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2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

62nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Summer 1952

"The Murder Machine" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective was ready to rip the lid off Leland and prove how corrupt that city had become—but doing so might mean that Murial Havens would face sudden death!

"Till Death Do Us Part" by Bert Friend
"A Case of Nerves" by Terry O.K. Burleson
"As Handsome Does" by William O'Sullivan
"I Came Back" by Bill Erin
"The Gentle Rain" by Morris Cooper
"The Wrong Killer" by Philip Morgan
 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future - Winter 1944

"Magic Moon" by Stewart Sterling
A cruel plot to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto and enslave peaceful natives, sends Captain Future and his loyal aides out on the most dangerous adventure of their careers!

"To Dust Returneth" by Henry Kuttner
"The Companions of Sirius" by William Morrison
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - February 1936

"Big Shot" by C.K.M. Scanlon
Ruled by a Napoleon of crime, a vast combine of criminal mobs holds multitudes in terror while waging a grim, relentless campaign of piracy, pillage and murder!  Follow Dan Fowler on the trail.

"The Snow Man" by William H. Stueber
"In the Bag" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

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

Volume 1 collects the first seven stories from this series:
“The Sinister Sphere,” “Blood on the Moon,” “Moon Wizard,” “The Silver Secret,”
“Black Lightning,” “Night Nemesis,” and “Murder Moon.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

286 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
by Jay J. Kalez, George A. Starbird and Lincoln Hoffman

Now available!


Volume 2 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations:
“El Viborito” by Jay J. Kalez, “Badmen of the Cayugas” by George A. Starbird, and “The Valley of Crucifixion” by Lincoln Hoffman.

405 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover

SALE PRICE: $26.95 softcover




Altus Press
Altus Press Announces Series 2 of the Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction Classic, The Dime Detective Library
Coming Fall 2015!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library.
Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre.
Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould.

The books are:
The Complete Cases of the Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available this fall, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library will be available in softcover, hardcover and ebook formats.
It will also be available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE RECKONER
by Carroll John Daly
Coming Fall 2015!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Created by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of the Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF KEYHOLE KERRY, VOLUME 2
by Frederick C. Davis

Coming Fall 2015!

The series concludes here! 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 Detectiveby 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.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF MR. MADDOX, VOLUME 2
by T.T. Flynn

Coming Fall 2015!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:

“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts

Coming Fall 2015!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”

Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:

“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.

Coming Fall 2015!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:

“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF BAIL-BOND DODD, VOLUME 1
by Norbert Davis

Coming Fall 2015!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:

“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Will Murray

Coming Fall 2015!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook





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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 83: "The Rustling Death" & "Terror and the Lonely Widow"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Ham Brooks is rendered helpless by a strange sound, a rustling noise that can destroy planes in midair and disintegrate entire populations! Then, after his cover is blown during an undercover mission, the Man of Bronze heads to the South Seas to avert a atomic age threat in one of his most gripping postwar adventures. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. BONUS: A lavishly illustrated article on "Doc Savage in the Golden Age of Comics" by longtime comics editor Robert Greenberger! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-181-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Van Reid and the Moosepath League!
Ralph Angelo - "The Caligostro Chronicles, Volume 1"
Matthew Baugh: The Avenger: The Sun King
Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Voyage of the Asteroid
First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home.


The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen
Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension.
Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",
 "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon."

Both stories are available as either ePub format ebooks for $1.99 ea or in print for $6 ea plus $3.00 postage.


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.

SINGLE-COPY ORDERS CAN BE PLACED HERE

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Is on the Way! - New!
PulpFest 2015: A Report - New!
PulpFest Begins This Week — At Last!
Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies

Bold Venture Press
August releases now available!

Pulp Adventures #18 (Summer 2015)

Featuring:
Jim MacDonald, Robert Leslie Bellem, Stewart Sterling, Lauran Paine, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, Paul Dale Anderson.

"MacDonald's Nightmare Safari" by Jim MacDonald

"Model For a Corpse" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Why was the the nude cupcake chilled over a diary? For enough geetus, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, seeks out the book.

"The Corpse Doctor" by Stewart Sterling
Detective Steve Koski hunts for killers sailing New York Harbor.

"Two-Gun Lady" by Lauran Paine
With a fully-loaded heart, she handled a gun better'n most men!

"Treasure of the Red Robe Men" by Richard A. Lupoff
A new south seas adventure with a new south seas hero -- Splash Shanahan is the name, and you won't soon forget it!

"New Blood" by Gary Lovisi
"Who Knows What Evil Lurks?" by Paul Dale Anderson

PLUS
"Lauran Paine, Authentic Old West Pulp Author" by David Ouse
Short sidebars on Dan Turner, the Men's Adventure Magazine genre, and Splash Shanahan.

Original pulp illustrations, cover by Norman Saunders.
7"x10" Paperback, 134 pages, $12.95


Homicide Highball
The Lost Dan Turner Movie Script

by John Wooley and Robert Leslie Bellem


Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective is at his best in Homicide Highball, showcasing his unique brand of slang-talking, Vat 69-swilling two-fisted action. Read Robert Leslie Bellem’s original story from the February 1950 Hollywood Detective--included in this edition--then thrill to John Wooley’s original script, which laid the groundwork for the film starring Marc Singer.

A good deed backfires, and the famous shamus is on the run, eager to put the squiff on a murder charge. The suspects? A smooth filly, a movie mogul, and a B-movie director. Meantime, Turner dodges someone with a killer pitching arm, and eludes cops and crooks alike in a wild amusement park chase. 90 proof pulp fiction!

ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM worked in the newspaper business prior to becoming a full-time fictioneer. He penned several million words of fiction, much of it starring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. He wrote scripts for tv shows like The Adventures of Superman, The Lone Ranger, 77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason. Bellem died in 1968 at the age of 65.

JOHN WOOLEY was an entertainment writer for the Tulsa World before leaping into the freelance life. He has written novels, comic books such as “The Twilight Avenger,” screenplays (including Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective), and nonfiction books examining pop culture. He lives in Oklahoma.

7"x10" paperback, 170 pages, $14.95

Dreamer's Dozen
by Richard A. Lupoff


The author of The Comic Book Killer offers up twelve tales of mystery, magic, and grouchiness—served with a liberal dash of sarcasm and cynicism. A woman’s birthday celebration becomes a prelude to murder; an absinthe-minded author seeks inspiration from a bottle; a rare volume could destroy the love/hate relationship of two book dealers; an interplanetary romance is threatened by the untimely intervention of the Scorpion Men of Mars; and that’s just the beginning! These stories leap from planet to planet, down dark avenues of hatred, and curl up in cozy nostalgic places.

Stories include:
"Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!"—A woman's "celebration" become a prelude to murder.
"The Green Fairy"—Moving the setting from a noir-realistic world into a realm of fantasy.
"Sisoh Promatem"—Shifting gears, moving further into th realm of imagination. "Tip o’ the tam to Franz Kafka," says Lupoff. "Or should I say, Znarf Akfak?"
"Uncle Elmer"—A World War II veteran's tall tale is disected with some disturbing revalations.
"Greetings from Comrade Kim"—A world-shifting tale
"Night Lands Dream"
"The Salamanca Encounter"—A borderline horror story, with a tip o’ the tam to HPL.
"Scorpion Men of Venus"—It was the wrong time to begin an interplanetary romance. (Tip o’ the tam to ERB!)
"Dead of Winter"—A "tip o’ the tam to Rex Stout."

ALSO: Three "Tales of the Tin Can World," originally presented in Rigel science fiction magazine.
"Lux Was Dead Right"—A rare volume threatens to destroy the love/hate friendship of two book dealers.
"Transtemporal Creatures Unlimited"
"Joe Nieman’s Knees"—He was a great ballplayer in his time ... but that was long ago ...


Paperback 5.5"x8.5", 362 pages, $16.95







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

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #4 – The People of the Black Circle - New!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #3 – Red Harvest
- New!
Night Shade Books is proud to announce that this September we’ll be kicking off the publication of brand new trade paperback editions of The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, featuring the complete short fiction of the legendary weird fiction author.

Many of the hardcovers in this series, first published between 2007 and 2011, have been long unavailable since the original printings sold out, and over the years have become quite pricey on the secondary market. Night Shade continues to get more inquiries regarding availability of this series than any other title we’ve released. Now, we’re excited to announce that we’ve come to an agreement with the estate to release new paperback editions of all of Smith’s short fiction, which includes volumes one through five of the original series, plus the additional sixth volume of miscellaneous writings.
The Door to Saturn
Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

VintageFromAtlantisHere are the announced publication dates for each volume:

Volume One: The End of the Story—September 2015 - Now available!

Volume Two: The Door to Saturn—January 2016
Volume Three: A Vintage from Atlantis—May 2016
Volume Four: The Maze of the Enchanter—September 2016
Volume Five: The Last Hieroglyph—January 2017
The Miscellaneous Writings of Clark Ashton Smith—May 2017




CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE - Arriving in comic shops September 2!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands! Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure that leads him on a perilous journey! Writer Fred Van Lente tackles the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #7-12 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", 152 pages, $24.99



CTHULHU IDOL GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VINYL BANK - Coming in January!

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R'lyeh, dread Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

Bank    $22.99


CTHULHU IDOL GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VINYL BANK is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available now).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP152157.



Diamond Select Toys

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

FFB: Seven Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT - New!
Comic Gallery: THE PHANTOM - New!
HOLLYWOOD COWBOY DETECTIVES - New Pulp Fiction by Darryle Purcell   - New!
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY - New!
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954)
Pulp Galley: THRILLING ADVENTURES
Overlooked Films: DASHIELL HAMMETT IN SAN FRANCISCO
Coming soon from Altus Press: The COMPLETE Adventures of Race Williams
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 16, 17 & 18 (1943)


THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST BLOG
Now online!

The Digest Enthusiast has established a new blog called DIGEST MAGAZINES.
It can be found at the link below.




Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!
Anthony Tollin announced as special guest!
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Doc Savage -The Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available through August 27!


Ron Ely stands tall as the only person to portray Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze!
This t-shirt celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the George Pal movie and his appearance at the upcoming DocCon 2015.
Become a member of the Brotherhood of Bronze.

Design will be printed on
Hanes Tagless Tee - $21.99

Shipping Info (United States)
Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires (August 27th).
You can expect your package to arrive around 5 business days after the campaign finishes printing.
Orders are mailed via first-class or priority mail.
Shipping costs $3.99 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item.



Doc Savage -The Official Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available
through September 10!

    Here’s the scoop on the official 2015 Doc Con t-shirt!

This year, there’s one design, but it’s being offered on two different kinds of shirts.

Shirt #1 is the Doc Con ringer – It’s a white t-shirt with red neck and armbands with this year’s theme,
“Things Go Better with Doc” screened in red on the front of the shirt.
The shirt is available in Small through 2 XL   

Shirt design #2 is the Red Doc-  A classic  red t-shirt with the round Doc Con 2015 logo screed on left front breast of the shirt and
“Things Go Better with Doc” screed across the back of the shirt.The Red Doc is available in sizes Small through 4 XL.

All shirts are 100%  heavy weight preshrink cotton. 
Prices for either design are $20.00 for sizes Small through XL  and $23.00 for sizes 2 Xl through 4 XL.

Women’s shirts are available, too!

To reserve, contact Kez Wilson at  kez@monsterverse.com
Please clearly indicate the shirt design, Doc Con ringer or Red Doc, and the size and quantity of each.
Please indicate whether you wish to pick up your shirts at DOC CON 18 .
 If you can’t attend, the shirts will be  mailed  out to you either as an add on to the Doc Con in a Box or separately around November 1st 2015.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER  10th 2015


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!

"Moron on The Mound" by Raymond Dreyfack from ALL SPORTS, February, 1949
This Frisco Jordan's a busher to make the greenest rookie look like DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Ty Cobb all rolled up in one, by comparison. The guy can't do anything except hit homers. But the sloppy way he lurches around hitting homers puts the hex on everyone else!
"The Case of The Missing Wife" by Stuart Friedman from MAMMOTH MYSTERY, March, 1946
Since they already had Sam pretty well tied up on a charge of stealing his own wife, why should somebody plant a corpse in his hotel room?
"A Gunman's Shadow" by Caddo Cameron from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1947
Featuring: Mister Gunman
. . . and a Man Can't Ever Run Out on His Shadow.



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

And...

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

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


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

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

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.


FUNGI, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND WEIRD FICTION, ISSUE 22 - Now available!
Editor: Pierre Comtois

Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction, is back!

Issue #22 is full of the wide range of fiction and non-fiction its die hard fans have come to expect, including tales of the weird, horror, fantasy and science fiction.

The stories are told by past masters of fantasy fiction, favorites of the fanzine world, mainstream authors, and talented amateurs.

This issue includes spotlight features on Lars Walker and the poetry of Henry J. Vester, III.

Softcover, 122 pages, $15.00





The Golden Age - Now online!

Tarzan and the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ 1928 Photoplay Edition
 - New!
J. Allen St John ~ The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs  - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Tarzan Series  - New!
Science Fiction Covers  - New!
Virgil Finlay ~ The Complete Book of Space Travel  - New!
Alex Schomburg ~ Winston Science Fiction ~ 1950's  - New!
The Great Edward E. "Doc" Smith ~ Skylark, Lensman and misc...
Superworld Comics ~ 1940 ~ Art by Frank R. Paul, Jack Alderman and others
Amazing Stories ~ Misc issues 1934-1952
Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers Big Little Books ~ 1934-1945
Basil Wolverton ~ Weird Tales of the Future
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art 


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Tower of the Elephant”  - New!
Robert E. Howard Article-a-Thon  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The God in the Bowl”  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter”  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Phoenix on the Sword”  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Hyborian Age”  - New!
Swords in the Mist and The Coming of Conan  - New!

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
October 2-4, 2015!
 
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon   Facebook


James Bond: TRIGGER MORTIS - Coming September 8!

Incorporating original, never-before-published material from 007 creator Ian Fleming, New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz returns literary legend James Bond to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating and dashing thriller.

The world's most famous spy, James Bond, has just returned victorious from his showdown with Auric Goldfinger in Fort Knox. By his side is the glamorous and streetwise Pussy Galore, who played no small part in his success. As they settle down in London, the odds of Galore taming the debonair bachelor seem slim—but she herself is a creature not so easily caught.

Meanwhile, the struggle for superiority between the Soviet Union and the West is escalating. In an attempt to demonstrate Soviet strength, SMERSH plans to sabotage an international Grand Prix in the hot zone of West Germany. At the Nürburgring Racing Circuit, Bond must play a high-speed game of cat and mouse to stop them, but when he observes a secretive meeting between SMERSH's driver and a notorious Korean millionaire, it becomes clear that this is just the infamous organization's opening move.

An orphan of the Korean War, he has a personal reason for wanting to bring America to its knees. He's helping SMERSH decisively end the white-hot space race—but how? With the help of an American female agent, Bond uncovers a plan that leads first to Florida and then to New York City, where a heart-stopping face-off will determine the fate of the West.

This thriller has all the hallmarks of an original Ian Fleming adventure and features welcome familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny. Horowitz delivers a smooth and seductive narrative of fast cars and beautiful women, ruthless villains and breathtaking plot that will leave readers hanging until the very end.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

List price: $28.99

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Orion
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
List price: £18.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


SPICY ADVENTURES by Robert Leslie Bellem

A FICTION HOUSE PRESS FACSIMILE REPRINT
A collection of Spicy Adventures by Robert Leslie Bellem.
Included are "The Bones of Pizarro", "In Debt to the Devil", "Carboy of Death", "Poppy Dust", "Burned Bridges", "Created He Them", "Fire Mountain", and "Flow of Gold".


Pulp Sized Magazine
134 pages
$14.95






JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #4  - Arriving in comic shops September 2!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

With Justice, Inc. in shambles, the Avenger must face the Invisible Death alone in the skies over the Eastern Seaboard–and be willing to sacrifice his life to save his country from an outbreak of international war! Industry heavyweight Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk) takes out all the stops in the latest epic story of globe-trotting adventurer Richard Henry Benson, the Man of a Thousand Faces!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





King Conan: Wolves Beyond The Border - Coming in December!

King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border arrives in December from Dark Horse Comics, and it may very well be the last arc for the team of Tim Truman and Tomas Giorello.
For a sneak preview at the artwork, checkout the link below.





MASKS 2 #6 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops September 2!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

Cast though the time stream, the masked heroes of three different eras find themselves face to face with the sinister forces that spawned the Red Death… the menace who has laid waste to the world! But wild adventures through time have brought about amazing… and sometimes horrific… changes in the Shadow, Green Hornet, Black Sparrow, and the others. In order to set things right, the league of heroes–I’ve you’ve NEVER seen them before–must band together in hopes of saving all of reality.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99.








Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR (Restored Edition)
Now available!
Supplies are limited!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar,
the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.


This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Now available!
Supplies are limited!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Now available!
Supplies are limited!

On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


US$ 25.00
Hardcover, 5.5×8.5, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.


Meteor House
Airship Hunters
by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock
Now available!
Supplies are limited!


Meteor House is extremely pleased to announce the publication of a brand new novel by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock!

Does Airship Hunters get to the bottom of the nearly forgotten mystery of 19th-century UFOs?

It is 1897 and the skies are haunted by mysterious airships and unfathomable secrets.

Tasked with hunting down these strange vehicles of the air and determining their origin and intent, two U.S. government agents toil under unusual conditions to supply their shadowy superiors with information. But that information proves to be as elusive as the airships themselves.

Ride with Agents Valiantine and Cabot across the Midwest as they encounter reports of strange lights, phantom soldiers, unreliable witnesses, and the ultimate source of their airborne prey.

They are the Airship Hunters, and they cannot be waylaid from their path to uncover the greatest mystery of them all.

As with Meteor House’s original novellas, Airship Hunters was published as a Signed Limited Edition trade paperback.

As always, the print run was determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved were printed, another reason to get your order in today!


US $18 tpb
5.5×8.5, 220 pages





The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration around the...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller (US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive (as brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.


CAROLINE MUNRO
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer actress in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).


