian Watson and to audiobook narrator George Kuch discuss their work on the Sherlock Holmes series published by Airship27.  Ian has written several complex mysteries about the Great Detective and George has been performing audiobook versions that are available from Audible!  We talked about the books and the stories and the creative process of writing and performing these works.  And we have exclusive revelations about further works by these 2 talented gentlemen.

Past episodes:
The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

An Incompetent Story Collection
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee
Nictzin Dyalhis
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

Centipede Press
THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by Clark Ashton Smith
Now available!


The Averoigne stories of Clark Ashton Smith are among the most vivid and breathtaking in all of fantasy literature. Clark Ashton Smith’s unparalleled imagination is complimented by the artwork of David Ho, who has created 12 double-page, full color artworks, one for each story, plus an assortment of small devices.

Combined with the stunning illustrations, we have an oversize format, over 11 inches tall, with four color printing throughout on silky Italian paper. With printed endsheets, ribbon marker, signature page, and cloth binding in Italian Cialux cloth, all wrapped in a stunning dustjacket, this is probably the finest book ever created for Clark Ashton Smith’s works.

Above everything else, Averoigne is beautiful and magical. Clark Ashton Smith was a poet of vast talent and his powers seem particularly evident when he sets them to evoking this strange, medieval land and its wonders. All of his stories resonate and haunt — you are far from finished with them when you’ve read them and put them down — but the spells woven by these tales seem to have a particular persistence.

All the legends make it quite clear that anyone rash enough to visit a real fairyland will never quite manage to leave it again entirely, and, in that fairy sense, Averoigne is real. Once you’ve read this book you’ll find you’ve been authentically enchanted by a master sorcerer and for the rest of your life you must expect to be periodically wafted willy-nilly far away from ordinary things. One moment you’ll be on a crowded bus, and the next you’ll be wandering down a flowery pathway by the River Isoile; another time when you’ve almost gotten yourself to sleep in some lonely hotel room, you’ll suddenly be lost amid tall, grey trees perilously close to the tomb of Malinbois; and staring fixedly into space with your mind on nothing in particular, will almost certainly cause you to revisit that interesting Inn near Sylaire.

The edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. This is an extremely short run and will sell out quickly.


Limited to 200 copies, each signed by David Ho, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and editor Ron Hilger, with a facsimile signature by Clark Ashton Smith.
New introduction by Gahan Wilson.
Gorgeous full color printing on sumptuous Italian paper.
Over a dozen original illustrations.
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands.
Cloth in dustjacket: $195





CONAN THE SLAYER #4 - Coming  in October!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Color:
Michael Atiyeh
Cover: 
Admira Wijaya

After returning to the Kozaki camp, Conan and Taraslan discover a grisly scene -- the chief has been murdered, and by none other than his own conniving son Kyrylo! As the murderous brother flees the camp, his true motivations will be revealed. Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) team up to bring a new chapter of Conan's story to life!


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


CONAN THE SLAYER #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160051.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming  in December!

Conan's earliest adventures, now available in affordable omnibus format!

Featuring the legendary run of comics greats Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord, This 472 page omnibus features favorites such as Born on the Battlefield, The Frost Giant's Daughter, The God in the Bowl, and more!


Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99, On sale December 7.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160052.



CTHULHU 2017 Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

$11.99





CTHULHU 3-INCH STRESS DOLL KEYCHAIN - Coming  in October!

When life is challenging and you wish fervently to smite your enemies, the Cthulhu Stress Doll Keychain is what you need!
The 3" tall Cthulhu is soft and squishy, and you can squeeze it in your pocket as you imagine summoning the forces of the Elder God to do your bidding! 

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.
Stress Toy    $6.95

On sale October 26.

CTHULHU STRESS DOLL KEYCHAIN is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG163020.

THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB - Coming  in November!
(Writer) James Lovegrove

In London's East End, an outbreak of insanity sees ordinary men and women reduced to gibbering, wrecks, and a mysterious creeping fog hides terrifying apparitions within it. Sherlock Holmes deduces a connection between these sinister "shadows" and an Oriental drug lord. Yet there are even more sinister forces at work, as the great detective faces a challenge so fearsome and deadly that his career may be over almost as soon as it has begun. The first volume in an all-new epic Cthulhu/Sherlock Holmes trilogy by James Lovegrove, spanning fifteen years and featuring Professor Moriarty, Herbert West, Charles Dexter Ward, the offspring of Zig and the Hounds of Tindalos.

Softcover, 5x8, 352 pages, B&W, $19.99, On sale November 16.


CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND SHADWELL SHADOWS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161997.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 - Coming  in October!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (Writer), Justin Gray (Writer), Keith Goldberg (Writer), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Bo Hampton (Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), Troy Nixey (Art), and Aaron Campbell (Art)

Al Gordon and Bo Hampton's The Once and Future Tarzan reaches its conclusion!

In this month's installment of Dark Horse Presents, John Nadeau and Dan Jolley stitch together a tale of high-class intrigue and homicide in Murder Society!
In 1930s Paris, a young tailor joins an elite club with remarkable -- and violent -- entry criteria.

Also features new chapters of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton's Brooklyn Blood, Carla Speed McNeil's Finder: Chase the Lady, Kaare Andrews and Troy Nixey's Black Sinister, and Rubber Guns by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Keith Goldberg, and Aaron Campbell!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale October 19.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160046.




DEJAH OF MARS Trade Paperback - Arriving in comic shops July 27!

Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover: Jay Anacleto

John Carter, the hero from Earth, has disappeared. Before he vanished, he assaulted loyal Heliumite guards and stole an ancient artifact. Now, Dejah Thoris — the Princess of Mars and beloved wife to the fugitive champion — must investigate his mysterious course of action and save him from the death penalty. No matter how ruthless or reckless she must be, Dejah Thoris will stop at nothing to prove his innocence… and in so doing, will stir up a far-ranging conspiracy and earn the enmity of a madman called the Red Reaper!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, $15.99




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Double-Action Detective and Mystery Stories #9
- New!
Super-Science Fiction: June 1957
The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op

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!




Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo
(Covers) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf

In the action-packed conclusion to the first The Land That Time Forgot mini-series, the explorers from present day and the survivors from 1916 must act quickly, or risk becoming the eternal prisoners of Caspak! Trapped within the prehistoric continent where time has no meaning, Bowen Tyler, his future granddaughter Abby, and a handful of allies must stop the evil Baron Von Schoenvorts' plan to use captured mini-submarines to escape the savage, lost world; a move that could have devastating effects on history! Outnumbered and outgunned, the heroes have only one hope for victory — Use Caspak itself as a weapon against the German U-boat captain and crew in an unforgettable, final battle in The Land That Time Forgot!


