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21 November 2014

Adventure House
Now Open for Bidding!

Auction #45 - 200 Lots of more great Pulps

Adventure House Auction #45 now open.  Closing on Friday Evening, Dec. 12th.
A very eclectic group of popular culture material highlights this auction. 
We've grouped together an auction with mostly high grade pulp and popular culture materials.
 From fanzines, to paperbacks, to magazines, and yes pulps...Auction #45 nearly has it all.

Some highlights include:
THE SCIENTIFICTIONIST #1 - VG
DETECTIVE CLASSICS 09/30 - VG-FN
SCIENCE & INVENTION 06/28 - FN
SWEETHEART STORIES 05/06/30 - VG-FN
TOP-NOTCH MAGAZINE 02/01/13 - FN-VF


Adventure House

Adventure House
Coming soon!

A Complete Weird Tales Run


Imagine a complete run of Weird Tales at your fingertips. 
Now imagine that a majority are stored in museum quality trey cases. 
Now imagine it's your chance to bid on these beauties! 
Once we get each issue graded and an image readied, we will schedule this for auction. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



Adventure House


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #139
G-Men Double Issue

 
"Surrender of Die" by Norman A. Daniels
"The Ace of the F.B.I. hurls himself into a welter of esperate action to clean up a clever crew of murderous extortioners"

"Death at Your Door" by Edward Churchill
"When the 'Fireball Special' vanishes in the desert, it's the signat for a gun-roaring pursuit of crime that puts the F.B.I. on the trail of a desperate gang of jewel-robbing hijackers."

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 03/41


"Murder Calls the Phantom" by Robert Wallace
"Sabotage walks hand in hand with Death, hurlign a mighty challenge at the law! 
Follow the Ace of Manhunters as he battles against a desperate criminal's bid for unholy power!"
 
"The Cast That Counted" by John L. Benton
"A Social Call" by Frank Johnson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House


Adventure House
Now available!

Amazing Detective Stories - 02/31

"The Feathered Serpent" by Edgar Wallace
"Dice of Death" by Erle Stanley Gardner
"Baby Face" by Willia, A. Ucker
"Accidents Will Happen" by Maxwell Smith
"The Keys to Gramcery Park" by Arthur J. Burks
"Bloodstained Diamonds" by H. Bedford-Jones
"Shadows of Murder" by Tip Bliss
"The Alibi" by Carl S. Wooley
"The Rogues' Gallery" by Sergeant Rafferty

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Don Hewitt




Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories - 02/41

"Trouble On Titan" by Arthur K. Barnes
"Slaves of the Life Ray" by Alfred Bester
"Hercules Muscles In" by Kelvin Kent

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Earle K. Bergey Cover






AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 3 (OF 5) - Coming in February!
Chuck Dixon, Michael T. Gilbert, Timothy Truman, Michael H. Price (writers), Gary Kwapisz, Graham Nolan, Ron Randall, Dan Spiegle, Larry Elmore, Michael T. Gilbert, Stan Woch, John K. Snyder III (artists), Timothy Truman (cover)

Collecting the Eclipse Comics series issues #26–34, the one-shots Air Maiden's Special, Airboy and Mr. Monster, and Airboy Meets the Prowler, plus all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99, On sale February 4  


AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC140590.




Airship 27 Productions
SINBAD - THE NEW VOYAGES
The adventure continues!

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the release of the fourth volume in their best-selling fantasy adventure series, SINBAD – The New Voyages.

They are the most daring, courageous, fool hardy crew ever assembled under one flag. Chief among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer, Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant, the lovely but deadly female Samurai  Tishimi Osara, Omar the cantankerous first mate and Haroun, the eagle-eyed youth who mans the towering crow’s nest of the magnificent Blue Nymph.  All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous seagoing adventurer of all time, Sinbad El Ari.

Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Joe Bonadonna, Ralph L. Angelo, Jeff Fournier and I.A. Watson.  Thrills and danger await on colorful exotic shores as the crew of the Blue Nymph search for the Golden Fleece, battle a Scorpion God and Sinbad alone must defeat an evil djin in a game of chess for the life of a beautiful princess.  Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!

“It is clear our readers can’t get enough of this character,” declares Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The minute we release a new title there is already a demand for more and we are only too happy to oblige our Sinbad fans.”  Volume 4 is illustrated by a fantastic new artist, Phil Cho, and sports a gorgeous cover by the amazing Pat Carabjal.  All wrapped in the design genius of Art Director Rob Davis.

If you have a fantasy fan in your family, this is the series you need to introduce them to.

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Now shipping!
 Retail price - $125


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this November in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.



American Fantasy Press




The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com

 

Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 78: "Bequest of Evil" & "The Thing that Pursued"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two thrill-packed novels by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Monk Mayfair's inheritance of a vast Canadian estate leads the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men to Canada where they are captured by the master criminal called Lucky Napoleon! Then, in a rare solo adventure, Doc Savage is summoned to investigate the bizarre enigma  of "The Thing That Pursued." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic pulp cover by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-158-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 80 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141897.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 80 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141898.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in January!
THE SHADOW Volume 92: "Murder House" and "Death in the Crystal"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the peace and quiet of a countryside give way to criminal warfare as The Shadow stalks the hidden mastermind of the "Murder House." Then, in "Death in the Crystal," Margo Lane's visit to the Tibetan fakir Mahatma Xanadu sets The Shadow on the trail of strange crime that leads to a criminal mastermind discovering The Shadow's secret identity as Lamont Cranston. BONUS: a classic Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-168-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 92 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141899.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!
Ian Watson graces us with his presence from the UK and we talk about his what's old, what's new and what is yet to come.  We highlight his most recent book "Sir Mumphrey Wilton and the Lost City of Mystery" and the soon to be published "The Trans-Dimentional Transport Company."  Neverthe less we talk of many things: Byzantium, Robin Hood, "Where Stories Dwell,"and a great deal more!

Past episodes:
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

Keith Shaw on iPulpFiction
Future Tense: Volume X of the Golden Age Universe
Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Chinese Puzzle
Will Murray and Joe Devito


Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #15

Now available!


Hard-hitting fiction awaits within the pages of editor Rich Harvey's revived PULP ADVENTURES.

Classic pulp stories by E. Hoffmann Price, Robert Leslie Bellem, Gardner F. Fox, G.T. Fleming Roberts; plus two recent tales. In "Fury In Vermont" by Ron Fortier, the intrepid adventurer Kate Fury battles zombies in rustic backwood country. Then private detective Jack Hagee tracks a serial killer, who begins tracking him in "Toothpick" by C.J. Henderson. With a fantastic cover by the great Norman Saunders, vintage artwork, and new illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Paperback, 130 pages
List Price: $12.95




Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #1
Now available!

Featuring a heart-pounding new Domino Lady adventure yarn by Rich Harvey with R. Allen Leider!
London, Nazis, witches, and a plot to heist the Royal Crown Jewels ... and the pulp magazine's most breath-taking femme fatale!!

AWESOME TALES brings you thrilling new adventures told with the gusto of the classic pulp fiction magazines!

In the premiere issue, three tales of intrigue and adventure delight and dazzle your senses.

In war-torn Europe, The Domino Lady, the original pulp femme fatale, teams with MI-6 supernatural agent Wicca Girl to battle a mystic force threatening London!

In "Seven Pictures," by Jean Marie Ward, intrigue in the Pentagon leads to jealousy and blood sports.
Back in the present day, Wicca Girl teams with Scotland Yard to solve the 300-year old mystery of "The Warlock Murders."

"Pretenders to the Throne" is a full-length adventure, nearly 15,000 words long, by Rich Harvey and R. Allen Leider.
It pairs the pulp super-heroine Domino Lady with the contemporary-created Wicca Girl, in an adventure involving Nazis and witches in 1943. Ellen Patrick, the Domino Lady, prowls London's streets, which have been darkened through mandatory blackouts. While citizens and soldiers alike hold their breath, fearing more devastation and destruction by Luftwaffe bombs, The Domino Lady plays a cat-and-mouse game to find hidden Nazi loot. But another interested party, a lesbian witch-in-training, also has designs on the loot.

Rich Harvey is the publisher of Bold Venture Press, which brought readers "Compliments of the Domino Lady," the complete collection of her original pulp stories, with stunning new illustrations by legendary comics creator STERANKO. Harvey saw potential in a character no one else cared about -- after "Compliments of the Domino Lady" appeared, several Johnny-come-latelies scrambled to claim her as their own. Not deterred by the imitators, Harvey faithfully continued the Domino Lady's adventures in audio dramas from the AudioComics Company. Now she makes her dazzling return to prose in the debut issue of AWESOME TALES. But the author has advanced her well into World War II for this special adventure -- and confronted the Domino Lady with her most world-shaking adversary ever!


Paperback, 54 pages
List Price: $6.00




BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 2: TARZAN VS. THE BARBARIANS HC - Coming in March!
(Writer) Don Garden (Art/Cover) Burne Hogarth

The world-famous comic strip, restored and collected for the first time in its entirety! The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate that collects the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century, Burne Hogarth, reprints the final groups of strips written by Don Garden, who also collaborated with Hal Foster. The restorations are by the renowned comic strip restorer, Peter Maresca, who also worked on Titan's critically acclaimed Flash Gordon volumes. The volume contains an illustrated introduction by comics artist Thomas Yeates, who worked on Tarzan: The Beckoning and recalls his meetings with Burne Hogarth and the inspiration Hogarth gave him. Collects the stories "Tarzan and the Peoples of the Sea and the Fire," "Tarzan against Dagga Ramba," "Tarzan and the Fatal Fountain," and "Tarzan and the Barbarians," originally published between 1940 and 1943.

Hardcover, 10x14, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95, On sale March 25


TARZAN VERSUS THE BARBARIANS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141666.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #17 - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Captain Midnight may be a genius, an inventor, and a fighter . . . but is the time traveler ready to be a superhero in the modern era? And is he ready for his first date since 1944?! Meanwhile, a mysterious power has taken over Sharkbyte Technology and the assassin Helios has forged a rocky allegiance with Midnight's closest allies.

32 pages, $2.99






CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 - Coming in February!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Captain Midnight's on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky's most secret compound.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on February 25

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC140114.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 28: BLOOD AND ICE AND OTHER STORIES - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
Charles Santino (W), Val Semeiks (W/P), Gary Kwapisz (P), Alfredo Alcala (I), George Roussos (C), and Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Cover)

Conan’s plan to plunder a mountain gold mine goes awry when he discovers that it has just been robbed! The angry barbarian decides to reclaim his prize and pursue the burglars across the frozen peaks, where nature itself is the deadliest of foes. Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #215–#223.


Full Color,
7" x 10", 224 pages, $19.99




Classicon 46 - November 22, 2014!

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade. Items include:

Pulps
Calendars
Pinups
Glamour Art magazines
Original paperback art from the '50s - '60s 
Western
Romance
Adventure
Characters/Heroes
Science Fiction
Mystery/Detective 
Vintage comics
Petty
Vargas
Classics from the '20s - '60s
Aviation


CONAN THE AVENGER #8 - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and John Picacio (Cover)

The second thrilling chapter of the newest Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente is here! Conan and his comrades join forces with the very brigands they once fought! Swords and personalities clash as Conan's plan to steal a legendary treasure right under the nose of his new "ally" is in danger of being revealed!

32 pages, $3.50







CONAN THE AVENGER #11 - Coming in February!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

An old ally becomes a new enemy, and an evil sorcerer stands in Conan's way! Can Conan acquire the legendary treasure he's risked everything to find and live to tell the tale?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 26

CONAN THE AVENGER #11 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC140100.




CONAN / RED SONJA #2 (of 4) - Coming in February!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Conan and Red Sonja unite to stop a sorcerer-priest from creating a new age in Hyborian warfare! Exposed to a deadly toxin, barbarian and she-devil race against time to save themselves!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 11

CONAN / RED SONJA #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC140099.




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

Forgotten Books: HOME IS THE HANGMAN by Richard Sale (1949)  - New!
WEIRD TALES 47, 48 & 49 (1927)  - New!
Comic Gallery: Tip Top TARZAN (1936-37)  - New!
Forgotten Books: The Shadow in VENGEANCE BAY by Walter Gibson
Pulp Gallery: Norman Saunders on SAUCY MOVIE TALES (1936)  
Overlooked Films: Philip Marlowe, Private Eye in "Nevada Gas"  
Comic Gallery: TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET (1952)  


DJANGO / ZORRO #4 (of 6)  - Coming in February!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Diego de la Vega and his bodyguard, Django Freeman, get a firsthand look at the brutal tyranny wielded by the Archduke of Arizona in his drive to construct a railroad line across the length of his realm.  Django is still trying to reconcile his first sighting of the masked and mysterious avenger known as El Zorro.  Could this strange, black-clad apparition really be the proper and elderly gentleman who has hired him as a bodyguard?  Quentin Tarantino and script-writer Matt Wagner continue the excitement along with artist Esteve Pols in this one-of-kind mini-series, the official sequel to the movie, DJANGO UNCHAINED.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale February 11

DJANGO/ZORRO #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141396 (Lee cover).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC141397 (Francavilla cover).



Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

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




DOC SAVAGE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in February!

Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze - raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, a true Renaissance Man of the Atomic Age! Accompanied by a hand-picked team of highly-specialized men and women, Clark Savage, Jr. travels the world, using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and advance human civilization. But is the world ready to be saved? Developing treatments to prolong human life by decades, medically altering the behavior of criminals, and building a synchronized network to link all humanity... these are the advancements that Doc Savage's grand vision promises for Earth. And so, too, are they the targets of megalomaniacs, cultists, and power brokers the whole world over!

The legendary man of action is back, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment's massive Doc Savage Omnibus, a complete collection of the eight-issue maxi-series by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Masks) and Bilquis Evely (The Shadow).

As a bonus, the omnibus includes a world-trotting solo adventure of Doc Savage against the subversive Science Society, originally presented in the Doc Savage 2014 Annual by Shannon Eric Denton (Graveslinger) and Roberto Castro (Spider-Man), as well as a cover gallery featuring the talents of Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers).


Trade paperback, 240 pages, $29.99, On sale February 11

DOC SAVAGE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141395.





The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath - Now available!
by I. N. J. Culbard (Adapter), H. P. Lovecraft (Author)


“Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it.” Randolph Carter embarks on an epic quest across a world beyond the wall of sleep, in search of an opulent and mysterious sunset city. When he prays to the gods of dream to reveal the whereabouts of this magical city, they do not answer, and his dreams stop altogether. Undaunted, Carter resolves to go to Kadath, where the gods live, and beseech them in person. However, no one has ever been to Kadath, and no one even knows how to get there—but that won’t stop Randolph Carter from trying.

Trade paperback, 144 pages
List Price: $19.95


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this
week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Horse-Opera McGee" by Frank Richardson Pierce from SHORT STORIES, December 10, 1943
Featuring: No-Shirt McGee
Running the Eskimo Circuit in Alaska with . . . Horse-Opera McGee.
"Horse Hides, Horse Shoes, And Horse Laughs" by J. W. Benjamin from COMPLETE SPORTS, January, 1950
It was a good thing my friend Bingo told me this hick he brought around was a pitcher. Because seeing the guy out there on the mound I might never have guessed it.
"Twenty Clocks for Death" by Cyril Plunkett from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, February, 1937
Old Ed Turner was overjoyed to get that night watchman's job. But he did not know that one night he'd have to set . . . . Twenty Clocks for Death


FLASH GORDON ANNUAL 2014 - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
(Writers) Jeff Parker, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Chris Eliopoulos, Nate Cosby
(Art) Robert Castro, Chris Eliopoulos (Cover) Marc Laming


48 STORY PAGES! FIVE STORIES, all tying in to the hit FLASH GORDON ongoing series!

KID FLASH – Teenage Flash’s daring & dumb misadventures!
DALE ARDEN – Hero of the science desk!
PROFESSOR ZARKOV – Drunken rocket scientist of the future!
SHARK PRINCESS – Royal tribulations on one of Ming’s many conquered underwater worlds!
BABY FLASH – What kind of trouble did Flash get into before he was even out of diapers!?


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99







FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Frank Frazetta ~ Men's Magazine Illustrations - New!
Frank Frazetta ~ The Midwood Paperback Illustrations - New!
Frank Frazetta ~ Burroughs Artist Portfolio ~ Canaveral Plates - New!
Hannes Bok ~ A Memorial Portfolio - New!
Virgil Finlay ~ Weird Tales Portfolio - New!
Space Heroes Portfolio ~ Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta - New!
Al Williamson ~ 1931-2010 ~ Unpublished Pen & Ink Prelim Sketches Circa 1950's - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ DC Title Pages ~ 1972-73
Michael W. Kaluta ~ The Spawn of Frankenstein


GROO VS. CONAN  - Coming in April! 
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making! Only in the addled brain of Sergio Aragones, with help from Mark Evanier and Thomas Yeates, could these mismatched warriors ever cross swords! Fantasy adventure has never been so dumb, or so fun! Collects #1-4.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 128 pages, $16.99, On sale April 1.

GROO VERSUS CONAN is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC140137.



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #5 (of 6) - Coming in February! 
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

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

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale February 18 


THE PHANTOM #5 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141548.





Hermes Press: TERRY AND THE PIRATES: THE GEORGE WUNDER YEARS VOLUME 2: 1948-1949 - Coming in February! 
(A/CA) George Wunder

Milton Caniff's masterpiece, Terry and the Pirates, perhaps the most influential action/adventure comic strip every created returns! After Caniff left the strip in 1946 to create Steve Canyon he was succeeded by George Wunder. Under Wunder's stewardship the strip continued for almost another 27 years. Volume Two picks up with the story "Ancient Greed" and presents three complete continuties. The dailies and Sundays run in continuity and, as with Volume One, all of the Sundays are printed in spectacular color.

Hardcover, 10x14, 256 pages, Partial Color, $60.00


TERRY AND THE PIRATES: THE GEORGE WUNDER YEARS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141549.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #48 - Coming in February! 
(W/A)  Various

In this issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of Rolf Armstrong, best known for his elegant and colorful pastel renderings of pin-up girls in the 1930s and 40s. Our story features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Next up we feature a new column by David Saunders-each issue will showcase an obscure artist from the history of the pulps, drawn from the extensive archives of his website, www.PulpArtists.com. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Colotr, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #48 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141914.





 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now shipping!


Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

$44.95



The Illustrated Press
THE GOLDEN AGE
Now fully funded and shipping in March/April!


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

From 1880 to 1950, during the "Golden Age" of illustration, spectacularly talented artists produced hundreds of thousands of images for magazines, calendars, books, advertisements, and much more. In the days before radio, the movies, or television dominated the entertainment world, PRINT was the preeminent media, and the illustrated magazine cover was at the center stage of American visual culture.

Our new book celebrates this glorious period in art history, lavishly presenting the work of 154 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the period, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals. If you are a fan of illustration art, this book was made for you!



As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 46 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. The artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into one fantastic book.

ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, F. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, H. Anderson, Armstrong, Arthurs, Avati, Aylward, Barclay, Baine, Baumgartner, Beall, Becher, Benda, Bergey, Betts, Biggs, Bleser, Bolles, Booth, Brangwyn, Bransom, Brehm, Brickdale, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Bull, Burns, Campbell, Carter, Castaigne, Chambers, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Content, Cooper, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Dohanos, Dryden, Dulac, Dunn, Eastman, Enright, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Flato, Flanagan, Flint, Fogarty, Fuller, Georgi, Giguere, Gillespie, Godwin, Goodwin, Granville-Smith, Green, Gruger, Harding, Heitland, Herbst, Herndon, Henry, Hintermeister, Hinton, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoskins, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Iverd, Jackson, Keller, Kernan, Kihn, Koerner, Korder, Lagatta, Lee, Leyendecker, Leyendecker, Loomis, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mantania, Matteson, McMein, Michelson, Moore, O’Neill, Otto, Parker, Parrish, Paus, Penfield, Phillips, Pogany, Price, Pyle, Pyle, Rackham, Raleigh, Reilly, Reusswig, Roberts, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Schaeffer, Schoonover, Schuyler, Scott, Sewell, Sheppard, D. Smith, J.W. Smith, Soulen, Spreter, Staehle, Stahl, Stanley, Stephens, Stewart, Stick, Stoops, Stuart, Sundblom, Tenggren, Tepper, Von Schmidt, Ward, Watts, Weber, Webster, Wenzell, Whitmore, Wilson, Wood, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.


This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Special Edition version of the book is available, limited to 100 copies.These are presented in a golden yellow slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by editor Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpapers.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!) The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.



Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' - TV series being developed!

HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's “Foundation” trilogy that will be written and produced by “Interstellar” writer Jonathan Nolan.



The James Bond Omnibus Vol. 006 - Now available!
by James Lawrence (Author), Yaroslav Horak (Illustrator), John McClusky (Illustrator)


The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Shark Bait, Doomcrack, The Paradise Plot, Deathmask, Flittermouse, Polestar, The Scent of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle!

Trade paperback, 7.9 x 1 x 9.3 inches, 304 pages
List Price: $19.95



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, June 1940

Contents:
DR. DESTINY, MASTER OF THE DEAD by Robert Moore Williams
TROUBLE IN AVALON by Russell Storm
THE REFLECTION THAT LIVED by Ross Rocklynne
THE WORLD IN THE ATOM by Ed Earl Repp
SABOTAGE ON MARS by Maurice Duclos
THE GENIUS OF LANCELOT BIGGS by Nelson S. Bond
THE MAN WHO CAME BACK by Richard O. Lewis
THE AMAZON FIGHTS AGAIN by Thornton Ayre


Pulp Sized Magazine, 148 pages, $15.00 

 
JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #4 (of 6) - Coming in February!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy's triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord's safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter's arch-enemy is finally revealed! Superstar writer Ron Marz and rising-star artist Abhishek Malsuni continue their acclaimed, official run!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale February 11

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141404 (Benes cover).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC141405 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141406 (Luppachine cover).






JUSTICE, INC. #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Covers) A: Alex Ross, B: Francesco Francavilla, C: Gabriel Hardman, D: Ardian Syaf


All Hell breaks loose as Doc's fortress is attacked by the real master villain behind the plot to destroy not only Richard Henry Benson, but The Shadow and Doc Savage, as well! Who is the evil force whose quest for universal peace must begin with all-out war? And when the three uneasy allies of the newly formed Justice, Inc. learn that their foe intends to steal Doc Savage's newest invention and conquer time, they realize that the very future of mankind is at stake! It's action and more action as this unstoppable villain's malevolent partner, The Voodoo Master, makes it crystal clear that while "no man is an island," the earth itself is nothing more than "The Island of Dr. Mocquino."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






 

KING: FLASH GORDON #2 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Chip Zdarsky

DEADLY CAPTURE! Things are dire. MASSIVE explosions and DOUBLE-CROSSES have forced Flash Gordon & Dale Arden & Professor Zarkov to take drastic action…it’s time to go UNDERWATER FOREVER! You shan’t conceive the epic tale that BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (Thrilling Adventure Hour) & LEE FERGUSON (Turok) have concocted!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale 
February 4

KING: FLASH GORDON #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141336.




KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #2 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (CoverChip Zdarsky

PSYCHIC FIRE! Mandrake’s home is INVADED, and the HORRENDOUS terrors he keeps at bay are UNLEASHED! Can The Magician put the evil back in the bottle, or will the earth be consumed by ancient forces STARVING for POWER and PAIN!? Find out what ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor The Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Flash Gordon) have up their sleeves!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 11

KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141348.



KING: PRINCE VALIANT #2 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (CoverChip Zdarsky

UTTER DEFEAT! The stubborn and fearless PRINCE VALIANT dares to face the GREATEST FOE, who has never been (and never will be) defeated…and Val loses. Then, and only then, does Valiant begin to understand the epic quest he is about to undertake. Gird you loins for transcendent adventure by NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 18

KING: PRINCE VALIANT #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141340.




KING: THE PHANTOM #2 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (CoverChip Zdarsky

GLOBAL SABOTAGE! The Phantom hunts the mysterious Singh Group, an organization bent on stopping crucial recovery efforts due to Ming The Merciless’ failed attempt to conquer Earth. Will The Phantom discover Singh’s ultimate goal, or is it already time to choose another Ghost Who Walks? Behold tumbling wonders from BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo) and BRENT SCHOONOVER (Superman)!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 25

KING: THE PHANTOM #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141352.



KING: JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (CoverChip Zdarsky

IMPOSSIBLE TRANSFORMATION! Who, What, Where, Why, When and How is Jungle Jim? Should our band of Beast-Men and aliens ask for his help? Can he be trusted? Is he on the side of angels? And will he fully commit to wearing pants!? The WEIRDEST corner of the King universe brought to you by PAUL TOBIN (Colder) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men)!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 25

KING: JUNGLE JIM #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141344.




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!


Sadly, the Kickstsrter project failed to reach the funding level and was cancelled.
A new campaign started November 8 and runs through December 8 at Indiegogo!

New funding levels and new incentives are now available!
Help this awesome project be successful at the link below!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER rendered here by the ever-awesome Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by the uber-talented Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #4 (OF 4) - Coming in February! 
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

The thrilling conclusion to Lone Ranger: Vindicated has it all including a Wild West Carnival, but the end comes at a cost as the Ranger and Tonto square off with the killers responsible for stealing the town's money and murdering it's most prominent citizens.Its a showdown not to be missed in the bloody town of Red River.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale February 18


LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141412.





Man With The Iron Heart (The Donner Grimm Adventures Book 1) - Now available!

