|Airship 27 Productions
MYSTERY Volume One
Available Again in New Edition!
The first in a series of brand new Black Bat adventures,
“Black Bat Mystery, Vol One” was one of the last books to be published by
Cornerstone Books during their association with Airship 27 Productions.
Out of print for several years now, Airship 27 Productions is delighted to
announce the release of this new, wholly Airship 27 Edition.
The book was nominated for several Pulp Factory Awards when first released
It features four great pulp tales of the Black Bat by Andrew Salmon, Aaron
Smith, Mark Justice and Frank Schildiner. Art Director Rob Davis provides
the gorgeous 12 black and white interior illustrations and Mark Maddox the
stunning painted cover.
Airship 27 Productions is currently assembling Vol II in this series and
thus, having this one back in print was a major part of that marketing promotion.
Now Available at Amazon.com in hardcopy
and on Kindle.
27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
by H. Bedford-Jones
Written in celebration
of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting,
fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State.
As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and
paint those fighting Texians as they were, and strip away the trappings
of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.” Part of the
Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
$12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
The Complete Senorita Scorpion (Two Book Set)
by Les Savage, Jr., and Emmett McDowell
Introductions by Will Murray
Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49,
this specially-priced two-book set collects all of the adventures of Señorita
“Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret
“The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun
“Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,”
along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.
$8.95 / $34.95 / $54.95
in eBook editions!
A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the
Major, Volume 2
by L. Patrick Greene
and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected
in order and with a plethora of bonus material.
Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA
the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures
across the diamond country of Africa.
This collection includes
the next nine stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted
story by Greene.
/ $29.95 hardcover
Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
BECAUSE George Chance,
whose first memoir we are privileged to publish herein, is such an essentially
modest man, we feel impelled to say a few words about him on our own account.
Writing about himself, he has naturally been prevented by his modesty from
doing full justice to his great attainments in the twin fields which he
has combined and made his own—criminology and magic. We hope he will pardon
us, therefore, if we do a little blowing on his own horn.
George Chance, Magician, might never say that he is tops in his profession,
but there's nothing to prevent our saying it for him. There's nothing to
prevent our telling you, for example, that he has excelled the late Harry
Houdini in the technique of escape.
We do not hesitate to state that in employing his magical talents
in his crime-fighting role of THE GHOST, he has done more in the service
of the Law than any other man of his generation. Small wonder that criminals
quiver at the prospect of tangling with THE GHOST—master of the science
of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When THE
GHOST walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.
We suggest that you remember these things when you read this and future
memoirs of George Chance. We suggest that you keep in mind that this modest,
kindly, humorous magician is a far bigger man than he makes himself out
to be. He won't say so himself. That's why we're saying it for him.
Collecting the first two stories: "Calling the Ghost" and "The Ghost
/ $29.95 hardcover
Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe
Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas
of the high-flying Eric Trent! 9
Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces,
the series continued Keyhoe’s tradition of fast-paced air war adventures,
this time featuring a character who hasn’t seen print since
these stories’ original publications!
Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940–41:
“Secret Flight Sixteen,” “Death Flies Blind,” “Junkers Juggernaut,”
“Swastika Scourge,” “The Ace From Hell” and “Television Tracers.”
$17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
Tollin's Sanctum Books
Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest"
The pulps' greatest superman returns in action-packed thrillers
by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First,
eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men,
whose only connection is their last name, Smith! What is the strange
secret of "The Boss of Terror"? Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron
Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears
in the Alaskan wilderness. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic
color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, and also features the original
interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will
Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-175-2
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W,
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
issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Tollin's Sanctum Books
Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers
by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson."
First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy
men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks
to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored
novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript!
Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest"
after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. BONUS: The final
installment of "Bill Barnes vs. the Yellowjackets" from the super-rare
SHADOW COMICS #2. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover
by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both classic color
pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul
Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc
Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-184-4 Softcover,
7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
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
issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
- Now online!
Argent - Jeff
Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his
Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with
Ric Croxton and
Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp
Scholar and Publisher
Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost
anthology finally in print!
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
If you’ve never subscribed to Blood
‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder
Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both
at a discounted rate.
For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested
retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested
retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of
$20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers
only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this
deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must
e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)
A greatly revised and expanded version of
2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps,
this massive new book has been positioned as more of
a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete
history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever
attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007
predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions.
The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros,
along with a smattering of original cover paintings.
Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively
reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps,
sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps.
Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction
readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix
gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers,
while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp
stories in various genres.
