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2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


2017 Tarzan Vintage Movie PosterWall Calendar - Now available!

Wall Calendar 12 pages and cover 20x30cm. Printed on white heavy semi-gloss paper.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.

Price:  $9.90




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

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months 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.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
EMPIRE OF DOOM
Doc Savage & The Shadow vs. Shiwan Khan

Now available!


It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft?
And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!


Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover $24.95
eBook - $5.99



 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective – Spring 1951

"The Video Victims" by Robert Wallace
The girl was scared and wouldn’t talk—but her fear told the world’s greatest sleuth more than words when he investigated a strange and baffling case of murder at a television station!

"The Dizzy Killer" by Benton Braden
"Handmade Alibi" by Amelia Reynolds Long
"Killer’s Powerhouse" by Arthur J. Burks
"Scream A Song of Death" by R. Van Taylor
"The Cop and the Doll" by Day Keene
"Madman Murder" by Norman A. Daniels

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 6
by Norman A. Daniels

Now available!

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat, uncut and restored with the original illustrations.
“The Eyes of the Blind”
“The Blackout Murders”
“Shadow of Evil”

It’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

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


Altus Press
Tyrone of New Orleans
by H. Bedford-Jones

Now available!

Rejected on technical grounds from the United States Army, Hugh Tyrone of New Orleans goes on the front, bent on forcing his way into the service.
With him is Babe Jefferson, African-American ex-sergeant of cavalry.

Performing varied feats, each time Tyrone sends word that he will later call at United States Expeditionary headquarters for his reward.
But will Tyrone and Jefferson receive their entrance to the front?
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $21.95 softcover


Altus Press
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1: Black Lightning!
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Now available!

“America, you are next!”
As those words rang through the War Department room, officers gasped in horror. Fire-Eyes, emperor of the world, had invaded their secret council to hurl his challenge.
And America knew only one answer—“War Declared!”

483 pages
  $13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover



Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.

Volume 3 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Moon Doom,” “Calling Car 13!,” “Fingers of Fear,”
“Corpse’s Alibi,” “The Sinister Snatch” and “Badge of Blood.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $21.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers
Introduction by Tom Johnson

Coming soon!

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
"Slaves of the Scorpion," "Satan’s Syndicate," "The Assassins’ League,"
"Plague of the Golden Death" and "Curse of the Mandarin’s fan."

This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

432 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935) - New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939) - New!

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS NEW YEAR’S INSTANT COLLECTIONS SALE!
NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017


NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017, Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00, while the first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)

ALSO ON SALE: THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount, THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00 or THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.

Mail checks or money orders to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com. This special discount offer expires at midnight, February 11, 2017.



The Art of Reginald Heade - Now available!
Written by Stephen James Walker

Reginald Heade is renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s.

This meticulously-researched, lavishly-illustrated book is a glorious celebration of his work, and an absolutely essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone with a taste for classic pin-up and book cover artwork.
 
Large format 22cm x 28cm hardback,
168 pages.
Fully illustrated in full colour throughout.
ISBN 978-1-84583-115-8
£26.99



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Ian Watson has written several stories in the the New Sherlock Holmes anthologies from Airship 27.  His stories have been some of the best it he series and he has won an award for this work. Ian has an amazng affinity for the characters and te period.  His kowledge of Victorian England.  Now he has written a new novel in which he brings together Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde!  This adventure includes a great mystery, fantastic over-the-top characters, and the actual meeting of Holmes with his "literary agent" (and creator) Conan Doyle. The background for the story is an actual event when Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur met to have lunch with a famous american publisher.  Into the mix comes Holmes who is in good company with the witty Wilde and the the physician author who breathed such literary life into the chronicles of Holmes exploits.  This is another home run (or a Six in Cricket) for Ian watson!

Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!
Award wining author, Bobby Nash, discusses his novel "Snow Falls" which introduces Abraham Snow.  A retired undercover operative recuperating from a very close call with death, Abraham Snow goes into private consulting work.  He was hoping for a quiet series of security jobs, but it never happened.  This is e first book in the Snow Trilogy.  And there will be even more to come.
 
Bobby also discusses his "love affair" with Domino Lady. an upcoming novel in the Lance Star series, and other tidbits that fans will want to know!

Past episodes:
Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White
BATMAN/SHADOW #1 (of 6) - Coming in April!
Written by STEVE ORLANDO & SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO


Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years!

Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much…

The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced!

This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 26.

BATMAN / SHADOW #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.





Bold Venture Press
ZORRO: THE COMPLETE PULP ADVENTURES VOLUME 4
Now available!

Bold Venture Press presents The Sign of Zorro, a full-length adventure from 1941, never reprinted since its original publication.

In Reina de los Angeles they no longer whisper of Señor Zorro — The Fox. For he rides no more; his sword no longer serves the oppressed. And that languorous dandy, Don Diego Vega, fritters the days away, caught in a real and terrible apathy. The sudden and tragic death of his wife has left him without any urge to don his black cloak and mask; and his father, Don Alejandro Vega, is seriously disturbed. If only his son would return to full life; if only Zorro would ride again ....

Then, through Bardoso, the one-time pirate, Don Diego receives word that the beautiful Senorita Panchita Canchola desperately needs the aid of Señor Zorro. Her brother, now the man of the household, is the dupe of a clever scoundrel, whose sinister plans threaten the Governor of California. So Zorro lives again .... And this time he must preserve the life of the man who has sworn to capture him!

This edition includes ten Zorro short stories from West magazine. In the introduction, John E. Petty examines Zorro collectibles across the decades.

CONTENTS
Introduction: “Zorro Collectibles” by John E. Petty
Novel: The Sign of Zorro
Short stories: "Zorro Frees Some Slaves," "Zorro’s Double Danger," "Zorro’s Masquerade," "Zorro Stops a Panic," "Zorro’s Twin Perils," "Zorro Plucks a Pigeon," "Zorro Rides at Dawn," "Zorro Takes the Bait," "Zorro Raids a Caravan," "Zorro’s Moment of Fear"


Paperback, 7"x10", 338 pages,
$19.95


         

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Thieves’ Blueprint, by Ronal Kayser (as Dale Clark)
Short Reviews – Pa Howdy Goes Fishing
Short Reviews – Panama Peril, by Jean Francis Webb

CONAN THE SLAYER #6 - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)

In pursuit of his traitorous brother, the inexperienced new chief of the Kozaks has foolishly ventured into the bowels of Gorey Castle. The callow youth’s only hope now is his bodyguard, Conan—will the Cimmerian reach him in time? Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) wrap up their first thrilling story arc!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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

The Executioner in the Library - New! 
The Complete Adventures of Race Williams - New! 
Recent cool stuff from Black Dog Books - New! 
Dime Detective Library (Series 3) from Altus Press
- New! 
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 1)
Shadow Comics 61, 62 & 63 (1946)
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 3)
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 2)



The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

Get a free copy of The Digest Enthusiast #1 on Magzter when you sign-up for updates about the series and other Larque Press projects.

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Free eBook: The Digest Enthusiast #1
- New!
The Digest Enthusiast: now on Magzter - New!
Diabolik #2
Special Monster Issue!
Muravian Knight
Paperback Parade #96
DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover & Anthony Marques

What if volcanoes were weapons of war? What if Amelia Earhart was alive, but captive? Where is Pat Savage off to? Hey, what’s that submarine doing there? Doc Savage has questions. David Avallone and Dave Acosta provide the answers. Planes, submarines, battle cruisers, mad scientists, madcap heiresses and the Man of Bronze collide in the Pacific, in the thrilling second chapter of DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.


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


DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Schoonover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA  (Marques).


 

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 5)  - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

God told men they would rule over all the creatures of the earth. The Lawgiver told the apes to beware the beast man, and for good reason. Now as the worst aspects of both species rise up in hatred and fear, two brothers—one man, one ape—hold in their hands the future of life on earth as they try to change the destiny of the Planet of the Apes.

Copublished with BOOM! Studios.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Hippocampus Press
A MEANS TO FREEDOM: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard
(Trade Paperback - Second Edition)

Coming January 22, 2017!


The new paperback edition of A MEANS TO FREEDOM will be officially released on January 22, 2017.
Advance orders are now being taken at the Hippocampus website.

H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard are two of the titans of weird fiction of their era. Dominating the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, they have gained worldwide followings for their compelling writings and also for the very different lives they led.

Edited by S. T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke
Second softcover edition, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61498-189-3 (two volume set)
1006 pages
$60





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Late Marvel Conan
Leigh Brackett: “The Last Days of Shandakor”
Last Stop for Ki-Gor

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #2 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover A: Dominic Reardon, Cover B: Jason Masters, Cover C: Giovanni Valletta

Black Box Part Two – The Deadly Game

As part of Operation Black Box, James Bond infiltrates the Tokyo underworld and makes a deadly gamble at a Yakuza-controlled casino. All this time 007 is being tailed by a beautiful, mysterious assassin whose mission might be dangerously complicated with his own.

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

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Reardon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Masters cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Valletta cover).







JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #4 (of 6) - Coming in April!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack in Tokyo by an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult, Felix Leiter finds himself unwittingly drawn into the investigation. And under the oversight of Tiger Tanaka—the Japanese James Bond—and with a squad of Tanaka’s elite operatives, Leiter himself helps to bring down the cult’s leader! But now it’s up to Leiter and Tanaka to work desperately against the clock: they must discover the secret of the cultist’s deadly bio-weapon – especially if they’re going to try and avert another terrorist attack!


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

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.



James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction - Coming in 2018!

AMC announced the greenlighting of a documentary series-look into the history of science fiction, from one of the most influential figures of the genre.

