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2016 Pulp Shows

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



1941 Retro-Hugo Awards

The World Science Fiction Society Constitution allows, but does not require, a Worldcon held 50, 75, or 100 years after a Worldcon at which no Hugo Awards were presented to present Retrospective Hugo Awards for works that would have been eligible for that year’s Hugo Awards if they had been held. The 1941 Worldcon did not present Hugo Awards. MidAmeriCon II has elected to present Retro-Hugo Awards for works first published in 1940 that would have been eligible for the 1941 Hugo Awards had there been Awards presented in 1941.

The 1941 Retro-Hugo Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention.
Administration of the 1941 Retro-Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II.

The finalists for the 1941 Hugo Awards are:

Best Novel (352 nominating ballots)
Gray Lensman by E.E. “Doc” Smith (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Jan 1940)
The Ill‐Made Knight by T.H. White (Collins)
Kallocain by Karin Boye (Bonnier)
The Reign of Wizardry by Jack Williamson (Unknown, Mar 1940)
Slan by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Dec 1940)


Best Novella (318 nominating ballots)
“Coventry” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, July 1940)
“If This Goes On…” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Feb 1940)
“Magic, Inc.” by Robert A. Heinlein (Unknown, Sept 1940)
“The Mathematics of Magic” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt (Unknown, Aug 1940)
“The Roaring Trumpet” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt (Unknown, May 1940)

Best Novelette (310 nominating ballots)
“Blowups Happen” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Sept 1940)
“Darker Than You Think” by Jack Williamson (Unknown, Dec 1940)
“Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Oct 1940)
“It!” by Theodore Sturgeon (Unknown, Aug 1940)
“The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, June 1940)

Best Short Story (324 nominating ballots)
“Martian Quest” by Leigh Brackett (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Feb 1940)
“Requiem” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Jan 1940)
“Robbie” by Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories, Sept 1940)
“The Stellar Legion” by Leigh Brackett (Planet Stories, Winter 1940)
“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges (Sur, 1940)

Best Graphic Story (92 nominating ballots)
Batman #1 (Detective Comics, Spring 1940)
Captain Marvel: “Introducing Captain Marvel” by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck (Whiz Comics #2, Feb 1940)
Flash Gordon: “The Ice Kingdom of Mongo” by Alex Raymond and Don Moore (King Features Syndicate, Apr 1940)
The Origin of the Spirit by Will Eisner (Register and Tribune Syndicate, June 1940)
The Spectre: “The Spectre”/”The Spectre Strikes!” by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily (More Fun Comics #52/53, Feb/Mar 1940)


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (250 nominating ballots)
Dr. Cyclops written by Tom Kilpatrick, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack (Paramount Pictures)
Fantasia written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, directed by Samuel Armstrong et al. (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe written by George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, and Barry Shipman, directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor (Universal Pictures)
One Million B.C. written by Mickell Novack, George Baker, and Joseph Frickert, directed by Hal Roach and Hal Roach, Jr. (United Artists)
The Thief of Bagdad written by Lajos Bíró and Miles Malleson, directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan (London Films, United Artists)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (123 nominating ballots)
The Adventures of Superman: “The Baby from Krypton” written by George Ludlam, produced by Frank Chase (WOR)
The Invisible Man Returns written by Joe May, Kurt Siodmak, and Lester Cole, directed by Joe May (Universal Pictures)
Looney Tunes: “You Ought to Be in Pictures” written by Jack Miller, directed by Friz Freleng (Warner Bros.)
Merrie Melodies: “A Wild Hare” written by Rich Hogan, directed by Tex Avery (Warner Bros.)
Pinocchio written by Ted Sears et al., directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Editor, Short Form (183 nominating ballots)
John W. Campbell
Dorothy McIlwraith
Raymond A. Palmer
Frederik Pohl
Mort Weisinger

Best Professional Artist (117 nominating ballots)

Hannes Bok
Margaret Brundage
Edd Cartier
Virgil Finlay
Frank R. Paul
Hubert Rogers
Note: Category has 6 finalists due to a tie for 5th place.

Best Fanzine (63 nominating ballots)
Futuria Fantasia by Ray Bradbury
Le Zombie by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker
Novacious by Forrest J Ackerman and Morojo
Spaceways by Harry Warner, Jr.
Voice of the Imagi‐Nation by Forrest J Ackerman and Morojo

Best Fan Writer (70 nominating ballots)
Forrest J Ackerman
Ray Bradbury
H. P. Lovecraft
Bob Tucker
Harry Warner



2016 Pulp Factory Awards
Congratulations to all the winners!


Last weekend the 2016 Pulp Factory Awards were handed out at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention. 
This is the seventh year the awards are given for the best in New Pulp Fiction and Art from the previous years. 
The Pulp Factory is a Yahoo Group made up of 128 pulp creators and fans.  Site Moderator Ron Fortier once again acted as the Host of the Presentation held Friday night.

This year’s winning roster included.
Best Pulp Novel – “The Lie Catchers” by Paul Bishop – Pro Se Press.
Best Pulp Short Story – “Voodah of Thunder Mountain” by Derrick Ferguson from “Legends of New Pulp Fiction.” Airship 27 Productions.
Best Pulp Cover – Marco Turini for “Bass Reeves – Frontier Marshal – Airship 27 Productions.
Best Interior Illustrations – Rob Davis for “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective
Vol. 7” – Airship 27 Productions. This was Davis’s second PFA win.
Best Pulp Anthology/Collection – “Legends of New Pulp Fiction” Airship 27 Productions.

Having won the Pulp Ark Award for the same category several weeks ago, “Legends of New Pulp Fiction” becomes the first title to win both awards.

The nominated works and winners represented twenty-one different publishers and the awards were conducted by Pulp Factory members, Gordon Dymowski and Van Allen Plexico.




Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - January 1949

"The Case of the Bible Murders" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective, world’s greatest sleuth, tackles a million-dollar mystery that calls for all his brains and brawn!  Follow Van Loan from Broadway to Brazil on a crimson trail of disaster.

"Death At Magic Lake" by Edward Ronns
"Much Too Clever" by Gabriel Wilson
"The Slender Thread" by C.S. Montayne
"Every Cent Counts" by Ray Cummings
"Murderer’s Mind" by O.B Myers

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories – Summer 1945
 
"Huntress of the Hell-Pack" by John Peter Drummond
Who was this Flame Queen who ravaged the jungle?  Men had died to solve that mystery, bloody bodies left for scavengers. 
And now, Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, faced here—helplessly; for Helene was the Queen’s prisoner—and his first move meant her death.

"Terror Beats the Drums" by Curtis Bishop
"Spoilsmen of Safari" by Day Keene
"Lady Death" by Stuart Friedman
"The Eye of Simba" by Orlando Rigoni
"Juju" by John C. Ropke
"Lair of the Devil Beast" by Cecil Miller
"District 13" by Larry McLane

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future – Fall 1941
 
"The Lost World of Time" by Edmond Hamilton
The Futuremen race into the past to answer a cry for help that had traveled across a hundred million years! 
Follow Captain Future as the greatest enigma of all time transports him into the forgotten ages.

"Long, Long Ago" by Frank Belknap Long
"Undersea Snatch" by William Morrison

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




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

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


“The Pot of Gold” by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (a Pre-Spider/Richard Wentworth Story) - New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census

Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

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


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library: Series 2 (10 book set)

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

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


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


Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 16

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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 18
SABOTAGE
by Cleve F. Adams


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

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


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 19
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL, THE OCCULT DETECTOR, VOLUME 2: 1912–13
by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
Introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D


Pulpdom’s greatest occult detective returns! Volume 2 of the complete reprinting of the Semi Dual series brings three more never-before-reprinted metaphysical, psychological and speculative science adventures, all from the pages of the Munsey pulp magazine, The Cavalier. This volume contains the next three stories: “The Purple Light,” “The Master Mind,” and “Rubies of Doom,” exactly as they were written by Semi Dual creators J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith.

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


Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library Volume 20
SOUTH OF FIFTY-THREE
by Jack Bechdolt


Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that magazine’s popularity.

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


Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

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

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

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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




Altus Press
Now available!

THE CRIMSON MASK OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
by Norman A. Daniels


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

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

280 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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

Altus Press


Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

389 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


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



Altus Press
Now available!

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


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

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover


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




Andy McDermott: THE REVELATION CODE (Wilde/Chase) - Now available!

In the heart of Iraq, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery—one worth killing for.
 
Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission. Convinced that he’s unlocked the secrets of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, he’s determined to gather four stone angels that will trigger God’s promised End of Days. And he’s not alone. A former U.S. president, with a vision of all-out religious warfare, plays a role in the dark plot. But while Cross may have the clues to tracking down the remaining angels, he hasn’t been able to match them to real-world locations. For that he has coerced famed archaeologist Nina Wilde into assisting him, using her husband, ex–special forces soldier Eddie Chase, as collateral.
 
With Eddie held hostage, Nina is forced to recover relics of untold power from Rome to Israel. She must find a way to halt Cross’s mad quest, because the last piece of the puzzle is at hand—and with it comes the most terrifying revelation of all.


Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase (Book 11)
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Dell
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
SRP: $9.99



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Arriving in comic shops May 4!
Coming soon to online retailers!


THE SHADOW Volume 106: "Room of Doom" & "The Chest of Chu-Chan"
The Shadow investigates impossible murders in two magical mysteries by Walter B. Gibson. The Knight of Darkness investigates a bizarre "Room of Doom" to uncover the truth behind a "locked room" death. Was it suicide or murder? Then, The Shadow seeks to discover how the new owner of "The Chest of Chu-Chan" was found entombed inside his new locked acquisition. Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

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

Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"


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

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

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

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


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bold Venture Press
THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURES OF ZORRO
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!


The first volume in the complete adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley debuts from Bold Venture Press!

America's first superhero in his original adventures! Zorro’s popularity has spanned the world, across all cultural demographics, for nearly a century. He was the original masked crime-fighter—defending down-trodden citizens from an oppressive government and criminal elements with his swift blade and keen wit. Now readers to can thrill to his adventures in this six-volume series which collects all his original stories. The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture’s first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, “Zorro Saves a Friend” and “Zorro Hunts a Jackal.” Also: a study of “Zorro’s California” by Sandra R. Curtis; film historian Ed Hulse documents Zorro’s original Hollywood adaptation in “From Pulp Page to Silver Screen.”

