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2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #143
 Planet Stories Special Issue

 
"The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson
"Evil out of Anzar" by Mark Ganes

Cover Artist: Allen Anderson


 7x10, 112 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 2/42

"Streamlined Murder" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective races to pursue the greepy perpertators of shocking crimes when mystery stalks in the wake of the death of an aging silk mill tycoon!

"Voice of the Dead" bt Allan K. Echols
"A Safe Bet" by Tyler Hudson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

George Bruce's Air Novels - 1931
 
"The Lost Legion" by George Bruce
Tricolor Cocade and Black Cross—friends and foes—hunted the squadron of the doomed. 
Only the sky-scythe of Death could be their reward for victory. 
Yet millions under Mars cheered them to their fighting chance.

"Sky Terriers" by George Bruce
They were born in the wilderness of war, christened in the maelstrom of Spandau steel and Fokker fury. 
They played their game fast and loose, for their lives were minutes borrowed from the relentless Gods of Destiny.

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 10/38

"The Emperor of America" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Driven mad by ambition and greed for power, a self-styled "Specialst in Blackmail" enters on a nefarious campaign of crime—
and covers his tracks with albis that defy investigation! Follow Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., on the trail of this elusive, sinister genius of evil."

"The Weyerhaeuser Snatch Crime" by Jack Kofoed
"Kill-Crazy" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!
The Sinister Shadow
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover edition now available!
eBook edition now available!
Deluxe hardcover edition now available!

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?


 Hardcover - $39.95      Softcover - $24.95   eBook - $5.99





Airship 27 Productions
BLACK BAT 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 in 2010.
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.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


 
Altus Press
Now available!

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.

139 pages
 $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Now available!

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 Scorpion:
“Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,”
“The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,”
“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





Altus Press
Now available in eBook editions!

$4.99
$4.99


$4.99
$5.99



Altus Press
A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2
by L. Patrick Greene
Coming soon!

The long-running 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.

279 pages
 $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Coming soon!

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 Strikes Back."

261 pages
 $19.95 softcovers / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe
Coming soon!

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.”

210 pages
 $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE 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, $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
Twelve 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) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest"
JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION

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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill 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
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

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.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


This should be available at PulpFest.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.

 I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.

These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.




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
July releases!

DOMINO LADY: DEATH ON EXHIBIT
 by Rich Harvey

Now available! 

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


Pulp Jazz:The Charles Boeckman Storyby Charles Boeckman
Introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

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 pulp origins.

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.  Pulp Jazz:
The Charles Boeckman Story

142 pages, $16.95

Plot Genie: ComedySupplemental Formula #4 by Wycliffe A. Hill
Now available!

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 was intended.)

Plot Genie: Comedy
ISBN-13: 978-1514352397
326 pages, $19.95
Kindle book: $2.99





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

FFB: The LINKS - and - GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent   - New!
The Ghost Who Walks Vol. 4: 1940-1943 - New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY BOOK - New!
Comic Gallery: TOM MIX rides with Norman Saunders (1949) - New!
Altus Gallery: The LOST RACE Library - New!
Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW UNMASKS (1937, 2008)
DOC SAVAGE meets THE SHADOW: "The Sinister Shadow" by Will Murray
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!


Kindle price: $0.99

Kindle  


DIME NOVEL ROUND-UP - Now available!

Summer 2015
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. Johnson)

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




THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Now available!

The Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital editions.
Explore the world of digest magazines, past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.


Contents of Book Two
Interviews:
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles:
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 Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte


Reviews:
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
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

Fiction:
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version includes nearly 100 cover images.
Kindle version includes over 50 cover images.

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest
Print $8.99    Digital $2.99



Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!

October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015


Ron 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 today!

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.




Dum-Dum 2015
Meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!

August 20 - 23, 2015

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 Dum 2015.

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.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Juggernaut 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.



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

July 2015
In Writings
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.


June 2015
In Writings
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.

May 2015
In Writings
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. 

April 2015
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.

March 2015
In Writings
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 more!
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 article.

February 2015
In Writings
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.

January 2015
In Writings
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 24 collections.

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.
New material 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 formats.


The Golden Age - Volume 2
This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

Now available!

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.


ARTISTS FEATURED:
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


Hermes Press
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 8: 1947-1948 HC

(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy
Arriving in comic shops August 5!

The critically 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
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, May 1939
The first issue of this companion pulp magazine of AMAZING STORIES.

Contents:
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

$15.00

THE ORIGINAL SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Volume 2
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
$14.95




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










The 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.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
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...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
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.


CAROLINE MUNRO
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).


SUZANNA LEIGH
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).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR

JERRY BECK
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:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
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!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

The Interceptor

Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon
The Crimson Bat


PAPERBACK PARADE #89 - Now available!

Contents
Auther Upfiels's "Bony" paperbacks
Ten of the greatest PBO writers
Ace Books Nurse paperbacks
Hustler Paperbacks
Matchless paperbacks
Paperback Talk
Checker Books

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 address at:
 gryphonbooks@att.net, (card info best in 2-3 emails), or to my mailing address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.


Gryphon Books




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, 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!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon 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. Continued here.

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. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long - New!
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 Long
Pulp Den - Now online!

Looks That Kill  - New!
Honor Among Thieves - New!
Real Dangerous Ride
Hang Me In Hong Kong
Jennifer Chase Interview
Chronicles #2


         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - 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


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 5′ - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Forgotten Fantasy’
‘Fantasy Classics’ and ‘Fantasy Reader’
The Steam Man of the West series
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans
- New!
All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#7 - Invasion of the Dark Legion

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

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!

From out 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




Radio Spirits
THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN
Now available!

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
Price: $39.98



RED SONJA / CONAN #1 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
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 Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE- $1.00!

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





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

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!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Devil's Paymaster
- New!
Gangdom's Doom
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) Jay Anacleto

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






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.

Science Fiction and Dystopia-Part Two - New!
Science Fiction and Dystopia-Part One  - New!
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)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

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 your imagination!

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 (Kindle Edition) - 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.  

John Hegenberger  will be doing readings at PulpFest.
 


Weirdbook
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

 FICTION
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

 
POETRY
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 Magazine.









24 July 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #143
 Planet Stories Special Issue

 
"The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson
"Evil out of Anzar" by Mark Ganes

Cover Artist: Allen Anderson


 7x10, 112 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 2/42

"Streamlined Murder" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective races to pursue the greepy perpertators of shocking crimes when mystery stalks in the wake of the death of an aging silk mill tycoon!