7x10, trade paperback
Thunder / Murania Press
Classic Pulp Reprints!
EYE by William Corcoran
Coming soon is one of the unsung great
pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a
1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY
BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled
The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could
very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry
Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he
was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective
pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY
among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT
STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the
best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist
one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common
in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from
a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by
a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant
but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the
Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous
followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred.
Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after
reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better
known by pulp aficionados.
This should be available
Thunder / Murania Press
Classic Pulp Reprints!
THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS
by Johnston McCulley
Coming later this year
is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and
mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published
in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.
I’ve chosen novel-length compilations
of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.
These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return
of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.
Each volume will include a specially commissioned
essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three
installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains
novelettes from that series’ third year.
on this trio of books will be available as their publication
|Blood 'N' Thunder /
Murania Press: EDitorial Comments
- Now online!
Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies
R.I.P. Steve Kennedy, 1945-2015
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Preview
Bold Venture Press
LADY: DEATH ON EXHIBIT
by Rich Harvey
That masked manhunter, The Domino
Lady, takes a vacation from the soundstages and back alleys of
Los Angeles for San Diego and the California Pacific International
Exposition. Overseeing the exhibition as an investor, Ellen Patrick
learns of a jealousy-driven plot to destroy the exhibition -- and
the city's economy!
Death On Exhibit represents a new project for The
Domino Lady in a bold "new" medium -- it's a full-length adventure
written as a three-part radio drama from the 1930s!
Cover art by Jun Bob Kim,
illustrated by Ed Coutts 150 pages, $14.95
Charles Boeckman's biography often
reads like the stuff of pulp fiction. He supported himself as a
jazz musician, took up writing, and produced cutting-edge pulp fiction
incorporating his his musical background. While playing in New York
City, New Orleans, and everywhere in between, Boeckman's stories appeared
in Dime Detective, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Manhunt,
and many others. He established a body of work that outlived its
This autobiography volume includes the short stories
"Ambition" (which became an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents),
"Lady of the Roses," and "The Man With the Half-Purple Dog." Paperback
Parade editor Gary Lovisi provides an introduction, and editor Audrey
Parente's extensive bibliography charts the author's career through
pulp magazines, digest publications, magazines, and paperbacks.
The Charles Boeckman Story
142 pages, $16.95
ComedySupplemental Formula #4 by Wycliffe A. Hill
For those brave enough to undertake
comedy writing, The Plot Genie: Comedy edition promises to ease
the burden -- but be warned, that this Plot Genie edition is one
of the most complicated. For starters, it's a massive 320 pages
-- TWICE the size of other Plot Genie editions. Hill breaks the book
into three sections, with various lists and situations, and some rather
involved analysis of the science and psychology of laughter. (NOTE:
Some modern readers may find the lists offensive and/or insulting,
but be forewarned and read the material in the spirit in which it
Plot Genie: Comedy
326 pages, $19.95
Kindle book: $2.99
Crockett's Almanak of Mystery,
Adventure, and the Wild West -
FFB: The LINKS - and - GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
The Ghost Who Walks Vol. 4: 1940-1943
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY BOOK
Comic Gallery: TOM MIX rides with Norman Saunders (1949)
Altus Gallery: The LOST RACE Library
Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW UNMASKS (1937, 2008)
DOC SAVAGE meets THE SHADOW: "The Sinister Shadow" by Will
Zombies Over Yonder and The Phantom Empire: A few words
from Stephen Mertz
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 10): Nooses Galore!
|DEATH RIDES THE VALKYRIE: A Black Bat
Adventure Kindle Edition - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon (Author) & Mike Fyles (Illustrator)
On the eve of World War Two, Germany's greatest zeppelin,
The Valkyrie, is on a good will tour across the US.
But there's trouble on board and disaster on the horizon if Tony Quinn,
the Black Bat, and his crew can't solve the mystery of a stolen jewel in
time. And why did a reformed thief suddenly commit suicide? Or did he? The
clock is ticking and peace hangs in the balance!
It's murder and mayhem aboard a floating city of yesteryear. The stakes
have never been higher for the Black Bat in Death Rides The Valkyrie!
|DIME NOVEL ROUND-UP
- Now available!
The Short Stories of Nicholas Carter [in New York Weekly
and Ainslee's; also Harrison Keith connection] (by J. Randolph Cox)
Carl H. Claudy, Part 2: The Middle Years (by Edwin L. Murray)
Networking in New Orleans: 2015 PCA/ACA Conference Report (by Deidre A.
Review: The Deadwood Trail, by Gilbert Patten (retrospective review by J.