James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction sees the legendary filmmaker exploring the evolution of science fiction from its cult beginnings in pulp to the engine for blockbuster film and television success it is today.


Comprised of six one-hour episodes, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction will debut on AMC in 2018. Each episode will see Cameron introducing one of the “Big Questions” humanity has grappled with through history, delving into Science Fiction’s past to look at how the genre’s films, TV shows, books, and video games were born, and where the genre, and humanity, might be headed. Throughout, Cameron and his contemporaries debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them.


Jimmie Dale AKA the Gray Seal - Now online!

There is a new Facebook page devoted to Jimmie Dale AKA the Gray Seal.
Although little remembered today, he was a hugely influential character in the genre of hero pulp fiction and deserves to be better-known by the fans of the characters he directly influenced (The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Doc Savage, Batman, etc.).

Visit the link below and LIKE the Jimmie Dale page.


JOHN CARTER THE END #3 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Alex Cox (Art) Hayden Sherman
Cover A: Garry Brown Cover B: Juan Doe

A BROTHERHOOD OF WAR? John and Tars Tarkas work to consolidate power in the hinterlands against the tyrannical force determined to rule Mars…or destroy it in the process.

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

JOHN CARTER THE END #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.



   

THE LAST HIEROGLYPH: THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 5 - Now available!
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





LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TPB  - Coming in April!
Writer: Michael Uslan, Art: Giovanni Timpano, Cover: John Cassaday

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger’s familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?


Trade paperback, Full Color, 136 pages, $TBA, On sale April TBA.


LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TPB is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error - New!
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook
HBO's WESTWORLD makes a grand comeback


OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY #1 - Now available for pre-order!

Debut issue of the Occult Detective Quarterly


Featuring:
DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU – Fiction by Adrian Cole
WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE – Fiction by Amanda DeWees; iIllustrated by Bob Freeman
MONOCHROME – Fiction (novelette) by Ted E Grau; illustrated by Dave Felton
GOT MY MOJO RISING – Fiction by Willie Meikle & David T Wilbanks; illustrated by M Wayne Miller
ORBIS TERTIUS – Fiction by Joshua M Reynolds; illustrated by Mutartis Boswell
THE BARON OF BOURBON STREET – Fiction by Aaron Vlek; illustrated by Stanley Weaver Jr

Plus these special features, exclusive to ODQ:
The Occult Legion Part 1 – Fiction by multiple authors (to be revealed)
Dr Spector, and An Interview with Don Glut – Articles by Charles R Rutledge
How to be a Victorian Ghost Hunter – Article by Tim Prasil
Reviews by Dave Brzeski & James Bojaciuk


$13.00

PAPERBACK PARADE #96 - Now available!


PAPERBACK PARADE #96, the brand new January, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

This issue features a detailed article on vintage legendary cover artist James Meese and a list of his book covers; the rare 1950s British Tarzan imitator digests (all covers shown!); a detailed look at crime and TV writer Roy Huggins with a bibliography of his books; UK Jay Books crime gga paperbacks; US vintage Europa Books gga sleaze with fold-out covers; a report on the 2016 UK Paperback & Pulp Book Fair with photos, Kousoulas & Kevin Ballantine Books, Groucho in match books and paperbacks; news, ads, 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!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
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.
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All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



   

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #4 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 25!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau

Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C Subscription:
Geraldo Borges

The heroic elf rogue Merisiel finds herself among the greatest villains of the Worldscape, so why do they consider her an old friend? In the court of Empress Camilla, Merisiel must do what it takes to survive the treachery of the arch-wizard Kulan Gath while fending off courtly intrigue, deceit, and death as the war for the Worldscape wages on! Co-starring John Carter, Red Sonja, Fantomah, and more! Written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain), with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!


Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99







PS Publishing
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SOLAR PONS
by Basil Copper

Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled for publication in February 2017!

A COLLECTION Basil Copper
EDITOR Stephen Jones
CATEGORY Crime, Mystery and the Macabre
PUBLICATION DATE February 2017
COVER ART Tom Gianni (Vol I), (Vol II)
INTERIOR ART Les Edwards, Bob Eggleton, Thomas Gianni, Gary Gianni, Allen Koszowski, Randy Broecker
PAGES 696 (Vol I), 705 (Vol II)
£175.00


EDITION
Jacketed hardcover in two volumes, slipcased and signed by the contributors (including Basil Copper), and limited to 100 numbered copies
ISBN 978-1-786360-40-3

From the Introduction
Basil never had the pleasure of seeing all his Pons stories collected in a definitive omnibus edition. However, before his death in April 2013 at the age of 89, he and I started working on these two volumes. I also wanted to collect all his macabre fiction together and, with the help of PS Publishing, we did just that in 2010. Two years later we collaborated again to publish Basil’s Gothic novel The Curse of the Fleers in a version that the author originally intended.

Although it saddens me that he never lived to see this handsome presentation of his entire Solar Pons Canon from the same imprint, I’m also heartened to know he was aware that we were working on it.

It has taken forty years but here, finally, are The Complete Adventures of Solar Pons by Basil Copper. Once again prepare to be plunged into an idyllic English countryside or the chill and foggy streets of London, as that great city’s second most famous consulting detective—ably supported by the reliable Dr. Lyndon Parker—uses his “ratiocinative” powers of logical deduction to solve murders both mysterious and macabre . . .


CONTENTS Volume I
Editor’s Note, Introduction: Once A Pons a Time . . . (Stephen Jones)
THE DOSSIER OF SOLAR PONS; 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; 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; 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; The Adventure of the Haunted Rectory, The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich, Murder at the Zoo, The Adventure of the Frightened Governess


CONTENTS Volume II
THE EXPLOITS OF SOLAR PONS; 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; 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; Foreword, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, Plots of the Stories, Characters in the Stories, The Sayings of Solar Pons, Solar Pons Plot and Dialogue Notes (Stephen Jones), The Adventure of the Northleach Stocks (Stephen Jones), Painting Pons: Artist Ben Stahl (Stephen Jones)
THE FINAL CASES; The Adventure of the Defeated Doctor, The Adventure of the Agonised Actor, The Adventure of the Persecuted Painter


Note: I anticipate that an unsigned edition will also be available at some time.






PS Publishing
BLACK WINGS V

Now available!

This fifth instalment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series features twenty stories that use H. P. Lovecraft’s mythos as the basis for imaginative ventures into the weird and terrifying. One of the central themes in Lovecraft’s work is the problematical nature of science in human affairs, and in this volume we find stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Lynne Jamneck, and Donald R. Burleson where scientists come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries.

Lovecraft was a master of the “sense of place,” inventing imaginary towns in New England with a rich and sinister history stretching back centuries. In this book, Jonathan Thomas, W. H. Pugmire, and Sunni K Brock bring Lovecraft’s towns of Arkham, Kingsport, and Innsmouth to life. Sam Gafford, Darrell Schweitzer, and Stephen Woodworth evoke terror in other corners of the American continent, while British writers David Hambling and John Reppion find Lovecraftian horror in little-known towns in England. The world-building that led Lovecraft to fashion an entire universe set in the realm of dreams is duplicated in tales by Cody Goodfellow, Mark Howard Jones, and Donald Tyson.

Madness is always an occupational hazard of the “searchers after horror” who populate Lovecraft’s tales. In this volume, stories by Robert H. Waugh, Nicole Cushing, and Nancy Kilpatrick searingly display the psychological aberrations of characters as they encounter the bizarre. Lovecraft himself has become an iconic character, and his gaunt, lantern-jawed figure stalks the tales by Jason C. Eckhardt and Mollie L. Burleson. This volume concludes, as did its predecessor, with a long poem by Wade German, one of the most dynamic figures in a remarkable renaissance of weird poetry inspired by the work of Lovecraft and his colleagues.

Black Wings V can take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE May 2015
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 317
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-94-2  [£25]
300 Slipcased HC signed by the contributors  — ISBN 978-1-848639-95-9  [£50]




DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Ancient Horror" by Hal Grant from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1928
The story of an ancient saurian sea creature in a lake in Vermont.  

"Any Body Here?" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1949
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
For the first time in their hoydenish homicide career, Snooty Piper and Scoop Binney got involved with a recluse. For a Beantown battle-ax had hidden from the world for forty years - and when she appeared at last, it was only to stage another disappearing act.

"Louisiana Lobo" by Clark Gray from TEXAS RANGERS, August, 1949
A wall of bitter hate stands between rebel Johnny Jeneau, a dream girl and a sack of hidden gold.




Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Den - Now online!

Book Signing
- New!
Exposed - New!
SciFan Magazine - New!
The Man In The Black Fedora  
The Iron Duke
Author William M. Hope Interview
Sidekick Returns

         Pulp Den  

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

H. A. DeRosso - photo found - New!
Fulton T. Grant - Author, Soldier, Newsman - New!
Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author
Holman F. Day - Newspaperman, Novelist, Poet
The Lost God - short story by John Russell - with illustrations


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death
The Power Barons
Scorpio
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.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider #53: ‘The City of Lost Men’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #27 and #28
‘King of the Texas Rangers’: a serial in 12 chapters
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 3
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 2
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 1

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters
RED SONJA #4 - Coming in April!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Jonboy Meyers
Cover C: Cosplay Cover
Cover D:  Funko
Cover E Subscription: Rubi

Deep in the heart of New York City, it’s a showdown between Sonja and the megalomaniac Kulan Gath and his rabid followers. When Max’s secret past is revealed, Sonja must decide between pursuing her revenge and the fate of her new friend.

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale April TBA.

RED SONJA #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Meyers cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Funko cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA (Rubi cover).

