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2017 Pulp Shows

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



2018 VINTAGE SCI FI 12 MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Coming in August!


Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color   
SRP: $18.95



2018 VINTAGE SCI-FI CALENDAR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172323.

The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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.



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Adventure House
Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #153
 Classic Science Fiction from the page of Wonder Stories

 
The Disc-Men of Jupiter by Manly Wade Wellman
 An Adventure On Eros by J. Harvey Haggard
 A Mutiny In Space by Gawain Edwards
 An Adventure In Futurity by Clark Ashton Smith
 The Sargasso Monster by Edsel Newton
 The Conquest of Gola by Leslie F. Stone

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
SCIMIDAR by R. A. Jones

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the first novel based on the action packed, adult comic book  “Scimidar” created by writer R.A. Jones and artist Rob Davis. Between 1986 and 1994, Eternity Comics, a label of Malibu Comics, published creator owned, offbeat titles and none was more original than  “Scimidar” first released in 1988.

Set in a post apocalyptic world of the far future, Jones & Davis’ series told the story of a beautiful, sexy mercenary who would do whatever it took to survive and protect those she loved. “Scimidar” pushed the envelope in regards to fast-paced, action orientated adult fare for its time and is to this day fondly remembered by its legion of fans.

“I was a huge fan of the comics,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “It was the first series that I remember seeing Rob’s work in and eventually let to my reaching out to him as one comic creator to another. Now, decades later he’s our Art Director here at Airship 27.” Fortier continues to explain how he and Davis often talked about their past comic careers and those projects that remained special in their memories.
Thus “Scimidar” kept coming up over and over again. Eventually Fortier contacted writer R.A. Jones with the idea of his writing a Scimidar pulp novel.  “I was ecstatic when R.A. replied that he’d love to do such a book and of course no one was happier than Rob.”

Now R.A. Jones tells, for the very first time, the secret origin Scimidar in this exciting new, pulp infused novel, while Davis returns as the book’s illustrator. “It was a great pleasure to draw Scimidar again,” Davis adds happily.  “It reminded me that I have never had quite as much fun as a storytelling artist as I did with those comic book stories.” Finally, popular Canadian artist Ted Hammond provides the gorgeous cover of this lethal beauty.

There was never another character like “Scimidar,” before or since. Open this book and find out why.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
EMPIRE OF DOOM
Doc Savage & The Shadow vs. Shiwan Khan

Now available & coming to comic shops in June!


It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft?
And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!


Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover $24.95
eBook - $5.99


EMPIRE OF DOOM is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172288.

 

Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 4: 1935
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

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

Volume 4 collects the next five stories from this series:
“Ghoul’s Gamble,” “The Silver Snare,” “The Crimson Shrine,” “Satan’s Stepson” and “The Silver Spectre.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, VOLUME 2
by L. Patrick Greene
Now available!

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material.
Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa.
This collection includes the next nine stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by Greene.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #2: CRIMSON DOOM
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Scheduled for release March 24!

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.”
From the enemy camp came this message.
And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war,
was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!
An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE AIR ADVENTURES OF GALES & MCGILL, VOLUME 1: 1927–29
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by John Locke

Scheduled for release March 24!

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond.
Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s.
Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

Price: TBA

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG #3: THE CASE OF  THE YELLOW MASK
by Robert J. Hogan

Scheduled for release April 7!

A thousand years ago the man with the golden mask had ruled a continent; today, men scoffed at the legend.
A golden face with hypnotic powers?
Impossible!…
But Wu Fang, dragon lord of crime, smiled wisely; he wanted that mask—
wanted it enough to blaze a murder trail across half the globe, to weave a death snare which only three white men—
Val Kildare, Jerry Hazard and Cappy could dare combat!

$12.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
SECRET AGENT X: THE COMPLETE SERIES, VOLUME 8
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, Introduction by Tom Johnson
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!
 
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939,Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
“Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,”
“Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.”
This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!
 
432 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover




Altus Press
LEO MARGULIES: GIANT OF THE PULPS—HIS THRILLING, EXCITING, AND POPULAR JOURNEY
by Philip Sherman

Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Altus Press


Altus Press
BLACK MASK (Spring 2017)
by Carroll John Daly, Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, T.T. Flynn, Frank Gruber, Cyril Plunkett, William R. Cox, and others

Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

The greatest pulp magazine of all time returns with another issue, headlined by an all-new story by Carroll John Daly, the creator of Race Williams.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES (Spring 2017)
by Lester Dent, H.M. Appel, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, Francis James, and others

Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Altus Press is pleased to announce its line of Spring 2017 releases, headlined by the Series 3 of The Argosy Library,
which comprises ten collections from the pages of the Frank A. Munsey Company pulps.

All of Altus Press’ new releases will premiere at the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in Lombard Illinois, on April 21.


Altus Press
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (The Argosy Library #21)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Introduction by Vernell Coriell
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.

Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ world-famous adventure series. This Altus Press edition marks the first time the original Argosy version of this thrilling tale has been reprinted since 1916.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was the imaginative and prolific creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus, and is considered one of the most important literary discoveries ever to appear in the pages of Argosy and other Munsey magazines.

196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
CLOVELLY (The Argosy Library #22)
by Max Brand
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.

Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.

Max Brand was the personal pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust, one of the most prolific writers who ever lived. The creator of characters as diverse as Whistling Dan Barry, Destry and Dr. Kildaire, Faust specialized in Westerns, but also contributed to other genres. He wrote more that five hundred stories, but Clovelly is one of his rare cloak and sword swashbucklers.

247 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
THE ADVENTURES OF NORCROSS VOLUME 1:
WARLORD OF MANY SWORDMEN
(The Argosy Library #23)
by W. Wirt
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.

Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.

218 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
ALIAS THE NIGHT WIND (The Argosy Library #24)
by Varick Vanardy
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.

Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.

Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.

254 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SINGAPORE SAMMY VOLUME 1: THE BLUE FIRE PEARL (The Argosy Library #25)
by George F. Worts
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!


Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

So begins the exotic adventures of Singapore Sammy Shay as he knocked around the backwater ports of the South Seas, seeking his lost fortune and usually finding himself in scalding hot water.
In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear of the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

284 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
THE MOON POOL & CONQUEST OF THE MOON POOL (The Argosy Library #26)
by Abraham Merritt
Introduction by Will Murray, Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.
Against this vampiric force beyond human comprehension, a group of brave scientists and adventurers takes up the challenge and confronts the unholy power known only as the Shining One. But even they do not suspect that behind this awesome apparition lurks ever more stupendous wonders left over from a prehuman age when superscience and elder sorcery were indistinguishable from one another.

A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The hunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

448 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


Altus Press
THE GUN-BRAND (The Argosy Library #27)
by James B. Hendryx
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.

With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?

James B. Hendryx was a prolific author who lived the kind of life mirrored in his fictional heroes. A Minnesota native, he had prospected in the Yukon, been a cowboy in the U.S. West and Canada, as well as serving a stint is a newspaper reporter. In his time, Hendryx was considered one of the premier authors of a popular genre now all but extinct—the “Northern.”

265 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Altus Press
JAN OF THE JUNGLE (The Argosy Library #28)
by Otis Adelbert Kline
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Led to believe that his natural mother is a chimpanzee, a young boy knows only the savage ways of the great apes. Kept in a cage, he is systematically trained to become a savage killer by the fiendish Dr. Bracken. The target of Bracken’s rage is none other than the woman who spurned him—the orphan boy’s own mother!

After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!

Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.

220 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
MINIONS OF THE MOON (The Argosy Library #29)
by William Grey Beyer
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Move over, Buck Rogers!

When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had referred back to savagery.

Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.
William Gray Beyer was a Philadelphia railroad worker and policeman who moonlighted writing fiction. His first effort, the whacky and whimsical Minions of the Moon, proved so popular that he brought back Mark Nevin for several more Argosy installments, including Minions of Mercury and Minions of the Shadow.

183 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
DRINK WE DEEP (The Argosy Library #30)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

Nestled in the Heidelberg Hills of New York State lies Lake Wankoona. Beneath its tranquil blue surface broods another world, a place inhabited by a race of beings unknown in human history.
Impelled by an eerie summons he cannot comprehend, archeologist Hugh Lambert is drawn into the lake’s placid depths—and into a vortex of unreality. There, he encounters the unearthly Little Men, who work their scientific necromancy upon the cold corpses of those who had the misfortune to fall into the lake’s uncanny bottomlessness. There, also, he meets the coldly beautiful and cruelly enthralling Nalinah, and learns of a sinister scheme to conquer the Upper World—with he, himself, destined to be in the vanguard!

Arthur Leo Zagat was famed as “The Horror Story Man,” owing to his numerous Weird Menace stories written for Terror Tales and similar magazines of horror. But Zagat also proved capable of writing quality fantasy fiction in the style of A. Merritt, as he proved in the pages of Argosy magazine with memorable novels such as the classic Seven Out of Time and the haunting Drink We Deep.

256 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
- New!
Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4
The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

THE BLACK BAT Volume 8: "The Black Bat's Summons" and "The White Witch"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by The Spider's Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels. First, the Masked Avenger of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in "The Black Bat's Summons." Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of "The White Witch." Golden Age Of Comics Bonus: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's Exciting Comics plus the origin of Super-Mouse, the only non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age!
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172287.
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

THE SHADOW Volume 119: "Crime's Stronghold" and "Death Diamonds"
The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold." Then, only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector's special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-232-2
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 119 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172290.
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

THE SPIDER Volume 11: "The Coming of the Terror" and "The Crime Laboratory"
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty crimefighter wages his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, stripped of his wealth and cut off from his faithful aides, Richard Wentworth appears doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East in "The Coming of the Terror," in the first installment of the Spider's legendary "Living Pharaoh" saga! Then, a new Spider arises to battle evil after an amnesiac Richard Wentworth becomes the pawn of a crime cartel in "The Crime Laboratory."
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 11 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172289.
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)



THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Coming in September!

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.
Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99

From co-author Doug Ellis:
Coming this September will be a new book on the pulps, co-edited by Bob Weinberg, Ed Hulse and myself, called "The Art of the Pulps." It's being put together by the same folks who did the great "The Art of Horror" by Stephen Jones in 2015. The book is an illustrated history of the pulps, with over 400 cover images (and some interiors) reproduced. Bob and I started on this project back in January 2016, and when he passed away last September, Ed Hulse graciously stepped in to provide his expertise.

We broke up the pulp universe into ten genres, ach of which has a chapter devoted to it, as well as chapters on the great pulp artists, the great pulp authors, the birth of the pulps and the end of the pulps. While Bob, Ed and I wrote several of the chapters, we enlisted a Murderer's Row of experts to write various of them -- Mike Ashley for SF, Will Murray for hero, Michelle Nolan for sports, Laurie Powers for love, David Saunders for the great artists, John Wooley for detective and Tom Roberts for aviation/war. And F. Paul Wilson was kind enough to contribute the foreword!