In May of 1942, Scottish soldier, Ian MacAndrew, parachutes into the heart of Nazi-occupied Prague on a mission whose success could alter the course of World War 2 itself. MacAndrew and his men are set to kill Reinhart Heydrich, the man best known as "The Butcher of Prague." When things go from bad to worse, the veteran soldier finds himself thrust into a battle of myth and legend itself. With the marble-skinned warrior, Donner Grimm at his side, MacAndrew must face off against necromancers, Nazi berserkers, and the power of the demons known as the Jotnar, all vying to bring about Ragnarok and the end of humanity.


Nazis, Norse Gods, and Lovecraftian monsters: what more could you ask for in an action-adventure novel set in the midst of World War 2? "Man With the Iron Heart" is perfect for fans of Hellboy, Indiana Jones, Supernatural, or Inglourious Basterds.


Kindle Price:    $3.99


Meteor House
Coming in Summer 2015!


Hadon, King of Opar
Book 4 in the Khokarsa Series
By Christopher Paul Carey

Fourteen years have passed since the events of The Song of Kwasin, and mighty Khokarsa lies in ruin, victim to a continent-wide earthquake.
Of all the cities of the empire, only shining Opar, the city of gold and jewels, remains standing.
Now, the hero Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar’s most precious treasures and slaughter its king.


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

Hollywood Cowboy Detectives
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes

The Pulps
The Definitive Survey of a Re-Discovered American Genre
from the Lesser Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Sensational paintings that gripped the Depression-era public
with their themes of adventure, mystery, horror, sci-fi and damsels in distress.

October 03 through December 26!

Now, for the first time, the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art is presented in a comprehensive touring exhibition of the original paintings and the magazine covers they became.
 
The exhibition features Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.
 
Often described as unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated… these are the vivid and daring period illustrations which became the source of the visual language of today’s popular cinema (imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mamá También), comic books, and multi-million copy video games.
 
In riveting and attention-grabbing imagery, the selected works reflect the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually repressed generation. They set the stage decades ago for the expression of today’s liberated consumer culture. Having influenced generations of artists and writers, Pulp Cover Art has long been overlooked due to its subject matter, genre clichés, and rarity of existing examples.
 
This exhibition is the first in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art, some of which, due to their controversial content, have not been seen in public since the Roaring Twenties. This definitive survey of sweeping scope and range explores the subjects and influential work of the artists who shaped American popular culture and the creative landscape for generations to come.
 
Featuring stunning art by the masters of the genre – Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage, Rafael de Soto, and Enoch Bolles – the exhibition is culled from the world’s largest collection of Pulp Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art and documents Depression-era fantasy as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
 
The content recognizes the rebirth of interest in this genre demonstrated by the surge in new publications, nostalgia events, collectors and reproductions of original pulps by a growing number of new publishers.
 
As described by scholars and specialists who have studied the genre, Pulp Art … “is more than simply an American art form. It is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and obviously fun…. It is unforgettable.”

Friday, October 03 - Friday, December 26
12:00am - 12:00am
Main Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-1700

Audience: Adults


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #5 - New!
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.





Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Honorary Pulp Heroes - New!
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Review
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 Review
The Chain by H. Warner Munn
The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith


Pulp Den - Now online!

Necessary Proof - New!
Hard Rain by Barry Eisler - New!
First Contact by Michael R. Hicks
The Hathor Legacy Universe by Deborah Bailey
Dark Night of The Soul by Gary Reilly

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: DC’s First Wave - New!
‘George Chance, The Green Ghost, Vol. 1′ - New!
Pulp comics: The Rocketeer
Odyssey Publications’ Doc Savage booklets
Foster Fade’s new adventures
The fantastic works of James Van Hise


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Jason Aiken
- New!
A ‘Foundation’ for TV?
- New!
A ‘Foundation’ for TV?
3 pulp questions: Dafydd Neal Dyar

RIP: Larry Latham
Celebrating Marvel’s 75 years
On ‘The Texas-Siberia Trail’

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #4
Secret Agent "X" Audiobook
The Torture Trust by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Dave Mallow. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Specially priced until November 27th.
5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs


Introducing Secret Agent X, Man of Mystery and Destiny!
 
At the end of the Depression year of 1933, tiny Magazine Publishers could see which way the pulp winds were blowing. Street & Smith had broken new ground when they launched The Shadow Magazine in 1931. Doc Savage came two years later. As did The Phantom Detective.
 

In the Fall of ’33 Popular Publications released both The Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The public was obviously hungry for heroes. And editor Rose Wyn decided that her outfit had to offer one too!
 
With top writer Paul Chadwick, she brainstormed Secret Agent "X", uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date.
 
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past in the Intelligence service, declared dead by the Department of Justice, and backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent X took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, X was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
For Secret Agent "X", Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent "X" plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals X hunted. It was grim fare. Before long, The Spider started going up against foes as a maniacal as the ones X vanquished every month. But the Man of a Thousand Faces first blazed that terrible trail.
 
No one knew who Secret Agent "X" really was. Not his readers. Not his editors. Not even his writer, conceivably. To this day in the 21st Century, his true identity is still a deep mystery. That’s keeping a secret!
 
Specially priced until November 27th. 5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics

Now available!

Operator 5 #39: Revolt of the Devil Men
Across exhausted America, trekked Operator 5’s giant caravan of mercy — fighting to rebuild a new, strong nation out of the desolate wreckage left behind by the horrors of the Purple Invasion! Step by step, the ravaged country was being reclaimed, while Jimmy Christopher and his gallant patriots desperately battled the new foe that had sprung up — a Dictator of Doom who had sworn to turn Civilization’s defenders into abject slaves, and carve a vassal-state from freedom’s smoking ruins! Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
  
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #22: Purple Tornado
This is the third issue in the Dusty Ayres series. 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! Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Captain Future #1: The Space Emperor
Follow the quest of Curtis Newton, wizardman of science, as he scours the worlds of tomorrow in the hunt for the greatest interplanetary outlaw of all time! A creeping menace invades the galaxy in a sweep of interplanetary conquest— and Captain Future meets his most powerful enemy... the Space Emperor!
Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.

Written by science fiction legend Edmond Hamilton, the exploits of Captain Future, Wizard of Science, originally appeared in the pages of Captain Future magazine and Startling Stories back in the days before NASA’s manned space program. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. $1.49.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.






RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops November 26!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

The Black Tower has finally been opened and all its secrets are starting to spill out — but will what's emerged be too much for even the famed She-Devil with a Sword to handle? Be prepared for a very different Red Sonja story — and one of the most shocking endings of the year!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







RED SONJA #100 - Coming in February!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, Eric Trautmann, Michael Avon Oeming
(Artists) Sergio Davila, Pablo Marcos, Dave Acosta, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga
(Covers) Ed Benes, Robert Hack, Andrew Pepoy, Ken Haeser


Who knows how to celebrate ten years of Dynamite publishing better than the She-Devil with a Sword herself, RED SONJA? And she’s invited some serious barbarian bards to help! Past and present Sonja scribes GAIL SIMONE (current monthly writer), LUKE LIEBERMAN (the man behind Queen Sonja), MIKE OEMING (the first scribe of Red Sonja’s tenure at Dynamite), ERIC TRAUTMANN (who swept Sonja across the many Hyborian kingdoms), and ROY THOMAS (the man who started it all) pair up with beloved artists for this phenomenal five-story, supersized anthology, celebrating Red Sonja and her many roles and sojourns throughout the Hyborian Age!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 18

RED SONJA #100 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141322
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141323 (Hack cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141324 (Pepoycover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141325 (Haeser cover).




RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #2 - Coming in February!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

Following the fight to the death with one Sutekh’s demonic advance scouts, Red Sonja and her prize pupils, Lyla and Xoana, return to their school with the renegade priest Sefkh in tow. After the Stygian reveals that the half-human son of the serpent-god Set is marching forth to reclaim the world for his sire, Sonja realizes that the world is in peril. But before she can decide whether to come out of ‘retirement’ one last time, the school’s compound is attacked by The Eaters of the Dead—a legion of flesh-eating undead created by Sutekh from those who have dared to defy him. Now Red Sonja, her longtime companion, Yusuf, and her young pupils must battle not only hell-beasts and ghouls, but the terrifying Son of Set himself in a bloody fight for not only their lives, but their souls as well.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 4

RED SONJA #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141416
(Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141417 (Geovani cover).






Robert E. Howard Foundation
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Now accepting pre-orders!

The long-awaited Celtic and Nordic stories!
Cormac Mac Art, Turlogh O'Brien, the James Allison stories, Spears of Clontarf, etc.
Cover art by Aaron Miller.

There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world.  -from Rusty Burke’s introduction
 
The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities.

The book is expected to ship in December 2014. Pre-order yours today.

SWORDS OF THE NORTH is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.)

 
Shipping options for a single volume:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77487-2641.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).
NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
 
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.


Contents
Swords of the North
Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)


Appendix 1 – James Allison
Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious
 
Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art
Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”
 
Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien
Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun
 
Miscellanea
The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)
The House of Gael  (verse)






ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 HC - Coming in March!
(Writer) Roy Thomas, Ron Goulart (Art) John Celardo & Various

The "out of this furshlugginer world" adventures of the awe-filled Planet Comics presents stories that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #13-16 (July 1941 to January 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99
, On sale March 4

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141634.



Sargasso #2: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies (Volume 2) - Now available!
by Sam Gafford (Author)


This issue includes more articles about Hodgson's life and work as well as fiction, poetry and art inspired by this legendary writer. Contents include: “Under the Skin: A Profile of William Hope Hodgson” by Jane Frank “Carnacki Pastiche: A Bibliography” by James Bojaciuk “Contemporary Views: Pieces on William Hope Hodgson from the Idler and the Bookman” by Phillip A. Ellis “A Home on the Borderland: William Hope Hodgson and Borth” by Mark Valentine “A Concluding Oink: An Abnormal Flight of Fancy” by James Bojaciuk “Foreshadowing Carnacki: Algernon Blackwood’s ‘Smith: An Episode in a Lodging House” by Joseph Hinton “Dust and Atoms: The Influence of William Hope Hodgson on Clark Ashton Smith” by Scott Connors Poetry “Dead Seamen Gone in Search of the Same Landfall” by Phillip A. Ellis “House on the Borderland I & II” by Charles Lovecraft “Come, Dream of the Ocean” by Phillip A. Ellis “Ocean Rain” by Phillip A. Ellis “The Devil Mists, What Do They Hide?” by Charles Lovecraft “Coral Seas” by Phillip A. Ellis “The Burning Ship” by Phillip A. Ellis “And the Worried Waters Laughed” by Charles Lovecraft Fiction “Low the Ascomycotan Sky” by Deborah Walker “The Flames of the Drakkar” by John B. Ford “After ‘The Voice in the Night’” by Laurie Needell “The Shop on the Borderland” by Robb Borders With full color cover and back cover by Robert H. Knox.

The first issue sold out quickly so demand for this second issue will be high!


Trade paperback, 176 pages, $19.95


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder House - New!
House of Silence - New!
Intimidation, Inc.
Mobsmen on the Spot
Wizard of Crime
The Blackmail Ring

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS HC - Coming in February!
DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BY MATT WAGNER
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres (Cover) Chris Samnee

The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines. Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I. How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane? A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? The Shadow Knows! Collects the complete ten-issue storyline (#1-10) from The Shadow: Year One, including a pin-up gallery of over 50 comic book covers (by top-tier artistic talent including Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and Wilfredo Torres), plus the complete script to the first chapter. Every copy comes signed by Matt Wagner, Shadow writer extraordinaire and acclaimed writer/artist of Grendel and Mage!

Hardcover, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale February 11


SHADOW YEAR ONE OMNIBUS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141421 (Direct Market Signed Edition).


THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS HC—DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE SIGNED AND REMARKED BY MATT WAGNER
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres (Cover) Chris Samnee
Only 25 in existence, signed and remarked by Matt Wagner, Shadow writer extraordinaire and acclaimed writer/artist of Grendel and Mage!

Hardcover, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $300.00, On sale February 11

SHADOW YEAR ONE OMNIBUS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141422 (Direct Market Signed and Remarked Edition).




SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #5 (OF 5) - Coming in February!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

The thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series sees two become the sign of the one… Rasputin, the mad Russian monk, has forced either Holmes or Houdini to take their final bow, leading our remaining adventurer to rally his spirits to combat the man who cannot be killed.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 11

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #5 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141429 (Campbell cover).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC141430 (Worley 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.

Aliens on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Giants on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Woman and God or Idol on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
A Baby's Ear - New!
Two Topics In Search of a Venue - New!
Happy Birthday to the Second Incarnation of Weird Tales - New!
A.W. Wyville
Eric A. Leyland (1911-2001)

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 6: PHANTOMS OF TIME TP - Coming in February!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Deborah Carita, Carlos Rafael (Cover) Paul Renaud

Dejah Thoris, the fearless princess of Mars, faces a dreaded adversary from her past!  Senneth Dor, the former Jeddak of Yorn, has returned... leading an unstoppable army of Machine Men on a march towards Helium! How will the princess be able to marshal the forces of her beloved city-state against the clockwork terrors when one of her most trusted allies has been conscripted into service by the enemy? Collecting issues #25-30 of this fan-favorite series!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale February 11


DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 6: PHANTOMS OF TIME is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC141411.




