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22 September 2017

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

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

Wall Calendar, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95

Also available are Vintage Sci-Fi journals and posters.


Asgard Press  
 
Adventure House
Now available!

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



Adventure House
Now available!

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

   
7x10, 84 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

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

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95


Adventure House



Altus Press
More new Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store
Now available!

You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened!
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be releasing a vast backlog pulp eBooks.

Altus Press has released ten more pulp eBooks of classic stories form the pages of vintage pulp magazines: get them from altuspress.com:

 • The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 4  
 • Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company
 • The Crimson Mask Omnibus, Volume 2
 • George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1
 • Gimlet Eye Gunn
 • Hazzard: The Complete Series
 • The Mardi Gras Mystery
 • Murder on Halfaday Creek
 • Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3
 • Thady Shea’s Saga
 
Each is only $4.99.
By purchasing them at altuspress.com, you’ll receive a .zip file containing both .mobi and .epub versions.
These will also be available at all the mass-market online eBook vendors as well.



 

Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store

New Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store
Altus Press Unveils Its New Pulp T-Shirt Store… With Cheaper Prices to Boot
Altus Press Releases Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)
Altus Press Releases Deluxe Editions of Doctor Death and the Tomorrow Saga

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in December!
Coming to comic shops December 27!


DOC SAVAGE Volume 7: "The Lost Oasis" & "The Sargasso Ogre" - JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent. After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of "The Lost Oasis." Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, "The Sargasso Ogre." This instant collector's item also showcases the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 7 - James Bama Variant Edition is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT172090.
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in December!
Coming to comic shops December 27!

THE SHADOW Volume 125: “The Death Tower” & “The Silent Seven”
The Dark Avenger hunts down members of a hidden criminal order in two superb 1932 pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the Dark Avenger’s investigation of the murderous Dr. Palermo leads him invade “The Death Tower” and discover the existence of a hooded secret society, in the early novel that introduced reporter Clyde Burke and The Shadow’s autogyro. Then, when a wealthy businessman is killed, The Shadow must infiltrate and unmask “The Silent Seven” to solve the murder! This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-243-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 125 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT172091.

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


 

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

Rescheduled for October 25 release in comic shops!

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

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

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.
Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99

From co-author Doug Ellis:
Coming this September will be a new book on the pulps, co-edited by Bob Weinberg, Ed Hulse and myself, called "The Art of the Pulps." It's being put together by the same folks who did the great "The Art of Horror" by Stephen Jones in 2015. The book is an illustrated history of the pulps, with over 400 cover images (and some interiors) reproduced. Bob and I started on this project back in January 2016, and when he passed away last September, Ed Hulse graciously stepped in to provide his expertise.

We broke up the pulp universe into ten genres, ach of which has a chapter devoted to it, as well as chapters on the great pulp artists, the great pulp authors, the birth of the pulps and the end of the pulps. While Bob, Ed and I wrote several of the chapters, we enlisted a Murderer's Row of experts to write various of them -- Mike Ashley for SF, Will Murray for hero, Michelle Nolan for sports, Laurie Powers for love, David Saunders for the great artists, John Wooley for detective and Tom Roberts for aviation/war. And F. Paul Wilson was kind enough to contribute the foreword!

In addition to the introductory text for each chapter, each of the genre chapters has two features focusing on a particular aspect of the topic. For example, the love chapter has features on Daisy Bacon, the legendary editor of Love Story Magazine, and on the western love pulps, which started with Ranch Romances, while the hero pulp chapter has features on The Shadow/Doc Savage and on the villain pulps. Similarly, the great authors chapter has a feature focusing on H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, while the great artists' feature covers Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer.

Each of the images is accompanied by lengthy caption text, which may discuss the magazine, the artist, the publisher, an author or something else relevant to the image selected. Beyond using material selected from our own collections, we need to thank Sheila Vanderbeek, John Gunnison and Michelle Nolan for helping us obtain scans of various rare pulps. I know I'm prejudiced about this, but having seen the layouts, I can safely say that this will be a beautiful book!

Although it won't be out for another six months, as of a few days ago, Amazon and some other online bookstores began listing it for pre-order.

Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99.

IDW Publishing


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Wayne Carey

Author Wayne Carey will soon publish his first novel "The New Adventures of Alan Quatermain: The Beastmen."  He has been a contributor to several Anthologies including the modern Classic "Legends of New Pulp".

Past episodes:
Adam Mudman Bezecny: Jim Anthony, Super Detective vs. Mastermind
The Savage Dyaries: The Essays of Dafydd Neal Dyar
Pulpfest Lecture: Michael Croteau on Philip Jose Farmer and Robert Bloch
"The Strange Harvest of Dr. Aquarius" By Jeff Deischer
Win Scott Eckert discusses "The Monster on Hold"
PulpFest: Empire of the Nine- The Psychos of Philip Jose Farmer
John Bruening's readings
PulpFest: Peter McGarvey's readings
PulpFest: Jason Jack Miller's readings
PulpFest: Jim Beard's readings


BATMAN/SHADOW #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops September 27!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo, Variant cover by Tim Sale


In this final team-up issue, all-out war has broken out in the streets of Shamba-La! The Stag and The Joker are hell-bent on stealing all of the city’s secrets and ensuring absolute darkness falls across the globe. It’s the last stand for Batman and the Shadow, and the Dark Knight will have to decide once and for all if he’s going to embrace the destiny the Shadow has set out for him.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Bear Manor Media
THE SHADOW HISTORY & MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM, 1930-54
(Writer) Martin Grams Jr
Now available in hardcover!
Coming to comic shops December 20!


The Shadow — for the consideration of those who never heard a radio broadcast or read a pulp magazine — was a supernatural sleuth with a sepulchral chuckle. A detective whose success in tracking down criminals became a popular long-running radio program from 1937 to 1954. The program left an impression on adults who enjoyed reading the pulp magazines and on young children who listened to the chillers.

This book documents the entire history of the long-running radio program, with rare never-before-seen photos, interviews with cast and crew, a complete episode guide, and a carefully organized presentation of the facts.

Hardcover, 6x9, 840 pages, B&W, $50.00

THE SHADOW HISTORY & MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT172092.




Bibliorati  - Now online!

Paul Bishop
The Women of Men's Adventure - New!
Steve Holland-The Face of a Hero

Shock Troops of Justice-Pulps Vs. Reality

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

Pulp Fiction Reviews-Plutonium Nightmare

Teel James Glenn
The Pulp Guy-X Marks The Future Air War! - New!
The Pulp Guy-The Once and Future Air War
The Pulp Guy-The Flying Hero With No Name

The Pulp Guy-The Popular Character You Never Heard Of



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

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

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

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

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


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

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

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




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

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

Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #26
Now available!

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

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




Bold Venture Press
ZORRO VOLUME 6
by Johnston McCulley

Now available at Amazon.com!

“McCulley was a first-rate talent, who could create a sense of time and place with ease, who fashioned vivid characters from stock material, who wrote action well and conveyed mood beautifully.” From the introduction by Max Allan Collins, author of "Road to Perdition" and the Quarry series.

This volume features Zorro’s Fight for Life, originally published in West magazine for April 1951 and never reprinted. Sixteen additional short stories — from West, Max Brand’s Western Magazine, and Short Stories For Men — are included, with an introductio by Max Allan Collins, and an afterword by Rich Harvey.

Capitán Juan Ruelas had been at his new post for only a fortnight, but already was known as an extremist in brutality. He was certain the peons and natives sheltered Zorro, their masked defender. Don Estaban Santana relished the torture, and hatched a scheme to capture the vigilante and disgrace Don Diego Vega, unaware they were one and the same! Then Zorro had another challenger on his hands — Americano Pete Jordan, a loose cannon whose stubborn pride might kill them all!

Some Zorro stories had remnained out of print since their original appearance in the pulp magazines. Now, for the first time, Johnston McCulley's original stories of the "Curse of Capistrano" are collected into one complete set — Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures.

CONTENTS
Introduction by Max Allan Collins: "The Mystery of McCulley's Zorro"
Novel: Zorro’s Fight for Life
Short stories: "Zorro Shears Some Wolves", "The Face Behind the Mask", "Zorro Starts the New Year", "Hangnoose Reward", "Zorro’s Hostile Friends", "Zorro’s Hot Tortillas", "An Ambush for Zorro", "Zorro Gives Evidence", "Rancho Marauders", "Zorro’s Stolen Steed", "Zorro Curbs a Riot", "Three Strange Peons", "Zorro Nabs a Cutthroat", "Zorro Gathers Taxes", "Zorro Rides the Trail", "The Mask of Zorro"
Afterword by Rich Harvey: "Johnston McCulley's Authorial Amnesia"






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Pulp Fiction
Issue 3 Cover Reveal
Pulp Consumption: True Detective (Season 1)
Pulp Appeal: Indiana Jones
Issue 2 Now Available!
Issue 2 Run Down!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #79 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Bob Larkin (commission for Terry Allen)
"The Woman In It" by Duane Spurlock
"Bending the Doc Savage Formula" by Will Murray
"Q&A with Sisters of Bronze" by Catherine Lavallée-Welch
"The Bantam Books that Never Appeared" by Will Murray
"Rhoda Haven: In Love with Everything Doc Savage Wasn't" by Bobb Cotter
"Review: Six Scarlet Scorpions" by Catherine Lavallée-Welch
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good Part 2" by Jeff Deischer
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen
"Daughter of Savage: A Wild Woman" by Win Scott Eckert
"In Memory of Ron Wilber"

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, #78 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

When the Death-Bat Flies, part 1 - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jack Gaughan - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: John Alvin
Heroines, Then and Now
War Lord of Many Swordsmen
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Rodney Matthews
Clive Cussler: THE ROMANOV RANSOM (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell

Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo's search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan, in the thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now.

When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon.

As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
$29.00



THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME TWO: THE DEVIL'S ROSARY - Now available!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The second volume, The Devil’s Rosary, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Black Master” (1929) to “The Wolf of St. Bonnot” (1930), as well as an introduction by Jim Rockhill.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Three: The Dark Angel is coming in March!