SUZANNA LEIGH
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September is Suzanna Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of Elvis in PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films: THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE DEADLY BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR


JERRY BECK
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER or LOONEY TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio commentary. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors at this year's convention and will be providing a fascinating history of BETTY BOOP and another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the convention this September. Bring your books and DVDs and ask Jerry to sign them for you! Jerry also has a superb blog found here:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING DEAD? Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the convention to sign autographs and answer questions you might have (don't worry, he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared on THE DUKES OF HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among others!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!



MUTINY ON OUTSTATION ZORI - Coming September 7!
by John Hegenberger

Who stole the space station?

At the far reaches of the Imperium, something’s gone terribly wrong on Outstation Zori. The station has cut itself off from all communication, and the corporation that owns it sends a team of specialists to get to the bottom of this mystery. But a young con-man, a rebel leader, and a greedy space pirate are in for a mind-bending shock as they face off against alien races, bizarre religions, and an ultimate betrayal by one of their own.
 
MUTINY ON OUTSTATION ZORI: A space adventure caper with philosophical overtones from John Hegenberger, critically acclaimed author of CROSS EXAMINATION, TRIPL3 CROSS, and the upcoming THE LAST MARTIAN CHRONICLES.


Pre-order Price: $2.99




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

Turquoise

The Interceptor
Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon


Paperback Perils - Now online!

Exiles of Kho (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)
- New!
Time's Last Gift (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972/1977/2012)
Death Mates for the Lust-Lost (Hugh J. Gallagher, MYSTERY NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES MAGAZINE, July 1940)
Pulpfest Recap
Pulpfest Bound!



PS Publishing
Innsmouth Nightmares
A hardcover ANTHOLOGY of Lovecraftian inspired stories edited by Lois H. Gresh
Now available!

This all-Innsmouth anthology features original stories by leading writers of weird fiction. If you think you’ve read everything possible about Innsmouth, then you’re in for a major treat because these stories are gems.
 
Lavie Tidhar brings Truman Capote to Innsmouth to find the truth behind murder in Cold Blood, and John Shirley dishes up an explosive futuristic blast with a finale that will blow your mind. Laird Barron’s Innsmouth is pure technopunk with a mad scientist laboratory, a spook, and a tough-as-nuts heiress.
 
Paul Kane’s jittery young woman is anxious to impress her future in-laws, and if you haven’t guessed, wedding bells aren’t exactly chiming. Tim Lebbon’s hero is lost at sea on a lifeboat driven by bizarre currents.
 
William F. Nolan pops in with a bittersweet tale about a man who honeymoons in the wrong place, and S.T. Joshi supplies a thrilling novellete about Maxwell Gilman and the evils of humanity.
 
Both Steve Rasnic Tem and John Langan write about vacations unlike any others, and it’s certainly no vacation when Nancy Kilpatrick’s heroine returns to Innsmouth to honor her dead mother’s wishes.
 
Richard Gavin’s girl seeks her lost Daddy in Innsmouth, and Lisa Morton’s girl enters puberty, but the “change” isn’t what you think it is. Nancy Holder’s teenagers seek cool “hippie” gifts from Innsmouth--not with good results. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. beautifully captures Innsmouth adolescent angst.
 
The love-sopped fellow in James A. Moore’s tale should take a cue from the weird hag who runs the local diner, and he should run for the hills. But he doesn't. Of course. Anyone in Innsmouth’s Marsh Care Facility should also run for the hills when Donald Tyson’s nurse shows up, but they don’t…of course.
 
Also featured are great original stories by Wilum Pugmire, Tim Waggoner, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock. The anthology is rounded out with a powerful tale by Caitlin R. Kiernan.

CONTENTS
Windows Underwater – John Shirley
Cold Blood – Lavie Tidhar
Fear Sun – Laird Barron
Thicker Than Water – Paul Kane
Strange Currents – Tim Lebbon
Mourning People – Nancy Kilpatrick
The Barnacle Daughter – Richard Gavin
Between the Pilings – Steve Rasnic Tem
The Imps of Innsmouth – Wilum H. Pugmire
The Open Mouth of Charybdis – John Langan
Water’s Edge – Tim Waggoner
Dark Waters – William F. Nolan
A Girl’s Life – Lisa Morton
The Sea Witch – James A. Moore
Brood – Jason V Brock
Gone to Doggerland – Jonathan Thomas
The Scent of the Hammer and the Feather – Joseph Pulver, Sr.
Baubles – Nancy Holder
The Waves Beckon – Donald Tyson
The Cats of River Street (1925) – Caitlín R. Kiernan
Some Kind of Mistake – S. T. Joshi


COVER ART Ben Baldwin
Hardcover, 313 Pages, £30.00



PS Publishing
H. P. Lovecraft: Weird Poems
Now available!

 Stephen Jones has put together the definitive volume of HPL's poetry complete with more wonderful Pete Von Sholly artwork.
The draft cover is shown below. The book is scheduled for launch at Providence's NecronomiCon in August.







Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2015 – New Fictioneers – Duane Spurlock - New!
PulpFest 2015 – The Heirs of Weird Tales
PulpFest 2015 – FarmerCon X: The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer

PulpFest 2015 – Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine”
PulpFest 2015 – The Call of Cthulhu and the Lovecraft Mythos
The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long

Pulp Den - Now online!

Finding The Sky  - New!
Carnival of Death  - New!
Dragon Creed
Waiting For A Comet
The Night of The Panthers
A Dollar Short Short And A Day Late
Hathor Legacy: Burn



         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn - New!
Stories from pulp authors at the Library of America
Adventure's failed experiment in 1927
Another pulp writer's website: Lulita Crawford Pritchett - writer for Ranch Romances magazine


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.Net uploaded 10 hours worth of PulpFest 2015 programming to ThePulpNet's Pulp Event Podcast.
There's everything from H.P. Lovecraft to Chet Williamson, the Thrilling pulps to "Weird Tales," Street & Smith comics to artist Ralph Belarski, and much more.
ThePulpNet's Pulp Event Podcast

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Avenger: The Sun King’
Review: ‘Day of the Destroyers’
The Shaver Mystery

Fanzine focus: ‘Pulpdom’
The Argosy Library, Series I
Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 5′
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2015 reports - New!
PulpFest 2015: Saturday report
PulpFest 2015: Friday report
PulpFest 2015: Thursday’s report
‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans
All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

Radio Archives
The Green Lama #6 Audiobook
The Fugitive Fingerprints & The Crooked Cane
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster

Read by James C. Lewis

Now available!

The Green Lama returns in two thrilling exploits torn from the pages of Double Detective magazine.
 
With this audiobook release, we move into a new phase of Jethro Dumont’s bizarre career as the world’s first ordained Buddhist priest turned crime buster. Gary Brown and Evangl Stewart, two of his original aides, have married and moved on, to be replaced by actor Ken Clayton and Jean Farrell, who are right at home in The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints, which is set in the world of Broadway theatre––a world known for killer reviews. But here a real killer is on the prowl....one who leaves no trace of his phantom existence except for his blood-soaked fingerprints....


 
The Case of the Crooked Cane brings The Lama back to the vicinity The Clown Who Laughed, but this time the focus is not crime at a Cleveland circus, but skullduggery in and around stormy Lake Eerie, through which illicit narcotics are flooding and a sinister mastermind seems to anticipate The Lama’s every move.
 
Previously, Dumont encountered a professional magician named Theodor Harrin during The Case of the Mad Magi. With The Case of the Crooked Cane and continuing beyond it, this clever conjuror works with The Green Lama as one of his continually-changing inner circle of crime-hunting assistants. Jean Farrell and the mysterious Magga continue in supporting roles, while actor Ken Clayton departs the series for a greater mission.
 
This is a continuation of the introduction of magical themes kicked off in The Case of the Mad Magi. Previously, author Kendell Foster Crossen had name-dropped fellow magic enthusiasts like The Shadow’s Walter B. Gibson. Here, passing mention is of made of another pulp writer with a background in magic––Bruce Elliott, later to take over the Shadow series. It was a tight little world of pulp writers who also practiced magic.
 
James C. Lewis once again steps into the triple role of Jethro Dumont and his emerald-clad aliases, Reverend Dr. Pali and The Green Lama....Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama Knows!
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Doc Savage
Doc Savage On the Air


Last call for the Download version of The Adventures of Doc Savage
The 5 year license is expiring on August 31st and the download version of
The Adventures of Doc Savage will no longer be available after that day.
The audio CDs will continue to be available until our inventory is sold out.
No more will be manufactured.


Producer-director Roger Rittner of the LA-based Variety Arts Radio Theatre took a shot at bringing Doc Savage back to the airwaves. The Bantam Books paperback reprints had been going strong for two decades. He convinced National Public Radio to let him serialize two vintage Doc novels. No campy changes, no updating, just pure unadulterated Doc Savage-style high adventure.

 
The Adventures of Doc Savage as the title Roger gave to the most true, most faithful, and most perfect media incarnation of the Man of Bronze ever broadcast. Roger combed the Doc Savage canon for suitable stories to serialize.
 
Driven by his strong desire to include the adventurous Patricia Savage in the production, Roger decided to adapt Dent's 1934 adventure "Fear Cay" in seven parts. Set in New York, Florida, and the mysterious Caribbean isle of Fear Cay, it pits Doc Savage and his two-fisted crew of experts against the bizarre seaman, Dan Thunden, who claims to be 130 years old and the discoverer of the Fountain of Youth. But is this bearded hellraiser all that he claims to be?
 
When directing the action extravaganza "Fear Cay", Roger was inspired by Republic Pictures' "Adventures of Captain Marvel" serial, with added touches from the popular "Terry and the Pirates" radio show.
 
"I tried to make this series sound the way 1940s movie serials looked," Roger explains. "I don't want to say there's no depth to them, because I think there's a great deal of depth to them, but our emphasis was always on action. Not letting too long a period go by when something doesn't happen. Oddly enough, Dent's writing style fell just perfectly into a half-hour format. Each half hour as it went through the books, seemed to build nicely. There was a little bit of exposition at points that built up to a nice climax at the end of each chapter. Without too much messing around, I think we adapted "Fear Cay" fairly religiously in terms of the plot and the characters."
 
Taking a different approach, Will Murray chose to adapt "The Thousand-Headed Man" in six chapters. Inspired by the abortive Chuck Connors film-that-never-was and my interest in evoking Carleton E. Morse's classic "I Love a Mystery" radio serials, I focused on the mood, mystery and atmospheric horror of Doc Savage's quest for a lost expedition in 1934 Indo-China which brings the Man of Bronze in direct combat with the half-mythical menace known only as the Thousand-Headed Man. From foggy London to the ruined and serpent-haunted City of the Thousand-Headed Man, Doc and his team confront escalating jungle horrors culminating in a blood-freezing climax.
 
After the scripts were completed, the project ground to a halt for practical reasons: money. National Public Radio was going through a budgetary crunch. The search for funding took three long years. It seemed as if "The Adventures of Doc Savage" was destined to remain but a shining bronze-and-gold dream. Finally, a few small grants came through to underwrite the production. The two serials were then recorded over the summer of 1985 in the EFX Systems studios in Burbank, California.
 
Gathering together an ensemble cast of multi-media performers who had worked him with on previous modern-day radio dramas like "Darkness" and "Midnight", Roger cast Daniel Chodos as Doc Savage and Robin Riker in the role of Pat Savage. Other performers included Robert Towers as Monk Mayfair, Art Dutch was Ham Brooks, Bill Ratner played Renny Renwick, with Scott McKenna and Kimit Muston standing in for Long Tom Roberts and Johnny Littlejohn respectively.
"The Adventures of Doc Savage" premiered at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 30, 1985 as part of the "NPR Playhouse" umbrella series. It ran for thirteen exciting episodes with "Kidnapped", Chapter 1 of "Fear Cay", kicking off the show.
 
Now timed for the 25th anniversary of this acclaimed series, Radio Archives is proud to present the complete original series, remastered and digitally augmented, along with a new audio documentary, "The Sound of Bronze: Making The Adventures of Doc Savage," featuring the cast and crew commenting on the production, and a stunning collectable cover depicting Doc and Pat Savage by Bantam Books Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.
 
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives / Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS PARTNERS WITH RADIO ARCHIVES
TO PRODUCE AUDIOBOOKS


Airship 27 Productions, one of the best known of the New Pulp publishers today, is joining forces with Radio Archives, the leading voice in audiobooks to bring their action/adventure pulp titles to the exciting world of audiobooks.

“We couldn’t be happier about all this,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “I love great storytelling in any media and have been a big fan of Radio Archives for several years now. How they bring books to life is simply fantastic and brings to mind memories of the golden days of radio.”
Airship 27 Productions was launched over ten years ago by Fortier, a veteran comic book and fantasy writer, along with his partner, professional graphic artist, Rob Davis, who serves as the company’s award winning Art Director. With over a hundred titles in their catalog, Airship 27 Productions is fueled by a stable of over fifty of the finest new pulp writers in the field and a cadre of over thirty amazing artists who provide the books’ interior illustrations and stunning covers for which they are recognized.

Initially begun to create new adventures of classic pulp heroes that had fallen into public domain, Airship 27 quickly expanded its subject matter allowing writers to whip up brand new heroes while at the same time delving into the popular worlds of such classic characters like Sherlock Holmes and Sinbad the Sailor.

“This new venture seems logical,” Fortier continues, “in the next evolutionary step for New Pulp. Radio Archives, under Tom Brown’s inspired leadership, has proven what they can do with classic pulp, now we’re all going to get to see them weave their unique magic on New Pulp. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Tom Brown of Radio Archives commented “We couldn’t be happier to work with Ron and Rob. You can see the passion they have in every book they publish. They are having a lot of fun.”

Tom further said “Audiobooks have been around for 40 years and are just becoming discovered in the last few years. With over a billion Smart Phones that can play audiobooks along with Amazon heavily promoting audiobooks combined with an average 53 minute commute per day is causing the audiobook field to explode.”

Five years ago only 10% of books had an audiobook version and I believe that number will increase to 90% in the future. Customers now expect a successful publisher to offer an eBook and audiobook version along side their print books.”

As specific titles are chosen, both Radio Archives and Airship 27 Productions will continue to promote each as they become available via press releases and other media marketing tools.


For more information, visit the links below.



Radio Archives / Airship 27 Productions
MARS McCOY AUDIO ADVENTURES

Coming soon!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce that its two Mars McCoy Space Ranger will be the first of their titles to be adapted to audiobooks by Radio Archives. 
Both volumes will be read by voice actor Patrick Nolan and are now in production.

Created as homage to the classic space pulp heroes ala Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, the Mars McCoy stories are past paced, action heavy adventures as Captain McCoy and his beautiful android Lt. Betty-12 travel the galaxies aboard their fighter cruiser, the Black Bird Five bringing law and order to the spaceways.

Volume one contains stories by John Bear Ross, Greg Gick and Andrew Salmon, with volume two featuring two novella tales; one by James Palmer and one by Van Allen Plexico.

“Naturally we were all anxious to see which of our titles Radio Archives would choose first,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. 
“And honestly, we couldn’t be happier. 
More will be forthcoming when the audiobooks are available for sale.”



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!










THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #2 - Arriving in comic shops September 2!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

As the Shadow continues his crusade against a cabal of magicians, he comes closer to uncovering the truth behind Houdini’s message from beyond the grave. But the magicians are bringing in a specialist to eliminate the Shadow–an assassin who uses prestidigitation to lethal effect!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







Shadow on the air mug - Now available!

Small measures 3.75" tall, 3" diameter; Mega measures 4.5" tall, 3.75" diameter
Small holds 11 oz.; Mega holds 20 oz.
Black color-changing mugs available in small only and are heat sensitive.
The color-changing mug starts out all black in color. Simply add any hot liquid to the mug and watch as the mug changes from black to white and your unique design is revealed!
Dishwasher and microwave safe

$12.99



The Shadow Remembers mechandise - Now available!

The Shadow Remembers T-Shirt:  $19.19 to $29.99
Mens, womens, and dog sizes available.
Beige, white, or black.


Sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, drinking glasses, travel mugs, coffee mugs, water bottles, magnets, buttons, keychains, blankets, bags, totes, and ipad sleeves are also available.








The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Sinister Shadow


The Shadow Fan returns for his 74th episode! This time around, Barry takes a look at Will Murray's triumphant novel, The Sinister Shadow, which not only brings back our favorite hero to prose but also pairs him with the amazing Doc Savage!
How did it turn out?
Will The Funeral Director join the ranks of classic pulp villains?
Or did it all fall flat?
Listen to find out!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Crimson Death
- New!
The Silent Death - New!
The Romanoff Jewels
The Sledge-Hammer Crimes
The Man Who Died Twice
The Key

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.

Endnote to the Weird Tales Controversy - New!
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part Five - New!
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part Four - New!
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part Three - New!
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part Two
Notes from PulpFest-H.P.L. at 125
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part One 
Notes from PulpFest-Who Owns Weird Tales?
Notes from PulpFest-The Mystery of the Missing Magazine
Where Is Weird Tales?

THREE DEADLY SHADOWS - Now available!
By Teel James Glenn

The newest mystery adventure from Teel James Glenn is here: THREE DEADLY SHADOWS

Can a pulp born legend’s son live up to the legend of a father? What is it like to be the son of an adventure legend and a ninja assassin? What child can live up to his mother’s expectations and his father’s myth?

Jon Shadows, adventurer son of Dr. Shadows has to as he embarks on three death-defying missions: While visiting the alluring Flora Temple in New Orleans a random act of violence leads Jon and Flora into a tangle of murder, robbery and more. A simple skip tracing job leads Jon into a racist stronghold in an attempt to give a battered woman some peace of mind. Then when the wife of a former marine comrade who died under mysterious circumstance comes to Jon, he is called on to infiltrate a millionaire gamer genius’ medieval inspired island fortress. On Wolf Island things are not what they seem. It is a medieval wonderland where guests can live out their wildest fantasy. It is a maelstrom of illusion, steel and the strange. Jon can’t trust his eyes or his ears as he is immersed into a virtual hell on earth!