William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Temple Tower (1929) was the sixth Bulldog Drummond novel and marked a departure from the series formula. Having killed Carl Peterson off at the conclusion of the fourth book and dealt with his embittered mistress Irma’s revenge scheme as the plot of the fifth book, Sapper took the series in an unexpected direction by turning to French pulp fiction for inspiration.

Read the rest at the links below.








14 November 2014

Adventure House
Now Open for Bidding!

Auction #44 - 200 Lots of more great Pulps

Adventure House Auction #44 now open.  Closing FRIDAY - Nov. 21st. 
Once again we return to a Friday Night Auction, with #44. 
This auction is filled with some great authors, artists and popular culture material.
 Featuring QUIP, a Gernsback Christmas Parody magazine.

Some highlights include:
ARGOSY 05/06 - VG-FN with Terhune
POPULAR MAGAZINE  01/20/23 - VG
WRITER'S DIGEST 05/30 - VG-FN
DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE 12/15/34 - G-VG
ARGOSY 01/14/39 - VG-FN with Burroughs

Adventure House



Adventure House
Now Open for Bidding!

Auction #45 - 200 Lots of more great Pulps

Adventure House Auction #45 now open.  Closing on Friday Evening, Dec. 12th.
A very eclectic group of popular culture material highlights this auction. 
We've grouped together an auction with mostly high grade pulp and popular culture materials.
 From fanzines, to paperbacks, to magazines, and yes pulps...Auction #45 nearly has it all.

Some highlights include:
THE SCIENTIFICTIONIST #1 - VG
DETECTIVE CLASSICS 09/30 - VG-FN
SCIENCE & INVENTION 06/28 - FN
SWEETHEART STORIES 05/06/30 - VG-FN
TOP-NOTCH MAGAZINE 02/01/13 - FN-VF


Adventure House

Adventure House
Coming soon!

A Complete Weird Tales Run

Imagine a complete run of Weird Tales at your fingertips. 
Now imagine that a majority are stored in museum quality trey cases. 
Now imagine it's your chance to bid on these beauties! 
Once we get each issue graded and an image readied, we will schedule this for auction. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



Adventure House




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Starts shipping November 15!
 Retail price - $125


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this November in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!


American Fantasy Press




The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com

 

Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 89: "Treasures of Death" and "The Yellow Door"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, discovery of the theft of "Treasures of Death" brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through "The Yellow Door," until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-159-2 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Award winning author, academic, and film critic Raymond Benson discusses the latest volume in the Black Stiletto Saga: Endings and Beginnings.  We also discuss his hit series of authorized James Bond novels and his wide range of other works.

Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot
Award winning author Bobby Nash presents the first full length novel starring the infamous pulpseductress and adventuress, the Domino Lady.  We talk about his relationship with this character in various New Pulp projects and about other projects in the works!
Past episodes:
Keith Shaw on iPulpFiction

Future Tense: Volume X of the Golden Age Universe
Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Chinese Puzzle
Will Murray and Joe Devito


Blue Labyrinth - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel
BLUE LABYRINTH

A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.

The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined...


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

List Price: $27.00

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #15

Now available!


Hard-hitting fiction awaits within the pages of editor Rich Harvey's revived PULP ADVENTURES.

Classic pulp stories by E. Hoffmann Price, Robert Leslie Bellem, Gardner F. Fox, G.T. Fleming Roberts; plus two recent tales. In "Fury In Vermont" by Ron Fortier, the intrepid adventurer Kate Fury battles zombies in rustic backwood country. Then private detective Jack Hagee tracks a serial killer, who begins tracking him in "Toothpick" by C.J. Henderson. With a fantastic cover by the great Norman Saunders, vintage artwork, and new illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Paperback, 130 pages
List Price: $12.95




Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #1
Now available!

Featuring a heart-pounding new Domino Lady adventure yarn by Rich Harvey with R. Allen Leider!
London, Nazis, witches, and a plot to heist the Royal Crown Jewels ... and the pulp magazine's most breath-taking femme fatale!!

AWESOME TALES brings you thrilling new adventures told with the gusto of the classic pulp fiction magazines!

In the premiere issue, three tales of intrigue and adventure delight and dazzle your senses.

In war-torn Europe, The Domino Lady, the original pulp femme fatale, teams with MI-6 supernatural agent Wicca Girl to battle a mystic force threatening London!

In "Seven Pictures," by Jean Marie Ward, intrigue in the Pentagon leads to jealousy and blood sports.
Back in the present day, Wicca Girl teams with Scotland Yard to solve the 300-year old mystery of "The Warlock Murders."

"Pretenders to the Throne" is a full-length adventure, nearly 15,000 words long, by Rich Harvey and R. Allen Leider.
It pairs the pulp super-heroine Domino Lady with the contemporary-created Wicca Girl, in an adventure involving Nazis and witches in 1943. Ellen Patrick, the Domino Lady, prowls London's streets, which have been darkened through mandatory blackouts. While citizens and soldiers alike hold their breath, fearing more devastation and destruction by Luftwaffe bombs, The Domino Lady plays a cat-and-mouse game to find hidden Nazi loot. But another interested party, a lesbian witch-in-training, also has designs on the loot.

Rich Harvey is the publisher of Bold Venture Press, which brought readers "Compliments of the Domino Lady," the complete collection of her original pulp stories, with stunning new illustrations by legendary comics creator STERANKO. Harvey saw potential in a character no one else cared about -- after "Compliments of the Domino Lady" appeared, several Johnny-come-latelies scrambled to claim her as their own. Not deterred by the imitators, Harvey faithfully continued the Domino Lady's adventures in audio dramas from the AudioComics Company. Now she makes her dazzling return to prose in the debut issue of AWESOME TALES. But the author has advanced her well into World War II for this special adventure -- and confronted the Domino Lady with her most world-shaking adversary ever!


Paperback, 54 pages
List Price: $6.00




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

Forgotten Books: The Shadow in VENGEANCE BAY by Walter Gibson  - New!
Pulp Gallery: Norman Saunders on SAUCY MOVIE TALES (1936)  - New!
Overlooked Films: Philip Marlowe, Private Eye in "Nevada Gas"  - New!
Comic Gallery: TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET (1952)  - New!
Forgotten Books: ALONG THE RIVER TRAIL by Hugh Pendexter (1920)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932)
Comic Gallery: CRIME MYSTERIES (1952)

ART SCOTT STRIKES AGAIN: The Art of Robert E. McGinnis
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES


Doc Savage Omnibus Volume 1 - Coming in February!

Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze - raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, a true Renaissance Man of the Atomic Age! Accompanied by a hand-picked team of highly-specialized men and women, Clark Savage, Jr. travels the world, using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and advance human civilization. But is the world ready to be saved? Developing treatments to prolong human life by decades, medically altering the behavior of criminals, and building a synchronized network to link all humanity... these are the advancements that Doc Savage's grand vision promises for Earth. And so, too, are they the targets of megalomaniacs, cultists, and power brokers the whole world over!

The legendary man of action is back, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment's massive Doc Savage Omnibus, a complete collection of the eight-issue maxi-series by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Masks) and Bilquis Evely (The Shadow).

As a bonus, the omnibus includes a world-trotting solo adventure of Doc Savage against the subversive Science Society, originally presented in the Doc Savage 2014 Annual by Shannon Eric Denton (Graveslinger) and Roberto Castro (Spider-Man), as well as a cover gallery featuring the talents of Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers).


Trade paperback, 240 pages, $29.99




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "Murder in White" from the March 1947 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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


"Astral Rhythm" by Bernie Kamins from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, March, 1948
You've heard the old phrase about floating on air . . . well, Emory Flinch heard it - and then did it.
"Rhyme Does Not Pay" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, December, 1947
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
Alvin Hinkey, the goofy Gotham dick, read blood between the lines of verse that had been penned by the dead greeting card salesman. And Hinkey, in his crackpot way, showed a killer the writing on the big-house wall.
"Loco Lattimer, Lawman" by C. William Harrison from MASKED RIDER WESTERN, July, 1942
The Lanky Deputy Sheriff of Wagon Wheel Proves That There's More Than One Way to Spook a Gun Ghost!



Fear City (Repairman Jack) - Now available!
by F. Paul Wilson

Rage, terror, and redemption: these are the stones upon which F. Paul Wilson builds the concluding chapter of Repairman Jack: The Early Years, the prequel trilogy focusing on the formative years of Wilson's globally popular supernatural troubleshooter.
 
The strands of Jack's life, established in the first two books, Cold City and Dark City, are now woven into a complete pattern.
 
Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, Fear City shows the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph. Jack threads his way through this intricate maze, as people he loves are stripped away from him in a way that presages the later epic series of novels.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Books

List Price: $25.99


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
THE IRON FISTS OF NED KELLY by Jack Tunney

The story of Australia's ironclad outlaw, Ned Kelly, has been told countless times in film, book, and song. The shootout at Stringybark Creek and the infamous siege at Glenrowan are events which shaped the nation – but there is more to Ned’s story, including the character defining, bareknuckle, scrap with feared bar-room brawler, Isaiah 'Wild' Wright.

Ned was only sixteen when he rode into the township of Greta on a horse loaned to him by Wright. Ned had no idea the horse was stolen, but he was still arrested, beaten, and sentenced to three years hard labor. Ned can't get those years back, but he can make the horse thief pay for his deception. With honour and justice at stake, two of the hardest men of all time will come to scratch in a battle for the ages.

A story of betrayal, revenge, and ultimately friendship, The Iron Fists of Ned Kelly is another rollicking tale from the author of 'King of the Outback.'


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Al Williamson ~ 1931-2010 ~ Unpublished Pen & Ink Prelim Sketches Circa 1950's - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ DC Title Pages ~ 1972-73 - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ The Spawn of Frankenstein
Berni Wrightson illustrating Mary Wollstonecraft's Frankenstein

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  November 15, 2014!

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors in the NYC/Metro area.

Normally we meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month, but not this month. 
This month we meet November 15th, the third Saturday. 
We'll be meeting at the  Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue from 1pm to 4pm.  
Any questions send them to msh@pulps1st.com
.  
At the moment the web page is not coming up, it's being transferred to Chris Kalb's service and hasn't yet registered the name serviers. 



 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

A Progress Report!
The book is currently en route from the printer, and should be shipping sometime in mid-November.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


The Illustrated Press
THE GOLDEN AGE
Now available for pre-order at Kickstarter.com!


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

From 1880 to 1950, during the "Golden Age" of illustration, spectacularly talented artists produced hundreds of thousands of images for magazines, calendars, books, advertisements, and much more. In the days before radio, the movies, or television dominated the entertainment world, PRINT was the preeminent media, and the illustrated magazine cover was at the center stage of American visual culture.

Our new book celebrates this glorious period in art history, lavishly presenting the work of 154 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the period, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals. If you are a fan of illustration art, this book was made for you!



As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 46 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. The artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into one fantastic book.

ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, F. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, H. Anderson, Armstrong, Arthurs, Avati, Aylward, Barclay, Baine, Baumgartner, Beall, Becher, Benda, Bergey, Betts, Biggs, Bleser, Bolles, Booth, Brangwyn, Bransom, Brehm, Brickdale, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Bull, Burns, Campbell, Carter, Castaigne, Chambers, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Content, Cooper, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Dohanos, Dryden, Dulac, Dunn, Eastman, Enright, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Flato, Flanagan, Flint, Fogarty, Fuller, Georgi, Giguere, Gillespie, Godwin, Goodwin, Granville-Smith, Green, Gruger, Harding, Heitland, Herbst, Herndon, Henry, Hintermeister, Hinton, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoskins, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Iverd, Jackson, Keller, Kernan, Kihn, Koerner, Korder, Lagatta, Lee, Leyendecker, Leyendecker, Loomis, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mantania, Matteson, McMein, Michelson, Moore, O’Neill, Otto, Parker, Parrish, Paus, Penfield, Phillips, Pogany, Price, Pyle, Pyle, Rackham, Raleigh, Reilly, Reusswig, Roberts, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Schaeffer, Schoonover, Schuyler, Scott, Sewell, Sheppard, D. Smith, J.W. Smith, Soulen, Spreter, Staehle, Stahl, Stanley, Stephens, Stewart, Stick, Stoops, Stuart, Sundblom, Tenggren, Tepper, Von Schmidt, Ward, Watts, Weber, Webster, Wenzell, Whitmore, Wilson, Wood, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.