 
Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #4 (of 6) - Coming in December!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Cover) Darick Robertson

Our heroes have escaped the Corvidae, but if they want to save new friends from the witches’ wrath, they’ll have to work together.
That would be a simple matter if their utmost desire wasn’t to end the other’s life! Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 20.

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170326.






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

Johnny Weissmuller as JUNGLE JIM (1953)
- New!
THE LONE RANGER's Painted Covers (1955) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DUSTY AYRES and his BATTLE BIRDS 4,5,6 (1934)  - New!
Tarzan of the Movies 4: THE SON OF TARZAN (1920)  - New!
Forgotten Books: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME by Ian Fleming
Pulp Gallery: CRACK DETECTIVE STORIES
The Adventures of TOM MIX (1919)
G-MEN and Heroes of the Law Gum Cards (1936)
Pulp Gallery: .44 WESTERN Magazine
JAMES BOND covers by Michael Gillette (2008) - Part 1
RAYMOND CHANDLER U.S. Dust Jackets (Part 2)


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Magazine of Horror #1
- New!
Galaxy Novel #31 - New!
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1 Winter 2017/2018
Paperback Parade #98 August 2017
The Pulpster 26
Weirdbook #36





DOC CON 2017 REGISTRATION is now open!
October 20-22, 2017

We have our registration page up and available.

DOC CON XX SPECIAL GUEST: DAVID AVALLONE
Author of the Doc Savage: Ring of Fire mini-series
and Altered States: Doc Savage by Dynamite Comics


Registration is $40 and includes:
Doc Con XX Admission, Commemorative Name Badge, Deluxe 2017 Program, DCXX Swag, Commemorative Swag Bag, 5 Raffle Tickets, Lunch on Saturday and much more!

Go to http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/ and click the "Pre-Register Today" button at the bottom of the page.
Once your registration is paid, you will receive a confirmation letter with a Commemorative Ticket and details about the upcoming convention.
See you in October!


THE DOC SAVAGE EXHIBIT
THE FALK LIBRARY OF HEALTH SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Now until November 23, 2017!


If you live in, or plan to be in south western Pennsylvania anytime during the next couple of months you may want to check out the Doc Savage exbit that the Falk Library of Health, Scaife Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
The exhibit is located in the Quiet Study Area on  the library’s second floor.
Go to the top of the stairs and make a right, it is straight ahead.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during Falk Library’s regular hours:
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 9.30 to 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to Midnight.

The exhibit runs until 23 November.

The exhibit will be accompanyed by two special events:
1. Who is Doc Savage? Discovering and Collecting the First ‘Official’ Superman of the 20th Century by Tom Fort, MLitt
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Lecture Room 1105, Scaife Hall

2. From Doc Savage to Doctor Strange: The Physician Superhero in American Popular Culture by Mark Best, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Lecture Room 1105, Scaife Hall

Tom Fort's wife, Gosia Fort, who is co-odinating the exhibition has sent some photos of the pictures on display.
A couple of cases of Doc material will also be added, they should be out  sometime next week.


Thanks to Tom Fort for the tip!




THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #9 (of 9) - Coming in December!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Greg Smallwood, Robert Castro

With the threat of a doomsday weapon looming before them, Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest heroes race into battle to protect the innocent.
Who will survive? Can they defeat evil in time? What lies ahead? Find out in the epic conclusion to The Greatest Adventure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 27.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #9 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171460 (Nord cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171461 (Smallwood cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171462 (Castro cover).


 


Covers not available
   

HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #4 (of 5) - Coming in December!
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover A), Nick Roche (Cover B)

The team licks their wounds after their bruising encounter with the monstrous Nazi Mech. With every conventional avenue of investigation seemingly exhausted, General Nolan decides it’s finally time to unleash Agent Moss!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 6.

HALF PAST DANGER 2: DEAD TO REICHS #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170536 (Mooney cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170537 (Roche cover).


 

Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 04: THE PHANTOM AND THE VEILED LADY - Arriving in comic shops September 27!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

Rising out of the jungles of Bangalla, shrouded by mists and superstitions, is the volcano known as the Veiled Lady. What is the mystery of the Veiled Lady? What secrets does she hide from the world? Precious treasure? Unimaginable danger? Many have died trying to find out. Beautiful blonde Jan Love and her companions do find the astounding truth in earth shaking violence that presents a unique challenge even to the Phantom.

Softcover, 6x9, 144 pages, B&W, $14.99






Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 06: THE MYSTERIOUS AMBASSADOR - Coming in December!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! This exciting installment, Volume 6, offers the tale: "The Mysterious Ambassador!" Why does a powerful General tremble at the sight of a simple mark? Can 50,000 soldiers protect him from that mark of The Phantom — the Sign of the Skull? One man, fighting to save a new nation, and his beautiful sweetheart, Diana Palmer. One man matched against the armed might of the Dictator. Not an uneven match when that one man is The Phantom, the Ghost Who Walks.

Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $14.99
, On sale December 20.

PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 6: THE MYSTERIOUS AMBASSADOR is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT172070.


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Linking to Brackett - New!
Magician’s Skull Table of Contents
Magician's Skull: Editorial Sneak Peek

Reruns: Harold Lamb
Remembering Corum

The Illustrated Press
The Art of Edwin Georgi
Now available for pre-order!


Scheduled to ship in December 2017, this spectacular new book explores the life and work of EDWIN GEORGI.
This volume is printed in FULL COLOR throughout and features over 250 illustrations.
The book is 192 pages long and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as rarely seen tear sheets from vintage magazines, photographs, color studies, and more.

A complete preview of the book is available here:
 PREVIEW THE BOOK HERE
192 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

The Standard Edition is $44.95 plus postage.

PRE-ORDER THE STANDARD EDITION

A Special Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author Daniel Zimmer, and presented in a teal slipcase with white lettering, is available for $64.95 plus postage.
PRE-ORDER THE SPECIAL EDITION



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #20 - Coming in December!

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. The Russians are here. The Wanderers and their travelling art shows touched the souls of princes and peasants. Franz Roubaud and his majestic landscapes, galloping horses and warriors and Ivan Bilibin Russia's greatest fantasy illustrator. Plus regular features including The Bookshelf and Letters.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale December 27.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #20  is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT172102.



JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #6 (of 6) - Coming in December!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Greg Smallwood

SMERSH has activated Operation Hooded Falcon, bringing Europe to its knees and NATO to the brink of collapse.
A key ally is about to fall into Russia's grasp, redrawing the geopolitical map and setting a new foundation for the coming century.
But one man can make a difference. You know his name.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 20.

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #6 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171468.





JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: FLESH & BLOOD #1 - Coming in December!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (Art) Patric Reynolds (Cover) David Palumbo

Occult detective Joe Golem continues to protect New York City from supernatural danger when he investigates a home that has become a hotbed of paranormal activity, but the real danger may be from the person he least suspects.

B&W, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 20.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: FLESH & BLOOD #1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170020.




JOE KUBERT'S TARZAN AND THE LION MAN ARTIST EDITION HC - Coming in February!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Joe Kubert

Collecting the brilliant Joe Kubert’s final Tarzan stories in the acclaimed and multi-Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format.
Including the third Tarzan novel adapted by Joe Kubert, Tarzan and the Lion Man, as well as five additional stories.

Includes Tarzan issues 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233, and 234. Featuring Kubert’s masterful handling of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic creation—this is truly as good as comics get!

Hardcover, 12x17, 176 pages, B&W, $125.00
, On sale February 21.

JOE KUBERT'S TARZAN AND THE LION MAN ARTIST EDITION HC is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170543.


JUSTICE INC AVENGER FACES OF JUSTICE TPB - Coming in December!
(Writer) Kyle Higgins, Joe Gentile (Art) Alex Shibao (Cover) Tom Mandrake

No man is above the law! When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau's best agents! Now, the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader and discover if there's a sinister plot at play...
...or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?

Trade paperback, 7x10, 104 pages, Full Color, $17.99, On sale December 13.


JUSTICE INC AVENGER: FACES OF JUSTICE TPB is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171473.


KING SOLOMON'S CURSE (Wilde/Chase 13) - Now available!
by Andy McDermott  (Author)


Following on from THE MIDAS LEGACY, Andy McDermott's new Wilde and Chase novel sees our daring duo on the trail of a strange, ancient weapon of immense power hidden in a lost city deep in the African jungle. Perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Chris Kuzneski, Dan Brown and Scott Mariani.Nina Wilde is back on the hunt. Now a presenter of her own TV documentary series, Nina is in Jerusalem. Clues found at the Ark of the Covenant recovery site have led her to the ruins of the First Temple, buried beneath Temple Mount. Within them, Nina spots an opening to a previously hidden chamber - a map room which contains a model of a mysterious city thought to contain a great yet dangerous power hidden by King Solomon himself. Analysing the clues, Nina believes that the city is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous locations on Earth.Eddie is in England with their daughter Macy but Nina's phone call is about to change everything. He has had his own problems in the DRC in the past and he isn't about to let Nina go there alone.Joining forces, Nina and Eddie are about to start a chain of events from which there might be no return...

Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
$12.84



KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #2 - Coming in December!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

The crossover you demanded continues as Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zira, General Ursus, and a fleet of Gorilla Soldiers discover human natives on Skull Island…and the last surviving Kong!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 20.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171261 (Huddlestone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171262 (Magno cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171263 (Dalton cover).






KONG OF SKULL ISLAND TPB VOLUME 3 - Coming in February!
(Writer) James Asmus (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Nick Robles

When a coup is formed to take Ewata from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the dangers of the Kong, Skull Island is thrown into chaos. From James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and Carlos Magno (Kong on the Planet of the Apes) comes the authorized conclusion to the origin of Kong. Collects issues #9-12.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $16.99, On sale February 28.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND VOLUME 3 TPB is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171264.