Award winning author Teel James Glenn had written three twenty-first century mystery-adventures that is a pulp first- the son of a pulp era hero that bring back 1930s thrills and excitement and bridge the gap to the world of the pulp’s pulse pounding entertainment.    

Winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark 'Best Author of the Year.' Epic ebook award finalist. P&E winner 'Best Thriller Novel',"Best Steampunk Short", Multiple finalist "Best Fantasy short stories," Collection" Author of bestselling Exceptionals Series, The Maxi/Moxie Series, The Dr. Shadows Series, The Renfairies series and others.  visit him at Theurbanswashbuckler.com 




Tom Johnson
 CARNIVAL OF DEATH
Now available in a Kindle edition!


When a new menace rears its ugly head in his Great City, The Black Ghost finds that he may be up against an old enemy. One that refuses to stay dead! But why is Spider back, and who – or what – is Cipher, the team of ex soldiers that accompany her? And why is an agent of British Intelligence on the case? Plus, it seems the British government may know the identity of the intrepid fighter in black! Sequel to THE SPIDER’S WEB.

Print Length: 78 pages

Kindle Price:    $2.99








21 August 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

62nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE





Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Coming soon online and to pulp retailers!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Altus Press
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933
by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

Now available!

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

Volume 1 collects the first seven stories from this series:
“The Sinister Sphere,” “Blood on the Moon,” “Moon Wizard,” “The Silver Secret,”
“Black Lightning,” “Night Nemesis,” and “Murder Moon.”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

286 pages
$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
by Jay J. Kalez, George A. Starbird and Lincoln Hoffman

Now available!


Volume 2 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations:
“El Viborito” by Jay J. Kalez, “Badmen of the Cayugas” by George A. Starbird, and “The Valley of Crucifixion” by Lincoln Hoffman.

405 pages
 $39.95 hardcover / $29.95 softcover

SALE PRICE: $26.95 softcover




Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Coming soon!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
$29.95 softcover




Altus Press
DOC SAVAGE: THE NEW ADVENTURES VOLUME 10: THE SINISTER SHADOW SC
(Writer) Lester Dent & Various (Cover) Joe Devito
Coming to comic shops in November!

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston's personal lawyer is mysterious murdered before he can consult with criminologist George Clarendon — who is secretly The Shadow! These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. Will these legendary crimefighters join forces — or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?

Softcover, 6x9, 476 pages, B&W    $24.95


DOC SAVAGE: THE SINISTER SHADOW is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151861.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in November!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95 

DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA MULTIPACK #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151862.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Sanctum Books    Sanctum Books - Facebook    Sanctum Books - Pulp Coming Attractions

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in November!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95


THE SHADOW VOLUME 101 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151863.


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

   

The Art of Joe DeVito
Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don Giclée print
Now available!



Limited Edition Archival Giclée

Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs

Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Choose Image size:

13 x 19 - $70.00
17 x 92 - $95.00
Both sizes fit standard frames

$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!


Van Reid and the Moosepath League!
Ric Croxton and I interview Van Reid, journalist and author of a series of novels about late 19th and early 20th Century Maine.  These are the stories of "The Moosepath League", reminiscent of the works of Mark Twain and the story from the musical "The Music Man."  Van creates a colorful group of characters who have all sorts of adventures from mysteries, to romance, to ghost stories.
 
Van is a diehard pulp fan and honed his writings skills from reading Doc Savage, the Shadow, and Conan.  His work includes homages to the pulp greats.  (In his Christmas novel from the series there is an entire chapter written to honor Robert E. Howard which he had to expalin and justify to his Penguin Book Editor.)
 
Come enjoy this marvelous upbeat series that is godd for all ages and kept even crusty old adventure pulp fans like Ric and I enhtralled!

Past episodes:
Ralph Angelo - "The Caligostro Chronicles, Volume 1"
Matthew Baugh: The Avenger: The Sun King
Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Voyage of the Asteroid
First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home.


The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen
Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension.
Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",
 "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon."

Both stories are available as either ePub format ebooks for $1.99 ea or in print for $6 ea plus $3.00 postage.


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




Bill Barnes: PD-02 Silver Lancer model plane kit
Now available!


Model based on Bill Barnes' stories by George L. Easton found in the Air Trails magazines of the 1930's and 1940's. Eligible for Flying Aces Club Fiction Fighter contest (2004 contest sponsored by Easy Built Models). Includes 8 vacuum-formed parts. Click here for a 1936 Air Trails magazine cover showing the prototype of the Silver Lancer. Use it as documentation for your model.

This kit is one of a new class of kits we call Pro Design. These kits are for the serious competitor who wants to build a winning plane without the hassle of working from scratch.
 
This free flight rubber powered model airplane kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted competition weight laser cut balsa parts and balsa strip wood, FAI rubber, vacuum-formed canopy, wheel pods, valve covers and scoops, Peck propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy Built Lite silver tissue, and TissueCal™ markings. You will need a hobby knife, fine sandpaper, building board, and glue.
 
PD-02 Silver Lancer (LASER CUT)
Wingspan: 22"
Class: Sport flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Easy
Price: $ 29.50


Thanks to Altus Press for the tip!




Black Dog Books
Now available!


Wolves of the Wind
By Frederick Nebel
Sky pirates! Lost treasure! Extortion and more!

The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas of Indo-China.

SKYROCKET SCOTT—The arrival of Bill Scott to Southern waters plays an important role in the battle for Whitesand Island, establishing Garrison Airways as an air power in the South Seas.
WOLVES OF THE WIND—Skies are blackened when threats from pirates of the air prompt Garrison Airways to arm their planes and a private war erupts for supremacy of the skylanes.
BOOMERANG BARNES—Barnes is sent to protect the air station on Sundown Island only to find it deserted. What has happened to the work crew? A new enemy rears its ugly head and stolen diamonds fuel an island-hopping treasure hunt.
SKY SPOILERS—Racketeers of the sky unleash a series of raids on the Island trading stations, demanding a cut of the profits. Caraway is thrust into the middle of the savage battle—only to find himself branded as a racketeer, too!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback / 208 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Black Dog Books
Now available!

The Decree of Allah
by George E. Holt


Mohamed Ali’s name is not to be trifled with. Some men dare call him a bandit­­—men who are not his friends. . . .

Mohamed Ali, a Moorish Robin Hood, bravely defends his country from becoming a subject nation to a European power, keeping alive in the hearts of the Riffian Berbers that spirit of independence which had kept them free for over three thousand years—free from all that had invaded and possessed parts or all of his country—all except for the hills and mountains of the Atlas Range, wherein the sons of Atlas acknowledge no master but their gods!

This is the manner of Mohamed Ali’s downfall—the story of those things which led to his outlawing, to the price set upon his head, to the long and unsuccessful pursuit of him—and to the bold exploits of himself and his friends and enemies. Exploits during which Mohamed Ali, outlaw, laughed greatly, and dared bravely, and relied upon the friendship of Allah for protection.

Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete adventures of Mohamed Ali, outlaw and Descendant of the Prophet, loved, honored and feared throughout the Anghera Hills.

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.
Trade paperback / 528 pages / Price: $24.95 US



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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

SINGLE-COPY ORDERS CAN BE PLACED HERE

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

PulpFest Begins This Week — At Last!
Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies

Bold Venture Press
August releases now available!

Pulp Adventures #18 (Summer 2015)

Featuring:
Jim MacDonald, Robert Leslie Bellem, Stewart Sterling, Lauran Paine, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, Paul Dale Anderson.

"MacDonald's Nightmare Safari" by Jim MacDonald

"Model For a Corpse" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Why was the the nude cupcake chilled over a diary? For enough geetus, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, seeks out the book.

"The Corpse Doctor" by Stewart Sterling
Detective Steve Koski hunts for killers sailing New York Harbor.

"Two-Gun Lady" by Lauran Paine
With a fully-loaded heart, she handled a gun better'n most men!

"Treasure of the Red Robe Men" by Richard A. Lupoff
A new south seas adventure with a new south seas hero -- Splash Shanahan is the name, and you won't soon forget it!

"New Blood" by Gary Lovisi
"Who Knows What Evil Lurks?" by Paul Dale Anderson

PLUS
"Lauran Paine, Authentic Old West Pulp Author" by David Ouse
Short sidebars on Dan Turner, the Men's Adventure Magazine genre, and Splash Shanahan.

Original pulp illustrations, cover by Norman Saunders.
7"x10" Paperback, 134 pages, $12.95


Homicide Highball
The Lost Dan Turner Movie Script

by John Wooley and Robert Leslie Bellem


Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective is at his best in Homicide Highball, showcasing his unique brand of slang-talking, Vat 69-swilling two-fisted action. Read Robert Leslie Bellem’s original story from the February 1950 Hollywood Detective--included in this edition--then thrill to John Wooley’s original script, which laid the groundwork for the film starring Marc Singer.

A good deed backfires, and the famous shamus is on the run, eager to put the squiff on a murder charge. The suspects? A smooth filly, a movie mogul, and a B-movie director. Meantime, Turner dodges someone with a killer pitching arm, and eludes cops and crooks alike in a wild amusement park chase. 90 proof pulp fiction!

ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM worked in the newspaper business prior to becoming a full-time fictioneer. He penned several million words of fiction, much of it starring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. He wrote scripts for tv shows like The Adventures of Superman, The Lone Ranger, 77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason. Bellem died in 1968 at the age of 65.

JOHN WOOLEY was an entertainment writer for the Tulsa World before leaping into the freelance life. He has written novels, comic books such as “The Twilight Avenger,” screenplays (including Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective), and nonfiction books examining pop culture. He lives in Oklahoma.

7"x10" paperback, 170 pages, $14.95

Dreamer's Dozen
by Richard A. Lupoff


The author of The Comic Book Killer offers up twelve tales of mystery, magic, and grouchiness—served with a liberal dash of sarcasm and cynicism. A woman’s birthday celebration becomes a prelude to murder; an absinthe-minded author seeks inspiration from a bottle; a rare volume could destroy the love/hate relationship of two book dealers; an interplanetary romance is threatened by the untimely intervention of the Scorpion Men of Mars; and that’s just the beginning! These stories leap from planet to planet, down dark avenues of hatred, and curl up in cozy nostalgic places.

Stories include:
"Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!"—A woman's "celebration" become a prelude to murder.
"The Green Fairy"—Moving the setting from a noir-realistic world into a realm of fantasy.
"Sisoh Promatem"—Shifting gears, moving further into th realm of imagination. "Tip o’ the tam to Franz Kafka," says Lupoff. "Or should I say, Znarf Akfak?"
"Uncle Elmer"—A World War II veteran's tall tale is disected with some disturbing revalations.
"Greetings from Comrade Kim"—A world-shifting tale
"Night Lands Dream"
"The Salamanca Encounter"—A borderline horror story, with a tip o’ the tam to HPL.
"Scorpion Men of Venus"—It was the wrong time to begin an interplanetary romance. (Tip o’ the tam to ERB!)
"Dead of Winter"—A "tip o’ the tam to Rex Stout."

ALSO: Three "Tales of the Tin Can World," originally presented in Rigel science fiction magazine.
"Lux Was Dead Right"—A rare volume threatens to destroy the love/hate friendship of two book dealers.
"Transtemporal Creatures Unlimited"
"Joe Nieman’s Knees"—He was a great ballplayer in his time ... but that was long ago ...


Paperback 5.5"x8.5", 362 pages, $16.95







The Burroughs Bulletin #92 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"The Jungle Man Art of Neal Adams: An Interview" conducted by Gary A. Buckingham
Art Gallery: Neal Adams
"ERB, Inc.'s Online Comic Strips - Interviews" conducted by Dennis Wilcutt

    Jim Sullos
    Tom Grindberg
     Roy Thomas
Editor's Afterword


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com




CONAN THE AVENGER #17 - Arriving in comic shops August 26!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan's out for blood in a desert oasis as he stalks the bandits responsible for the slaughter of a trading caravan -- and the man he believes to be their accomplice, the sinister Kerim Shah. But is the Cimmerian on the right trail, or is there something more mysterious afoot?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50






CONAN THE AVENGER #20 - Coming in November!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

An evil witch secretly takes the place of her twin sister, the beloved queen of Khauran, and seizes control of the kingdom. But Conan, captain of the royal guard, sees through the witch's ruse -- can the Cimmerian stand against her villainous ally Constantius and the might of his mercenary army?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale November 25.


CONAN THE AVENGER #20 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP150096.




CTHULHU FHTAGN!  - Now available!
by Ross E. Lockhart (Editor)

In his house at R'lyeh, Cthulhu waits dreaming... What are the dreams that monsters dream? When will the stars grow right? Where are the sunken temples in which the dreamers dwell? How will it all change when they come home? Within these pages lie the answers, and more, in all-new stories by many of the brightest lights in dark fiction. Gathered together by Ross E. Lockhart, the editor who brought you The Book of Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, and Giallo Fantastique, Cthulhu Fhtagn! features nineteen weird tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft.

Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Word Horde
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
$19.99



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

Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) - New!
Pulp Galley: THRILLING ADVENTURES - New!
Overlooked Films: DASHIELL HAMMETT IN SAN FRANCISCO - New!
Coming soon from Altus Press: The COMPLETE Adventures of Race Williams - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 16, 17 & 18 (1943) - New!
Altus Gallery: Fredrick Nebel's COMPLETE CASEBOOK OF CARDIGAN
TARZAN of the Big Little Books
NOT Overlooked Films: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939)
Altus Gallery: Thibaut Corday and the FOREIGN LEGION


THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST BLOG
Now online!

The Digest Enthusiast has established a new blog called DIGEST MAGAZINES.
It can be found at the link below.




Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!
Anthony Tollin announced as special guest!
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Doc Savage -The Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available through August 27!


Ron Ely stands tall as the only person to portray Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze!
This t-shirt celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the George Pal movie and his appearance at the upcoming DocCon 2015.
Become a member of the Brotherhood of Bronze.

Design will be printed on
Hanes Tagless Tee - $21.99

Shipping Info (United States)
Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires (August 27th).
You can expect your package to arrive around 5 business days after the campaign finishes printing.
Orders are mailed via first-class or priority mail.
Shipping costs $3.99 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item.



Doc Savage -The Official Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available
through September 10!

    Here’s the scoop on the official 2015 Doc Con t-shirt!

This year, there’s one design, but it’s being offered on two different kinds of shirts.

Shirt #1 is the Doc Con ringer – It’s a white t-shirt with red neck and armbands with this year’s theme,
“Things Go Better with Doc” screened in red on the front of the shirt.
The shirt is available in Small through 2 XL   

Shirt design #2 is the Red Doc-  A classic  red t-shirt with the round Doc Con 2015 logo screed on left front breast of the shirt and
“Things Go Better with Doc” screed across the back of the shirt.The Red Doc is available in sizes Small through 4 XL.

All shirts are 100%  heavy weight preshrink cotton. 
Prices for either design are $20.00 for sizes Small through XL  and $23.00 for sizes 2 Xl through 4 XL.

Women’s shirts are available, too!

To reserve, contact Kez Wilson at  kez@monsterverse.com
Please clearly indicate the shirt design, Doc Con ringer or Red Doc, and the size and quantity of each.
Please indicate whether you wish to pick up your shirts at DOC CON 18 .
 If you can’t attend, the shirts will be  mailed  out to you either as an add on to the Doc Con in a Box or separately around November 1st 2015.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER  10th 2015


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "The Golden Master" from the September 15, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Doom to the Left" by Robert Sidney Bowen from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1937
When a Lucky Pilot Takes the Gumshoe Trail, Killers Squirm!
"Key Man" by Prescott Chaplin from G-MEN V, November, 1942
It Was a Case of Brother vs. Brother When the F.B.I. Set Out to Run a Fifth Column Ring to Earth!9
"Fit to Kill" by Stewart Sterling from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1949
Don Rixey takes his radio kit along when he tunes in on the activities of Larry the Gong!


FUNGI, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND WEIRD FICTION, ISSUE 22 - Now available!
Editor: Pierre Comtois

Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction, is back!

Issue #22 is full of the wide range of fiction and non-fiction its die hard fans have come to expect, including tales of the weird, horror, fantasy and science fiction.

The stories are told by past masters of fantasy fiction, favorites of the fanzine world, mainstream authors, and talented amateurs.

This issue includes spotlight features on Lars Walker and the poetry of Henry J. Vester, III.

Softcover, 122 pages, $15.00





The Golden Age - Now online!

The Great Edward E. "Doc" Smith ~ Skylark, Lensman and misc...  
- New!
Superworld Comics ~ 1940 ~ Art by Frank R. Paul, Jack Alderman and others - New!
Amazing Stories ~ Misc issues 1934-1952 - New!
Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers Big Little Books ~ 1934-1945
Basil Wolverton ~ Weird Tales of the Future
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art 


Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH-CENTURY DAILIES VOLUME 9: 1941-3 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Flint Dille (Art/Cover) Dick Calkins

The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Nine of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1941 to 1943, featuring two complete adventures including one of the strip's major story-lines, a Buck Rogers magnum opus, "Martians Invade Jupiter." This story, which spans 413 daily strips is one of the most involved, exciting adventures in the Buck Rogers canon. This volume also features as its second continuity, "Mechanical Bloodhound."

Hardcover, 9x12, 272 pages, Partial Color, $49.99


BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH-CENTURY DAILIES VOLUME 9 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151443.


 
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
October 2-4, 2015!
 
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon   Facebook


IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.




JAMES BOND 007 #1 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

Beginning “VARGR”, the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent.  But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin...

In Stores November 4th in advance of the block buster movie on November 6th!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to launch the first James Bond comic book series in 20 years!

"Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books." - Warren Ellis

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 4.


JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
SEP151205.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THREE SEVENS by Perley Poore Sheehan

Warden Gracie had faith in mankind, and he believed that kindly encouragement would achieve better results in dealing with convicts than harshness and brutality. In this he differed radically from Samuel Green, whom he superseded as warden of the state penitentiary at San Pedro. The major's lovely daughter shared his views. Her feeling for Daniel Craig, known as "Three Sevens" in the prison where he was serving twenty years for a murder of which he was not guilty, was not based upon theory, but upon sentiment and admiration.

