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02 December 2016

2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016

February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017

March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017


June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
August 4, 2017
September 29, 2017
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017


December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017

2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is less than a half a year away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.

For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #151
Planet Stories Special Issue

"The Man The Tech-Men Made" by Fox B. Holden
"Sword of Tormain" by Eric Storm
and more.

Cover Art: Kelly Freas

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 And His Battle Aces #50

"The Flight of the Hell Hawks" by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 could see those Claws of Death, sharpened with hate and with the strength of steel, grasping Yank pilots from their pits and hurling them to horrible destruction. 
What was the ghastly secret that had given them life? 
How could brave men fight back at the Vultures who murdered them in the sky?

Cover Art: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 112 pages, $12.95

Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - January 1943

"Murder Makes the Bets" by Robert Wallace
Death is the payoff when a diabolical master of crime turns to the sport world for his field of operations and hurls a bold challenge at the Phantom! 
Follow the daring exploits of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he battles to smash a million-dollar racket.

"Maybe He’s Waiting" by James Donnelly
"Killer’s Pal" by C.S. Montanye

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future - Spring 1942

"Outlaws of the Moon" by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton leads the valiant Futuremen in the thrilling fight to preserve a priceless lunar heritage! 
Follow the World’s Greatest Space-farer, Captain Future, as he embarks on the most perilous exploits of his career.

"The Alien Intelligence" by Jack Williamson
"Guinea Pig" by Arthur K. Barnes
"The Dummy That Saved Earth" by Graph Waldeyer

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Adventure House
Now available!

Wide World Adventures - September 1929

"The Vengeance of the Shark" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Medico" by Lt. W.J. Stamper
"The Blind Boy of El Shetma" by Warren Hastings Miller
"Brown’s Tiger" by P. Chamier Tripp
"The Law of Their Kind" by Anderson McCully
"One More River To Cross" by Major George Fielding Elliot
"Shylock McLean’s Mutton Mail" by George McPherson Hunter

Cover Artist: H.W. Wesso
7x10, 144 pages, $14.95

Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Now available in softcover, hardcover and eBook editions!


The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed “King” Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history.

The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. In order for the cargo freighter Wanderer to make the long transit to the Atlantic, she is forced to circumnavigate Africa—jungle home of the legendary Tarzan of the Apes!

Here is the long-anticipated clash between the Monarch of Skull Island and Lord of the Jungle.

When the largest anthropoid who ever lived encounters the savage superman raised by the great apes, will they make peace—or war?

Age of Aces
Now available!


A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
“Scourge of the Spectre,” – Flying Aces, August 1935
“Spectre of the Red Knight,” – Flying Aces, January 1932
“The Vanishing Avenger,” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“The Ghost from G-2,” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Strafe of the Flying Corpse,” – Flying Aces, January 1936
“The Armored Corpse,” – Flying Aces, March 1936

Trade paperback, 6"x9", 350 pages, $16.99

SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton

The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!

Each of the eight stories in Painton’s Squadron of the Dead is the story of a different pilot who has been condemned to death and sent to the squadron to serve out his sentence. And die they did, dropping spies, bombing impossible places, strafing infantry for harassed Allied battalions. These men flew recklessly, savagely, knowing they could live again only when death really claimed them. Then their names would shine once again in the casualty announcements and they would be posthumously awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

Frederick C. Painton, a prolific pulp author and venerated newspaper man, wrote the eight Squadron of the Dead stories contained in this anthology in 1935 for Sky Birds magazine.
Painton is best remembered for his coverage of World War II for Reader’s Digest magazine.

Stories include:
“Today We Die,” – Sky Birds, February 1935
“Ghosts of the Living,” – Sky Birds, March 1935
“The Glory Gambler,” – Sky Birds, April 1935
“Tarmac of Treason,” – Sky Birds, June 1935
“Death’s Dreadnaughts,” – Sky Birds, July 1935
“Legion of the Unlucky,” – Sky Birds, August 1935
“Duel of Dishonor,” – Sky Birds, September 1935
“Slaughter of the Dead,” – Sky Birds, December 1935

”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton

Trade paperback, 6"x9", 362 pages, $16.99

Airship 27 Productions
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce that pulpdom’s sexiest masked adventure is back in a brand new collection of her sexy exploits.  From a gang of corrupt policemen to secret Nazis saboteurs out to destroy the Los Angeles Olympics, the beautiful and wily crime-fighter has her hands full in this new quartet of tales by Gene Moyers, Brad Mengel, Robert Ricci and Paul Findley. 

