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Adventure House
Phantom Detective - 10/44
Now available!

"Mansions of Despair" by Robert Wallace
"Upon the identity of an unknown man who claims to be Don Mallory, pioneer screen idol, hangs the fate of many marked for murder—and it's up to the Phantom Detective to unearth the startlign truth!  A voice from the grave calls the world's greates slueth into this baffling mystery case."
 
"Crime Wave" by Murray Leinster
"Strictly Agin the Law" by Benton Braden
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 78 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Startling Stories - 01/43
Now available!

"World Beyond the Sky" by Robert Moore Williams
"Cast into the mysterious realm of an outer universe, Don Strong and his valiant band come to grips with a utopian paradise befouled by the mad ambition of a ruthless tyrant!"
 
"Forgotten Past" by William Morrison
"The Green Torture" by A. Rowley Hilliard
"The Man Who Was King" by Nathaniel Nitkin
"The Gladiators" by Walt Dennis & Ernest Tucker

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Scotland Yard - 08/31
Now available!
"Kidnapped!" by Foreign Correspondent
"Dead Men Don't Fly" by Crack Reporter
"Framed!" by Newspaperman
"Diamond Death" by C.I.D. Official
"Red Mantle" by Consular Agent
"Blood of Buddha" by Far East Traveler
"Sky Scoop" by Fellows Neswspaperman

Cover Artist: William Reusswig
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands
that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career.
For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster?
Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men?
Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks from of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….


ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!

 
When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled.
The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage!
 
No sooner does the Man of Bronze reach the nation’s capitol than an even more bizarre phenomenon manifests.
A long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to plunge his royal sword into the vitals
of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished modern ruler!
 
From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle
while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!

ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!






Airship 27 Productions
ROBIN HOOD - FORBIDDEN LEGEND
The adventure continues!

Now available!

In his Robin Hood trilogy; King of Sherwood, Arrow of Justice and Freedom’s Outlaw, I.A. Watson brilliantly re-imagined this classic adventure saga by setting it against England’s actual history.  Much to the delight of fans everywhere, old tales became new with fresh insights into the origins of the legend and its colorful characters.  Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you this Special Fourth Volume as a bonus finale to that trilogy.

“After we’d published the last book of Ian Watson’s trilogy, we thought that was the end of our adventures with this great character,” explains Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Then late last year, Ian made mention that he had a bunch of short stories and essays still in his files and would we be at all interested in looking at them.  Upon inspection, we knew immediately we had enough great material for yet another book.  Talk about an early Christmas gift.”

In this volume you will find a handful of short stories published here for the very first time; maps of England and Robin Hood’s London plus more of the author’s in-depth essays on his critically acclaimed series and a Robin Hood comic strip illustrated by Pulp Factory Award winner, Artist Rob Davis.

Robin Hood – Forbidden Legend also denotes the release of new, re-edited editions of all three previous titles; each now accompanied by period maps relevant to each chapter in this glorious series.  Robin Hood and his Merry Men, heroes for all ages!  Features a cover by Jesus Rodriguez and interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis.

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition)
 by Theodore Roscoe;  Introduction by Gerd Pircher

 
Limited hardcover edition of 25 copies.
Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
 
One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all!

Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

 
Contains the following stories: 
“Better Than Bullets”
 “The Dance of the Seven Veils”
 “An Eye for an Eye”
 “The Death Watch”
 “The Bearded Slayer”
 “The Mutineer”
 “Toughest in the Legion”
 “Monsieur Murder”
 “The Spy With the Bald Head”
 “The Ears of Donkey Daudette”
 “The Devil Who Played God”
 “Jacques the Giantess Killer”
 “The Kid and the Cutthroats”
 “Red-Headed Dancing Girl”
 “Monkey See, Monkey Do”
 “The Man Who Lost His Head”
 “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh”
 “The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste”
 “Snake-Head”
 “The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday”
 “Corday and the Seven League Boots”
 
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 in
380 pages /  $75 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Cyrano by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in The King’s Passport, a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….
 

$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
/ $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1

 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Shipping November 15!
 Pre-order price is $95 until November 6 after which it jumps to the retail price of $125.


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

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

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

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

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

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

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


 
The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 78: "Bequest of Evil" & "The Thing that Pursued"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two thrill-packed novels by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Monk Mayfair's inheritance of a vast Canadian estate leads the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men to Canada where they are captured by the master criminal called Lucky Napoleon! Then, in a rare solo adventure, Doc Savage is summoned to investigate the bizarre enigma  of "The Thing That Pursued." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic pulp cover by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-158-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 89: "Treasures of Death" and "The Yellow Door"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, discovery of the theft of "Treasures of Death" brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through "The Yellow Door," until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-159-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in December!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 79: "Devils of the Deep" & "Five Fathoms Dead"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in thrilling maritime mysteries by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, with a million-dollar bounty on his head, Doc Savage hunts for the "Devils of the Deep" after international ships are seized by a mysterious "sea monster." Then, modern-day piracy is suspected when the Navy's newest submarines disappear in "Five Fathoms Dead" ... but where is the Man of Bronze? This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-163-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 79 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141853.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in December!
THE SHADOW Volume 91: "The Red Menace" and "The Black Circle"
The Shadow proves that "crime does not pay" in two rare mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" from the first and final years of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE. First, secrets from the Dark Avenger's wartime activities behind Russian lines are revisited as The Shadow confronts "The Red Menace" of a masked revolutionary whose political machinations threaten the Free World. Then, "The Black Circle" is the secret token behind society robberies directed by The Voice in the penultimate Shadow pulp novel! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-164-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 91 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141854.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in December!
 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2: THE ORIGINS COLLECTION
The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Then, "The Living Shadow" recruits Harry Vincent into his secret crimefighting organization in his first published adventure, and first assumes the identity of Lamont Cranston to investigate serial murders in "The Eyes of The Shadow," the groundbreaking novel that introduced the Dark Avenger's world-famous alter ego and the enigmatic Burbank! Then, the Knight of Darkness investigates a counterfeiting ring in "The Shadow Laughs," the novel that introduced the real Lamont Cranston! PLUS The Shadow battles merciless foes who wield the night itself as a weapon in "The Black Hush," attempts to stop "The Money Master" before his financial machinations destroy the global economy and proves a young man's innocence in "Voice of Death." Plus the original color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, George Rozen and Graves Gladney, interior illustrations by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, and historical commentary by Walter B. Gibson, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. BONUS: Four exclusive art prints by Jerome and George Rozen! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-165-3 Softcover, 7x10, 564 pages, B&W, $44.95

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141855.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus postage
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!
THE SHADOW Volume 92: "Murder House" and "Death in the Crystal"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the peace and quiet of a countryside give way to criminal warfare as The Shadow stalks the hidden mastermind of the "Murder House." Then, in "Death in the Crystal," Margo Lane's visit to the Tibetan fakir Mahatma Xanadu sets The Shadow on the trail of strange crime that leads to a criminal mastermind discovering The Shadow's secret identity as Lamont Cranston. BONUS: a classic Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-168-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Argosy Communications
Arriving in comic shops October 29!

THE SPIDER: SATAN'S MURDER MACHINES
(Writer) Norvell W. Page, Joel Frieman (Art/Cover) Ken Kelly


New York City is under siege by a plundering steel-clad criminal army commanded by an insidious thief. 
To combat-and break-the death-grip of the sinister fiend's reign of terror, The Spider becomes the first hero to don robotic armor with palm-blast power!

Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $15.00




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!
Nothing new this week

Episode 4: Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Episode 3: Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Gate - Now online!

Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series: The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft
- New!
Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril
One Shot, One Story: Clark Ashton Smith
Vintage Treasures: The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Collecting Lovecraft, Part II

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - Now available!

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more.


Trade Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage

List Price: $25.00

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #15

Coming in November!

PULP ADVENTURES returns in November 2014!
Here is a sneak preview of the cover by the great Norman Saunders, used with permission of the artist's estate!




Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #1

Coming in November!
 World debut on November 1st at the Pulp Adventurecon in Bordentown, NJ

Featuring a heart-pounding new Domino Lady adventure yarn by Rich Harvey with R. Allen Leider, on sale in just two short weeks!
London, Nazis, witches, and a plot to heist the Royal Crown Jewels ... and the pulp magazine's most breath-taking femme fatale!!

 


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #16 Arriving in comic shops October 29!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Bit (Inks), Javier Mena (Color), and  Dustin Nguyen (Cover)

Something’s stirring in the night, creeping and skulking at the edges of sight! A threat more savage than Captain Midnight’s faced before: a canine danger from fable and lore. As the darkness grows and the shadows deepen in this sinister story, you’ll be HOWLING for more!

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #19 - Coming in January!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

In the heart of the jungle, as reality rips apart around them, Captain Midnight and his old sidekick Chuck Ramsey engage in a deadly grudge match! The fate of all reality rests on Cap's shoulders as the time-displaced hero gets his first view into the mysterious "Otherspace" and must stop Chuck before another dimension comes crashing down on them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on January 28

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #19 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140058.



Centipede Press
Karl Edward Wagner's Kane
Collectors illustrated editions coming in 2015!

Bloodstone - Illustrated by Patrick Jones
In the dark swamp, where toadmen croak and cower, slumbers a secret relic of the days when creatures from the stars ruled the earth. In the booty captured in a savage raid, Kane discovers a ring, a bloodstone which is key to the power that lies buried, inactive but not dead, within the forest. The Kane series of novels and stories by Karl Edward Wagner have been recognized as dark classics of the sword and sorcery genre. Out of print for years, these new editions will appeal to collectors and fans of Karl Edward Wagner's fiction.
Dark Crusade - Illustrated by Tom Kidd
Out of the blackness of an almost-forgotten past, the cruel cult of Sataki has come to life again. Orted Ak-Ceddi, a daring outlaw, is its prophet. He draws thousands of converts to his Dark Crusade—a design to destroy mankind. His bloody cohorts conquer Shapeli, but they are defeated when they drive to vanquish the southern kingdoms. Kane is the man who can command the conquest. But Kane intends no final victory for the forces of Darkness. . . .

Darkness Weaves - Illustrated by Boco
Once Efrel was the beautiful consort of a king. Now she is a hideous creature who lives only for revenge. She has allies to aid her, but only Kane, the Mystic Swordsman, can rally her forces for battle. Only he can deliver the vengeance she has devised in her knowledge of black magic.

Death Angel's Shadow - Illustrated by Les Edwards
A quest that took Kane into forbidden wastelands, and tested his killer skills against the most brutal forces ever summoned against a single man. Kane knew he'd lost his strength, and perhaps his soul, when he entered the erotic web of the vampire. . . .