In escaping from the prison, Craig unintentionally brought about the release of five desperate and hardened criminals, as well as a number of others, willingly, whom he felt had reasonable claims to freedom and another chance. To undo the injury done society by letting the five outlaws escape, and to retain and strengthen Joan Gracie's feelings for him, Craig resolves to devote himself to the recapture of the five. In carrying out this purpose he experiences a number of exciting adventures and often is close to death.
Trade Paperback
254 pages
$14.95
THE ORIGINAL CHARLES ALDEN SELTZER: THE TRAIL TO YESTERDAY

Charles Alden Seltzer (1875-1942) was born in Wisconsin. He wrote more than 40 novels and scores of short stories in the western genre.
His works appeared in The Outing Magazine and The Argosy, among others. At least 15 of his stories were adapted for motion pictures.

This collection of his early works include:
THE TRAIL TO YESTERDAY
THE HIGH CARD
THE MAN ON THE RIDGE
THE HORSE THIEF
LOVE'S INTERNATIONAL
SEVEN-UPS CHRISTMAS

These stories are presented in facsimile format, taken from the actual pages of The Outing Magazine.

Pulp Sized Magazine
136 pages
7 x 10 inch
$14.95





 
JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 (of 5) - Coming in November!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, children have begun disappearing below the surface. In this new series, Joe Golem hunts the terrifying creature that has been pulling children into the depths of the canals.


Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale November 4

Tie-in to illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City!

JOE GOLLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
SEP150037.



JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #10 - Arriving in comic shops August 26!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Abhishek Malsuni, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

It ain't easy being green! With John Carter and Dejah Thoris lost somewhere in the Martian wastes, Thark chieftain Tars Tarkas takes it upon himself to search for his missing friends. Accompanied by the most fearsome of sidekicks in Woola, the shocking threat Tars uncovers in the desert sands is beyond even his warrior skills. Mighty Martian action in the tradition of creator Edgar Rice Burroughs!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 


JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #13  - Coming in November!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Fritz Casas, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

Experience Mars in all its barbaric glory, as John Carter and Dejah Thoris continue their search for a way to preserve their dying world. But their journey may lead to certain death, as a mysterious foe stalks their every move! Co-writers Ron Marz and Ian Edginton continue their run, joined by rising artistic star Ariel Medel.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 25.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #12 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151236
(Casas cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151237 (Malsuni cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151238 (Luppacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151239 (Subscription cover).

  


   


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #6  - Coming in November!
Writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

FINAL ISSUE!

Betrayed by a former ally? Richard Benson and his Justice, Inc. team find themselves standing at the brink of a world war thanks to misplaced loyalties and a villain with a grudge that threatens to bury all of humanity!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 25.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #6 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151243.





MASKS 2 #8 (OF 8)  - Coming in November!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

FINAL ISSUE!

The masked heroes have been cast through time and twisted into strange versions of themselves. Now, they make one last attempt to set things right... without damaging the time stream any more than they already have. The final confrontation with the Red Death will lead to the emergence of a new masked hero!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 18.

MASKS 2 #8 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
 SEP151247 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151248 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151249 (Subscription variant cover).

 
 
 



Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR (Restored Edition)
Now available!
Supplies are limited!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar,
the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.


This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Now available!
Supplies are limited!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Now available!
Supplies are limited!

On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run was determined by the number of preorders!
A very small number of copies were printed beyond the preorders!


US$ 25.00
Hardcover, 5.5×8.5, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.


Meteor House
Airship Hunters
by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock
Now available!
Supplies are limited!


Meteor House is extremely pleased to announce the publication of a brand new novel by Jim Beard & Duane Spurlock!

Does Airship Hunters get to the bottom of the nearly forgotten mystery of 19th-century UFOs?

It is 1897 and the skies are haunted by mysterious airships and unfathomable secrets.

Tasked with hunting down these strange vehicles of the air and determining their origin and intent, two U.S. government agents toil under unusual conditions to supply their shadowy superiors with information. But that information proves to be as elusive as the airships themselves.

Ride with Agents Valiantine and Cabot across the Midwest as they encounter reports of strange lights, phantom soldiers, unreliable witnesses, and the ultimate source of their airborne prey.

They are the Airship Hunters, and they cannot be waylaid from their path to uncover the greatest mystery of them all.

As with Meteor House’s original novellas, Airship Hunters was published as a Signed Limited Edition trade paperback.

As always, the print run was determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved were printed, another reason to get your order in today!


US $18 tpb
5.5×8.5, 220 pages





The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration around the...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller (US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive (as brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.


CAROLINE MUNRO
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer actress in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).


SUZANNA LEIGH
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September is Suzanna Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of Elvis in PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films: THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE DEADLY BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR


JERRY BECK
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER or LOONEY TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio commentary. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors at this year's convention and will be providing a fascinating history of BETTY BOOP and another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the convention this September. Bring your books and DVDs and ask Jerry to sign them for you! Jerry also has a superb blog found here:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING DEAD? Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the convention to sign autographs and answer questions you might have (don't worry, he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared on THE DUKES OF HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among others!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!



Moonstone Books
The Black Bat Returns
Authors: Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash
Cover art: Mike Fyles
Coming in November!

The original Black Bat returns in this thrilling collection of all NEW action-crime stories!
Read the character that was created at the SAME TIME as Batman!


Ex-District Attorney Tony Quinn is blinded in a courtroom assault!
He now seeks justice outside of the law as the relentless hero who can see in the dark: The Black Bat!
Guest-starring: The Green Lama, Domino Lady, and Golden Amazon!
Stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Adam L. Garcia, Colin B. Harvey, Sean Taylor, James Palmer, David Boop, David White, and Josh Vogt!
Softcover, 6” x 9”, 270 pages, $13.95
On sale November 25.


THE BLACK BAT RETURNS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151498.


Moonstone Books

Mystery*File - Now online!

CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2015  by Richard Moore
- New!
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2015, by Walker Martin - New!
PulpFest 2015 – The People - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 16, by Walker Martin: A Field Trip.
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE SPIDER (1945).


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

Turquoise

The Interceptor
Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon


Paperback Perils - Now online!

Time's Last Gift (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972/1977/2012)
- New!
Death Mates for the Lust-Lost (Hugh J. Gallagher, MYSTERY NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES MAGAZINE, July 1940) - New!
Pulpfest Recap - New!
Pulpfest Bound! - New!
The Shrieking Pool (G.T. Fleming-Roberts, MYSTERY NOVEL MAGAZINE, February 1936)
Fresh Fiances for the Devil's Daughter (Russell Gray, MARVEL TALES, May 1940)
Mistress of Snarling Death (Paul Chadwick, ACE MYSTERY, July 1936)
Blood for the Vampire Dead (Robert Leslie Bellem, MYSTERY TALES March 1940)








Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2015 – The Heirs of Weird Tales - New!
PulpFest 2015 – FarmerCon X: The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer
- New!
PulpFest 2015 – Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine” - New!
PulpFest 2015 – The Call of Cthulhu and the Lovecraft Mythos - New!
The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dragon Creed  - New!
Waiting For A Comet - New!
The Night of The Panthers - New!
A Dollar Short Short And A Day Late - New!
Hathor Legacy: Burn - New!
Hammer's Bounty
Triple3 Cross
Gone Missing


         Pulp Den  

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

Stories from pulp authors at the Library of America - New!
Adventure's failed experiment in 1927
Another pulp writer's website: Lulita Crawford Pritchett - writer for Ranch Romances magazine


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

Review: ‘The Avenger: The Sun King’ - New!
Review: ‘Day of the Destroyers’
The Shaver Mystery

Fanzine focus: ‘Pulpdom’
The Argosy Library, Series I
Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 5′
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2015: Saturday report - New!
PulpFest 2015: Friday report - New!
PulpFest 2015: Thursday’s report
‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans
All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

RED SONJA / CONAN #4 (of 4) - Coming in November!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Cover:
Ed Benes

Red Sonja and Conan have stormed a fortress intent on finding and stopping the wizard Kal'Ang.  They are startled to discover an even greater foe from their past.  Can their willpower match the mind of a sorcerer?  It will take more than speed and strength to save them this time, but the Cimmerian and the fire haired warrior women will never give up ... even if asked to face down a god.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale November 1.

RED SONJA / CONAN #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
SEP151255 (Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP151256 (Subscription variant cover).




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 21 - Coming in January!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Rafael Kayanan (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), E. R. Cruz (Inks), Julie Bell (Cover), and others

Traveling through Shadizar the Wicked, Conan saves the life of a beautiful noblewoman who promises to help the barbarian free his soul from a bewitched mirror. Plus: Conan meets Solomon Kane -- and the reimagining by Eisner Hall of Famers Roy Thomas and John Buscema of Marvel's very first Conan story! Collecting Conan stories from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #213-222.

Trade paperback, Black & white, 552 pages, $19.99, On sale January 20.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 21 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
SEP150097.



Shadow on the air mug - Now available!

Small measures 3.75" tall, 3" diameter; Mega measures 4.5" tall, 3.75" diameter
Small holds 11 oz.; Mega holds 20 oz.
Black color-changing mugs available in small only and are heat sensitive.
The color-changing mug starts out all black in color. Simply add any hot liquid to the mug and watch as the mug changes from black to white and your unique design is revealed!
Dishwasher and microwave safe

$12.99



The Shadow Remembers mechandise - Now available!

The Shadow Remembers T-Shirt:  $19.19 to $29.99
Mens, womens, and dog sizes available.
Beige, white, or black.


Sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, drinking glasses, travel mugs, coffee mugs, water bottles, magnets, buttons, keychains, blankets, bags, totes, and ipad sleeves are also available.








THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #4  - Coming in November!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

The secrets of the Last Illusion become intertwined with the work of writer H.P. Lovecraft. What warning did Lovecraft try to pass on to Houdini before his death? Will the shocking revelation of these secrets help the Shadow... or destroy him?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 11.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 26).
The Diamond Item Code is
SEP151259.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

The Sinister Shadow


The Shadow Fan returns for his 74th episode! This time around, Barry takes a look at Will Murray's triumphant novel, The Sinister Shadow, which not only brings back our favorite hero to prose but also pairs him with the amazing Doc Savage!
How did it turn out?
Will The Funeral Director join the ranks of classic pulp villains?
Or did it all fall flat?
Listen to find out!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Romanoff Jewels
- New!
The Sledge-Hammer Crimes - New!
The Man Who Died Twice
The Key

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #2 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops August 26!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

As the jungle descends into a lethal winter, Red Sonja and Jungle Girl have finally cornered the vicious Mistress Hel and -- oh, whoops, wait, it's the other way around. Monsters, magic, a dreamboat in distress - and a velociraptor chariot race? Time is running out for Sonja and Jana to restore to island before all is lost!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





SWORDS OF SORROW:PANTHA / JANE PORTER SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops August 26!
(Writer) Emma Beeby (Art) Rod Rodolfo (Cover) Mirka Andolfo

Ancient Egyptian demon hunter and shape shifter, Pantha, is thrown across a Rift into the early twentieth century London, straight into the path of Jane Porter, American explorer, aviatrix and new wife to Tarzan. Pantha hasn’t come alone, however, as London is plunged into chaos by the appearance of a Great Pyramid in the sky… and what it contains. Up against gods, monsters, Purgatori, and each other, the pair need all the help that ancient magic and modern aviation can supply to stop London from turning into a new hell on earth. Writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd, Doctor Who) and artist Rod Rodolfo (Battlestar Galactica, John Carter: Warlord of Mars) reimagine these two characters - complete with all new costumes - in this turn-of-the-century pulp-action one-shot adventure.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99





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.

The Weird Tales Controversy-Part Two - New!
Notes from PulpFest-H.P.L. at 125 - New!
The Weird Tales Controversy-Part One  - New!
Notes from PulpFest-Who Owns Weird Tales? - New!
Notes from PulpFest-The Mystery of the Missing Magazine - New!
Where Is Weird Tales?
This Week in Columbus: PulpFest
Frankenstein: A Monster of Gothicism and Science
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part Three
Utopia and Oppression 101

THREE DEADLY SHADOWS - Now available!
By Teel James Glenn

The newest mystery adventure from Teel James Glenn is here: THREE DEADLY SHADOWS

Can a pulp born legend’s son live up to the legend of a father? What is it like to be the son of an adventure legend and a ninja assassin? What child can live up to his mother’s expectations and his father’s myth?

Jon Shadows, adventurer son of Dr. Shadows has to as he embarks on three death-defying missions: While visiting the alluring Flora Temple in New Orleans a random act of violence leads Jon and Flora into a tangle of murder, robbery and more. A simple skip tracing job leads Jon into a racist stronghold in an attempt to give a battered woman some peace of mind. Then when the wife of a former marine comrade who died under mysterious circumstance comes to Jon, he is called on to infiltrate a millionaire gamer genius’ medieval inspired island fortress. On Wolf Island things are not what they seem. It is a medieval wonderland where guests can live out their wildest fantasy. It is a maelstrom of illusion, steel and the strange. Jon can’t trust his eyes or his ears as he is immersed into a virtual hell on earth!

Award winning author Teel James Glenn had written three twenty-first century mystery-adventures that is a pulp first- the son of a pulp era hero that bring back 1930s thrills and excitement and bridge the gap to the world of the pulp’s pulse pounding entertainment.    

Winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark 'Best Author of the Year.' Epic ebook award finalist. P&E winner 'Best Thriller Novel',"Best Steampunk Short", Multiple finalist "Best Fantasy short stories," Collection" Author of bestselling Exceptionals Series, The Maxi/Moxie Series, The Dr. Shadows Series, The Renfairies series and others.  visit him at Theurbanswashbuckler.com 



THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Coming in October!

When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous influence on later generations of genre authors.

In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.

As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular genres.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)




Zorro Reborn Feature Film - In the works!

Zorro Reborn is a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro. A search is underway for a filmmaker to tackle the project.
Lantica, the media company led by CEO Antonio Gennari that works in production and financing as well as studio space, will finance the movie with a plan to begin principal photography March 2016 in Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.









14 August 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!





Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available at PulpFest!
Coming soon online and to pulp retailers!


Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

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

THE BLACK BAT Volume 1: "Brand of the Black Bat" & "Murder Calls the Black Bat"
Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then, "Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel heist of the century! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: the debut of The Mask from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #1. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rudolph Belarski and Emery Clarke and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray relating how a lawsuit with DC Comics was narrowly averted. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-183-7  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 99: "Mardi Gras Mystery" & "City of Fear"
The Dark Avenger becomes immeshed in murderous masquerades in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, from colorful carnival festivities arises a baffling puzzle, leading The Shadow to don a series of disguises to solve "Mardi Gras Mystery." Then, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Fear" to unmask a master of disguise who can impersonate anyone—even The Shadow himself! Which Shadow will have the last laugh? BONUS: Anthony Tollin unmasks "The Many Faces of The Shadow." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-187-5  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

The Art of Joe DeVito
Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don Giclée print
Now available!



Limited Edition Archival Giclée

Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs

Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Choose Image size:

13 x 19 - $70.00
17 x 92 - $95.00
Both sizes fit standard frames

$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Ralph Angelo - "The Caligostro Chronicles, Volume 1"
Author Ralph Angelo tells us about his series "The Caligostro Chronicles" an old fashioned Space Opera set in a future not far from now.  There are 3 volumes already avaialble and 2 more more in preparation.

Past episodes:
Matthew Baugh: The Avenger: The Sun King
Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher

Bill Barnes: PD-02 Silver Lancer model plane kit
Now available!


Model based on Bill Barnes' stories by George L. Easton found in the Air Trails magazines of the 1930's and 1940's. Eligible for Flying Aces Club Fiction Fighter contest (2004 contest sponsored by Easy Built Models). Includes 8 vacuum-formed parts. Click here for a 1936 Air Trails magazine cover showing the prototype of the Silver Lancer. Use it as documentation for your model.

This kit is one of a new class of kits we call Pro Design. These kits are for the serious competitor who wants to build a winning plane without the hassle of working from scratch.
 
This free flight rubber powered model airplane kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted competition weight laser cut balsa parts and balsa strip wood, FAI rubber, vacuum-formed canopy, wheel pods, valve covers and scoops, Peck propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy Built Lite silver tissue, and TissueCal™ markings. You will need a hobby knife, fine sandpaper, building board, and glue.
 
PD-02 Silver Lancer (LASER CUT)
Wingspan: 22"
Class: Sport flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Easy
Price: $ 29.50


Thanks to Altus Press for the tip!




Black Dog Books
Now available!


Wolves of the Wind
By Frederick Nebel
Sky pirates! Lost treasure! Extortion and more!

The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas of Indo-China.

SKYROCKET SCOTT—The arrival of Bill Scott to Southern waters plays an important role in the battle for Whitesand Island, establishing Garrison Airways as an air power in the South Seas.
WOLVES OF THE WIND—Skies are blackened when threats from pirates of the air prompt Garrison Airways to arm their planes and a private war erupts for supremacy of the skylanes.
BOOMERANG BARNES—Barnes is sent to protect the air station on Sundown Island only to find it deserted. What has happened to the work crew? A new enemy rears its ugly head and stolen diamonds fuel an island-hopping treasure hunt.
SKY SPOILERS—Racketeers of the sky unleash a series of raids on the Island trading stations, demanding a cut of the profits. Caraway is thrust into the middle of the savage battle—only to find himself branded as a racketeer, too!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Trade paperback / 208 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Black Dog Books
Now available!

The Decree of Allah
by George E. Holt


Mohamed Ali’s name is not to be trifled with. Some men dare call him a bandit­­—men who are not his friends. . . .

Mohamed Ali, a Moorish Robin Hood, bravely defends his country from becoming a subject nation to a European power, keeping alive in the hearts of the Riffian Berbers that spirit of independence which had kept them free for over three thousand years—free from all that had invaded and possessed parts or all of his country—all except for the hills and mountains of the Atlas Range, wherein the sons of Atlas acknowledge no master but their gods!

