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Adventure House
High Adventure #137
Now available! 
 Black Bat Special Double Issue
 
"The Lying Killer" by G. Wayman Jones
"Because he was the eye-witness to a murder, Paul Sinclair must see his family slain one by one till Tony Quinn, the Masked Nemesis of Crime, comes to his aid and takes the trail of a puzzling mystery!"
 
"City of Hidden Death" by G. Wayman Jones
Barrtown looked like a model community of good repute—but underneath the righteous innocent expressions of its leading citizens, Tony Quinn saw the ugliness of crime!  Follow the Black Bat as he battle a mysterious—and unseen—menace!



7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 - February 1933
Now available! 
 "The Emperor of Death" by G. Wayman Jones

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
G-MEN DETECTIVE - Fall 1950
Now available!

 "The White Raven Murders" by- C.K.M. Scanlon
When a man Dan Fowler has saved from hanging is murdered, the ace of the F.B.I. and his aides must fight a million-dollar crime gamble that offers tortue and death to all who oppose it!
 
"The Case of the Purple Grommet" by Milton K. Ozaki
"Don't Hide In the Dark" by Ray Cummings
"All the Angles" by  John L. Benton
"Play 'Em to Win" by Edward Churchill
"A Yegg In Your Bier" by Paul W. Fairman


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Airship 27 Productions
SINBAD & THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is happy to announce the third volume in their SINBAD – The New Voyages series.  But this one, unlike the first two anthologies, is a full length novel adventure by C.B. Harvey.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movies,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The combination of exotic locales, a classic hero and Harryhausen’s fantastic stop-motion creatures delighted my imagination to no end.  This was the kind of story telling I wanted to bring to our pulp readers.”

Two years ago, Fortier set about creating a black Sinbad of Nubian origin who commanded an international crew that included Henri Delacrois, an archer from Gaul, Ralf Gunarson, a powerful young Viking from the northlands and Tishimi Osara, a female samurai from feudal Japan.  Assembling some of the finest writers in New Pulp today, Airship 27 Productions released two volumes, each containing three stories featuring this cast of characters.  Now comes C.B. Harvey’s novel, “Sinbad and the Warriors of Forever.”

When the undead Warriors of Forever, led by the one-eyed witch, Al-Izikel the Scarlet, attack the peaceful fishing village of the Xubanthali and kidnap their children, it falls upon Sinbad and the crew of the Blue Nymph to come to their aid.  Accompanied by the town elder, Al-Bulcar, and Illia, the beautiful daughter of the village shaman, the Blue Nymph is set on a course of dangerous mystery.  To locate the fabled demon horde they must first find the illusive Scholars of Bethsea for they alone hold the key to solving the riddle of the evil sorceress and the reason behind her abduction of villager’s young.

Writer C.B. Harvey spins a fantastic seafaring adventure that will leave readers cheering. The book is illustrated by commercial artist James Conahan with design work by Art Director Rob Davis.

“Ray Harryhausen would have loved this!” Says Charles Saunders, author of the popular Imaro series.


Available in hard copy at Amazon.com and on Kindle at the links below.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

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

 
294 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2
 by Gordon MacCreagh

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

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”

 
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel
 by Frederick Nebel
 Introduction by Rob Preston

 
Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the tenth volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“The Breaks of the Game”
 “Grain to Grain”
 “Dumb Luck”
 “China Silk”
 “Hounds of Darkness”
 “A Man With Sand”
 “Emeralds of Shade”
 “A Grudge is a Grudge”
 “With Benefit of Law”
 “The Penalty of the Code”
 “A Gun in the Dark”
 “Hell to Pay”
 “Street Wolf”
 “The Kill”
 “The Spot and the Lady”
 “It’s the Live Ones That Talk”

 
484 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!

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

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

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

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

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


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


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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





ASTONISHING HEROES: Shades of Justiceby Gary Phillips - Coming August 1!

iPulpFiction.com presents Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice by Gary Phillips in ebook and trade paperback.

Louis Trent is a high-rolling hit-man plucked from Hell only if he kills for Heaven.

An anonymous city bureaucrat, The Reclaimer, senses what evil lurks via emanations from tenement walls.

In the 1970s, Onyx Adams, a tough, kung fu’ing, Afro-wearing female private eye teams with a so-called b’wana devil, the Ghost Wolf, to thwart one of history’s greatest villains who’s come back from the dead.

The Silencer is a Vietnam vet who returns home—but the war goes on when a bomb injures him and kills the woman he loves.

A seeming sellout Uncle Tom agent provocateur, American Black, reveals other plans.

A weed smoking, easygoing inner-city teen working in an old folks home inherits amazing powers and responsibilities from WWII-era heroine Victory Angel as Kidd Vee and several of the heroes team up in the past and present to prevent a climate calamity plotted by a fanatical billionaire.

In this anthology of 10 action-packed prose stories, veteran crime and mystery fictioneer and graphic novelist Gary Phillips  (author of Big Water, Warlord of Willow Ridge, and co-editor of the acclaimed Black Pulp anthology) offers his rip-roaring revisionist take on the superhero genre—The Watchman meets Manchild in the Promised Land. As a special to this collection, Phillips has written an original outing bringing together several of these characters in one adventure for the first time ever.



Beb Books - Now available!

Countdown to Pulpfest
Countdown to the last Secret Agent X reprint!
One more to go!!!!

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
    Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
    A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

And South Seas Adventures with
THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn

 World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).


And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.








Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming August 12!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.




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

Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 292: Nothing new this week.


Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #13 - Arriving in comic shops July 30!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta MartÃnez (Color), and Dustin Nguyen (Cover)

The madman responsible for the assassination of Arcadia's police chief in Two Past Midnight escaped . . . and now Tempus is back! Addicted to technology, Tempus wants Jim Albright's inventions . . . and he'll happily kill to get them! No one knows the Secret Squadron headquarters better than Captain Midnight, but he'll need all his cunning to protect his home from this lunatic!

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99



CJ Henderson: December 26, 1951 - July 4, 2014

Author C.J. Henderson, 62, died July 4, 2014 after a struggle with cancer.

His best-known work in the hardboiled genre is Jack Hagee detective series and his supernatural detective Teddy London series, as well as many other short stories and novels featuring many characters from Lovecraftian fiction and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, as well as his own.

Henderson has written comic books for such companies as Marvel, Eternity, Tekno Comix, Moonstone Books, and Valiant, most notably on Tekno's Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice and Moonstone's Kolchak adaptations.





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

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35) - New!
Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) 
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)



Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


DOC SAVAGE #8  - Arriving in comic shops July 30!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Bilquis Evely, cover by Alex Ross

FINAL ISSUE!!!
More than eight decades after his adventures began, Doc Savage might finally be facing a threat that he cannot overcome. Everything he has built over the years, everything he has accomplished, could be undone in a single, terrible moment. And that fact that his own inventions and discoveries are to blame only makes matters worse

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
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 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González premieres in August!
 

This strip will join eleven others 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



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E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Case of Congressman Coyd" from the December 15, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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


"One of These Days" by Fred Lane from SHORT STORIES, January, 1950
One of these days, these three shipmates will go ashore and live out their dream of either a chicken ranch, a grocery store, or fishing.  But they are all too busy right now.
"The Lethal Light" by George Fielding Eliot from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1938
Detective Dale of Scotland Yard Uses a Little Yankee Bluff and a Lot of Thinking to Turn Suicide Into Murder!
"A Problem in Plates" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from THRILLING DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Sara Landis' interest in a stranger attending a theater's dish night program leads her into an odd pattern of peril!


Galaxy Press
The Hell Job Series Book & Audiobook

Now available!

In the 1930s, during the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction, L. Ron Hubbard established himself as one of the most prolific and popular writers of action, adventure, westerns, science fiction and more for pulp magazines. At the time, an editor asked him to look into and write stories about
dangerous professions. In order to identify them, Hubbard turned to a life insurance company, but just knowing what those jobs were was not enough for him. He immersed himself in the worlds of those who put their lives on the line, thus giving rise to The Hell Job Series.

Meet the heroes of The Hell Job Series—stirring tales of danger, courage and adventure told as only master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard can. He lived every job himself . . . and has here boldly and realistically brought them all to life.


488 pages
State-of-the-art audio dramatizations • Cinematic sound-design technology with sound effects and original music score • Featuring a full cast of Hollywood actors
15 CDs • Approx. 13 hours • Unabridged



Girasol Collectables
Coming October 31st!
Pre-release Special: Only $115!
Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.

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

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.
(prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)


Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

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

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





The Golden Age - Now online!

Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers

CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko



 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!

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

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

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

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through 
Kickstarter will include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers. 

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.

This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working on them!) Thanks for your support!

A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer. 


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #45 - Arriving in comic shops July 30!

In this issue: We feature the legendary illustrator Mead Schaeffer, famous for his many Saturday Evening Post cover and interior illustrations, his posters for the WWII war effort, and his many early children's book illustrations for King Arthur, Moby Dick, and many more. Loaded with reproductions of his original paintings! Next up we feature magazine and advertising illustrator Michael Dolas, in a revealing look at an illustrator you may have never heard of before. Book reviews, Exhibitions and Events, and more round out this 80 page issue!

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

DIAN OF THE LOST LAND


Adam knew that the creatures who surrounded him had vanished from the earth five million years ago. Their beautiful art, their terrible weaponry, their religion, customs and language, even the animals they hunted and the alien dark tribe against whom they waged eternal war, all belonged to a time before the great glaciers had retreated and man had assumed control of the globe. But Adam was in no position to deny their reality. For now he and his companion, the renowned Professor Karl Belgrade, were being led to their ruler—the young and beautiful Queen who would decide whether the intruders would live or die.

220 pages, 6 x 9 inch
Softcover Retail Price $14.95




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS  - Coming in November!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a brand new chapter in the history of Edgar Rice Burroughs creation, John Carter: Warlord of Mars, to be written by the masterful pen of comics legend Ron Marz.  Illustrated by newcomer Abhishek Malsuni, John Carter: Warlord of Mars is the newly-minted cornerstone of the publisher's Warlord of Mars line, launched in the wake of their May 2014 announcement of the comprehensive licensing agreement between Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars welcomes science fiction and fantasy fans to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, where displaced earthling John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced.  John Carter must truly become a Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet.

Marz's enthusiasm for John Carter has been building for many years.  He says, "This is literally a job I've been wanting to do since I was twelve years old. I was just the right age when I discovered John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Tars Tarkas, and the wonder of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars. It fired my imagination like almost nothing else. So to finally get a chance to write these characters, to visit that world, is a dream come true for me."

Ron Marz is an industry veteran with decades of experience as a writer and editor under his belt. He is best known for his work on Green Lantern and Silver Surfer, and as one of the original creative masterminds behind CrossGen Comics. His more recent work includes Witchblade, Cyberforce, and Voodoo. He currently lives in upstate New York with four horses, three children, two dogs and one wife.

"We are incredibly excited about Ron coming on board for this project," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "When we originally launched the Warlord of Mars series in 2010, Ron and I ran into each other at a comic convention, and Ron grabbed me by the shoulders and said something to the effect of, 'How can you launch a John Carter series and not call me to write it?' It was a statement! As we looked at the potential creators for this series, we instinctively remembered Ron's passion for the mythos. He is simply the perfect fit. Add in the fantastic art by Abhishek Malsuni and Neeraj Menon, this series will take John Carter to new heights."

John Carter debuted in 1912 as the lead character in Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel, serialized as Under The Moons Of Mars in the pulp magazine, The All-Story, and later published as a complete novel retitled A Princess of Mars.  The character excited the imagination of readers and quickly imprinted onto the public psyche. As many literary and popular culture scholars attest, John Carter served as the template for a litany of adventure heroes to follow, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Superman to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars fame and Avatar.