Night Winds - Illustrated by Grant Griffin
Where once the mighty Kane has passed, no one who lives forgets. Now, down the trails of past battles, Kane travels again. To the ruins of a devastated city peopled only by half men and the waif they call their queen. The past, future, and present are all one for Kane as he travels through the centuries. 

DARKNESS WEAVES
DEATH ANGEL'S SHADOW
NIGHT WINDS




Centipede Press




THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 29: THE SHAPE IN THE SHADOW AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in March!

To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian's strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics' origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #224–#232.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 224 pages, $19.99, On sale March 11


CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 29 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140013.




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 9: THE BLOOD OF THE SERPENT AND OTHER STORIES TP Arriving in comic shops October 29!
Don Kraar (Writer), Mike Docherty (Pencils/Cover), Fraja Bator (Inks/Cover), and George Roussos (Color)

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


Trade Paperback, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99




Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Arriving in book stores October 28!
With Dirk Cussler

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95


CONAN THE AVENGER #7 Arriving in comic shops October 29!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

After arriving in a port town, Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, and Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable wealth!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN THE AVENGER #10 - Coming in January!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

Conan pursues the fabled treasure that started him on a long and dangerous journey. However, a terrible foe also has his eyes on the prize. Can Conan beat him to it?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 28

CONAN THE AVENGER #10 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140011.




CONAN / RED SONJA #1 (of 4) - Coming in January!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover!
In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 14

CONAN / RED SONJA #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140010.





CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH HC - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt full of adventure, demons, and rebellion! Fred Van Lente writes the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.


Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, On sale March 4


CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140012.





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

Forgotten Books: SATAN'S VENGEANCE by Carroll John Daly (1936) - New!
WEIRD TALES 44, 45 & 46 (1927) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 40, 41 & 42 (1944) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW OF THE TOMAHAWK by Hugh Pendexter  
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935)  
THE ICE GENIUS - An All-New WILD Adventure of Doc Savage by Will Murray  



DJANGO / ZORRO #3 (of 6)  - Coming in January! 
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance.  Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo.  The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime.  This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro!  Story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, etc…

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale January 14

DJANGO/ZORRO #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141299.



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

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

"Blackbird" by Lieut. Frank Johnson from SKY FIGHTERS, February, 1935
Featuring: Silent Orth
Orth Was a Fighter that Just Wouldn't Stay Dead - Not While a Single Hun Still Rode the Sky!
"The Unfinished Fan" by B. E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, February 10, 1949
Featuring: Harden Bayle
Getting and Hoarding Assorted Loot May Become the Very Wellspring of a Man's Existence.
"Tracks in the Snow" by Samuel Mines from THRILLING DETECTIVE, July, 1945
Policeman Koster takes the trail of an escaped convict!


Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Stein - Coming in March!

One of the most iconic images of the fantasy genre is Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. Death Dealer has long been regarded as one of Frazetta's most powerful and brilliant pieces. This menacing warrior is represented in brilliant color and fine detail on this 22-oz. white stein. This stein comes in a full-color box and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

22-oz. white stein, $19.99, On sale March 11


FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER STEIN is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140120.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommened!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES


Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

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

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

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

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

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






GROO VS. CONAN #4 (of 4) Arriving in comic shops October 29!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover)

The final showdown between the world’s greatest warrior and comics’ biggest idiot! Conan fights for his kingdom, Groo fights for his bakery, and Sergio and Mark fight for their comic shop . . . Triple story lines collide in a chaotic climax of barbaric proportions!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




HERMES PRESS
THE PHANTOM #1
(Writer) Peter David (Art/Cover) Sal Velluto

Arriving in comic shops October 29!


An all-new six part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto! The original Ghost Who Walks — The Phantom — returns in this late-1940s adventure. This classic tale pits The Phantom against the Singh Brotherhood and their metal-handed leader who are intent on plundering an ancient fabled City of Gold. Only The Phantom, Diana and a newly found ally (taken from the pages of the first Phantom adventure) can stop them!  Filled with action, suspense, intrigue and surprises that will thrill both newcomers to the legends and his millions of already existing fans!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 1


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #4 - Coming in January! 
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

Set in the post WWII era! See the original cast of The Phantom and read this new adventure of The Ghost Who Walks as he battles classic villains as only The Phantom can! The intrepid group of heroes continues its journey to the lost city of treasure only to be caught up in a battle royale!  We can't tell you more or we'd spoil this next installment of this great story!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale January 28 


THE PHANTOM #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141501.




 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

A Progress Report!
The book is currently en route from the printer, and should be shipping sometime in mid-November.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


The Illustrated Press
THE GOLDEN AGE
Now available for pre-order at Kickstarter.com!


This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

From 1880 to 1950, during the "Golden Age" of illustration, spectacularly talented artists produced hundreds of thousands of images for magazines, calendars, books, advertisements, and much more. In the days before radio, the movies, or television dominated the entertainment world, PRINT was the preeminent media, and the illustrated magazine cover was at the center stage of American visual culture.

Our new book celebrates this glorious period in art history, lavishly presenting the work of 154 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the period, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals. If you are a fan of illustration art, this book was made for you!



As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 46 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. The artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into one fantastic book.

ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, F. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, H. Anderson, Armstrong, Arthurs, Avati, Aylward, Barclay, Baine, Baumgartner, Beall, Becher, Benda, Bergey, Betts, Biggs, Bleser, Bolles, Booth, Brangwyn, Bransom, Brehm, Brickdale, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Bull, Burns, Campbell, Carter, Castaigne, Chambers, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Content, Cooper, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Dohanos, Dryden, Dulac, Dunn, Eastman, Enright, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Flato, Flanagan, Flint, Fogarty, Fuller, Georgi, Giguere, Gillespie, Godwin, Goodwin, Granville-Smith, Green, Gruger, Harding, Heitland, Herbst, Herndon, Henry, Hintermeister, Hinton, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoskins, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Iverd, Jackson, Keller, Kernan, Kihn, Koerner, Korder, Lagatta, Lee, Leyendecker, Leyendecker, Loomis, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mantania, Matteson, McMein, Michelson, Moore, O’Neill, Otto, Parker, Parrish, Paus, Penfield, Phillips, Pogany, Price, Pyle, Pyle, Rackham, Raleigh, Reilly, Reusswig, Roberts, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Schaeffer, Schoonover, Schuyler, Scott, Sewell, Sheppard, D. Smith, J.W. Smith, Soulen, Spreter, Staehle, Stahl, Stanley, Stephens, Stewart, Stick, Stoops, Stuart, Sundblom, Tenggren, Tepper, Von Schmidt, Ward, Watts, Weber, Webster, Wenzell, Whitmore, Wilson, Wood, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.


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

A Special Edition version of the book is available, limited to 100 copies.These are presented in a golden yellow slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by editor Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpapers.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!) The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8
Now available in the U.K.
Coming to comic shops in November!


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 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. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99






ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #9
Coming to comic shops in January!
 
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 leading authorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, with much of the art taken from scans of the original work, 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 leading authorities on this important art form.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale January 14


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #9 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available Octoer 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141872.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Fiction House Science Fiction Double 4: PERIL OF THE STARMEN & TYRANTS OF TIME
Two Complete Novels in One Book:


PERIL OF THE STARMEN by Kris Neville: Their space ships landed near Washington, and they met Earthmen with friendly smiles. It was a great day--and quite possible, our last!

TYRANTS OF TIME by Milton Lesser: Do dictators rise to power by accident? What if their ascendency is planned throughout history by men of the future who play with time as if it were a toy. And what if 1955 is their key year...

206 pages
Trade Paperback isbn 978-0692298701
Imprint: Fiction House



John Carter Rights Revert back to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. from Disney

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie JOHN CARTER in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.

“John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar,” said James Sullos, President. “Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new TARZAN film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have JOHN CARTER OF MARS become another major franchise to entertain world-wide audiences of all ages.”

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, film, television, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs' literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town's future development. For more information, please visit EdgarRiceBurroughs.com.




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #3 (of 6) - Coming in January!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

Alien invaders have conquered John Carter's adopted world of Barsoom. John Carter endeavors to reach the occupied city of Helium, where his beloved Dejah Thoris is held captive by the invaders. But Dejah Thoris is no princess-in-peril, as she hatches a plot to escape from her captors and lead her people in bloody rebellion! Classic planetary adventure in tradition of grand master Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale January 7

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available Octoer 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141307 (Benes cover).

The Diamond Item Code is NOV141308 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141309 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141310 (Subscription variant cover).


 
 
 



JUSTICE, INC. #6 (of 6) - Coming in January!
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross; Francesco Francavilla; Gabriel Hardman; Ardian Syaf.

Out of tragedy, a hero is born! Richard Henry Benson must make the hardest choices imaginable, as he tracks down his family's murderers one by one.  Who shall live and who must die? In a shaky alliance with The Shadow, who deems himself judge, jury and executioner, and Doc Savage, who wishes only to serve mankind, The Avenger must finally declare his own ideology and methodology. Will justice be served… or will the malevolent John Sunlight and The Voodoo Master prevail?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 21

Coming in 2015, Mike Uslan will be writing another historic mini-series for Dynamite that will blow fandom out of the water when they hear who it will star.

JUSTICE, INC. #6 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141314 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141315 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141316 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141317 (Syaf cover).

 
 
 


 
KING: FLASH GORDON #1 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“He’s nothing but a man!” Welcome to the KING, full of UNCANNY PLANETS and ENORMOUS EXPLOSIONS and FURIOUS HOLOGRAMS and IMPOSSIBLE BRAVERY and GALACTIC HEISTS and SAVAGE GUERILLAS and MYSTERIOUS FLOBOTANIM and MASSIVE HANGOVERS and GRINNING IMPOSSIBILITY! GET PUMPED for ASTOUNDING FUN by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and LEE FERGUSON (G.I. Joe) with a connecting KING cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 7


KING: FLASH GORDON #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141191.







KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #1 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“It’s time to put on a SHOW!" Welcome to the KING, full of IMPOSSIBLE TRICKERY and DEMONIC DESTRUCTION and HEARTBREAKING VILLAINY and WITCH DOCTORING and GLOBAL CATASTROPHE and SMIRKING SLEIGHT-OF-HAND and DAPPER DETERMINATION! Witness MAGICAL MYSTERY by Eisner-Award Winner ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor the Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Marvel Zombies) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 14

KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141197.