  
 
  
 
 





Robert E. Howard Books For Sale

Would you like a copy of one of Robert E. Howard's original manuscripts?
The Cross Plains, Texas public library has a few of them for sale.
The purchase of these copies not only help a great public library, but also Project Pride: the local Cross Plains Organization responsible for curating and caring for the REH House and Museum.

Visit the link below for more information.



The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

Scientific Experimention on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Human Sacrifice and Execution in the 1930s and Beyond - New!
Human Sacrifice and Execution in the 1920s - New!
Rogue One and "Escape"  - New!
Fiends and Murderers of the 1940s and '50s
Fiends and Murderers of the 1930s
Fiends and Murderers of the 1920s

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!

The Cobra is back. Raised in the mystic art of illusion in India, The Cobra’s power of mind control mystifies his enemies. On assignment to New York City, Dean Bradley of British Intelligence unwittingly causes a crime wave of terror when he brings a British master criminal to justice on America’s shores. Now it will be up to him to unravel the mystery in this new land before he can return to India. But will even the dreaded Cobra walk away from this new encounter with The Viper? And now that Dean Bradley has fallen in love with the girl who knows his secret identy, does India really matter?

Kindle Price:    $0.99




Tom Johnson
Now available in softcover and Kindle editions!

Crime is on the rise in New York. Teams of professional thieves rob an art gallery and museum, while across town hoodlums murder elderly shop owners.
From the chaos rises a new hero! His team will challenge the underworld for a reckoning.
The mob is after her, and Kay Shannon is running for her life when she meets a rescuer in black.
Who is the man in the black fedora?


Kindle Price:    $2.99

A softcover edition is now available in paperback from the author for $12.00, plus postage.
Contact Tom Johnson at fadingshadows40@gmail.com






Vi's Ring (An Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) - Now available!
by Ed Lynskey

For their seventh mystery, Isabel and Alma Trumbo, the retired sister sleuths living in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, tackle one of their more unusual murder cases to date. Stan Bennett, Alma’s first ex-husband, pays them a visit and reveals his younger sister Violet “Vi” Bennett has been murdered at the local Buttercup Bed and Breakfast. Stan and Vi stayed overnight there on their way to a doll collectors’ convention. It doesn’t take Isabel and Alma very long to identify Stan’s young and beautiful wife Nicole, a tax attorney, and the bed-and-breakfast owner Chloe Glover as the two possible murder suspects. Isabel and Alma call on their young helper Sammi Jo Garner and their elderly gentlemen friends known as the Three Musketeers for their able assistance. Meantime, Sammi Jo continues to deal with her fiancé Reynolds Kyle who just can’t quite commit to marrying her and always has a reason why. Vi’s Ring is a clean read and a traditional whodunit set in a charming small town. Join Isabel and Alma when they set off on solving their latest mystery that is as fun and challenging for them as it is for the reader.

Kindle Price:    $2.99


WEIRDBOOK #34
Coming soon!

While you are waiting for WEIRDBOOK #34, you can still purchase #33.
The contents and links are listed below.


WEIRDBOOK #33
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 16 x 9 inches, 80 pages, $12.00

Table of Contents

Fiction
The River Flows To Nowhere by John R. Fultz
The Amnesiac’s Lament by Scott R Jones
Trance Junkie By Bruno Lombardi
Bad Faith by Will Blinn document page 56
Dwelling of the Wolf by Franklyn Searight
The Ruby Palace by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
The Screams at the Keyhole by Garrett Cook
Diary of an Illness by C. M. Muller
Teatime with Mrs. Monster by James Aquilone
Train to Nowhere by Adrian Cole

Poetry & Prose
A Cure for Unrequited Love by Donald W. Schank
The Owl by S. L. Edwards
Bathory in Red by Ashley Dioses
Blood Siren's Alcove by Ashley Dioses
The Woodland funeral by K.A. Opperman
The Lady in Scarlet by K.A. Opperman
The Ghost Carriage by K. A. Opperman
Hymn to Shub-Niggurath by Darrell Schweitzer

Noctuary of Sfatlicllp by Frederick J. Mayer
Sfatlicllp's Ghoul by Frederick J. Mayer
Nile Lamia Recalls by Frederick J. Mayer









13 January 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


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

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months 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.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
EMPIRE OF DOOM
Doc Savage & The Shadow vs. Shiwan Khan

Now available!


It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft?
And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!


Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover $24.95
eBook - $5.99



 

Airship 27 Productions
COMANCHE BLOOD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second in writer R.A. Jones’ western series featuring Jason Mankiller. During the Civil War, the young Union soldier had a tattoo painted on his left check; that of blood drops falling from the corner of his eyes.  Since that time, earning his reputation as a bounty hunter, he is known on the Texas frontier as The Man Who Cries Blood. 

In this second tale, Mankiller is on the trail of three vicious Comancheros who have been stirring up trouble between the Comanche and the white settlers of Fort Rogers.  Even though the skilled hunter has the friendship of the notorious half-breed Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker, it is still left to him to find the renegades and prevent more bloodshed.

“When R.A. first approached us about doing this series, we were delighted,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “He wanted to do a straight up, old fashion western adventure. No fantasy elements, no weird western label. Just a classic tale of the old west during the years after the Civil War when America was attempting to heal its wound and rededicate itself to its manifest destiny.”

With the help of interior illustrator Chris Kohler and cover painter, Adam Shaw, writer R.A. Jones once again weaves a thrilled packed adventure set against the backdrop of  the Texas frontier and brings to life the pioneer men and women who crossed a vast wilderness to create a new chapter in American history.  Comanche Blood is a part of their story.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode # 23 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topic:  
Comanche Blood







Altus Press
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1: Black Lightning!
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Now available!

“America, you are next!”
As those words rang through the War Department room, officers gasped in horror. Fire-Eyes, emperor of the world, had invaded their secret council to hurl his challenge.
And America knew only one answer—“War Declared!”

483 pages
  $13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover



Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.

Volume 3 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Moon Doom,” “Calling Car 13!,” “Fingers of Fear,”
“Corpse’s Alibi,” “The Sinister Snatch” and “Badge of Blood.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $21.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers
Introduction by Tom Johnson

Coming soon!

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
"Slaves of the Scorpion," "Satan’s Syndicate," "The Assassins’ League,"
"Plague of the Golden Death" and "Curse of the Mandarin’s fan."

This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

432 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press: Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Walter Kubilius’ weird classic “The Other Side” - New!
There Shall Be Darkness by C. L. Moore (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
Never Trust a Martian by Paul W. Fairman (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS NEW YEAR’S INSTANT COLLECTIONS SALE!
NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017


NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017, Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00, while the first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)

ALSO ON SALE: THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount, THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00 or THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.

Mail checks or money orders to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com. This special discount offer expires at midnight, February 11, 2017.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and arriving at online retailers soon!
Coming to comic shops February 22 (if not sooner)!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 46 (Bama Variant): "The Mystic Mullah" & "Terror Takes 7"
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent. First, weird green soul slaves attack Manhattan, propelling Doc and his aides to faraway Asia to confront 'The Mystic Mullah.' Then, after a mystery box arrives at Doc Savage's headquarters, its enigmatic contents ignite a murderous chain of events in 'Terror Takes 7.' This classic pulp reprint showcases a striking color painting by James Bama and the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray.  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and arriving at online retailers and in comic shops in January!

THE SHADOW Volume 114 Death By Proxy & Loot of Death
Alone and unaided, The Shadow wages a solo war on crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness investigates a murder ring whose victims die twice, first in real life followed by a 'Death by Proxy.' Then, the police assume a million-dollar crime to be a simple bank robbery, but The Shadow knows there is a hidden secret behind the 'Loot of Death.' This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-222-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Sanctum Books    Sanctum Books - Facebook    Sanctum Books - Pulp Coming Attractions

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White
ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #3 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Writer(s):  Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant   
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant, 
Gabriel Hardman

The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes.
The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth.
To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Bryant cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Allred cover)



 


Bold Venture Press
ZORRO: THE COMPLETE PULP ADVENTURES VOLUME 4
Now available!

Bold Venture Press presents The Sign of Zorro, a full-length adventure from 1941, never reprinted since its original publication.

In Reina de los Angeles they no longer whisper of Señor Zorro — The Fox. For he rides no more; his sword no longer serves the oppressed. And that languorous dandy, Don Diego Vega, fritters the days away, caught in a real and terrible apathy. The sudden and tragic death of his wife has left him without any urge to don his black cloak and mask; and his father, Don Alejandro Vega, is seriously disturbed. If only his son would return to full life; if only Zorro would ride again ....

Then, through Bardoso, the one-time pirate, Don Diego receives word that the beautiful Senorita Panchita Canchola desperately needs the aid of Señor Zorro. Her brother, now the man of the household, is the dupe of a clever scoundrel, whose sinister plans threaten the Governor of California. So Zorro lives again .... And this time he must preserve the life of the man who has sworn to capture him!

This edition includes ten Zorro short stories from West magazine. In the introduction, John E. Petty examines Zorro collectibles across the decades.

CONTENTS
Introduction: “Zorro Collectibles” by John E. Petty
Novel: The Sign of Zorro
Short stories: "Zorro Frees Some Slaves," "Zorro’s Double Danger," "Zorro’s Masquerade," "Zorro Stops a Panic," "Zorro’s Twin Perils," "Zorro Plucks a Pigeon," "Zorro Rides at Dawn," "Zorro Takes the Bait," "Zorro Raids a Caravan," "Zorro’s Moment of Fear"


Paperback, 7"x10", 338 pages,
$19.95


         

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Thieves’ Blueprint, by Ronal Kayser (as Dale Clark) - New! 
Short Reviews – Pa Howdy Goes Fishing
Short Reviews – Panama Peril, by Jean Francis Webb

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

The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 1) - New! 
Shadow Comics 61, 62 & 63 (1946) - New! 
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 3)
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 2)
Roger Moore is SHERLOCK HOLMES IN NEW YORK (1976) with Patrick McNee, John Huston, Charlotte Rampling and more. Sheesh! - New! 
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 1)



The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30 - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Dean Haspiel (Writer/Art), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover), Tim Hamilton (Art), and Troy Nixey (Art), Francisco Ruiz (Cover)

Featuring Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle!