Dynamite's John Carter: Warlord of Mars comes on the heels of the reacquisition of comic book rights by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary, as well as a recent legal settlement with Dynamite that cleared the way for Dynamite to introduce key characters and plot elements from the John Carter backstory that were, until now, absent from recent comic book interpretations.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November.









KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 30!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

As Xaltotun and his traitorous lackeys face the returning King Conan, it's their black magic against Conan's fury and steel! The barbarian has an oath of vengeance to keep, some powerful friends of his own by his side, and a promise of love to fulfill! The epic adaptation's thunderous climax!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK! - New!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!


THE LONE RANGER Volume 3 - Coming in November!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Justin Gray, who will be continuing Dynamite's long standing success with America's quintessential Western hero, as he takes the reins on a brand new series of The Lone Ranger.  Launching with a new #1 in November 2014, The Lone Ranger will feature the exciting interior artwork of Rey Villegas (Lady Zorro), as well as covers by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Astonishing X-Men) and Marc Laming (All-New Invaders, Kings Watch).

"I'm proud to be working with one of the longest standing and best known Western characters in all of literature, because to me The Lone Ranger represents a moral code, unquestionable justice, and a sense of adventure that embodies the classic American Western," says Justin Gray.

No stranger to Western thrills, Justin Gray is a frequent contributor to Jonah Hex and All-Star Western, tales of an Old West gunslinger set within the larger DC Comics continuity. Gray has contributed to dozens of name-recognizable titles from Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including Batwing, Ame-Comi Girls, Punisher, Power Girl, Countdown, and many more.

Since his radio debut in 1933, the masked Lone Ranger has endured as an icon of American culture. Dynamite first launched The Lone Ranger as a comic series in 2006, written by Brett Matthews and illustrated by Sergio Cariello.  Its #0 prelude issue was a part of that year's nationwide Free Comic Book Day celebration, and the series would go on to score an Eisner Nomination for best new series in 2007. A second volume of The Lone Ranger followed, as did such miniseries as The Lone Ranger and Tonto and The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron.

"We are incredibly excited to have Justin on board for this title," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "We've had a great run with The Lone Ranger as one of our most consistent critically acclaimed comics, and needed someone who we could trust to fill these 'big boots,' continuing one of the best Western heroes ever.  With a track record like his, we're in for a Western comic that we won't soon forget!"

The Lone Ranger #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November.




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

Kim Oh - New!
More Pulp Heroes
A Couple Pulp Ladies
More Pulp Heroes
The Pulp Heroes
Dark Ryder & Sidekick


Obverse Books - Now available!
Sexton Blake: The Silent Thunder Caper



Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
On sale for: £16.95




Peril Press - Now available!

Thrilling Western, October 1949: HANG THAT SCARFACED KID by Robert J Hogan







Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - New!

Inspired by the success of its two cliffhanger serials featuring Olympic swimming champion Larry “Buster” Crabbe as
comic-strip hero Flash Gordon, Universal Pictures in 1938 licensed the character of futuristic firebrand Buck Rogers.
Originally named Anthony Rogers by creator Philip Francis Nowlan, he first appeared in “Armageddon 2419 A.D.”,
a 1928 short novel written for Hugo Gernsback’s pioneering science-fiction pulp "Amazing Stories."

Crabbe was cast as Buck when production of a third Flash Gordon serial was delayed. Released in April 1939,
"Buck Rogers" played in the nation’s theaters throughout the year, as science-fiction pulp magazines were enjoying renewed popularity and rapidly increasing in number.

As part of its celebration of “Science Fiction’s Golden Year of 1939,” PulpFest 2014 will run four chapters of "Buck Rogers"
each night of the convention, beginning on August 7th and running through August 9th.
Our Thursday and Friday showings will begin at 11 PM, while our Saturday presentation will follow the conclusion of our auction.
We will preface the Thursday-night screening of the serial’s first four chapters with the seldom-seen 1934 promotional "Buck Rogers" short produced by John Dille.

You can learn more about "Buck Rogers" and all of the exciting programming events at PulpFest 2014 by visiting www.pulpfest.com.


The Farmerian Vision: Pulp Meets Science Fiction - New!


Since 2011, PulpFest has hosted FarmerCon, a convention that began in Peoria, Illinois, the hometown of Philip José Farmer.
Originally a gathering of Farmer fans figuratively, and literally, right outside Phil’s back door, FarmerCon offered presentations, dinners, and even picnics at the author’s house.
After the passing of Phil and Bette Farmer in 2009, it was decided to take FarmerCon on the road to broaden its horizons.
By holding the convention alongside events like PulpFest, Farmer fans get a variety of programming and a room full of pulp and book dealers to enjoy.
As always, PulpFest is pleased to welcome FarmerCon IX members to the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

This year FarmerCon IX, our “convention within a convention,” turns its attention to the pulp elements found in Peoria’s Grand Master of Science Fiction‘s canon.
In "The Farmerian Vision: Pulp Meets Science Fiction," moderator Paul Spiteri–editor of the Farmer collection "Pearls from Peoria"–
and panelists Jason Aiken and Christopher Paul Carey will discuss the unique way in which the Hugo award-winning author blended pulp elements and themes with his science-fictional works.

Our annual FarmerCon panel presentation will begin at 10 PM on Thursday, August 7th.



Remembering Frank Robinson - New!

On June 30, 2014, the pulp community not only lost a great collector, but even more so, a great friend. Frank M. Robinson was 87 years old at the time of his passing.
A science-fiction and thriller writer, editor, speech writer for gay activist Harvey Milk, and a movie actor, Frank was known in the pulp community as the leading collector of top-grade pulp magazines.

Although he majored in physics in college, Frank Robinson always wanted to write.
He sold his first story to "Astounding Science Fiction" in 1950.
Following the Korean War, Robinson studied journalism and soon began a career as an editor, first with "Science Digest" and later with "Rogue" and "Playboy."
In 1974, "The Glass Inferno" was published, a novel written by Robinson and Thomas Scortia. Later filmed as "The Towering Inferno," Frank invested much of the proceeds he received from the book in his pulp collection. Years later, the sale of the Frank Robinson Pulp Collection attained almost legendary status among the pulp community.

Winner of the 2000 Lamont Award, Frank Robinson was the author of "The Power," "Pulp Culture," "Science Fiction of the 20th Century," and other works.
On Thursday, August 7th, beginning at 8 PM, PulpFest will pay tribute to this fine writer and editor, great collector, and good friend who recently passed.
Be sure to be at the Hyatt Regency Columbus for “Remembering Frank Robinson.”



The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction  

Writing can be a lonely business, but it can also be fun. On Saturday, August 9th, at 1 PM, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner Ron Fortier and five contemporary authors will chat about the pleasure and enjoyment they’ve experienced as writers of the new and exciting genre known as New Pulp.

Joining Ron will be Ralph L. Angelo, Jr., Jim Beard, Wayne Reinagel, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo. Meet them at PulpFest 2014, as they discuss "The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction."

And for those attending our Saturday afternoon programming, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives — an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage and King Kong adventure, Skull Island, read by Michael McConnohie.


The Adventures of Dick Enos

Author Dick Enos, creator of The Adventures of Rick Steele, learned how to read from the man in the blue suit and the “S” on his chest. Soon he was devouring science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and “Doc” Smith and detective yarns from Lawrence Block, Ian Fleming, and Mickey Spillane. When he discovered a writer named Lester Dent, his love for action and adventure was cemented.

Enos was soon fashioning his own heroes and trying to write in the manner of Spillane and Dent, creating fast, descriptive action scenes, endless adventures, and larger than life heroes. Everything he had learned in life and read eventually gave birth to Rick Steele, a hard-living Korean War veteran turned test pilot who can’t seem to avoid adventures. He is aided by his loyal war buddy, Joey Campbell; his love interest, the very capable Dr. Kate Gallagher; and Kate’s polyglot assistant, Thelma McCally. A character in the mold of Doc Savage and other pulp heroes, Steele also possesses the same fears, qualities, and foibles we all face in our lives.

Dick Enos gets our 2014 New Fictioneers readings started on Friday, August 8th, at 1:30 PM. He’ll be sharing excerpts from Killer Kowboys from Space,Vengeance of the Wolf, Lost City of Azgara, The Yesterday Men, and the forthcoming Rick Steele adventure, The Monster of Chinatown.

For those attending our New Fictioneers readings on Friday afternoon, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives–an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage adventure, The Frightened Fish, read by Michael McConnohie.


Weird Tales Author Auction at PulpFest 2014

Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM, will be a selection of
books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for WEIRD TALES.

PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-plus lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate, left to a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy.
St. David’s parish is excited about having PulpFest handle this portion of their former parishioner’s estate, hoping that the items will find their w ay into the hands of those who would appreciate them most–pulp fiction aficionados!

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at its Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page.
To whet your appetite, you’ll find below are a couple of the items that we’ll be offering from the Worrell collection.



The Shudder Pulps

2014 is not only the 75th anniversary of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939," it's also the 80th anniversary of "The Shudder Pulp Explosion."
PulpFest 2014 will be celebrating both events.

Also known as "weird-menace" magazines, the shudder pulps began with DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, converted to a weird-menace pulp late in 1933.
Met with great success, its publisher, Popular Publications, decided to launch a couple more shudder magazines in 1934:
TERROR TALES and HORROR STORIES. Culture Publications also gave the genre a try, releasing an ashcan edition of SPICY MYSTERY STORIES.
And so, a genre was born.

Noted pulp authority Don Hutchison, author of THE GREAT PULP HEROES, has contributed a look at the weird-menace genre,
“Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” to this year’s issue of THE PULPSTER, our award-winning program book.
On Sunday, July 6th, at 7 PM, we'll be offering a few of Don’s gory details concerning the shudder pulps.

Stop by www.pulpfest.com to read an excerpt from “Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” a look at the weird-menace genre that we'll be saluting at PulpFest 2014.


Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014

It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.



Dine with PulpFest

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.



2014 Munsey Award Nominees

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has been pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.


Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!  

Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.



Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!

If you've been thinking about selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's tables are selling fast!

With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.

Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost 16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!

Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, 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 can also be sold.

Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing to jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.


Countdown to PulpFest

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, 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.



To Infinity and Beyond!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey - New!
Sleuth Girl by Don George - New!
The Shadow #0
Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber
Ignition City
Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft
Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim
The Way They Were

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Guide - New!
My Kindle Books Part Three
My Kindle Books Part Two
My Kindle Books Part One
The Servant

         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more




Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

TALES OF TERROR AND TORMENT #2
Stories from the Pulps Volume 2
Selected and Introduced by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #37


John Pelan knows his horror pulps and personally selects and introduces all of the Dancing Tuatara books from Ramble House. Here, in this second volume of various authors, he provides you with samples of the finest writing of the pulp era. Whether you're looking for pure horror or the most outrageous weird menace, let John show you the way with these 13 representative tales:

“The Pool Where Horror Dwelt” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1934
“The Singing Corpses” — Terror Tales September/October 1938
“The Man Who Was Dead” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1935
“The Horror I Thought Was Love” — Dime Mystery Magazine April 1937
“Little Men from Hell” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1940
“Swamp Wolf” — Dime Mystery Magazine June 1934
“Hell Welcomes Lonely Wives” — Terror Tales February/March 1937
“Death’s Dreadful Lover” — Dime Mystery Magazine January 1937
“The Chorus Horror Trained” — Horror Stories June/July 1939
“Terror from the Deep” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1936
“Master of Monsters” — Horror Stories December 1935
“Spawn of the Endless Night” — Dime Mystery Magazine November 1935
“Bodies Born for Slaughter” — Terror Tales September 1940


Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

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



RED SONJA #0 (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in comic shops July 30!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Ivan Rodriguez (Cover) Gabriel Hardman

WHO IN THE HYBORIAN AGE IS RED MALAK? Sonja the Devil returns from war at sea, only to find that the entire coastline has been living in fear of a beastly marauder named Red Malak...who claims to be Sonja's HUSBAND!  Don't miss this special Dynamite anniversary comedy of terrors!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel
Coming in June 2015!