KING: PRINCE VALIANT #1 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“I’ll dare ANY adventure!” Welcome to the KING, full of BRAWLING KNIGHTS and ARTHURIAN ADVERSARIES and MYSTICAL MEDDLING and COURAGEOUS CHIVALRY and SERPENTINE SORCERY and WITHERING VALOR and TIME-SHIFTING ADVENTURERS and CATASTROPHIC CONFIDENCE! BRAVE THE BATTLES courtesy of NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS (Spider-Man) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 14

KING: PRINCE VALIANT #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141203.



KING: THE PHANTOM #1 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“What IS The Phantom?” Welcome to the KING, full of TWO-FISTED SCRAPPING and RUGGED COURAGE and UNSTOPPABLE PURPOSE and DARING INFILTRATION and BREAKNECK COMBAT and INDESTRUCTIBLE LEGACY and GHOSTS…WHO…WALK! Prepare yourself for BULLETPROOF BRAWLING by BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo) and BRENT SCHOONOVER (Adventures of Superman) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 21

KING: THE PHANTOM #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141209.


KING: JUNGLE JIM #1 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“He IS the forest!” Welcome to the KING, full of RUSTIC WARS and BEASTIAL BLUSTER and UNFORGIVING TERRAIN and IMPOSSIBLE ORIGINS and ENIGMATIC ABILITIES and CREEPY DOMICILES and REALLY REALLY REALLY WEIRD MONKEYS! STRAP IN for HIGH ADVENTURE from Eisner-Award Winner PAUL TOBIN (Bandette) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 28

KING: JUNGLE JIM #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141215.



King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

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





LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #3 (OF 4) - Coming in January! 
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

The Lone Ranger sets out to bring justice and fireworks to the men that beat Tonto and left him for dead in the streets of Red River, but a surprising twist reveals the true greed and ambition of the men they're chasing. Meanwhile the Lone Ranger's feelings for Fiona Doyle might be putting him and Tonto at greater risk!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale January 14


LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141322.





Moonstone Books
GREEN LAMA: “Horror in Clay” novel
Author: Adam Lance Garcia
Artist: Mike Flyes

Arriving in comic shops October 29!

New York 1938. The German Consulate has been attacked, leaving all but one of the Nazi diplomatic corps brutally murdered. Only Jethro Dumont, the Green Lama, and his associates, Jean Farrell, Ken Clayton and Lieutenant Caraway, can find out who’s behind this horrible crime. But as the Green Lama’s investigations deepen, he discovers a crime far greater than any ever committed by man, and learns a secret that will define the course of his destiny.

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 100 pages, $7.99




Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY: “Money Shot” novel
Author: Bobby Nash, Howard Hopkins
Artist: Doug Klauba

Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


Politics make strange bedfellows. A deadly ménage-a-trois of power, politics and money, threatens to bring 1930’s Hollywood to its knees. An assassin is hired to kill an idealistic young DA running for governor, who happens to be Domino Lady’s lover. A morally bankrupt movie star-turned ambitious politician, with mob ties and a temper, takes both of them on. Can Domino Lady keep her candidate safe or will she learn the hard way that politics can be murder…and moreover, can pulp’s #1 sultry temptress survive the ?

Plus a bonus GOLDEN AMAZON -warrior woman- novella by Howard Hopkins!

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 216 pages, $11.95




Moonstone Books
Coming in January!

SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK CRY FOR THUNDER PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Joe Gentile (Cover) Doug Klauba

The long-awaited much expanded novelization, with over twice the story, of the critically acclaimed crossover graphic novel! Two of the most unique investigators of all time attempt to untangle the same mystery 100 years apart from each other! The lawless Wild West, the hidden world of Victorian London, the present day hell of Hollywood — there and back again. One of the strangest stories never told!

Softcover, 6x9, 220 pages, B&W, $6.99, On sale January 28


SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK CRY FOR THUNDER is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141549.


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

New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes - New!
he Black Claw
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
The Pulps
The Definitive Survey of a Re-Discovered American Genre
from the Lesser Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Sensational paintings that gripped the Depression-era public
with their themes of adventure, mystery, horror, sci-fi and damsels in distress.

October 03 through December 26!

Now, for the first time, the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art is presented in a comprehensive touring exhibition of the original paintings and the magazine covers they became.
 
The exhibition features Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.
 
Often described as unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated… these are the vivid and daring period illustrations which became the source of the visual language of today’s popular cinema (imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mamá También), comic books, and multi-million copy video games.
 
In riveting and attention-grabbing imagery, the selected works reflect the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually repressed generation. They set the stage decades ago for the expression of today’s liberated consumer culture. Having influenced generations of artists and writers, Pulp Cover Art has long been overlooked due to its subject matter, genre clichés, and rarity of existing examples.
 
This exhibition is the first in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art, some of which, due to their controversial content, have not been seen in public since the Roaring Twenties. This definitive survey of sweeping scope and range explores the subjects and influential work of the artists who shaped American popular culture and the creative landscape for generations to come.
 
Featuring stunning art by the masters of the genre – Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage, Rafael de Soto, and Enoch Bolles – the exhibition is culled from the world’s largest collection of Pulp Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art and documents Depression-era fantasy as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
 
The content recognizes the rebirth of interest in this genre demonstrated by the surge in new publications, nostalgia events, collectors and reproductions of original pulps by a growing number of new publishers.
 
As described by scholars and specialists who have studied the genre, Pulp Art … “is more than simply an American art form. It is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and obviously fun…. It is unforgettable.”

Friday, October 03 - Friday, December 26
12:00am - 12:00am
Main Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-1700

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon


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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

This year, we'll be joined by Robert Gould, son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould, who thrilled readers with his action-packed illustrations in The Spider and Dime Detective, among other titles from Popular Publications. Robert and his brothers manage the Bethlehem Art Gallery, which features the "Legacy of Artist John Fleming Gould."

The Gould brothers, Robert, William and Paul continue the tradition started in 1957 by John and Mary Gould with the Bethlehem Art Gallery located at 58 Orrs Mills Rd. in Salisbury Mills NY. The Gould brothers continue to meet and expand the vision of their parents in providing New York State residents and beyond with images that capture the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and give the kind of high quality, friendly service expected from a family owned and operated business with fifty years experience.



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith - New!
The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft
Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard
The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes


Pulp Den - Now online!

Review For The Spider's Web - New!
Altus Press Newsletter - New!
Correction to Steeger Properties - New!
Fight Card - The Guns of November
Palm Beach Nasty
Little Bit
Mark of The Black Claw
The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove

         Pulp Den  



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #61
Horror Stories Audiobook Volume 1
Read by Milton Bagby, Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

It all began with Dime Mystery Magazine in 1933. Its brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications threw all pretense to the wind and issued a companion title unashamedly dubbed Terror Tales.
 
The slant, or formula, was simple: “Terror Tales wants the eerie atmosphere, in which the menace is centralized against one character or one group of characters, who, above all, are thoroughly terrified by their helpless situation.”



If you recognize the motif, it’s classic Hollywood horror fare, still in vogue today. When the blood-stained Terror Tales went into the black and stayed there, Popular Publications decided to add Horror Stories. This completed the triumvirate of terror edited by Rogers Terrill that dominated the Weird menace genre all through the 1930s.
 
Blurbed as featuring “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” this new magazine was formulated differently than its companion titles. As one editor told writers, “Horror Stories needs the bizarre and the horrible; monsters, torture, butchery—anything that is really horrible. The mystery angle is not so important here.”
 
In other words, damn the plot. Pour on the menace!
 
From year to year, the mix was refined. “No monsters” was one taboo that came and went. Grand Guignol-style torture and sadism was turned up and then dialed back down as complaints poured into Popular’s editorial offices whenever an overeager writer went too far.
 
Horror Stories debuted in 1935. It immediately ran into trouble. After the third issue, the magazine vanished from the stands for two full months. It’s unclear why. But once it returned, Horror Stories kept going.
 
The same crew who filled the pages of the other terror titles got busy keeping this offering on schedule. They comprised a Who’s Who of Popular Publications pulp giants, yarn spinners such as Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, Wyatt Blassingame, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Francis James, John H. Knox, and Arthur J Burks.
 
Once again, we’ve combed through innumerable issues to cull the best––or should we say worst?––offerings torn from the torturous pages of Horror Stories. These terrific tales have been handed to Milton Bagby, who delivers them with gruesome gusto. Listen with the lights on. You might end up sleeping the same way.... 6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
Vampires Overhead Audiobook by Alan Hyder

Read by Milton Bagby.
Liner Notes by Robert Weinberg


The June 1983 issue of the Twilight Zone magazine contained a short but fascinating article by noted horror writer, editor, fan, and collector, Karl Edward Wagner, on the 13 Best Horror Novels ever published. But because Karl had such winding, obscure tastes he was not able to fit all of his choices into one list. Instead he produced three—one effort consisting of supernatural horror, one for science fiction horror, and one for non-supernatural horror (mainstream fiction). His choices ranged from the familiar to the forgotten. Last month we brought you The Maker Of Shadows by Jack Mann from his supernatural listing.

As a follow-up to that novel and a special Halloween treat, this month we present another title from the Wagner list, this time from the Science Fiction category. One of the famous Creeps series published in England, it is a unique horror story that describes a vampire invasion from outer space. The monsters are definitely “Vampires Overhead!”
 
The author of this forgotten classic of horror fiction was Alan Hyder. As best as can be determined, Vampires Overhead was Hyder’s only work of horror fiction. His name was not listed in the massive Bleiler Index to Supernatural Fiction or Mike Ashley’s comprehensive guides to horror writers of the past century. Even more telling, Hyder did not have any fiction in the Creeps Short Story Library published by Philip Allan, of which Vampires Overhead was part of the series. We were left to conclude that Hyder was a one-idea wonder who sold his one spectacular story to the Creeps series and then left the publishing world forever.
 
The concept for Vampires Overhead is a unique one and definitely something out of science fiction, not fantasy or the supernatural. The Earth is overrun by a cloud of monsters from outer space. These monsters, numbering in the hundreds of millions, are some sort of cosmic vampire bat and they arrive on Earth hungry for blood. No explanation is given for the origin of the bats or how they survive in outer space. They just are. Vampires Overhead is a cosmic disaster novel, very much similar to Garrett Serviss’s The Second Deluge, published nearly thirty years earlier. But where Serviss has the Earth engulfed by a gigantic cosmic water cloud and most everyone drowned, Hyder imagines a swarm of near indestructible bats attacking humanity. It is an unforgettable novel of interstellar menace! Read by Milton Bagby. 8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs




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

Horror Stories, Volume 1
It all began with Dime Mystery Magazine in 1933. Its brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” this new magazine was formulated differently than its companion titles. As one editor told writers, “Horror Stories needs the bizarre and the horrible; monsters, torture, butchery—anything that is really horrible. The mystery angle is not so important here.”
In other words, damn the plot. Pour on the menace!
The same crew who filled the pages of the other terror titles got busy keeping this offering on schedule. They comprised a Who’s Who of Popular Publications pulp giants, yarn spinners such as Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, Wyatt Blassingame, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Francis James, John H. Knox, and Arthur J Burks.

