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Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 12/40

"The Phantom and the Television Murders" by Robert Wallace

"Uncanny pictures of doom are the dread weapons of a grim band of black mailers who batten on human misery! 
Follow the Phantom Detective as he braves fire and stress to wage war upon fiendish conspirators."

Tundra Killer - Tom B. Stone
Checkmate - Hal G. Vermes


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Detective Dragnet - 01/31

"Cult of Corpses" by Maxwell Hawkins
"Murder For Sale" by Joe Archibald
"Framed Justice" by Carl McK Saunders
"Suicide City" by Eugene A. Clancy
"Drag" by Willia, H. Stueber
"Gun Smith of Chi" by Jack Compton
"The Clue Machine" by Gustav Chappel
 
Cover Artist: Delos Palmer, Jr.


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Startling Stories - 09/39

"The Bridge to Earth" by Robert Moore Williams
"A mysterious blue flash of light is the baffling harbinger of a doom that ushers men out of the confines of the world into the unknown! 
Follow John Dark, Wizard of Science, into realms never before explored by man."

 
"Cosmic Stage" by Robert Arthur
"The Misty Wilderness" by John Russell Fearn
"The Space Visitors" by Edmond Hamilton
 
Cover Artist: Alex Schomburg


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95





ALTERED STATES: DOC SAVAGE #1 - Coming in March!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Billy Tan

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If!

Doc’s research into the criminal inside all men backfires… and his own experiment reduces him to a mindless primitive. When the most powerful man in the world is turned into a rampaging beast, can you stop him without killing him?


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

ALTERED STATES: DOC SAVAGE #1  is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151272
.




ALTERED STATES: RED SONJA #1 - Coming in March!
(Writer) Brandon Jerwa (Art) Juanan Ramirez (Cover) Billy Tan

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If!

Sonja Majeure is a young woman with a great job, procuring reliquary items for the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Her latest exhibit features the sword of a long-lost warrior, a spell book, and the preserved remains of a sorcerer purported to be one of the most sinister beings to ever walk the Earth. When the ancient evil is awakened, Sonja will find that New York City has changed into a Hyborian wasteland... and Sonja herself will inherit the mantle of her namesake, the She-Devil with a Sword!


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

ALTERED STATES: RED SONJA #1  is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151268
.




ALTERED STATES: THE SHADOW #1 - Coming in March!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Ivan Rodriguez (Cover) Billy Tan

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If!

The Shadow’s living soul is ripped out of time and space and transported to a violent dimension where his powers and abilities will be tested to the breaking point. The Shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, but there are worse things in the universe than man…


32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale March 25

ALTERED STATES: THE SHADOW #1 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151274
.




Altus Press
Coming to comic shops in March!
by Kenneth Robeson, Ryerson Johnson & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

 
All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake?
 
Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.
 
From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black!


Softcover, 6x9, 446 pages, B&W, $24.95

DOC SAVAGE: THE WAR MAKERS  is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151842.


Altus Press
Coming soon!  

Secret Agent "X": The Complete Series, Volume 7
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Introduction by Tom Johnson


For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts:
"The Doom Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain."
This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!
 

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2
by J. Allan Dunn


The Griffin returns!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom!

Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next three stories in the series: “Black Drums Talking,” “Wardens of the Big Game,” and “Raiders of the Abyssinia.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Ed Hulse

Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1
by Tom Mount
Introduction by Will Murray

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…
They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…
Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life.
They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting first two stories: “Five Against the Law” and “Mesquite Manhunters.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Abel Smith of Nantucket
by H. Bedford-Jones


Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West.
Never before reprinted, it’s another volume in the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Bowie Knife
by H. Bedford-Jones


Bowie and the Alamo! “On to Texas!” was the cry along the open trail which led to silver mines, slaves, acres of free land—and war!
Never before reprinted, it’s part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

.Texas Shall Be Free!
by H. Bedford-Jones


Fighting Santa Ana for the Lone Star State! The fantastic sequel to H. Bedford-Jones’s novel Bowie Knife.
Gordon Durant had two missions in Texas—to carry a message to the defenders of the Alamo—and to kill his brother!
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Bellegarde
by H. Bedford-Jones


The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde.
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Captain Satan (Deluxe Edition)
by William O’Sullivan
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


The complete series… back in print after 75 years!
Join The mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insidious rogues galleries!
Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this limited, deluxe edition collects all five stories:
“The Mask of the Damned,” “Parole for the Dead,” “The Dead Man Express,” “A Ghost Rides the Dawn,” and “The Ambassador From Hell.”
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil (Deluxe Edition)
by Dan Cushman
Introduction by James Reasoner, with an interview with Dan Cushman
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


One of Dan Cushman’s best-written series!
The exotic locale hard-boiled adventures of Armless O’Neil are finally collected in one edition, from 1945–53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories:
“Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones,” “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.”

This limited, deluxe edition collects them all!
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Señorita Scorpion (Deluxe Edition)
by Les Savage, Jr., with Emmett McDowell
introduction and afterword by Will Murray
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this book collects all of the adventures of Señorita Scorpion:
“Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,”
“The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,”
“Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover




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


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available, shipping this month, and arriving in comic shops December 24!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 38: "Murder Melody" & Birds of Death"
Foreword by JAMES BAMA - EXPANDED DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

The 50th anniversary of Doc Savage's blockbuster 1964 paperback revival is commemorated in a special James Bama variant edition featuring a new foreword by the legendary paperback artist and super-powered novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, violent earthquakes lure Doc Savage to Vancouver where he confronts the super-science menace of flying Zoromen in a novel that inspired a classic 1940 Superman story. Then, Doc and Pat Savage journey to Africa to investigate a strange secret behind golden canaries and their lethal song. EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BONUS FEATURES: the lost "Dead Men's Club" story outline by legendary SUPERMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, and a Doc Savage paperback history illustrated by ALL 62 Bama covers! This classic pulp reprint leads off with one of James Bama's most spectacular cover paintings, and also showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-156-1 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available, shipping this month, and arriving in comic shops December 24!

THE SHADOW Volume 90: "The Lone Tiger" & "The Muggers"
The hidden secrets of The Shadow's secret sanctums are finally revealed in two action-packed thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." After the law fails, it's up to The Shadow to track down the hidden mastermind behind the Tiger Mob, a man who may not even exist! Then, a ruthless band of night marauders stalks the blacked-out streets of Manhattan, but only The Shadow knows that a hidden plotter is behind the seemingly unrelated murders! This stunning collector's edition leads off with one of George Rozen's most famous covers and showcases the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-161-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 91: "The Red Menace" & "The Black Circle"
The Shadow proves that "crime does not pay" in two rare mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" from the first and final years of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE. First, secrets from the Dark Avenger's wartime activities behind Russian lines are revisited as The Shadow confronts "The Red Menace" of a masked revolutionary whose political machinations threaten the Free World. Then, "The Black Circle" is the secret token behind society robberies directed by The Voice in the penultimate Shadow pulp novel! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-164-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

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

THE SPIDER Volume 5: "The City Destroyer" & "The Pain Emperor"
The Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two action-packed 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page that foreshadowed a classic SPIDER-MAN storyline. First, ruthless racketeers destroy bridges and skyscrapers, slaughtering thousands of innocents! Can the Spider unmask "The City Destroyer" before more lives are sacrificed by this murderous maniac? Then, thousands of women are hideously scarred by tainted cosmetics while American families are poisoned at their supper tables! Only Richard Wentworth can stop the deadly carnage and bring an end to the vicious plots of "The Pain Emperor." This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-160-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2: "Dealers in Death" & "The Yacht Club Murders"
 BATMAN FORESHADOWED!

The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor MORT WEISINGER! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat Signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders," in a thrilling pulp novel by BATMAN scripter Charles Greenberg! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: a classic Phantom Detective illustrated story from THRILLING COMICS! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-169-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE VOLUME 2 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151843.


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

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

 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!

THE SHADOW Volume 93: "Brothers of Doom" and "The Three Brothers"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Knight of Darkness returns in two thrill-packed mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness and his agents meet the challenge of an evil foursome who have made a deadly compact as "Brothers of Doom" Then, The Shadow investigates "The Three Brothers" to discover which is the evil mastermind behind a series of enigmatic murders! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-170-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 93 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151844.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 81: "Tunnel Terror" & "Once Over Lightly"
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-171-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!

THE SHADOW Volume 94: "Q" & "Formula for Crime"
The Knight of Darkness hunts hidden crimelords in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the only clue to the deadly crime wave engulfing Manhattan is a single wireless message typed out in Morse Code: "Q." Then, a brilliant mathematician invents a system to chart future crimes. Can The Shadow use the "Formula for Crime" to solve the mysterious "X" and unmask a criminal mastermind? BONUS: an ultra-rare classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Earl Mayan and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-172-1  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!

THE SPIDER Volume 6: "City of Flaming Shadows" & "King of the Fleshless Legion"
The Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster battles super-villains in two action-packed thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the "Darkness" falls upon New York, turning the metropolis into a "City of Flaming Shadows." The Spider singlehandedly battles to save a populace praying for his destruction! Then, the Spider is blamed for the crimes of a deadly double, while he struggles to save the city from an epidemic of poison death perpetrated by the "King of the Fleshless Legion" This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-173-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Michael Vance - "Young Nemo and the Black Knights"
Michael Vance has been an author and illustrator in comics for many years.  he has also written several books.  His most recent book from Airship 27 is "Young Nemo and the Black Knights" which tells the origin of Captain Nemo, the antagonist from Jules Verne's classic novel "20,000 Leagues under the Sea.  Mike also is the marketing director for Airship 27 and has several other books in print and about to be printed.  Join us for a discussion of where he gained his inspiration and a few "easter eggs" from the book.

Past episodes:
Jay Ryan - The Big Book of Bronze 6
I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

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


AUTUMN ANGELS - Now available!

Digital Parchment Services, through its Strange Particle Press science fiction imprint, and Arthur Byron Cover are extremely thrilled to announce the publication of an enhanced edition of Cover's Nebula-nominated intergalactic romp Autumn Angels. 

NEBULA NOMINEE BREAKTHROUGH BOOK

"Three Godlike men (the lawyer, the fatman and the demon) … seek to give a godlike humanity depression, in an attempt to make their race seek purpose and become the ultimate species in the universe. What follows is … a novel which plunges you into an original sci-fi world which raises thought provoking questions throughout the plot. … fast paced with engaging and unique characters ... thought provoking and emotive ... Buy it now or I will send you to the antimatter universe." –Adam Gent, Goodreads

The book that ushered in the 21st century – in 1975! So far ahead of its time that no one knew what to make of it!