Continuing stories include Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook; Dan Jolley and John Nadeau's Murder Society; and The Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig; as well as McNeil's Finder, Francavilla's The Black Beetle, and Levitz's Brooklyn Blood, illustrated by Tim Hamilton!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Diabolik #2
- New!
Special Monster Issue! - New!
Muravian Knight
Paperback Parade #96
Universe Science Fiction #1
Harlan Ellison’s covey of folderolites
J.F. Bone
Other Worlds #1
DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover & Anthony Marques

What if volcanoes were weapons of war? What if Amelia Earhart was alive, but captive? Where is Pat Savage off to? Hey, what’s that submarine doing there? Doc Savage has questions. David Avallone and Dave Acosta provide the answers. Planes, submarines, battle cruisers, mad scientists, madcap heiresses and the Man of Bronze collide in the Pacific, in the thrilling second chapter of DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.


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


DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17TBA (Schoonover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17TBA  (Marques).


 

Goodman Games


This is an exact reproduction of the September 1931 edition of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. Strange Tales is one of the great pulp magazines from the turn of the century. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The September 1931 issue features frightening cover art by H. W. Wesso illustrating “Place of the Pythons.” It features these stories:
 •The Return of the Sorcerer, by Clark Ashton Smith (one of his most famous stories, in its original published form)
 •The Dead Who Walk, by Ray Cummings
 •The Place of the Pythons, by Arthur J. Burks
 •A Cry from Beyond, by Victor Rousseau
 •Plus additional stories by Marion Brandon, Gordon MacCreagh, Capt. S. P. Meek, and others.


144 pages, 7″ x 10″
$30.00



This is an exact reproduction of the June 1932 edition of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. Strange Tales is one of the great pulp magazines from the turn of the century. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The June 1932 issue features frightening cover art by H. W. Wesso illustrating “Stragella.” It features these stories:
 •People of the Dark, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Nameless Offspring, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The House in the Magnolias, by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer
 •Dread Circle, by Paul Ernst
 •Plus additional stories by Marion Brandon, Aubrey Feist, and others.
 
144 pages, 7″ x 10″

$30.00


This is an exact reproduction of the November 1932 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The November 1932 issue features beautifully restored cover art by J. Allen St. John, “the father of fantasy art,” and contains these stories:
 •Worms of the Earth, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Supernumerary Corpse, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •Bucaneers of Venus, part 1, by Otis Adelbert Kline
 •The Bleeding Mummy by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by William H. Pope, Hugh Davidson, Renier Wyers, and others!
 
144 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


T
his is an exact reproduction of the December 1932 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The November 1932 issue features beautifully restored cover art by J. Allen St. John, “the father of fantasy art,” and contains these stories:
 •The Phoenix on the Sword, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Door to Yesterday, by Seabury Quinn
 •Bucaneers of Venus, part 2, by Otis Adelbert Kline
 •Plus additional stories by Edmond Hamilton, Donald Wandrei, Alfred Tooke, and others!
 
144 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the July 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The July 1933 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, and contains these stories
 •The Man on the Ground, by Robert E. Howard
 •The Dreams in the Witch-House, by H. P. Lovecraft (in its original published form)
 •Ubbo-Sathla, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The Hand of Glory, by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by Jack Williamson, Edmond Hamilton, Harold Ward, Hazel Heald, and other
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00

This is an exact reproduction of the September 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The September 1933 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, and contains these stories:
 •The Slithering Shadow, a classic Conan tale by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form
 •A Vintage from Atlantis, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •The Return of Andrew Bently, by August Derleth and Mark Schorer
 •Malay Horror, by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by Jack Williamson, Julius Long, Wilfred Blanch Talman, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the October 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The October 1933 issue is special for several reasons. First, it features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage. This is one of her most famous covers, the “Bat-Woman” cover illustrating Hugh Davidson’s story “The Vampire Master.”
 
Second, this issue contains stories by three different Appendix N authors, plus Clark Ashton Smith! The issue contains these stories:
 •The Vampire Master, by Hugh Davidson
 •The Mansion of Unholy Magic, by Seaburn Quinn
 •The Pool of the Black One, by Robert E. Howard
 •The Festival, by H.P. Lovecraft
 •The Plutonian Terror, by Jack Williamson
 •The Seed of the Sepulcher, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The Black, Dead Thing, by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
 •Plus additional stories by Merle Prout, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the October 1934 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The October 1934 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage and includes these stories:
 •The People of the Black Circle, part 2 of its original serialized form, a classic Conan tale by Robert E. Howard
 •The Seven Geases, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •At the Bend of the Trail, by Manly Wade Wellman
 •The Black God’s Kiss (cover story), by C. L. Moore
 •Plus additional stories by Paul Ernst, Arlton Eadie, Julius Long, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the July 1936 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The July 1936 issue is special for several reasons. It features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, illustrating one of the most famous Conan stories.
 
This issue also contains stories by both Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Manly Wade Wellman – three Appendix N authors in one issue – plus Clark Ashton Smith! It features these stories:
 •Red Nails, a classic Conan story by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Kelpie, by Manly Wade Wellman
 •The Return of Sarah Purcell, by August W. Derleth
 •Necromancy in Naat, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •Plus additional stories by Edmond Hamilton, C. L. Moore, C. A. Butz, Renier Wyers, and others!
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00








Hippocampus Press
A MEANS TO FREEDOM: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard
(Trade Paperback - Second Edition)

Coming January 22, 2017!


The new paperback edition of A MEANS TO FREEDOM will be officially released on January 22, 2017.
Advance orders are now being taken at the Hippocampus website.

H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard are two of the titans of weird fiction of their era. Dominating the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, they have gained worldwide followings for their compelling writings and also for the very different lives they led.

Edited by S. T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke
Second softcover edition, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61498-189-3 (two volume set)
1006 pages
$60





Hippocampus Press
DAWNWARD SPIRE, LONELY HILL: THE LETTERS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND CLARK ASHTON SMITH
Coming in May!

The friendship of Clark Ashton Smith and Howard Phillips Lovecraft began in letters in 1922 and progressed over the years as each became famous to the readers of Weird Tales and other pulps of the 1920s and '30s. It began with Lovecraft, having been shown a few of Smith's poems by another friend, writing to Smith, and it continued up to Lovecraft's death -- the manuscript of his poem, “To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Fantastic Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures”, was found on HPL's desk, apparently the last non-letter item HPL ever wrote.

Lovecraft was attracted to Smith's poetic style, transmundane focus, and sardonic wit; Smith liked Lovecraft's sweeping vistas of time and space and his personal philosophy of what's been called “cosmic indifferentism”: the belief that humanity is no more significant in the universe than a grain of sand, a blade of grass, or a solar flare. HPL encouraged CAS to try his hand at fiction, and the two were soon passing drafts of stories back and forth for comment.

For the first time, both sides of the surviving correspondence between these two supremely significant figures in 20th century weird literature are presented, forming a literary “conversation” that ranges from topics of contemporary art and literature to the doings of the amateur press associations to which they both belonged; frank evaluations of each other’s literary (and in the case of Smith, graphic and sculptural) achievements, and surprising personal revelations unrivalled in other phases of their written output.

As in all previous volumes in the Collected Letters series, these letters have been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft and Smith. Rounding out the volume are appendices of writings by the two correspondents, shedding light on their relationship; an exhaustive bibliography; and a comprehensive index.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, May 2017
~750 pages

$65.00





THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Coming April 4!
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, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99





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Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Late Marvel Conan - New!
Leigh Brackett: “The Last Days of Shandakor”
Last Stop for Ki-Gor
Return to the Jungle, Ki-Gor Style
Later Savage Sword of Conan Volumes

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #16 - Arriving in comic shops January 18!

Neal Adams: An in depth look at the life and art of one of the all time greats. Packed full of stunning art from his comic days, his advertising days and unpublished work from his studio. Paul Slater: His work became a staple of British newspapers and magazines and his advertising clients are the largest companies around. Cecil Glossop: Popular and prolific illustrator for Chums (a weekly boys paper that ran from 1892 to 1941). His pirate paintings and drawings are without equal. Will Davies: He's the man behind images that shaped how Canadians saw half a century. Will Davies was so prolific, you have probably seen his work without even realizing it.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #4 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Bond finds himself at the mercy of Malfakhar, a Yemeni smuggler and black marketeer. But both men are mere pawns in a far greater game, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. As the Hammerhead weapon is deployed and the true identity of the criminal mastermind Kraken is finally revealed, 007 makes a last desperate bid to prevent nuclear war!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

JASON, SON OF JASON

Those who read "Palos of the Dog Star Pack" and "The Mouthpiece of Zitu" will remember that Dr. Jason Croft, having, during his psychic investigations, gained complete control over his astral form, lands while wandering among the planets of outer space upon Palos, one of the spheres of the universe which includes the Dog Star. There he sees and falls in love with Naia, Princess of Tamarizia and, seizing upon the body of a Palosian about to die, he enters into it and in this form, with his advanced knowledge soon makes himself a power on the planet. Several times he returns to his own body on earth; but finally, having won the love of Naia, married her and made himself practical dictator of the planet, he allows his earth body to die and goes to Palos for good. This is the status of things when in the present story, he again gets into communication with his friend Dr. Murray. Of the present story we will only say: "You know that the first one was good and the second better; the third is undoubtedly the best of the trilogy."

