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2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
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Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #148

Adventure Fiction of F.V.W. Mason

"The Jest of Caid MacGregor" [Adventure Trails]
A story of Yank and ‘Ector, and of the death jest of a torture-thirsty Caid.

"The Doubting of Legionnair Terris" [Adventure Trails]
Yank and ‘Ector, deserters, fight through to warn the Poste.

"The Stone of Tanit-Astarte" [Wide World Adventures]
Yank, ‘Ector and one “ex-gentleman” fight treachery and gold-lust to the bitter death

 
 7x10, 117 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - March 1949

"Servant of Satan" by Robert Wallace
When sudden death pursues the Parish family, the Phantom digs for clues in a mine of mystery and murder!  Follow the world’s greatest sleuth as he pits himself against a diabolical killer.

"Death Rides a Winner" by Leonard Jones
"Master of Clues" by Jackson Hite
"Line of Fire" by Ray Cummings
"Three Clues to a Murder" by C. K. M. Scanlon
"Nothing to Lose" by· Anthony Tompkins
"Set a Place for Death" by Roger Fuller

 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Underworld Detective – July 1935

"Killer’s Bait" by W.T. Ballard
"Big Shot vs Bonehead" by John Joseph
Too Much Rope" by Bob DuSoe
"The Puma Woman" by William Allen Ward
"Eye Witness" by Grant Lane
"The Cocoa Kid" by John Graham
"Wallflowers" by Val McNamara
"Five Fatal Minutes" by Westmoreland Gray
"Draco’s Cadaver" by William Mahoney


 Cover Artist: George Wilson
  
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Black Aces – April 1932

"The Pigeon Man by Theodore Tinsley
"The Beast of the City at bay—and Major Lacy calls out his heavy artillery.

"Gallows Bird" by William Chamberlain
"Headline Hunter" by John Wilstach
"The Devil Deals" by Edgar L. Cooper
"Your Number’s Up" by Franklin H. Martin
"The Shakedown" by George Bruce


 Cover Artist: George B. Cutts
  
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
GLARE OF THE GORGON
Softcover and eBook are now available!
Hardcover edition coming soon!


Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall?

These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core.

Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon.

From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted?

Softcover: $24.95  /  eBook:  $4.99


Adventures in Bronze


Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

My Most Thrilling Sky Fight: Captain Albert Ball - New!

“Sky Fighters, November 1934″ by Eugene M. Frandzen
- New!


Altus Press: Enjoy Pulps! - New pulp blog by David Lee Smith is now online!

"Enjoy Pulps" - A New Blog Premieres on AltusPress.com
Pulp fan David Lee Smith has started a column on www.altuspress.com. The first installment covers the latest goings-on with recent sales prices.


The Phantom Detective – Oct. 1945: “Death to a Diplomat”
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Ka-Zar Pulps, 1936-1937
“The Pot of Gold” by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (a Pre-Spider/Richard Wentworth Story)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census
Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  


Altus Press
Now available!

GEORGE CHANCE: THE GHOST OMNIBUS VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts


 
Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost,
who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation.

Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher!
When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.

This omnibus contains the first two adventures of The Ghost, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Available from Adventure House and Mike Chomko and coming soon to the Altus Press website.




Altus Press
Now available from Altus Press!

THE CRIMSON MASK OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
by Norman A. Daniels
 
Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask!
Volume 2 contains the next five adventures:
“The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men”
“The Crimson Mask's Ghost Trail”
“The Diamond Death Trail”
“The Money Trail”
“Murders of the Black Rose”

All stories are uncut and contain all of the original illustrations.

280 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
Now available from Altus Press!

THE COMPLETE CASEBOOK OF SGT. BRINKHAUS
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray


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

389 pages

$29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray


Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover


Available from Adventure House and Mike Chomko and coming soon to the Altus Press website.




ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Coming in July!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
Pre-order: $19.95



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late July/early August!
Coming to comic shops August 31!

THE SHADOW Volume 110: "The House on the Ledge" & "The League of Death"
 10th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL showcasing The Shadow's comic book debut!
Sanctum Books commemorates ten years of classic pulp reprints with two powerhouse thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, escaping from counterfeiters, a young woman and her guardian take refuge in "The House on the Ledge," without knowing that their only hope for salvation lurks in the shadows! Then,The Shadow seeks to answer the strange riddle of why killers are taking their own lives—along with those of their victims! BONUS: The Shadow's 1940 Golden Age of Comics debut from the super-rare Shadow Comics #1 and Walter Gibson recalls writing "A Million Words a Year for Ten Years." This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-214-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 110 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN162101.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
FOR SERIOUS DOC SAVAGE COLLECTORS ONLY!

Anthony Tollin is offering up for sale George Rozen's preminary cover art for the final three issues of DOC SAVAGE magazine. These rare artifacts are Rozen's actual hand-drawn preliminary artwork for Doc Savage's final three pulp advantures, drawn in 1948 and 1949 by the artist who painted nearly 200 SHADOW pulp covers, and have been in my personal convention for more than a quarter century. DOC SAVAGE pulp art is incredibly rare with only a few of the original paintings surviving. All three of George Rozen's final DOC SAVAGE covers are memorable images, especially the iconic final cover where Doc battles hellish Underworld demons. (White areas at bottom of GREEN MASTER and RETURN FROM CORMORAL scan are glare from the plastic covering and not on the actual art.)

Prices for the three preliminary covers are:
$1250. - THE GREEN MASTER
$1250. - RETURN FROM CORMORAL
$1750. - UP FROM EARTH'S CENTER

Interested parties should contact Anthony Tollinofflist at sanctumotr@earthlink.net




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
FOR SERIOUS SHADOW COLLECTORS ONLY!

Anthony Tollin decided to part with the original art pages I've owned from DC's THE SHADOW #12 (1975). These pages are from the final issue of DC's first SHADOW comic book series, published 41 years ago. Art is by E.R. Cruz whose work possessed superb pulpish illustrative ink work, dramatic storytelling and wonderful placement of blacks. I'm not aware of any art from Cruz's three issues of THE SHADOW being sold on the general original art market before (partly because I owned all of one issue and most of another). Here's a price list (and please note that many of the prices are a mere 1/10th of comparable Kaluta pages from the same DC series) and scans of three of the pages.

If interested, email Anthony Tollin at sanctumotr@earthlink.net letting him know which page(s) you're interested in and he will email you a scan of the specific page(s).

2) $275. - Harry Vincent and Margo
3) $300. - Harry and Margo in peril
4) $325. - Harry and Margo captured by hooded mastermind
5) $650. - Enter The Shadow
6) $600. - The Shadow and Burbank
8) $400. - Margo on satanic altar
9) $350. - Margo victim of satanic ritual
12) $525. - Harry Vincent turns against The Shadow and Margo
13) $550. - The Shadow and Margo undergo water torture
18) $500. - The Shadow triumphant
Page numbers are bottom right (story) numbers, not the top numbers that include ad pages.





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Andrew Salmon and the New Sherlock Holmes Fightcard Novel

Award winning author and actor Andrew Salmon publishes the third volume in his Sherlock Holmes Fightcard Trilogy: A Congression of Pallbearers. 
In the first volume, Work Capitol he explored Victorian bare-knuckles boxing. 
In the second volume, Blood to the Bone, he revealed the hidden world of female bare-knuckles boxing.
In this new adventure he highlights Holmes relationship to the Mixed Martial Arts.


Past episodes:
The League of the Seventh Son; Steve Payne's new Secret Agent X Novel
Michael Panush and his novel "The Dagger Men"
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Pulp Power Couple
Rick Lai, Cthulhu, and Dangerous Things!

Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"
BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT: A Gideon Crew Novel - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...

With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.

Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER
Now available!

Since 2002 Blood 'n' Thunder has celebrated adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage pulp magazines, motion pictures, radio dramas, and newspaper comic strips are covered in its pages with extensively researched articles by the most prominent historians specializing in the study of these media.

The Blood 'n' Thunder Sampler offers previously unreprinted articles as they originally appeared in the magazine. Essentially, it's a book-length BnT that gives readers a better idea of what the typical issue looks like.

Included are surveys of the classic pulps Adventure, Dime Detective, and The Popular Magazine; essays on the first films featuring popular pulp characters Zorro and Hopalong Cassidy; articles chronicling the Old-Time Radio exploits of The Green Hornet; an overview of the mystery/espionage thrillers featuring Clubfoot the Avenger; a personal reflection on the return of Fu Manchu; a profile of distinguished adventure-story writer Gordon Young; legendary Black Mask editor Joseph "Cap" Shaw on writing for the pulps; and much more. In short, it's the perfect introduction to Blood 'n' Thunder.

Readers of the Sampler would have to purchase six issues of the journal at $12.50 each to get the material included in this book for $24.95.

It's the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of vintage pop culture chronicled in Blood 'n' Thunder. If you've heard of BnT but never seen a copy, this is the book for you!

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



Bold Venture Press
ALIAS THE KANSAS KID
By John R. Rose

Now available!


Dan Robbins wasn’t looking for trouble, but trouble had a way of finding him. He searched for a life and career the complete opposite of his father’s outlaw methods. When he demonstrated the same proficiency with a gun, folks wouldn’t leave well enough alone … until it was too late. Set in the late 1800s, Alias the Kansas Kid is a western novel of redemption and budding romance -- and action-packed gun-slinging.

Paperback: 250 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Softcover:  $14.95
Kindle:  $3.99




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Enchantress of Venus by Leigh Brackett - New!
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 6
Short Reviews – Coming of the Gods by Chester Whitehorn
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 5
Retro Fandom Friday: Fans Have Always Fought
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 4

Clark Ashton Smith: The Emperor of Dreams
The first feature-length documentary about the visionary fantasy writer, poet and visual artist.


Darin Coelho is currently filming a feature-length documentary about the visionary fantasy author, poet and artist Clark Ashton Smith.
Smith is a sort of cult figure; he has a devoted legion of fans, but he has not gained the recognition he deserves as a fantasy writer and as a poet.
By helping fund this project, contributors can help him create a high-quality, lasting film to bring Smith's life and work to all fans of fantasy literature.


CLARK ASHTON SMITH, LIVE IN AUBURN, THE ELDER TAPES - Now available!

Clark Ashton Smith – Live In Auburn, The Elder Tapes. Read by Clark Ashton Smith, with introduction by Robert B. Elder

On sale Wednesday 4/20/16, noon Eastern time – Ships 5/11/16

Recorded in the late 1950’s by Robert B. Elder, is the only known voice recording of Clark Ashton Smith. Mr Elder picked at random, 11 poems from the books The Dark Chateau and Spells and Philtres for Smith to read. Audio has been newly enhanced for clarity, and mastered for vinyl. Although the recording quality of Smiths readings are primitive, consider this as a glimpse into another time and place, into the world of Clark Ashton Smith.

 • Edition of 107 copies. 90 will be offered for sale.
 • 180 gram audiophile black vinyl.
 • Two sided, hand screen printed, fold over jacket. Silver ink on thick black French paper.
 • 16 page booklet of poems read in this volume.
 • Art by Joe Keinberger

Classicon
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


CONAN THE SLAYER #2 - Coming in August!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: 
Sergio Dávila

Now riding with the fearsome Kozaki, Conan becomes a mentor to one of the chief’s two sons—earning the hatred of the other son, who has dire plans for both the tribe and the Cimmerian!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale August 24.

CONAN THE SLAYER #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN160090.




CTHULHU: THE ANCIENT ONE TRIBUTE BOX - Coming in August!

The signature character of author H. P. Lovecraft's darkly fantastic fiction, Cthulhu is as emblematic for Lovecraft's fans as Darth Vader is for Star Wars adherents. Both feared and worshipped in the stories, Cthulhu has since been the subject of new fiction, artwork, role-playing games, toys, and other items celebrating Lovecraft and fandom for weird tales. This totemic set includes a hand-painted figurine suitable for display or dark contemplation, an altarpiece stand, and a booklet discussing the Ancient One's place in Lovecraft and popular culture.

Softcover, 6x4x3, 48 pages, Full Color, $19.95, On sale August 10.


CTHULHU TRIBUTE BOX is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN162089.


Amazon.com  

THE CTHULHU WARS: THE UNITED STATES' BATTLES AGAINST THE MYTHOS SC - Arriving in book stores May 24!
(Writer) Kenneth Hite, Kennon Bauman; (Art) Darren Tan & Imaginary Friends Studios

From the Patriots' raid on the necromancer Joseph Curwen, to the Special Forces' assault on Leng in 2007, this history reveals the secret and terrible struggle between the United States and the supernatural forces of Cthulhu. In this war, immortal cultists worship other-dimensional entities, and plot to raise an army of the dead. Incomprehensible undersea intelligences infiltrate and colonize American seaports, and alien races lurk beneath the ice of Antarctica and high in the mountains of Afghanistan. It is only through constant vigilance and violence that the earth has survived. Strange times are upon us, the world is changing, and even death may die — but, until then, the war continues.

Softcover, 7x10, 80 pages, Full Color, $19.00




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #25 - Coming in August!
Andrew Vachss (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art/Cover)

This month’s issue features a brand new story by Andrew Vachss!
Two great stories conclude: Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!
Then, stick around for all new segments of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale August 17.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #25 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN160041.




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

DEATH by ELECTION
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY  
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)


DEJAH OF MARS Trade Paperback - Coming in August!

Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover: Jay Anacleto

John Carter, the hero from Earth, has disappeared. Before he vanished, he assaulted loyal Heliumite guards and stole an ancient artifact. Now, Dejah Thoris — the Princess of Mars and beloved wife to the fugitive champion — must investigate his mysterious course of action and save him from the death penalty. No matter how ruthless or reckless she must be, Dejah Thoris will stop at nothing to prove his innocence… and in so doing, will stir up a far-ranging conspiracy and earn the enmity of a madman called the Red Reaper!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, $15.99, On sale August 31.

DEJAH OF MARS TPB is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161392.




DEJAH THORIS STATUE - Coming in September!
Art: Jason Smith (sculptor)

By popular demand, the Princess of Mars is proudly brought to three-dimensional life as the fifth entry in the brand-new “Women of Dynamite” statue line, inspired by the art of superstar artist Frank Cho (of The Mighty Avengers and Savage Wolverine fame)! Sculptor Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest illustrations of Dejah Thoris from Dynamite’s wildly successful library of Warlord of Mars comics to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue, measuring 12” high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5” deep, with a 6” base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, each statue is individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, and comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Let the original heroine of science fiction grace your collection with her exotic beauty!

Statue     $189.99

On sale September 28.

DEJAH OF MARS STATUE is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161383.








The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature #10 Spring 2016

A “Christmas Present” from the Mysterious Traveler
Bird echoes Runyon, Mysterious Traveler echoes Pocket Detective
Crime Syndicate Magazine #1
James E. Gunn: Beyond Fantasy Fiction
From Detective Fiction Weekly to the Mysterious Traveler
Solar Pons: The Mysterious Traveler Mystery Reader

Dime Novel Round-Up - Now available!

Spring 2016
Another Trojan Bit the Dust (by E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra) [history of the phrase "bit the dust"; includes reprint of Arthur Guiterman's "Ballad of Dime Novels"]
Carl H. Claudy, Part 3: The Late Years, Part 3 (by Edwin L. Murray) [concludes essay begun in Spring 2015; includes bibliography for previous installments]
Frank Merriwell: Paragon of the Paperbacks. Review-essay for Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All-American Boyhood: The Progressive Era Creation of the Schoolboy Sports Story by Ryan K. Anderson (reviewed by J. Randolph Cox)
Happy Hours Brotherhood Membership List

Review: The Radio Boys and Girls: Radio, Telegraph, Telephone and Wireless Adventures for Juvenile Readers, 1890-1945 by Mike Adams (reviewed by J. Randolph Cox)
Obituaries: John V. Cody; Victor A. Berch; Douglas A. Rossman
Recent Project Gutenberg ebooks transcribed from Villanova University's scanning project
New Dime Novel Sketches: The Welcome Guest, pub. by Ballou (by Joseph Rainone)




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 Feature Film - Dwayne Johnson confirms role in the film! 

Shane Black has wanted to make a movie based on the pulp hero Doc Savage for a long time. Black has announced that he will finally start filming next year.

Chris Hemsworth was once considered for the title role. However, Shane Black has recently talked about how he now has his sights set on Dwayne Johnson as his potential star.

In an Instagram post yesterday, Johnson confirmed his involvement with the project.




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


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

Hardcover, 328 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale August 31.


THE DYNAMITE ART OF THE SHADOW is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161382.





Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
New Authorized Tarzan Novel from Michael A. Sanford
Coming soon!

The second book in the series: The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs®

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and his voyage back to Africa – until now.

Thinking, time and again, that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, you will see he escapes only to encounter still more dangers with each episode building more suspense and anticipation. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

And while you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him.  Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


Illustrated by Will Meugniot.


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #2 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo (Cover) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf'

They have found the fabled island continent of Caspak… And now, they might be buried there! Abby Tyler and her research team face an unfathomable scenario: Somehow, they have traveled back in time and have come face-to-face with not only Bowen Tyler himself, but also the evil Baron von Schoenvorts and the crew of the U-33. To their knowledge, World War I still rages outside the walls of Caspak, and von Schoenvorts will stop at nothing to escape the island prison. But will any of them survive being attacked by a pack of vicious Allosaurus?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 24.

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161091 (Main).

The Diamond Item Code is JUN161092 (Painted variant).




Fedogan and Bremer
HP Lovecraft's "Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems"
Now available for pre-order!


Our 21st-Century audio production of HPL's Fungi From Yuggoth as read by William E. Hart and with the eerie atmospheric music scored by Graham Plowman doesn't stop there: we've filled the CD with a dozen more of his best Weird Poems! The late Jon Arfstom's painting of HPL graces the cover, and S.T. Joshi has contributed the Notes in the 12-page booklet.

These readings emphasize the poetry's meter and rhyme schemes, making it easy to follow. The audio emphasis should make it clear listening even while jogging or driving in your car.

A perfect contrast and balance to our historic original production of 30 years ago!

While formal release is late summer, we are expecting to ship pre-release copies in May, so order yours NOW!


$12.95 USD

Full track listing can be seen here.


Fedogan and Bremer


FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 2: THE CITY OF ICE HC - Coming in October!

Flash Gordon, the swash-buckling, all-American hero who's been saving Earth and the Universe from mad men, megalomaniacs and Ming the Merciless since 1934, is perhaps science fiction's most enduring super-hero icon, as well as being the inspiration behind Star Wars, the muse to rock supergroup Queen, and star of his own cult 1980's movie! Continuing the 1950s rebooted version of Flash Gordon as revitalized by the legendary Dan Barry.

Collecting together the daily strip material from October 26, 1953 to October 29, 1955.

Hardcover, 11x8, 224 pages, B&W, $49.99, On sale October 5.


FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 2: THE CITY OF ICE is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161801.




Go-Hero / Executive Replicas / Phicen Ltd.
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle 1/6th scale collectible figure

Now available!

Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle, Sheena! Made with a Phicen 1:6 scale seamless poseable body, this Sheena Queen of the Jungle 1:6 Scale Action Figure features a detailed head sculpt of the character, rooted hair, and tailored leopard print mono-kini with skirt. Sheena also comes with a wealth of accessories, including hoop earrings, bracelets, anklets, arm bands, a belt with buckle, and she even comes with a knife, a sheath for the knife, and a spear! Sheena includes 3 sets of hands, an action figure stand, and high-grade specialty packaging!

Originally conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs' Tarzan, Sheena leapt off the pages of Fiction House comics in 1937 to become the very first female character to have her own title, four years before Wonder Woman. Since then, Sheena has been featured in comics, graphic novels, TV shows, and her own feature film. Although there have been many imitators, there will only ever be one jungle queen.




The 1/6th scale Sheena, Queen of the Jungle features the following:
Portrait of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
Rooted Hair
Phicen NEW 1:6 Scale Seamless Poseable Body
Tailored Leopard print Mono-Kini w/ Skirt
Hoop Earrings, Bracelets, and Anklets
Arm Bands
Belt with Buckle
Knife with Sheath
Spear
3 Sets of Hands
Figure Stand





Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM VOLUME 1: DANGER IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY - Coming in August!
(Writer) Peter David (Art/Cover) Sal Velluto

This six part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto triumphantly returned the original, Ghost Who Walks — The Phantom — to comic books and is now collected together as a deluxe graphic novel. This tale pits The Phantom against the Singh Brotherhood and their metal-handed leader who are intent on plundering an ancient fabled City of Gold. Only The Phantom, Diana and a new-found ally can stop them!

Available both in Softcover and PREVIEWS Exclusive Hardcover editions.
The exclusive hardcover edition, limited to 500 copies, features a painted cover by Sean Joyce, essays, documentary materials, unpublished cover art, all variant covers not available in general distribution; interviews, and more.

Softcover, 7x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale August 31.
Hardcover, 7x10, TBD pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale August 31.

THE PHANTOM VOLUME 1: DANGER IN FORBIDDEN CITY is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161584 (softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161585 (hardcover).


Hermes Press
 
 

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #52 - Arriving in comic shops May 25!
(W/A)  Various
We feature the spectacular art of Al Buell, best known for his sexy pin-up illustrations of the 1940s and '50s. Our feature includes dozens of reproductions taken directly from the original art, previously unpublished pencil sketches, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of the legendary illustrator John LaGatta, whose painterly and sophisticated renderings of sexy women in the '30s presents an entirely different perspective on the art of the pin up. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!  

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00





IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES #4 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art/Cover) Patrick McEvoy

The second unfilmed script from Irwin Allen's Lost in Space begins here: "Malice in Wonderland"! First series colorist Patrick McEvoy takes over full art duties in this adventure that begins when Will, Penny, Doctor Smith, and the Robot find themselves whisked away to a very different dimension... one with Mad Hatters, talking teapots, and a very angry Queen of Hearts.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 24.

LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST AVENTURES #4  is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161084 (Main).

The Diamond Item Code is JUN161085 (Photo).



JAMES BOND #9 - Coming in August!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

EIDOLON, Part Three: Bond is sent to breach a secret base in the depths of England, alone, without back-up, and fully deniable: a place from Cold War history, with only one way in and one way out, while the forces of security services all over the world are seemingly ranged against MI6, and all Bond has is his gun and a few pieces of a bloody, dark puzzle...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 17.

JAMES BOND #9 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161395.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Even today, in a certain sleepy Pennsylvania village, they talk of the events of that summer in which a nameless Thing came to trouble the countryside, bringing terror and death with it. They tell of ghosts that walked, of men found dead with the mark of no known creature upon their throats, of women who screamed at twilight, and of a silver bullet which finally found its mark.

It is an exciting, eerie tale which Harper Williams unfolds in The Thing in the Woods, a story in which modern folk and ancient mysteries play their part. What the Thing really was and how it came to be discovered is the theme of a mystery story which will puzzle and entertain lovers of this type of fiction.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 300 pages
$14.95



KING'S QUEST #4 (OF 5)  - Coming in August!
Writer: Ben Acker, Heath Corson
Art: Dan McDaid

Cover A: Marc Laming
Cover B: Jonathan Lau
Cover C Subscription: Colton Worley


Flash Gordon escapes! Broken in mind and spirit, our intrepid heroes must bust out of their sci-fi prison and rescue their friend, even if that friend doesn’t want to be rescued! Continuing the epic crossover that unites the greatest heroes from the King Features Syndicate comic strips: The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, Jungle Jim, Flash Gordon, and more!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 3.

KING'S QUEST #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161397 (Laming cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161398 (Lau cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161399 (Subscription variant cover).

 
 
 

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #2 (of 6) - Coming in August!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

Two rival civilizations and their Kongs must make a home of the horrors that inhabit life on Skull Island. There is no escape!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 17.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN16
1274.


Lobster Johnson: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1 (of 3) - Arriving in comic shops May 25!
John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

A trio of skyscraping robots crash into a Manhattan bank and leave Lobster Johnson with two mysteries to solve: what is behind the massive machines, and why would the robots pull a heist without taking a penny?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50



LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #2 (OF 6) - Coming in August!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, G-Man Eliot Ness demands The Lone Ranger return! But Britt Reid breaks with his family tradition, creating a painful rift with his Great Uncle John Reid, forcing the original Lone Ranger to instead offer his mask to America’s greatest Olympic hero… Jesse Owens!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 10.

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161401.




LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #6 (of 6) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Corinna Bechko (Art) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Felipe Massafera, Roberto Castro


The thrilling conclusion of Tarzan and Sheena’s adventure in London finds them facing off against a woman who shouldn’t exist, a death-mad cult with access to impossible technology, and the hard fact that neither of them is very good at working as part of a team. With Jane’s help they have just one chance to save both their homes and their futures, but will it be enough to save their own skins?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 17.

LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #6 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161403 (Massafera cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JUN161404 (Castro cover).




MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: THE COBRA HC - Coming in October!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Phil Davis

From the depths of the moon to the heights of the terrifying Ghost Mountain, these are the second collected adventures of Mandrake the Magician, the world's first costumed crime fighter. Join him and his ever-trusty companion Lothar as they travel the world in search of excitement and adventure.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, Full Color, $49.99, On sale October 5.


MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: THE COBRA is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161802.




THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU: NEW LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION SC - Arriving in book stores May 24!
(Writers) Laird Barron & Various

A new terrifying collection inspired by the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft, The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu brings some of the best established and upcoming writers sharing their best Lovecraftian horror.

For the lover of Lovecraft or newcomer to the Cthulhu mythos, this anthology provides an excellent foray into Lovecraft's world of weird fiction.

Softcover, 5x8, 512 pages, B&W    $14.95





THE MARK OF ZORRO [Blu-ray] - Coming August 2!

The Mark Of Zorro is regarded by most as the finest telling of the Zorro legend screen icon Tyrone Power (Rawhide) stars as 19th century nobleman Don Diego de Vega, whose father, the mayor of Los Angeles, is removed from office by the sinister Captain Esteban Pasquale (Basil Rathbone, The Black Sleep), and a new corrupt regime. By day, the crooked politicians rob the citizenry at every turn, and at night, Don Diego, wearing a mask, defies their laws and avenges the innocents. As he leaves his trademark - the letter "Z" - wherever he goes, he also leaves an impression on the mayor's niece (Linda Darnell, Hangover Square), who can't help but love the hero in disguise. Featuring top-notch direction by the great Rouben Mamoulian (Love Me Tonight, Blood and Sand).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Critic Richard Schickel | Tyrone Power: The Last Idol Documentary | Trailers


Actors: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette
Directors: Rouben Mamoulian
Format: Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Kino Lorber
Run Time: 94 minutes
Pre-order: $29.95


MARK SCHULTZ: CARBON SC - Coming in September!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Mark Schultz

The element carbon, common yet versatile, is the binder at the base of life on Earth as well as the source of the rich blacks that run through Mark Schultz's drawings. Similarly, the book Carbon binds an astonishing array of illustrative art rendered in brush and ink, graphite and carbon pencil, and it also introduces more color than ever before through the artist's increased experimentation with watercolor as an atmospheric element.