"…recommended to readers of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett." The PorPor Books Blog

Autumn Angels is a fast moving, anarchistic romp, filled with pop culture references, in which the clichés and conventions of sci-fi are used as slapstick props, just like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – written four years before Douglas Adams.

"It takes the materials of everyday entertainments—pulp heroes, movies, comics, detective stories—and transforms them …. into a gestalt that is fresh. ..:the lawyer is modeled after Doc Savage's sidekick, ;Ham,' Brig. Gen. Theodore Marley Brooks; the fat man is Sidney Greenstreet; the gunsel is Elisha Cook, Jr. in The Maltese Falcon; the Big Red Cheese is Captain Marvel; the Insidious Oriental Doctor is Fu Manchu; the Queen of England who calls herself a virgin is Elizabeth I; the ace reporter is Lois Lane; the zanny imp from the Fifth Dimension is Mr. Mxyzptlk, and both the imp and Lois are, of course, from the Superman comics; the godlike man with no name is Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone-directed spaghetti westerns; the galactic hero with two right arms is Harry Harrison's Bill, the Galactic Hero; the fuzzy (but boring) little green balls of Sharkosh are Star Trek scenarist David Gerrold's tribbles; and you can figure out for yourself the true identities or esoteric references for The Ebony Kings, the poet, the shrink, the bems, the other fat man and his witty leg man, and on and on." –Harlan Ellison

No wonder Autumn Angels is over the top, the author lists as influences the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Richard Lester, the silent comedians, Woody Allen, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dorothy Parker, Hemingway, Jeeves and Wooster, Phil Dick, Robert Sheckley, and Alfred Bester.

"…agile inventiveness … extraordinary salience and outlandishness … astonishing imagination … grotesque and hilarious … honest and often truly beautiful … shocking and exultant. …nothing like the usual sf fare. I read it through in one sitting." --A.A. Attanasio, author, Radix

Read Autumn Angels now, you will be glad you did.

Cover: Ron Cobb.
Special introductory price $2.99 - regularly $.5.99

Print Length: 244 pages


THE AVENGER SPECIAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
Writer:
Mark Rahner, Art: Edu Menna, Cover: Robert Hack


1939: Ordinary, law-abiding citizens are turning into shambling maniacs who attack and eat their victims. As The Avenger and his Justice Inc. crew investigate, a new client comes to the man with the dead face and icy eyes for help: a young singer named Billie Holiday, who’s received death threats before her appearance on a new invention called “television.” Pulp-era thrills and horror from writer Mark Rahner (The Twilight Zone, Army of Darkness/Reanimator).


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99






THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by Clark Ashton Smith - New publisher announced!

Donald Grant Publisher previously announced a special edition of THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES edited by noted Clark Ashton Smith scholar Ronald S. Hilger with an introduction by Gahan Wilson, afterword by Donald Sidney-Fryer and illustrated by Brazilian artist Fernando Duval. Containing the 12 short stories and 11 poems Clark Ashton Smith wrote about the imaginary French province of Averoigne, Ronald S. Hilger has researched Smith’s original manuscripts to produce the most authentic version of these works yet published.

While long in the works,
Donald Grant Publisher in consultation with Ronald S. Hilger, has turned the project over to Centipede Press.
No schedule has yet been annouced.


The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes

Now available!


“A delicious, pulse-quickening compendium of thrilling rescues, daring escapes, dreadful peril, and glorious adventure, masterfully curated by an editor who wields his pen as skillfully as any swashbuckler ever swung a sword."—Charles Ardai, Edgar Award-winning author and publisher of Hard Case Crime

The word “swashbuckler” conjures up an indelible image: a hero who’s a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passé, but the swashbuckler is too appealing to ever really die. Who wouldn’t want to face deadly danger with confidence and élan? Who can deny the thrill of clashing blades, hairbreadth escapes, and daring rescues, of facing vile treachery with dauntless courage and passionate devotion?
 
The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the Knights of the Round Table and of Robin Hood, revived in the early 19th century by Romantic movement authors such as Sir Walter Scott. The genre caught hold with the publication of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world’s leading form of adventure fiction.
 
Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including Rafael Sabatini; Johnston Mcculley (creator of the Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: Arthur Conan Doyle; and Pierce Egan (author of Robin Hood), this anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler’s roots: historical adventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment.
 
So, ready for some action?
 
En garde
!

Trade paperback, 604 pages, $25.00
Publisher: Pegasus 



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

2014 Holiday Sale Announcement Coming soon!
Watch for the announcement at the link below!




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #18 - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)


With teleporting assassin Helios on a tight leash, Captain Midnight and his allies soar south to infiltrate an impenetrable jungle compound and attempt to capture Midnight’s sidekick turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey, and force him to answer for his crimes. But what traps lie waiting in the undergrowth? And what mysterious forces is Chuck tapping into?


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99






CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #21 - Coming in March!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Captain Midnight is on the hunt in Arcadia, but vigilante hero X doesn’t tolerate trespassers in his city. Especially when mayhem tends to follow close behind. But when the high-flying hero finds the Archon’s archnemesis, the Mark, he learns the height of peril presented by the world’s most dangerous man.


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99,
On sale March 25


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #21 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150123.



CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 5: LOST TIME TP - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

After the capture of the technovillain Tempus, it’s time to rebuild the town of Nightshade, raising it up from its fiery ruin. Captain Midnight struggles to acclimate to a future that needs a hero now more than ever, but his allies are forcing his hand in an effort to track down his friend turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey—the man who killed his sidekick, Rick Marshall—which results in a battle so epic it threatens to rip a hole in our universe! Oh, and did we mention the werewolves? Captain Midnight Volume 5 collects issues #16–#19 of the ongoing superhero epic!



Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, 7″ x 10″, $14.99, On sale May 27

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 5 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150124.



CONAN THE AVENGER #9 - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

A war, a spy, and false allies stand in Conan’s way as he and his comrades fight to free the slave girl Natala in order to learn the location of a legendary treasure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #12 - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

With an evil sorcerer standing in his way and an enemy army approaching on the horizon, Conan must make a choice with dire consequences. Was the treasure he fought so hard for worth the price he’s paid?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 25


CONAN THE AVENGER #12 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150140.




CONAN / RED SONJA #3 (of 4) - Coming in March!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Fighting together, Conan and Red Sonja must face a king who seeks revenge for their past deeds before they proceed to stop a sorcerer-priest intent on creating a deadly new weapon!

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


CONAN / RED SONJA #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150141.



CTHULHU IDOL VINYL FIGURAL BANK - Coming in May!

A Diamond Select Toys release!

Save some money for the mother of all rainy days with this vinyl bank of literary and cinematic deity Cthulhu! Originating in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, the octopus-faced enslaver of worlds is now an 8-inch vinyl bank.

Display him on your desk or shelf to signify your devotion to the Elder Gods!

WARNING: Idol possesses no supernatural properties. Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

SRP $23.99


CTHULHU IDOL VINYL FIGURAL BANK is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN152172.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #8 - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Alex de Campi (Writer), Ed Brisson (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art/Variant cover), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/A), Mark Evanier (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Jerry Ordway (Art), JD Faith (Art), Sergio Aragonés (Art), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)

Featuring Mike Grell returning to Tarzan with "Tarzan and the Gods of Opar.”

Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente’s Detective Greene, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, Sergio Aragonés’s Groo, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, and Ed Brisson’s Murder Book, featuring art from JD Faith!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale March 18


DARK HORSE COMICS #8 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150121 (Francavilla cover).

The Diamond Item Code is JAN150122 (Grell cover).


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

Forgotten Books: HARD GUY by James A. Lawson  - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER (1935-36) - New!
Overlooked Films: SOLOMON KANE (2010) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY - New!
Forgotten Books: SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini (1921)
Comic Gallery: TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Returns! (1952-53)
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE returns in "Smart-Aleck Kill"
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932-33)

DJANGO / ZORRO #5 (of 6)  - Coming in March!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Following Zorro’s first appearance at the Archduke’s slave-driven, rail construction site, Django begins to piece together clues that lead him to a startling conclusion…and a fond reminiscence.  Meanwhile, Diego expresses his doubts as to the Archduke’s claim of territorial endowment.  Things come to head when suspicion eventually centers on Django himself, leading to a bloody confrontation and a surprising bit of role reversal.  This must-read series is the first official sequel to any of writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s films with the final script provided by Eisner-award winner, Matt Wagne,r and gorgeous western art by Esteve Polls.

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

DJANGO/ZORRO #5 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151342
(Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151343 (Francavilla cover).



DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
Writer:
David Walker, Art: Kewber Baal, Cover: Robert Hack

Known as the cousin of world famous adventurer Doc Savage, Pat Savage wants nothing more than to prove she has what is takes to be a hero. What starts out as a thankless job as a babysitter, soon turns into an epic life-and-death struggle that finds Pat squaring off against sinister forces. It’s a double-size tale of two-fisted action starring the first lady of pulp adventure, Pat Savage, Woman of Bronze.

Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99






Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
New BACK TO THE STONE AGE Reprint!


This Limited Edition BACK TO THE STONE AGE novel was first printed in 1937 and now reprinted using the Original Printing Plates!
Each book will be signed and numbered [edition of 300] and will feature spectacular full-color illustrations – stunning works by some of the best ERB artists past and present.


BACK TO THE STONE AGE will be printed the same way ERB books were printed 50 years ago – only better.
A master printer will use the original plates to letterpress print on premium paper which will be sewn and cased into a vintage-style binding, and covered in a dust jacket produced by Phil Normand.

In addition to BACK TO THE STONE AGE you will receive an original printing plate from the book!
The book and the plate will come in a nice presentation box. See the flyer below for more details.
To preorder this exciting set, contact Jim Gerlach [the Editor] at jtgerlach@verizon.net.
 



Recently, the printing plates for Back to the Stone Age were discovered - stored in their original wooden shipping crates. They are thought to be the only surviving set of plates for any Burroughs book.  While most plates were used for as many as 30 printings, these plates were only used once – to print the first edition in 1937.  Back to the Stone Age was the only pre-war Burroughs title not reprinted by either ERB Inc. or Grosset & Dunlap.  That is until now.

This Publisher’s Limited Edition for Back to the Stone Age will be the first book published by ERB Inc. in almost 50 years, and their first book to feature multiple color illustrations – stunning works by some of the best ERB artists past and present.  It will be printed in the same way ERB books were made 80 years ago – only better.   A master printer will use the original plates to letterpress print the text on premium paper which will be sewn and cased into a vintage-style binding.  Each of the 300 books produced will be signed, numbered and covered in a dust jacket produced by Phil Normand.

And most importantly, every copy of the Publisher’s edition will include one of the first edition plates used to print this edition – all housed in a custom clamshell presentation box. 
 