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 186 pages
Retail Price $39.95
Our Price $29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 186 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

 
Jimmie Dale AKA the Gray Seal - Now online!

There is a new Facebook page devoted to Jimmie Dale AKA the Gray Seal.
Although little remembered today, he was a hugely influential character in the genre of hero pulp fiction and deserves to be better-known by the fans of the characters he directly influenced (The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Doc Savage, Batman, etc.).

Visit the link below and LIKE the Jimmie Dale page.


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #7 - Arriving in comic shops January 18!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

Now an ongoing series!

As the Kongs spread through Skull Island and begin to inhabit the land on their own from the humans, they will face its true horrors.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




THE LAST HIEROGLYPH: THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 5 - Now available!
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





LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TPB  - Coming in April!
Writer: Michael Uslan, Art: Giovanni Timpano, Cover: John Cassaday

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger’s familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?


Trade paperback, Full Color, 136 pages, $TBA, On sale April TBA.


LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TPB is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available February 1).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB17 TBA.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Classic Images Celebrates 5000 - New!
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook
HBO's WESTWORLD makes a grand comeback
Van Williams, Star of the Green Hornet television series, dead at 82
Is there such a thing as too much TV?


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

PAPERBACK PARADE #96 - Now available!


PAPERBACK PARADE #96, the brand new January, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

This issue features a detailed article on vintage legendary cover artist James Meese and a list of his book covers; the rare 1950s British Tarzan imitator digests (all covers shown!); a detailed look at crime and TV writer Roy Huggins with a bibliography of his books; UK Jay Books crime gga paperbacks; US vintage Europa Books gga sleaze with fold-out covers; a report on the 2016 UK Paperback & Pulp Book Fair with photos, Kousoulas & Kevin Ballantine Books, Groucho in match books and paperbacks; news, ads, 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!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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.



   

Planetary Stories #38 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #38

COVER: Bounty Hunter by Jose Sanchez

DODGEM by Allen Lang Atilla, Buck and Ruth are demonstrating for Pre-K kids.
They hadn't expected pigs -- and automated intelligent vehicles!

BABE, BUM AND BEM by Richard Logan
It's the old cliche about the hero, the babe and the BEM -- with a twist!

THE GREAT GRAY MOMENT by Carleton Grindle
Spaceships battle and a gunner has a revelation.

THE OLD TIME SURGERIES by Tom Sheehan
Aliens haunt the Old West

A WELL-ORDERED UNIVERSE by Pierre Comtois


Pulp Spirit #28

COVER From Jerry Page's collection

CHIGGER BOOM AND THE NIGHT THE DEVIL CAME DOWN by Tom Sheehan
Chigger Boom was a special horse. Even the Devil couldn't have him!

THE BLACK RIDER by Shelby Vick
A Western with a black hero driven to make a change.

THE BIG GUY by Martin McCall   
Our private eye has trouble, even tho he was helped by the big guy




DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Silent Witness" by H. Frederic Young from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1941
Young Brenda chauffeured her father and a kill-crazy gunman to the brink of a gruesome grave. 

"Straight to Murder" by Walter Wilson from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1944
Insurance Investigator Joe Speer stumbles into a baffling crime puzzle and proves that murder pays no premiums!

"A Pair of Buffaloes" by R. Ray Baker from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, February 7, 1920
Charley Sampson vowed to get revenge on his former girl-friend, Nell Chandler. When the opportunity presented itself, did he follow through on his threat?




Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Den - Now online!

The Man In The Black Fedora  
- New!
The Iron Duke - New!
Author William M. Hope Interview - New! 
Sidekick Returns

         Pulp Den  

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

Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author - New!
Holman F. Day - Newspaperman, Novelist, Poet
The Lost God - short story by John Russell - with illustrations
Fanny Ellsworth article on writing western stories for Ranch Romances
Article on editing by Ray Long - magazine editor
Arthur S. Hoffman - Profile of Fritz Duquesne, adventurer

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Death Stalk In Spain - New!
The Dealer Of Death
The Power Barons
Scorpio
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.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #27 and #28 - New!
‘King of the Texas Rangers’: a serial in 12 chapters
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 3
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 2
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 1

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters
Radio Archives
The Spider #33 Audiobook
Legions of Madness
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


Never had Richard Wentworth — he who is the scourge of the Underworld in his guise of the Spider — faced such tremendous odds or been so alone in the strife! Nita, his beloved, had tried to kill him, was hopelessly insane. His faithful servant had been tortured beyond human endurance. And the Master of Madness, chief of a powerful, fiendish syndicate, was spreading his germs of mania unchecked. Who could rescue America from screaming, murderous frenzy when the Spider, harried by Law and lawless, himself half-doubted his own skill and bravery?

 
With a “cold cosmic anger” in his eyes, his “eerie weapons of mercy” blasting away unerringly, the Spider seemed superhuman, shrugging off crippling bullet wounds and performing other feats of preternatural endurance that would have demolished an ordinary mortal
 
Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancée, Nita van Sloan.
 
When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three full years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never reached culmination in marriage. He had told her that, long ago, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her all his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together.” As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Legions of Madness with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1936.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #5 Audiobook
Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones
by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!
 
Curt Newton, spacefarer, and the Futuremen take off on the most thrilling treasure-hunt of all time in quest of the Solar System’s greatest prize!

Although an orphan, Curtis Newton’s parents left him with gifts that would most definitely lead to him becoming Captain Future, the superman of the spaceways. His mother, Elaine, provided him with his mission, to become the protector of the solar system, to fight for justice wherever it may take him. Roger, his father, not only passed on incredible genius and scientific skills, but he provided him with three caregivers that would grow to be the greatest team a space faring hero could have-The Futuremen!


The Futuremen all have their origins in the Moon Laboratory that is both home and headquarters to Captain Future. Referred to as a ‘citadel of science’, the Moon Laboratory is designed in a circular fashion and contains quarters for the Futuremen, even though not all of them, such as Grag, actually require rest. A reference library containing the vast knowledge of the universe, the Brain’s personal lab, a large room that serves as both workspace and social area with a glassite window as ceiling, and many other rooms make up the Moon Laboratory, definitely the perfect place for an interplanetary hero to call his own.
 
Even though Captain Future flew his last adventure in the Pulps in 1951, it was by no means the end. He and the Futuremen continued to protect the universe and beyond in a Japanese animated television series, numerous French and German comic books and a host of merchandise, including action figures, games, and even drinking glasses have been based on the protector of the spaceways.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Winter 1941 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces
by Will Murray
 
Blazing Sky Novel
Raiders Of The Death Patrol
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
With thunderous tread march a dreadful legion, led by a strange new weapon against which neither man nor machine can stand... And from the Allied Supreme Command goes up the cry — “Find G-8! He’ll know what to do!”... But the Master Flying Spy crouches deep in the darkness of Hunland, pondering his fateful decision. For in his hands is the power to destroy civilizations most deadly menace — but to do so, he must be its last victim!
 
Feud Of The Hawks — Story Of Flaming Sky War
The toughest fighters in the world they were — America’s warbird heroes of the Western Front... But in all that valiant band there were none to compare with the two Yankee aces who had sworn to crash each other from the sky — without firing a shot!
 
Hell’s Own Battlefield — A Greaseball Joe Story
Not a Hun outfit in Bocheland could blast the 69th Pursuits from the clouds... until that crimson dawn when they roared to the rim of hell, to save the honor of a mate who had blundered!
 
G-8 Speaks — Special Air Department
The Master Spy holds a council of war with the fans.
 
G-8 Club Rules — Special G-8 Air Features
How to join and what to do.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
 
 

Radio Archives


Robert E. Howard Books For Sale

Would you like a copy of one of Robert E. Howard's original manuscripts?
The Cross Plains, Texas public library has a few of them for sale.
The purchase of these copies not only help a great public library, but also Project Pride: the local Cross Plains Organization responsible for curating and caring for the REH House and Museum.

Visit the link below for more information.



The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

Fiends and Murderers of the 1940s and '50s - New!
Fiends and Murderers of the 1930s - New!
Fiends and Murderers of the 1920s - New!
Pavane pour une infante défunte - New!
A Retreat of the Totalitarian Monster
I'm Dreaming of a Weird Christmas . . .
Dwarves on the Cover of Weird Tales

Tom Johnson
Now available in softcover and Kindle editions!

Crime is on the rise in New York. Teams of professional thieves rob an art gallery and museum, while across town hoodlums murder elderly shop owners.
From the chaos rises a new hero! His team will challenge the underworld for a reckoning.
The mob is after her, and Kay Shannon is running for her life when she meets a rescuer in black.
Who is the man in the black fedora?


Kindle Price:    $2.99

A softcover edition is now available in paperback from the author for $12.00, plus postage.
Contact Tom Johnson at fadingshadows40@gmail.com












06 January 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

January 6, 2017 UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

THE DARK TOWER
March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
THE WOLVERINE 2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARK UNIVERSE: THE MUMMY
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
GHOST IN THE SHELL
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
WONDER WOMAN
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
THE MUMMY
KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
August 4, 2017
ALIEN: CONVENANT
September 29, 2017
THE EQUALIZER 2
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

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

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

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

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

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.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00

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
EMPIRE OF DOOM
Doc Savage & The Shadow vs. Shiwan Khan

Now available!


It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft?
And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!


Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover $24.95
eBook - $5.99


 

Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

Plus:
”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton


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





Altus Press
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1: Black Lightning!
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Now available!

“America, you are next!”
As those words rang through the War Department room, officers gasped in horror. Fire-Eyes, emperor of the world, had invaded their secret council to hurl his challenge.
And America knew only one answer—“War Declared!”

