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20 October 2017

ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE - Coming October 24!
by Gregory Manchess  (Author, Illustrator)


From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future.

When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places.

In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline.

Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.


Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Saga Press
Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
$29.99

eBook: $14.99
The Society is pleased to present a selection of work from Greg Manchess' latest stunning masterpiece Above the Timberline.
Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28th, 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Cash bar. $10 suggested donation will benefit arts programming and exhibitions.


Thanks to Andrew Porter for the tip!




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective – June 1945

Murder For Millions by Robert Wallace
When plunderers of Government secrets join forces to amass a fortune in tainted wealth, the Phantom Detective fights to balk their treacherous plans! 
Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan, the Nemesis of Crime, as he pits himself sinister enemies of America and strives to unravel a baffling mystery!

Voice of Murder by G. Wayman Jones
The White Cat by J.F. Hutton

   
7x10, 84 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – December 1941

Time Column by Malcolm Jameson
Across the abyss of ten thousand years Major Jack Winter leaps to save the world—and find’s something priceless that He has lost!

Decadence by Ray Cummings
Christmas On Mars by William Morrison
Snapdragon by Frank Belknap Long
Without Rocket From Earth by H.L. Gold
Rule of Thumb by Charles Stoddard

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Detective Book Magazine – Spring 1944

The Cross-Eyed Bear by Dorothy B. Hughes
The old man died, leaving a legacy.  It was three million dollars.  It was three sons. 
It was murder. Time was getting short.  Whoever had to be killed would have to killed quick. 
And into this viper’s nest of cruelty and horror walked a shy, plain New England girl. 
She needed a job, she said simply.  But she had a better, bloodier reason…

First Cousin To A Corpse by O.B. Myers
Pieces Of Hate by Jack O’Brien

Cover Artist: George Gross

   
7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #5: THE GREEN THUNDERBOLT
By Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

When Dusty heard about America’s new invention, the X-Rayoscope, by which the human eye could penetrate
night, fog and clouds for a distance of two hundred miles, he thought victory was at hand.
With such a machine to spy on the enemy, the war would soon be over.
But he didn’t know about the doom even then speeding through invisible skies, had not yet heard of the green thunderbolt!


$13.95 softcover

 SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #6: THE CASE OF THE BLACK LOTUS
By Robert J. Hogan
Now available!

Murder, swift and unseen—taking as its toll the most prominent citizens of New York, and marking with blood and horror, the trail of the mysterious Black Lotus.
What was the purpose of this silent scourge, that stilled the innocent in sudden death?
Val Kildare knew this much at least; that the fiend behind this slaughter killed not for vengeance, but for pleasure!

  $13.95 softcover
 SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Dusty Ayres #5 and Wu Fang #6 Are Here

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Red Blooded Stories (November 1928)
The Dead World by Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer, M.D.

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 25!

BLACK BAT Volume 9: "The Black Bat's Invisible Enemy" & "The Voice of Doom”
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, the Masked Avenger of Crime rips aside the veil of secrecy that shrouds a mob leader’s murderous activities in “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy.”  Then, the Black Bat pursues “The Voice of Doom," a human scourge who attacks the underworld and upperworld alike! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in another illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS! This instant collector's item showcases the original cover paintings by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-231-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 and arriving in comic shops October 25!

THE SHADOW Volume 122: “The Four Signets," “Five Keys to Crime” & “The Three X’s"
The Master of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow knows that “The Four Signets” hold a secret message that spreads crime and murder in their deadly wake! Then, the bequest of a rosewood music box leads to “Five Keys of Crime” that can provide its young heir with a fabulous inheritance—if he lives long enough to collect it! BONUS: A Hollywood star steals the picture when female sleuth Carrie Cashin investigates the mystery of “The Three X’s” in a tale by Theodore Tinsley. This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-237-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 123: “The Voice” and “Alibi Trail"
The Knight of Darkness demonstrates that “crime does not pay" in classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, “The Voice” commands and murder is done—but will The Shadow's taunting triumph laugh finally ring out above all? Then, a Spanish playing card, a baggage claim and a bank check are the enigmatic clues leading The Shadow along the murderous “Alibi Trail." This classic collection showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Charles Coll and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and R. F. Schabelitz, with background commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-238-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in January!
Coming to comic shops January 31!

THE SHADOW Volume 126: “The Chinese Primrose” & “The Scent of Death”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin is hired to locate a “White Elephant” in her first adventure by Theodore Tinsley. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 126 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV172218.

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 February!
Coming to comic shops February 28!

THE SHADOW #127: “The Silent Death” & “Charg, Monster”
The Master of Darkness battles fantastic science fiction threats in two outstanding pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, as he tracks the scientific mastermind behind a deadly plague, The Shadow becomes the target of “The Silent Death.” Then, the Dark Avenger follows a trail of brutal killings as he closes in on the sinister sanctum of “Charg, Monster” in a thrill-a-minute pulp classic! This instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-245-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 127 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 29).

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)




THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Arriving in book stores October 24!
Arriving in comic shops October 25!


A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.

Hardcover, 240 pages, $49.99.
Co-editors Doug Ellis and Ed Hulse have jointly signed a limited number of copies Murania Press is pleased to sell for the book’s suggested retail price of $49.99, with free shipping for buyers in the continental United States. A personal inscription can be added if requested; just send us a note at muraniapress@yahoo.com asking for personalization.

To repeat, there is a very limited number of signed copies available, so if you’re interested don’t wait too long to place an order.


IDW Publishing  Amazon.com  


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Jon Kirk Series: "The Mind Masters" and "The Time Masters"
Author and Publisher Gary Lovisi has published volumes 4 and 5 in his Jon Kirk Adventure series. 
This is a contemporary reimagining of a swords, sorcery, and space opera series like ERB's John Carter of Mars.
In the 4th and 5th volumes in this series, Jon Kirk consolidates his power on the planet Ares and starts to take on the evil space Empires that have brought misery to so many people on disparate worlds.


Past episodes:
"Four on the Run" Vol. 1 of the Saint's And Sinners Space Adventure Series
Wayne Carey
Adam Mudman Bezecny: Jim Anthony, Super Detective vs. Mastermind
The Savage Dyaries: The Essays of Dafydd Neal Dyar
Pulpfest Lecture: Michael Croteau on Philip Jose Farmer and Robert Bloch
"The Strange Harvest of Dr. Aquarius" By Jeff Deischer

Bibliorati  - Now online!

Paul Bishop
HINDI PULP—VIMAL! - New!
Out of the Shadows-James McKimmey
The Women of Men's Adventure
Steve Holland-The Face of a Hero

Shock Troops of Justice-Pulps Vs. Reality

Ron Fortier
Pulp Fiction Reviews-I Watched Them Eat Me Alive

Pulp Fiction Reviews-Plutonium Nightmare

Teel James Glenn
The Pulp Guy-Wu, The Doctor and The Spider's Crazy Cousin
The Pulp Guy-X Marks The Future Air War!
The Pulp Guy-The Once and Future Air War
The Pulp Guy-The Flying Hero With No Name

The Pulp Guy-The Popular Character You Never Heard Of



THE BIG BOOK OF ROGUES AND VILLAINS - Coming October 24!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect.

Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure.

The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.

Paperback: 928 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
List price: $25.00




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Writing pulp fiction for a living was a tough grind, but one that always attracted hopefuls. Dewy-eyed aspirants were willing to serve an apprenticeship in the pulps, secure in the knowledge that raw talent and hard work would carry them to inevitable success in the slicks. These neophytes, eager for helpful tips and sage advice from the pulpwood Big Timers, poured over the pages of trade journals such as Writer's Digest, Author & Journalist, Writer's Review, and Writer's Markets and Methods.

Established pulp writers and editors who contributed to these publications were surprisingly generous with advice and admonition both. Every now and then their articles were vague or self-serving, but a large number offered genuinely useful tips and outlined methods of working that are just as sound today as they were in 1930 or 1940. The two dozen essays collected in THE PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE hold significant educational value for today's wannabe writers.

Some of these trade-journal pieces saw revival in issues of Blood 'n' Thunder. A few—specifically, those by hero-pulp legends Lester Dent, Norvell Page, and Walter B. Gibson—have been reprinted before, but never have all been included between two covers. In context, surrounded by similar articles from peers, each represents a vital piece in the larger puzzle.

Straight how-to articles are mixed with market analyses and personal reminiscences. In addition to Gibson & Company, you'll find contributions from such legendary high-volume producers as Arthur J. Burks, H. Bedford-Jones, and Erle Stanley Gardner along with many second-tier favorites, including Nelson Bond, Frederick C. Davis, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Frank Gruber, and Henry Kuttner.

The blue-pencil boys also supplied guidance to followers of the writers' magazines, and PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE includes excellent essays by Adventure's Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, Black Mask's Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw, and editorial directors of the major pulp outfits: Rogers Terrill (Popular Publications), Leo Margulies (the "Thrilling Group"), Robert A. W. Lowndes (Columbia/Double Action/Blue Ribbon), Ralph Daigh (Fawcett Publications), and Robert O. Erisman (Martin Goodman's "Red Circle" line). Agents Lurton Blassingame and August Lenninger, frequent contributors to Writer's Digest, present market reports that at the time of publication were considered valuable tools for newcomers aiming to crack well-established sheets.

This book is an invaluable addition to any reference library with books documenting the pulp era.  It can be ordered at muraniapress.com. The $24.95 cover price includes shipping to buyers in the U.S.


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


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11, 220 pages
Price: $24.95




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

Collectibles Section Updated
Labor Day Weekend Sale: Both Volumes of CLIFFHANGER CLASSICS
Now Available for Immediate Shipping: THE PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE
PulpFest 2017 Report



Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #26
Now available!