Softcover, 9x12, 57 paeges, Full Color, $24.95, On sale September 14.

MARK SCHULTZ: CARBON is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN162050.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters
Collectors Item: The Shadow's Ring
The Lost 1933 Lone Ranger Radio Episodes
Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger


MASTERS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION HC (2ND EDITION) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Fred Taraba (Art) Various

From 1989 to 2001, author Fred Taraba was a regular contributor to the popular graphic arts magazine Step-By-Step Graphics. His column, "Methods of the Masters," documented the lives and working methods of some of America's finest Golden Age illustrators. This book compiles those 41 classic articles, which have been extensively reworked and revised with completely new artwork especially prepared for this volume. This book is a showcase for hundreds of reproductions of original paintings, photographs and vintage printed ephemeral materials. Each artist's life and career is discussed, and their working methods are described in detail.

Hardcover, 9x12, 432 pages, Full Color, $60.00, On sale August 31.


MASTERS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN162052.





September 15-17, 2016! 

COME MEET HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES
GET THEIR AUTOGRAPH!   HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THEM!

ROBERT FULLER
KEIR DULLEA
GARY LOCKWOOD
LUCIANA PALUZZI
DEBRA PAGET
THE AMAZING KESKIN
JIM ROSIN
MARK REDFIELD
CAROL FORD
JOE MARTELLE
KENT McCORD
DABNEY COLEMAN
KATHY GARVER
BERNIE KOPELL
JOHN AMOS
BRITT EKLAND
GERI REISCHL
RUSTY GILLIGAN
EDDIE DEEZEN
JEREMY AMBLER


EVENTS
So much goes on during the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention that we suggest you look over the schedules and map out what seminars and movies you want to see during the weekend.
 
ADMISSION
Cost is $20 per person, per day. Children under the age of 16 are free.
You can pay for admission at the front gate when you attend the convention.
Admission gives you access to everything during the weekend.
  
EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS GETS A FREE 56-PAGE PROGRAM GUIDE!

Purchasing tickets in advance will save you money. Tickets are $15 per person, per day. If you pay for admission at the door, the cost is $20 per person, per day.
 
The purchase of a Saturday Evening Dinner Banquet Ticket includes free admission for Saturday. If you plan to attend the entire weekend and the dinner banuqet, buy a two-day ticket for every dinner banquet ticket you buy.

VENDORS AND DEALER ROOM HOURS
Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm


HOTEL
The Convention is held at Hunt Valley Wyndham in Maryland.
The Hotel is located at 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 21031
 Hotel phone number: 410-785-7000
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS BOOKING A ROOM, ASK FOR SHARON.


Moonstone Books
Coming in August!


GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #3
Writer: Ron Fortier
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Michael Stribling

Domino Lady and the Phantom Detective travel to the Congo to find a life-saving plant as the Black Bat and the rest of his team continue to battle prehistoric humans and animals on the streets of Manhattan.

32 pages, grayscale, $3.50, On sale August 31.


GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161645.



DOMINO LADY THREESOME #2
Writers: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Wendell Cavalcanti
Cover: Sedat Oezgen

Revealed! Part 2.
Reeling from a personal tragedy, Domino Lady teams up once again with Golden Amazon and The Veil to stop a Nazi plot against America that could make them all prisoners of the Fuhrer himself. If that wasn’t enough, there’s still a killer on the loose and more surprises are revealed in the conclusion of the opening arc of this new comic book team up series starring Pulp's #1 Adventuress, Domino Lady.

32pgs, grayscale, $3.50
, On sale August 31.

DOMINO LADY THREESOME #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161644.





Mystery*File - Now online!

Book Announcement: JONATHAN LEWIS – Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales
- New!
A Magazine Review by David Vineyard: THE ILLUSTRATED DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – September 1931 - New!
A Movie Review by Walter Albert: KING OF THE JUNGLE (1933)
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — H. P. LOVECRAFT “The Terrible Old Man”

DAVID VINEYARD: Stories I’m Reading – GORDON YOUNG “Born to Be Hanged, But….”

Mike Nevins on CORNELL WOOLRICH, GOLDFINGER, GUY HAMILTON and THE WINSTON AFFAIR  

THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT {Blu-Ray] - Arriving in retail outlets May 24!
Patrick Wayne (Actor), Doug McClure (Actor), Kevin Connor (Director)

They've found the missing link... to mayhem! This surefire box-office smash delivers a daring, diabolical, dinosaur-laden fantasy adventure that's packed with hair-raising beasties and erupting fire every second. When an expedition in search of a lost colleague traces his last steps in the frozen Arctic, the team discovers a hidden tropical oasis in the middle of the ice! As things quickly thaw out, clothes come off and long forgotten cavemen - and dinosaurs - come a-hunting for fresh meat. Soon, prehistoric hysteria sets in and it's every man - and scantily clad woman - for himself.

Kevin Connor (Motel Hell) directed this sequel to The Land That Time Forgot and At the Earth s Core.
Starring Patrick Wayne (Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger), Doug McClure (Warlords of the Deep), Sarah Douglas (Superman II).


Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG
Studio: Kino Lorber
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

List Price: $29.95
Amazon Pre-order: $19.99


Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Gunpowder Law" by Hapsburg Liebe from SHORT STORIES, December 10, 1946

The Kid Said He Was from the Big Bend Country - and That's No Tenderfoot Range.  A Western story.

"One Meat Brawl" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, September, 1945
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Hungry Snooty Piper was in a stew over the lack of meat in his Beantown newsbeat. For the black market had all the red-point poundage corralled. But when that crime syndicate went to the dogs, Snooty found himself all hashed up in . . .
One Meat Brawl

"The Fighting Heart" by W. Alexander from AMAZING STORIES, February 1928
Tom Wilson was a man of forty in good health, with an inferiority complex so strongly developed, that he was forever cringing and debasing himself before people.  After he inherited money, he paid a doctor to transplant a fighting man's heart into him to change his personality.




PULPlications!

PULPlications! Is proud to present its first in a series of New Pulp Heroes for a New Millennium!
Introducing DARE DEVLIN, the Supreme Adventurer !


A fearless green-eyed red-haired handsome Devil who fights on the side of the Angels! Scion of fourteen generations of heroic American pioneers dedicated to physical, intellectual and moral self-development since 1776, he's achieved "Peak Human" Condition!

Devlin and his Amazing Associates, all of whom faced certain Death and lived, now consider themselves to be living on "borrowed time" and honor-bound to use every remaining moment seeking justice for all! Where others may be daunted, they rise to any Challenge, because they all should've died long ago!

The Supreme Adventurer and his Amazing Associates battle the Brain-Wrecker, the Destroyer of Minds! Following a trail of madness and death, they'll travel under the polar ice to the shores of Japan before coming to grips not only with the Brain-Wrecker but also an unexpected and even more powerful foe!

Available now in paperback or a deluxe hard cover version with an added bonus story, “Mechanized Death!”

Paperback, 6x9, 322 pages, $14.99
Hardcover, 6x9, 388 pages, $29.99

Hardcover (Signed & Numbered), 6x9, 388 pages, $35.00 (Ships June 1st)

For collectors , pre-orders for a special crimson cloth hard cover edition signed by the author, Dafydd Neal Dyar as well as the introduction writer, the Eisner Award nominee Martin Powell and Rondo Award winner, cover artists Mark Maddox are now open at Fantom Press.



Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2016!




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Recent Doc Savage Film Developments - New!
Delenda Est by Robert E. Howard 
Swords in the Mist (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 3) by Fritz Leiber
Conan Vs Rune by Barry Windsor-Smith
The Affair of the Cuckolded Warlock by H. Warner Munn

Pulp Den - Now online!

Deadly Ties - New!
The Crossroads - New!
The Hatching
Fever City  
         Pulp Den  

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

Tom Curry - Author, Engineer, Sportsman  
Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Alex Raymond
Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Edgar F. Wittmack
Step back in time to 1931 with this beautiful photo animation from Moscow artist Alexsey Zakharov


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #11 and #12 - New!
‘Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion’: a serial in 12 chapters
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘The Insidious Serpent’
The Spider, #4: ‘City of Flaming Shadows’
Perry Mason: novels #9 and #10
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Cthulhu, cosplay, sf
Bits of pulp: ‘Shadow Comics,’ pulp cons
Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2
The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online

Radio Archives
The Spider #25 Audiobook
Overlord of the Damned

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

Now available!

The Spider — who was really Richard Wentworth, a true American aristocrat — had fought a hundred battles and faced a thousand foes... But never before had a more brilliant criminal genius challenged him. For the Boss, employing a horrible, new weapon, ruled the Underworld with an iron hand, slaughtering, maddening, and loosing maniacs to ravage the nation...!

 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
 
These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. Manhattan is the backdrop for Wentworth’s apocalyptic adventures. A new skyline has arisen over the penthouses, nightclubs, breadlines, and ghettos of the Big Apple. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider.
 
Author and former crime reporter Norvell W. Page, who penned the majority of the Spider’s exploits as Grant Stockbridge in Popular Publications’ infamous pulp magazine, The Spider, once described his hero in gigantic but unflinching terms: “His exploits had raised him to the proportions of a legendary hero. In ancient times, Rome would have made him an emperor-god. Salem might have burned him as a sorcerer. The modern world—well, the police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture ‘dead or alive.’ And the Underworld hated him and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.
 
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of Overlord of the Damned originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1935.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Spider #107 eBook

August 1942
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents: 
Meet the Spider! by Will Murray
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief: Grant Stockbridge gives us a gripping view of a lawman in the year 2042!
 
Book-Length Spider Novel: "Fangs of the Dragon" by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Who was the Dragon — that monstrous mastermind whose weird power turned the little town of Bethbury into an octopus of crime, spreading its slimy tentacles across the land? How could the Dragon’s venom make ruthless killers of innocent people? How could Richard Wentworth — as long as the Spider’s body throbbed with the dread poison — destroy the Dragon... and escape the crazed legions who hunted him for the hundred thousand dollars on his head?
 
"Death Goes to a Picnic" — A Doc Turner Story by Arthur Leo Zagat
Two large buses, and a station wagon driven by Jack Ransom, drove away from Manhattan’s slums loaded with laughing youngsters bound for their one joyous day in the country. But the station wagon did not return — and old Doc Turner knew that he should have played that fleeting hunch. For now, in an unknown spot, and in an unknown manner — Death was closing in on those pitiful kids!”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.



Robert E. Howard Days
June 10 and 11, 2016!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are proud to announce the dates and Guest of Honor for the 2016 version of Howard Days, to be held June 10th and 11th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains.

This year’s Guest of Honor is Michael Scott Myers, screenwriter for the movie The Whole Wide World, the biographical film based on the book One Who Walked Alone, which recounted the relationship between Robert E. Howard and Novalyne Price. We are happy to welcome Michael as our GOH, as he is the perfect person to blend with our Howard Days theme this year, Anniversaries.

2016 finds us with a number of important Robert E. Howard Anniversaries: 110 years since his birth, 80 years since his death, 70 years since the publication of Skull Face and Others, 50 years since Conan the Adventurer from Lancer, 40 years since Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt, 30 years since Novalyne Price Ellis’ One Who Walked Alone and 20 years since the movie The Whole Wide World (which was based on Novalyne’s book).

Michael’s involvement with The Whole Wide World began with his being a student of Novalyne Price Ellis in Lafayette, LA. Having read her book about Howard, he knew what a wonderful movie it would make. So, our Guest of Honor is doubly qualified this year and we’re thrilled to have him.

There is lots more information to follow and you can read about it here and at the Howard Days blog. While the cold winds of January are blowing now, make plans to come to Texas in June where the warmth will be in both the air and in the fellowship of Robert E. Howard fans!





ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 14 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Art) Maurice Whitman & Various

Well, space fans, it's finally come to an end, which is what they say about all good things. And these 14 volumes (of which this is the last, math-geniuses) are all good things, surely securing their place at the head of GGA SF delivered by some of the best writers and artists in the business. So just settle back and enjoy Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson and all the other gorgeous gals and madcap monsters.

Collects issues #67-73 (Summer 1952 to Winter 1953) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 336 pages, Full Color, $59.99






Sequential Pulp Comics: FREDRIC BROWN'S MARTIANS GO HOME - Coming in August!
Cover: Lowell Isaac
Writer: Martin Powell
Art: Lowell Isaac

Martians have invaded Earth! Suddenly, without warning, one billion Little Green Men are everywhere. The Martians are on your street and in your house, all of them knowing your deepest and darkest secrets. Untouchable as ghosts and obnoxious as hell, their sinister agenda remains a mystery. Perhaps their plan is simply to drive the entire human race insane, for that is exactly what they're doing. From flop house to the White House, no one is above, or below, the torment of the alien invaders. All is lost. Or is it? Only one man, Luke Devereaux, a burnt-out science fiction writer knows how to defeat the Martians... but he's already lost his mind!

Hardcover, 7x11, 106 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale August 31.

MARTIANS GO HOME is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161727.






