Age of Aces
The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe
Below the Rio Grande he had once been
known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell
skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death
from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s
arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored
war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind
prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought
them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine
pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines,
but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties
and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series
in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying
Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle
Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published
by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome
of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s
Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.
$16.99 | 6″x9″
trade paperback | 318 pages|
Age of Aces
Now available at PulpFest!
soon online and to pulp retailers!
Captain Philip Strange:
By Donald E. Keyhoe
America’s enemies have assembled squadrons
of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to
turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we
get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called
“Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the
back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses,
cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction!
This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling
tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull
Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel
$16.99 | 6″x9″
trade paperback | 394 pages
Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
THE BLACK BAT
Volume 1: "Brand of the Black Bat" & "Murder Calls the Black Bat"
Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels
that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled
Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels
as "G. Wayman Jones" for future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack
Schiff. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony
Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then,
"Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony
Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel heist of the century! GOLDEN
AGE OF COMICS BONUS: the debut of The Mask from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS
#1. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers
by Rudolph Belarski and Emery Clarke and the original interior illustrations
by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray relating how
a lawsuit with DC Comics was narrowly averted. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-183-7
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Tollin's Sanctum Books
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Volume 99: "Mardi Gras Mystery" & "City of Fear"
The Dark Avenger becomes immeshed in
murderous masquerades in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and
Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, from colorful carnival
festivities arises a baffling puzzle, leading The Shadow to don a
series of disguises to solve "Mardi Gras Mystery." Then, the Knight
of Darkness journeys to a "City of Fear" to unmask a master of disguise
who can impersonate anyone—even The Shadow himself! Which Shadow will
have the last laugh? BONUS: Anthony Tollin unmasks "The Many Faces
of The Shadow." This instant collector's item showcases the classic
color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original
interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with original commentary
by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-187-5
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs
Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity
Choose Image size:
13 x 19 - $70.00
17 x 92 - $95.00
Both sizes fit standard frames
$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)
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Ralph Angelo - "The Caligostro
Chronicles, Volume 1"
Author Ralph Angelo tells us about his series
"The Caligostro Chronicles" an old fashioned Space Opera set in a future
not far from now. There are 3 volumes already avaialble and 2 more
more in preparation.
Baugh: The Avenger: The Sun King
Argent - Jeff
Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses
his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with
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Jim Beard and Duane
Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar
Bill Barnes: PD-02 Silver
Lancer model plane kit
Model based on Bill Barnes' stories
by George L. Easton found in the Air Trails magazines of the 1930's
and 1940's. Eligible for Flying Aces Club Fiction Fighter contest (2004
contest sponsored by Easy Built Models). Includes 8 vacuum-formed parts.
Click here for a 1936 Air Trails magazine cover showing the prototype of
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This kit is one of a new class of kits we call Pro Design.
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This free flight rubber powered model airplane kit includes
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tissue, and TissueCal™ markings. You will need a hobby knife, fine sandpaper,
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|Black Dog Books
The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled
in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas
SKYROCKET SCOTT—The arrival of Bill
Scott to Southern waters plays an important role in the battle for Whitesand
Island, establishing Garrison Airways as an air power in the South Seas.
WOLVES OF THE WIND—Skies are blackened
when threats from pirates of the air prompt Garrison Airways to arm
their planes and a private war erupts for supremacy of the skylanes.
BOOMERANG BARNES—Barnes is sent to protect
the air station on Sundown Island only to find it deserted. What has
happened to the work crew? A new enemy rears its ugly head and stolen
diamonds fuel an island-hopping treasure hunt.
SKY SPOILERS—Racketeers of the sky unleash
a series of raids on the Island trading stations, demanding a cut
of the profits. Caraway is thrust into the middle of the savage battle—only
to find himself branded as a racketeer, too!
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback / 208 pages / Price:
|Black Dog Books
The Decree of Allah
by George E. Holt
Mohamed Ali’s name is not to be trifled
with. Some men dare call him a bandit—men who are not
his friends. . . .
Mohamed Ali, a Moorish Robin Hood, bravely defends his
country from becoming a subject nation to a European power, keeping
alive in the hearts of the Riffian Berbers that spirit of independence
which had kept them free for over three thousand years—free from all that
had invaded and possessed parts or all of his country—all except for
the hills and mountains of the Atlas Range, wherein the sons of Atlas
acknowledge no master but their gods!
This is the manner of Mohamed Ali’s downfall—the story
of those things which led to his outlawing, to the price set upon
his head, to the long and unsuccessful pursuit of him—and to the bold
exploits of himself and his friends and enemies. Exploits during which
Mohamed Ali, outlaw, laughed greatly, and dared bravely, and relied upon
the friendship of Allah for protection.
Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete
adventures of Mohamed Ali, outlaw and Descendant of the Prophet,
loved, honored and feared throughout the Anghera Hills.
Edited and with an introduction by Doug
Trade paperback / 528 pages / Price:
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted
by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries,
a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history
of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of
his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating
on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice,
hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the
screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is
the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger
serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first
adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.
Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more
than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including
reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’
Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder
Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both
at a discounted rate.
For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail
price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested
retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings
of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic
customers only. (International buyers seeking to take
advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the
extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on
A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s
Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this
massive new book has been positioned as more of a
reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete
history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever
attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007
predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions.
The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros,
along with a smattering of original cover paintings.
Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively
reworked. New chapters have been added on
Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation
pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created
for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage
magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the
best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists
the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various
7x10, trade paperback
Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
by William Corcoran
Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp
yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a
1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY
BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple
Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have
been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s
Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful
fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK
MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them),
the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and
ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks
(LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one
of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common
in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York
City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized
by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the
brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable
to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the
Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known
as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves
like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading
it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better
known by pulp aficionados.
This should be available at PulpFest.
Thunder / Murania Press
THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS
by Johnston McCulley
Coming later this year is a Johnston
McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery
yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published
in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.