Brother Bones in "Then and Now" | Ron Fortier
Professor Moriarty in:
"The Picture of Oscar Wilde" | Michael Kurland
John E. Petty | "Lillian"
"The Doting Burglar" | Ben Hecht
"Murder Is Fascinating" | Benton Brader
"Black Mastiff" by Stanley C. Sargent
"Birthday Bullets" | Richard Brister
"The People of the Pit" | A. Merritt
"Monster in the Maze" | Adam Beau McFarland
"Despair" | H.P. Lovecraft
"The Terrible Old Man" | H.P. Lovecraft

134 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback: $12.95 | eBook: $3.99




Bold Venture Press
PLOT GENIE: PLOT SCIENTIFIC
by Wycliffe A. Hill
Now available!

The Plot Master himself, Wycliffe A. Hill, shares the lessons taught to students in expensive seminars!

Plot Scientific was the original text for a special and personally conducted course in story plotting by the author, Wycliffe A. Hill. Assignments at each chapter’s conclusion have been designed especially to develop the observation, power of analysis and creative imagination of the writer. If you are a serious student of plot construction, and aspire to reach the next level in your writing, your most valuable tool may be Plot Scientific, paired with one of the many Plot Genie books.

188 pages, $19.95


Bold Venture Press
RAILROAD STORIES #5
by E.S. Dellinger
Now available!

Two Railroad Stories in one volume!

Steam & Steel
Friend against Foe and Rail against Rail! A personal squabble that mushroomed into a vengeance game, from the shell-torn tracks of France to the smooth main line of the S.F. & E., back in the U.S.A.

Derails
Haunted by the shadow of murder and pursuit, Dave Meade could not forget the roar of the rails. Then, from out of the night and the driving storm on the main line in the Ozarks, came a girl and fate.

Steam and Steel and Derails were published in 1932 and 1930, when serialized fiction was more common in Railroad Stories. With the longer word length, E.S. Dellinger demonstrates his command of character.


250 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $16.95




Bold Venture Press
FLYING BLIND
by Howard Hammerman
Now available!

Dan Goldberg’s marriage is already in jeopardy because of his aluminum mistress, a 30-year-old single-engine Cessna. He barely affords the plane by taking extra work teaching monthly statistics classes in Washington D.C. On this trip, everything takes a decidedly different turn when he meets Maria, a sexy Latin businesswoman — and his life shifts.

Dan is offered a fistful of cash by a Jamaican taxi driver in return for an overnight flight to New Jersey. Sure, it sounded fishy ... and when the trip turns out to be a drug run for a cocaine cartel, the deal goes sour and leads him into real jeopardy. No matter how high he goes, Dan can’t fly away from this dilemma …



210 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $14.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: El Borak - New!
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!
Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer
Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber
Pulp Appeal: Rafael Sabatini



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Galactic Patrol: Night and Day - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Virgil Finlay - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, Part 2
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Earl Norem
The Third Cry of Legba, by Manly Wade Wellman
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Stephen Fabian

Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #5 (of 6) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson and Neal Adams

The road to Shamar is long -- and thralls of the Corvidae threaten every step.
But Conan will persevere in Diana's quest to protect the town...though he might be equally interested in revenge against the slaver who sold them into peril on the high seas!


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 17.

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV170331.






Clive Cussler: TYPHOON FURY (The Oregon Files) - Coming November 7!
by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm--and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $29.00
Kindle: $14.99





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

Forgotten Stories: CHARLIE CHAN in "The Land of the Leopard Men" (1948)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: DUSTY AYRES and his BATTLE BIRDS 7,8,9 (1935)  - New!
Tarzan of the Movies 5: THE ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (1921)  
LONE RANGER Gum Cards (1940)
Walter Baumhofer on ADVENTURE (Open-Mouth Edition)
JAMES BOND covers by Michael Gillette (2008) - Part 2



DEJAH THORIS #0 - Coming in January!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover: Jay Anacleto


The untold story of the Red Martian princess! 
After learning of the legendary Gardens of Mars from her grandfather, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, sets off on a dangerous scientific expedition to save her dying planet.
But things don't go the way she planned when she encounters a mysterious Green Martian prisoner... 

A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book A Princess of Mars.


Full Color, 32 pages, $0.25, On sale January 3.

DEJAH THORIS #0 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171500.






The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Parade #99 October 2017  
- New!
Magazine of Horror #6 Nov. 1964
Broadswords and Blasters #3 Fall 2017
Pulp Literature #16 Autumn 2017
Magazine of Horror #5 Sept. 1964
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Magazine of Horror #4 May 1964



FOUR ON THE RUN - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


At the beginning of the thirty-eighth century, three notorious convicts are taken to a top secret prison planet in a lawless region of space known as the Borderlands.
Escape is just the beginning of their adventures.

This volume contains the first three stories in the Sinners & Saints series, "You'd Have to Be Crazy to Go in There", "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and "Let's Make a Deal".

Paperback, 172 pages,
$10.00
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Kindle: $2.00



HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #5 (of 5) - Coming in January!
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover A), Sliney (Cover B)

It all hits the fan! Irish versus Moss. John and Ishi versus the armored T-Rex. The Nazis versus the free folk of the Western World.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 24.

HALF PAST DANGER 2: DEAD TO REICHS #5 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV170552 (Mooney cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV170553 (Sliney cover).


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S MISSION #3 (OF 3) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Ron Goulart (Art) Sean Joyce, Malena Molina (Cover) Sean Joyce

The year is 1962, and the Phantom returns once again in a new adventure! There's a possible world war with Russia looming on the horizon, and newly minted President John F. Kennedy calls upon his old friend Kit Walker for help! Will the Russians get the secret documents? Can the Phantom save Mac and Navarro? What, exactly, is going on with Althea and Max? And, of course, will Aunt Lenore get her novel published? The Phantom is on the case and staying busy in this action packed issue! Stay tuned for the thrilling final issue of The Phantom: President Kennedy's Mission!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99, On sale January 31.

THE PHANTOM: PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MISSION #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171712.



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Skull is Pleased

Tales From the Magician’s Skull  - Make Your Pledge!
Linking to Brackett


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #59  - Coming in January!

This issue of Illustration features the sexy pin-up and science fiction art of the brilliant H.W. McCauley. Our feature showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Next up we feature the automotive illustrations of Peter Helck, known for his thrilling racing art. Our final feature covers the work of Gilbert Bundy, famous for his humorous slick magazine illustrations of the 30s and 40s. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale January 31.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #59 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV172225.





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #19 - Arriving in comic shops October 25!
(Writer) David Apatoff (Art) Mort Drucker, John Watkiss

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99





James Rollins: GHOST SHIP - Coming October 24!

The discovery of a burned body sprawled on a remote Australian beach shatters the vacation plans of Commander Gray Pierce. To thwart an ingenious enemy, he and Seichan are pulled into a centuries-old mystery surrounding a lost convict ship, the Trident. The vessel—with a history of mutiny and stolen treasure—vanished into the mists of time, but nothing stays lost forever.  A freak storm reveals clues scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, but following those clues will lead to bloodshed and savagery, for where this ghost ship is hidden is as shocking as the mystery behind its disappearance. It will take all of Gray’s ingenuity and Seichan’s deadly skills not only to survive—but to stop an enemy from destroying everything in his path.

Kindle: $0.99
Kindle  

JAMES BOND: THE BODY #1 - Coming in January!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover A: Luca Casalanguida


As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner.
Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission.
A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them.

From writer Ales Kot comes a James Bond story that explores the secret agent in ways that we have yet to experience!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 17.

JAMES BOND: THE BODY #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171526.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE SON OF TARZAN
The Novelization of the 15-Chapter Serial


FIRST EDITION!

The "Tarzan" stories, by the famous author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, have become history to the lovers of the motion picture art.

The son of "Tarzan of the Apes", through inherited instinct and circumstances, is lured to the jungle. With his companion, Akut, a bull ape, he conquers the wild beasts, blacks and Arabs of the African wilderness and thereby gains the name of Korak, the Killer.

The youth thrives on the life of the outdoors; the companionship of the ever-faithful anthropoid and a child of the Wilds, Meriem, to whom he is devoted, gives him four fold courage. With his giant strength he keeps at bay the savages of the forest. Alone he conquers tribes of Arabs and blacks. They are beset by enemies who covet Meriem, but love for his girl-treasure gives Korak superhuman strength to defend her.

The Killer is attacked by ferocious baboons, and after a terrific struggle he subjugates them, placing Akut as their leader. With his tribe of Apes, the Ape man rescues Meriem from the savage blacks, after a murderous slaughter on both sides.

The girl is again taken prisoner by two villainous Swedes, who hold her for ransom. One of them seeks to possess her, but this attempt is frustrated by "Tarzan of the Apes", who has come to the jungle in search of his wife.

Korak is tortured at the loss of his jungle mates, and, seeking her, with his mighty strength he overcomes prowling hungry lions, fierce tigers, cannibals, venomous Arabs, and the many other horrors and perils that abound in the heart of the black country

"The Son of Tarzan" was released as a 15-chapter serial in 1921. Concurrent with its release and showing, a novelization, in serial form, was offered to newspapers around the United States. We have collected together the entire novelization and present it here for the first time.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 212 pages
Retail Price $49.95
Our Price $29.95



JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: FLESH & BLOOD #2 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (Art) Patric Reynolds (Cover) David Palumbo

There's much more than meets the eye in the haunted house Joe investigates, and Joe's personal troubles get more serious.

B&W, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 31.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: FLESH & BLOOD #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV170022.


John Silence—Physician Extraordinary / The Wave - Now available!

Six stories featuring John Silence, the psychic doctor whose tales offer a strange combination of Holmesian detection and Lovecraftian horror, and a story of reincarnation as an ancient Egyptian love triangle is played out again in more modern times.

New introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.




KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #3 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

Kong is taken in by Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zika, and General Ursus as they all seek to learn more about this mysterious creature and the natives of Skull Island.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 17.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171303 (Huddleston cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171304 (Magno cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171305 (Dalton cover).




LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 6: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE TPB - Coming in March!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Ben Stenbeck (Art), Stephen Green (Art), Peter Snejbjerg (Art), Toni Fejzula (Art/Color), Troy Nixey (Art), Kevin Nowlan (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

Collecting five Lobster Johnson one-shots featuring the Lobster in a Christmas robbery, a prison break with a familiar enemy behind it, an art museum heist, a preacher serving up more than scripture, and a zombie hitman!