This is the manner of Mohamed Ali’s downfall—the story of those things which led to his outlawing, to the price set upon his head, to the long and unsuccessful pursuit of him—and to the bold exploits of himself and his friends and enemies. Exploits during which Mohamed Ali, outlaw, laughed greatly, and dared bravely, and relied upon the friendship of Allah for protection.

Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete adventures of Mohamed Ali, outlaw and Descendant of the Prophet, loved, honored and feared throughout the Anghera Hills.

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.
Trade paperback / 528 pages / Price: $24.95 US


Black Gate - Now online!

Future Treasures: Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
- New!
Discovering Robert E. Howard: Pigeons From Hell From Lovecraft by Don Herron - New!
The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: Ramblings on REH - New!
All of Time and Space and the Wonders and Horrors Therein: Frank Belknap Long’s “The Hounds of Tindalos”   - New!
The Digest Enthusiast #2 Now on Sale - New!
Discovering Robert E. Howard: Howard Andrew Jones and Bill Ward Re-Read “The Phoenix on the Sword” - New!
Discovering Robert E. Howard: Jeff Shanks on The Worldbuilding of REH
Vintage Treasures: Fantastic Stories: Tales of the Weird & Wondrous, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Patrick L. Price
Howard Andrew Jones and Bill Ward Re-Read The Coming of Conan
Wickedness of Old: Tales of Cthulhu Invictus, edited by Brian M. Sammons




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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

SINGLE-COPY ORDERS CAN BE PLACED HERE

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


This should be available at PulpFest.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.

 I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.

These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

PulpFest Begins This Week — At Last! - New!
Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies

Bold Venture Press
August releases now available!

Pulp Adventures #18 (Summer 2015)

Featuring:
Jim MacDonald, Robert Leslie Bellem, Stewart Sterling, Lauran Paine, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, Paul Dale Anderson.

"MacDonald's Nightmare Safari" by Jim MacDonald

"Model For a Corpse" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Why was the the nude cupcake chilled over a diary? For enough geetus, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, seeks out the book.

"The Corpse Doctor" by Stewart Sterling
Detective Steve Koski hunts for killers sailing New York Harbor.

"Two-Gun Lady" by Lauran Paine
With a fully-loaded heart, she handled a gun better'n most men!

"Treasure of the Red Robe Men" by Richard A. Lupoff
A new south seas adventure with a new south seas hero -- Splash Shanahan is the name, and you won't soon forget it!

"New Blood" by Gary Lovisi
"Who Knows What Evil Lurks?" by Paul Dale Anderson

PLUS
"Lauran Paine, Authentic Old West Pulp Author" by David Ouse
Short sidebars on Dan Turner, the Men's Adventure Magazine genre, and Splash Shanahan.

Original pulp illustrations, cover by Norman Saunders.
7"x10" Paperback, 134 pages, $12.95


Homicide Highball
The Lost Dan Turner Movie Script

by John Wooley and Robert Leslie Bellem


Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective is at his best in Homicide Highball, showcasing his unique brand of slang-talking, Vat 69-swilling two-fisted action. Read Robert Leslie Bellem’s original story from the February 1950 Hollywood Detective--included in this edition--then thrill to John Wooley’s original script, which laid the groundwork for the film starring Marc Singer.

A good deed backfires, and the famous shamus is on the run, eager to put the squiff on a murder charge. The suspects? A smooth filly, a movie mogul, and a B-movie director. Meantime, Turner dodges someone with a killer pitching arm, and eludes cops and crooks alike in a wild amusement park chase. 90 proof pulp fiction!

ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM worked in the newspaper business prior to becoming a full-time fictioneer. He penned several million words of fiction, much of it starring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. He wrote scripts for tv shows like The Adventures of Superman, The Lone Ranger, 77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason. Bellem died in 1968 at the age of 65.

JOHN WOOLEY was an entertainment writer for the Tulsa World before leaping into the freelance life. He has written novels, comic books such as “The Twilight Avenger,” screenplays (including Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective), and nonfiction books examining pop culture. He lives in Oklahoma.

7"x10" paperback, 170 pages, $14.95

Dreamer's Dozen
by Richard A. Lupoff


The author of The Comic Book Killer offers up twelve tales of mystery, magic, and grouchiness—served with a liberal dash of sarcasm and cynicism. A woman’s birthday celebration becomes a prelude to murder; an absinthe-minded author seeks inspiration from a bottle; a rare volume could destroy the love/hate relationship of two book dealers; an interplanetary romance is threatened by the untimely intervention of the Scorpion Men of Mars; and that’s just the beginning! These stories leap from planet to planet, down dark avenues of hatred, and curl up in cozy nostalgic places.

Stories include:
"Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!"—A woman's "celebration" become a prelude to murder.
"The Green Fairy"—Moving the setting from a noir-realistic world into a realm of fantasy.
"Sisoh Promatem"—Shifting gears, moving further into th realm of imagination. "Tip o’ the tam to Franz Kafka," says Lupoff. "Or should I say, Znarf Akfak?"
"Uncle Elmer"—A World War II veteran's tall tale is disected with some disturbing revalations.
"Greetings from Comrade Kim"—A world-shifting tale
"Night Lands Dream"
"The Salamanca Encounter"—A borderline horror story, with a tip o’ the tam to HPL.
"Scorpion Men of Venus"—It was the wrong time to begin an interplanetary romance. (Tip o’ the tam to ERB!)
"Dead of Winter"—A "tip o’ the tam to Rex Stout."

ALSO: Three "Tales of the Tin Can World," originally presented in Rigel science fiction magazine.
"Lux Was Dead Right"—A rare volume threatens to destroy the love/hate friendship of two book dealers.
"Transtemporal Creatures Unlimited"
"Joe Nieman’s Knees"—He was a great ballplayer in his time ... but that was long ago ...


Paperback 5.5"x8.5", 362 pages, $16.95







The Burroughs Bulletin #92 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"The Jungle Man Art of Neal Adams: An Interview" conducted by Gary A. Buckingham
Art Gallery: Neal Adams
"ERB, Inc.'s Online Comic Strips - Interviews" conducted by Dennis Wilcutt

    Jim Sullos
    Tom Grindberg
     Roy Thomas
Editor's Afterword


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com




CHILDHOOD’S END - December 14 on Syfy!

Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End will come to life in a first ever adaptation.
A six-hour Childhood’s End miniseries will begin airing Monday, December 14 on Syfy at 8:00pm ET/PT, continuing Tuesday, December 15 and concluding Wednesday, December 16.

From Syfy and Universal Cable Productions, Childhood’s End is executive produced by Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network) and features a cast led by Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome”), Daisy Betts “(The Last Resort”), Yael Stone (“Orange is the New Black”), Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), Osy Ikhile (“The Fear”) and Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness – ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance – and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there’s a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords’ intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.

Childhood’s End is adapted by Matthew Graham, who serve as writer/executive producer. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, “Mob City”) serves as co-executive producer.


Check out the Childhood’s End trailer at the link below.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 31: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD - Coming in March!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Gary Hartle, Mike Docherty (Illustrators)

Escaping prison in Koth by crawling deep beneath its flaming mountains, Conan and his comrades enter a far deadlier realm. Here is an ancient kingdom of fire, ash, and the undead, commanded by Varnae, First Lord of Vampires!

The Chronicles of Conan collects classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for over a quarter of a century.


Full Color, $19.99






CONAN THE AVENGER #20 - Coming in November!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

An evil witch secretly takes the place of her twin sister, the beloved queen of Khauran, and seizes control of the kingdom. But Conan, captain of the royal guard, sees through the witch's ruse -- can the Cimmerian stand against her villainous ally Constantius and the might of his mercenary army?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale November 25.






CTHULHU FHTAGN!  - Now available!
by Ross E. Lockhart (Editor)

In his house at R'lyeh, Cthulhu waits dreaming... What are the dreams that monsters dream? When will the stars grow right? Where are the sunken temples in which the dreamers dwell? How will it all change when they come home? Within these pages lie the answers, and more, in all-new stories by many of the brightest lights in dark fiction. Gathered together by Ross E. Lockhart, the editor who brought you The Book of Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, and Giallo Fantastique, Cthulhu Fhtagn! features nineteen weird tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft.

Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Word Horde
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
$19.99



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

Altus Gallery: Fredrick Nebel's COMPLETE CASEBOOK OF CARDIGAN - New!
TARZAN of the Big Little Books - New!
NOT Overlooked Films: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939) - New!
Altus Gallery: Thibaut Corday and the FOREIGN LEGION
Pulp Gallery: SURE-FIRE SCREEN STORIES (1934)
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE, PRIVATE EYE in "Spanish Blood"
SHADOW COMICS 52, 53 & 54
Black Dog Gallery: The FREDERICK NEBEL Library
FFB: The LINKS - and - GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent



Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!
Anthony Tollin announced as special guest!
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available through August 27!


Ron Ely stands tall as the only person to portray Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze!
This t-shirt celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the George Pal movie and his appearance at the upcoming DocCon 2015.
Become a member of the Brotherhood of Bronze.

Design will be printed on
Hanes Tagless Tee - $21.99

Shipping Info (United States)
Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires (August 27th).
You can expect your package to arrive around 5 business days after the campaign finishes printing.
Orders are mailed via first-class or priority mail.
Shipping costs $3.99 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item.




EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE -  Arriving in comic shops August 19!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)

Burroughs’ 1914 pulp-fantasy epic comes to life in a heart-pounding adventure!

An heir and an inventor take their "Iron Mole" five hundred miles below the earth’s crust to the world of Pellucidar, crossing paths with the evil Mahars, the ape-like Sagoths, and all manner of prehistoric creatures . . . as well as the lovely Dian the Beautiful!

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 104 pages, $14.99
Limited Hardcover, 7" x 10",Full Color, 104 pages, $49.99




THE EXPANSE - December 14 on Syfy!

The 10-episode Expanse will bow with a two-night premiere, December 14 and 15, 10 PM ET/PT.

The drama, set 200 years in the future, comes from Alcon TV and is based on the best-selling book series of the same name. Following its premiere, the series will take a regular Tuesdays 10PM slot. Syfy, calling Expanse the “most ambitious series” in the network’s history, chronicles mankind’s colonization of the solar system, and stars Thomas Jane (Hung) as a tough detective and Steven Strait (Magic City) as a rogue ship’s captain. The two characters team up to search for a missing woman, but the tale “evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.”

The Expanse is based on a best-selling book series, and also stars Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence Faivre. Jonathan Banks, Paulo Costanzo, and Jay Hernandez will guest star during the series’ first season. Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits) directed the first two episodes, with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby writing the pilot and serving as exec producers and showrunners, alongside fellow executive producer Naren Shankar.

The space thriller is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment. Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson serve as executive producers along with former president of Alcon Television Sharon Hall. Alcon Television executive Ben Roberts serves as co-producer. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch as a direct-to-series project, with Fergus and Ostby. Daniel and Brown are executive producers. Ben Cook serves as a producer.

The book series authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), are show producers.





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!

"Hell-Scent Headlines" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1942
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper, who has a nose for crime-town news, dogs the footsteps of a murdering skunk to bring in a homicide scoop.
"Doc Swap's Convalescence" by Ben Frank from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1948
Featuring: Doc Swap
Hankering after Sheriff MacLoyd's mule, the tradin' hombre's just as stubborn as the critter.
"The White Dwarf" by J. Lewis Burtt from AMAZING STORIES, May, 1934
The Sun was changing from its present state to a white dwarf, dooming the Earth unless something could be done.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers Big Little Books ~ 1934-1945
- New!
Basil Wolverton ~ Weird Tales of the Future
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 18 Issues ~ 1947-1952
Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
This month the meeting will be on August 22!

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It typically meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
This month it will meet n the 4thSaturday of the month to avoid conflicts with PulpFest.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


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

Available for pre-order!

As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, fiercely defends the rain forest and its denizens from all those who would do them harm.

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

Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle, Sheena!

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- More photos on our Facebook page.
- These are LIMITED EDITION figures based on Pre-Orders (So don't wait)
- Professionally Manufactured by Phicen ltd.
- Expected Ship Date – 4th Qtr 2015
- 15% NRD
- International Shipping is estimated at $50

- $149.99




JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 (of 5) - Coming in November!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, children have begun disappearing below the surface. In this new series, Joe Golem hunts the terrifying creature that has been pulling children into the depths of the canals.


Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale November 4

Tie-in to illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City!



IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.




IT'S A MANS WORLD: MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES, THE POSTWAR PULPS REVISED EDITION
Now available!

It's a Man's World was first released in 2003. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War. The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.

Softcover, 9x12, 320 pages, Full Color, $34.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ORIGINAL H. RIDER HAGGARD: ALLAN QUATERMAIN

Allan Quatermain: being an account of his further adventures and discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N., and one Umslopogaas.
This is a sequel to "King Solomon's Mines".

This book is a complete facsimile reproduction of the original appearance of this story in Longman's Magazine in 1897.

Trade Paperback
216 pages
6 x 9 inch

$14.95


 
 

Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR (Restored Edition)
Now available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!
Supplies are limited!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar,
the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.


This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!


Meteor House


Meteor House
HADON, KING OF OPAR
Now available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!

Supplies are limited!

A brand-new tale in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series from Christopher Paul Carey, the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin!

We’re thrilled to announce that Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar returns this summer in Hadon, King of Opar, a brand-new novella set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa written by Christopher Paul Carey—with stunning artwork by Bob Eggleton! The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works, and having read the thrill-ride of Hadon, King of Opar, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world.

When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the hero Hadon entered the Great Games, battling in the arena for the chance to become king. Instead, he found himself at odds with a vengeful tyrant who sent him on a fool’s errand to retrieve a living god’s bounty. In Flight to Opar, civil war has erupted across the queendoms of Khokarsa, and Hadon must take his quest back to his home city of Opar if he is to fulfill a prophecy of the oracle and protect his loved ones and his homeland from utter doom. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon makes an appearance following the adventures of his giant herculean cousin, surveying a world torn asunder by a continent-wide earthquake. Now, in Hadon, King of Opar, fourteen years have passed since the great calamity threw the mighty queendoms of Khokarsa from their foundations, and Hadon is king of Opar, charged with protecting his far-flung jungle city against the myriad dangers that threaten it.

Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin and the author of Exiles of Kho, picks up Hadon’s tale of adventure in exhilarating fashion. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey now continues the epic saga of Khokarsa, filling in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Hadon, King of Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $15 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $25 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $35—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)


Meteor House
EXILES OF KHO
Now available at PulpFest!
Pre-orders begin shipping next week!

Supplies are limited!

On top of the big news about Hadon, King of Opar, we’re happy to meet reader demand for a new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey!

Exiles of Kho was was Meteor House’s very first Signed Limited Edition novella. It was published in paperback in 2012 and has been out of print for over two years. Since then, a large number of our readers have asked for the novella in hardcover, so we’re happy to announce this new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho, with brand-new cover art by Mark Wheatley!

All copies will be signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho now!

To be published in August 2015, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders. A very small number of copies will be printed beyond the preorders, so make sure to order by July 1st!


US$ 25.00
Hardcover, 5.5×8.5, 121 pages


Click here to preorder your copy of the new Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of Exiles of Kho.






The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration around the...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller (US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive (as brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.


CAROLINE MUNRO
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer actress in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).


SUZANNA LEIGH
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September is Suzanna Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of Elvis in PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films: THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE DEADLY BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR


JERRY BECK
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER or LOONEY TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio commentary. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors at this year's convention and will be providing a fascinating history of BETTY BOOP and another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the convention this September. Bring your books and DVDs and ask Jerry to sign them for you! Jerry also has a superb blog found here:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING DEAD? Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the convention to sign autographs and answer questions you might have (don't worry, he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared on THE DUKES OF HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among others!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!



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

Turquoise
- New!
The Interceptor
Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon


Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Shrieking Pool (G.T. Fleming-Roberts, MYSTERY NOVEL MAGAZINE, February 1936) - New!
Fresh Fiances for the Devil's Daughter (Russell Gray, MARVEL TALES, May 1940) - New!
Mistress of Snarling Death (Paul Chadwick, ACE MYSTERY, July 1936) - New!
Blood for the Vampire Dead (Robert Leslie Bellem, MYSTERY TALES March 1940) - New!




PS Publishing
WEIRD POEMS: THE COMPLETE H.P. LOVECRAFT POETRY FROM WEIRD TALES
Compiled by Stephen Jones

Now available!

A COLLECTION OF POEMS  by H. P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION Stephen Jones
PAGES 84
ISBN  978-1-848639-20-1

SYNOPSIS
When the history of fantasy and horror fiction is being discussed, the pulp magazine Weird Tales is inevitably mentioned. Published on low-grade “pulp” paper, Weird Tales was the first newsstand magazine devoted exclusively to weird and fantastic fiction. It ran for 279 issues, from March 1923 to September 1954.

One of the most important and influential writers to have their work published in the title was Providence, Rhode Island, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Weird Poems collects the author’s verse in the order that it originally appeared in the pages of “The Unique Magazine”.


PS Publishing


PS Publishing
VISIONS FROM BRICHESTER by Ramsey Campbell
Now available!
A COLLECTION by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2015
COVER ART Randy Broecker
PAGES 367

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-22-5
100 slipcased and signed by Ramsey Campbell  — ISBN 978-1-848639-23-1

SYNOPSIS
This companion volume to the complete PS Publishing edition of The Inhabitant of the Lake and Other Unwelcome Tenants collects all of Ramsey Campbell’s remaining Lovecraftian stories that are of less than novel length. It begins with the first tale Campbell wrote immediately after that first Arkham House book, and comes up to date with the novella The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, his recent return to his own Lovecraftian territory, where he rediscovers Lovecraft’s first principles and strips away the accretions of the mythos that developed after Lovecraft’s death.

The book includes the first publication anywhere of the first drafts of “Cold Print” and “The Franklyn Paragraphs”, and offers the bonus of “Mushrooms from Merseyside”, all his Lovecraftian tales inhumanly transmuted into limericks. The book also collects his Lovecraftian non-fiction, not least his transcription of an English correspondent’s letters to Lovecraft and a close reading of three Lovecraft tales.