I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes
featuring favorite McCulley series characters.
These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return
of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.
Each volume will include a specially commissioned
essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments
of their respective series, while Black Star contains
novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio
of books will be available as their publication draws closer.
'N' Thunder / Murania Press:
EDitorial Comments - Now
PulpFest Begins This Week — At Last! - New!
Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies
Bold Venture Press
August releases now available!
Pulp Adventures #18 (Summer 2015)
Jim MacDonald, Robert Leslie Bellem, Stewart Sterling,
Lauran Paine, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, Paul Dale Anderson.
"MacDonald's Nightmare Safari" by Jim MacDonald
"Model For a Corpse" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Why was the the nude cupcake chilled over a diary? For
enough geetus, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, seeks out the book.
"The Corpse Doctor" by Stewart Sterling
Detective Steve Koski hunts for killers sailing New
"Two-Gun Lady" by Lauran Paine
With a fully-loaded heart, she handled a gun better'n
"Treasure of the Red Robe Men" by Richard A. Lupoff
A new south seas adventure with a new south seas hero
-- Splash Shanahan is the name, and you won't soon forget it!
"New Blood" by Gary Lovisi
"Who Knows What Evil Lurks?" by Paul Dale Anderson
"Lauran Paine, Authentic Old West Pulp Author" by David
Short sidebars on Dan Turner, the Men's Adventure Magazine
genre, and Splash Shanahan.
Original pulp illustrations, cover by Norman Saunders.
7"x10" Paperback, 134 pages, $12.95
The Lost Dan Turner Movie Script
by John Wooley and Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective is at
his best in Homicide Highball, showcasing his unique brand of slang-talking,
Vat 69-swilling two-fisted action. Read Robert Leslie Bellem’s
original story from the February 1950 Hollywood Detective--included
in this edition--then thrill to John Wooley’s original script, which
laid the groundwork for the film starring Marc Singer.
A good deed backfires, and the famous shamus
is on the run, eager to put the squiff on a murder charge. The suspects?
A smooth filly, a movie mogul, and a B-movie director. Meantime,
Turner dodges someone with a killer pitching arm, and eludes cops
and crooks alike in a wild amusement park chase. 90 proof pulp fiction!
ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM worked in the newspaper
business prior to becoming a full-time fictioneer. He penned several
million words of fiction, much of it starring Dan Turner, Hollywood
Detective. He wrote scripts for tv shows like The Adventures of Superman,
The Lone Ranger, 77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason. Bellem died in 1968
at the age of 65.
JOHN WOOLEY was an entertainment writer for the
Tulsa World before leaping into the freelance life. He has written
novels, comic books such as “The Twilight Avenger,” screenplays (including
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective), and nonfiction books examining pop
culture. He lives in Oklahoma.
7"x10" paperback, 170 pages, $14.95
by Richard A. Lupoff
The author of The Comic Book Killer
offers up twelve tales of mystery, magic, and grouchiness—served with a liberal
dash of sarcasm and cynicism. A woman’s birthday celebration becomes a prelude
to murder; an absinthe-minded author seeks inspiration from a bottle;
a rare volume could destroy the love/hate relationship of two book
dealers; an interplanetary romance is threatened by the untimely
intervention of the Scorpion Men of Mars; and that’s just the beginning!
These stories leap from planet to planet, down dark avenues of hatred,
and curl up in cozy nostalgic places.
"Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!"—A woman's "celebration"
become a prelude to murder.
"The Green Fairy"—Moving the setting from a noir-realistic
world into a realm of fantasy.
"Sisoh Promatem"—Shifting gears, moving further into
th realm of imagination. "Tip o’ the tam to Franz Kafka," says Lupoff.
"Or should I say, Znarf Akfak?"
"Uncle Elmer"—A World War II veteran's tall tale is
disected with some disturbing revalations.
"Greetings from Comrade Kim"—A world-shifting tale
"Night Lands Dream"
"The Salamanca Encounter"—A borderline horror story,
with a tip o’ the tam to HPL.
"Scorpion Men of Venus"—It was the wrong time to begin
an interplanetary romance. (Tip o’ the tam to ERB!)
"Dead of Winter"—A "tip o’ the tam to Rex Stout."
ALSO: Three "Tales of the Tin Can World," originally
presented in Rigel science fiction magazine.
"Lux Was Dead Right"—A rare volume threatens to destroy
the love/hate friendship of two book dealers.
"Transtemporal Creatures Unlimited"
"Joe Nieman’s Knees"—He was a great ballplayer in his
time ... but that was long ago ...
Paperback 5.5"x8.5", 362 pages, $16.95
|The Burroughs Bulletin
#92 - Now available!
"The Jungle Man Art of Neal
Adams: An Interview" conducted by Gary A. Buckingham
Art Gallery: Neal Adams
"ERB, Inc.'s Online Comic Strips - Interviews" conducted by
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END - December 14 on Syfy!
Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End will come
to life in a first ever adaptation.
A six-hour Childhood’s End miniseries will begin airing Monday,
December 14 on Syfy at 8:00pm ET/PT, continuing Tuesday, December 15
and concluding Wednesday, December 16.
From Syfy and Universal Cable Productions, Childhood’s End is
executive produced by Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind,
I Am Legend) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social
Network) and features a cast led by Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”),
Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome”), Daisy Betts “(The Last Resort”), Yael
Stone (“Orange is the New Black”), Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), Osy Ikhile
(“The Fear”) and Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”).
Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the
alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness
– ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of
humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance
– and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world
enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there’s a price to pay. As the
truth about the Overlords’ intentions are revealed, humanity will discover
its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.