“Volume One of this series was a whopping success for us,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “We couldn’t keep copies on our tables at the pulp cons.  Our readers, both men and women, are extremely fascinated by this character as there were so few female pulp heroes back in the 30s and 40s.”

Airship 27 Productions was also thrilled to reassemble the art team that made Volume One so beautiful for the fans.  Under the helm of Art Director Rob Davis, artist James Lyle delivered another twelve fantastic black and white interior illustrations while Canadian Ted Hammond offered his second Domino Lady cover; a stunning image that captures the allure and mystery inherent in this great character.

As always, lovely socialite Ellen Patrick weaves her way in and out of trouble, donning her black silk domino mask whenever injustice rears its ugly head. From the time of her father’s murder, Ellen has dedicated herself to righting wrongs.  She just does it in a most peculiar fashion becoming the pulps’ most alluring and deadly hero; the Domino Lady.

Available now from Amazon and Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Airship 27 Productions
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring together two of pulpdom’s most unique and colorful heroes in one fast paced, all action adventure; “Captain Hazzard – Custer’s Ghost” by award winning New Pulp writer Ron Fortier.

When an eerie ghost rider appears on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and begins butchering innocent lives, native superstitions are fueled.  Could this wraith actually be General George Armstrong Custer returned from the dead to seek retribution for his massacre at the Battle of Little Bighorn?  Then, when gangsters attempt to kidnap a Sioux Princess at a prestigious college in New York, Captain Hazzard and his team of adventurers soon find themselves flying to Montana to unravel a truly bizarre mystery.

Accompanying them is Jim Anthony, the famous Super Detective, along with his grandfather, the Comanche shaman, Mephito.  Somewhere in those rugged mountains and plains lies a secret from the past that will change Anthony’s life forever.  But to uncover it, he and the Hazzard will have to risk all and solve the mystery of Custer’s Ghost!

Fortier, the author, and Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, had long wanted to bring both these great heroes together.  “It’s no secret to pulp fans that both were originally invented to copy the legendary Doc Savage,” Fortier related during a recent interview.  “Whereas Jim Anthony went on to have multiple adventures, Captain Hazzard only ever appeared in one issue of his own title and then vanished.  Throughout the years he’s been known as the One Hit Wonder.”

Since beginning Airship 27 Productions, over a decade ago, Fortier and partner, Art Director Rob Davis, have devoted themselves to continuing the adventures of lesser known pulp heroes such as Captain Hazzard and Jim Anthony. To date the company has released four books featuring the Super Detective in anthologies, while Fortier took it upon himself to write the new exploits of the Champion of Justice.

“Custer’s Ghost” has been three years in the making and the author is all too aware that readers have been overly patient awaiting its completion.  The book features interiors by Davis and a stunning cover by Pat Carbajal.  “In the end I hope they will think the wait was worth it,” Fortier says hopefully.  “Just don’t ask me when number six is coming?”

Available now from Amazon and Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Altus Press
by Carroll John Daly
Now available!

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 2 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1927 29 as Daly broke the mold of Black Mask by running serialized novels in the pages of that important magazine. Included here are "The Snarl of the Beast," "The Egyptian Lure," "The Hidden Hand," and "The Tag Murders."

Additional editorial pieces are also included: Daly's own "Putting Over a Detective Novel" was written to explain his working process while writing "The Snarl of the Beast." And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 2 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

483 pages
  $29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover

You can place a pre-order on Amazon.com at the link below.

Altus Press
by H. Bedford-Jones

Now available!

One of the best series ever published in the pulps was written by the prolific H. Bedford-Jones, author of hundreds of stories totaling an estimated 25 millions words.
Thomas Jasper "Pinky" Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s.
Volume 1 includes four recently-discovered Jenkins stories by Bedford-Jones which were published under a pseudonym.

The Pinky Jenkins series may be the only series of its kind written by The King of the Pulps, and considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover |  $28.95 hardcover

Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

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

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

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

Popular Publications Logo 1 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.

Popular Publications Logo 2 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.

Also available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
Argosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine.
In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—
by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

Note: burgundy fabric only.