Like the companion volume, this book is superbly illustrated by Randy Broecker in the great tradition of Weird Tales.





PS Publishing
THE DULWICH HORROR & OTHERS by David Hambling
Now available!
A COLLECTION by David Hambling
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2015
COVER ART Ben Baldwin
FOREWORD S. T. Joshi
PAGES 337

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-05-8
100 signed by David Hambling  — ISBN 978-1-848639-06-5

SYNOPSIS
Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, this stylish new collection of adventure stories fizzes with wit and invention. They can be enjoyed separately, but read them in one sitting and the pieces fit horribly together into a larger and more terrible nightmare.

These tales constitute David Hambling’s initial foray into the realm of Lovecraftian fiction. The fertility of imagination, the crisp character delineations, and the smooth-flowing prose that we find in these seven tales leave us wishing for more of the same, and Hambling will no doubt oblige in the coming years. For now, we can sit back and relish a brace of stories that not only evoke the shade of the dreamer from Providence, but which that dreamer himself would have enjoyed to the full.






Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

ThePulpNet - Continuing coverage throughout the weekend!

PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.

As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the “Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.

PulpFest 2015 will also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street & Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming buttons for additional details.



Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS ASAP!!!!! If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 - 8/16 time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!



The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer
To most pulp enthusiasts, the late Philip José Farmer is best known as “A prolific and popular science fiction writer who shocked readers in the 1950s by depicting sex with aliens and challenged conventional pieties of the genre with caustic fables set on bizarre worlds of his own devising.” In science-fiction circles, Farmer is most remembered for his novels. Called “sprawling, episodic works that gave him room to explore the nuances of a provocative premise while indulging his taste for lurid, violent action,” his best were set in the Riverworld and World of the Tiers series. He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2001. To those who know and love him the best — the members of FarmerCon who first joined our convention in 2011 — Philip José Farmer is revered for his work concerning the Wold Newton Family. But what about Philip José Farmer, the horror writer? In this year when PulpFest celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, it seems fitting that our FarmerCon friends turn their attention to Philip José Farmer, the writer of weird tales.

Jon Arfstrom — Last of the WEIRD TALES Artists
PulpFest is extremely proud to welcome artist and illustrator Jon Arfstrom as its special guest to this year’s convention. Beginning at 8:45 PM, on Friday, August 14th, and following our guest-of-honor presentation by author Chet Williamson, please join pulp art historian David Saunders for a short interview with fantasy artist Jon Arfstrom, perhaps the last surviving artist to paint covers for the original run of “The Unique Magazine,” WEIRD TALES. Mr. Arfstrom will also have a table at the convention where he will be displaying some of his original art. He will have a sampling of paintings and drawings, mostly from the 1970’s on, that he will be selling at the convention. His table will be next to the DreamHaven Books display in the PulpFest 2015 dealers’ room.

The Heirs of WEIRD TALES
As part of its celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, PulpFest 2015 will be paying tribute to WEIRD TALES, the rough-paper magazine where many of the author’s most influential works were published. The first periodical to be largely devoted to the fantasy genre, WEIRD TALES also introduced readers to the sword-and-sorcery genre through Robert E. Howard’s stories of Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and Conan, and shared Clark Ashton Smith’s wonderfully evocative stories of Hyperboria, Averoigne, and Zothique. It gave us C. L. Moore’s “Schambleau” and Jirel stories, Henry S. Whitehead’s voodoo masterpiece, “Jumbee,” and many other classics of fantasy and horror.

Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW MAGAZINE was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications. Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first “hero” pulp became a monthly following its first two issues. A year later, it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly until early 1943. In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter Edward Hale Bierstadt to develop a radio program for the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was here that actor Frank Readick, Jr. uttered the famous words quoted above that have since become part of the American idiom. Continued here.

Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense since 1981.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention.


The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He finished the sixth grade and then entered the work force with his classmates at the Pittston Mines, where he labored for ten years, while he subscribed to a correspondence art school to follow his dream to become a celebrated illustrator. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.




Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin
The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Hammer's Bounty - New!
Triple3 Cross - New!
Gone Missing - New!
Electric Dreams - New!
The Bottom of Your Heart
Hathor Legacy: Outcast
Looks That Kill  

         Pulp Den  

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

Adventure's failed experiment in 1927 - New!
Another pulp writer's website: Lulita Crawford Pritchett - writer for Ranch Romances magazine
In honor of International Tiger Day
Issue Review: Argosy, 12 November 1932
Pulp author with a website of his own - James P. Webb


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

Review: ‘Day of the Destroyers’- New!
The Shaver Mystery
- New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulpdom’
The Argosy Library, Series I
Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 5′
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2015: Thursday’s report
‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans - New!
All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

Radio Archives
Secret Agent X #6 Audiobook
Hand of Horror

by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.

 
A metropolis writhed in the clutch of horror's hand. The mightiest of the mighty fled in stark terror before its groping fiendish fingers. And its wake was a trail of macabre milestones, marking the way with bloated dead. One man—alone, unaided—followed in that awesome wake. He was that enigma of enigmas, the Man of a Thousand Faces—Secret Agent “X.”
 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
For Secret Agent “X”, editor Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals “X” hunted. It was grim fare.

Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Hand of Horror, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim
Volume 9

Now available!

Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.
 
Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.


 
Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, 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. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter”. Jungle Jim was everything one could ask for in a protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
The Adventures of Jungle Jim had its own femme fatale in the form of Lille de Vrille, better known as “Shanghai Lil”. Introduced a couple of years into the serial, she was first played by Vicki Vola. Later, Franc, or France, Hale took over the role.
 
This volume contains 25 fifteen-minute episodes from 1941 and 1942, including the conclusion of “Thorson’s Island” (#321-333) and all of “War Time Adventures” (#334-345), for six hours of exciting and intelligent adventure.
 
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
The Adventures of Doc Savage
Doc Savage On the Air


Last call for the Download version of The Adventures of Doc Savage
The 5 year license is expiring on August 31st and the download version of
The Adventures of Doc Savage will no longer be available after that day.
The audio CDs will continue to be available until our inventory is sold out.
No more will be manufactured.


Producer-director Roger Rittner of the LA-based Variety Arts Radio Theatre took a shot at bringing Doc Savage back to the airwaves. The Bantam Books paperback reprints had been going strong for two decades. He convinced National Public Radio to let him serialize two vintage Doc novels. No campy changes, no updating, just pure unadulterated Doc Savage-style high adventure.

 
The Adventures of Doc Savage as the title Roger gave to the most true, most faithful, and most perfect media incarnation of the Man of Bronze ever broadcast. Roger combed the Doc Savage canon for suitable stories to serialize.
 
Driven by his strong desire to include the adventurous Patricia Savage in the production, Roger decided to adapt Dent's 1934 adventure "Fear Cay" in seven parts. Set in New York, Florida, and the mysterious Caribbean isle of Fear Cay, it pits Doc Savage and his two-fisted crew of experts against the bizarre seaman, Dan Thunden, who claims to be 130 years old and the discoverer of the Fountain of Youth. But is this bearded hellraiser all that he claims to be?
 
When directing the action extravaganza "Fear Cay", Roger was inspired by Republic Pictures' "Adventures of Captain Marvel" serial, with added touches from the popular "Terry and the Pirates" radio show.
 
"I tried to make this series sound the way 1940s movie serials looked," Roger explains. "I don't want to say there's no depth to them, because I think there's a great deal of depth to them, but our emphasis was always on action. Not letting too long a period go by when something doesn't happen. Oddly enough, Dent's writing style fell just perfectly into a half-hour format. Each half hour as it went through the books, seemed to build nicely. There was a little bit of exposition at points that built up to a nice climax at the end of each chapter. Without too much messing around, I think we adapted "Fear Cay" fairly religiously in terms of the plot and the characters."
 
Taking a different approach, Will Murray chose to adapt "The Thousand-Headed Man" in six chapters. Inspired by the abortive Chuck Connors film-that-never-was and my interest in evoking Carleton E. Morse's classic "I Love a Mystery" radio serials, I focused on the mood, mystery and atmospheric horror of Doc Savage's quest for a lost expedition in 1934 Indo-China which brings the Man of Bronze in direct combat with the half-mythical menace known only as the Thousand-Headed Man. From foggy London to the ruined and serpent-haunted City of the Thousand-Headed Man, Doc and his team confront escalating jungle horrors culminating in a blood-freezing climax.
 
After the scripts were completed, the project ground to a halt for practical reasons: money. National Public Radio was going through a budgetary crunch. The search for funding took three long years. It seemed as if "The Adventures of Doc Savage" was destined to remain but a shining bronze-and-gold dream. Finally, a few small grants came through to underwrite the production. The two serials were then recorded over the summer of 1985 in the EFX Systems studios in Burbank, California.
 
Gathering together an ensemble cast of multi-media performers who had worked him with on previous modern-day radio dramas like "Darkness" and "Midnight", Roger cast Daniel Chodos as Doc Savage and Robin Riker in the role of Pat Savage. Other performers included Robert Towers as Monk Mayfair, Art Dutch was Ham Brooks, Bill Ratner played Renny Renwick, with Scott McKenna and Kimit Muston standing in for Long Tom Roberts and Johnny Littlejohn respectively.
"The Adventures of Doc Savage" premiered at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 30, 1985 as part of the "NPR Playhouse" umbrella series. It ran for thirteen exciting episodes with "Kidnapped", Chapter 1 of "Fear Cay", kicking off the show.
 
Now timed for the 25th anniversary of this acclaimed series, Radio Archives is proud to present the complete original series, remastered and digitally augmented, along with a new audio documentary, "The Sound of Bronze: Making The Adventures of Doc Savage," featuring the cast and crew commenting on the production, and a stunning collectable cover depicting Doc and Pat Savage by Bantam Books Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.
 
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives / Pro Se Productions
PRO SE PRODUCTIONS PARTNERS WITH RADIO ARCHIVES
TO PRODUCE PRO SE AUDIOBOOKS


An innovative Publisher since 2010, Pro Se Productions strives continually to provide readers and fans the best in Genre Fiction available, including offering the fantastic work produced by its authors in as many formats as possible. The publisher announces a partnership that takes the work the company does to a whole new level, adding audiobooks to its already impressive catalog of print and digital books. Pro Se Productions joins forces with Radio Archives, the leading producer of Pulp related audiobooks as well as the best quality old time radio collections and audiobooks available, to produce audiobook versions of Pro Se titles.


“Audiobooks,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “are a definite ready made fit for the sorts of stories Pro Se Productions publishes. It’s an avenue we’ve explored in the past and are more than excited to be pursuing once again with Radio Archives. Not only do Tom Brown and company have the reputation of quite honestly pioneering the bringing of Pulp classics into the 21st century as audiobooks, they also are considered the best in audio production in the business. The hosts of voices that will now bring Pro Se works to life simply boggles the imagination and makes me excited, both as a publisher and a fan, for what is to come.”

The relationship between the two companies gives Hancock and Radio Archives an opportunity to work together again. Previously, he was in charge of the company’s newsletter and involved in promoting several of Radio Archives’ products and major announcements.

Based in Batesville, Arkansas, Pro Se Productions is a leading independent Publisher on the cutting edge of New Pulp and Genre Fiction today. Genre Fiction, particularly that written in the Pulp Style, is known by many names. Fiction featuring action and adventure, fast paced, larger than life protagonists and antagonists, over the top characters and tight, yet extravagant plots, is experiencing a resurgence like never before. And Pro Se, publishing New Pulp and Genre Fiction since April, 2010, is a major modern force in the revival.

Pro Se is the place to find Super Heroes, Explorers, Fairies, Werewolves, Men’s Men, Femme Fatales and more. Fans of Westerns, Romances, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Hard Core Crime, and any other Genre available will find what the love at Pro Se Productions. Pro Se is an trendsetter in the heroic fiction market, continually refining its presentation and product and working on exciting new veins of Genre Fiction to bring to readers and fans of all ages everywhere.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Tommy Hancock again.” says Tom Brown, owner of Radio Archives, LLC. “Watching Tommy build Pro Se Productions into what it has become, has been fun and gratifying as one of Tommy’s early mentors.” “Radio Archives has the reputation for being the leader in high quality restorations of Old Time Radio shows for the last 16 years and we are very proud of the 300 radio sets we have released at www.RadioArchives.com. In 2011, Radio Archives expanded into audiobooks and we have 286 audiobooks that we have released or are currently in production.”

Production on selected Pro Se publications will begin immediately and will include both new works as well as books already in the catalog. Pro Se Audiobooks will be available as audio downloads primarily via Amazon.

For more information, visit the links below.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 21 - Coming in January!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Rafael Kayanan (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), E. R. Cruz (Inks), Julie Bell (Cover), and others

Traveling through Shadizar the Wicked, Conan saves the life of a beautiful noblewoman who promises to help the barbarian free his soul from a bewitched mirror. Plus: Conan meets Solomon Kane -- and the reimagining by Eisner Hall of Famers Roy Thomas and John Buscema of Marvel's very first Conan story! Collecting Conan stories from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #213-222.

Trade paperback, Black & white, 552 pages, $19.99, On sale January 20.






THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW TP - Arriving in comic shops August 19!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

It's New Year's, 1950... the end of a tumultuous decade. Lamont Cranston, the man that the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life. But despite this momentous decision, Margo Lane and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger. Howard Chaykin, whose 1980s revival of The Shadow at DC Comics reinvigorated the character for comic lovers everywhere, returns to tell a mind-blowing tale of the Master of Men!  Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? Howard Chaykin knows!

Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Man Who Died Twice
- New!
The Key
The Green Box
Wizard of Crime


Sherlock Holmes: Zombies Over London - Now available!
by Stephen Mertz


Sherlock Holmes faces perhaps the greatest challenge yet in his long-running war with his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty—the living dead walk, hungry for flesh and doing the bidding of the evil professor! From a dirigible carrying a deadly cargo high in the sky over London to a sinister castle lurking in the beautiful English countryside, the Great Detective and his friend Dr. Watson battle to thwart Moriarty's latest scheme to wreak havoc and loot one of the world's great cities. Thousands of lives hang in the balance, and it will take all of Holmes' incredible deductive skills to figure out just what a young writer named H.G. Wells and the German teenager Albert Einstein have to do with Moriarty's plans! Legendary thriller writer Stephen Mertz takes on some of the world's most iconic characters in this fast-paced tale that is part mystery novel, part horror yarn, and part steampunk inventiveness. It's a breathless adventure that's sure to entertain from first page to last!

Paperback: 142 pages
$8.99

 

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.

Where Is Weird Tales? - New!
This Week in Columbus: PulpFest - New!
Frankenstein: A Monster of Gothicism and Science - New!
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part Three - New!
Utopia and Oppression 101 - New!
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part Two
Pipe Dreams and Premonitions-Part One
Politics in Science Fiction-Part Two
Politics in Science Fiction-Part One

Tripl3 Cross: An Eliot Cross Adventure (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

It's 1988, and small-town P.I. Eliot Cross is searching for his long-lost father. Then, a CIA informant says that Dad has been in deep cover for over twenty years. Now, the informant's been murdered and Eliot is on the run.

Scrambling to clear his name, Eliot journeys from Washington D.C. to Havana, Cuba, struggling against deadly drug-runners, syndicate hit-men and his own violent nature. But the worst is yet to come, as Eliot discovers his father is at the center of an international conspiracy, a nuclear threat and a double cross...or is that a triple cross?

Veteran author John Hegenberger spins a yarn that is both an exciting thriller and a compelling piece of "noirstalgia", expertly recreating a sense of late-Eighties paranoia and double-dealing and painting a vivid picture of Washington and Cuba during that era, as well as saving a shocking twist for the very end. TRIPL3 CROSS is pure reading entertainment.


Pre-order Price:    $2.99

TRIPL3 CROSS is a sequel to CROSS EXAMINATIONS.  

John Hegenberger  will be doing readings at PulpFest.
 


THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Coming in October!

When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous influence on later generations of genre authors.

In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.

As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular genres.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)










07 August 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
October 23, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
THE LAST WITCHHUNTER
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 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!





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




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
CLAWS OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of a new “Asian” themed pulp thriller by a super talented newcomer to the field of New Pulp Fiction, Barbara Doran.

When a mysterious evil force known only as the Voice begins to take control of the local mobs in the coast city of Strikersport, two new heroes appear on the scene.  Their origins, the neighborhood streets of Chinatown.  The masked Tiger and Dragon wield both science and magic in their battle to combat the forces of darkness.  Soon several of the city’s prominent citizens become players in this cataclysmic war. These include a wealthy family with roots to Strikersport history, a rookie cop and a crusading newspaper editor.

“Ms Doran approached us at Pulp Fest last year,” recounts Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “She was interested in our line up of titles and had heard about our producing the first ever black avenger character, Dambala, by author Charles Saunders. After picking it up, she inquired if we’d be interested in material featuring characters of oriental heritage.” Fortier and Ms Doran exchanged contact information and months later he received a digital copy of the manuscript for “Claws of the Golden Dragon.” “It was like nothing that had ever come across my desk before,” Fortier adds. “I knew immediately we had another winner on our hands.”

Writer Barbara Doran spins a classic pulp adventure with breakneck pacing, original characters and a convoluted plot that will keep readers guessing to the very end.  Mixing martial arts with Chinese mysticism, she offers a truly unique action mystery sure to entertain readers.The books features nine interior illustrations by professional Hawaiian based illustrator, Gary Kato, with a cover by New Zealander Shane Evans. As ever, Airship 27 award winning Art Director Rob Davis provided the book’s design. “We’ve pretty much got an international team on this one,” Fortier finishes. “All working towards delivering a truly unique New Pulp fiction reading experiences. Our fans are going to love “Claws of the Golden Dragon.”


Available now at CreateSpace and Amazon.com.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!

The Complete Senorita Scorpion (Two Book Set)
by Les Savage, Jr., and Emmett McDowell
Introductions by Will Murray


Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49,
this specially-priced two-book set 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.


$8.95 / $34.95 / $54.95





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
The Shadow monthly readalong!