Childhood’s End is adapted by Matthew Graham, who serve as writer/executive
producer. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, “Mob City”) serves as co-executive
Check out the Childhood’s End trailer at the
|THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME
31: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD - Coming in March!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Gary Hartle, Mike Docherty (Illustrators)
Escaping prison in Koth by crawling deep beneath its flaming mountains,
Conan and his comrades enter a far deadlier realm. Here is an ancient
kingdom of fire, ash, and the undead, commanded by Varnae, First Lord
The Chronicles of Conan collects classic Conan the Barbarian tales
never-before collected and unavailable for over a quarter of a century.
Full Color, $19.99
|CONAN THE AVENGER #20
- Coming in November!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael
Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud
An evil witch secretly takes the place of her twin sister, the
beloved queen of Khauran, and seizes control of the kingdom. But Conan,
captain of the royal guard, sees through the witch's ruse -- can the
Cimmerian stand against her villainous ally Constantius and the might
of his mercenary army?
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale November 25.
|CTHULHU FHTAGN! - Now available!
by Ross E. Lockhart (Editor)
In his house at R'lyeh, Cthulhu waits dreaming...
What are the dreams that monsters dream? When will the stars grow right?
Where are the sunken temples in which the dreamers dwell? How will it
all change when they come home? Within these pages lie the answers, and
more, in all-new stories by many of the brightest lights in dark fiction.
Gathered together by Ross E. Lockhart, the editor who brought you The
Book of Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, and Giallo Fantastique, Cthulhu
Fhtagn! features nineteen weird tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft.
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Word Horde
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Almanak of Mystery, Adventure,
and the Wild West - Now
Altus Gallery: Fredrick Nebel's COMPLETE CASEBOOK OF CARDIGAN
TARZAN of the Big Little Books
NOT Overlooked Films: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939)
Altus Gallery: Thibaut Corday and the FOREIGN LEGION
Pulp Gallery: SURE-FIRE SCREEN STORIES (1934)
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE, PRIVATE EYE in "Spanish
SHADOW COMICS 52, 53 & 54
Black Dog Gallery: The FREDERICK NEBEL Library
FFB: The LINKS - and - GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special
Anthony Tollin announced as special
October 9th, 10th and 11th,
Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and
11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations
GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained!
October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist,
has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate
of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference
and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of
his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters
to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications
between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources,
this presentation will outline discoveries about the original
fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.
Pre-registration will begin in late July.
A webpage will be established for that and it will
include a pre-registration gift that will most likely
have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.
By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International.
It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located
at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ,
85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that
you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group
rate room discount.
You don't have to book at the hotel but
since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary
breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings.
Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located
on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not
miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and
Doc Savage-The Man of
Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available through August
Ely stands tall as the only person to portray Doc Savage-The Man
t-shirt celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the George Pal movie
and his appearance at the upcoming DocCon 2015.
Become a member of the Brotherhood of Bronze.
will be printed on
Tagless Tee - $21.99
Orders are printed and shipped
when the time expires (August 27th).
You can expect your package
to arrive around 5 business days after the campaign finishes printing.
Orders are mailed via first-class
or priority mail.
Shipping costs $3.99 for the
first item and $2.00 for each additional item.
RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE
- Arriving in comic shops
Bobby Nash (Writer),
Jamie Chase (Art)
Burroughs’ 1914 pulp-fantasy
epic comes to life in a heart-pounding adventure!
An heir and an inventor
take their "Iron Mole" five hundred miles below
the earth’s crust to the world of Pellucidar, crossing paths
with the evil Mahars, the ape-like Sagoths, and all
manner of prehistoric creatures . . . as well as the
lovely Dian the Beautiful!
x 10", Full Color, 104 pages, $14.99
Limited Hardcover, 7"
x 10",Full Color, 104 pages, $49.99
- December 14 on Syfy!
The 10-episode Expanse will bow with a two-night
premiere, December 14 and 15, 10 PM ET/PT.
The drama, set 200 years in the future, comes from Alcon TV and
is based on the best-selling book series of the same name. Following
its premiere, the series will take a regular Tuesdays 10PM slot. Syfy,
calling Expanse the “most ambitious series” in the network’s history, chronicles
mankind’s colonization of the solar system, and stars Thomas Jane (Hung)
as a tough detective and Steven Strait (Magic City) as a rogue ship’s captain.
The two characters team up to search for a missing woman, but the tale
“evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy
in human history.”
The Expanse is based on a best-selling book series, and also stars
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence
Faivre. Jonathan Banks, Paulo Costanzo, and Jay Hernandez will guest
star during the series’ first season. Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits)
directed the first two episodes, with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby writing
the pilot and serving as exec producers and showrunners, alongside fellow
executive producer Naren Shankar.
The space thriller is financed and produced by Alcon Television
Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment. Alcon co-founders and
co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson serve as executive producers
along with former president of Alcon Television Sharon Hall. Alcon Television
executive Ben Roberts serves as co-producer. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown
of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch as a direct-to-series
project, with Fergus and Ostby. Daniel and Brown are executive producers.
Ben Cook serves as a producer.
The book series authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the
pen name James S. A. Corey), are show producers.
on the net this week
The Shadow in
There is no new Shadow review this week.
Now with over 1000 stories online!
by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1942
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper, who has a nose for crime-town news, dogs
the footsteps of a murdering skunk to bring in a homicide scoop.
"Doc Swap's Convalescence"
by Ben Frank from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1948
Featuring: Doc Swap
Hankering after Sheriff MacLoyd's mule, the tradin' hombre's
just as stubborn as the critter.
"The White Dwarf"
by J. Lewis Burtt from AMAZING STORIES, May, 1934
The Sun was changing from its present state to a white
dwarf, dooming the Earth unless something could be done.
Golden Age -
Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers Big Little Books ~ 1934-1945
Basil Wolverton ~ Weird Tales of the Future
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 18 Issues ~ 1947-1952
Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst
|Gotham Pulp Collectors
This month the meeting will be on August
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp
collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It typically meets the 3rd Saturday
of every month.
This month it will meet n the 4thSaturday of the month to avoid
conflicts with PulpFest.