In addition to the introductory text for each chapter, each of the genre chapters has two features focusing on a particular aspect of the topic. For example, the love chapter has features on Daisy Bacon, the legendary editor of Love Story Magazine, and on the western love pulps, which started with Ranch Romances, while the hero pulp chapter has features on The Shadow/Doc Savage and on the villain pulps. Similarly, the great authors chapter has a feature focusing on H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, while the great artists' feature covers Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer.

Each of the images is accompanied by lengthy caption text, which may discuss the magazine, the artist, the publisher, an author or something else relevant to the image selected. Beyond using material selected from our own collections, we need to thank Sheila Vanderbeek, John Gunnison and Michelle Nolan for helping us obtain scans of various rare pulps. I know I'm prejudiced about this, but having seen the layouts, I can safely say that this will be a beautiful book!

Although it won't be out for another six months, as of a few days ago, Amazon and some other online bookstores began listing it for pre-order.

This book will also be solicited in Diamond Comics PREVIEWS and available in comic shops.
I anticipate it will be solicited in either the May or June issue of PREVIEWS.

IDW Publishing


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Dana Rubino and I had planned to a show discussing hers "Oney:  My escape from Slavery" about Martha Washington's personal maid who escaped from Mount Vernon, ad "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vicequeen of America" about the wife of Aaron Burr.  Instead we ended up having a wide ranging conversation on so many topics that it is hard to characterize this discussion.

Past episodes:
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!
"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!



BATMAN/SHADOW #3 (of 6) - Coming in June!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo, Variant covers by Tim Sale and Eduardo Risso


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

The Joker has entered the fray, and he's been offered unspeakable power in return for helping the Stag kill Batman!
It's up to the Shadow to protect Batman from the pair's combined onslaught and the mystical powers of Shamba-La!


Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


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

BATMAN/SHADOW #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170371.


Bernie Wrightson: October 27, 1948 to March 19, 2017

Bernie Wrightson, the prolific horror comic book artist, died on Sunday, March 19, after a long battle with brain cancer, his wife announced.

Bernie “Berni” Wrightson was an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator. The following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, he was inspired to produce his own stories. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Wrightson began spelling his name “Berni” in his professional work to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver named Bernie Wrightson, but later restored the final E to his name.

Wrightson is best known for co-creating the DC Comics monster Swamp Thing with Len Wein in 1971.  
Wrightson’s many other projects include a 1983 version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
He also illustrated the comic book adaptation of the Stephen King-written horror film “Creepshow.”
Wrightson was known for his vivid attention to detail and took on the works of such authors as Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.


Wrightson had originally been asked by DC to handle the art for its revival of The Shadow, but he left the project early on when he realized he could not produce the necessary minimum number of pages on time, along with his work on Swamp Thing. Michael Kaluta illustrated the series, but Wrightson did contribute much to the third issue in both pencils and inks, as well as inking the splash page of issue four. Wrightson also produced a classic house ad for the Shadow series that ran in various DC comics.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #24
Now available!
eBook edition coming April 1!


Pulp Adventures #24 offers a roller coaster blend of new and classic genre fiction — mystery, science fiction, horror, romance, western, more!
This issue also features a complete 46-page pulp-inspired graphic novel.

Contents
H. Bedford-Jones: "Down the Coast of Barbary"
Sam Merwin, Jr.: "Sheridan Rides Again," a Civil War/Reconstruction Days story.
Confederate soldiers seek asylum in Mexico, and General Phil Sheridan suspects a new attempt at conquering the Union.
H.P. Lovecraft: "Polaris"
Lovecraftian stories by ...
Frank Schindiler: "Beneath the Skin of the Earth"
John E. Petty: "The Horror in the Desert"
Richard A. Lupoff: "The Crimson Wizard and the Jewels of Lemuria," featuring a pulp-inspired hero battling a Lovecraftian menace.
Jack Bludis: "Borrowed Time," a hard-boiled thriller.

Graphic novel: Daemon Mask by Stuart Hopen and Russ Martin.
In this 46-page exclusive, written by Stuart Hopen (creator of The Twilight Patrol), you'll meet The Whisper, the wildest new pulp hero of all. Stranger than The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Lyle Courtland's odyssey begins when he reclaims a friend's body. Soon, he is pitted against a sadist, fighting evil when he comes into possession of the daemon mask -- or does it come into possession of him? The Whisper is a weird vigilante who could give nightmares to The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Once the bad guys meet him, they'll spend the remainder of their lives never forgetting him.


Paperback, 7"x 10"
$12.95



Bold Venture Press
RAILROAD STORIES #4
Civil War & Tales of Jaggers Dunn by A. Leslie Scott
Now available!

All aboard for romance, danger, and plain old American hard work! Bold Venture Press is proud to present RAILROAD STORIES -- classic pulp fiction tales of the American railways! For decades, readers were entertained each month with Railroad Stories Magazine and it's blend of factual articles and fiction yarns. This is wholesome he-man fiction for railroad fans, written by authors who knew trains first-hand!

Two Railroad Stories features in one book!

Civil War, from the December 1933 issue: Engineer Boone Hatfield rises through Confederate ranks, transporting troops and artillery via the South Carolina Railroad. Soon, he’s tasked with keeping General Sherman and his marauding Union army at bay in a running battle stretching to Richmond, Virginia.

Jaggers Dunn and Tales of the C. & P : General Manager John G. Dunn and his scrappy pals confront problems on the C. & P. rail line with a smile. Flood, fire, thieves, and racial tension — when “Jaggers” Dunn is on the job, nothing will prevent the C. & P. from maintaining a schedule in these ten bonus stories.

Illustrated by Emmett Watson, Mayo Bunker, Charles Durant, D.H. Hilliker, and J. Campbell Farren


Softcover, 254 pages, $16.95
eBook, $3.99




THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


BURNE HOGARTH TARZAN VOLUME 04: THE LOST TRIBE - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Following on from Tarzan Versus The Nazis, Tarzan in the City of Gold and Tarzan Versus The Barbarians, Tarzan - The Island Of Mua-Ao is the fourth and final exclusive volume authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden).

Hardcover, 10x13, 112 pages, Full Color, $49.95




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

From Pulp to the Gaming Table: Running Short Fiction as RPG - New!
Summer 1947 Issue of Planet Stories Scans Now Available!
Ship of Ishtar, part nine 
Short Reviews – That Mess Last Year, by John D. MacDonald and Galactic Heritage, by Frank Belknap Long
So You Killed Science Fiction. Now What?
A. Merritt Defends the Scientific Accuracy of his Stories

THE COMPLETE PULP MAGAZINE COVERS - Now available!

FANTASTIC PLANETS: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 1

This 208-page volume shows off 604 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1930's to the 1950's, from 18 different titles. Such classic pulps as THE AVENGER, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, PLANET STORIES, THE SPIDER, and SUPER SCIENCE STORIES are here, all complete with every issue represented.

This volume (the first of many!) measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, FANTASTIC PLANETS: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 1 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95

AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 2

This 200-page volume shows off 600 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1920's to the 1950's, from 5 different series. Included are AMAZING STORIES (all pulp issues up thru March 1953), ASTONISHING STORIES, the MARVEL titles (Marvel Science Stories, Marvel Tales, etc.), SOUTH SEA STORIES, and WEIRD TALES, all complete with every issue represented.

This second volume in the series measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 2 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95





CONAN THE SLAYER #7 - Arriving in comic shops March 29!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) kick off a brand-new story adaptation in their highly praised Conan run: “The Devil in Iron”!

The barbarian visits the remote island of Xapur and discovers an ancient city in ruins. What deadly secrets does the place hold?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






CONAN THE SLAYER #11 - Coming in June!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Thomas Grindberg (Cover)

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


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

CONAN THE SLAYER #11 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170101.

Dark Horse Comics

 
CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 3: ANCIENT GODS AND SORCERERS TP - Coming in August!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Richard Corben (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), JD Mettler (Color), Tony Shasteen (Color), and Frank Cho (Cover)

Dark Horse’s critically acclaimed Conan, now available in a value-priced omnibus!

Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes adaptations of Robert E. Howard’s “The Hand of Nergal” and “Black Colossus,” plus tales detailing Conan’s return to his homeland of Cimmeria. Also features work by horror master Richard Corben!


Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 448 pages, $24.99, On sale August 2.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170102.



THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR - Coming in August!
by Mike Mignola (Author), Gary Gianni (Author), Jill Thompson (Author), Evan Dorkin (Author), Sean Phillips (Author)

Includes "Old Garfield's Heart" by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by Gary Gianni.

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in 35 stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.

Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.

In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium, and witch who specializes in love spells.

Collects: Dark Horse Book of Monsters, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and the Dark Horse Book of the Dead.


Hardcover, 6" x 9", 368 pages, $19.99, On sale August 23.

THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170077.

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

THE SHADOW vs. SHIWAN KHAN
 - New!
AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD! The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Vol. 2
SPEED WESTERN (1943-44)
Frank McCarthy's 007 Art  
DETECTIVE TALES  


The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

New Crime Digest
  - New!
The origins of Pulp Literature magazine
Galaxy Science Fiction Novels #2 
Weirdbook #34

DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops March 29!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover

1938: Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, Silver Death’s Heads are trying to kill Doc Savage, and FDR is quite concerned about all of this. Return to the 1930s for a thrilling four-issue miniseries reuniting the Twilight Zone: The Shadow creative team of writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #4 (OF 4) - Coming in June!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover & Anthony Marques
 
Chapter Four: Phoenix in Flight John Sunlight wants to light up the Ring of Fire, causing havoc and destruction all along the West Coast. Can Doc Savage and Amelia Earhart stop him in time? Catch the apocalyptic climax of Avallone and Acosta’s DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE!

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


DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #4 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171610 (Schoonover cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171611 (Marques cover).







FLASH GORDON DAN BARRY SUNDAYS HC VOLUME 01 DEATH PLANET - Coming in August!
(Writer/Art) Dan Barry

Reprinting of the iconic Flash Gordon series by Dan Barry! Featuring classic strips from the beginning of Dan Barry's run, from 1967 - 1971, including Captured on Pluto, Invasion, The Cosmic Tower and Radiation Giants!

Hardcover, 7x10, 228 pages, Full Color, $49.99, On sale August16.


FLASH GORDON DAN BARRY SUNDAYS VOLUME 1: DEATH PLANET is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172058.




Goodman Games Pulp Reprints

This week it was confirmed that the Goodman Games pulp reprints are NOT new publications.
Goodman Games is selling Girasol Pulp Replicas and Adventure House Pulp Facsimile Reprints.

I would recommend that anyone interested in these should purchase them from the publisher at the links below.

Thanks to Mike Chomko for the confirmation.




GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON TPB - Coming in June!
Cover: Ken Lashley Writer: David Liss Art: Kewber Baal

Britt Reid, the masked crimefighter known as The Green Hornet, and his inseparable ally Kato return in an all-new tale by David Liss (Black Panther, The Spider) and Kewber Baal (Kiss)! If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it could be the deadliest for Central City’s staunch defenders! Green Hornet’s personal vendetta against organized crime creates a void in Chicago, one filled by two more masked individuals: the vicious Demone and the cavalier Swashbuckler. While the former establishes himself as a most formidable foe, the latter claims to be a friend… but is he playing a far more subtle game?