483 pages
  $13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover



Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.

Volume 3 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Moon Doom,” “Calling Car 13!,” “Fingers of Fear,”
“Corpse’s Alibi,” “The Sinister Snatch” and “Badge of Blood.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $21.95 softcover

 
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.
$19.95
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.
$19.95

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.
$19.95

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.
$19.95

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.
$24.95

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.
$24.95


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.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95
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.
$19.95
Terror Tales Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$19.95

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

$19.95

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

$19.95

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

$19.95

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











 




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS NEW YEAR’S INSTANT COLLECTIONS SALE!
NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017


NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017, Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00, while the first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)

ALSO ON SALE: THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount, THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00 or THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.

Mail checks or money orders to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com. This special discount offer expires at midnight, February 11, 2017.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and arriving at online retailers and in comic shops in January!

THE SHADOW Volume 114 Death By Proxy & Loot of Death
Alone and unaided, The Shadow wages a solo war on crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness investigates a murder ring whose victims die twice, first in real life followed by a 'Death by Proxy.' Then, the police assume a million-dollar crime to be a simple bank robbery, but The Shadow knows there is a hidden secret behind the 'Loot of Death.' This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-222-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"

Chuck Miller is the creator of some of the most unusual characters in New Pulp.  He is known for his Black Centipede stories, Bloody Mary Jane, Little Precious, and Moriarty, Lord of the Vampires.  He now sets his sights on his first novel length story of "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence."   This is the REAL story upon which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his tale, "The Sign of Four."  In it Holmes and Watson early in their association encounter Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur himself.  This is a tale of whimsy, adventure, and the clashes of unique characters in a story that is both familiar and new.  And as always we dabble in some fascinating tangents and discuss Chuck's larger body of work.
 
A true Sherlock Holmes fan does NOT want to miss this one!


Past episodes:
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White
Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

SHERLOCK HOLMES. FANTOMAS, LUPIN, RAFFLES, AND MORE: THE SPANISH PLAYS
Plays by Gonzalo Jover & Emilio G. del Castillo, Jose Maria Martin de Eugenio, and Heraclio S. Viteri & Enrique Grimau del Mauro
Adapted & introduced by Frank J. Morlock
Cover by Genkis

Go tell him he will feel the clutches of Sherlock Holmes before it is over.
 
This collection contains five plays written between 1908 and 1916 by Spanish playwrights, who appropriated both English and French popular characters with a considerable degree of success in order to craft effective pastiches that are also brilliant action drama.
 
Sherlock Holmes vs. Raffles and its sequel The Clutches of Sherlock Holmes pit the Great Detective against the E. W. Hornung’s master-thief.
 
The Triumph of Fantômas and The Resurrection of Fantômas star the eponymous Genius of Evil
 
Finally, Arsène Lupin vs. Sherlock Holmes: The Hollow Needle is a free adaptation of Maurice Leblanc’s masterpiece in which the celebrated Gentleman-Burglar fights Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Ganimard for the possession of the secret of the Kings of France.
 
The often surreal quality of the action give these plays a dream-like quality, that, however far-fetched the plot, make them all the more scary and unnerving.

Contents:
INTRODUCTION
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. RAFFLES (1908)
THE CLUTCHES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1908)
THE TRIUMPH OF FANTOMAS (1915)
THE RESURRECTION OF FANTOMAS (1916)
ARSENE LUPIN VS. SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOLLOW NEEDLE (1912)

US $21.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8
trade paperback, 240 pages
PHANTOMS
by Charles-Marie Flor O'Squarr
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Phil Cohen

Henriette has to share her bed with that infamous putrescence; she feels it next to her.
Sometimes she attempts a desperate movement; then the cadaver rolls off her, with the slap of a dangling arm, and, abruptly thrust away, falls to the floor.

“Phantoms” (1885) is a classic study of a haunting, in which the narrator refuses to admit that the apparitions from which he suffers can be anything but hallucinations, but then ties himself in knots trying to explain them in terms of his own psychology, which he claims unconvincingly to be free from guilt. The story is one of the most interesting and elaborate 19th century developments of the theme of an ambiguous haunting, notable for its acidic artistry.
 
Also included in this collection are several darkly ironic contes cruels, remarkable for their relentless quest for originality, often striking in the unusual twists that give an extra turn of the screw to the psychological demolition of their protagonists, and a novella, My Interment (1893), which develops one of the classic motifs of horror fiction, ostensibly in a thoroughly naturalistic fashion.

Contents:
Les Fantômes (1885)
Mon Enterrement (1893)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $21.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 252 pages

THE MIRROR OF DIONYSIUS
by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman


Her image was still filling my mind, with all its associated passion, and adoration, when the lacquered doors opened in front of me, and I looked into the Mirror of Dionysus, and saw my true self.
 
Brian M. Stableford’s latest novel, The Mirror of Dionysius, explores the mystery of the origins of the  immortal Axel Rathenius, who lives on the artists’ colony of Mnemosyne, an island off the northern coast of what in our world is called France, in the Everlasting Empire, 2,000 years after the birth of the Divine Caesar...
 
Rathenius is taken away from Mnemosyne to another island of Dionysius to meet the legendary Madame Minerva, also immortal, and to be initiated in the Mysteries of the god Dionysius...

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 70 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique and The Stones of Camelot.


US $21.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 284 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

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




Bold Venture Press
ZORRO: THE COMPLETE PULP ADVENTURES VOLUME 4
Now available!

Bold Venture Press presents The Sign of Zorro, a full-length adventure from 1941, never reprinted since its original publication.

In Reina de los Angeles they no longer whisper of Señor Zorro — The Fox. For he rides no more; his sword no longer serves the oppressed. And that languorous dandy, Don Diego Vega, fritters the days away, caught in a real and terrible apathy. The sudden and tragic death of his wife has left him without any urge to don his black cloak and mask; and his father, Don Alejandro Vega, is seriously disturbed. If only his son would return to full life; if only Zorro would ride again ....

Then, through Bardoso, the one-time pirate, Don Diego receives word that the beautiful Senorita Panchita Canchola desperately needs the aid of Señor Zorro. Her brother, now the man of the household, is the dupe of a clever scoundrel, whose sinister plans threaten the Governor of California. So Zorro lives again .... And this time he must preserve the life of the man who has sworn to capture him!

This edition includes ten Zorro short stories from West magazine. In the introduction, John E. Petty examines Zorro collectibles across the decades.

CONTENTS
Introduction: “Zorro Collectibles” by John E. Petty
Novel: The Sign of Zorro
Short stories: "Zorro Frees Some Slaves," "Zorro’s Double Danger," "Zorro’s Masquerade," "Zorro Stops a Panic," "Zorro’s Twin Perils," "Zorro Plucks a Pigeon," "Zorro Rides at Dawn," "Zorro Takes the Bait," "Zorro Raids a Caravan," "Zorro’s Moment of Fear"


Paperback, 7"x10", 338 pages,
$19.95


         

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Pa Howdy Goes Fishing - New! 
Short Reviews – Panama Peril, by Jean Francis Webb
Roads
Skelos Magazine: Summer 2016 issue
Short Reviews – The Diversifal, by Ross Rocklynne
CONAN VOLUME 20: A WITCH SHALL BE BORN TPB - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator), José Luis (Illustrator), Andy Owens (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Illustrator)

Writer Fred Van Lente's incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! Taramis, the beloved queen of Khauran, was born with a twin sister, Salome--but by an ancient doom placed on their bloodline Salome's chest bore a scarlet half-moon birthmark: the mark of the witch! Left to die in the desert, Salome survived instead, and grew up to embrace her malevolent destiny . . . and now she's back, to take vengeance on all of Khauran!

Featuring perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos, Conan's crucifixion, this spellbinding volume collects Conan the Avenger #20-25.


Trade paperback, Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99





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

What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 3) - New! 
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 2)
Roger Moore is SHERLOCK HOLMES IN NEW YORK (1976) with Patrick McNee, John Huston, Charlotte Rampling and more. Sheesh! - New! 
What the Well-Dressed Pulp Fan is Wearing (Part 1)



The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Muravian Knight
- New!
Paperback Parade #96 - New!
Universe Science Fiction #1
Harlan Ellison’s covey of folderolites
J.F. Bone
Other Worlds #1
Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!





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

 
 
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
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





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The War Chief Comic Tee
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Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and Jane - Coming to Netflix on January 6, 2017!
Starring: Marci T. House, Michael Dobson, and Omari Newton

Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic jungle tale gets a modern makeover in this stylish animated series.

After surviving a plane crash that leaves him with supernatural powers, teenage Tarzan partners with streetwise city girl Jane to protect his jungle hood and take down baddies.





E. Hoffmann Price's Fables of Ismeddin MEGAPACK® Kindle Edition - Now available!
by E. Hoffmann Price (Author), Alexander Kreitner (Introduction)

Edgar Hoffman Price (1898-1988) was a prolific pulp writer who got his start writing for Weird Tales and became a peripheral member of the Lovecraft Circle of weird fiction writers. This collection contains every story he published featuring a Kurdish holy man named Ismeddin. Price labels him as a "darvish," an alternate spelling of the Sufi Muslim "dervish," a man who chooses to become a beggar and an ascetic to become closer to God. The term "whirling dervish" comes from the spiraling dances the holy men use to place themselves in a trance state. Of course Price's darvish is half-crazed, a master swordsman, and particularly good at stirring up trouble. However, the stories he appears in are notable for their themes of religious truths, justice and wisdom, and explorations of the nature of reality.