Check the website at the link below
for exact time and place information.
Name: Gotham Pulp Collectors
Time: 1-5 PM
Library on West 23rd Street.
Mark Halegua at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gotham Pulp Collectors
Go-Hero / Executive Replicas
/ Phicen Ltd.
Sheena, Queen of the
Jungle 1/6th scale collectible figure
As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena, Queen of the
Jungle, fiercely defends the rain forest and its denizens from all
those who would do them harm.
Originally conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs'
Tarzan, Sheena leapt off the pages of Fiction House comics in 1937
to become the very first female character to have her own title, four
years before Wonder Woman. Since then, Sheena has been featured in comics,
graphic novels, TV shows, and her own feature film. Although there have
been many imitators, there will only ever be one jungle queen.
Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud
to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle,
- Portrait of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
- Rooted Hair
- Phicen NEW 1:6 Scale Seamless Poseable Body
- Tailored Leopard print Mono-Kini w/ Skirt
- Hoop Earrings, Bracelets, and Anklets
- Arm Bands
- Belt w/ Buckle
- Knife w/ Sheath
- 3 Sets of Hands
- Figure Stand
- High-Grade Specialty Packaging
- More photos on our Facebook page.
- These are LIMITED EDITION figures based on Pre-Orders
(So don't wait)
- Professionally Manufactured by Phicen ltd.
- Expected Ship Date – 4th Qtr 2015
- 15% NRD
- International Shipping is estimated at $50
GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 (of 5) - Coming in November!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer),
Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty
feet of water, children have begun disappearing below the surface. In
this new series, Joe Golem hunts the terrifying creature that has been
pulling children into the depths of the canals.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On
sale November 4
Tie-in to illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City!
IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE
AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins
August 27, 2015!
Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be
overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled
at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as
an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike.
This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy
alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe
Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23
artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan
of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these
very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.
“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding
respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist
and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice
President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part
of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and
nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”
To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s
Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award.
Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with
another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s
Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special
blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his
passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great
artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends,
and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star
line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President
Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great
superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”
Original covers have graciously been created by Neal
Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow,
Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert,
Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark
Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick
Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!
“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the
first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While
saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques,
I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his
peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert
Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”
“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert
School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics,
“I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and
talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply
moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he
felt so strongly about: helping the students.”
Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900)
to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego
Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for
more information go to here.
IT'S A MANS WORLD: MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES,
THE POSTWAR PULPS REVISED EDITION
It's a Man's World was first released in 2003.
This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color
reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines
with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure
(to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans
confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their
return from World War II and the Korean War. The expanded paperback
edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from
mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas
later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and
Softcover, 9x12, 320 pages, Full Color, $34.95
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
THE ORIGINAL H. RIDER HAGGARD: ALLAN
Allan Quatermain: being an account of his further
adventures and discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander
John Good, R.N., and one Umslopogaas.
This is a sequel to "King Solomon's Mines".
This book is a complete facsimile reproduction of the original
appearance of this story in Longman's Magazine in 1897.
6 x 9 inch
TO OPAR (Restored Edition)
available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!
Supplies are limited!
House is excited to announce the never-before-published
Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic
novel Flight to Opar,
the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.
This new edition—available
as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible
limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that
were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published
in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only
publication of the novel ever to include the excised material,
which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich
world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of
Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until
Meteor House’s Restored Edition
of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning
artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished
bonus material, including:
A Preface to the Restored Edition
by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José
Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa
A brand-new introduction by
S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the
The Khokarsan Language by Philip
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip
José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher
Early Notes on the Khokarsa
Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight
to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by
Philip José Farmer*
* Never before published.
** Only previously available
in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed
The trade paperback edition
is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition
is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together
for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Now available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!
tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from
Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!
We’re thrilled to announce that Philip
José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in
Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization
of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning
artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s
estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events
of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news
about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume
4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar,
is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon,
King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.
Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous
treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa,
a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across
the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific
cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the
land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden
Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization,
battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.
When a mysterious enemy strikes from out
of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against
the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks
on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into
a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels
deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between
the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never
truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies
to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches
of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon
lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled
In Hadon of Ancient Opar,
the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena
for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself
at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand
to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil
war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon
must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to
fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and
his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes
an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin,
surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now,
in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great
calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations,
and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle
city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.
Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor
with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and
the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure
in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey
now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing
history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…
King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade
Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover
for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the
EXILES OF KHO
Now available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!
On top of the big news about Hadon, King
of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover
edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!
Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very
first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published
in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two
years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for
the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed
Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover
art by Mark Wheatley!
All copies will be signed by Christopher
Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number
of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited
Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!
To be published in August 2015, the print
run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very
small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders,
so make sure to order by July 1st!
Hardcover, 5.5×8.5, 121 pages
Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited
Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.
Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a
three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley
Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings
of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood
celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs
for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians,
over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and
collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.
Whether you have been to other conventions in the
past or never attended a convention before, we recommend
you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile
on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees
come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium,
Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance
has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful
following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC
has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit
a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like
Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture
next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators
perform on stage, and have a great time.
HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you
plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late!
Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed
role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household
recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television
with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated
with the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six
million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The
Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor
at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course,
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that
the success of those programs was the...
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised
to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables,
Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days,
Thriller (US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!,
Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive
(as brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza,
The Green Hornet, The Invaders, Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer
actress in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN
AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the
eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September
is Suzanna Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of
Elvis in PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine
in a couple of Hammer films: THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST
FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE
DEADLY BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the
James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played
the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated
Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear
in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
GUEST OF HONOR
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER
or LOONEY TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio
commentary. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian
Leonard Maltin on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation
festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international
publication ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors
at this year's convention and will be providing a fascinating
history of BETTY BOOP and another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the
convention this September. Bring your books and DVDs and ask Jerry
to sign them for you! Jerry also has a superb blog found here:
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one
of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role
opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968).