The Publisher’s Edition will include:

• A First Edition Printing Plate for Back to the Stone Age: 
Each Publisher’s Edition will include one copper electrotype plate used to print a page of the book.  ERB production plates were used to print the first edition and then for up to 30 additional printings of a book.  These plates will have only been used twice – in 1937 for the first edition & again in 2015.

• Back to the Stone Age by Edgar Rice Burroughs™, ERB Inc., Tarzana, CA. 2015. 
This second edition by ERB Inc. will be printed using the first edition plates and limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.

• A Presentation Box housing both the book and the plate. 
Each book and plate will be secured in a custom clamshell presentation box with gilt titles. When opened, the printer plate will be displayed in a tray on the left side across from the compartment securing the book. and the book will be secured in the compartment on the right side.

- RETAIL PRICE:   $249.99 (+ $9.00 for shipping). 
- ADVANCE ORDERS (before 02.01.15)   Receive a 10% Discount + Free Shipping - 
- EXPECTED SHIP DATE:  On or Before March 30, 2015


For more information go to www.edgarriceburroughs.com  or email jtgerlach@verizon.net

Trademark Edgar Rice Burroughs(TM) Owned By Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. And Used By Permission.  Back to the Stone Age (c) 1937 Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this
week.
 

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

"Santa Thumbs a Ride" by Johnston McCulley from POPULAR DETECTIVE, January, 1948
Deputy Dan Burke battles to solve the strange case of the Yuletide deaths.
"The Wandering Swordsmen" by William P. McGivern from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
The Musketeers were back from the war and looking for jobs - but the only real trade they knew was fighting, so -
"The Short Straws" by Johnston Carroll from TEXAS RANGERS, May, 1948
Braille's right there when rustlers raid the Diamond T.


FIRE AND ICE - Sony Pictures Acquires Robert Rodriguez & His Frank Frazetta Homage!

Robert Rodriguez will direct a live-action version of the 1983 animated film FIRE AND ICE for Sony Pictures.
The film is Rodriguez’s homage to his friend, the late legendary animator Frank Frazetta, on whose works Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi based that original film.

The plan is for FIRE AND ICE to be the birth of a fantasy adventure franchise, informed by the dreamlike worlds Frazetta poured into his paintings.





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta
The Shadow ~ misc
The Shadow 1932-1949 ~ cover art by George & Jerome Rozen and Graves Gladney
The Shadow #4 April-May/1974 Color Guides ~ artwork by Michael W. Kaluta with assists by Wrightson, Hickman & Chaykin
The Shadow #3 Feb-Mar/1974 artwork by Michael W. Kaluta & Berni Wrightson
Things To Come ~ misc Science Fiction Book Club brochures


GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW HC - Coming in May!
Matt Wagner (Writer/Artist/Cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow!
Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in a thrilling story written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

Hardcover, Full Color, 7″ x 10″, 160 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20


GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW HC is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150130.




Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER SUNDAYS VOLUME 3: 1937-1940 HC - Coming in May! 
(Writer/Art/Cover) Rick Yager

The saga of the Sunday version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Three of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed, full color, large format, complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. The srips feature Buddy Deering and Alura, with art by Rick Yager, the man who defined the art of Buck Rogers.  This volume includes four more years of the strip, from 1937 to 1940.

Volume Three also features a special 16 page introductory essay jammed with production artwork, toys, and promotionals.  The strips contained in this volume have never been printed before and have been painstakingly restored to perfection!

Hardcover, 11x14, 192 pages, Full Color, $75.00


BUCK ROGERS SUNDAYS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151485.



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #6 (of 6) - Coming in April! 
(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! (STK664322)

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale April 22


THE PHANTOM #6 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151486.




The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia - Kindle Edition now available!
Robert E. Wronski Jr (Author), Kevin Heim (Foreword), James Bojaciuk (Preface)


Remember when Abbott and Costello met Frankenstein, or when Freddy met Jason? Remember when all the monsters met for a mad, mad party, or when Scooby Doo met Mr. Hyde? Remember when Hellboy punched out the Great Old Ones or Sherlock Holmes staked Dracula?

This book is dedicated to chronicling these stories: recording the myriad easter-eggs and hints that tie together modern horror and prove the universe to be nothing more than a thing of fright. The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia is a reference guide of fictional crossovers within the horror genre, using a “six degrees” methodology.

Settle deep in your coffin, fill your pipe with tana leaves, and enjoy.


Kindle Price:    $4.99



Hunting Monsters Is My Business: The Mordecai Slate Stories - Now available!
by John M. Whalen  (Author)


Undead Tlingit tribesmen rise from their graves in the Yukon. Something not of this world stalks Dodge City. A creature emerges from the ocean on the coast of the Monterey Peninsula. These are just some of the monsters bounty hunter Mordecai Slate is hired to eliminate in HUNTING MONSTERS IS MY BUSINESS. Follow Slate through nine tales of horror and wonder, including a brand new novella written specially for this book.

Series: Mordecai Slate
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 20, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
List Price: $14.99
Amazon Price: $13.07




The Illustrated Press
THE GOLDEN AGE
Coming to comic shops in March!


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

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

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



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

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

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

THE GOLDEN AGE is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150130.

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

 DEATH STALKS THE NIGHT
by Hugh B. Cave


The ghoulish deaths-head always followed upon the bitter-almond smell of hydrocyanic acid—and flesh bubbled horribly in the stew.

Paperback
172 pages
ISBN 978-1936720781
Imprint: Mystery House

 $12.95


JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #5 (of 6) - Coming in March!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter has crossed the vast deserts of Mars to find his beloved Dejah Thoris. But have they been reunited only to die together? John's sworn enemy, Union officer Captain Joshua Clark, will not rest until the Warlord of Mars is dead! Writer Ron Marz continues his acclaimed run as "Invaders of Mars" builds toward its epic conclusion.

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

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #5 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151317
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151318 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151319 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151320 (Yonami cover).


 
 
 


JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS SPECIAL - Coming in March!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Rod Rodolfo (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

An unexpected attack from a deadly force puts Warlord of Mars John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris under siege within their very own palace.  With the help of their loyal friend Tars Tarkas, they manage a hasty escape only to find their world teetering on the brink of destruction.  Facing overwhelming odds, they must forge questionable alliances in order to save their people from a fate worse than death!  A thrilling, action-packed story in the spirit of pulp master Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale March 25

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS SPECIAL is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151324
.




KING: FLASH GORDON #3 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Declan Shalvey

Subaquatic rescue! On the watery planet Coralia, Flash, Dale and Zarkov don Lung Machines to take on the deadly Octotusk and dine with the even deadlier Queen Darya! Will Team Flash be chewed alive, or live long enough to face the approaching forces of the Merciless Ming!?


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

KING: FLASH GORDON #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151285.




KING: JUNGLE JIM #3 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Bounding gadabouts! Hawk-Men and Rhino-Men and Lion-Men and Snoring-Men and Tragic Reveals and Huge Jungle Fights and most important of all…our main character’s biggest worry is that he’s run out of whiskey. (Jim’s got problems with prioritizing)


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

KING: JUNGLE JIM #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151301.




KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #3 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Impossible dungeons! The world’s leaders are bowing to the evil oppression of The Great Cobra! Can Mandrake and his witch companion Karma perform a great escape from their magical prison and mount a rebellion, or will Earth fall even further into chaos!?


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

KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151289.




 
KING: THE PHANTOM #3 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Magical guest stars! Heyyyyyy…what’s Mandrake the Magician doing in The Phantom’s book? (Hint: Saving Phantom’s life, hopefully) Will magic be a help or hindrance for our purple punching pugilist? And at long last…has the missing next Phantom been found?


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

KING: THE PHANTOM #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151297.





KING: PRINCE VALIANT #3 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Steel thyself! For the adventure-craving Valiant flees from a foe that wants to be his friend, adopts a travel companion from a different age, and wields a weapon that may save the entire King universe, or rip it usunder!

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

KING: PRINCE VALIANT #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151293.




LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #1 (OF 4) - Coming in March!
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Mike Mayhew

Zorro is murdered! Who stands ready to emancipate all the girls of an entire village from the evil slavers who would prey upon them? Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide -- would sooner ride alone another than ride together, but that's just what they'll have to do to free all the missing girls from a fate worse than death!  Featuring cover artwork by Lady Rawhide co-creator, Mike Mayhew!


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

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #1 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151276.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Our Cherished Christmas Tradition: Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two - New!
Our Cherished Christmas Tradition: Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One - New!
Hall of fame November pulp covers

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



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills - New!
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes
The Green Hornet: The Lost 1937 Radio Broadcasts
The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin


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

Coming in March!

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

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

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

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

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


Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, B&W, $13.95
Hardcover, 6x9, 276pgs, B&W, $23.99

DAY OF THE DESTROYERS is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151509 (Softcover).

The Diamond Item Code is JAN151510 (Hardcover).

This volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator #5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent X-11 replacing Operator #5.




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

Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving
Hollywood Cowboy Detectives
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes

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

October 03 through December 26!

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

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

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.
Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Wold Newton Day 12/13/2014 – The Shadow Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, Congo Christmas OTR
Ron Marz Interview – John Carter: Warlord of Mars
Krampusnacht by Josh Reynolds


Pulp Den - Now online!

Unshakable Pursuit Review - New!
Unshakable Pursuit by Camy Tang - New!
Real Dangerous Fun by K.W. Jeter - New!
Secrets & Lies - The Black Stiletto #4 - New!
Pest Control by Sofia Diana Gabel
Fight Card

         Pulp Den  

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

Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
- New!
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine - New!
Some illustrators of Blue Book magazine
Recent books I've enjoyed
Charles B. Stilson - Author, Journalist


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Dynamite’s Doc Savage - New!
Adventures of Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulpster’
‘New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade,’ Vol. 2
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
- New!
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films - New!
Pulp gifts: ‘High Adventure’
Pulp gifts: ‘Big Book of Bronze’

Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 1
Specially priced until January 1st.
10 hours - $7.49 Download / $14.99 Audio CDs


Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle heroes. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones. He wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, who represented the colonial view of the so-called primitive regions of the globe. This gave him a distinctive difference from your run-of-the-mill jungle man, who often knew little about civilization and was equipped with not much more than a knife in most cases. Also, his stomping grounds were located in exotic southeastern Asia.
 
The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954, with announcer Glenn Riggs (among others). The show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Intended for a general audience, the series' storylines are richer than the usual juvenile radio fare. Jungle Jim was so popular that in addition to his radio show, he also starred in film, comic books, comic strips and even television adaptations, portrayed notably by Johnny Weismuller in his post-Tarzan days. This volume contains the first 40 fifteen minute episodes of The Adventures of Jungle Jim.
 