Once again, we’ve combed through innumerable issues to cull the best––or should we say worst?––offerings torn from the torturous pages of Horror Stories. This exciting book has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and are of highest quality. $2.99.

 
Vampires Overhead by Alan Hyder
From out of space, they came... riding on a comet of doom. In numbers too mammoth to conceive, they fed upon the blood of the living. Khaenealler’s Comet appeared in the heavens, bringing with it a strange glow, mysterious weather changes and vampires... filthy, loathsome creatures that could not be stopped. Three survivors of an annihilated world, Garry Garrington, his comrade-in-arms Bingham and the lovely young Janet, scour the English countryside seeking some place of safety from the horrors that have descended from above. This rarely-seen legend of horror, originally published in London in 1935, is now reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #20: Black Lightning
This is the first issue in the Dusty Ayres series. It all started here! These are science-fiction stories of a near-future war that has ravaged America. The Black Invaders, led by an Asian warlord known as "Fire-Eyes", are bent upon world domination, have conquered all of Europe and are now on the American continent. Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Battle Birds #42 October 1941
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Sports Novels Baseball Classics
Sports thrills, ripped from the burning pages of one of the all-time great sports magazines of the 1930s, Sports Novels! Magazines containing sports fiction were one of the staples of the pulp magazines, becoming popular in the early 1920s and by the mid-1930s there were over two dozen titles on the newsstands. In early 1937, Popular Publications decided to enter the lucrative field of the sports fiction magazines. The April-May 1937 issue of Sports Novels hit the newsstands in late March, featuring an eye-catching baseball cover. For the next fifteen years, each issue featured stories of football, boxing, baseball, hockey, track, basketball, tennis and hockey. Nearly every sport imaginable was represented in the long-running magazine. It continued publishing for a total of eighty-five issues until the April 1952 issue, when pulp magazines were in their waning days. Vintage Sports Novels are now being reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Horror Stories: Arthur J. Burks
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently than its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This eBook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Arthur J. Burks, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.









RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #1 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

From shadow-haunted Stygia emerges an evil undreamt of by even the most depraved minds: the demi-god called Sutekh. Born of an unspeakable blood ritual, he is the half-human progeny of the ancient serpent-god Set, sent forth to enslave Mankind in the name of his father and return the world to a primordial swamp. The new-born Sutekh leads a fearful army and uses powerful sorcery and a menagerie of demonic war-beasts to break the will of his mortal enemies as he marches forth to conquer the kingdoms of the Hyborian Age, defeating foe after foe — until he crosses the path of an older, battle-scarred Red Sonja, who has exchanged the life of a mercenary for running a school for sword-maidens. Can Red Sonja and her prize students, Lyla and Xoana, defeat the evil Sutekh and his private army of ghouls and devils with the help of the renegade Stygian priest, Sefkh, or are the Hyborian Kingdoms doomed to fall before the pitiless “Son of Set”?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 7

RED SONJA #19 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141299 (Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141230 (Geovani cover).




Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Coming soon!


The long-awaited Celtic and Nordic stories!
Cormac Mac Art, Turlogh O'Brien, the James Allison stories, Spears of Clontarf, etc.
Cover art by Aaron Miller.




Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now accepting pre-orders!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet





ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #10 - Coming in March!
Alex de Campi (Writer), John Ostrander (Writer), Ron Marz (Writer), Doug Moench (Writer), John Bolton (Art), Richard Clark (Art), Marc Laming (Art), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

This issue is packed from cover to cover with stories by some of comics' greatest creators. Ron Marz teams up with Richard Clark to tell a thrilling tale of human sacrifice and swift justice starring Solomon Kane. Alex de Campi and Marc Laming adapt Howard's famed fable "The Dark Man," and John Ostrander pens a brand-new story starring the Cimmerian swordsman Conan! Plus we reprint the timeless Kull tale "Demon in a Silvered Glass" by Doug Moench and John Bolton!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99, On sale March 25

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #10 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140014.



ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 7: JULY 1943-MARCH 1944 HC - Coming in January!
(Writer) Mike W. Barr (Art) George Tuska & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey with the next volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more, and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collecting issues #25-29, July 1943 to March 1944.

Hardcover, 320 pages, Full Color, $47.99


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 7 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141589.





Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative

The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the content for a database that documents the development of science fiction fandom.

Hevelin was a fan and a collector for most of his life. He bought pulp magazines from newsstands as a boy in the 1930s, and by the early 1940s began attending some of the first organized science fiction conventions. He remained an active collector, fanzine creator, book dealer, and fan until his death in 2011. Hevelin’s collection came to the UI Libraries in 2012, contributing significantly to the UI Libraries’ reputation as a major international center for science fiction and fandom studies.

Science fiction fanzines are amateur publications made by individuals or groups that discuss books, films, politics, and many other public and personal matters. They were initially written for a limited audience and distributed via personal connections and gatherings, beginning in the 1930s in the United States and Europe. Within the pages of science fiction fanzines lies previously inaccessible and unstudied primary documentation of the social history and popular culture of the 20th century.

Science fiction fanzine writers were intimately involved with many aspects of science fiction literature during the golden years of its development. The list of names is impressive: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clark, Robert Bloch, Leigh Brackett, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, Joe Haldeman, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Roger Ebert, George R.R. Martin, Forrest Ackerman, and many others were actively involved in fanzine culture.

“Some of the earliest works by these writers can be found in Rusty’s collection of fanzines, along with important writing from all of the major fans who created this new form of popular culture,” says Peter Balestrieri, curator of science fiction and popular culture collections.

The fanzine portion of the Hevelin Collection, numbering approximately 10,000 fanzines, will be digitized in its entirety.

“Nothing on this scale has been attempted with fanzines before, and we are thrilled to be able to finally address the concern we have been hearing for years from fans and scholars, to find a way to enable them to discover exactly what these pieces contain,” says Greg Prickman, head of special collections.

Once digitized, the fanzines will be incorporated into the UI Libraries’ DIY History interface, where a select number of interested fans (up to 30) will be provided with secure access to transcribe, annotate, and index the contents of the fanzines. This group will be modeled on an Amateur Press Association (APA) structure, a fanzine distribution system developed in the early days of the medium that required contributions of content from members in order to qualify for, and maintain, membership in the organization. The transcription will enable the UI Libraries to construct a full-text searchable fanzine resource, with links to authors, editors, and topics, while protecting privacy and copyright by limiting access to the full set of page images.

To learn more about the project and to follow its progress, visit the links below.


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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
THE SHADOW MASTER SERIES VOLUME 3 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Andrew Helfer (Art) Kyle Baker, Joe Orlando
(Cover) Howard Chaykin

The Shadow is dead, a victim of a biological weapon... but his soul survives!  Believing that their father's ultimate fate rests in the hidden city of Shambala, the twins Chang and Hsu-Tei carry The Shadow's body deep within the Tibetan mountains, only to find themselves hunted by Chinese authorities and the outlaw denizens of a town called Malice. Meanwhile, without their master's guidance, the agents of The Shadow struggle to find their place in a violent, corrupt world. Intent on curing the disease of crime, the unhinged agent Twitch assumes a fearsome identity of his own as The Inoculator… but his brand of vigilante justice draws the attention of a deadly enemy.  Will the network of agents survive an assault by The Avenger, a master of disguise as brutal and unrelenting as The Shadow himself? Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the complete, ground-breaking "Body & Soul" storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, plus two additional stories of The Shadow's past, revealing the secrets that bind his most loyal agents — Margo Lane, Harry Vincent, Burbank, and more — to his never-ending war!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 264 pages, $24.99, On sale January 28

THE SHADOW MASTER SERIES VOLUME 3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141333.








THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #5 (OF 6) Arriving in comic shops October 29!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The Doomsday Clock ticks ever closer to Midnight--and only the SHADOW and his faithful companion MARGO LAINE can hope to hold back the hour of annihilation...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Jabberwocky Thrust - New!
Messenger of Death
Isle of Gold
Death Rides the Skyway
Garden of Death
Vanished Treasure

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #4 (OF 5) - Coming in January!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

The improbable has become the impossible! With magician Harry Houdini arrested after a blood bath that has left his wife at the edge of death, detective Sherlock Holmes must overcome his suspicions — and his demons — to free Houdini and overcome a powerful enemy that commands the unholy powers of the spirits.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 14

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV141336 (Campbell cover).

The Diamond Item Code is NOV141337 (Worley cover).



Steeger Properties 
Copyrights to nearly 150 pulp magazine titles obtained!  

Steeger Properties, LLC, has added to a growing collection of pulp fiction magazines by acquiring the copyrights to nearly 150 pulp magazine titles that were originally published by Popular Publications, Inc. Now claiming ownership to most of the pulp stories and characters published by both Popular Publications and The Frank A. Munsey Company, Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to an estimated 6,000 issues and 30,000 stories.

“We’re proud to represent these thousands of stories and plan on introducing them to a whole new audience in as many mediums as possible,” said Matthew Moring, Manager of Steeger Properties, LLC, and Publisher of Altus Press.

Pulp fiction began in 1896 with Frank A. Munsey’s The Argosy Magazine. The 192-page magazine had untrimmed edges and the stories within the pages offered entertaining genre fiction ranging from adventure and mysteries to science fiction and westerns and everything in between. In six years, the magazine went from publishing a few thousand copies per month, to well over half a million copies. Argosy’s success was partially thanks to the variety of recurring characters it published, such as Tarzan and Zorro. Popular Publications, Inc.—the most successful pulp magazine publisher of its time—published such well-known authors as Raymond Chandler, Ray Bradbury and Erle Stanley Gardner within the pages of its own titles. In 1942, Popular Publications acquired The Frank A. Munsey Company.

Fast forward to 2014. While the popularity of pulp fiction has fluctuated over the years, the stories within the pages are classic fiction and are as influential to American pop culture as ever. They are fast paced, well-written short stories and novels featuring classic characters. There’s a huge audience that hasn’t had contact with these stories. By reintroducing them using today’s technology, these classic hard-boiled detective, mystery, western, and science fiction stories will be available for generations to come.

The Steeger Properties, LLC, catalog is available for licensing in all media.