Volume One features:
"The Mark of Zorro" ... (the original Zorro novel)
"Zorro Saves a Friend" from Argosy, November 12, 1932
"Zorro Hunts a Jackal" from Argosy, April 22, 1933
Preface by Sandra Curtis, examining Zorro's California
"Pulp Page to Silver Screen" afterword by Ed Hulse.
Illustrations by Ed Coutts


Bold Venture Press
Adventures in Bonding
by William P. Lazarus
Now available!

Bond? James Bond? He couldn’t be James Bond, and probably wasn’t. Unfortunately for Police Sgt. McConnell, the mystery man believes he is the legendary secret agent, and he can’t be dismissed with a shaken-not-stirred vodka martini and a pat on the head. He has information regarding a murder, and he won’t reveal anything unless she plays along. But things get serious when “Bond” starts taking chances with their lives—and the culprits are playing for keeps!

Paperback 5.5" x 8.5", 310 pages
$16.95




Bold Venture Press
I'll Sing at Your Funeral
by Hugh Pentecost
An Inspector Luke Bradley mystery

Now available!

When ex-riveter Pat Cain accepted Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, he found himself hob-nobbing with a clique of voice teachers, theatrical coaches, a numerologist and an Indian Chief. It never occurred to him that violence and death simmered beneath the emotional outbursts of that motley crowd until Inspector Luke Bradley appeared, seeking information about Lydia Eagan, another of Emily’s proteges, who had either been pushed or had jumped out of a hotel window.

Thrill follows thrill in this engrossing mystery as Cain gives Bradley a sleuthing assist while trying to shield a lovely girl.


Paperback 5.5" x 8.5", 230 pages
$14.95




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Cosmic Yo-Yo by Ross Rocklynne - New!
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 3 - New!
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 2
Short Reviews – Mists of Mars by George A. Whittington
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 1


Centipede Press
MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION: FRITZ LEIBER
Now available!


Poet, actor, playwright, chess expert, master of fantastic fiction. Fritz Leiber was a true Renaissance Man. His writing crossed all boundaries, from horror to sword and sorcery. This book goes deep into Leiber’s underrated science fiction oeuvre. It’s a comprehensive, page-turning cache that captures Leiber’s thoroughly original style — altogether mystical, beautiful, and sometimes disturbing.

“The Foxholes of Mars” is a literary assault: a frightening, nitro-fueled tale of war on Mars, with one soldier questioning the futility and purpose of the battle against bug-eyed aliens — a distant mirror-image of our own times. “Space-Time for Springers” is told through the glaring eyes of Gummitch, a cat who happens to possess a genius IQ and a voracious appetite for scientific knowledge. “Night Passage” takes us on a dark journey into a Las Vegas where Earthlings and extra-terrestrials mingle and gamble — and where one man takes a moonlit ride with a mystery woman from Mercury, tailed by some very scary pursuers. “The Mutant’s Brother” is a malevolent mix of horror and SF, a tale of identical twins who each carry a frightful chromosome. One of them is also a monstrous serial killer. The literally chilling “A Pail of Air” takes place in an underground nest, where a family fights to survive in a sunless, moonless, post-apocalyptic world where even helium and carbon dioxide become crawling, shapeless threats.

Fritz Leiber was a storyteller and prophet for the ages. His work will never be dated or irrelevant. Treat this book like a crystal ball. These pages chronicle the world to come. You’ve been warned.


Over 700 pages of Fritz Leiber’s best science fiction.
Afterword by John Pelan.
Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies.
Signed by John Pelan and cover artists Jim & Ruth Keegan.
Fully cloth bound, gorgeous dustjacket, ribbon marker, head and tail bands.

Cloth in dustjacket $45


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

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

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

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

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


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

DEATH by ELECTION
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY  
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)
Pulp Gallery: The UNDERWORLD Magazine (1932-33)
Braggin' Time: BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Crime Syndicate Magazine #1
- New!
James E. Gunn: Beyond Fantasy Fiction   - New!
From Detective Fiction Weekly to the Mysterious Traveler - New!
Solar Pons: The Mysterious Traveler Mystery Reader
H.L. Gold: Beyond Fantasy Fiction
A Taunting Tale from the Mysterious Traveler

Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

April 2016
A dictator meets his comeuppance in Kirby Draycott's The Clock Face of Schaumburg which, as explained in in the introduction, bears some resemblance to a story by a certain Mr. Poe. All the original illustrations are included, just as they appeared in the November, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine.  Introduction is by Bob Gay.

March 2016
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

February 2016
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

January 2016
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.


November 2015
The only Christmas themed Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as it appeared in the January, 1892 number of The Strand Magazine, is presented and includes an introduction by Dan Neyer and all the Sydney Paget illustrations.

Also, the penultimate Harvard Illustrated story by George Allan England, "Bench Carvings at Harvard," which we strongly believe to be England's first attempt at science fiction.


October 2015
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales.  We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
 
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.


September 2015
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


August 2015
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK). 
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman  that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.

And...

Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act”  that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.


July 2015
In Writings
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.


June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.


Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

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

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


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)






The Golden Age

The Golden Age blog is down.

Mark Schultz ~ Assorted Covers
Robert E. Howard's Kull - the unpublished Barry Smith
Barry Smith ~ The Robert E. Howard Memorial Portfolio
Jeff Jones illustrating Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard
Misc Art illustrating Robert E. Howard


Go Hero
Now available for pre-order!

THE SPIDER
by GO HERO X EXECUTIVE REPLICAS X PHICEN LTD


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

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

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

 




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 4!
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

The true, only, original Phantom returns! The all-new adventures of the original Ghost Who Walks continues in this, the final installment in the six-part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto and colors by Eugenio Mattozzi. The Queen of the Hidden City has made her choice:  She wants the Phantom for a husband. The problem is that he's already married to Diana Palmer, which means that Diana will have to fight for her life against the Phantom's pirate foes while the Phantom and his allies watch helplessly!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



iPulp Fiction
Coming Summer 2016!

We're proud to announce the lineup for our second round of the BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER series (numbers 11-20).
We're thrilled to have exclusive serial rights to many classic pulp imprints whose copyrights are held by Keith Alan Deutsch and Black Mask Magazine.
We begin production next month, dismantling the magazines, scanning art and text, restoring covers, and editing and typesetting the text.
iPulpFiction.com is all about the literature; it's about preserving a large part of American literary history that few people get a chance to read.




James Bond: HEADS YOU DIE - Coming May 5! 

The explosive action continues in Steve Cole's second Young Bond adventure . . .

James's Cuban holiday has become a nightmare mission to save an old friend from a villain who has perfected 1,000 ways to kill.
With corrupt cops and hired assassins hot on his heels, James must travel through Havana and brave Caribbean waters to stop a countdown to mass murder.
Fates will be decided with the flip of a coin. Heads or tails. Live or die.


HEADS YOU DIE will be released in the UK in paperback and as a limited edition hardcover on May 5, 2016.


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
£10.49

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Red Fox

£6.99


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


D-99
A FICTION HOUSE FACSIMILE REPRINT

EARTHMEN IN TROUBLE

HARRIS was caged in an underwater “zoo” by a pack of blue lobsters
MARIA drew a five-year sentence on a puritancial planet for trying to buy a souvenir—and for being excessively feminine
TARANTO & MEYERS had committed the crime of being shipwrecked on a planet that didn’t like strangers
GERSON was simply kidnapped—and nobody had any idea why
Five citizens of Terra were being held on other worlds—and the ultra-secret Department 99 existed only to set them, and others like them, free.
This tense novel is the story of one evening’s work for Department 99—their successes and failures—and of the strange crisis that almost wrecked D-99.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 146 pages
$12.95


HUNT THE KILLER

He was an ex-con walking the last steps toward freedom after four years in prison....

He was an ex-con--torn between the lust to get the man who "sent him up the river" and the vow to go straight;

torn between returning to his faithful wife and his pulse-quickening Cuban mistress....

As the prison gates closed behind him he met--not his wife but the enticing Cuban. She took him to a private retreat in the woods. She was everything that he remembered.

Then suddenly she was cold--COLD AND DEAD IN HIS ARMS!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 130 pages
$12.95


WEIRD MYSTERIES #1

Cover dated March 1959, this was the first and only issue of this magazine. It is believed that it may have been produced by Myron Fass who would later start Eerie Publications. In black 'n' white.

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 68 pages
$10.95





KING'S QUEST #1 - Arriving in comic shops May 4!
Ben Acker, Heath Corson (Writers); Dan McDaid (Art); Mark Laming, Dan McDaid, Jonathon Lau, Chris Eliopoulos, Colton Worley (Covers)

Join Flash Gordon, TWO Phantoms, Mandrake the Magician, and Prince Valiant on a disastrous intergalactic rescue mission!
All they have to do is defeat a limitless alien armada and NOT get eaten by a space jungle.
Brought to you by the innumerable talents of Ben Acker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Bizarro), and Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters - New!
Collectors Item: The Shadow's Ring
The Lost 1933 Lone Ranger Radio Episodes
Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger
The "Lost" Episodes of The Shadow Radio Program


The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

In 2014, Meteor House published Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, by Josh Reynolds, a sequel to Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg. Now the adventures of Phileas Fogg continue in Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, chronicling the further exploits of Jules Verne’s most iconic hero.

1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg. Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!

Available in both a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover and a Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback. As always, the print run with our Limited Editions is determined by the number of preorders. That is why preorderers names appear in the book on the acknowledgments page–you make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 15th 2016.)

The paperback is $16 (plus shipping) and the hardcover is $27 (plus shipping).
Or, you can buy both together for $38 (save $5 off the pair, and even more with combined shipping)!


US $16 tpb / $27 hc
5×8 tpb, TBD pages

Cover art by Amar Djouad coming soon!

Meteor House
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows
by Josh Reynolds

Now available in eBook format!


Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, is very nearly out of print, but is now available as an ebook!

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg  finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.

Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg  must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…



PS Publishing
BLACK WINGS V

Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in May!


This fifth instalment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series features twenty stories that use H. P. Lovecraft’s mythos as the basis for imaginative ventures into the weird and terrifying. One of the central themes in Lovecraft’s work is the problematical nature of science in human affairs, and in this volume we find stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Lynne Jamneck, and Donald R. Burleson where scientists come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries.