Collects Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life, Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis, Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man, Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones, and Lobster Johnson: Mangekyo.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 7.


LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 6: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV170020.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Mystery of Robert Arthur
Treasures at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Guardians: Movie Review
Patrick Duffy and the Man from Atlantis

Mike Chomko -  September/October 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for September/October 2017

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/




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Captain Anthony Adventure
- New!
The Scarlet Shroud
Simon Fogner
Captain Swashbuckle
The Wrath
Xenthe

PAPERBACK PARADE #99 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #98, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
 Paperback Talk by Gary Lovisi
 “The War of the Worlds: The Beginnings of a Genre” by Gary Lovisi
 “Paperback Library Anomalies” by J. Grant Thiessen & Kenneth Johnson
 “Universal Variants: Unfaithful Wives” by Wally Green
 “Whip in Hand: Sadism and Bondage Art in American Vintage PBs” by Gary Lovisi
 “A Cop Called Wolf” by Gary Lovisi
 “Eliot Ness in Cleveland” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “Mob Hits: True Crime Mafia & Gangster PBs” by Gary Lovisi
 “An Epitome of Pulp: The Street of the Lost” by Jay A. Gertzman
 “Ace Books, Donald Wollheim and Me” by David Origlio
 “Sons of Starship Troopers: Capt. John Farragut & The Merrimack Series” by Gary Lovisi
 “Matchless Paperbacks: Firestarter” by Richard Greene


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Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
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Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
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PELLUCIDAR AT EARTHS CORE #1 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer; (Art/Cover A) Clint Hilinski; (Cover B) Richard Bonk

It is a world of eternal daylight, where prehistoric beasts terrorize the land and primitive tribes fight for survival in an incredible landscape of lush beauty and vicious brutality. This is Pellucidar, the world at the Earth's core, one of the most fascinating and beloved creations of science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs! Ruled by the telepathic and blood-thirsty Mahars, all of Pellucidar lives in fear of the pterosaurian terrors, but the flesh-eating monsters might have met their match in Dian the Beautiful, whose indomitable will could lead all of Pellucidar to rise up in revolt of their savage oppressors! Pellucidar At the Earth's Core comes with three covers - Main by Clint Hilinski, Savage by Richard Bonk, and Prehistoric Retailer Incentive by Hilinski.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 31.

PELLUCIDAR AT EARTH'S CORE #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171168 (Hilinski cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171169 (Bonk cover).





PS Publishing
BLACK WINGS VI
Edited by S. T. Joshi

Coming in November!


SYNOPSIS
This sixth volume of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Black Wings series demonstrates as never before how infinitely malleable are H. P. Lovecraft’s weird conceptions. The twenty-two stories and poems in this book run the gamut of modes and genres, but each of them is fueled by elements large and small drawn from Lovecraft’s inexhaustibly rich corpus of writing.

Cosmicism is central to Lovecraft’s imaginative vision, and it oftentimes is manifested in tales of archaeological horror. In this volume, stories by Ann K. Schwader, Lynne Jamneck, Don Webb, and Stephen Woodworth treat this motif in varying and distinctive ways. Lovecraft’s work is also infused with a profound sense of place, as he himself was attached to the familiar locales of his native New England but also travelled widely in search of new vistas to stimulate his imagination. Here, stories by Tom Lynch, Aaron Bittner, W. H. Pugmire, and Darrell Schweitzer summon up the landscapes of diverse realms in America to tease out the horrors embedded in them.

Alien creatures are featured in many of Lovecraft’s greatest tales. In this volume, William F. Nolan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock summon up multiform monsters inspired by Lovecraft’s notions of hybridism and alien incursion. The forbidden book theme is deftly handled by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and the notion of other worlds lying just around the corner from our own is the subject of stories by Donald Tyson and Mark Howard Jones. Finally, David Hambling cleverly adapts Lovecraftian concepts to the locked-room detective story.

In commemorating the incredible efflorescence of weird poetry in our time, this book presents poems by four leading contemporary poets—Ashley Dioses, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D. L. Myers. Each of their works fuses skilful use of rhyme and metre with compact evocations of Lovecraftian themes. H. P. Lovecraft’s work is likely to continue inspiring writers for many generations, and this volume presents a vivid snapshot of what can be said in this idiom by sensitive and talented authors.

CONTENTS
Introduction     S. T. Joshi
Pothunters    Ann K. Schwader
The Girl in the Attic    Darrell Schweitzer
The Once and Future Waite    Jonathan Thomas
Oude Goden    Lynne Jamneck
Carnivorous    William F. Nolan
On a Dreamland’s Moon    Ashley Dioses
Teshtigo Creek    Aaron Bittner
Ex Libris    Caitlín R. Kiernan
You Shadows That in Darkness Dwell    Mark Howard Jones
The Ballad of Asenath Waite    Adam Bolivar
The Visitor    Nancy Kilpatrick
The Gaunt    Tom Lynch
Missing at the Morgue    Donald Tyson
The Shard    Don Webb
The Mystery of the Cursed Cottage    David Hambling
To Court the Night    K. A. Opperman
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks    W. H. Pugmire
Mister Ainsley    Steve Rasnic Tem
Satiety    Jason V Brock
Provenance Unknown    Stephen Woodworth
The Well    D. L. Myers


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE November 2017
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 326
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786362-01-8  [£25]
300 Slipcased JHC signed by the contributors  — ISBN 978-1-786362-00-1  [£50]
PS Publishing


Pulp Adventurecon
November 4, 2017 -- Less than one month to go!
Seventeen years and still going strong!



Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ this November 4th for another afternoon of pulp mania.
You'll find 46 tables of bargain-priced stuff lurking in the vendor room.


Get ready for another afternoon of buying and selling pulp magazines.
Some dealers will be carrying original paperback cover paintings, vintage movie posters, and a selection of Golden Age comics.


In its infancy, Pulp Adventurecon dodged scheduling conflicts with other collectibles shows. Many of those events have disappeared with the passage of time. In 2001, we relocated the show to Bordentown's Ramada Inn, conveniently located at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7. The Ramada has been our venue for 16 years, and for some wayward pulp fans it's a second home.

Admission is a mere $5.00 per person.
Single tables are $50
Dealers receive a ten percent discount when reserving more than one table.





PULP FAN #1 - Coming soon!

Contents:
"The Beast of Smoke and Fire" by Link Hullar
"The Cave" by Jeff Vavra
"Weird Tales Artist fred Humiston" by Stephen Friedt
"Pulp Woody Daze" by Link Hullar
"Harold B. Hershey" by Jeff Vavra

Illustrations by Kevin Duncan, Frank Hamilton, John Lambert, Dave Marquez, and Scott McClung







 

PulpFest 2018 from July 26 – 29, 2018
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry

 We’ll be celebrating the century mark of Philip José Farmer, plus the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

Joe Lansdale is Coming to PulpFest

Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale will be the Guest of Honor at PulpFest 2018. The author of over forty novels and numerous short stories, his work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has also written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many other awards.


PulpFest

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"K is for Killer" by Carl G. Hodges from G-MEN DETECTIVE, January, 1947
Terry Michaels, ex-detective out of a job, starts anew in a small town - with a big crime case on his hands!

"Paintbrush Badman" by Dean Owen from WESTERN ACES, April, 1944
Jeff Baker, sagebrush sign painter, had always believed that it was plumb unhealthy to horn in on other people's business. But when he saw red murder committed right before his eyes, easy-going Jeff put down his paintbrush to do a little six-gun smearing.

"The Solar Menace" by S. K. Bernfeld from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August, 1937
A mad scientist who is both angry and demented escapes from prison and plots to destroy the whole world. He plans to bake the world with a sunlight concentrator ray. His plan fails because as the heat increased, evaporation increased, cloud cover increased, decreasing the amount of radiation hitting the earth, neutralizing his plan.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Agent Nine, G-Man Action  
- New!
The Couturier of Milan  - New!
The Adventures of The Scarlet Shroud  
Chen  
Interview With Author Michael Howard
Spice Trade


         Pulp Den  

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

Adventures in Editing - Donald A. Kennicott
Jay Paul Jackson - Artist (1905-1954)
Charles Richard Beeler aka Caddo Cameron - Cowboy, Railroader, Author

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Profit Motive - New!
Early Autumn Giveaway
Dead Sea Submarine
The Corsican Cross
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.

Radio Archives
The Spider #49 Audiobook
The City That Dared Not Eat
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Famine marched through America’s metropolis, and the starving multitudes who sat down to eat found only the choice of empty plates — or a murder-menu! Richard Wentworth, with the whimpering chorus of unfed babies ringing in his haunted ears, picked up once more the Spider’s eerie weapons of mercy — to fight a new and awful figure in the field of crime, a criminal red Spider who, with a thousand unknown assistants, was contaminating the city’s food supply!

While the Spider borrowed his black slouch hat and cloak from the already thriving Shadow, the character was significantly different. The Spider stories are about action, intensity, and pacing. Wentworth himself is strongly emotional, plumbing the thrills of victory as readily, and as deeply, as the depths of despair during his escapades. His long-suffering fiancée, Nita van Sloan, is a worthy character in her own right, though frequently relegated to the traditional role of hostage-bait. As additional exotic spice, Wentworth maintains a Sikh manservant/warrior companion, Ram Singh, as well as chauffeur Ronald Jackson, the sergeant from his old army days. Rounding out the cast is Commissioner of Police Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s staunch friend and the Spider’s greatest adversary; Kirkpatrick himself lives in a state of constant angst for fear that duty will one day force him to send his friend to the electric chair as punishment for the Spider’s crimes. And indeed, that fear nearly becomes fact on several occasions.
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! The City That Dared Not Eat originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1937.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
 
The Man of Thousand Faces is forced to adopt a strange disguise––the face of a livid blue corpse. This pits him against a ruthless, vicious criminal who leaves a weird wake of blue corpses. Men die in a horrible halo of preternatural light and the infamous Blue Spark checks off another name from his lethal ledger... Agent “X” is snared in the treachery tangle of the law and the lawless and walks straight into the trap of his greatest nemesis––Inspector John Burks.