Kindle Price:    $0.99




Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2016
We return this month to the first series of Father Brown stories from The Saturday Evening Post. 
This time, "The Wrong Shape," just as it appeared in the December 10, 1910 issue, including the illustrations by George Gibbs and, as an added bonus, a newly written introduction by Dan Neyer.


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 #3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Writer: Jeff Parker & Jesse Hamm
Art: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover A: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover B: 
Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover C Subscription: Roberto Castro

Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON!

This issue: Just when all hope is lost…PRINCE VALIANT & JUNGLE JIM to save the day!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 





Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
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

Back issues - Still available!

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

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
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)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
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)
#27
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)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
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

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#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)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
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)
#15
 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)
#29
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)
#41
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)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
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)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
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)
#71  
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)
#75  
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)
#82
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)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#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)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#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
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


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.)






Goodman Games


This is an exact reproduction of the September 1931 edition of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. Strange Tales is one of the great pulp magazines from the turn of the century. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The September 1931 issue features frightening cover art by H. W. Wesso illustrating “Place of the Pythons.” It features these stories:
 •The Return of the Sorcerer, by Clark Ashton Smith (one of his most famous stories, in its original published form)
 •The Dead Who Walk, by Ray Cummings
 •The Place of the Pythons, by Arthur J. Burks
 •A Cry from Beyond, by Victor Rousseau
 •Plus additional stories by Marion Brandon, Gordon MacCreagh, Capt. S. P. Meek, and others.


144 pages, 7″ x 10″
$30.00



This is an exact reproduction of the June 1932 edition of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. Strange Tales is one of the great pulp magazines from the turn of the century. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The June 1932 issue features frightening cover art by H. W. Wesso illustrating “Stragella.” It features these stories:
 •People of the Dark, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Nameless Offspring, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The House in the Magnolias, by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer
 •Dread Circle, by Paul Ernst
 •Plus additional stories by Marion Brandon, Aubrey Feist, and others.
 
144 pages, 7″ x 10″

$30.00


This is an exact reproduction of the November 1932 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The November 1932 issue features beautifully restored cover art by J. Allen St. John, “the father of fantasy art,” and contains these stories:
 •Worms of the Earth, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Supernumerary Corpse, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •Bucaneers of Venus, part 1, by Otis Adelbert Kline
 •The Bleeding Mummy by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by William H. Pope, Hugh Davidson, Renier Wyers, and others!
 
144 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


T
his is an exact reproduction of the December 1932 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The November 1932 issue features beautifully restored cover art by J. Allen St. John, “the father of fantasy art,” and contains these stories:
 •The Phoenix on the Sword, by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Door to Yesterday, by Seabury Quinn
 •Bucaneers of Venus, part 2, by Otis Adelbert Kline
 •Plus additional stories by Edmond Hamilton, Donald Wandrei, Alfred Tooke, and others!
 
144 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the July 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The July 1933 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, and contains these stories
 •The Man on the Ground, by Robert E. Howard
 •The Dreams in the Witch-House, by H. P. Lovecraft (in its original published form)
 •Ubbo-Sathla, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The Hand of Glory, by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by Jack Williamson, Edmond Hamilton, Harold Ward, Hazel Heald, and other
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00

This is an exact reproduction of the September 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The September 1933 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, and contains these stories:
 •The Slithering Shadow, a classic Conan tale by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form
 •A Vintage from Atlantis, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •The Return of Andrew Bently, by August Derleth and Mark Schorer
 •Malay Horror, by Seabury Quinn
 •Plus additional stories by Jack Williamson, Julius Long, Wilfred Blanch Talman, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the October 1933 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The October 1933 issue is special for several reasons. First, it features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage. This is one of her most famous covers, the “Bat-Woman” cover illustrating Hugh Davidson’s story “The Vampire Master.”
 
Second, this issue contains stories by three different Appendix N authors, plus Clark Ashton Smith! The issue contains these stories:
 •The Vampire Master, by Hugh Davidson
 •The Mansion of Unholy Magic, by Seaburn Quinn
 •The Pool of the Black One, by Robert E. Howard
 •The Festival, by H.P. Lovecraft
 •The Plutonian Terror, by Jack Williamson
 •The Seed of the Sepulcher, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •The Black, Dead Thing, by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
 •Plus additional stories by Merle Prout, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the October 1934 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The October 1934 issue features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage and includes these stories:
 •The People of the Black Circle, part 2 of its original serialized form, a classic Conan tale by Robert E. Howard
 •The Seven Geases, by Clark Ashton Smith (in its original published form)
 •At the Bend of the Trail, by Manly Wade Wellman
 •The Black God’s Kiss (cover story), by C. L. Moore
 •Plus additional stories by Paul Ernst, Arlton Eadie, Julius Long, and others
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00


This is an exact reproduction of the July 1936 edition of Weird Tales. Weird Tales is the legendary “magazine of the bizarre and unusual” that published some of the earliest works of many Appendix N authors. Each issue contained a half-dozen or more stories, many of which are now still in print.
 
This reproduction is a high-quality scan of the original issue. It is perfect bound and slightly larger than digest size, just as the original publication.
 
The July 1936 issue is special for several reasons. It features beautifully restored cover art by Margaret Brundage, illustrating one of the most famous Conan stories.
 
This issue also contains stories by both Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Manly Wade Wellman – three Appendix N authors in one issue – plus Clark Ashton Smith! It features these stories:
 •Red Nails, a classic Conan story by Robert E. Howard (in its original published form)
 •The Kelpie, by Manly Wade Wellman
 •The Return of Sarah Purcell, by August W. Derleth
 •Necromancy in Naat, by Clark Ashton Smith
 •Plus additional stories by Edmond Hamilton, C. L. Moore, C. A. Butz, Renier Wyers, and others!
 
128 pages, 6.5″ x 10″

$40.00








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
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

THE GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON #2 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Kewber Baal
Cover A: Moritat
Cover B: Anthony Marques

There’s a new hero in town – and it isn’t Britt Reid! The Swashbuckler’s showing up the Green Hornet at his own game—but the cavalier vigilante has made Britt suspicious of his motives. Is the Swashbuckler a real hero? Or is one of the Hornet’s foes playing a far more subtle game?
 
Meanwhile, the demonic kingpin of crime—Demone—has his own nefarious plans…and they spell doom for our distracted heroes!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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.


Contents
“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
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
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
$25.00



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!


December 28, 2016 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.  
                                                       
Based on the beautiful job done by a different (and much more reliable) printer on our recent Henry Kuttner book, THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, the plan is to send both MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK to this superior vendor in 1st Quarter 2017.

We’ll share more news and we have it, and thanks for hanging with us on these titles; we hope you feel the delay was worth the wait.
Meanwhile, you can read one of Fredric Brown’s first-published stories, “Blood of the Dragon” (from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39) HERE:


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
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


December 28, 2016 Production Update from Haffner Press!

Based on the beautiful job done by a different (and much more reliable) printer on our recent Henry Kuttner book, THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, the plan is to send both MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK to this superior vendor in 1st Quarter 2017.

We’ll share more news and we have it, and thanks for hanging with us on these titles; we hope you feel the delay was worth the wait.
Meanwhile, you can read one of Fredric Brown’s first-published stories, “Blood of the Dragon” (from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39) HERE:


“. . . 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
$45.00

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.

Hardcover
$40



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!


Hardcover
$40


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.


Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
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
$40.00



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
$40.00



Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

February 2017

SNATCH by Gregory Mcdonald
Cover art by Patrick Faricy


OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE AND 8-YEAR-OLD BOYS
Whether it’s a Middle East oil crisis in the 1970s or the London Blitz during WWII, world events have a way of breeding trouble on the home front, too. That’s how Toby Rinaldi, son of a U.N. Ambassador, wound up kidnapped on his way to a California amusement park, and how Robby Burnes, orphaned son of British nobility, wound up snatched on the snowy streets of New York City. But as Robby’s famous namesake taught us, the best laid plans don’t always work out as intended. Especially not when you’e a kidnapper in the hands of Gregory Mcdonald.

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF FLETCH—A MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF THE SNATCH!
The comic genius behind the Fletch and Flynn books, Gregory Mcdonald also penned the two brilliant kidnapping novels appearing here for the first time in three decades—and the first time ever in a single volume. Two precocious eight-year-old boys…two teams of kidnappers, in way over their heads…two opportunities for mayhem, danger, and the trenchant social satire no crime writer has ever delivered like Mcdonald.

First publication in three decades, and first ever in a single edition!
Gregory Mcdonald is the only author ever to win the Edgar Award twice in a row for two novels in a single series


June 2017

FOREVER AND A DEATH By Donald Westlake
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!
Cover art by Paul Mann

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.




Hippocampus Press
A MEANS TO FREEDOM: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard
(Trade Paperback - Second Edition)

Coming January 22, 2017!


The new paperback edition of A MEANS TO FREEDOM will be officially released on January 22, 2017.
Advance orders are now being taken at the Hippocampus website.

H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard are two of the titans of weird fiction of their era. Dominating the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, they have gained worldwide followings for their compelling writings and also for the very different lives they led.

Edited by S. T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke
Second softcover edition, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61498-189-3 (two volume set)
1006 pages
$60





Hippocampus Press
DAWNWARD SPIRE, LONELY HILL: THE LETTERS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND CLARK ASHTON SMITH
Coming in May!

The friendship of Clark Ashton Smith and Howard Phillips Lovecraft began in letters in 1922 and progressed over the years as each became famous to the readers of Weird Tales and other pulps of the 1920s and '30s. It began with Lovecraft, having been shown a few of Smith's poems by another friend, writing to Smith, and it continued up to Lovecraft's death -- the manuscript of his poem, “To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Fantastic Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures”, was found on HPL's desk, apparently the last non-letter item HPL ever wrote.