"Voice of the Dead" bt Allan K. Echols
"A Safe Bet" by Tyler Hudson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

George Bruce's Air Novels - 1931
 
"The Lost Legion" by George Bruce
Tricolor Cocade and Black Cross—friends and foes—hunted the squadron of the doomed. 
Only the sky-scythe of Death could be their reward for victory. 
Yet millions under Mars cheered them to their fighting chance.

"Sky Terriers" by George Bruce
They were born in the wilderness of war, christened in the maelstrom of Spandau steel and Fokker fury. 
They played their game fast and loose, for their lives were minutes borrowed from the relentless Gods of Destiny.

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 10/38

"The Emperor of America" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Driven mad by ambition and greed for power, a self-styled "Specialst in Blackmail" enters on a nefarious campaign of crime—
and covers his tracks with albis that defy investigation! Follow Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., on the trail of this elusive, sinister genius of evil."

"The Weyerhaeuser Snatch Crime" by Jack Kofoed
"Kill-Crazy" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



 
Altus Press
A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2
by L. Patrick Greene
Coming soon!

The long-running 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.

279 pages
 $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Coming soon!

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 Strikes Back."

261 pages
 $19.95 softcovers / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe
Coming soon!

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.”

210 pages
 $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
THE DEVIL’S BOSUN
by H. Bedford-Jones
Coming soon!

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

188 pages
 $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
WILL O'THE WISP
by H. Bedford-Jones
Coming soon!

A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

241 pages
 $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover









Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Author Jeff Deischer discusses his new novel "Argent" which is a superhero adventure set in the Silver Age of Comics.  Once again, Jeff weaves interlocking tales of excitement, adventure, imagination, and discovery in this first volume of the Argent Universe series.If you enjoyed the Wildcard series by George R. R. Martin, this is teh book for you!
 
On board as my guest host is my friend and colleague,  Ric Croxton, who wrote the introduction to this book.

Past episodes:
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill 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
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

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.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


This should be available at PulpFest.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.

 I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.

These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.




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

Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT - New!
Now THAT’S a Review! - New!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies
R.I.P. Steve Kennedy, 1945-2015
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Preview


Bold Venture Press
July releases!

DOMINO LADY: DEATH ON EXHIBIT
 by Rich Harvey

Now available! 

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


Pulp Jazz:The Charles Boeckman Storyby Charles Boeckman
Introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

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 pulp origins.

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.  Pulp Jazz:
The Charles Boeckman Story

142 pages, $16.95

Plot Genie: ComedySupplemental Formula #4 by Wycliffe A. Hill
Now available!

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 was intended.)

Plot Genie: Comedy
ISBN-13: 978-1514352397
326 pages, $19.95
Kindle book: $2.99





CONAN THE AVENGER #16 - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

A mysterious oasis with a massive inland lighthouse beckons to Conan amidst the scorching sands. Answering a call for help, he offers assistance, only to realize too late all is not what it seems--he's stumbled into a trap!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50






CONAN / RED SONJA HC - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), Dave Stewart (Color), Randy Green (Pencils), and Rick Ketchan (Inks)

Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-4 of the crossover! In a tale spanning three eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!

Full color, 96 pages, $19.99







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

Forgotten Books: THE SHADOW UNMASKS (1937, 2008) - New!
DOC SAVAGE meets THE SHADOW: "The Sinister Shadow" by Will Murray - New!
Zombies Over Yonder and The Phantom Empire: A few words from Stephen Mertz - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 10): Nooses Galore! - New!
The LESTER DENT Library - from Black Dog Books - New!
Forgotten Books: TARZAN THE TERRIBLE by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Prince Valiant Vol. 6: 1947-1948
FREE TODAY: John Hegenberger's CROSS EXAMINATIONS
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 9)
Altus Gallery: Nephews, Step-Sons and Crazy Second-Cousins of Zorro  


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!


Kindle price: $0.99

Kindle  



THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Now available!

The Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital editions.
Explore the world of digest magazines, past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.


Contents of Book Two
Interviews:
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles:
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 Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte


Reviews:
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
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

Fiction:
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version includes nearly 100 cover images.
Kindle version includes over 50 cover images.

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest
Print $8.99    Digital $2.99



Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!

October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015


Ron 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 today!

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.




Dum-Dum 2015
Meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!

August 20 - 23, 2015

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 Dum 2015.

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.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Living Shadow" from the April 1931 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Tin Can Doom" by Robert Sidney Bowen from ARMY NAVY FLYING STORIES, Summer (July), 1944
Not often, but every once in a while, the heat of war can weld the worst of enemies into a bond of friendship!
"Redheaded Play-Makers" by Theodore J. Roemer from THRILLING SPORTS, Spring (May), 1946
When winning games isn't enough to save a hockey club for its girl owner, Jug Mullen is forced to take drastic steps!
"Death on a High Note" by Norman A. Daniels from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1948
She was a nightingale of Broadway, but she was doomed because a killer thought that she might sing.


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


IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.





James Bond - SPECTRE Trailer Debuts!

Sony and MGM just dropped the first official full-on trailer for Spectre, aka Bond 24. Daniel Craig of course is back as 007 with Ralph Fiennes taking on the designation of M following the events of Skyfall.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS #10
This issue reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories Annual from 1927.

Contents:
THE MASTER MIND OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE FACE IN THE ABYSS by A. Merritt
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE EARTH by Austin Hall
THE PEOPLE OF THE PIT by A. Merritt
THE MAN WHO COULD VANISH by A. Hyatt Verrill
THE FELINE LIGHT & POWER COMPANY IS ORGANIZED by Jacque Morgan
UNDER THE KNIFE by H. G. Wells


8.5 x 11 inch, 132 pages
$12.95

THE ORIGINAL SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Arthur Conan Doyle
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is a collection of 12 short stories which originally appeared in The Strand magazine in England from July 1891 to June 1892.

They are presented in this book as facsimile reproductions of the originals.

Contents:
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Hardcover w/casewrap cover
174 pages, 6 x 9 inch
$34.95


Pulp-Sized Magazine
174 pages
$14.95




LOBSTER JOHNSON: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE ONE-SHOT - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Troy Nixey (Art), Kevin Nowlan (Art/Color), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

Santa is in trouble! Santa was taken hostage after witnessing a hostile robbery and a man's death. Hidden away in a mountain cabin, will the Lobster be able to find Santa and save Christmas?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50







The 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.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
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...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
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.