INTRODUCING THE SHADOW MONTHLY READALONG

Sanctum Books is initiating a monthly group readalong and discussion of a Sanctum Books SHADOW volume, beginning June 7th (so that anyone who doesn't already have the novels has time to obtain them and prepare for the shared reading experience). Here's the schedule for the first three months:

AUGUST: THE SHADOW #27: "The Python" & "The Shadow, The Hawk and The Skull."





Anthony Tollin has tried to select novels for diversity. "The Murder Master" & "The Hydra" are very different tales: the first being an action-packed thriller that takes place partly in a radio studio, while the latter shows off Walter Gibson's wry sense of humor and has a lot of great human interest bits involving The Shadow's and the real Lamont Cranston's very different interactions with Margo Lane and Commissioner Weston. "Six Men of Evil" & "The Devil Monsters" both venture into fantastic Doc Savage territory, with The Shadow battling dinosaurs and mythological beasts in the latter, which has to be Walter Gibson's most offbeat Shadow novel (which fans either love or hate). And "The Python" starts off running from the very first page, with The Shadow already captured, bound and drugged in the clutches of a master villain!

To join the discussion, all you have to do is LIKE the Sanctum Books Facebook page.

Please join us beginning June 7th for a shared reading experience.
If you've already got the novels, great!

If you don't have them, it is now even easier for you:
FREE POSTAGE if you order any one of the above books (just $12.95 each) or an even bigger discount if you order all three: just $30 postpaid for the six novels!
That's an $8.85 discount with FREE POSTAGE!
Just send payment to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops August 12!

THE SHADOW Volume 98: "Gems of Doom" & "Tear-drops of Buddha"
The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops August 12!

THE SPIDER Volume 7: "The Flame Master" & "Overlord of the Damned"
The pulp's most murderous crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page. Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to end mass slaughter and save his beloved city from "The Flame Master." Then, with Nita held hostage and Commissioner Kirkpatrick enslaved by a criminal mastermind, The Spider wages his lone war against the acid-spraying "Overlord of the Damned." 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) 978-1-60877-179-0 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 October!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95

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

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



The Art of Joe DeVito
Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow Giclée print
Now available!



Limited Edition Archival Giclée

Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs

Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Choose Image size:

11 x 14 - $50.00

14 x 18 - $70.00
Both sizes fit standard frames

$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Matthew Baugh: The Avenger: The Sun King
Author Matthew Baugh discusses his new novel "The Sun King" which is the first authorized Avenger novel since the 1970s.  It is a sequel to the July 1941 Avenger pulp story "River of Ice."  matt describes his researches into Theosophy and the Nazi Aryan Race myth and his extensive research into the original German pulp stories about Sun Koh who is the nemesis of the piece.
  
This is a fascinating interview which will appeal to Pulp fans New and Old.


Past episodes:
Argent - Jeff Deischer's Silver Age Superheroes
Micah Harris discusses his Ravenwood novel "Return of the Dugpa"
PULPFEST 2015! with Mike Chomko
Ric Croxton and Art Sippo Review Recently available New Pulp!
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"
Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher


Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

New to our catalog this week is The Voluntary Nemesis by Perley Poore Sheehan.
Playboy millionaire Christopher Querle wakes up one morning to discover he - or someone whose handwriting is exactly the same as his, has announced that he is giving all his money away to charity.
Penniless, Querle is forced to work for a living, and rebuilt his life as a kinder more thoughtful soul. A tale of redemption and comedy. (epub $1.95. Print $6.00 plus postaage.)


This is the last week of Beb Books Spring ebook promotion, five adventure novels at Victor Rousseau,
a $9.95 value but till the end of April available for an even $8.00.

Five highly entertaining tales for the price of four!


Titles include:

    Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
     Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
     My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
     Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Other titles in our catalog are being converted to ebooks as we speak.  Already over twenty titles are available.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.







Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE ENGINEER VON SATANAS
by Albert Robida
adapted by Brian Stableford

A deluge of fire... crushed under machines... Slaves in the mines or factories... and to finish, miraculous escapes under fire, through the networks of electrified wire...

After fifteen years of absence at the North Pole, a man rediscovers Europe on the verge of war in 1929.

Written in 1919, four years after World War I, The Engineer von Satanas is a classic of futuristic fiction, thirty years ahead of its time, and still relevant today because the threats it describes still exist and still serve as a significant motor of anxiety in contemporary science fiction.

The book also includes both the 1883 and 1887 versions of Robida's classic War in the 20th Century.

Albert Robida (1848-1926), was a remarkable and far-sighted prophet in anticipating future warfare and its consequences on human survivors. The most interesting fact about the shift between the 1887 and 1919 accounts is his realization, as a result of the actual war of 1914-18, that that he had been more accurate than he had supposed, and far more than he had wanted to suppose.

Also included are two additional stories illustrating other close-range reactions to the Great War by French writers who found imaginative fiction an appropriate medium for dramatizing their anxieties.


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 344 pages 

THE MAKER OF MEN AND HIS FORMULA
by Jules Hoche
adapted by Brian Stableford

I cannot describe the poignant emotion that gripped my entrails when, leaning over the first egg, I recognized the sketch of an embryo presenting all the characteristics of a human fetus. Nor can I describe my horrified stupor in the presence of the amorphous monster which grimaced behind the translucent wall of another egg...


Jules Hoche's The Maker of Men and His Formula (1906) was amongst several notable novels inspired by H. G. Wells, in this case The Island of Doctor Moreau. In it, Hoche tried to go further than Wells, featuring a much bolder project in the manufacture of human beings, with more complex results.

Whereas Moreau confined himself to surgical methods, Dr. Brillat-Dessaigne starts from primordial slime, subjecting it to a process of accelerated evolution to produce the "Pure Ones" who are not merely human, but anticipations of the ultimate humankind. The addition to the plot of the "Unclean Ones", in contrast to the Pure Ones, opens numerous interesting biological and philosophical questions, and adds an element of horrific bizarrerie that culminates in a garish, violent climax.

The Maker of Men... is one of the outstanding items of the "scientific marvel fiction" of its era.



US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 264 pages 

THE QUEST OF FRANKENSTEIN
by Frank Schildiner

1914. The Frankenstein Monster moves like a shadowy specter through the bloody trenches of war-torn France. Coming across Herbert West, a scientist as brilliant and insane as his creator, the infamous Victor Frankenstein, the creature secures the promise that West will create a mate for him, but only if he can gather all the bizarre ingredients necessary for the task. Thus begins the Quest of Frankenstein, during which the world's most famous monster will face vampires, werewolves, ghouls and other nightmarish creatures from Beyond.

Based on Mary Shelley's immortal creature, as reinterpreted by Academy-Award winning screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière in the 1950s, The Quest of Frankenstein features a ruthless, demoniacal monster, a cunning killer with a twisted, evil mind and terrifying plans for the world.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 264 pages 

 



Black Dog Books
Coming soon!


Wolves of the Wind
By Frederick Nebel
Sky pirates! Lost treasure! Extortion and more!

The saga of Garrison Airways is chronicled in these four thrilling novels of aviation over the turbulent seas of Indo-China.

Included are:
Skyrocket Scott
Wolves of the Wind
Boomerang Barnes
Sky Spoilers
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Trade paperback / 206 pages / Price: $19.95 US

By Norvell Page

Now the complete cases of Bill Carter are assembled into one handsome volume.
Twenty rapid-paced mysteries including "The Butterfly Clue," "The Redhead Kills,"  and "Death Plays Knock-knock" and seventeen more are solved by the esteemed investigator.

Trade paperback / 286 pages / Price: $19.95 US

A Semi Dual Mystery
By J. U. Guisey and Junius B. Smith


The Red Balloon Brought Death!

Who killed District Attorney Cahill with a poison gas-filled balloon? Only Semi-Dual, possessor of superior mental forces and student of the occult can put authorities on the right track.

Dispatching an undercover agent to the mysterious Dr. Popoff's clinic, where mentally fatigued patients are treated with music and colored lights, the game quickly becomes afoot.

But what is the connection, and what other horrors lie behind the facade? Find out the answers in The House of the Hundred Lights.

Cover art by Paul Stahr.
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION.

Trade paperback / 131 pages / Price: $12.95 US

By George Allan England

Workers of the World—UNITE!

Thus is the rallying cry of the working populace when a ruthless capitalist sets into motion his industrialized mechanism to control the world's air supply by deoxidizing the atmosphere,
then charging people to supply them with the very oxygen they breath!


The struggle turns to revolt as the masses finally uprise in this cautionary Pandora's Box tale of human rights versus the advance of science, technology and greed.

Another pseudo-scientific saga from the mind of George Allan England, author of The Empire in the Air, The Nebula of Death and the Darkness and Dawn trilogy.

Trade paperback / 181 pages / Price: $14.95 US







Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #10
Stories from the February, 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE
Now available!


Six smashing crime stories from the February 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE magazine!

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

LADY IN FLIGHT by Rick Daniels
It was a strange world for Mary Abbot—where her warmest friend was a frozen corpse in the icebox!

BROKEN IVORY by David Crewe
They were paying off on my murder, so I had to watch myself die—twice!

THE DEATH DANCE by Cyril Plunkett
Can you solve the riddle of the smiling little lady—who danced gaily, long after her murder?

MAN AT BAY by Verne Chute
The Frisco guy was dead, but he still had a chore among the Iiving—an encore of his own murder!

TILL THE END OF CRIME by Robert Turner
He was just as well dead—and his best girl didn't seem to mind!

NAME YOUR STIFF by Carroll John Daly
Detective Hall was Satan to Gotham’s queen of corpses—because she loved him to death!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Summer 2015
Now available!
Subscriber copies begin shipping next week!


This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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

SINGLE-COPY ORDERS CAN BE PLACED HERE

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Coming soon is one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


This should be available at PulpFest.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine.

 I’ve chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters.

These books are Alias The Thunderbolt,The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author.
Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.
More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Edgar Wallace’s JACK O’ JUDGMENT
Now THAT’S a Review!
Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies

Bold Venture Press
August releases now available!

Pulp Adventures #18 (Summer 2015)

Featuring:
Jim MacDonald, Robert Leslie Bellem, Stewart Sterling, Lauran Paine, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, Paul Dale Anderson.

"MacDonald's Nightmare Safari" by Jim MacDonald

"Model For a Corpse" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Why was the the nude cupcake chilled over a diary? For enough geetus, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, seeks out the book.

"The Corpse Doctor" by Stewart Sterling
Detective Steve Koski hunts for killers sailing New York Harbor.

"Two-Gun Lady" by Lauran Paine
With a fully-loaded heart, she handled a gun better'n most men!

"Treasure of the Red Robe Men" by Richard A. Lupoff
A new south seas adventure with a new south seas hero -- Splash Shanahan is the name, and you won't soon forget it!

"New Blood" by Gary Lovisi
"Who Knows What Evil Lurks?" by Paul Dale Anderson

PLUS
"Lauran Paine, Authentic Old West Pulp Author" by David Ouse
Short sidebars on Dan Turner, the Men's Adventure Magazine genre, and Splash Shanahan.

Original pulp illustrations, cover by Norman Saunders.
7"x10" Paperback, 134 pages, $12.95


Homicide Highball
The Lost Dan Turner Movie Script

by John Wooley and Robert Leslie Bellem


Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective is at his best in Homicide Highball, showcasing his unique brand of slang-talking, Vat 69-swilling two-fisted action. Read Robert Leslie Bellem’s original story from the February 1950 Hollywood Detective--included in this edition--then thrill to John Wooley’s original script, which laid the groundwork for the film starring Marc Singer.

A good deed backfires, and the famous shamus is on the run, eager to put the squiff on a murder charge. The suspects? A smooth filly, a movie mogul, and a B-movie director. Meantime, Turner dodges someone with a killer pitching arm, and eludes cops and crooks alike in a wild amusement park chase. 90 proof pulp fiction!

ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM worked in the newspaper business prior to becoming a full-time fictioneer. He penned several million words of fiction, much of it starring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. He wrote scripts for tv shows like The Adventures of Superman, The Lone Ranger, 77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason. Bellem died in 1968 at the age of 65.

JOHN WOOLEY was an entertainment writer for the Tulsa World before leaping into the freelance life. He has written novels, comic books such as “The Twilight Avenger,” screenplays (including Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective), and nonfiction books examining pop culture. He lives in Oklahoma.

7"x10" paperback, 170 pages, $14.95

Dreamer's Dozen
by Richard A. Lupoff


The author of The Comic Book Killer offers up twelve tales of mystery, magic, and grouchiness—served with a liberal dash of sarcasm and cynicism. A woman’s birthday celebration becomes a prelude to murder; an absinthe-minded author seeks inspiration from a bottle; a rare volume could destroy the love/hate relationship of two book dealers; an interplanetary romance is threatened by the untimely intervention of the Scorpion Men of Mars; and that’s just the beginning! These stories leap from planet to planet, down dark avenues of hatred, and curl up in cozy nostalgic places.

Stories include:
"Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!"—A woman's "celebration" become a prelude to murder.
"The Green Fairy"—Moving the setting from a noir-realistic world into a realm of fantasy.
"Sisoh Promatem"—Shifting gears, moving further into th realm of imagination. "Tip o’ the tam to Franz Kafka," says Lupoff. "Or should I say, Znarf Akfak?"
"Uncle Elmer"—A World War II veteran's tall tale is disected with some disturbing revalations.
"Greetings from Comrade Kim"—A world-shifting tale
"Night Lands Dream"
"The Salamanca Encounter"—A borderline horror story, with a tip o’ the tam to HPL.
"Scorpion Men of Venus"—It was the wrong time to begin an interplanetary romance. (Tip o’ the tam to ERB!)
"Dead of Winter"—A "tip o’ the tam to Rex Stout."

ALSO: Three "Tales of the Tin Can World," originally presented in Rigel science fiction magazine.
"Lux Was Dead Right"—A rare volume threatens to destroy the love/hate friendship of two book dealers.
"Transtemporal Creatures Unlimited"
"Joe Nieman’s Knees"—He was a great ballplayer in his time ... but that was long ago ...


Paperback 5.5"x8.5", 362 pages, $16.95







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

Altus Gallery: Thibaut Corday and the FOREIGN LEGION - New!
Pulp Gallery: SURE-FIRE SCREEN STORIES (1934) - New!
Overlooked Films: PHILIP MARLOWE, PRIVATE EYE in "Spanish Blood" - New!
SHADOW COMICS 52, 53 & 54 - New!
Black Dog Gallery: The FREDERICK NEBEL Library - New!
FFB: The LINKS - and - GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
The Ghost Who Walks Vol. 4: 1940-1943
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY BOOK 
Comic Gallery: TOM MIX rides with Norman Saunders (1949) 
Altus Gallery: The LOST RACE Library 



THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Now available!

The Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital editions.
Explore the world of digest magazines, past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.


Contents of Book Two
Interviews:
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles:
Borderline (James Dean & Vampira, L. Ron Hubbard) by Tom Brinkmann
Astounding Trading Cards
The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert Arthur and David Kogan)
The Italian Mister No Digest Comics by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte


Reviews:
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
Shanks on Crime by Robert Lopresti
Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Asimov's July 2015 edited by Sheila Williams
Big Fiction #7 edited by Heather Jacobs
Dead Weight by Frank Kane
Paperback Parade #88 edited by Gary Lovisi
Analog #1000 edited by Trevor Quachri

Fiction:
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version includes nearly 100 cover images.
Kindle version includes over 50 cover images.

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest
Print $8.99    Digital $2.99



Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!
Anthony Tollin announced as special guest!
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze DocCon 2015 t-shirt
Now available through August 27!


Ron Ely stands tall as the only person to portray Doc Savage-The Man of Bronze!
This t-shirt celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the George Pal movie and his appearance at the upcoming DocCon 2015.
Become a member of the Brotherhood of Bronze.

Design will be printed on
Hanes Tagless Tee - $21.99

Shipping Info (United States)
Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires (August 27th).
You can expect your package to arrive around 5 business days after the campaign finishes printing.
Orders are mailed via first-class or priority mail.
Shipping costs $3.99 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item.




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Dealer & Banquet Registration Check-in/Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Economic Development Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, “Beatles Forever” Outdoor Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)


Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Banquet Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action &
          animation and TV).  Panel moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin
          Panelists: Will Murray, Joe DeVito, Alexander Simmons & Michael R. Hudson
          (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller (Auditorium)

Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s influence on modern Sci-Fi (Auditorium)
           Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin:
           Panelists: Jake (Buddy Saunders), Diana Leto, Mark Ellis & Thomas Yeates
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition - Emcee will be Clinton’s own Dennis Donovan (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Green Room)  (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club/128 Old Post Road aka Rte 145)
             2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
             Golden Lion Awards to: Jake (Buddy) Saunders & Jim Gerlach
             Morgan High School ERB Art & Essay contest winners to be introduced.

             Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
             [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now
9:00 pm, Fireworks Extravaganza (Clinton Town Beach)
         [Clinton Chamber of Commerce]


Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room.  Presenters and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet as an insert. 

The remaining panelists to date are undecided which panel they wish to serve on:
Diana Leto
Alexander Simmons


Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in the auditorium)

The following people will be making presentations in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room on either Friday, August 21st or Saturday, August 22nd. 
The schedule will be announce once we know the names of all the “notables” who want to make presentations.

Joe DeVito
Michael R. Hudson w/Diana Leto
Diana Leto w/Michael R. Hudson
William Patrick (Will) Murray
Alexander Simmons


Dum Dum Notables

(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)


 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


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

 
 
Fifteen 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
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





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


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


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




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

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

"Lao Sheng's Silk Hat" by Walter C. Brown from SHORT STORIES, July 10, 1940
Chinatown - Where the Face of Death is Hidden Behind a Thousand Masks
"The Pin that Killed Hitler" by G. T. Fleming-Roberts from THRILLING DETECTIVE, May, 1943
A penthouse voodoo party produces a corpse that changes the sham horror of the evening to gruesome reality!
"One Way Out" by Frank Gillooly from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 8, 1920
Two electricians cope with a power plant's decrepit equipment.


DIME NOVEL ROUND-UP - Now available!