Randolph Cox); The Treason Trust: The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories, by Arthur
B. Reeve (review by J. Randolph Cox)
Obituary: David Dom
Notes & Queries: Recent Project Gutenberg ebooks transcribed from Villanova
University's scanning project
New Dime Novel Sketches: Humorous American Works, pub. by Gatz and Beck
(by Joseph Rainone)
Dime Novel Round-Up will be published quarterly. 2015
subscription rates are $25/year; $45/two years. Single issues, $7/ea.
Direct inquiries to Editor: Marlena E. Bremseth, Dime Novel Round-Up, P.
O. Box 2188, Purcellville, VA 20134
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital
Explore the world of digest magazines,
past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.
of Book Two
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade,
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were
the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery
Queen, Mike Shayne
Borderline (James Dean & Vampira, L.
Ron Hubbard) by Tom Brinkmann
Astounding Trading Cards
The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert
Arthur and David Kogan)
The Italian Mister No Digest Comics by Joe
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime
Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton &
Shanks on Crime by Robert Lopresti
Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Asimov's July 2015 edited by Sheila Williams
Big Fiction #7 edited by Heather Jacobs
Dead Weight by Frank Kane
Paperback Parade #88 edited by Gary Lovisi
Analog #1000 edited by Trevor Quachri
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle,
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original
sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
includes nearly 100 cover images.
includes over 50 cover images.
5.5" x 8.5" digest
Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced
as special guest!
9th, 10th and 11th, 2015
Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering
of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th
and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations
GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained!
October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been
on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the
30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide.
At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning
the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed
in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census
data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries
about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they
went on to lead.
Pre-registration will begin in late
July. A webpage will be established for that and it will
include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have
to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.
By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International.
It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at:
Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US
Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of
DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.
You don't have to book at the hotel
but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary
breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings.
Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor
as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the
DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Meet the author and
the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!
August 20 - 23,
Come to Dum Dum 2015, August 20-23, at Andrew
Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, Connecticut and meet the author and
the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years .... as well
as members of the Burroughs family and the President of Edgar Rice
Burroughs, Inc and his Executive Assistant.
Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray
(William Patrick Murray), author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage"
series, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an authorized sequel to
one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, "Tarzan
the Terrible" and is published by Altus Press.
“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,”
says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back
to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to
faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice
Burroughs and recreate the original era of 'Tarzan of the Apes'.”
Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.,
who will be at the Dum Dum as well, notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased
to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to
one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense
never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures
of our Ape-Man.”
"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" features a magnificent
cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who also executes
the covers for Altus Press’ "Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series.
“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc
Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy
of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial
Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack
at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to
combine them both!”
"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" will be released in paperback
in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound
cover. The deluxe edition will also contain a bonus Tarzan short story
by Gary A. Buckingham, entitled “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga” --
a sequel, which ties into the lead novel. Both will be available at Dum
About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.:
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as one of the
first authors to incorporate himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of
the author still protected by copyright, including stories of Tarzan
of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. The company has overseen every adaptation
of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical
stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a
very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr.
Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks
that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned
by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California,
the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there
in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.
Along with ERB,, Inc's President, Jim Sullos presence
at Dum Dum 2015, there will be his Executive Assistant, Cathy Mann
Wilbanks -- and three member of ERB's family: Linda Burroughs and
her two daughters, Llana Jane Burroughs & Dejah Burroughs.
for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!
|E-texts on the net this
The Shadow in
There is no new Shadow
review this week.
Now with over 1000 stories online!
Justice" by Frederick C. Davis from SECRET AGENT "X", August, 1935
Featuring: Mark Hazzard
Mark Hazzard, fighting D. A., knew he'd sent an innocent man to the death
house. And now to save that man from the last mile, he was ready to become
the corpus delicti that would point death's finger at the real murderer.
"Satan's Payroll" by J. Lane Linklater
from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Little John was broke, hungry, and jobless. And he grabbed at the chance
to accept a stranger's promising proposition. But Little John didn't know
that the job would bring him blows and bullets - instead of grub and greenbacks.
"Jap Ketchum Hell" by Greta Bardet
from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1943
Pat Murphy's Chinese laundryman had ideas of his own on how to clean up
spies. There was a certain Jap he intended to hang up to dry. But Pat discovered
that blood does not wash out so easily when it's your own blood
you take to the cleaner's.
on Famous (and forgotten)
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy,
this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography
of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third
published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been
reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put
together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written
while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.