KONG SKULL ISLAND: BIRTH OF KONG #3 - Arriving in comic shops September 27!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art/Cover) Zid

As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the highly anticipated film Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the story of King Kong with an exciting new comic series.
Fighting to survive against never-before-seen creatures, the Monarch team moves deeper into the uncharted mysteries of Skull Island as more of the secret of Kong's past are revealed.


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99


THE LOST WORLD (Deluxe Blu-ray Edition) - Now available!

Premiere Blu-ray Edition

True to its title, the 1925, 10-reel version of The Lost World effectively disappeared from circulation in 1929 all known positive prints destroyed a move by First National Pictures to help clear the way for another creature film utilizing special effects and Willis O Brien s cutting-edge animation techniques: King Kong. For more than 80 years, only abridged editions of The Lost World remained in existence... until now!

Follow Professor Challenger, played by the inimitable Wallace Beery, as he and a crew of curious explorers embark on an expedition in search of a mythical, prehistoric plateau in South America. Along for the adventure are eminent scientist Summerlee (Arthur Hoyt, the director s brother), sportsman Sir John Roxton (Lewis Stone), journalist Ed Malone (Lloyd Hughes) and Paula White (Bessie Love), whose father disappeared on the same plateau. The party is not there long before the lost world of the jungle begins to reveal its secrets: a primitive ape-man, a Pterodactyl flying through the air, a massive Brontosaurus feeding upon the trees, the vicious Allosaurus, and many more monstrous beasts of the Jurassic age.

Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, and Blackhawk Films® are thrilled to present the world-premiere Blu-ray edition of Arthur Conan Doyle s The Lost World, the most complete version of the film ever released. This visually stunning 2K restoration, accomplished by Lobster Films, features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world. Renowned silent film composer Robert Israel contributes a new and ambitious score, performed by a full orchestra in 2016.

This edition is dedicated to David Shepard, and to the collectors, archives, and passionate cinema lovers, who help preserve films for future generations.

Bonus Materials Include:
Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World.
R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O Brien for producer Thomas Edison.
The Ghosts of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2K restoration by the Dinosaur Museum.
Creation (1930): Unfinished film directed by Willis O Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O Brien for King Kong.
Booklet Essay: The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films.


One Disk, 110 minutes, $39.95


LOVECRAFT: THE MYTH OF CTHULHU HC - Coming in February!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Esteban Maroto

Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.

"The Nameless City" is considered the first story of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of reptilian beings. In "The Festival," a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date. "The Call of Cthulhu" is perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, describing a man who, after finding the notes of his granduncle, is lead on a journey around the world in search of a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.

Hardcover, 80 pages, B&W, $19.99
, On sale February 28.

LOVECRAFT: MYTH OF CTHULHU is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT170525.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Treasures at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Guardians: Movie Review
Patrick Duffy and the Man from Atlantis
Hopalong Cassidy is disintegrating
"Lost" Shadow Radio Programs Discovered

Moonstone Books
THE GOLDEN AMAZON
by Sean Taylor & Howard Hopkins
Cover by Jason Schaufele
New prose novel coming in December!

The Golden Amazon is truly a wild character in the field of hero pulp, as not only is she one of the few female leads, but she literally is waiting for the time when she can rule the world! She is a fierce ruthless warrior who does not brook fools, and is constantly fighting the battle within of her two personalities. She has great abilities, but does not understand where they came from, nor can she trust her memories of where she came from.  

The great author Howard Hopkins was a master of pulp fiction, and we are proud to have unearthed new stories all about The Golden Amazon!

Softcover, 6x9, 160 pages, $11.95
, On sale December 27.
Hardcover, 6x9, 160 pages,$21.95, On sale December 27.

THE GOLDEN AMAZON is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171703 (softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171704 (hardcover).




PAPERBACKS FROM HELL TPB - Now available! 
(Writer) Grady Hendrix

See the amazing vintage book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, knife-wielding killer crabs! Read the shocking plots involving devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Learn the stories of long-forgotten creators as well as familiar names like V.C. Andrews and Anne Rice. Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinching tour through the horror fiction boom of the seventies and eighties, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $24.99





PS Publishing
SOLAR PONS by Basil Copper
Now available!


PS Publishing recently released The Complete Adventures of Solar Pons [2 volume signed slipcase] by Basil Copper, edited by Stephen Jones.
This collection was limited to 100 copies and retailed for £175.00. It was sold out shortly after publication.

PS Publishing is now announcing a seven-volume paperback series.
Each volume is £9.99

The Dossier of Solar Pons #1

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
Explanation by Dr. Lyndon Parker
The Adventure of the Perplexed Photographer
The Sealed Spiral Mystery
The Adventure of the Six Gold Doubloons
The Adventure of the Ipi Idol
The Adventure of Buffington Old Grange
The Adventure of the Hammer of Hate


The Further Adventures of Solar Pons #2

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Shaft of Death
The Adventure of the Baffled Baron
The Adventure of the Surrey Sadist
The Adventure of the Missing Student

The Secret Files of Solar Pons #3

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Crawling Horror
The Adventure of the Anguished Actor
The Adventure of the Ignored Idols
The Adventure of the Horrified Heiress


Some Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons #4

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Haunted Rectory
The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich
Murder at the Zoo
The Adventure of the Frightened Governess

The Exploits of Solar Pons #5

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Verger’s Thumb
The Adventure of the Phantom Face
Death at the Metropole
The Adventure of the Callous Colonel


The Recollections of Solar Pons #6

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Cursed Curator
The Adventure of the Hound of Hell
The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire
The Adventure of the Devil’s Claw


The Solar Pons Companion #7

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
Once A Pons a Time . . . Stephen Jones
Foreword . . . Basil Copper
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes . . . Basil Copper
Plots of the Stories . . . Basil Copper
Characters in the Stories . . . Basil Copper
The Sayings of Solar Pons . . . Basil Copper
Solar Pons Plot and Dialogue Notes . . . Stephen Jones
The Adventure of the Northleach Stocks . . . Stephen Jones
Painting Pons: Artist Ben Stahl . . . Stephen Jones
The Adventure of the Defeated Doctor . . . Basil Copper
The Adventure of the Agonised Actor . . . Basil Copper
The Adventure of the Persecuted Painter . . . Basil Copper

















Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Loot" by Edward Ronns from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1947
It takes the chill breath of death to bring Henry Phelps to life!

"The Lap of Revelation" by David R. Solomon from ARGOSY, August 30, 1919
An early racing story, set on dirt tracks.  Competition between two drivers for a woman.

"Crime Campaign" by Frank E. Marks from SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES, October, 1935
The girl had vital information; and they had silenced her the only possible way. It was a case of love versus politics, and Mace Mallory decided to side with romance.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Early Autumn Giveaway
- New!
Nakamura Reality - New!
The Good Life
Nakamura Reality  
The Third Hell
         Pulp Den  

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

Jay Paul Jackson - Artist (1905-1954)
Charles Richard Beeler aka Caddo Cameron - Cowboy, Railroader, Author
Pulpfest 2017 - photos
Robert H. Leitfred - Author
Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Early Autumn Giveaway - New!
Dead Sea Submarine
The Corsican Cross
The Fatima Secret 
The Invaders
Congo War Cry
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #45 Audiobook
Voyage of the Coffin Ship
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Coffins and gold lay side by side in the strongroom of the liner that was sailing to its doom. And Richard Wentworth had picked that ship to carry Nita and himself to their long-delayed honeymoon in Europe! Denounced by Baron Otuna as a pirate, assailed by the green men in flaming chaos, he donned once more the Spider’s dusty cloak and well-oiled guns — for an epic battle at sea with a terror that stalked in the great ship’s wake and menaced a thousand lives!

Once, during a respite in a typical blood-and-screaming-bullets carnage tale of the Spider, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick ticked off a long list of who just might be behind the mask to his friend, Richard Wentworth. Wentworth blurted out this self-revealing truth. “I’m suspicious of everyone,” he admitted, “even of myself sometimes.” And well he should be. For Richard Wentworth was an undiagnosed manic-depressive—if not paranoid schizophrenic—subject to violent mood swings, climbing to unutterable heights of exultation in one scene, then crashing into the blackest depths of despair the next.

Here lies just part of the genius of Norvell W. Page infused into the Spider. Wentworth had a secret identity, but hardly anyone was fooled by it! The white-hot relationships between the cast of characters were mature, even modern by our standards. This while he battled supercriminals such as the Fly, Iron Man and the Bat-Man. Authentically captured, the Spider would make a wonderful high-velocity movie.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. Voyage of the Coffin Ship originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1937.

 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle….
 
They were born at the beginning of time...and should have died at the dawn of civilization. If they plundered and ravaged a 20th Century metropolis. Neanderthal men they were...and their bones should have been dust through countless ages. However, they lived and served the inexorable Thoth––Lord of the Dead. It was Secret Agent “X”, lone-wolf man-hunter, who pitted himself against the bestial ruthlessness of the long-dead past.


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.
 
It is true that Secret Agent “X” bears strong similarities to other Pulp heroes, such as The Shadow, the Spider, even Doc Savage in some regards. What sets “X” apart, however, is simply how central mystery is to each story. In many of the stories, he and his companions are on a desperate hunt to uncover the identity of a maniac set on the destruction of humanity. But even more than that, the real mystery in each tale is who “X” really is and why he continues to fight so desperately against evil in the world. That central theme kept readers returning for new stories every single issue.
 
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon, numbering at least twenty.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Ringmaster of Doom, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, November 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.


5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent "X" #10 eBook
The Murder Monster - December 1934

Now available!
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
The Murder Monster by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Invincible, this unholy crew of death-dealing robots held full sway over a panic-stricken city. Only Secret Agent “X” dared meet the challenge of these inhuman fiends and their master, The Murder Monster, whose pointed finger turned men and women into pyres of flaming agony.
 
Orders From The Dead by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
A hideous nightmare contorted the beautiful face of the sleeping woman. And the scream that she would have uttered died unborn in her throat as the death-cold lips of her departed husband pressed to her marble throat.
 