This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Special Edition version of the book is available, limited to 100 copies.These are presented in a golden yellow slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by editor Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpapers.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!) The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BLACK BAT'S DRAGON TRAIL by G. Wayman Jones
A scourge of the underworld plays the role of Hooded Avenger to foil a murder master’s plans!
Tony Quinn, the Black Bat, goes into action to protect war-torn China from the exploitation of a nefarious criminal who battens on disaster in THE BLACK BAT’S DRAGON TRAIL.

Trade Paperback, 176 pages, $12.95
ISBN 978-0692320198
Imprint: Mystery House

  Order from us
 Trade Paperback $12.95 USD 


King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!


Sadly, the Kickstsrter project failed to reach the funding level and was cancelled.
A new campaign started November 8 and runs through December 8 at Indiegogo!

New funding levels and new incentives are now available!
Help this awesome project be successful at the link below!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER rendered here by the ever-awesome Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by the uber-talented Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Covers for Veterans Day - New!
My PulpFest Report
RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson

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


Hollywood Cowboy Detectives
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes
he Black Claw
Murder Town
Peril Press - Now available!

WHIPLASH by Gordon D. Shirreffs
Wasco Corby was as deadly as he was mean and boastful; no one gave Jess Hudspeth a chance against him…
Wasco Corby lent tone to the stageline, they said—but it wasn't good.

From Real Western Stories, October 1955

Plus seven bonus stories!
This edition includes 20+ images between story/feature illustrations, in-house ads, mastheads and pulp magazine covers.



 
The Pulps
The Definitive Survey of a Re-Discovered American Genre
from the Lesser Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Sensational paintings that gripped the Depression-era public
with their themes of adventure, mystery, horror, sci-fi and damsels in distress.

October 03 through December 26!

Now, for the first time, the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art is presented in a comprehensive touring exhibition of the original paintings and the magazine covers they became.
 
The exhibition features Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.
 
Often described as unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated… these are the vivid and daring period illustrations which became the source of the visual language of today’s popular cinema (imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mamá También), comic books, and multi-million copy video games.
 
In riveting and attention-grabbing imagery, the selected works reflect the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually repressed generation. They set the stage decades ago for the expression of today’s liberated consumer culture. Having influenced generations of artists and writers, Pulp Cover Art has long been overlooked due to its subject matter, genre clichés, and rarity of existing examples.
 
This exhibition is the first in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art, some of which, due to their controversial content, have not been seen in public since the Roaring Twenties. This definitive survey of sweeping scope and range explores the subjects and influential work of the artists who shaped American popular culture and the creative landscape for generations to come.
 
Featuring stunning art by the masters of the genre – Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage, Rafael de Soto, and Enoch Bolles – the exhibition is culled from the world’s largest collection of Pulp Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art and documents Depression-era fantasy as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
 
The content recognizes the rebirth of interest in this genre demonstrated by the surge in new publications, nostalgia events, collectors and reproductions of original pulps by a growing number of new publishers.
 
As described by scholars and specialists who have studied the genre, Pulp Art … “is more than simply an American art form. It is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and obviously fun…. It is unforgettable.”

Friday, October 03 - Friday, December 26
12:00am - 12:00am
Main Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-1700

Audience: Adults


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #5 - New!
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.





Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Review - New!
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 Review
The Chain by H. Warner Munn
The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith
The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft
Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

First Contact by Michael R. Hicks - New!
The Hathor Legacy Universe by Deborah Bailey - New!
Dark Night of The Soul by Gary Reilly - New!
Hollywood Cowboy Detectives
Q & A With Running Meter Press
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
         Pulp Den  

Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!


June, 2014, marked the Centennial of the publication of the first hardcover edition of TARZAN OF THE APES from A.C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago on June 17, 1914.

All remaining copies of the regular edition have been priced at $75.00 and the Signature edition priced at $125.00.

This dust-jacket replica, is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting.

Both George McWhorter, Curator Emeritus of the Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville and the late Danton Burroughs, grandson of ERB, provided source jackets for this replica production and both of them approved the final printing.

Not just a facsimile dust-jacket, this is a beautiful example of the art of letterpress printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies every jacket each order also receives a special gold foil keepsake card commemorating the centennial of one of the most significant books in heroic adventure fiction.

You can still get the Centenary Keepsake Card by ordering either edition of the jacket between now and the end of February, 2015.

Recoverings Replica Dust-Jackets for the Collector

Recoverings


REVIVAL - Now available!
By Stephen King

According to The Lovecraft Ezine, the new novel by Stephen King contains some major Lovecraftian themes.

From an interview with King:
“The inspiration was Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan, which is a terrifying story about the world that might exist beyond this one… 
I also wanted to use Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, but in a new fashion, if I could, stripping away Lovecraft’s high-flown language.”


A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Scribner
List Price: $30.00



Robert E. Howard Foundation
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Now accepting pre-orders!

The long-awaited Celtic and Nordic stories!
Cormac Mac Art, Turlogh O'Brien, the James Allison stories, Spears of Clontarf, etc.
Cover art by Aaron Miller.

There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world.  -from Rusty Burke’s introduction
 
The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities.

The book is expected to ship in December 2014. Pre-order yours today.

SWORDS OF THE NORTH is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.)

 
Shipping options for a single volume:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77487-2641.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).
NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
 
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.


Contents
Swords of the North
Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)


Appendix 1 – James Allison
Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious
 
Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art
Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”
 
Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien
Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun
 
Miscellanea
The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)
The House of Gael  (verse)





Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now shipping!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet




Sargasso #2: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies (Volume 2) - Now available!
by Sam Gafford (Author)


This issue includes more articles about Hodgson's life and work as well as fiction, poetry and art inspired by this legendary writer. Contents include: “Under the Skin: A Profile of William Hope Hodgson” by Jane Frank “Carnacki Pastiche: A Bibliography” by James Bojaciuk “Contemporary Views: Pieces on William Hope Hodgson from the Idler and the Bookman” by Phillip A. Ellis “A Home on the Borderland: William Hope Hodgson and Borth” by Mark Valentine “A Concluding Oink: An Abnormal Flight of Fancy” by James Bojaciuk “Foreshadowing Carnacki: Algernon Blackwood’s ‘Smith: An Episode in a Lodging House” by Joseph Hinton “Dust and Atoms: The Influence of William Hope Hodgson on Clark Ashton Smith” by Scott Connors Poetry “Dead Seamen Gone in Search of the Same Landfall” by Phillip A. Ellis “House on the Borderland I & II” by Charles Lovecraft “Come, Dream of the Ocean” by Phillip A. Ellis “Ocean Rain” by Phillip A. Ellis “The Devil Mists, What Do They Hide?” by Charles Lovecraft “Coral Seas” by Phillip A. Ellis “The Burning Ship” by Phillip A. Ellis “And the Worried Waters Laughed” by Charles Lovecraft Fiction “Low the Ascomycotan Sky” by Deborah Walker “The Flames of the Drakkar” by John B. Ford “After ‘The Voice in the Night’” by Laurie Needell “The Shop on the Borderland” by Robb Borders With full color cover and back cover by Robert H. Knox.

The first issue sold out quickly so demand for this second issue will be high!


Trade paperback, 176 pages, $19.95


The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Intimidation, Inc. - New!
Mobsmen on the Spot
Wizard of Crime
The Blackmail Ring
Happy Death Day

Jabberwocky Thrust
Messenger of Death
Stone Soldiers #10: A Lucky Day to Die - Now available!

When Mark Kenslir turns up dead in a Las Vegas morgue, its up to his last living relative to track down the killers and avenge his troubled spirit. One problem--the killers are former mobsters now serving a witch who controls The Strip with an iron fist. This sounds like a job for the Stone Soldiers. Unfortunately, Las Vegas has been a safe-zone for the supernatural denizens of America for decades. Vampire MD Laura Olson, Psychokinetic Super Soldier Josie Winters and the leader of Detachment 1039 head West for vengeance with no official support. At least not until they can show that Las Vegas' dark citizens need their amnesty revoked.

Kindle Price:    $2.99




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.

A.W. Wyville - New!
Eric A. Leyland (1911-2001) - New!
Hubert La Due (1891-1946) - New!
Willard E. Hawkins (1887-1970) - New!
Who Was Hasan Vokine?
Robert S. Carr (1909-1994)-Part 2
Robert S. Carr (1909-1994)-Part 1
Happy Halloween . . .

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Nothing new at posting time.



Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says








07 November 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 4, 2016
November 11, 2016
SKULL ISLAND
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2

2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: The Cthulhu calendar is packed with weird and wonderful depictions of Lovecraft's monster who lurks beneath the deep. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists such as Eddie Sharam, Kari Christensen and Rafal Badan, you will be terrified and delighted in equal measure. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612703
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99 / $6.99



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: This Pulp Fiction calendar offers an amazing collage of pulp magazine covers every month, featuring astounding artworks by masters, who encapsulate the macabre, weird and exciting genres contained within. Ranging from Weird Tales and Argosy, to Black Mask detective stories and Westerns, the names of celebrated genre authors can also be found on the covers. The datepad features previous and next month's views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $6.99

2015 Vintage SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.


Collector's Sixth Edition
12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360047
UPC: 724638060679

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689229
UPC: 724638059857

Price: $14.95


2015 Vintage Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Saddle up and ride on into the heart of American Mythology, to a time and place where frontier life was hard but much less complicated. Where courage, character, and honor were the badges worn by intrepid men and women, and good (almost) always triumphed over evil. Welcome to the wild world of Pulp Westerns. Giddyup!
Collector's Second Edition

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of
classic western covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360061
UPC: 724638060693

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689243
UPC: 724638059871

Price: $14.95


2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




ACES HIGH HC - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
Illustrated by George Evans; written by George Evans, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein


This collection includes all of George Evans’ highly-acclaimed stories for Aces High, EC’s famous air war title. As a bonus, we present Evans’ never-before-reprinted 3-D story of World War I ace Frank Luke (in regular, easy-on-the-eyes 2-D).

This volume also includes numerous crime and shock stories plus other war stories done in collaboration with Harvey Kurtzman.

Like all books in the Fantagraphics EC line, Aces Highfeatures essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces
.

Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.25, 216 pages, B&W, $29.99





Adventures in Bronze
Now available in hardcover!
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands
that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career.
For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster?
Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men?
Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks from of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….


ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition - $39.95




Adventures in Bronze
Now available in hardcover!

 
When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled.
The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage!
 
No sooner does the Man of Bronze reach the nation’s capitol than an even more bizarre phenomenon manifests.
A long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to plunge his royal sword into the vitals
of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished modern ruler!
 
From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle
while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!

ebook edition - $5.99
Softcover edition - $24.95
Hardcover edition$34.95





Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!




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. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for sale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
It can be obtained from Adventure House!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




Alter Ego 129 - Arriving in comic shops November 12!

ALTER EGO #129  explores the great adventure heroes of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS—in comic strips & comic books!

Featuring the art of FOSTER, HOGARTH, FRAZETTA, MANNING, KANE, KUBERT, MORROW, GRELL, THORNE, WEISS, ANDERSON, KALUTA, AMENDOLA, BUSCEMA, MARSH, CELARDO, LUBBERS, and YEATES—with analysis by foremost ERB experts!

Plus, the 1970s ERB comics company that nearly was—and today's online ERB strips by GRINDBERG, THOMAS, MARCOS, MARZ, DIXON, KWAPISZ, POWELL, FLOYD, LETO, POLIWKO, et al.! 

Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY on comics fandom history, and more! Cover by TOM GRINDBERG and the ERB all-stars! Edited by ROY THOMAS.


84 full-color pages, $8.95





American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Starts shipping November 15!
 Retail price - $125


Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this November in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!


American Fantasy Press




The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com

 

Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 89: "Treasures of Death" and "The Yellow Door"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, discovery of the theft of "Treasures of Death" brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through "The Yellow Door," until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-159-2 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
THE ART OF ROBERT E.  MCGINNIS HC - Arriving in comic shops November 12 and book stores November 11!
(Writer) Robert McGinnis, Art Scott (Art & Cover) Robert McGinnis

Robert E. McGinnis created the distinctive and immediately recognizable artwork on many classic film posters such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella, You Only Live Twice, Live and Let Die, The Odd Couple, and Barefoot in the Park. He is also the illustrator of over 1200 paperback covers for authors such as Donald Westlake, Edward S. Aarons, and most recently, Stephen King. The Art of Robert E. McGinnis is the ultimate collector's item for fans of his uniquely distinctive and evocative artwork, and serves as the definitive collection for movie buffs and book lovers alike.

NOTE: This item may be available through other retail outlets before shipping to comic book specialty shops.

Hardcover, 9x12, 176 pages, Full Color, $34.95






Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Keith Shaw on iPulpFiction
Keith Shaw talks with us about the relaunch of iPulpFiction and the product they produce.  The material ranges from graphic novels, to classic pulp reprints, to horror, scieince fiction and Young adult books.
 iPulpFiction also publishes the forgotten play of Mark Twain -- Colonel Sellers --  that was very popular in its day but was lost to history until Keith rediscovered it.  Now for the first time in 150 years it is available with a critical introduction and analysis.