The first, and chronologically the
last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the
June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations
by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss
(often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing
speed in an article from the April, 1897 issue of
Pearson's Magazine (UK).
The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England
- Another story written while he was a student at Harvard
that originally appeared in the October, 1901
issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Continuing our reprinting of the
works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional
sale that is based on a Civil War incident.
We've added a new section to
our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle
Collection. Here, you will find all our reprintings
of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with
an added tidbit or two.
But, as they say in infomercials, there's
We've also added a suspense story by
Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes,
"The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes
an introduction describing the background of the how the
story came about, and an article/interview from
the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into
Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the
Continuing our look
at England's life and work, we present
George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay,
an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a
bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories
England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book,
Underneath the Bough.
The 6th, and final tale
of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented
as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including
the Stanley Wood illustrations.
An introduction by Dan Neyer
and the translation of all foreign words
and phrases are included as an added bonus.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a
new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along
with articles, pictures and essays. In the Writings
section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the
first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson,
Sinclair Lewis and a large selection
of Kipling, including the complete
Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."
We've also added an article about Sleeman's
An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children
in Their Dens, that includes a complete
reprinting of the work.
In Comics, there
is an overview of Superman #205
("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a
look at a Steve Ditko illustrated
story that bears a strong resemblance to
a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The
Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and
some not so) items and is the first of
The site is
hoping for subscribers to keep
it going and future plans call
for more stories, more articles
and there are a number of novels
we also intend to add to the mix.
will be appearing on the last
Friday of each month (which means
we'll have more new stuff at the end of February).
In a few month
s, we will also be offering
ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and
at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary
The Golden Age - Volume
This new hardcover book showcases some
of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.
In the days before radio, movies, or television, print was the
dominant entertainment media. From roughly 1880 through the 1930s (and
slightly beyond) a "Golden Age of Illustration" flourished. Newspapers,
magazines, and books were covered with beautiful images, and the illustrators
who created the brilliant artwork for these publications were superstars.
This glorious new book collects the work of over 211 of the greatest
illustrators from the period, presenting their masterworks in beautiful
full page, full color reproductions-with every iconic image photographed
directly from the original artwork. Produced and edited by the publisher
of Illustration Magazine, this book is a collection that no fan of classic
illustration art will want to miss.
This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume
"The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before,
this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden
Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature
211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings,
all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book
or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled
to the brim with eye-popping visuals.
As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have
been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original
paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced
47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of
the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their
way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered,
or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to
support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20
or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow
these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to
pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two
fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and
will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced
for shipment in July.
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson,
H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama,
Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey,
Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom,
Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter,
Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll,
Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers,
Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden,
Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman,
Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind,
Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere,
Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant,
Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings,
Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren,
Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan,
Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner,
Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link,
Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin,
Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore,
Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley,
Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank,
Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers,
Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover,
Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.
Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95
|The Golden Age - Now online!
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 18 Issues ~ 1947-1952
Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst
Spicy Mystery Stories ~ 1935-1942 ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward
& H.L. Parkhurst
THE PHANTOM: THE
COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 8: 1947-1948 HC
Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson
in comic shops August 5!
acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom
dailies continues! Referred to by comic strip historian
Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,"
The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by
Ray Moore. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure,
intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books.
Included in this volume are three complete continuities, reprinted
for the first time in their entirety, "The Devil Road," "The Girls
(Lady Luck)," and "The Masked Marvel." Strips from this issue
are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. A special color section
with historical essay is included.
Hardcover, 9x12, 228 pages,
Partial Color, $50.00
IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE
AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
begins August 27, 2015!
Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot
be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled
at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting
inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing
is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs,
Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off
22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special
blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All
proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to
The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.
“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect
for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,”
said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions.
“It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something
that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book
To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions,
four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been
the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall.
Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a
number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended
to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to
work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay
tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the
Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up
of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein.
“ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry
might benefit from this scholarship.”
Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio
Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and
Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim
Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson,
Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!
“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan
Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that
Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have
been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students,
who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a
truly worthwhile tribute.”
“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,”
said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank
everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe
Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so
many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping
Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see
Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!
Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information
go to here.
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, May 1939
The first issue of this companion pulp magazine of AMAZING STORIES.