CAROLINE MUNRO
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).


SUZANNA LEIGH
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).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR

JERRY BECK
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:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
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!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

The Interceptor

Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon
The Crimson Bat



Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, 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!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon 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. Continued here.

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. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin - New!
The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard
The Ice-Demon by Clark Ashton Smith
The Peeper by Frank Belknap Long
Pulp Den - Now online!

Real Dangerous Ride - New!
Hang Me In Hong Kong - New!
Jennifer Chase Interview
Chronicles #2
AGE OF THE UNICORN
Freed Men


         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp author with a website of his own - James P. Webb  - New!
Pulp Reprints: Collected Stories of the Sea by Neil Martin
Happy Pulpy Independence Day, USA
From the pulps to the slicks - A letter to the Saturday Evening Post from the Argosy magazine's editor
Gone North by Charles Alden Seltzer



The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Forgotten Fantasy’ - New!
‘Fantasy Classics’ and ‘Fantasy Reader’ - New!
The Steam Man of the West series
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ Nos. 41, 42-44
Fanzine focus: FAX Collector’s zines
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

RED SONJA #17 - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Rebecca Isaacs

This intense issue finds the She-Devil in the grip of an obsession for revenge that is so all-consuming, she barely recognizes herself! What happens when the mightiest warrior finds the man who destroyed her life? Can even RED SONJA return from darkness this complete? Continuing the suspenseful FORGIVENESS OF MONSTERS storyline, taking Sonja to places she has never, ever been before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Radio Spirits
THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN
Now available!

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
Price: $39.98



THE SAINT: SEASONS 1 & 2 - Coming October 13!

All 39 heavenly episodes from Season 1 & 2 of THE SAINT

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Seasons One and Two of The Saint set the stage for what would become a six season run on television, and paved the way for the dashing Roger Moore to take on the role of an even more famous man of action later in his career. With guest starring appearances by such notables as Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago) and a pair of beauties from the spy classic Goldfinger (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton), The Saint is a wild and witty adventure that is every bit as fun and exciting today as it was when it first aired.


Release date: October 13, 2015  
Available in US/Canada
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

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!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Gangdom's Doom
- New!
The Living Shadow - New!
The Pooltex Tangle
The Man From Shanghai
The Crime Ray

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.

Threescore and Ten-Part Two
A Spacecraft Around Yuggoth
Threescore and Ten-Part One
Whip-poor-wills in Weird Fiction
Earl Norem (1923-2015)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

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 your imagination!

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 (Kindle Edition) - 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.  

John Hegenberger  will be doing readings at PulpFest.
 


Weirdbook
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.

Submissions are now open!
http://weirdbook-magazine.com/submissions/

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 Magazine.










17 July 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #143
 Planet Stories Special Issue

 
"The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson
"Evil out of Anzar" by Mark Ganes

Cover Artist: Allen Anderson


 7x10, 112 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 2/42

"Streamlined Murder" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective races to pursue the greepy perpertators of shocking crimes when mystery stalks in the wake of the death of an aging silk mill tycoon!

"Voice of the Dead" bt Allan K. Echols
"A Safe Bet" by Tyler Hudson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

George Bruce's Air Novels - 1931
 
"The Lost Legion" by George Bruce
Tricolor Cocade and Black Cross—friends and foes—hunted the squadron of the doomed. 
Only the sky-scythe of Death could be their reward for victory. 
Yet millions under Mars cheered them to their fighting chance.

"Sky Terriers" by George Bruce
They were born in the wilderness of war, christened in the maelstrom of Spandau steel and Fokker fury. 
They played their game fast and loose, for their lives were minutes borrowed from the relentless Gods of Destiny.

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 10/38

"The Emperor of America" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Driven mad by ambition and greed for power, a self-styled "Specialst in Blackmail" enters on a nefarious campaign of crime—
and covers his tracks with albis that defy investigation! Follow Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., on the trail of this elusive, sinister genius of evil."

"The Weyerhaeuser Snatch Crime" by Jack Kofoed
"Kill-Crazy" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



 
Altus Press
TARZAN: RETURN TO PAL-UL-DON
(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito

Coming to comic shops in October!

With the African continent engulfed by World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, abandons his role as Lord of the Jungle in order to combat the spreading Nazi menace. Flying a P-40 Tomahawk warplane, Clayton is sent on his first mission: to rescue the missing British Military Intelligence officer code-named Ilex. But the daring task plunges him into his savage past after he's forced down in a lost land that seems hauntingly familiar. When Tarzan of the Apes returns to the prehistoric realm called Pal-ul-don, he must revert to his most savage persona, that of Tarzan-jad-guru — Tarzan the Terrible!

Softcover, 6x9, 390 pages, B&W, $24.95, On sale October 28.


TARZAN: RETURN TO PAL-UL-DON is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151994.




Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe
Coming soon!

Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent!
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.”

210 pages
 $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
THE DEVIL’S BOSUN
by H. Bedford-Jones
Coming soon!

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

188 pages
 $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
WILL O'THE WISP
by H. Bedford-Jones
Coming soon!

A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

241 pages
 $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover








Altus Press
THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
by Jay J. Kalez, George A. Starbird and Lincoln Hoffman

Coming soon!


Volume 2 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations:
“El Viborito” by Jay J. Kalez, “Badmen of the Cayugas” by George A. Starbird, and “The Valley of Crucifixion” by Lincoln Hoffman.

405 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook





Altus Press
HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
By Frederick C. Davis
Coming soon!

The Fight Against the Lawless!
From the pages of Ten Detective Aces, featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!

Contains the following stories:
“Coffins for Two,” “Juggernaut Justice,” “Corpses’ Court,”
“The Murder Crypt,” “Terror Tribunal,” and “The Death-Chair Challenge.”

296 pages
 $29.95 hardcover / $19.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
By Arch Whitehouse
Coming soon!

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket,” “Cavalry of the Clouds,” “Twin-Engine Treachery,”
“Test Pilot Terror,” “The Carrier Coup” and “Scourge of the Sky Brood.”

275 pages
 $29.95 hardcover / $19.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
JIM ANTHONY VOLUME 3
By Victor Rousseau
Coming soon!

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony:
“Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.

353 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
TREASURE SEEKERS
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure.
Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages
 $34.95 hardcover / $24.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
OUR FAR FLUNG BATTLE LINE
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

 One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it's a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

295 pages
$19.95 softcover | 29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
DEAD MEN SINGING: THE MEN WHO FOUGHT FOR TEXAS
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

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.

140 pages
$12.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Ghost Hills
By H. Bedford-Jones


Up in the frozen north of Canada … an old secret and a lovely woman … and three men:
Barr Radison, an American adventurer, searching for the mysterious source of black and silver fox pelts,
Macferris Montenay, a ruthless giant of a man, trying to carve out his own kingdom in the wilderness,
and Jean Nichemus, a halfbreed and Montenay’s henchman, harboring his own sinister plans.

185 pages
$14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Coming soon!

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 1 collects the first seven stories from this series:
“The Sinister Sphere,” “Blood on the Moon,” “Moon Wizard,” “The Silver Secret,”
“Black Lightning,” “Night Nemesis,” and “Murder Moon.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

286 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3
by John Peter Drummond
Introduction by Howard Andrew Jones

Coming soon!

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 3 includes the next four stories: “Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42), “Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942), “Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942), and “The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 2
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Coming soon!

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe
also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight.

These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more!
Volume 2 collects the next four stories from 1937–38:
“Masks Over Madrid,” “Wings of the Emerald,” “Hell Over China” and “Aces of Death.”

266 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray

Coming soon!

Following Donahue and Cardigan, Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series
featured the hard-boiled exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus
and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of
Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

389 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover




Altus Press
THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
by Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels
Coming soon!

The Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored.
It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

355 pages
 $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover | $4.99 ebook





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in October!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!
 
DOC SAVAGE Volume 85: "The Pharoah's Ghost" & "The Man Who Was Scared"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, after Johnny Littlejohn disappears in Cairo, Doc Savage journeys to the Land of the Sphinx to discover the strange secret behind "The Pharoah's Ghost." Then, the Man of Bronze is accused of murder when "The Man Who was Scared" is killed in Doc's own offices! PLUS a Bill Barnes novelette by Charles S. Verral, a never-published article by Lester Dent and a classic illustrated story from the Golden Age of Comics. This instant collector's item showcases both classic color covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-188-2 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 85 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151991.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in October!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 100: "The Death Triangle," "The Crimson Death" & "The Seven Deadly Arts" - SUPER-SIZED CENTENNIAL EDITION
Sanctum Books commemorates its milestone 100th issue with pulp thrillers by all three Maxwell Grants: Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott! First, The Master of Darkness unmasks the murderous mastermind behind "The Death Triangle." Then, "The Crimson Death" strikes in a dizzy dance of murder that draws even The Shadow into its arms! Finally, a mysterious cult revives an ancient curse  through "The Seven Deadly Arts." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-190-5  Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W, $15.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 100 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151992.


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

 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in October!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Superpack #3 -  "BAT-VILLAINS FORESHADOWED!" - Foreword by Harlan Ellison
Sanctum Books collects eight more novels that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. The Knight of Darkness battles the Voodoo Master in "The City of Doom" (the thriller that inspired Batman's first archfoe Doctor Death) and unmasks a two-faced crimelord in "Face of Doom" and a master of disguise in "The Fifth Face." Extortionists attack America with a super "Crime Ray," while The Shadow combats the Chinatown demi-god known as "The Living Joss," then investigates "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" and stops "Judge Lawless" from making a mockery of the law. PLUS three classic radio scripts: "The Immortal Murderer" and "The Man Who was Death" by Alfred Bester and "Djaruti, Goddess of Death," plus an Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! BONUS: exclusive art prints of George Rozen's "Judge Lawless" and Graves Gladney's "The Time Master" and "Death Premium" paintings! This instant collector's item showcases all eight original color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-189-9 Softcover, 7x10. 512 pages, B&W, $44.95

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151993.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Argent: Superheroes for the Silver Age - Now available!

Authored by Jeff Deischer
Introduction by Ric Croxton

ARGENT tells the stories of novice superheroes of the Argentverse, Vanguard, Jr., a trio of teenagers, the children and heirs of the golden age heroes known as the Three Musketeers; the Stargazer, an alien stranded on Earth; Shadowalker, a young Native American who learns that his heritage is a mystical one. Each novella reads like a comic book series, covering the summer months of 1961. Readers will discover the Argentverse and its inhabitants (both good and bad) alongside these new heroes in over twenty exciting original tales by Jeff Deischer, master of the pulp superhero prose story.


Page Count: 490
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White

$22.00


The Art of Joe DeVito
Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow Giclée print
Now available!



Limited Edition Archival Giclée

Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs

Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Choose Image size:

11 x 14 - $50.00

14 x 18 - $70.00
Both sizes fit standard frames

$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
Author Micah Harris and I discuss his new novel "The Return of the Dugpa" starring Ravenwood - Stepson of mystery.  Micah weaves a tale that involves actual historical events with Magical Lore, metaphysical speculation, and mythic overtones.  We had some technical difficulties and the show had to be patched together from disparate bits, but the continuity is there.

Past episodes:
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill 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
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

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.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


This should be available at PulpFest.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.

 I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.

These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.




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

Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies - New!
R.I.P. Steve Kennedy, 1945-2015
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Preview
7 Weeks to the 7th PulpFest
This Month’s Collectibles Update

Bold Venture Press
July releases!

DOMINO LADY: DEATH ON EXHIBIT
 by Rich Harvey

Available July 21st

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

Amazon.com  Createspace 

Pulp Jazz:The Charles Boeckman Storyby Charles Boeckman
Introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

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 pulp origins.

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.  Pulp Jazz:
The Charles Boeckman Story

142 pages, $16.95

Plot Genie: ComedySupplemental Formula #4 by Wycliffe A. Hill
Now available!

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 was intended.)

Plot Genie: Comedy
ISBN-13: 978-1514352397
326 pages, $19.95
Kindle book: $2.99
On sale now!





Buck Rogers - New Buck Rogers Movie Will Be Based on His Most Classic Story Ever!

The new film will focus on a future informed by the present and predicts a 2419 based on scientific/technological advances in the 90 years since the novel was originally published. The Rogers character, having lost everyone he loved centuries ago, will be darker and more brooding, a fish out of water who struggles to find a way to fit in with a war-torn world.



Centipede Press
THE COMPLETE KANE by Karl Edward Wagner
Coming  in September / October!