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Pulpfest 2016: #9 - The Munsey Award
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings
Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

Edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
Cover by Michel Borderie

Stories by Jason Scott Aiken, Matthew Baugh, Adam Mudman Bezecny, Nicholas Boving, Nathan Cabaniss, Matthew Dennion, Brian Gallagher, Martin Gately, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Nigel Malcolm, Christofer Nigro, John Peel, Frank Schildiner, Sam Shook, Michel Stéphan, David L. Vineyard and Jared Welch.

Sang Froid, i.e. Cold Blood! The ability to stay calm in difficult or even dangerous situations... as exhibited by French sleuth Joseph Rouletabille aboard the transiberian "Horror Express"... Or martial arts master Caine and Jed Puma confronted by an insane plan to seize the Wild Wild West... Not to forget the great warlock Quentin Moretus Cassave coming face to face with the Dark Gods, Doctor Omega determined to solve a most enigmatic temporal murder, Sâr Dubnotal battling Dracula, and Sir Wilfred Ivanhoe sworn to defeat the evil Bishop of Aquila...

All this, plus the return of Fantômas, the People of the Pole and the Enchanted City of Africa, Vampires in Berlin and Los Angeles, and a host of Frankenstein Monsters!

In this thirteenth volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, writers from Canada, England, France and the United States, pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence.

Jason Scott Aiken: Galazi in the Enchanted City starring Galazi, Queen Toulommia
Matthew Baugh: A Dollar’s Worth of Fists starring Kwai Chang Caine, the Black Coats, Jed Puma
Adam Mudman Bezecny: Harry’s Homecoming starring Harry Dickson, Doctor Ox
Nicholas Boving: The Aquila Curse starring Renaud the Montauban, Ivanhoe, Etienne de Navarre
Nathan Cabaniss: From Paris with Hate starring OSS 117, Fantômas, Diabolik
Matthew Dennion: A Purpose in Life starring Micharl Myers, the Black Coats
Brian Gallagher: The Berlin Vampire starring Captain Vampire, The Vampire Countess, Von Bork
Martin Gately: Rouletabille Rides the Horror Express starring Rouletabille, Sir Alexander Saxton, James Wells
Micah Harris: The Goat of Saint Elster starring Quentin Moretus Cassave
Travis Hiltz: The Island of Exodus starring The People of the Pole, The Wandering Jew
Paul Hugli: As Easy as 1, 2, 3... starring John Carter, Jean Saint-Clair, Nikola Tesla
Rick Lai: Eve of Destruction starring Dr. Mabuse, Fantômas, the Black Coats
Nigel Malcolm: Maximum Speed starring M. Lecoq, Loveday Brooke, Simon Carne
Christofer Nigro: Bad Alchemy starring the Frankenstein Monsters
John Peel: Time to Kill starring Doctor Omega, Bob Morane
Frank Schildiner: The Taking of Frankenstein starring Gouroull, Wu Fang, Dr. Xavier
Sam Shook: Bringer of the Outer Dark starring Hareton Ironcastle, Sâr Dubnotal, Chandu, El Borak
Michel Stéphan: One Summer Night at Holy Cross starring Bob Morane, Harry Callahan
David L. Vineyard: The Moon of the White Wolf starring Arsène Lupin, John Silence, Bulldog Drummond
Jared Welch: Styrian Rhapsody starring Eugenie Danglars, Louise d'Armilly, Mircalla Karnstein

US $23.95 /GBP £15.99
trade paperback, 300 pages
by Louis Geoffroy
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Dimitri Rastorgoueff

The pyramid, in its full extent, as covered with white marble, and on the face that overlooked Paris was inscribed, in golden letters of prodigious dimension, a single word: NAPOLÉON.

The Apocryphal Napoléon (1836) by Louis Geoffroy, a French Magistrate, is celebrated as the first extended exercise in “alternate history.” In it, Napoleon succeeds in subduing Russia in 1812, invades England in 1814 and goes on to become the enlightened ruler of the world.

The book details with great and methodical precision the conquest of the world by the French Emperor, and the technical and scientific achievements made by a united planet under Napoleon's leadership: electric-powered airships, weather control, flying cars, making sea water drinkable, and even the discovery of a new planet christened, Vulcan.