Sequential Pulp, LLC
MARTIANS, GO HOME
Kickstarter project launched and runs through June 8!


Fredric Brown's Martians,Go Home is a 112 page full color graphic novel that has been licensed by the Fredric Brown Estate.
It contain an Introduction by legendary science fiction artist, Vincent Di Fate and an Afterword by the equally famous author, Barry N. Malzberg.
It also contains a twelve page art gallery by our illustrator, Lowell Isaac.


Sequential Pulp Comics produced the critically acclaimed and commercially successful The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion that was on the short list for Stan Lee's Excelsior Awards. We also produced a wonderfully atmospheric The Hound of the Baskervilles and Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaire Compendium that was up for an award in the 2015 Harvey's. However, our biggest successes have been with our licensed Edgar Rice Burroughs' properties, Jungle Tales of Tarzan and At The Earth's Core.


SHORT SYNOPSIS
Martians have invaded Earth! That’s right, real Martians. Seriously. Suddenly, without warning, one billion Little Green Men are everywhere. The Martians are on your street, and in your house, all of them knowing your deepest and darkest secrets. Untouchable as ghosts and obnoxious as hell, their sinister agenda remains a mystery. Perhaps, their plan is simply to drive the entire human race insane, for that is exactly what they’re doing.

From flop house to the White House, no one is above, or below, the torment of the alien invaders. All is lost. Or, is it?
Only our unlikely hero Luke Devereaux, a burnt-out science fiction writer with nothing left to lose, knows how to defeat the Martians…but he has already lost his mind!

You won’t think of alien contact in the same way, ever again.

Sample pages of the interior art can be viewed on the Kickstarter Main Page at the link below.

Kickstarter Campaign Main Page

Proposed cover art for the book.


SEX AND HORROR: THE ART OF ALESSANDRO BIFFIGNANDI SC - Coming in August!

Between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, Italy went crazy for “sexy fumetti," a home-grown genre of adult comics with a unique brand of twisted humor, violence, and up-front sexuality. One of the most talented and prolific of the cover artists at Edifumetto, the foremost Italian producer of adult comics during this period, was Alessandro Biffignandi, whose work featured horror, fantasy, and sci-fi elements alongside plenty of naked female flesh. This book is a collection of some of the sexiest examples of Biffigandi’s cover art for Edifumetto, which is highly coveted by collectors today.

Softcover, 9x10, 140 pages, Full Color, SRP: $29.95, On sale August 31.


SEX AND HORROR: THE ART OF ALESSANDRO BIFFIGNANDI is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN162053.



The Shadow-15 Chapter Cliffhanger Serial-1940 - Now available!

With dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. Enter the black garbed, masked figure known as THE SHADOW, a mysterious force for law and order, who disguised as Lamont Cranston (VICTOR JORY) sets his agents into action to combat this evil. But the police are convinced that the Black Tiger and The Shadow are one and the same. With both the hoodlums and the police gunning for The Shadow , Cranston is in for the fight of his life. His beautiful assistant, Margo Lane (VEDA ANN BORG) is in constant peril as well. Right out of the air waves and magazine stories comes the mysterious Shadow to do battle with an enemy who can become invisible!

Can he triumph over this unseen evil?
You will learn the answer at the end of Chapter fifteen! Based upon "The Shadow" character appearing in pulp magazines and on the radio.
Starring Victor Jory - Veda Ann Borg - Roger Moore - Robert Fiske
Directed by James W. Horne
1940 B&W Over 4 Hours 15 Chapters


 $12.99





THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #3 (of 5) - Coming in August!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


Months after the tragic loss of his companion Margo Lane, The Shadow grows frustrated in his efforts to find those responsible for her demise, the mysterious Red Empress and her Tong gang. Growing increasingly grim and merciless in his pursuit, the Master of Darkness finally uncovers a clue that points to a certain Chinatown nightclub. Our hero leads a strike team of his most trusted agents in a raid on the lair of the Red Empress. Will The Shadow’s quest for vengeance ultimately push him over the edge, into a path of madness and homicide? This compelling storyline is brought to life by Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner, as both writer and artist, and colored by Brennan Wagner.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 3.

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161412.







The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Murder Marked Merry Christmas


The Shadow Fan returns for episode 76! This time he looks at an obscure gem - John Olsen's prose adaptation of Murder Marked Merry Christmas, one of the lost Shadow radio plays.

 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!



THE SHADOW: THE LAST ILLUSION TPB - Arriving in comic shops May 25!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn; (Art) Colton Worley; Giovanni Timpano; (Cover) Butch Guice

The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of The Society of United Magicians, an esoteric enclave of illusionists who are hell-bent on escaping the ultimate trap: death itself! Learning the secret of the so-called "Last Illusion" from the spirit of escape artist Harry Houdini himself, The Shadow becomes the next target of their murderous scheme. To thwart their plans, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles, while simultaneously evading the deadly skills of Sandman, the magician assassin. A good (or evil) magician never reveals his secrets... but the Shadow knows!

Softcover, 152 pages, SRP: $19.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Third Skull
- New!
The Devil's Feud
The Whispering Eyes
The Devil's Partner

Skelos Press
SKELOS: THE JOURNAL OF WEIRD FICTION AND DARK FANTASY
Kickstarter campaign lauched May 10 and runs through June 10!
First issue to ship in late June!


Skelos Press is proud to announce the launch of its new flagship journal with a Kickstarter campaign that will begin on Tuesday May 10th. The first issue of SKELOS: THE JOURNAL OF WEIRD FICTION AND DARK FANTASY will feature a never-before-published fantasy piece by Robert E. Howard (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane) illustrated by the legendary Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, Coming of Conan, Prince Valiant). Also featured is a new sword and sorcery novelette by Keith Taylor (Bard series, Cormac Mac Art), a long-awaited sequel to his classic tale "Men from the Plain of Lir" originally published in WEIRD TALES. This story will be illustrated by the fantastic Tomás Giorello (Dark Horse King Conan). Another highlight of the issue will be a tale of dark fantasy from World Fantasy Award nominee and John W. Campbell Award nominee Scott A. Cupp.

SKELOS is edited by Mark Finn, author of the World Fantasy Award-nominated BLOOD AND THUNDER; Chris Gruber, editor of Robert E. Howard's BOXING STORIES from the University of Nebraska Press; and Jeffrey Shanks, co-editor of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES.

Editor Mark Finn stated, "I'm excited to be part of the editorial staff for this journal. We are finding and publishing material that we love to read, and read about. There's a long-standing tradition to weird fiction, and we think we can contribute something new and exciting to it."

The first issue will contain short fiction from such talented writers as Charles Gramlich, Dave Hardy, Jason Ray Carney, Ethan Nahte, Scott Hannan, and Matt Sullivan; a fully illustrated adaptation of Grettir and the Draugr from the Icelandic sagas by Samuel Dillon; weird verse by Frank Coffman, Pat Calhoun, Kenneth Bykerk, and Jason Hardy; Insightful essays by Nicole Emmelhainz, Karen Kohoutek, and Jeffrey Shanks; reviews by Charles Hoffman, Bobby Derie, Keith West, Todd Vick, Paul McNamee, Deuce Richardson, Brian Murphy,
and Josh Adkins; and with illustrations by Mark Schultz, Tomás Giorello, Samuel Dillon, and David Cullen.

The Kickstarter campaign will run until June 10 and the issue will begin shipping in late June with an ebook version available at the same time.
More information can found at the Skelos Press Facebook page at the link below or you can follow the project on Twitter @SkelosPress.

Kickstarter Campaign Main Page

Updates: Add Ons - Lifetime Subscriptions



SOFT BLONDES IN THE CLAWS OF TORTURE HELL - Now available & coming soon to comic shops!

Soft Blondes in the Claws of Torture Hell is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. The book is divided into two main sections: Features includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as Wild West massacres, serial killers, mobsters, female chain gangs, and other aberrations; and Fiction collects numerous examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95






Tarzan Themed Stained Glass and other Burroughs' themes by artist Leia Barrett-Durham [Powell]

Once again, Edgar Rice Burroughs is making history. Internationally-renowned, award-winning stained glass master Leia Barrett-Durham (Powell) is the first stained glass artist in history to be licensed to make representations of an author's published works. As a master craftswoman, she could have had her pick of the litter, but her love for Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired her to work with ERB, Inc.

In celebration of the release of The Legend of Tarzan, Leia has created a unique stained glass window for ERB, Inc. to be auctioned off in Tarzana at the ECOF 2016. This window represents Tarzan, Jane, Tantor, Mangani, and Numa next to an African jungle stream. Tarzan is in the process of his iconic yell, with Jane steadfast by his side, while Numa looks directly at us, drinking from the stream but still ever vigilant for predators. Tantor playfully laps at the stream, and our ape looks at us with a critical eye, determining if we are also Mangani.

The Legend of Tarzan window [rough sketch above] will be the third licensed masterpiece window Leia has created with themes inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Worlds of Adventure – but it shall not be the last. This window [about 22 1/2" tall and 28 1/2" wide] is currently being created, but Leia tells us the image above is a good indicator of what the window will look like when finished.


For those of you with tighter budgets, Leia has assured us that she is creating other smaller sun catchers and panels related to Tarzan, John Carter, Carson of Venus, The Eternal Savage, The Land That Time Forgot, and many more!







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.

Lady Eleanor Smith (1902-1945) - New!
Dorothea Gibbons (1902-1989) - New!
Oscar Cook (1888-1952) - New!
Flavia Richardson (1897-1985) - New!
G.G. Pendarves (1885-1938)
Violet M. Methley (1882-1953)
Alicia Ramsey (1864-1933)

THUN’DA Trade Paperback - Coming in August!
Cover: Jae Lee
Writer: Robert Place Napton, Gardner Fox
Art: Cliff Richards, Frank Frazetta

After a military helicopter crashes in a remote valley in Africa, a lone survivor awakens without memory of his identity or mission. From the wreckage, he learns only his name: Roger Drum. Armed with instinctive survival skills, the amnesiac roams his new surroundings, discovering a bizarre lost world of dinosaurs, mammoths, sabretooth tigers, and primitive human tribes. Against the backdrop of this hostile new reality, Drum must come to terms with his violent past… so that he may assume the respected and feared mantle of the prophesied jungle warrior Thun’da!

Thun’da, the hero of the primeval forest created by legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta, returns in this action-packed adventure by Robert Place Napton and Cliff Richards! As a special treat, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents four classic tales of Thun’da, fully remastered and featuring the creative talents of comic legends Gardner Fox (Detective Comics, The Flash) and Frank Frazetta himself!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale August 17.

THUN'DA TPB is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN161415.






WALLY WOOD GALAXY ART AND BEYOND HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Now available!

Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip a nd became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99




WEIRD DETECTIVE #3 (of 5) - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene fights for his life against an Innsmouth monster! And Det. Sana Fayez is hot on Greene's trail, closer and closer to discovering his secret identity but hounded by fish-faced Mafiosi. Will they be able to survive long enough to stop the Juice Box Killer?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 17.


WEIRD DETECTIVE #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 25).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN160131.











13 May 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!  


Adventures in Bronze
GLARE OF THE GORGON
Softcover now available!
Hardcover and eBook editions are coming soon!


Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall?

These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core.

Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon.

From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted?

$24.95


Adventures in Bronze


The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] - Coming in August!

From the writer of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Big Trouble in Little China comes a pop-sci-fi adventure that defies convention and went on to become one of the cult hits of the 80s.
Peter Weller is Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret agent-rock star who has just made history with his invention, the Oscillation Overthruster, which allows him to travel to the 8th Dimension. This draws the attention of the Red Lectroids, an alien race (led by Christopher Lloyd) who have teamed up with Banzai's nemesis, the deranged Dr Lizardo (John Lithgow). Lizardo and the Red Lectroids are seeking the Overthruster to take over the world and Banzai, with his team of agents/band musicians, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop them before it s too late!


The extras on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai have yet to be announced
They will likely include a comprehensive retrospective featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew and more.


Actors: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum
Directors: W.D. Richter
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2016
Run Time: 102 minutes


Pre-order:  $34.93

Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

The newest podcast discusses the recent Windy City Pulp Show.




Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Altus Press: Enjoy Pulps! - New pulp blog by David Lee Smith is now online!

"Enjoy Pulps" - A New Blog Premieres on AltusPress.com
Pulp fan David Lee Smith has started a column on www.altuspress.com. The first installment covers the latest goings-on with recent sales prices.


The Phantom Detective – Oct. 1945: “Death to a Diplomat” - New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Ka-Zar Pulps, 1936-1937
“The Pot of Gold” by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (a Pre-Spider/Richard Wentworth Story)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census
Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series - New!
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  


Altus Press
Now available!

GEORGE CHANCE: THE GHOST OMNIBUS VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts


 
Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost,
who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation.

Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher!
When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.

This omnibus contains the first two adventures of The Ghost, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Available from Adventure House and Mike Chomko and coming soon to the Altus Press website.




Altus Press
Now available from Altus Press!

THE CRIMSON MASK OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
by Norman A. Daniels


 
Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask!
Volume 2 contains the next five adventures:
“The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men”
“The Crimson Mask's Ghost Trail”
“The Diamond Death Trail”
“The Money Trail”
“Murders of the Black Rose”

All stories are uncut and contain all of the original illustrations.

280 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover
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Altus Press


Altus Press
Now available from Altus Press!