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel
based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.

JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel has been delivered to Dark Horse Comics for edits!


Written by Martin Powell
 Authorized by ERB Inc.
Illustrated by:

Artgüello Carlos, Tomás M. Aranda, Daren Bader, Terry Beatty,
Sergio Cariello, Jamie Chase, Thomas Floyd, Steven E Gordon,
Lowell Isaac, Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot,
Nik Poliwko, Steve Price, Mark Wheatley, and Tom Yeates


From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse.
 


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in comic shops July 30!
Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
Writer: Ron Marz
Art: Matthew Dow Smith


The fog-shrouded town of Innsmouth holds deep secrets. There are legends of inhuman creatures raised from the depths, of supernatural rites and elder gods from beyond. When Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane find themselves trapped in Innsmouth, terrible truths will surface ... truths only the Shadow can know.

Writer Ron Marz and artist Matthew Dow Smith tell a Shadow story like no other, placing the pulp avenger in H.P. Lovecraft's famous setting for a truly inspired one-shot that could only be called "The Shadow Over Innsmouth”.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

House of Shadows - New!
Seven Deadly Arts
Syndicate of Sin
Syndicate of Death
Teeth of the Dragon

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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sapper’s Bulldog Drummond, Part Five – “The Final Count” 

Sapper’s The Final Count (1926) saw the Bulldog Drummond formula being shaken and stirred yet again. The first four books in the series are the most popular because they chronicle Drummond’s ongoing battle with criminal mastermind Carl Peterson. The interesting factor is how different the four books are from one another. Sapper seemed determined to cast aside the idea of the series following a template and the result kept the long-running series fresh as well as atypical.

Read the rest at the links below.





 

 
18 July 2014

Adventure House
High Adventure #137
Now available! 
 Black Bat Special Double Issue
 
"The Lying Killer" by G. Wayman Jones
"Because he was the eye-witness to a murder, Paul Sinclair must see his family slain one by one till Tony Quinn, the Masked Nemesis of Crime, comes to his aid and takes the trail of a puzzling mystery!"
 
"City of Hidden Death" by G. Wayman Jones
Barrtown looked like a model community of good repute—but underneath the righteous innocent expressions of its leading citizens, Tony Quinn saw the ugliness of crime!  Follow the Black Bat as he battle a mysterious—and unseen—menace!



7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 - February 1933
Now available! 
 "The Emperor of Death" by G. Wayman Jones

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
G-MEN DETECTIVE - Fall 1950
Now available!

 "The White Raven Murders" by- C.K.M. Scanlon
When a man Dan Fowler has saved from hanging is murdered, the ace of the F.B.I. and his aides must fight a million-dollar crime gamble that offers tortue and death to all who oppose it!
 
"The Case of the Purple Grommet" by Milton K. Ozaki
"Don't Hide In the Dark" by Ray Cummings
"All the Angles" by  John L. Benton
"Play 'Em to Win" by Edward Churchill
"A Yegg In Your Bier" by Paul W. Fairman


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition)
 by Theodore Roscoe
 Introduction by Gerd Pircher

 
Limited hardcover edition of 25 copies.
Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
 
One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
 
Contains the following stories:
 
“Better Than Bullets”
 “The Dance of the Seven Veils”
 “An Eye for an Eye”
 “The Death Watch”
 “The Bearded Slayer”
 “The Mutineer”
 “Toughest in the Legion”
 “Monsieur Murder”
 “The Spy With the Bald Head”
 “The Ears of Donkey Daudette”
 “The Devil Who Played God”
 “Jacques the Giantess Killer”
 “The Kid and the Cutthroats”
 “Red-Headed Dancing Girl”
 “Monkey See, Monkey Do”
 “The Man Who Lost His Head”
 “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh”
 “The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste”
 “Snake-Head”
 “The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday”
 “Corday and the Seven League Boots”
 
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 in
380 pages /  $75 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Cyrano by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in The King’s Passport, a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….
 

205 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Adventures of Faidit and Cercamon
 by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
 introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (1888-1971) is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” among the pulp writers—as a professor of English and Germanic Philology at Berkeley, University of California, he is known for his translation of the 13th century Scandinavian mythological work Edda and his scholarly work on the Old English epic poem Beowulf, but in the early stages of his career he also wrote exciting historical adventures—sometimes in collaboration with his friend Farnham Bishop—for the pulp magazines Adventure and Argosy.

 This volume collects all the stories of Brodeur’s medieval heroes Pierre of the Sword and Cercamon the Troubadour which were published in Adventure between 1921 and 1925. Set in the middle of the 12th century Brodeur tells exciting tales about dramatic sieges and battles, deadly political intrigues, tournaments and duels with noble and not so noble opponents and bloody fights against ruthless outlaw gangs. Rich in historical detail—which never distracts from the adventure—Brodeur brings to life the medieval world of Southern France, Normandy, England, Moorish Spain and the Holy Land.
 Some of the stories feature the quick-witted swordsman Pierre Faidit, some his equal in swordsmanship and cleverness, the troubadour Cercamon, and still others both of them—first on different sides, but later on as brothers-in-arms when they join young Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy, in his struggle for the crown of England.

 
580 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring
  by Stephen Payne


Arsonists in silver-white garments, animate snowmen, reduce innocent victims and private property alike to blackened husks. Then armed with strange pistols, the killers murder a number of crooked industrialists and dope lords. Only then can the arsonists' chief, the fiendish Resurrectionist, raise the gunshot victims from the grave! But new life isn't so great, since all of the formerly deceased are now wild-eyed, twitching addicts, slaves to a mysterious “sugar”!
 
Can the Resurrectionist really build his criminal cult by raising the dead and summoning the Wrath of God on his enemies? Or is his actual goal something more personal: the real identity of the Man of a Thousand Faces?
 
To answer these questions, the brilliant detective and his courageous assistants, a known criminal among them, must confront an old enemy. He will force the Secret Agent to face his own shadowy past and to admit that even he might finally have run out of disguises–and surprises….

$5.99 ebook, $14.95 softcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time.
Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Volume 1 contains the following stories:

 “Tomorrow”
What will they be like—those Lost Children of Tomorrow, the survivors of Armageddon?
How will they live, and who will lead them? Here is a vivd visualization of their fight back to Civilization.

 “Children of Tomorrow”
They are the hope and promise of America—these Lost Children who by a miracle survived the destruction of their generation.
But before their Tomorrow can come they shall destroy the Barbarians who ravage their country’s green fields and rolling hills—for the night cannot last forever.

 “Bright Flag of Tomorrow”
On their wilderness Mountain was safety from the dreaded hordes;
but below them America lay waiting for deliverance, praying for the hope that only these Wild Boys could bring them….

 “Thunder Tomorrow”
 It is the voice of America, this thunder, lifted against an alien and savage tyranny.
For tonight Dikar leads his army-with-banners into battle, and the hope of Tomorrow shall be proclaimed with guns.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Hell’s-a-Poppin’ on Halfaday Creek
 by James B. Hendryx


 Altus Press is proud to present another new Halfaday Creek collection, containing eight previously-uncollected Black John & Halfaday Creek novelettes.
Part of the matching Halfaday Creek Library.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“Black John Declines a Reward”
 “Constable Buck Counts Heads”
 “Left Handed Justice”
 “Poison on Halfaday”
 “The Gambler”
 “Halfaday Evidence, Package Style”
 “Target Practice on Halfaday”
 “Trial and Error”

 
580 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

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Altus Press
Coming soon!

The most anticipated Frederick Nebel collection.... 
Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1


 Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel's forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don't turn up often and as a result,
few readers have been able to enjoy these classics.
With this series, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order.
Volume 1 contains Nebel's first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.
Look for it soon!

 
FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Coming soon!

The Ice Genius





American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press



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

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

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

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

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


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


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 77 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141924.


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 September!

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

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

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 38 - BAMA VARIANT is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141925.


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 September!

THE SHADOW Volume 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 88 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141926.


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 Volume 78: "Bequest of Evil" & "The Thing that Pursued"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two thrill-packed novels by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Monk Mayfair's inheritance of a vast Canadian estate leads the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men to Canada where they are captured by the master criminal called Lucky Napoleon! Then, in a rare solo adventure, Doc Savage is summoned to investigate the bizarre enigma  of "The Thing That Pursued." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic pulp cover by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-158-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!

THE SHADOW Volume 89: "Treasures of Death" and "The Yellow Door"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, discovery of the theft of "Treasures of Death" brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through "The Yellow Door," until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-159-2 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!

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

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

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


Argosy Communications
Coming in October!

THE SPIDER: SATAN'S MURDER MACHINES
(Writer) Norvell W. Page, Joel Frieman (Art/Cover) Ken Kelly


New York City is under siege by a plundering steel-clad criminal army commanded by an insidious thief. 
To combat-and break-the death-grip of the sinister fiend's reign of terror, The Spider becomes the first hero to don robotic armor with palm-blast power!

Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $15.00


THE SPIDER: SATAN'S MURDER MACHINES is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141926.


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

Coming in December!

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

Hardcover, 240 pages, 7" x 10", $19.99, On sale December 10

ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140083.





Beb Books - Now available!

Countdown to Pulpfest
Countdown to the last Secret Agent X reprint!
One more to go!!!!

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
    Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
    A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

And South Seas Adventures with
THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn

 World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).


And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.








Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

His name is Donahue, and he's the hardest private detective in the United States. From seedy hotel rooms to penthouse suites, he won't back down even when the bullets fly. Today he's in St. Louis, tailing a two-bit crook named Micky Shane, who's stumbled onto a job too big for him to handle. When Donahue's contact is found murdered by the river, the police begin to crowd in. Donahue will break through to the truth the only way he knows how-with his fists. The St. Louis summer is scalding, and this New York investigator is about to come to a boil.

This is the story that introduced Donahue to the readers of Black Mask, where the popular PI went on to appear more than a dozen times. Hard-boiled and grimly funny, the adventures of Donahue have lost none of their power to thrill.






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.




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

Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS - New!
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue) - New!
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Ed Hulse stops by the Book Cave to let listeners know what all is happening at this year's PulpFest.

Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #16 - Coming in October!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Bit (Inks), Javier Mena (Color), and  Dustin Nguyen (Cover)

Something’s stirring in the night, creeping and skulking at the edges of sight! A threat more savage than Captain Midnight’s faced before: a canine danger from fable and lore. As the darkness grows and the shadows deepen in this sinister story, you’ll be HOWLING for more!

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale October 29

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #16 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140052.



Clark Ashton Smith: The Age of Malygris / Poseidonis Cycle I - Now available!

This  edition of the Poseidonis stories features a new prelude written by the eminent California troubadour Donald Sidney-Fryer and a poem not published since the Dark Chateau.  
With frontispiece and interior illustration by the author.

The book's dimensions are based on the golden rectangle application of the golden ratio.  
Hand set and printed on laid Hahnemuhle german paper.

​Hand bound with ornate pastedown and endpapers from Nepal.

Contents include:​
The Muse of Atlantis
The Last Incantation
The Death of Malygris
Malediction

​Limited to 55 Copies​ 
​​$125.00 
Ships in 3 to 5 business days



CONAN THE AVENGER #4 - Arriving in comic shops July 23!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Fiona Staples (Cover)

El Shebbeh is under attack, and it's up to Conan as the city's newest captain of the guard to defend against those who would seek to conquer it!  A spy infiltrates the king's inner circle, and Conan's ally Agara is imprisoned after he learns a deadly truth!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN THE AVENGER #7 - Coming in October!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

After arriving in a port town, Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, and Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable wealth!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale October 29

CONAN THE AVENGER #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140030.