Lovecraft was a master of the “sense of place,” inventing imaginary towns in New England with a rich and sinister history stretching back centuries. In this book, Jonathan Thomas, W. H. Pugmire, and Sunni K Brock bring Lovecraft’s towns of Arkham, Kingsport, and Innsmouth to life. Sam Gafford, Darrell Schweitzer, and Stephen Woodworth evoke terror in other corners of the American continent, while British writers David Hambling and John Reppion find Lovecraftian horror in little-known towns in England. The world-building that led Lovecraft to fashion an entire universe set in the realm of dreams is duplicated in tales by Cody Goodfellow, Mark Howard Jones, and Donald Tyson.

Madness is always an occupational hazard of the “searchers after horror” who populate Lovecraft’s tales. In this volume, stories by Robert H. Waugh, Nicole Cushing, and Nancy Kilpatrick searingly display the psychological aberrations of characters as they encounter the bizarre. Lovecraft himself has become an iconic character, and his gaunt, lantern-jawed figure stalks the tales by Jason C. Eckhardt and Mollie L. Burleson. This volume concludes, as did its predecessor, with a long poem by Wade German, one of the most dynamic figures in a remarkable renaissance of weird poetry inspired by the work of Lovecraft and his colleagues.

Black Wings V can take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE May 2015
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 317
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-94-2  [£25]
300 Slipcased HC signed by the contributors  — ISBN 978-1-848639-95-9  [£50]




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Tough Tom" by William R. Cox from SHORT STORIES, January 25, 1945

Sometimes the Way to Gunnery School Leads Through the Prize Ring. . . .  A boxing story.

"The Killer and His Dead" by Norman A. Daniels from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, November, 1948
Two corpses lay side by side - and Detective Fleming had to find out which was the murderer and which the victim!

"Gold Goes West" by Buck Billings from THRILLING WESTERN, December, 1936
Blood and Guilt Ride Hand in Hand When Gold Goes West



PULPlications!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2016!



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

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

Pulp Den - Now online!

Endlight Event - New!
Lost In Tanganyika
If I Were You
Dark Debts
The Turret

         Pulp Den  

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

Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Alex Raymond  - New!
Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Edgar F. Wittmack
Step back in time to 1931 with this beautiful photo animation from Moscow artist Alexsey Zakharov
William Byron Mowery - Author, Teacher, Pilot
Harold Winfield Scott - Illustrator - Article from Life magazine, June 29, 1942


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, #4: ‘City of Flaming Shadows’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #9 and #10
‘Manhunt In The African Jungle(s)’: a serial in 15 chapters
The Shadow OTR: ‘Death and the Conjure Man’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2 - New!
The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online
Bits of pulp: Tarzan, New Pulp, and Doc
Meet the original ‘X-Men’
Pulp AdventureCon 2016 report

Sequential Pulp, LLC

Sequential Pulp, LLC has been approved as a publisher for Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and their first book, MARTIANS, GO HOME
has been given a unanimous thumbs up from all the brand managers.

Solicitation will be in the June issue of Diamond's PREVIEWS (Available May 25).

Full solicitation details will be posted on Pulp Coming Attractions when available.
We all need to support this book for Sequential Pulp Comics to be successful and allow some of the other projects that were previously announced to become a reality.

Proposed cover art for the book.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Shadow's Rival
- New!
Judge Lawless - New!
The Golden Masks
King of the Black Market  
The House That Vanished

Skelos Press
Coming soon!


The first issue will contain a never-before-published REH piece illustrated by Mark Schultz.

Subterranean Press
EARLY DAYS: MORE TALES FROM THE PULP ERA
By Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Now available for pre-order!

In 2006, Robert Silverberg published In the Beginning, a generous selection of stories from the early, developmental stages of his distinguished sixty-year career. Fast-paced, energetic, and unabashedly pulp-like in their origins and ambitions, those stories proved to be an unexpected gift to Silverberg’s many readers. That gift continues with Early Days, a second volume of apprentice fiction as wide-ranging and enjoyable as the first.

Early Days collects seventeen impossible to find stories from the years 1956 to 1958, supplemented by a fascinating introduction and extensive notes on the creation and publication history of each story. Together, these non-fiction pieces constitute both an episodic memoir and an affectionate history of an era when pulp magazines still dominated the SF marketplace.

Without exception, each of the stories in Early Days offers honest, unpretentious entertainment. The astonishingly prolific Silverberg may have had a bit to learn back then, but he had an innate understanding of narrative that shines through every one of these tales. The stories range in tone from the grimly dystopian future of “The Inquisitor” to the playful “Space Is the Place,” in which a maintenance technician from Crawford IX experiences comic culture shock during a mandatory vacation on Earth. “Rescue Mission” revolves around the telepathic connection between two interplanetary intelligence agents. “Housemaid No. 103” provides a humorous glimpse into the romantic difficulties of a far future matinee idol. “Harwood’s Vortex” combines a mad scientist, alien invaders, and the possible end of life as we know it into a single colorful narrative.

Silverberg, of course, would evolve into one of the genuine masters of the genre, and this retrospective collection of early work offers invaluable insights into his development. Silverberg himself calls Early Days “an affectionate tribute to my hardworking self of more than half a century ago.” It is all of that and more. Anyone with an interest in Silverberg’s career, or in the history and evolution of modern science fiction, needs to read this book. They may not write ‘em like this anymore, but once upon a time they did. And looking back has never been so much fun.

340+ pages of his apprentice efforts, as well as copious personal notes about the stories.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40




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.

Two Belgian Authors - New!
Two Australian Authors - New!
More Weird Tales from the Renaissance - New!
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) - New!
Ralph Allen Lang (1906-1987)
Anthony F. Klinkner (1880-1953)
George Norsworthy (1889-1957)
Charles Gordon Booth (1896-1949)



Tom Johnson
 SENORA SCORPION
Now available in a Kindle edition!


SENORA SCORPION by Tom Johnson.
Cover illustration by Francis Saint Martin, and cover design and colors by TV "Tom" Powers.

As Spain wields its power in California, the peasants look for a hero to unchain them from Spanish tyranny. They would find that heroic figure in a black-clad outlaw they would call Escorpion  -  Senora Scorpion!

Now available for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle.

Also available in paperback from the author in PULP ECHOES for $15.00 post paid (US).
Contact the author at fadingshadows40@gmail.com
.

Kindle Price:  $1.99


Tom Johnson
 TIL DEATH DO US PART
Now available in a Kindle edition!


TILL DEATH DO US PART by Tom Johnson.
Published by FADING SHADOWS.

Joseph Calweiner’s ace field agent, Nibs Holloway has been dispatched to meet a ship arriving from Africa carrying a fabulous necklace rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gift from Mark Antony. If it is, the jewels will be a fortune worth a small nation. But when the ocean liner docks, the carrier is found dead and the necklace missing. And what is Doctor Death doing back in New York? A cryptic note left at the scene warns Nibs to stay away, or his life will be forfeit!


Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
“The Green Mist” was the fourth installment of Sax Rohmer’s serial, Fu-Manchu first published in The Story-Teller in January 1913. The story would later comprise Chapters 10-12 of the novel, The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu [initially re-titled The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu for U.S. publication]. When Rohmer incorporated the story into the novel, he added linking material intended to make the book appear timely and relevant. However, the true-life Yellow Peril news items that Rohmer has Petrie recount from actual British papers of the day strike a discordant note nearly a century on.

Read the rest at the link below.


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!

“Redmoat” was the third installment of Sax Rohmer’s serial Fu-Manchu, first published in The Story-Teller in December 1912. The story would later comprise Chapters 7-9 of the novel, The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu (initially re-titled The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu for U.S. publication) in 1913. “Redmoat” is significant for delving into the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising. As we discussed in Part Three, this conflict leant credence to the Yellow Peril fiction that had been steadily gaining in popularity over the preceding fifty years. More importantly for our purpose, the Boxer Uprising provided a motive for Dr. Fu-Manchu’s actions.

Read the rest at the link below.

WRAITH - Now available!
by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens


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

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

List Price: $26.99








22 April 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - January 1949

"The Case of the Bible Murders" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective, world’s greatest sleuth, tackles a million-dollar mystery that calls for all his brains and brawn!  Follow Van Loan from Broadway to Brazil on a crimson trail of disaster.

"Death At Magic Lake" by Edward Ronns
"Much Too Clever" by Gabriel Wilson
"The Slender Thread" by C.S. Montayne
"Every Cent Counts" by Ray Cummings
"Murderer’s Mind" by O.B Myers

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories – Summer 1945
 
"Huntress of the Hell-Pack" by John Peter Drummond
Who was this Flame Queen who ravaged the jungle?  Men had died to solve that mystery, bloody bodies left for scavengers. 
And now, Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, faced here—helplessly; for Helene was the Queen’s prisoner—and his first move meant her death.

"Terror Beats the Drums" by Curtis Bishop
"Spoilsmen of Safari" by Day Keene
"Lady Death" by Stuart Friedman
"The Eye of Simba" by Orlando Rigoni
"Juju" by John C. Ropke
"Lair of the Devil Beast" by Cecil Miller
"District 13" by Larry McLane

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future – Fall 1941
 
"The Lost World of Time" by Edmond Hamilton
The Futuremen race into the past to answer a cry for help that had traveled across a hundred million years! 
Follow Captain Future as the greatest enigma of all time transports him into the forgotten ages.

"Long, Long Ago" by Frank Belknap Long
"Undersea Snatch" by William Morrison

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze
GLARE OF THE GORGON
Coming soon!












Adventures in Bronze



Airship 27 Productions
BASS REEVES, FRONTIER MARSHAL VOLUME 2
Now available!



Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the production of a second anthology featuring the adventures of real life western Deputy Marshall, Bass Reeves.  BASS REEVES – FRONTIER MARSHALL Vol One  was released in December of 2015 and has gone on to become one of the publisher’s best selling titles.  Four popular New Pulp writers; Derrick Ferguson, Mel Odom, Gary Phillips and Andrew Salmon, contributed fictional tales starring this legendary western hero.  Bass Reeves was an escaped slave who, during the years of the Civil War, lived among the Indian tribes of the Five Civilized Nations. After the war he was recruited by Judge Isaac Parker to be a U.S. Deputy Marshal and his jurisdiction was the entire Oklahoma territories.

HBO is currently filming a Bass Reeves mini-series with Morgan Freeman as a producer.