Museum Sinister by Emile C. Tepperman
Fearlessly Roger Norvale had stalked big game in the jungles. Yet never had he felt such a sense of foreboding as thus night in the famous museum of mounted animals that he himself had killed.
 
Silenced Partner by Jordan Cole
A short short surprise
 
The Secret Council — Column
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 

RED SONJA #9 - Arriving in comic shops September 27!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Jonboy Myers
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Mel Rubi

The cross-country adventure continues as the She-Devil makes her way across the wild, wild West.
Sonja discovers just how big America really is as she tries to stay one step ahead of the law, with a little help from her friends Spike and Holly.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


    
 
     
      
       



RED SONJA #12 - Coming in December!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Ben Caldwell
Cover B: Juan Doe
Cover C:
Pia Guerra
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription:
Andre Araujo

Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn’t seem right...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 20.

RED SONJA #12 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171490 (Marion cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171491 (Duursema cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171492 (Santucci cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171493 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171494 (Sanapo cover).

 
 
 





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

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

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

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








The Serial Squadron
DARKEST AFRICA
Now available!

Featuring Clyde Beatty and the Bat-men of Africa in Republic's first serial!
Restored and in superb quality

World famous lion tamer Beatty teams up with his trusted assistant Hambone, a jungle boy named Baru, and Bonga, a vine-swinging gorilla,
to try to rescue the princess of the lost city of Joba, held captive by evil high priest Dagna and his squadron of flying Bat-men.



THE SHADOW #5 - Coming in December!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Michael William Kaluta, Kelly Jones

Laid bare in its many limbed writhings, Mary Jerez is horrified to learn the true meaning of Leviathan. And as the blood of his long faithful agents begins to spill, the Shadow may be forced to admit that perhaps- just perhaps- he no longer knows... (STL066458)

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 13.

THE SHADOW #5 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171498 (Kirkham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171499 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171500 (Jones cover).


  
 
  



SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE TPB - Coming in December!
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Brennan Wagner, Matt Wagner (Cover) Matt Wagner

Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically-acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil "what evil lurks in the hearts of men", joined by talented colorist Brennan Wagner.
For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow's faithful friend and companion, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow's dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover's loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? A powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale December 6.

THE SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE TPB is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171505.




THE SHADOW / BATMAN #3 (OF 6) - Coming in December!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Cover A: Michael William Kaluta
Cover B: Brandon Peterson
Cover C: Desjardines
Cover D: Philip Tan
Cover E Subscription: Giovanni Timpano


Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world's neck. They've never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. Bust with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have they maintained their quiet power for so long? Batman and The Shadow may not have the answer, but it's a good thing Bruce Wayne and Allard Cranston do!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 6.


Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics

THE SHADOW / BATMAN #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171430 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171431 (Peterson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171432 (Desjardins cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171433 (Tan cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171434 (Timpano cover).


  
  
   
   
  


SHEENA #4 - Coming in December!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: Moritat
Cover B: Maria Sanapo
Cover C: 
Marco Santucci
Cover D: Cosplay


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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale
December 6.

SHEENA #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171506 (Moritat cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171507 (Sanapo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171508 (Buchemi cover).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171509 (Cosplay cover).

 
 
 
 


Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

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

WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS TPB VOLUME 2 - Coming in December!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Daniel Sampere & Various (Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false goddess whose tyranny once ruled the entire planet... but at a great personal cost. Dejah Thoris, his beloved princess, was taken by Matai Shang, a renegade priest determined to avenge the planet's shattered religion. Activating a doomsday device to destroy the fragile Martian atmosphere, Shang flees into the unknown regions of the north. Carter, aided by his son Carthoris and trusted alien pet Woola, must unite the many races of Mars — despite the ages of distrust and open warfare among them — for the singular purpose of averting Judgment Day!
Collects issues 19-35, plus issues 0 &100!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 496 pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale December 13.

WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available September 27).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT171527.




WEIRDBOOK #36
Softcover & eBook editions are now available!
Subscriptions are also now available - see link below!


Great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...

Weirdbook #36 presents another great assortment of stories and poems in the Weird Tales tradition:
fantasy, horror, sword & sorcery, and the just plain unclassifiable find a home here!

Included are:
Burn on the Bayou, by L.F. Falconer
The Mumbler, by Gillian French
Cleric at Sentinel Hill, by Franklyn Searight
Whores and Criminals, by Dean Macallister
The Quiet on the Water, by C. C. Adams
The Haggard Brothers Go to Town, by James Pratt
The Awakening, by Megan Neumann
Dead Line, by D.C. Lozar
The Waterman’s Song, by MB Vigil
Maleficium, by Kelly Gould
The Green Dome, by Joe DiCicco
We Who Walk on Worlds, by Matt Sullivan
Insect Song, by William Tea
The Harvest Moon Festival, by Gigi Eng
Like Falling Snow, by W.D. Clifton
The Oldest Story, by S. L. Edwards
Geronimo Versus Frankenstein, by Neal Privett
The Black-and-White Dozen, by Chris Kuriata
Omzetten, by C.M. Muller
Vandegald’s Globes, by Jeremy Hayes

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, $12.00
Kindle: $3.99

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

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







08 September 2017

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

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

Wall Calendar, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95

Also available are Vintage Sci-Fi journals and posters.


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


Thanks to Andrew Porter for the tip!




Altus Press
New Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store
Now available!

You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened!
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be releasing a vast backlog pulp eBooks.

As of today, you can snag the first ten exclusively at www.altuspress.com:
 • Adventures of a Professional Corpse by H. Bedford-Jones
 • The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 3 by Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels
 • Colonel Flea by H. Bedford-Jones
 • The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent, Volume 1 by Donald E. Keyhoe
 • The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933 by Frederick C. Davis
 • Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas by H. Bedford-Jones
 • Ghost Hills by H. Bedford-Jones
 • Ki-Gor: The Complete Series, Volume 3 by John Peter Drummond
 • The Masked Rider Archives, Volume 2 by Jay J. Kalez, George A. Starbird and Lincoln Hoffman
 • A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2 by L. Patrick Greene
 
Each is only $4.99.
By purchasing them at altuspress.com, you’ll receive a .zip file containing both .mobi and .epub versions.
These will also be available at all the mass-market online eBook vendors as well.





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

New Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store

Altus Press Unveils Its New Pulp T-Shirt Store… With Cheaper Prices to Boot
Altus Press Releases Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)
Altus Press Releases Deluxe Editions of Doctor Death and the Tomorrow Saga

American Fantasy Press
THE FANTASTIC FICTION OF HANNES BOK

THE FANTASTIC FICTION OF HANNES BOK Kickstarter will begin in September.

Three previously published Bok fantasies gathered together in one volume, the book will include:
BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR, STARSTONE WORLD, and THE SORCERER'S SHIP.

It will be the first time any of them appear in hardcover.

At the right is a very rough cover (the type will change) with art from the collection of John Cosgriff.
It's an unpublished Bok piece from 1956.
Follow Robert Garcia on Kickstarter for the most current news.





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

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

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




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Savage Dyaries: The Essays of Dafydd Neal Dyar

Author and essayist Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses his new book which collects his essays from 1979 to 1984 from Doc Savage Fandom.  Dafydd has written extensively on Doc Savage and has contributed some of the best pastiches in Savage Fandom as well.  He is also the author of "Brain Wreck" which showcases his own character Dare Devlin in exciting pulpy adventures with a modern twist.
 
This book is essential reading for every Doc Savage fan.  It is full of imagination and a keen incisive look at the Doc Savage Canon and its mystique.
 
He also discusses his upcoming second Dare Devlin novel "Storm Birds."
 
Don't miss this one!


Past episodes:
Pulpfest Lecture: Michael Croteau on Philip Jose Farmer and Robert Bloch
"The Strange Harvest of Dr. Aquarius" By Jeff Deischer
Win Scott Eckert discusses "The Monster on Hold"
PulpFest: Empire of the Nine- The Psychos of Philip Jose Farmer
John Bruening's readings
PulpFest: Peter McGarvey's readings
PulpFest: Jason Jack Miller's readings
PulpFest: Jim Beard's readings


Bibliorati  - Now online!

Paul Bishop
Steve Holland-The Face of a Hero
- New!
Shock Troops of Justice-Pulps Vs. Reality

Ron Fortier
Pulp Fiction Reviews-Plutonium Nightmare


Teel James Glenn
The Pulp Guy-The Flying Hero With No Name
- New!
The Pulp Guy-The Popular Character You Never Heard Of



Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

PRISCILLA OF ALEXANDRIA & OTHER STORIES
by Maurice Magre

Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

Maurice Magre (1877-1941) was one of the most far-ranging and extravagant French writers of fantastic fiction in the first half of the 20th century, and perhaps the finest of them, because of the fertility and versatility of his imagination and the manner and purpose for which he deployed it.

This volume, the third of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works, offers six stories featuring fictitious biographies of sexually voracious women, as well as his classic fantasy novel Priscilla of Alexandria (1925).

Priscilla was a contender for the Goncourt Prize, but the jury decided against it because of its shocking imagery, violence and amorality. It is, however, those qualities that make it a masterpiece, and its perversity can now be seen as a virtue as well as a remarkable achievement. It has retained its power to shock today, when melodramatic inflation has raised the stakes in generic horror fiction.

Contents:
Vies des courtisanes [Courtesans’ Lives, 1923]
Priscilla d’Alexandrie [Priscilla of Alexandria, 1925]
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.
 
US $26.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 372 pages 

 THE ANGEL OF LUST & OTHER STORIES
by Maurice Magre

Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

 
Maurice Magre (1877-1941) was one of the most far-ranging and extravagant French writers of fantastic fiction in the first half of the 20th century, and perhaps the finest of them, because of the fertility and versatility of his imagination and the manner and purpose for which he deployed it.

This volume, the fourth of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works, offers the novella, The Love Life of Messalina (1925), in which the eponymous character is possessed by a version of the god Priapus, and becomes an incarnation of lust, and the novel The Angel of Lust (1926), a violent melodrama about a great conflict between rival fraternities dedicated to good and evil.
 