Specially priced until January 1st. 10 hours - $7.49 Download / $14.99 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #42
G-8 and His Battle Aces #33 Audiobook
Patrol of the Cloud Crusher

by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Specially priced until January 1st.
6 hours - $5.99 Download / $11.99 Audio CDs


Out of war-torn skies soars…G-8 and His Battles 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, is 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!

Specially priced until January 1st. 6 hours - $5.99 Download / $11.99 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook Volume 1
by John Lawrence with an introduction by Ed Hulse
Read by Milton Bagby

Specially priced until January 1st.
10 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.99 Audio CDs


New York-based private investigator Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled rhetoric with frequent applications of the blackjack he carries in a hip pocket. No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he’s capable of taking as much as he dishes out when it’s necessary. The cops don’t trust him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn’t keep him from giving clients full value for their retainers. With the dubious assistance of speakeasy owner Al Lascoine, Cass sasses and slugs his way through a succession of Depression-era adventures.

 
The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze of exciting plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.
 
Ed Hulse writes the introduction "The Ten-Cent Sleuths: Dime Detective Revisited". The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook, Volume 1 contains the following stories, “The Bloodstone,” “The Corpse Was Cold,” “The Corpse Control,” and “Calling All Cars!” Read by the talented voice actor, Milton Bagby.
 
Specially priced until January 1st. 10 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.99 Audio CDs




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

Operator #5 #40: The Suicide Battalion
From Canada, now prostrate under a tyrant rule, had come the threat that warned Operator 5. The three bandit nations of Europe were planning a monstrous, unprovoked invasion of this country — and he must cross the sea with two hundred volunteer aides in a desperate undercover battle. One by one, the gallant members of that doomed company of patriots died, willing sacrifices on the altar of patriotism, buried in foreign fields. Finally, having matched the enemy’s secret agents, man for man, Operator 5 alone was left to confront that mighty, mechanized army, already landed and ravaging freedom’s sacred shores! Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
  
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #27: The Black Avenger
This is the eighth issue in the Dusty Ayres series. “To Captain Ayres: The greatest among us has died by your hand. We, the living, are pledged to avenge that loss. Within forty-eight hours you and your comrades will be wiped from the face of the earth. Nothing can save you!” This message, signed Ekar, was dropped on Dusty’s drome; at the same time another Yank air field nearby was wiped out by a new horror weapon — a flaming rain that destroyed everything it touched! How can America fight this new menace? How can she keep the Blacks from crossing her borders? Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective: The Green Lama #1 - 50% OFF!
The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $1.49.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.






 
 
   
Ramble House
Now available!

FOOD FOR THE FUNGUS LADY AND OTHER STORIES
RALSTON SHIELDS
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #53

 
John Pelan claims that Ralston Shields is the best of the weird menace pulp writers.
Here are ten stories by Shields written in the late 30s that will allow you to see if Mr. Pelan knows what he's talking about.
The titles of the stories point to a peculiar obsession the author seems to have with blood and the lack of it. See for yourself:
 
 “Back Mother of Murder” — Horror Stories October/November 1938
“Daughter of the Devil” — Horror Stories October/November 1937
“Priestess of the Pestilence” — Terror Tales May/June 1939
“Food for the Fungus Lady” — Horror Stories December/January 1939/1940
“I Summoned Dr. Death” — Dime Mystery Magazine February 1937
“Mistress of the Blood-Drinkers” — Horror Stories March 1940
“Little Miss Dracula” — Dime Mystery Magazine August 1938
“The Blood Kiss” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1937
“Vengeance of the Living Dead” — Terror Tales September 1940
“A Kiss for the Blood Lady” — Terror Tales January/February 1939


Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

TOMB OF THE DARK ONES
 J.M.A. Mills
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #52

 
Janet Melanie Ailsa Mills wrote a number of novels but only two in the occult vein: The Tomb of the Dark Ones and Lords of the Earth. Gavin O'Keefe unearthed the first one -- and provided the cover art -- and John Pelan introduces it. He mentions that Ramble House will be coming out with the second book early in 2015.
There are Lovecraftian elements in this novel of terror and intrigue set in Egypt during the opening of a recently discovered tomb. Secret societies plotting to take over the world. Black magic against white magic.


Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #3 - Coming in March!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

Following the aftermath of Sutekh’s siege of her school, Red Sonja travels to the fabled God Caves, where the barrier between the mortal world and those of the gods intersect, in hopes of contacting Scáthach, the ancient battle-goddess of her ancestors. But is she willing to pay the Queen of Swords’ price for her divine help?


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

RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151356
(Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151357 (Geovani cover).






THE RETURN: A NOVELLA OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Coming December 23!

In the latter days of Earth, when the world has burnt and illogic and cannibalism rule, a society shall rise which is most…elementary.

For the first time in decades, the science fiction classic is reprinted; moreover, its original illustrations are reprinted in all their woodcut glory.

Featuring a new introduction by Sherlockian scholar James Bojaciuk and an irregular, suggested bibliography of the Science Fictional Holmes.





Robert E. Howard Foundation
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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





Robert E. Howard Foundation
INDEX TO THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD
Coming soon!






ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 5: MARCH-SEPT 1942 - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
(Writer) Michael T. Gilbert (Art) Nick Cardy & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with this volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #17-20 (March 1942 to September 1942) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color,  $49.99





ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 8 - Coming in March!
(Art) George Tuska & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with the eighth volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more AND a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos.

Collects issues #30-35, May 1944 to March 1945.


Hardcover, 7x10, 320 pags, Full Color, $59.99

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 8 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151561



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 19 - Coming in May!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Tony DeZuniga (Inks), and Joe Jusko (Cover)

While Conan fights to survive in a hostile kingdom, far away a similar dire circumstance is faced by an adventurer whose fate will determine Conan’s very existence. But this land is not of the Hyborian Age—it is 1920s Mexico, and the adventurer is writer Robert E. Howard! Collects stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #192–#201.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, B&W, 504 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 19 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN150142
.




THE SHADOW ONE-SHOT 2014  - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
Written by Michael Moreci, art by Anthony Marques, cover by Robert Hack.

Faced with a world without The Shadow, his agents must step up and take down a crime syndicate that is crippling the city! From the mean streets to the mountains of China, the agents run a counter operation to break up this menace and uncover its mysterious leader. Margo, Jericho, Cliff, and more unite to stem the bitter fruit of crime!

Full color, 48 pages, $7.99






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death's Masquerade - New!
Jade Dragon
The London Crimes
The Ribbon Clues
STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES GN - Arriving in comic shops December 24!
(Writer) Terry Pavlet, Sam Gafford (Art & Cover) Rosaria Battiloro

A most unusual case as illuminaries such as H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nikola Tesla, Harry Houdini, and Bat Masterson are called in to solve a decades old crime — the murder of Edgar Allen Poe! Delve into a world full of crime, horror, and murder, all set in 1902 within a world enhanced by the machinations of steampunk. Follow the struggles of the group as they fight against a hideous evil that threatens their very existence, for the murder of Poe was just the beginning!

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $13.99




Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Skulls and Skeletons on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Ghosts on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Asimov on Weird Tales and Other Topics  
More Troubles for Science Fiction  
Weird Tales in Futures Past Magazine

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 7: DUEL TO THE DEATH TRADE PAPERBACK
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Carlos Rafael, Debora Carita (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Thrown forward in time to Mars' dark future, Dejah finds a world all but conquered by invaders from the planet Earth.  With no way home, she joins a rebel army of Green and Red men that is led by her own descendant – the Warlord of Mars known as Dejah Carter!  In another adventure, Dejah Thoris is once again confronted by a terrible family secret that has haunted her family for months as she discovers a feral niece that she never knew she had living in the wild lands of Barsoom.  But is this girl friend or foe?  As the mystery unfolds, Dejah must choose between vengeance and justice… and the outcome of that decision will change her life forever.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $19.99


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS TP VOLUME 7 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN151325
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The Worlds Of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Mass market paperback edition arriving in book stores December 30!
Edited by Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia
Ten new tales and one hard-to-find reprint set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Bob Garcia and Mike Resnick are editing an anthology, The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, for Baen Books. It will feature all new stories using ERB’s characters and worlds, with one exception: it will feature Resnick's novella, “The Forgotten Sea of Mars”, which helped ERB-dom become the only Burroughs fanzine ever to win a Hugo back in 1966. This will be the stories first appearance in 47 years. The reason that the only Mars/Barsoom story in this anthology is a reprint and not a new story is because of contractual agreements between ERB, Inc and Walt Disney Pictures, the latter retaining a wide range of rights for the entire Barsoom canon. This anthology is authorized by ERB, Inc.

Contents:
“Tarzan and the Great War” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The Fallen” by Mercedes Lackey
“The Forgotten Sea of Mars” by Mike Resnick
“Scorpion Men of Venus” by Richard Lupoff
“Apache Lawman” by Ralph Roberts
“Tarzan and the Martian Invaders” by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah Hoyt
“Moon Maid over Manhattan” by Peter David
“The Two Billys” by Max Alan Collins and Matthew Clemens
“To The Nearest Planet” by Todd McCaffrey
“The Dead World” by F. Paul Wilson
“Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot” by Joe R. Lansdale







12  December 2014




Altus Press
Coming soon!  

Secret Agent "X": The Complete Series, Volume 7
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Introduction by Tom Johnson


For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts:
"The Doom Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain."
This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!
 

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2
by J. Allan Dunn


The Griffin returns!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom!

Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next three stories in the series: “Black Drums Talking,” “Wardens of the Big Game,” and “Raiders of the Abyssinia.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Ed Hulse

Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1
by Tom Mount
Introduction by Will Murray

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…
They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…
Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life.
They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting first two stories: “Five Against the Law” and “Mesquite Manhunters.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

Abel Smith of Nantucket
by H. Bedford-Jones


Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West.
Never before reprinted, it’s another volume in the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

Bowie Knife
by H. Bedford-Jones


Bowie and the Alamo! “On to Texas!” was the cry along the open trail which led to silver mines, slaves, acres of free land—and war!
Never before reprinted, it’s part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

.Texas Shall Be Free!
by H. Bedford-Jones


Fighting Santa Ana for the Lone Star State! The fantastic sequel to H. Bedford-Jones’s novel Bowie Knife.
Gordon Durant had two missions in Texas—to carry a message to the defenders of the Alamo—and to kill his brother!
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

Bellegarde
by H. Bedford-Jones


The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde.
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Captain Satan (Deluxe Edition)
by William O’Sullivan
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


The complete series… back in print after 75 years!
Join The mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insidious rogues galleries!
Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this limited, deluxe edition collects all five stories:
“The Mask of the Damned,” “Parole for the Dead,” “The Dead Man Express,” “A Ghost Rides the Dawn,” and “The Ambassador From Hell.”
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil (Deluxe Edition)
by Dan Cushman
Introduction by James Reasoner, with an interview with Dan Cushman
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


One of Dan Cushman’s best-written series!
The exotic locale hard-boiled adventures of Armless O’Neil are finally collected in one edition, from 1945–53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories:
“Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones,” “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.”