Past episodes:
Future Tense: Volume X of the Golden Age Universe
Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Chinese Puzzle
Will Murray and Joe Devito

Black Coat Press
Now available!

The Enchanted City
by Eugène Hennebert; adapted by Brian Stableford

Before writing The Enchanted City: A Journey to Lake Tanganyika (1885), Eugene Hennebert consulted Jules Verne; the result is a novel that combines exotic adventures with scientific discovery, with a buoyant tone and an action-packed narrative.

Following on the trail of past heroic expeditions, a disparate band of French explorers, embark upon the quest for Kisimbasimba, the eponymous "enchanted city" of Central Africa. During their epic journey, they will face dangerous native tribes, legions of hostile animals, trek through mysterious underground caverns before they finally reach their goal.

Contemporary with H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, The Enchanted City is a somewhat didactic and earnest portrayal of the heroic age of African exploration, celebrating the achievements of an era which, today, is filled with nostalgia.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique, The Wayward Muse and The Stones of Camelot.

edited by Peter Gabbani

Contents:
Eugène Hennebert: La ville enchantée : voyage au lac Tanganika. 1893.
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 228 pages 

The World Turned Upside Down
by Léonie Rouzade; adapted by Brian Stableford

Leonie Rouzade, angry, combative, and prominent in the feminist cause, delivered a scathing social commentary in this pair of tales from 1872.

When a shipwreck strands a man in a perfect island civilization in A Voyage to the Isle of Utopia, he, after confronting a parade of didactic lectures, accepts that the rigors of logic have rendered obsolete human individuality.

The World Turned Upside Down is the earliest fantasy of gender role reversal ever penned. An idealized woman, Celestine, climbs out of her circumscribed existence to rule a foreign kingdom, only to mandate the subjugation of men by women. Even today, its originality remains unsurpassed. It is a grandiose conte philosophique, taking satire to the edge of absurdity.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique, The Wayward Muse and The Stones of Camelot.

edited by Peter Gabbani

Contents:
Le Monde Renversé [The World Turned Upside Down] (Lachaud, 1872)
Voyage de Théodosie à l'Île d'Utopie [A Voyage to the Isle of Utopia] (Lachaud, 1872)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.
            
US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 240 pages 

ARSENE LUPIN: THE ISLAND OF THE THIRTY COFFINS
by Maurice Leblanc; adapted by J-M. & R. Lofficier

"Vorski is the mightiest of men! Vorski is the master of fate! The elements and the powers of nature are compelled to do his bidding! Vorski is the new prophet!
Let the Superior Unknown be ready! Let him arise from the darkness and ascend from Hell! Here stands Vorski!"

At long last, Arsène Lupin sets his sights on the fourth and final secret of Cagliostro: the God-Stone of the Kings of Bohemia, a miraculous stone that has the power "to give life and death," hidden on the island of Sarek, nicknamed the "Island of the Thirty Coffins" because of its barrier of deadly reefs.

In The Island of the Thirty Coffins (1919), Arsène Lupin is summoned back to France in May 1917 by one of his friends and travels to the accursed island of Sarek off the coat of Brittany to save the beautiful Veronique d'Hergemont from the clutches of the murderous Vorski.

Fraught with terror and supernatural perils, The Island of the Thirty Coffins is one of Maurice Leblanc's best thrillers. Retranslated here for the first time, this edition also includes an all-new epilogue written especially by noted lupinologist Jean-Marc Lofficier.


Contents:
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
- The Island of the Thirty Coffins (L'Ile aux Trente Cercueils, 1919) by Maurice Leblanc
- Brighter than the Sun (epilog) by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier

            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages 




Black Dog Books - Still available!

 
Singapore Sammy returns for another set of rough-and-tumble thrilling adventures through the Straits Settlements continuing his pursuit of his elusive father and the will to his grandfather's estate in these four thrilling novel-length works.
 
Sapphires and Suckers
Buying a sapphire mine proves more of a nuisance than it is worth for Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones. When they uncover a new deposit of the precious stone, the pair are suddenly up to their elbows in blue clay and trouble!
 
The Python Pit
"Never trust a woman." Sammy quickly forgets that adage when he and Lucky Jones are enticed to transport Sally Lavender on the Blue Goose to somewhere east of the Celebs, to the shunned isle of Konga, shunned because it is inhabited with headhunters-and ghosts!
 
The Isle of the Meteor
A forgotten chart provides Sammy a clue to the location of an island in the South Seas that centuries ago was struck by an enormous meteorite of solid gold. Cooking up a scheme to acquire these untold riches, Sammy embarks to locate the island-only to discover that the gold is not simply for the taking.
 
A Whisker of Buddha
Singapore Sammy and Lucky Jones are hired to steal a revered whisker of the Buddha himself from a well-guarded temple in the Cambodian interior. Word of their quest gets out; quickly a race is on to see which pursuing party will acquire the sacred object first.
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 With an introduction by Rick Lai.
Trade paperback / 199 pages / Price: $19.95 US




Blue Labyrinth - Coming November 11!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel
BLUE LABYRINTH

A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.

The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined...


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

List Price: $27.00

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #15

Now available!


Hard-hitting fiction awaits within the pages of editor Rich Harvey's revived PULP ADVENTURES.

Classic pulp stories by E. Hoffmann Price, Robert Leslie Bellem, Gardner F. Fox, G.T. Fleming Roberts; plus two recent tales. In "Fury In Vermont" by Ron Fortier, the intrepid adventurer Kate Fury battles zombies in rustic backwood country. Then private detective Jack Hagee tracks a serial killer, who begins tracking him in "Toothpick" by C.J. Henderson. With a fantastic cover by the great Norman Saunders, vintage artwork, and new illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Paperback, 130 pages
List Price: $12.95




Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #1
Now available!

Featuring a heart-pounding new Domino Lady adventure yarn by Rich Harvey with R. Allen Leider!
London, Nazis, witches, and a plot to heist the Royal Crown Jewels ... and the pulp magazine's most breath-taking femme fatale!!

AWESOME TALES brings you thrilling new adventures told with the gusto of the classic pulp fiction magazines!

In the premiere issue, three tales of intrigue and adventure delight and dazzle your senses.

In war-torn Europe, The Domino Lady, the original pulp femme fatale, teams with MI-6 supernatural agent Wicca Girl to battle a mystic force threatening London!

In "Seven Pictures," by Jean Marie Ward, intrigue in the Pentagon leads to jealousy and blood sports.
Back in the present day, Wicca Girl teams with Scotland Yard to solve the 300-year old mystery of "The Warlock Murders."

"Pretenders to the Throne" is a full-length adventure, nearly 15,000 words long, by Rich Harvey and R. Allen Leider.
It pairs the pulp super-heroine Domino Lady with the contemporary-created Wicca Girl, in an adventure involving Nazis and witches in 1943. Ellen Patrick, the Domino Lady, prowls London's streets, which have been darkened through mandatory blackouts. While citizens and soldiers alike hold their breath, fearing more devastation and destruction by Luftwaffe bombs, The Domino Lady plays a cat-and-mouse game to find hidden Nazi loot. But another interested party, a lesbian witch-in-training, also has designs on the loot.

Rich Harvey is the publisher of Bold Venture Press, which brought readers "Compliments of the Domino Lady," the complete collection of her original pulp stories, with stunning new illustrations by legendary comics creator STERANKO. Harvey saw potential in a character no one else cared about -- after "Compliments of the Domino Lady" appeared, several Johnny-come-latelies scrambled to claim her as their own. Not deterred by the imitators, Harvey faithfully continued the Domino Lady's adventures in audio dramas from the AudioComics Company. Now she makes her dazzling return to prose in the debut issue of AWESOME TALES. But the author has advanced her well into World War II for this special adventure -- and confronted the Domino Lady with her most world-shaking adversary ever!


Paperback, 54 pages
List Price: $6.00




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

Forgotten Books: ALONG THE RIVER TRAIL by Hugh Pendexter (1920)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932) - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIME MYSTERIES (1952)
- New!
ART SCOTT STRIKES AGAIN: The Art of Robert E. McGinnis
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES
Comic Gallery: Topps ZORRO (1994)
Forgotten Books: SATAN'S VENGEANCE by Carroll John Daly (1936)
WEIRD TALES 44, 45 & 46 (1927)


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOL. 3: RED TRIGGER TP - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(W) Mark Rahner (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Jay Anacleto

She's faced the cannibal Thark, Voro, and he's dead. She's stopped his plot to terrorize Helium and destroy the peace between red and green people. Now, consumed with survivor's guilt, Dejah Thoris does something beyond reckless: joins a team of Thark warriors formerly under Voro's command for a suicide mission. The Princess poses as their slave to infiltrate a savage tribe of green Warhoons trekking across the Barsoomian desert to an ancient, unearthed weapon. Vastly outnumbered, they must stop the Warhoon lunatics from activating it with a psychic in their midst — and turning it on Helium! Collects the final story arc (issues #9-12) from the Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars comic book series, complete with a pin-up gallery featuring the entire gorgeous selection of variant cover artwork.


Softcover, 7x10, 120 pages, 
Full Color, $16.99, On sale November 26






DJANGO / ZORRO #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(Writer) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
(Art) Esteve Polls (Cover) A: Jae Lee, B: Francesco Francavilla, C: Matt Wagner

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film!

Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he’s mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he’s again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro – and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django’s skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego’s “bodyguard” for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn’t exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip… of The Fox!

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale November 12




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

 
 
Fourteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




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

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

"The Corpse in California" by Dale Clark from THRILLING DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Detective Nick Barry of the War Duty Office slings a mean line when he goes all out to rope a scheming Japanazi duo!
"Just Plane Murder" by Louis Owens from G-MEN 
DETECTIVE, September, 1942
The Skibbies and Their Gestapo Pard Had a Neat Setup and They Didn't Figure on the F. B. I. Catching on!
"The Leprechaun" by Albert Dorrington from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, February 17, 1917
Was there really a leprechaun living at the boarding-house? One of the boarders was certain he had seen one.



Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

October 2014 - New!
In Writings
After over a year of research, we are (finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview of  author George Allan England.
It all starts with  George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.

This is followed by England's first published story written at the time he decided to become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Also included are an introduction and afterword by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.

In the months to come, we will be adding additional stories and articles both by, and about, England, many of which have never been reprinted since their original publication.


September 2014
In Writings
The fourth chronicle of Don Q., How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant translations of foreign words and phrases, and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.

August 2014
In Writings
A delightful story of love, murder and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine.  Also included are the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2014
In Writings
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few month  s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Fear City (Repairman Jack) - Coming November 11!
by F. Paul Wilson

Rage, terror, and redemption: these are the stones upon which F. Paul Wilson builds the concluding chapter of Repairman Jack: The Early Years, the prequel trilogy focusing on the formative years of Wilson's globally popular supernatural troubleshooter.
 
The strands of Jack's life, established in the first two books, Cold City and Dark City, are now woven into a complete pattern.
 
Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, Fear City shows the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph. Jack threads his way through this intricate maze, as people he loves are stripped away from him in a way that presages the later epic series of novels.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Books

List Price: $25.99


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FELONY FISTS by Paul Bishop

Los Angeles 1954. Patrick "Felony" Flynn has been fighting all his life. Learning the "sweet science" from Father Tim the fighting priest at St. Vincent's, the Chicago orphanage where Pat and his older brother Mickey were raised, Pat has battled his way around the world - first with the Navy and now with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Legendary LAPD chief William Parker is on a rampage to clean up both the department and the city. His elite crew of detectives known as The Hat Squad is his blunt instrument - dedicated, honest, and fearless. Promotion from patrol to detective is Pat's goal, but he also yearns to be one of the elite - and his fists are going to give him the chance.

Gangster Mickey Cohen runs LA's rackets, and murderous heavyweight Solomon King is Cohen's key to taking over the fight game. Chief Parker wants Patrick "Felony" Flynn to stop him - a tall order for middleweight ship's champion with no professional record. Leading with his chin, and with his partner, LA's first black detective Tombstone Jones, covering his back, Patrick Flynn and his Felony Fists are about to fight for his future, the future of the department, and the future of Los Angeles.


Listening Length: 3 hours and 9 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook

Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $1.99 after you buy the Kindle book.



Flash Gordon Volume 4: The Storm Queen of Valkir - Coming in May!

Featuring four years worth of non-stop exhilarating, science fiction action-adventure as Flash battles a rogue’s gallery of villainy to protect the innocent, the wronged and a bevy of beautiful women from the likes of Kang The Cruel, Queen Valker the Violent, giant birds, lizards, sea-beasts and rock men, as well as wolfmen and gas spiders! For Flash Gordon, the king of the cliff-hanger every Sunday is a day of action!

Hardcover: 224 pages
List Price: $39.95




The Forgotten Room – Coming May 5!
by Lincoln Child


Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.