About Steeger Properties, LLC
Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to 30,000 pulp fiction stories and has plans to share its collection with a whole new audience. For more information, please visit www.steegerproperties.com and/or email Matthew Moring at steegerproperties@gmail.com.




TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOLUME 4 (1974-1979) - Coming in January!

WINNER OF THE 2014 EISNER AWARD!

In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants' Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips' run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.


Hardcover, Full Color, 296 pages, 11” x 8.5”, $49.99 • 296 pages, On sale January 21

TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOLUME 4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 29).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV140525.





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.

Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845) - New!
Faith in the Infinite Future
- New!
Tyranny or Chaos? - New!
L. Harper Allen (1878 or 1879-?) - New!
Robert Choate Albright (1903-1973) - New!
Vida Tyler Adams (1896?-1976?) - New!
Howard Ellis Davis (1883-1951) - New!
Miriam Allen deFord (1888-1975)
Fortean Writers in Weird Tales
Rod Serling and Weird Tales
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Charles Beaumont (1929-1967)
Belle Goldschlager (1902-1988)

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


A drug lord murders young Jane Hayes when she attempts to force her way into his organization. Unbeknownst to him, she had called her girlfriend, thinking they would soon be in the money. When Peggy comes to town asking questions, they want her dead also. But her path has crossed that of a mysterious man in black – a man hunting the drug runners – a man with twin automatics, and a challenging laugh promising death… The Black Ghost!

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Nothing new at posting time


Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says




 

17 October 2014

Adventure House
Phantom Detective - 10/44
Now available!

"Mansions of Despair" by Robert Wallace
"Upon the identity of an unknown man who claims to be Don Mallory, pioneer screen idol, hangs the fate of many marked for murder—and it's up to the Phantom Detective to unearth the startlign truth!  A voice from the grave calls the world's greates slueth into this baffling mystery case."
 
"Crime Wave" by Murray Leinster
"Strictly Agin the Law" by Benton Braden
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 78 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Startling Stories - 01/43
Now available!

"World Beyond the Sky" by Robert Moore Williams
"Cast into the mysterious realm of an outer universe, Don Strong and his valiant band come to grips with a utopian paradise befouled by the mad ambition of a ruthless tyrant!"
 
"Forgotten Past" by William Morrison
"The Green Torture" by A. Rowley Hilliard
"The Man Who Was King" by Nathaniel Nitkin
"The Gladiators" by Walt Dennis & Ernest Tucker

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Scotland Yard - 08/31
Now available!
"Kidnapped!" by Foreign Correspondent
"Dead Men Don't Fly" by Crack Reporter
"Framed!" by Newspaperman
"Diamond Death" by C.I.D. Official
"Red Mantle" by Consular Agent
"Blood of Buddha" by Far East Traveler
"Sky Scoop" by Fellows Neswspaperman

Cover Artist: William Reusswig
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands
that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career.
For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster?
Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men?
Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks from of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….


ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!



Adventures in Bronze
Now available in an ebook edition!

 
When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled.
The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage!
 
No sooner does the Man of Bronze reach the nation’s capitol than an even more bizarre phenomenon manifests.
A long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to plunge his royal sword into the vitals
of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished modern ruler!
 
From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle
while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!

ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - Coming soon!






Airship 27 Productions
THE PURPLE SCAR
Horror has a new face!

Now available!
Airship 27 Productions locks all the doors and dims the lights as it prepares a deliciously twisted Halloween reading treat for pulp fans everywhere reviving a truly bizarre character. From the pages of the classic pulps comes the most frightening avenger of them all, the Purple Scar! 

The handsome, debonair Dr. Miles Murdoch was a world famous plastic surgeon.  His life was the stuff of dreams until it all turned into a heart-wrenching nightmare.   Murdoch’s brother, a dedicated police officer, is brutally gunned down while on patrol.  Before dumping his body into the river, his murderers pour acid over his face as a final act of contempt.  When the body washes ashore days later, Officer Murdoch’s face is beyond recognition, a scarred, purple visage unlike any horror ever imagined.

It is the sight of this death grimace that transforms Miles Murdoch into an avenging angel.  Vowing to bring justice to those responsible, the skilled surgeon molds a pliable rubber mask from that repulsive, mutilated face; a mask he dons to become the Purple Scar, the scourge of crooks and villains everywhere.  He has become the physical embodiment of their worst fears brought to fiendish life.

“The first time I learned of this character, I was bowled over by the horror aspects,” confesses Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “There have been other grim pulp avenger, but none of them can hold a candle to the Purple Scar.  This guy is just outright scary as hell.  Which is just the slant we wanted our writers to take.”

Airship 27 now presents four brand new adventures of the creepiest pulp hero of them all, the Purple Scar!  Jim Beard, Jonathan Fisher, Gary Lovisi and Gene Moyers have all stirred the witches cauldron deep to brew up a quartet of frightening mayhem as only the Purple Scar can deliver.  Add the beautifully grotesque art style of Richard Serrao, Shannon Hall’s amazing cover coloring and Rob Davis’s spooky design motif and you have a new kind of pulp thriller unlike anything ever seen.

Beware the shadows and dark alleys, the black cats and dancing skeletons as Airship 27 whips up a real Trick or Treat pulp chiller.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition)
 by Theodore Roscoe;  Introduction by Gerd Pircher

 
Limited hardcover edition of 25 copies.
Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
 
One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all!

Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

 
Contains the following stories: 
“Better Than Bullets”
 “The Dance of the Seven Veils”
 “An Eye for an Eye”
 “The Death Watch”
 “The Bearded Slayer”
 “The Mutineer”
 “Toughest in the Legion”
 “Monsieur Murder”
 “The Spy With the Bald Head”
 “The Ears of Donkey Daudette”
 “The Devil Who Played God”
 “Jacques the Giantess Killer”
 “The Kid and the Cutthroats”
 “Red-Headed Dancing Girl”
 “Monkey See, Monkey Do”
 “The Man Who Lost His Head”
 “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh”
 “The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste”
 “Snake-Head”
 “The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday”
 “Corday and the Seven League Boots”
 
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 in
380 pages /  $75 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Cyrano by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in The King’s Passport, a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….
 

$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
/ $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1

 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming November 6!
 Pre-order price is $95 until November 6 after which it jumps to the retail price of $125.


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

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

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

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

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

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

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
 Anthony Tollin Guest of Honor appearance!

For anyone in the Twin Cities area, Anthony Tollin is the Guest of Honor this weekend (October 17-19) at ARCANA: A CONVENTION OF THE DARK FANTASTIC being held at the Best Western Hotel, Bandara Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. He will also be doing an ARCANA preview night signing/reception Thursday 6:30-7:45 at Greg Ketter's DREAMHAVEN BOOKS (2301 38th Street East in Minneapolis. Anthony is very honored to be GOH at this convention whose previous Guests of Honor during its 40-plus year history have included Robert Bloch, Dennis Etchison, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Gahan Wilson. More information can be found at the link below.  


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!
THE SHADOW Volume 92: "Murder House" and "Death in the Crystal"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the peace and quiet of a countryside give way to criminal warfare as The Shadow stalks the hidden mastermind of the "Murder House." Then, in "Death in the Crystal," Margo Lane's visit to the Tibetan fakir Mahatma Xanadu sets The Shadow on the trail of strange crime that leads to a criminal mastermind discovering The Shadow's secret identity as Lamont Cranston. BONUS: a classic Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-168-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 4: Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Chuck Miller is my special guest.  He is the award winning author of the Black Centipede stories (Pro-se Publications) and has contributed to several New Pulp anthologies.  His new book "The Bay Phantom-Confederacy of Devils" has just been published by Airship 27.  Come on and hang with us!

Episode 3: Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Gate - Now online!

Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril - New!
One Shot, One Story: Clark Ashton Smith
Vintage Treasures: The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Collecting Lovecraft, Part II

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #19 - Coming in January!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

In the heart of the jungle, as reality rips apart around them, Captain Midnight and his old sidekick Chuck Ramsey engage in a deadly grudge match! The fate of all reality rests on Cap's shoulders as the time-displaced hero gets his first view into the mysterious "Otherspace" and must stop Chuck before another dimension comes crashing down on them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on January 28



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 29: THE SHAPE IN THE SHADOW AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in March!

To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian's strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics' origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #224–#232.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 224 pages, $19.99, On sale March 11




The Cimmerian Press: A LOOK BEHIND THE DERLETH MYTHOS: ORIGINS OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS - Now available!

An instant classic when first released, John D. Haefele’s critically acclaimed account of the birth of the Cthulhu Mythos is now back in a completely revised trade paperback edition overflowing with fascinating new insights and discoveries.

In 1939, the prolific Wisconsin writer August Derleth launched Arkham House, one of the most influential small presses in the history of publishing. Its mission: to preserve in the permanence of hardcovers the writings of Derleth's late friend, the legendary horror fantasist Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). During three decades of editing and storytelling, Derleth became the major player in the explosive growth of the “Cthulhu Mythos” into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Does the Cthulhu Mythos owe its existence to the Lovecraft Mythos -- or is the parallel fictional world of the Derleth Mythos even more influential? Comparatively shallow works such as S. T. Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos are filled with misconceptions and tell only a small part of this hotly controversial story. Now join Haefele as he digs far deeper, unearthing important layers of the saga neglected by past scholars. A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos answers numerous questions with fresh evidence and thunderous revelations, covering in unprecedented detail everything from the notorious Black Magic Quote to Derleth’s infamous “posthumous collaborations” with Lovecraft.

One of the most striking books of criticism ever written on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos is a riveting chronicle no fan of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep should miss!


Paperback: 510 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $19.99
Amazon Price: $18.01


Thanks to Don Herron for the tip!

CONAN THE AVENGER #10 - Coming in January!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

Conan pursues the fabled treasure that started him on a long and dangerous journey. However, a terrible foe also has his eyes on the prize. Can Conan beat him to it?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 28




CONAN / RED SONJA #1 - Coming in January!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover!
In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 14





CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH HC - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt full of adventure, demons, and rebellion! Fred Van Lente writes the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.


Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, On sale March 4







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

Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW OF THE TOMAHAWK by Hugh Pendexter  - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935)  - New!
THE ICE GENIUS - An All-New WILD Adventure of Doc Savage by Will Murray  - New!
Forgotten Books: TWISTED TRAILS (The Santa Dolores Stage) by W.C. Tuttle (1934)
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 25, 26 & 27 (1928)
Forgotten Books: THE TAG MURDERS by Carroll John Daly (1930)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)

Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG's Judy of the Jungle (1948)
On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993)


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

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot premieres October 18!
 