Once the book was released, it became an instant hit.  Due to this overwhelming response, Airship 27 Productions is currently assembling a new quartet of Bass Reeves western adventures.  Volume Two will features four brand new stories by returning writers Derrick Ferguson and Mel Odom joined now by Michael Black and Milton Davis.
Production is scheduled for the end of 2016 with an early 2017 release. So, saddle up, western fans, Marshall Bass Reeves is about to hit outlaw trail once more. 



(http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Reeves-Frontier-Marshal-1/dp/0692611797/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460818094&sr=1-1&keywords=bass+reeves+frontier+marshal)


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

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!




Altus Press
The Argosy Library Series 2, Including Max Brand, Headlines Altus Press’ Pulp Fiction Releases for Spring 2016
Highlights Include a Never-Before-Reprinted Max Brand Novel

Altus Press has been busy with a number of significant new pulp fiction reprint collections—many of which have never before been reprinted. Headlined by Series 2 of our popular Argosy Library series which contains stories by authors such as Max Brand, Norbert Davis, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, and Cleve F. Adams (many of which never before reprinted) as well as series characters as Peter the Brazen, Rex McBride, Doan & Carstairs, Semi Dual, Peter Scarlet, Bradshaw the Naturalist, and Cleve & d’Entreville. Many of these books also feature new introductions by scholars such as Will Murray, Garyn G. Roberts, Even Lewis, and Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

In addition to The Argosy Library, Altus Press also presents classic pulp fiction by Frederick Nebel, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and H. Bedford-Jones, among others, featuring characters such as Cardigan, George Chance AKA The Ghost, and Sgt. Brinkhaus.

Below is our complete list of Spring 2016 releases.
They will premiere at the Mike Chomko, Books, table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, taking place April 22-24, 2016, at the Westin Lombard, Yorktown Center.

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

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

324 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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

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

283 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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

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

582 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


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

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

224 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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


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

244 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 16
THE CITY OF STOLEN LIVES: THE ADVENTURES OF PETER THE BRAZEN, VOLUME 1
by Loring Brent
Introduction by Will Murray

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

274 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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


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

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 18
SABOTAGE
by Cleve F. Adams


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

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 19
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL, THE OCCULT DETECTOR, VOLUME 2: 1912–13
by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
Introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D


Pulpdom’s greatest occult detective returns! Volume 2 of the complete reprinting of the Semi Dual series brings three more never-before-reprinted metaphysical, psychological and speculative science adventures, all from the pages of the Munsey pulp magazine, The Cavalier. This volume contains the next three stories: “The Purple Light,” “The Master Mind,” and “Rubies of Doom,” exactly as they were written by Semi Dual creators J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith.

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 20
SOUTH OF FIFTY-THREE
by Jack Bechdolt


Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that magazine’s popularity.

225 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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


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

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover




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


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

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

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

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover







Altus Press
THE CRIMSON MASK OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
by Norman A. Daniels


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

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

280 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press

 
Altus Press
WILL O’ THE WISP
by H. Bedford-Jones



To horse, ye English captains! In the king’s name, ride! For Brian Desmond, spy for France, takes the Dover road tonight!
A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

241 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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


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

389 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover





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

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


Pulps Pricings Sales Census - New!

Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

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


Andy McDermott: THE REVELATION CODE (Wilde/Chase) - Arriving in book stores April 26!

In the heart of Iraq, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery—one worth killing for.
 
Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission. Convinced that he’s unlocked the secrets of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, he’s determined to gather four stone angels that will trigger God’s promised End of Days. And he’s not alone. A former U.S. president, with a vision of all-out religious warfare, plays a role in the dark plot. But while Cross may have the clues to tracking down the remaining angels, he hasn’t been able to match them to real-world locations. For that he has coerced famed archaeologist Nina Wilde into assisting him, using her husband, ex–special forces soldier Eddie Chase, as collateral.
 
With Eddie held hostage, Nina is forced to recover relics of untold power from Rome to Israel. She must find a way to halt Cross’s mad quest, because the last piece of the puzzle is at hand—and with it comes the most terrifying revelation of all.


Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase (Book 11)
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Dell
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
SRP: $9.99



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late June/early July!
Coming to comic shops July 27!

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 5: "Markets of Treason" & "The Black Bat's Triumph"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels. First, murder runs rampant as gruesome cloaked hunchback killers terrorize a city until "The Black Bat's Triumph," in a bizarre thriller edited by future Batman editor Mort Weisinger! Then, the Cowled Crimebuster tackles the toughest racket he's ever confronted when ex-bootleggers band together to manipulate "Markets of Treason." Plus, The Mask returns in a Golden Age classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #5. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY162070.


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 late June/early July!
Coming to comic shops July 27!

THE SHADOW VOLUME 109: "The Blur" & "Blue Face"
The Shadow battles incredible super-villains in startling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts down a mysterious super-foe who appears only as a kaleidoscopic blur and has kidnapped Margo Lane! Then, "Blue Face" conducts a  series of sadistic attacks that net miniscule proceeds, but only The Shadow knows that there is far more to the bizarre crime wave than meets the eye. Plus, a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 109 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY162071.


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 late June/early July!
Coming to comic shops July 27!

THE SHADOW SUPER PACK #4
Sanctum Books collects nine thrilling Shadow novels including Theodore Tinsley's ultra-violent "Prince of Evil" saga in a deluxe collector's set. The Shadow investigates the sadistic machinations of Benedict Stark, attempts to rescue Harry Vincent from "The Murder Genius," uncovers a plot to murder Lamont Cranston in "The Man Who Died Twice" and becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the Prince of Evil's murderous reign. Plus "Messenger of Death," "The Triple Trail," "Cyro" and "The Wasp Returns" by Walter Gibson, "Room 1313" by Bruce Elliott and a classic radio script, "The Comic Strip Killer." Plus, collectible art prints by Graves Gladney and a foreword by Batman film producer Michael Uslan. Softcover, 7x10, 528 pages, B&W,    $49.95

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY162072.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

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

Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"


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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Bold Venture Press
THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURES OF ZORRO
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!


The first volume in the complete adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley debuts from Bold Venture Press!

America's first superhero in his original adventures! Zorro’s popularity has spanned the world, across all cultural demographics, for nearly a century. He was the original masked crime-fighter—defending down-trodden citizens from an oppressive government and criminal elements with his swift blade and keen wit. Now readers to can thrill to his adventures in this six-volume series which collects all his original stories. The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture’s first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, “Zorro Saves a Friend” and “Zorro Hunts a Jackal.” Also: a study of “Zorro’s California” by Sandra R. Curtis; film historian Ed Hulse documents Zorro’s original Hollywood adaptation in “From Pulp Page to Silver Screen.”

Volume One features:
"The Mark of Zorro" ... (the original Zorro novel)
"Zorro Saves a Friend" from Argosy, November 12, 1932
"Zorro Hunts a Jackal" from Argosy, April 22, 1933
Preface by Sandra Curtis, examining Zorro's California
"Pulp Page to Silver Screen" afterword by Ed Hulse.
Illustrations by Ed Coutts


Bold Venture Press
Adventures in Bonding
by William P. Lazarus
Now available!

Bond? James Bond? He couldn’t be James Bond, and probably wasn’t. Unfortunately for Police Sgt. McConnell, the mystery man believes he is the legendary secret agent, and he can’t be dismissed with a shaken-not-stirred vodka martini and a pat on the head. He has information regarding a murder, and he won’t reveal anything unless she plays along. But things get serious when “Bond” starts taking chances with their lives—and the culprits are playing for keeps!

Paperback 5.5" x 8.5", 310 pages
$16.95




Bold Venture Press
I'll Sing at Your Funeral
by Hugh Pentecost
An Inspector Luke Bradley mystery

Now available!

When ex-riveter Pat Cain accepted Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, he found himself hob-nobbing with a clique of voice teachers, theatrical coaches, a numerologist and an Indian Chief. It never occurred to him that violence and death simmered beneath the emotional outbursts of that motley crowd until Inspector Luke Bradley appeared, seeking information about Lydia Eagan, another of Emily’s proteges, who had either been pushed or had jumped out of a hotel window.

Thrill follows thrill in this engrossing mystery as Cain gives Bradley a sleuthing assist while trying to shield a lovely girl.


Paperback 5.5" x 8.5", 230 pages
$14.95




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 2 - New!
Short Reviews – Mists of Mars by George A. Whittington
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 1
RETROSPECTIVE: The Woman of the Wood by A. Merritt
Short Reviews – The Spider Men of Gharr by Wilbur Scott Peacock  


Centipede Press
MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION: FRITZ LEIBER
Now available!


Poet, actor, playwright, chess expert, master of fantastic fiction. Fritz Leiber was a true Renaissance Man. His writing crossed all boundaries, from horror to sword and sorcery. This book goes deep into Leiber’s underrated science fiction oeuvre. It’s a comprehensive, page-turning cache that captures Leiber’s thoroughly original style — altogether mystical, beautiful, and sometimes disturbing.

“The Foxholes of Mars” is a literary assault: a frightening, nitro-fueled tale of war on Mars, with one soldier questioning the futility and purpose of the battle against bug-eyed aliens — a distant mirror-image of our own times. “Space-Time for Springers” is told through the glaring eyes of Gummitch, a cat who happens to possess a genius IQ and a voracious appetite for scientific knowledge. “Night Passage” takes us on a dark journey into a Las Vegas where Earthlings and extra-terrestrials mingle and gamble — and where one man takes a moonlit ride with a mystery woman from Mercury, tailed by some very scary pursuers. “The Mutant’s Brother” is a malevolent mix of horror and SF, a tale of identical twins who each carry a frightful chromosome. One of them is also a monstrous serial killer. The literally chilling “A Pail of Air” takes place in an underground nest, where a family fights to survive in a sunless, moonless, post-apocalyptic world where even helium and carbon dioxide become crawling, shapeless threats.

Fritz Leiber was a storyteller and prophet for the ages. His work will never be dated or irrelevant. Treat this book like a crystal ball. These pages chronicle the world to come. You’ve been warned.


Over 700 pages of Fritz Leiber’s best science fiction.
Afterword by John Pelan.
Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies.
Signed by John Pelan and cover artists Jim & Ruth Keegan.
Fully cloth bound, gorgeous dustjacket, ribbon marker, head and tail bands.

Cloth in dustjacket $45


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

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

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

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

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

CONAN THE AVENGER #25 - Arriving in comic shops April 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Simon Bisley (Cover)

The senses-shattering conclusion to Fred Van Lente’s epic Conan run!
 