The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
Like many of his Pulp peers, Secret Agent “X” worked with a female companion who walked the fine line between aide and love interest. Betty Dale, a reporter with as much moxy and courage as any man, played a pivotal role in the entire series. Most stories deftly handled the balance of Betty’s emotions, teetering between her dedication to the mission and an attraction to a man whose real name she didn’t even know.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Kingdom of Blue Corpses, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, December 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Now available!

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.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
Talons Of Terror by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
In ten days there were ten murders. Bestial terror talons ripped the heart and soul from a city, and in the funereal wake of these awesome claws lay the dried, bloodless hunks of what once were men. Alone, bucking this mad march to the grave, went Secret Agent “X” along a trail that carried him up a corpse-runged ladder.
 
Shrieking Coffins — Complete Novelette by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Mysteriously six empty coffins disappeared. Then one by one out of the black void of the night they began to appear, each with its grim, cargo of shrieking corpses,
 
Murdered Twice — Complete Novelette by Norman A. Daniels
Detective Bert Nagle knew that men don’t die twice — despite what his own eyes told him.
 
Taking No Chance by Emile C. Tepperman
An interesting short short
 
The Secret Council — Column
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
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



Radio Archives & Audible Audio
Dare-Devil Aces: #120, January 1943   Audiobook – Unabridged
Now available!


These exciting pulp adventures feature every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today's listeners.

Listening Length: 5 hours and 27 minutes
$17.46


Radio Archives & Audible Audio
Jungle Stories #58: Winter 1953
Now available!


Radio Archives Pulp Classics present the total pulp experience. These exciting pulp adventures features every story of the original pulp magazine.

Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six-foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N'Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back as an audiobook.

Table of Contents:

A new full-length Ki-Gor novel, Fane of the Python Priestess by John Peter Drummed
In the heart of the juju forest...in an island city...the strange V'lorians murdered in the night. Only Ki-Gor, great White Lord of the Jungle, could face that unworldly horde and hope to win. Yet within his heart was not the will to fight - for Helene, his golden mate, was no longer at his side. She was among the living dead in an unmarked grave.

"The Wizardry Of Ndeze" - short story of African intrigue by J. W. Benjamin
Fearfully the young nungwates lined up for the dread Ndembo Rites - the act of death and resurrection. But only the weakling, Ndeze, dared hazard a guess at the outcome.

"The Marriage-Hat Of Golandi" - short story of African intrigue by M. E. Counselman
Golandi was a love-sick fool, as everyone knew. But was he also a stealthy jungle murderer?

"Blood for the JuJu" - short story of African intrigue by E. Rickard Zoar
When the fierce black shape hurtled at him from out of the jungle night, Granoah knew that the moment of judgment had come.


Listening Length: 6 hours and 51 minutes
$17.46


Radio Archives
 Amazon.com  



RED SONJA #13 - Coming in January!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Ben Caldwell
Cover B: Brent Schoonover
Cover C: Moritat
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Fernando Ruiz


Red Sonja and her time traveling companion Professor Wallace take a wrong turn on their way back to the Hyborian Age, and now they find themselves in...Hell.
Can the She-Devil fight her way back out? Or is this where they finally belong?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 17.

RED SONJA #13 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171570 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171571 (Schoonver cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171572 (Moritat cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171573 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171574 (Ruiz cover).

 
 
 



THE SHADOW #3 - Arriving in comic shops October 25!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Mike Kaluta, Charles Wilson III

With political tensions on the rise and lethal copycats committing acts of terror in his name, Mary Jerez grasps at secrets that she believes may be key to returning the Shadow’s mind.
In doing so she must delve into the war-torn ravages of his past, where she will be confronted with the sins that lurk in the heart of The Shadow himself.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







THE SHADOW #6 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR
Cover A: Kelly Jones
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: J. Bone


With the machinations of Leviathan laid bare at last, the streets run with blood.
At the center of it all, face to face with the sickness of the world, Mary Jerez must decide whether to use the scalpel’s cut to cure or kill.
Will the coming dawn bring the light—or the Shadow?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 10.

THE SHADOW #6 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171578 (Jones cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171579 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171580 (Bone cover).


   
  
    



THE SHADOW / BATMAN #4 (OF 6) - Coming in January!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Cover A: Kevin Nowlan
Cover B: Philip Tan
Cover C: Brandon Peterson
Cover D: ACO
Cover E Subscription: Giovanni Timpano


The veins of the Silent Seven have bore their way into the very heart of modern society.
Their every move can be hidden, and there is no move that can be made in secret from them. And that includes Batman and the Shadow.
When one of the Seven invades Wayne Manor, a horrifying revelation casts Batman's entire mission in doubt.
The only one that can save him?
The Shadow. But can the Master of Men liberate both Wayne Manor and the Dark Knight's mind without losing his own?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99,
On sale January 3.

Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics

THE SHADOW / BATMAN #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171585 (Nowlan cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171586 (Tan cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171587 (Peterson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171588 (ACO cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171589 (Timpano cover).


   
   
   
    
   


SHEENA #5 - Coming in January!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: Art Thibert
Cover B: Maria Sanapo
Cover C: 
Marco Santucci
Cover D: Cosplay


Monsters out of myth and nightmare explode from the rot of time, hungry for living flesh! Sheena now must find a way to stop both the creatures and Cadwell’s men before the unthinkable happens and the forest she calls home is forever destroyed.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99,
On sale January TBA.

SHEENA #5 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 25).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171595 (Thibert cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171596 (Sanapo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171597 (Santucci cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV171598 (Cosplay cover).





SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATES - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon


Andrew Salmon's first Sherlock Holmes tale, The Adventure of the Locked Room, was a hit right out of the gate, winning an award for Best Pulp Short Story the year it was published. Salmon followed up this success by garnering rave reviews, numerous award nominations and a second win for Best Pulp Short Story for his Holmes adventures before breaking new ground with the best selling Fight Card Sherlock Holmes trilogy.

Now, for the first time,  ALL FIVE  of his award-winning and nominated Holmes tales have been collected in SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATES!

What happened to the tenant in 221B Baker Street before Holmes and Watson moved in? Mystery and murder cast long shadows over idyllic Towne Manor - what will Holmes and Watson discover there?  A daring assassination attempt has left Holmes close to death and it's up to Dr. Watson and Mycroft Holmes to bring the villain to justice.  Is there a werewolf loose in Limehouse or is something much more sinister killing policemen? Who is pulling off daring raids at Portsmouth and disappearing without a trace?

These mysteries and more await!
- Featuring a wraparound cover by award-winning artist Mike Fyles!
- Exclusive interviews with the author and artist!
- Behind the scenes essays for each of the five tales!

There's the hansom now. Hurry! The game's afoot!

A Timepiece Press Publication

Paperback, 312 pages, $13.99
Kindle: $3.99

    Amazon.com  Kindle  


Tales From the Magician's Skull
All-new sword-and-sorcery fiction magazine
Kickstarter project now online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by November 2, 2017

Tales From the Magician's Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters -- and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace.

Issue #1 is complete and ready for printing. It is brimming with 72 pages and contains 7 stories, each featuring a full page black-and-white illustration. When appropriate to the tale, maps to terrifying tombs and sinister lairs are included as well. Each story has been written, edited, illustrated, and laid out in classic pulp magazine format. A bonus section translates elements from each story - creatures, magic items, and more - into Dungeon Crawl Classics game terms.

Issue #1 features fiction by James Enge, John C. Hocking, Howard Andrew Jones, Aeryn Rudel, Bill Ward, C. L. Werner, and Chris Willrich. The magazine is edited by Howard Andrew Jones and published by Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games, with layout by Lester B. Portly.

Each story is lovingly illustrated by industry stalwarts, and issue #1 features art by Jennell Jaquays, Doug Kovacs, Willam McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Ian Miller, Russ Nicholson, and Stefan Poag.

This Kickstarter funds the print publication of the first and second issues. Depending on pledge level, backers will receive their issues shipped to them in physical form. There is also an option for PDF delivery.

Issue #2 will be published in mid-2018 and is currently in production.




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.

Barker and Bender on the Case-Part One
Another Silly Season-Part Two
Another Silly Season-Part One
The Summer of Flying Saucers


WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #1
Now available!

The 1st issue of Weirdbook Annual presents themed stories of Witches!
Included this time are:

Thou Shalt Not Suffer, by Matt Neil Hill
No Holds Bard, by Adrian Cole
Laying The Hairy Book, by Josh Reynolds
Here Is Where Your Proud Waves Halt, by Erica Ruppert
Vicious Circles, by Paul Dale Anderson
Assorted Shades of Red, by Franklyn Searight
Strange Days in Old Yandrissa, by John R. Fultz
Fertility Rites, by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Witch's Heart, by Rachel Bolton
Hag Race, by Andre E. Harewood
Best Friend Becky, by Wayne Faust
The Rat in the Rabbit Cage, by Ashley Dioses
Two Spells, by Neva Bryan
Pulled Over, by Paul Spears
The Witch of Skur, by L.F. Falconer
Cat and Mouse, by Duane Pesice
Last of the Ashiptu, by Paul Lubaczewski
Firestorm, by Richard H. Durisen
The Witch of Pender, by John Linwood Grant
The Nora Witch, by Brandon Jimison
The Broken Witch, by Scott Hutchison

Plus poetry by Maurits Zwankhuizen, Lucy A. Snyder, David F. Daumit, S.L. Edwards, Lori R. Lopez, Frederick J. Mayer,
K.A. Opperman, Clay F. Johnson, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Oliver Smith, Darla Klein

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot   Facebook: Weirdbook  Amazon.com   Kindle  Wildside Press: eBook  Wildside Press: Softcover
 


 







13 October 2017

2018 VINTAGE SCI FI 12 MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The 2018 Vintage Sci-Fi Calendar features archival-quality images of classic covers from the Golden Age of pulp science fiction. These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover. The large format 9×14 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9×26 inches. Each month's image is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9×12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95

Also available are Vintage Sci-Fi journals and posters.