Trade paperback, 7x10, 136 pages, Full Color, $15.99, On sale June 7.

GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON TPB is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171620.



THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #3 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Patrick Zircher, Robert Castro

The race to capture the rare gemstone known as the “Eye of Judgment” continues — has brought both the crews of the noble Venture and the villainous Resolve to the Lost Land of Caspak!
But as they press on into the interior of the island, they’ll have to deal with the dangers of the native prehistoric flora and fauna — that is to say, the DINOSAURS!


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

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171614 (Nord cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171615 (Zircher cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171616 (Castro cover).

  
 
   



Hermes Press: THE COMPLETE JIM APARO CHARLTON PHANTOM HC - Arriving in comic shops March 29!
(Writer) Dick Wood (Art/Cover) Jim Aparo

The great Jim Aparo got his first big break with Charlton Comics and did stand-out work on The Phantom which garnered him praise throughout the industry. Now for the first time, all of Aparo's Phantom stories and covers are collected in one volume which focuses on this great artist's outstanding work on The Ghost Who Walks. In addition to containing his complete work on the character, seven stories in all, this volume also contains Aparo covers for stories created by other artists as well. To top it all off there are extensive selections of Aparo's original art on the feature as well as an extensive essay and documentary materials. Don't miss it!

Hardcover, 7x10, 208 pages, Full Color, $49.99





THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Coming April 4!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

THE DEVIL'S ROSARY: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME TWO  is coming in September!




Scheduled to ship in July 2017, this spectacular new book explores the life and work of one of America's greatest illustrators — Bernie Fuchs.

At the peak of his fame, Bernie Fuchs' work was more widely admired—and imitated—than any other contemporary illustrator. At the age of 30 he was named “Artist of the Year” by the Artists Guild of New York. By 1975, he was the youngest illustrator ever elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. At the time, his work was  everywhere—in national ad campaigns for automotive companies and major brands, and in national magazines such as McCall’s, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, and many more. His work was included in the Society of Illustrators first annual book in 1959, and appeared in every year after for the duration of his career, a feat unmatched by any other illustrator. Now at last a major retrospective of Bernie's work has been assembled, the first such book published to date.

This spectacular new book features over 300 of Bernie Fuch's illustrations, along with rare photographs, drawings, original paintings, and tear sheets.
240 pages, 9x12 inches, full-color, hardbound with dust jacket. $44.95 (plus postage.)


CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE STANDARD EDITION



 

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #55 - Now available and arriving in comic shops March 29!

This issue features the work of DON MAITZ, DAN BEARD, and CHARLES CLARENCE DAWSON.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #18 - Coming in June!
(Writer) David Apatoff (Art) Mort Drucker, John Watkiss

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 9x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale June 14.


ILLUSTRATOR'S MAGAZINE #18 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172358.


ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #1: THE SPANISH ARTISTS - Now available in the UK and coming soon to comic shops!

Jordi Bernet: Son of a cartoonist Bernet created the comics' industry greatest anti-hero, the gangster Torpedo.
Luis Garcia Mozos: The artist who brought to the fore a unprecedented realism into comics.
Esteban Maroto: Known for his brawny barbarians and sultry maidens, we take a tour through this artist's fantastic world.
Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez: How a love of drawing beautiful women transformed a young street urchin into the foremost delineator of the most iconic female in comics history.
Sanjulian: While not a favored medium for this artist his comic art would scale the greatest heights when revealed to an international audience.
Enric: He was the premier Vampirella artist of the 1970s but there are many more beautiful women to found in his work.
Josep Toutain: The man who brought all these artists and many more together and promted their work worldwide.

Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99




JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #4 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover A: Dominic Reardon, Cover B: Jason Masters, Cover C: Matt Taylor

THE SUICIDE FOREST—The latest installment in the "Black Box" storyline will leave you breathless! An epic car chase through the gritty, neon wonderland of Tokyo gives way to a sexy layover near Mt. Fuji, where James Bond goes "undercover" with the mysterious assassin, Selah Sax. Little does 007 know his mission is about to change — and danger lurks in the nearby "Suicide Forest," where he and Selah will be both the hunters and the hunted!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 7.

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #4 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171623 (Reardon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171624 (Masters cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171625 (Taylor cover).

  
 
  


JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #6 (of 6) - Coming in June!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

The thrilling series conclusion!

Tiger and Felix have cornered their prey, the North Korean agent responsible for the bio-weapons - but Alena Davoff, Felix's former lover, is still at large, and Felix is dead-set on investigating!
He must figure out if Alena is still working for her former Russian handlers... or if she's gone rogue?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 21.

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #6 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171629.



JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #6 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops March 29!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

It all comes down to this. With the Royal Navy facing off against the Hammerhead super-weapon, and Britain’s nuclear arsenal in the hands of a war-mongering megalomaniac, 007 alone must infiltrate Kraken’s fortified retreat. He has a license to kill, and he aims to use it…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #2 (OF 3) - Coming in June!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
. .
Men in the Drowning City are going mad because of supernatural voices in their heads, and occult detective Joe Golem’s search for an explanation puts him at odds with a powerful man who is after the same knowledge.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 31.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170074.


JOHN CARTER THE END #5 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Alex Cox (Art) Hayden Sherman
Cover A: Garry Brown Cover B: Juan Doe

TBA


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

JOHN CARTER THE END #5 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171631 (Brown cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171632 (Doe cover).


  
    

KING KONG OF SKULL ISLAND
Kickstarter Campaign now online!
This project will be open until Thursday, March 30 2017!
It has reached its funding goal!


Welcome to the King Kong of Skull Island project. This is for all those with an irrepressible love of art, King Kong, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, assorted monsters, real and speculative science plus fiction, action, adventure, and other assorted knick knacks of imagination. With your help, this Kickstarter will delve deeper into the mysteries surrounding King Kong and Skull Island than ever before.

King Kong of Skull Island contains the long awaited expansion of Joe’s original 1992 creation, Skull Island. King Kong of Skull Island will open with The Denham Diaries, which will be followed by a novel in two parts: Part 1: Exodus and Part 2: The Wall, all co-written by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland. The book will feature lush, full color interior art and an extensive sketchbook section written and lavishly illustrated by DeVito.

Creating the original Skull Island and its ancillary work, The History of Skull Island, brought into play a life-long fascination with everything King Kong. Conceived with the full support of Kong creator Merian C. Cooper’s family, these represented the first true expansions of the King Kong mythos since the creation of Kong himself–not only of King Kong, but of all the Kongs who came before him, as well as the forgotten human civilization that came to occupy Skull Island millennia before.

The new novel, the accompanying Denham Diaries, sketchbook text, drawings and details contained in this new King Kong of Skull Island book cover the entire ground-breaking Skull Island creation and exponentially expands upon it. It goes on to explore the continued saurian evolution and adaptation that took place on the island over the 65 million years following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. King Kong of Skull Island uncovers the origins of both the mighty Kongs and the Tagatu civilization, while digging deep into the very foundations of Skull Island itself. Woven throughout the entire tapestry of the stories are unusual scientific facts and theories to add verisimilitude. Each book comes with a numbered bookplate exclusive to this edition that is signed by the authors.


In development for 25 years, King Kong of Skull Island features a 95,000 word novel in two parts.

Part 1: EXODUS delves into the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs and the strange, ancient interactions that enabled their survival in the midst of disastrous events. Facing impossible obstacles, the spectacular exodus of an entire civilization unfolds against a cataclysmic backdrop leading to an unlikely destination: Skull Island. Unless a solution can be found quickly, the unimaginable dangers encountered there threaten to forever wipe them from the face of the earth…

Part 2: THE WALL tells the incredible story of what happened on Skull Island after the arrival there of the first human civilization, their interaction with the prehistoric Kongs, and the war for species survival against the island’s strange saurian denizens. Life there has not stood still, but continued to evolve for tens of millions of years to a point where humans may no longer be dominant. The inevitable, penultimate war for survival between humans, Kongs and super-saurians takes place against the backdrop of the massive undertaking of the building of the iconic Wall: A barrier that will span the millennia to play a major role in the eventual rise and fall of the mythic beast-god of Skull Island, King Kong!

King Kong of Skull Island also contains the 30,000 word Denham Diaries, a retelling of DeVito’s original Skull Island story that reveals the fate of Carl Denham in the wake of King Kong’s death, recounts the epic adventure of how Kong became a King, and determines the fate of the Tagatu people. Along the way many mysteries of Skull Island are uncovered, effectively making the island a character in its own right. The book will also feature an extensive, lavishly illustrated sketchbook section of over 25,000 words by DeVito that digs into the foundations of Skull Island as never before, as well as a lush, full–color Kong/Skull Island art gallery!

Pledge today to get your copy of this exciting and soon to be rare book!






 

Kong: ART AND MAKING OF KONG SKULL ISLAND HC - Now available!

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island goes behind the scenes and reveals how this monster-sized production was brought to the screen. Featuring incredible concept art and on-set photography, this deluxe book is a rare treat for fans as key cast and crew tell the story of how Kong was given a whole new lease of life.


Hardcover, 11x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95

Amazon.com  


KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION MMPB - Now available!
(Writer) Tim Lebbon

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Softcover, 4x7, 320 pages, B&W, $7.99



KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #12 - Coming in May!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: 
Kim Myatt

FINAL ISSUE! A poison has spread across Skull Island corrupting its creatures and inhabitants.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 21.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #12 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171419.


KONG SKULL ISLAND: BIRTH OF KONG #3 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art/Cover) Zid

As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the highly anticipated film Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the story of King Kong with an exciting new comic series.
Fighting to survive against never-before-seen creatures, the Monarch team moves deeper into the uncharted mysteries of Skull Island as more of the secret of Kong's past are revealed.


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale June 7.

KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL COMIC SERIES #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171846.



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KULL ETERNAL #1 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art/Cover) Luca Pizzari

Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian king returns! The evil Serpent Men have attempted to infiltrate and enslave mankind from the time of the very first humans… only to be defeated at every turn by the Elder Race’s ultimate warrior… Kull of Atlantis! And now they must call on Kull once more, as the Serpent Men make a last-ditch gambit to first conquer America… and then the world. Kull’s long journey has come full circle—once a small boy who lost Old Atlantis to a monstrous cataclysm… now a modern warrior who must save the New Atlantis from monstrous creatures!

• Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian king as you’ve never seen him before!
• Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Black Knight).
• Action, adventure, romance, and political intrigue spanning the ages!


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

KULL ETERNAL #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR170553.








IDW Publishing
   

LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE PIRATE'S GHOST #1 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops March 29!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), and Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover)

The New York Harbor Patrol are in over their heads when a ghostly pirate ship appears on the Hudson River, and the Lobster's hunt for a major mob boss may have something to do with it.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




McFarland
TARZAN, JUNGLE KING OF POPULAR CULTURE
Now available!

From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman.

Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture.

This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations—hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.