This limited, deluxe edition collects them all!
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Señorita Scorpion (Deluxe Edition)
by Les Savage, Jr., with Emmett McDowell
introduction and afterword by Will Murray
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this book collects all of the adventures of Señorita Scorpion:
“Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,”
“The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,”
“Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover




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


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and shipping this month!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 38: "Murder Melody" & Birds of Death"
Foreword by JAMES BAMA - EXPANDED DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

The 50th anniversary of Doc Savage's blockbuster 1964 paperback revival is commemorated in a special James Bama variant edition featuring a new foreword by the legendary paperback artist and super-powered novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, violent earthquakes lure Doc Savage to Vancouver where he confronts the super-science menace of flying Zoromen in a novel that inspired a classic 1940 Superman story. Then, Doc and Pat Savage journey to Africa to investigate a strange secret behind golden canaries and their lethal song. EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BONUS FEATURES: the lost "Dead Men's Club" story outline by legendary SUPERMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, and a Doc Savage paperback history illustrated by ALL 62 Bama covers! This classic pulp reprint leads off with one of James Bama's most spectacular cover paintings, and also showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-156-1 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and shipping this month!

THE SHADOW Volume 90: "The Lone Tiger" & "The Muggers"
The hidden secrets of The Shadow's secret sanctums are finally revealed in two action-packed thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." After the law fails, it's up to The Shadow to track down the hidden mastermind behind the Tiger Mob, a man who may not even exist! Then, a ruthless band of night marauders stalks the blacked-out streets of Manhattan, but only The Shadow knows that a hidden plotter is behind the seemingly unrelated murders! This stunning collector's edition leads off with one of George Rozen's most famous covers and showcases the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-161-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2: "Dealers in Death" & "The Yacht Club Murders" — BATMAN FORESHADOWED!
The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor MORT WEISINGER! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat Signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders," in a thrilling pulp novel by BATMAN scripter Charles Greenberg! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: a classic Phantom Detective illustrated story from THRILLING COMICS! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-169-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in February!

THE SHADOW Volume 93: "Brothers of Doom" and "The Three Brothers"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Knight of Darkness returns in two thrill-packed mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness and his agents meet the challenge of an evil foursome who have made a deadly compact as "Brothers of Doom" Then, The Shadow investigates "The Three Brothers" to discover which is the evil mastermind behind a series of enigmatic murders! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-170-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new at posting time.

Past episodes:
Jay Ryan - The Big Book of Bronze 6
I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

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


ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM HC
Steve Bryant (Writer/Art/Cover)

Arriving in comic shops December 17!

In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the beautiful globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures! This whopping tome rescripts and remasters Athena’s adventures from the long-running, Eisner-nominated comic by Steve Bryant, including over fifty pages of brand-new material!

Hardcover, 240 pages, 7" x 10", $19.99





Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

2014 Holiday Sale Announcement Coming soon!
Watch for the announcement at the link below!




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #21 - Coming in March!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Captain Midnight is on the hunt in Arcadia, but vigilante hero X doesn’t tolerate trespassers in his city. Especially when mayhem tends to follow close behind. But when the high-flying hero finds the Archon’s archnemesis, the Mark, he learns the height of peril presented by the world’s most dangerous man.


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99,
On sale March 25

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 5: LOST TIME TP - Coming in March!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

After the capture of the technovillain Tempus, it’s time to rebuild the town of Nightshade, raising it up from its fiery ruin. Captain Midnight struggles to acclimate to a future that needs a hero now more than ever, but his allies are forcing his hand in an effort to track down his friend turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey—the man who killed his sidekick, Rick Marshall—which results in a battle so epic it threatens to rip a hole in our universe! Oh, and did we mention the werewolves? Captain Midnight Volume 5 collects issues #16–#19 of the ongoing superhero epic!



Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, 7″ x 10″, $14.99, On sale May 27


CONAN THE AVENGER #12 - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

With an evil sorcerer standing in his way and an enemy army approaching on the horizon, Conan must make a choice with dire consequences. Was the treasure he fought so hard for worth the price he’s paid?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 25



CONAN / RED SONJA #3 (of 4) - Coming in March!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Fighting together, Conan and Red Sonja must face a king who seeks revenge for their past deeds before they proceed to stop a sorcerer-priest intent on creating a deadly new weapon!

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



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #8 - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Alex de Campi (Writer), Ed Brisson (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art/Variant cover), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/A), Mark Evanier (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Jerry Ordway (Art), JD Faith (Art), Sergio Aragonés (Art), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)

Featuring Mike Grell returning to Tarzan with "Tarzan and the Gods of Opar.”

Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente’s Detective Greene, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, Sergio Aragonés’s Groo, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, and Ed Brisson’s Murder Book, featuring art from JD Faith!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale March 18



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

Forgotten Books: SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini (1921) - New!
Comic Gallery: TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Returns! (1952-53) - New!
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE returns in "Smart-Aleck Kill" - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1932-33) - New!
Forgotten (AND FREE) Stories: Race Williams in TOO DEAD TO PAY by Carroll John Daly
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 28, 29 & 30 (1928)
Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN AMERICA - the Serial (1944)
SHADOW COMICS 43, 44 & 45 (1944)

DJANGO / ZORRO #2 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 17!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman.

In anticipation of the Transcontinental Railroad, Archduke of Arizona G¸rko Langdon has enslaved the natives for labor on a state-wide railway, while he waits for the United States to honor his claim as sovereign of the territory, per the Treaty of Hidalgo-Guadalupe. Learning of the archduke's injustice to the people of Arizona, Don Diego de la Vega enlists the bounty hunter Django as his personal bodyguard as he sets off to undo Langdon's schemes. All too familiar with the cruelties of slavery, Django is eager to assist Diego on this mission, though it is more political than the gunslinger prefers... even so, there seems to be more to the old fox than his fussy millionaire persona lets on.


32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale December 17




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Five Keys to Crime" from the March 1, 1945 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 

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

"Flossie Sees A Football Game" by N. Parker Jones from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 25, 1915
Flossie sees her first football game, and doesn't understand it a bit.
"Cogs in the Wheel" by Frank Richardson Pierce from TOP-NOTCH MAGAZINE, December 15, 1922
Chadwick Donworth, department store owner, has no sentimentality, especially about Christmas. He is forced to change his mind when his young son becomes ill during Christmas season.
"Sing a Song of Murder" by Calvin L. Boswell from THRILLING DETECTIVE, January, 1942
Steve McMurrin develops an unexpected ear for music when the discord of gunslaughter smashes His vacation harmony!


FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops December 17!
Writers:
Elliott Kalan, Dan Mccoy, Stuart Wellington, Art: To be announced, Covers: Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire, Ken Haeser

Deck the galactic halls! You’re getting three titanic tales for the price of one, by the triple-team of Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington from The Daily Show and the hit podcast, The Flop House! Flash and Zarkov head back to Arboria to teach their alien friends about Christmas, only to find that Arboria...already knows what Christmas is? Then a tale on Earth, featuring an abandoned Beast-Man helped by a Jewish family during Hanukkah! And finally, Dale Arden rings in the New Year on the violent and horrifically frigid Frigia!


Full Color, 40 pages, $5.99




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta - New!
The Shadow ~ misc - New!
The Shadow 1932-1949 ~ cover art by George & Jerome Rozen and Graves Gladney - New!
The Shadow #4 April-May/1974 Color Guides ~ artwork by Michael W. Kaluta with assists by Wrightson, Hickman & Chaykin
The Shadow #3 Feb-Mar/1974 artwork by Michael W. Kaluta & Berni Wrightson
Things To Come ~ misc Science Fiction Book Club brochures


GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW HC - Coming in May!
Matt Wagner (Writer/Artist/Cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow!
Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in a thrilling story written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

Hardcover, Full Color, 7″ x 10″, 160 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #46 - Now available and arriving in comic shops December 17!
(W/A)  Various

Author R. Gary Land investigates the life and art of A.B. Frost in an extensive feature on this important illustrator; Robert Garcia talks about his new book on Virgil Finlay, and gives us a sneak peek at some of the incredible art that will be featured within; Lynn Munroe returns with a new feature profiling paperback illustrator Tom Miller (including a checklist of his published covers); and finally, Daniel Zimmer writes about the life and art of William Meade Prince, a top illustrator from the end of the Golden Age who cut his career short by taking his own life. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.


Magazine, Full Color, 80 pages, $15.00


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Jim Hatfield TEXAS RANGERS #3
by Jackson Cole


THE LONE STAR LEGION: The Lone Wolf Avenger rides to combat a grim reign of hate and greed in the southwest country of the Great Salt Desert, matching guns and wits with “Silver Jack”, Masked Desperado!

Smoke wisped from the rifle muzzles, and gushes of flame, yellowish-red in the hot sunshine. Atkins staggered as five bullets struck him in the belly, but he did not fall. “Mas arriba, higher up, you dogs!” he shouted.

182 pages
Trade Paperback
Imprint: Hangman's House
  $12.95 USD 

 
JUSTICE, INC. #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 17!
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross; Francesco Francavilla; Gabriel Hardman; Ardian Syaf.

When Doc Savage's Fortress is blown to bits by the combined brain-trust of The Voodoo Master and our all-powerful mystery villain, the battleground for the soul of mankind moves to New York City where the agents of The Shadow and Doc's team are nowhere to be found! As Doc battles a dark menace over the skies of New York, The Shadow confronts The Voodoo Master in Coney Island's House of Horrors. Stalemated, it's up to Richard Henry Benson, the world's newest Avenger, to learn how to manipulate his frozen, zombie-like face and mold it into masterful disguises, to stop them from controlling Time, itself, to solve the mystery of his wife and daughter's disappearance, and to do what he is now cruelly fated to do -- Avenge!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








King Conan - Coming soon!

Tim Truman announced on his website that Dark Horse Comics has assigned Tomas Ghiorello and himself to do a new 4-issue King Conan story using the unfinished REH story "Wolves Beyond the Border" as it's basis.