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

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161137 (Main cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161138 (Painted cover).





EDGAR RICE BURROUGH'S TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5) - Coming in October!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

Early twentieth-century British colonialists have rebuilt the slave trade around the intelligent apes that raised Tarzan in the jungles of Africa. Now Tarzan and his adoptive brother Caesar fight back to free the apes -- but discover that man and ape will have to unite if the surface world is to survive.

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


TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160045.


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE ART OF THE GHOST WHO WALKS - Coming in October!
(Writer) Daniel Herman (Art) Ray Moore & Various

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first masked hero of the comics, The Phantom, Hermes Press presents the first definitive survey of all of the major artists whose work brought the character and the comic strips and comic books to life. Prefaced by a definitive essay, which chronicles the birth of the feature, this book offers rarely seen early original artwork by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. This deluxe art book additionally offers chapters on the artists who have worked on the strip from its beginning in 1936 to the present with numerous examples of original artwork, specialty pieces, and unpublished artwork. The Art of the Phantom also covers artists from all over the world who have worked on feature including Australia, Italy, and Scandinavia.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, Full Color, $65.00
, On sale October 19.

THE PHANTOM: THE ART OF THE GHOST WHO WALKS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162220.


 

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & THE FROZEN KINGDOM GN - Coming in October!
(Writer) Bruce Brown, Sean Patrick O'Reilly (Art) Renzo Podesta (Cover) Thomas Boatwright

Soon to be an animated motion picture starring Christopher Plummer, Ron Perlman, and Jane Curtin!

After visiting his father in Butler Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father's warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot who takes him to the castle of the king where he is captured and sentenced to death!

Hardcover, 7x10, 80 pages, Full Color, $14.95
, On sale October 26.

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & THE FROZEN KINGDOM is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161201.

H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV

Legendary TV has been developing an anthology series that includes characters, locations and story-lines from sixteen of Lovecraft’s most popular tales including The Call of Cthulhu, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and many more. The team behind the series includes producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott, with a pilot script written by Matthew Francis Wilson. There’s also a deal attached that would make this the first TV series approved by the Lovecraft Estate.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #54 - Coming in October!
(Writer/Art) Various

We feature the spectacular art of Frank R. Paul, one of the legendary fathers of science fiction illustration. Our feature, written by David Saunders, includes dozens of reproductions taken from the original art, sketches, photos, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of illustrator Fred Freeman, another brilliant illustrator of science fiction/science fact from the 1950s who will knock your socks off. Our profile presents many spectacular reproductions of his finest illustrations. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Magazine, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.00
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #54 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162290.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #16 - Coming in October!

Neal Adams: An in depth look at the life and art of one of the all time greats. Packed full of stunning art from his comic days, his advertising days and unpublished work from his studio. Paul Slater: His work became a staple of British newspapers and magazines and his advertising clients are the largest companies around. Cecil Glossop: Popular and prolific illustrator for Chums (a weekly boys paper that ran from 1892 to 1941). His pirate paintings and drawings are without equal. Will Davies: He's the man behind images that shaped how Canadians saw half a century. Will Davies was so prolific, you have probably seen his work without even realizing it.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #16 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162291.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #1: THE SPANISH ARTISTS - Coming in October!

Jordi Bernet: Son of a cartoonist Bernet created the comics' industry greatest anti-hero, the gangster Torpedo.
Luis Garcia Mozos: The artist who brought to the fore a unprecedented realism into comics.
Esteban Maroto: Known for his brawny barbarians and sultry maidens, we take a tour through this artist's fantastic world.
Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez: How a love of drawing beautiful women transformed a young street urchin into the foremost delineator of the most iconic female in comics history.
Sanjulian: While not a favored medium for this artist his comic art would scale the greatest heights when revealed to an international audience.
Enric: He was the premier Vampirella artist of the 1970s but there are many more beautiful women to found in his work.
Josep Toutain: The man who brought all these artists and many more together and promted their work worldwide.

Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #1: THE SPANISH ARTISTS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162292.



Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!
For release in October!


Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage.
- SOLD OUT!





iPulpFiction.com
Pulp Preservation Project
Our goal is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of American literature
and make it accessible to the mobile generation.

New Kickstarter campaign (July 18 - August 16)!

On July 18th, iPulpFiction.com launched a Kickstarter campaign of vital importance the legacy of American literature and pop culture of the first half of the 20th century.

It’s a literary legacy that was the source of countless film and television shows like Amazing Stories, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Perry Mason, Tarzan, and Zorro. 
Even today it influences directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Shane Black, the Coen brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

A Legacy in Danger
Pulp fiction magazines were a huge part of American pop culture in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have any doubts about the importance of pulp fiction in American literature, here are a few pulp authors you may have heard of: Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Lester Dent, Philip K. Dick, Philip José Farmer, C. S. Forester, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erle Stanley Gardner, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, O. Henry, Frank Herbert, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Johnston McCulley, Ellery Queen, Upton Sinclair, Mickey Spillane, Tennessee Williams, and many others who will be forgotten if their bodies of work are not preserved.

Collectors may preserve physical copies of pulp magazines, but the volumes are slid into archival sleeves and stored in a dark place. The literature in those magazines is very rarely read. And even in their protective cases, the magazines' poor quality pulp paper is slowly disintegrating.

Time is running out to save the works of these authors.

Preserving the Legacy
The 
iPulpFiction.com Pulp Preservation Project is about bringing this wealth of forgotten American literature to the mobile generation. Our objective is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of literature. Many of these stories have never been reprinted since their original publication, making the Pulp Preservation Project a rich research tool for scholars as well as a boon to pulp fans and casual readers.

There will be two sets of classic pulp collections on the site:
(1)  The free public collection of public domain issues
(2)  The premium all-you-can-read subscription service of copyrighted content licensed from premium content holders such as Steeger Properties, LLC and Altus Press.

To view and join the campaign, click on the link below.

For more information contact:
Keith Shaw, publisher
iPulpFiction.com
1630 West Gail Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-773-8958


IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES VOLUME 1 HC - Now available!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) Steve Stanley

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! The first lost episode of Irwin Allen’s beloved sci-fi series is collected into a deluxe hardcover edition.
Features the complete three issue story “The Curious Galactics,” Carey Wilber’s original script pages, and more!

Hardcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $21.99






IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES #6 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art/Cover) Patrick McEvoy

Final issue!
Sentenced to have their heads chopped off, Will, Penny, Doctor Smith, and the Robot either have to find a way out of the Queen of Hearts' dungeon or a way out of the dimension all together — and the key to the latter might be a few words contained in a silly rhyme. But will it get them out in time?


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

LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST AVENTURES #6  is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161128 (McEvoy).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161129 (Photo).





JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Covers: A: Francesco Francavilla, B: Robert Hack, C: Ron Salas

Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain's newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there's one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

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

JAMES BOND #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161495 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161496 (Hack cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161497 (Salas cover).  


JAMES BOND #11 - Coming in October!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

EIDOLON, CHAPTER 5: Eidolon have M and Moneypenny, in a remote safehouse, with no hope of backup, no aid on the way, and no sign of James Bond. Fear and paranoia and the collapse of governmental structure are in sight. Britain is going back to the Dark Ages and SPECTRE, finally, have won.

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

JAMES BOND #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161501.


KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
by Robert E. Howard (Author), Timothy Truman (Author), Tomas Giorello (Art/Cover), Jose Villarrubia (Color)

King Conan grows weary of the crown, and when an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia’s borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello expand on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves Beyond the Border” tale! Collects issues #1–#4 of the miniseries.

Softcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 120 pages, $17.99



KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

As deathrunners and dinosaurs pick off the tribes, the only option is to wall themselves off from the monsterosities around them.

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

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161358.


Lobster Johnson: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #3 (of 3) - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The giant robot invasion of New York comes to a showdown when the Lobster has to get into a machine’s head to drive it out of the city.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

When the secret of the leader of The Cavendish Gang is revealed, it’s up to Kato, now personally trained by the aged Tonto, to try to save The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, and possibly the world. But when death strikes the very heart of a family, can a family, itself, survive? Read “The Fight for Law and Order,” the heart-breaking 4th issue of 6 in “THE LONE RANGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE!”

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

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161563.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program - New!
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet
Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Mike Chomko -  July/August 2016 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for July/August 2016

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Moonstone Books
THE GREEN GHOST: DECLASSIFIED
By Win Scott Eckert & Eric Fein
Coming in October!


The Green Ghost—magician sleuth George Chance—returns! Once a debunker of the supernatural, the Green Ghost terrorized criminals with his horrific skull-face and wraithlike abilities. But criminologist Chance came back from Europe changed—for his wartime experiences taught him: the occult and night creatures were real! Thrill to new prose and comic book tales featuring a multitude of murderers, monsters, and crossovers with I.V. Frost, the Domino Lady, and more!

Authors: Win Scott Eckert, Eric Fein
Artist: David Niehaus
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $14.99

On sale October 26.

THE GREEN GHOST: DECLASSIFIED is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161777.


Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY THREESOME #3
By Bobby Nash & Sergio Ibanez

 Coming in October!

The Many Deaths of Domino Lady…
Where were you the day you died? When the third murdered woman wearing a Domino Lady costume is found in a back alley in Hollywood, the real Domino Lady investigates. She is not alone. Also looking into the killings is police woman Peggy Allen, who moonlights as the mysterious crime fighter, the Woman in Red, and a young super hero named Bulletgirl Can Pulp's #1 adventuress and her new friends get to the bottom of this mystery before innocent lives are lost?


Writer: Bobby Nash
Art: Sergio Ibanez
Cover: Glenn Fernandez
32 pages, grayscale, $3.50

On sale October 26.

DOMINO LADY THREESOME #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161776.


Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C Subscription: Sean Izaakse


Into the Worldscape - Dynamite’s fantasy adventure crossover event kicks off as the Pathfinders are drawn into the mysterious Worldscape, where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death! Magic, monsters, and mystery co-starring Red Sonja! The Worldscape beckons in a tale written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99, On sale October 19.

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161515 (Brown cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161516 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161517 (Izaakse cover).







Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Home Town Boy" by Roy C. Rainey from THRILLING SPORTS, Spring (May), 1946
With fury in his heart, Tommy Slater, rejected second sacker, fares forth for a last game - and springs a surprise!

"The Baron Brings Home the Bacon" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Summer (June), 1946
Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
An Insurance Claims Investigator Takes Over in a One-man Clean-up When Murder Stalks!

"Bush Pilot's Happy New Year" by Johnston McCulley from SKY FIGHTERS, Winter, 1949
Alaskan Blizzard or No Blizzard, It Was Cramer's Wedding Day! First, He had to Fly on a Perilous Mission Before That.



THE PULPSTER
Issue #25 to premiere at PulpFest!
New website now online!


THE PULPSTER  (the magazine about pulp magazines) celebrates its 25th year in 2016.
In addition to introducing issue number 25 at PulpFest 2016 next week, THE PULPSTER has a new presence online: ThePulpster.com.

At 
ThePulpster.com, you can find information on past issues, including listings of contents and covers, and how to purchase back numbers; article submission information; advertising opportunities; and more. THE PULPSTER editor William Lampkin plans on providing periodic updates about the zine, such as calls for submissions, what¹s coming up next issue, and other news.

THE PULPSTER got its start in 1991 when founding editor Tony Davis produced a 44-page, digest-size issue for Pulpcon 20.

In 2016, THE PULPSTER debuts number 25, featuring a special tribute to 90 years of AMAZING STORIES with essays by seven former editors of the groundbreaking science-fiction pulp, as well as other articles and features on the pulp magazines.

Pick up your copy of number 25 at PulpFest 2016, or visit ThePulpster.com to find out how to get a copy after PulpFest.


The Pulpster  


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pulp Den - Now online!

End light Dawning 2012 - New!
Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead
The Asset 
Arctic Wings


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

Happy Fourth of July to you...  
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider #27: ‘Emperor of the Yellow Death’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #15 and #16
‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2016, day 1 - New!
Stay tuned for news from PulpFest 2016 - New!
PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life
Michael R. Hudson: 1955-2016
Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
RED SONJA: THE FALCON THRONE TP - Coming in October!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Aneke, Marguerite Sauvage
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage


Across the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout -- the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania's own borders, bent on defending its homeland... no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga, dark, clever, vicious, and funny, as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime: her own people!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99
, On sale October 5.

RED SONJA: THE FALCON THRONE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161564.



Robert E. Howard
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST Audiobook

Now available!