REVOLT OF THE ROBOTS by Arthur R. Tofte
THE INVISIBLE ROBINHOOD by Eando Binder
THE EMPRESS OF MARS by Ross Rocklynne
THE SLEEPING GODDESS by Maurice Duclos
ADVENTURE IN LEMURIA by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr
THE MUMMY OF RET-SEH by A. Hyatt Verrill
THE DEVIL FLOWER by Harl Vincent
Magazine, 98 pages
THE ORIGINAL SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by Arthur Conan Doyle
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes was
first published as a nine-part serial in The Strand Magazine from August
1901 to April 1902. Also from The Strand Magazine included in this book are
"The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles", published in September
1908, "The Tiger of San Pedro", published in October 1908, and "The Adventure
of the Bruce-Partington Plans", published in December 1908. They are presented
in this book as facsimile reproductions of the originals.
Pulp Sized Magazine
146 pages, 7 x 10 inch
|MARK SCHULTZ: STORMS AT SEA: AN
ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
(W/A/CA) Mark Schultz
“History as you think you understand it does not exist,
Griff. The world you think you know is actually a construct fashioned
from the fears of the human race.” A scientist working to develop
a new source of limitless energy is dead, and the man who was hired
to protect him needs to know why. The dead man’s niece and a mysterious
manuscript from his laboratory safe may hold all the answers, or they
may lead down an endless rabbit hole ending in madness and cataclysm.
Storms at Sea is Mark Schultz’s new illustrated novella that explores
the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that
we'd prefer to keep concealed. The story is told through 31 pages of
prose and 31 full-page illustrations.
Hardcover, 11x8, 80 pages, Full Color, $24.95
Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV
is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley
Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage
movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities
posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide
show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor
tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles
and... well, it is a lot of fun.
Whether you have been to other conventions
in the past or never attended a convention before,
we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what
people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year.
Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England,
Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size
of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract
such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary,
MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors,
visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like
Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture
next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators
perform on stage, and have a great time.
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if
you plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive
late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed
role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household
recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television
with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with
the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration around the...
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million
dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley
(1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974),
The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man
(1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised
to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables,
Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller
(US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High,
I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive (as brother-in-law to the
protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders,
Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer actress
in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND
THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the eye candy in
THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September is Suzanna
Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of Elvis in PARADISE,
HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films:
THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE DEADLY
BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond
film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy
girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL
(1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite
GUEST OF HONOR
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER or LOONEY
TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio commentary.
Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin
on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation festivals in
Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication
ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors at this year's
convention and will be providing a fascinating history of BETTY BOOP and
another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the convention this September. Bring
your books and DVDs and ask Jerry to sign them for you! Jerry also has a
superb blog found here:
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's
photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher
Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more,
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING DEAD?
Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the convention
to sign autographs and answer questions you might have (don't worry,
he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared on THE DUKES OF
HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among others!
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest
Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and
1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque
performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary
icon visit us in September!
Pulp Heroes -
Johnson has started a new Blog for authors
who have created new pulp heroes.
The Black Falcon
The Crimson Bat
|PAPERBACK PARADE #89
- Now available!
Auther Upfiels's "Bony" paperbacks
Ten of the greatest PBO writers
Ace Books Nurse paperbacks
Each issue is a wonderful excursion into paperbacks of all kinds and great
cover art and with 100+ color covers shown of rare and collectable paperbacks.
Copies are available now for $15.00 + $3 postage
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.
All back issues listed at the
link below are $10 each (USD) + postage.
Postage rates: from 1-5 issues in USA via Media Mail $3; Priority Mail $6,
then 50 cents each additional issue. Foreign orders please inquire.
All issues are in Fine or “as new” condition, but some issues are in low
supply, so please list alternates if possible.
You can also subscribe, all subscriptions begin with the next issue:
A 4-issue Subscription in the US is only $35 mailed First Class Mail.
A 4-issue subscription to Canada is only $45 (USD) mailed First Class.
A 4-issue subscription to all other countries is $55 (USD) mailed Air Mail.
All issues are also listed for sale on ABEbooks, Alibris and Biblio but
can also be ordered directly from me using VISA or Mastercard
(or with a check in USD drawn on a US bank) via my website through my email
info best in 2-3 emails), or to my mailing address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.
August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015
also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th
edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM
with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’
room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how
to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration
page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a
room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th,
when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.
As 2015 marks the
125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the
“Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus
of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life
and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated
Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD
TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.
PulpFest 2015 will
also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines,
better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street
& Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey
Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp
magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting
a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard
hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well
as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming
buttons for additional details.
|Although the focus of PulpFest
2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials,
visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s
adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers,
series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books,
B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio
shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its
15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom.
In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers
from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host
to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint
material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing
in contemporary genre fiction.