Asgard Press  
 
ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE - Coming October 24!
by Gregory Manchess  (Author, Illustrator)


From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future.

When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places.

In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline.

Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.


Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Saga Press
Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
$29.99

eBook: $14.99
The Society is pleased to present a selection of work from Greg Manchess' latest stunning masterpiece Above the Timberline.
Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28th, 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Cash bar. $10 suggested donation will benefit arts programming and exhibitions.


Thanks to Andrew Porter for the tip!




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective – June 1945

Murder For Millions by Robert Wallace
When plunderers of Government secrets join forces to amass a fortune in tainted wealth, the Phantom Detective fights to balk their treacherous plans! 
Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan, the Nemesis of Crime, as he pits himself sinister enemies of America and strives to unravel a baffling mystery!

Voice of Murder by G. Wayman Jones
The White Cat by J.F. Hutton

   
7x10, 84 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – December 1941

Time Column by Malcolm Jameson
Across the abyss of ten thousand years Major Jack Winter leaps to save the world—and find’s something priceless that He has lost!

Decadence by Ray Cummings
Christmas On Mars by William Morrison
Snapdragon by Frank Belknap Long
Without Rocket From Earth by H.L. Gold
Rule of Thumb by Charles Stoddard

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Detective Book Magazine – Spring 1944

The Cross-Eyed Bear by Dorothy B. Hughes
The old man died, leaving a legacy.  It was three million dollars.  It was three sons. 
It was murder. Time was getting short.  Whoever had to be killed would have to killed quick. 
And into this viper’s nest of cruelty and horror walked a shy, plain New England girl. 
She needed a job, she said simply.  But she had a better, bloodier reason…

First Cousin To A Corpse by O.B. Myers
Pieces Of Hate by Jack O’Brien

Cover Artist: George Gross

   
7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #5: THE GREEN THUNDERBOLT
By Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

When Dusty heard about America’s new invention, the X-Rayoscope, by which the human eye could penetrate
night, fog and clouds for a distance of two hundred miles, he thought victory was at hand.
With such a machine to spy on the enemy, the war would soon be over.
But he didn’t know about the doom even then speeding through invisible skies, had not yet heard of the green thunderbolt!


$13.95 softcover

 SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #6: THE CASE OF THE BLACK LOTUS
By Robert J. Hogan
Now available!

Murder, swift and unseen—taking as its toll the most prominent citizens of New York, and marking with blood and horror, the trail of the mysterious Black Lotus.
What was the purpose of this silent scourge, that stilled the innocent in sudden death?
Val Kildare knew this much at least; that the fiend behind this slaughter killed not for vengeance, but for pleasure!

  $13.95 softcover
 SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Dusty Ayres #5 and Wu Fang #6 Are Here
- New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Red Blooded Stories (November 1928)
The Dead World by Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer, M.D.
More Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store
New Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store
Altus Press Unveils Its New Pulp T-Shirt Store… With Cheaper Prices to Boot
THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Coming October 24!

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.

Hardcover, 240 pages, $49.99.
Co-editors Doug Ellis and Ed Hulse have jointly signed a limited number of copies Murania Press is pleased to sell for the book’s suggested retail price of $49.99, with free shipping for buyers in the continental United States. A personal inscription can be added if requested; just send us a note at muraniapress@yahoo.com asking for personalization.

To repeat, there is a very limited number of signed copies available, so if you’re interested don’t wait too long to place an order.


IDW Publishing  Amazon.com  


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

"Four on the Run" Vol. 1 of the Saint's And Sinners Space Adventure Series

In the tradition of Farscape, and Blake's 7 comes a new space adventure series "Saints and Sinners" by Jeff Deischer.  Volume one contains 3 interrelated stories including the origin of the four fugitives escaping incarceration in the most maximum security prison in the Imperium.  These characters are based on the classic archetypes from the RPG world set lose in the 38th Century with virtualy the entire universe set against them.  These are fun stories with lots of action and swiftly moving plots that make them a stimulating yet relaxing read to which you can unwind after a busy day.  Check it out!

Past episodes:
Wayne Carey
Adam Mudman Bezecny: Jim Anthony, Super Detective vs. Mastermind
The Savage Dyaries: The Essays of Dafydd Neal Dyar
Pulpfest Lecture: Michael Croteau on Philip Jose Farmer and Robert Bloch
"The Strange Harvest of Dr. Aquarius" By Jeff Deischer

Audible Studios
Doc Savage: Fortress of Solitude: Audiobook
Now available!

Kenneth Robeson (Author), Jay Snyder (Narrator), Jeena Yi (Narrator), David Marantz (Narrator), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Carol Monda (Narrator), LJ Ganser (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

Pulp fiction's legendary "Man of Bronze", Doc Savage, stars in one of his most engrossing adventures. In this novel we meet Doc Savage's greatest enemy, the diabolical John Sunlight.
Sunlight has set out on an evil mission of revenge and has armed himself with incredible scientific inventions that he managed to steal from Doc Savage's own "Fortress of Solitude" in the arctic.
Doc must race to stop Sunlight before Doc's own inventions are put to sinister use.

Complete narrative cast includes Jay Snyder, Jeena Yi, David Marantz, Marc Vietor, Carol Monda, LJ Ganser, Allyson Johnson, Angelo Di Loreto, Kevin T. Collins, Victor Bevine, Nick Sullivan, and Jonathan Davis.


Listening Length: 3 hours and 59 minutes
$14.95




Audible Studios
The Shadow Unmasks Audiobook – Unabridged
Now available!

For the first time in his long career as a master crime-fighter, The Shadow thrusts aside his veil of mystery. Not under one of his many aliases, but in his true identity, The Shadow reveals himself. In this battle against the underworld, the unfathomable past of the man known as The Shadow is finally exposed.

Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, Jonathan Todd Ross, Marc Vietor, Richard Poe, Joe Barrett, Susannah Jones, David Marantz, Nick Sullivan, Jay Snyder, Scott Aiello, Gabriel Vaughan, Richard Ferrone, Kevin Pariseau, LJ Ganser, Jonathan Davis, and a full cast.


Download: $14.95



Bibliorati  - Now online!

Paul Bishop
Out of the Shadows-James McKimmey - New!
The Women of Men's Adventure
Steve Holland-The Face of a Hero

Shock Troops of Justice-Pulps Vs. Reality

Ron Fortier
Pulp Fiction Reviews-I Watched Them Eat Me Alive

Pulp Fiction Reviews-Plutonium Nightmare

Teel James Glenn
The Pulp Guy-Wu, The Doctor and The Spider's Crazy Cousin - New!
The Pulp Guy-X Marks The Future Air War!
The Pulp Guy-The Once and Future Air War
The Pulp Guy-The Flying Hero With No Name

The Pulp Guy-The Popular Character You Never Heard Of



THE BIG BOOK OF ROGUES AND VILLAINS - Coming October 24!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect.

Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure.

The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.

Paperback: 928 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
List price: $25.00




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Writing pulp fiction for a living was a tough grind, but one that always attracted hopefuls. Dewy-eyed aspirants were willing to serve an apprenticeship in the pulps, secure in the knowledge that raw talent and hard work would carry them to inevitable success in the slicks. These neophytes, eager for helpful tips and sage advice from the pulpwood Big Timers, poured over the pages of trade journals such as Writer's Digest, Author & Journalist, Writer's Review, and Writer's Markets and Methods.

Established pulp writers and editors who contributed to these publications were surprisingly generous with advice and admonition both. Every now and then their articles were vague or self-serving, but a large number offered genuinely useful tips and outlined methods of working that are just as sound today as they were in 1930 or 1940. The two dozen essays collected in THE PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE hold significant educational value for today's wannabe writers.

Some of these trade-journal pieces saw revival in issues of Blood 'n' Thunder. A few—specifically, those by hero-pulp legends Lester Dent, Norvell Page, and Walter B. Gibson—have been reprinted before, but never have all been included between two covers. In context, surrounded by similar articles from peers, each represents a vital piece in the larger puzzle.

Straight how-to articles are mixed with market analyses and personal reminiscences. In addition to Gibson & Company, you'll find contributions from such legendary high-volume producers as Arthur J. Burks, H. Bedford-Jones, and Erle Stanley Gardner along with many second-tier favorites, including Nelson Bond, Frederick C. Davis, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Frank Gruber, and Henry Kuttner.

The blue-pencil boys also supplied guidance to followers of the writers' magazines, and PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE includes excellent essays by Adventure's Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, Black Mask's Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw, and editorial directors of the major pulp outfits: Rogers Terrill (Popular Publications), Leo Margulies (the "Thrilling Group"), Robert A. W. Lowndes (Columbia/Double Action/Blue Ribbon), Ralph Daigh (Fawcett Publications), and Robert O. Erisman (Martin Goodman's "Red Circle" line). Agents Lurton Blassingame and August Lenninger, frequent contributors to Writer's Digest, present market reports that at the time of publication were considered valuable tools for newcomers aiming to crack well-established sheets.

This book is an invaluable addition to any reference library with books documenting the pulp era.  It can be ordered at muraniapress.com. The $24.95 cover price includes shipping to buyers in the U.S.


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


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11, 220 pages
Price: $24.95



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER'S CLIFFHANGER CLASSICS VOLUME 2
Now shipping!

For nearly 50 years the motion-picture chapter play was a vibrant part of our country’s pop-culture scene. Following their favorite serials turned moviegoing into a weekly habit for millions of Americans. During the silent-film era, episodic thrillers were marketed to adults and children alike, but their emphasis on base melodrama and contrived thrills appealed more to kids. Those youthful habitués of Saturday matinees faithfully followed serials and retained fond memories of them. Subsequent generations discovered cliffhanger classics via later broadcasts on TV and reissues in collectable home-video formats.
 