In an act of vindictive desperation, the imposter queen Salome intends to sacrifice her twin sister Taramis—the rightful queen—to the demon Thaug, and then unleash the vile beast on the populace.

Can Conan save Taramis and her kingdom before it’s too late?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN THE SLAYER #1
Coming
in July!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: Lee Bermejo
Variant Cover: Mark Schultz (30th Anniversary Variant)


The Cimmerian Becomes the Hunted!

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Eisner Award–nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money, Uncanny X-Men, Aquaman, Sinestro) will team up with 
Sergio Davila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) for Conan the Slayer.

In the first issue of this pulse-pounding new series, Conan finds himself in uncharted territory—on the run!

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale July 13.

CONAN THE SLAYER #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160016 (Bermejo cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY160017 (Schultz cover).


 



CONAN VOLUME 20: A WITCH SHALL BE BORN - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator), José Luis (Illustrator), Andy Owens (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Illustrator)

Writer Fred Van Lente's incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! Taramis, the beloved queen of Khauran, was born with a twin sister, Salome--but by an ancient doom placed on their bloodline Salome's chest bore a scarlet half-moon birthmark: the mark of the witch! Left to die in the desert, Salome survived instead, and grew up to embrace her malevolent destiny . . . and now she's back, to take vengeance on all of Khauran!

Featuring perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos, Conan's crucifixion, this spellbinding volume collects Conan the Avenger #20-25.


Hardcover, Full Color, 144 pages, On sale September 7.

CONAN VOLUME 20: A WITCH SHALL BE BORN is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160080.




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

DEATH by ELECTION
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY  
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)
Pulp Gallery: The UNDERWORLD Magazine (1932-33)
Braggin' Time: BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 - Now available in comic shops!
John Arcudi (Writer), Rich Woodall (Writer), Adam P. Knave (Writer), D.J. Kirkbride (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Paul Levitz (Writer), Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Aaron Lopresti (Writer/Art/Cover), Maxim Šimić (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), Robert Wilson IV (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art)

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit!

Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Šimić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #24 - Coming in July!
Caleb Goellner (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/Art), Buster Moody (Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Geof Darrow (Cover)

This month, follow reluctant astronaut Brad as he traverses an unknown planet in the hilarious space adventure Slothed in Space, featuring the work of Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody! Plus, all-new chapters of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale July 20.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #24 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160058.





DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 HC - Coming in November!
Written by Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Don Mcgregor, John David Warner, Tony Isabella, Dennis O’Neil, Chris Claremont & More
Penciled by Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin, Paul Gulacy, Alan Weiss, Mike Vosburg, Don Perlin, Keith Pollard, Herb Trimpe, Frank Mclaughlin, Sanho Kim & Pat Broderick
Covers by Gabriele Dell’Otto & Nick Cardy


Kung-fu fever had struck the United States! Hot on the heels of the breakout hit MASTER OF KUNG FU, Marvel launched the amazing oversized DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU magazine — headlined by Shang-Chi, Iron Fist and the Sons of the Tiger! Artists including Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin and Paul Gulacy gave DEADLY HANDS their all. With stunning painted covers by the likes of Neal Adams, issues of DEADLY HANDS featured not just the comic-art adventures of Marvel’s greatest kung-fu heroes — but also extensive interviews; martial-arts guides; photo features; and movie, TV and book reviews! Whatever you wanted to know about martial arts, DEADLY HANDS had a kung-fu grip on it!

Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #1-18 and SPECIAL, and DEADLIEST HEROES OF KUNG FU.

Full color, 1120 pages, $125, On sale November 15.

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160915 (Del'Otto cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY160916 (Cardy cover).


 


DEJAH THORIS #6 - Coming in July!
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna

Cover: NEN

The thrilling conclusion to Dejah’s latest adventure!
Reunited with John Carter, Dejah arrives in Helium to find the city in the midst of an uproarious revolution!
Will she be able to bring peace to her city and find the truth behind the disappearance of her father?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 27.

DEJAH THORIS #6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161396.







The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Solar Pons: The Mysterious Traveler Mystery Reader
- New!
H.L. Gold: Beyond Fantasy Fiction
A Taunting Tale from the Mysterious Traveler
EQMM May 2016
Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton and The Saint
Michael Carroll: Analog #1000


Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze radio play - Now online!

The WCRS Radio Players recall the Golden Age of Radio with the production of an unproduced script for the pilot of the 1934 Doc Savage radio series, based on the novel "The Man of Bronze" by Lester Dent as Kenneth Robeson with additional dialogue and production by Mark C. Dooley. Our featured players are Terry O'Connell as Princess Monya, Michael Bryan Walt as Monk Mayfair and Renny Renwick, and Mark C. Dooley as Doc Savage, Ham Brooks, Long Tom Roberts, Johnny Littlejohn, King Chaac, the Feathered Serpent, and a variety of evil Mayans. Guest appearance by the Sonic Screwdriver as the Ultra Violet Ray. Performed July 7th at InConJunction 2013.


Doc Savage: Movie - FEAR CAY - Now online!

A movie created by Doc Savage fans.
This is a real treat! Give it a try! You will not be disappointed.


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


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

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

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

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


$12.95 USD

Full track listing can be seen here.


Fedogan and Bremer


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)






The Golden Age

The Golden Age blog is down.

Mark Schultz ~ Assorted Covers
Robert E. Howard's Kull - the unpublished Barry Smith
Barry Smith ~ The Robert E. Howard Memorial Portfolio
Jeff Jones illustrating Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard
Misc Art illustrating Robert E. Howard


Go Hero
Now available for pre-order!

THE SPIDER
by GO HERO X EXECUTIVE REPLICAS X PHICEN LTD


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

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

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

 




Hermes Press: THE COMPLETE JIM APARO CHARLTON PHANTOM HC - Coming in July!
(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, On sale July 27.

THE COMPLETE JIM APARO PHANTOM is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161575.




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #53 - Coming in July!

In this issue we feature the spectacular art of Mel Odom, an illustrator best known for his iconic work for Playboy magazine, amongst many other publications. Our feature includes dozens of reproductions taken from the original art, sketches, photos, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of contemporary illustrator Don Maitz, whose brilliant science fiction and fantasy illustrations are well known to fans of both genres. Our profile looks at his entire career, and presents many spectacular reproductions of his finest book jacket illustrations and much more. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale July 27.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #53 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY162085.




JAMES BOND #8 - Coming in July!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags… and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 20.

JAMES BOND #8 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161400.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE HOUSE WITH A BAD NAME
A FICTION HOUSE PRESS FACSIMILE REPRINT


"The House With a Bad Name" is one of the most intriguing mystery romances that has appeared for many a day. Sheehan writes so well that one has the impression of watching a play. The characters stand out clear cut, each scene is brought out vividly.

The author has daringly located a house of mystery in a New York suburb and peopled it with the most romantic people imaginable. One falls in love with the heroine at a glance; admires her chivalrous father and wants to shake the hand of the faithful butler.

Melissina Tyrone is as quaint and lovely a heroine as ever graced the pages of a novel. Eugene Buckhannon loses his heart to her the moment she steps through the doorway of the mysterious house on Cinnamon street--the house with a bad name--enveloped in a secret which grows tenser and more baffling with each chapter.

Once at dead of night a mysterious coffin was carried from the weird, whispery dwelling. Partridge the butler knows about it. But Partridge has a great secret--one of such vital meaning to Melissina that he acknowledges a false accusation of embezzlement rather than disclose it. To tell the entire plot would be to spoil in part the treat waiting for the reader.

One of the characters is a mysterious woman in black. She is so well portrayed that the verse, "The blue-eyed vampire, sated at her feast, smiles bloodily against the leprous moon," quoted by another character, seems appropriate in description. The book contains nothing forbidding or gruesome, however, but is really a beautiful romance in an appropriate setting.

Trade Paperback, 386 pages
$16.99


THE METAL MONSTER / MYSTERY OF THE LOST RACE

THE METAL MONSTER
What was this fantastic giant machine that strode out of the sea, and what was its weird mission?

MYSTERY OF THE LOST RACE
It was an incredible secret Renault was trying to reveal when a mysterious death struck him down.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 190 pages
$12.95

E. K. Jarvis was a house name used by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company for its pulp magazine line including Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures. A house name is a pen name which the publishing company used to hide the identities of numerous writers. Known to have appeared under this house name were Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Paul W. Fairman, Robert Silverberg, Henry Slesar, and Robert Moore Williams.



 
 
JUSTICE, INC.: THE AVENGER TPB - Coming in July!
Cover: Alex Ross
Writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
Art: Ronilson Freire

In the raging flame of tragedy, millionaire adventurer Richard Henry Benson was forged into something more than human… the ultimate master of disguise and deadly scourge of the underworld known as The Avenger! As world war rages in 1940, The Avenger dedicates his fortune to building a crack team of scientists and thrill-seekers, sworn to protect the homeland from gangsters and terrorists… but in this dangerous world, even the headquarters of Justice, Inc. can be infiltrated! Unknown assailants, nearly transparent and inhumanly strong, strike a fearsome blow at The Avenger’s organization, subjecting a dear friend to a fate worse than death. What is the terrible secret of these invisible foes, and how does their far-reaching conspiracy threaten to drag America into war? New York Times bestselling author Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Star Wars: Princess Leia) joins Christopher Sequeira (Astonishing Tales) and Ronilson Freire (The Green Hornet) for the globe-trotting Man of a Thousand Faces’ epic battle against The Invisible Death, plus a bonus tale debuting the mysterious saboteur, The Sleeperman!

Softcover, 7 x 10, Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale July 13.

JUSTICE INC. TPB is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161402
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KING'S QUEST #3 (OF 5)  - Coming in July!
Writer: Ben Acker, Heath Corson
Art: Dan McDaid

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


Kings in chains! Flash Gordon, The Phantoms, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, and Jungle Jim are captives of the most merciless emperor of any galaxy… and as it turns out, it’s not Ming! Spoiler: The heroes escape and there’s lots and lots and lots of space-fighting.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 6.

KING'S QUEST #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY16
1403 (Laming cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161404 (Lau cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161405 (Subscription variant cover).





KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #1 (of 6) - Coming in July!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: Main Cover: Felipe Massafera; Incentive Cover 1: Nick Robles; Incentive Cover 2: Eric Powell

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito's groundbreaking literary property Skull Island.