At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction
books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns,
original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of
digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique
films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed
by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture
experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even
join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science
Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more
at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”
you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there
are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which
is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit
http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that
is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon
site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.
WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS
ASAP!!!!! If you are not from the Columbus area and want
to attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and
not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 - 8/16
time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!
The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer
To most pulp enthusiasts,
the late Philip José Farmer is best known as “A prolific
and popular science fiction writer who shocked readers in the 1950s
by depicting sex with aliens and challenged conventional pieties of
the genre with caustic fables set on bizarre worlds of his own devising.”
In science-fiction circles, Farmer is most remembered for his
novels. Called “sprawling, episodic works that gave him room to
explore the nuances of a provocative premise while indulging his
taste for lurid, violent action,” his best were set in the Riverworld
and World of the Tiers series. He was named a Grand Master of Science
Fiction in 2001. To those who know and love him the best — the members
of FarmerCon who first joined our convention in 2011 — Philip José
Farmer is revered for his work concerning the Wold Newton Family. But
what about Philip José Farmer, the horror writer? In this year
when PulpFest celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P.
Lovecraft, it seems fitting that our FarmerCon friends turn their attention
to Philip José Farmer, the writer of weird tales.
Jon Arfstrom — Last of the WEIRD TALES Artists
PulpFest is extremely
proud to welcome artist and illustrator Jon Arfstrom as its special
guest to this year’s convention. Beginning at 8:45 PM, on Friday,
August 14th, and following our guest-of-honor presentation by author
Chet Williamson, please join pulp art historian David Saunders for
a short interview with fantasy artist Jon Arfstrom, perhaps the last
surviving artist to paint covers for the original run of “The Unique
Magazine,” WEIRD TALES. Mr. Arfstrom will also have a table at the
convention where he will be displaying some of his original art. He
will have a sampling of paintings and drawings, mostly from the 1970’s
on, that he will be selling at the convention. His table will be next to
the DreamHaven Books display in the PulpFest 2015 dealers’ room.
The Heirs of WEIRD TALES
As part of its celebration
of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, PulpFest
2015 will be paying tribute to WEIRD TALES, the rough-paper magazine
where many of the author’s most influential works were published.
The first periodical to be largely devoted to the fantasy genre, WEIRD
TALES also introduced readers to the sword-and-sorcery genre through
Robert E. Howard’s stories of Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn,
and Conan, and shared Clark Ashton Smith’s wonderfully evocative stories
of Hyperboria, Averoigne, and Zothique. It gave us C. L. Moore’s
“Schambleau” and Jirel stories, Henry S. Whitehead’s voodoo masterpiece,
“Jumbee,” and many other classics of fantasy and horror.
Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW
MAGAZINE was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications.
Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine
proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first “hero”
pulp became a monthly following its first two issues. A year later,
it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly until early 1943.
In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter Edward Hale Bierstadt to
develop a radio program for the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was
here that actor Frank Readick, Jr. uttered the famous words quoted
above that have since become part of the American idiom.
Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest
2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture
fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus,
Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art
and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to
join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center
of the universe.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about
our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award
nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can
keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com
and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure
to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered
to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter
where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be
posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.
PulpFest is known for its superb programming
and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention
is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th
anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard
Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming
plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information
about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t
forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson.
He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee
ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science
fiction, and suspense since 1981.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time for
you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be
sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the
rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there
are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/
to find a room that is close to the convention.
The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble
world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He finished
the sixth grade and then entered the work force with his classmates
at the Pittston Mines, where he labored for ten years, while
he subscribed to a correspondence art school to follow his dream
to become a celebrated illustrator.
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s
first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll
John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured
in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted
by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted
in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become
synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.
THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper
magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home.
When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent
pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another
classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard
Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting
his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very
same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals
were dated November 1931.
“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned
stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with
a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those
were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE
in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always
well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for
a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing
editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE
ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably
hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined,
his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”
On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning
at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit
to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line
of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead
Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer
Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department
store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling
(whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific
Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like
his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper”
or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and
the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written
by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR
Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt
Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr.
Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents.
Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came
about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information,
which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories
was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who
is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons
and other useful stuff.
Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time
BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the
magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The
end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll
John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps.
Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE
before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during
the early fifties.
John Wooley is the author, co-author, or
editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED
CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the
made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning
independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL
BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading
cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most
of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie
writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through
2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA
MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture
subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’
Hall of Fame.
John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp
dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House,
a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper
collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and
other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE.