Tim also announced that he and his son, Ben, are adapting Robert E. Howard's "The Horror from the Mound" for an anthology called VAMPIRE CLASSICS. Ben is scripting and Tim is handling the art. Tim also stated that he hopes to be auctioning all 20 pages of original art for the story with the majority of the proceeds going to benefit the Robert E. Howard Museum and Project Pride.  More news when available.
 



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

Kickstarter project now online!

Classic adventures with a new twist!

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

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

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





LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 4: GET THE LOBSTER TP - Arriving in comic shops December 17!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

A Manhattan wrestling match goes terribly wrong when the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Lobster Johnson’s attempt to subdue the mad duo ends with him becoming public enemy number one! Will the Lobster be able to clear his name with the full power of the city’s cops after him? Collects Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1–#5.


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99




LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops December 17!
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

In the second chapter of Vindicated, the Lone Ranger and Tonto cross paths with criminals and cutthroats as they rescue damsel in distress, Fiona Doyle who instantly capture's the Ranger's heart. Meanwhile Tonto encounters some men who will stop at nothing to get their revenge.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Mirror, Mirror: Classic SF Stories
by the Star Trek and Fantastic Voyage Author
Jerome Bixby
Now available!


NEW JEROME BIXBY COLLECTION CONTAINS THREE SF MAGAZINE STORIES THAT INSPIRED TELEPLAYS HE WROTE FOR THE ORIGINAL STAR TREK TV SERIES (1966-69)

"Mirror, Mirror", the first collection of Jerome Bixby's science fiction in nearly fifty years, showcases three forgotten pulp magazine stories by that Bixby adapted for the acclaimed Star Trek episode.

Before he wrote four fan-favorite Star Trek episodes (receiving a nomination for the coveted Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation), and the screen story for the movie Fantastic Voyage, Jerome Bixby (1923-1998) was a highly regarded professional science fiction magazine editor and writer remembered for his "yeoman work in raising the standards of the science fiction action story (…) whose own stories, though few, are much sought after by discriminating readers." (Science Fiction Stories 1953)

Bixby soon deserted magazine editing for Hollywood, where he wrote a number of low-budget, late-1950s monster movies including It: The Terror from Beyond Space (the acknowledged inspiration for Alien), and landed scripting chores on the documentaryesque early science fiction television series, Men Into Space, before striking it big when he sold Fantastic Voyage to a studio.

Jerome Bixby is best remembered, however, for the four episodes he wrote for the original Star Trek television series, and is much revered by series fans for introducing, in "Mirror, Mirror," the concept of the "mirror universe" where The Federation and Kirk, Spock, et al, are all their evil exact opposites in character and deed.

Bixby also wrote three other episodes, "By Any Other Name," "Day of the Dove," and, "Requiem for Methuselah," all of which critics and fans rank among the best in the series.

Fans of all types will thrill to learn that this first-ever collection focusing on Jerome Bixby's science fiction will showcase a trio of never-before-reprinted novelettes containing ideas that Bixby would later mine and transmogrify in two of his highly regarded Star Trek episodes, "One-Way Street" and "Mirror, Mirror" (both used in the ST script "Mirror, Mirror") and "Cargo to Callisto" (used in "By Any Other Name").

The collection will also contain Bixby's most famous short story, "It's a Good Life," memorably dramatized first on The Twilight Zone, then in the Twilight Zone Movie, and finally reinterpreted for the twenty-first century on the series 2002-3 incarnation, in "It's Still a Good Life."

Other Bixby classics include his first SF story for a pulp magazine, "Tubemonkey" (1949), and his very last, "The God Plllnk" (1964). You will also find a half-dozen other "lost" stories and novelettes reprinted for the first time since their original magazine publication in the 1950 and '60s.

Mirror, Mirror was edited and features a long personal Introduction by his son, screenwriter and producer, Emerson Bixby.




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

Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving
Hollywood Cowboy Detectives
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP
New Pulp And New Pulp Heroes

Peril Press - Now available!

PERIL PRESS presents:

Thrilling Western, October 1949
HANG THAT SCARFACED KID
by Robert J Hogan
Trying to square himself, Rod Yancey rounds up a couple of land hogs Rod Yancey was only trying to square himself—but he rounded up or pair of thieving landhogs in the process!


PLUS BONUS!!!
Exciting Western, September 1949
SIXGUNS TO BOWIE
by Robert J. Hogan
On the Dodge, Young Wes Kane Plays Destiny's Cards!

Popular Western, November 1938
Popular Western, June 1951

ARREST
by Oscar J Friend
Justice turns the tables at the Vanishing Dollar Saloon!
Justice turns the tables at Tonto Town’s Vanishing Dollar Saloon

Popular Western, June 1951
THE LIARS’ CLUB
A New Feature
Can you top these Tall Tales from the West? How about trying?

Popular Western, June 1951
SALT AND THE MIDAS TOUCH
True Story Feature
by Bob Young
Those crooked California mine owners were tricky—even tricky enough to flim-flam the fabulous "Lucky" Baldwin Those crooked California mine-owners were a tricky, wily lot

This edition includes 12+ images between story/feature illustrations, mastheads, in-house ads and pulp covers.

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

October 03 through December 26!

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

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

Audience: Adults


Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.
Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Wold Newton Day 12/13/2014 – The Shadow Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin - New!
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, Congo Christmas OTR - New!
Ron Marz Interview – John Carter: Warlord of Mars - New!
Krampusnacht by Josh Reynolds
The Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore: The Lineage of Red Sonja

Honorary Pulp Heroes


Pulp Den - Now online!

Pest Control by Sofia Diana Gabel - New!
Fight Card - New!
Guest Post By Rob Taylor - New!
Interview With Author Camy Tang
A Dangerous Stage by Camy Tang
Protection For Hire by Camy Tang

         Pulp Den  

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

Some illustrators of Blue Book magazine - New!
Recent books I've enjoyed
Charles B. Stilson - Author, Journalist
Interview with Gordon D. Shirreffs, Western writer
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer




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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulpster’ - New!
‘New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade,’ Vol. 2 - New!
‘Challenger Storm: The Curse of Poseidon’
Pro Se Presents,’ year one
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp gifts: ‘High Adventure’
- New!
Pulp gifts: ‘Big Book of Bronze’ - New!
Pulp gifts: pulp art calendars
Pulp gifts for the pulp fan
3 pulp questions: Jason Aiken

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #65
Inspector Allhoff Audiobook
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead
by D. L. Champion
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

 Do you like Nero Wolfe? Then Inspector Allholf is your man!
 
Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmonds, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.


 
Created by D.L. Champion, Inspector Allhoff denied most conventions of detective-pulp fiction. He could never be confused for one of Raymond Chandler’s knights errant, trudging down those mean streets. Allhoff was no Rover Boy in trench coat and fedora. He was, in fact, a sadist and a psychopath. With 30 entries published between 1938 and 1946, the Allhoff series was among the most popular and long-lived to appear in Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
 
This arresting audiobook features the first five grim and grisly Allhoff cases, ranging from the bizarre “Footprints on a Brain” to the mordant “Dead and Dumb.” Read with real relish by Milton Bagby.
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs
 
Washington Post's Top Holiday Gift Books
 
Yesterday was a good day for Radio Archives audiobook Series Editors, Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis. Their new book, The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay has been included on the list of Top Holiday Gift books by the Washington Post.
 
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay (American Fantasy, $125), compiled by Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Robert T. Garcia. Perhaps best known for his evocative covers for "The Ship of Ishtar," and other pulpy A. Merritt fantasy novels, Virgil Finlay specialized in pen-and-ink drawings of ethereal women, illustrations for Weird Tales, figures set against starry backgrounds (as in his much-reproduced portrait of H.P. Lovecraft in 18th-century garb), and scenes with a Midsummer Night's Dream feel to them. In this case, exceptional reproductions do justice to the even more exceptional originals.
 
Congratulations to Doug and Bob on a gorgeous book! Will and Tom saw the original paintings in Chicago this past summer and they are breathtaking. This is the book to buy this year. Click here to see the book.
 
At Radio Archives we love The Best of Argosy and The Best of Adventure. Bob and Doug are the experts that know these magazines inside and out. In fact, try it out yourself with the special half price offer below.




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #49
The Best of Argosy #2 Audiobook
Selected by Robert Weinberg
Minions of the Moon
by William Grey Beyer
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Robert Weinberg

Specially priced until December 18th.
6 hours - $5.99 Download / $11.99 Audio CDs


The best-selling pulp magazine of the 1930s was Argosy. Published weekly, the title followed a simple formula for keeping its readers entertained. Their stories were lean, plot-driven, and always captivating. Long factual explanations were kept to a minimum and logic was sometimes stretched to the breaking point. But, the first rule of storytelling was never broken – keep the action going and never let facts interfere with the narrative’s pace.

 
Minions of the Moon by William Grey Beyer, published in Argosy in 1939, perfectly fit those requirements. The novel concerned Mark Nevins, an ordinary guy who needed his appendix removed. When his surgeon asked him to sign a paper giving the doctor the right to use a new anesthetic, Mark saw no reason not to cooperate. Of course, that was before he discovered that the drug put him in suspended animation for 6,000 years. Awakening in a world he knew nothing about, Mark found himself in a well-equipped tomb in the company of an invisible ghost who seemed intent on annoying him at every opportunity.
 
Things progressed from bad to worse. Mark discovered that civilization had collapsed into barbarism, democracy was merely a memory, and there was no place for a Twentieth Century city-dweller. And, that’s not considering the invisible Omega, who is the last member of a lunar race, seeking some human companionship.
 
It’s the beginning of a fun novel, as Mark and Omega explore this brave new Earth, meet a beautiful girl (of course), encounter a band of Neo-Vikings, and battle two very evil Russian brains housed in bottles. It’s science fiction without any science! Minions of the Moon is also a top example of the fast-paced storytelling so beloved by Argosy readers. Mark and Omega proved so popular that they appeared in three more serials over the next few years – Minions of Mars, Minions of Mercury, and Minions of the Shadow. All three being wild, enthralling fantasies passing as science fiction, composed by an author who later wrote several mysteries, and then vanished.
 
Specially priced until December 18th. 6 hours - $5.99 Download / $11.99 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #102: The Gentleman From Hell
“Only the Spider can save us!” cried New Yorkers. “Give us the Spider!” For the Cat-men were plundering the city, sowing terror with the Withering Death invented by the Gentleman from Hell! Did the people voice a tragically empty plea? After all — Richard Wentworth lay behind steel bars in apparent suspended animation! Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
  
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #26: The White Death
This is the seventh issue in the Dusty Ayres series. “You will instruct Captain Ayres to proceed to Washington H.Q. by staff train at 2:25. He is to be provided with escort to station and placed in custody of Staff Sergeant Bolton...” Dusty read this radiogram with amazement. First H.Q. grounded him, then sent this crazy order. But the order did not worry the gods of war, for they knew that the very fires of hell itself would sweep across war-torn America before the devilish plot behind that command could be smashed — before Dusty Ayres could learn the secret of the white death! Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #1:The Bat Staffel
What were these batlike monsters? What was the strange death they carried? G-8 and his ace buddies follow this horror staffel straight into action skies! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $1.49.