If read with an awareness of its historical context, The Apocryphal Napoléon reveals itself as a rich and profound work that still has a great deal to offer the contemporary reader, and still has a challenge to pose to ideas and ideals of social progress.

Napoléon et la Conquête du Monde (1812-1832) [Napoleon And The Conquest Of The World] (Delloye, 1836; rev. as Napoléon Apocryphe, Paulin, 1841)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.

US $29.95 /GBP £19.99
trade paperback, 384 pages

by Gaston Danville
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

“Instead of the lugubrious silence of a necropolis,” Miss Slow said, “there are songs and cries, a whole concert that gives the illusion of life in a magical city!”
In The Perfume of Lust (1905), a ship is trapped in the waters of Atlantis when a submarine eruption returns the lost continent to the surface, and its crew and passengers are subjected to strange mental influences that stimulate their erotic impulses.

Gaston Danville’s characters are haunted by memories, unconscious impulses and the poignant emotions provoked by those internal spurs. He based his accounts of delusion and obsession on what he took to be sound theories of positivistic psychology which added an extra dimension of cruelty to his fiction and an extra dose of intensity to his eroticism.

Le Parfum de volupté by Gaston Danville, Mercure de France, 1905.
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.

US $20.95 /GBP
trade paperback, 236 pages

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

Now available!

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

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

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

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

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

Now available!

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

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

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

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

With an introduction by Tom Roberts

Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95

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

Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also included are two newly discovered works!

Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Free Short Story!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #8 – The Curse of Capistrano
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #7 – Under the Moons of Mars
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #6 – The Man of Bronze

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #5 – Twelve Peers

Issue #77 is now available!
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch

"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide

Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks"
by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff

Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.

It's never too early to sign up for the next three big issues coming your way in 2017!
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!

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Mysteries of the Worm
Short Reviews – The Envoy, Her, by H.B. Fyfe
The Trail of Cthulhu
Short Reviews – The Star Saint, by A.E. Van Vogt  
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors  
CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB - Arriving in comic shops December 7!

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

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

Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99

DEJAH THORIS: SOLDIER OF MEMORY TP - Arriving in comic shops December 7!
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna, Nen Chang
Cover: Nen Chang

Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris, the exotic heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Warlord of Mars, as you've never seen her before! When her father disappears, Dejah Thoris assumes the throne... but she soon stands accused of treason, a victim of a far-reaching conspiracy. Hunted by her people and devastated by a terrible secret from her past, she embarks on a self-imposed exile, assuming a new identity and enlisting as a rookie soldier on the farthest, deadliest borders of Barsoomian civilization. There, the Princess of Mars seeks to unravel the mysteries of the past and clear her name!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99

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Hammett’s seventh digest-sized collection
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Nothing’s Impossible - New! 
November 1965 Newsstand - New! 
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Links to Today’s Digests
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A World Called Sunrise
Ray Palmer: Change Agent  
Arthur J. Burks’ Little America
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Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Benito Gallego, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
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"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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The comic strip, The New Adventures of Tarzan, written by Roy Thomas, now features an exciting new artist, Benito Gallego. The former artist for this comic strip, Tom Grinberg – who was instrumental in helping us launch our web comic program – has moved on to other projects.

Benito Gallego (born in Madrid, Spain) decided he loved comics at a tender age, even before he learned to read. He’s been drawing all his life – filling any blank space on every piece of paper that fell into his hands with his doodles. Benito collaborated by providing comics and pin-ups for fanzines and publications in Spain while attending the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid. And, he continued drawing comics while developing a parallel career in advertising and graphic design –which paid the bills for many years.

After contacting Roy Thomas, Benito got his first professional assignments working with Roy on both his series', Anthem and Captain Thunder & Blue Bolt – published by Heroic Publishing. Since then, Benito has been working with other top talents in the comic medium such as Cary Bates and Sal Buscema at DC Comics, Brian Azzarello, and Paul Kupperberg. Benito has produced a variety of illustration work including Marvel character trading cards and Monsters! and Dinosaurs for Upper Deck and he also created illustrations for books like the Diego’s Dragon series, written by Kevin Gerard.

Benito recently finished artwork for a graphic novel on the life of reggae star, Bob Marley, written by Jim McCarthy, while also working on Apama the Undiscovered Animal – a comic series based on concepts and characters from the movie: Hero Tomorrow, created by Milo Miller and Ted Sikora.