John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI:
PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO
THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp
magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s
PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s
COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor
and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its
Join the two Johns for a look at some of
the most intriguing continuing detective characters that
the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their
creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.
Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse
will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps,
from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the
“Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN
MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring
Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS
and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO
KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the
Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST
and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and
HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend
of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version
popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such
characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone
and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s
Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship
western title, THRILLING WESTERN.
“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes”
will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second
floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus,
Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,”
taking place at PulpFest 2015.
Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will
be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world
of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published
in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu
Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes,
PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of
role-playing games and various board, card, and dice
games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new
or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will
be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and
murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary
of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures
based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of
board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So
if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away
The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin
at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10
PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM
and continue until the end of the convention. All games will
be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the
Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest
2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire
to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games,
PulpFest will be the place to be.
Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors
to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books,
Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s
PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific
giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to
Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening,
August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt
Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published
work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION,
behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction
artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers
from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers
for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s
STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015
will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities
from August 13th through the 16th.
To learn more
about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click
or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.
|Pulp Crazy - Now online!
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin
The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard
The Ice-Demon by Clark Ashton Smith
The Peeper by Frank Belknap
|Pulp Den - Now online!
Looks That Kill -
Honor Among Thieves -
Real Dangerous Ride
Hang Me In Hong Kong
Jennifer Chase Interview
- Now online!
A new pulp blog on
pulp magazines, authors and their stories,
adventure and detective pulps.
In honor of International Tiger Day - New!
Issue Review: Argosy, 12 November 1932 - New!
Pulp author with a website of his own - James P. Webb
Pulp Reprints: Collected Stories of the Sea by Neil Martin
Happy Pulpy Independence Day, USA
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#7 - Invasion of the Dark Legion
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
A powerful army of invasion — armed
with the most ghastly modern weapons: bacteria, plagues, hideous diseases
— lay carefully hidden within the borders of the United States, ready to strike
at the heart of the nation, to kill, pillage, demolish... A foreign demagogue,
mad-drunk with power, greed, and lust, planned the slaughter of a million
helpless men and women, to sate his twisted, race-proud ambition. Belligerent
nations watched and waited, sighting America helpless before them. One man
— Operator #5 — read the crimson writing on the wall — and he alone was left
to battle the frightful odds!
of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself
against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive
internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher
stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service.
He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in
his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years
before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from
the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher
played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden
skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken
in the event of capture.
Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister
Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man
defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the
best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.
Invasion of the Dark Legion is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby.
Originally published in the October, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
He was every child's symbol of hard-riding
justice: foe of the road agent, strong arm of the weak, and deliverer
of the oppressed. Tirelessly the Lone Ranger rode, often against tremendous
odds, to defend law and order, to ensure the safety of the community…and
then to disappear from public gaze.
Outlaws, bandits, claim-jumpers and cattle rustlers -- no matter what
the Old West villainy, you can count on the Masked Rider of the Plains to
run it down and put things to right. Join Brace Beemer as he stars in twenty
exciting adventures from out of the pioneer past!
Includes a Program Guide by Martin Grams, Jr.
Episodes Include: The Easterner 10-03-52; Tuffy Blair's Nephew 10-06-52;
The Welcher 10-08-52; Masquerade 10-10-52; The Trap 10-13-52; Old Acquaintance
10-15-52; Canyon Secret 10-17-52; Meeting in the Badlands 10-20-52; Grindstone
Law 10-22-52; Stray Bullet 10-24-52; Death Rides With Daggett 01-01-54;
Crane Murder Case 01-04-54; Dan and Sally's Adventure 01-06-54; The White
Leader 01-08-54; Saddle Shop Keeper 01-11-54; The Lone Trail 01-13-54;
Trigger Finger 01-15-54; The Witness 01-18-54; The Sheepskin Coat 01-20-54;
Good Indian 01-22-54
Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
|RED SONJA / CONAN #1
(of 4) - Arriving in comic shops August
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers: Alex Ross, Ed Benes
Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary
companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little
do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of
dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian
and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
|THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #1 - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni
(Cover) Butch Guice
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY
A ruthless cabal of magicians is searching for the secret
to the Last Illusion, and they'll stop at nothing to achieve their
goals. But the person who knew the most about the mysterious rite is
dead, and he shared his secret with one man -- the Shadow! Now, the Shadow
faces some of his strangest foes as he engages in a deadly game where
he might be the hunter... or the hunted.
Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00
Fan's Podcast -
Treasures of Death
The Shadow Fan returns after a long
absence with a short look at "Treasures of Death," a fine novel from
December 15, 1933. Enjoy!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this
is the podcast for you!
Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!
The Devil's Paymaster - New!
The Living Shadow
The Pooltex Tangle
|SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS &
IRENE ADLER #3 (OF 3) - Arriving in
comic shops August 5!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover)
The streets of London are no place for a woman all
on her own. They are, however just fine for a woman wielding a Sword.
Dejah Thoris is used to London's dirt, and its rain, but she is growing
tired of its people. She and Irene Adler must surely band together to
find the Banth and get Thoris back to Barsoom, but to do that, one of
them would first have to back down...
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
of Weird Tales - Now online!
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.
Science Fiction and Dystopia-Part Two
Science Fiction and Dystopia-Part One
Threescore and Ten-Part Three - New!
Threescore and Ten-Part Two
A Spacecraft Around Yuggoth
Threescore and Ten-Part One
Whip-poor-wills in Weird Fiction
Earl Norem (1923-2015)
McVicker, Rare Books
- Now online!
Terence McVicker has launched a new
website. Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will
For the inauguration of the grand opening,
in addition to samplings from "Shoppe stock," he is featuring
a nice selection of Amateur Journals of H. P. Lovecraft from
the Hyman Bradofsky (The Californian) Collection and fine, nearly
complete collections of the works of James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers,
two of Fantasy & Science Fiction's finest living writers!
So don't dote on the dead, take a voyage on an Elfin Ship, or step
through the Anubis Gates and journey to the furthest reaches of
And be sure to read "FOTS" - Friends of the
Shoppe - for important book information!
New additions added every Sunday and every
month a new theme!
|Tripl3 Cross: An Eliot Cross Adventure
- Coming August 3!
by John Hegenberger
It's 1988, and small-town P.I. Eliot Cross is searching
for his long-lost father. Then, a CIA informant says that Dad has been in
deep cover for over twenty years. Now, the informant's been murdered and
Eliot is on the run.
Scrambling to clear his name, Eliot journeys from Washington D.C. to
Havana, Cuba, struggling against deadly drug-runners, syndicate hit-men
and his own violent nature. But the worst is yet to come, as Eliot discovers
his father is at the center of an international conspiracy, a nuclear threat
and a double cross...or is that a triple cross?
Veteran author John Hegenberger spins a yarn that is both an exciting
thriller and a compelling piece of "noirstalgia", expertly recreating a
sense of late-Eighties paranoia and double-dealing and painting a vivid
picture of Washington and Cuba during that era, as well as saving a shocking
twist for the very end. TRIPL3 CROSS is pure reading entertainment.
Pre-order Price: $2.99
TRIPL3 CROSS is a sequel to CROSS EXAMINATIONS.
will be doing readings at PulpFest.
After a more than 17 year hiatus,
Weirdbook is returning in October!
Douglas Draa, under Paul Ganley’s
stewardship, reviving the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror,
Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even odd fiction.
The debut issue #31 will appear in August 2015.
In keeping with Weirdbook’s long tradition, the first
revival issue will present a never before published back cover by none
other than Mr. Stephen Fabian himself.
The front cover is by Dusan Kostic.
Table of Contents
Chivaine by John R. Fultz
Give Me the Daggers by Adrian Cole
The Music of Bleak Entrainment by Gary A. Braunbeck
Into the Mountains with Mother Old Growth by Christian Riley
The Grimlorn Under the Mountain by James Aquilone
Dolls by Paul Dale Anderson
Gut Punch by Jason A. Wyckoff
Educational Upgrade by Bret McCormick
Boxes of Dead Children by Darrell Schweitzer
The Forgotten by D.C. Lozar
Coffee with Dad’s Ghost by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Missed It By That Much by Gregg Chamberlain
A Clockwork Muse by Erica Ruppert
The Rookery by Kurt Newton
Wolf of Hunger, Wolf of Shame by J.T. Glover
Zucchini Season by Janet Harriett
The Jewels That Were Their Eyes by Llanwyre Laish
The Twins by Kevin Strange
Princess or Warrior? by S.W. Lauden
The City in the Sands by Ann K. Schwader
NecRomance by Frederick J. Mayer
The Shrine by Wade German
Bride of Death by Dave Reeder
Modern Primitive by Chad Hensley
David A. Riley: Publisher and Senior Editor
Douglas Draa: Managing and Fiction Editor
Paul Ganley: Editor emeritus
David A. Riley is a Horror author and publisher and
Douglas Draa is an author and former on-line editor for Weird Tales