 
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Ramble House
Now available!

FOOD FOR THE FUNGUS LADY AND OTHER STORIES
RALSTON SHIELDS
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #53

 
John Pelan claims that Ralston Shields is the best of the weird menace pulp writers.
Here are ten stories by Shields written in the late 30s that will allow you to see if Mr. Pelan knows what he's talking about.
The titles of the stories point to a peculiar obsession the author seems to have with blood and the lack of it. See for yourself:
 
 “Back Mother of Murder” — Horror Stories October/November 1938
“Daughter of the Devil” — Horror Stories October/November 1937
“Priestess of the Pestilence” — Terror Tales May/June 1939
“Food for the Fungus Lady” — Horror Stories December/January 1939/1940
“I Summoned Dr. Death” — Dime Mystery Magazine February 1937
“Mistress of the Blood-Drinkers” — Horror Stories March 1940
“Little Miss Dracula” — Dime Mystery Magazine August 1938
“The Blood Kiss” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1937
“Vengeance of the Living Dead” — Terror Tales September 1940
“A Kiss for the Blood Lady” — Terror Tales January/February 1939


Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

TOMB OF THE DARK ONES
 J.M.A. Mills
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #52

 
Janet Melanie Ailsa Mills wrote a number of novels but only two in the occult vein: The Tomb of the Dark Ones and Lords of the Earth. Gavin O'Keefe unearthed the first one -- and provided the cover art -- and John Pelan introduces it. He mentions that Ramble House will be coming out with the second book early in 2015.
There are Lovecraftian elements in this novel of terror and intrigue set in Egypt during the opening of a recently discovered tomb. Secret societies plotting to take over the world. Black magic against white magic.


Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Robert E. Howard Foundation
SWORDS OF THE NORTH
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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






THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 19 - Coming in May!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Tony DeZuniga (Inks), and Joe Jusko (Cover)

While Conan fights to survive in a hostile kingdom, far away a similar dire circumstance is faced by an adventurer whose fate will determine Conan’s very existence. But this land is not of the Hyborian Age—it is 1920s Mexico, and the adventurer is writer Robert E. Howard! Collects stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #192–#201.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, b&w, 504 pages, $19.99, On sale May 20




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Wheels of Justice Keep Turning

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

Jade Dragon - New!
The London Crimes - New!
The Ribbon Clues
Murder Every Hour
The Crystal Buddha
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.

Skulls and Skeletons on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Ghosts on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Asimov on Weird Tales and Other Topics  
More Troubles for Science Fiction  
Weird Tales in Futures Past Magazine
Vampires and Bats on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Monsters Alone on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Aliens on the Cover of Weird Tales
Giants on the Cover of Weird Tales
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer… In the Beginning, Part Five

“The Secret of Holm Peel” was first published in Cassell’s in December 1912 and was the last story Arthur Henry Ward published under the byline of Sarsfield Ward (having dropped the first initial A.).
 
Rohmer scholar Robert E. Briney rescued it from obscurity for the 1970 Ace paperback Rohmer collection of the same name. Many years later, Gene Christie selected the story for inclusion in the first volume of Black Dog Books’ Sax Rohmer Library, The Green Spider and Other Forgotten Tales of Mystery and Suspense, in 2011.


Read the rest at the links below.









05 December 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

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

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

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

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

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2
March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

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



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $6.99

2015 Vintage SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

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

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


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

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

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

Price: $14.95


2015 Vintage Westerns Calendar - Now available!

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

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

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop Westerns Calendar - Now available!

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

Price: $14.95


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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW PULP SUNDAY

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


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

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

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







A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

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



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


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

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





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

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


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




Airship 27 Productions
OCCULT DETECTIVES

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions 26th release of the year is the first volume in a brand new pulp series, “Occult Detectives.”

They battle demons and monsters, hunt ghosts and defend us against the things that go bump in the night.  They are Occult Detectives and they’ve been a staple of pulp fiction since the beginning of those glorious, garish magazines.  Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you a quartet of tales starring some of the most unique Occult Detectives ever created; three newly minted heroes and one classic master of mysticism.

From the days of the Wild West, Joel Jenkins offers up his Indian Shaman hero, Lone Crow.  Then we have Josh Reynold’s colorful Charles St. Cyprian, the Queen’s own Royal Occultist, followed by Jim Beard’s Sgt. Janus, the Spirit Breaker.  And we culminate with a little known pulp classic figure, Ravenwood; the Stepson of Mystery as chronicled by Ron Fortier.

“The idea for this collection came from Josh Reynolds,” reports Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The idea of bringing together, in one book, some of the most exciting new pulp characters in print today appealed to me immediately; especially if our line up included such popular heroes as Lone Crow, Charles St. Cyprian and Sgt. Janus.  Since their appearance, each of has won over a loyal following of readers.  But that still left us with one empty slot and that became the opportunity I jumped on instantly.”

Seven years ago, Fortier and Airship 27 Productions Art Director Rob Davis, had produced an adult horror graphic novel entitled, “Daughter of Dracula,” that received rave reviews upon its release from Redbud Studio and is still one of that company’s biggest sellers.  Fortier had long wanted to do was write a sequel that would answer some of the questions posed by many of the comic’s readers.  In particular, “What happened to the main character after the events in the story?”  Now, this anthology offered him that stage combined with the added bonus of allowing him to write a character that was one of his favorites.  “Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery is such a cool, occult detective and I was itching to get my creative mitts on him,” Fortier confesses.  “This is a story I’ve waited a long, long time to tell.”

The book features interior illustrations by Davis and a cover, colored by Jesus Rodriguez, that spotlights all of the heroes together in a setting outside of space and time.

Get ready to take on possessed gunfighters, eerie mesmerizing spirits, a bewitching temptress and a legion of the undead as these four brand new tales usher you into  thrilling adventures beyond the realm of the ordinary; your guides….the Occult Detectives.

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!  

Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2
by J. Allan Dunn


The Griffin returns!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom!

Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.
 
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next three stories in the series: “Black Drums Talking,” “Wardens of the Big Game,” and “Raiders of the Abyssinia.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Ed Hulse

Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1
by Tom Mount
Introduction by Will Murray

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…
They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…
Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life.
They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting first two stories: “Five Against the Law” and “Mesquite Manhunters.”
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Abel Smith of Nantucket
by H. Bedford-Jones


Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West.
Never before reprinted, it’s another volume in the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Bowie Knife
by H. Bedford-Jones


Bowie and the Alamo! “On to Texas!” was the cry along the open trail which led to silver mines, slaves, acres of free land—and war!
Never before reprinted, it’s part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

.Texas Shall Be Free!
by H. Bedford-Jones


Fighting Santa Ana for the Lone Star State! The fantastic sequel to H. Bedford-Jones’s novel Bowie Knife.
Gordon Durant had two missions in Texas—to carry a message to the defenders of the Alamo—and to kill his brother!
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

Bellegarde
by H. Bedford-Jones


The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde.
Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.
  
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Cases of Captain Satan (Deluxe Edition)
by William O’Sullivan
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


The complete series… back in print after 75 years!
Join The mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insidious rogues galleries!
Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this limited, deluxe edition collects all five stories:
“The Mask of the Damned,” “Parole for the Dead,” “The Dead Man Express,” “A Ghost Rides the Dawn,” and “The Ambassador From Hell.”
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil (Deluxe Edition)
by Dan Cushman
Introduction by James Reasoner, with an interview with Dan Cushman
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.


One of Dan Cushman’s best-written series!
The exotic locale hard-boiled adventures of Armless O’Neil are finally collected in one edition, from 1945–53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories:
“Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones,” “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.”

This limited, deluxe edition collects them all!
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!  

The Complete Adventures of Señorita Scorpion (Deluxe Edition)
by Les Savage, Jr., with Emmett McDowell
introduction and afterword by Will Murray
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this book collects all of the adventures of Señorita Scorpion:
“Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,”
“The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,”
“Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.
Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
  
$75.00 hardcover




Amazing Adventures: 4-Book Action-Packed Box Set - Now available!
Derrick Ferguson (Author), Percival Constantine (Author), Mark Bousquet (Author), Joel Jenkins (Author)

This limited collection of action-packed tales of adventure features four globe-trotting books that will take you to exotic locales and even into the blood-soaked past! Join some of the best New Pulp authors as they present you with Amazing Adventures that will leave you breathless!

DILLON AND THE LAST RAIL TO KHUSRA

by Derrick Ferguson

When he's caught up in the revolution of a North African country, Dillon had no idea it would lead to him being hired as the bodyguard of Princess Salena, the last survivor of the ruling family. Along with her, Dillon takes the wildest ride of his life on THE LAST RAIL TO KHUSRA, a ride jam packed with excitement, danger, treachery and thrills!

THE LOST CONTINENT
by Percival Constantine

Ancient civilizations. Gods and monsters. All the legends of the world have elements of truth to them. And to track down those legends, there are the myth hunters. Some of them, like Elisa Hill, are explorers, trying to learn more about the world we live in. And some are soldiers of fortune, whose only goal is to profit off them.

When evidence proving the existence of the lost continent of Lemuria, Elisa embarks on a journey for the truth. And her quest will take her from the oceans of the Caribbean to the temples of India and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. But it’s a race against time, because the mysterious sect known as the Order and a ruthless myth hunter named Seth are also after the secrets of Lemuria.

GUNFIGHTER GOTHIC VOLUME ONE
by Mark Bousquet

It's 1866. Jill Masters, a merchant’s daughter, and Hanna Pak, her servant, have left Boston for the American West. They’re on the trail of Dotson Winters, Jill’s kidnapped fiancé, a man she doesn’t love but has agreed to marry to save her father’s business.

Dotson finds them first, and reveals that he has faked his kidnapping to intercept the Colony List, a catalog of secret agents living as servants in the most powerful houses throughout the world. Now, Jill wants him to save her father’s business and Hanna wants him to save the lives of those who, like her parents, spent their lives protecting the world in secret. The women chase Dotson across the American West and finally to England, where they have their final showdown in Kraken Moor, and English castle possessed by demons.

Along the way, the two women encounter a time-traveling British spy, kaiju, lizard men, Sun Chasers, Christian vampires, spiteful Confederates, Dixie-loving zombies, nomadic alien robots, werewolves, President Ulysses S. Grant, and the Metronome, beings who live at the end of time, creating powerful weapons for fun.