This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and
THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING
DEAD? Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the
convention to sign autographs and answer questions you might have
(don't worry, he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared
on THE DUKES OF HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr,
Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers
of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the
longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than
60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!
|The New Pulp Heroes
has started a new Blog for authors who
have created new pulp heroes.
The Black Falcon
|Paperback Perils - Now online!
The Shrieking Pool (G.T. Fleming-Roberts, MYSTERY NOVEL MAGAZINE,
February 1936) - New!
Fresh Fiances for the Devil's Daughter (Russell Gray, MARVEL
TALES, May 1940) -
Mistress of Snarling Death (Paul Chadwick, ACE MYSTERY, July
1936) - New!
Blood for the Vampire Dead (Robert Leslie Bellem, MYSTERY
TALES March 1940) -
WEIRD POEMS: THE COMPLETE H.P. LOVECRAFT POETRY FROM WEIRD
Compiled by Stephen Jones
A COLLECTION OF POEMS by H. P.
PUBLICATION DATE July 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION Stephen Jones
When the history of fantasy and horror fiction is being
discussed, the pulp magazine Weird Tales is inevitably mentioned.
Published on low-grade “pulp” paper, Weird Tales was the first newsstand
magazine devoted exclusively to weird and fantastic fiction. It
ran for 279 issues, from March 1923 to September 1954.
One of the most important and influential writers to
have their work published in the title was Providence, Rhode Island,
horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Weird Poems collects the author’s verse
in the order that it originally appeared in the pages of “The Unique
A COLLECTION by Ramsey Campbell
PUBLICATION DATE August 2015
COVER ART Randy Broecker
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-848639-22-5
100 slipcased and signed by Ramsey Campbell —
This companion volume to the complete PS Publishing
edition of The Inhabitant of the Lake and Other Unwelcome Tenants
collects all of Ramsey Campbell’s remaining Lovecraftian stories
that are of less than novel length. It begins with the first tale
Campbell wrote immediately after that first Arkham House book, and
comes up to date with the novella The Last Revelation of Gla’aki,
his recent return to his own Lovecraftian territory, where he rediscovers
Lovecraft’s first principles and strips away the accretions of the
mythos that developed after Lovecraft’s death.
The book includes the first publication anywhere of
the first drafts of “Cold Print” and “The Franklyn Paragraphs”,
and offers the bonus of “Mushrooms from Merseyside”, all his Lovecraftian
tales inhumanly transmuted into limericks. The book also collects
his Lovecraftian non-fiction, not least his transcription of an English
correspondent’s letters to Lovecraft and a close reading of three
Like the companion volume, this book is superbly illustrated
by Randy Broecker in the great tradition of Weird Tales.
A COLLECTION by David Hambling
PUBLICATION DATE July 2015
COVER ART Ben Baldwin
FOREWORD S. T. Joshi
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-848639-05-8
100 signed by David Hambling — ISBN 978-1-848639-06-5
Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, this
stylish new collection of adventure stories fizzes with wit and
invention. They can be enjoyed separately, but read them in one sitting
and the pieces fit horribly together into a larger and more terrible
These tales constitute David Hambling’s initial foray
into the realm of Lovecraftian fiction. The fertility of imagination,
the crisp character delineations, and the smooth-flowing prose that
we find in these seven tales leave us wishing for more of the same,
and Hambling will no doubt oblige in the coming years. For now, we
can sit back and relish a brace of stories that not only evoke the shade
of the dreamer from Providence, but which that dreamer himself would
have enjoyed to the full.
August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015
ThePulpNet - Continuing coverage throughout the
also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its
44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August
13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping
in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor.
You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting
our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt
Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until
2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut
As 2015 marks the 125th
anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the
“Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus
of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating
his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s
celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship
with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his
fiction was published.
PulpFest 2015 will also
be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better
known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street
& Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey
Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp
magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting
a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard
hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps
as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule
and programming buttons for additional details.
|Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be
pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will
also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure
and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series
books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books,
B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio
shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in
its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency
Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles
dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also
plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including
those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing
houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.
At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and
magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns,
original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of
digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique
films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed
by countless presentations and panels featuring leading
pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends.
You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated
to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José
Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great
If you are
having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there
are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon
(which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015).
Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find
a room that is close to the convention. When booking through
the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon
WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS ASAP!!!!!
If you are not from the Columbus area and want to
attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and
not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 -
8/16 time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!
The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer
To most pulp enthusiasts, the late
Philip José Farmer is best known as “A prolific
and popular science fiction writer who shocked readers
in the 1950s by depicting sex with aliens and challenged conventional
pieties of the genre with caustic fables set on bizarre worlds
of his own devising.” In science-fiction circles, Farmer is
most remembered for his novels. Called “sprawling, episodic
works that gave him room to explore the nuances of a provocative
premise while indulging his taste for lurid, violent action,”
his best were set in the Riverworld and World of the Tiers series.
He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2001. To
those who know and love him the best — the members of FarmerCon
who first joined our convention in 2011 — Philip José
Farmer is revered for his work concerning the Wold Newton Family.
But what about Philip José Farmer, the horror writer?
In this year when PulpFest celebrates the 125th anniversary of
the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, it seems fitting that our FarmerCon
friends turn their attention to Philip José Farmer, the
writer of weird tales.
Jon Arfstrom — Last of the WEIRD TALES Artists
PulpFest is extremely proud to welcome
artist and illustrator Jon Arfstrom as its special guest
to this year’s convention. Beginning at 8:45 PM, on Friday,
August 14th, and following our guest-of-honor presentation
by author Chet Williamson, please join pulp art historian David
Saunders for a short interview with fantasy artist Jon Arfstrom,
perhaps the last surviving artist to paint covers for the original
run of “The Unique Magazine,” WEIRD TALES. Mr. Arfstrom will also
have a table at the convention where he will be displaying some of
his original art. He will have a sampling of paintings and drawings,
mostly from the 1970’s on, that he will be selling at the convention.