THE COMPLETE CASEBOOK OF SGT. BRINKHAUS
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray


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

389 pages

$29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Will Murray


Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover


Available from Adventure House and Mike Chomko and coming soon to the Altus Press website.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late July/early August!
Coming to comic shops August 31!

THE SHADOW Volume 110: "The House on the Ledge" & "The League of Death"
 10th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL showcasing The Shadow's comic book debut!
Sanctum Books commemorates ten years of classic pulp reprints with two powerhouse thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, escaping from counterfeiters, a young woman and her guardian take refuge in "The House on the Ledge," without knowing that their only hope for salvation lurks in the shadows! Then,The Shadow seeks to answer the strange riddle of why killers are taking their own lives—along with those of their victims! BONUS: The Shadow's 1940 Golden Age of Comics debut from the super-rare Shadow Comics #1 and Walter Gibson recalls writing "A Million Words a Year for Ten Years." This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-214-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
FOR SERIOUS DOC SAVAGE COLLECTORS ONLY!

Anthony Tollin is offering up for sale George Rozen's preminary cover art for the final three issues of DOC SAVAGE magazine. These rare artifacts are Rozen's actual hand-drawn preliminary artwork for Doc Savage's final three pulp advantures, drawn in 1948 and 1949 by the artist who painted nearly 200 SHADOW pulp covers, and have been in my personal convention for more than a quarter century. DOC SAVAGE pulp art is incredibly rare with only a few of the original paintings surviving. All three of George Rozen's final DOC SAVAGE covers are memorable images, especially the iconic final cover where Doc battles hellish Underworld demons. (White areas at bottom of GREEN MASTER and RETURN FROM CORMORAL scan are glare from the plastic covering and not on the actual art.)

Prices for the three preliminary covers are:
$1250. - THE GREEN MASTER
$1250. - RETURN FROM CORMORAL
$1750. - UP FROM EARTH'S CENTER

Interested parties should contact Anthony Tollinofflist at sanctumotr@earthlink.net




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
FOR SERIOUS SHADOW COLLECTORS ONLY!

Anthony Tollin decided to part with the original art pages I've owned from DC's THE SHADOW #12 (1975). These pages are from the final issue of DC's first SHADOW comic book series, published 41 years ago. Art is by E.R. Cruz whose work possessed superb pulpish illustrative ink work, dramatic storytelling and wonderful placement of blacks. I'm not aware of any art from Cruz's three issues of THE SHADOW being sold on the general original art market before (partly because I owned all of one issue and most of another). Here's a price list (and please note that many of the prices are a mere 1/10th of comparable Kaluta pages from the same DC series) and scans of three of the pages.

If interested, email Anthony Tollin at sanctumotr@earthlink.net letting him know which page(s) you're interested in and he will email you a scan of the specific page(s).

2) $275. - Harry Vincent and Margo
3) $300. - Harry and Margo in peril
4) $325. - Harry and Margo captured by hooded mastermind
5) $650. - Enter The Shadow
6) $600. - The Shadow and Burbank
8) $400. - Margo on satanic altar
9) $350. - Margo victim of satanic ritual
12) $525. - Harry Vincent turns against The Shadow and Margo
13) $550. - The Shadow and Margo undergo water torture
18) $500. - The Shadow triumphant
Page numbers are bottom right (story) numbers, not the top numbers that include ad pages.





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The League of the Seventh Son; Steve Payne's new Secret Agent X Novel
Steve Payne offers us a look at the man who became Secret Agent X.  Basing his speculations on the actual hints from the original pulp stories, Steve's latest novel The League of the Seventh Son helps us see how Secret Agent X came to be.
In this rollicking adventure story, an ancient evil arises in New York planning the destruction of America.  Only the-man-would-become-X stands between the USA and a plot for revolution.

Past episodes:
Michael Panush and his novel "The Dagger Men"
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Pulp Power Couple
Rick Lai, Cthulhu, and Dangerous Things!

Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"
AUTUMN CTHULHU - Now available!
by Laird Barron (Author), Evan Dicken (Author), Wendy Wagner (Author), Trent Kollodge (Author), John Langan (Author), Robert Levy  (Author), Gemma Files (Author), Joseph S. Pulver Sr  (Author), & 12 more

H.P. Lovecraft, the American master of horror, understood with horrible clarity that all things must die. After summer is winter, and life inevitably gives way to frozen sterility. In our modern world, we live cushioned existences, and congratulate ourselves on our supposed escape from the old dangers. We think ourselves caught out of nature’s reach by our technological wizardry. Safely cocooned. This foolishness blinds us to the truth that our elder forebears could not avoid. Engulfed by the rhythms of the world, they understood... Autumn means death.

There are far worse fates than mere death, of course. As blight spreads, the leaves wither and fall — as do the most important foundations of life. There is nothing more horrible than watching the sources of meaning in your world unravel before you. But these things we cherish are just pretty lies. In autumn’s cold grasp, the bright petals of our reality shrivel and die. Beneath them, there is nothing but the insanity of the howling void. Faced with inevitable, agonizing corruption, death is a gentle blessing.

The stories collected in "Autumn Cthulhu" reflect the darkest, most ancient truths of the season. Inside, you’ll find nineteen beautiful, terrifying glimpses of decay and loss inspired by Lovecraft’s work. Be sure that you want the burden of understanding before venturing further, though. The dissolving strands of mind, of love, of legacy within leave no room for merciful doubt.

The true meaning of life is that there is no meaning.


Paperback: 406 pages
Publisher: Lovecraft eZine Press; 1 edition
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $14.95
Kindle Price: $4.95



BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT: A Gideon Crew Novel - Coming May 17!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...

With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.

Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER
Now available!

Since 2002 Blood 'n' Thunder has celebrated adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage pulp magazines, motion pictures, radio dramas, and newspaper comic strips are covered in its pages with extensively researched articles by the most prominent historians specializing in the study of these media.

The Blood 'n' Thunder Sampler offers previously unreprinted articles as they originally appeared in the magazine. Essentially, it's a book-length BnT that gives readers a better idea of what the typical issue looks like.

Included are surveys of the classic pulps Adventure, Dime Detective, and The Popular Magazine; essays on the first films featuring popular pulp characters Zorro and Hopalong Cassidy; articles chronicling the Old-Time Radio exploits of The Green Hornet; an overview of the mystery/espionage thrillers featuring Clubfoot the Avenger; a personal reflection on the return of Fu Manchu; a profile of distinguished adventure-story writer Gordon Young; legendary Black Mask editor Joseph "Cap" Shaw on writing for the pulps; and much more. In short, it's the perfect introduction to Blood 'n' Thunder.

Readers of the Sampler would have to purchase six issues of the journal at $12.50 each to get the material included in this book for $24.95.

It's the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of vintage pop culture chronicled in Blood 'n' Thunder. If you've heard of BnT but never seen a copy, this is the book for you!

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



Bold Venture Press
ALIAS THE KANSAS KID
By John R. Rose

Now available!


Dan Robbins wasn’t looking for trouble, but trouble had a way of finding him. He searched for a life and career the complete opposite of his father’s outlaw methods. When he demonstrated the same proficiency with a gun, folks wouldn’t leave well enough alone … until it was too late. Set in the late 1800s, Alias the Kansas Kid is a western novel of redemption and budding romance -- and action-packed gun-slinging.

Paperback: 250 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Softcover:  $14.95
Kindle:  $3.99




Buckskin Editions: MYSTERY OF THE HORNED MONSTER - Now available!

Aging Cowboy Stars Ride to the Rescue of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in…
Newest Pulp-Style Novel in B-Movie Inspired “Hollywood Cowboy Detectives” Series
Available in eBook & Paperback


It’s 1939 and someone seems to be trying to kill famous monster stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, shooting a horror film at Monogram Studios. Sets are being burned down and the Hollywood Cowboy Detectives – PR flack Curly Woods, studio chauffeur Nick Danby and cowboy star Hoot Gibson – are asked to find out who is behind the arson and why.

With the help of Karloff and Lugosi, longstanding rivals (who find it difficult to bury the hatchet and work together even when their lives are in danger), the Hollywood Cowboy Detectives pursue the trail of a monstrous honed figure whose goal may be to destroy Los Angeles itself. Fighting their way through flying torpedoes, suicide bombers, brown-suited thugs, and weapons that fire liquid electricity, the HCD’s and their actor allies finally find themselves trapped and outnumbered in the underground lair of a real-life monster that makes Universal Studios’ horrors pale in comparison.

In this cliffhanger, pulp-style adventure, author Darryle Purcell’s Hollywood Cowboy Detectives find themselves up against their most dangerous nemesis yet.

Hollywood Cowboy Detectives is a unique new series – featuring real-life, old-time western movie stars Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Tom Mix, and PR man Curly Woods – set in 1930s Hollywood and the whole Southwest

Cover and six interior illustrations by award-winning animator and writer Darryle Purcell.

 
eBook special introductory sale price $1.99
Paperback special introductory price $9.99

Amazon.com  Kindle  Free Excerpt


BULLETS & HEELS (Alyssa Bruin Action Series Book 1) - Now available!
by Philip Colgate


All Alyssa Bruin wants to do is become a singer in New York, but when she visits her grandfather for the holidays, she discovers he is a secret military operative and he needs her help. He is working to bring down a seedy underground human trafficking ring and he wants Alyssa to go in undercover.

Putting the weapon and survival skills she learned as a child to the test, Alyssa finds herself embroiled in a sinister plan. Who can she trust?

With bodies turning up across the country, Alyssa is in a race against time to stop the trafficking ring before anyone else dies.


Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Pre-order Price:    $2.99


Kindle  

Chandu the Magician (1932) [Blu-ray] - Coming August 23!

Magic, mirth and mystery highlight this tale starring horror legend Bela Lugosi (Dracula, White Zombie) as an evil lunatic set on destroying mankind with a gigantic death-dealing device. Mankind's only hope is Frank Chandler, a.k.a. Chandu The Magician (Edmund Lowe, Dinner at Eight), who calls upon mystical abilities to fight the megalomaniacal fiend. Adapted from the popular broadcast serial, this creepy classic conjures action and excitement at every turn. Co-starring Irene Ware (The Raven) - Directed by William Cameron Menzies (The Maze, Thing to Come) and Marcel Varnel (Convict 99).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Bela Lugosi Biographer Gregory William Mank | Masters of Magic: The World of Chandu Featurette | Restoration Comparison | Trailers

Actors: Bela Lugosi, Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware
Directors: William Cameron
Format: Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Kino Lorber
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
Run Time: 71 minutes

Pre-order: $29.95


Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) [Blu-ray] - Coming August 9!
Peter Ustinov (Actor), Angie Dickinson (Actor), Clive Donner (Director)

Get ready to meet Charlie Chan in a whole new light! The inscrutable detective (Peter Ustinov, Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun) matches his legendary wit against his old nemesis, The Dragon Queen (Angie Dickenson, Rio Bravo, Dressed to Kill). Follow Chan through the most unlikely of obstacles as he watches over his klutzy grandson (Richard Hatcvh, Battlestar Galactica) and his fiancee (Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarface, Married to the Mob) rushing to save them from a fate worse than death! With an all star cast including Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes, Fright Night), Brian Keith (Mountain Men, Family Affair), Lee Grant (SHAMPOO, MAFU CAGE), Rachel Roberts (Foul Play, Baffled), Johnny Sekka (Fever Pitch) and directed by Clive Donner (What's New Pussycat, The Nude Bomb) you've never seen a crime unfold like this, and you've never looked for answers in a murderous fortune cookie! And now see it in HD!

Actors: Peter Ustinov, Angie Dickinson, Lee Grant, Roddy McDowall, Brian Keith
Directors: Clive Donner
Format: Anamorphic, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Scorpion Releasing
Run Time: 95 minutes

Pre-order:  $29.95



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Coming of the Gods by Chester Whitehorn - New!
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 5 - New!
Retro Fandom Friday: Fans Have Always Fought
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 4
Short Reviews – Cosmic Yo-Yo by Ross Rocklynne
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 3
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 2

CLARK ASHTON SMITH, LIVE IN AUBURN, THE ELDER TAPES - Now available for pre-order!

Clark Ashton Smith – Live In Auburn, The Elder Tapes. Read by Clark Ashton Smith, with introduction by Robert B. Elder

On sale Wednesday 4/20/16, noon Eastern time – Ships 5/11/16

Recorded in the late 1950’s by Robert B. Elder, is the only known voice recording of Clark Ashton Smith. Mr Elder picked at random, 11 poems from the books The Dark Chateau and Spells and Philtres for Smith to read. Audio has been newly enhanced for clarity, and mastered for vinyl. Although the recording quality of Smiths readings are primitive, consider this as a glimpse into another time and place, into the world of Clark Ashton Smith.

 • Edition of 107 copies. 90 will be offered for sale.
 • 180 gram audiophile black vinyl.
 • Two sided, hand screen printed, fold over jacket. Silver ink on thick black French paper.
 • 16 page booklet of poems read in this volume.
 • Art by Joe Keinberger
Classicon
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


CONAN THE SLAYER #2 - Coming in August!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: 
Sergio Dávila

Now riding with the fearsome Kozaki, Conan becomes a mentor to one of the chief’s two sons—earning the hatred of the other son, who has dire plans for both the tribe and the Cimmerian!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale August 24.