QUEEN of the BLACK COAST by Robert E Howard
Narration: Nelson W Pyles
Artwork: Bret Bouriseau


AUDIO SAMPLE:  http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hb2ynh0f

To order, click on the link below and then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.



BonaFide Outlaw Freepress

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN SCIENCE VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
(Art) Wallace Wood & Various

Here's another forgotten or bypassed old comicbook in the great tradition of Planet Comics, featuring spaceships and saucers galore (not to mention the usual line-up of gorgeous gals and malevolent monsters) plus the wonderful artwork of, amongst others, the great Wallace Wood. The first seven issues are presented to you for just a tiny fraction of what you would expect to pay for a mint-condition version of just one copy of the actual comic... and this intoxicating first volume is in hardcover. Collects issues #1-7, November 1950 to December 1951.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99





The Serial Squadron
SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE to return!

Plans are in the works now for the return of the SerialFest DVD and printed magazine to begin in December 2016 or shortly afterward, to be published by the Serial Squadron.

Included will be individual chapters of serials which have been up to this point unavailable, succeeding chapters of which will appear in subsequent issues as they continue to be restored.

Four issues were published a few years ago but the 2-DVD format was hard to keep up with in terms of production.
The plan now is to include 1 DVD with a printed publication for each quarterly issue.


Titles of serials to be included on the DVD will not be announced for a while but they include some pretty high-profile ones featuring major stars which have not been on video before.





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer and Blanche Mehaffey
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters

Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ. When Logan and Helen compare notes, they realize the Mystery Trooper, who has thrown a bag of gold nuggets through a window to Helen and Billy, must know more bout the mine than he is saying, and so may White Cloud, a beguiling wild white horse. It is said that he who discovers White Cloud's secret home shall also discover great riches. Is this true?

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.

This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now








The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Coming in July!


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes: The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess

Preorder now for release in July

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse

“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Preorder now for release in July

Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory and Iris Meredith

“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.
Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.

Preorder now for release in July







SEX AND HORROR: THE ART OF ALESSANDRO BIFFIGNANDI SC - Arriving in comic shops July 27!

Between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, Italy went crazy for “sexy fumetti," a home-grown genre of adult comics with a unique brand of twisted humor, violence, and up-front sexuality. One of the most talented and prolific of the cover artists at Edifumetto, the foremost Italian producer of adult comics during this period, was Alessandro Biffignandi, whose work featured horror, fantasy, and sci-fi elements alongside plenty of naked female flesh. This book is a collection of some of the sexiest examples of Biffigandi’s cover art for Edifumetto, which is highly coveted by collectors today.

Softcover, 9x10, 140 pages, Full Color, SRP: $29.95





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Vengeance Bay
- New!
The Jade Dragon - New!
The Shadow Meets The Mask
The White Column
Teeth of the Dragon
The Sealed Box


THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover - Coming in October!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


Frustrated by his loss and his inability to bring down the Red Empress, The Shadow fears he might be losing control of himself.  He seeks out the advice of a friend, lest he slip further and become an agent of vengeance, not justice.  Finally, The Master of Darkness finds his enemy’s palatial lair.  Will The Shadow be able to infiltrate the sanctum of the Red Empress?  And what dark secrets await him there?

Full Color, 328 pages, $24.99, On sale October 19.

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161528.

 

SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED HC - Coming in October!
SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ron Miller


How have actual spaceships influenced the design of fictional ones like the Millenium Falcon and the starship Enterprise? Did a fiction series in Collier's magazine really inspire us to create real-life space stations like Mir and the ISS? How have our depictions of space travel developed as the reality of space travel changed? In his new book Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, Ron Miller shows that when it comes to spacecraft, art actually does imitate life and, even more bizarrely, life imitates art. Miller takes readers on a visual journey through the history of the spaceship both in our collective imagination and in reality.

Hardcover, 10x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $34.95, On sale October 19.

SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162205.
   

Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has added the most prominent pulp magazine ever published, Black Mask, to its intellectual property holdings. As the periodical where the hard-boiled detective story was created and cultivated, Black Mask's historical significance in popular fiction is unequaled.

Originally launched in 1920 by H.L. Mencken, Black Mask magazine became the most influential detective magazine beginning in 1926 when Joseph T. Shaw became editor. It was the foresighted Shaw who championed the use of tough crimefighters and private detectives portrayed in a more violent, hard-boiled fashion, as written by influential American fiction writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich, Max Brand, Steve Fisher, and many others. It was also in the pages of Black Mask wherein Hammett introduced Sam Spade and first published The Maltese Falcon.

Before its demise in 1951, Black Mask published some 2,500 stories by scores of professional authors.

Black Mask's place in popular culture history is well-documented. Joseph Shaw once claimed that "President Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and Herbert Hoover read Black Mask." In fact, the Library of Congress considers the magazine so important that it has retained its Black Mask set in its permanent holdings of Special Collections.

Black Mask rejoins Dime Detective and Detective Fiction Weekly in Steeger Properties LLC's holdings once owned by Popular Publications, Inc., and comprise the three greatest detective magazines ever published. This marks the first time in over 50 years that all three titles were owned by one entity.


Previous announcements:

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome another author to our list of literary estates it manages.

H. Warner Munn (1903–1981): The author of several works, most notably the Werewolf Clan series from Weird Tales. A friend of fellow Weird Tales author H.P. Lovecraft, Munn penned scores of works over the course of his decades-long career.
His book, The Lost Legion (1980) is soon to see reprint.

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



SWORDS V CTHULHU - Now available!

What hope has a humble adventurer when faced with a fight against Cthulhu himself? No matter; the true swordsperson cares only for the bite of steel against flesh, whether that flesh be eldritch or more conventional.

From the hottest voices in Lovecraftiana comes a collection that will take readers on a journey from ancient Rome to feudal Japan and from Dreamlands to lands that do not have names in any of the tongues of men.

Glory awaits!

The contributors include: Natania Barron, Eneasz Brodski, Nathan Carson, Michael Cisco, Andrew S. Fuller, A. Scott Glancy, Orrin Grey, Jason Heller, Jonathan L. Howard, John Hornor Jacobs , John Langan, L. Lark, Remy Nakamura, Carlos Orsi, M. K. Sauer, Ben Stewart, E. Catherine Tobler, Jeremiah Tolbert, Laurie Tom, Carrie Vaughn, Wendy N. Wagner, Caleb Wilson


Softcover,  368 pages, $13.99


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.