His table will be next to the DreamHaven Books display in the PulpFest
2015 dealers’ room.
The Heirs of WEIRD TALES
As part of its celebration of the 125th
anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, PulpFest
2015 will be paying tribute to WEIRD TALES, the rough-paper magazine
where many of the author’s most influential works were published.
The first periodical to be largely devoted to the fantasy
genre, WEIRD TALES also introduced readers to the sword-and-sorcery
genre through Robert E. Howard’s stories of Kull, Solomon Kane,
Bran Mak Morn, and Conan, and shared Clark Ashton Smith’s wonderfully
evocative stories of Hyperboria, Averoigne, and Zothique. It gave
us C. L. Moore’s “Schambleau” and Jirel stories, Henry S. Whitehead’s
voodoo masterpiece, “Jumbee,” and many other classics of fantasy
Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW MAGAZINE
was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications.
Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine
proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first
“hero” pulp became a monthly following its first two issues.
A year later, it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly
until early 1943. In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter
Edward Hale Bierstadt to develop a radio program for the Mutual
Broadcasting System. It was here that actor Frank Readick, Jr.
uttered the famous words quoted above that have since become part
of the American idiom. Continued
Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On
Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture
fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown
Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans
of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page
to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture
center of the universe.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our
dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award
nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more.
You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com
and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So
be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts
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page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups
such as Pulpmags and Flearun.
PulpFest is known for its superb programming and
the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention
is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating
the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft
as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already
covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling
Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to
H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s
guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested
in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet
has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense
So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you
to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to
be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all
the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are
booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area.
Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to
find a room that is close to the convention.
The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble
world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
He finished the sixth grade and then entered the work force
with his classmates at the Pittston Mines, where he labored
for ten years, while he subscribed to a correspondence art school
to follow his dream to become a celebrated illustrator.
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first
hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll
John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured
in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted
by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted
in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become
synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.
THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine
where tough-guy detectives made their home.
When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent
pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE,
another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned
Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and
Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING
DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s
and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.
“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned
stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with
a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those
were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE
in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not
always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine
for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing
editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING
DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring
“suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies
often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”
On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at
8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit
to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling
line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead
Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film
writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such
as department store detective Don Marko, the creation
of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell);
the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe
Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner,
“torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he
lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad,
Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair
of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.
Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce”
— an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr.
Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents.
Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories
came about through the encouragement of the Office of
War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese
allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s
sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial
leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.
Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time
BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of
the magazine every time he was featured on the cover.
The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll
John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps.
Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING
DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE
STORIES during the early fifties.
John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor
of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED
CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for
the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE,
the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the
documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written
comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine
and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work
as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD,
a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently
a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE
and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects.
This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’
Hall of Fame.
John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers
in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House,
a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and
other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica
editions and other material, including the much-admired
HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP
ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of
THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost
reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors
Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE,
Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC
BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and
publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its
Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most
intriguing continuing detective characters that the
Thrilling group published, along with a few of their
creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.
Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will
explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps,
from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring
the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER
WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938
and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;”
to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;”
to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional
exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;”
to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s
Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis
L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with
the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also
be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W.
C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN,
and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures
ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.
“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will
begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second
floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown
Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute
to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.
Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming
track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern
games resonate from the pulps and the stories published
in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the
Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp
heroes, and more.
PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing
games and various board, card, and dice games.
We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced
players. A number of local gaming groups will be running
RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder
mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary
of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing
adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll
have a number of board and card games that can be played in less
than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you
won’t be kept away too long.
The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10
AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM
or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM
and continue until the end of the convention. All games will
be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor
of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games
at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination,
and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and
you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.
Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors
to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books,
Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s
PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific
giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays
tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on
Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday,
August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared
in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION,
behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time
science-fiction artist who painted almost all of
the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938,
Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE
AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING
WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications
during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.
To learn more
about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here
or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.
Fall is almost upon
us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an
afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks,
vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like
it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)
You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show
-- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould,
visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork
for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection
of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't
even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and
hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications,
and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of
vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up
model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also
had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.
For more information, watch this page (and the other
pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While
you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press
and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction
by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.
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The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer
and Win Scott Eckert
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin
The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard
Den - Now online!
Hammer's Bounty - New!
Triple3 Cross - New!
Gone Missing - New!
The Bottom of Your Heart
Hathor Legacy: Outcast
Looks That Kill
Flakes - Now
A new pulp blog on pulp
magazines, authors and their stories,
adventure and detective pulps.
Adventure's failed experiment in 1927 - New!
Another pulp writer's website: Lulita Crawford Pritchett
- writer for Ranch Romances magazine
In honor of International Tiger Day
Issue Review: Argosy, 12 November 1932
Pulp author with a website of his own - James P. Webb
Secret Agent X #6 Audiobook
Hand of Horror
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
A nameless mystery man with a wartime
past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent
“X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out
of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of
a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld
to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
A metropolis writhed in the clutch of horror's hand. The mightiest
of the mighty fled in stark terror before its groping fiendish fingers.
And its wake was a trail of macabre milestones, marking the way with bloated
dead. One man—alone, unaided—followed in that awesome wake. He was that
enigma of enigmas, the Man of a Thousand Faces—Secret Agent “X.”
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by
a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies
of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy
core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering
array of disguises.
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals.
The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman.
The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them
was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no
For Secret Agent “X”, editor Rose Wyn decided to pit him against
villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule
of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust
undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved.
Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends.
Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals
“X” hunted. It was grim fare.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace
of Hand of Horror, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine,
August 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
The Adventures of Jungle
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
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”. Jungle Jim was everything one could ask for
in a protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
The Adventures of Jungle Jim had its own femme fatale in the form
of Lille de Vrille, better known as “Shanghai Lil”. Introduced a couple
of years into the serial, she was first played by Vicki Vola. Later,
Franc, or France, Hale took over the role.
This volume contains 25 fifteen-minute episodes from 1941 and
1942, including the conclusion of “Thorson’s Island” (#321-333) and
all of “War Time Adventures” (#334-345), for six hours of exciting and
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs
The Adventures of Doc
Doc Savage On the Air
Last call for
the Download version of The Adventures of Doc Savage
The 5 year license is expiring on August 31st and the download
The Adventures of Doc Savage will no longer be available after
The audio CDs will continue to be available until our inventory
is sold out.
No more will be manufactured.
Producer-director Roger Rittner
of the LA-based Variety Arts Radio Theatre took a shot at bringing Doc
Savage back to the airwaves. The Bantam Books paperback reprints had been
going strong for two decades. He convinced National Public Radio to let
him serialize two vintage Doc novels. No campy changes, no updating, just
pure unadulterated Doc Savage-style high adventure.
The Adventures of Doc Savage as the title Roger gave to the most
true, most faithful, and most perfect media incarnation of the Man of
Bronze ever broadcast. Roger combed the Doc Savage canon for suitable
stories to serialize.
Driven by his strong desire to include the adventurous Patricia
Savage in the production, Roger decided to adapt Dent's 1934 adventure
"Fear Cay" in seven parts. Set in New York, Florida, and the mysterious
Caribbean isle of Fear Cay, it pits Doc Savage and his two-fisted crew
of experts against the bizarre seaman, Dan Thunden, who claims to be 130
years old and the discoverer of the Fountain of Youth. But is this bearded
hellraiser all that he claims to be?
When directing the action extravaganza "Fear Cay", Roger was inspired
by Republic Pictures' "Adventures of Captain Marvel" serial, with added
touches from the popular "Terry and the Pirates" radio show.
"I tried to make this series sound the way 1940s movie serials
looked," Roger explains. "I don't want to say there's no depth to them,
because I think there's a great deal of depth to them, but our emphasis
was always on action. Not letting too long a period go by when something
doesn't happen. Oddly enough, Dent's writing style fell just perfectly
into a half-hour format. Each half hour as it went through the books, seemed
to build nicely. There was a little bit of exposition at points that built
up to a nice climax at the end of each chapter. Without too much messing
around, I think we adapted "Fear Cay" fairly religiously in terms of the
plot and the characters."
Taking a different approach, Will Murray chose to adapt "The Thousand-Headed
Man" in six chapters. Inspired by the abortive Chuck Connors film-that-never-was
and my interest in evoking Carleton E. Morse's classic "I Love a Mystery"
radio serials, I focused on the mood, mystery and atmospheric horror
of Doc Savage's quest for a lost expedition in 1934 Indo-China which brings
the Man of Bronze in direct combat with the half-mythical menace known
only as the Thousand-Headed Man. From foggy London to the ruined and serpent-haunted
City of the Thousand-Headed Man, Doc and his team confront escalating
jungle horrors culminating in a blood-freezing climax.
After the scripts were completed, the project ground to a halt
for practical reasons: money. National Public Radio was going through
a budgetary crunch. The search for funding took three long years. It
seemed as if "The Adventures of Doc Savage" was destined to remain but
a shining bronze-and-gold dream. Finally, a few small grants came through
to underwrite the production. The two serials were then recorded over
the summer of 1985 in the EFX Systems studios in Burbank, California.
Gathering together an ensemble cast of multi-media performers
who had worked him with on previous modern-day radio dramas like "Darkness"
and "Midnight", Roger cast Daniel Chodos as Doc Savage and Robin Riker
in the role of Pat Savage. Other performers included Robert Towers as
Monk Mayfair, Art Dutch was Ham Brooks, Bill Ratner played Renny Renwick,
with Scott McKenna and Kimit Muston standing in for Long Tom Roberts and
Johnny Littlejohn respectively.
"The Adventures of Doc Savage" premiered at 7:30 PM on Monday,
September 30, 1985 as part of the "NPR Playhouse" umbrella series. It
ran for thirteen exciting episodes with "Kidnapped", Chapter 1 of "Fear
Cay", kicking off the show.
Now timed for the 25th anniversary of this acclaimed series, Radio
Archives is proud to present the complete original series, remastered
and digitally augmented, along with a new audio documentary, "The Sound
of Bronze: Making The Adventures of Doc Savage," featuring the cast and
crew commenting on the production, and a stunning collectable cover depicting
Doc and Pat Savage by Bantam Books Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs
Archives / Pro Se Productions
PRO SE PRODUCTIONS
PARTNERS WITH RADIO ARCHIVES
TO PRODUCE PRO SE AUDIOBOOKS
An innovative Publisher since 2010, Pro
Se Productions strives continually to provide readers and fans the best
in Genre Fiction available, including offering the fantastic work produced
by its authors in as many formats as possible. The publisher announces
a partnership that takes the work the company does to a whole new level,
adding audiobooks to its already impressive catalog of print and digital
books. Pro Se Productions joins forces with Radio Archives, the leading
producer of Pulp related audiobooks as well as the best quality old time
radio collections and audiobooks available, to produce audiobook versions
of Pro Se titles.
“Audiobooks,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief
of Pro Se Productions, “are a definite ready made fit for the sorts of
stories Pro Se Productions publishes. It’s an avenue we’ve explored in
the past and are more than excited to be pursuing once again with Radio Archives.
Not only do Tom Brown and company have the reputation of quite honestly
pioneering the bringing of Pulp classics into the 21st century as audiobooks,
they also are considered the best in audio production in the business. The
hosts of voices that will now bring Pro Se works to life simply boggles
the imagination and makes me excited, both as a publisher and a fan, for
what is to come.”