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

Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937) - New!
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) - New!
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)
Pulp Gallery: THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE
Overlooked Films: HERE'S FLASH CASEY (1937)
SHADOW COMICS 34, 35 & 36 (1944)



DEJAH OF MARS #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops July 23!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

To find the missing John Carter, Dejah Thoris must … stop looking for him? The Princess must turn her attention to an unsettling wave of crimes in Helium in hopes it leads her to him. Meanwhile, the strange red man who calls himself the Red Reaper is determined to discover Carter’s secrets for himself – even if his experiments kill the Warlord of Mars!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


Ed Lynskey - Three new titles are now available!

The Ladybug Song: An Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery

Phyllis Garner refuses to believe her best friend Ladybug Miles’ death is an accidental drowning in the local Coronet River. Phyllis thinks it was murder and asks her friends Isabel and Alma Trumbo to do their talented snooping in small town Quiet Anchorage to root out the truth of what happened and bring the guilty killer to justice. Isabel and Alma call on their own assistants, including twentysomething Sammi Jo and The Three Musketeers (Ossie, Blue, and Willie) to help with the investigation. For the dog lovers, Isabel and Alma’s pooch Petey Samson plays an instrumental role in solving the murder mystery. This third title in the popular Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series delivers the usual quaint small town setting, gentle humor, and good-hearted but dogged amateur lady sleuths.

Kindle Price:  $2.99 

After the Big Noise (A P.I. Frank Johnson Mystery)

For his next hardboiled outing, P.I. Frank Johnson accepts a pair of new cases just before the 2005 year-end holidays. First, he hunts for a missing husband, and second, he looks for the truth behind a city police detective’s gunshot death in a remote alley. Frank’s hopes for a timely resolution fade when both cases take him down their twisty paths, including a side trip back to his native town of Pelham, Virginia. With his partner, the bounty hunter Gerald Peyton, getting his back, Frank chases down the clues leading them to an abandoned rocket manufacturing facility. Blue Flare Rockets is where they run into more trouble than either man has ever confronted before their long, harrowing night inside the facility’s razor wire fence is finished.

Kindle Price:  $3.99 

Topaz Moon

Topaz Moon is a hard-boiled crime novel set in the fictitious town of Emerald Shire, Virginia. Hondo Gunn, an early middle-aged criminal attorney, feels lonely while Aggie Essex is a twentysomething editor who also lives and works there. They bump into each other at the post office, and this time the sparks fly between them. The rub is Hondo worked as an attorney for the mobster don Drake Hardcastle and his daughter Maeve in Chicago some twenty years before. Maeve and Hondo were lovers who forged a long-term pact where he could leave gangland Chicago, if he agreed to serve as her consigliere when she became the top crime boss. Desperate to eject from the mob, he grabs her offer, bizarre to most but not to her. Drake has died, and Maeve, now in charge, wants Hondo to honor their pact. Except having gone straight, he’s freaked by tangling again with her in mobster Chicago, preferring to stay in Emerald Shire with Aggie. The enraged Maeve flies from Chicago to Emerald Shire and confronts Hondo in a climactic face-off that changes their lives forever.

Kindle Price:  $3.99 




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!

"Scarecrows Don't Bleed" by Joe Archibald from EXCITING DETECTIVE, Fall (September), 1942
Jonathan Wise was retired from Criminology - until a beautiful girl asked him to find her missing suitor.
"Spirit of the Keys" by Chester S. Geier from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, March, 1948
Kirby's typewriter was no ordinary typewriter - it seemed to have a strange power . . .
"Long Sam Deals in Dollars" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS, May, 1948
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
Outlaw Long Sam Littlejohn Pits Sharp-Shooting Against Sharp-Dealing!


FLASH GORDON #7 - Coming in October!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

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

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

FLASH GORDON #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141351
(Regular cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG14 (80th Anniversary Castro cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG14 (Haeser subscription variant cover).





Galaxy Press
The Hell Job Series Book & Audiobook

Now available!

In the 1930s, during the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction, L. Ron Hubbard established himself as one of the most prolific and popular writers of action, adventure, westerns, science fiction and more for pulp magazines. At the time, an editor asked him to look into and write stories about
dangerous professions. In order to identify them, Hubbard turned to a life insurance company, but just knowing what those jobs were was not enough for him. He immersed himself in the worlds of those who put their lives on the line, thus giving rise to The Hell Job Series.

Meet the heroes of The Hell Job Series—stirring tales of danger, courage and adventure told as only master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard can. He lived every job himself . . . and has here boldly and realistically brought them all to life.


488 pages
State-of-the-art audio dramatizations • Cinematic sound-design technology with sound effects and original music score • Featuring a full cast of Hollywood actors
15 CDs • Approx. 13 hours • Unabridged



Girasol Collectables
Coming October 31st!
Pre-release Special: Only $115!
Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.

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

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.
(prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)


Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

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

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





The Golden Age - Now online!

Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers

CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko


  GRENDLE VERSUS THE SHADOW #2
By Matt Wagner & Brennan Wagner
Coming in October!

The excitement continues as Eisner Award–winning creator Matt Wagner spins a tale from the Golden Age of pulp adventures. The era’s most iconic crime fighter and Master of Darkness, the Shadow, faces a foe who may prove to be his match . . . and more: the masked and mysterious menace known only as Grendel!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale October 1

GRENDLE VERSUS THE SHADOW #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140078.



 
 

GROO VS. CONAN #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 23!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragones (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

It had to happen: The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard's immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones, aided by illustrator Thomas Yeates and colorist Tom Luth. Will Conan annihilate Groo? Will Groo turn out to be the man who can defeat Conan? We'll see.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




GROO VS. CONAN #4 (of 4) - Coming in October!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover)

The final showdown between the world’s greatest warrior and comics’ biggest idiot! Conan fights for his kingdom, Groo fights for his bakery, and Sergio and Mark fight for their comic shop . . . Triple story lines collide in a chaotic climax of barbaric proportions!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale October 29

GROO VS. CONAN #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140085.



HERMES PRESS
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY VOLUME 1: GRIEVOUS ANGELS

(W/A/CA) Howard Chaykin
Arriving in comic shops July 23!


Howard Chaykin's new ground-breaking, critically acclaimed revival of Buck Rogers is now available as a graphic novel which collects all four comics released in 2013 with tons of special bonus material: interviews, original artwork, script examples, and pin-ups. Chaykin's tale of the new Buck Rogers, Grievous Angels reintroduces one of science fiction's iconic creations! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force. Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States!

Available in softcover and PREVIEWS Exclusive hardcover editions!

PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER— 7x10.5, 128pgs, Full Color, $24.99
SOFTCOVER— 7x10, 128pgs, Full Color, $17.99





 
HERMES PRESS
THE PHANTOM #1
(Writer) Peter David (Art/Cover) Sal Velluto

Coming in October!

An all-new six part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto! The original Ghost Who Walks — The Phantom — returns in this late-1940s adventure. This classic tale pits The Phantom against the Singh Brotherhood and their metal-handed leader who are intent on plundering an ancient fabled City of Gold. Only The Phantom, Diana and a newly found ally (taken from the pages of the first Phantom adventure) can stop them!  Filled with action, suspense, intrigue and surprises that will thrill both newcomers to the legends and his millions of already existing fans!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 1

THE PHANTOM #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141520 (Velluto regular cover).

The Diamond Item Code is AUG141521 (Velluto variant cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141522 (Nolan cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141523 (Saviuk cover).








 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now accepting pre-orders at Kickstarter!
Only 7 "Deluxe Editions" Left!


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

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

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

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through 
Kickstarter will include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers. 

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.

This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working on them!) Thanks for your support!

A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer. 


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

The Vice Czar Murders
Written by Cleve F. Adams and Robert Leslie Bellem as Franklin Charles. Bill Rock worked for the District Attorney.
He was assigned to help clean up vice in the city. He was at the burlesque theater to find a girl.
When he was invited to her room, he found her dead--and he was charged with murder!

192 pages, 6 x 9 inch

Hardcover Retail Price $34.95
Softcover Retail Price $15.00


JUSTICE, INC. #3 (of 6)  - Coming in October!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf

Richard Henry Benson lives... or does he? Lines blur now between living and dead, between revenge and redemption, between law and justice, as three vastly different powerful heroes are forced to work together to face the explosive, dark alliance between one of The Shadow's most deadly foes, the Voodoo Master, and one of the greatest super-villains in pulp history. When Doc Savage's fortress is suddenly invaded by the Voodoo Master's entranced hordes bearing the destructive weapons of his mysterious evil partner, the Avenger is forced into action for the first time ever in a baptism of fire with zero room for error!

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

JUSTICE INC. #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141357
(Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141358 (Frankavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141359 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG14 1360 (Syaf cover).
 






LADY ZORRO #4 (OF 4) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

It's war. In the smoking ruins of what was a thriving Spanish village only a few days before, the Spanish patriots and Chumash warriors prepare to fight a well-trained, well-equipped army of German mercenaries.  As the battle begins, Lady Zorro and Hugo gallop off on a last-ditch effort to avert the full-on massacre of the defenders. But the evil German general sees through Lady Zorro's plan, and has a bullet for all her troubles. This is the end for Alta California as we know it... and Lady Zorro.

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

LADY ZORRO #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141364.






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

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

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


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

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG140094.




It's Honey West and T.H.E Cat-in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years!

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new influenza vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye-suspicious but bored-takes the case. But when she's attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there's more-much more-to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.
 
Along the way, Honey's one-time paramour Johnny Doom-ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent-reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor's insidious-and deadly-grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny's playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces-as only Honey can-with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent a worldwide epidemic-former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat!

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp.


Paperback: 6 x 9, 152 pages, $26.95
Kindle Price:  $5.99 

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

More Pulp Heroes - New!
A Couple Pulp Ladies
More Pulp Heroes
The Pulp Heroes
Dark Ryder & Sidekick


Peril Press - Now available!

Thrilling Western, October 1949: HANG THAT SCARFACED KID by Robert J Hogan

Fifteen Western Tales, January 1953: INJUN LIST by Walt Coburn




This Lovecraft Illustrated series is the brainchild of celebrated artist, Pete Von Sholly. Pete has written and illustrated many comic books and magazines for Dark Horse, Last Gasp, IDW, BOOM!, Kitchen Sink and others and has storyboarded over 100 feature films including The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, The Green Mile, Darkman, Mars Attacks!, The Mask and James and the Giant Peach. H.P. Lovecraft has been a favorite author of his for many years and Pete has long wished to visualize his fabulous imagery in book form.

PUBLICATION DATE  March 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 160

Price: £18.00


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.






The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction  - New!

Writing can be a lonely business, but it can also be fun. On Saturday, August 9th, at 1 PM, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner Ron Fortier and five contemporary authors will chat about the pleasure and enjoyment they’ve experienced as writers of the new and exciting genre known as New Pulp.

Joining Ron will be Ralph L. Angelo, Jr., Jim Beard, Wayne Reinagel, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo. Meet them at PulpFest 2014, as they discuss "The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction."

And for those attending our Saturday afternoon programming, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives — an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage and King Kong adventure, Skull Island, read by Michael McConnohie.


The Adventures of Dick Enos - New!

Author Dick Enos, creator of The Adventures of Rick Steele, learned how to read from the man in the blue suit and the “S” on his chest. Soon he was devouring science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and “Doc” Smith and detective yarns from Lawrence Block, Ian Fleming, and Mickey Spillane. When he discovered a writer named Lester Dent, his love for action and adventure was cemented.

Enos was soon fashioning his own heroes and trying to write in the manner of Spillane and Dent, creating fast, descriptive action scenes, endless adventures, and larger than life heroes. Everything he had learned in life and read eventually gave birth to Rick Steele, a hard-living Korean War veteran turned test pilot who can’t seem to avoid adventures. He is aided by his loyal war buddy, Joey Campbell; his love interest, the very capable Dr. Kate Gallagher; and Kate’s polyglot assistant, Thelma McCally. A character in the mold of Doc Savage and other pulp heroes, Steele also possesses the same fears, qualities, and foibles we all face in our lives.