Summer 2015
The Short Stories of Nicholas Carter [in New York Weekly and Ainslee's; also Harrison Keith connection] (by J. Randolph Cox)
Carl H. Claudy, Part 2: The Middle Years (by Edwin L. Murray)
Networking in New Orleans: 2015 PCA/ACA Conference Report (by Deidre A. Johnson)

Review: The Deadwood Trail, by Gilbert Patten (retrospective review by J. Randolph Cox); The Treason Trust: The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories, by Arthur B. Reeve (review by J. Randolph Cox)
Obituary: David Dom
Notes & Queries: Recent Project Gutenberg ebooks transcribed from Villanova University's scanning project
New Dime Novel Sketches: Humorous American Works, pub. by Gatz and Beck (by Joseph Rainone)


Dime Novel Round-Up will be published quarterly. 2015 subscription rates are $25/year; $45/two years. Single issues, $7/ea.
Direct inquiries to Editor: Marlena E. Bremseth, Dime Novel Round-Up, P. O. Box 2188, Purcellville, VA 20134


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!

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


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

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

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.


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

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
That dreaded moment has come and the Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.
However, we may begin retiring the less-active Replicas at any time, so don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

All of the remaining issues shown below are available now.
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.



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)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 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)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

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/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

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
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 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

#115 July 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
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!
 


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



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 May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 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.







The Golden Age - Now online!

Basil Wolverton ~ Weird Tales of the Future
- New!
Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art 
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 18 Issues ~ 1947-1952
Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

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

Available for pre-order!

As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, fiercely defends the rain forest and its denizens from all those who would do them harm.

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

Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle, Sheena!

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- More photos on our Facebook page.
- These are LIMITED EDITION figures based on Pre-Orders (So don't wait)
- Professionally Manufactured by Phicen ltd.
- Expected Ship Date – 4th Qtr 2015
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Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40




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 Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

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, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.

Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

September 2015

THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES

by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Glen Orbik


IN THE DEPTHS OF HER BLUE EYES, HE GLIMPSED—MURDER

Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who’s looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes...

He falls—and falls hard. Soon he’s working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? And once heÕs kindled his taste for killing...will he be able to stop at one?

First publication ever!
The author of more than 100 novels including the bestselling A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (which became the Liam Neeson movie), Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers.
Lawrence Block’s eight previous Hard Case Crime novels include THE GIRL WITH THE LONG GREEN HEART.



IDW, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS TEAM-UP TO SUPPORT THE KUBERT SCHOOL
Online bidding begins August 27, 2015!

Joe Kubert’s lasting legacy simply cannot be overstated; as an artist, an editor and an educator, Kubert excelled at everything he set his mind too. His work continues to serve as an everlasting inspiration to comic fans and professionals alike. This August IDW Publishing is pleased to help celebrate this legacy alongside Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Heritage Auctions and The Joe Kubert School by auctioning off 22 original illustrations by 23 artists, each hand drawn on special blank covers on Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition. All proceeds from the sale of these very special books will go directly to The Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“All of us at Heritage Auctions have a deep and abiding respect for Joe Kubert and his legacy as both a pioneering artist and a teacher,” said Todd Hignite, Comic Art expert and Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “It means a lot to us to be a part of this project and to do something that benefits Joe’s school and nurtures the next generation of comic book artists.”

To date, IDW has produced more than three-dozen Artist’s Editions, four of them winning the prestigious Eisner Award. Joe Kubert has been the subject of three AE books to date, with another coming this fall. Tarzan of the Apes was the first of Kubert’s Artist’s Editions, and a number of these books were printed with special blank covers that were intended to be remarqued by Kubert; sadly, his passing came before he was able to work on them. Now, a wealth of great artists have stepped forward to pay tribute to one of comics’ true legends, and also to help inaugurate the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together an all-star line-up of artists to pay tribute to Joe,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “ Who knows? It’s entirely possible the next great superstar in our industry might benefit from this scholarship.”

Original covers have graciously been created by Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Geoff Darrow, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake, Dave Gibbons, Mike Kaluta. Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Mark Schultz, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Bil Stout, Tim Truman, Rick Veitch, Lee Weeks, and Tom Yeates!

“It was my great honor to work with Joe Kubert on the first Tarzan Artist’s Edition,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “While saddened that Joe never got to complete the cover remarques, I know he would have been overwhelmed by all the artist’s, his peers and former students, who stepped forward to make the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund a reality—a truly worthwhile tribute.”

“On behalf of the students and faculty of the Kubert School,” said Pete Carlsson, Senior Art Director, Tell-A-Graphics, “I want to thank everyone who generously gave their time and talents to create the Joe Kubert Scholarship Fund. Joe would be deeply moved by the efforts of so many people working toward something he felt so strongly about: helping the students.”

Be sure to stop by the Heritage Auctions booth (#900) to see Michael Kaluta’s cover in person this week at San Diego Comic Con!

Online bidding begins August 27th, Auction #7147, for more information go to here.




IT'S A MANS WORLD: MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES, THE POSTWAR PULPS REVISED EDITION
Arriving in book stores August 11!

It's a Man's World was first released in 2003. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War. The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.

Softcover, 9x12, 320 pages, Full Color, $34.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ARGOSY #5
THE SIGN OF THE LIZARD by Philip Verrill Mighels


THE ARGOSY CLASSIC FICTION REPRINT SERIES features "The Sign of the Lizard" by Philip Verrill Mighels, a 7-part serial from 1899. Reprinted in facsimile format.


Pulp-Sized Magazine
134 pages

$14.95
OG, SON OF FIRE--Book 2

The classic cave-man story, the second in the series.
Imprint: Fiction House Press


206 pages

$12.95



 
JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 12!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The secret of the Invisible Death is revealed–but not before it claims one of Benson’s own teammates in a tragedy that will tear Justice, Inc. asunder! To his horror, the Avenger realizes he may not be New York’s only master of disguise!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99








KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 12!
(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






King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


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 by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





MASKS 2 #5 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops August 12!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

The Red Death has sprung a dangerous trap, scattering our masked heroes through time. From the prehistoric era to the post-apocalyptic future, the Shadow, Green Hornet, Peter Cannon, Miss Fury, and others face dinosaurs, murderous masqueraders, and mutants! Along the way, they uncover the terrible truth about the Red Death.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99



   






The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


JUST ADDED!

LINDSEY WAGNER
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase (1973), but received household recognition worldwide when she broke the mold for women on television with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with the writers, The Bionic Woman (1976) became an inspiration around the...

LEE MAJORS
Don’t let anyone fool you… he is worth more than six million dollars. He was the star of The Fall Guy (1981-1986), The Big Valley (1965-69), Raven (1992-1993), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971-1974), The Virginian (1970-1971), and of course, The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978). And we can all agree that the success of those programs was the...

RICHARD ANDERSON
Name any television show and you will probably be surprised to know Richard Anderson made a guest appearance. The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller (US TV series), The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive (as brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, Zorro, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O.


CAROLINE MUNRO
Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1978) and Hammer actress in DRACULA AD 1972, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, she is perhaps best known as the eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).


SUZANNA LEIGH
Joining the roster of Hammer actresses this September is Suzanna Leigh, whose film roles include the love interest of Elvis in PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films: THE LOST CONTINENT (1968) and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971).
She also starred in the cult British horror films THE DEADLY BEES (1966) and THE FIEND (1972).

MARTINE BESWICK
Beswick is best known for her two appearances in the James Bond film series. In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1962), she played the fiery gypsy girl, Zora. Beswick then appeared as the ill-fated Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1968) opposite Raquel Welch.
 
GUEST OF HONOR


JERRY BECK
If you bought the POPEYE, THE SAILOR, WOODY WOODPECKER or LOONEY TUNES cartoon DVDs, you probably heard Beck supplying audio commentary. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin on his book OF MICE AND MAGIC (1980), organized animation festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication ANIMATION MAGAZINE. Jerry is among the guest of honors at this year's convention and will be providing a fascinating history of BETTY BOOP and another on POPEYE, THE SAILOR, at the convention this September. Bring your books and DVDs and ask Jerry to sign them for you! Jerry also has a superb blog found here:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

VERONICA CARLSON
James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Studios, saw one of Veronica's photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). This followed two more, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970).

JEREMY AMBLER
Are you among the 17.5 million addicted to THE WALKING DEAD? Jeremy Ambler, one of the "Walkers," will be attending the convention to sign autographs and answer questions you might have (don't worry, he won't provide any spoilers!). JEREMY also appeared on THE DUKES OF HAZARD (2005) and THE THREE STOOGES (2012), among others!

TEMPEST STORM
Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. We are proud to have a legendary icon visit us in September!



THE MOUNTAIN: An Event Group Thriller  - Now available!
by David L. Golemon


In 1863 a meeting takes place between legendary war leaders-a secret alliance that will never show up in any American history book. A clandestine arrangement has been struck for a single chance to heal a war-torn nation. The mission is to bring the greatest prize in the history of the world back to American soil-the remnants of pre-history's greatest ship and its most startling mystery. The prize may lie on a mountain top inside the fierce Ottoman Empire, yet the men who seek it are only days away from trying to kill one another.

This is the very first Event that ultimately changed the world and a future that has been clouded with the passage of time. The battles will rage at sea and upon the land-battles with enemies both past and future. Union Colonel John Henry Thomas will come face to face both with his mortal enemies in Southern Gray and a dark entity that has been trapped on top of God's Mountain for a millennium-a murderous entity intent on keeping the secrets of the mountain hidden from the face of mankind.

In 2007, America's darkest agency known to only a privileged few as the Event Group, recruits a man they desperately need for their security. Major Jack Collins is brought to the underground world of the Event Group to learn about the darkest secrets in the history of the world where he is told a tale that brings Collins full circle on why his destiny has always lain with Department 5656.

Journey with Jack Collins as he is lead down a trail of mystery and danger while experiencing the very first mission of the fabled Event Group. THE MOUNTAIN is the latest entry in a series that ratchets up the suspense with each new installment. Combining the action of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly, David L. Golemon sets the bar even higher with his New York Times bestselling series.


Series: Event Group Thrillers
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
List Price: $26.99


Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 16, by Walker Martin: A Field Trip.
- New!
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE SPIDER (1945).
Walker Martin's Report on Windy City 2015
Convention Report: PULPADVENTURE CON 2014.
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS.


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

The Interceptor
Doc Warlock
The Black Falcon


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

PAPERBACK PARADE #89 - Now available!

Contents
Auther Upfiels's "Bony" paperbacks
Ten of the greatest PBO writers
Ace Books Nurse paperbacks
Hustler Paperbacks
Matchless paperbacks
Paperback Talk
Checker Books

Each issue is a wonderful excursion into paperbacks of all kinds and great cover art and with 100+ color covers shown of  rare and collectable paperbacks.
Copies are available now for $15.00 + $3 postage
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.


All back issues listed at the link below are $10 each (USD) + postage.
Postage rates: from 1-5 issues in USA via Media Mail $3; Priority Mail $6, then 50 cents each additional issue. Foreign orders please inquire.
All issues are in Fine or “as new” condition, but some issues are in low supply, so please list alternates if possible.
 
You can also subscribe, all subscriptions begin with the next issue:
A 4-issue Subscription in the US is only $35 mailed First Class Mail.
A 4-issue subscription to Canada is only $45 (USD) mailed First Class.
A 4-issue subscription to all other countries is $55 (USD) mailed Air Mail.
 
All issues are also listed for sale on ABEbooks, Alibris and Biblio but can also be ordered directly from me using VISA or Mastercard
(or with a check in USD drawn on a US bank) via my website through my email address at:
 gryphonbooks@att.net, (card info best in 2-3 emails), or to my mailing address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.



Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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


PS Publishing
WEIRD POEMS: THE COMPLETE H.P. LOVECRAFT POETRY FROM WEIRD TALES
Compiled by Stephen Jones

Now available!

A COLLECTION OF POEMS  by H. P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION Stephen Jones
PAGES 84
ISBN  978-1-848639-20-1

SYNOPSIS
When the history of fantasy and horror fiction is being discussed, the pulp magazine Weird Tales is inevitably mentioned. Published on low-grade “pulp” paper, Weird Tales was the first newsstand magazine devoted exclusively to weird and fantastic fiction. It ran for 279 issues, from March 1923 to September 1954.

One of the most important and influential writers to have their work published in the title was Providence, Rhode Island, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Weird Poems collects the author’s verse in the order that it originally appeared in the pages of “The Unique Magazine”.


PS Publishing


PS Publishing
VISIONS FROM BRICHESTER by Ramsey Campbell
Now available!
A COLLECTION by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2015
COVER ART Randy Broecker
PAGES 367

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-22-5
100 slipcased and signed by Ramsey Campbell  — ISBN 978-1-848639-23-1

SYNOPSIS
This companion volume to the complete PS Publishing edition of The Inhabitant of the Lake and Other Unwelcome Tenants collects all of Ramsey Campbell’s remaining Lovecraftian stories that are of less than novel length. It begins with the first tale Campbell wrote immediately after that first Arkham House book, and comes up to date with the novella The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, his recent return to his own Lovecraftian territory, where he rediscovers Lovecraft’s first principles and strips away the accretions of the mythos that developed after Lovecraft’s death.

The book includes the first publication anywhere of the first drafts of “Cold Print” and “The Franklyn Paragraphs”, and offers the bonus of “Mushrooms from Merseyside”, all his Lovecraftian tales inhumanly transmuted into limericks. The book also collects his Lovecraftian non-fiction, not least his transcription of an English correspondent’s letters to Lovecraft and a close reading of three Lovecraft tales.

Like the companion volume, this book is superbly illustrated by Randy Broecker in the great tradition of Weird Tales.





PS Publishing
THE DULWICH HORROR & OTHERS by David Hambling
Now available!
A COLLECTION by David Hambling
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2015
COVER ART Ben Baldwin
FOREWORD S. T. Joshi
PAGES 337

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-848639-05-8
100 signed by David Hambling  — ISBN 978-1-848639-06-5

SYNOPSIS
Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, this stylish new collection of adventure stories fizzes with wit and invention. They can be enjoyed separately, but read them in one sitting and the pieces fit horribly together into a larger and more terrible nightmare.

These tales constitute David Hambling’s initial foray into the realm of Lovecraftian fiction. The fertility of imagination, the crisp character delineations, and the smooth-flowing prose that we find in these seven tales leave us wishing for more of the same, and Hambling will no doubt oblige in the coming years. For now, we can sit back and relish a brace of stories that not only evoke the shade of the dreamer from Providence, but which that dreamer himself would have enjoyed to the full.






Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.

As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the “Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.

PulpFest 2015 will also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street & Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming buttons for additional details.



Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS ASAP!!!!! If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 - 8/16 time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!



The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer
To most pulp enthusiasts, the late Philip José Farmer is best known as “A prolific and popular science fiction writer who shocked readers in the 1950s by depicting sex with aliens and challenged conventional pieties of the genre with caustic fables set on bizarre worlds of his own devising.” In science-fiction circles, Farmer is most remembered for his novels. Called “sprawling, episodic works that gave him room to explore the nuances of a provocative premise while indulging his taste for lurid, violent action,” his best were set in the Riverworld and World of the Tiers series. He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2001. To those who know and love him the best — the members of FarmerCon who first joined our convention in 2011 — Philip José Farmer is revered for his work concerning the Wold Newton Family. But what about Philip José Farmer, the horror writer? In this year when PulpFest celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, it seems fitting that our FarmerCon friends turn their attention to Philip José Farmer, the writer of weird tales.

Jon Arfstrom — Last of the WEIRD TALES Artists
PulpFest is extremely proud to welcome artist and illustrator Jon Arfstrom as its special guest to this year’s convention. Beginning at 8:45 PM, on Friday, August 14th, and following our guest-of-honor presentation by author Chet Williamson, please join pulp art historian David Saunders for a short interview with fantasy artist Jon Arfstrom, perhaps the last surviving artist to paint covers for the original run of “The Unique Magazine,” WEIRD TALES. Mr. Arfstrom will also have a table at the convention where he will be displaying some of his original art. He will have a sampling of paintings and drawings, mostly from the 1970’s on, that he will be selling at the convention. His table will be next to the DreamHaven Books display in the PulpFest 2015 dealers’ room.

The Heirs of WEIRD TALES
As part of its celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, PulpFest 2015 will be paying tribute to WEIRD TALES, the rough-paper magazine where many of the author’s most influential works were published. The first periodical to be largely devoted to the fantasy genre, WEIRD TALES also introduced readers to the sword-and-sorcery genre through Robert E. Howard’s stories of Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and Conan, and shared Clark Ashton Smith’s wonderfully evocative stories of Hyperboria, Averoigne, and Zothique. It gave us C. L. Moore’s “Schambleau” and Jirel stories, Henry S. Whitehead’s voodoo masterpiece, “Jumbee,” and many other classics of fantasy and horror.

Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW MAGAZINE was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications. Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first “hero” pulp became a monthly following its first two issues. A year later, it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly until early 1943. In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter Edward Hale Bierstadt to develop a radio program for the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was here that actor Frank Readick, Jr. uttered the famous words quoted above that have since become part of the American idiom. Continued here.

Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense since 1981.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention.


The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He finished the sixth grade and then entered the work force with his classmates at the Pittston Mines, where he labored for ten years, while he subscribed to a correspondence art school to follow his dream to become a celebrated illustrator. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Adventurecon
November 7, 2015


Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert - New!
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
In the Lost Lands by George R. R. Martin
The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Bottom of Your Heart - New!
Hathor Legacy: Outcast - New!
Looks That Kill  
Honor Among Thieves
Real Dangerous Ride
Hang Me In Hong Kong

         Pulp Den  

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

Another pulp writer's website: Lulita Crawford Pritchett - writer for Ranch Romances magazine  - New!
In honor of International Tiger Day
Issue Review: Argosy, 12 November 1932
Pulp author with a website of his own - James P. Webb


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘Pulpdom’ - New!
The Argosy Library, Series I - New!
Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 5′
Fanzine focus: ‘Forgotten Fantasy’
‘Fantasy Classics’ and ‘Fantasy Reader’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans - New!
All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

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

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing