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Adventure House
Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #155

Weird Menace Special Issue

"Land of Living Flame" by E. Hoffman Price
"Too Bad To Kill" by Stan Warner
"Death Spurs" by R.T. Maynard
"Daughter of the Serpent" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Death Cove by Ray King
"The Fiend’s Club" by Harry F. Olmsted
"The Cannibal Floor" by Arthur J. Burks


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
   
7x10, 112 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

THRILLING WONDER STORIES - June 1943

"Through the Blackboard" by Joel Townsley Rogers
Unexpectedly tossed into the fourth dimension, little mathematics professor Noel Goug has an amazing chance to solve all of his personal problems while time stand motionless!

"Wobblies In the Moon" by Frank Belknap Long
"The Devil’s Fiddle" by N.R. de Mexico
"Children of the Gods" by D.D. Sharp
"Grief of Bagdad" by Kelvin Kent
"Two-Timing Man" by Thaedra Alden
"The Golden Temple" by Ray Cummings
"World of Living Dead" by Wilm Carver

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

GANGSTER STORIES - November 1931

"Black Ice" by C.B. Yorke
"King Joe Dies" by E. Parke Levy
"Gangland"
“Ex-Dick—Feminine” by Margie Harris
“Doctor Jim” by Ward D. Binns
"Vice Racket" by Tom Champion
"Ducky Swings A Deal" by Homer Faust

Cover Artist: Tom Lovell

   
7x10, 156 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Coming soon!
Age of Aces will have two new books at PulpFest 2017.

Sky Devil: Ace of Devils
By Harold F. Cruickshank

The Sky Devil and his Brood were riders of the hell trail! Nowhere along the Western Front could you find a more feared crew, both in their element or out. 120 Squadron could always be counted on to whip Germany's best Aces, out-scrap entire squadrons of Boche killers, or tackle not one, but two crazed Barons with an Egyptology fetish! But what happens when they find themselves up in a dirigible fighting a fleet of ghost zeppelins, or down in the English Channel battling ferocious deep water beasts, or even behind enemy lines dealing with a crazed Major Petrie? Plenty, and you can read it all here. The prolific Harold F. Cruickshank was a mainstay of Popular Publications’ aviation titles, with a series in each. For Battle Aces he wrote Sky Wolf; For Battle Birds he created Red Eagle; and in Dare-Devil Aces, from 1932 to 1935, he wrote the 29 tales of Sky Devil. This second volume from Age of Aces Books collects half of the run—15 stories in all—including the seminal story where Bill Dawe is rooked out of the command of 120 Squadron!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Hell
By Donald E. Keyhoe

The German Empire has unleashed Hell on Earth! The dead are climbing out of their graves and giant skeletons attack the living. Heads are detonating and soldiers are turning to bronze. But flying to the rescue like an avenging angel is America’s own “Brain Devil,” Captain Philip Strange, the phantom ace of G-2 Intelligence. Whether it’s deadly bridges or killer broadcasts, when the Allies need a miracle they pray for Philip Strange! This sixth volume of Donald Keyhoe’s flying spy features six weird World War I adventures: The Devil's Holocaust, Hell's Gateway, The Brain-Devil of G-2, Tombstone Tarmac, The Bridge of Death, and Hellions of Headless Death.


Airship 27 Productions
BASS REEVES FRONTIER LAWMAN Volume 2
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of “Bass Reeves – Frontier Lawman Vol 2. This is the second in a series of brand new stories featuring one of the greatest historical figures of American history.

In the years after the Civil War, the most successful lawman to operate in the untamed frontiers was U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. An ex-slave, Reeves pinned on the silver badge because he believed all men to be equal in the eyes of the law and so he would become an agent of that justice. In his career he captured over 3,000 felons and survived fourteen major gun battles. A crack shot with both rifle and pistol, he was never wounded once.

“The first time I heard of Bass Reeves, I was shocked that I hadn’t encountered him before in the history books I’d read while in school,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I mean, what American child wasn’t brought up on the legendary figures of the Old West like Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Billy the Kid? But why were there no accounts about this amazing lawman?” Determined to find the answer to that puzzle, Fortier began his own research and soon discovered it was no accident that omitted the life of this dedicated deputy marshal from the chronicles of the Wild West but rather outright bigotry on the part of government sponsored educational programs.

“At the turn of the 20th Century, the Washington bureaucracy controlled education in the country and purposely forbade any mention of the contributions made by blacks in the settling of the West after Civil War. This unconscionable bigotry became the norm throughout the land,” Fortier continues. “Now it was time to set the record straight, in any way we could via our limited means. To that end, Airship 27 Productions put together an anthology featuring four fictionalized adventures starring Bass Reeves. “If stories could be invented to further the legends of such peace officers as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, then why not Bass Reeves?”  That first collection of Bass Reeves stories went on to become one of the company’s best selling titles.

Now, in this second volume of an ongoing series, the Deputy Marshal finds himself teaming up with a spitfire of a she-devil known as Quickshot Katy, chasing down desperate train robbers, protecting an army gold shipment and defending a vicious killer against an entire town demanding blood. Writers Milton Davis, Mel Odom, Michael Black and Derrick Ferguson have saddled up to deliver four new action packed western yarns starring the one and only Bass Reeves. Award winning artist Marco Turini provides the stunning cover and Airship 27 Productions’ own Art Director and Designer, Rob Davis the twelve interior illustrations.

Time to join the posse as the legendary U.S Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves sets out to once again bring justice to frontier as only he could.

Now available at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
The Mysterious Wu Fang #5: The Case of the Green Death
By Robert J. Hogan
Now available!


Newspapers throughout the civilized world screamed the headlines—”WU FANG” CAPTURED!!!
And within the escape-proof walls of Scotland Yard, it was a fact, accomplished through the clever hands of Val Kildare.
Yet somewhere within the evil haunts of fog-bound London, sinister agents knew the unspoken desires of the Crime Lord and advanced with the single thought, ESCAPE!—Ever onward, weaving their patterns of Death and Despair!


$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover

Altus Press

 
Altus Press
Thrilling Adventures T-Shirt
Now available!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan

$22.95


Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Mysterious Wu Fang Continues, Plus a New Pulp T-Shirt
- New!
Altus Press News: Dusty Ayres #3 and Moon Man Vol. 5
Altus Press Completes the Dr. Yen Sin Series, Plus Wu Fang Continues
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Solder Stories (April and May 1929)
Science Fiction Classics: “Veiled Knowledge” by Edwin James and “No More Pencils” by Joquel Kennedy

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

BLACK BAT Volume 8: "The Black Bat's Summons" & "The White Witch” plus the origin of Super-Mouse!
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by THE SPIDER’s Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, the Masked Avenger of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in “The Black Bat’s Summons.”  Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of “The White Witch." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS plus the origin of Super-Mouse, the ONLY non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age! This instant collector's item showcases a knockout voodoo cover by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-231-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 120: “The Cup of Confucius" and “No Time for Murder"
The Master of Darkness searches for deadly relics in thrilling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, only The Shadow knows the deadly secret that lurks within the priceless "Cup of Confucius." Then, a feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all who possess it, until The Shadow proves it's "No Time for Murder" in a magic-based mystery that reveals the secret behind Houdini's greatest illusion! Plus, "The Shadow on the Silver Screen" examines the 1946 Monogram films starring Kane Richmond Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in October!
Coming to comic shops October 25!

THE SHADOW Volume 123: "The Voice” & "Alibi Trail"
The Knight of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson. First, "The Voice" commands and murder is done — but will The Shadow's taunting triumph laugh finally ring out above all? Then, a Spanish playing card, a baggage claim and a bank check are the enigmatic clues leading The Shadow along the murderous "Alibi Trail." Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 123 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172365.
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!

At long last: The Ruby Files Volume 2 is here!

One of the most popular New Pulp characters is back!  Rick Ruby, noir PI extraordinaire, returns in a  second volume of stories from some of the best authors in New Pulp.  The first volume was one of the most popular and critically recognized books in 2012 and has remained a perennial favorite.  Now Rick is back and the stories are better than ever.In this show I interview Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, and Alan Porter about their contributions to this new volume.   We delve into the origins of the character and the inspiration that each of the authors had for their stories.
 
UNFORTUNEATELY, a thunderstorm landed on us towards the end of the program and the last 10 minutes of the interview was lost.  But there is so much good stuff here(including a few tangents) that I don't think the fans will mind.
 
There are also lotsa great xtras and links that feature the work of thee fine authors so check 'em out.
 
The Ruby Files, Volume 2 is available at Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and as always over at the Airship 27 Hangar (paperback, and PDF).


Past episodes:
James Palmer discusses his new novel "IX Incursion"
The Brother Bones Movie Kickstarter
Nancy Hansen Talks About Jezebel Johnston: Sea Witch
Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon

BATMAN/SHADOW #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 26!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo
Variant cover by Tim Sale


The fourth chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here!

The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City’s worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman’s heart!
But if he’s freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?


Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





BATMAN/SHADOW Hardcover - Coming in November!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo


While investigating the murde of a Gothamite, Batman identifies his prime suspect as Lamont Cranston... but there are two problems with that. One, Batman is not aware Lamont's alter ego is the master detective known as the Shadow. Two, and more importantly, Cranston seems to have died over half a century ago! The Shadow was a major influence of the Batman himself and now appears in this incredible six-issue miniseries.

Collects BATMAN/THE SHADOW #1-6 and stories from BATMAN ANNUAL #1.


Note: It appears that the following reprints have been deleted from this collection.
The PREVIEWS solicitation does not mention then nor does the DC Comics webpage.
Batman Vol 1 #253
"Who Knows What Evil - -?
"
Cover Artist: Mike Kaluta
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Penciler: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano


Batman Vol 1 #259
"The Night of the Shadow"
Cover Artist: Nick Cardy
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Penciler: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano


Hardcover, Full Color, 208 pages, $24.99, On sale November 22.


BATMAN/SHADOW HC is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170332.





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

Production Update: When the first copies of this book showed up, a tiny but important error was found that had escaped during proofreading. In hastily typing the copy for the copyright page, two of the numerals in the ISBN number were accidentally transposed.  This discrepancy prevents Amazon availability and proper copyright registration.  The appropriate correction was made and the book was resubmitted to the printer. As a result, pre-ordered copies which should have gone out late last week will begin shipping late THIS week.

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

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




Bold Venture Press
I'LL GRIND THEIR BONES
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

American news reporter John Keats interviews Count Vasil Garganoff, mysterious manufacturing mogul of Hertha Gun Works in Transylvania. When Teutony and Esperench diplomats are found dead, the world suddenly teeters on the brink of war!

I’ll Grind Their Bones is a pulp-ish detective story, where the dogged protagonist must investigate the death of two men that escalates into impossible shootings and other mysterious occurrences. The title, taken from a rhyme most typically associated with Jack and the Beanstalk, refers to the casual death of men in violent ways. But Roscoe also escalates this cause up from a simple quest of righteous vengeance to play it instead to very different ends in the largest theater of all: WAR.

I’ll Grind Their Bones plays out like an international nightmare showing the insanity and futility of throwing so many innocent lives away in the cause of conflict.

The three countries which become the canvas for this carnage — the aggressor Teutony, the conspirator Esperance, and the unknown threat of Helvania — have clear parallels in real life, and it is telling that Roscoe takes a moment to remove Italy from proceedings so as to streamline this already complex international thrust-and-parry.

Mystery / Political Thriller
330 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $17.95 | eBook: $4.99




Bold Venture Press
Bold Venture Press presents the first installment in the Jack Hagee, Private Eye series.

When Carl Miller's fiancee disappears, her trail leads him to New York City, and the office of private investigator Jack Hagee. Taking the case against his better judgement, Hagee quickly finds himself in the center of a circle of blood, with the corpses piling up fast.

Now he must rescue poor little runaway Mara Phillips to avoid landing in the slaughter pit. But he wonders if she's worth rescuing ...


Mystery
274 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $16.95 | eBook: $3.99





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Issue 2 Now Available! - New!
Issue 2 Run Down!
Pulp Consumption: John Wick
Pulp Appeal: A Few Contemporary Anthologies



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Pulp is Literate - New!
Short Reviews – The Stratosphere Menace, by Ralph Milne Farley - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Robert E. Howard Was the Texan Tolkien - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Tom Barber - New!
Short Reviews – The Quest of Iranon, by H.P. Lovecraft
High Contrast Fantasy: A. Merritt’s Burn, Witch, Burn!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Ken Barr
Building the Hero: The Pulp Approach

CONAN THE SLAYER #11 - Arriving in comic shops July 26!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Thomas Grindberg (Cover)

Within the mystically resurrected island fortress of Xapur, Conan confronts an ancient demon with skin as hard as iron.
Only an ancient dagger can slay the malign spirit, and the blade is there for the taking . . . if Conan can get past the enormous serpent that guards it!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Dark Horse Comics



Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #2 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson, Aaron Lopresti


Diana has escaped the Cimmerian gladiator's arena, but she's exchanged that battleground for an equally dire fate.
Now she's chained to Conan -- the warrior who refused to fight -- and they've been sold to a pirate's crew!
When their ship founders in a storm, a leap into shark-infested waters seems like the safest course...


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 18.

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170295 (Robertson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170296 (Lopresti cover).







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


Forgotten Adaptations of Books
- New!
PLANET COMICS 7, 8 & 9 (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE - New!
Poster Gallery: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - New!
Forgotten Books: CAPTAIN BLOOD, etc. (again)
More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Broadswords and Blasters #2
- New!
Don Mardick’s Not a Leg to Stand On - New!
Pulp Literature #15 Summer 2017
Russell Branch’s Rip Tide
Robert’s Bookshop
Larque Press: Coming and Goings






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

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

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



Dum-Dum 2017  

DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE TPB - Coming in October!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover
 
David Avallone (Legenderry: Vampirella) and Dave Acosta (Red Sonja, Vampirella) unite for a Doc Savage epic of pulp-fueled espionage and intrigue!

Set in 1938, "The Ring of Fire" delivers thrills aplenty as FDR's America faces a string of national disasters: beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, and villains from the Silver Death's Heads gang are trying to kill Doc Savage! Who is the sinister villain behind this string of misfortune?


Full Color, 96 pages, $15.99, On sale October 4.


DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171535.






THE DYNAMITE ART OF THE SHADOW HC - Cancelled!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander
Cover: Alex Ross

Diamond Comics has cancelled retailer orders for this title.
I do not know if it will be resolicited or is cancelled outright.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Dynamite knows! Since 2002, The Shadow has been an integral part of Dynamite Entertainment's publishing line, a relentless force of justice haunting the shelves of comic shops each and every month. Over the years, dozens of highly skilled artists have drawn and painted the crime-fighter, as well as his signature cloak, slouched hat, and twin .45 semi-automatic pistols. The Dynamite Art of The Shadow celebrates the timelessness of a pulp fiction icon, as captured by the comic industry's most acclaimed talents: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander, and many more.

Hardcover, 328 pages, Full Color, $39.99





By Ralph N. Laughlin and Ann E. Johnson
Interior illustrations by Mike Grell and cover art by Tom Gianni

Now available and coming to comic shops October 4!

The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival. Set in the 1980s:

• Includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas;
• Introduces Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan – a young man struggling to seek his place in an adult world;
• Unveils the inner workings of Tarzan’s massive family wealth – the Greystoke Trust, a London-based financial estate whose global influence reaches into the highest levels of business and government.
  This rapid, page-turning adventure travels from Africa to London to Paris and to Moscow in pursuit of justice because the family is Under Seige:
• Tarzan’s African estate is demolished by an unknown guerrilla militia, leaving in its wake a leveled complex littered with the dead;
• The Greystoke Trust, run by grandson Jackie, is accused of capital crimes against the Crown, and Jackie is jailed;
• Son Jack, the last known person to meet with Dian Fossey, is accused of her murder and is sought by African authorities;
• Jonathan’s airplane is shot down and crash lands into the African jungle forcing him to call upon his instincts, heritage and martial arts training to survive.
This leap into the late 20th Century will provide intense excitement as chapter after chapter leaves doubt as to the survival of the Greystokes and their legacy.

Book #4 in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series

Softcover: $19.95
Hardcover: $34.95


TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY UNDER SEIGE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172366 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172367 (Hardcover).

 

Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in August!


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

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

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

Foreword by pulp author/historian Rick Lai!

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

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

$39.99




Fedogan & Bremer
DEAD TITANS WAKEN by Donald Wandrei
Coming soon!


We originally had this book near production over a decade ago, but it got caught in our problems, and eventually came out as a Limited hardcover from Centipede Press, now out of print.
This Trade Paperback restore our conception of arguably Donald Wandrei's greatest work, with end notes.
Illustrations by Wandrei's friend Rodger Gerberding and cover by Weird Tales artist Jon Arfstrom.




Fedogan & Bremer

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #7 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Greg Smallwood, Robert Castro

The crew of the villainous Resolve continues on their quest for the rare gemstone known as the Eye of Judgment -the final component that will allow them to build a war machine of terrible power - but there's still hope yet, as the two greatest heroes of Earth and Mars-Tarzan and John Carter-have joined forces!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 25.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171542 (Nord cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171543 (Smallwood cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171544 (Castro cover).


 
 

THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #4 (of 5) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Bob Q
Cover
: Ty Templeton

SHOWDOWN! Green Hornet, Kato & The Spirit vs. Kid Kraken and his army, in a fully evacuated Chicago!
And if our heroes somehow manage to survive the deluge of henchmen descending upon them, they MIGHT discover the mystery of the dead astronaut with the knife in his back…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale
October 4.

THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171546.



HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #2 - Coming in October! 
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover A), Stephen Byrne (Cover B)

Agent Moss is back and she's about to drop one hell of a Bombshell.
The team reels at this revelation and realize that there's only one man they can turn to as a result: the enigmatic ninja Ishikawa Minamoto.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 11.

HALF PAST DANGER 2: DEAD TO REICHS #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170524   (Mooney cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170525   (Byrne cover).


 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Novel Writing and Pulp
One Sword for Love
Woman of Wonder
Gardner Fox Swashbucklers
Hardboiled Monday: The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories


H. P. LOVECRAFT WORLDS TPB VOLUME 02 LURKING FEAR AND OTHER - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft, Steven P. Jones (Art/Cover) Octavio Cariello & Various (Cover) Octavio Cariello

A chilling collection of five Lovecraft tales adapted by award winning comic writer Steven Philip Jones. Lovecraft is considered one of America's most innovative and popular horror writers. Jones takes the classic tales and while remaining true to the source, brings them into the modern age which can sometimes make the horror even more terrifying. Contained within: Dagon, Arthur Jermyn, Picture in the House, The Statement of Randolph Carter, Music of Erich Zann.

Softcover, 7x10, 166 pages, B&W, $16.99, On sale October 25.


HP LOVECRAFT WORLDS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171436.







ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #58 - Coming in October!

This "Special Issue" of Illustration features the spectacular art of James Montgomery Flagg, perhaps best known for his iconic "I Want You!" Uncle Sam poster, one of the most often parodied and imitated images in American history. Our feature showcases dozens of images of original artwork, rare photographs, drawings, preliminary studies, and rarely seen tear sheets and ephemera from Flagg's personal archives. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale October 25.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #58 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172387.



JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #4 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Greg Smallwood

As 007 closes in on rogue agent Rika Van De Havik, a deadly drone attack strikes at the heart of Europe.
Russia's covert ops agency SMERSH is plotting to split NATO - by pitting Britain's MI6 against the CIA!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 18.

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171555.




JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX HC - Coming in October!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover: Dom Reardon

In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security.

Hardcover, Full Color, 176 pages, $24.99, On sale October 11.

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX HC is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171557.





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE INSIDIOUS DOCTOR FU-MANCHU

The mysterious Fu-Manchu, one of the most appalling of characters, in one of the most thrilling stories ever penned.
A mad genius, combining Western science and Oriental magic, he leads an organization whose members are everywhere but never seen. He seeks to exterminate the West and reawaken the East.

Between this fiend and the accomplishment of his fantastic plan, there stands only one man, Nayland Smith.

The struggle of these two men--the one to destroy and the other to protect civilization--is a story with some of the fascination of its chief character--the Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu.

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 354 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $14.95

ENCHANTRESS OF LEMURIA

Miles down in the earth was an amazing city in a giant cavern; and a lovely girl; and a hideous war.

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 166 pages
Retail Price $16.95
Our Price $10.95



Jimmie Dale, Alias the Gray Seal
The New Adventures of the Gray Seal Book 1

by Michael Howard 
 Now available in softcover and Kindle editions!


In the summer of 1912 New York City was being terrorized by a bizarre organization of metal-clawed criminals who ascend stone walls as easily as others climb stairs. Dubbed the Spider Gang by the press, they roamed over every part of Manhattan from neighborhoods of squalid tenements to the most luxurious mansions of the rich. It wasn't wealth that they sought however, instead it was the City's most beautiful women who were being carried off for some sinister purpose.

A new challenge for the Gray Seal! The very first in a long, long line of crime-fighting urban vigilantes has returned in an all new novel length adventure. More than a century ago bored society millionaire Jimmie Dale hid his identity behind a mask and slouch hat to become the safe-cracking master criminal known as the Gray Seal. His objective was excitement rather than financial gain, but quickly decided that justice was a still more worthy goal. Dale became feared and hunted by both the police and the underworld as he waged a one-man war on evildoers the law could not stop. Commanded by the mysterious woman of a thousand faces known as the Tocsin, Jimmie Dale pits himself against those who prey on the weakest members of society. The Gray Seal novels of Frank Packard influenced a wide range of heroes including The Shadow, the Spider, the Green Hornet, and Batman. The Gray Seal strikes again!

Trade paperback,
6 x 9 inches, 374 pages
$15.99
Kindle Price:    $4.99

Coming later this year!
A compilation of the original Gray Seal novels written by Frank Packard.
There were five in all and the fifth book (Jimmie Dale and the Missing Hour) has never appeared before in a digital version.
This is going to be an annotated edition with a detailed chronology of the series - and photos of the main characters!

More news when available!

Amazon     Kindle  


JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #3 (of 3) - Arriving in comic shops July 26!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Joe discovers that the supernatural voices driving men insane may have roots in another dimension, and Church takes matters into his own hands when Lori starts to ask too many questions.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



John Silence—Physician Extraordinary / The Wave - Coming in September!

Six stories featuring John Silence, the psychic doctor whose tales offer a strange combination of Holmesian detection and Lovecraftian horror, and a story of reincarnation as an ancient Egyptian love triangle is played out again in more modern times. New introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.



JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #4 (of 4) - Coming in October!
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover:
Tom Mandrake

The thrilling series conclusion!
The secrets of the Avenger’s past are at last revealed — as is the conspiracy against his good name.
And since villains from Benson’s past have come calling — Justice Inc. is ready to give them a strong right cross as an answer!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 25.

JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171559.








KONG GODS OF SKULL ISLAND ONESHOT #1 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Philip Kennedy Johnson (Art) Chad Lewis (Cover) Jeremy Wilson

In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there.
Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they're devoted to their god…and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.

Full Color, 32 pages, $7.99, On sale October 4.

KONG GODS OF SKULL ISLAND ONESHOT #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171314.





The Korshak Collection: Illustrations Of Imaginative Literature
June 07, 2017 to August 26, 2017

The Society is proud to present a rare opportunity to view some of the greatest fantasy masterpieces of our time. Presenting a grouping of illustrations of imaginative literature from the Korshak Collection, on display in Gallery 1 & 2. 

"As a young man I was fortunate enough to grow up with great art in my bedroom. My father, Erle Korshak, was the publisher of a pioneering science fiction book company, Shasta Publishers. Shasta ushered in the transition of important science fiction literature from magazines printed on cheap pulp paper to hardcover, library-quality books. Much of that art lived with us at our house and at the company office in Chicago.

In particular, the J. Allen St. John illustration for the 1941 Amazing Stories magazine cover of John Carter battling the Dead in "The City of Mummies" lured me into a fantastic world that I never knew existed. I read and enjoyed the Edgar Rice Burroughs story behind the illustration but for me, the illustration itself gave me a sense of wonder I had never previously experienced.

So began a lifelong love affair with illustration art. This collection is a vision of the fantastic. It is one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature."

The Society of Illustrator
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

KULL ETERNAL #5 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art) Luca Pizzari
Covers: Luca Pizzari, Alex Sanchez

Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns!

A would-be king's quest approaches its stunning finale as Kull and his comrades take their war to Antarctica and the serpent men of the modern day.
It's winner take all in this final battle for the New Atlantean throne!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 25.

KULL ETERNAL #5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170433 (Pizzari cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170434 (Sanchez cover).




LAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM THE EARTH'S CORE #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Gene Magora (Cover) Mike Wolfer

It’s the cataclysmic conclusion of THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT/PELLUCIDAR crossover, and an allout war on the prehistoric continent of Caspak! The horrifying, winged Weiroo and insidious Mahars from Pellucidar have launched their earthshaking attack on tribes people and dinosaurs alike, and only See-Ta the Savage and Dian the Beautiful can rally Caspak’s warring tribes in one final retaliatory attack against the invaders!

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT TERROR FROM THE EARTH’S CORE #3 comes with three covers – Two Connecting Main Covers by Gene Magora and a Wish You Were Here Postcard Retailer Incentive Edition by Dan Parsons.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 25.

KULL ETERNALAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM THE EARTH'S CORE #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171181 (Cover A).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171182 (Cover B).







  Cover not available
LANDS OF THE EARTHQUAKE
By Henry Kuttner
Now available!


DMR Books is proud to announce our first split release in the tradition of the Ace Double series!
This book contains two novellas, "Lands of the Earthquake" by Henry Kuttner and "Under a Dim Blue Sun" by Howie K. Bentley.

After a year-long bout of amnesia, William Boyce was haunted by fleeting memories of his missing year. His search for the woman he could not remember yet could never forget led him through a crystal portal to another dimension. He is taken to Kerak, the castle built by French Crusaders who have been trapped in this timeless world for six centuries. When the Crusaders’ leader, Guillaume du Bois, falls victim to the enchantments of Kerak’s enemies in the Sorcerers’ City, Boyce goes in his place to rescue his comrade, Godfrey.

Will Boyce survive in the Sorcerers’ City long enough to discover the secret of his lost year? And what roles do the Oracle of Kerak and the mad Huntsman play in this?

Lands of the Earthquake is one of Henry Kuttner’s greatest science-fantasy tales in the tradition of A. Merritt, along with The Dark World and The Mask of Circe. It was originally published in Startling Stories in 1947 and has never appeared in book form before.


Captain Erasmus O’Brien was assigned a task that could decide the fate of World War II: infiltrate German headquarters and steal the Nazis’ latest technological development – a flying saucer. O’Brien pulls it off, but loses control of the ship and ends up on a planet in another galaxy. He arrives just in time to rescue the slave girl Elekaina from the clutches of the hideous snake men, the Nag-Gaina. Armed with laser rifles procured from the ship, O’Brien plans to rid Thalparia of the serpent menace, only to run afoul of Queen S’ang Taura, who is secretly in league with the Nag-Gaina. He is sentenced to do battle in the arena with Thargg Tanuth, outlaw prince of the jaguar men.

Under a Dim Blue Sun is a tale that will surely excite the imaginations of all who love other sword-and-planet tales such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, Robert E. Howard’s Almuric, and Leigh Brackett’s Sword of Rhiannon.


Softcover, $13.00

DMR Books


LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 5: THE PIRATE'S GHOST AND METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN TPB - Coming in December!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The Lobster is at his pulpiest in a pair of three-part stories drawn by veteran Lobster artist Tonci Zonjic. A trio of robots terrorize New York City, and the only thing more mysterious than their origins is their motives. When a pirate ship's ghostly crew appears on the Hudson River out of thin air, the harbor patrol calls on the Lobster! Collects Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1-3 and Lobster Johnson: The Pirate's Ghost #1-3.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on December 13.

LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170036.


The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film and Television - Coming Fall 2017!

The Lone Ranger has endured as an iconic figure in American popular culture, from his 1933 premier as a radio serial hero through a highly-rated television series (1949–1957) to a 2013 feature film. Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner George W. Trendle, the character was meant to embody courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere to specific guidelines: “he never smokes ... he uses precise speech ... he never shoots to kill.” The popularity of the Ranger and his companion Tonto inspired later crime fighting duos like Batman and Robin, and The Green Hornet and Kato. This book examines the franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of the original radio episodes.

Softcover, 6" x 9", $29.95






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Hopalong Cassidy is disintegrating - New!
"Lost" Shadow Radio Programs Discovered
Willie Whopper and the Mysterious Airman
Move over Linda Carter - Gal Godot is the NEW Wonder Woman
Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue


September 14-16, 2017! 

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

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


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





Moonstone Books
KOLCHAK DOUBLE FEATURE PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Richard Matheson, Chuck Miller (Cover) Mark Maddox
Coming in October!

There were three Kolchak TV movies written. Two were filmed. This is the never produced third movie, written by grand master Richard Matheson, with some extra help from Chuck Miller! Carl Kolchak in Hawaii! But the reporter who uncovered a vampire in Las Vegas and an immortal strangler in Seattle doesn't find sun and fun in the Aloha State. He runs up against murderous entities from beyond this world in The Night Killers! Next, we learn for the first time how Kolchak and Tony Vincenzo ended up in the Windy City. What do gangsters, crooked cops, a missing mummy, and a mysterious plague have in common? That's what Kolchak has to find out, or find himself facing The Night Chicago Died.

Softcover, 6x9, 188 pages, B&W, $12.99, On sale October 25.

KOLCHAK DOUBLE FEATURE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172364.







The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Cobalt

Manteau
The Protectors
The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
The Hood


 The Paperback Fanatic
PULP HORROR #6, MEN OF VIOLENCE #7 & #8
Now available for pre-order!
 All will go to print on 31st July, so order before then if you want to guarantee your copy.

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

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


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


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


The Paperback Fanatic



Planetary Stories #39 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #39

COVER by Tim Riley
The Insidious Assault of the Teddy Bears  by George S. Karagiannis
Captain Stark of the Space Patrol by Richard Logan
Art MAGNUM: A Search For Knowledge by George Wilson
Dick Tracer PI by George Wilson


Pulp Spirit #29

COVER The Blind Editor
A Dragoon's Adventure by Tom Sheehan
Musk Nr1 by Gerd Maximovic
Late Visit to Maggie's Turf by Tom Sheehan   
Fat Tails by Matthew Harrison





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

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

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

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

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

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

THE PULPSTER #26
Coming next week!

THE PULPSTER #26 will be released at the start of next week’s PulpFest 2017.
Copies will be distributed to attendees of the summer’s biggest pulp convention.
Additional copies will be available for purchase following the con through Mike Chomko, Books.


This year’s issue includes:

Cover stories
Dangerous dames: Move over fellas, these female detectives could be as hard-boiled as the men. By Ron Goulart
Women in the detective pulps: Today’s female crime writers owe a debt to the trailblazers of the pulp era. By Bill Pronzini

Articles
Scarlett O’Horror of Alabam: Mary Elizabeth Counselman kept her hand in ‘grue’ long after ‘Weird Tales.’ By Tony Davis
The O. Henry of the pulps: Best known for ‘Psycho,’ Robert Bloch was a writer’s writer. By Garyn G. Roberts
How I get my inspiration: A young Robert Bloch provides the secret to his weird-fiction creativity. By A ‘Weird Tales’ Author
Bloch’s archetypal thriller: ‘Psycho’: A look at the often under-appreciated Robert Bloch novel that was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie. By Garyn G. Roberts
First, do no harm!: How to clean, repair, and preserve your pulp collection. By Curt Phillips
The lesser of ‘The Big Three’: There’s a lot of good mystery and detective reading in ‘Detective Fiction Weekly.’ By Walker Martin
Pulp Christmas snow: Or, cannibalized corpse: How the paperbacks kept pulp fiction alive. By Douglas Draa
The tall tales of Captain McGrail: Richard Sale takes a humorous approach to police fiction in this short series for ‘Detective Fiction Weekly.’ By Monte Herridge

Departments
From the Editor, by William Lampkin
From the Publisher, by Michael Chomko
Final Chapters, by Tony Davis

On the cover
Norman Saunders painted this “dangerous dame,” who originally graced the cover of the July 1949 number of “Black Mask.”
The painting appears courtesy of his son, pulp art historian David Saunders.
A limited edition poster of the painting is available in the “gift shop” at the Norman Saunders website.

For more information on 
THE PULPSTER, please visit its website, thepulpster.com.
You’ll find details about the previous 25 issues, including content information and covers; regular posts with news about THE PULPSTER and the pulp world; and a list of upcoming pulp events.





Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Monkey off his Back" by Wallace Umphrey from THRILLING DETECTIVE, June, 1952

A Rookie Cop's Future Hinges on Giving a Summons for Speeding!

"The Lanson Screen" by Arthur Leo Zagat from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, December, 1936
A thoughtful, dramatic, tragic but very good story about a force field to protect New York from bombs becomes its death knell.

"The Horse Thief" by John Montague from ARGOSY, September, 1907
The thrilling experience that befell a newcomer to a region where short shrift is given to those who can't prove protestations.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Set The Night On Fire
- New!
Crimson - New!
Ketogenic Recipes  
Cobalt
The Good News


         Pulp Den  

The Pulp Guy:The Retro Future is Now! - Now online!

The Pulp Guy-A Devil of A Bad Guy
The Pulp Guy-So Many Masks, So Little Crime!
The Pulp Guy-The Retro Future is Now! by Teel James Glenn


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Congo War Cry
Calling Doctor Kill
The Red Rider of Smoky Range
Dying Space
Hammerhead
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Spirits
The Shadow: Evil Lurks
Now available!

Wealthy dilettante Lamont Cranston led a double life as a mysterious crime fighter. He dispatched his share of racketeers and kidnappers…but was at his fiercest when facing globe-threatening villains and insane masters of the occult. Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison star as The Shadow.

This 9 CD collection includes many rare episodes not heard since their original broadcast (one with Welles in the lead, and others featuring Johnstone). In addition, several are presented here with sound upgrades. Listen to Lamont fight crime with unmistakable panache!

Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.

Episodes Include: Cold Death 12-19-37; Dead Men Talk 09-24-39; The Night Marauders 10-01-39; The Diamond Murders 10-08-39; Village Of Doom 10-15-39; The Ghost of Caleb Mackenzie 01-26-41; The Dragon's Tongue Murders 10-12-41; The Hoodoo Ship 10-19-41; The Devil's Hour 10-26-41; The Organ Played At Midnight 11-09-41; Death Imported 12-21-41; Death Pulls the Strings 01-04-42; The Drums of Doom 01-11-42; The Thing in the Swamp 01-18-42; Dead Man's Revenge 01-25-42; Drums of Doom 03-19-44; Death in a Minor Key 06-02-46; Gang Doctor 11-24-46

Category: Mystery/Suspense
Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Price: $35.95


Radio Spirits
The Lone Ranger: Vengeance
Now available!

Thundering across the untamed West of your imagination come The Lone Ranger and Tonto in twenty unforgettable radio tales! Brace Beemer stars as the Masked Rider of the Plains with John Todd as his loyal companion in adventure!

Announcer Fred Foy sounds the call for "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver'" (and even stars as the Lone Ranger in one episode)! Join our hero in "the fight for law and order" with these broadcasts from 1954, including rare episodes.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: Mysterious Prospector 03-15-54; Santa Anna's Treasure 03-17-54; The Black Terror 03-19-54; Tunnel to Trouble 03-22-54; Pigs and Pete Digby 03-24-54; Vengeance 03-26-54; Burly Scott's Sacrifice 03-29-54; Foxfire 03-31-54; The Outcast 04-02-54; Hideout 04-05-54; The Crystal Ball 04-07-54; The War Makers 04-09-54; Thunder and Dynamite 04-14-54; Hidden Danger 04-19-54; Hunted 04-21-54; About Face 04-23-54; The Courageous Coward 04-26-54; Death Trail 04-30-54; Two Little Men 05-03-54; Interrupted Journey 05-05-54


Category: Mystery/Suspense
Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98



RED SONJA #10 - Coming in October!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Amy Reeder
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Jonboy Meyers
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Carlos Gomez


What happens in Vegas definitely doesn’t stay there when the She-Devil and her friends roll into town for a showdown with the Las Aranhas gang.
Sin City is no match for Sonja’s blade and her wrath. We’re definitely not in Hyrkania, anymore. Or are we…?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 18.

RED SONJA #10 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171576 (Reeder cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171577 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171578 (Meyers cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171579 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171580 (Gomez cover).


   
  
 
     


REED CRANDALL ILLUSTRATOR OF COMICS - Arriving in comic shops July 26!

From the 1940s to the ’70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist’s artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing’s Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; the THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features.

Comic art historian Roger Hill has compiled a complete and extensive history of Crandall’s life and career, from his early years and major successes, through his tragic decline and passing in 1982.

This hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and over eighty thousand words of insight into one of the true illustrators of the comics.

Softcover, 8x11, 256 pages, Full Color, $49.95




The Serial Squadron
CAPTAIN AMERICA

Now shipping!

Shipping July 15!
CAPTAIN AMERICA
The original Squadron Restoration
With Extras

This is the the one others have tried to copy --
the best existing transfer of this title.
Get the original, available nowhere else.

List price $19.95
Preorder price $16.95



 

The Serial Squadron
PERILS OF NYOKA
New restoration with original titles!
Now available!

Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore, Adrian Booth, Tristram Coffin, Charles Middleton
D: William Witney/John English


Adventurers Nyoka Gordon and her friend Larry Grayson search for the golden tablets of Hippocrates, which contain a cure for cancer. Arabian queen Vultura, who masquerades as an earthly incarnation of a pagan Sun Goddess, also wants the tablets and the treasure associated with them and with her lieutenant Cassib and Count Torrini, as well as her bodyguard, an ape named Satan, travels across the desert in her chariot to try to obtain them. An action-packed classic with more torturous deathtraps than possibly any other serial ever made.

Transfer Quality: Superb, stabilized, presented in warm black and white with restored audio & newly synched sound
DVD Contents: Complete 15 episode serial
Special Features: Reconstructed original "Perils of Nyoka" titles, re-release trailer


List price $16.99




THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Mike Kaluta, Charles Wilson III

With political tensions on the rise and lethal copycats committing acts of terror in his name, Mary Jerez grasps at secrets that she believes may be key to returning the Shadow’s mind.
In doing so she must delve into the war-torn ravages of his past, where she will be confronted with the sins that lurk in the heart of The Shadow himself.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 11.

SHADOW #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171586 (Kirkham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171587 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171588 (Wilson III cover).







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


Frustrated by his loss and his inability to bring down the Red Empress, The Shadow fears he might be losing control of himself.  He seeks out the advice of a friend, lest he slip further and become an agent of vengeance, not justice.  Finally, The Master of Darkness finds his enemy’s palatial lair.  Will The Shadow be able to infiltrate the sanctum of the Red Empress?  And what dark secrets await him there?

Full Color, 328 pages, $19.99



   

THE SHADOW / BATMAN #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Covers: David Finch, Ethan Van Sciver, Alex Ross, Dustin Nguyen, Brandon Peterson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Howard Porter, Giovanni Timpano.

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil?
What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart.
Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?

Writer Steve Orlando and artist by Giovanni Timpano unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 4.

Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics

THE SHADOW / BATMAN #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171470 (Finch cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171471 (Van Sciver cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171472 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171473 (Nguyen cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171474 (Peterson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171475 (Sienkiewicz cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171476 (Porter cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171477 (Timpano cover).




 
 

 


The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


SHEENA #2 - Coming in October!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Rodney Buchemi
Cover C: Moritat
Cover D: Cosplay


With 24 hours to find a missing man and save her village from extermination, Sheena must trespass deeper into the forest than she has ever gone before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale
October 4.

SHEENA #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171593 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171594 (Buchemi cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171595 (Moritat cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG171596 (Cosplay cover).

 


 

TARZAN: THE BIOGRAPHY - Now available!
by Sean Egan


In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, an orphaned English lord given a simian upbringing in the African jungle. The ’ape-man’ has been an iconic character ever since.

Tarzan: The Biography traces his history in prose, film, comic strips, comic books, radio, stage, television, video games and merchandise.
It contains exclusive interviews with Burroughs family and associates, and with actors, directors, writers and artists who have brought the character to the public.

Originally published as Ape-Man, this improved publication has been fully updated and augmented by over 100 images.
This is the definitive word on the Lord of the Jungle.

Interviewees include: • Danton Burroughs, grandson of Edgar Rice Burroughs • Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, Tarzan comics writers • Gary Goddard, co-screenwriter of Tarzan the Ape Man (Bo Derek version) • Hugh Hudson, director of Greystoke • Joe Kubert, Tarzan comics artist • Christopher Lambert, star of Greystoke • Denny Miller, Tarzan actor • Michael Moorcock, author and Tarzan expert • R A Salvatore, Tarzan author • David Yates, director of The Legend of Tarzan


Paperback: 458 pages
Publisher: Askill Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
 $19.99




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.
 
Another Silly Season-Part One - New!
The Summer of Flying Saucers - New!
Contact - New!
True Detective
I Walked with a Zombie

Animals in the Uncanny Valley
For Freedom
It's Mad, Mad, Mad Max World

Tom Johnson
SHADOWHAWKE: FIRST FLIGHT
By K. G. McAbee and Tom Johnson

Now available!

Deposed from her Balkan kingdom, the Spider Lady rules a new kingdom in America. Taking over the New York underworld, she operates from a hidden underground cavern. Those who oppose her are forced into her deadly web. But one man and his fighting team take up the trail to bring justice to the Queen of the underworld. The Shadowhawke!

With the ever-rising cost of pulp-related books in 2012, Tom & Ginger re-launched their old FADING SHADOWS imprint to see if it was possible to produce a book for under $10.00.
With Gail McAbee’s birthday coming up in November, Tom chose their action-packed pulp story, “Shadowhawke: First Flight” as an experiment.
This 128-page (4 x 7) paperback is the result.

Printing isn’t cheap, but we’ve eliminated the middleman.
With only a few copies ordered for this experimental product, they are offering them on a first come basis at $7.00, plus postage.
This paperback is only available from the authors, and not available on Kindle.


Contact Tom Johnson at fadingshadows40@gmail.com to order.




 

WEINBERG TALES
Now available and highly recommended!
Profits will go towards preserving the Robert E. Howard House.

Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have produced a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

The incredible Doug Klauba painted the cover, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed.

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.

ORDERING DETAILS

There is an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price will be $30.00 postpaid.  
All the proceeds above the cost of production will go to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.
Phyllis will be handling disbursements and the donations.








14 July 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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




Age of Aces
Coming soon!
Age of Aces will have two new books at PulpFest 2017.

Sky Devil: Ace of Devils
By Harold F. Cruickshank

The Sky Devil and his Brood were riders of the hell trail! Nowhere along the Western Front could you find a more feared crew, both in their element or out. 120 Squadron could always be counted on to whip Germany's best Aces, out-scrap entire squadrons of Boche killers, or tackle not one, but two crazed Barons with an Egyptology fetish! But what happens when they find themselves up in a dirigible fighting a fleet of ghost zeppelins, or down in the English Channel battling ferocious deep water beasts, or even behind enemy lines dealing with a crazed Major Petrie? Plenty, and you can read it all here. The prolific Harold F. Cruickshank was a mainstay of Popular Publications’ aviation titles, with a series in each. For Battle Aces he wrote Sky Wolf; For Battle Birds he created Red Eagle; and in Dare-Devil Aces, from 1932 to 1935, he wrote the 29 tales of Sky Devil. This second volume from Age of Aces Books collects half of the run—15 stories in all—including the seminal story where Bill Dawe is rooked out of the command of 120 Squadron!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Hell
By Donald E. Keyhoe

The German Empire has unleashed Hell on Earth! The dead are climbing out of their graves and giant skeletons attack the living. Heads are detonating and soldiers are turning to bronze. But flying to the rescue like an avenging angel is America’s own “Brain Devil,” Captain Philip Strange, the phantom ace of G-2 Intelligence. Whether it’s deadly bridges or killer broadcasts, when the Allies need a miracle they pray for Philip Strange! This sixth volume of Donald Keyhoe’s flying spy features six weird World War I adventures: The Devil's Holocaust, Hell's Gateway, The Brain-Devil of G-2, Tombstone Tarmac, The Bridge of Death, and Hellions of Headless Death.
Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #29 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
This episode, the duo discuss Faces of Fear from Moonstone, The Ruby Files Volume 2, the Brother Bones movie, and much more!








Altus Press
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #3: The Purple Tornado
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Now available!

Thick, deadly, that curtain of purple gas stretched along our border from Maine to the Great Lakes.
What did it hide? What gigantic war scheme was the enemy preparing behind it?
The Fate of America depended upon knowing these answers in time—and grimly Ayres vowed to find out, flying a one-man patrol against the greatest military coup ever planned!


$13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95 softcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5: 1935
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

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

Volume 5 collects the next five stories from this series: “The Dial of Doom,” “The Bleeding Skeleton,” “The Masked Scourge,” “The Master of Murder River” and “Counterfeit Corpse.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$23.95 softcover  | $34.95 hardcover


Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press News: Dusty Ayres #3 and Moon Man Vol. 5

Altus Press Completes the Dr. Yen Sin Series, Plus Wu Fang Continues
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Solder Stories (April and May 1929)
Science Fiction Classics: “Veiled Knowledge” by Edwin James and “No More Pencils” by Joquel Kennedy

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops July 19!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 9 EXPANDED James Bama Variant: "The Majii" and “The Golden Man"
The pulps' legendary superman battles evil in two exciting adventures by Lester Dent and Harold A. Davis writing as "Kenneth Robeson.” In "The Majii,” a living dead man lures Doc Savage into an Aladdin's cavern of horror. Then, "The Golden Man" tests the scientific wizardry of the Man of Bronze, exposing deep secrets of Doc Savage's strange origins. Plus: Sanctum Books examines the amazing life of Major Richard Henry Savage, the real-life adventurer who inspired both Doc Savage and The Avenger! EXCLUSIVE NEW BONUS FEATURES: 16 additional pages including a rare 1933 Lester Dent novelette from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine and a personal account of “Collecting Doc Savage Art." This instant collector’s item leads off with a long-lost spectacular painting by legendary artist James Bama and also showcases Walter Baumhofer's and Emery Clarke’s original color pulp covers, interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical articles by pulp historian Will Murray and art collector Jack Juka. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-229-2 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops July 19!

THE SHADOW Volume 119: “Crime’s Stronghold" and “Death Diamonds"
The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold." Then, only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector's special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-232-2 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

BLACK BAT Volume 8: "The Black Bat's Summons" & "The White Witch” plus the origin of Super-Mouse!
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by THE SPIDER’s Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, the Masked Avenger of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in “The Black Bat’s Summons.”  Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of “The White Witch." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS plus the origin of Super-Mouse, the ONLY non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age! This instant collector's item showcases a knockout voodoo cover by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-231-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 120: “The Cup of Confucius" and “No Time for Murder"
The Master of Darkness searches for deadly relics in thrilling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, only The Shadow knows the deadly secret that lurks within the priceless "Cup of Confucius." Then, a feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all who possess it, until The Shadow proves it's "No Time for Murder" in a magic-based mystery that reveals the secret behind Houdini's greatest illusion! Plus, "The Shadow on the Silver Screen" examines the 1946 Monogram films starring Kane Richmond Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Antipodes Press


BULLDOG AND RATS  by Marcel Allain
The indomitable Inspector Juve and his sidekick Fandor are rescued after crash landing an airplane in the English Channel, and from there proceed to London to continue their never-ending pursuit of Fantômas. But Fandor, in love with Helene, the daughter of Fantômas, becomes the target of the Lord of Terror’s ire, who has sworn to prevent their marriage by any gruesome and appalling means necessary.





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
James Palmer discusses his new novel "IX Incursion"
The Brother Bones Movie Kickstarter
Nancy Hansen Talks About Jezebel Johnston: Sea Witch
Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel
Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

Production Update: When the first copies of this book showed up, a tiny but important error was found that had escaped during proofreading. In hastily typing the copy for the copyright page, two of the numerals in the ISBN number were accidentally transposed.  This discrepancy prevents Amazon availability and proper copyright registration.  The appropriate correction was made and the book was resubmitted to the printer. As a result, pre-ordered copies which should have gone out late last week will begin shipping late THIS week.

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

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




Bold Venture Press
I'LL GRIND THEIR BONES
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

American news reporter John Keats interviews Count Vasil Garganoff, mysterious manufacturing mogul of Hertha Gun Works in Transylvania. When Teutony and Esperench diplomats are found dead, the world suddenly teeters on the brink of war!

I’ll Grind Their Bones is a pulp-ish detective story, where the dogged protagonist must investigate the death of two men that escalates into impossible shootings and other mysterious occurrences. The title, taken from a rhyme most typically associated with Jack and the Beanstalk, refers to the casual death of men in violent ways. But Roscoe also escalates this cause up from a simple quest of righteous vengeance to play it instead to very different ends in the largest theater of all: WAR.

I’ll Grind Their Bones plays out like an international nightmare showing the insanity and futility of throwing so many innocent lives away in the cause of conflict.

The three countries which become the canvas for this carnage — the aggressor Teutony, the conspirator Esperance, and the unknown threat of Helvania — have clear parallels in real life, and it is telling that Roscoe takes a moment to remove Italy from proceedings so as to streamline this already complex international thrust-and-parry.

Mystery / Political Thriller
330 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $17.95 | eBook: $4.99




Bold Venture Press
Bold Venture Press presents the first installment in the Jack Hagee, Private Eye series.

When Carl Miller's fiancee disappears, her trail leads him to New York City, and the office of private investigator Jack Hagee. Taking the case against his better judgement, Hagee quickly finds himself in the center of a circle of blood, with the corpses piling up fast.

Now he must rescue poor little runaway Mara Phillips to avoid landing in the slaughter pit. But he wonders if she's worth rescuing ...


Mystery
274 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Paperback: $16.95 | eBook: $3.99





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Issue 2 Run Down! - New!
Pulp Consumption: John Wick
Pulp Appeal: A Few Contemporary Anthologies
Pulp Appeal: H. Rider Haggard
Pulp Appeal: Jirel of Joiry
Pulp Appeal: Hap and Leonard


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Quest of Iranon, by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
High Contrast Fantasy: A. Merritt’s Burn, Witch, Burn! - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Ken Barr - New!
Building the Hero: The Pulp Approach - New!
Short Reviews – Comrades of Time, by Edmond Hamilton
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Pulp Fiction Covers from July, 1942

THE CLOCK STRIKES! - Now available!
by John A. Short (Author), Vince Danks (Illustrator)


A revival of the first ever masked hero in comic books... The Clock!

He first appeared in 1936 (before Superman and Batman) and now the character is public domain.

Written by John A. Short and illustrated by Vince Danks this self-contained one-issue story serves as a sample of what might be achieved in a longer series or graphic novel featuring this classic character.
Set back in his original 1930s period in film noir style.

22 black and white story pages.

$3.80
Kindle  


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


Forgotten Books: CAPTAIN BLOOD, etc. (again)
- New!
More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art - New!
PERRY MASON Goes to the Movies (again) - New!
LONE RANGER Gum Cards (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE AVENGER - New!
YouTube Theater: Darren McGavin as MIKE HAMMER in "Letter Edged in Blackmail" (1953) - New!
Forgotten Books: RED HORSE (Executioner 226) by Will Murray
Tarzan of the Movies 2: THE ROMANCE OF TARZAN (1918)  
Pulp Gallery: STRANGE STORIES (1940-41)


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature #15 Summer 2017
- New!
Russell Branch’s Rip Tide - New!
Robert’s Bookshop
Larque Press: Coming and Goings
Spaceway #1
Sherlock Holmes & Mr. Mac in: The Affair of Lady Westcott’s Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi
Occult Detective Quarterly #2
9 of the World’s Most Exciting Suspense Stories





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

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

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



Dum-Dum 2017  

THE DYNAMITE ART OF THE SHADOW HC - Cancelled!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander
Cover: Alex Ross

Diamond Comics has cancelled retailer orders for this title.
I do not know if it will be resolicited or is cancelled outright.


Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Dynamite knows! Since 2002, The Shadow has been an integral part of Dynamite Entertainment's publishing line, a relentless force of justice haunting the shelves of comic shops each and every month. Over the years, dozens of highly skilled artists have drawn and painted the crime-fighter, as well as his signature cloak, slouched hat, and twin .45 semi-automatic pistols. The Dynamite Art of The Shadow celebrates the timelessness of a pulp fiction icon, as captured by the comic industry's most acclaimed talents: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander, and many more.

Hardcover, 328 pages, Full Color, $39.99





FLASH GORDON KING'S CROSS TPB - Now available!
(Writer) Jeff Parker, Jesse Hamm (Art) Jesse Hamm, Grace Allison (Cover) Roger Langridge

Ming the Merciless wants to claim Earth as the crown jewel of his empire! His latest scheme? Teleporting a continent from his homeworld of Mongo into the Pacific Ocean, thereby unleashing its monstrous beasts into our seas and causing catastrophic tidal waves to devastate our naval defenses! It's up to Flash Gordon, the fearless daredevil who has unraveled the tyrant's previous schemes at every turn, to once again rally his friends in defense of the Earth. Join intrepid reporter Dale Arden, eccentric scientist Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake the Magician, two iterations of The Phantom, Jungle Jim, and the timelost hero Prince Valiant in the wildest adventure on this or any world!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99




THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #4 (of 5) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Bob Q
Cover
: Ty Templeton

SHOWDOWN! Green Hornet, Kato & The Spirit vs. Kid Kraken and his army, in a fully evacuated Chicago!
And if our heroes somehow manage to survive the deluge of henchmen descending upon them, they MIGHT discover the mystery of the dead astronaut with the knife in his back…


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

THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA.



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Novel Writing and Pulp - New!
One Sword for Love
Woman of Wonder
Gardner Fox Swashbucklers
Hardboiled Monday: The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories


H. P. LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops July 19!
Gou Tanabe (Writer/Art/Cover)

A pair of decadent young men pursue the abhorrent thrill of grave robbing . . . A German submarine’s crew is driven mad by the call of an underwater temple . . . An explorer in the Arabian Desert discovers a hideous city older than mankind. This moody and evocative manga gets back to the dark foundations of the Cthulhu mythos, adapting three of H. P. Lovecraft’s original stories that first shaped the outlines of cosmic horror!

Trade Paperback, 5” x 7 1/8″, B&W, 184 pages, $12.99




JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 19!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover A: Greg Smallwood, Cover B: Luca Casalanguida, Cover C: Juan Doe

James Bond: Hammerhead team of Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida are joining up again to take the British Super-Spy out for a run in the new series Kill Chain. When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally – the CIA!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 

    


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

MARS IS MY DESTINATION
Planet In Danger!


There was trouble brewing on Mars—bad trouble.
Two giant industrial empires fought for control there, and their struggle imperiled the whole Mars colony.
Civil war—atomic civil war—could break out any second, leaving Earth's only foothold in Space a mass of radio-active rubble.

But both antagonists were too politically powerful for the Colonization Board to take a direct hand.
One man was needed to take charge—one man who could act fast and decisively, brutally if he had to.

Ralph Graham got the job.

And then people began dying around him....

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 160 pages
$12.95

CRIME DOES NOT PAY #1

This is a photographic reprint of the first issue of CRIME DOES NOT PAY magazine published by the same folks who brought you the EERIE line of horror magazines.

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 64 pages
$10.95






Jimmie Dale, Alias the Gray Seal (The New Adventures of the Gray Seal Book 1) - Now available!
by Michael Howard 


In the summer of 1912 New York City was being terrorized by a bizarre organization of metal-clawed criminals who ascend stone walls as easily as others climb stairs. Dubbed the Spider Gang by the press, they roamed over every part of Manhattan from neighborhoods of squalid tenements to the most luxurious mansions of the rich. It wasn't wealth that they sought however, instead it was the City's most beautiful women who were being carried off for some sinister purpose.

A new challenge for the Gray Seal! The very first in a long, long line of crime-fighting urban vigilantes has returned in an all new novel length adventure. More than a century ago bored society millionaire Jimmie Dale hid his identity behind a mask and slouch hat to become the safe-cracking master criminal known as the Gray Seal. His objective was excitement rather than financial gain, but quickly decided that justice was a still more worthy goal. Dale became feared and hunted by both the police and the underworld as he waged a one-man war on evildoers the law could not stop. Commanded by the mysterious woman of a thousand faces known as the Tocsin, Jimmie Dale pits himself against those who prey on the weakest members of society. The Gray Seal novels of Frank Packard influenced a wide range of heroes including The Shadow, the Spider, the Green Hornet, and Batman. The Gray Seal strikes again!

Print Length: 446 pages

Kindle Price:    $4.99
Kindle  


JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #4 (of 4) - Coming in October!
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover:
Tom Mandrake

The thrilling series conclusion!
The secrets of the Avenger’s past are at last revealed — as is the conspiracy against his good name.
And since villains from Benson’s past have come calling — Justice Inc. is ready to give them a strong right cross as an answer!


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

JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA.









The Korshak Collection: Illustrations Of Imaginative Literature
June 07, 2017 to August 26, 2017

The Society is proud to present a rare opportunity to view some of the greatest fantasy masterpieces of our time. Presenting a grouping of illustrations of imaginative literature from the Korshak Collection, on display in Gallery 1 & 2. 

"As a young man I was fortunate enough to grow up with great art in my bedroom. My father, Erle Korshak, was the publisher of a pioneering science fiction book company, Shasta Publishers. Shasta ushered in the transition of important science fiction literature from magazines printed on cheap pulp paper to hardcover, library-quality books. Much of that art lived with us at our house and at the company office in Chicago.

In particular, the J. Allen St. John illustration for the 1941 Amazing Stories magazine cover of John Carter battling the Dead in "The City of Mummies" lured me into a fantastic world that I never knew existed. I read and enjoyed the Edgar Rice Burroughs story behind the illustration but for me, the illustration itself gave me a sense of wonder I had never previously experienced.

So began a lifelong love affair with illustration art. This collection is a vision of the fantastic. It is one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature."

The Society of Illustrator
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 5: THE PIRATE'S GHOST AND METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN TPB - Coming in December!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The Lobster is at his pulpiest in a pair of three-part stories drawn by veteran Lobster artist Tonci Zonjic. A trio of robots terrorize New York City, and the only thing more mysterious than their origins is their motives. When a pirate ship's ghostly crew appears on the Hudson River out of thin air, the harbor patrol calls on the Lobster! Collects Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1-3 and Lobster Johnson: The Pirate's Ghost #1-3.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on December 13.

LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG170036.


THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD: WAITING HC - Coming in October!
(W) Stephen Jones

In April 1936, Lovecraft’s novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth was first published. Written five years earlier, but oddly rejected by every magazine it was ever submitted to, it accurately described a series of events that actually happened in February 1928, when federal government agents raided the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth and attempted to eradicate a deviant race of ichthyoid creatures which had been interbreeding with the human population for decades, if not centuries. To combat these cosmic horrors, the Human Protection League (H.P.L.) was established to investigate and combat these otherworldly invaders. Down through the decades since, the only defense that has stood between humanity and these creatures of chaos are the agents of the H.P.L.—or, as they are sometimes known to those few who are aware of their existence: The Lovecraft Squad.

Hardcover, 6x9, 336 pages, B&W, $25.95, On sale October TBA.
Publisher: Pegasus Books

LOVECRAFT SQUAD: WAITING is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG172332.


Amazon.com  

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

"Lost" Shadow Radio Programs Discovered
Willie Whopper and the Mysterious Airman
Move over Linda Carter - Gal Godot is the NEW Wonder Woman
Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue


September 14-16, 2017! 

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

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


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






The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Cobalt
- New!
Manteau
The Protectors
The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
The Hood


 The Paperback Fanatic
PULP HORROR #6, MEN OF VIOLENCE #7 & #8
Now available for pre-order!
 All will go to print on 31st July, so order before then if you want to guarantee your copy.

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

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


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


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


The Paperback Fanatic



Planetary Stories #39 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #39

COVER by Tim Riley
The Insidious Assault of the Teddy Bears  by George S. Karagiannis
Captain Stark of the Space Patrol by Richard Logan
Art MAGNUM: A Search For Knowledge by George Wilson
Dick Tracer PI by George Wilson


Pulp Spirit #29

COVER The Blind Editor
A Dragoon's Adventure by Tom Sheehan
Musk Nr1 by Gerd Maximovic
Late Visit to Maggie's Turf by Tom Sheehan   
Fat Tails by Matthew Harrison




The Pulp Guy:The Retro Future is Now! - Now online!

The Pulp Guy-So Many Masks, So Little Crime! - New!
The Pulp Guy-The Retro Future is Now! by Teel James Glenn



PS Publishing
SOLAR PONS by Basil Copper
Coming in November!


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

PS Publishing is now in conversations with Stephen Jones to finalise the first three of a projected seven-volume paperback series.
This initial triptych is scheduled for this year’s FantasyCon (November 2-5).

More news when available!




PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #14
Featuring: KASPA THE LION MAN & THE CAVE MEN Part 1
PULPDOM ONLINE #15
Now available!

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

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

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

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


Part 2 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #15.
Send $2.50 to Caz's Paypal account: ridgefirecaz@gmail.com

Pulpdom #16 will contain part 3 of KASPA AND THE CAVE MEN. 
Pulpdom #16 will cost $2.50.




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

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

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

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

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

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Educated Pill" by Bob Olsen from AMAZING STORIES, July, 1928

A humorous SF baseball story. Man invents a ball that can be remote controlled.

"Six-Point Famine" by Ted Stratton from FOOTBALL STORIES, 2nd Fall, 1949
The rampaging Wolves in a walk, everyone claimed. Newsmen, fans, gamblers . . . even the Trojan owner and coach planned on defeat in the title playoff. And the tottering Trojan captain rubbed his hands and smiled - this was the sort of odds he liked.

"Physical Wrecked" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, December, 1942
Featuring: Willie Klump
The Army doesn't want Willie Klump so he wraps himself up in Civilian Defense to chase a couple of bandits!



Pulp Den - Now online!

Ketogenic Recipes
 - New!
Cobalt
The Good News
Reaper's Run
First Mission Paris

         Pulp Den  

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Congo War Cry - New!
Calling Doctor Kill
The Red Rider of Smoky Range
Dying Space
Hammerhead
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #40 Audiobook
Dictator of the Damned
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

With appalling suddenness, a new hooded monster of crime unleashed swift murder and soul-chilling madness upon Manhattan. His army of assassins struck with wanton savagery to lash terrified millions into a paralysis of fear. The Dictator held sway! — and Richard Wentworth, the avenging Spider, driven to the ambuscades of the underworld, faced the vortex of sudden peril alone.

 
According to Author Norvell W. Page, Richard Wentworth was a nemesis of the night, a swift and secret avenger who meted out lethal justice to those of the Underworld who dared to raise their hand against humanity; he was the man known throughout half the civilized world as the Spider, and tonight he wore the disguise that would instantly identify him as that dread killer. A long, black cape covered twisted shoulders. A broad-brimmed hat tightly pulled down over a lank wig shadowed a beak-nosed face. The eyes that glittered there were steely with bitter hatred.
 
As for Wentworth himself, he believed in his mission implicitly:
 
He was, he told himself, no longer a human being, but a cause. He was the Spider! He must live to defend humanity....
 
With a “cold cosmic anger” in his eyes, his “eerie weapons of mercy” blasting away unerringly, the Spider seemed superhuman, shrugging off crippling bullet wounds and performing other feats of preternatural endurance that would have demolished an ordinary mortal. No wonder Norvell W. Page called him a “man of steel” four years before Superman.
 
Once more, the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Dictator of the Damned originally published in The Spider magazine, January, 1937.

 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Now available!
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
City of the Living Dead by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Behind the white fangs of escaped jungle beasts lurked an unseen but hideous menace. A city was shut off from the outside world by a barrier of sheer horror. Death leered in the black skies above a terrified populace. And to this city came Secret Agent “X,” master man-hunter, to probe voluntarily the black secrets of a fearful crime.
 
No Living Witness by Emile C. Tepperman
A swift-moving short story
 
Murder Wheel — Complete Novelette by Norman A. Daniels
Through guarded doors, Death stalked unseen — and left in its wake killings that turned men’s faces white with fear.
 
Boomerang Bullets by James A. Goldthwaite
Drill Morgan had the savage, icy-nerved scorn of danger of a fighting rat. He boasted that he had no nerves — didn’t know what fear meant until —
 
The Secret Council
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 


RED SONJA #10 - Coming in October!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Amy Reeder
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Jonboy Meyers
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Carlos Gomez


What happens in Vegas definitely doesn’t stay there when the She-Devil and her friends roll into town for a showdown with the Las Aranhas gang.
Sin City is no match for Sonja’s blade and her wrath. We’re definitely not in Hyrkania, anymore. Or are we…?


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

RED SONJA #10 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Reeder cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Meyers cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Gomez cover).


   
  
 
     


Robert B. Lubbers:  January 10, 1922 - July 8th 2017

Bob Lubbers began as an illustrator for his school newspaper.
In 1950, he was offered the job of drawing the Tarzan Sunday and daily strips and signed on for a three-year contract.



The Serial Squadron
CAPTAIN AMERICA

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping July 15!
CAPTAIN AMERICA
The original Squadron Restoration
With Extras

This is the the one others have tried to copy --
the best existing transfer of this title.
Get the original, available nowhere else.

List price $19.95
Preorder price $16.95



 

THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Mike Kaluta, Charles Wilson III

With political tensions on the rise and lethal copycats committing acts of terror in his name, Mary Jerez grasps at secrets that she believes may be key to returning the Shadow’s mind.
In doing so she must delve into the war-torn ravages of his past, where she will be confronted with the sins that lurk in the heart of The Shadow himself.


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

SHADOW #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Kirkham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Wilson III cover).







THE SHADOW / BATMAN #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Covers: David Finch, Ethan Van Sciver, and Alex Ross.

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil?
What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart.
Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?

Writer Steve Orlando and artist by Giovanni Timpano unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.


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

Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics

THE SHADOW / BATMAN #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA.




The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


SHEENA #2 - Coming in October!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Rodney Buchemi
Cover C: Moritat
Cover D: Cosplay


With 24 hours to find a missing man and save her village from extermination, Sheena must trespass deeper into the forest than she has ever gone before!

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

SHEENA #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 26).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Buchemi cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Moritat cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG17 TBA (Cosplay cover).

 


 

Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.
 
True Detective - New!
I Walked with a Zombie
- New!
Animals in the Uncanny Valley
For Freedom
It's Mad, Mad, Mad Max World
Anti-Apocalypse
Marx, Holmes, and Lovecraft
Beyond the Finland Station


WEINBERG TALES
Now available and highly recommended!
Profits will go towards preserving the Robert E. Howard House.

Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have produced a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

The incredible Doug Klauba painted the cover, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed.

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.

ORDERING DETAILS

There is an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price will be $30.00 postpaid.  
All the proceeds above the cost of production will go to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.
Phyllis will be handling disbursements and the donations.









07 July 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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



2017 & 2018 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2017

July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
September 4, 2017
September 29, 2017
THE INHUMANS
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

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

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN
2018

February 16, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
THE FLASH [May be delayed]
May 4, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
June 29, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE



Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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

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


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


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


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

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

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

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

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


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






Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Pecos Kid Western T-Shirt - New!

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

$22.95

Captain Combat T-Shirt - New!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s. 
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan 
Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Horror Stories T-Shirt  
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
 
Doctor Death T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Black Mask T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95
The Mysterious Wu Fang T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Dr. Yen Sin T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

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