Dick Enos gets our 2014 New Fictioneers readings started on Friday, August 8th, at 1:30 PM. He’ll be sharing excerpts from Killer Kowboys from Space,Vengeance of the Wolf, Lost City of Azgara, The Yesterday Men, and the forthcoming Rick Steele adventure, The Monster of Chinatown.

For those attending our New Fictioneers readings on Friday afternoon, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives–an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage adventure, The Frightened Fish, read by Michael McConnohie.


Weird Tales Author Auction at PulpFest 2014 - New!

Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM, will be a selection of
books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for WEIRD TALES.

PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-plus lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate, left to a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy.
St. David’s parish is excited about having PulpFest handle this portion of their former parishioner’s estate, hoping that the items will find their w ay into the hands of those who would appreciate them most–pulp fiction aficionados!

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at its Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page.
To whet your appetite, you’ll find below are a couple of the items that we’ll be offering from the Worrell collection.



The Shudder Pulps

2014 is not only the 75th anniversary of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939," it's also the 80th anniversary of "The Shudder Pulp Explosion."
PulpFest 2014 will be celebrating both events.

Also known as "weird-menace" magazines, the shudder pulps began with DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, converted to a weird-menace pulp late in 1933.
Met with great success, its publisher, Popular Publications, decided to launch a couple more shudder magazines in 1934:
TERROR TALES and HORROR STORIES. Culture Publications also gave the genre a try, releasing an ashcan edition of SPICY MYSTERY STORIES.
And so, a genre was born.

Noted pulp authority Don Hutchison, author of THE GREAT PULP HEROES, has contributed a look at the weird-menace genre,
“Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” to this year’s issue of THE PULPSTER, our award-winning program book.
On Sunday, July 6th, at 7 PM, we'll be offering a few of Don’s gory details concerning the shudder pulps.

Stop by www.pulpfest.com to read an excerpt from “Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” a look at the weird-menace genre that we'll be saluting at PulpFest 2014.


Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014

It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.



Dine with PulpFest

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.



2014 Munsey Award Nominees

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has been pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.


Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!  

Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.



Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!

If you've been thinking about selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's tables are selling fast!

With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.

Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost 16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!

Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, 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 can also be sold.

Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing to jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.


Countdown to PulpFest

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, 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.



To Infinity and Beyond!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Shadow #0 - New!
Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber
Ignition City
Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft
Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim
The Way They Were

Pulp Den - Now online!

My Kindle Books Part Three - New!
My Kindle Books Part Two - New!
My Kindle Books Part One - New!
The Servant - New!
Fight Card: Bridgeport Brawler
Tainted Waters
The Enlisted Men's Club

River of Glass
Dinosaur Four 

         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more


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: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 9′ - New!
Meet Justice Inc.: The Avenger
- New!
Review: ‘Silver Manticore: Friends and Foes’
Lester Dent’s weird menace stories

Fanzine update: “Bronze Gazette” #68-70
Meet The Nyctalope



Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘The Pulpster’ and PulpFest 2014
- New!
Selling the pulps with posters
Frank M. Robinson: 1926-2014
Daniel Keyes: 1927-2014


Radio Archives customers have become familiar with the name Arthur Leo Zagat as the author of Weird Menace thrillers for Terror Tales and Strange Detective Mysteries. With our latest Best of Argosy release, we show a different side of Zagat, one akin to the immortal fantasy adventures created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and A. Merritt, with just a dash of H. P. Lovecraft.
 
Arthur Leo Zagat graduated from Fordham University Law School in what ended up being a very bad year––1929. Thanks to the stock market crash and the resulting depression, he, like his contemporary Erle Stanley Garner, never practiced law. Instead, Zagat teamed up with another struggling young attorney, Nate Schachner, collaborating on a raft of science fiction and fantasy yarns for Wonder Stories and similar pulps.


 
Striking off on his own, Zagat soon established himself as a versatile writer. His skills and reputation grew, and by the mid-1930s, he cracked the top pulp magazine, Argosy, producing a string of serialized fantasy novels that were nothing like anything Zagat had ever penned previously.
 
Drink We Deep was the first of these. It ran in six parts, beginning with the July 31, 1937 Argosy, was later reprinted in Fantastic Novels, but has been inexplicably out of print for more than half a century.
 
It’s the eerie account of brave archeologist and paleontologist Hugh Lambert, and the weirdness he discovered in pastoral upstate New York. We don’t want to give away any story secrets, so we’ll just quote the blurb adorning Drink We Deep’s Fantastic Novels reappearance:
 
“Beneath the timeless rocks of the Heiderbergs—slumbering below Lake Wankooka’s unfathomed waters––lies the seed of Earth conflict. For there lives the strange and troubled race of other worldlings, waiting, always waiting, for the hour of deliverance.... And on the Earth’s surface, one man feels in his blood an irresistible summons that calls him to their side….”
 
We know little about the inspiration for this fearful fantasy. Except this: “My daughter’s summer camp gave me the setting and the inspiration for Drink We Deep,” Zagat once revealed.
 
A lifelong New Yorker, Arthur Leo Zagat died of a heart attack in 1949, at the young age of 53. He once wrote: “I have had no adventures in far lands. I have worked in a drugstore. I have sold insurance from door to door. I have ridden in the subway and walked the city streets with eyes and ears open. I have read Mother Goose. . . . I do not think of myself as an artist. I am a tradesman, a merchant of tales. It is the way I make my living, and I behave towards it as any man behaves towards his means of livelihood.”
 
Drink We Deep is read with atmospheric intensity by Milton Bagby. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim
Volume 5

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 heroes. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones. He wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, who represented the colonial view of the so-called primitive regions of the globe. This gave him a distinctive difference from your run-of-the-mill jungle man, who often knew little about civilization and was equipped with not much more than a knife in most cases. Also, his stomping grounds were located in exotic southeastern Asia.
 
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter that one thinks of at the mention of “lost worlds”, which filled the pages of pulp magazines, and later, movie serials. Described as a “gentleman adventurer, a true friend of all good men and relentless enemy of all bad ones, no matter what their race or creed may be”, Jungle Jim was so popular that in addition to his radio show, he also starred in film, comic books and even television adaptations, portrayed notably by Johnny Weissmuller in his post-Tarzan days.
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1938 and 1939, including the conclusion of “Karnak the Killer” (#161-185) and the beginning of “Stacey” (#186-200), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. 10 hours. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download



Radio Archives
Altus Press Presents
Riding the Pulp Trail Audiobook
by Paul S. Powers, Introduction by Laurie Powers
Read by James C. Lewis

Now available!

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly, in which his popular characters Sonny Tabor, Kid Wolf, Freckles Malone, and Johnny Forty-five appeared for fifteen years.
 
Lesser known is the career Powers had after Wild West Weekly stopped publication in 1943. Powers continued to write for the best of the western fiction magazines throughout the 1940s. Now, here for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after his Wild West Weekly career. Six of these were published in the leading western pulp magazines of the period. The other six, never published before, were discovered by Powers’ granddaughter Laurie in 2009.


 
Two of the published stories, “A Pard for Navajo Jack,” and “Judgment Day on Whisky Trail,” appeared in Thrilling Western in 1947 and 1948. “Hangnoose for a Prodigal” appeared in Thrilling Ranch Stories in March 1948. “Buzzards Hate Bullets” was published in Exciting Western in November 1947. The two other stories, “Boothill is My Destination,” that appeared in Texas Rangers in December 1947, and “Death is Where You Find It” in Rio Kid Western in August 1949, were imprints of Better Publications.
 
All of the stories in this collection reflect a new style that Powers had to adopt in the early 1940s. His earlier Wild West Weekly style was geared towards its adolescent audience and full of the “blood and thunder” that was indicative of the pulp westerns during that period. Writing stories for Wild West Weekly was a highly lucrative trade for my grandfather, but he had to change course and relearn his craft when the old style was no longer popular. No longer were heroes to be the semi-super human cowboys who survived hundreds of bullet wounds and shoot targets with jaw dropping speed and accuracy. They were now to be more mature and sometimes with a darker look on life.  Heroes that for years were clean-cut, highly moral and almost puritan in their habits were replaced by lead characters who drank, smoked, and swore.
 
But Powers rose to the task and continued to have his stories published through the 1940s and into the early 1950s. These twelve stories are representative of that era; they make for an outstanding collection of frontier stories that represent the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp career. Read by James C. Lewis. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




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

The Best of Argosy #3: "Drink We Deep" by Arthur Leo Zagat

Beneath the timeless rocks of the Helderbergs — slumbering below Lake Wanooka’s unfathomed waters — lies the seed of earth conflict. For there lives the strange and troubled race of other worldlings, waiting, always waiting, for the hour of deliverance... And, on the earth’s surface, one man feels in his blood an irresistible summons that calls him to their side...
 
Torn from the pages of the first and foremost pulp magazine, the fabled Argosy, and chosen from among thousands of stories by premier pulp authority, Robert Weinberg! Argosy magazine was the first and most influential pulp magazine of the 20th century. At its height, it was published each and every week, and contained a veritable cornucopia of fabulous fiction in all genres. Detective and mystery stories. Westerns. Love stories. Sports. Even science-fiction and fantasy filled its pages. Esteemed writers ranging from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Erle Stanley Gardner graced its beloved pages.
 
Now Radio Archives is delving into the pages of this celebrated magazine in an effort to present some of the best feature fiction Argosy presented during its near-century of publication. Overseeing this production is one of the great scholars of the pulp era, novelist Robert Weinberg. “Radio Archives is issuing the best of the pulps in audio and eBook format,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with them, bringing back some of the greatest action fiction ever published for modern fans!” These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. $2.99.


Dime Mystery Magazine: Donald G. Cormack and William R. Cox
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Donald G. Cormack and William R. Cox, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Battle Birds #53:  Wings of the Ghost Patrol
Over a land red with war came the deadliest weapon an Allied army had ever dared to fight against — invisible wings, that killed their prey and disappeared without warning! Captain V flies alone against the greatest foe of all time — the Squadron of the Ghost Patrol! Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. $2.99.
 
Fighting Aces #22: The Death Raiders
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Vision of the Tower" by Dave Sands
The Tower of London witnessed many deaths... but none stranger than this. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "The White Square" by Everett M. Webber
Dirk drove the devil’s buckboard to the sulfurous gates of Hell! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Worm in the Root" by Ken Kessler
Young Sandy’s worms were great bait — for fish, or killers! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Three Crime Tales" by Lauri Wirta
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.





RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #2 (OF 4) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

The mystery behind the Black Tower comes to a head!  As the fortress finally opens its doors, what emerges is something so shocking — so unlike anything Red Sonja has ever faced before — that it will change her world forever! Could the enigmatic Tower's secrets finally signal the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 8

RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141329.






RED SONJA #16 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Cat Staggs


From the acclaimed creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni, the final chapter in the epic "Forgiving of Monsters" saga finds the She-Devil with a Sword besieged from every side.  A parasitic infestation, an intensely personal grudge, an imperiled Astronomer, and an entire kingdom on the verge of homicidal fury have all led to a showdown so bloody and explosive, it surely lives up to — or even exceeds — the Red Sonja series' reputation of swords-and-sorcery excellence!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 29

RED SONJA #16 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141371
(Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG14 1372 (Staggs cover).




ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 3 HC - Coming in November! (Writer) Roy Thomas (Art) Robert Webb, Alex A. Blum

She may still be everyone's favourite yellow-tressed leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane but, having made her first appearance almost 80 years ago (courtesy of Will Eisner and 'Jerry' Iger in the British mag Wags #1), Sheena, Queen of the Jungle could be forgiven for being somewhat less spritely swinging through the trees righting wrongs and wielding her knife. In 1938, she made it Stateside with her first showing in Jungle Comics #1 where she settled happily in every issue (plus a decade in her own title) until April 1953. There have been other incarnations, of course, but it's this classic material that strikes at the very heart of Good Girl Art! Collects issues #11-18, Spring 1951 to Winter 1952.