BOOM! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.


Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island -- their new home -- and are horrified to discover it is populated by dinosaurs, giant creatures... and Kongs.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 13.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161216
.



Lobster Johnson: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #3 (of 3) - Coming in July!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The giant robot invasion of New York comes to a showdown when the Lobster has to get into a machine’s head to drive it out of the city.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale July 27.


METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160090.




LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #1 (OF 6) - Coming in July!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: John Cassaday

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told! This first chapter, entitled “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear,” creates a world of carefully researched alternative history in 1936 as we learn whatever happened to The Lone Ranger and discover his familial link to the emergence of a man who is a modern day urban version of The Lone Ranger himself. What is the blood connection of The Green Hornet to The Lone Ranger? What is the link of Olympic runner Jesse Owens to The Green Hornet? What role does Bat Masterson play in The Lone Ranger’s New York adventure? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice? The shocking answers lie in the historic first issue of “The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions of Justice!”

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 6.

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161370.




LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #5 (of 6) - Coming in July!
Cover A: Felipe Massafera
Cover B: Roberto Castro
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Art: Roberto Castro

With the scope of the plot behind Jane’s kidnapping laid bare, Tarzan and Sheena are faced with something even more sinister: the possibility that no timeline is safe from the depredations of an apocalyptic cult! But with few resources and even fewer friends, can they wrest their fates and the future of their homes from the hands of Laine and her power mad cronies?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 20.

LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161406 (Massafera cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161407 (Castro cover).



 

LOST IN SPACE #2 - Arriving in comic shops April 27!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi
(Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) 
Patrick McEvoy, Photo

Season Four continues with the lost scripts of Carey Wilber! In Part 2 of “The Curious Galactics”, John Robinson, Will Robinson, and Major Don West are being maneuvered like bugs in a glass jar, finding obstacle after obstacle in their attempt to get back to Jupiter Two — and the culprits, a couple of nosy aliens, are about to throw something really dangerous at them!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


   

 
 

LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES VOLUME 1 HC - Coming in July!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) Steve Stanley

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! The first lost episode of Irwin Allen’s beloved sci-fi series is collected into a deluxe hardcover edition.
Features the complete three issue story “The Curious Galactics,” Carey Wilber’s original script pages, and more!

Hardcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $21.99, On sale July 20.


LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES HC is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161057.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Collectors Item: The Shadow's Ring
The Lost 1933 Lone Ranger Radio Episodes
Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger
The "Lost" Episodes of The Shadow Radio Program


The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

In 2014, Meteor House published Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, by Josh Reynolds, a sequel to Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg. Now the adventures of Phileas Fogg continue in Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, chronicling the further exploits of Jules Verne’s most iconic hero.

1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg. Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!

Available in both a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover and a Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback. As always, the print run with our Limited Editions is determined by the number of preorders. That is why preorderers names appear in the book on the acknowledgments page–you make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 15th 2016.)

The paperback is $16 (plus shipping) and the hardcover is $27 (plus shipping).
Or, you can buy both together for $38 (save $5 off the pair, and even more with combined shipping)!


US $16 tpb / $27 hc
5×8 tpb, TBD pages

Cover art by Amar Djouad coming soon!

Moonstone Books
THE BLACK BAT & THE PURPLESCAR : FACES OF FEAR ILLUSTRATED NOVEL
(Writer) Ron Fortier; (Art) Rob Davis; (Cover) Dennis Calero

Coming in July!

When dead gangsters begin appearing all over New York, the Black Bat and his team find themselves on the trail of a merciless crime boss known as Mr. Mask. 
At the same time a strange vigilante known as the Purple Scar enters fray, but is he friend or foe?
Will even the pairing of the Black Bat and this mysterious new crime-fighter to solve the mystery of the Faces of Fear?

Softcover, 100 pages, 7 x 10, $9.99,
On sale July 27.

THE BLACK BAT & THE PURPLE SCAR is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161634.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Hermit Murder" by Anthony Tompkins from G-MEN DETECTIVE, September, 1947

When a recluse is killed, Chief of Police Ted Langan looks beyond the evidence and comes up with some startling facts!

"The Owl and the Foul" by Cliff Walters from POPULAR SPORTS, Spring (April), 1946
While Hunting Ivory at a Sandlot Baseball Game, "Owl" Donohue Razzes a Pitcher, Gets Beaned by a Sizzler, and Signs Up a Wow!

"Big Feet Turns Gondolier" by Andrew H. Hepburn from SHORT STORIES, February 10, 1944
Featuring: Big Feet
As the Rangers Landed in Venice - Big Feet Was There in Force. A WWII Story.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Swords in the Mist (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 3) by Fritz Leiber - New!
Conan Vs Rune by Barry Windsor-Smith
The Affair of the Cuckolded Warlock by H. Warner Munn
Swords against Death by Fritz Leiber
The Tree by H. P. Lovecraft
Weird Detective: The Stars Are Wrong  

Pulp Den - Now online!

Lost In Tanganyika - New!
If I Were You - New!
Dark Debts
The Turret
Interview With Marie Lavender
Writing In The Modern Age Interview With Tom Johnson

Port Nowhere

         Pulp Den  

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

Some beautiful covers from the Elks magazine by Edgar F. Wittmack  - New!
Step back in time to 1931 with this beautiful photo animation from Moscow artist Alexsey Zakharov
William Byron Mowery - Author, Teacher, Pilot
Harold Winfield Scott - Illustrator - Article from Life magazine, June 29, 1942


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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #9 and #10 - New!
‘Manhunt In The African Jungle(s)’: a serial in 15 chapters
The Shadow OTR: ‘Death and the Conjure Man’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online - New!
Bits of pulp: Tarzan, New Pulp, and Doc
Meet the original ‘X-Men’
Pulp AdventureCon 2016 report
A rundown of pulp shows for 2016
Genesis of the lightsaber?
Radio Archives
The Spider #24 Audiobook
King of the Red Killers

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

Now available!

Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld — to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth — the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails — realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head — its own weight in the purest gold!

Wentworth's best friend, Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, pointedly informed him on one blunt occasion that he would send Richard Wentworth to the death house if positive proof that the wealthy criminologist was really the Spider ever came into his hands. Here lies the genius of Norvell Page’s Spider. Wentworth had a secret identity, but hardly anyone was fooled by it! The white-hot relationships between the cast of characters were mature, even modern by our standards. This while he battled supercriminals such as the Fly, Iron Man and the Bat-Man.
 
Once, during a respite in a typical blood-and-screaming-bullets carnage of urban combat, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick ticked off a long list of suspects. Wentworth blurted out this self-revealing truth. “I’m suspicious of everyone,” he admitted, “even of myself sometimes.” And well he should be. For Richard Wentworth was an undiagnosed manic-depressive—if not paranoid schizophrenic—subject to violent mood swings, climbing to unutterable heights of exultation in one scene, then crashing into the blackest depths of despair the next. When the Spider-madness came over him, he might pick up his treasured Stradivarius violin and launch into a night-long serenade to soul-searching. Or, he might putty up his face, don black hat and cape, go out Spidering.…

This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! King of the Red Killers originally published in The Spider magazine, September, 1935.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #33 Audiobook
Patrol of the Cloud Crusher

by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria

50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 5 hours - $9.99 Audio CDs
 

Out of war-torn skies soars…G-8 and His Battle Aces! The greatest combat pilot of the War to End All Wars, G-8’s true name was stricken from all official records. Flying a supercharged warplane, backed by his wild wingmen, Bull Martin and Nippy Weston, G-8 fought the most horrific foes the Kaiser could throw at him.

 
Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, a particularly wild tale torn from the June, 1936 issue. Hogan outdoes himself by pitting his hero against an astounding threat—titanic disembodied hands reach out of the clouds to ensnare and crush Allied aircraft! Even the Master Spy is baffled.

It begins with a ghostly hand that snatched an important clue and vanished! If that wasn't baffling enough, a patrol flying past a giant cloud encountered a monster arm whose crushing fingers destroyed their warplanes.

Taking to the skies, G-8 rushes to investigate the so-called Hand of Providence that had seemingly taken the German side in the war. But it was one thing to fly into that hell cloud. Quite another to survive the encounter!

When the Flying Spy and his Battle Aces take on the challenge of the Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, will they return––or will their own aircraft be pulverized by the seemingly supernatural power? Herr Doctor Kreuger strikes again!

Nick Santa Maria narrates this ripping yarn of World War I air-to-air combat with his usual mastery.

 
50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 5 hours - $9.99 Audio CDs


Sequential Pulp, LLC

Sequential Pulp, LLC has been approved as a publisher for Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and their first book, MARTIANS, GO HOME
has been given a unanimous thumbs up from all the brand managers.

Solicitation will be in the June issue of Diamond's PREVIEWS (Available May 25).

Full solicitation details will be posted on Pulp Coming Attractions when available.
We all need to support this book for Sequential Pulp Comics to be successful and allow some of the other projects that were previously announced to become a reality.

Proposed cover art for the book.




THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #2 (of 5) - Coming in July!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


While hot on the trail of the deadly and elusive Red Empress, The Shadow attempts to rescue a missing heiress he is convinced was kidnapped by the Tong crime leader. Falling into the Chinese gang’s elaborate trap, The Master of Darkness must find a way to escape certain death. All the while, Margo Lane and Moe Shrevnitz stand watch for any sign of trouble. Will Margo be able to assist her friend and companion? Or will the Tong death scenario claim her life as well? From the pen and talents of Eisner Award-winner, Matt Wagner, comes a tale of adventure and romance that will shake The Shadow’s world to its very core. With colors by rising talent Brennan Wagner, this five-issue series delivers the sort of pulp action that Shadow fans have loved for decades.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 6.

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161378.






The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Mysterious 3


The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 75!
This time around Barry looks at the news of Margo Lane's death in Matt Wagner's return to The Shadow and then dives into a review of 1994's THE SHADOW AND THE MYSTERIOUS 3, written by Michael Kaluta!

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



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Golden Masks
- New!
King of the Black Market  
The House That Vanished

Subterranean Press
EARLY DAYS: MORE TALES FROM THE PULP ERA
By Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Now available for pre-order!

In 2006, Robert Silverberg published In the Beginning, a generous selection of stories from the early, developmental stages of his distinguished sixty-year career. Fast-paced, energetic, and unabashedly pulp-like in their origins and ambitions, those stories proved to be an unexpected gift to Silverberg’s many readers. That gift continues with Early Days, a second volume of apprentice fiction as wide-ranging and enjoyable as the first.