The greater challenge for Hanna and Jill is reconciling their new arrangement. Hanna wants to be treated as an equal, but Jill is not quite ready to let their old arrangement go. Can the two women work together long enough to accomplish their goals? And what happens to them if they do? In finding themselves, will the two women lose each other?

ON WINGS OF DARKNESS
by Joel Jenkins

Max Damage is a genetic abnormality, his DNA altered in order to make him the perfect man. At least, that was the theory. For every freakishly amazing ability, there is a downside. He can see like an eagle but bright light blinds him. He has a photographic memory, but he sometimes remembers things in reverse because of his Dyslexia. He's astoundingly strong, but he has to eat like a horse.

When Max's father dies, he takes over the family business and discovers a network of shell companies and bizarre experimental projects. Max begins to suspect that he is over his head. When assassins of the Silat Gayong attack him and his partners—the beautiful and deadly Minnie Zhinov, and the diminutive and brainy accountant Seth Armstrong—Max becomes sure that he's way over his head.


Kindle Price:    $0.99



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


American Fantasy Press




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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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







Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new at posting time.

Past episodes:
Jay Ryan - The Big Book of Bronze 6
I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

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


Black Coat Press
Now available!

Homo-Deus
by Félicien Champsaur
adapted by Brian Stableford

Marc Vanel stepped onto the disk. Immediately, he seemed to melt, mutating into a mass of gray vapor, initially almost solidified, but which soon dissipated. Nothing remained but a darker nucleus at the center of a scarcely-perceptible halo. Marc followed the transformation in a mirror facing him. After a few minutes, he observed the complete disappearance of the mist; there was no longer anything in the mirror but the image of the black wall, with two luminous green dots, which were his eyes. He increased the current; sparks sprang forth; then the gleam of the pupils vanished. The fluid had penetrated the utmost parcels of his being, carrying the agent of complete invisibility. Now, he could come and go among other humans; no longer belonging to their world, he would be above them, powerful and terrible, like a god -- HOMO-DEUS.
              
Meet Dr. Marc Vanel, son of a scientist and a beautiful exotic spy, polymath, engineer, gifted with prodigious strength and intelligence, trained by the Brahmins of India. When Vanel acquires the power of invisibility, he becomes Homo-Deus, invisible but for his emerald green eyes, haunting the dreams of evil men and lovely women alike.

Felicien Champsaur's Homo-Deus (1924) is a ground-breaking novel which combines biomedical and superhero speculative fiction. It is a milestone in the evolution of the superhero, dealing with its fundamental problem: to what extent a person who can act with total impunity is likely to admit any constraints stemming from morality?

Also included in this volume are Champsaur's sequel, Kill the Old, Enjoy! (1925), a brutal but honest look at the moral disintegration of society after World War I, and an afterword by Brian Stableford.


US $29.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 432 pages 

Daâh: The First Human
by Edmond Haraucourt
adapted by Brian Stableford
            
Daâh is some distance away. Since the mothers have always refused to let him kill their offspring, even when food is in short supply, and since, this time, the Dogs have taken charge of that task, he has finally found an opportunity to realize his curious desire. Squatting all alone against the trunk of a beech tree, Daâh is calmly eating his grandson.

Edmond Haraucourt's Daâh: The First Human (1914) begins with the proto-humans Dâh and his wives, Hock and Ta, living a solitary existence, and then sketches, episodically, an account of their slow ascent towards civilization. With Daâh serving as a kind of "collective hero," the novel proceeds through a sequence of epiphanies that includes the invention of families, the axe, clothes, religion, fire and, ultimately, a burgeoning awareness of what will someday become our world.

Daâh is a milestone in the genre of prehistoric fantasy, taking into account the then-new discipline of physical anthropology and attempting to bridge the gaps left by science. Haraucourt aspires to a kind of truthfulness in its depiction of the psychological and social processes involved in the pattern of change and discovery, and is remarkable in his ability to portray characters who are not yet us. That is what makes Daâh unique and a true masterpiece.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 260 pages 


Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 11: Force Majeure

Force Majeure! Two words which convey the notion of catastrophe, a sense of urgency, earth-shaking events when only the greatest of champions can successfully face off with the most cataclysmic of threats!

Here is Gilgamesh, the Lord of Bronze, challenged by the Devil Doctor... Arsene Lupin relentlessly pursued by the invincible Adam Adamant... The indomitable Joseph Rouletabille facing the most evil threats on Earth... Professor Lindenbrock and Ned Land fighting against all odds at the Earth's Core... The Nyctalope battling the Teutonic Gods themselves and Captain Vampire defying the entire population of the Vampire City! All this and Judex, Felifax and the Doctor Omega all involved in the fights of the lives!

In this eleventh volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, writers from Australia, England, France and the United States, pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence. 


Contents:
Matthew Baugh: Gilgamesh Revisited starring Doc Ardan, Zembla
Nathan Cabaniss: The Darkness in the Woods starring Joseph Balsamo, Dr. Syn
Matthew Dennion: Don't Judge a Book by its Title starring Ash, Baal
Brian Gallagher: The Trial of Van Helsing starring Boris Liatoukine, Carmilla
Martin Gately: Rouletabille and the New World Order starring Rouletabille, Buck Rogers
Emmanuel Gorlier: Once More, the Nyctalope starring The Nyctalope, Siegfried
Micah S. Harris & Loston Wallace: Meeting with the Mir Beg starring Rouletabille, Blaylock
Travis Hiltz: All Roads Lead to Mars starring Dr. Omega, The Bent Eldil
Paul Hugli: Dream's End starring Barbarella, The Time Traveler
Rick Lai: Shadows Reborn starring The Shadow, L'Ombre
Nigel Malcolm: A Fistful of Judexes starring Bergerac, Judex
Christofer Nigro: The Noble Freak starring Felifax, Prof. Tornada
John Peel: Return to the Center of the Earth 2 starring Axel Lindenbrock, Ned Land, Von Horst
Pete Rawlik: The Ylourgne Accord starring Robert Peaslee, Dr. Cornelius, Meldrum Strange
Frank Schildiner: Saint and Sinners starring Mephista, Simon Sinestrari
Sam Shook: A Professional Matter starring Arsene Lupin, Adam Adamant
David Vineyard: The Legacy of Arsene Lupin starring Arsene Lupin, The Saint
Jared Welch: The Revolutionary and the Brigand starring Lecoq, The Black Coats

        
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 304 pages 




 
 
Black Dog Books - Coming soon!

2014 Holiday Sale Announcement Coming soon!
Watch for the announcement at the link below!




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

Forgotten (AND FREE) Stories: Race Williams in TOO DEAD TO PAY by Carroll John Daly - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 28, 29 & 30 (1928) - New!
Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN AMERICA - the Serial (1944) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 43, 44 & 45 (1944)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories
Forgotten Books: HOME IS THE HANGMAN by Richard Sale (1949)  
WEIRD TALES 47, 48 & 49 (1927)  
Comic Gallery: Tip Top TARZAN (1936-37)  

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

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

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot





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


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
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Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




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

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

"Torture Tryst" by Charles Marquis Warren from SECRET AGENT "X", November, 1936
Newshawk Danny Davis, the columnist, had been writing about a dead man for six months, and the city editor was fed up. But the dead man was not satisfied even when Davis was canned. For Death sent his staring, green-and-red-faced kinsman to give the newspaper man an assignment in hell.
"Station K-I-L-L Calling" by Berna Morris from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, September, 1945
The little old lady only wanted a minute on the air to whistle for her dog. But when her few seconds turned into the Murder Hour, it was the lawdogs that had to whistle with bullets for her death-spot sponsor.
"Murder's Dress Rehearsal" by L. W. Carmichael from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, December, 1947
When old-timer Sheriff Sholto put two and two together, he found the ingredients that cooked up a killer's concoction.


Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2014 - New!
In Writings
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. - "The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the original Stanley Wood illustrations.  Also included are translated words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
BLOOD TO THE BONE by Jack Tunney

Deptford, England, 1888 … Richard Stokes – one half of a tag-team carnival boxing duo – has vanished, leaving his loving wife, pugilist Eby Stokes, homeless and penniless with only questions and no answers. A mutual friend asks Holmes to look into the disappearance. Watson believes the matter to be a common case of abandonment, and Holmes’ interest merely an excuse to try his hand in the boxing booths of a visiting circus. However, when they are almost killed, Holmes and Watson’s only remaining clue to Stokes disappearance harkens back to a boxing club disbanded in shame more than sixty years earlier.

Why did Stokes abandon his wife? What possible significance could the long extinct Pugilistic Club have in the matter? Who is behind the fire that almost took the lives of Holmes and Watson? Joining forces with Eby Stokes, Holmes and Watson are determined to find the answers.

The kaleidoscope lights of the carnival hide many secrets, including a threat to the foundation of the British Empire. The game's afoot and, this time, it's a matter of life and death in and out of the ring…

Kindle Price:  $2.99 


FLASH GORDON #7 - Arriving in comic shops December 10!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

We can’t tell you what happens in this issue. Sorry. We’ll say that Jeff Parker (Aquaman! Batman ’66!) wrote it, Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman!) drew it, Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight!) colored it... and Flash Gordon is involved. But trust us... you don’t want us to spoil what happens. (NOTE: It is 95 trillion pounds of awesome in a ten-pound space bag!)

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 15  





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables - December Pulp Replicas!

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

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

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #111 from December 1942 - $35 TERROR TALES #46 from May 1940
WEIRD TALES #131 from November 1934 - $35
Featuring Robert E. Howard
     
     
      


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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)


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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

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

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March 1940
#46 May 1940

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and recommended!

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

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

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

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






The Golden Age - Now online!

The Shadow #4 April-May/1974 Color Guides ~ artwork by Michael W. Kaluta with assists by Wrightson, Hickman & Chaykin - New!
The Shadow #3 Feb-Mar/1974 artwork by Michael W. Kaluta & Berni Wrightson  - New!
Things To Come ~ misc Science Fiction Book Club brochures
Frank Frazetta ~ misc
Frank Frazetta ~ Memory Book

Wally Wood ~ Came the Dawn ~ Shock Suspense #9

Frank Frazetta ~ Came the Dawn ~ Shock Illustrated.



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


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

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

GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE.

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

 

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

Now available for pre-order!

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

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


Hardcover
$40



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

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

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

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




Haffner Press

Hard Case Crime
January 2015

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


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

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

April 2015

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

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

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

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

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




 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now shipping and recommended!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


James Bond 24 - Title and Cast Revealed!

The upcoming 24th James Bond film will be called Spectre. The title was announced Thursday along with new castmembers Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Monica Bellucci.
The brief trailer can be seen at the link below.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!