Kane, the mystic swordsman — an immortal, flame-haired sorcerer-warrior, cursed by an insane elder god to walk the Earth until eventually destroyed by the violence that he himself created.

Created by award-winning author and editor Karl Edward Wagner while he was still attending medical school, the most exciting and intelligent sword & sorcery series ever written is finally given the showcase it deserves with these stunning new illustrated editions from Centipede Press.
      
This handsome set of five hardcovers in a cloth slipcase includes the three main Kane novels — Dark Crusade, Bloodstone, and Darkness Weaves, along with the two volumes of short fiction — Death Angel’s Shadow and Night Winds — you finally have a chance to own meticulously proofread texts, with the short stories presented in the long-desired chronological order, with all of the poems, fragments, and later stories.
      
Each book has a handsome photograph of Karl Edward Wagner (some never published) from the period, and each book also reprints the original Warner Bros paperback edition cover so you have, finally, the complete Kane, presented the way the author intended, with each book individually illustrated.


Limited to 300 signed copies.
New artwork by Tom Kidd, Patrick J. Jones, Les Edwards, Boco, and Grant Griffin.
Printed endpapers.
Full cloth binding.
Ribbon marker.
Signed by the artists.
All five volumes enclosed in a handsome cloth slipcase.

Cloth, 5 volumes in slipcase: $350.

Cloth, 5 volumes in slipcase, plus a set of unsigned copies: $400

Cloth, 5 volumes unsigned: $150 (save $45).
Just $30 each.









CONAN THE AVENGER #19 - Coming in October!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan has survived his trial by combat against Janissa, but an even greater danger stands revealed -- can the two warriors set aside their differences long enough to unite against it? Witness a major turning point in the life of the Widowmaker!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale October 28.


CONAN THE AVENGER #19 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG150071.




CRIMSON SHORE (Agent Pendergast series) -  Coming November 10, 2015!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


Series: Agent Pendergast series
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00




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

Forgotten Books: TARZAN THE TERRIBLE by Edgar Rice Burroughs  - New!
Prince Valiant Vol. 6: 1947-1948 - New!
FREE TODAY: John Hegenberger's CROSS EXAMINATIONS - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 9) - New!
Altus Gallery: Nephews, Step-Sons and Crazy Second-Cousins of Zorro  - New!

TARZAN'S BACK! Return to Pal-ul-Don by Will Murray!
Paperback Gallery: THE MARS TRILOGY by Edward (Michael) P. (Moorcock) Bradbury  
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 8)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1940)
Overlooked Radio: THE WHISTLER



THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Now available!

The Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital editions.
Explore the world of digest magazines, past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.


Contents of Book Two
Interviews:
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles:
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 Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte


Reviews:
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
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

Fiction:
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version includes nearly 100 cover images.
Kindle version includes over 50 cover images.

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest
Print $8.99    Digital $2.99



Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!

October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015


Ron 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 today!

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.




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413

Update
Mark Ellis dropped out and his presentation slot is being covered by Jim Gerlch who will talk about Grosset & Dunlap and Edgar Rice Burroughs (aka G&D and ERB) ..... Past and Present. 
Also, Alex Simmons presentation topic will be, "Tarzan, Love of a Darker Land".




Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


Dum-Dum 2015
Meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!

August 20 - 23, 2015

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 Dum 2015.

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.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Voodoo Trail" from the June 1, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.


 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"New Stomachs for Old" by W. Alexander from AMAZING STORIES, February, 1927
Colonel Seymore has stomach problems, and his doctor recommends a stomach transplant.  There are unfortunate consequences from the transplant, however.
"Queen of the Mayhem" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, April, 1948
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
Alvin Hinkey, that goofy Gotham flatfoot, follows a bejeweled murder trail to crown a mistress of skullduggery.
"Long Sam Borrows a Badge" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS (Canada), November, 1948
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
A Wanted Man Makes Plumb Good Use of a Law Star!


Fu-Manchu - New comics & graphic novels are in the works!

Wai Chew ('Chewie') Chan and Christopher ('Chris') Sequeira are pleased to announce they have signed a multi-year license contract with the owners of the Doctor Fu Manchu and associated characters literary rights!

This deal will allow Chewie and Chris to produce comic-books and graphic novels featuring characters and concepts from the original Sax Rohmer DOCTOR FU MANCHU series of novels and short stories.

They shall be able to adapt existing stories as well as expand and create new takes on the series and its continuity.

Their license allows them to self-publish or work in partnership with a publisher or publishers!

Their very first planned story, an epic, twenty-first century mega-adventure graphic novel anticipated to run near 120 pages will be serialized in six or more chapters.

Details to come, but you
can start guessing and debating right now with a title that couldn't be more tantalizing: 'THE EXONERATION OF DOCTOR FU MANCHU'.



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 GOLDEN AGE: MASTERWORKS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION VOLUME 3 HC

This book presents a glorious survey of over 220 full-page, full-color masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, 1880-1960. As before, every iconic image is photographed directly from the original artwork, and virtually every major illustrator from the period is represented. 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.

Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95

THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME 3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151898.




GRAVEDIGGER: HOT WOMEN, COLD CASH TP - Coming in October!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

The popular noir web series returns to print! It's not easy being a bad guy, as career criminal "Gravedigger" McCrae knows all too well. First he's framed for the murder of a mob boss's daughter, and has to escape from an army of professional killers, unarmed and alone. Then, he's brought in on a South of the Border arms heist where everything that can go wrong, does. It's all about hot women and cold cash, in this hardboiled, hard-hitting collection. Collects the three-issue Gravedigger miniseries.

Softcover, B&W, 96 pages, $11.99, On sale October 28.


GRAVEDIGGER: HOT WOMEN, COLD CASH is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG150972.







Hermes Press: ALEX RAYMOND: AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY: ADVENTURE, INTRIGUE & ROMANCE HC - Coming in November!
(Writer) Ron Goulart (Art/Cover) Alex Raymond

Alex Raymond was one of the most influential comic strip artists of the 20th Century, creating action-packed art for Secret Agent X-9, the spectacular, classic imagery for Flash Gordon, and the nuanced, brilliant artwork for the detective/film-noiresque Rip Kirby. Hermes Press presents a comprehensive, definitive, art monograph covering Raymond's complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart. This new exhaustive full color art book features over 400 images, many scanned directly from Raymond's original artwork.