Early Days collects seventeen impossible to find stories from the years 1956 to 1958, supplemented by a fascinating introduction and extensive notes on the creation and publication history of each story. Together, these non-fiction pieces constitute both an episodic memoir and an affectionate history of an era when pulp magazines still dominated the SF marketplace.

Without exception, each of the stories in Early Days offers honest, unpretentious entertainment. The astonishingly prolific Silverberg may have had a bit to learn back then, but he had an innate understanding of narrative that shines through every one of these tales. The stories range in tone from the grimly dystopian future of “The Inquisitor” to the playful “Space Is the Place,” in which a maintenance technician from Crawford IX experiences comic culture shock during a mandatory vacation on Earth. “Rescue Mission” revolves around the telepathic connection between two interplanetary intelligence agents. “Housemaid No. 103” provides a humorous glimpse into the romantic difficulties of a far future matinee idol. “Harwood’s Vortex” combines a mad scientist, alien invaders, and the possible end of life as we know it into a single colorful narrative.

Silverberg, of course, would evolve into one of the genuine masters of the genre, and this retrospective collection of early work offers invaluable insights into his development. Silverberg himself calls Early Days “an affectionate tribute to my hardworking self of more than half a century ago.” It is all of that and more. Anyone with an interest in Silverberg’s career, or in the history and evolution of modern science fiction, needs to read this book. They may not write ‘em like this anymore, but once upon a time they did. And looking back has never been so much fun.

340+ pages of his apprentice efforts, as well as copious personal notes about the stories.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40




TARZAN ON FILM  - Coming July 5!
by Scott Tracy Griffin

In this authoritative volume, writer and historian Scott Tracy Griffin traces the development of the history-making Tarzan franchise, from the motion-picture industry’s early silents and serials, through the high point of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer era featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, to modern worldwide hits like Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Walt Disney Studios’ animated Tarzan.

Hardcover, 224 pages, $39.95

TARZAN ON FILM is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161826.


Amazon.com      Titan Books



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.

Ralph Allen Lang (1906-1987) - New!
Anthony F. Klinkner (1880-1953) - New!
George Norsworthy (1889-1957) - New!
Charles Gordon Booth (1896-1949)
Myrtle Levy Gaylord (1895-1960)
John Murray Reynolds (1900-1993)
Fire or Ice?


Tom Johnson
 SENORA SCORPION
Now available in a Kindle edition!


SENORA SCORPION by Tom Johnson.
Cover illustration by Francis Saint Martin, and cover design and colors by TV "Tom" Powers.

As Spain wields its power in California, the peasants look for a hero to unchain them from Spanish tyranny. They would find that heroic figure in a black-clad outlaw they would call Escorpion  -  Senora Scorpion!

Now available for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle.

Also available in paperback from the author in PULP ECHOES for $15.00 post paid (US).
Contact the author at fadingshadows40@gmail.com
.

Kindle Price:  $1.99


Tom Johnson
 TIL DEATH DO US PART
Now available in a Kindle edition!


TILL DEATH DO US PART by Tom Johnson.
Published by FADING SHADOWS.

Joseph Calweiner’s ace field agent, Nibs Holloway has been dispatched to meet a ship arriving from Africa carrying a fabulous necklace rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gift from Mark Antony. If it is, the jewels will be a fortune worth a small nation. But when the ocean liner docks, the carrier is found dead and the necklace missing. And what is Doctor Death doing back in New York? A cryptic note left at the scene warns Nibs to stay away, or his life will be forfeit!


Kindle Price:    $1.99


THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #4 (OF 4) - Coming in July!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Shadow’s strange trip through time, space, and identity ends where it began: a Nazi Compound on Long Island. He confronts humiliation and death, justice and mercy, and some Shadows of his own. Submitted for your approval, the end of the Shadow’s odyssey through… the Twilight Zone.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 27.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY161415.



WAR HAWK: A Tucker Wayne Novel - Now available!
by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood


Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane are thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to shake the foundations of American democracy in this second exciting Sigma Force spinoff adventure from New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.

Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She’s on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. To keep them safe, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist—a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.

From the haunted ruins of a plantation in the deep South to the beachheads of a savage civil war in Trinidad, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a mystery that leads back to World War II, to a true event that is even now changing the world . . . and will redefine what it means to be human.

With no one to trust, they will be forced to break the law, expose national secrets, and risk everything to stop a madman determined to control the future of modern warfare for his own diabolical ends. But can Tucker and Kane withstand a force so indomitable that it threatens our very future?


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
List Price: $27.99



WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (of 5) - Coming in July!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene is on the case to capture the Lovecraftian monster leaving the empty skins of human victims all over New York City and uncover its connection to a blasphemous crime family. At the same time, his partner, Det. Sana Fayez, tries to uncover Greene’s sanity-blasting secret, but can her mind survive learning the weird detective’s true identity?



Full Color, 48 pages, $3.99, On sale July 20.


WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY160106.



William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Most people have never heard of The Mysteries of Myra, much less seen the surviving footage. This 1916 silent serial was produced by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and directed by The Wharton Brothers for The Whartons Studio in Ithaca, New York. As late as the early talkie era, New York was still a rival for Hollywood with Paramount Pictures based on the East Coast until the early 1930s. The Mysteries of Myra was intended to carry on the tradition of The Perils of Pauline and The Exploits of Elaine, it was the work of the same screenwriter of those two lucrative serials, Charles Goddard, but The Mysteries of Myra was very different from any serial before or since in terms of structure and content.

Read the rest at the link below.


WRAITH - Arriving in book stores April 26!
by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens


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

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

List Price: $26.99








15 April 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



 


The Los Angeles SubERBs and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. take pleasure in finally announcing the 2016 ECOF to be held at the Warner Center Marriott hotel beginning Sunday, June 26, and ending late Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016.

    Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills
    21850 Oxnard St.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367      818-887-4800 

Due to unavoidable delays, the room rates at the Marriott are not as favorable as we would have liked. Discount rates are now $177 per day, plus taxes.
Twenty-five rooms have been set aside for our organization.
Reservations can be made at  818-887-4800  and tell the Marriott operator that you want the Edgar Rice Burroughs – Tarzan group rate.

NOTE: June 7 is the last date to register and receive the special reduced rate.

Esteemed guests who have said they will attend include
John Burroughs, ERB’s grandson
Linda Burroughs, Llana Jane Burroughs, and Dejah Burroughs
James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc.
Nancy Miller (Mrs. Denny Miller)
Buddy Saunders, author of “The Martian Legion”
Martin Powell
Thomas Yeates
William Stout
Scott Tracy Griffin (with his new book “Tarzan on Film”)
Michael Hatt (author of “Tarzan Slept Here”)
Michael A. Sanford (author of an upcoming authorized Tarzan pastiche)
Michael Sellers (author of “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood”)
Bob Zeuschner (author of a huge new ERB bibliography)
Other guests to be announced.


Special Preview Screening of Legend of  Tarzan
Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.17.01 AMThis event is in conjunction with the release of the Warner Bros. “Legend of Tarzan” and we will receive an early pre-release showing of the highly anticipated film on the Warner Bros. movie lot. The WB theater can accommodate only 200 guests. The film is rated PG-13. Children under 10 will not be admitted. Movie lot security requires everyone in attendance to have pre-registered and present an ID upon exiting the bus due to security requirements at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. will also open their WB museum for a two-hour tour, but we are limited to just 110 people. There is an extra charge to go on the tour. Bus transportation will be provided to carry guests from the Marriott hotel to and from the Warner Bros. movie lot in Burbank.


Registration
There is a two tier registration fee.

OPTION A: $85: Includes ECOF admission, bus transport, movie, goodie bag, WB studio tour.
OPTION B: $40: Same as option A but without the WB studio tour.

Pre-registration form and huckster table reservations are available on Bill Hillman’s site:
http://www.erbzine.com/dumdum/
and the ERB, Inc. website: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/


Tentative Schedule
    Saturday afternoon early arrivals.
    Saturday evening 6 pm: snacks at a member’s home (transportation will be arranged)
    Sunday – hand out registration packets; huckster room opens at 9 am
    Sunday panels: 10 am welcome; four panels during the day (tentative)
    Sunday evening: no-host mixer on the Marriott patio
    Monday huckster room and panels: 10-11 am  11-12 noon    2-3 pm   3-4 pm (tentative)
    Monday evening gala auction 7-9 pm
    Tuesday morning: tours of the WB museum limited to 110 people (extra charge)
    Tuesday evening: buses take us to Warner Bros. and return to the Marriott after the movie.




ECOF 2016
 
2016 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention




MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Supporting membership (not attending, but wants to receive the program book) is $15. Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bird Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday.
All dealer tables are sold out.

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2016. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
To be announced.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).
 
NEW PULP SUNDAY
For the fourth year in a row, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con is hosting a five hour block devoted to the New pulp Movement to be held on Sunday April 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. A group of today's finest New Pulp writers and artists will be participating in both panels and readings.

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

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night from 8 p.m. tp Midnight (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our sixteenth show, for the ninth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $117/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 6, 2016!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.

JERRY WEIST ESTATE AUCTION
We've now uploaded all of the auction items for this year's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Jerry Weist estate auctions on our FB page. 
There are 4 albums for the Friday night auction, and 2 albums for the Saturday night auction. 
See: https://www.facebook.com/Windy-City-Pulp-and-Paper-Convention-LLC-206780974333/





Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - January 1949

"The Case of the Bible Murders" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective, world’s greatest sleuth, tackles a million-dollar mystery that calls for all his brains and brawn!  Follow Van Loan from Broadway to Brazil on a crimson trail of disaster.

"Death At Magic Lake" by Edward Ronns
"Much Too Clever" by Gabriel Wilson
"The Slender Thread" by C.S. Montayne
"Every Cent Counts" by Ray Cummings
"Murderer’s Mind" by O.B Myers

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories – Summer 1945
 
"Huntress of the Hell-Pack" by John Peter Drummond
Who was this Flame Queen who ravaged the jungle?  Men had died to solve that mystery, bloody bodies left for scavengers. 
And now, Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, faced here—helplessly; for Helene was the Queen’s prisoner—and his first move meant her death.