 65 photos, notes, bibliography, index

Softcover, 6" x 9", 236 pages, $29.99


McFarland

 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a monster of a movie - New!
NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook


by Heidi Ruby Miller
Coming in August!

In Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth, Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first “gate” while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each more strange than the next.

In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” (Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools and rock shelters. But that’s where Two Hawks met another gate traveler, Dakota Cummings. It was Dakota, a woman turned friend and lover, who pulled him through a gate to her Earth, the most alien and deadly of all.

Earth 4. Two hundred years in the future. A war thirty-six thousand feet underwater. Two Hawks must draw upon all he’s learned during his gate travels in order to survive war between technologically advanced humans and their far-future hybrid cousins. This time more than just his and Dakota’s lives are at stake—the fate of an entire world is in his hands.

Featuring cover art by Mark Wheatley, an introduction by Christopher Paul Carey, and the short story “Dakota’s Gate” as a prelude, Man of War is a 24,500-word novella full of the action and adventure you’d expect of Philip José Farmer’s Roger Two Hawks.

Man of War will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!

Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $16 (+shipping)
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $27 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $38—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)


As always, the print run with our Limited Editions is determined by the number of preorders. That’s why the names of those who preorder the book appear on its acknowledgments page–you make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 1st 2017.)

And, as an added bonus, if you preorder before June 1st, you will also receive a FREE ebook copy of Heidi Ruby Miller’s novel, Ambasadora.


Trade paperback, 5" x 8", $16 plus shipping
Hardcover, $27 
plus shipping


 
 

Moonstone Books
I.V. FROST: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SCIENTIFIC DETECTION
Coming in June!

Authors: Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.
Cover: Alex Innocenti


Stalking a territory that is somewhere between the gaslit world of the Victorian Consulting Detective
and the flickering neon darkness of Film Noir, Wandrei’s Frost is part analytical rationalist, part Angel of Death.
Like someone took Sherlock Holmes, armed him to the teeth, and turned him loose on the mean streets of Phillip Marlowe.

–Peter Atkins

For the first time ever, a NEW collection of I.V. Frost stories!
Guest-starring: The Green Ghost, The Phantom Detective, Dr. Satan, The Moon Man, & more!
Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.



Softcover, 266 pages, $16.95, On sale June 28.


I.V. FROST: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SCIENTIFIC DETECTION is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171862.




THE ONCE AND FUTURE TARZAN  - Coming in November!
by Thomas Yeates (Author), Alan Gordon (Author), Bo Hampton (Illustrator)

A surprising new tale that drops the lord of the jungle into an unfamiliar setting--the future! Can Tarzan's vine-swinging skills serve him in the half-flooded ruins of a future London?

Collects the complete story from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, along with over 40 pages of new material.


Trade paperback, 7x10, 40 pages, Full Color, $14.99










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

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

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

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

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

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

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

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

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

Friday, July 28

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

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


Saturday, July 29

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

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

Sunday, July 30

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

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Joke on Jimmy Jellup" by Wilbur Nesbit fropm ARGOSY, October, 1907

The roommate of Jimmy Jellup plays a joke on his friend by starting up a correspondence with a country girl but the joke backfires when Jimmy is invited to visit the girl and ends up marrying her.

"The Ragged Edge" by Philip Ketchum from SHORT STORIES, July, 1949
A Killer - but Still the Boy the Detective Had Gone to School With.

"One Died First" by Wayland Rice from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1948
Prescott was determined to rout out a mysterious killer in order to vindicate the memory of his Uncle Ed Morgan!



THE PULPSTER
THE PULPSTER #25 Reader Survey

Now online - please respond!

Please take a moment to complete an online survey regarding last year’s number of THE PULPSTER.
THE PULPSTER is very interested in your opinion.
Letting them know what you think of the issue will help them to plan for upcoming issues.
The survey is brief with only eight questions and an optional comment block.
It takes less than two minutes to answer the questions.
Thank you for responding!


Pulp Den - Now online!

Legitimate Power
- New!
The Coming Catastrophe - New!
The Water Rat of Wanchai
Last Call For The Church
Behind The Mask Volume 2
Sunshine On The Icewolf
The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale

         Pulp Den  

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

Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author - New!
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Disappearance of Flight 412
Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death
PULP HEROES - SANCTUARY FALLS - Coming April 15!
by Wayne A. Reinagel

The penultimate chapter in the thrilling Pulp Heroes trilogy of novels, Sanctuary Falls is the epic conclusion of an extraordinary series of adventures spanning two centuries in time and linking the incredible lives of history’s most popular Victorian Age adventurers of the 1800’s with the greatest action heroes of the Pulp Era and an assortment of well-known, real-life figures.

Two generations of heroes, one incredible destiny. An extraterrestrial warning, originating from beyond the infinite gulf of space and time, is brought to the attention of Earth’s greatest pulp heroes, predicting the annihilation of the Earth. Even worse, if it cannot be prevented, this tremendous wave of Armageddon will expand beyond the solar system, encompassing the entire Multiverse; consisting of more than a hundred billion worlds. While investigating the interstellar menace, the fellowship of Mystery Men (Doc Titan, Darkness, Scorpion, and Guardian) band together for the final time and, along the way, unearth a succession of incredibly complex government secrets, interwoven with subterfuge, both foreign and domestic.

Sanctuary Falls weaves an incredible tapestry, perfectly integrating dozens of outwardly random events, involving UFO’s, the 1908 Tunguska Event, the Cold War, Time Travel, CIA & KGB, covert military operations, Area 51, Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, missing ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle, Nazis in Antarctica, and much, much more. Although Pulp Heroes - Sanctuary Falls is the final chapter of this massive three-part trilogy, Pulp Heroes - Khan Dynasty and Pulp Heroes - More Than Mortal chronicle the earlier eras of the Mystery Men. Each of the novels a self-contained story, painted in bold, sweeping strokes.


Softcover, 826 pages


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

‘The Shadow’: Blue Coal goes to war - New!
The Spider #20: ‘Reign of the Death Fiddler’
Perry Mason: novels #31 and #32
‘Mysterious Doctor Satan’: a serial in 15 chapters
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps in ads, II
Selling the pulps in ads
Pulp AdventureCon coming up in Florida
Selling the pulps with posters, II

Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
Secret Agent “X”s far-flung, crime-crushing organization brought him whisperings of a fiend who meted out a death worse than death––a monster who called himself the Ghoul, for this Ghoul made men living prisoners in an amber colored shroud of their own dead flesh. And even Secret Agent “X,” the man of a thousand disguises, a thousand surprises, was checkmated when he pried into the Ghoul’s palace of pain.


 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon. Fleming-Roberts also contributed to other series. Most notably, Diamondstone the Magician and the Green Ghost were crime solvers of a sort that Fleming-Roberts enjoyed creating; magician detectives. This interest in slightly different crime tales probably contributed a great deal to Fleming-Roberts’ work on Secret Agent “X”.
 
Walking a fine line between Government Agent and masked vigilante, Secret Agent “X” almost demanded villains more extreme than he was. Street level crime was not what the likes of Doctor Marko, The Ghoul, Thoth, and Madam Death practiced. They brought mass murder and hysteria and only a figure such as Secret Agent “X” could stand up to them.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Golden Ghoul, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, July 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.

 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Curt Newton leads his valiant band of Futuremen in the thrilling campaign to preserve a priceless Lunar heritage!
 
From the pages of classic Pulp, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera.


 
Although an orphan, Curtis Newton’s parents left him with gifts that would most definitely lead to him becoming Captain Future, the superman of the spaceways. His mother, Elaine, provided him with his mission, to become the protector of the solar system, to fight for justice wherever it may take him. Roger, his father, not only passed on incredible genius and scientific skills, but he provided him with three caregivers that would grow to be the greatest team a space faring hero could have - The Futuremen!
 
The Futuremen all have their origins in the Moon Laboratory that is both home and headquarters to Captain Future. Referred to as a ‘citadel of science’, the Moon Laboratory is designed in a circular fashion and contains quarters for the Futuremen, even though not all of them, such as Grag, actually require rest. A reference library containing the vast knowledge of the universe, the Brain’s personal lab, a large room that serves as both workspace and social area with a glassite window as ceiling, and many other rooms make up the Moon Laboratory, definitely the perfect place for an interplanetary hero to call his own.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1942 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Outlaws of the Moon” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Dare-Devil Aces #108 eBook
Eagles Fight Alone! - March 1941

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.
 
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Out of the Ashes... — A Department by The Editors
What the airplane has done for the English poor classes.
 
Eagles Fight Alone! — Smashing Novel of War Skies by Robert Sidney Bowen
Silent, black messengers of doom hurtling earthward — Another R.A.F. drome wiped out!... Only one man can halt the terrible vengeance of Bocheland’s secret weapon — and he’s a Nazi prisoner, sentenced to die!
 
Bombs Overhead — Smashing Novel of War Skies by O.B. Meyers
“If you go,” they told him, “you’ll be leaving your best friend to carry out the most dangerous mission of the war — alone!”
 
Convoy To Hell — Thrilling Air Story by Daniel Winters
The decisive moment arrived for Jug Halsey; either break the rules and live in disgrace, or obey them — and deal a death blow to an Empire!
 
Thunder At Daybreak — (part 2 of 4) by Jay Blair
A handful of valiant men inscribe on the desert sands a deathless story in blood and steel — a story of tragic heroism that will endure forever.
 
Air Angles — Gripping War Feature by Dusty Dowst
Uncle Dusty weaves a breathless yarn of Kiffen Rockwell and Norman Prince, two immortals of the famous Lafayette Escadrille.
 
Story Behind The Cover — A Department by Frederick Blakeslee
There’s a story to everything — even the front cover.
 
The Hot Air Club — A Department
Conducted by Nosedive Ginsburg
About madmen who write to one another — listen in!
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99


RED SONJA #6 - Coming in June!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Caldwell
Cover C: Gomez
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Rubi

First New York, next the world. Only Red Sonja and her friends can stop Kulan Gath's megalomaniac quest for a new world order, but first they need to lure the evil sorcerer to Coney Island for a final magic showdown.
Can Max pull off the greatest trick of his life, or will this be their last ride?


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale June 21.

RED SONJA #6 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171659 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171660 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171661 (Gomez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171662 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR171663 (Rubi cover).

    
   
   
    



REED CRANDALL ILLUSTRATOR OF COMICS - Coming in July!

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

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

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

Softcover, 8x11, 256 pages, Full Color, $49.95, On sale July 26.


REED CRANDALL ILLUSTRATOR OF COMICS is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR172092.




Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
THE ADVENTURES OF BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, VOLUME 2
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to ship at the end of March!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!


Price
The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
(How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping
Shipping options
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46
Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.
Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents
Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue
-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado
-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled
-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)




SAX ROHMER'S DOPE - Coming in September!
by Trina Robbins (Author), Colleen Doran (Afterword), C. Spike Trotman (Foreword)

A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century.

Trina Robbins' graphic novel adaptation of Sax Rohmer's sensational 1919 novel, DOPE was both the first novel to speak openly about the world's international drug trade, and the first story to center around the death of a celebrity by drug overdose. As for the art, it is considered by many (including Trina herself) to be her best work ever as an illustrator.