One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday

List Price: $26.00


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables - October Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #110 from November 1942 - $35 OPERATOR 5 #44 from March-April 1939
WEIRD TALES #130 from October 1934 - $35
Featuring Robert E. Howard
    
    
      


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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


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

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

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

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

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

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


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

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

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

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



STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

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

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

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

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

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March 1940

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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#130 October 1934

#132 December 1934
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES



Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.






The Golden Age - Now online!

Michael W. Kaluta ~ The Spawn of Frankenstein - New!
Berni Wrightson illustrating Mary Wollstonecraft's Frankenstein - New!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960



The Great Zoo of China Hardcover – Coming January 27!
by Matthew Reilly


The all-new thriller from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly!

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t…

GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List Price: $26.00

 

GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW #3 - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
Matt Wagner (Writer/Art/Cover/variant cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Matt Wagner brings this exciting miniseries to its dramatic conclusion as two pulp-noir icons go head to head!
Will Grendel succumb to the seductive temptations of the past?
Or will The Shadow finally fall prey to the most dangerous foe he's ever faced?
WHO will prevail as . . . the Master of Darkness?

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99









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

Now available for pre-order!

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

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


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

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

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00




Haffner Press

Hard Case Crime
November 2014

EASY DEATH by Daniel Boyd, Cover art by Glen Orbik

It takes guts and good luck to pull off an armored car robbery, and Walter and Eddie have both. But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit, and a double-crossing gambler and a sadistic park ranger threatening to turn this white Christmas blood red...

"Daniel Boyd" is the pseudonym of a veteran police officer who served for nearly thirty years in a department in central Ohio, including four years as Chief of Police. EASY DEATH is his first crime novel. His only previous novel, ‘NADA, was nominated for the Spur Award by the Western Writers of America.

First publication ever!
Hard Case Crime’s first Christmas novel

January 2015

QUARRY'S CHOICE by Max Allan Collins, Cover art by Robert McGinnis


Quarry is a pro in the murder business. When the man he works for becomes a target himself, Quarry is sent South to remove a traitor in the ranks. But in this wide-open city—with sin everywhere, and betrayal around every corner—Quarry must make the most dangerous choice of his deadly career: who to kill?

First publication ever!
By the award-winning author of ROAD TO PERDITION
Quarry is in development to become a TV series

April 2015

THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, Cover art by Glen Orbik

In 1953, Gore Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under fake names: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was.

Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.

One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil—written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from that region today.

First publication in 60 years, and first ever under the author’s real name!
The author of LINCOLN, BURR, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and other classics, Gore Vidal is one of the most acclaimed American authors of the past century




Hunt at the Well of Eternity: Gabriel Hunt, Book 1 - Now available on audio!
By James Reasoner

The woman carrying the bloodstained flag seemed desperate for help - but it was the attack that followed that convinced Gabriel there was something here men would kill for. And that was before he knew about the dungeon in the Mayan ruins, or the legendary secret hidden in the rain forest of Guatemala.

Written by: James Reasoner
Narrated by: Michael Ray Davis
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Series: Gabriel Hunt, Book 1
Unabridged Audiobook
Regular Price:$19.59



 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

A Progress Report!
The book is currently en route from the printer, and should be shipping sometime in mid-November.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! This book begins shipping in November 2014 - $44.95


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.


The Illustrated Press
THE GOLDEN AGE
Now available for pre-order at Kickstarter.com!


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

From 1880 to 1950, during the "Golden Age" of illustration, spectacularly talented artists produced hundreds of thousands of images for magazines, calendars, books, advertisements, and much more. In the days before radio, the movies, or television dominated the entertainment world, PRINT was the preeminent media, and the illustrated magazine cover was at the center stage of American visual culture.

Our new book celebrates this glorious period in art history, lavishly presenting the work of 154 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the period, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals. If you are a fan of illustration art, this book was made for you!



As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 46 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. The artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into one fantastic book.

ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, F. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, H. Anderson, Armstrong, Arthurs, Avati, Aylward, Barclay, Baine, Baumgartner, Beall, Becher, Benda, Bergey, Betts, Biggs, Bleser, Bolles, Booth, Brangwyn, Bransom, Brehm, Brickdale, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Bull, Burns, Campbell, Carter, Castaigne, Chambers, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Content, Cooper, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Dohanos, Dryden, Dulac, Dunn, Eastman, Enright, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Flato, Flanagan, Flint, Fogarty, Fuller, Georgi, Giguere, Gillespie, Godwin, Goodwin, Granville-Smith, Green, Gruger, Harding, Heitland, Herbst, Herndon, Henry, Hintermeister, Hinton, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoskins, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Iverd, Jackson, Keller, Kernan, Kihn, Koerner, Korder, Lagatta, Lee, Leyendecker, Leyendecker, Loomis, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mantania, Matteson, McMein, Michelson, Moore, O’Neill, Otto, Parker, Parrish, Paus, Penfield, Phillips, Pogany, Price, Pyle, Pyle, Rackham, Raleigh, Reilly, Reusswig, Roberts, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Schaeffer, Schoonover, Schuyler, Scott, Sewell, Sheppard, D. Smith, J.W. Smith, Soulen, Spreter, Staehle, Stahl, Stanley, Stephens, Stewart, Stick, Stoops, Stuart, Sundblom, Tenggren, Tepper, Von Schmidt, Ward, Watts, Weber, Webster, Wenzell, Whitmore, Wilson, Wood, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.


This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Special Edition version of the book is available, limited to 100 copies.These are presented in a golden yellow slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by editor Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpapers.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!) The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8 - Arriving in comic shops November 12!

Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99






James Bond: Young Bond: Shoot to Kill  - Now available!
By Steve Cole

Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel, SHOOT TO KILL, is now available in the UK. It picks up where Charlie Higson left off and sends young James Bond into action in Hollywood.
No U.S. release date has yet been announced.


BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

Lights. Camera. Murder.

Young Bond is back – in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet; something terrible is happening in Tinseltown . . .


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
RRP: £12.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Fiction House Science Fiction Double 5
VENGEANCE FROM THE PAST! & DON'T PANIC! by Geoff St. Reynard

Two Complete Novels in One Book


Ray Rollins fought to preserve the Space Station--and Earth--from an enemy mankind had forgotten. An enemy in hiding, awaiting its--VENGEANCE FROM THE PAST!

January 9th, 1955 began like any normal day on Earth. Then suddenly our planet tossed in a death agony. The Green Men had landed...DON'T PANIC!

Illustrated.

Trade Paperback, 160 pages, $12.95
Imprint: Fiction House




King Solomon's Mines-Classics Reimagined
A new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

Welcome to the new KING SOLOMON'S MINES --a colorful and sexy new 48 page graphic novel by Pablo Marcos & Mark Ellis!
 
The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel is a fresh take on H.Rider Haggard's classic tale of adventure and treasure hunting in 19th century Africa.

This adaptation by the team of legendary comics illustrator Pablo (Conan The Barbarian, Tales of the Zombie) Marcos and best-selling author Mark (Outlanders, Doc Savage, Justice Machine) Ellis brings a new and colorful perspective to the Victorian-era yarn.

The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER rendered here by the ever-awesome Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by the uber-talented Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Larry Latham - R.I.P.

Larry Latham passed away on Sunday evening (November 2) after a valiant battle with cancer. 
Larry was the writer/artist of the online comic strip LOVECRAFT IS MISSING.

The strip began in 2008. His last published work was November 1.


LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(Writer) Justin Gray (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) John Cassaday


The Lone Ranger and Tonto are called to the town of Red Mesa to help capture a vicious gang of thieves. However things are not what they seem as the masked man and his faithful companion find themselves entangled in a mystery and surrounded by killers.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY: “Money Shot” novel
Author: Bobby Nash, Howard Hopkins
Artist: Doug Klauba

Arriving in comic shops November 12!

Politics make strange bedfellows. A deadly ménage-a-trois of power, politics and money, threatens to bring 1930’s Hollywood to its knees. An assassin is hired to kill an idealistic young DA running for governor, who happens to be Domino Lady’s lover. A morally bankrupt movie star-turned ambitious politician, with mob ties and a temper, takes both of them on. Can Domino Lady keep her candidate safe or will she learn the hard way that politics can be murder…and moreover, can pulp’s #1 sultry temptress survive the money shot?

Plus a bonus GOLDEN AMAZON -warrior woman- novella by Howard Hopkins!

Softcover, 6” x 9”, 216 pages, $11.95




Moonstone Books
DAY OF THE DESTROYERS
Jimmie Flint, Agent X-11 must save America

Coming in March!

Authors: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile
Cover: Fernando Ferreiro

Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration!
Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective, and The Black Bat!

Day of the Destroyers is an all-original linked prose anthology - each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command, battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.

Agent X-11 fights across the country preventing an aerial assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico, racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in Manhattan, and so much more!

Written by pulp fictioneers: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile.
Introduction by pulp historian and award-winning author Robert Weinberg!


Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $13.95

Note: I believe that this volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator #5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent X-11 replacing Operator #5.



Mystery*File - Now online!

Convention Report: PULPADVENTURE CON 2014. - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS.
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN –  Frank Robinson, 1926-2014 by Walker Martin

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge


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


Hollywood Cowboy Detectives - New!
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes
he Black Claw
Murder Town
Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Peril Press - Now available!

MARTY QUADE: DEAD FREIGHT

Private Detective Marty Quade Jumps
DEAD FREIGHT by Emile C. Tepperman from
Ten Detective Aces, May 1935
Author of “Slow Murder,” etc.
The elevator strike made Marty Quade climb seven flights of stairs. But there was no Seventh Heaven up there waiting for him. Instead, he met a very dead corpse, a very pretty blonde—and a very strange man.
The elevator strike makes Private Detective Marty Quade climb seven flights of stairs. But there is no Seventh Heaven up there waiting for him.

Plus six more bonus stories!
This edition includes 14 images between story illustrations, in-house ads, mastheads and pulp covers.




Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


The Pulps
The Definitive Survey of a Re-Discovered American Genre
from the Lesser Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Sensational paintings that gripped the Depression-era public
with their themes of adventure, mystery, horror, sci-fi and damsels in distress.

October 03 through December 26!

Now, for the first time, the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art is presented in a comprehensive touring exhibition of the original paintings and the magazine covers they became.
 
The exhibition features Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.
 
Often described as unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated… these are the vivid and daring period illustrations which became the source of the visual language of today’s popular cinema (imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mamá También), comic books, and multi-million copy video games.
 
In riveting and attention-grabbing imagery, the selected works reflect the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually repressed generation. They set the stage decades ago for the expression of today’s liberated consumer culture. Having influenced generations of artists and writers, Pulp Cover Art has long been overlooked due to its subject matter, genre clichés, and rarity of existing examples.
 
This exhibition is the first in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art, some of which, due to their controversial content, have not been seen in public since the Roaring Twenties. This definitive survey of sweeping scope and range explores the subjects and influential work of the artists who shaped American popular culture and the creative landscape for generations to come.
 
Featuring stunning art by the masters of the genre – Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage, Rafael de Soto, and Enoch Bolles – the exhibition is culled from the world’s largest collection of Pulp Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art and documents Depression-era fantasy as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
 
The content recognizes the rebirth of interest in this genre demonstrated by the surge in new publications, nostalgia events, collectors and reproductions of original pulps by a growing number of new publishers.
 
As described by scholars and specialists who have studied the genre, Pulp Art … “is more than simply an American art form. It is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and obviously fun…. It is unforgettable.”

Friday, October 03 - Friday, December 26
12:00am - 12:00am
Main Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-1700

Audience: Adults


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 Review - New!
The Chain by H. Warner Munn
The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith
The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft
Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Hollywood Cowboy Detectives - New!
Q & A With Running Meter Press - New!
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
Hold On!
Review For The Spider's Web
Altus Press Newsletter

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Foster Fade’s new adventures - New!
The fantastic works of James Van Hise
Meet Dillon
Fanzine focus: ‘Age of the Unicorn’
The adventures of Pat Wildman

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Dafydd Neal Dyar
- New!
RIP: Larry Latham - New!
Celebrating Marvel’s 75 years - New!
On ‘The Texas-Siberia Trail’
Bits of pulp: The color of pulps & more
3 pulp questions: John Olsen
Bits of pulp: Doc, Doc, goose

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Meet 'Singapore' Sammy Shay! He’s the roughest, toughest sailor to sail the Seven Seas!”
 
Introducing one of the most popular and hard-boiled characters ever to roam the fabled pages of Argosy magazine. Singapore Sammy Shay is the toughest sailor in the South Pacific, scouring the coasts of Malaysia and the hundreds of islands in the vicinity, searching for his ne’er-do-well father who abandoned his family when Sammy was only two years old.

 
 
Written by George F. Worts, creator of the popular Peter the Brazen series under the pen-name Loring Brent, the Singapore Sammy adventures are among the few Argosy classics that can match the adventures of Brent's “The Man of Bronze” in intensity and action!
 