The relationship between the two companies gives Hancock and Radio
Archives an opportunity to work together again. Previously, he was in
charge of the company’s newsletter and involved in promoting several of
Radio Archives’ products and major announcements.
Based in Batesville, Arkansas, Pro Se Productions is a leading
independent Publisher on the cutting edge of New Pulp and Genre Fiction
today. Genre Fiction, particularly that written in the Pulp Style, is
known by many names. Fiction featuring action and adventure, fast paced,
larger than life protagonists and antagonists, over the top characters
and tight, yet extravagant plots, is experiencing a resurgence like never
before. And Pro Se, publishing New Pulp and Genre Fiction since April, 2010,
is a major modern force in the revival.
Pro Se is the place to find Super Heroes, Explorers, Fairies,
Werewolves, Men’s Men, Femme Fatales and more. Fans of Westerns, Romances,
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Hard Core Crime, and any other Genre available
will find what the love at Pro Se Productions. Pro Se is an trendsetter
in the heroic fiction market, continually refining its presentation and
product and working on exciting new veins of Genre Fiction to bring to
readers and fans of all ages everywhere.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Tommy Hancock again.” says Tom
Brown, owner of Radio Archives, LLC. “Watching Tommy build Pro Se Productions
into what it has become, has been fun and gratifying as one of Tommy’s
early mentors.” “Radio Archives has the reputation for being the leader
in high quality restorations of Old Time Radio shows for the last 16 years
and we are very proud of the 300 radio sets we have released at www.RadioArchives.com.
In 2011, Radio Archives expanded into audiobooks and we have 286 audiobooks
that we have released or are currently in production.”
Production on selected Pro Se publications will begin immediately
and will include both new works as well as books already in the catalog.
Pro Se Audiobooks will be available as audio downloads primarily via
For more information, visit the links below.
|THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME
21 - Coming in January!
Roy Thomas (Writer),
Rafael Kayanan (Pencils), Mike Docherty
(Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), E. R.
Cruz (Inks), Julie Bell (Cover), and others
Traveling through Shadizar the Wicked, Conan
saves the life of a beautiful noblewoman who promises to help the barbarian
free his soul from a bewitched mirror. Plus: Conan meets Solomon Kane
-- and the reimagining by Eisner Hall of Famers Roy Thomas and John Buscema
of Marvel's very first Conan story! Collecting Conan stories from Marvel's
Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #213-222.
Trade paperback, Black & white, 552 pages, $19.99, On sale
|THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN
MOSCOW TP - Arriving in comic shops August 19!
It's New Year's, 1950... the
end of a tumultuous decade. Lamont Cranston, the man
that the world and the underworld know all too well as The
Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis
of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s,
and retire from public life. But despite this momentous decision,
Margo Lane and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind,
teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, may not be quite
ready to be bereft of the dark avenger. Howard Chaykin, whose
1980s revival of The Shadow at DC Comics reinvigorated the character
for comic lovers everywhere, returns to tell a mind-blowing tale
of the Master of Men! Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of
men? Howard Chaykin knows!
Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages,
Full Color, $19.99
|The Shadow - Under
the Blue Light -
The Man Who Died Twice - New!
The Green Box
Wizard of Crime
|Sherlock Holmes: Zombies Over
London - Now available!
by Stephen Mertz
Sherlock Holmes faces perhaps the greatest
challenge yet in his long-running war with his arch-enemy Professor
Moriarty—the living dead walk, hungry for flesh and doing the bidding
of the evil professor! From a dirigible carrying a deadly cargo high
in the sky over London to a sinister castle lurking in the beautiful English
countryside, the Great Detective and his friend Dr. Watson battle to thwart
Moriarty's latest scheme to wreak havoc and loot one of the world's great
cities. Thousands of lives hang in the balance, and it will take all of
Holmes' incredible deductive skills to figure out just what a young writer
named H.G. Wells and the German teenager Albert Einstein have to do with
Moriarty's plans! Legendary thriller writer Stephen Mertz takes on some
of the world's most iconic characters in this fast-paced tale that is part
mystery novel, part horror yarn, and part steampunk inventiveness. It's
a breathless adventure that's sure to entertain from first page to last!
Paperback: 142 pages
|Tellers of Weird
Tales - Now
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
Where Is Weird Tales? - New!
This Week in Columbus: PulpFest - New!
Frankenstein: A Monster of Gothicism and Science - New!
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part Three - New!
Utopia and Oppression 101 - New!
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part Two
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part One
Politics in Science Fiction-Part Two
Politics in Science Fiction-Part One
|Tripl3 Cross: An Eliot Cross Adventure
(Kindle Edition) - Now
by John Hegenberger
It's 1988, and small-town P.I. Eliot Cross is
searching for his long-lost father. Then, a CIA informant says that
Dad has been in deep cover for over twenty years. Now, the informant's
been murdered and Eliot is on the run.
Scrambling to clear his name, Eliot journeys from Washington
D.C. to Havana, Cuba, struggling against deadly drug-runners, syndicate
hit-men and his own violent nature. But the worst is yet to come,
as Eliot discovers his father is at the center of an international
conspiracy, a nuclear threat and a double cross...or is that a triple
Veteran author John Hegenberger spins a yarn that is
both an exciting thriller and a compelling piece of "noirstalgia",
expertly recreating a sense of late-Eighties paranoia and double-dealing
and painting a vivid picture of Washington and Cuba during that era,
as well as saving a shocking twist for the very end. TRIPL3 CROSS is
pure reading entertainment.
Pre-order Price: $2.99
TRIPL3 CROSS is a sequel to CROSS EXAMINATIONS.
will be doing readings at PulpFest.
THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Coming in October!
When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared
on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution
of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,”
Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the
nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction
pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith,
Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in
the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous
influence on later generations of genre authors.
In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern
Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled
an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes
critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary
collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served
as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There
are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft,
Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.
As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced
media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird
Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores
the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape
at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy
of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror,
and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)