"Terror Beats the Drums" by Curtis Bishop
"Spoilsmen of Safari" by Day Keene
"Lady Death" by Stuart Friedman
"The Eye of Simba" by Orlando Rigoni
"Juju" by John C. Ropke
"Lair of the Devil Beast" by Cecil Miller
"District 13" by Larry McLane

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



Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future – Fall 1941
 
"The Lost World of Time" by Edmond Hamilton
The Futuremen race into the past to answer a cry for help that had traveled across a hundred million years! 
Follow Captain Future as the greatest enigma of all time transports him into the forgotten ages.

"Long, Long Ago" by Frank Belknap Long
"Undersea Snatch" by William Morrison

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze
GLARE OF THE GORGON
Coming soon!












Adventures in Bronze



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Series 2, Including Max Brand, Headlines Altus Press’ Pulp Fiction Releases for Spring 2016
Highlights Include a Never-Before-Reprinted Max Brand Novel

Altus Press has been busy with a number of significant new pulp fiction reprint collections—many of which have never before been reprinted. Headlined by Series 2 of our popular Argosy Library series which contains stories by authors such as Max Brand, Norbert Davis, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, and Cleve F. Adams (many of which never before reprinted) as well as series characters as Peter the Brazen, Rex McBride, Doan & Carstairs, Semi Dual, Peter Scarlet, Bradshaw the Naturalist, and Cleve & d’Entreville. Many of these books also feature new introductions by scholars such as Will Murray, Garyn G. Roberts, Even Lewis, and Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

In addition to The Argosy Library, Altus Press also presents classic pulp fiction by Frederick Nebel, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and H. Bedford-Jones, among others, featuring characters such as Cardigan, George Chance AKA The Ghost, and Sgt. Brinkhaus.

Below is our complete list of Spring 2016 releases.
They will premiere at the Mike Chomko, Books, table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, taking place April 22-24, 2016, at the Westin Lombard, Yorktown Center.

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

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

324 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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

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

283 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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

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

582 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


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

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

224 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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


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

244 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 16
THE CITY OF STOLEN LIVES: THE ADVENTURES OF PETER THE BRAZEN, VOLUME 1
by Loring Brent
Introduction by Will Murray

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

274 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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


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

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 18
SABOTAGE
by Cleve F. Adams


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

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 19
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL, THE OCCULT DETECTOR, VOLUME 2: 1912–13
by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
Introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D


Pulpdom’s greatest occult detective returns! Volume 2 of the complete reprinting of the Semi Dual series brings three more never-before-reprinted metaphysical, psychological and speculative science adventures, all from the pages of the Munsey pulp magazine, The Cavalier. This volume contains the next three stories: “The Purple Light,” “The Master Mind,” and “Rubies of Doom,” exactly as they were written by Semi Dual creators J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith.

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library Volume 20
SOUTH OF FIFTY-THREE
by Jack Bechdolt


Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that magazine’s popularity.

225 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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


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

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover




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


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

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

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

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover







Altus Press
THE CRIMSON MASK OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
by Norman A. Daniels


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

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

280 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press

 
Altus Press
WILL O’ THE WISP
by H. Bedford-Jones



To horse, ye English captains! In the king’s name, ride! For Brian Desmond, spy for France, takes the Dover road tonight!
A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

241 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



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


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

389 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover





Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
DOC SAVAGE ANNIVERSARY INSTANT COLLECTION SALE!
Offer expires midnight, April 17, 2016!

February 17 marked the  83rd anniversary of the debut of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE. 
On that day, Sanctum Books received their first advance copies of Sanctum Books' DOC SAVAGE #87, which completes the reprinting of ALL 182 Doc Savage pulp novels!

In commemoration of this event, for the next two months Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price to anyone who wants to purchase a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00.
The first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for just $1,050.00 postpaid.

Some of these volumes are already sold out (except in superpacks) so this could be your last chance to obtain a COMPLETE collection of these Sanctum Books series!

Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245
or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com.

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Michael Panush and his novel "The Dagger Men"

Author Michael Panush discusses his new novel "The Dagger Men."  Set in the classic pulp era of the 1920s, Clay Shamus (Golem Detective), Zipporeh Sarfati (Sephadic Swordswoman), and Harvey Holtz (Jewish mystic and scholar) do battle with the Sicarii, an ancient order of dagger wielding terrorist who are plotting the destruction of the modern world!  Lots of action, adventure, and strange doings.
 
Mike has a lot of books available at Amazon.  Once you've enjoyed "The Dagger Men", you will want more!
 
We also have some interesting tangents and suggestions for outside reading.


Past episodes:
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Pulp Power Couple
Rick Lai, Cthulhu, and Dangerous Things!

Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"


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

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

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

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


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER
Coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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



Bold Venture Press
Adventures in Bonding
by William P. Lazarus
Now available!

Bond? James Bond? He couldn’t be James Bond, and probably wasn’t. Unfortunately for Police Sgt. McConnell, the mystery man believes he is the legendary secret agent, and he can’t be dismissed with a shaken-not-stirred vodka martini and a pat on the head. He has information regarding a murder, and he won’t reveal anything unless she plays along. But things get serious when “Bond” starts taking chances with their lives—and the culprits are playing for keeps!

Paperback 5.5" x 8.5", 310 pages
$16.95




Bold Venture Press
THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURES OF ZORRO
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!


The first volume in the complete adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley debuts from Bold Venture Press!

America's first superhero in his original adventures! Zorro’s popularity has spanned the world, across all cultural demographics, for nearly a century. He was the original masked crime-fighter—defending down-trodden citizens from an oppressive government and criminal elements with his swift blade and keen wit. Now readers to can thrill to his adventures in this six-volume series which collects all his original stories. The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture’s first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, “Zorro Saves a Friend” and “Zorro Hunts a Jackal.” Also: a study of “Zorro’s California” by Sandra R. Curtis; film historian Ed Hulse documents Zorro’s original Hollywood adaptation in “From Pulp Page to Silver Screen.”

Volume One features:
"The Mark of Zorro" ... (the original Zorro novel)
"Zorro Saves a Friend" from Argosy, November 12, 1932
"Zorro Hunts a Jackal" from Argosy, April 22, 1933
Preface by Sandra Curtis, examining Zorro's California
"Pulp Page to Silver Screen" afterword by Ed Hulse.
Illustrations by Ed Coutts




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Mists of Mars by George A. Whittington - New!
Building a Weird Tales Library: Part 1 - New!
RETROSPECTIVE: The Woman of the Wood by A. Merritt
Short Reviews – The Spider Men of Gharr by Wilbur Scott Peacock  
The Pulp Swordsmen: Cinel Loarn
Short Reviews – Raiders of the Second Moon by Basil Wells (as Gene Ellerman)


Cimmeria by Innsmouth Gold - Now available!
Music inspired by Robert E. Howard

Digital Album
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Buy Now  £7





CONAN THE SLAYER #1
Coming
in July!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: Lee Bermejo
Variant Cover: Mark Schultz (30th Anniversary Variant)


The Cimmerian Becomes the Hunted!

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Eisner Award–nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money, Uncanny X-Men, Aquaman, Sinestro) will team up with 
Sergio Davila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) for Conan the Slayer.

In the first issue of this pulse-pounding new series, Conan finds himself in uncharted territory—on the run!

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale July 13.


 



CONAN VOLUME 20: A WITCH SHALL BE BORN - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator), José Luis (Illustrator), Andy Owens (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Illustrator)

Writer Fred Van Lente's incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! Taramis, the beloved queen of Khauran, was born with a twin sister, Salome--but by an ancient doom placed on their bloodline Salome's chest bore a scarlet half-moon birthmark: the mark of the witch! Left to die in the desert, Salome survived instead, and grew up to embrace her malevolent destiny . . . and now she's back, to take vengeance on all of Khauran!

Featuring perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos, Conan's crucifixion, this spellbinding volume collects Conan the Avenger #20-25.


Hardcover, Full Color, 144 pages, On sale September 7.


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

DEATH by ELECTION
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY  
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)
Pulp Gallery: The UNDERWORLD Magazine (1932-33)
Braggin' Time: BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 - Arriving in comic shops April 20!
John Arcudi (Writer), Rich Woodall (Writer), Adam P. Knave (Writer), D.J. Kirkbride (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Paul Levitz (Writer), Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Aaron Lopresti (Writer/Art/Cover), Maxim Šimić (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), Robert Wilson IV (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art)

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit!

Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Šimić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 - Coming in July!
Caleb Goellner (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/A), Buster Moody (Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Geof Darrow (Cover)

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit!

Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Šimić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale July 20.




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

H.L. Gold: Beyond Fantasy Fiction
- New!
A Taunting Tale from the Mysterious Traveler
EQMM May 2016
Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton and The Saint
Michael Carroll: Analog #1000


Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze radio play - Now online!

The WCRS Radio Players recall the Golden Age of Radio with the production of an unproduced script for the pilot of the 1934 Doc Savage radio series, based on the novel "The Man of Bronze" by Lester Dent as Kenneth Robeson with additional dialogue and production by Mark C. Dooley. Our featured players are Terry O'Connell as Princess Monya, Michael Bryan Walt as Monk Mayfair and Renny Renwick, and Mark C. Dooley as Doc Savage, Ham Brooks, Long Tom Roberts, Johnny Littlejohn, King Chaac, the Feathered Serpent, and a variety of evil Mayans. Guest appearance by the Sonic Screwdriver as the Ultra Violet Ray. Performed July 7th at InConJunction 2013.


Doc Savage: Movie - FEAR CAY - Now online!

A movie created by Doc Savage fans.
This is a real treat! Give it a try! You will not be disappointed.


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


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

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

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

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


$12.95 USD

Full track listing can be seen here.


Fedogan and Bremer


FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 1: THE CITY OF ICE HC - Arriving in comic shops April 20!
(Writer/Artist) Dan Barry

In 1951, Dan Barry revived the Flash Gordon daily newspaper strip, shaping the character for the rest of his extraordinary 52-year run!

Collected together here for the first time in over 25 years are the adventures that enthralled a generation, with contributions from such legends as Harry Harrison, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman.

Hardcover, 8x11, 224 pages, B&W, $39.99




The Golden Age - Now online!

Mark Schultz ~ Assorted Covers
Robert E. Howard's Kull - the unpublished Barry Smith
Barry Smith ~ The Robert E. Howard Memorial Portfolio
Jeff Jones illustrating Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard
Misc Art illustrating Robert E. Howard


Go Hero
Now available for pre-order!