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 







E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Yellow Band" from the August 15, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"The Curse of Ra" by H. B. Hickey from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
Down through the ages came a terrible curse - and with it the strange symbol of Ibis . . .
"Medicine Man of Milldew" by Joe Archibald from THRILLING RANCH STORIES, January, 1947
Featuring: Hattie Pringle
Hattie Pringle brews a love potion out of weeds when Dr. Nostradamus T. Dillick, botanist, repays a debt!
"Whip Scorpion" by Chuck Martin from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1948
When Prospector Jud Thorpe met his enemies in a showdown, he lashed out with all the deadly fury of a - Whip Scorpion


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
GUNS OF NOVEMBER by Jack Tunney

November, 1963...Sent to Dallas by Attorney General Robert Kennedy to investigate the disappearance of a boxer connected to a major Civil Rights violation, FBI Special Agent Jim Gregory finds himself desperately trading punches with those plotting to change the course of history.

Kidnapped, beaten, tied up, and blindfolded, young boxer Jimmy Lee Williams knows his situation is dire. Nicknamed Guns for the relentless firing power of his fists, Williams isn’t going to go down without a fight. However, this is no typical 15-rounder...and the clock is ticking toward disaster.


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Stein - Coming in March!

One of the most iconic images of the fantasy genre is Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. Death Dealer has long been regarded as one of Frazetta's most powerful and brilliant pieces. This menacing warrior is represented in brilliant color and fine detail on this 22-oz. white stein. This stein comes in a full-color box and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

22-oz. white stein, $19.99, On sale March 11



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables
Now available, pre-orders shipping this week!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES


Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

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

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

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

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

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






The Golden Age - Now online!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960


 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8
Now available in the U.K.
Coming to comic shops in November!


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 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. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE MAN WHO STOPPED AT NOTHING
by Paul W. Fairman, Richard Magruder, Adam Chase, Dick Purcell

"The Man Who Stopped At Nothing", "And All the Girls Were Nude", "The Exquisite Nudes", and "The Girl in Tube 14".



 
JUSTICE, INC. #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 22! 
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf

Richard Henry Benson lives... or does he? Lines blur now between living and dead, between revenge and redemption, between law and justice, as three vastly different powerful heroes are forced to work together to face the explosive, dark alliance between one of The Shadow's most deadly foes, the Voodoo Master, and one of the greatest super-villains in pulp history. When Doc Savage's fortress is suddenly invaded by the Voodoo Master's entranced hordes bearing the destructive weapons of his mysterious evil partner, the Avenger is forced into action for the first time ever in a baptism of fire with zero room for error!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

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





LADY ZORRO #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 22! 
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

It's war. In the smoking ruins of what was a thriving Spanish village only a few days before, the Spanish patriots and Chumash warriors prepare to fight a well-trained, well-equipped army of German mercenaries.  As the battle begins, Lady Zorro and Hugo gallop off on a last-ditch effort to avert the full-on massacre of the defenders. But the evil German general sees through Lady Zorro's plan, and has a bullet for all her troubles. This is the end for Alta California as we know it... and Lady Zorro.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale October 22  








Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes - New!
The Green Hornet: The Lost 1937 Radio Broadcasts
The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin



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

The Black Claw
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
Pulp Adventurecon


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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

This year, we'll be joined by Robert Gould, son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould, who thrilled readers with his action-packed illustrations in The Spider and Dime Detective, among other titles from Popular Publications. Robert and his brothers manage the Bethlehem Art Gallery, which features the "Legacy of Artist John Fleming Gould."

The Gould brothers, Robert, William and Paul continue the tradition started in 1957 by John and Mary Gould with the Bethlehem Art Gallery located at 58 Orrs Mills Rd. in Salisbury Mills NY. The Gould brothers continue to meet and expand the vision of their parents in providing New York State residents and beyond with images that capture the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and give the kind of high quality, friendly service expected from a family owned and operated business with fifty years experience.



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard
The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes


Pulp Den - Now online!

Fight Card - The Guns of November - New!
Palm Beach Nasty - New!
Little Bit - New!
Mark of The Black Claw
The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Jim Anthony, Super-Detective, Vol. 4 - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 10′

Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ (#38-40)
The new Green Lama stories
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Doc, Doc, goose
- New!
Doc Con XVII begins Friday - New!
3 pulp questions: Art Sippo
The shadow over Lovecraft
‘Art’s Reviews’ debuts
Remembering the original pulpsters



Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now accepting pre-orders!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet





ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #10 - Coming in March!
Alex de Campi (Writer), John Ostrander (Writer), Ron Marz (Writer), Doug Moench (Writer), John Bolton (Art), Richard Clark (Art), Marc Laming (Art), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

This issue is packed from cover to cover with stories by some of comics' greatest creators. Ron Marz teams up with Richard Clark to tell a thrilling tale of human sacrifice and swift justice starring Solomon Kane. Alex de Campi and Marc Laming adapt Howard's famed fable "The Dark Man," and John Ostrander pens a brand-new story starring the Cimmerian swordsman Conan! Plus we reprint the timeless Kull tale "Demon in a Silvered Glass" by Doug Moench and John Bolton!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99, On sale March 25



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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Messenger of Death - New!
Isle of Gold - New!
Death Rides the Skyway
Garden of Death
Vanished Treasure

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.

Miriam Allen deFord (1888-1975) - New!
Fortean Writers in Weird Tales - New!
Rod Serling and Weird Tales - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) - New!
Belle Goldschlager (1902-1988) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Anthony Angarola (1893-1929) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 2 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 1
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 2  
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 1
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales-Introduction

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


A drug lord murders young Jane Hayes when she attempts to force her way into his organization. Unbeknownst to him, she had called her girlfriend, thinking they would soon be in the money. When Peggy comes to town asking questions, they want her dead also. But her path has crossed that of a mysterious man in black – a man hunting the drug runners – a man with twin automatics, and a challenging laugh promising death… The Black Ghost!

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Nothing new at posting time


Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says




 


10 October 2014

Adventure House
High Adventure #138: Battle Stories Special Issue
Now available!

NOTE: This issue should have been released in September.
 Although it's release here October, the issue is still dated September. 
Adventure House will be back on track with the November issue.


When Gunmen Turn Soldiers - Arthur Guy Empey
"A complete story of rival gangsters in France."
The Ace of Alibis - Raoul Whitfield
"A gripping yarn of an ace, an alibi and action!"
and more.

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Andrew Benson




Airship 27 Productions
THE BAY PHANTOM
A Confederacy of Devils

Now available!

Airship 27 Production announces the release Chuck Miller’s newest pulp thriller, The Bay Phantom – Confederacy of Devils. 

Mobile Alabama in the early 1920s is a hot-house of history, tradition, political corruption and racial bigotry.  Amidst this landscape of both grandeur and depravity arises a new avenger to battle the forces of evil and injustice.  He is the mysterious Bay Phantom, a dark clad warrior willing to mete out justice with his blazing .45s.  But beneath this flamboyant mask is the often inept, naïve Joseph Perrone, heir to a commercial fisheries empire. 

Perrone’s one amazing asset is his partner, the beautiful Mirabelle Darcy, a young black woman with the ninth highest I.Q. in the world.  An engineering genius, it is Mirabelle who provides Perrone with the guidance to see him through the deadly and macabre challenges that await them.  A secret Crime Lord is attempting to take over the city and has unleashed a blood-thirsty Werewolf and a bizarre assassin known as the Black Embalmer to carry out his insidious plans.

Now it is up to Mirabelle and the Bay Phantom to save their city with the help of an Austrian doctor named Sigmund Freud.  And that’s only the beginning!

“Chuck Miller possesses one of the most unique literary voices in New Pulp today,” declaires Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “I defy anyone to show me something he has written that is not original, quirky and just plain weird in a totally fun kind of way.”

Miller was born in Ohio, lived in Alabama for many years, and now resides in Norman, Oklahoma. His interests include monster movies, comic books, music and writing. He holds a BA in creative writing from the University of South Alabama.  Miller received the BEST NEW WRITER OF 2011 Award from Pulp Ark. His first novel, the critically acclaimed "Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede" was published in 2011. He is currently working on a new Sherlock Holmes novel for Airship 27.

Art for The Bay Phantom – Confederacy was provided by Zachary Brunner, both moody interior illustrations and the stunning painted cover.  The book was designed by Art Director Rob Davis.

Says bestselling adventure fantasy author, Charles Saunders, “Move over Shadow – there’s a new cloak on the block.”

Now available in hard copy…


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1

 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
 by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.
 
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Amazing Stories Classics
Seeds of Life: A Novel of Evolution's Fires

Now available!

"A superb tale that every lover of science fiction will want to have around. Completely off-trail science fiction—and highly recommended therefore." -Galaxy Science Fiction

This amazingly prophetic 1931 novel, which some say inspired Flowers for Algernon (on which the film Charlie was based), is easily the best novel Hugo Gernsback ever published in Amazing Stories. It features characters so mature their like would not be seen again until the post-war sf of the 1950s, and a theme that, in its rise and fall, prefigures that of "Flowers for Algernon" and carries it to a level of operatic tragedy not to be equaled until Bester's The Demolished Man. Seeds of Life, in short, is the story of Neils Bork, an alcoholic and failure raised to supernal heights of scientific genius and altruism by a scientific accident. And it is the story of what became of his golden dream of free, limitless energy for all, and of the marriage he thought would be crowned with glorious offspring.

"In the unbelievably short period of six years, from 1924 to 1930, John Taine (Professor Eric Temple Bell of California Institute of Technology) drove himself to a unique .position in the science fiction world through the outrageously daring flights of the imagination which are the Taine trademark. Seeds of Life is top-notch Taine. The theme is biological—the sources of life, and of the forces which mold life. An accident remakes the blundering technician, Neils Bork, into the mutant superman, Miguel De Soto, and at the same time sets in motion other processes which attract the attention of Bork's employer, Andrew Crane, and the very competent Dr. Brown. The author keeps several mysteries at the boiling point—what has happened to Bork, to the black widow spider, to Bertha the hen; what is "De Soto's" plot against the mankind he considers degraded and degrading; what, above all, is the theory of evolution and devolution around which the whole book is built?"
 
Analog Science Fiction Amazing Stories Classics is proud to bring this landmark work from the pages of the Amazing Stories Quarterly Oct 1931—with all of its original Frank R. Paul magazine illustrations—back before the reading public.


Paperback: 238 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
List Price: $9.99
Amazon price: $8.99
Kindle price: $1.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming November 6!
 Pre-order price is $95 until November 6 after which it jumps to the retail price of $125.


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

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

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

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

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

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

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

ARH Studios
Frazetta Huntress
Coming in 2015!
                           