This sequel to 2012's well-received Blood 'n' Thunder's Cliffhanger Classics offers history and analysis of such popular and influential silent serials as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914), The Diamond from the Sky (1915), The Riddle Rider (1924), and the four 1914-17 chapter plays of Francis Ford and Grace Cunard. Notable talkie-era serials covered at length include Tarzan the Fearless (1933), The Return of Chandu (1934), The Lost City (1935), Radio Patrol (1937), Red Barry (1938), The Spider's Web (1938, and its 1941 sequel The Spider Returns), Hawk of the Wilderness (1938), Adventures of Red Ryder (1940), and Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943).
A special essay titled "Anatomy of a Serial," taking an approach not previously attempted by any chapter-play historian, chronicles the making of fan favorite Spy Smasher (1942) from the licensing of the character rights in June 1941 straight through to the film's national release in April 1942. All aspects of the production are detailed with facts and figures, as well as the recollections of director William Witney, star Kane Richmond, supporting player Tris Coffin, and stunt ramrod Dave Sharpe.
 
The essays in Cliffhanger Classics are not the typical puff pieces generally found in books on this subject. Each article has been carefully researched and supplemented with first-hand recollections of people who worked in the serials being examined, including leading men Buster Crabbe, Kane Richmond, Herman Brix, and Rod Cameron; leading ladies Jacqueline Wells, Iris Meredith, Kay Hughes, Vivian Coe; veteran serial writer Barry Shipman; stuntmen Dave Sharpe and Tom Steele; and directors Ford Beebe and William Witney. Their input makes this second volume of Cliffhanger Classics a valuable addition to the historical record, as well as an entertaining read.
 
The book is profusely illustrated with more than 60 pages of rare stills, posters, and lobby cards from the serials under examination. 
Purchase price includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers only; international customers must inquire for shipping rates.

Cover Art by Chris Kalb
Trade paperback, 6x9 inches, 302 pages
Price: $24.95




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

Collectibles Section Updated
Labor Day Weekend Sale: Both Volumes of CLIFFHANGER CLASSICS
Now Available for Immediate Shipping: THE PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE
PulpFest 2017 Report



Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #26
Now available!

Brother Bones in "Then and Now" | Ron Fortier
Professor Moriarty in:
"The Picture of Oscar Wilde" | Michael Kurland
John E. Petty | "Lillian"
"The Doting Burglar" | Ben Hecht
"Murder Is Fascinating" | Benton Brader
"Black Mastiff" by Stanley C. Sargent
"Birthday Bullets" | Richard Brister
"The People of the Pit" | A. Merritt
"Monster in the Maze" | Adam Beau McFarland
"Despair" | H.P. Lovecraft
"The Terrible Old Man" | H.P. Lovecraft

134 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback: $12.95 | eBook: $3.99




Bold Venture Press
RAILROAD STORIES #5
by E.S. Dellinger
Now available!

Two Railroad Stories in one volume!

Steam & Steel
Friend against Foe and Rail against Rail! A personal squabble that mushroomed into a vengeance game, from the shell-torn tracks of France to the smooth main line of the S.F. & E., back in the U.S.A.

Derails
Haunted by the shadow of murder and pursuit, Dave Meade could not forget the roar of the rails. Then, from out of the night and the driving storm on the main line in the Ozarks, came a girl and fate.

Steam and Steel and Derails were published in 1932 and 1930, when serialized fiction was more common in Railroad Stories. With the longer word length, E.S. Dellinger demonstrates his command of character.


250 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $16.95




Bold Venture Press
FLYING BLIND
by Howard Hammerman
Now available!

Dan Goldberg’s marriage is already in jeopardy because of his aluminum mistress, a 30-year-old single-engine Cessna. He barely affords the plane by taking extra work teaching monthly statistics classes in Washington D.C. On this trip, everything takes a decidedly different turn when he meets Maria, a sexy Latin businesswoman — and his life shifts.

Dan is offered a fistful of cash by a Jamaican taxi driver in return for an overnight flight to New Jersey. Sure, it sounded fishy ... and when the trip turns out to be a drug run for a cocaine cartel, the deal goes sour and leads him into real jeopardy. No matter how high he goes, Dan can’t fly away from this dilemma …



210 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $14.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live! - New!
Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer - New!
Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber
Pulp Appeal: Rafael Sabatini
Pulp Appeal: Pulp Fiction
Issue 3 Cover Reveal
Pulp Consumption: True Detective (Season 1)


Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3: Pulp Magazine with Modern Sensibilities (Volume 3) - Now available!

This issue, dear readers, brings the first year of Broadswords and Blasters to a close.

We’ve got a weird Western kind of tale where people are missing their skins, and a special kind of video game that’s more immersive than ever.

We also have a simple act of theft leading to much deeper trouble, and a pirate ship that gathers curses like other ships collect treasure.

You’ll meet a man living in the future in a compartment, noticing the strangeness creeping in on him.
Two strangers share a fire, but there’s a dark connection there that will end in blood.
And a crew of space pirates takes a salvage job that goes badly wrong.


Paperback, 98 pages, $6.99
Kindle: $2.99




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, Part 2 - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Earl Norem - New!
The Third Cry of Legba, by Manly Wade Wellman
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Stephen Fabian
The Barsoom Genre?
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Horror of Robert E. Howard, Part 1
Better Mythos Gaming Through Fiction
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: John Duillo

Centipede Press
IN THE REALMS OF MYSTERY AND WONDER
by Clark Ashton Smith

Now available to order!

For many years, the artwork of Clark Ashton Smith was a mere rumor to most of those who read his stories and poems. Like many of his current admirers, this book’s editor first became acquainted with the artwork of Clark Ashton Smith through the tantalizing references that his correspondent and friend H.P. Lovecraft scattered throughout his stories like malignant Easter eggs. Photographs of some of his carvings had graced the dustjackets of Arkham House books, but these were themselves rarities and only served to tantalize the reader further.

At long last the veil has been drawn back. In the Realms of Mystery and Wonder presents, for the first time, over two hundred of Smith’s sculptures, paintings and drawings in all their wonder. Included are paintings that he did for his well-known poem “The Hashish-Eater,” as well as drawings that he did to illustrate Lovecraft’s story “The Lurking Fear” and his own stories in Weird Tales.

Also included are all of Smith’s prose poems, including several that have not been collected, as well as memoirs and appreciations by Donald Sidney-Fryer, Fritz Leiber, Eric Barker, and many of Smith’s friends and fellow writers. This is a large book, oversized at 7 × 10 inches. Table of Contents is shown at the right.

Note: This book has been slightly delayed. The title will arrive here between October 15 and 20. Then copies will ship out over the next two weeks, so with luck you will have your books by Halloween, or shortly thereafter. Also, the links below are for Centipede Press newsletter customers only. Please do not share these links at this time. Thank you for your support and consideration!


Cloth with dustjacket and slipcase, unsigned: $200 (on sale from $225). Shipping around October 22.
Signed, cloth with dustjacket and slipcase: $225 (on sale from $250). Shipping around October 22.

Centipede Press   Signed Edition   Unsigned Edition  




Clive Cussler: TYPHOON FURY (The Oregon Files) - Coming November 7!
by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm--and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $29.00
Kindle: $14.99




Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 18! 
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson, Aaron Lopresti


Diana has escaped the Cimmerian gladiator's arena, but she's exchanged that battleground for an equally dire fate.
Now she's chained to Conan -- the warrior who refused to fight -- and they've been sold to a pirate's crew!
When their ship founders in a storm, a leap into shark-infested waters seems like the safest course...


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Crypt of Cthulhu No. 108, Hallowmas 2017 - Now available!
Cover by Eckhardt after Wilson

The Lovecraft Movement has recently mutated into a frightful caricature of itself. One thinks of the insidious influence of the alien Colour on the Nahum Gardner farmstead. It is part of the destructive (and highly annoying) politicization of everything today. If, like me, the Hierophant of the Horde, you are pretty sick of this strife, what say we set aside our politics for the nonce and just get back to the glory days of Lovecraft fandom and scholarship? And the best way to do that would of course be to revive Crypt of Cthulhu! So we did! We have hit the ground running, offering great articles, poetry, and reviews by Will Murray, Don Burleson, S.T. Joshi, Scott Connors, Sam Gafford, Ann K. Schwaeder and others. And this is just the beginning! So come on in and join in the gibbering!

Contents:
Disturbing and Debatable Editorial Shards
Deconstructing Nug and Yeb by Will Murray
The Grip of Evil Dream: Donald Wandrei by Morgan Holmes
Genomic Criticism: A Lovecraftian Introduction by Donald R. Burleson, Ph.D.
A Tale of Two Glossaries by Timothy Burall
Averoigne and Zothique by Scott Connors
An Inquiry On The Menu Served At The Palace Of King Nargis-Hei In Sarnath, Upon The Celebration Of The Thousandth Anniversary Of The Destruction Of Ib
An Online Crypt of Cthulhu Index by Donovan K. Loucks
R’lyeh Reviews

Poems:
Pains of the Sufferer by Chad Hensley
Stranger Tides by Ann K. Schwader
The Offering by Frank Coffman


US $7.50



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

Tarzan of the Movies 5: THE ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (1921)  
- New!
LONE RANGER Gum Cards (1940) - New!
Walter Baumhofer on ADVENTURE (Open-Mouth Edition) - New!
JAMES BOND covers by Michael Gillette (2008) - Part 2
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (1939)
Jungle Queens and Space Rangers 5: WINGS COMICS
Jungle Queens and Space Rangers 4: PLANET COMICS
Jungle Queens and Space Rangers 3: JUNGLE COMICS



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Magazine of Horror #6 Nov. 1964
- New!
Broadswords and Blasters #3 Fall 2017 - New!
Pulp Literature #16 Autumn 2017 - New!
Magazine of Horror #5 Sept. 1964
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Magazine of Horror #4 May 1964
Magazine of Horror #3 Feb 1964
Betsy Curtis’ The Ones  
Magazine of Horror #3 Feb 1964
Justice Amazing Detective Mysteries May 1955



October 20-22, 2017!