Benito lives in Alicante, on the east coast of Spain, with his wife, Soraya, and daughter, Alona, who are his most ferocious and grateful art critics. You may follow Benito’s art at www.Facebook.com/BenitoGallego.Art/

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New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2016
Turning our attention to Baroness Orczy, this month you will find “The Trappist’s Vow” reprinted just as it appeared in the April, 1899 issue of The Royal Magazine, with illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

We've also done some revamping of the Bob's Stuff collections and have expanded many of the annotations, giving you more information about the items and where they fall in the history of popular culture. 
We've also added a 4th collection and you will be seeing additional collections on a regular basis after the new year.

October 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.

September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2016
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.

June 2016
Following up on last month's release, we are pleased to present the second Father Brown story, The Secret of the Sealed Garden, as it appeared in the September 3, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.  The original illustrations by George Gibbs are included along with a short introduction by Dan Neyer.  If you are new to Father Brown, you might want to read our introduction to the character found on the page, The Innocence of Father Brown, written by Dan Neyer.

May 2016
We have revamped Valentine Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton and fixed some errors from our previous reprinting and cleaned up the illustrations by George Gibbs.
This story now serves as the beginning of our reprinting of the original Father Brown stories as they appeared in the Post, complete with the original illustrations. 
Introductions to all are by Dan Neyer.  Best place to start is on our introductory page, The Innocence of Father Brown.

April 2016
A dictator meets his comeuppance in Kirby Draycott's The Clock Face of Schaumburg which, as explained in in the introduction, bears some resemblance to a story by a certain Mr. Poe. All the original illustrations are included, just as they appeared in the November, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine.  Introduction is by Bob Gay.

March 2016
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

February 2016
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

January 2016
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS #2 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops December 7!
Writer: Jeff Parker & Jesse Hamm
Art: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover A: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover B: Lara Margarida
Cover C Subscription: Roberto Castro

Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON! The Phantoms, Mandrake The Magician and Flash are on the run from forces they don’t understand! Do our on-the-run titans stand a chance against spiders made of apes!?!?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


FULL WOLF MOON - Coming May 16!
by Lincoln Child

The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.

Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.

Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack--and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.

His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches


Girasol Collectables

The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Pulp replica editions to be retired in 2017!
Black Mask #1, #43
Dime Mystery #1
Dr Yen Sin (all 3 issues)
Horror Stories #1, 2, 5
Wu Fang (all 7 issues)

Pulp replica editions previously retired!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1

We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue

CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940

DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939

HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance

THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

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#25 October 1936

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September 1937
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October 1934
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October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
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#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
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August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
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#20 December 1936
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
The Withering Death (December 1938)
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

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#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
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#10 June 1935
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September 1935
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#25 Nov-Dec 1936

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July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

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#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
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#8   November 1923

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Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
New Leigh Brackett Combo offer!
Now available for pre-order!

In addition to containing “They,” a brand-new Leigh Brackett story, the contents of the LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL book continues to grow.
So, it seems a natural to offer a combo of it, THE BOOK OF STARK, and our most recent Brackett title, SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS.
Ordering the combo will put you first in line as well as lock-in your total price for:

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL is still being offered at $25, but with the addition of new content, the final price will certainly be higher. Wait until you see what we uncovered! (Keep Watching the Skies, indeed!)

THE BOOK OF STARK is still holding at $45 and we hope to have news of who will be providing the introduction very soon (fingers-crossed!). As you may gather, this massive tome collects the four “Eric John Stark” stories, the three novels of the “Skaith” series, and will be the first appearance of Brackett’s outline for a new Stark novel that she abandoned in 1977 to take on the screenwriting duties for the sequel to STAR WARS. The dustjacket and endpapers are provided by Raymond Swanland.

SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS is the third and final volume collecting all Brackett’s science fiction stories published in her lifetime. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a excellent addition to your library; many stories being reprinted for the first time and nearly as many appearing in their first hardcover appearance. The cover art is by Frank Kelly Freas and illustrated endpapers are by Ed Emshwiller. Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction.

$110.00 with free shipping!

             Now available for pre-order!  

Production Update from Haffner Press!

Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.

THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.

“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
Preorder price: $45

Haffner Press
Now available for pre-order!  

Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!     