In it, Isabelle, the daughter of a Castilian nobleman once sold as a slave by the raiders of Granada, uses magic to seduce the scholar Almazan away from the studies that he has commenced with Rosenkreutz, despite the threat of assassins dispatched by Tomas de Torquemada to murder the freethinkers of Europe.


Contents:
La Vie amoureuse de Messaline [The Love Life of Messalina, 1925]
La Luxure de Grenade [The Angel of Lust, 1926]
Christian Rosenkreutz et les Rose-croix [Christian Rosenkreutz and the Rosicrucians, 1930]
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $26.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 360 pages 

LOST !
by Charles Malato

Adapted by Michael Shreve
Cover by Mike Hoffman
 
Charles Malato (1857–1938) was a notorious French anarchist and revolutionary once accused of plotting the 1905 assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII of Spain. Malato was also a distinguished journalist and the author of exotic adventures serials such as Lost! (1915).
 
Forced to hide in the still unexplored regions of Morocco, political prisoner and escapee Antonio Perez is caught in the grips of the most unexpected and most extraordinary predicaments. Lost! is original because of its Moroccan setting and contains the standard devices of lost world novels, each one more extraordinary than the last, piling mystery upon mystery, peril upon peril, such as an usurped throne, an enemy priestess, trial by combat, precious treasures, an ill-fated romance, but with unusual, original twists.
 
Malato’s heroes are not stereotypes, but subversive pariahs, marginal figures, escaping from society like Fantômas, Arsène Lupin and the real-life Bonnot Gang, bringing a radically different vision of the instability of the world around them.
 
This collection includes two other stories, The Rat and the Octopus, a Kanak Tale from New Caledonia (1885) and The Memoirs of a Gorilla (1901). 

Contents:
- Lost! (Perdu au Maroc, c. 1915)
- Memoirs of a Gorilla (Les Mémoires d’un gorille, 1901)
- The Rat and the Octopus (from Contes néo-calédoniens, 1897)


US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 324 pages 



 
 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS #3: FIGHTING CRIME ONE DIME AT A TIME!
Coming Next Week!

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS #3: FIGHTING CRIME ONE DIME AT A TIME!
A collection of articles taking fresh and offbeat looks at the great hero pulps and their ancestors.
Watch for the listing early next week on muraniapress.com.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, VOLUME ONE -- PRIDE OF THE PULPS
Now shipping!

In case you hadn't heard, last fall we brought to an end Blood 'n' Thunder's 14-year run as a periodical. The zine went out with a bang: a double issue numbered 49/50 and packed with some of the best articles in BnT history. In the editorial we promised to continue the franchise with a series of standalone volumes, issued at irregular intervals, covering various aspects of pulp and pop-culture history under the general title of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents.

Well, this week we proudly release the first volume of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents, subtitled Pride of the Pulps. It's been designed in the "deluxe" trade-paperback format of 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with the series title in a wraparound banner and the volume number printed at the top of the spine. All future volumes will have a uniform design.

Pride of the Pulps devotes nearly 100,000 words to in-depth surveys of six classic rough-paper magazines: Adventure, All-American Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, The Popular Magazine, Short Stories, and West. Earlier versions of these overviews were published in back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder, but all have been revised and expanded for this book. Greatly expanded, in some cases: the essay on Short Stories, for example, first appeared as a two-parter with a total word count of 11,500 words. Its counterpart in Pride of the Pulps runs close to 17,000 words.

The addition of new material extends as well to illustrative matter. The surveys in Pride include more pulp covers and interior illustrations than accompanied their earlier versions in BnT, but we've also added more scans of original cover paintings.

In short, this is not a reprint volume that simply repurposes old copy. It has a significant amount of new content and is a veritable textbook of pulp-fiction history. Even if you'd be satisfied with the essays as printed in BnT, it would cost you well over $100 to purchase those issues individually. And that's assuming you could find them all: the two issues with the Short Stories survey have been out of print for many years.

Future volumes of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents will be devoted to the following topics: a history of Argosy, the working life of pulp writers, the output of legendary scribe Edgar Wallace, a history of Doubleday's Crime Club book division, and a survey of films made during 1932, which we posit to be fantastic cinema's best year. We hope and expect to issue at least two volumes per calendar year, although we're on track to publish three in 2017. Stay tuned for more announcements.

In the meantime, don't miss out on our first release in the Blood 'n' Thunder Presents series. We guarantee it'll make a valuable addition to any home library of reference works covering pulp fiction and vintage American popular culture.




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

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

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




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

Labor Day Weekend Sale: Both Volumes of CLIFFHANGER CLASSICS
Now Available for Immediate Shipping: THE PENNY-A-WORD BRIGADE
PulpFest 2017 Report
Now Available: The First Volume Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER PRESENTS
Now Available for Shipping: THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO VOLUME 6
by Johnston McCulley

Now available!

“McCulley was a first-rate talent, who could create a sense of time and place with ease, who fashioned vivid characters from stock material, who wrote action well and conveyed mood beautifully.” From the introduction by Max Allan Collins, author of "Road to Perdition" and the Quarry series.

This volume features Zorro’s Fight for Life, originally published in West magazine for April 1951 and never reprinted. Sixteen additional short stories — from West, Max Brand’s Western Magazine, and Short Stories For Men — are included, with an introductio by Max Allan Collins, and an afterword by Rich Harvey.

Capitán Juan Ruelas had been at his new post for only a fortnight, but already was known as an extremist in brutality. He was certain the peons and natives sheltered Zorro, their masked defender. Don Estaban Santana relished the torture, and hatched a scheme to capture the vigilante and disgrace Don Diego Vega, unaware they were one and the same! Then Zorro had another challenger on his hands — Americano Pete Jordan, a loose cannon whose stubborn pride might kill them all!

Some Zorro stories had remnained out of print since their original appearance in the pulp magazines. Now, for the first time, Johnston McCulley's original stories of the "Curse of Capistrano" are collected into one complete set — Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures.

CONTENTS
Introduction by Max Allan Collins: "The Mystery of McCulley's Zorro"
Novel: Zorro’s Fight for Life
Short stories: "Zorro Shears Some Wolves", "The Face Behind the Mask", "Zorro Starts the New Year", "Hangnoose Reward", "Zorro’s Hostile Friends", "Zorro’s Hot Tortillas", "An Ambush for Zorro", "Zorro Gives Evidence", "Rancho Marauders", "Zorro’s Stolen Steed", "Zorro Curbs a Riot", "Three Strange Peons", "Zorro Nabs a Cutthroat", "Zorro Gathers Taxes", "Zorro Rides the Trail", "The Mask of Zorro"
Afterword by Rich Harvey: "Johnston McCulley's Authorial Amnesia"


ZORRO VOLUME 6 will be available at Amazon.com September 15th

Bold Venture Press   Amazon.com  CreateSpace   



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Issue 3 Cover Reveal - New!
Pulp Consumption: True Detective (Season 1)
Pulp Appeal: Indiana Jones
Issue 2 Now Available!
Issue 2 Run Down!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #79 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Bob Larkin (commission for Terry Allen)
"The Woman In It" by Duane Spurlock
"Bending the Doc Savage Formula" by Will Murray
"Q&A with Sisters of Bronze" by Catherine Lavallée-Welch
"The Bantam Books that Never Appeared" by Will Murray
"Rhoda Haven: In Love with Everything Doc Savage Wasn't" by Bobb Cotter
"Review: Six Scarlet Scorpions" by Catherine Lavallée-Welch
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good Part 2" by Jeff Deischer
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen
"Daughter of Savage: A Wild Woman" by Win Scott Eckert
"In Memory of Ron Wilber"

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, #78 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

War Lord of Many Swordsmen - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Rodney Matthews - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: John Maddox Roberts’ Conan Pastiches
Book Review: Lands of the Earthquake/ Under a Dim Blue Sun
RETROSPECTIVE: “Outpost on Io” by Leigh Brackett

Clive Cussler: THE ROMANOV RANSOM (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Arriving in book stores September 12!
by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell

Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo's search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan, in the thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now.

When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon.

As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
$29.00



THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME TWO: THE DEVIL'S ROSARY - Now available!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The second volume, The Devil’s Rosary, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Black Master” (1929) to “The Wolf of St. Bonnot” (1930), as well as an introduction by Jim Rockhill.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Three: The Dark Angel is coming in March!


 

THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR - Now available!
by Mike Mignola (Author), Gary Gianni (Author), Jill Thompson (Author), Evan Dorkin (Author), Sean Phillips (Author)

Includes "Old Garfield's Heart" by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by Gary Gianni.

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in 35 stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.

Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.

In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium, and witch who specializes in love spells.

Collects: Dark Horse Book of Monsters, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and the Dark Horse Book of the Dead.


Hardcover, 6" x 9", 368 pages, $19.99


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


The Adventures of TOM MIX (1919)
- New!
G-MEN and Heroes of the Law Gum Cards (1936) - New!
Pulp Gallery: .44 WESTERN Magazine - New!
JAMES BOND covers by Michael Gillette (2008) - Part 1
RAYMOND CHANDLER U.S. Dust Jackets (Part 2)
Pulp Gallery: ACTION STORIES
Poster Gallery: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (all over the world)
TARZAN SONG (1952) Hear it Here!  


THE DEMON CROWN: A SIGMA FORCE NOVEL (Sigma Force Novels) - Coming December 5!
by James Rollins

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.

Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists―led by Alexander Graham Bell―to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.

Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror―dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones―is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America's front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher this deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.

With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading―adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.

Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy--the newly resurrected Guild―even it if means sacrificing one of his own.


Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
$28.99


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Weirdbook #36
- New!
Now In Stock at Bud Plant’s
TARZAN SONG (1952) Hear it Here!  
Pulp Gallery: SUPER SCIENCE (1940-42)




DOC CON 2017 REGISTRATION is now open!
We have our registration page up and available.