Martin Powell is currently writing an Old Time Radio script of DOC SAVAGE, which will be performed and shot on video at DOC CON 2017 on October 20th.

Doc is one of his favorite characters since he was about ten years old. Martin will be adapting the Lester Dent novel, The Monsters, which--coincidentally--is also his favorite Doc Savage adventure.

This gig is especially thrilling to Martin because it's specifically crafted for genuine fans of the Man of Bronze.



FOUR ON THE RUN - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


At the beginning of the thirty-eighth century, three notorious convicts are taken to a top secret prison planet in a lawless region of space known as the Borderlands.
Escape is just the beginning of their adventures.

This volume contains the first three stories in the Sinners & Saints series, "You'd Have to Be Crazy to Go in There", "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and "Let's Make a Deal".

Paperback, 172 pages,
$10.00
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Kindle: $2.00



HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #2 - Arriving in comic shops October 18! 
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover A), Stephen Byrne (Cover B)

Agent Moss is back and she's about to drop one hell of a Bombshell.
The team reels at this revelation and realize that there's only one man they can turn to as a result: the enigmatic ninja Ishikawa Minamoto.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Skull is Pleased
- New!
Tales From the Magician’s Skull  - Make Your Pledge!
Linking to Brackett
Magician’s Skull Table of Contents
Magician's Skull: Editorial Sneak Peek

Reruns: Harold Lamb

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #4 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 18! 
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Greg Smallwood

As 007 closes in on rogue agent Rika Van De Havik, a deadly drone attack strikes at the heart of Europe.
Russia's covert ops agency SMERSH is plotting to split NATO - by pitting Britain's MI6 against the CIA!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






John Silence—Physician Extraordinary / The Wave - Now available!

Six stories featuring John Silence, the psychic doctor whose tales offer a strange combination of Holmesian detection and Lovecraftian horror, and a story of reincarnation as an ancient Egyptian love triangle is played out again in more modern times.

New introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.




JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 18! 
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover:
Tom Mandrake

Ghosts from the past! With the Avenger's innocence still in question, Nellie and the Justice, Inc. team must investigate the abandoned hospital where the Avenger was treated, after the terrible crime that forever changed his life, and set him on his righteous path...but what dark secrets will they find hidden there?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




KONG GODS OF SKULL ISLAND ONESHOT #1 - Arriving in comic shops October 18! 
(Writer) Philip Kennedy Johnson (Art) Chad Lewis (Cover) Jeremy Wilson

In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there.
Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they're devoted to their god…and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.

Full Color, 32 pages, $7.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Mystery of Robert Arthur - New!
Treasures at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Guardians: Movie Review
Patrick Duffy and the Man from Atlantis

Mike Chomko -  September/October 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for September/October 2017

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/




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Scarlet Shroud
- New!
Simon Fogner
Captain Swashbuckle
The Wrath
Xenthe

The Pathfinder Worldscape Ultimate Crossover Humble Book Bundle

The Pathfinder Worldscape Ultimate Crossover Humble Book Bundle presented by Paizo and Dynamite is live! Pay what you want, get $667 worth of digital comics and books, and benefit your favorite charity. Pay $45 and get all that plus five Worldscape and Starfinder miniatures and four exclusive new Pathfinder Worldscape comics, including the Pathfinder Worldscape: Dejah Thoris One-Shot by Christopher Paul Carey!

Pathfinder Worldscape: Dejah Thoris (Print Edition)
When Dejah Thoris and Tars Tarkas investigate a mysterious gap in the memory of John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom, they find themselves hurled into the interdimensional demiplane of the Worldscape. Caught in a bloody conflict between the Council of Jungle Kings and a Technic League captain from Golarion, Dejah Thoris must use both her scientific knowledge and her keen-edged blade to survive the perils of the Worldscape. Dejah Thoris meets the world of Pathfinder in this epic crossover written by Pathfinder senior editor Christopher Paul Carey (Pathfinder Worldscape: Lord of the Jungle).



Popular Publications Pulp Heroes Return In New Wild Adventures!
The Spider!, G-8, and Operator #5 in an epic crossover event!

Coming in 2018!

Will Murray has announced that an agreement has been reached with Argosy Communications. licensing the world- famous Popular Publications pulp heroes to appear in a new series of authorized novels bearing the Wild Adventures banner.  Two distinct series will join the growing Wild Adventures lineup, which includes Doc Savage, The Shadow, Tarzan of the Apes and King Kong. All novels will be written by Will Murray.

Slated for 2018, the first release will be an epic crossover featuring The Spider, James Christopher—America's Secret Agent, better known as Operator 5––and G-8, the legendary Flying Spy, entitled The Spider: Doom Legion. When a strange meteor impacts Central Park, its emanations transform ordinary citizens into mindless zombies whose burning eyes emit devastatingly destructive rays. Richard Wentworth dons the mantle of The Spider—Nemesis of Evil—to once again protect the city he loves. This brings him into conflict with Secret Service Operator 5 and G-8, now with military intelligence.

Looming over Manhattan is a villain from the past. Tall, sinister, his true identity unknown, with a seething wrath going back years, he has sworn to kill one of the three crimefighters battling the Meteor Men. But who is his target: The Spider, Operator 5, or, G-8? The answer to that mystery will only be revealed in the pages of The Spider: Doom Legion….

Next, The Spider: Fury in Steel, in which a master villain attired in steel-clad armor returns. This time, the plundering fiend has built an even more formidable battle suit—and he is not alone.

The first Wild Adventure of James Christopher, Operator 5, is scheduled to guest star the mysterious counterspy named Red Finger. Don't be surprised if other heroes blaze their way through this Wild Adventures epic!
Each of these Wild Adventures will be released in trade paperback, ebook, and hardcover formats. Every hardcover will feature a bonus novelette written by Will Murray.

For The Spider: Doom Legion hardcover, The Secret 6 will be on hand to combat the onslaught of meteor-maddened zombies terrorizing Long Island in their first new exploit in over 80 years.

I’ve been a fan of The Spider since 1969, especially of those novels written by the great Norvell W. Page. In recent years, I’ve been fortunate to have written authorized Spider short stories. Writing a full-blown high-octane Spider novel has been one of my secret ambitions. To revive the legendary series, especially with a major team-up, is beyond my wildest dreams. But here we are. Buckle up, the Wild Adventures is about to take on new meaning….

The Wild Adventures are released through Altus Press.




Pulp Adventurecon
November 4, 2017 -- Less than one month to go!
Seventeen years and still going strong!



Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ this November 4th for another afternoon of pulp mania.
You'll find 46 tables of bargain-priced stuff lurking in the vendor room.


Get ready for another afternoon of buying and selling pulp magazines.
Some dealers will be carrying original paperback cover paintings, vintage movie posters, and a selection of Golden Age comics.


In its infancy, Pulp Adventurecon dodged scheduling conflicts with other collectibles shows. Many of those events have disappeared with the passage of time. In 2001, we relocated the show to Bordentown's Ramada Inn, conveniently located at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7. The Ramada has been our venue for 16 years, and for some wayward pulp fans it's a second home.

Admission is a mere $5.00 per person.
Single tables are $50
Dealers receive a ten percent discount when reserving more than one table.





 

PulpFest 2018 from July 26 – 29, 2018
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry

 We’ll be celebrating the century mark of Philip José Farmer, plus the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

Joe Lansdale is Coming to PulpFest

Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale will be the Guest of Honor at PulpFest 2018. The author of over forty novels and numerous short stories, his work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has also written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many other awards.


PulpFest

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Every Colt Has Its Day" by Joe Archibald from WESTERN ACES, January, 1945
Will Chessman admitted rustling those Rolling J beeves. And a ranchman jury reckoned a dose of the noose would cure Chessman permanently. But the Rolling J boss figured an even tighter way of law-branding that hard-riding gallows bait.


"The Lady-Killer" by C. S. Montanye from BLUE BOOK, November, 1919
SHOW me the bird what believes every gal in the world is crazy and mad about him, and I'll show you a guy worth his weight in ivory. Or better still I will introduce you to no less than Oscar Morton. Oscar was a born lady-killer and will continue so as long as he is able to totter around.

"Devil's Billet Doux" by Cliff Howe from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1939
When his past threatened to wreck his future, John Liegh decided to write a . . . . Devil's Billet Doux

"An Art Shop in Greenwich Village" by Ray Cummings from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 29, 1920
The strange happenings in an art shop devoted to Spanish art.



Pulp Den - Now online!

The Adventures of The Scarlet Shroud  
- New!
Chen  - New!
Interview With Author Michael Howard
Spice Trade
The Case of The Missing Bubble Gum Card
Sinbad And The Serpent King

         Pulp Den  

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

Adventures in Editing - Donald A. Kennicott
Jay Paul Jackson - Artist (1905-1954)
Charles Richard Beeler aka Caddo Cameron - Cowboy, Railroader, Author
Pulpfest 2017 - photos
Robert H. Leitfred - Author

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Early Autumn Giveaway
Dead Sea Submarine
The Corsican Cross

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.

SCI-FI ART OF VIRGIL FINLAY 2018 Wall Calendar - Now available!

Virgil Finlay (1914-71) was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator.
While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques.

This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.
Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.

12 pages, 12 illustrations
Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
£9.99








SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATES - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon


Andrew Salmon's first Sherlock Holmes tale, The Adventure of the Locked Room, was a hit right out of the gate, winning an award for Best Pulp Short Story the year it was published. Salmon followed up this success by garnering rave reviews, numerous award nominations and a second win for Best Pulp Short Story for his Holmes adventures before breaking new ground with the best selling Fight Card Sherlock Holmes trilogy.

Now, for the first time,  ALL FIVE  of his award-winning and nominated Holmes tales have been collected in SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATES!