Joel Townsley Rogers (1896-1984)-Part One - New!
PulpFest This Weekend - New!
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Three
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One 

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Shadow’s strange trip through time, space, and identity ends where it began: a Nazi Compound on Long Island. He confronts humiliation and death, justice and mercy, and some Shadows of his own. Submitted for your approval, the end of the Shadow’s odyssey through… the Twilight Zone.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW TPB - Coming in October!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta,
Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Picture if you will: in your own world, you’re a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night. But you wake up today in another world, where the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name. You are no longer a man with a mission, just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice, and a lot of questions… an honored guest who has been invited into… the Twilight Zone.

Full Color, 96+ pages, $15.99, On sale October 5.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW TPB is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161569.



WEIRD DETECTIVE #5 (of 5) - Coming in October!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene is determined to rescue his partner, Sana, even if it exposes his true demonic nature, but his only clue is the monster killing people all over New York. Can he find Sana, take down the killer, and protect himself from the powerful alien forces corrupting the NYPD?



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


WEIRD DETECTIVE #5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160083.

 






15 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #149

GREEN GHOST TRIPLE ISSUE

 
"The Case of the Bachelor’s Bones" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Astral Assassin" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Evil Eye" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

  
  
 7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - November 1941

 
"The Black Gold Killers" by Robert Wallace
 Follow the Phantom across the country as he tears down, piece by piece, an intricate structure of deadly crime—fighting against the grim reign of murder that holds sway over the oilfields when a ruthless schemer plans a sinister coup!
 
"Chinaman’s Chance" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Snake Murder" by· Frank Johnson


  
 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Spring 1944
 
"Cobra Queen of the Congo Legions" by John Peter Drummond
 Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, was fighting his greatest battle, invading a juju land to save Helene from a murderous Arab and a Cobra Queen.  His only chance of success lay in the help of his native friends—and they were seeking him, their savage weapons drawn, to butcher him for crimes he had unknowingly committed.

 "The Walking Dead" by Paul Selonke
 "Jewel of Jeopardy" by Wilbur S. Peacock
 "Spears of Ki-Jala" by John Starr
 "The Fos-Fos Juju" by Francis Gerard
 "Vultures on Safari" by Armand Brigaud
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross


    7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail – November 1928
 
"Strange Waters" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Malamute" by Pat Costello
 "Trail’s End" by Sewell P. Wright
 "The Forest of Sin" by Douglas M. Dold
 "Pound for Pound" by Frederick L. Nebel
 "The Blow-Pipe of Mayi" by Llewellyn P. Holmes
 "Dead Fires" by Robert E. Johns
 "The Amateur Pirate" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Pontoons and Harpoons" by Frank R. Pierce
 "The Horseman of the Great Forest" by Edgar Young
 "With Pick and Pan" by John A. Thompson


 Cover Artist: Charles L. Wrenn
  
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Age of Aces
Coming soon!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the World War I war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon — Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. Fifth collection in a series.

Softcover, $17


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD
The names of the men in that strange, ill-assorted squadron were listed only in the most secret annals of Allied Intelligence. To everyone else they were known merely as the Squadron of the Dead. Americans, British, Russians — even Germans — made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together. They had all been condemned to die. A collection of Frederick C. Painton’s “Dirty Dozen” stories from the First World War.

Softcover, $17





Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Derelict of Space by Randall Garrett—plus Poul Anderson and Tarr Roman - New!
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventurE.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxehardcoverS






ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Now available!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
$19.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE BLACK BAT  Volume 4: "Black Bat's Crusade" & "The Black Bat's Flame Trail"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and THE SPIDER's Norvell Page writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #4. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst and V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-207-0  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
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 108: "Vengeance Bay" & "Death Has Grey Eyes"
The Shadow confronts Nazi agents in two thrilling wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The search for Blackbeard's pirate treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and another Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped! Then, in the latter days of World War II, The Shadow uncovers a plot to secure the Nazi's future Fuehrer for a secret plan to take over the world 20 years in the future. BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-209-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW SUPER PACK #4
Sanctum Books collects nine thrilling Shadow novels including Theodore Tinsley's ultra-violent "Prince of Evil" saga in a deluxe collector's set. The Shadow investigates the sadistic machinations of Benedict Stark, attempts to rescue Harry Vincent from "The Murder Genius," uncovers a plot to murder Lamont Cranston in "The Man Who Died Twice" and becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the Prince of Evil's murderous reign. Plus "Messenger of Death," "The Triple Trail," "Cyro" and "The Wasp Returns" by Walter Gibson, "Room 1313" by Bruce Elliott and a classic radio script, "The Comic Strip Killer." Plus, collectible art prints by Graves Gladney and a foreword by Batman film producer Michael Uslan. Softcover, 7x10, 528 pages, B&W,    $49.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




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

More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!
Collectibles Section Updated
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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Bold Venture Press
Love Story Writer
Daisy Bacon

Introduction by Laurie Powers
Afterword by Michelle Nolan

Now available!

For nearly twenty-five years, Daisy Bacon was the editor of Street & Smith’s Love Story Magazine, arguably the most successful romance-themed pulp fiction magazine of all time. In her words, Miss Bacon shares her insights and experience in managing a successful publication and authoring romantic fiction. Her advice gives us a glimpse into a past era, but remains as fresh today as when the pulps populated newsstands across America. With introductions and afterwords by pop culture historians Laurie Powers and Michelle Nolan.

From the back cover of Love Story Writer (1954):

“Daisy Bacon effervesces with life. To those who know her she is like champagne before breakfast. Yet she has the integrity of New England granite. She loves cats, clothes, sparkling conversation and gardens. For 20 years, an editor of LOVE STORY magazine, she dealt with the vagaries of the heart and the inevitable complications which arise when Eve meets her Adam. From her editorial experience, Miss Bacon has distilled a merry, fast-moving book, written with zest and gusto, which packs a high charge of information without a trace of pedantry or pontification.”

165 pages, $16.95 USA
5.5" x 8.5" trade paperback



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

An Incompetent Story Collection
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee
Nictzin Dyalhis
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 32: The Second Coming of Shuma-Gorath and Other Stories TP - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Sandy Plunket (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Dave Hoover (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Alfredo Alcala (Inks), Dell Barras (Inks), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks), Nel Yomtov (Color), Dave Samson (Color), and Steve Lightle (Cover)

Plagued by nightmares of his homeland consumed by fire and death, Conan is compelled to set out for distant Cimmeria to see if his tribe still lives. But the barbarian warrior's path is unexpectedly fraught with legions of the undead under the unholy thrall of the Hyperborean witch Vammatar, who once held Conan's own chains!
 

Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #250–#258.


Softcover, Full Color, 240 pages, $19.99



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #24 - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Caleb Goellner (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/Art), Buster Moody (Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Geof Darrow (Cover)

Featuring an all-new chapter of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan

This month, follow reluctant astronaut Brad as he traverses an unknown planet in the hilarious space adventure Slothed in Space, featuring the work of Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody! Plus, all-new chapters of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99





The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Super-Science Fiction: June 1957
- New!
The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op

Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo
(Covers) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf

Arriving in comic shops July 20!

One hundred years ago, Bowen Tyler, a handful of British allies, and the crew of a German U-33 submarine were lost at sea. What they discovered was something that defied time, and all of known science: the island of Caspak! Hidden inside impregnable rock walls lay a prehistoric world, filled with terrifying creatures and murderous primitives from every era of time and evolution. Somehow, the island was never again found, and the stories of the survivors of Caspak were considered fantasy. Today, an expedition has been launched by Tyler’s great granddaughter Abby, a quest to find concrete evidence of his adventure. But what she and her research team will uncover is something far deadlier and more shocking than they could ever have imagined, as the modern day explorers find themselves thrust into The Land That Time Forgot!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 


Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Michael A Sanford
Now available!

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and before he begins his voyage back to Africa—until now!

This story is full of fantasy, imaginative fiction and adventure – It grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the very end. As Tarzan travels north, you will have visions of Canada that will make you feel as if you are there, touching and feeling all that Tarzan does. Thinking time and again that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, he escapes only to encounter still more dangers, with each episode building more suspense and anticipation for the next. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

While you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him. Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


  
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
Copyright © 2016 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tarzan of the Apes copyright © 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Trademarks TARZAN®, TARZAN OF THE APES™ AND
   EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Used by Permission
First Edition—June 2016
Designed by Matthew Moring/Altus Press




ERB Books
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

by Robert B. Zeuschner

Pre-order discount extended to July 15!

 Free Copy of ERB:TB to the Person Who Orders the 200th Book!
THE BOOK IS AT THE PRINTER - Final Page Count - 736
 For those of who are ordering the Deluxe Edition (leather bound/hubbed spine without dust jacket)
and would like a copy of the dust jacket, please let Jim Gerlach know.
We can make one available to you for a nominal charge.
 

Standard Edition: (Ships July 15, 2016)
Bound in midnight blue Cialux Italian book cloth with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
Color wraparound dust jacket, 675+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ total images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$100.00 PREORDER 10% Discount $90.00 + $14 Flat Rate shipping via Fed Ex


The Deluxe Edition:  (Ships July 15, 2016) 
Bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and limited to 375 signed and numbered copies with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
700+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$150.00  PREORDER 10% off $135.00  + $14 Flat Rate Shipping via Fed Ex









Flinch Books
THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS
By John C. Bruening

Now available!


Flinch Books, publishers of adventure fiction in the vintage pulp style,
announces the release of THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS,
the debut novel by John C. Bruening.
The book is available now in print format on Amazon.com.
A Kindle version is coming soon.


WHO PROTECTS YOUR CITY IN THE HOUR OF DARKNESS?

In the days of Prohibition, mobster and racketeer Nicholas Diamond—aka Nicky Dynamite—held Union City in an iron grip of fear. But in a heroic moment on a summer night in 1922, one good cop stood his ground and sacrificed his life to stop Diamond’s relentless advance and protect his city. More than a decade later, Diamond is back and determined to reestablish power by building an organization even more widespread and nefarious than his alcohol empire of old. Leaving an explosive calling card wherever he strikes, his exact whereabouts remain a mystery to the police.

Enter Jack Hunter, Union City’s up-and-coming assistant district attorney. He’s fiercely committed to taking Diamond down by any means necessary, even if he has to bend the rules to do it. When Hunter acquires advanced technology that pushes his natural abilities to a level that’s more than human, he dives headlong into the gray area between law and justice and becomes a defender of a different kind. Will Hunter be strong enough and fast enough to stop a madman so obsessed with controlling the city that he’s willing to destroy it? The answer lies somewhere in the Hour of Darkness.

Join author John C. Bruening for New Pulp thrills and adventure in his debut novel, a work Jim Beard (SGT. JANUS, CAPTAIN ACTION) calls “pulp world-building at is high-octane finest!”

 
Cover artist: Thomas Gianni

Paperback: 416 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
 $16.99


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Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Ki-Gor Volume 3  - New!
Conan RPG
Rare Treasures
Conan Re-Read: Conclusion
Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails”


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!
For release in October!


Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage.
- SOLD OUT!





iPulpFiction.com
Pulp Preservation Project

New Kickstarter campaign to launch on Monday, July 18!

On July 18th iPulpFiction.com will launch a Kickstarter campaign of vital importance the legacy of American literature and pop culture of the first half of the 20th century.

It’s a literary legacy that was the source of countless film and television shows like Amazing Stories, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Perry Mason, Tarzan, and Zorro. 
Even today it influences directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Shane Black, the Coen brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

A Legacy in Danger
Pulp fiction magazines were a huge part of American pop culture in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have any doubts about the importance of pulp fiction in American literature, here are a few pulp authors you may have heard of: Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Lester Dent, Philip K. Dick, Philip José Farmer, C. S. Forester, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erle Stanley Gardner, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, O. Henry, Frank Herbert, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Johnston McCulley, Ellery Queen, Upton Sinclair, Mickey Spillane, Tennessee Williams, and many others who will be forgotten if their bodies of work are not preserved.

Collectors may preserve physical copies of pulp magazines, but the volumes are slid into archival sleeves and stored in a dark place. The literature in those magazines is very rarely read. And even in their protective cases, the magazines' poor quality pulp paper is slowly disintegrating.

Time is running out to save the works of these authors.

Preserving the Legacy
The 
iPulpFiction.com Pulp Preservation Project is about bringing this wealth of forgotten American literature to the mobile generation. Our objective is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of literature. Many of these stories have never been reprinted since their original publication, making the Pulp Preservation Project a rich research tool for scholars as well as a boon to pulp fans and casual readers.

There will be two sets of classic pulp collections on the site:
(1)  The free public collection of public domain issues
(2)  The premium all-you-can-read subscription service of copyrighted content licensed from premium content holders such as Steeger Properties, LLC and Altus Press.