Hardcover, 7x10, 312 pages, Full Color,  $47.99


SHEENA VOLUME 3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141929.



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #6 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The doomsday clock tolls for mankind--and only one man can save both nuclear powers from Armageddon in the breathless final chapter of what may be the SHADOW'S final adventure.


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

THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141377.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Seven Deadly Arts - New!
Syndicate of Sin - New!
Syndicate of Death
Teeth of the Dragon
Gangdom's Doom
Murder Every Hour
Silver Skull
Masters of Death
SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops July 23!
(Writer) David Liss (Art) Daniel Indro, Olavo Costa (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

FINAL ISSUE!!! While Bombastus von Hohenheim makes his final play to destroy Moriarty, the world’s most notorious criminal proves he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.  It’s the final showdown in the villain vs. villain contest of wits and wills.  Moriarty plays his final hand, and all is revealed.  Is he the villain he wants the world to believe, or is there a shred of goodness still within his cunning heart?  Find out as the miniseries races to its shocking conclusion.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 (OF 5) - Coming in October!
(Writer) Anthony del Sol, Conor McCreery (Art) Carlos Furuzono
(Covers) John Cassaday, Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley


The world’s most famous detective meets the world’s most famous magician... and death ensues! Famed detective Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and killing anyone who gets in his way. A new five-issue series by Anthony Del Sol and Conor McCreery, the Harvey Award-nominated creators of Kill Shakespeare.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 1

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141285 (Cassaday cover).

The Diamond Item Code is AUG141286 (Campbell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141287 (Worley cover).




SOFT NUDES FOR THE DEVIL'S BUTCHER - Coming in October!

Soft Nudes For The Devil's Butcher is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. "Features" includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as rape in Soviet prisons, Hitler's secret sex life, prostitution, the persecution of witches, and other aberrations; and "Fiction" collects vivid examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, Nazi horror, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

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


SOFT NUDES FOR THE DEVIL'S BUTCHER is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 23).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG141923.

Deicide Press




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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer…In the Beginning, Part Two 

“The Green Spider” marked Sax Rohmer’s third foray into short fiction. Still writing under the pen name of A. Sarsfield Ward, the story first appeared in the October 1904 issue of Pearson’s Magazine. It was not reprinted until 65 years later in Issue #3 of The Rohmer Review in 1969. Subsequently, a corrupted version with an altered ending courtesy of the editor appeared in the May 1973 issue of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. The restored text was included in the 1979 anthology, Science Fiction Rivals of H. G. Wells. More recently the story has appeared in the 1992 anthology, Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection, the September 2005 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and as the title story in the first volume of Black Dog Books’ Sax Rohmer Library, The Green Spider and Other Forgotten Tales of Mystery and Suspense (2011).

Read the rest at the links below.





 


11 July 2014



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press



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

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

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

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

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


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


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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





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

THE SPIDER Volume 4: "Wings of the Black Death" and "When Satan Came to Town"
The pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in the FIRST and LAST Spider novels by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the Black Death secret society frames the Spider for a series of police murders and plots to depopulate Manhattan through the " Wings of the Black Death." Then, the Conqueror's takeover of a big city is only the prelude to planned state, nation and world domination! PLUS: "My Dinner with Nita: Remembering Iris Meredith" by Ed Hulse. This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-148-6 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)

Beb Books - Now available!

Countdown to Pulpfest
Countdown to the last Secret Agent X reprint.

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41)
Curse of the Crimson Horde


In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see.

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

The Treasure of Vanished Men by James Francis Dwyer

Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

The Lady Fulvia Stories
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


South Seas Adventures by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.






Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming July 15!

His name is Donahue, and he's the hardest private detective in the United States. From seedy hotel rooms to penthouse suites, he won't back down even when the bullets fly. Today he's in St. Louis, tailing a two-bit crook named Micky Shane, who's stumbled onto a job too big for him to handle. When Donahue's contact is found murdered by the river, the police begin to crowd in. Donahue will break through to the truth the only way he knows how-with his fists. The St. Louis summer is scalding, and this New York investigator is about to come to a boil.

This is the story that introduced Donahue to the readers of Black Mask, where the popular PI went on to appear more than a dozen times. Hard-boiled and grimly funny, the adventures of Donahue have lost none of their power to thrill.






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

Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue) - New!
Items Added To Collectibles Section - New!
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!
Windy City, Here I Come!
Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Lee Houston Jr. and Ric talk about the Clayton Moore Lone Ranger origin. While they mention the hat worn by Dan Reid, they forgot to mention the outfit he wore.

Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass


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

Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - New!
Overlooked Films: HERE'S FLASH CASEY (1937) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 34, 35 & 36 (1944) - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 22, 23 & 24 (1928)
Pulp Gallery: RED STAR MYSTERY (1940)
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1954-56)
Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker (1974)




Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


Execution World (Worlds In Rebellion) (Volume 1) - Now available!
by Rob Shelsky and Chanta Rand


Execution World is the gripping tale of the fierce battle for survival of two star-crossed lovers stranded on a planet designed for murder. A future Dystopia, a tyrannical government, where rules for the privileged “crats” are vastly different from those of the oppressed “slaggers” of the low-castes. The crats enjoy a life of rich indulgence and decadence, while slaggers toil their lives away in smoke-filled factories beneath the asteroid’s surface. The Diaspora is a fleet of worlds where punishment for disobedience is a death sentence on the Execution World, a place designed to kill in the form of the brutal execution games. Handsome Kord de Tollard is a crat pilot accused of a crime he didn’t commit. The beautiful Jaxx Asani is a slagger bounty hunter, who, in an ironic twist of fate, now finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Though the two come from very different classes, they both defied a dictatorial and repressive government. Now they pay the ultimate price. They must battle for their lives on a world brimming with brutal creatures and homicidal convicts, all of whom want them dead. Only one can survive to win the coveted Sword of Freedom.

Paperback: 284 pages
List Price: $11.99

 

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"No Safety in Numbers" from the November 1, 1946 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Suckers All" by Thomas McMorrow from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, April 27, 1918
A Day in the life of a Grifter. "Smoke" Engel sees the world as full of suckers and makes his living off their gullibility. Mostly he sells counterfeit cigars to bars and restaurants. We watch as he sells a thousand cheap cigars as luxurious Garcia brand stogies to a bartender. Then the following day the cigars are offloaded to the current Tammany Hall boss, which causes a revolt in the ranks, replacing the old boss with a new boss.
"Slight Touch of Satan" by C. S. Montanye from THRILLING DETECTIVE, August, 1944
Featuring: Johnny Castle
Sports writer Johnny Castle tries to protect famous ex-jockey Eddie Ring - and steps right into a diabolical murder maze of race-track bookies, criminal syndicates and notorious gangsters!
"Trap the Man Down" by Harold Gluck from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, August, 1949
This traffic cop almost gets his homicide signals mixed up.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!

Bridgeport Brawler

Our latest Fight Card entry has just hit the virtual bookshelves…Bridgeport Brawler is from Dave White writing as Jack Tunney. The cover is by our man down under, David Foster, and the ad banners are generously provided by Bobby Nash…
 
FIGHT CARD: BRIDGEPORT BRAWLER
 
Chicago, 1953…Patrick ‘The Hammer’ White – the Bridgeport Brawler – is on top of the world. He is the current heavyweight champion confidently getting ready to defend his crown. All the training from father Tim at St Vincent’s orphanage has come full circle, and Pat isn’t figuring on being toppled from the championship mountain anytime soon.
 
Having seen his shares of ups-and-downs, Pat believes the ‘downs’ are behind him.  However, he has forgotten boxing’s dark side. When mob boss Carmen Amello squeezes Pat’s trainer into forcing the champ to take a dive, the ‘downs’ come back with a vengeance.
 
In the aftermath of disaster, with only bad choices in front of him, the Bridgeport Brawler is going to have to dig deep if he is ever going to hammer his way back to the top…
 
Bridgeport Brawler is another two-fisted Fight Card tale …


Kindle Price:  $2.99 


Galaxy Press
Bestselling Novels Audio Collection

Now on sale at 25% off!



Includes 76 CDs of pure entertainment: Battlefield Earth, Mission Earth Vols 1–10, Fear, Typewriter in the Sky, Buckskin Brigades, Ole Doc Methuselah, A Very Strange Trip, Ai! Pedrito!, Slaves of Sleep & The Masters of Sleep and Final Blackout.

Retail price: $360
Save 25%
Package price: $285.00


Girasol Collectables
Coming October 31st!
Pre-release Special: Only $115!
Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.

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

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.
(prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)


Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

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

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





The Golden Age - Now online!

Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers

CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #7 - Arriving in comic shops July 16!

illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best  illustration published in the world. Features in issue 7 include: "The Enchanted Art of Alan Lee," "The Obsessive Art of John Vernon Lord," "The Maritime Art of Bernie Fuchs," and "The Illustration Blogger Art of Leif Peng." Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
Now accepting pre-orders at Kickstarter!
Only 7 "Deluxe Editions" Left!


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

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

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

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through 
Kickstarter will include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers. 

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.

This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working on them!) Thanks for your support!

A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer. 


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border
 
The first book in The Radio Boys series originally published by A. L. Burt and Company, in direct competition to two other identically named series.

218 pages, 6 x 9 inch
Hardcover Retail Price $34.95
Softcover Retail Price $15.00  


LADY ZORRO #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops July 16!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

Lady Zorro is called back to Alta California to recover a sacred Indian war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers. Only she can stop an all-out bloody war across the ranchos, and more deaths like the one that consumed her family... if she can stay on mission! But when an opportunity for ultimate vengeance presents itself, can she ignore it? Or will the fire to put her greatest foe six feet under a preacher consume Lady Zorro... and all of Alta California with it? A violent, sexy tale of intrigue and swashbuckling as the female Fox must use all her assets to get herself out of trouble.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99








Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS - New!
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New York Times??
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014

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

A Couple Pulp Ladies - New!
More Pulp Heroes
The Pulp Heroes
Dark Ryder & Sidekick


Pale Horseman (Stone Soldiers #9) - Now available!

When a serial-killing centaur is on the loose in L.A., the Stone Soldiers must turn to a psychic detective for help locating the latest supernatural threat!

Richard Murphy is a hard-boiled, octogenarian Hollywood detective who thinks he's seen it all—until he and his younger partner witness a horrific murder committed by a galloping centaur. Now the elderly P.I. worries he'll be next on the killer's list. But unbeknownst to Murphy, one of his on-line friends is more than just a master chess player. He's a member of Detachment 1039, America's secret super soldier program tasked with combatting the supernatural. Murphy and his partner in crime-solving are soon visited by the Stone Soldiers, who enlist the semi-retired P.I.'s aid in tracking down a serial-killing centaur who's come to L.A. to reap the souls of the wicked and the innocent.

Indie author C.E. Martin releases another fast-paced pulp-thriller in his Stone Soldiers series that features modern super soldiers battling the supernatural around the world. For Pale Horseman, a series of brutal decapitations kick things off as a supernatural centaur reaps the souls of victims in the City of Angels. Witnessing one such murder, semi-retired private eye Richard Murphy confides in his on-line chess partner just what he thinks he saw. Little does Murphy now that the enigmatic Max is actully a member of Detachment 1039. The Stone Soldiers head west and begin an investigation in L.A. to uncover the centaur's origins and stop his klling spree. But this centuries-old centaur may prove to be more than a match for the men of stone when he reveals the dark secret he contains.

The Stone Soldiers are America's greatest defense against the forces of darkness—men turned to living stone, nearly invulnerable to most conventional weapons and strong enough to face the toughest of monsters. Joined by their own werewolf, vampire, and a team of psychics, the Stone Soldiers respond swiftly to supernatural threats around the globe, stopping evil in its tracks.

C.E. Martin is a former USAF Security Forces specialist and criminal justice investigator. Combining the fantastical stories he learned in the USAF with seventeen years of experience in the criminal justice system, he forges over-the-top tales of pulp action as an independent author.