Hardcover, 10x13, 304 pages, Full Color, $75.00, On sale November 25.

ALEX RAYMOND: AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY: ADVENTURE, INTRIGUE & ROMANCE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151563.




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #5 (of 6) - Coming in October!

Set in the post WWII era! See the original cast of The Phantom, read this new adventure of The Ghost Who Walks as he battles classic villains. The all-new adventure of the original Ghost Who Walks continues with mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto. The Phantom enters the mysterious lost city in chains as the king looks on wanting to execute him; the queen looks on with far worse intentions!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale October 28.


THE PHANTOM #5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151562.


THIS IS A RESOLICITATION - PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED.


IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #11 - Coming in October!

Discover the dark romance and haunting allegory of the work of award winning painter Donato Giancola. We enter the studio of an artist who continues to refine his craft in the pursuit of artistic excellence. James E. McConnell; the story of the UK's most prolific pulp artist is brought to life by David Ashford Tomer Hanuka; Jennifer Gori cuts to the meat of some remarkable matter as she investigates his electifying art Mike Terry; one of the doyens of the golden age of humorous advertising art shares his story. Freya Hartas; recently graduated and already making her mark she shares some of her work.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99
, On sale October 28.

ILLUSTRATOR'S MAGAZINE #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG152031.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ARGOSY #4
THE METAL MONSTER by A. Merritt


THE ARGOSY CLASSIC FICTION REPRINT SERIES features "The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt. Reprinted in facsimile format.

Pulp-Sized Magazine
114 pages
$12.95




JOHN CARTER - Officially licensed tabletop games from Modiphius Entertainment!

John Carter fans, return to Barsoom with a series of officially licensed tabletop games from Modiphius Entertainment!

First brought to life by Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912,  John Carter is a Confederate officer who survives the American Civil War only to find himself transported to a fantastic version of Mars called Barsoom. The Mars stories spawned a generation of writers who went on to create such classic worlds as Dune, Star Wars, Superman, Avatar and Dungeons & Dragons. It is only fitting that John Carter is brought to life in the industry Burroughs’ ideas helped inspire.  As with many other gamers, the John Carter books inspired a love for Barsoom in Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius, who nurtured a collection of gradually disintegrating novels:

“I remember finding the whole set in a quirky bookstore in Shepherds Bush when I first moved to London, complete with gorgeous 70’s art. The adventures of the Warlord and his friends were hugely inspirational. These classic planetary-romance stories took me on a fantastic journey, and it’s been a dream to see Barsoom come to life through a series of games and miniatures.”

Modiphius is committed to a faithful adaptation of Burroughs’ planetary romance and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter draws directly from Burroughs’ original texts.



John Carter —The Roleplaying Game: Due for release: Christmas 2015
Explore the wonders of Barsoom from the vast deserts to the ancient cities. Discover the forgotten secrets of a world that was old when life first spawned in the oceans of Earth. Play as pilots, warriors, scientists, or one of the terrifying green Tharks.  Create you own Barsoom adventures or take on the great journeys as John Carter himself along side Dejah Thoris, Kantos Kan, Xodar, Tars Tarkas, Thuvia of Ptarth, Carthoris of Helium or any of the other major heroes and heroines of Barsoom.

The John Carter roleplaying game uses 2d20 LITE—a streamlined version of the 2d20 system featured in the Mutant Chronicles, INFINITY and Conan roleplaying games. Designed for fast flowing action accentuating the exuberant adventures of the original books, 2d20 LITE let’s you dive into the game immediately with a sleek, pulse-pounding system. Major industry artists will help bring Barsoom to life. 

John Carter: Swords of Mars—Miniatures: Due for release: Spring 2016
A line of collectible miniatures for use with the roleplaying game brings your adventures to the battlefield. Play small skirmishes or fight a war for the dying planet—scalable rules provide for both. Defend ruins against a horde of Tharks, raid the city of Helium to capture the Princess or take your battle airborne with the Red Martian navies.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars—The Board Game: Due for release: Summer 2016
Enact the greatest adventures across the ancient world of Barsoom as you lead your heroes through crumbling ruins and take to the skies in the beautiful ships of the Helium Navy. Can you save Barsoom from ruin at the hands of dastardly scientists or ancient forces?




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #9 - Arriving in comic shops July 22!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris try to unravel a mystery in lonely Martian village under attack by a mysterious killer. But even if they manage to gain the trust of the suspicious villagers, something far more deadly lurks in the shadows. It's a murder mystery, Martian-style, from the minds of Ron Marz, the fan-favorite cosmic writer of Green Lantern, and Ian Edginton!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 

 


JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #12  - Coming in October!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Bart Sears, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

The fate of Mars hangs in the balance as John Carter and Dejah Thoris race to revive the planet’s dying atmosphere. Standing in their way are killer robots, savage Tharks and villains of all stripes. Will John and Dejah sacrifice themselves if it means saving their world? The first year of the series official approved by Edgar Rice Burroughs estate roars to a conclusion!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 28.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #12 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151335
(Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151336 (Malsuni cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151337 (Luppacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151338 (Subscription cover).

 
 





JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS VOL. 1: INVADERS OF MARS TP   - Coming in October!
(Writer) Ron Marz (Art) Abhishek Malsuni (Cover) J. Scott Campbell

John Carter, the Confederate soldier transported to distant Mars, must save his adopted world from an adversary who is every bit his equal on the Red Planet: Captain Joshua Clark, formerly of the Army of the Potomac and now the strategist for a species of star-hopping conquerors. While Carter and his staunch ally, the Thark chieftain Tars Tarkas, lead a legion of united Green Men and Red Men against the alien assailants, Dejah Thoris — the princess of Barsoom — is held captive by the bloodthirsty Clark in the fallen city of Helium. The "Invaders of Mars" storyline is cosmic-scale action and adventure, courtesy of Ron Marz, the groundbreaking writer of Green Lantern!


Softcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99, On sale October 7.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 1: INVADERS OF MARS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151342
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JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #5  - Coming in October!
Writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Beginning “THE FACES OF FEAR!” Richard Benson, the Avenger, is the world’s foremost master of disguise–but when the man who taught him the art of deception comes to him in desperate need of help, what surprising facts will we learn about Benson’s own past?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 7.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151343.