Kickstarter Preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116713839/1913689962?token=73008001
Project Demo: http://ipulpfiction.com/pulpLibrary/

For more information contact:

Keith Shaw, publisher
iPulpFiction.com
1630 West Gail Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-773-8958


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BRIDGE TO EARTH

A Mysterious Blue Hash of Light is the Harbinger of a Doom that Ushers Men Out of the Confines of the World into the Unknown!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 182 pages
$12.95 

E-Book: $3.99





JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE Hardcover - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color)

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird and Joe Golem is there to investigate. A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and the those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface--alive.

Hardcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 144 pages, $24.99


LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Cover A: Felipe Massafera
Cover B: Roberto Castro
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Art: Roberto Castro

With the scope of the plot behind Jane’s kidnapping laid bare, Tarzan and Sheena are faced with something even more sinister: the possibility that no timeline is safe from the depredations of an apocalyptic cult! But with few resources and even fewer friends, can they wrest their fates and the future of their homes from the hands of Laine and her power mad cronies?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet - New!
Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Michael R. Hudson - 1955 to July 8, 2016

Michael R. Hudson well-known artist and writer, became 
suddenly ill and passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Michael was the man behind Reel-Art Studios which produced magnificent statues of pulp, science fiction, and fantasy characters. Reel-Art Studios was eventually sold and Michael started Sequential Pulp Comics, a specialty imprint of Dark Horse Comics known for such books as THE HALLOWEEN LEGION, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN, and AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Michael eventually left Dark Horse to strike out on his own with Sequential Pulp Comics. A successful Kickstarter project was launched for MARTIANS GO HOME. He was also the publisher of Raven's Head Press that specialized in bringing Italian authors to the English-speaking market along with new editions of long out-of-print genre novels of pulp, noir, horror, thriller, and adventure.

Michael will be greatly missed.


Mike Chomko -  July/August 2016 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for July/August 2016

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Mystery*File - Now online!

A Movie Review by Jonathan Lewis: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM (1940)
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — REX DOLPHIN “Off the Map” 
Reviewed by Dan Stumpf: PAUL CAIN – Seven Slayers  

JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE “The New Catacomb”
Mystery Movie Review: CALLING DR. DEATH (1943)
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE WHITE GORILLA (1945)  
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ROBERT WEINBERG “Three Steps Back”

THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER (Agent Pendergast series) - Coming October 18!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .


Hardcover, 416 pages
List Price: $28.00




Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  



Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Design for Not Living" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1945

Featuring: Dizzy Duo
As one nut to another, a cuckoo copy-desk king gave Snooty Piper a thinking machine. But the only use Boston's battiest newsbird could make of that extra brain was to figure himself into a mastermind murder maelstrom.

"The Whisky Burro" by Mel Pitzer from EXCITING WESTERN, March, 1949
That old reprobate of a donkey becomes a deputy for Johnny Slade on a killer hunt.

"Atomic Fire" by Raymond Gallun from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1931
Aggar Ho and Sark Ahar of Earth, ten million years in the future, try to keep the sun from blacking out and depriving the planets of its rays.



THE PULPSTER
Issue #25 to premiere at PulpFest!
New website now online!


THE PULPSTER  (the magazine about pulp magazines) celebrates its 25th year in 2016.
In addition to introducing issue number 25 at PulpFest 2016 next week, THE PULPSTER has a new presence online: ThePulpster.com.

At 
ThePulpster.com, you can find information on past issues, including listings of contents and covers, and how to purchase back numbers; article submission information; advertising opportunities; and more. THE PULPSTER editor William Lampkin plans on providing periodic updates about the zine, such as calls for submissions, what¹s coming up next issue, and other news.

THE PULPSTER got its start in 1991 when founding editor Tony Davis produced a 44-page, digest-size issue for Pulpcon 20.

In 2016, THE PULPSTER debuts number 25, featuring a special tribute to 90 years of AMAZING STORIES with essays by seven former editors of the groundbreaking science-fiction pulp, as well as other articles and features on the pulp magazines.

Pick up your copy of number 25 at PulpFest 2016, or visit ThePulpster.com to find out how to get a copy after PulpFest.


The Pulpster  


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead - New!
The Asset 
Arctic Wings
All The Missing Girls
Town of Dudley Sixth

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

Happy Fourth of July to you...  
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #15 and #16 - New!
‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘Language of the Dead’
The Spider #33: ‘Legions of Madness’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life - New!
Michael R. Hudson: 1955-2016 - New!
Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu, cosplay, sf
Bits of pulp: ‘Shadow Comics,’ pulp cons
Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2
Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#13 March of the Flame Marauders

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele

Now available!

Oil — black gold — the blood of Mother Earth! America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store! With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country’s millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery — misery and death — threatened each American! And Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence, was gambling his life recklessly in a valiant effort to save his native land from extinction!

 
From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.

Aided by a small group of trusted assistant, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.

Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened to remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
March of the Flame Marauders is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the April, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction by Will Murray
America Awake! — Editorial

Thrilling Feature-Length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
When Hell Came to America by Curtis Steele
One by one, the defenseless cities and towns of America vanished — swept from the earth by an incredible weapon in the hands of Europe’s most rabid dictator! It was an unearthly, invisible menace that the land of Liberty faced — a ruthless machine that destroyed thousands of patriots as it struck from out of the blue. Against this attack, unprovoked and unparalleled in the history of the world, it seemed that no stand could be made. Yet Operator 5 and his volunteer flying aides, banded together into a Squadron of Death, waged desperate battle in a last-minute attempt to save civilization from being wiped off the very face of the globe!

Things That Made America Great

The Heights of the Hundred Heroes by Morton Taney

In America’s moment of defeat and despair, General Washington asked his army for a victory that might turn the whole tide of history. They gave it to him — by such an astounding and decisive triumph as could only have been a miracle loosed by the fires of patriotism!

The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers

Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.

 

 
These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Dime Mystery Magazine series of eBooks.
 
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 Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
 
Dime Mystery Magazine — An Introduction by Will Murray
 
Prince of the Black Fire — January 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
The harsh, weird voice of the hornbill croaked the coming of the black fire to the helpless body of the girl whom I adored, it was the dreadful harbinger of the invisible, torturing flame a human monster summoned from the depths of hell to be the instrument of his deathless hatred!
 
The Beauty Shop Horrors — March 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
They were drawn to that dreadful shop as moths are drawn to the destroying flame — those young girls whose beauty was their fatal curse — to be led through the red halls of madness to the ultimate blackness of shameful death!
 