Pale Horseman is currently available on Kindle and is coming soon to iTunes, Smashwords.com, Barnes and Noble and many other fine ebook sellers.

For more about the Stone Soldiers series, visit www.StoneSoldiers.info, or contact the author directly at Detachment1039@gmail.com.


Print Length: 176 pages
Kindle Price:  $2.99 




Peril Press - Now available!

LONG NIGHT by Elmore Leonard

LAWYER’S LESSON (Judge Steele story) by Lon Williams

THE NESTER’S GIRL by Alan LeMay

THE CACTUS KID PAYS A DEBT by Louis L’Amour




PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.






Weird Tales Author Auction at PulpFest 2014 - New!

Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM, will be a selection of
books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for WEIRD TALES.

PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-plus lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate, left to a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy.
St. David’s parish is excited about having PulpFest handle this portion of their former parishioner’s estate, hoping that the items will find their w ay into the hands of those who would appreciate them most–pulp fiction aficionados!

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at its Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page.
To whet your appetite, you’ll find below are a couple of the items that we’ll be offering from the Worrell collection.



The Shudder Pulps - New!

2014 is not only the 75th anniversary of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939," it's also the 80th anniversary of "The Shudder Pulp Explosion."
PulpFest 2014 will be celebrating both events.

Also known as "weird-menace" magazines, the shudder pulps began with DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, converted to a weird-menace pulp late in 1933.
Met with great success, its publisher, Popular Publications, decided to launch a couple more shudder magazines in 1934:
TERROR TALES and HORROR STORIES. Culture Publications also gave the genre a try, releasing an ashcan edition of SPICY MYSTERY STORIES.
And so, a genre was born.

Noted pulp authority Don Hutchison, author of THE GREAT PULP HEROES, has contributed a look at the weird-menace genre,
“Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” to this year’s issue of THE PULPSTER, our award-winning program book.
On Sunday, July 6th, at 7 PM, we'll be offering a few of Don’s gory details concerning the shudder pulps.

Stop by www.pulpfest.com to read an excerpt from “Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” a look at the weird-menace genre that we'll be saluting at PulpFest 2014.


Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014

It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.



Dine with PulpFest

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.



2014 Munsey Award Nominees

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has been pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.


Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!  

Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.



Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!

If you've been thinking about selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's tables are selling fast!

With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.

Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost 16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!

Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, 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 can also be sold.

Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing to jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.


Countdown to PulpFest

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, 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.



To Infinity and Beyond!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber - New!
Ignition City
Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft
Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim
The Way They Were

Pulp Den - Now online!

Fight Card: Bridgeport Brawler - New!
Tainted Waters - New!
The Enlisted Men's Club
- New!
River of Glass
Dinosaur Four 

         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more


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: ‘Silver Manticore: Friends and Foes’
- New!
Lester Dent’s weird menace stories
- New!
Fanzine update: “Bronze Gazette” #68-70
Meet The Nyctalope

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 8′
At look at Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze

David Golemon’s Event Group thillers
The weird detective stories of Wade Hammond
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps with posters
- New!
Frank M. Robinson: 1926-2014
Daniel Keyes: 1927-2014
Bits of pulp: Robert E. Howard Days ahead
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



THE SHADOW #0 (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in comic shops July 16!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Colton Worley (Cover) Gabriel Hardman

Secrets of the Shadow's past are revealed as he meets Houdini! The Shadow infiltrates sanctum of an esoteric society of murderous magicians who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap--death itself! In order to thwart their plans, though, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles. A good--or evil--magician never reveals his secrets... but the Shadow knows.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow, as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic tale nears its end.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Syndicate of Death - New!
Teeth of the Dragon - New!
Gangdom's Doom
Murder Every Hour
Silver Skull
Masters of Death
THE SPIDER VOLUME 3: CITY OF CRIME TPB - Arriving in comic shops July 16!
(Writer) David Liss, Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Ivan Rodriguez, Igor Vitorino
(Cover) Colton Worley

Richard Wentworth has been brought low, but his costumed alter-ego, The Spider, must still protect New York! As a terrible new wave of violence sweeps across the city, the Spider faces a ring of crooked cops, a deadly uptown gang, and a terrible new enemy who will stop at nothing. But when an honest cop comes along for the ride, the brutal vigilante has to protect the life of an innocent amidst the chaos. With the odds stacked up so high, The Spider has never been more desperate — or more dangerous! Collecting issues 13-18 plus the 2013 annual and a complete cover gallery!

Trade paperback, Full Color, 176 pages, $19.99




TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS, VOL. 3: 1971-1974 - Arriving in comic shops July 16!
Russ Manning (writer, artist, cover)

The third volume of a four-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents the final two complete daily storylines, plus four extended Sunday adventures. In the dailies from August 2, 1971 through July 29, 1972, Tarzan returns to the Earth’s core, while Korak plays guide on the dangerous white water river. In the Sundays from January 24, 1971 through March 17, 1974, Tarzan travels to Pal-ul-don and Korak enters the City of Xuja.

Hardcover, B&W, 11” x 8.5”, 296 pages,  $49.99





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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sapper's Bulldog Drummond, Part Four - "The Third Round"

Sapper’s The Third Round (1926) marked a return to the more humorous tone of the first book in the series. Not only the humor, but the premise of that initial book is invoked with the decision to again build the plot around a spunky female whose doddering old father has fallen prey to heinous villains. All trace of The Black Gang (1924) and its doom-laden paranoia over England likewise falling prey to a communist revolution has been removed. In its place we have Hugh Drummond once again eager to escape the boredom of everyday life and engaging in comical banter with friends and foes alike.

Read the rest at the links below.





 




04 July 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 25, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
JUPITER ASCENDING
HERCULES
August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

September 26, 2014
THE EQUALIZER
October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014

DRACULA UNTOLD
BIRDMAN

November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
January 16, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


Airship 27 Productions
HITWOLF by Fred Adams Jr.

HOWL OF THE WOLF
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions unleashes the beast within with its latest title, HITWOLF by Fred Adams Jr. 

“One of the hallmarks of pulp fiction was its twisted genre mash-ups,” Ron Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, reminds readers.  “When you consider they would combine romance bodice-rippers with cowboy stories or mystery tales with aviation action then you understand there were no combinations pulp editors wouldn’t entertain.” Which was the appeal of HITWOLF, Fortier continues.  “When Fred Adams sent me his idea of merging a gangster story with a monster twist, it totally screamed classic pulp in my mind.  There was no way we were going to pass on this one.”

It is 1969; Newark, N.J.  Former Green Beret, Jim Slate, comes home from Vietnam to live a quiet, peaceful life.  His wish is cruelly denied him when he is kidnapped by a Michael Monzo, a local gang boss who wants to rule the entire city. To do this he must destroy his rivals. 

Thus Monzo recruits an occult practioner who can turn an ordinary man into a vicious werewolf and then control his actions by the use of a magic amulet.  But to carry out this heinous plan, they need a subject.  And so Jim Slate is snatched and turned into a “Hitwolf.”

But Slate is no one’s puppet and despite the curse put on him, he will not be controlled.  After he manages to escape his master, he disappears into the thousands of acres of New Jersey woodlands known as the Pine Barrens.  But Monzo has no intentions of losing his pet killing machine.  Now the manhunt begins to capture Jim Slate…dead or alive!

Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology.

“HITWOLF is Fred Adam’s first published novel,” adds Fortier, “and we here at Airship 27 Productions are thrilled to be its publisher.”  The book features nine interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award Nominated artist, Clayton Hinkle, with a painted cover by Ingrid Hardy.  Adams currently has two other Airship 27 projects in development.


Available in hard copy at CreateSpace and on Kindle at the links below.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Crime Master
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
 by J. Allan Dunn
 Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October - Now accepting pre-orders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Fantasy Press



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

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

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

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

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


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


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



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

ROBERT WEINBERG

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

DOUG ELLIS

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

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

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






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz," "The War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
Thrilling mysteries by the creators of Zorro and Batman!

America's premier detective hero returns in action-packed pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to wage a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns," "Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail," three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers" bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown murder in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the original pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary by Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-147-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless Monsters" & "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con Special
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a crime spree, including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage destroy "The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader? Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat "The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden Age classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE - Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the 100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd Cartier in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's three Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea captain's "Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth from a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The Crimson Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international intrigue in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly "Model Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary by Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3 Softcover, 7x10. 160 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]
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Bad Moon Rising: The Golden Age Volume XI - Now available!
By Jeff Deischer


Major Wonder is one of the happier-go-lucky and light-hearted heroes of the Auric Universe, but he finds his character tested in 1947 when he faces the combined menaces of Dr. Voodoo, Lilith and her servant, the Immortal Emperor. This volume of THE GOLDEN AGE series contains liberal doses of science fiction and horror along with pulp superheroics.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 232 pages, $14.00





Black Coat Press
Now available!


THE MASTERS OF SILENCE
by Richard Bessière
adapted by Michael Shreve

In a matter of seconds I realize that I am cut off from the exterior world. The walls collapse on me and I am swallowed up. I feel like I am plunging headlong into a world of darkness... Beyond time and space... Beyond the boundaries of my body...

             
Richard Bessière made his mark on 1960s French science fiction through a number of novels that featured an original blend of horror and SF.

In The Masters of Silence (1965), Engineer Milland has been summoned to a secret lab by Professor Watson, but when he arrives, Watson has just been murdered by his wife, Valerie, during what is said to be a fit of madness. Valerie had tested a machine to explore the Inner Mind invented by her husband. Milland volunteers to go into her mind-but, in so doing, may unleash creatures of darkness upon the Earth...

In They Came from the Dark (1967), Ashby, just released from prison, finds himself hired on a ghost ship that travels through time, picking up derelicts like him. He eventually ends up in a mysterious Antarctic valley, which exists outside of time, inhabited by monstrous alien parasites intent on spreading upon the rest of the Earth like an unstoppable disease.

Two classics of French sf/horror by an acknowledged master of the genre, with an introduction by Stephen R. Bissette.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 292 pages 
AN UNKNOWN WORLD
by Pierre de Selenes
adapted by Brian Stableford

Inhabitants of Earth, be welcome among us. Since the day when your courage permitted you to cross the distance separating us, when you came as the messengers of a world imperfectly known thus far, we have conceived the hope of finally entering into a sustained relationship with the globe around which we are gravitating.
           
In this unofficial sequel to Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, astronomer Francois Mathieu-Rollere, Lord Douglas Rodilan and two Frenchmen, Marcel and Jacques, purchase the giant cannon and shell used by the Gun Club to send the first men into space and launch their own expedition to the Moon.

Once there, they encounter the advanced, utopian civilization of the Meolicenes who live inside our satellite.

Written in the 1880s, A World Unknown is remarkable because of the author's ardent desire to imagine and describe things that no one had ever imagined or described before, in the quest to widen the horizons of human imagination.

US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 380 pages

THE ENCHANTER MERLIN
by Edgar Quinet
adapted by Brian Stableford


Edgar Quinet's Merlin (1860) is an epic masterpiece and one of the first works to revisit the myth of Merlin in the 19th century.

In it, Merlin is created by the King of Hell to spread evil on Earth, but his love for the fey Viviane turns him instead into a force for good. Forced to separate from her, the Enchanter wanders the Earth, encountering other legendary figures such as Robin Hood and Prester John before challenging his father and destroying Hell itself. The two lovers eventually reunite for all eternity in mutual imprisonment.

In Merlin, Quinet deploys both its mystical vision of love and his political ideal of social justice on Earth. The Enchanter Merlin stands out as a great odyssey, celebrating the journey of a man towards godhood.


US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 464 pages





Black Coat Press

Due to professional commitments, author Bill Maynard was prevented from finishing his third and much awaited FU MANCHU volume, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, in time for its planned August release.
The book (in its two editions, softcover and hardcover) has now been taken out of the schedule but will be published as soon as Bill completes it.



THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

Collectors Edition
US$39.95/ GBP28.99
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
212 pages
Cover by Christine Clavel
Interior Illustrations are by French artist Michel Borderie

Foreword:  Rick Lai
Introduction: William Patrick Maynard
Epilogue:
A short story titled "Aria" by
William Patrick Maynard  



Black Dog BooksNow available!

 
Singapore Sammy returns for another set of rough-and-tumble thrilling adventures through the Straits Settlements continuing his pursuit of his elusive father and the will to his grandfather's estate in these four thrilling novel-length works.
 
Sapphires and Suckers
Buying a sapphire mine proves more of a nuisance than it is worth for Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones. When they uncover a new deposit of the precious stone, the pair are suddenly up to their elbows in blue clay and trouble!
 
The Python Pit
"Never trust a woman." Sammy quickly forgets that adage when he and Lucky Jones are enticed to transport Sally Lavender on the Blue Goose to somewhere east of the Celebs, to the shunned isle of Konga, shunned because it is inhabited with headhunters-and ghosts!
 
The Isle of the Meteor
A forgotten chart provides Sammy a clue to the location of an island in the South Seas that centuries ago was struck by an enormous meteorite of solid gold. Cooking up a scheme to acquire these untold riches, Sammy embarks to locate the island-only to discover that the gold is not simply for the taking.
 
A Whisker of Buddha
Singapore Sammy and Lucky Jones are hired to steal a revered whisker of the Buddha himself from a well-guarded temple in the Cambodian interior. Word of their quest gets out; quickly a race is on to see which pursuing party will acquire the sacred object first.
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 With an introduction by Rick Lai.
Trade paperback / 199 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

 
For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action. Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential detective writers of all time are collected in this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.
 
Included are:
 • This Corpse on Me
 • Avenging Angel
 • Race Williams' Double Date
 • Murder Yet To Come
 • This Corpse Is Free!
 • Gas
 • Manhunter
 • You'll Remember Me
 • I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
 • Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
 

Race Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John Daly's work.
Selected and with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 Trade paperback / 257 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Black Dog Books - Now available!


"The best writer by a million miles is Fred Nebel, who . . . uses the Dashiell Hammett style, but does Hammett one better. . . . brutality of treatment, bluntness, and vivid character portrayal."
Hugh Cave, Lifetime Achievement recipient, Horror Writers Association and World Fantasy
 
Malayan Peril
Following a trail of clues, what secrets does Steele uncover in the remote jungle temple when he encounters the Hidden Council, a mysterious black-robed secret society?
 
The Darjeeling Diamond
Callahan agrees to transport the fabled Darjeeling Diamond from Calcutta to Penang. While en route, the jewel goes missing and suddenly every person onboard becomes a suspect.
 
Isle of Lost Men
The basis for the films Isle of Lost Men and Ships of the Night, this action-packed novella sends Dan Meloy searching for a missing heir given up for dead on the doomed Isle of Lost Men—from where no one returns!
 
Follow the excitement in these and eleven other thrilling tales of adventure including:
 • The Coast of Hate (novelette)
 • Doom Lagon
 • Typhoon McQuade
 • Flame Island (novel)
 • Some Grudge
 • The Devil's Souvenir (novelette)
 • Sunken Sovereigns
 • The Bluff That Worked
 • Captain Fortune
 • Claws of the Jungle (novelette)
 • No Law Beyond Khyber (novelette)
  
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by John Newton Howitt.
Trade paperback / 368 pages / Price: $19.95 US




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Distressed Damsels & Masked Marauders
By Ed Hulse
Now available!

The silent-era movie serial——routinely dismissed, overlooked or undervalued by film historians——finally gets the attention it deserves in this meticulously researched, lovingly written book.
 
Drawing on the well-established conventions of pulp fiction and blood-and-thunder stage melodrama, the motion-picture chapter play thrilled viewers of all ages and, more importantly, made weekly moviegoing a habit for millions of Americans during the Teens and Twenties.
 
Ed Hulse, editor and publisher of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, opens this deluxe trade paperback with a 25,000-word overview on the silent serial’s development, debunking old myths and putting the chapter play in its proper historical context. The bulk of the book is devoted to the output of Pathé Exchange, the production/distribution entity that employed the most popular stars (including serial queens Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Allene Ray) and released the most successful and influential serials (The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, The Lightning Raider, The Timber Queen, and The Green Archer, to name a few). This company history has been impeccably sourced and even features first-hand recollections from people who were part of serial-making in those halcyon days.
 
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders has more than 200 illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, candid on-set photos, even frame captures from the film themselves. Most of these have never been published.
 
Hulse has recaptured this remarkable period in film history in painstaking detail, and even those film buffs or pulp fans with limited interest in serials will be fascinated by this evocative chronicle of the early chapter plays.

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


290 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Bobby Nash visits the Book Cave and the guys chat about his best selling novel. Also at the beginning of the show listen to important news about the future of the Book Cave.

Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and Cinderella


Centipede Press
A MOUNTAIN WALKED
Edited by S.T. Joshi
Now available for pre-order & shipping in August!

A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan, Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott.

The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too.

The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.       

Note: This title will be shipping mid to late August, 2014.

Edition information
• Limited to 500 copies, each signed by over 20 contributors.
•New stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Patrick McGrath, Gemma Files, Michael Shea, and many others.
•New artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, and Thomas Ott.
•Oversize format, full cloth binding, ribbon marker.
•Cloth slipcase.

Pricing
Cloth: $125




THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 27 - Arriving in comic shops July 9!
by Various Authors, Val Semeiks (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Alfredo Alcala (Art), George Roussos (Art)
 
He is known as “The Great Devil”—Heku, warlord of the eastern kingdoms, commander of a horde likened to the sands upon the earth. More than conquest, Heku desires the return of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as a gift to a king but now Conan’s comrade and unwilling to return to his father’s evil embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku’s host is his sword and Conan’s friendship, a bond stronger than steel! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #206–#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe, never before collected.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 224 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale July 22




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

Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 22, 23 & 24 (1928) - New!
Pulp Gallery: RED STAR MYSTERY (1940)
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1954-56)
Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker (1974)
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Tara the Space Pirate (1948)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories (1939)
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race Williams in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly



Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!

The dates are finally set!  Doc Con 17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 

Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc Con ever!  Later this summer as details are finalized, we will post about the event on our Facebook page. You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions and comments.  Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to meet people who share our same interests.  The video announcing the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as well as on Youtube

Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.  We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in our name.  Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the special rate of $80.00 per night.  It was $79.00 last year.  The rooms are first come first serve this year as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this year with us. 

The weekend is expected to be quiet around the hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort Suites expects to sell out. 
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you have nothing to lose. 
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room  I look forward to seeing you this October!


DOC SAVAGE #7 - Arriving in comic shops July 9!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Bilquis Evely, cover by Alex Ross

When his adventures began in 1933, Doc Savage was aided by five loyal associates. By 2014, his operation is truly global in reach, thanks to a smart phone of Doc’s own design that allows anyone anywhere to ask for help or help others in return, and millions of people take part every day. But when everyone using the device is suddenly and without warning becomes immediately violent and aggressive, Doc might only have himself to blame…

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








 Burroughs Comics
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 Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Strip Just Launched  – with a Spanish language option!


 Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican comics fans as Pegaso.

The new series, to be called “John Carter Warlord of Mars,” debuts on June 14, joining other classic Burroughs creations like Tarzan, Korak the Killer, Carson of Venus and Pellucidar as part of the  Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service.

“I've been a fan of the writings and concepts of  Burroughs ever since I first discovered most of his works at the Jackson, Missouri public library when I was 8 or 10. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars were always my favorites.  In later years, I realized how much both – and, to my mind, John Carter in particular – had contributed to the comic book super-heroes that became first my childhood passion, then – weirdly – my life's work,” said author Roy Thomas.  “I can't think of a better way to live out the rest of my life (and my family is generally rather long-lived) adapting and continuing the worlds of  Burroughs. And Pegaso is helping to bring it all alive!”

The character of John Carter has captivated audiences since 1912, when he debuted in  Burroughs’ first novel, serialized as Under the Moons of Mars and later published as a complete novel, A Princess of Mars.  Since then, his adventures have been chronicled in subsequent novels, a newspaper comic strip by the author’s son, John Coleman Burroughs, and a variety of comic book series published over the years by Dell, Gold Key, DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse. As many literary and cultural scholars attest, John Carter has served as a template for the litany of adventure heroes that followed, from Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Superman to the Jedi knights of Stars Wars and, more recently, Avatar.

This digital initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition by  Burroughs, Inc. of comic book and comic strip rights that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment subsidiary. And the company is pleased to announce a brand new license with Dynamite Entertainment which will return the original "John Carter Warlord of Mars" to comic books! Dynamite will also republish other John Carter assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John Coleman Burroughs, the son of  Burroughs.

“Over the years, the exploits of John Carter of Mars have been presented by a who’s who of comic book greats, including Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Joe Jusko, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum, Rudy Nebres, Jesse Marsh, Gaylord Du Bois, Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins,” said James Sullos, President of  Burroughs, Inc. “We’re proud to be able to add Roy Thomas and Pegaso to this distinguished heritage and, like so many fans, we can’t wait to see what adventures they have in store for us.”
 
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the first four episodes of “John Carter Warlord of Mars” will be available at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or $21.99 per year.



This strip will join ten others 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.
"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





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!

"Gun-Point Landing" by Kenneth L. Sinclair from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1940
With a knife between his ribs, the chief pilot made his last landing - in Stewardess Norma Dwayne's apartment. It cost Norma her job and threatened her boy friend's life. So Norma zoomed into a killer-bait trap - with a gunsmoke screen.
"Satan's Bargain" by Maitland Scott from SECRET AGENT "X", December 1937
At a single stroke John Phillips saved his own life and Myrna's - but at a price worse than their double death.
"Underworld Waterway" by Rex Whitechurch from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, July, 1946
Pete Grimm knew that if his dad's murderer had escaped, it must have been by way of the riverfront ferry for fugitives. But before he could block that underworld waterway, Pete had to sign up personally for a first-class cruise to Hades.



Facebook - Now online!

There are numberous groups on Facebook that are of potential intrest 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
 Burroughs - Facebook Forum
 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!

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

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


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

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

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by  Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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.



Frank Robinson: August 9, 1926 - June 30, 2014

Frank Robinson passed away June 30 at the age of 87.
Frank is an author, editor, pulp collector, and screenwriter of science fiction, political thrillers, and mysteries.
Robinson lived in San Francisco and had suffered from health problems in recent years.

Frank Robinson's pulp collection was widely considered the best in the world, distinguished by its depth, breadth, and outstanding condition.


Robinson published several novels co-written with Tom Scortia, most famous of these being The Glass Inferno, which was filmed as The Towering Inferno.  Their other collaborations included The Prometheus Crisis,The Nightmare Factor, The Gold Crew, and Blow-Out!.  In 1991, Robinson published the solo novel The Dark Beyond the Stars, which he followed with Waiting and The Donor.  He also published three non-fiction works about science fiction, Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines in 1998, Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History, and The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art. 

Robinson was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame in 2001, and received a Moskowitz Archive Award in 2008. He won an Emperor Norton Award in 2004. Earlier this year, Robinson was named the recipient of the Special Honoree Award by SFWA.



Gabriel Hunt - Coming July 24!
HUNT AMONG THE KILLERS OF MEN  by David J. Schow

The warlord’s men came to New York to preserve a terrible secret—and left a dead body in their wake. Now Gabriel Hunt is on their trail, a path that will take him to the treacherous alleyways and rooftops of Shanghai and a showdown with a madman out to resurrect a deadly figure from China’s past...


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Girasol Collectables - July Pulp Replicas!

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

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #106 from July 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Return of the Racket Kings
"

OPERATOR 5 #42 from Nov/Dec 1938 - $35
Featuring  "The Dawn the Shook the World"