Hardcover, 96 pages, $24.99






SECTION SEVEN - Now available!
by Rob Mancebo

Join Special Agent Kane in the pursuit of the sacrificial knife of Kali, hunting a werewolf, facing off against an assortment of demons, and trapping a sorcerer who’s turning the statuary of New York into weapons of mass murder.
Travel with him to Iceland to face an ancient Nordic evil, and to the Middle East where he is trapped in a murderous game in the prehistoric abode of the mother of demons.


Softcover, 184 pages, $12.95
eBook, Kindle, $3.95





The Serial Squadron
UPCOMING DVD RELEASE AND ARCHIVE ADDITION SCHEDULE

SHIPPING NOW
JUNGLE MENACE (Archive title) featuring Frank Buck

MARCH 2016

ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers
PIRATE TREASURE (Archive title) Featuring Richard Talmadge
SERIAL SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KIT
Including the Squadron Guide to Movie Serials & more


APRIL 2016
THE FLAME FIGHTER Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

MAY 2016
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Featuring Harry Carey
A WOMAN IN GRAY Featuring Arline Pretty


MORE TO COME
THE LIGHTNING RAIDER starring Pearl White and Warner Oland

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE
Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE




The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


Skelos Press
SKELOS #2
Now available!


Table of Contents

Short Fiction
The Keeping of Eleanor May – Angeline Hawkes
Slayers at the Gate – Adrian Cole                                                                      
Of Mist, and an Heirloom Sword – Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Medicine For the Dead (excerpt) – Arianna “Tex” Thompson
Bigger Than God – Cynthia Ward
A Binding of Souls – W. H. Pugmire
The Skin Man – Milton Davis (illustrated by Stanley Weaver, Jr.)
The Black Lion – Howard Andrew Jones
Amarante: A Tale of Old Tharduin – Scott Oden

Novelettes
The Eleventh Scarlet Hell – Robert M. Price (A Thongor tale illustrated by Val Mayerik)
Reverse the Charges – Jess Nevins

Poetry
Carmilla – K. A.  Opperman (illustrated by Esteban Maroto)
The Line of Late Retreat – Michael Walton
Xyre – Ashley Dioses
The Night Realm – Chad Hensley
Ride of the Witchfinder – Wade German
The Mockingbird – Pat Calhoun
A Revelation Dream – Kenneth Bykerk
The Wood – Frank Coffman
Shade of a Murdered Child – James McNew

Essays
Clark Ashton Smith in Carmel – Scott Connors
“The Shadow Kingdom” and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy – Charles Hoffman
The Alexander Romance as Weird Fiction – Benjamin Garstad

Special Features
Skull Session – Editorial by Mark Finn
Warrior Women of History – An illustrated gallery by Samuel Dillon (text by Jeffrey Shanks)
Cracking Skulls with Arianna “Tex” Thompson – An interview by Mark Finn
By Crom! – Rachel Kahn

The Bone Yard – Reviews
Dave Brzeski, Bobby Derie, Mike Hunter, Deuce Richardson, Jake Vander Weide, Keith West

Artists
Front cover:  Ernst Fuchs; Back cover; Allen Koszowski; Interior: Hieronymus Bosch, Samuel Dillon, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Mike Hunter, Rachel Kahn, Allen Koszowski, Esteban Maroto, Val Mayerik, Hugh Rankin, Stanley Weaver, Jr.


$14.95 + Shipping and Handling



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.

Weird Tales Books-Black Medicine by Arthur J. Burks - New!
Weird Tales Books-Stories of the Walking Dead-Part Three - New!
Weird Tales Books-Stories of the Walking Dead-Part Two - New!
Weird Tales Books-Stories of the Walking Dead-Part One
The Mamaloi in the 1920s  
The Mamaloi and Hanns Heinz Ewers
Hesketh Prichard and the Raised Dead


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Now available in a Kindle edition!

A string of murders and kidnappings lead the famous Masked Detective on a manhunt that could result in his own death. Follow the intrepid crime fighter as he attempts to unravel these hideous crimes as he embarks on a deadly trail of mystery …

Clues lead the The Black to theorize that small time crime originates with a traveling circus. He turns his information over to the police department, through his alter ego, blind Tony Quinn. However, the case is not pursued until a murder is reported at the circus. Now, the Black Bat, nemesis of the underworld, takes flight to find the killer and bring the criminal activity to a close. But at every turn the Black Bat and his team of crime fighters find that they are faced by a super mind working behind the scenes.

When a new inhuman terror strikes the Slums of Akelton City, leaving the acid mark of a Skull on victim’s foreheads, can the Purple Scar uncover the diabolical scheme of a madman, and protect the innocent citizens before death also finds the woman he loves?

Private detective Sam Doyle took the case because he needed the money, but he knew the dame’s husband would never cheat on such a classy doll. But what he turns up is more than he bargained for – Hoodlums, snakes, and a cute kitty!

The Legend disappeared in 1953, and now it’s a decade later, and Carlos Donatti wants to be a Big Shot. What Carlos doesn’t remember is Legends never die.


Kindle Price:    $2.99




Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 2
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


When the most valuable diamond in the world in stolen right under the watchful eyes of Burton Blayne, it’s a direct challenge to Funny Face, the Nemesis of the underworld. But despite all his efforts, the Star of Africa eludes him.

When a young man is found dead by cobra venom, Inspector Gregg calls in the underworld’s greatest enemy, the Phantom Detective. But before the crimefighter can unravel the mystery, Steve Huston is beaten by hoodlums, and Muriel Havens is captured by the gang. Will the Phantom reach the mastermind before another dies from cobra venom?

When the Man In Purple uncovers an evil plot of massive greed, his team of rogues plan to remove their ill-gotten gain from their vaults, but he soon discovers that these seven men of crime are as vicious as any mad dog, and a wrong move on his part could easily end his young career.

A small time gang kills a patrol officer during a robbery, and Captain McGrath wants Tony Quinn’s help in discovering the killers. Meanwhile, the Phantom Detective also wants something from Tony Quinn, and the Black Bat might have a say in the matter.


Kindle Price:    $2.99


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 3
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


When the mayor of New York City is murdered at a New Year’s Party, Theodore Warwick calls in the only man who can unravel the deep mystery. But The Crimson Mask may be at the mercy of a diabolical Devil who won’t hesitate to kill again!

Stuntmen Steve Oakes and his pal, Jack Quinn, return to New York after their latest film shoot in Hollywood. They encounter a young girl running from the Devil – literally! The case intrigues the stuntmen so much, it leads to complications, and The Angel has to step in to solve the case before murder catches up to them!

Police Commissioner Edward Standish enlists the aid of magician George Chance in his investigation of the strange case of a murdered soldier. The Green Ghost takes a hand in solving the mystery. But why was the soldier murdered, and where are his eyes? Could even a ghost solve the riddle of the blind soldier?

When the British Ambassador to America is assassinated, the Embassy Attaché asks the Americans for help in unraveling the mystery. Gentle Jones, Ace of America’s Secret Service is assigned, and quickly discovers a Nazi spy ring operating in Washington. But what could be the reason for the assassination, and who is the mysterious couple, Countess Catherine Mayberry and Claude Du Val, and what do they have to do with the case?


Kindle Price:    $2.99



WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.









17 March 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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



The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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.



38th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 19, 2017!

45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Adventure House
Coming this month!

HIGH ADVENTURE #153
 Classic Science Fiction from the page of Wonder Stories

 
The Disc-Men of Jupiter by Manly Wade Wellman
 An Adventure On Eros by J. Harvey Haggard
 A Mutiny In Space by Gawain Edwards
 An Adventure In Futurity by Clark Ashton Smith
 The Sargasso Monster by Edsel Newton
 The Conquest of Gola by Leslie F. Stone

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 4: 1935
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

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

Volume 4 collects the next five stories from this series:
“Ghoul’s Gamble,” “The Silver Snare,” “The Crimson Shrine,” “Satan’s Stepson” and “The Silver Spectre.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, VOLUME 2
by L. Patrick Greene
Now available!

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material.
Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa.
This collection includes the next nine stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by Greene.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #2: CRIMSON DOOM
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Scheduled for release March 24!

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.”
From the enemy camp came this message.
And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war,
was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!
An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE AIR ADVENTURES OF GALES & MCGILL, VOLUME 1: 1927–29
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by John Locke

Scheduled for release March 24!

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond.
Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s.
Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

Price: TBA

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG #3: THE CASE OF  THE YELLOW MASK
by Robert J. Hogan

Scheduled for release April 7!

A thousand years ago the man with the golden mask had ruled a continent; today, men scoffed at the legend.
A golden face with hypnotic powers?
Impossible!…
But Wu Fang, dragon lord of crime, smiled wisely; he wanted that mask—
wanted it enough to blaze a murder trail across half the globe, to weave a death snare which only three white men—
Val Kildare, Jerry Hazard and Cappy could dare combat!

$12.95

Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4 - New!
The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in July!
Coming to comic shops July 26!

THE SHADOW Volume 120: "The Cup of Confucius" and "No Time for Murder"
The Master of Darkness searches for deadly relics in thrilling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows the deadly secret that lurks within the priceless “Cup of Confucius." Then, a feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all who possess it, until The Shadow proves it’s “No Time for Murder” in a magic-based mystery that reveals the secret behind Houdini’s greatest illusion! BONUS: “The Shadow on the Silver Screen” examines the 1946 Monogram films starring Kane Richmond! This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-233-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 120 will be solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY17 TBA.
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)

 

THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Coming in September!

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.
Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99

From co-author Doug Ellis:
Coming this September will be a new book on the pulps, co-edited by Bob Weinberg, Ed Hulse and myself, called "The Art of the Pulps." It's being put together by the same folks who did the great "The Art of Horror" by Stephen Jones in 2015. The book is an illustrated history of the pulps, with over 400 cover images (and some interiors) reproduced. Bob and I started on this project back in January 2016, and when he passed away last September, Ed Hulse graciously stepped in to provide his expertise.

We broke up the pulp universe into ten genres, ach of which has a chapter devoted to it, as well as chapters on the great pulp artists, the great pulp authors, the birth of the pulps and the end of the pulps. While Bob, Ed and I wrote several of the chapters, we enlisted a Murderer's Row of experts to write various of them -- Mike Ashley for SF, Will Murray for hero, Michelle Nolan for sports, Laurie Powers for love, David Saunders for the great artists, John Wooley for detective and Tom Roberts for aviation/war. And F. Paul Wilson was kind enough to contribute the foreword!

In addition to the introductory text for each chapter, each of the genre chapters has two features focusing on a particular aspect of the topic. For example, the love chapter has features on Daisy Bacon, the legendary editor of Love Story Magazine, and on the western love pulps, which started with Ranch Romances, while the hero pulp chapter has features on The Shadow/Doc Savage and on the villain pulps. Similarly, the great authors chapter has a feature focusing on H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, while the great artists' feature covers Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer.