Slaves of the Midnight Caverns — July 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
Was it into the hands of beings beyond the ken of any mortal that those lost miners, those terror-haunted girls had fallen – to be tossed up, when dreadful lusts had been appeased, as pitiable, broken corpses?
 
The Blood Vendor — November 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
Ill with revulsion, Claire and I stared at another of those nude, horribly clawed girlish figures that were daily being found in the dismal woodside — and we thought at once of the obscene light of youth we had seen in the eyes of the hideous old men from David Holmes’ mission...
 
Merry Christmas from the Dead! — December 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
It turned out to be a gruesome party, which Marcia and John attended that fateful Christmas Eve. For each guest received as a present his own death notice — from the hand of a corpse!
 
Arms of the Flame Goddess — April 1938 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
The shadow of the Penitentes — that strange and terrible cult of fire-worshipers — filled my heart with dread. For I knew that soon the lovely body of my wife would be a scorched and blackened sacrifice to their devils of desire.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.




Robert E. Howard
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST Audiobook

Now available for pre-order!

At the right is the finished cover art, sans lettering, for an audio book of the REH classic, QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST from BonaFide Outlaw Freepress coming out in July.
The list price is $19.95, but the audiobook can be pre-ordered for $14.95.
To pre-order, click on the link below and then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.

Pre-orders will ship July 18.




BonaFide Outlaw Freepress

The Serial Squadron
SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE to return!

Plans are in the works now for the return of the SerialFest DVD and printed magazine to begin in December 2016 or shortly afterward, to be published by the Serial Squadron.

Included will be individual chapters of serials which have been up to this point unavailable, succeeding chapters of which will appear in subsequent issues as they continue to be restored.

Four issues were published a few years ago but the 2-DVD format was hard to keep up with in terms of production.
The plan now is to include 1 DVD with a printed publication for each quarterly issue.


Titles of serials to be included on the DVD will not be announced for a while but they include some pretty high-profile ones featuring major stars which have not been on video before.





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer and Blanche Mehaffey
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters

Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ. When Logan and Helen compare notes, they realize the Mystery Trooper, who has thrown a bag of gold nuggets through a window to Helen and Billy, must know more bout the mine than he is saying, and so may White Cloud, a beguiling wild white horse. It is said that he who discovers White Cloud's secret home shall also discover great riches. Is this true?

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.

This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now








The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Coming in July!


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes: The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess

Preorder now for release in July

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse

“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Preorder now for release in July

Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory and Iris Meredith

“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.
Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.

Preorder now for release in July







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Shadow Meets The Mask
- New!
The White Column - New!
Teeth of the Dragon
The Sealed Box
The Television Murders
The Golden Quest


Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome another author to our list of literary estates it manages.

H. Warner Munn (1903–1981): The author of several works, most notably the Werewolf Clan series from Weird Tales. A friend of fellow Weird Tales author H.P. Lovecraft, Munn penned scores of works over the course of his decades-long career.
His book, The Lost Legion (1980) is soon to see reprint.


Previous announcements:
Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



SWORDS V CTHULHU - Now available!

What hope has a humble adventurer when faced with a fight against Cthulhu himself? No matter; the true swordsperson cares only for the bite of steel against flesh, whether that flesh be eldritch or more conventional.

From the hottest voices in Lovecraftiana comes a collection that will take readers on a journey from ancient Rome to feudal Japan and from Dreamlands to lands that do not have names in any of the tongues of men.

Glory awaits!

The contributors include: Natania Barron, Eneasz Brodski, Nathan Carson, Michael Cisco, Andrew S. Fuller, A. Scott Glancy, Orrin Grey, Jason Heller, Jonathan L. Howard, John Hornor Jacobs , John Langan, L. Lark, Remy Nakamura, Carlos Orsi, M. K. Sauer, Ben Stewart, E. Catherine Tobler, Jeremiah Tolbert, Laurie Tom, Carrie Vaughn, Wendy N. Wagner, Caleb Wilson


Softcover,  368 pages, $13.99


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.

Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Three - New!
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One 
Art and Artists in the Bellerophon Weird Tales-Introduction
The Road to Dystopia
White Spheres Speak

WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene is on the case to capture the Lovecraftian monster leaving the empty skins of human victims all over New York City and uncover its connection to a blasphemous crime family. At the same time, his partner, Det. Sana Fayez, tries to uncover Greene’s sanity-blasting secret, but can her mind survive learning the weird detective’s true identity?



Full Color, 48 pages, $3.99










08 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
THE PERSONA
A new pulp hero arises!
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be introducing to the world of pulp fiction a brand new mystic hero in The Persona created by writer Michael Housel.

It is 1938 in Brick Town, NJ, and a mayoral campaign is underway.  What the citizens are unaware of is that their little hamlet has become the target of a demonic cult known as the Ministry of Chaotic Command and they are sponsoring a candidate who is in actuality a demonic being.

But before the servants of evil can unleash their horror, Brick Town’s leading businessman, Michael Mansford, is spirited away to a mystical realm that exist between life and death.  There he is recruited as agent of the Light by a supernatural being calling himself Mr. Surrogate.  Surrogate bestows upon Mansford a magical golden mask. Upon donning this grim false-face, Mansford is transformed into a powerful mystic who will become known as the Persona.

His task, to expose Hell’s secret invasion and defeat the Demon Monster that threatens all he loves and holds dear.  But can he succeed?  To do so he will have to sublimate his own identity and become this new and relentless warrior; THE PERSONA.

Delving into the field of Occult Mysteries, Michael Housel has produced a truly amazing debut adventure for his exciting new hero.  Says Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, “The fun of this job is finding new, talented writers like Michael Housel and discovering their creations.  The Persona is going to blaze new trails in pulp fiction, I guarantee it.”  Canadian artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations and first time cover artist, Shannon Hall the stunning cover.  All assembled by Award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis.

This is the first in a planned series starring this great new pulp hero, so be sure to hop on the bandwagon with this fast paced origin story.

Available at Amazon com.


 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventurE.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxehardcoverS






ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Coming July 15!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
$19.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE BLACK BAT  Volume 4: "Black Bat's Crusade" & "The Black Bat's Flame Trail"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and THE SPIDER's Norvell Page writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #4. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst and V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-207-0  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
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 108: "Vengeance Bay" & "Death Has Grey Eyes"
The Shadow confronts Nazi agents in two thrilling wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The search for Blackbeard's pirate treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and another Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped! Then, in the latter days of World War II, The Shadow uncovers a plot to secure the Nazi's future Fuehrer for a secret plan to take over the world 20 years in the future. BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will