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #22 - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Paul Levitz (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Jeff Lemire (Writer/Art/Cover), Bo Hampton (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art)

This issue features a Tarzan story: 
The Once and Future Tarzan, by Alan Gordon and Bo Hampton

In this issue, Jeff Lemire introduces readers to the last surviving coven of extraterrestrial witches in the heartbreakingly magical story The Witches of Mars! Swing alongside the King of the Jungle in the modern tale The Once and Future Tarzan, by Alan Gordon and Bo Hampton! And Michael T. Gilbert returns to DHP with a new installment of Mr. Monster! This issue also features the continuations of Carla Speed McNeil's Finder: Chase the Lady, Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton's Brooklyn Blood, and Dennis Calero's The Suit!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99





DARK HORSE PRESENTS #25 - Coming in August!
Andrew Vachss (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art/Cover)

This month’s issue features a brand new story by Andrew Vachss!
Two great stories conclude: Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!
Then, stick around for all new segments of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale August 17.






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

DEATH by ELECTION
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY  
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)


DEJAH OF MARS Trade Paperback - Coming in August!

Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover: Jay Anacleto

John Carter, the hero from Earth, has disappeared. Before he vanished, he assaulted loyal Heliumite guards and stole an ancient artifact. Now, Dejah Thoris — the Princess of Mars and beloved wife to the fugitive champion — must investigate his mysterious course of action and save him from the death penalty. No matter how ruthless or reckless she must be, Dejah Thoris will stop at nothing to prove his innocence… and in so doing, will stir up a far-ranging conspiracy and earn the enmity of a madman called the Red Reaper!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, $15.99





The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Literature #10 Spring 2016
 - New!
A “Christmas Present” from the Mysterious Traveler
Bird echoes Runyon, Mysterious Traveler echoes Pocket Detective
Crime Syndicate Magazine #1
James E. Gunn: Beyond Fantasy Fiction
From Detective Fiction Weekly to the Mysterious Traveler
Solar Pons: The Mysterious Traveler Mystery Reader

Dime Novel Round-Up - Now available!

Spring 2016
Another Trojan Bit the Dust (by E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra) [history of the phrase "bit the dust"; includes reprint of Arthur Guiterman's "Ballad of Dime Novels"]
Carl H. Claudy, Part 3: The Late Years, Part 3 (by Edwin L. Murray) [concludes essay begun in Spring 2015; includes bibliography for previous installments]
Frank Merriwell: Paragon of the Paperbacks. Review-essay for Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All-American Boyhood: The Progressive Era Creation of the Schoolboy Sports Story by Ryan K. Anderson (reviewed by J. Randolph Cox)
Happy Hours Brotherhood Membership List

Review: The Radio Boys and Girls: Radio, Telegraph, Telephone and Wireless Adventures for Juvenile Readers, 1890-1945 by Mike Adams (reviewed by J. Randolph Cox)
Obituaries: John V. Cody; Victor A. Berch; Douglas A. Rossman
Recent Project Gutenberg ebooks transcribed from Villanova University's scanning project
New Dime Novel Sketches: The Welcome Guest, pub. by Ballou (by Joseph Rainone)




Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
New Authorized Tarzan Novel from Michael A. Sanford
Coming soon!

The second book in the series: The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs®

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and his voyage back to Africa – until now.

Thinking, time and again, that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, you will see he escapes only to encounter still more dangers with each episode building more suspense and anticipation. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

And while you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him.  Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


Illustrated by Will Meugniot.


Fedogan and Bremer
HP Lovecraft's "Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems"
Now available for pre-order!


Our 21st-Century audio production of HPL's Fungi From Yuggoth as read by William E. Hart and with the eerie atmospheric music scored by Graham Plowman doesn't stop there: we've filled the CD with a dozen more of his best Weird Poems! The late Jon Arfstom's painting of HPL graces the cover, and S.T. Joshi has contributed the Notes in the 12-page booklet.

These readings emphasize the poetry's meter and rhyme schemes, making it easy to follow. The audio emphasis should make it clear listening even while jogging or driving in your car.

A perfect contrast and balance to our historic original production of 30 years ago!

While formal release is late summer, we are expecting to ship pre-release copies in May, so order yours NOW!


$12.95 USD

Full track listing can be seen here.


Fedogan and Bremer


The Golden Age - Now online!

The Golden Age blog is down.

Go Hero
Now available for pre-order!

THE SPIDER
by GO HERO X EXECUTIVE REPLICAS X PHICEN LTD


The Spider  1/6th scale Action Figure
Suggested retail price - $169.99 Extremely limited production
Order due date- May 15th, 2016
 
THE SPIDER, foremost action hero in pulp fiction, was created by Harry Steeger as an avenging knight in a black cape.  First appearing in THE SPIDER magazine in 118 epic novels mainly written by the legendary Norvell W. Page, of whom the LIBRARY JOURNAL said,
 "...just may have inspired the Iron Man franchise."  Adventures packed with danger, impending doom, fantastic villains, and breathtaking action, The Spider went on to star in two Columbia Pictures action serials

For the first time ever, Executive Replicas, Phicen Ltd., and Go Hero are proud to present The Spider 1:6th scale action figure.
 
Now you can fight evil with...
 
Officially licensed and Authorized by Argosy Communications, Inc
 
Outfit
 1 Pair of 1940’s style shoes
 1 x Dress tie
 1 x –Long sleeved dress shirt
 1 x 1930’s style two piece suit
 1 x-fedora hat
 1 x hood (serial version)
 1 x removable mask
 2 x capes (1 x Pulp version & 1 x serial version

  
Accessories
 2 X .045 automatic guns with removable cartridge
 1 X double underarm holster
 3 X SETS OF hands
 1 X BASE & STAND
 4 COLOR PACKAGING
 
IMPORTANT NOTES
 - These are LIMITED EDITION figures based on Pre-Orders (So don't wait)
 - Professionally Manufactured by Phicen ltd.
 - Produced by Executive Replicas with permission.
 - Unrelated to any other previous products or companies using similar subject matter.
 - 15% NRD
 - International Shipping is estimated at $50

 




ICESLINGER - Now available! 
by John Hegenberger

A deadly showdown on frozen Ganymede . . . an experiment in time travel that has unexpected results . . . the dead being brought back to life—to sell insurance . . . a legendary villain seeking to summon a strange visitor from another planet . . .

These are only some of the ventures into the fantastic and bizarre to be found in ICESLINGER, the latest collection from acclaimed author John Hegenberger. These classic tales of science fiction and fantasy are filled with action, big ideas, humor, and drama. Step into the many worlds of John Hegenberger and prepare to be entertained!


Paperback: 136 pages, $8.99
Kindle: $2.99




James Bond: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - Audioplay now online!

Hunting for SPECTRE boss Ernst Stavro Blofeld in France, agent OO7 James Bond meets a tragic contessa. Joanna Lumley reads Ian Fleming's thriller in ten-parts.

First published in 1963, this was Fleming's 11th Bond novel, sandwiched between 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'You Only Live Twice'. In movie terms, this was the sixth of the original Bond movie franchise with George Lazenby playing the hero and Diana Rigg as Tracy.

The reader Joanna Lumley had a small, unnamed role in the 1969 film of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', being simply referred to as 'The English Girl'.

Abridged by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: David Benedictus

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


THE GREEN MAN

How would you greet a man from another planet? With scientists declaring that manned rockets may, perhaps in the next ten years, be shot to the moon, isn’t it just as possible that some being from a far-off planet might pay us earth creatures a visit—tomorrow, next week—at any time?
In Harold M. Sherman’s exciting story, THE GREEN MAN, you get an advance idea of how the great men and women of this earth—how you, yourself, would react, when a CREATURE from ANOTHER WORLD arrives. Numar, THE GREEN MAN pays us a visit, traveling over a trillion miles from his planet, Talamaya, via space ship, to land on our world.

This is quite possible the most amazing story you have ever read—more amazing still when you consider that it COULD happen!

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 314 pages
SRP $44.95/Our discount price $30.00

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 314 pages
$14.95


JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 2: MAN-MADE MONSTER TP - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
(Writer) Ron Marz, Ian Edgington (Art) Ariel Medel (Cover) Abhishek Malsuni

John Carter, a hero of the American Civil War now at home on Mars, has survived the Kahori invasion alongside his beloved princess, Dejah Thoris. As the capital city of Helium rebuilds, the loving couple leave for the outlands to recuperate... but rest and relaxation are not in their future. All across Barsoom, sinister forces conspire against them. From savage Warhoon raiding parties to the artificial (and lovelorn) beast known as the Hormad, from the god-like sand spirit Jartak to the last of the world-conquering White Martians, the most evil creatures to ever walk the Red Planet stalk forth from the shadows to challenge the Warlord of Mars!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 224 pages, Full Color, $19.99





THE KING COLLECTION - Arriving in comic shops May 18!

When Ming the Merciless launched an all-out assault on planet Earth, the colorful band of heroes known as Kings Watch led the resistance… and triumphed! Now, across the cosmos, in the dark corners of our very planet, and even throughout time, Earth's defenders continue the mission, separate and yet together in spirit! Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake the Magician, Jungle Jim, Lothar (in his identity as the new Phantom), and Prince Valiant join friends new and old to face the combined forces of Ming and the all-new, all-deadly Cobra!

Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 496 pages, $49.99


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Windy City Report and an Auction SCORE

LOVE STORY WRITER is Returning!
Daisy Bacon on Exhibit
Happy Anniversary, Daisy
LOVE STORY’s March Winds

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #2 (OF 6) - Coming in August!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, G-Man Eliot Ness demands The Lone Ranger return! But Britt Reid breaks with his family tradition, creating a painful rift with his Great Uncle John Reid, forcing the original Lone Ranger to instead offer his mask to America’s greatest Olympic hero… Jesse Owens!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
(Writer) Corinna Bechko (Art) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Felipe Massafera, Roberto Castro


London of 1937 doesn't feel much like home to Sheena, but that doesn't stop her from bringing a bit of the wild with her into the city. Meanwhile, Tarzan has problems of his own, and the chaos that Sheena seems to attract just might get Jane killed! These two forces of nature have learned to respect each other, but can they join forces for long enough to accomplish each of their goals… or will the course of history be altered forever?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #6 (of 6) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Corinna Bechko (Art) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Felipe Massafera, Roberto Castro


The thrilling conclusion of Tarzan and Sheena’s adventure in London finds them facing off against a woman who shouldn’t exist, a death-mad cult with access to impossible technology, and the hard fact that neither of them is very good at working as part of a team. With Jane’s help they have just one chance to save both their homes and their futures, but will it be enough to save their own skins?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters
Collectors Item: The Shadow's Ring
The Lost 1933 Lone Ranger Radio Episodes
Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger


MASKS 2 TPB - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) Butch Guice

The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. Black Terror. The Spider. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt. Miss Fury. These are just a few of the masked vigilantes drawn into a mystery that spans the decades. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's infamous short story and able to kill thousands of people in mere seconds, the Red Death hosts a bizarre masquerade across the 1930s, 1970s, modern day, and beyond, exposing her hapless victims to plague and threatening a legacy of costumed heroes. Over a dozen crime-fighters must risk their lives, hurling themselves into the time stream, to halt the madwoman's bloodbath!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 232 pages, Full Color, $24.99





MICHAEL WM KALUTA COMP SKETCHBOOKS HC - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
Michael William Kaluta

Michael Wm. Kaluta has been creating beautiful imagery for more than 40 years. Highlights of his career include what many consider to be the definitive version of The Shadow, the still in-progress Starstruck, and a myriad of stunning covers illustrated for nearly every comics publisher-as well as being part of the legendary art collective known simply as The Studio (along with Jeffery Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Bernie Wrightson).

This collection presents all five Kaluta sketchbooks published by IDW, featuring art selected by the artist from his personal archives-a cornucopia of delightful delineations and lovely line drawings by a true master of the form.
 

Hardcover, 9” x 12”, 256 pages, Partial Color,  $49.99




September 15-17, 2016! 

COME MEET HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES
GET THEIR AUTOGRAPH!   HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THEM!

ROBERT FULLER
KEIR DULLEA
GARY LOCKWOOD
LUCIANA PALUZZI
DEBRA PAGET
THE AMAZING KESKIN
JIM ROSIN
MARK REDFIELD
CAROL FORD
JOE MARTELLE
KENT McCORD
DABNEY COLEMAN
KATHY GARVER
BERNIE KOPELL
JOHN AMOS
BRITT EKLAND
GERI REISCHL
RUSTY GILLIGAN
EDDIE DEEZEN
JEREMY AMBLER


EVENTS
So much goes on during the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention that we suggest you look over the schedules and map out what seminars and movies you want to see during the weekend.
 
ADMISSION
Cost is $20 per person, per day. Children under the age of 16 are free.
You can pay for admission at the front gate when you attend the convention.
Admission gives you access to everything during the weekend.
  
EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS GETS A FREE 56-PAGE PROGRAM GUIDE!

Purchasing tickets in advance will save you money. Tickets are $15 per person, per day. If you pay for admission at the door, the cost is $20 per person, per day.
 
The purchase of a Saturday Evening Dinner Banquet Ticket includes free admission for Saturday. If you plan to attend the entire weekend and the dinner banuqet, buy a two-day ticket for every dinner banquet ticket you buy.

VENDORS AND DEALER ROOM HOURS
Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm


HOTEL
The Convention is held at Hunt Valley Wyndham in Maryland.
The Hotel is located at 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 21031
 Hotel phone number: 410-785-7000
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS BOOKING A ROOM, ASK FOR SHARON.


Modesty Blaise (1966) [Blu-ray] - Coming August 23!