His full name is Samuel Larkin Shay, but few people know or recognize him by that name. Born in Cairo, Illinois, he’s spent the last six years of his life roaming the South Seas in the schooner, Blue Goose, skippered by Captain Lucifer Jones. It’s there that he’s known as Singapore Sammy, a vagabond sailor who’s hunting a man, a worthless roustabout known as Bill Shay. Shay was Sammy’s father, and when he deserted his family, Bill Shay took with him the only copy of a will leaving Sammy a fortune. Without that document, Sammy can’t claim a penny. For the past half-dozen years, he’s hunted for his father, following a trail that leads to the farthest ends of the Earth. In The Monster of the Lagoon, Sammy encounters one of the greatest surprises in his search for his father—as he finds himself actually battling a monster in a lagoon!
 
George F. Worts was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 16, 1892. Growing up in a port city, he became interested in telegraphy. As a teenager, he worked as a radio man on the Great Lakes. Afterwards, he shipped out, again as a radio operator to South and Central America.
 
In 1915, Worts decided to become a writer. He attended Columbia University for a year, got married, and started work as a reporter. A few years later, he started writing fiction, selling primarily to Argosy. In the 1930s, that pulp was considered to be the leading publisher of high adventure stories in the world. Worts became known as one of the magazine’s top writers and he contributed 45 novelettes and serials in that ten year period. Read by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #63
The Secret 6 #3 Audiobook
The Monster Murders by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

The premise of The Secret 6 was deceptively simple, yet pure pulp. An enigmatic adventurer known only as King busts out of Death Row to form an anti-crime group called The Secret 6. The others include The Key, The Doctor, Shakespeare, The Bishop, and Luga, as well as numerous underworld stool pigeons and hangers-on. All are wanted. So they operate outside the law.

 
The work of the wildly imaginative Robert J. Hogan, who pitted his World War I flying ace, G-8, against zombies, Martians, defrosted Viking warriors, and other bizarre foes, The Secret 6 battled sinister supervillains, a Mayan Bat-Man, a giant golden alligator and other outrageous menaces. Few pulp series stretched reality as did this four-issue Popular Publications title from 1934-35. There were no limits. That’s what made it a terrific read.
 
If you wanted to, you could call The Secret 6 "Doc Savage lite". The series followed a similar template––a group of adventurers pitting themselves against overwhelming threats. The big difference was that the leader, King, was no superman. Like Hogan’s G-8, he was a typical American he-man, not a fearless wonder-worker. King could feel fear, and make mistakes. He was not perfect, therefore the average reader could identify with him, and see himself in King’s shoes.
 
The third Secret 6 entry shows every indication of having been inspired by the famous Doc Savage novel, The Monsters. The premise is virtually identical––giant creatures are terrorizing the rural population. Authorities are helpless. Only the resourceful Secret 6 team is up to the challenge.
 
No doubt the inspiration for both of these pulp classics goes back to the 1933 film, King Kong. In The Monster Murders, we encounter ferocious packs of gigantic dogs, thirty-foot giants, and other towering nightmare threats to life and liberty.
 
The Murder Monsters is read by Michael C. Gwynne. This exciting audiobook also includes the true stories, Allan Barnes' “Stand and Deliver!” and “The Jungle,” by Winthie Leach.
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Best of Argosy #5: "The Monster of the Lagoon" by George F. Worts

Introducing one of the most popular and hard-boiled characters ever to roam the fabled pages of Argosy magazine. Singapore Sammy is the toughest sailor in the South Pacific, scouring the coasts of Malaysia and the hundreds of islands in the vicinity, searching for his ne’er-do-well father who abandoned his family when Sammy was only two years old. When Bill Shay left his wife and child, he took with him a will leaving a fortune to Sammy from his grandfather. Sammy wants that document back, along with a measure of revenge against his father for deserting his family.
 
Written by George F. Worts, creator of the popular Peter the Brazen series under the pen-name Loring Brent, the Singapore Sammy adventures are among the few Argosy classics that can match the adventures of “The Man of Bronze,” in intensity and action! These exciting books have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and are of the highest quality. $2.99.

  
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #21: Crimson Doom

This is the second issue in the Dusty Ayres series. “The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.” From the enemy camp came this message. And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war, was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings! Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Battle Birds #43 - December 1941
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 

Sports Novels Gridiron Classics
Sports thrills, ripped from the burning pages of one of the all-time great sports magazines of the 1930s, Sports Novels! Magazines containing sports fiction were one of the staples of the pulp magazines, becoming popular in the early 1920s and by the mid-1930s there were over two dozen titles on the newsstands. In early 1937, Popular Publications decided to enter the lucrative field of the sports fiction magazines. The April-May 1937 issue of Sports Novels hit the newsstands in late March, featuring an eye-catching baseball cover. For the next fifteen years, each issue featured stories of football, boxing, baseball, hockey, track, basketball, tennis and hockey. Nearly every sport imaginable was represented in the long-running magazine. It continued publishing for a total of eighty-five issues until the April 1952 issue, when pulp magazines were in their waning days. Vintage Sports Novels are now being reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
  
Horror Stories: Ray Cummings and Russell Gray
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently than its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This eBook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Ray Cummings and Russell Gray, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99. 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.









Radio Spirits
THE SHADOW: DEAD MEN TELL
Now available!


15% Off Your Entire Order and $4.95 Flat Shipping Rate until November 4!
Use Offer Code: r10nc006


Mystical matters, dastardly doctors, frightening families, spirits and schemes! These eighteen classic broadcasts will catapult you back to a time when the line between good and evil was stark…and spine-chilling.

Orson Welles, William Johnstone, and Bret Morrison take on the role Lamont Cranston, "a man of wealth…a student of science…and a master of other people's minds"…and his alter-ego, The Shadow! Margot Stevenson, Marjorie Anderson, and Grace Matthews are heard as Margo Lane, the only person in the world who knew that Cranston and The Shadow were one and the same. Together, they face the frightening and demonstrate to "young and old alike that crime does not pay!"

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

Episodes Include: The Hypnotized Audience 03-27-38; The Blind Beggar Dies 04-17-38; Power of the Mind 04-24-38; Murders in Wax 05-15-38; House of Fun 10-22-39; Murder Incorporated 12-17-39; The Killer's Rendezvous 12-15-40; Nightmare at Gaelsberry 02-02-41; The Phantom Voyage 02-16-41; Death Rides a Broomstick 03-02-41; Murder From the Grave 04-06-41; The Ring of Light 11-23-41; Dead Men Tell 03-01-42; The Werewolf of Hamilton Mansion 01-05-47; When the Grave is Opened 09-14-47; The Face 09-21-47; Murder and the Medium 11-30-47; Death and the Easter Bonnet 04-17-49


Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Price: $35.95


Ramble House
Now available!

CATHEDRAL OF HORROR AND OTHER STORIES
The Weird Tales of Arthur J. Burks
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #55

 
Between the years 1934 and the dying days of Popular Publications' three weird menace pulps, Arthur J. Burks contributed some five dozen tales, most of novelette length.
 John Pelan has sifted through them and introduces this first volume of Burks' weird works.
The eleven stories are only a sample of what we have in store for you.
 
Cathedral of Horror, Terror Tales, July/August 1938
Priestess of Shame, Dime Mystery Magazine July 1935
Room of Shadows, Weird Tales May 1936
Keepers of the Black Tavern, Terror Tales May 1935
Bells of Oceana, Weird Tales December 1927
Black Harvest of Moraine, Weird Tales January 1950
Slaves of the Blood Wolves Terror Tales Dec. 1935
The Death Kiss, Thrilling Mystery, June 1936
A Bride for Death, Terror Tales April 1936
The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee Weird Tales May 1926
Devils in the Dust Thrilling Mystery, December 1935

Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

TWO-TIMERS
THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME by Ray Cummings
TIME COLUMN and TAA THE TERRIBLE by Malcolm Jameson

 Introduced by Richard A. Lupoff
 Surinam Turtle Press #45

 
Richard A. Lupoff, an author known for his 12:01 stories of time repeating itself, has selected two stories of time travel by a couple of his favorite authors: Ray Cummings and Malcolm Jameson. The Man Who Mastered Time, by Cummings, is a serialized novel of a future inspired by H.G. Wells' classic, and Time Column, by Jameson, was written as WWII loomed. It's been unavailable for almost 75 years.
In addition to writing the introduction, Lupoff has added a short story from 1942 by Jameson called Taa the Terrible.
 
Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $32  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

THE DAYMAKERS
Selected Stories from Science Fantasy
 Chosen and Introduced by Damien Broderick and John Boston

 
Damien Broderick and John Boston got together and picked the 11 short stories of SF that they wanted to see brought back for modern readers to enjoy.
The list of authors is impressive:
A. Bertram Chandler, Brian Aldiss, Peter Hawkins, Edward Mackin, John Kippax, E.C. Tubb, John Brunner,
Wallace West, Michael Moorcock, Mervyn Peake and Thomas Burnett Swann.
The stories are, too.

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
   
This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA #13 - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Renae De Liz


Beginning a new Sonja epic that will shake the She-Devil to her core! In THE FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, PART ONE, the Hyrkanian finds herself aiding a small village against a hideous and bloody infestation, while an enemy from her past threatens to crush her spirit forever!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




REVIVAL - Arriving in book stores November 11!
By Stephen King

According to The Lovecraft Ezine, the new novel by Stephen King contains some major Lovecraftian themes.

From an interview with King:
“The inspiration was Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan, which is a terrifying story about the world that might exist beyond this one… 
I also wanted to use Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, but in a new fashion, if I could, stripping away Lovecraft’s high-flown language.”


A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Scribner
List Price: $30.00




Robert E. Howard Foundation
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Now accepting pre-orders!

The long-awaited Celtic and Nordic stories!
Cormac Mac Art, Turlogh O'Brien, the James Allison stories, Spears of Clontarf, etc.
Cover art by Aaron Miller.

There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world.  -from Rusty Burke’s introduction
 
The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities.

The book is expected to ship in December 2014. Pre-order yours today.

SWORDS OF THE NORTH is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.)

 
Shipping options for a single volume:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77487-2641.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).
NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
 
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.


Contents
Swords of the North
Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)


Appendix 1 – James Allison
Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious
 
Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art
Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”
 
Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien
Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun
 
Miscellanea
The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)
The House of Gael  (verse)





Robert E. Howard Foundation
FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3

Now shipping!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014. The final volume will follow as soon as its cover is completed. Pre-order volume 3 today.

The price for volume 3 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping.
To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set.
Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.
The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping.
Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members.


Complete ordering information is available on the REHF website.

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet




ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2 - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(Editor) Roy Thomas (Art) Robert Webb, Alex A. Blum

She may still be everyone's favorite yellow-tressed, leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane! There have been other incarantions, of course, but it's this classic material that strikes at the very heart of Good Girl Art. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle issues #5-10 (Summer 1949 to 1950) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99









The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 72! This time around, Barry takes a look at Midnight In Moscow # 4 and Justice Inc. # 2!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Mobsmen on the Spot - New!
Wizard of Crime - New!
The Blackmail Ring
Happy Death Day

Jabberwocky Thrust
Messenger of Death
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #2 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 12!
(Writer) Anthony del Sol, Conor McCreery (Art) Carlos Furuzono
(Covers) Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley


After Harry Houdini’s opening night performance is undone by a grotesque murder, he clashes with Sherlock Holmes when Holmes refuses to allow the legendary magician to help bring the perpetrator to justice. But the proud Houdini won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, leading to an epic game of cat-and-mouse in London’s dangerous streets.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Who Was Hasan Vokine? - New!
Robert S. Carr (1909-1994)-Part 2 - New!
Robert S. Carr (1909-1994)-Part 1 - New!
Happy Halloween . . .
Galen C. Colin (1890-1973)
Valma Clark (1894-1953)
Lines Straight and Tangled

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

Now available!
Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99, October 20, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 21, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Revolution: Book Three in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 04, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond  Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 04, 2014

Coming soon!
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $7.99, November 18, 2014
Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, November 25, 2014
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 25, 2014
With Great Power, eds. John L. French & Greg Schauer, Dark Quest, LLC, $14.95, November 28, 2014
Collision: Book Four in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, December 02, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  December 14, 2014
HEROES!, ed. Jean Rabe, Silence in the Library, $15.00, December 2014
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad,  ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015
Secret Wars, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $24.99, January 20, 2015
Monster Hunter: Nemesis, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, February 24, 2015
Less Than Hero, S.G. Browne, Gallery Books, $16.00, March 17, 2015
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo
, Titan Books, $7.99, March 31, 2015
The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, April 14, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, April 28, 2015

Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 30, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015
The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, July 7, 2015
 

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer at Towers of London

A couple weeks ago, I finally read Mr. Towers of London, the posthumously published memoirs of Harry Alan Towers, the unflappable veteran British radio/TV/film writer-producer with well over a hundred works to his credit. It wasn’t Towers’s first stab at writing his memoirs, but this final work was notable as his most personal.

Read the rest at the links below.









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