 
 Scale: 1/4th Polystone Statue
 
Sculpted by: Tony Cipriano
 
Painted by: Arahom Radjah
 
                              Product Size: TBD                                  
 
Release Date: 2nd Quarter 2015








Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Episode 3: Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Rick discusses the legacy of H. P. Lovecraft.  We see his relationship to the Victorian horror literature that preceded him and to modern horror.  There are also recommendations for further reading.

Episode 2: Chinese Puzzle
Episode 1: Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Gate - Now online!

Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril - New!
One Shot, One Story: Clark Ashton Smith - New!
Vintage Treasures: The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Collecting Lovecraft, Part II - New!
Meet The Mad Mummy
Beautiful Women, Alien Landscapes, and Santa Claus: An Ed Emshwiller Gallery
New Treasures: The Casebook of Sexton Blake, edited by David Stuart Davies

Future Treasures: The Madness of Cthulhu, edited by S.T. Joshi

The Cimmerian Press: A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos - Now available!

An instant classic when first released, John D. Haefele’s critically acclaimed account of the birth of the Cthulhu Mythos is now back in a completely revised trade paperback edition overflowing with fascinating new insights and discoveries.

In 1939, the prolific Wisconsin writer August Derleth launched Arkham House, one of the most influential small presses in the history of publishing. Its mission: to preserve in the permanence of hardcovers the writings of Derleth's late friend, the legendary horror fantasist Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). During three decades of editing and storytelling, Derleth became the major player in the explosive growth of the “Cthulhu Mythos” into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Does the Cthulhu Mythos owe its existence to the Lovecraft Mythos -- or is the parallel fictional world of the Derleth Mythos even more influential? Comparatively shallow works such as S. T. Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos are filled with misconceptions and tell only a small part of this hotly controversial story. Now join Haefele as he digs far deeper, unearthing important layers of the saga neglected by past scholars. A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos answers numerous questions with fresh evidence and thunderous revelations, covering in unprecedented detail everything from the notorious Black Magic Quote to Derleth’s infamous “posthumous collaborations” with Lovecraft.

One of the most striking books of criticism ever written on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos is a riveting chronicle no fan of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep should miss!


Paperback: 510 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $19.99
Amazon Price: $18.01


Thanks to Don Herron for the tip!

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

Forgotten Books: TWISTED TRAILS (The Santa Dolores Stage) by W.C. Tuttle (1934)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 25, 26 & 27 (1928) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE TAG MURDERS by Carroll John Daly (1930)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)

Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG's Judy of the Jungle (1948)
On Hallowed Ground: Where the Pulps were made
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1993)


Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






Doc Savage Feature Film - Director Shane Black wants Chris Hemsworth to star!

Shane Black is actively developing Doc Savage, the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. He recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role, but it’s unclear when that project would shoot since it’s still grappling with budgetary issues. Sony, however, does consider Savage one of its priorities.


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

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

"Death of a Dead Man" by Wayland Rice from THRILLING DETECTIVE, September, 1945
Tyro Attorney Clint Byron Finds a Picture of Guilt to Fit into a Sinister Murder Frame.
"Cinders" by Henry Leverage from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 9, 1919
When the Aghadoe left Southampton waters for the first leg of her passage to New York she carried one thousand three hundred and twenty one American troops. The Aghadoe was a thirty-five-hundred ton, schooner rigged steam transport
that had been drawn at the beginning of the war from the South American passenger routes. The business of ferrying back to the United States the members of the splendid expedition was under full sway.
"Crime Axis" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, April, 1939
Ex-G-Man Dunning Finds Death and Intrigue Weaving a Dangerous Web in the Nation's Capitol!


First Seas and Other Tales - Now available!
By Frank Schildiner

A sea captain fights an ancient evil, a rockabilly musician battles a scorpion the size of a Cadillac, a gangster takes on the spawn of Cthulhu, a French comic wizard takes on evils in the modern world. These are just a few of the thrills and chills you will get in First Seas and Other Tales. Amazon bestselling author Frank Schildiner’s collection of pulp tales breaks into new ground for this growing genre, telling tales of noble knights in the time of King Henry IV, a Roman nobleman fighting the demons and even a hero from France’s legendary Hexagon Comics Universe taking on terrible monsters who seek to destroy the Earth. Giant scorpions, evil demons, and a bored bureaucrat dealing with fake witches and vampires from Alabama are just a few of the chills and thrills in Frank Schildiner’s First Seas and Other Tales! From Pro Se Productions.

Paperback: 134 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches

List price: $9.00
Amazon price: $8.10



FLASH GORDON #6 - Arriving in comic shops October 15!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

Smile, you’re saving the universe! Flash Gordon and Dale Arden and Professor Zarkov are taking apart Ming The Merciless’ empire piece-by-piece, and having a ball doing it…if only Ming wasn’t thinking 25 steps ahead… Come aboard for the grandest adventure of 2014, courtesy of JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 17  





Future Tense: The Golden Age Volume 5 - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

WHO IS MAJOR FUTURE? Like many other heroes of the Auric Universe, Major Future seemed to come from nowhere. In his case, it was more true than in others’. In 1943, a man with superhuman powers that included strength, agility and the ability to see radio waves, found himself in Los Angeles. How he got there and why he had these special abilities, he did not know. Impelled by some inner drive to help others, he took the name “Major Future” and became a superhero. Future Tense tells the full origin of the hero known as Major Future.

Paperback: 234 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
List price: $14.00



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960


 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8
Now available in the U.K.
Coming to comic shops in November!


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 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. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99






James Bond - Dynamite to publish new comics!

Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of English language comic books and graphic novels, is proud to announce their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming's published works, including his fourteen James Bond books.

Under their agreement, negotiated by Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007, Fleming's iconic secret agent will re-live the exploits that have thrilled and captivated fans for over half a century in fresh visual adaptations of the classic Bond stories.

Moreover, Dynamite plans to create a series of brand new adventures unveiling the defining - and largely undocumented - early years of Bond's career. These new stories will draw inspiration from the Fleming canon to explore Bond's ?origins': his raw early years before he gambled with his life in the first novel, Casino Royale (1953). Some other familiar faces from the expansive 007 mythos will also make appearances in this series - criminal masterminds, hired henchmen, glamorous Bond Girls, and secret service allies - alongside all-new characters.

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications, says, "It's over sixty years since the publication of Casino Royale, and now more than ever it's an exciting time to be a Bond fan. We're thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming's novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as newspaper comic strips in the late fifties. Dynamite are the perfect partners to take on the challenge of continuing this legacy, and we are very much looking forward to working with them."
"In the journey of discovering new readers for Ian Fleming's classic Bond stories, we are delighted to be partnering with Dynamite in exploring different ways to broaden the audience. Visually and literally, James Bond will have a new face," says Jonny Geller, Joint CEO of Curtis Brown.

"Ian Fleming's James Bond is one the best-known characters in the world, yet we know very little of his background and beginnings," says Editor Mike Lake. "The Bond villains are some of the most memorable figures in popular culture. Where did they come from... and in some cases, where did they go?"

"James Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world. His author and creator, Ian Fleming, was not only in touch with popular culture in his time, but also saw ahead of his time, and his written work will outlive us all," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment.  "The character, the structure, and the source material is so strong. The original prose storytelling serves as the basis for one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation.  By doing so, it allows the character to be an ever-progressive pop culture phenomenon, one that energizes existing fans and engages new fans, thus helping to ensure that Bond's relevance and importance will live on forever.  The high-octane action, the charm, the unquestionable allure of this man of action - it all stems from Ian Fleming.  We're excited to build upon the author's source material with new canonical stories, and honored at Dynamite to be a small part of his legacy, to be able to bring new stories to fans around the world."

Ian Fleming's World War II service as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in London granted him a wealth of experience in the world of espionage, on which he drew when writing his novels.  Fleming published fourteen James Bond titles and lived to witness their enormous success in print and on film.  His cultural legacy has thrived for over fifty years, as millions of readers worldwide continue to discover and enjoy his work. Dynamite plans to launch its first James Bond comic books in 2015, soliciting periodical issues in Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Digital editions will be available simultaneously through such platforms as Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.  Original graphic novels and collections will be released through the comic book specialty market, digital platforms, and numerous book market channels including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Science Fiction Classics
Our first issue reprints all of the fiction stories from the June 1926 issue of Amazing Stories.

Contents
OFF ON A COMET by Jules Verne
THE NEW ACCELERATOR by H. G. Wells
THE MAN FROM THE ATOM by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
THE THING FROM -- "OUTSIDE" by George Allen England
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE EARTH by Austin Hall
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR by Edgar Allan Poe

8.5 x 11 inch, 96 pages, $9.95



J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy - Coming Fall/Winter 2014!

The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th–century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the post far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics.

The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

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





Lost In Space - Series reboot in the works at Legendary TV! 

Legendary TV has put in development Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic.



The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One) - Now available!
by S.T. Joshi (Editor)


Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

Paperback: 400 pages
List Price: $15.95


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series DVD - Now on sale for $85.79!

It was the height of the Cold War, a time when most Americans had only the vaguest understanding of international espionage. Then, in 1964, the televised spy genre exploded on the screen in the U.S. and around the world when the groundbreaking series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. pulled the covers off of the spy game in what became must-watch television for the next four years on NBC. Here is The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series, beautifully packaged in a 60's style high tech attach‚ case, complete with all episodes along with hours of viewing extras.

Sale Price:$85.79

Regular price: $199.92



Mark of the Black Claw [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
By Douglas D. Hawk

Mark of the Black Claw is a tale of mystery, adventure and intrigue.

In the dark days following Pearl Harbor, a masked vigilante emerges as a protector of the city. The mysterious guardian takes on saboteurs, black marketers, gangsters, thugs and others attempting to damage the country as it negotiates the uncharted waters of World War II. Caught in the Black Claw’s web of intrigue is reporter Victoria Kirkwood, covering the vigilante’s exploits, and Police Lieutenant Shane Chandler, determined to capture the rogue agent.




Amazon.com  Raptor Mountain Publishing


The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
An Epic Adventure Novel in the Grandest ERB Tradition!
Coming soon!

Written in spirit by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an assist from Jake Saunders.
A completely new ERB adventure of Homeric proportions!

  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher



Moonstone Books
The GREEN LAMA: Unbound novel

  Coming in February!

Author: Adam Lance Garcia
Cover: Mike Fyles

The stars have aligned and the sunken city is rising. Kendell Foster Crossen’s the Green Lama returns in this fully authorized novel by Adam Lance Garcia. Racing across the world to rescue his beloved Jean Farrell, the Green Lama faces off against Nazis and demons from the deep, only to discover the terrifying truth behind his powers and his connection to the ancient evil known as Cthulhu. A unique blend of horror and adventure, the GREEN LAMA: UNBOUND is a tour-de-force that redefines the classic hero and sets the stage for an astonishing new chapter in the Green Lama Legacy.

280 pages, sc, 6” x 9”, $12.99




Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS. - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN –  Frank Robinson, 1926-2014 by Walker Martin

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What To Do With Our Collections As We Get Older by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –  WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann



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

The Black Claw - New!
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
THE BOOK CAVE FINAL EPISODE
Doc Savage Digest
The Black Stiletto
The Rocket Girl
Pulp Adventurecon


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

That's a Saturday.

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

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

This year, we'll be joined by Robert Gould, son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould, who thrilled readers with his action-packed illustrations in The Spider and Dime Detective, among other titles from Popular Publications. Robert and his brothers manage the Bethlehem Art Gallery, which features the "Legacy of Artist John Fleming Gould."

The Gould brothers, Robert, William and Paul continue the tradition started in 1957 by John and Mary Gould with the Bethlehem Art Gallery located at 58 Orrs Mills Rd. in Salisbury Mills NY. The Gould brothers continue to meet and expand the vision of their parents in providing New York State residents and beyond with images that capture the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and give the kind of high quality, friendly service expected from a family owned and operated business with fifty years experience.



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

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



Bold Venture Press
  Pulp Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard - New!
The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes
The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave 
Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Mark of The Black Claw - New!
The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove - New!
The Ice Genius - New!
Murder Town
Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet
Autumn, All The Cats Return 
Stars & Stripes - The Black Stiletto #3

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 10′
- New!
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ (#38-40)
The new Green Lama stories
Fanzine focus: ‘Duende’
Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban

Some other pulp chronologies
The fantastical tales of A. Merritt

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Art Sippo
- New!
The shadow over Lovecraft - New!
‘Art’s Reviews’ debuts
Remembering the original pulpsters
3 pulp questions: Barry Reese
Bits of pulp: podcasts, pulps, Paul
Bits of pulp: Sex, cthulhu, and a death
The pop culture archaeologist


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #60
The Spider #12 Audiobook
Reign of the Silver Terror

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

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

Page was a master of the dramatic. In his earliest Spider novels he seemed determined to outdo all that came before.

With Reign of the Silver Terror, first published in the September, 1934 issue of The Spider, Page goes all out. Relocating the action to Washington D.C., he plunges Richard Wentworth into a maelstrom of political foment.The Silver King and his deadly assassins are out to overthrow the government of the United States, building a new empire upon a monetary foundation of the precious metal.

From the first chapter, where the Spider rescues a number of U.S. senators from being scalded alive by molten silver, to a bizarre and even unbelievable climax on the Senate floor where a dead man pops up from his own coffin to point out his killer, this is one of the great over-the-top Spider novels.

That’s not all. During the course of the story’s events, Nita van Sloan crosses the line from being merely Wentworth’s dutiful fiance to becoming complicit with the Spider’s crimes when she makes her first kill!

Narrated by Nick Santa Maria, Reign of the Silver Terror is a Spider story not to be missed! This audiobook also introduces Emile C. Tepperman’s Ed Race, the Masked Marksman, in “Amateur Night––For Killers,” read by Alan Taylor. Arthur Leo Zagat’s “Doc Turner Makes Death Medicine” rounds out the lineup, read by Roy Worley. 6 hours - Only $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 6
Now available!

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


Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.
 
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter that one thinks of at the mention of “lost worlds”, which filled the pages of pulp magazines, and later, movie serials. He was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
Intended for a general audience, and not just children, this series’ storylines are richer than the usual juvenile radio fare. The show had a large adult audience as well as children due to its maturity. Each exciting fifteen minutes episode opened with a section of the William Tell overture.
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1939 and 1940, including the conclusion of “Stacey” (#201-213) and the beginning of “In Quest of Peter Stone” (#214-240), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. 10 hours - Only $14.99 Download / $29.98 Audio CDs.



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
Maker of Shadows Audiobook by Jack Mann

Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Robert Weinberg

Now available!

Jack Mann, the author of Maker of Shadows and seven other novels starring Gregory George Gordon Green, known to most as “Gees” was actually a pseudonym for E. Charles Vivian, a well-known British author of supernatural, western, and detective novels. Making the Vivian pen-name even more interesting was the fact that it too was a pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, who wrote books, many about series characters, under numerous pen-names.


 
Born in 1882, Cannell died in 1947. At the time, he had written over 80 books, ranging from westerns (as by “Barry Lynd”) to lost race adventures The City of Wonder, Fields of Sleep. His Gees’s novels were so popular that several of them published in hardcover in England were later serialized in Argosy magazine. Maker of Shadows was so highly regarded that it was illustrated by Virgil Finlay, considered the top pulp artist of the time.
 
As a young man, Cannell served as a British soldier in the Boer War. Afterwards, he worked for several years as a reporter for The Daily Telegraph newspaper. Deciding to become a novelist, Cannell switched to writing fiction in 1907.
 
Discovering a talent for editing, Vivian worked for the British fiction magazine, The Novel Magazine while continuing to turn out novels. Later, working for publisher Walter Hutchinson, he acted as editor for Hutchinson’s Adventure-Story Magazine and Hutchinson’s Mystery-Story Magazine. For those publications, Vivian used a stable of British authors. Plus, he reprinted work from such USA pulp publications as Adventure and Weird Tales.
 
The “Gees” series were Vivian’s most popular novels. The stories featured a young, somewhat naïve, British detective Gregory George Gordeon Green, known as “Gees” and delve into his various cases, most of which involve the supernatural. In this story, Gees is recruited by Margaret Aylener, the head of a major Scottish family. Margaret has been battling most of her life against Gamel Macmorn, supposedly the descendent of foreign invaders who enslaved and murdered the Scots. No one in the area knows how old Macmorn really is, as he seemingly possesses the power to regenerate himself at certain times after which he returns to his home as “his son.”
 
Gees battles Macmorn and his ancient Druidic magic in a duel for the soul of Margaret Aylener’s daughter, Helen. The evil Macmorn is not known as Maker of Shadows for nothing, and Gees find out just how true that menacing title really is. But Gees commands powers of his own… Read by Milton Bagby. 8 hours - Only $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs




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

The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

Maker of Shadows by Jack Mann
Jack Mann, the author of Maker of Shadows and seven other novels starring Gregory George Gordon Green, known to most as “Gees” was actually a pseudonym for E. Charles Vivian, a well-known British author of supernatural, western, and detective novels. Making the Vivian pen-name even more interesting was the fact that it too was a pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, who wrote books, many about series characters, under numerous pen-names.
 
The “Gees” series were Vivian’s most popular novels. The stories featured a young, somewhat naïve, British detective Gregory George Gordeon Green, known as “Gees” and delve into his various cases, most of which involve the supernatural. In this story, Gees is recruited by Margaret Aylener, the head of a major Scottish family. Margaret has been battling most of her life against Gamel Macmorn, supposedly the descendent of foreign invaders who enslaved and murdered the Scots. No one in the area knows how old Macmorn really is, as he seemingly possesses the power to regenerate himself at certain times after which he returns to his home as “his son.”
 
Gees battles Macmorn and his ancient Druidic magic in a duel for the soul of Margaret Aylener’s daughter, Helen. The evil Macmorn is not known as Maker of Shadows for nothing, and Gees find out just how true that menacing title really is. But Gees commands powers of his own… This exciting book has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and are of highest quality. $2.99.

  
Operator 5 #38: The Siege that Brought the Black Death
The Purple Invasion story #13 of 13. What has become known as the “War in Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amaz ing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine. $2.99.

Horror Stories Paul Ernst and Donald Dale
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This eBook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Paul Ernst and Donald Dale, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #30: The Blue Cyclone
Black Invaders establish secret base in the Rocky Mountains!... American H.Q. heard this news in surprise — and dread. Despite our vigilance, the enemy had penetrated our Border, were hidden in our very midst. What was their plan? How would they strike? The nation’s safety depended on learning these answers in time — and Dusty Ayres and his buddies took the job, pitting their wings against the war’s newest death weapon — the Blue Cyclone! This is the eleventh issue in the Dusty Ayres series. These are science-fiction stories of a near-future war that has ravaged America. The Black Invaders, led by an Asian warlord known as "Fire-Eyes", are bent upon world domination, have conquered all of Europe and are now on the American continent. Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These amazing stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.. $2.99.
 
Fighting Aces #10: High, Wide And Hellbound
Two lone eagles had to stand off an army — Lon Callman who had winged across half the world for his revenge, and Rossiter, the man he had sworn to kill! Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.








RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 15!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

The mystery behind the Black Tower comes to a head!  As the fortress finally opens its doors, what emerges is something so shocking — so unlike anything Red Sonja has ever faced before — that it will change her world forever! Could the enigmatic Tower's secrets finally signal the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 8







Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now accepting pre-orders!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet





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

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death Rides the Skyway - New!
Garden of Death
Vanished Treasure
The Blur
Partners of Peril
SOFT NUDES FOR THE DEVIL'S BUTCHER - Arriving in comic shops October 15!

Soft Nudes For The Devil's Butcher is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. "Features" includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as rape in Soviet prisons, Hitler's secret sex life, prostitution, the persecution of witches, and other aberrations; and "Fiction" collects vivid examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, Nazi horror, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95


Deicide Press  Amazon.com

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.

They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-Part 1 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Emerson Hough (1857-1923) - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 2   - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-Part 1 - New!
They Should Have Been in Weird Tales-Introduction - New!
Red Robes and Cultists - New!
A Monster for the Twenty-First Century - New!
We Walk with Zombies
Entropy and Energy
The First Totalitarian-We
The First Totalitarian-The Grand Inquisitor

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!


A drug lord murders young Jane Hayes when she attempts to force her way into his organization. Unbeknownst to him, she had called her girlfriend, thinking they would soon be in the money. When Peggy comes to town asking questions, they want her dead also. But her path has crossed that of a mysterious man in black – a man hunting the drug runners – a man with twin automatics, and a challenging laugh promising death… The Black Ghost!

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Frayling tackles his own Yellow Peril

The centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu character is a topic I have covered both for the anniversary of the Devil Doctor’s first appearance in the story, “The Zayat Kiss” in 1912 and the publication of the first novel (really a fix-up of stories), The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu in 1913.

Read the rest at the links below.





 
 
 
03 October 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

October 17, 2014
DRACULA UNTOLD
November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 4, 2016
November 11, 2016
SKULL ISLAND
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2