Her entire appearance changes in a finger snap. She thrashes villains without missing a spiked-heeled step. Welcome to the mad, mod world of sexy, stylish British super agent Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti, L Avventura, L Eclisse). Hired by the government to prevent a diamond heist, Modesty recruits her wily sidekick Willie Garvin (Terence Stamp, The Limey) to help her battle crafty, colorful foes on the secluded island of a suave mastermind thief Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde, Death in Venice) and conniving partner Mrs. Fothergill (Rosella Falk, 8½). Grooving with mile-high hairdos and swinging, psychedelic wall patterns, Modesty Blaise is campy entertainment at its best. The great Joseph Losey (Eva, The Servant) directed this outrageous spy spoof featuring a stellar cast that includes Harry Andrews (Moby Dick), Clive Revill (Fathom) and Alexander Knox (The Vikings).

Actors: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, Clive Revill
Directors: Joseph Losey
Format: Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Kino Lorber
Run Time: 119 minutes
Pre-order:  $29.95




Mystery*File - Now online!

A Movie Review by Walter Albert: KING OF THE JUNGLE (1933)
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — H. P. LOVECRAFT “The Terrible Old Man”
- New!
DAVID VINEYARD: Stories I’m Reading – GORDON YOUNG “Born to Be Hanged, But….”
- New!

Mike Nevins on CORNELL WOOLRICH, GOLDFINGER, GUY HAMILTON and THE WINSTON AFFAIR  

WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2016 REPORT, by Walker Martin  
Dan Stumpf Reviews GOLDFINGER (Book & Film)  
MIKE NEVINS on His Latest Book and More on JOHN CREASEY


Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #11 - New!

Contents
"THE OTHER PAL-UL-DON: Part I - As It Evolved in Dell Comics" by Mike Taylor
"Burroughs’Romantic Hero" by Charles A. Madison
CALGAICH THE SWORDSMAN by Gordon D.Shirreffs reviewed by Mike Taylor
CHILDREN OF THE DRAGON by Frank S. Robinson reviewed by Mike Taylor

Pulpdom is a magazine about the old pulp magazines of the early 20th century and the authors whowrote for them.
With 75 issues in 15 years, it has published over 2000 pages of articles, essays, short biographies, artwork, book reviews and pulp magazine covers, from the 1890s through modern times.


All 85 back issues on disk for $25 postage paid, allow 10 days (this includes the 10 "Online" issues to date).
Links to a PULPDOM Index and the contents of each issue are at Pulpdom.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"You Never Can Tell" by Jack Kofoed from THRILLING DETECTIVE, June, 1948

Gambler Slim Danzig never imagined the night would come when one nickel would mean everything to him!

"On the Air" by John Prescott from SHORT STORIES, October, 1949
The Dangers of Airplane Racing.

"Elusive Don Bufon" by Johnston McCulley from ARGOSY, August 30, 1919

A Johnston McCulley story set in modern Spain. A detective is sent to capture the bandit Bufon (Spanish for clown) only to find that the bandit had been wise to him from the first.



PULPlications!

PULPlications! Is proud to present its first in a series of New Pulp Heroes for a New Millennium!
Introducing DARE DEVLIN, the Supreme Adventurer !


A fearless green-eyed red-haired handsome Devil who fights on the side of the Angels! Scion of fourteen generations of heroic American pioneers dedicated to physical, intellectual and moral self-development since 1776, he's achieved "Peak Human" Condition!

Devlin and his Amazing Associates, all of whom faced certain Death and lived, now consider themselves to be living on "borrowed time" and honor-bound to use every remaining moment seeking justice for all! Where others may be daunted, they rise to any Challenge, because they all should've died long ago!

The Supreme Adventurer and his Amazing Associates battle the Brain-Wrecker, the Destroyer of Minds! Following a trail of madness and death, they'll travel under the polar ice to the shores of Japan before coming to grips not only with the Brain-Wrecker but also an unexpected and even more powerful foe!

Available now in paperback or a deluxe hard cover version with an added bonus story, “Mechanized Death!”

Paperback, 6x9, 322 pages, $14.99
Hardcover, 6x9, 388 pages, $29.99

Hardcover (Signed & Numbered), 6x9, 388 pages, $35.00 (Ships June 1st)

For collectors , pre-orders for a special crimson cloth hard cover edition signed by the author, Dafydd Neal Dyar as well as the introduction writer, the Eisner Award nominee Martin Powell and Rondo Award winner, cover artists Mark Maddox are now open at Fantom Press.



Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2016!




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Swords in the Mist (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 3) by Fritz Leiber
Conan Vs Rune by Barry Windsor-Smith
The Affair of the Cuckolded Warlock by H. Warner Munn

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Hatching - New!
Fever City  
Endlight Event
Lost In Tanganyika
If I Were You
         Pulp Den  

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

Tom Curry - Author, Engineer, Sportsman  
Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Alex Raymond
Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Edgar F. Wittmack
Step back in time to 1931 with this beautiful photo animation from Moscow artist Alexsey Zakharov


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion’: a serial in 12 chapters - New!
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘The Insidious Serpent’
The Spider, #4: ‘City of Flaming Shadows’
Perry Mason: novels #9 and #10
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Cthulhu, cosplay, sf - New!
Bits of pulp: ‘Shadow Comics,’ pulp cons
Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2
The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online

RED SONJA VOLUME 3 #5 - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Aneke
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage

Hyrkania explodes into civil war – with Sonja leading the rebellion against the king she once loved! King Savas imprisons Midyan in his lair as the desperate rebels hunt for a creature out of legend to come to their aid...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







Robert E. Howard Days
June 10 and 11, 2016!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are proud to announce the dates and Guest of Honor for the 2016 version of Howard Days, to be held June 10th and 11th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains.

This year’s Guest of Honor is Michael Scott Myers, screenwriter for the movie The Whole Wide World, the biographical film based on the book One Who Walked Alone, which recounted the relationship between Robert E. Howard and Novalyne Price. We are happy to welcome Michael as our GOH, as he is the perfect person to blend with our Howard Days theme this year, Anniversaries.

2016 finds us with a number of important Robert E. Howard Anniversaries: 110 years since his birth, 80 years since his death, 70 years since the publication of Skull Face and Others, 50 years since Conan the Adventurer from Lancer, 40 years since Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt, 30 years since Novalyne Price Ellis’ One Who Walked Alone and 20 years since the movie The Whole Wide World (which was based on Novalyne’s book).

Michael’s involvement with The Whole Wide World began with his being a student of Novalyne Price Ellis in Lafayette, LA. Having read her book about Howard, he knew what a wonderful movie it would make. So, our Guest of Honor is doubly qualified this year and we’re thrilled to have him.

There is lots more information to follow and you can read about it here and at the Howard Days blog. While the cold winds of January are blowing now, make plans to come to Texas in June where the warmth will be in both the air and in the fellowship of Robert E. Howard fans!





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 22 - Arriving in comic shops May 18!

Conan crosses paths with Valeria, a former pirate comrade as formidable as she is beautiful. When their mercenary band is fallen upon and captured by seemingly deathless Darfari warriors, there is only one way out for Conan and company—Conan must kill the moon! Final Savage Sword volume! Collects Conan stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #223–#235.

Trade paperback, B&W, 7x10, 592 pages, $19.99




Sequential Pulp, LLC
MARTIANS, GO HOME
Kickstarter project launched and runs through June 8!


Fredric Brown's Martians,Go Home is a 112 page full color graphic novel that has been licensed by the Fredric Brown Estate.
It contain an Introduction by legendary science fiction artist, Vincent Di Fate and an Afterword by the equally famous author, Barry N. Malzberg.
It also contains a twelve page art gallery by our illustrator, Lowell Isaac.


Sequential Pulp Comics produced the critically acclaimed and commercially successful The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion that was on the short list for Stan Lee's Excelsior Awards. We also produced a wonderfully atmospheric The Hound of the Baskervilles and Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaire Compendium that was up for an award in the 2015 Harvey's. However, our biggest successes have been with our licensed Edgar Rice Burroughs' properties, Jungle Tales of Tarzan and At The Earth's Core.


SHORT SYNOPSIS
Martians have invaded Earth! That’s right, real Martians. Seriously. Suddenly, without warning, one billion Little Green Men are everywhere. The Martians are on your street, and in your house, all of them knowing your deepest and darkest secrets. Untouchable as ghosts and obnoxious as hell, their sinister agenda remains a mystery. Perhaps, their plan is simply to drive the entire human race insane, for that is exactly what they’re doing.

From flop house to the White House, no one is above, or below, the torment of the alien invaders. All is lost. Or, is it?
Only our unlikely hero Luke Devereaux, a burnt-out science fiction writer with nothing left to lose, knows how to defeat the Martians…but he has already lost his mind!

You won’t think of alien contact in the same way, ever again.

Sample pages of the interior art can be viewed on the Kickstarter Main Page at the link below.

Kickstarter Campaign Main Page

Proposed cover art for the book.


The Shadow-15 Chapter Cliffhanger Serial-1940 - Now available!

With dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. Enter the black garbed, masked figure known as THE SHADOW, a mysterious force for law and order, who disguised as Lamont Cranston (VICTOR JORY) sets his agents into action to combat this evil. But the police are convinced that the Black Tiger and The Shadow are one and the same. With both the hoodlums and the police gunning for The Shadow , Cranston is in for the fight of his life. His beautiful assistant, Margo Lane (VEDA ANN BORG) is in constant peril as well. Right out of the air waves and magazine stories comes the mysterious Shadow to do battle with an enemy who can become invisible!

Can he triumph over this unseen evil?
You will learn the answer at the end of Chapter fifteen! Based upon "The Shadow" character appearing in pulp magazines and on the radio.
Starring Victor Jory - Veda Ann Borg - Roger Moore - Robert Fiske
Directed by James W. Horne
1940 B&W Over 4 Hours 15 Chapters


 $12.99





THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #3 (of 5) - Coming in August!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


Months after the tragic loss of his companion Margo Lane, The Shadow grows frustrated in his efforts to find those responsible for her demise, the mysterious Red Empress and her Tong gang. Growing increasingly grim and merciless in his pursuit, the Master of Darkness finally uncovers a clue that points to a certain Chinatown nightclub. Our hero leads a strike team of his most trusted agents in a raid on the lair of the Red Empress. Will The Shadow’s quest for vengeance ultimately push him over the edge, into a path of madness and homicide? This compelling storyline is brought to life by Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner, as both writer and artist, and colored by Brennan Wagner.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Murder Marked Merry Christmas


The Shadow Fan returns for episode 76! This time he looks at an obscure gem - John Olsen's prose adaptation of Murder Marked Merry Christmas, one of the lost Shadow radio plays.

 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Devil's Feud
- New!
The Whispering Eyes - New!
The Devil's Partner
The Shadow's Rival
Judge Lawless
The Golden Masks

Skelos Press
SKELOS: THE JOURNAL OF WEIRD FICTION AND DARK FANTASY
Kickstarter campaign lauched May 10 and runs through June 10!
First issue to ship in late June!


Skelos Press is proud to announce the launch of its new flagship journal with a Kickstarter campaign that will begin on Tuesday May 10th. The first issue of SKELOS: THE JOURNAL OF WEIRD FICTION AND DARK FANTASY will feature a never-before-published fantasy piece by Robert E. Howard (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane) illustrated by the legendary Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, Coming of Conan, Prince Valiant). Also featured is a new sword and sorcery novelette by Keith Taylor (Bard series, Cormac Mac Art), a long-awaited sequel to his classic tale "Men from the Plain of Lir" originally published in WEIRD TALES. This story will be illustrated by the fantastic Tomás Giorello (Dark Horse King Conan). Another highlight of the issue will be a tale of dark fantasy from World Fantasy Award nominee and John W. Campbell Award nominee Scott A. Cupp.

SKELOS is edited by Mark Finn, author of the World Fantasy Award-nominated BLOOD AND THUNDER; Chris Gruber, editor of Robert E. Howard's BOXING STORIES from the University of Nebraska Press; and Jeffrey Shanks, co-editor of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES.

Editor Mark Finn stated, "I'm excited to be part of the editorial staff for this journal. We are finding and publishing material that we love to read, and read about. There's a long-standing tradition to weird fiction, and we think we can contribute something new and exciting to it."

The first issue will contain short fiction from such talented writers as Charles Gramlich, Dave Hardy, Jason Ray Carney, Ethan Nahte, Scott Hannan, and Matt Sullivan; a fully illustrated adaptation of Grettir and the Draugr from the Icelandic sagas by Samuel Dillon; weird verse by Frank Coffman, Pat Calhoun, Kenneth Bykerk, and Jason Hardy; Insightful essays by Nicole Emmelhainz, Karen Kohoutek, and Jeffrey Shanks; reviews by Charles Hoffman, Bobby Derie, Keith West, Todd Vick, Paul McNamee, Deuce Richardson, Brian Murphy,
and Josh Adkins; and with illustrations by Mark Schultz, Tomás Giorello, Samuel Dillon, and David Cullen.

The Kickstarter campaign will run until June 10 and the issue will begin shipping in late June with an ebook version available at the same time.
More information can found at the Skelos Press Facebook page at the link below or you can follow the project on Twitter @SkelosPress.

Kickstarter Campaign Main Page

Updates: Add Ons - Lifetime Subscriptions



SOFT BLONDES IN THE CLAWS OF TORTURE HELL - Now available & coming soon to comic shops!