Lovecraft was attracted to Smith's poetic style, transmundane focus, and sardonic wit; Smith liked Lovecraft's sweeping vistas of time and space and his personal philosophy of what's been called “cosmic indifferentism”: the belief that humanity is no more significant in the universe than a grain of sand, a blade of grass, or a solar flare. HPL encouraged CAS to try his hand at fiction, and the two were soon passing drafts of stories back and forth for comment.

For the first time, both sides of the surviving correspondence between these two supremely significant figures in 20th century weird literature are presented, forming a literary “conversation” that ranges from topics of contemporary art and literature to the doings of the amateur press associations to which they both belonged; frank evaluations of each other’s literary (and in the case of Smith, graphic and sculptural) achievements, and surprising personal revelations unrivalled in other phases of their written output.

As in all previous volumes in the Collected Letters series, these letters have been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft and Smith. Rounding out the volume are appendices of writings by the two correspondents, shedding light on their relationship; an exhaustive bibliography; and a comprehensive index.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, May 2017
~750 pages

$65.00





THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Coming April 4!
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, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99





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Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Leigh Brackett: “The Last Days of Shandakor” - New!
Last Stop for Ki-Gor
Return to the Jungle, Ki-Gor Style
Later Savage Sword of Conan Volumes

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

From superstar creative team James Robinson (Starman, Red Sonja) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Uncanny) comes the Bond spin-off highlighting 007’s American counterpart! Felix Leiter finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, December 1941

Contents
DEATH PLAYS A GAME by David V. Reed
MR. EEE CONDUCTS A TOUR by Don Wilcox
THE REFORMATION OF JOSEPH REED by Robert Moore Williams
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES by David Wright O'Brien
REWBARB'S REMARKABLE RADIO by William P. McGivern
PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS by P. F. Costello

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
$12.95



FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, January 1942

Contents
THE DAUGHTER OF GENGHIS KHAN by John York Cabot
THE HOUSE OF FIRE by Robert Moore Williams
SPOOK FOR YOURSELF by David Wright O'Brien
THE CONTRACT OF CARSON CARRUTHERS by William P. McGivern
V IS FOR VENGEANCE by Duncan Farnsworth
RAINBOW OF DEATH by Don Wilcox

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
$12.95






THE LAST HIEROGLYPH: THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 5 - Coming January 10!
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





LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Stephen Green (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

When an undead hit man goes after the NYPD, the Lobster steps in to figure out if it’s a zombie—or something worse.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A TRUE STORY - Now available!
by Douglas Preston


Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $28.00



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook
HBO's WESTWORLD makes a grand comeback
Van Williams, Star of the Green Hornet television series, dead at 82
Is there such a thing as too much TV?



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

THE MIDAS LEGACY: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Coming March 28!
by Andy McDermott


American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, search for King Midas’s legacy in the latest thrilling adventure in Andy McDermott’s globe-spanning series.
 
For Nina Wilde and her ex-SAS husband Eddie Chase, locating the legendary lost city of Atlantis was just the beginning of an even greater quest: to discover what mysterious treasure drew an ancient Atlantan explorer to the Himalayas. But they’re unaware of the risks they face, the secrets gathering around them, and the powerful forces desperate to possess history’s greatest prize.
 
High in the snowbound peaks, Nina and Eddie uncover a cave guarded by Buddhist monks. There, a shadowy enemy awaits them. And after a vicious battle, Nina finds herself with a fragment of a millennia-old puzzle—and questions only one person can answer: her long-lost grandmother. Drawing on her family’s painful secrets, Nina gains knowledge that will lead her and Eddie from a remote Icelandic retreat to the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea—and expose the shocking truth about the mythical King Midas and a terrifying plot that could doom all humankind.


Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: Dell
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.3 x 7.5 inches
List Price: $9.99







The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

PAPERBACK PARADE #96 - Now available!


PAPERBACK PARADE #96, the brand new January, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

This issue features a detailed article on vintage legendary cover artist James Meese and a list of his book covers; the rare 1950s British Tarzan imitator digests (all covers shown!); a detailed look at crime and TV writer Roy Huggins with a bibliography of his books; UK Jay Books crime gga paperbacks; US vintage Europa Books gga sleaze with fold-out covers; a report on the 2016 UK Paperback & Pulp Book Fair with photos, Kousoulas & Kevin Ballantine Books, Groucho in match books and paperbacks; news, ads, 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!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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.



   

Planetary Stories #38 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #38

COVER: Bounty Hunter by Jose Sanchez

DODGEM by Allen Lang Atilla, Buck and Ruth are demonstrating for Pre-K kids.
They hadn't expected pigs -- and automated intelligent vehicles!

BABE, BUM AND BEM by Richard Logan
It's the old cliche about the hero, the babe and the BEM -- with a twist!

THE GREAT GRAY MOMENT by Carleton Grindle
Spaceships battle and a gunner has a revelation.

THE OLD TIME SURGERIES by Tom Sheehan
Aliens haunt the Old West

A WELL-ORDERED UNIVERSE by Pierre Comtois


Pulp Spirit #28

COVER From Jerry Page's collection

CHIGGER BOOM AND THE NIGHT THE DEVIL CAME DOWN by Tom Sheehan
Chigger Boom was a special horse. Even the Devil couldn't have him!

THE BLACK RIDER by Shelby Vick
A Western with a black hero driven to make a change.

THE BIG GUY by Martin McCall   
Our private eye has trouble, even tho he was helped by the big guy



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Class" by John D. Swain from ARGOSY WEEKLY, June 19, 1920
A Russian noble forced into exile by the revolution seeks the revolutionary who kidnapped and killed his son. But he doesn't want revenge...he wants to know that his son died with honor...

"He Died 100,000 Years Ago" by H. M. Appel from SECRET AGENT "X", October 1937
Science discovered him - this strange, prehistoric forebear of man - who had been preserved in the Siberian wastes. Now science was prepared to withdraw him from suspended animation. But the scientist was found dead, mutilated, and the cave man was running amuck - though he had died 100,000 years ago.

"Murder Turns the Curve" by Bruno Fischer from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September, 1948
When Is An Accident Not An Accident?



Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Den - Now online!

Sidekick Returns
- New!
The City of the Dead - New!
The Phantom Detective
Nightscape
         Pulp Den  

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

Holman F. Day - Newspaperman, Novelist, Poet - New!
The Lost God - short story by John Russell - with illustrations
Fanny Ellsworth article on writing western stories for Ranch Romances
Article on editing by Ray Long - magazine editor
Arthur S. Hoffman - Profile of Fritz Duquesne, adventurer

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Dealer Of Death
The Power Barons
Scorpio
Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘King of the Texas Rangers’: a serial in 12 chapters - New!
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 3
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 2
Murder Marked Merry Christmas, Part 1

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters
Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

RED SONJA #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 11!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover: Nick Bradshaw
, J. Scott Campbell, Brandon Peterson, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mel Rubi

A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for…the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design? Who brought her here, and why? By the creative team of Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, KISS) and Carlos Gomez (Dresden Files).

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99










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The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

A Retreat of the Totalitarian Monster - New!
I'm Dreaming of a Weird Christmas . . .
Dwarves on the Cover of Weird Tales
Cavemen and Jungle Women on the Cover of Weird Tales
Black People and Africa on the Cover of Weird Tales

Tom Johnson
Now available!

Crime is on the rise in New York. Teams of professional thieves rob an art gallery and museum, while across town hoodlums murder elderly shop owners.
From the chaos rises a new hero! His team will challenge the underworld for a reckoning.
The mob is after her, and Kay Shannon is running for her life when she meets a rescuer in black.
Who is the man in the black fedora?


Kindle Price:    $2.99

Softcover edition coming in 2017.







Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, December 6, 2016
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 3, 2017


Coming soon!
Pax Britannia: The El Sombra Trilogy, Al Ewing, Abaddon, $15.99, January 10, 2017
Captain Canuck: The Terror Birds, Neil Dougherty, Chapterhouse Books, $9.95, January 30, 2017
Gotham: Dawn of Darkness, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99,  January 31, 2017
Thanos: Death Sentence, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $24.99, February 14, 2017
Spider-Man: Enemies Closer, Jim Beard, Joe Books, $9.99, February 22, 2017
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99,  February 28, 2017
Avengers: Serpent Society, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, March 15, 2017
Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, Clay & Susan Griffith, Titan Books, $7.99, March 28, 2017
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $15.99, April 11, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All, Corinne Duyvis, Marvel, $24.99, April 18, 2017
Gotham: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, April 25, 2017

Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, May 2, 2017
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, Asgard Trilogy, Book 3, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $12.99, May 9, 2017
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology, eds. Tricia Reeks & Kyle Richardson, Meerkat Press, $16.95, May 16, 2017
The Flash: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, May 30, 2017
Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization, Nancy Holder, Titan Books, $7.99, June 6, 2017

Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, June 13, 2017
Judge Anderson: Year One, Alec Worley, Abaddon, $9.99, June 13, 2017
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory, Knopf, $26.95, 
June 27, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $7.99, June 27, 2017
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, June 20, 2017
Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $7.99, July 4, 2017
Heroine Worship, Sarah Kuhn, DAW,$15.00, July 4, 2017
Captain America: Restitution, David McDonald, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $27.00, August 1, 2017
Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel, Jason Reynolds, Marvel Press, $17.99, August 1, 2017
Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo, Random House, $18.99, August 29, 2017
Immortal Architects (Interminables #2), Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, September 5, 2017
The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, September 20, 2017
Constance Verity Saves the World, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $24.99, October 17, 2017
Ghosts of Empire, George Mann, Titan Books, $9.95, October 25, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, November 10, 2017
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 20, 2017

Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, January 6, 2018









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