Each of the images is accompanied by lengthy caption text, which may discuss the magazine, the artist, the publisher, an author or something else relevant to the image selected. Beyond using material selected from our own collections, we need to thank Sheila Vanderbeek, John Gunnison and Michelle Nolan for helping us obtain scans of various rare pulps. I know I'm prejudiced about this, but having seen the layouts, I can safely say that this will be a beautiful book!

Although it won't be out for another six months, as of a few days ago, Amazon and some other online bookstores began listing it for pre-order.

This book will also be solicited in Diamond Comics PREVIEWS and available in comic shops.
I anticipate it will be solicited in either the May or June issue of PREVIEWS.

IDW Publishing


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein

Frank Schildiner - prolific author, martial artist, and Wold Newton Enthusiast- has written a second novel in his series about the Gouroull version of Frankenstein.  This is based on the character in novels of Jean Claude Carriere. This Frankenstein is not a sympathetic character tinged with pathos. He is a rampaging monster with no redeeming qualities who is struggling to fulfill for himself a broken promise of his creator, Victor Frankenstein to create him a mate.
 
In this second novel, "The Triumph of Frankenstein" Gouroull discovers a relative of his creator, Elizabeth Frankenstein who is trying to duplicate her famous cousins blasphemous work of reanimation.  He decides to share the secrets of his own body with her if she will assist him in his quest for a mate.  Because of his penchant for mayhem, Gouroull has several stark battles along the way as he and Elizabeth try to outmaneuver each other.  This is a tightly constructed story with elements of adventure, violence, and horror.
 
We also talked about some of Frank's other recent work and some up coming releases.


Past episodes:
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's

Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!
"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #24
Now available!
eBook edition coming April 1!


Pulp Adventures #24 offers a roller coaster blend of new and classic genre fiction — mystery, science fiction, horror, romance, western, more!
This issue also features a complete 46-page pulp-inspired graphic novel.

Contents
H. Bedford-Jones: "Down the Coast of Barbary"
Sam Merwin, Jr.: "Sheridan Rides Again,"
a Civil War/Reconstruction Days story.
Confederate soldiers seek asylum in Mexico, and General Phil Sheridan suspects a new attempt at conquering the Union.
H.P. Lovecraft: "Polaris"
Lovecraftian stories by ...
Frank Schindiler: "Beneath the Skin of the Earth"
John E. Petty: "The Horror in the Desert"
Richard A. Lupoff: "The Crimson Wizard and the Jewels of Lemuria," featuring a pulp-inspired hero battling a Lovecraftian menace.
Jack Bludis: "Borrowed Time," a hard-boiled thriller.

Graphic novel: Daemon Mask by Stuart Hopen and Russ Martin.
In this 46-page exclusive, written by Stuart Hopen (creator of The Twilight Patrol), you'll meet The Whisper, the wildest new pulp hero of all. Stranger than The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Lyle Courtland's odyssey begins when he reclaims a friend's body. Soon, he is pitted against a sadist, fighting evil when he comes into possession of the daemon mask -- or does it come into possession of him? The Whisper is a weird vigilante who could give nightmares to The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Once the bad guys meet him, they'll spend the remainder of their lives never forgetting him.


Paperback, 7"x 10"
$12.95



Bold Venture Press
RAILROAD STORIES #4
Civil War & Tales of Jaggers Dunn by A. Leslie Scott
Now available!

All aboard for romance, danger, and plain old American hard work! Bold Venture Press is proud to present RAILROAD STORIES -- classic pulp fiction tales of the American railways! For decades, readers were entertained each month with Railroad Stories Magazine and it's blend of factual articles and fiction yarns. This is wholesome he-man fiction for railroad fans, written by authors who knew trains first-hand!

Two Railroad Stories features in one book!

Civil War, from the December 1933 issue: Engineer Boone Hatfield rises through Confederate ranks, transporting troops and artillery via the South Carolina Railroad. Soon, he’s tasked with keeping General Sherman and his marauding Union army at bay in a running battle stretching to Richmond, Virginia.

Jaggers Dunn and Tales of the C. & P : General Manager John G. Dunn and his scrappy pals confront problems on the C. & P. rail line with a smile. Flood, fire, thieves, and racial tension — when “Jaggers” Dunn is on the job, nothing will prevent the C. & P. from maintaining a schedule in these ten bonus stories.

Illustrated by Emmett Watson, Mayo Bunker, Charles Durant, D.H. Hilliker, and J. Campbell Farren


Softcover, 254 pages, $16.95
eBook, $3.99




Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

10 Great Neo Noir Movies
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 4 – The Drama
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 3 – The Psychological Thriller
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 2 – The Crime Caper
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 1 – The Detective Movie

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Summer 1947 Issue of Planet Stories Scans Now Available! - New!
Ship of Ishtar, part nine - New!
Short Reviews – That Mess Last Year, by John D. MacDonald and Galactic Heritage, by Frank Belknap Long
So You Killed Science Fiction. Now What?
A. Merritt Defends the Scientific Accuracy of his Stories

Clive Cussler: THE CUTTHROAT (Isaac Bell) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.

Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.


Hardcover, 416 pages, $29.00



THE COMPLETE PULP MAGAZINE COVERS - Now available!

FANTASTIC PLANETS: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 1

This 208-page volume shows off 604 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1930's to the 1950's, from 18 different titles. Such classic pulps as THE AVENGER, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, PLANET STORIES, THE SPIDER, and SUPER SCIENCE STORIES are here, all complete with every issue represented.

This volume (the first of many!) measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, FANTASTIC PLANETS: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 1 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95

AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 2

This 200-page volume shows off 600 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1920's to the 1950's, from 5 different series. Included are AMAZING STORIES (all pulp issues up thru March 1953), ASTONISHING STORIES, the MARVEL titles (Marvel Science Stories, Marvel Tales, etc.), SOUTH SEA STORIES, and WEIRD TALES, all complete with every issue represented.

This second volume in the series measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 2 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95





CONAN THE SLAYER #11 - Coming in June!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Thomas Grindberg (Cover)

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


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

CONAN THE SLAYER #11 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.

Dark Horse Comics

 
CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 3: ANCIENT GODS AND SORCERERS TP - Coming in August!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Richard Corben (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), JD Mettler (Color), Tony Shasteen (Color), and Frank Cho (Cover)

Dark Horse’s critically acclaimed Conan, now available in a value-priced omnibus!

Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes adaptations of Robert E. Howard’s “The Hand of Nergal” and “Black Colossus,” plus tales detailing Conan’s return to his homeland of Cimmeria. Also features work by horror master Richard Corben!


Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 448 pages, $24.99, On sale August 2.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.



THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR - Coming in August!
by Mike Mignola (Author), Gary Gianni (Author), Jill Thompson (Author), Evan Dorkin (Author), Sean Phillips (Author)

Includes "Old Garfield's Heart" by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by Gary Gianni.

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in 35 stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.

Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.

In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium, and witch who specializes in love spells.

Collects: Dark Horse Book of Monsters, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and the Dark Horse Book of the Dead.


Hardcover, 6" x 9", 368 pages, $19.99, On sale August 23.

THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.

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

AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD! The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Vol. 2
 - New!
SPEED WESTERN (1943-44)  - New!
Frank McCarthy's 007 Art   - New!
DETECTIVE TALES  - New!
Weird paintings by Margaret Brundage
Spicy Adventure Stories  
RAFAEL DeSOTO Paperback Covers  


The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

The origins of Pulp Literature magazine
- New!
Galaxy Science Fiction Novels #2 - New!
Weirdbook #34
A science-storyette from S. Fowler Wright
The Digest Enthusiast #6 progress report
Shock Mystery Tales Dec. 1961
William Hope Hodgson

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ PELLUCIDAR: AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Arriving in comic shops March 22!
Dennis O’Neil (Writer), Len Wein (Writer), Mike Kaluta (Pencils), Dan Green (Pencils), Alan Weiss (Pencils), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

In a story originally conceived of by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a group of explorers find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. But most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, queen of Pellucidar, who captures their hearts and leads them on a wild adventure to aid her and win her trust.

This collects selected stories previously published in Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1–#7 from DC Comics.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 96 pages, $12.99





Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN TRILOGY

Now available in eBook editions!

Tarzan Trilogy by Thomas Zachek
Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations
Cover by Joe Jusko
Interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba


Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.
  1. Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.
  2. Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  
  3. Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance.
Softcover, 6x9, 379 pages, B&W, $19.95
Hardcover, 6x9, 379 pages, B&W, $34.95
eBook, $5.95


Available now at the links below.
Hardcover
  Softcover
 eBook: Kindle  eBook: Nook  eBook: iTunes  


 

THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Coming April 4!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

THE DEVIL'S ROSARY: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME TWO  is coming in September!




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #55 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

This issue features the work of DON MAITZ, DAN BEARD, and CHARLES CLARENCE DAWSON.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE SILENT CORPSE by Robert Hart Davis/Michael Collins

It was a simple case of suicide when Charlie Chan was invited to attend his old friend’s funeral—
but after the hurricane trapped the guests in the elegant mansion, someone tried to frighten Chan away;
and then the detective found himself drugged and in danger of falling into the deadliest sleep of his career—
unless he could find the scrap of cloth that would lead him to the killer’s lair. . .

Trade Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 132 pages
Retail Price $14.95
Our Price $8.95



 
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #2 (OF 3) - Coming in June!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
. .
Men in the Drowning City are going mad because of supernatural voices in their heads, and occult detective Joe Golem’s search for an explanation puts him at odds with a powerful man who is after the same knowledge.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 31.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.


KING KONG OF SKULL ISLAND
Kickstarter Campaign now online!
This project will be open until Thursday, March 30 2017!
It has reached its funding goal!


Welcome to the King Kong of Skull Island project. This is for all those with an irrepressible love of art, King Kong, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, assorted monsters, real and speculative science plus fiction, action, adventure, and other assorted knick knacks of imagination. With your help, this Kickstarter will delve deeper into the mysteries surrounding King Kong and Skull Island than ever before.

King Kong of Skull Island contains the long awaited expansion of Joe’s original 1992 creation, Skull Island. King Kong of Skull Island will open with The Denham Diaries, which will be followed by a novel in two parts: Part 1: Exodus and Part 2: The Wall, all co-written by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland. The book will feature lush, full color interior art and an extensive sketchbook section written and lavishly illustrated by DeVito.

Creating the original Skull Island and its ancillary work, The History of Skull Island, brought into play a life-long fascination with everything King Kong. Conceived with the full support of Kong creator Merian C. Cooper’s family, these represented the first true expansions of the King Kong mythos since the creation of Kong himself–not only of King Kong, but of all the Kongs who came before him, as well as the forgotten human civilization that came to occupy Skull Island millennia before.

The new novel, the accompanying Denham Diaries, sketchbook text, drawings and details contained in this new King Kong of Skull Island book cover the entire ground-breaking Skull Island creation and exponentially expands upon it. It goes on to explore the continued saurian evolution and adaptation that took place on the island over the 65 million years following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. King Kong of Skull Island uncovers the origins of both the mighty Kongs and the Tagatu civilization, while digging deep into the very foundations of Skull Island itself. Woven throughout the entire tapestry of the stories are unusual scientific facts and theories to add verisimilitude. Each book comes with a numbered bookplate exclusive to this edition that is signed by the authors.