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback

Haffner Press
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

As noted before, Volume One, MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was initially printed in December 2015, but the quality was so poor that we rejected the finished inventory and the printer refused to mount a second effort that would meet our (and your) expectations. Since then, we've been looking for a new printer whom we feel can get the job done.  
Fairly soon, we will be giving a different printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter. 

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45

Haffner Press
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

Fairly soon, we will be giving a printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter. 
“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.

Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   

Preorder price: $40

Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

The assembly of Donald Wandrei's colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!

Chris has re-purposed the original black and white pulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!

The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.   

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.


Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.                     
 We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says "Henry Kutter"...), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.
We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.   

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.

Haffner Press
The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
Now available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.

Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover

Haffner Press
Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.

Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.

The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines.

Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

December 2016

THE KNIFE SLIPPED by Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


At the time of his death, Erle Stanley Gardner was the best-selling American author of the 20th century, and world famous as the creator of crusading attorney Perry Mason. Gardner also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970—and one that’s never been published until now.

Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to "talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people." But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities —however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.

Donald Lam has never been cooler—not even when played by Frank Sinatra on the U.S. Steel Hour of Mystery in 1946. Bertha Cool has never been tougher. And Erle Stanley Gardner has never been better.

First publication ever!

Hermes Press: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS VOLUME 2 - Arriving in comic shops December 7!
(Art) Fred Fredericks & Various

Hermes Press' second and final volume of this series, a reprint of comic book version of the 20th Century's most famous fictional magician in this deluxe version of King Features comics' Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk's newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature's comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books. This volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the six complete comics in restored to their original four color glory. Reprints issues #6-10 as well as the Mandrake the Magician one shot published in Dell Four Color #752.

Hardcover, 8x10, 176 pages, Full Color, $49.99


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Return to the Jungle, Ki-Gor Style - New!
Later Savage Sword of Conan Volumes
Rapiers Ride!
Gray Maiden
Conan RPG

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


Price Durand's heart lifted as he hefted the great axe, Korlu. Ahead, across the desert, was a forbidding mountain, topped by a castle of marble and gold. Within that castle, the girl he loved was a prisoner.

There was a scream of fright from somewhere beside him. A brilliant fan of rose and topaz light was lifting into the indigo sky ahead. In its rays a picture appeared. A gigantic yellow snake, vast as a cloud, coiled in the air above the mountain. Her body was as yellow as the snake, and it had something of the same slender, sinuous grace. Her full lips were voluptuous and cruel.

Price Durand knew they were fated to meet in the flesh. It was part of a huge struggle in which science and sorcery were weirdly blended, the prize was incalculable--and no man could foresee the outcome!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 300 pages

An outlaw of space, she was, with the strength of ten men. Here is an interplanetary story that will fill you with enthusiasm. She whipped the man she loved ... then rescued him from death.

This is the Golden Amazon in all of her original pulp adventures with the original illustrations.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 180 pages

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 180 pages

by Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Last Hieroglyph is the fifth of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from "The Dark Age" (1933) to "The Dart of Rasasfa" (1961).

Trade paperback, 316 pages
List Price: $17.99

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

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Doctor Strange 2016 Movie Review
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The Value of Dust Jackets

The Robert E. Howard Newsline
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Bringing you the latest news in Robert E. Howard books, pulp reprints, comics, audio, conventions, games, and whatever else seems applicable.

Moonstone Books
Arriving in comic shops December 7!

Writer: Ron Fortier
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Michael Stribling

Domino Lady and the Phantom Detective travel to the Congo to find a life-saving plant as the Black Bat and the rest of his team continue to battle prehistoric humans and animals on the streets of Manhattan.

32 pages, grayscale, $3.50

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Protectors

The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Homicide Master" by Norman A. Daniels from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1938
Fate gave Headquarters Detective Max Stoddard a break when it put him on the murder scene at the crucial moment. But in her own way Fate made up for it, for Stoddard found himself up against a crime master. And the only way he could solve this murder was for him to - commit a murder himself.

"Death Hogs the Spotlight" by Tagre Detbar from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, October, 1942
When Satan revised Dixie Devere's act, for her new cue he sounded Gabriel's horn.

"Horrible Harry's Glass Jaw" by Lyon Mearson from ARGOSY, January 26, 1918
Horrible Harry Harrigan is undisputed vaudeville boxing champion, until he comes up against the stage's strong woman.