MASKS 2 #7 (OF 8)  - Coming in October!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

In this issue, the machinations of the Red Death have scattered the masked heroes of three eras into the time stream. Now, wildly altered versions of the heroes have reunited for one last campaign to defeat the Red Death and save all of reality.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 7.

MASKS 2 #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG151346 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151347 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151348 (Subscription variant cover).









The 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.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
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...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
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.


CAROLINE MUNRO
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).


SUZANNA LEIGH
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).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR

JERRY BECK
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:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
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!

TEMPEST STORM
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!


Moonstone Books
Night Hawk: “The Hell Caverns”
Author: Ron Fortier  /  Cover: Doug Klauba
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Arriving in comic shops July 22!


Moonstone is proud to present a new aerial adventurer by pulpsmith Ron Fortier!

When German Air Command unleashes squadrrons of “Fire Bombers” against helpless French villages, it is up to Nighthawk, the Flying Spy, and his team of aces, to infiltrate the impenetrable Castle Von Scharf and discover the secrets of the Hell Caverns.

To do so, Nighthawk will have to outwit and defeat the beautiful but deadly aviatrix, Marlena von Scharf, the daughter of his greatest foe; the Black Knight.


Softcover, 6x9, 124 pages, B&W, $9.99



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

The Interceptor
- New! 
Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon
The Crimson Bat



Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, 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!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon 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. Continued here.

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. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard - New!
The Ice-Demon by Clark Ashton Smith
The Peeper by Frank Belknap Long
Airship Hunters Interview with Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Three by Mike Grell
Pulp Den - Now online!

Jennifer Chase Interview - New!
Chronicles #2 - New!
AGE OF THE UNICORN
Freed Men
Go! Hold On! Season Two
Tarzan: Return To Pal-ul-don

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Reprints: Collected Stories of the Sea by Neil Martin  - New!
Happy Pulpy Independence Day, USA
From the pulps to the slicks - A letter to the Saturday Evening Post from the Argosy magazine's editor
Gone North by Charles Alden Seltzer



The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

The Steam Man of the West series - New!
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ Nos. 41, 42-44
Fanzine focus: FAX Collector’s zines
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Vault’ No. 14
‘The New Adventures of Lynn Lash’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Archives
The Spider #14 Audiobook
Death's Crimson Juggernaut

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Hideous maniacal laughter shattered the dark silence of ghostly tenements. Sleepy-eyed men and women, stumbling through the dim halls of the building, found a sight that chilled their souls with terror. On a blank wall, spikes driven through her, hands and feet, blood coursing down her arms and breasts in tiny rivulets, a beautiful young woman was hanging, crucified, dying. Still another victim of the Torture Trust! And while panic spreads, while hundreds die victims of the Killers, the Spider is blinded, his faithful servants imprisoned, his friends dishonored! How can Richard Wentworth, desperate and alone, combat the powerful, well-organized Murder Syndicate whose gun hirelings hunt him down like a vicious mad dog?
 
 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
 
The Spider followed the established pulp pattern of a wealthy man-about-town, Richard Wentworth III, master of disguise, dilettante of the arts, in perfect physical condition, and completely devoted to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, no matter what the cost to himself or loved ones. Secretly donning a decrepit black hat, a tattered black cape, a false hunch to his shoulders, a lank wig of stringy hair, an application of sinister face makeup and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego the Spider, chasing down criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to electrifying life in Death's Crimson Juggernaut. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1934.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




RED SONJA / CONAN #3 (of 4) - Coming in October!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

For years, the old blind Seer has helped the wizard Kal'Ang climb to power, but just when Kal'Ang needs him the most, the Seer tells the wizard he must now deal with a final threat on his own. What final threat? The wrath of Conan and Red Sonja of course. Recognizing that the scourge of blood root has risen again, the Cimmerian and the red haired hellion go after Kal'Ang with a vengeance. But what of the Seer and his secret motivations?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale October 14.

RED SONJA / CONAN #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG151354 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151355 (Benes cover).




 

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 12 - Coming in January!
(Art) Murphy Anderson & Various

Hey, PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with the twelveth volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here: Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to ever see! Collects issues #54-59 (May 1948 to May 1949) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 336 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale January 27.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 12 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG151672.



THE SAINT: SEASONS 1 & 2 - Coming October 13!

All 39 heavenly episodes from Season 1 & 2 of THE SAINT

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Seasons One and Two of The Saint set the stage for what would become a six season run on television, and paved the way for the dashing Roger Moore to take on the role of an even more famous man of action later in his career. With guest starring appearances by such notables as Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago) and a pair of beauties from the spy classic Goldfinger (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton), The Saint is a wild and witty adventure that is every bit as fun and exciting today as it was when it first aired.


Release date: October 13, 2015  
Available in US/Canada
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Now available!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.




THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #3  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

A cabal of vile magicians have recruited an assassin to eliminate their enemies. At the top of the list–the Shadow! Meanwhile, more secrets of the Last Illusion are revealed.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 14.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG151357.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

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!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Pooltex Tangle
- New!
The Man From Shanghai - New!
The Crime Ray
The Crime Clinic
The Golden Grotto

SWORDS OF SORROW #6 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Sergio Davila
Covers: Tula Lotay
, Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!
IT ALL ENDS NOW.

The planet-crushing finale to this epic crossover ends here! With a key player down for the count, can the remaining warriors (and their Swords of Sorrow) hold the tide against Purgatori and the other CHAOS women, AND the Prince of All Dimensions as the universe collapses around them? Featuring the greatest pulp heroines of all time in the adventure no one ever imagined could happen!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 14.

SWORDS OF SORROW #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG151324 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151325 (Lupacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG151326 (Hack subscription variant cover).




SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #1 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops July 22!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Red Sonja is plunged through the Rift to Jana the Jungle Girl’s tropical island, just as paradise is besieged by a terrifying monster that rains down ice and snow with killing cold. Jana, terrified for her homeland, is determined to destroy the source of the magic and return balance to her world – even if that means combating the She-Devil herself! An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by celebrated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Earth 2).


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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.

Threescore and Ten-Part Two - New!
A Spacecraft Around Yuggoth - New!
Threescore and Ten-Part One  - New!
Whip-poor-wills in Weird Fiction - New!
Earl Norem (1923-2015)
More Dystopian Television
A Corporate Dystopia for Today
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part Seven

THE TOURNAMENT - Arriving in book stores July 21!
by Matthew Reilly

The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world.

Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court’s champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII’s court.