In development for 25 years, King Kong of Skull Island features a 95,000 word novel in two parts.

Part 1: EXODUS delves into the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs and the strange, ancient interactions that enabled their survival in the midst of disastrous events. Facing impossible obstacles, the spectacular exodus of an entire civilization unfolds against a cataclysmic backdrop leading to an unlikely destination: Skull Island. Unless a solution can be found quickly, the unimaginable dangers encountered there threaten to forever wipe them from the face of the earth…

Part 2: THE WALL tells the incredible story of what happened on Skull Island after the arrival there of the first human civilization, their interaction with the prehistoric Kongs, and the war for species survival against the island’s strange saurian denizens. Life there has not stood still, but continued to evolve for tens of millions of years to a point where humans may no longer be dominant. The inevitable, penultimate war for survival between humans, Kongs and super-saurians takes place against the backdrop of the massive undertaking of the building of the iconic Wall: A barrier that will span the millennia to play a major role in the eventual rise and fall of the mythic beast-god of Skull Island, King Kong!

King Kong of Skull Island also contains the 30,000 word Denham Diaries, a retelling of DeVito’s original Skull Island story that reveals the fate of Carl Denham in the wake of King Kong’s death, recounts the epic adventure of how Kong became a King, and determines the fate of the Tagatu people. Along the way many mysteries of Skull Island are uncovered, effectively making the island a character in its own right. The book will also feature an extensive, lavishly illustrated sketchbook section of over 25,000 words by DeVito that digs into the foundations of Skull Island as never before, as well as a lush, full–color Kong/Skull Island art gallery!

Pledge today to get your copy of this exciting and soon to be rare book!






 

McFarland
TARZAN, JUNGLE KING OF POPULAR CULTURE
Now available!

From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman.

Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture.

This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations—hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.


 65 photos, notes, bibliography, index

Softcover, 6" x 9", 236 pages, $29.99


McFarland

 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook


by Heidi Ruby Miller
Coming in August!

In Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth, Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first “gate” while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each more strange than the next.

In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” (Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools and rock shelters. But that’s where Two Hawks met another gate traveler, Dakota Cummings. It was Dakota, a woman turned friend and lover, who pulled him through a gate to her Earth, the most alien and deadly of all.

Earth 4. Two hundred years in the future. A war thirty-six thousand feet underwater. Two Hawks must draw upon all he’s learned during his gate travels in order to survive war between technologically advanced humans and their far-future hybrid cousins. This time more than just his and Dakota’s lives are at stake—the fate of an entire world is in his hands.

Featuring cover art by Mark Wheatley, an introduction by Christopher Paul Carey, and the short story “Dakota’s Gate” as a prelude, Man of War is a 24,500-word novella full of the action and adventure you’d expect of Philip José Farmer’s Roger Two Hawks.

Man of War will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!

Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $16 (+shipping)
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $27 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $38—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)


As always, the print run with our Limited Editions is determined by the number of preorders. That’s why the names of those who preorder the book appear on its acknowledgments page–you make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 1st 2017.)

And, as an added bonus, if you preorder before June 1st, you will also receive a FREE ebook copy of Heidi Ruby Miller’s novel, Ambasadora.


Trade paperback, 5" x 8", $16 plus shipping
Hardcover, $27 
plus shipping


 
 

Pulp Factory Awards 2017 Ballot - Now online: Anyone can vote!!

Best Novel
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: CUSTER'S GHOST by Ron Fortier (Airship 27)
DEAD MAN'S MELODY by Fred Adams, Jr. (Airship 27)
MOTOR CITY MANHUNT by R.A. Jones and Michael Vance (Airship 27)
SENTINELS, Vol 8: THE DARK CRUSADE by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE PICTURE OF INNOCENCE by Chuck Miller (Airship 27)
TALES OF THE BAGMAN, Vol 3 by BC Bell (Airship 27)
WINGS OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON by Barbara Doran (Airship 27)

Best Short Story
“Circle of Despair” by Gene Moyers (PHANTOM DETECTIVE, Vol 1; Airship 27)
“Cowboy of the Dakotas” by Gordon Dymowski (PULPTERNATIVE; Pro Se)
“Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service” by David Michelinie (Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans; Pro Se)
“Mysteries of the Buried God” by I.A. Watson (Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 8; Airship 27)

Best Anthology
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, Vol 1 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
QUATERMAIN: THE NEW ADVENTURES, Vol 2 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
RICK LAI'S MAJOR SABBATH, Vol 1 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
SHERLOCK HOLMES, CONSULTING DETECTIVE, Vol 8 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
SINGULARITY: RISE OF THE POSTHUMANS (Jaime Ramos, ed; Pro Se)
THE TOWERS OF METROPOLIS, Vol 1 (Ron Fortier, ed; Airship 27)
WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN: Creators Surviving Depression (Multiple editors; Pro Se)

Best Cover Art
Companion Dragons Tales, Vol 3: Copper's Choice by Michael Hegedus (Pro Se)
Phantom Detective, Vol 1 by Pat Carbajal (Airship 27)
Rick Lai’s Major Sabbath by Pat Carbajal (Airship 27)
Sentinels: The Dark Crusade by Chris Kohler (White Rocket Books)
Sinbad Vol 5 by Terry Pavlet (Airship 27)
Towers of Metropolis by Michael Kaluta (Airship 27)
Wings of the Golden Dragon by Rob Davis (Airship 27)

Best Interior Illustrations
Rob Davis for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 8 (Airship 27)
Rob Davis for Sherlock Holmes: Picture of Innocence (Airship 27)
Chris Kohler for Sentinels, Vol 8: The Dark Crusade (White Rocket Books)
James Lyle for Domino Lady, Vol 2 (Airship 27)




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

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

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

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

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

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

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

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

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

Friday, July 28

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

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


Saturday, July 29

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

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

Sunday, July 30

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

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Killer Trap" by Larry A. Harris from POPULAR WESTERN, September, 1938

Little Lee Bean Was Only Boot Hill Bait to an Ornery Sidewinder!

"Mickey Finish" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1948
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Scoop Binney and Snooty Piper, those hilarious hooligans of homicide, find a babe in love who says it, not with flowers - but with .45 slugs.

"The Stevedore of Jupiter" by Don Wilcox from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1941
There was something strange about Jupe. Was he really of Jupiter? But the oddest thing was the uncanny way he could compute weights - even the weight of Death.



THE PULPSTER
THE PULPSTER #25 Reader Survey

Now online - please respond!

Please take a moment to complete an online survey regarding last year’s number of THE PULPSTER.
THE PULPSTER is very interested in your opinion.
Letting them know what you think of the issue will help them to plan for upcoming issues.
The survey is brief with only eight questions and an optional comment block.
It takes less than two minutes to answer the questions.
Thank you for responding!


Pulp Den - Now online!

The Water Rat of Wanchai

Last Call For The Church
Behind The Mask Volume 2
Sunshine On The Icewolf
The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale

         Pulp Den  

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

Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author - New!
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936
Berton E. Cook - Sailor, Teacher, Author
Greatest pulp stories ever (from the blog of author P. J. Thorndyke)

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Disappearance of Flight 412 - New!
Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death
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

The Spider #20: ‘Reign of the Death Fiddler’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #31 and #32
‘Mysterious Doctor Satan’: a serial in 15 chapters
‘Satan’s Signature’: a lost Shadow novel
The Spider #19: ‘Slaves of the Crime Master’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps in ads, II
Selling the pulps in ads
Pulp AdventureCon coming up in Florida
Selling the pulps with posters, II


RESTLESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MUMMY HORROR - Now available!
by John C. Bruening (Author, Editor), Sam Gafford (Author), Teel James Glenn (Author), Nancy Hansen  (Author), Barry Reese  (Author), Duane Spurlock (Author), Jim Beard  (Editor)

Never disturb the dead. For generations, we’ve heard the stories – and the warnings – about those who sleep for centuries yet do not rest. By ancient ritual, by violence or by accident, they are left for dead, but they are not at peace.
 
Flinch Books, publishers of adventure fiction in the vintage pulp style, unearths some of these legends with the release of RESTLESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MUMMY HORROR, a collection of six terrifying tales by some of the most talented storytellers on the New Pulp landscape: Barry Reese, Teel James Glenn, Sam Gafford, Duane Spurlock, John C. Bruening and Nancy Hansen.

The anthology is edited by Flinch Books founder and content editor Jim Beard and publishing partner/editor John C. Bruening.


Softcover, 198 pages, $12.99

Publisher: Flinch Books



Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
THE ADVENTURES OF BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, VOLUME 2
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to ship at the end of March!


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!


Price
The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
(How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping
Shipping options
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46
Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.
Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents
Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue
-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado
-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled
-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)




The Serial Squadron
UPCOMING DVD RELEASE AND ARCHIVE ADDITION SCHEDULE

SHIPPING NOW
JUNGLE MENACE (Archive title) featuring Frank Buck

MARCH 2016

ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers
PIRATE TREASURE (Archive title) Featuring Richard Talmadge
SERIAL SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KIT
Including the Squadron Guide to Movie Serials & more


APRIL 2016
THE FLAME FIGHTER Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

MAY 2016
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Featuring Harry Carey
A WOMAN IN GRAY Featuring Arline Pretty


MORE TO COME
THE LIGHTNING RAIDER starring Pearl White and Warner Oland

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE
Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE




The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


Skelos Press
SKELOS #2
Now shipping to Kickstarter backers!
Coming soon to online retailers!

Table of Contents

Short Fiction
The Keeping of Eleanor May – Angeline Hawkes
Slayers at the Gate – Adrian Cole                                                                      
Of Mist, and an Heirloom Sword – Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Medicine For the Dead (excerpt) – Arianna “Tex” Thompson
Bigger Than God – Cynthia Ward
A Binding of Souls – W. H. Pugmire
The Skin Man – Milton Davis (illustrated by Stanley Weaver, Jr.)
The Black Lion – Howard Andrew Jones
Amarante: A Tale of Old Tharduin – Scott Oden

Novelettes
The Eleventh Scarlet Hell – Robert M. Price (A Thongor tale illustrated by Val Mayerik)
Reverse the Charges – Jess Nevins

Poetry
Carmilla – K. A.  Opperman (illustrated by Esteban Maroto)
The Line of Late Retreat – Michael Walton
Xyre – Ashley Dioses
The Night Realm – Chad Hensley
Ride of the Witchfinder – Wade German
The Mockingbird – Pat Calhoun
A Revelation Dream – Kenneth Bykerk
The Wood – Frank Coffman
Shade of a Murdered Child – James McNew

Essays
Clark Ashton Smith in Carmel – Scott Connors
“The Shadow Kingdom” and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy – Charles Hoffman
The Alexander Romance as Weird Fiction – Benjamin Garstad

Special Features
Skull Session – Editorial by Mark Finn
Warrior Women of History – An illustrated gallery by Samuel Dillon (text by Jeffrey Shanks)
Cracking Skulls with Arianna “Tex” Thompson – An interview by Mark Finn
By Crom! – Rachel Kahn

The Bone Yard – Reviews
Dave Brzeski, Bobby Derie, Mike Hunter, Deuce Richardson, Jake Vander Weide, Keith West

Artists
Front cover:  Ernst Fuchs; Back cover; Allen Koszowski; Interior: Hieronymus Bosch, Samuel Dillon, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Mike Hunter, Rachel Kahn, Allen Koszowski, Esteban Maroto, Val Mayerik, Hugh Rankin, Stanley Weaver, Jr.