What happened to the tenant in 221B Baker Street before Holmes and Watson moved in? Mystery and murder cast long shadows over idyllic Towne Manor - what will Holmes and Watson discover there?  A daring assassination attempt has left Holmes close to death and it's up to Dr. Watson and Mycroft Holmes to bring the villain to justice.  Is there a werewolf loose in Limehouse or is something much more sinister killing policemen? Who is pulling off daring raids at Portsmouth and disappearing without a trace?

These mysteries and more await!
- Featuring a wraparound cover by award-winning artist Mike Fyles!
- Exclusive interviews with the author and artist!
- Behind the scenes essays for each of the five tales!

There's the hansom now. Hurry! The game's afoot!

A Timepiece Press Publication

Paperback, 312 pages, $13.99
Kindle: $3.99

    Amazon.com  Kindle  


Tales From the Magician's Skull
All-new sword-and-sorcery fiction magazine
Kickstarter project now online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by November 2, 2017

Tales From the Magician's Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters -- and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace.

Issue #1 is complete and ready for printing. It is brimming with 72 pages and contains 7 stories, each featuring a full page black-and-white illustration. When appropriate to the tale, maps to terrifying tombs and sinister lairs are included as well. Each story has been written, edited, illustrated, and laid out in classic pulp magazine format. A bonus section translates elements from each story - creatures, magic items, and more - into Dungeon Crawl Classics game terms.

Issue #1 features fiction by James Enge, John C. Hocking, Howard Andrew Jones, Aeryn Rudel, Bill Ward, C. L. Werner, and Chris Willrich. The magazine is edited by Howard Andrew Jones and published by Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games, with layout by Lester B. Portly.

Each story is lovingly illustrated by industry stalwarts, and issue #1 features art by Jennell Jaquays, Doug Kovacs, Willam McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Ian Miller, Russ Nicholson, and Stefan Poag.

This Kickstarter funds the print publication of the first and second issues. Depending on pledge level, backers will receive their issues shipped to them in physical form. There is also an option for PDF delivery.

Issue #2 will be published in mid-2018 and is currently in production.




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.

Barker and Bender on the Case-Part One
Another Silly Season-Part Two
Another Silly Season-Part One
The Summer of Flying Saucers


WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #1
Now available!

The 1st issue of Weirdbook Annual presents themed stories of Witches!
Included this time are:

Thou Shalt Not Suffer, by Matt Neil Hill
No Holds Bard, by Adrian Cole
Laying The Hairy Book, by Josh Reynolds
Here Is Where Your Proud Waves Halt, by Erica Ruppert
Vicious Circles, by Paul Dale Anderson
Assorted Shades of Red, by Franklyn Searight
Strange Days in Old Yandrissa, by John R. Fultz
Fertility Rites, by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Witch's Heart, by Rachel Bolton
Hag Race, by Andre E. Harewood
Best Friend Becky, by Wayne Faust
The Rat in the Rabbit Cage, by Ashley Dioses
Two Spells, by Neva Bryan
Pulled Over, by Paul Spears
The Witch of Skur, by L.F. Falconer
Cat and Mouse, by Duane Pesice
Last of the Ashiptu, by Paul Lubaczewski
Firestorm, by Richard H. Durisen
The Witch of Pender, by John Linwood Grant
The Nora Witch, by Brandon Jimison
The Broken Witch, by Scott Hutchison

Plus poetry by Maurits Zwankhuizen, Lucy A. Snyder, David F. Daumit, S.L. Edwards, Lori R. Lopez, Frederick J. Mayer,
K.A. Opperman, Clay F. Johnson, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Oliver Smith, Darla Klein

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot   Facebook: Weirdbook  Amazon.com   Kindle  Wildside Press: eBook  Wildside Press: Softcover
 


 







06 October 2017

2017 & 2018 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2017

October 6, 2017
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN
2018

February 16, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
THE FLASH [May be delayed]
May 4, 2018
May 25, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
STAR WARS: UNTITLED HAN SOLO FILM
June 8, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 22, 2018
June 29, 2018
OCEAN'S EIGHT
THE INCREDIBLES 2
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM

July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE

2018 VINTAGE SCI FI 12 MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The 2018 Vintage Sci-Fi Calendar features archival-quality images of classic covers from the Golden Age of pulp science fiction. These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover. The large format 9×14 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9×26 inches. Each month's image is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9×12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95

Also available are Vintage Sci-Fi journals and posters.


Asgard Press  
 
Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #156
 
Private Detective Stories Special Issue
   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective - August 1945
 
Killer Portfolio by Robert Wallace
 The Phantom Detective plunges into a baffling mystery maze when a sinister overlord of crime guides the hand of grim murder and destruction that strikes at the heart of America! 
Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he strives to solve the secret of a leather folder that packs potential dynamite set to explode a huge financial structure.
 
Something Always Happens by Robert Sidney Bowen
 Forced Clue by by Wayland Rice

   
7x10, 84 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

The Lone Eagle - November 1934
 
The Laughing Death Patrol by Lt. Scott Morgan
 The Sinister Zeppelin by Terry Gilkison
 The Flying Elephant by George Bruce
 The Sky Artist by Hugh James
 Hero by Arthur J. Burks

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

SKY DEVIL: ACE OF DEVILS
By Harold F. Cruickshank


The Sky Devil and his Brood were riders of the hell trail! Nowhere along the Western Front could you find a more feared crew, both in their element or out. 120 Squadron could always be counted on to whip Germany's best Aces, out-scrap entire squadrons of Boche killers, or tackle not one, but two crazed Barons with an Egyptology fetish! But what happens when they find themselves up in a dirigible fighting a fleet of ghost zeppelins, or down in the English Channel battling ferocious deep water beasts, or even behind enemy lines dealing with a crazed Major Petrie? Plenty, and you can read it all here. The prolific Harold F. Cruickshank was a mainstay of Popular Publications’ aviation titles, with a series in each. For Battle Aces he wrote Sky Wolf; For Battle Birds he created Red Eagle; and in Dare-Devil Aces, from 1932 to 1935, he wrote the 29 tales of Sky Devil. This second volume from Age of Aces Books collects half of the run—15 stories in all—including the seminal story where Bill Dawe is rooked out of the command of 120 Squadron!

Stories include
“The Green Devils” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1932
“Killer’s Drome” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1932
“Ace of Devils” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1933
“Skeleton’s Drome” – Dare-Devil Aces, December 1933
“The Sky Pirates” – Dare-Devil Aces, January 1934
“Staffel of Hate” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1934
“The Flaming Vulture” – Dare-Devil Aces, March 1934
“No-Man’s Squadron” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1934
“The Storm Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, May 1934
“The Derelict Patrol” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1934
“Staffel of Skeletons” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
“Graveyard Staffel” – Dare-Devil Aces, September 1934
“The Stratosphere Patrol” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
“The Undersea Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
“Staffel of Dead Men” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 364 pages




The German Empire has unleashed Hell on Earth! The dead are climbing out of their graves and giant skeletons attack the living. Heads are detonating and soldiers are turning to bronze. But flying to the rescue like an avenging angel is America’s own “Brain Devil,” Captain Philip Strange, the phantom ace of G-2 Intelligence. Whether it’s deadly bridges or killer broadcasts, when the Allies need a miracle they pray for Philip Strange! This sixth volume of Donald Keyhoe’s flying spy features six weird World War I adventures: The Devil's Holocaust, Hell's Gateway, The Brain-Devil of G-2, Tombstone Tarmac, The Bridge of Death, and Hellions of Headless Death.

Stories include
“The Devil’s Holocaust,” – Flying Aces, June 1932
“Hell’s Gateway,” – Flying Aces, April 1932
“The Brain-Devil of G-2,” – Flying Aces, September 1932
“Tombstone Tarmac,” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“The Bridge of Death,” – Flying Aces, May 1935
“Hellions of Headless Death,” – Flying Aces, September 1936

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 322 pages


 

Airship 27 Productions
SIX-GUN TERRORS
By Fred Adams Jr.
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the third volume in author Fred Adams Jr.’s weird western series, SIX-GUN TERRORS – The Slithering Terror.

When a plague of rattle snakes descends on parts of the frontier, striking terror in the hearts of local farmers and ranchers. General Sherman, representing the federal government, once again seeks out the services of his two most reliable scouts, cow-punchers Durken and McFee. Content with their current occupation working for cattle baron Homer Eldridge, the ex-Union scouts are reluctant to answer the General’s summons. Such past missions have led them straight into encounters for the supernatural in truly horrific ways.

This new assignment is no different, as the two must lead a cavalry company into the heart of Indian Territory seemingly infested with poisonous reptiles. Their primary goal: discover the reason for this plague and whether it is merely nature gone wild or something a great deal more sinister.

“This is one of the most original weird western series on the market today,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “The bizarre adventures of Durken and McFee are really creepy good fun, giving us a nice dose of traditional western melodrama with the proper infusion of blood curdling horror.”

Author Fred Adams Jr. once again blends authentic western action with gut-wrenching horror as he weaves a twisted, nightmarish tale of slithering terror that will keep readers up late at night.  Artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations with Ted Hammond the beautiful horrific cover in the classic pulp vein.  This is another great chapter in a weird western series quickly becoming a fan favorite.


Now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

 Altus Press Unveils Its New Pulp T-Shirt Store… With Cheaper Prices to Boot!

For some time, Altus Press has offered authentic pulp logo t-shirts.
Although we liked the quality, we were never content with the price we had to charge. But this has changed.

Starting today, we’ve partnered with Spreadshirt to offer our t-shirts direct.
This is a good thing on several levels.
First, you’ll no longer be constrained by one fabric color choice: you’ll now be able to choose among several options.
Second, you’ll get real-time updates on availability and fulfillment from the producers themselves.
And finally, by cutting out the middleman, we’ve been able to lower our t-shirt prices: they all start from $19.99.

To make ordering easier, we’ve set up a store on their site: shop.spreadshirt.com/altuspress.
Please check it out!


Thrilling Adventures T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 

Pecos Kid Western T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: grey fabric only.


Horror Stories T-Shirt  
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

Doctor Death T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

Black Mask T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
The Mysterious Wu Fang T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.

Dr. Yen Sin T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.