Soft Blondes in the Claws of Torture Hell is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. The book is divided into two main sections: Features includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as Wild West massacres, serial killers, mobsters, female chain gangs, and other aberrations; and Fiction collects numerous examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95






Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Phoenix Comic Con, Friday, June 3, 2016 1:30-2:30 p.m!

Details on the panel "Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" at Phoenix Comic Con, Friday, June 3, 2016 1:30-2:30 p.m.:
"Join Jim Sullos (President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration", "Tarzan on Film"), and Cathy Wilbanks (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Archivist) as they discuss the storied history of Edgar Rice Burroughs' creations, including Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, culminating with Warner Brothers' upcoming feature film "The Legend of Tarzan!” Moderated by Bob Leeper (Evermore Nevermore/The Arizona Cave). A prize raffle will be held for attendees."


Tarzan Themed Stained Glass and other Burroughs' themes by artist Leia Barrett-Durham [Powell]

Once again, Edgar Rice Burroughs is making history. Internationally-renowned, award-winning stained glass master Leia Barrett-Durham (Powell) is the first stained glass artist in history to be licensed to make representations of an author's published works. As a master craftswoman, she could have had her pick of the litter, but her love for Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired her to work with ERB, Inc.

In celebration of the release of The Legend of Tarzan, Leia has created a unique stained glass window for ERB, Inc. to be auctioned off in Tarzana at the ECOF 2016. This window represents Tarzan, Jane, Tantor, Mangani, and Numa next to an African jungle stream. Tarzan is in the process of his iconic yell, with Jane steadfast by his side, while Numa looks directly at us, drinking from the stream but still ever vigilant for predators. Tantor playfully laps at the stream, and our ape looks at us with a critical eye, determining if we are also Mangani.

The Legend of Tarzan window [rough sketch above] will be the third licensed masterpiece window Leia has created with themes inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Worlds of Adventure – but it shall not be the last. This window [about 22 1/2" tall and 28 1/2" wide] is currently being created, but Leia tells us the image above is a good indicator of what the window will look like when finished.


For those of you with tighter budgets, Leia has assured us that she is creating other smaller sun catchers and panels related to Tarzan, John Carter, Carson of Venus, The Eternal Savage, The Land That Time Forgot, and many more!







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.

G.G. Pendarves (1885-1938) - New!
Violet M. Methley (1882-1953) - New!
Alicia Ramsey (1864-1933)
Six Women from Britain-Introduction
Two Victorian British Authors
Two Irish Authors
Two Belgian Authors


THUN’DA Trade Paperback - Coming in August!
Cover: Jae Lee
Writer: Robert Place Napton, Gardner Fox
Art: Cliff Richards, Frank Frazetta

After a military helicopter crashes in a remote valley in Africa, a lone survivor awakens without memory of his identity or mission. From the wreckage, he learns only his name: Roger Drum. Armed with instinctive survival skills, the amnesiac roams his new surroundings, discovering a bizarre lost world of dinosaurs, mammoths, sabretooth tigers, and primitive human tribes. Against the backdrop of this hostile new reality, Drum must come to terms with his violent past… so that he may assume the respected and feared mantle of the prophesied jungle warrior Thun’da!

Thun’da, the hero of the primeval forest created by legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta, returns in this action-packed adventure by Robert Place Napton and Cliff Richards! As a special treat, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents four classic tales of Thun’da, fully remastered and featuring the creative talents of comic legends Gardner Fox (Detective Comics, The Flash) and Frank Frazetta himself!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, $19.99



THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 18!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Picture if you will: in your own world, you’re a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night. But you wake up today in another world, where the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name. You are no longer a man with a mission, just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice, and a lot of questions… an honored guest who has been invited into… the Twilight Zone.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






WALLY WOOD GALAXY ART AND BEYOND HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Arriving in comic shops May 18!

Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip a nd became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99




WEIRD DETECTIVE #3 (of 5) - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene fights for his life against an Innsmouth monster! And Det. Sana Fayez is hot on Greene's trail, closer and closer to discovering his secret identity but hounded by fish-faced Mafiosi. Will they be able to survive long enough to stop the Juice Box Killer?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 17.






William Hope Hodgeson: THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND - Audioplay now online!

Two friends are camping near the bleak ruins of a huge old house in a remote spot in the west of Ireland, when they discover a ragged manuscript.
It purports to be the journal of an old recluse who once lived in the house with his sister. The manuscript describes his terrifying experiences of being besieged by supernatural creatures and another dimension...

Read in four-parts by Jim Norton.
First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi. Abridged by Doreen Estall.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.
First broadcast in 2007.

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
“Karamaneh” was the sixth installment of Sax Rohmer’s serial, Fu-Manchu first published in The Story-Teller in March 1913. The story would later comprise Chapters 16 and 17 of the novel, The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu (initially re-titled The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu for U.S. publication). The story opens with Nayland Smith, Dr. Petrie, and Inspector Weymouth preparing a dragnet around the area where Dr. Fu-Manchu is known to have a base of operations. They have no illusion that they will capture the doctor himself, but hope to round up enough of his minions to deal a significant blow to the enemy.

Read the rest at the link below.







William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Mike Shayne, the redheaded tough guy private eye, was introduced in the decidedly more lighthearted detective novel, Dividend on Death penned by the pseudonymous Brett Halliday in 1939. The character was an instant success and Michael Shayne (as he was initially known) quickly became a cottage industry leading to another 77 (mostly hardboiled) detective novels through the mid-1970s, over 300 short stories through the mid-1980s, 11 B-movies in the 1940s, a radio drama series that lasted nearly a decade, an early 1960s television series that made it for a full season, a TV tie-in Dell comic book that lasted three issues, and his own magazine digest that ran for nearly 30 years. The character may seem like just another clichéd private eye today, but over the years a number of very talented authors hid behind the fedora and turned-up collar of “Brett Halliday” – Bill Pronzini, Dennis Lynds, James Reasoner, Frank Belknap Long, and the ubiquitous Michael Avallone among them.

Read the rest at the link below.

Zorro - New feature film project announced!

Gael García Bernal and Jonás Cuarón are coming together for the reboot of Zorro in a film entitled Z.
The new pairing on Zorro is being brought to Cannes after Cuarón introduced the project at Berlin earlier this year.
It is written and will be directed by Cuarón and is eyeing a fall start at the Pinewood Dominican Republic studios.

Set in the near future, Z re-imagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler.








06 May 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
INDEPENDANCE DAY: RESURGEANCE
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 29, 2016
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
GHOSTBUSTERS
STAR TREK BEYOND
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
August 5, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
PATIENT ZERO
DEEPWATER HORIZON
October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016

GAMBIT
JACK REACHER 2

November 4, 2016
November 18, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
PASSENGERS
JUMANJI
To be announced
HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
ROBINSON CRUSOE
KING COBRA
MIDNIGHT SUN
THE VEIL


January 13, 2017
THE DARK TOWER
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

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

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

June 9, 2017
June 23, 2017
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
WONDER WOMAN
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
September 29, 2017
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
ALIEN: CONVERGENT
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

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

December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN


20th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2016 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318 pages|

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction! This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 394 pages

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Airship 27 Productions
SINBAD - THE NEW VOYAGES VOLUME 5
Now available!

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

They are the most daring, courageous, fool hardy seagoing crew ever assembled. Foremost among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer, Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant, the lovely female samurai, Tishimi Osara and Omar the irascible first mate. These are the colorful adventurers of the magnificent Blue Nymph.  All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous sailor of all time, Sinbad El Ari.

Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Barbara Doran, Ron Fortier, Lee Houston Jr. and Percival Constantine.  They battle an old adversary in returning an aged wizard to his homeland, are threatened by deadly traps in searching for a long lost treasure and confront a shape shifting shaman on a mysterious south sea island. 

And now Airship 27 Productions’ own Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, offers up his own story in this fifth collection of the popular series inspired by filmmaker Ray Harryhausen.  “When I first conceived of this particular Sinbad and his international crew, I was totally remembering those three classic Sinbad movies,” admits Fortier. “What kid wasn’t mesmerized by his incredible stop-motion monsters, djins and sea creatures?  Doing this series was our chance of hopefully recapture some of that fun.”

Terry Pavlet provides the stunning cover with Michael Dean Jackson the twelve black and white interior illustrations, all designed and assembled by this year’s Pulp Factory Award winner, Art Director Rob Davis.  Readers of the previous four volumes have been clamoring more and here they are. Set against the backdrop of far-off exotic lands filled with magic and mystery. Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!


 Available from Amazon in hard copy, coming soon on Kindle, and later as an audiobook from Radio Archives.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Enjoy Pulps! - New pulp blog by David Lee Smith is now online!

"Enjoy Pulps" - A New Blog Premieres on AltusPress.com
Pulp fan David Lee Smith has started a column on www.altuspress.com. The first installment covers the latest goings-on with recent sales prices.


Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Ka-Zar Pulps, 1936-1937 - New!
“The Pot of Gold” by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (a Pre-Spider/Richard Wentworth Story)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census
Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library: Series 2 (10 book set)

by Max Brand, Murray R. Montgomery, Norbert Davis, Fred MacIsaac, Theodore Roscoe,
Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, Cleve F. Adams, J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith, and Jack Bechdolt
This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 2 of The Argosy Library:

Champion of Lost Causes by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan
The Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 1 by Murray R. Montgomery
Doan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases by Norbert Davis, introduction by Evan Lewis
The King Who Came Back by Fred MacIsaac
Blood Ritual: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 1 by Theodore Roscoe
The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 by Loring Brent, introduction by Will Murray
The Radio Gun-Runners by Ralph Milne Farley
Sabotage by Cleve F. Adams
The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector, Volume 2: 1912–13 by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith, introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D
South of Fifty-Three by Jack Bechdolt


$209.50 softcover / $309.40 hardcover$59.90 eBook
SALE PRICE: $149.95 softcover / $279.95 hardcover / $44.95 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 11
CHAMPION OF LOST CAUSES
by Max Brand
Introduction by William F. Nolan

Author Frederick Faust (AKA Max Brand) spins a tale of mystery and melodrama as Samuel Loring battles to save a girl unjustly accused of murder in a story never before reprinted. Originally serialized in seven installments in Flynn’s Magazine, Champion of Lost Causes was one of Brand’s earliest works to be filmed as a movie.

324 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 12
THE SCARLET BLADE: THE RAKEHELLY ADVENTURES OF CLEVE AND D’ENTREVILLE, VOLUME 1
by Murray R. Montgomery

One of the most popular series from Argosy’s later years, Murray R. Montgomery penned a number of stories chronicling the adventures of Her Majesty’s Guard Richard Cleve and French cavalier Monsieur le Comte Guy d’Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal’s Guard and in the service of Cardinal Richelieu in seventeenth-century France.

283 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover$5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover / $4.99 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 13
DOAN AND CARSTAIRS: THEIR COMPLETE CASES
by Norbert Davis
Introduction by Evan Lewis

For the first time in an authorized edition, all five stories of Doan and his “partner,” his Great Dane, Carstairs. These quirky hard-boiled detective stories were written by Norbert Davis, the Black Mask author who inspired Raymond Chandler to try his hand at the genre. This edition includes all three Doan and Carstairs novels (The Mouse in the Mountain, Sally’s in the Alley, and Oh, Murder Mine), as well as the two short stories from the pulps: “Holocaust House” and “Cry Murder!” It’s rounded off with an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

582 pages
$29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover$5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover / $4.99 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 14
THE KING WHO CAME BACK
by Fred MacIsaac

The author of the Rambler series pens this tale which was amongst his best works to appear in the pages of Argosy. After abdicating the throne of King of the European monarchy of Berania in order to avert civil war, young Carlos Aronhof realizes there’s more to his rapidly changing fortunes than meets the eye. A tale spanning Europe to Hollywood, Aronhof quickly finds himself immersed in espionage, political intrigue, skullduggery, murder, and the stolen Beranian crown jewels.

224 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover$5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover / $4.99 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 15
BLOOD RITUAL: THE ADVENTURES OF SCARLET AND BRADSHAW, VOLUME 1
by Theodore Roscoe


Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Without a doubt a lost gem of the pulps.

244 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover$5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover / $4.99 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 16

One of the greatest series from the pages of Argosy is finally collected, complete and in order! Footloose ship’s wireless operator Peter Moore becomes embroiled in mystery and intrigue in China as he faces the despotic Gray Dragon, thus beginning Moore’s long-running, adventure-filed journey across several decades of pulp fiction masterpieces. Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.

274 pages
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover$5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover / $4.99 eBook


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 17
THE RADIO GUN-RUNNERS
by Ralph Milne Farley


A sequel to his previous Argosy novel, The Radio Flyers, author Ralph Milne Farley pens this science-fiction classic set in a hollow earth. Although compared favorably to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pelucidar series, Farley’s multi-layered tale of adventure at the earth’s pole weaves gangsters and Norse Vikings into an offbeat tale never before reprinted.

204 pages
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The Argosy Library Volume 18
SABOTAGE
by Cleve F. Adams


Originally published as a six-part serial in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1939, Sabotage introduced readers to forgotten hard-boiled master Cleve F. Adams’ number one detective: Rex McBride. The strength of the nation was dedicated to building the great dam at Palos Verde, and when a sinister foe determined to sabotage that life-giving project, it fell to the lot of Rex McBride, the world’s most unorthodox detective, to attempt a job at which the government’s daring, well-trained operatives shied.

204 pages
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The Argosy Library Volume 19