Registration is $40 and includes:
Doc Con XX Admission, Commemorative Name Badge, Deluxe 2017 Program, DCXX Swag, Commemorative Swag Bag, 5 Raffle Tickets, Lunch on Saturday and much more!

Go to http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/ and click the "Pre-Register Today" button at the bottom of the page.
Once your registration is paid, you will receive a confirmation letter with a Commemorative Ticket and details about the upcoming convention.
See you in October!


DOC CON 2017
Doc Con commemorative t-shirt
Now accepting pre-orders!

Doc Con XX t-shirts are coming!
Designed by Keith Wilson to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Arizona Doc Con on October 20-22nd 2017!
Shirts will debut at Doc Con XX and will be available for pick up at the convention or mail order after the gathering .

Shirts will be printed on Gildan 100% preshrink cotton heavyweight shirts and will be available in both short and long sleeves .
5 color design on an ash gray shirt.
Short sleeve Small through 2XL are $20.00
Long sleeve Small through 2Xl are $25.00
3XL or 4XL are an additional $3.00 per shirt.

Shirts will be printed to order, so to reserve , email Kez at kezilla58@gmail .com
and tell him the style, size and quantity you desire.
NO MONEY IS DUE NOW.
If you've previously reserved a shirt, you don't have to do so again as we have your orders already.
Order cut off is September 15th.
Mail orders will be shipped towards the end of October .
Postage for a single shirt order will be $4.00 and will be invoiced when the shirts are ready to ship!





THE DOC SAVAGE EXHIBIT
THE FALK LIBRARY OF HEALTH SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Now until November 23, 2017!


If you live in, or plan to be in south western Pennsylvania anytime during the next couple of months you may want to check out the Doc Savage exbit that the Falk Library of Health, Scaife Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
The exhibit is located in the Quiet Study Area on  the library’s second floor.
Go to the top of the stairs and make a right, it is straight ahead.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during Falk Library’s regular hours:
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 9.30 to 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to Midnight.

The exhibit runs until 23 November.

The exhibit will be accompanyed by two special events:
1. Who is Doc Savage? Discovering and Collecting the First ‘Official’ Superman of the 20th Century by Tom Fort, MLitt
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Lecture Room 1105, Scaife Hall

2. From Doc Savage to Doctor Strange: The Physician Superhero in American Popular Culture by Mark Best, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Lecture Room 1105, Scaife Hall

Tom Fort's wife, Gosia Fort, who is co-odinating the exhibition has sent some photos of the pictures on display.
A couple of cases of Doc material will also be added, they should be out  sometime next week.


Thanks to Tom Fort for the tip!




Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN OF THE APES
Now available!


Written by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Narrated by: David Stifel
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Unabridged Audiobook

This book was an instant best-seller and became (and remains to this day) an international sensation, much like Harry Potter today. The story of the infant son of an English Lord and Lady marooned on the coast of Africa made its author famous and wealthy. Adopted by the she-ape, Kala, Tarzan becomes a "mighty hunter, mighty fighter" - the first superhero in American literature.

This audiobook presents the original, uncensored 1914 McClurg first edition text. Most versions of this book on the market today use an altered, politically correct text that was released in 1966.The narrator is David Stifel, "That Burroughs Guy", who hosted "The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs", a six-year podcast of Burroughs's books serialized a few chapters at a time. Mr. Stifel has narrated over 20 titles by ERB, and has contributed to several popular academic studies of Mr. Burroughs.


Regular Price:$19.99

Audible Studios
 
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Moon Men – A Trilogy of Future History
Written by Martin Powell; Illustrated by Ricardo Jurado

Now online!

Written at the close of World War I, Burroughs’ alternate history tells of a great 50-year war that finally concludes in 1967 with an Afllied victory culminating in world peace and total freedom. As the new dawn begins, Earth is learning how to put war behind her while simultaneously launching a technologically advanced space craft with a five man crew on its maiden voyage to Mars.

The voyage’s primary mission is to forge diplomatic relations between the civilizations of Mars (known as Barsoom by its inhabitants) and Earth. The ship’s most senior officer, Captain Julian, is forced to deal with space sickness and panic from his old flight school rival, Lt Commander Orthis, who is damaging the ship in his fear — leading to Orthis being put in irons. Orthis, consumed with rage, sabotages the ship’s engines resulting in a forced landing on the Moon.

During the descent, the spaceship is caught in a lunar spiral that pulls the ship deep into the center of the Moon revealing an earth-like environment with plants, animals and inhabitants. Julian gives Orthis a chance of redemption — not only for Orthis’ sake but for the survival of his crew, as every man is needed.

Julian and the crew explore and discover a variety of creatures and civilizations. While navigating the majestic forest-like inner moon, they meet the beautiful princess Nah-ee-lah, who captures the eye of both Julian and Orthis. Will Julian’s moral instincts prevail when faced with Orthis’ selfish desires?

The Earthmen soon encounter the warlike civilization of the Kalkars — human-like creatures whose thirst for power will capture the diabolical passions of Orthis. Together, Orthis and the Kalkars turn their desires toward Earth, launching an invasion and 400-year occupation, pitting future generations of Julian's and Orthis’ descendants in the ultimate struggle of human freedom versus totalitarian rule — an underlying theme in many of Burroughs’ adventures.

See our exciting new web comic strip for the whole story.
Written by our prolific writer, Martin Powell, and with beautiful illustrations from Ricardo Jurado — you are in for an exciting read.




Now available!

Dafydd Neal Dyar's Doc Savage Essays are back in print for the first time in nearly 40 years!

Each essay was painstakingly reconstructed and expanded with extensive annotations and new text.

Doc Savage fans will delight in the nearly 300 pages of insights and observations from a master of pulp history.

Foreword by pulp author/historian Rick Lai!

The signed and numbered hard cover edition is limited to 100 copies.

Each hard cover features The One That Got Away, an exclusive all-new essay chronicling a Dyar article lost to the ages.

$39.99




Haffner Press
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Now available for pre-order!

Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is one of the most fondly remembered and collected authors of crime, horror, fantasy, and science fiction of the 20th Century. Noted by many as the author of Psycho, Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and began his career by emulating H.P. Lovecraft's brand of "cosmic horror." He later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.

500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-893887-90-9

Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
“The Feast in the Abbey”
“The Beasts of Barsac”
“The Shambler from the Stars”
“The Opener of the Way”
“The Mannikin”
“A Question of Identity”
“The Cloak”
“Unheavenly Twin”
“Nursemaid to Nightmares”
“Fear Planet”
“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”
“Black Barter”
“Death Is a Vampire”
“The Bat Is My Brother”
“The Skull of the Marquis de Sade”
“The Bogey Man Will Get You”
“Tooth or Consequences”
“The Hungry House”
“The Man Who Collected Poe”
“The Light-House”
“I Kiss Your Shadow”
“Dig That Crazy Grave”
“The Sleeping Redheads” aka “Sleeping Beauty”
“Hungarian Rhapsody”
“The Living Dead”
“A Case of the Stubborns”
“The Undead”
“The Yougoslaves”
“The Bedposts of Life”
“The Scent of Vinegar”







Now available!

The publication of the fifteen-year correspondence of two of the titans of weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) and Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961), is a landmark event. This mammoth volume, containing 330 letters written between 1922 and 1937, allows an unprecedented glimpse into the lives, minds, and creative instincts of two brilliant writers who lived a continent apart and never met, but who shared a fascination with the weird and the cosmic and had the highest regard for each other’s work.

Lovecraft initiated the correspondence by writing a fan letter to Smith, who in 1922 was already an established poet. A warm exchange of views ensued; and as Lovecraft gained early success in Weird Tales, he urged Smith to send his poetry to the magazine. Smith, meanwhile, repeatedly read Lovecraft’s stories in manuscript, and by the late 1920s he himself had begun to write tales of fantasy and science fiction that found ready acceptance in the pulp magazines of the day.

But the two authors were far more than pulp fictioneers. They held profound and at times conflicting views on the nature and purpose of weird fiction: Lovecraft admitted that he was a “prose realist,” whereas Smith claimed that “I am far happier when I can create everything in a story.” Their discussions on the theory of the weird tale are some of the most illuminating pages in this book.

Smith and Lovecraft shared many mutual acquaintances—Donald Wandrei, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, R. H. Barlow, among others. Their accounts of meeting these and other colleagues, and their responses to other historical and cultural events of their time, present a fascinating window into the culture of the 1920s and 1930s.

The volume—the result of decades of research in accumulating and annotating the letters—has been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. Aside from an introduction and exhaustive notes, the editors have included in an appendix an array of additional documents that shed light on the Smith-Lovecraft relationship, including the complete “Boiling Point” letter column from the Fantasy Fan.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781614981749
800 pages
Price $75.00



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Magician’s Skull Table of Contents
Magician's Skull: Editorial Sneak Peek

Reruns: Harold Lamb
Remembering Corum

JON KIRK OF ARES #4 & #5 - Now available!

TWO new books in the Jon Kirk of Ares fantasic pulp science fiction advanture series -- in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars -- are just out in new trade paperbacks from Wildside Press!

THE MIND MASTERS (Book #4) and THE TIME MASTERS (Book #5), now join the earlier 3 books in this pulp adventures series: THE WINGED MEN (#1); THE INVISIBLE MEN (#2) and THE SPACE MEN (#3) all by Gary Lovisi, with cover art by Marcus Boas.

Jon Kirk is a Vietnam era Earthman soldier and interplanetary adventurer who was mysteriously transported to the war-like planet Ares. Through grit and hard battles he has risen to become leader of a planetary empire. In the 4th book he and his flegeling empire of Ares now face a vast powerful space-wide empire and the monster Sindalki Lord Doom. In book #5 Jon Kirk and his people fight a god-like creature from outside our universe. It is a titanic battle, where Jon Kirk seeks to protect his beloved Earth, and his new home of Ares, as well as his lovely Empress Sirah, and his friends and subjects. It is an amazing wild pulp adventure.

Each book is $15 + postage.
The 5 book set SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR is just $69.00 + $7 postage from Gryphon Books via Paypal.


 

KING SOLOMON'S CURSE (Wilde/Chase 13) - Coming September 21!
by Andy McDermott  (Author)


Following on from THE MIDAS LEGACY, Andy McDermott's new Wilde and Chase novel sees our daring duo on the trail of a strange, ancient weapon of immense power hidden in a lost city deep in the African jungle. Perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Chris Kuzneski, Dan Brown and Scott Mariani.Nina Wilde is back on the hunt. Now a presenter of her own TV documentary series, Nina is in Jerusalem. Clues found at the Ark of the Covenant recovery site have led her to the ruins of the First Temple, buried beneath Temple Mount. Within them, Nina spots an opening to a previously hidden chamber - a map room which contains a model of a mysterious city thought to contain a great yet dangerous power hidden by King Solomon himself. Analysing the clues, Nina believes that the city is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous locations on Earth.Eddie is in England with their daughter Macy but Nina's phone call is about to change everything. He has had his own problems in the DRC in the past and he isn't about to let Nina go there alone.Joining forces, Nina and Eddie are about to start a chain of events from which there might be no return...

Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
$12.84



THE LOST WORLD (Deluxe Blu-ray Edition) - Coming September 19!

Premiere Blu-ray Edition

True to its title, the 1925, 10-reel version of The Lost World effectively disappeared from circulation in 1929 all known positive prints destroyed a move by First National Pictures to help clear the way for another creature film utilizing special effects and Willis O Brien s cutting-edge animation techniques: King Kong. For more than 80 years, only abridged editions of The Lost World remained in existence... until now!

Follow Professor Challenger, played by the inimitable Wallace Beery, as he and a crew of curious explorers embark on an expedition in search of a mythical, prehistoric plateau in South America. Along for the adventure are eminent scientist Summerlee (Arthur Hoyt, the director s brother), sportsman Sir John Roxton (Lewis Stone), journalist Ed Malone (Lloyd Hughes) and Paula White (Bessie Love), whose father disappeared on the same plateau. The party is not there long before the lost world of the jungle begins to reveal its secrets: a primitive ape-man, a Pterodactyl flying through the air, a massive Brontosaurus feeding upon the trees, the vicious Allosaurus, and many more monstrous beasts of the Jurassic age.

Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, and Blackhawk Films® are thrilled to present the world-premiere Blu-ray edition of Arthur Conan Doyle s The Lost World, the most complete version of the film ever released. This visually stunning 2K restoration, accomplished by Lobster Films, features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world. Renowned silent film composer Robert Israel contributes a new and ambitious score, performed by a full orchestra in 2016.

This edition is dedicated to David Shepard, and to the collectors, archives, and passionate cinema lovers, who help preserve films for future generations.

Bonus Materials Include:
Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World.
R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O Brien for producer Thomas Edison.
The Ghosts of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2K restoration by the Dinosaur Museum.
Creation (1930): Unfinished film directed by Willis O Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O Brien for King Kong.
Booklet Essay: The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films.


One Disk, 110 minutes, $39.95


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Feature film sequel being written!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie didn’t do particularly well at the box office, only grossing about $110 million worldwide against a $75 million budget.
However, it may get a second chance to prove itself with film audiences.
A sequel is actively being written. In a recent interview with /Film, star Armie Hammer broke the news that screenwriter Lionel Wigram had given into peer pressure and is currently working on a follow-up.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Treasures at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention - New!
The Guardians: Movie Review
Patrick Duffy and the Man from Atlantis
Hopalong Cassidy is disintegrating
"Lost" Shadow Radio Programs Discovered


September 14-16, 2017! 

Hunt Valley Wyndham (recently changed now to a Marriott)
SAME HOTEL, NEW NAME.

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2017 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money. And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)





The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Simon Fogner
Captain Swashbuckle
The Wrath
Xenthe

Night Shade Books
THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN CARRIG" AND OTHER NAUTICAL ADVENTURES:
THE COLLECTED FICTION OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON, VOLUME 1
Now available!


William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by personal experience (a professional merchant mariner for much of his life, many of Hodgson’s tales are set at sea), and his work evokes a disturbing sense of the amorphous and horrific unknown.

Trade paperback, 513 pages, $17.99




 The Paperback Fanatic
PULP HORROR #6, MEN OF VIOLENCE #7 & #8
Now available and recommended!
 

Pulp Horror 6
128 pages (or so), all in colour with a book spine.
Giant Visual Guide to Berni Wrightson with many rare illustrations from early fanzine and comics work.
Jim O Brien on Rabid Dogs, The Fanatic on Killer Dogs, Kev Demant on Peter Saxon, Andreas Decker on German horror pulps, and letters.

 
Men of Violence 7
48 pages black and white
Peter Enfantino on The Sharpshooter - reviews of all 16 books!
Gavin Lyall - forgotten British thriller author!
Stephen Mertz- an interview by Paul Bishop with the men's adventure author!
Rockabye County - the modern westerns by J T Edson overviewed!


Men of Violence 8
56 pages black and white
Paul Bishop on Ben Haas- an overview of the author responsible for Fargo and Sundance!
Victor Kaylin by Bob Deis- an obituary of the men's adventure magazine writer!
Jack Higgins - vintage thrillers from the legendary British author!
Lyle Kenyon Engel - overview of the legendary book packager with checklist from Joe ‘Glorious Trash’ Kenney!
A Pair of Claws - adult western series Claw and Klaw!


Prices vary depending on the country it will be shipped to.
Prices are given at the Online Shop at the link provided.


The Paperback Fanatic



PAPERBACK PARADE #98 - Now available!

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

Articles on pre-vintage paperbacks, and fantastic Dime Novels, Dark Wing military sf series, Ace SF Reader, Brazil pbs, 1942 Canadian White Circle paperbacks, Bachelor Books gga sleaze, Dragnet in pb, Jacquiline Susann, news, more


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
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Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



 

PAPERBACKS FROM HELL TPB - Arriving in book stores September 19!
(Writer) Grady Hendrix

See the amazing vintage book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, knife-wielding killer crabs! Read the shocking plots involving devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Learn the stories of long-forgotten creators as well as familiar names like V.C. Andrews and Anne Rice. Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinching tour through the horror fiction boom of the seventies and eighties, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $24.99





PATHFINDER WORLDSCAPE HC VOLUME 2 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Erik Mona, James L. Sutter (Art) Andrea Mutti & Various (Cover) Roberto Castro

Four new tales as part of Paizo's groundbreaking "Worldscape" saga, drawing the greatest fantasy heroes of literature and comics into the mythos of their award-winning fantasy world and tabletop RPG!

In "Dungeon Queen of Mars", the unrivaled warrior Red Sonja must work with Cave Girl and King Rex to escape a dungeon with a religious icon of Issus, Goddess of Death and Life Eternal, to use as a bargaining chip in the grim political war of the Worldscape!

In "Rebels Without a Planet", a battle against a vicious red dragon maroons John Carter and the Martian Tars Tarkas in a dangerous jungle filled with monsters and the greatest soldiers of three worlds... including the Warlord of Mars' old adversary from the Civil War!

In "Forest of Nightmares", Tarzan clashes head-on with the original feral heroes of mythology: the demigods Romulus and Remus! The Lord of the Jungle must then brave the deadly wilds of the Worldscape to free his friends from slavery!

In "King of the Goblins", the iconic antihero and half-elf Seltyiel finds himself in the gladiatorial Worldscape, facing off against two of Earth's most sinister figures... while hassled by four trouble-prone goblins who look to him as their appointed chief!

Bonus materials include sixteen pages of character sheets, encounters, and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, plus an exclusive poster map.
HC, 8x11, 104pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99


PATHFINDER WORLDSCAPE VOLUME 2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP171524.



PS Publishing
SOLAR PONS by Basil Copper
Now available!


PS Publishing recently released The Complete Adventures of Solar Pons [2 volume signed slipcase] by Basil Copper, edited by Stephen Jones.
This collection was limited to 100 copies and retailed for £175.00. It was sold out shortly after publication.

PS Publishing is now announcing a seven-volume paperback series.
Each volume is £9.99

The Dossier of Solar Pons #1

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
Explanation by Dr. Lyndon Parker
The Adventure of the Perplexed Photographer
The Sealed Spiral Mystery
The Adventure of the Six Gold Doubloons
The Adventure of the Ipi Idol
The Adventure of Buffington Old Grange
The Adventure of the Hammer of Hate


The Further Adventures of Solar Pons #2

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Shaft of Death
The Adventure of the Baffled Baron
The Adventure of the Surrey Sadist
The Adventure of the Missing Student

The Secret Files of Solar Pons #3

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Crawling Horror
The Adventure of the Anguished Actor
The Adventure of the Ignored Idols
The Adventure of the Horrified Heiress


Some Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons #4

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Haunted Rectory
The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich
Murder at the Zoo
The Adventure of the Frightened Governess

The Exploits of Solar Pons #5

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Verger’s Thumb
The Adventure of the Phantom Face
Death at the Metropole
The Adventure of the Callous Colonel


The Recollections of Solar Pons #6

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
The Adventure of the Cursed Curator
The Adventure of the Hound of Hell
The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire
The Adventure of the Devil’s Claw


The Solar Pons Companion #7

CONTENTS
The Editor’s Note
Once A Pons a Time . . . Stephen Jones
Foreword . . . Basil Copper
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes . . . Basil Copper
Plots of the Stories . . . Basil Copper
Characters in the Stories . . . Basil Copper
The Sayings of Solar Pons . . . Basil Copper
Solar Pons Plot and Dialogue Notes . . . Stephen Jones
The Adventure of the Northleach Stocks . . . Stephen Jones
Painting Pons: Artist Ben Stahl . . . Stephen Jones
The Adventure of the Defeated Doctor . . . Basil Copper
The Adventure of the Agonised Actor . . . Basil Copper
The Adventure of the Persecuted Painter . . . Basil Copper
















PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #14
PULPDOM ONLINE #15
PULPDOM ONLINE #16
Featuring: KASPA THE LION MAN & THE CAVE MEN Parts 1, 2 & 3
Now available!

In the early 1930's British author C.T. Stoneham published two novels about a Tarzan-like character:  THE LION'S WAY and KASPA THE LION MAN. 

The first was made into the movie KING OF THE JUNGLE starring Buster Crabbe and was reprinted in the Oct 1948 FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES . 

Now more than 80 years later a third Kaspa novel by the original author will see the light of day. 

Part 1 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #14.
Email ridgefirecaz@gmail.com and ask for your free copy.


Part 2 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #15.
Send $3.00 to Caz's Paypal account: ridgefirecaz@gmail.com

Part 3 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #16.
Send $3.00 to Caz's Paypal account: ridgefirecaz@gmail.com


 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Prescription for Doom" by G. T. Fleming-Roberts from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1939

When his son was kidnaped and murdered, Dr. Frank Carnova slid fast on the downgrade to gin-suicide. But he still remembered enough about man, medicine and magic to fill a super-sleuth prescription.

"The Cut Shell" by George Gilbert from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, February 15, 1919
Hunting in the Canadian wilderness after many kinds of wildlife, the hunters are advised to depend on the "cut shell" in the shotgun for emergencies.  And naturally emergencies occur.

"Jungle Drums" by Ken Cooper from SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, August, 1935
He claimed all women were animals - and the girl was at his mercy. Then the leopard men attacked, and jungle cruelty sucked them into its hideous toils. Could nothing save her?



Pulp Den - Now online!

The Third Hell  
- New!
Alien Species Intervention  - New!
Majestic
Glamour of Crows
South California Purple
The Spawn of Lilithu  
A Taste of Blood And Ashes  

         Pulp Den  

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

Charles Richard Beeler aka Caddo Cameron - Cowboy, Railroader, Author - New!
Pulpfest 2017 - photos
Robert H. Leitfred - Author
Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Dead Sea Submarine
The Corsican Cross
The Fatima Secret 
The Invaders
Congo War Cry
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #44 Audiobook
Devil's Pawnbroker
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Deep-hidden in evil, Satan's Suicide Club sat in council — and men died. What dreadful force drove these men, leaders of society with everything to live for, to end their lives at the behest of that sinister being who sardonically called himself Professor Mephisto? And why did men and women suffer the tortures of the damned rather than defy this mysterious being? Richard Wentworth once more assumes the cloak of the Spider to free these lost ones from a living hell and a disgraceful death — and steps into the jaws of a devil's trap that casts his life among the lives in pawn!

In a letter to a Spider fan, Author Norvell W. Page once wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”
 
A transplanted Virginian, Norvell. W. Page took Spider readers on a roller-coaster ride of wild action and fevered emotion unlike anything ever published. Once he got going, he painted a portrait of a tortured superhero, one more emblematic of the 21st century than of the Great Depression. For Richard Wentworth saw himself as a man on a holy mission, a self-appointed messiah with a martyr complex.
 
Norvell W. Page’s mark on the Spider as a messiah like figure would remain, even in his absence, while other authors, such as Emile C. Tepperman, thrust Wentworth into adventure after adventure. Although each writer brought his own style to the tales, all had to work with the madness and panicked pacing Page had infused into the character for all time.
 
Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka the Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful story. Devil's Pawnbroker. Originally published in The Spider magazine, May, 1937.

 


5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives
Captain Future #17 Audiobook
Days of Creation
by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Four powerful factions work at cosmic cross purposes in a game of system-wide stakes as Curt Newton and his staunch comrades set out to create a brand new planet to add to the family of the Sun!
 
Mort Weisinger, Thrilling Publications’ go to Science Fiction Editor, presented author Edmond Hamilton with a concept for a futuristic hero cast in the mold of Doc Savage. This was a calculated move, as Hamilton had already built a strong reputation as a popular writer of space opera. Hamilton took the rudimentary odds and ends that Weisinger had come up with and stitched them together into Captain Future, using another series he’d written — The Three Planeteers, as a blueprint.



For this reason, Edmond Hamilton is credited by many as the creator and writer of Captain Future, and rightfully so. Hamilton did pen the majority of the stories, but Joseph Samachson also wrote two Captain Future stories and Manly Wade Wellman wrote one. Five of the Captain Future tales carry the byline ‘Brett Sterling’, which was a housename used for a while that both Hamilton and Samachson wrote under.
 
Most definitely science fiction space opera, the Captain Future stories go beyond that as well. A traditional Pulp hero in many ways, Captain Future also proved to be a character that readers could easily relate to. His involvement in the quest for justice is equally driven by his natural curiosity, the desire to explore and learn. He also clearly sees those closest to him, particularly the Futuremen, as family, and reacts to them in that way. The stories are also peppered with humor, including the ongoing war of words between Otho and Grag as well as absurd encounters with strange beings.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1944 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Days of Creation” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Now available!
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Agent “X,” Adventurer
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
Servants Of The Skull by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
From the macabre maze of a labyrinthian world, the Skull, master of murder, reached out and made of mighty men imbecilic wrecks, derelicts, no longer human. Only one man could match brains with the sinister Skull — and that was Secret Agent “X.” But the Skull did not fear “X”, because The Man of a Thousand Faces had one vulnerable spot — and the Skull knew where it lay.
 
Written In Red by Richard L. Hobart
Lee Ainsley was a good reporter, but as a detective he sure had a system all his own!
 
Call From Hell by Emile C. Tepperman
The set-up at this tourist camp looked phony. First, the attendant at the gas service station was missing. Then came that low eerie moan from nowhere that sounded like the anguished call of a woman in agony.
 
It’s A Cinch! by Jordan Cole
A clever short-short
 
The Secret Council — Column
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
 


SAX ROHMER'S DOPE - Arriving in comic shops September 13!
by Trina Robbins (Author), Colleen Doran (Afterword), C. Spike Trotman (Foreword)

A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century.

Trina Robbins' graphic novel adaptation of Sax Rohmer's sensational 1919 novel, DOPE was both the first novel to speak openly about the world's international drug trade, and the first story to center around the death of a celebrity by drug overdose. As for the art, it is considered by many (including Trina herself) to be her best work ever as an illustrator.


Hardcover, 80 pages, $24.99


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

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

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

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








The Serial Squadron
DARKEST AFRICA
Coming this month!

Featuring Clyde Beatty and the Bat-men of Africa in Republic's first serial!
Restored and in superb quality

World famous lion tamer Beatty teams up with his trusted assistant Hambone, a jungle boy named Baru, and Bonga, a vine-swinging gorilla,
to try to rescue the princess of the lost city of Joba, held captive by evil high priest Dagna and his squadron of flying Bat-men.

Shipping in September 2017



THE SHADOW #2 - Arriving in comic shops September 13!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Mike Kaluta, Tommy Edwards

The circumstances that led Mary's mysterious burn patient to her hospital are becoming clearer - but is this horribly hurt man really the Shadow?
And what is his connection with the millionaire Worthy Delaney, an advisor to the newly elected President Wyatt? Meanwhile, Mary and her sister Luisa begin an investigation of their own into a Shadow fan-site - because if the information there lets people make the connection with her patient, the Shadow is in grave danger!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 
 




Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle - Feature film in the works!

With the success of female superhero feature Wonder Woman having smashed box office records, another female heroine is running headlong with sword in hand to the big screen. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, the fictional American comic book jungle girl, is now poised to return after 33 years, courtesy of Millennium Films. Sheena, the movie, is targeting a summer 2018 start.


Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

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

 Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books

THE CLARK ASHTON SMITH COLLECTION IS NOW BEING LISTED!
PART I: THE ARTWORK OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH IS NOW IN THE SHOPPE!


Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

ROBERT E. HOWARD!
 H. P. LOVECRAFT! 
 CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH!



Terence McVicker, Rare Books



WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS TP VOLUME 01 - Now available!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson, Robert Place Napton (Art) Carlos Rafael (Cover) Paul Renaud

Dejah Thoris, the Martian heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic Barsoom novels, strikes out on her own, proving herself every bit as resourceful and daring as her famous human consort: John Carter, the Warlord of Mars! Thrill to her solo adventures in this massive Omnibus edition, collecting the first twenty issues of her ongoing comic book series!

Four hundred years before John Carter would arrive on the Red Planet, the long-lived Dejah Thoris must unite the forces of Greater and Lesser Helium, two warring city-states, to fend off the greatest threats ever to plague their lands: a rampaging colossus, pirate raiders, the dreaded Boora Witch, invading vampires from Saturn, and even more unspeakable menaces!

Softcover, 7x10, 480 pages, Full Color, $39.99




WEIRDBOOK #36
Softcover & eBook editions are now available!
Subscriptions are also now available - see link below!


Great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...

Weirdbook #36 presents another great assortment of stories and poems in the Weird Tales tradition:
fantasy, horror, sword & sorcery, and the just plain unclassifiable find a home here!

Included are:
Burn on the Bayou, by L.F. Falconer
The Mumbler, by Gillian French
Cleric at Sentinel Hill, by Franklyn Searight
Whores and Criminals, by Dean Macallister
The Quiet on the Water, by C. C. Adams
The Haggard Brothers Go to Town, by James Pratt
The Awakening, by Megan Neumann
Dead Line, by D.C. Lozar
The Waterman’s Song, by MB Vigil
Maleficium, by Kelly Gould
The Green Dome, by Joe DiCicco
We Who Walk on Worlds, by Matt Sullivan
Insect Song, by William Tea
The Harvest Moon Festival, by Gigi Eng
Like Falling Snow, by W.D. Clifton
The Oldest Story, by S. L. Edwards
Geronimo Versus Frankenstein, by Neal Privett
The Black-and-White Dozen, by Chris Kuriata
Omzetten, by C.M. Muller
Vandegald’s Globes, by Jeremy Hayes

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, $12.00
Kindle: $3.99

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

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








15 September 2017

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

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

Wall Calendar, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95

Also available are Vintage Sci-Fi journals and posters.


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