Yet on the opening night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and unimaginable depravity—sexual and otherwise—unfold before Elizabeth’s and Ascham’s eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itself…and its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List price: $26.00



VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - Coming in October!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99


VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 22).
The Diamond Item Code is
AUG152233 (Small).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG15 2234 (Medium).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG15 2235 (Large).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG15 2236 (X-Large).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG15 2237 (XX-Large).

Wraith - Coming March 15, 2016!
by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens


In 1995, the CIA made a breakthrough that they hid from the world because it would change everything in modern science--but some secrets can't stay hidden. A rogue force has learned how to make disembodied minds capable of lethal action. Ghosts have been weaponized, and now a Russian general has infiltrated the U.S. with a squad of "berzerkers"--an army that can't be killed because they're already dead. Only one person knew the general's plans, but she died in a car crash. The only person who can communicate with her is the cop who was at her side when she died--and now he must race to stop a force that could end life as we know it.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books










10 July 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



Airship 27 Productions
C.O. JONES: MOBSTERS & MONSTERS
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the latest pulp thriller by one of the fastest rising stars in the New Pulp field, Fred Adams, Jr.

During World War II, C.O. Jones, under a different name, was recruited into a special unit of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services).  Special in that all the members had some kind of extrasensory abilities bordering on magic.  Their main mission was to seek out and combat the Nazis’ top secret Occult Practioners.

But the war is over and C.O. is just another veteran looking for a fresh start.  He hopes the quiet little town of Brownsville, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to do so.  Until, that is, he gets involved with the local criminal element and discovers, through his own unique gifts, that someone is using dark magic to further their own illegal agenda.  For C.O. Jones, it seems the ways of magic are to be found in the most unlikely places.

“I can’t say enough good things about Fred Adams,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “From day one he has delivered some of the best fiction I’ve read in years.  His style is both competent and easy, delivering suspenseful stories like all the old pros from the classic pulps of the 30s and 40s.  This is his fourth book with us and honestly, each one is better than the last.  If you love pulp fiction, remember the name Fred Adams.”

Fred Adams, Jr. delivers another scorching thriller that races across the pages with fresh, original characters, suspense and ever-exploding action.  Features spot illustrations by artist Clayton Hinkle with a stunning cover by Carl Yonders, all under the guidance of award winning Art Director, Rob Davis.  Hold on to your seatbelts as you meet the C.O. Jones, one of the toughest new pulp heroes of them all.


Now Available at Amazon.com in hardcopy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
THE SECRET 6 CLASSICS: THE SUICIDE SQUAD'S LAST MILE
by Emile C. Tepperman
Now available!


The Suicide Squad returns for five final sagas:
“The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile” “Shells For the Suicide Squad,” “Wanted—In Three Pine Coffins,”
“The Suicide Squad’s Private War,” and “—For Tomorrow We Die!”

 $22.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover


Fee shipping on softcover editions!



Altus Press
RAVENWOOD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Will Murray 

Newly remastered and now available again!

From the pages of Secret Agent “X.”
For the first time in one collection, all five of the occult detective Ravenwood’s adventures have been collected in one volume,
as written by one of the greats of the pulp era, Frederick C. Davis. Also features an all-new introduction by Will Murray.


Remastered to match the design of the forthcoming releases of two other Frederick Davis series:
Mark Hazzard and Paul Kirk. All three titles will match in design.


$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 eBook

Fee shipping on softcover editions!



 
Altus Press
THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
by Jay J. Kalez, George A. Starbird and Lincoln Hoffman

Coming soon!


Volume 2 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations:
“El Viborito” by Jay J. Kalez, “Badmen of the Cayugas” by George A. Starbird, and “The Valley of Crucifixion” by Lincoln Hoffman.

405 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook





Altus Press
HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
By Frederick C. Davis
Coming soon!

The Fight Against the Lawless!
From the pages of Ten Detective Aces, featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!

Contains the following stories:
“Coffins for Two,” “Juggernaut Justice,” “Corpses’ Court,”
“The Murder Crypt,” “Terror Tribunal,” and “The Death-Chair Challenge.”

296 pages
 $29.95 hardcover / $19.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
By Arch Whitehouse
Coming soon!

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket,” “Cavalry of the Clouds,” “Twin-Engine Treachery,”
“Test Pilot Terror,” “The Carrier Coup” and “Scourge of the Sky Brood.”

275 pages
 $29.95 hardcover / $19.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
JIM ANTHONY VOLUME 3
By Victor Rousseau
Coming soon!

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony:
“Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.

353 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
TREASURE SEEKERS
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure.
Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages
 $34.95 hardcover / $24.95 softcover / $4.99 ebook




Altus Press
OUR FAR FLUNG BATTLE LINE
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

 One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it's a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

295 pages
$19.95 softcover | 29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
DEAD MEN SINGING: THE MEN WHO FOUGHT FOR TEXAS
By H. Bedford-Jones

Coming soon!

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.

140 pages
$12.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Ghost Hills
By H. Bedford-Jones


Up in the frozen north of Canada … an old secret and a lovely woman … and three men:
Barr Radison, an American adventurer, searching for the mysterious source of black and silver fox pelts,
Macferris Montenay, a ruthless giant of a man, trying to carve out his own kingdom in the wilderness,
and Jean Nichemus, a halfbreed and Montenay’s henchman, harboring his own sinister plans.

185 pages
$14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Coming soon!

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 1 collects the first seven stories from this series:
“The Sinister Sphere,” “Blood on the Moon,” “Moon Wizard,” “The Silver Secret,”
“Black Lightning,” “Night Nemesis,” and “Murder Moon.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

286 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3
by John Peter Drummond
Introduction by Howard Andrew Jones

Coming soon!

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 3 includes the next four stories: “Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42), “Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942), “Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942), and “The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 2
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Coming soon!

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe
also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight.

These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more!
Volume 2 collects the next four stories from 1937–38:
“Masks Over Madrid,” “Wings of the Emerald,” “Hell Over China” and “Aces of Death.”

266 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray

Coming soon!

Following Donahue and Cardigan, Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series
featured the hard-boiled exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus
and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of
Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

389 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover




Altus Press
THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
by Whitney Ellsworth and Norman A. Daniels
Coming soon!

The Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored.
It's the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

355 pages
 $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover | $4.99 ebook





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!

THE SHADOW Volume 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95 

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming  in October!

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95

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
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