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.

Weird Tales Books-Stories of the Walking Dead-Part One - New!
The Mamaloi in the 1920s   - New!
The Mamaloi and Hanns Heinz Ewers - New!
Hesketh Prichard and the Raised Dead
"All You Zombies--"
The Zombi Did It!  
Another Zombograph  
Zombography


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Now available in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 2
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


BEHIND THE MASK Volume Two, a short story collection by Tom Johnson. Coming soon from FADING SHADOWS.

Titles and design by Tom TV Powers. Contains four stories: Satan’s Minions, a Phantom Detective story, The Star of Africa, a Funny Face story, Guns of Vengeance featuring The Black Bat, and Seven Men of Greed featuring The Man In Purple.

Kindle edition only for now.




WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.










10 March 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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



The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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.



38th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 19, 2017!

45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #25 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topic:
Pulp Factory Awards and the latest on the Brother Bones movie







Altus Press
THE COLLECTION OF HARDEN BAYLE (Deluxe Edition)
by Berton E. Cook

Now available!

Author Berton Ellsworth Cook (1889–1958) penned scores of stories about sea-faring life in the pages of the top pulp magazines of the 1930s & ’40s which were drawn from his own personal experiences in Downeast Maine. Cook’s long-running series of stories about the unique collection of an obsessive accumulator of treasures—Harden Bayle—was one of the highlights of Short Stories Magazine for over a decade. It’s a lost classic from the pulps which has never been given the attention it deserved… until now.

Never before reprinted, the entire 25-story series is assembled in an oversized deluxe edition.

The Collection of Harden Bayle (Deluxe Edition) by Berton E. Cook contains the following stories:

“The Empress’s Earrings”
“The Scroll of the Ten Little Flowers”
“Panel of Treason”
“Squire’s Island”
“Portrait of the Senorita”
“The Jonquil Case”
“A Coat of Faded Blue”
“The Left Eye of the Horse”
“The Return of the King”
“The Scalp of Anton Leak”
“The Woman With the Gimlet Eyes”
“A Bell for Bayle”
“The God With the Open Mouth”
“The Silver Parrot”
“The Captain’s Whipping Boy”
“The Universal Postage Stamps”
“The Farmer’s Wife”
“Mission to Shanghai”
“Adoniram Kilburne’s Trophy”
“The Senor’s Cane”
“The Will of Captain Good”
“Letters Under Seal”
“The Unfinished Fan”
“Brother Against Brother”
“The Ginseng Man”

$75.00

Altus Press
THE COMPLETE TALES OF TIZZO THE FIREBRAND (Deluxe Edition)
by Max Brand
Introduction by William F. Nolan

Now available!

Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the beset stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.

Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

The Complete Tales of Tizzo the Firebrand (Deluxe Edition) by Max Brand contains the following stories:

“The Firebrand”
“The Great Betrayal”
“The Storm”
“The Cat and the Perfume”
“Claws of the Tigress”
“The Bait and the Trap”
“The Pearls of Bonfadini”

$75.00
Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 4: 1935
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Scheduled for release March 10!

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

Volume 4 collects the next five stories from this series:
“Ghoul’s Gamble,” “The Silver Snare,” “The Crimson Shrine,” “Satan’s Stepson” and “The Silver Spectre.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

Altus Press

Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, VOLUME 2
by L. Patrick Greene
Scheduled for release March 10!

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material.
Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa.
This collection includes the next nine stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by Greene.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

Altus Press


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

THE SHADOW Volume 116: "Mox" & "Crime Country"
The Knight of Darkness enlists a canine sleuth to ferret out hidden crime in one of Walter GIbson's greatest novels and its never-before-reprinted sequel. First, The Shadow's investigation of a bizarre series of murders by remote control leads to the mysterious mastermind hiding within the sinister house of "Mox." Then, the Dark Avenger returns to Mox's "Crime County" after its legendary lawman is wrongly imprisoned! BONUS: a thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-226-1 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)


THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Coming in September!

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.
Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99

From co-author Doug Ellis:
Coming this September will be a new book on the pulps, co-edited by Bob Weinberg, Ed Hulse and myself, called "The Art of the Pulps." It's being put together by the same folks who did the great "The Art of Horror" by Stephen Jones in 2015. The book is an illustrated history of the pulps, with over 400 cover images (and some interiors) reproduced. Bob and I started on this project back in January 2016, and when he passed away last September, Ed Hulse graciously stepped in to provide his expertise.

We broke up the pulp universe into ten genres, ach of which has a chapter devoted to it, as well as chapters on the great pulp artists, the great pulp authors, the birth of the pulps and the end of the pulps. While Bob, Ed and I wrote several of the chapters, we enlisted a Murderer's Row of experts to write various of them -- Mike Ashley for SF, Will Murray for hero, Michelle Nolan for sports, Laurie Powers for love, David Saunders for the great artists, John Wooley for detective and Tom Roberts for aviation/war. And F. Paul Wilson was kind enough to contribute the foreword!

In addition to the introductory text for each chapter, each of the genre chapters has two features focusing on a particular aspect of the topic. For example, the love chapter has features on Daisy Bacon, the legendary editor of Love Story Magazine, and on the western love pulps, which started with Ranch Romances, while the hero pulp chapter has features on The Shadow/Doc Savage and on the villain pulps. Similarly, the great authors chapter has a feature focusing on H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, while the great artists' feature covers Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer.

Each of the images is accompanied by lengthy caption text, which may discuss the magazine, the artist, the publisher, an author or something else relevant to the image selected. Beyond using material selected from our own collections, we need to thank Sheila Vanderbeek, John Gunnison and Michelle Nolan for helping us obtain scans of various rare pulps. I know I'm prejudiced about this, but having seen the layouts, I can safely say that this will be a beautiful book!

Although it won't be out for another six months, as of a few days ago, Amazon and some other online bookstores began listing it for pre-order.

This book will also be solicited in Diamond Comics PREVIEWS and available in comic shops.
I anticipate it will be solicited in either the May or June issue of PREVIEWS.

IDW Publishing


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's

Ric Croxton, along with  Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss a new open group on Facebook "Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's."  This group not only discusses the Men's Adventure books that were such a big hit in the 1960s through the 1990s.  They also swap boxes of books from that period.  For all of us who were there and those of us who were too young to remember, it is a chance to relive the genre of literature that preceded and set the stage for the New Pulp movement.  Come on and join the group!

Past episodes:
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!
"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!



AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

New Captain Future story coming April 11!

 
Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president.
There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind―Curt must become Captain Future.


Hardcover, 304 pages, $25.99
Publisher: Tor Books





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #24
Now available!
eBook edition coming April 1!


Pulp Adventures #24 offers a roller coaster blend of new and classic genre fiction — mystery, science fiction, horror, romance, western, more!
This issue also features a complete 46-page pulp-inspired graphic novel.

Contents
H. Bedford-Jones: "Down the Coast of Barbary"
Sam Merwin, Jr.: "Sheridan Rides Again,"
a Civil War/Reconstruction Days story.
Confederate soldiers seek asylum in Mexico, and General Phil Sheridan suspects a new attempt at conquering the Union.
H.P. Lovecraft: "Polaris"
Lovecraftian stories by ...
Frank Schindiler: "Beneath the Skin of the Earth"
John E. Petty: "The Horror in the Desert"
Richard A. Lupoff: "The Crimson Wizard and the Jewels of Lemuria," featuring a pulp-inspired hero battling a Lovecraftian menace.
Jack Bludis: "Borrowed Time," a hard-boiled thriller.

Graphic novel: Daemon Mask by Stuart Hopen and Russ Martin.
In this 46-page exclusive, written by Stuart Hopen (creator of The Twilight Patrol), you'll meet The Whisper, the wildest new pulp hero of all. Stranger than The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Lyle Courtland's odyssey begins when he reclaims a friend's body. Soon, he is pitted against a sadist, fighting evil when he comes into possession of the daemon mask -- or does it come into possession of him? The Whisper is a weird vigilante who could give nightmares to The Shadow ... crazier than The Spider! Once the bad guys meet him, they'll spend the remainder of their lives never forgetting him.


Paperback, 7"x 10"
$12.95




Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

10 Great Neo Noir Movies
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 4 – The Drama
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 3 – The Psychological Thriller
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 2 – The Crime Caper
Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 1 – The Detective Movie

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – That Mess Last Year, by John D. MacDonald and Galactic Heritage, by Frank Belknap Long - New!
So You Killed Science Fiction. Now What? - New!
A. Merritt Defends the Scientific Accuracy of his Stories - New!
Final Week of Cirsova’s 2017 Subscription Drive
Rick Stump on the Pulps, the Hero’s Journey, and the Un-imagining of Conan!
A Conversation with Adrian Cole
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 34: BETRAYAL IN ZAMORA AND OTHER STORIES - Arriving in comic shops March 15!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Ricardo Villagrán (Illustrator), Alfredo Alcala (Illustrator), Ernie Chan (Illustrator)

One step ahead of a vengeful Kothian army, Conan leads a fleeing mercenary band into the dread Dark Valley, a necropolis once throned by a demon slain by Conan himself. But while the demon may be dead, waiting silently in the darkness is an empty suit of armor, waiting only for an unwary host to bring back into the world the armor's owner . . . the malefic Devourer of Souls!

The Chronicles of Conan reaches its final titanic volume, collecting classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for nearly a quarter of a century.

Trade paperback, 7x10,  232 pages, Full Color, $19.99



Clive Cussler: THE CUTTHROAT (Isaac Bell) - Coming March 14!
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.

Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.


Hardcover, 416 pages, List Price: $29.00



CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 3: ANCIENT GODS AND SORCERERS - Coming in August!
by Timothy Truman, Tomas Giorello, and Richard Corben

Dark Horse's critically acclaimed Conan, now available in an affordable, value-priced omnibus!

Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes stories such as "The Hand of Nergal," an unfinished fragment by creator Robert E. Howard; the powerful "Black Colossus," in which Conan tries his hand at being a professional warrior; and a series of tales which detail the Cimmerian's return to his homeland and his familial roots. Also featuring guest artist and horror master Richard Corben, this is an essential addition to any Conan fan's library!

Softcover, 464 pages, $24.99



CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 2 - Coming in November!
by Cullen Bunn, Sergio Dávila, Admira Wijaya, and Michael Atiyeh

This volume collects issues #7 - #12 of the pulse-pounding series, Conan the Slayer!


Softcover, $19.99





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